Friday, July 31, 2015

Freshly Made Sketch in Black and Yellow

Yellow is my favorite color. I've been in a bit of a stamping block, so today I made a few things in my favorite color scheme--yellow, black, and white. This sketch from Freshly Made Sketches has been tickling at my brain, but as usual I was overthinking it. When this card finally came together, it was from bits and pieces left on my stamping table! I love it anyway, especially the greeting from my favorite kit ever, Watercolor Wishes.

Here is the sketch:

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

So Lucky

Sometimes we forget "old standby" techniques like embossing to create a background. I had been working on this card, but it just needed something else. Then I realized--that cute little flower in the set would make an adorable background! A little Versamark, a little white embossing powder, and voila! All the stamps in this set are from the Ronald McDonald House set Sprinkles of Life.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Deals July 28!

New Weekly Deals! 

Need any ribbon? I {heart} those Happy Patterns Decorative Masks, too! The photo does not do them justice.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Sale!

I made this card with designer papers and stamps from the June kit. Do you love the flower centers??? I put some Multi Glue in the center of each flower, then coiled the new Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine in it. I love the texture it gives this card!

Don't miss out on another kit! Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). Click here or go to

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Watercolor Wishes Love

When I first saw the Watercolor Wishes Kit in the catalog, I knew I *needed* that stamp set! So I ordered the whole thing, and I'm so happy I did!

Not only are the stamps awesome, but the kit has turned out to be absolutely lovely! I'll be sharing more of these cards in the coming weeks.

Here's a peek at the stamp set:
And here's what the whole kit looks like:


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weekly Deals July 21

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Those Little Numbers Thinlits have been on my list!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Butterfly thank you

This is a simple card, but it took me a bit of time to put the right elements together. Lately, I seem to be trying to add too much! Sometimes, you just have to let the colors and the dies speak for themselves.

I posted this card on my business Facebook page last week, along with the memory of always wanting my mom to sew my dresses with metallic thread. She didn't, of course. I'm sure it was difficult to sew with, and I think she was a bit horrified at the idea of metallic thread on a little girl's dress. Times have certainly changed!

I'd love it if you would follow my Facebook page! Everything is craft-related, and it's the best way to keep up with specials and fun new ideas! We don't have to be Facebook friends for you to see my business page.


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Friday, July 17, 2015

July Paper Pumpkin video!

I LOVE my Paper Pumpkin kits, as you might have noticed.

Why? Because the kits are the best of both worlds:
*completely self-contained--all you might need is scissors
*filled with possibilities--not only can you re-use the stamps and inks on other projects, there is almost always a nice pile of "leftovers" to use, too!

They are great to take on vacation or give to someone who has very little room or time to create.

Here is the preview of July's kit!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy thoughts for the June Paper Pumpkin

I liked the June Paper Pumpkin kit "Happy Thoughts" so much, I bought a refill! That's really unusual for me. If you're a subscriber, you can buy past kits and refills on any order. Look in the Paper Pumpkin section of my online store.

Here, I used a die cut flower from the kit and covered the back of it with Venetian Crochet Trim. More crochet trim along the side and White Perfect Accents (colored with my Sharpies) made it all come together. The green DSP is from the kit--the envelope liners are large enough to cut off a cardfront-sized piece and still have the liner function as planned.

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet?? Every month is a great new self-contained craft kit! All you *need* is scissors, but you can use the materials on so many more projects.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Weekly Deals July 14

Weekly Deals!
I'm placing an order today for some of these must-haves: Pretty Petals DSP, Metal Rimmed Pearls, the twine (of course), and maybe even that Gift Bag Punch Board! Let me know if you want to add your order to mine to save shipping. Or you can order for yourself anytime and use the host code MR2NKJVW.

These items are a limited-time flash sale, so don't wait too long!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bermuda Banners

This is really kind of a "bits and pieces" card. This embossed background and card base have been sitting on my stamp table for months. They were originally supposed to be part of a card for a Stamp Club night, but it didn't work out. We broke up.

I had plans for a Watercolor Wings butterfly that I thought would go with this card base, but it wasn't meant to be! That butterfly had to find a different home. The banners just stole the show. I punched them all with my fancy new Banner Triple Punch. No uneven banners--yay!


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Burlap Birthday from Paper Pumpkin

The May Paper Pumpkin kit has been a favorite for me. Be sure to get your Paper Pumpkin order in today to receive July's kit! Once you're a subscriber, you can add past kits and refills to your online order.

In addition to the May 2015 kit Birthday Bundle, the following products were used:

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekly Deals July 7

Weekly Deals are here! These are limited quantity, flash sale prices. Some will sell out quickly, so use the host code MR2NKJVW and order now!

I just ordered my Ornate Tag Topper Punch, and I intend to make you want it, too! {smile}

Monday, July 6, 2015

Fluttering in Thanks

This new Fluttering embossing folder adds elegance to any card!


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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Hope your weekend is filled with great people, great food, and great appreciation for those who have fought for our freedoms! God Bless the USA!

Watermelon Mini Treat Bag CASEd from Cindy Schuster

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Great Deals in July!

There will be extra Weekly Deals up to 30% off retail and extra Clearance Rack items up to 60% off retail. Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices.

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Newly available today are the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit! I have already ordered my kit, and I can't wait to see it in person!

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