Oh Boy Oh Succulents!

These little beauties are just too much fun!  It’s amazing how card stock turns into flowers so quickly!

It all starts with the Succulent Framelit Dies.  You die cut the flower pieces and start sponging the edges…by the time you layer the pieces on top of each other you have a gorgeous little succulent!

Do you believe this one started with Pool Party card stock?  Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry ink morph it into something very real looking!  (You can see some of the Rich Razzleberry ink on my fingers!!)

They turned out so pretty that I had to make an arrangement!  I had a little tiny pail I’d been saving for I don’t know what, and I stuffed it with some moss and just set the succulents on top!  To make it permanent, I think I might stick the flowers to the moss with a hot glue gun…but that’s for another day.

You’ve got to try these!  I was a bit hesitant at first, but they go together super-fast, so give them a try!  And, right now you can get a special gift for your qualifying order.  Go for it 🙂

Oh, I almost forgot, during the month of March I’m giving away a little something extra, so be sure to take advantage of that too!  It’s a great time to get some Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Paper:  Pool Party, Old Olive, and Mint Macaron card stock
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry 
Tools:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,
Sponge Daubers, Bone Folder

Filed Under: Any Occasion, Flowers, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , , , , , ,

Tin of Ribbons!

Tin of Ribbons 1

How many of you purchased the Tin of Tags from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  After you make the little tags, what did you do with your pretty red tin??

Tin of Ribbons 4

How about filling it with some of our gorgeous ribbon?  This just really makes me happy!  I’ve got most of the ribbons I’m using right now in the tin, just waiting for me to grab one!

Tin of Ribbons 3

Our Stampin’ Up! ribbons are so nice, why not display them and use them as a decor piece on your craft desk?  Really, I like to surround myself with pretty little displays like this.  It spurs my creativity 🙂

Tin of Ribbons 2

Thanks for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of my Tin of Ribbons!

Filed Under: Christmas, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

Thanksgiving Table Setting!

Napkin cu

Just thought I’d pop in today to help you with your holiday preparations!!  If you are hosting a Thanksgiving meal like I am, you may want to make some name tags or pretty place holders.

Tgiving Place setting full

These napkin name tags were inspired by Artisan Amy O’Neill.  She created something similar and I took her idea and did my own thing.  Now, I know my napkin is a bit wrinkly…I plan on ironing all of them before I set the table!!! 🙂

Napkin cu alt

The pretty Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper makes a lovely napkin band.  The paper was cut at 2″ x 12,” wrapped around the napkin and affixed at the back.  On the front I layered a Delicate White Doily, a doily from the 2015-17 In Color Doilies, and topped with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  The stamp from the Basket of Wishes set is just what I feel about each of my family members coming to dinner!

Napkin on plates

And you know what?  It’s also how I feel about each one of you, my blog readers!  You are each a blessing to me and I thank you so much for faithfully reading my blog!  Happy Thanksgiving!


All Products Stampin’ Up!
(except for the wrinkly napkin!!)

Stamps:  Basket of Wishes
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock and Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies,  2015-2017 In Color Doilies

Filed Under: Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

Candy Corn?

Candy Corn envie

Oh boy, all the candy is out in all the stores…there’s SO much of it!  And my favorite is candy corn!  But, I have to admit, I actually only eat a little of it ~ my favorite thing to do with it is to decorate with it!

Candy Corn L

It’s an inexpensive way of decorating for fall.  The candy looks so pretty in mason jars around the house! You can then put a candle in the jar, or flowers…the ideas are endless!

Candy Corn standingFor this card I used the Jar of Haunts photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Jar of Love Framelits. I colored the candy corn with Blender Pens.

Candy Corn cuFor the Pumpkin Pie panel, I stamped the candy corn stamp all over using Versamark Ink.  For the Daffodil Delight panel I did the same thing with Daffodil Delight ink (although you can hardly see it).
Candy Corn standing R

This is a great card for someone with an October birthday, or as a congratulations card.  Do you like candy corn?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by!


All Products are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Remarkable You
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Jar of Love Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Linen Thread


Filed Under: Fall Cards, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , ,

Come to a Party!!

TableYesterday I had a party (get together) for my wonderful team of stampers, and we had so much fun!!  We had food and presents and made cards and talked and more food and more talking….it was great!

Sweet Stampers

Here they are, the “Sweet Stampers”!  Aren’t they darling?  And look at all the fun they’re having stamping and creating.


These are the yummy cupcakes.  Now I bet you’re wondering what flavor they are 🙂  We had red velvet and pumpkin!  (I’ll just say right now that I didn’t make them, I bought them, but they were pretty good!)  And I made cute little flags to put on top of each cupcake ~ the flags were a SNAP to make with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and toothpicks!

Gift Bag

Each person got a cute bag to hold the cards they made.  For the front of the bags I used a banner cut from a piece of paper from the Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack, topped with a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  A cute leaf from the Paisley & Posies DSP was die cut with the Leaflets Framelits .  I added their names on a little strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Classic Label Punch, and a bow of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine (from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog).

Three Gingerbread Men

Each person also got a gingerbread man magnet bookmark.  These little “men” were stamped with a stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  To make the bookmark, fold a piece of Whisper White card stock in half.  Stamp one gingerbread man with his head up close to the fold.  Put the folded, stamped man into the punch and pull the head of the gingerbread man down in the punch just a bit so that his head doesn’t punch through.  This will give you two men attached together at the top/head 🙂  Now stamp the back with another gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Man Magnet Open

Put a piece of magnetic sticky tape on each side of the inside of the little man to form the bookmark.  If you like you can add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for his collar and buttons.  This is such a cute bookmark.  I’m using mine to mark my place in my Stampin’ Up! Catalog!


Hope you enjoyed our party, sure wish you could have been with us!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  And come back tomorrow and I will show you the projects we made!


Filed Under: Any Occasion, Fun!, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

Stampin’ Up! in the Kitchen!!

Kitchen 2

Over the weekend I had a pantry crisis.  I had purchased some Bisquick, used some, and wanted to put the rest away for later.  I keep all my dry goods in these cute glass canisters and just needed to add the new Bisquick to the Bisquick canister.  But when I looked in the pantry, three canisters were the same size and all had similar contents.  Which one was Bisquick?  Which one was flour?  And what was in the third canister?

Kitchen 4

I pulled out all of my canisters and stuck my finger in each one to taste was inside.  I stuck my finger into the Bisquick in the box and tasted that.  None of the contents of my jars tasted at all like Bisquick!  Good thing I bought that extra Bisquick.  I promptly combined and rearranged everything!!

Kitchen tag and twine

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue!!  Using my trusty Curly Label Punch and some new Thick Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine I made labels for each canister.

Kitchen 6 one jar

Our Stampin’ Up! supplies can be used for all kinds of things!  Now I’m so happy when I open my pantry ~ not only do I know what is in each canister, but they are all so cute with their little tags!!

Kitchen 3 jars

How do you use Stampin’ Up! products around your house?  I’d love to have you leave me a comment and tell me!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Filed Under: Home Project
Tagged With: , , , ,

Pals February Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Hop Wreath 2

I really like banners, and I love the Everything Eleanor stamp set.  When I saw the pretty Everything Eleanor banner on page 30 of the Annual Catalog, I loved it right away!  So when I heard the subject of our Blog Hop, I was so excited to try making this super cute banner!!  I changed mine a bit.  The one in the catalog used the bird stamp that comes with the stamp set, but I decided to punch a sweet little golden bird using the bird builders punch 🙂

Here is the project in the catalog…

Everything Eleanor Banner

And this is a photo of my banner – hanging on a door like the one in the catalog!

Hop Banner 1

Now, why do I like banners?  Well, they are versatile home decorating items, and I really enjoy decorating my home and changing the accessories for the season.  That’s why I used pink and flowers in my banner ~ for a bit of a pink Valentine’s Day!   I took the little banner around my home, trying it in different places to see where I should put it.  The first photo above is of the banner on the front door wreath.  Then you see it on a door inside my home.  Here it is on my fence outside …

Hop Banner 3

And here it is on an inside wall…

Hop Banner Against Wall

I’d sure like your opinion.  Where do you think I should permanently hang my banner?  Please leave me a comment to help me decide!

There is a list at the very end of this post showing all the items I used to create my banner, and you can click on any item and it will take you to the catalog description.

Thanks for visiting!  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo.com
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards   <<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!



Filed Under: Any Occasion, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , ,

Morning Glories, Roses and Blackberry Bliss!

Jens Mom Book Bouquet

Just have to show you a little photo album I made.  The photos are inside on pieces of Very Vanilla card stock, but I want to show you the pretty parts of the little album 🙂

Jens Mom Cover angled

For the cover I used Blackberry Bliss card stock and put a beautiful piece of the Timeless Elegance DSP on top.  I sponged a bit of Blackberry Bliss ink on the cabbage roses with a sponge dauber.

Jens Mom Book open

Inside the front cover I made a pocket to hold a tag/bookmark that coordinates with the cover.  I used Timeless Elegance papers throughout so everything would coordinate.

Jens Mom Bookmark

Here’s a closeup of the tag.  The Victorian Lace Trim goes so well with this paper.  A mini gold foil butterfly is placed on top of a larger vellum butterfly for a soft look.

Jens Mom Inside page

The photos are attached front and back to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  About 18 photos fit into the book.  It’s a nice size for a small handmade book.

Jens Mom Cover

This book turned out to have an old-fashioned Victorian look which I love!  Below is a link to this gorgeous (did I say gorgeous?) paper!

Timeless Elegance dsp

Filed Under: Flowers, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , , ,

Full Card Box with Dividers!

Box 1

Here is the card box (really a photo box) with the 8 dividers in it ~ all full of cards ready to give or send.  Yesterday I showed you 3 of the 8 dividers and today I’ll show you the remaining 5.

Just Because

The “Just Because” divider works for me as a general section.  I can put the “hello” cards and any that don’t fit in the other categories.  This divider might be my favorite…Mint Macaron is my favorite color right now, and I’m really loving the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.


The “Wedding” divider is fun to make, you can just use all the gold and silver bling that you have!!


“Misc.” is another general category, but I use it for various holidays like Easter, 4th of July, Mother’s Day, etc.  Of course, you can make any divider titles that work for you, that’s the great thing about making your own.  It can be personalized just for your own needs!


This little lamb on the “Baby” divider is SOOO cute!  It’s from the new set called Barnyard Babies, and I have to share a secret with you…I got this set just because of this sweet little lamb!!  Don’t you love it?


So there you have it ~ my card box.  It works great for me and I hope it can be of help to you.  Leave me a comment about how you store your completed cards!!

Box 2

Filed Under: Any Occasion, Home Project
Tagged With: , , , ,

Hello Life Quick Fun Kit!

HL angled

Hi Friends!  I just finished making this adorable frame from the Hello Life Project Kit.  Is it cute or what?!  Wow was it a snap to make!

HL Kit 1

The frame comes pre made with most of the goodies in the kit.  You just add your own photos and put it together pronto!

HL mini banner

The kit comes with SO many fun goodies:  hearts and baker’s twine and little card stock frames and ….

HL Tkful

The kit coordinates with the Hello Life stamp set.  I’ve also used a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration catalog called You Brighten My Day.  A whole bag full of tiny silver clothespins is included with the kit so that you can just pin whatever you want to the wire frame!

HL God Bless

I’m going to hang my frame in my craft room where I can look at it every day.  I love it!

HL shaker

Why not order several kits and have some friends over?  Enjoy!


Hello Life Project Kit (You need very little to put this kit together, just some adhesive.)  I added some other things to mix it up, and those things are:
Stamps:  You Brighten My Day, Trust God, Hello Life
Ink:  Memento Black, Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad, White Chalk Ink Pad
Paper:  Strawberry Slush card stock, Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Sweetheart Punch
Embellishments:  2013-15 In Color Sequins, Artisan Embellishment Kit

Filed Under: Any Occasion, Home Project, Kit
Tagged With: , , , , ,