July Craft Class

Set aside time to come and craft with me the afternoon of July 17th! This class is centered around animals! First you’ll make a cute encouragement card with a sweet puppy and bird. Second, you’ll use the masking tape stamping technique to create a colorful background and use the brand new Fox Builder Punch. Finally,…

Fox Builder Punch

This Foxy Friends bundle is fresh out of the brand new Stampin’ Up catalog! You know I love all things animals, so, along with the Bella and Friends set I highlighted on Monday, this bundle was also on my first order in June! It comes with a great punch (reminds me of the Owl Builder Punch) and a…

Bella and Friends

I am so excited to write this blog post! Ever since the new Stampin’ Up catalog was released I have been counting the days until I could order this brand new stamp set! The Bella and Friends set is the cutest combination of dog stamps that I’ve had a chance to get my hands on….

Detach a Stamp

For those of you with young kids or grand-kids, this card will make you smile! I have a niece that just turned three and when we attended her birthday party my mom made her a beautiful handmade card with a raised banner that said “guess who’s turning three”.  Well…being three…my niece immediately started picking at…

Color Challenge #2

As I mentioned last month I am participating in a color challenge this year! This month’s challenge was to use the colors Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango together on a card. A while back, I had received an inspiration photo from a wonderful customer with cats made using Stampin’ Up’s Banner Triple Punch.  I was immediately drawn to…

No Bones About It

I had the best time helping host a baby shower yesterday for my college roommate.  She has been waiting years and years to have a baby and loved every minute of the shower! When I first found out they were going with a dinosaur theme in the nursery I quickly ordered the No Bones About…

52 Happy Days/Purse

The barn is always a happy place and these fuzzy ears never fail to make me smile. I also wanted to share a project today! This is a very easy paper purse that holds two chocolates (yum!).  I had leftovers chocolates from the class where we did this project and I think they lasted about…

Have an Award-Winning Day

  It’s time for the last of the three treat bag examples I created for an end of school party! See the first two here and here. I saved the best for last, in my opinion, because it combines my love of crafting and my love of horses.  This was a very straight forward project. …

Let’s Talk about Retirement

Talking about retirement on Monday when most of us are headed into our day jobs might be dangerous but I’m going for it!  I’m not announcing my retirement from my job but rather I’m talking about all the Stampin’ Up! products that will be retired  on May 31, 2015.  While it’s sad to see products…

Owl Builder Punch

Well you’ve heard me mention the Owl Builder Punch in several posts now and I wanted to revisit this great punch.  The creative possibilities with this punch never cease to amaze me! I recently talked to a group of scrapbookers and wanted to show them the versatility of this punch and the possibilities it creates for…

Istanbul to Birmingham

Today’s project was a fun one that I completed with a little inspiration from Pinterest.  I realized when I started scrapbooking these pictures I needed American flags and didn’t have any! Just using red, white, and blue paper did feel right so I searched in Pinterest for ‘Stampin’ Up American Flag’ and this wonderful idea popped…

Hoppy Monday

Hello Crafters! Hope your weekend was spent doing something you love. The sun is shining brighter and the days are getting longer and this all points to one thing…I’m getting less sleep.  Ha, just kidding, (although that is a true statement) the sunshine and longer days point to the fact that summer is coming! While…