Thursday, June 21, 2018


Hello there! Sorry for the long break-we just got back from vacation, then needed to prep for my TNT! class on the Stamparatus that I didn't start prepping for until 2 days before, and now getting ready for Coffee Break! I need another vacation, haha:) This is one of the cards you'll be able to make at Coffee Break on Saturday from 11-1.

I've been CASEING some of my favorites from the new catalog, cause that's all I've had time to do:) I had grand ideas of having a ton of new cards using brand new product, but that's probably not going to happen. It may be slim pickens this month, but we'll still have fun!

I gotta get back to designing, cutting and typing instructions, but wanted to send you a quick reminder. Please let me know if you're planning on attending so I can have a little treat for you. It may only be a Hershey's Kiss with a rhinestone stuck to it, but it will be chocolate:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Hello there! I wanted to share a couple of fun things I have going on...the Color of the Month Club and Product Shares! If you're loving the new In Colors and new & returning Core Colors, I have a way that you can add the new products to your collection, a little bit at a time. We'll start with the 5 new In Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch. You'll get 8 products each month featuring one of the colors. You'll get the following each month:
*1-Stamp Pad in new design
*1-Ink Refill
*1-Package of 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock(24 sheets)
*1-Roll of 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
*8-6" x 6" sheets of DSP in 2 designs
*1-Stampin' Write Marker
*1-Jar of Embossing Powder
*5-Mini Binder Clips
You'll also get 1 BONUS project each month featuring the Color of the Month AND you'll get a surprise embellishment for FREE!

The cost for the Color of the Month is $45 for 5 consecutive months-June through October. You'll get 1 complete set of each color per month & by the end of October you'll have the entire collection! Plus you'll have 5 projects for ideas of how to use your new products, and you'll have 5 FREE embellishments! Tax & shipping is already included(for locals).


If you want to continue with the remaining new & returning 16 Core Colors, we'll add the following: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Grey Granite, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce & Soft Sea Foam. Each month you'll get the following in one of these colors:
*1-Stamp Pad in new design
*1-Ink Refill
*1-Package of 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock(24 sheets)
*1-Stampin' Write Marker
*4-6" x 6" Sheets of DSP in 2 designs
The cost for the New & Returning Color of the Month Club will be $30 for 16 consecutive months. If you already have some of the products, you can substitute with a different color, or a different product of the same amount. As with the In Color Club, you'll get a BONUS project featuring that month's color and you'll get a surprise embellishment for FREE!

I also have several options for Product Shares as well! These are a great way to try out all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons & Twines & Embellishments for a fraction of the cost!

               OPTION 1:DESIGNER SERIES PAPER(12" X 12" DESIGNS-pp.188-190).......$43.00
*You'll get a 6" x 6" sheet of every design(exception-you'll get a 12" x 12" sheet of each Laser-Cut DSP)
*122 total sheets

          OPTION 2:DESIGNER SERIES PAPER(6" X 6" DESIGNS-pp.188 & 191).................$19.00
*You'll get a 6" x 6" sheet of every design
*60 total sheets

                OPTION 3:6" X 6" CORE COLOR COLLECTIONS DSP(p.191)......$26.00
*You'll get a 6" x 6" sheet of every design
*You'll get all 40 colors in the new Core Color Collection
*80 total sheets

               OPTION 4:6" X 6" IN COLOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER(p.191)......$6.50
*You'll get all 10 In Colors
*20 sheets total

                             OPTION 5:I WANT IT ALL!(pp.188-191)............$85.00
*You'll get all 12" x 12" designs of Specialty & regular designs in 6" x 6" sheets
*You'll get all 6" x 6" designs
*You"ll get all In Color designs
*You'll save 10% with this option
*You'll get all 282 designs of DSP
*Would cost $245 to get this assortment

                             OPTION 6:RIBBON & TWINE(pp.200-201)..........$50.00
*You'll get 1-5 yards of each ribbon & twine
*You'll get 15 different styles
*You'll get 28 different colors
*You'll get 66 total yards of ribbon & twine
*Would cost $203 to get this assortment

            OPTION 6:I WANT ALL DSP & RIBBON!(pp.188-191 & pp. 200-201).....$120.00
*You'll save 10% with this option

                             OPTION 7:EMBELLISHMENTS(pp.197-199)............$44.00
*You'll get an assortment of 17 new embellishments & 2 sheets of Tea Room Stickers
*You'll get a total of 450 different embellishments
*Would cost $129 to get this assortment

   OPTION 8:I WANT ALL EMBELLISHMENTS & DSP!(pp.188-191 & pp.197-199)....$116.00

 OPTION 9:I WANT ALL EMBELLISHMENTS & RIBBON!(pp.197-199 & pp.200-201)...$85.00

    OPTION 10:I WANT EVERYTHING!!!(pp.188-191 & pp.197-199 & pp.200-201)....$147.00
*You'll save 10% with this option
*You'll get Color Coach Album for FREE!(a $26 value!)
*Would cost $602 to get this assortment

Split with a friend to save on cost! Tax & shipping is already included(for locals).


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Hello there! These are the treat holders I'll be giving the attendees at Card Buffet tonight. I was wanting to give them ideas for any 4th of July gatherings they may have coming up. I used the Envelope Punch Board to make these crackers...or firecrackers in this case:)

I started with a piece of DSP measuring 6" x 5 1/2". The Lovely Lipstick & Blueberry Bushel paper from the In Color 6" x 6" DSP Stack worked perfectly! With the 6" side at the top of the Simply Scored, I scored it at 1 1/4" on both ends. I then rotated the DSP and put the 5 1/2" side at the top and scored it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4" and 5". Fold on all of the score lines.

With the 6" side at the top, and the paper folded, line the left edge up to the 1 1/4" mark and punch. Flip the paper over and repeat on the other end. Continue this process on every score line...fold, punch & flip. You'll end up with 8 diamond-shaped holes on the score lines and 2 notches on the side. If you want to add the notches to the ends, mark the center of each end lightly with a pencil, fold the paper and punch as you did before. Keep folding & punching all ends, using the initial punch as a guide. Add Tear & Tape to the tabs and form the box.

Find the seam and make sure that side is on the bottom. Then pinch the sides of the 2 ends together and tie one end with ribbon-I used the Blueberry Bushel & Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. Fill the firecracker with candy-I used Dove chocolates that had red, white & blue wrappers. Tie the other end.

To decorate it, I stamped the banner from Banners For You with Blueberry Bushel & Lovely Lipstick on the same color cardstock and used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut them out. I attached them to the box with Dimensionals. I then cut apart a Pearlized Doily and tucked them under the banner with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. I then cut out 2 stars from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Wood Crate Framelits and attached them with Dimensionals as well.

I stamped the small banner with Banners For You in Lovely Lipstick & Blueberry Bushed onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the Bunch of Banners Framelits again to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment with the Jar of Love set and attached it to the stars with Glue Dots.

I'm going to attempt to make a video for you putting one together. I got my phone stand a couple days ago and I'm anxious to try it out. Figuring out how to share the video may be another story! Please send lots of good vibes my way:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Hello there! Two of my favorite things from the new catalog are the Springtime Stroll Host set and the return of Poppy Parade, so I paired them up for a darling little box. I stamped a piece of cardstock with Poppy Parade ink using the adorable strawberry image. Next I cut & scored the cardstock using a tutorial from Erica Cerwin at pinkbuckeroodesigns.

I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the box and tied a bow. I used one of the tags from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and stamped it with Poppy Parade ink. I stamped a strawberry with Poppy Parade ink onto the same color cardstock and cut it out with Paper Snips.

I stamped the stem with Tranquil Tide ink onto the same color cardstock and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached it to the back of the strawberry with Liquid Tombow and adhered it to the tag with a Mini Dimensional. I added one of the now retired Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to the berry. I used the baker's twine from the kit to attach the tag to the ribbon.

I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of these favorites in the near future:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Hello there! We had a blast at my BINGO! event today! Oooo, maybe I have a new name for this fun event-BINGO BLAST! This was the Goodie Bag that everyone got. I made the bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board, using the Large size with a 12" x 7" piece of cardstock.

I wanted to use all new products from the new catalog, but we were limited to what we could preorder, so I opted to use the Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle and 5 brand new In Colors. I'm so glad I ordered the bundle from the retired catalog, as I saved 10%:) I made this bag from Pineapple Punch Cardstock and covered the front panel with a piece of DSP from the 6" x 6" DSP Stack.

I stamped the pocket image with Pineapple Punch and cut out 2 pockets using the Pocket Framelits. I trimmed the tabs off the bottom one and adhered them together with Tear & Tape. I made a figure 8 out of the Lovely Lipstick1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon & anchored it on the back with Glue Dots. I then attached the pocket to the bag with Tear & Tape.

I FINALLY found a use for those big honkin' enormous Basic Rhinestones...they make perfect rivets for the pockets! I used all 5 of the new In Colors on each bag, using the In Color DSP Stacks, cardstock & ink. This bag was made with Color Me Clover.

This bag features Lovely Lipstick, my favorite:) I flagged the ends of 2 pieces of DSP, layered the label on top, and stapled them all together. I cut the label from Whisper White Cardstock using the Stitched Labels Framelits and attached it to the pocket with a Dimensional. I added the tiny heart using the Pocket Framelits.

I used Grapefruit Grove for this bag. The tag was stamped with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set using Color Me Clover ink with the same color cardstock. Again, I used the Pocket Framelits to cut it out and tucked it under the pocket with a Glue Dot.

This bag features Blueberry Bushel-another favorite...oh who am I kidding-they're all my favorite this year! The Gift Bag Punch Board has a built in punch for the holes in the bag. You just line up the punch to the center score line and lines up the holes perfectly for you:) I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White Baker's Twine, thread them through the holes & tied a bow. Inside the Goodie Bag were products that they used for their Make & Takes-a roll of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine and a package of Iridescent Sequins. I also crammed as much chocolate inside as I could:)

I stamped the dollar image with Color Me Clover ink onto the same color cardstock and cut it out with the Pocket Framelits. I attached it to the top of a piece of cardstock that I scored twice and made a tri-fold card.

Inside was a coupon for $5 off their order that day. It looked so cute tucked into the pocket, and it served a good purpose too:)

This was one of their Make & Takes featuring the Share What You Love Bundle.

And the other using the Abstract Impressions stamp set and coordinating Garden Impressions DSP. I also used the gorgeous label from the Stitched Labels Framelits-I think I'm going to wear this die out! I used the new color Petal Pink for the sentiment and background. They used both the twine & sequins on both of their projects.

I made them these cute mini mason jars to hold their BINGO markers. Since the new In Colors were practically the same color as M&Ms, I figured that would be the obvious choice to fill the jars with:) I used the Jar of Love stamp set for the lids with the new Grey Granite ink & Cardstock, and the In Colors for the sentiment.

I made a little box to hold the candy and cut the jars out with the Everyday Jars Framelits. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the window on the front jar and added a Window Sheet to the back. I tied a bow around each jar using the 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

We did go through quite a few M&Ms:)

I even had fun with the food! I was able to coordinate all 5 In Colors with out snacks:)

My daughter Olivia made us these yummy Blueberry Bushel Butter Bars...which I may have cooked a hair too long, but they were still scrumptious!

Pineapple Punch...which actually looked more like Grapefruit Grove:)

Lovely Lipstick Raspberry Tea:)

Grapefruit Grove Sparking Water...which was actually quite nasty. I should have dumped it in the punch:)

I found Call Me Clover plates & napkins and added some green M&Ms to a snack mix of honey roasted peanuts, sunflower seeds, yogurt raisins, peanut butter-filled pretzels & Rice Chex.

I even found the perfect straws at Hobby Lobby, which coordinated perfectly with the Grapefuit Grove colored Pineapple Punch!

I should have hired a photographer, as I am THEE worst picture-taker! But I managed to get a good one here:)

I didn't get pictures of everyone who won, but they all left with a prize. If they didn't win at BINGO!, they got to pick a prize from my Door Prize Table:)

Everyone went home with a prize, a new catalog, Goodie Bag and M&M favor.

I also made them each a new Core Color Swatch to take home with them. A huge shout out to Diane Hughes for sharing this awesome resource with us!

It was a really fun day and I've already had requests for another one! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2018


Hello there! I had a Private Class last night and we had so much fun! I had a great group of teachers-some who I hadn't seen in several years. They made their cards Card Buffet style and this was the little treat holder I made for each of them.

I filled some Clear Tiny Treat Boxes with chocolate and added 2 strips of Share What You Love Specialty DSP around the bottom of the boxes. I then wrapped a piece of the luxurious Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon around the box and tied a bow.

I made a little tag using the brand new Itty Bitty Greetings set with Memento Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I then stamped the flowers from Make A Difference onto scrap cardstock and colored them with Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive ink with a Blender Pen. I cut them out with Paper Snips and attached them to the tag with Mini Dimensionals.

I added a mini clip from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and thread a piece of Basic Black Baker's Twine through it and tied it to the ribbon. I finished it off with a couple Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

We decided these were the perfect little Survival Kits to get them through their last day of school today:) Thanks so much for stopping by!