Friday, April 10, 2015


Hello there! So glad to wake up to the sun shining today:) Here's the Hostess gift I made last month using the Mini Treat Bag Die. I love it~it's so quick and easy to come up with a sweet treat in no time!

I used Park Lane DSP for the bag, belly band and pennant. I slid the belly band down and wrapped a piece of Retro Fresh Washi Tape around it. I then added a piece of Crushed Curry Striped Ribbon and cinched it with an Old Olive Baker's Twine bow.

Next, I cut the sentiment out with one of the dies included from Calypso Coral Cardstock and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I made a sweet little flower using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Flower Punch in Crushed Curry Cardstock and topped it with a Subtles Button adorned with Old Olive Baker's Twine. Finally I finished it off with a pair of faux candy dots made with Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and another coordinating die.

I wanted to share a picture of Gabey and Q taken on Easter. Love my sweet little peeps:):)
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    Today is the deadline to order the CLASS OF THE MONTH:B.Y.O.P.*. See the previous 4 posts to see the details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Hello there! Here's the final project that you'll be able to make with this month's CLASS OF THE MONTH:B.Y.O.P.*, and I think it's my favorite:) I've been looking for a template like this for awhile but couldn't find one, so I came up with my own. Unfortunately I don't really have any measurements for you, but I'll share some photos of the process. I started with a Very Vanilla base, and it takes pretty much a full sheet.

For the template, I started with a piece of SU! Grid Paper and mapped out a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangle in the center and worked out from there. I angled the 2 bottom corners and used the grid lines to make this shape. You'll get this template included with the purchase of the Class or Kit.

I ran the sides through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand and added 2 Sweet Dreams Buttons with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a sweet bow made with Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. I attached the bow with Glue Dots as well.

I used the gift card as a guide to stamp the sentiment, in Sahara Sand ink as well. I attached the gift card with Glue Dots and folded on the score lines. I added a pair of velcro dots(not very evenly) to close it.

I was really happy with how this turned out and can't wait to have an occasion to make one:) Remember, the deadline to order this class or kit is April 10th. Email me at if you're interested:)

Here's the project me & my little buddy worked on yesterday. I needed to make some to take to church Sunday, otherwise I wouldn't have tackled it. It was torture making these as I couldn't eat any of them:( My hubby and me are in the middle of a Whole 30 Challenge~nothing but whole foods for 30 days. No gluten, no grains, no dairy, no alcohol & no sugar for 30 days! They're not kidding when they say challenge! I also have a huge bowl of Easter candy that I haven't been able to get into:( It's like a house of horrors around here! Oh well, I'm surprised of the will power I've had and only 2 more weeks to go! It helps that we're going to Florida in 2 weeks and I need to wear a swimsuit:) Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed and happy Easter tomorrow:)

Friday, April 3, 2015


Hello there! Back today with a gift card holder that will be perfect for upcoming wedding season. I started with a Sahara Sand base~11 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 3 1/2" & 9". I made a pocket with the bottom half by adding a thin line of Liquid Tombow on both sides. I took a piece of the lovely Something Borrowed DSP and wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride Striped Ribbon around it and securing with Sticky Strip on each end.

I then took a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and Large Scallop Edgelits. You'll want to do the cutting first, then the embossing so you don't smash it going through the second time. Next I used the Gift Bow Die to make the lovely bow in Sahara Sand Cardstock. I assembled it and adhered it to the scalloped piece using Liquid Tombow.

For the insert, I took a piece of 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" Whisper White Cardstock and scored it at 1/2". I stamped the sentiment with Sahara Sand ink, making sure to get proper placement with the gift card. I then added a piece of Sticky Strip to the back of the 1/2" section and adhered to the top flap.

I slid the bottom of the insert into the pocket, and when you lift up the flap, the gift card and sentiment are revealed.

Finally, I added a tag using Sahara Sand ink. I wiped off the hearts and colored with a Blushing Bride Marker and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I used the Decorative Label Punch and attached it to the bow using Blushing Bride Baker's Twine. I didn't even bother with trying to fit this into an envelope. You could just address the couples' names on the back and drop in the card box. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for details on an adorable baby gift card holder. I'm so excited...2 weeks from today we leave for Florida!!! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hello there! Here's the 2nd gift card holder you'll make with this months CLASS OF THE MONTH:B.Y.O.P.*. I started with a Night of Navy base and used the Envelope Punch Board to make the file tabs. I glued the 3 sides together using a small line of Liquid Tombow to make a pocket. I added a piece of Flowerpot DSP and rounded all the corners using the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.

I used the set B.Y.O.P.* for the sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Blushing Bride Cardstock and wrapped the same color Cotton Ribbon around the pocket. I used the Flower Flair Framelits to cut out the flowers in Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry Cardstock. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch for the center. I added one of the Sweet Dreams Buttons to the center of the large flower accessorized with Crushed Curry Baker's Twine. The itty bitty button is from the In Color Accessory Pack I earned for FREE during Sale-A-Bration:)

The floral images on the insert and envelope were stamped with Flower Patch in Garden Green, Blushing Bride & Crushed Curry ink. I saved 15% by purchasing the coordinating framelits along with the stamp set:)

I'm really loving how versatile B.Y.O.P.* is. There's sentiments for graduation, birthday, thank you, baby and wedding. Check back tomorrow for a lovely wedding gift card holder. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Hello there! I am quite amazed that I managed to have this class ready to go today. I got hit hard with that nasty Influenza B. I'm finally starting to feel human again after this 10 day bucket-of-suck awfulness! On to something brighter...this is what you'll get with this month's class:B.Y.O.P.* Photopolymer stamp set and the kit to make these 4 gift card holders. The cost of the class is $35. If you already have the stamp set, the kit is $10~just remember you need to do the stamping. Please email me at by April 10 to order this class.

Here is the first project that you'll make~a matchbook gift card holder, just in time for any graduates you may have this year. I started with a Basic Grey base and scored it at 5" and 10 1/4". I added a piece of  Confetti Celebration DSP and stapled the bottom using the Handheld Stapler and Silver Mini Staples.

I then cut pieces of cardstock in Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Tangerine Tango and Bremuda Bay. I adhered a bit of SNAIL to a piece of Grid Paper, lined them up and stamped the sentiment in Basic Grey. I then stamped a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, and transfered the squares, adhereing with SNAIL. I stamped the asterisk on Bermuda Bay, punched it out with a 1/2" Circle Punch and popped it up with a Dimensional. I added a coordinating strip of DSP and attached the Curry piece on top with SNAIL. I then wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine around twice and tied in a knot.

For the inside, I added another coordinating piece of Confetti Celebration DSP and made a little pocket using Basic Grey Cardstock. I punched out a notch using the 1" Circle Punch and attached using a thin layer of Liquid Tombow around the edges. I stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey ink onto Whipser White Cardstock and colored with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding & Tangerine Tango Markers. I stamped the envelope with Class of 2015.

In addition, you'll need the following ink: Basic Grey Stamp Pad
Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding & Tangerine Tango Markers.
You'll need a stapler and adhesive as well.

Make sure to stop back tomorrow and get more details on project #2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Hello there! I wanted to share this sweet Hostess gift that I made last month using For Peeps' Sake and the Fry Box Die. I started with a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot using the Fry Box Die. I assembled it and added a handle using the Candy Dot Bases and Subtles Candy Dots.

I colored the egg images with So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana & Calypso Coral Markers. I cut them out~keeping them one piece and adhered to the basket using SNAIL. I then added a little grass border over the top using the Fringe Scissors. I tied a bow around the basket using Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon. The tag was stamped with Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with the Label Bracket Punch. I cut off the sides using a paper trimmer, punched a hole using the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch, and attached to the ribbon using Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.

I stuffed the Easter basket with some grass and these 3 little critters. I measured the fun~size candy bars and wrapped them with cardstock. I scored the cardstock so it formed neatly around the candy bars.

For the bunny, I used Whisper White Cardstock & Pink Pirouette ink for his cheeks. The ears were made with the Word Window Punch and the insides were Calypso Coral scraps from the Curvy Keepsake Die. His nose was made with the Spiral Border Punch, cutting the square shape into a triangle. I added googlie eyes...

...and a tail of course, using the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim.

For the chick I used Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Pumpkin Pie for his beak. I used one of the petals off of the Blossom Punch for his hair and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack for his wings. I gave him some Pink Pirouette cheeks with a Q~tip and googlie eyes.

For the lamb I used Whsiper White Cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. I used the Small Oval in Basic Black Cardstock for his face. I again made a nose using the Spiral Border Punch in Pink Pirouette Cardstock. I used the 7/8" Scallop Circle for the top of his head and added his ears underneath using the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I finished him off with a pair of googlie eyes.

This was such a fun Hostess gift to make and the Hostess was so 'hoppy' to get it:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Hello there! Here's the final card you'll make with the March CLASS OF THE MONTH:CRAZY ABOUT YOU. I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped the background image in the same ink. I layered a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock on top, also stamped in the same color. I added a strip of Flowerpot DSP and topped that with a So Saffron sentiment made with the Hello You Thinlits with the help of the Big Shot. I ran the die through a second time with Crumb Cake Cardstock, layered it underneath the So Saffron using Liquid Tombow, and gave the sentiment a little extra dimension.

I added a piece of  Retro Fresh Washi Tape to the side and used the 1/4" Circle Handheld Punch to make the notches on the sides. I then tied a piece of  Linen Thread around and tied a bow. I punched a hole with the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch and added an Antique Brad.

Finally, I added an Essentials Wooden Element that I stamped with Tangerine Tango ink. I adhered it to the card with Glue Dots.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the different possibilities you can do with this set, and will consider ordering the class so you can make these cards for yourself. Just a reminder, the March CLASS OF THE MONTH:CRAZY ABOUT YOU includes the Crazy About You photopolymer stamp set and the Kit for making the 4 cards posted over the past 4 days. The cost is $35. If you already own the stamp set, you can order the Kit for $10. The deadline to order is March 10th. You will need the following ink to complete the cards as shown:

Baked Brown Sugar
Tangerine Tango
Crisp Cantaloupe
Blushing Bride
Old Olive

Thanks so much for stopping by:)