Thursday, March 30, 2017


Hello there! Here are the new additions to April's Card Buffet. We'll meet on Thursday, April 6th from 4-8pm at First Christian Church, Burlington in Room 7. Come for a fun night of stamping and laughs!

I've added the following to the mix this month: another graduation, female birthday, Cinco de Mayo, boy's birthday, Mother's Day & May Day. As always I include full stamp sets in each tote, so you can make substitutions where needed.

In addition to the above cards, you can choose from these as well-18 in all! There is also another Easter card with a cross not shown. This will be the last call for some of these cards, so you may want to start with the following first to make sure you get to make them before they're gone: Love Is in the Air, Love You Bear, both Easter cards, Thanks, Time to Party, Pugs & Kisses and the pocket cards. Please let me know if you'll be attending so I can have a little surprise for you. Hope to see you in a week! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, March 24, 2017


Hello there! Wanted to share this month's Paper Pumpkin with you. It's called Bunny Buddies, and couldn't be any cuter. Well actually it could...the DSP they used is pretty atrocious, so I changed it out. I thought this would make a sweet little thank you for my Hostess gift this month, but subbed the gingham design from Succulent Garden DSP instead-much better!

The kit includes stickers for the ears, so I just used one of each size as a template and traced them onto the gingham DSP. They are really sticky so you'll want to adhere them to some scrap paper before you trace them, or rub them onto your jeans, as I ruined some DSP trying to remove the stickers. I attached the ears to the bags with Glue Dots, and to the card with Liquid Tombow. Also, make sure you're consistent in your placement of the ears on the DSP, as I wasn't. Man, I'm slipping!

I made these for my 3 grandbabies as the kit instructed. I figured they'er not going to care what their ears look like-they're just gonna care about what's inside:) The only thing I added was some rosy cheeks that I made with a Sponge Dauber and Rose Red Stamp Pad.

And, the pay-off. I had to share their cute little butts with you:) A large Reeses peanut butter egg fits into the bags perfectly (from a 6-pack package).

This was a super fun treat to get in the mail this month! You just may need to do a little surgery on those ears:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hello there! I wanted to share the birthday card I made for my son using the Birthday Fiesta/Fiesta Time Bundle. He hosts a mean annual Cinco de Mayo party, so this bundle was a necessity, and I saved 10% by buying them together:) I started with a Tempting Turquoise base and added a layer of the fun Festive Birthday DSP-the 2 were just meant to go together! On top of that I added a Crushed Curry circle cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I stamped the llama with Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and used the framelits to cut him out. He's always dreamed of having a llama farm, so this was a hit with him. I used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie Markers on Whisper White Cardstock for the blanket. I stamped the cactus in Emerald Envy ink onto the same cardstock, stamping one off. I attached the llama to the circle with Dimensionals.

I used Pumpkin Pie & Tempting Turquoise Markers for the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock. I cut out a pair of maracas from a coordinating piece of DSP and attached the top one with a Glue Dot. I finished it off with a few bright streamers made from Tempting Turquiose, Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. I stamped the banner detail with Pumpkin Pie ink and used the framelits to cut them out.

We had a busy week of celebrating Joel's & Gabe's birthdays and our 33rd anniversary. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to make my sweet hubby a card as I was busy with the other two, but not to worry-we did plenty of celebrating:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Hello there! I wanted to pop in quick and share the birthday card I made for Gabe's 11th birthday-yes, 11th! Doesn't seem possible! I've been on several Pokemon hunts with him, so I thought he'd appreciate this:) I started with a Basic Black base, which I folded in half, and ran it through the Big Shot using the retired  Circles Framelits. The dies in the current Layering Circles Framelits weren't big enough. I then cut a smaller circle out of Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock. I cut them in half and attached them to the base with Liquid Tombow.

I then added a strip of Basic Black Cardstock over the seam. I cut out 2 more circles out of Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock and layered them over the strip. I used the Large Numbers Framelits to cut out the '11' and attached the one on the circles with Liquid Tombow, and the other with Glue Dots, so they'd lay evenly. The sentiment is from the SAB set Tasty Trucks, using Memento Black ink.

I used Daffodil Delight Cardstock, and used one of the dies from the circles framelits to cut out Pikachu's head. I used the Pyramid Pals Thinlits to cut out his ears and nose. I had to trim down his ears a bit because they were too big. I used the retired 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch for his eyes and cheeks. I used the current 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch for the white's of his eyes.

I'm so mad! I forgot to color the tips of his ears black. That's what I get for waiting til the last minute to make his card:( Oh well, he probably got over it when he found the $50 inside:( ) Stop back tomorrow for another fun birthday card. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Hello there! I wanted to share this fun little treatholder that I made for my Hostess last month. I used the Pyramid Pals Bundle and coordinating stamp set Playful Pals. I made the sweet little chick out of paper from the Subtles DSP Stack.

Before I assembled it, I stamped the eyes with Basic Black Archival ink and added some hair made from So Saffron/gold Baker's Twine from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit. I simply cut 6 1" pieces and stuck them to the inside of the DSP with Liquid Tombow. I added some rosy cheeks with Rose Red ink and a Q-tip. After assembling I added the wings and attached with Liquid Tombow as well.

I cut the beak and feet out with the Pyramid Pals Thinlits using Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. I attached the beak with Liquid Tombow and the feet with Dimensionals. I stamped the bow with Basic Black Archival ink onto Wisteria Wonder Cardstock and attached with a Glue Dot.

This little guy turned out so cute I think I'll need to hop to it and make some more for my little bunnies for Easter:) I've got a couple more birthday cards to share so make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by!

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Hello there! Back today with the final card from my Card Buffet, featuring the new addition, Reverse Words, which was added to the Sale-A-Bration line-up. For this card I copied a lay-out from the Occasions Catalog, but changed a few things up. I started with a Soft Sky base and inked up the other stamp in the set with VersaMark for the background.

I added a strip of Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and a layer of Succulent Garden DSP over the top. I then added a layer of Shimmery White Cardstock on top of that stamped with Watermelon Wonder ink. I used a Bow Paper Clip Embellishment to add a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon. I adhered the cardstock to the DSP with Dimensionals.

Now for the fun part... I took an empty embellishments container and added several drops of Gold Glitz Dazzling Details. I added some water and mixed it up with a paintbrush. I then tapped the paintbrush onto my finger and add the glittery splatter. For some extra bling, I sprinkled a little Gold Stampin' Glitter on top of the splatter. Once it dried, I used another paintbrush to wipe off the excess glitter.

I  love the fun watercolor background of these sentiments, and they work perfectly for any graduates you may be needing to make cards for:) Check back tomorrow for another fun little Easter favor. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Hello there! Ooops I did it again! I ran out of hours yesterday-Anniversary, llamas & Pokemon. Maybe you'll forgive me if I promise to share a couple more projects with you:) This was another hit from my Card Buffet last week using the SAB set Avant Garden. I started with a Pear Pizzazz base and added a layer of Vellum Cardstock to add a soft border.

On top of that I added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock and topped it with the adorable gingham design from the Succulent Garden DSP. I added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Pear Pizzazz ink. Before I adhered it, I drew a light pencil line, so I'd know where to stamp the flowers. I sat the Sahara Sand strip aside and stamped the flowers with Sweet Sugarplum-the second one was stamped off. I added Pear Pizzazz ink for the leaves, stamping some of them off as well.

I added half of a Lace Doily to the DSP, and then attached the sentiment. Before I adhered it to the card base, I wrapped a piece of Succulent Garden Ribbon around it with SNAIL. I then attached it with Dimensionals. I tied a bow and attached it with a Glue Dot.

I finished it off with a few sequins I had left over from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit, and attached them with Glue Dots. Initially I didn't think I really needed this set, but I'm so glad I got it. I think I'll have to make a bunch more of these until Spring finally gets here to stay:) I've got a few more projects to share, but let's just say I'll get them posted soon:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Hello there! Back again with another card made with a Sale-A-Bration set. For this card I used Any Occasion. I started with a Pacific Point base and added a layer of Party Animal DSP. I added a strip of Animal Party Washi Tape underneath it. I then stamped the banners with Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry & Emerald Envy ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the Banners Framelits to cut it out.

I stamped the sentiment with Pacific Point ink onto Crushed Curry Cardstock and used the Stitched Shapes Thinlits to cut it out. I folded a piece of Animal Party Washi Tape in half and flagged the bottom. I attached it to the oval with a Glue Dot and topped it with a Brights Enamel Shape.

I added a couple bows made from Crushed Curry Baker's Twine and attached them with Glue Dots. I finished it off with another design of Animal Party Washi Tape along the top edge.

I've still got a few projects to share, so make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Hello there! Dangit! I skipped yesterday-so sorry. No excuse, just forgot. I stole this idea from the last SU! Onstage Event. It features the SAB set Designer Tee, which you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase. I used a Basic Grey base measuring 11" x 5 1/2". I scored it at 3 1/2" ( +1 line using the Simply Scored-it's just easier than trying to figure out the eighth or sixteenth-inch silliness),7 1/4" & 11" (-1, and trim off the excess). I folded it in a zig-zag.

I ran the top layer through the Big Shot using the Sparkle Embossing Folder. I then added a layer of Urban Underground DSP. I made a belly band measuring 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I folded it and flagged one end, cutting through both layers. I wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine around it and tied it in a bow. I then added a piece of Urban Underground Washi Tape.

I stamped the word bubble with Calypso Coral ink and wiped the excess off of the train. I used a Basic Grey Marker to color the train and stamped it onto a Very Vanilla tee that I cut out with the coordinating T-Shirt Builder Framelits found in the Occasions Catalog. I added the t-shirt to the belly band with a couple of Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in the center panel with Basic Grey ink, leaving room to adhere a gift card above it. I cut out another t-shirt from Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Calypso Coral ink. I masked off the sentiment on the smiley-face stamp and stamped it with Bermuda Bay ink. I removed the tape and stamped the face onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched it out with the 3/4" Circle Punch. I attached it to the shirt with SNAIL and ran another strip of Urban Underground Washi Tape along the side.

This is such a fun set and would be perfect for an upcoming graduate that you may have. Better yet, buy the Custom Tee Bundle & Urban Underground Washi Tape and get the Designer Tee stamp set for FREE! I'll have another SAB card for you tomorrow, if I remember:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 6, 2017


Hello there! So sorry I didn't make it yesterday. I've been having some foot issues and when I got home from church I plopped on the couch. Then I got a migraine this morning, so I've been out of commission:( This is another Easter card we made at Card Buffet last week using the set Easter Message. I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a layer of the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP. I stamped the palm image on the DSP and cardstock with Soft Suede ink.

I stamped the cross onto another design of Falling in Love DSP, and the flower onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Soft Suede ink. I colored in the stem and leaves with a Pear Pizzazz Marker. I cut it out with Paper Snips and attached it to the cross with Dimensional pieces. I added a few Basic Pearls to the flower centers.

I layered the DSP onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock, offsetting it a bit. I left enough room on the vellum to stamp the border with the SAB set Delicate Details, using Soft Suede ink as well. I trimmed around the border image with Paper Snips and added a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim on top using Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, flagged the end and attached with Dimensionals.

I've got a few more cards to share using Sale-A-Bration sets while they're still available. Remember SAB ends on March 31st, so make sure to stop back tomorrow for some ideas using these awesome products:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Hello there! These are the fun little favors I had waiting for my Card Buffet attendees the other night. I used the adorable Mini Egg Cartons found in the Occasions Catalog and the idea for the tags came from Carolynn Sander at I also used the Basket Bunch Bundle and Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit.

I left some of the cartons natural and added color to some. I filled a Stampin' Spritzer about 3/4 full of alcohol, added 12 drops of reinker and shook well. I used Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Ink Refills. It uses up most of the spritzer for 1 carton.

I glued down what I thought was a Delicate White Doily, but I think I used the retired ones, oops:) Anyway, I used Liquid Tombow and adhered a Pool Party circle on top cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I made a medallion out of a 1" x 11" strip of Early Espresso Cardstock and used the Simply Scored board to score it at 1/4" intervals. I added one of the gorgeous C&C tags on top. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the scallop circle from Gold Glimmer Paper and Daffodil Delight Cardstock. I find cardstock sticks best to the Glimmer Paper with Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and used the Popcorn Box Thinlits to cut out the tag. And seriously, wouldn't the world be a better place if we could all abide by this sentiment? I wrapped the gold baker's twine around one of the paper bows, added a mini tassel and tied a bow, using the components from the C&C Embellishments Kit.

I made the sweet little bunny using the Basket Bunch set with Early Espresso ink & cardstock. I cut him out with the coordintating Basket Builder Framelits, and colored him in with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I let him dry for a couple of hours and then added the eye by stamping the bunny head onto Whisper White Cardstock and using the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to punch it out. I used a tiny drop of Liquid Tombow to adhere and used the Early Espresso Marker to fill in any white areas around the eye. I strung a strip of Blushing Bride Sequin Trim through the tassel and added a few sequins with Liquid Tombow.

I added some Easter grass and Cadbury Mini Eggs, which coordinated perfectly I might add! Doesn't take much to make me happy:)

I ended up having exactly enough so everyone was able to go home with one. They were a little time-consuming but so worth the effort:) Check back tomorrow for another Easter card we made. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 3, 2017


Hello there! I had my Card Buffet last night and we had so much fun! We welcomed 3 new friends last night-we're growing:) A couple of sweet gals brought stuff for ham & cheese croissants, we had Better Than Sex Cake, and we knocked out a lot of cards-what could be better than that? This is one of the new cards I threw into the mix, and it was a hit:) I used the Basket Bunch Bundle for this cute Easter card, and saved 10% in the process:)

I added the adorable gingham paper from the Succulent Garden DSP onto a Whisper White card base. I offset the paper and trimmed off the excess. I used Mint Macaron Cardstock for the grass and cut it out using the Basket Builder Framelits. I masked off part of the sentiment with washi tape and stamped it with Tip Top Taupe ink. I stamped the basket with Tip Top Taupe ink onto the same color cardstock. I did the same with the bow using Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock, and let the framelits do the work for me:)

I added a tiny strip of the brand new Mint Macaron glimmer paper from the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack. It's one of 3 new choices added to the Sale-A-Bration line-up. You can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase, but only until the end of March! I added Liquid Tombow to the back and slid it under the grass and basket. I stamped the sweet little bunny with Tip Top Taupe ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and used a Q-tip with Pirouette Pink ink to add a little color to his cheeks, ears and tail. I colored his bow-tie with a Sweet Sugarplum Marker.

I used the framelits to cut out the bunny and the eggs from Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral & So Saffron Cardstock. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments and attached them with Liquid Tombow. This was such a fun card to make and I have another sweet project to share with you using this awesome bundle. Make sure to stop back tomorrow! Thanks so coming by:)