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A Change…

I have decided to go back to blogging my Stampin’ Up stuff on my main blog. It’s a bit much trying to maintain two blogs and I haven’t noticed anything different by keeping things apart.  So I hope you will follow me HERE


Thank you for your blog support!

Summer Smooches Aviary

Good morning!


I was going to wait until tonight to post but I have a few extra minutes to blog this morning :-)  I made this card last night for the Paper Players challenge and for a 30 Projects in May challenge.


I knew I wanted to use The Paper Player’s sketch this week after seeing the DT samples and other samples around the web.  Love the circle elements and the little flag banners.  I decided this card would be made up of mostly retiring product.  I used my Aviary stamp set for the 2nd time (still need to share the first card!) and my Summer Smooches DSP, Cloudy Day embossing folder and bright buttons for the first time.




Here is the sketch I used~



Thanks for looking!



Stamps: Aviary

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

CS: Tempting Turquoise

DSP: Summer Smooches

Accessories/Tools: Cloudy Day EF (Spring Catalog), Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Brights buttons, Sizzlits Delicate Doilies

Best of Series for May!

Happy May!!


A new Best of set was introduced at Stampin’ Up today!


It’s the Best of Brides and Babies and a must have in my opinion.  I know I’ll be ordering this set since my stamp collection lacks in these areas. I think the birdies are too cute!  You can order your set HERE!


best of may


I’ll be back tomorrow night to share a new card and the newest photo polymer stamp sets that Stampin’ Up is offering. If you want to peek now, click HERE!

Oh, Hello!

Good morning!


Today’s card share is for the sketch challenge at Create Connie & Mary.  When I saw the oval, I immediately knew I wanted to ink up the chevron oval and Oh, Hello sentiment from the Oh, Hello stamp set to create a masculine card.





Here is the sketch~ I flipped it so I could use this sentiment :-)



Thanks for looking!



Stamps: Oh, Hello

Ink: Midnight Muse (stamped off once), Summer Starfruit

CS: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

DSP: Comfort Cafe

Accessories/Tools: Oval Framelits, Midnight Muse satin stitched ribbon

Papillon Potpourri Sketch

Good morning!


Today I’m sharing another card from Saturday’s crop.  This one is for the sketch at Flutter By Wednesdays, loved the layers on it! I used my favorite set, Papillon Potpourri and I was excited to not have to cut it out since my punch arrived. Yay!  I inked the doily with Soft Suede ink using a sponge. I really like how it turned out!





Here is the sketch I used~


Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Embellished Events

Ink: Soft Suede, Midnight Muse

CS: Soft Suede

DSP: Comfort Cafe

Accessories/Tools: Elegant butterfly punch, White tea lace paper doilies, stamping sponge

Best of Birthdays

I’m back with a 3rd card from yesterday’s crop! I’m going to pre-post one for tomorrow too :-)


This one is for the Techno Stamper sketch challenge.  I used the Best of Birthdays stamp set, love how pretty this stamp is. Perfect for this pretty paper! I also used my seam binding for the first time, I need more!!




Here is the sketch I used~



Thanks for looking!



Stamps: Best of Birthdays

Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party marker

CS: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit

DSP: Comfort Cafe (so sad it’s retiring!!)

Accessories: Very Vanilla seam binding

Mojo Hello

Hi friends!


Today has been quite the productive day.  I’m finally making a dent in our “guest” room so that I can relocate some craft stuff when I paint my room.  It’s amazing the junk I am finding that I moved 4 years ago and haven’t looked at until now!  We also went to a local food truck festival and met up with my sister, her husband and my adorable nephew for a little bit.


This is one of two cards I will share today for challenges.  I created this one with the Mojo Monday sketch which ends in a few hours, so you still have time if you want to enter!




I combined the two middle panels on the sketch (shown below) so that I could stamp this sentiment from the Oh, Hello stamp set.  The flower is also from the same stamp set and I colored it with the Stampin Markers and then stamped it.


Here is the sketch~



Thanks for looking!  I’ll post the next card in a few hours.  Time for more cleaning – yay, ha!



Stamps: Oh, Hello (from the Spring Catalog)

Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party marker, Summer Starfruit marker

CS: Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze

DSP: Comfort Cafe

Accessories/Tools: Linen thread, Pool Party baker’s twine 

Bitty Butterfly Thank You

Hello and Happy Weekend!


I went to a charity crop today with some friends and got 8 cards created! Tonight I’m sharing one for a challenge that ends in a few hours.  I tried to blog from the crop a few times but my smartphone wasn’t acting so smart (apologies to my email subscribers if you got those half posts).


I used this week’s Nacho Average Challenges sketch for my card layout.  Here is my take on it~




I used the Bitty Butterfly punch in place of the circles on the sketch and tilted them for a fun look :-)


Here is the sketch I used~




Thanks for looking! I’ll have more cards to share over the next few days!



Stamps: Embellished Events

Ink: Soft Suede

Cardstock: Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit

DSP: Comfort Cafe

Accessories/Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones

The Retirement Lists are Here!!

Just a quick post before I leave for an out of state work conference  - The Retirement Lists were posted!


You can view them HERE!


All retiring products are available while supplies last through June 3, 2013.


You can purchase your products HERE or send me an email at smiley78 at gmail . com (remove the spaces)


Introducing: Dolled Up Birthday Kit!

Happy Friday! Here’s a new special from Stampin’ Up!


In February, we posted three projects on our Facebook page and asked you to vote on your favorite . The winner? The Dolled-Up Birthday Kit created by Chris G. of Ohio! Now you can order the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit and get enough supplies (excluding adhesive) to create six gorgeous birthday cards perfect for the girly girls in your life.

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • Dolled Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2″ x 4-1/4″ Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8″ Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

That’s everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 US!  Order yours HERE!

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Spring Surprise!

This bundle special is offered through May 30th!