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Make a Cake

Hi friends!


I finally sat down to play with some stamps today!  I used Make a Cake and Itty Bitty Banners to create this birthday card, my favorite type of cards to make!  Not sure why all the embossing isn’t showing up…sigh…I need to get some better lighting I think.





I incorporated a few challenges:

The Friday Mashup #105 (sketch + birthday card)



Cupcake Inspirations #206

CIC206 (2)


Flutterby Wednesdays #235 - Open (include butterfly or fairy)


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Stamps: Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Ink: Bashful Blue

Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensionals (banner is popped up)









Introducing: Bombs Away!

Stampin’ Up introduced a new photopolymer stamp set yesterday!  Doesn’t it look fun!


bombs away


Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set

$13.95 Item# 133411

Includes 7 pieces. C and H blocks are recommended and can be purchased separately.

You can order your set HERE!

Big News – Color Refresh and FREE SHIPPING!

That’s right! Stampin’ Up announced a Color Refresh today…while I am thrilled some of the retiring In-Colors were chosen to stay, I am soooo sad about losing Certainly Celery! It has been a long time favorite of mine.


And even better news – Stampin’ Up is offering FREE SHIPPING from Saturday, April 6th thru Monday, April 8th (to North America addresses only and excluded expedited shipping).  You can shop HERE or email me at smiley78 at gmail . com (remove the spaces.)


Check out this chart to see which of your favorite colors are retiring and be sure to stock up on those products before they run out! All retiring color products are available while supplies last.  (If you can’t read this, please email me and I’ll send it to you! – I need to have techy hubby figure out how to make it bigger when you click on it!)


(hubby figured it out)

Primrose Petals Birthday

Hi friends!


It’s almost Wednesday, so very excited for tomorrow night!  Hubby and I are having date night at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Red Sox (me) /Yankees (him) game. Time to start up the rivalry again!


Tonight I created a card for two challenges – The Dynamic Duo Challenge #46 (to use primrose petals and one color of my choice)and a second entry for the Sweet Sunday Sketch. You can see my first entry HERE.  When thinking about what color to coordinate with the pink, I chose Gumball Green which is another color in the 2012-2014 In Color series.  I used several things for the first time on this card, go me!


Here is my card~


To fill up the Whisper White panel, I stamped off the Upsy Daisy image from the March Best of Flowers set twice on a scrap piece of paper and then onto the panel.  I then stamped the image off once and stamped it on the panel and then stamped a third image straight onto the panel.  I really like how it came out!   I stamped a sentiment from Petite Pairs and then added a few butterflies from the Bitty Butterfly punch and embellished them with Basic Pearls.


Here is the color challenge image~


and the sketch I used~




Stamps: Best of Series – Flowers (March)

Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Whisper White

Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot

Accessories: Square Lattice EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly Punch



Best of 25 Years for April!

The newest set in the Best of…25 Years was introduced today! It’s right up my alley and will be in my cart soon!


This set and the previous months are all available until March 31, 2014. Best of Butterflies is available in clear mount only, retails for $14.95 and can be purchased HERE!

Calypso Coral Butterflies

Hello friends!

I am sharing a card I made at a crop a few weeks ago using the Papillon Potpourri set.  This is one I chose with my starter kit since I just LOVE butterflies!  I was inspired by a color challenge at The Play Date Cafe and a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to create it.   I love how this came out!  To add some texture to the card I ran a piece of Basic Black through the Square Lattice folder and for a bit of dimension I fussy cut one of the butterflies and popped it up.




Stamps: Papillon Potpourri (clear mount)

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Calypso Coral

Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, gems – non SU, washi tape – non SU


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