Sweet Baby

I love making baby cards and the stamp set Sweet Baby makes adorable ones! Whoever the artist is for this set does an awesome job of capturing the cuteness of little ones.

Sweet Baby cards

I am going to be playing with this set this week so expect to see more baby cards. We are doing one of these cards for my Card Class in May. You get to pick the boy or the girl to make or you can do a gender neutral one.

sweet baby girl card

I love the little headband in this one. I remember when my girls were little and I would put these on them. Of course they never stayed on very long which is probably good because they always made indents in their heads! But they did look cute.

This stamp set is great for scrapbooks too. That was my original intention when I first ordered it. My middle daughter loved her Johnny Jumper and one of the stamps shows that. I am pretty far behind on my scrapbooks so I will be holding onto this stamp set for awhile.

But it is retiring at the end of the catalog period so if you want it now is the time to get it.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at the cards. And don’t forget to add Sweet Baby to your collection so you can make some adorable cards with it.

Vibrant and Varied Vases

Did you know there are two stamp sets that go with the Vases Builder Punch, Vibrant Vases and Varied Vases? One is in the Annual Catalog and is still bundled for a 10% savings. The other, Vibrant Vases is in the Occasions Catalog. I just love it when you can get more use out of a tool!

Here is a card I made at our retreat using Vibrant Vases.

vibrant vases card
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This was so fun to make. I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits on the gorgeous Share What You Love paper to make the loops for the sewing. These edgelits can get lost in the catalog. I almost missed them. Hopefully they will carry over because there are so many things you can do with them.

This is another idea for the edgelits. I just love the lacy and elegant look they give to a card.

delicate lace edgelits card

I had another card using the Tea Together stamp and die set but couldn’t find it because my organization skills aren’t the best! My crafting space is very messy and I am working on reorganizing it. All my stuff is still laying all over the place since coming home from the retreat. I thought maybe I could organize while putting it away, but there is still too much to do up there!


Speaking of organizing, have you seen the new storage items from Stampin Up! I am so excited to get mine. They will be carrying over into the new catalog but they are warning us already that they may sell out. Storage is a hot item right now. I guess everyone wants to get organized!

So don’t wait too long to order. Go over to my store and add the storage items to start getting organized. And don’t forget to add the Varied Vases bundle and save 10%.

Best Catch

Have you seen the bundle Best Catch from Stampin Up! yet? I bought it awhile ago because these masculine sets have a habit of selling out toward the end of the catalog period (remember the tool set!). I just started playing with it at our Crafty Retreat this last weekend. What a great set to make those masculine cards! Especially if you have a fisherman in you family! Here are a couple cards I came up with.

I love this one because it looks like the fish is on the fishing line and gives it a 3D look when you pop it up. Plus it was fun to color.

Best Catch card

This one is a little simpler to color but still fun.

Best Catch card

I love this set and am already planning some scrapbook pages with it.

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Have you seen the new storage system by Stampin Up? I am so excited to get this. I ordered it at the beginning of the week and am waiting for it to come in. I’m trying to organize my craft room and I think this will make my work space much more user friendly.

There is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoOIH6XquDA&feature=youtu.be that you can watch to see how many ways you can put it together.

I think both these items are awesome and I don’t want you to miss out on them. The storage is going to be carried over into the annual catalog. But if you want Best Catch, don’t wait because there are no guarantees that it will make it to the next catalog.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you get to spend the day crafting. Unfortunately I won’t get to spend as much time as I would like. To many things to do (like housework) that I have been neglecting lately. But I did want to share another card I made using Country Home.


I even used little pieces of a Q-tip to make cotton! Love this set!

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the World Card Making Day sale. You can find the items here. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/10040/world-card-making-day?utm_source=olo&utm_medium=main-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh

Have a great day!

Sitting Pretty

The Sitting Pretty bundle was one of the stamp sets that I knew I wanted to get right away. I love the bench die cut and my mind was full of ideas on how to use it. One of the ways I decided on was to do white on white.

Sitting Pretty


I love this layout because you can use it with so many different sentiments.

I added the little bird in this one.

All that with just white. Can you imagine it with color!


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More Apron of Love Cards!

More Apron Of Love

Okay, this will be my last post on Apron of Love! Maybe. I really do like this bundle and time is running out to buy it. I wanted to show a few more cards I made with it.

Fabulous Work Of Art

This would be such an encouraging card to send to a friend. To remind someone that they are special and unique would really make someone’s day. I love the artsy feel to this with the paint splatters and the crafty paper.


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Don’t Forget Dad

Since I made one for mom, I thought dad deserved equal time! I love how this one turned out using the tongs in dad. My hubby is king of the grill!

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Aprons Aren’t Just For Cooking

I’ve been playing with the Aprons of Love bundle this week and have discovered that aprons aren’t just for cooking. I am reminded of when I was younger and my mom and grandma were cooking.  They always wore aprons. Especially on Sunday so the wouldn’t get their dresses dirty. I have one or two hanging around and occasionally will wear one. It’s also fun to see my daughters put one on every once in a while. But I think the time of aprons for cooking has passed. I don’t know many people who use them anymore. But here is a cute card that can be used for a Starbucks gift card holder.


Starbucks Happiness is a Cup of Coffee Card

Apron of Love card, Starbucks gift card holder


I also used the Coffee Cup Framelit Dies and the Coffee Break DSP.  The paper has green in it so I made the apron green to match Starbucks! I did fussy cut the little cups even though there is a die to match.


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Heat Tool

I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but many of my friends are so I think this will come in handy for some upcoming events. I have some other ideas for the Apron of Love set that I will be sharing over the next few days. It has been a fun set to play with and I hope you will stop back to see what else can be done with it. I even have a scrapbook page in mind for pictures of my daughters when they were younger wearing aprons while cooking. Now I just have to find them!

Celebrate the Good Stuff

Celebrate the Good Stuff

It’s always fun to celebrate the good stuff! A couple of things happened recently that were worth celebrating. We sold a house that we were flipping, my oldest daughter is home for spring break, and my broken arm is healing nicely and physical therapy is going well (although slow!) We went out to dinner to celebrate with two of my girls and were planning on a movie, but we were all so full after eating that we decided to just go home and chill. Probably would have fallen asleep in the movie theater.

So when I saw the challenge over at CAS on Sunday, I knew I was going to make a card. With a theme of celebrate and the use of sequins how could I not do it. There were plenty of cards posted to inspire me. And I have plenty of sequins.

I had used the set Picture Perfect Birthday is a class recently and decided to use the celebrate the good stuff saying. Then I had to use the party horn or whatever they are called! My kids loved these when they were little. Who am I kidding. I loved them too.

I love the bright colors in this card. Celebrating should be fun and these colors are so lively.


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Today is also the first day of Spring too, although we still have snow on the ground around here. I’m hoping for some warmer weather soon because that will be something to celebrate! I’ve been stuck inside long enough. I hope that you find something good to celebrate too.

Petal Passion Suite Paper Techniques

I just love the many ways you can use the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from the Petal Palette Suite. Whether you use it in just the black and white as I did in this post or do many of the other things you can with it, it is a great paper. I wanted to share some things I did with it as promised.

Stamping on it

Here is a card where I just stamped additional leaves in Old Olive. The stamp matches the paper which gives it a look of continuity. There’s my little bird again. Just love him.


This was Fun! I used the Stampin Blends, which are alcohol markers, to color in different designs on the paper. I colored some of the white dots and then matched the balloons to those colors to make a fun birthday card.


While I was coloring, I noticed a very cool thing happening on the other side of the paper. Alcohol markers bleed through to the other side and they made an interesting effect. I went with fall colors on this one.

And this is what it looks like on the other side.

I plan on making a fall card with this – in the fall!

I think the next one is my favorite. The paper is already shaded, so for people who don’t like to blend, this is the perfect paper for you! Just color and you have a beautiful background paper. Now I did color these in with my right hand (I am left-handed) since I am still in a cast and sling. So forgive the outside of the lines coloring!


Don’t miss the beautiful embossing folder on this one. It doesn’t show up well in the picture, but there are two of them in the pack and they are lovely.


The last thing I did was to brayer on the paper. I love how it looks on this particular pattern.

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