December 31, 2014

Cheers To You!

Ale, Lager, Beer?  Dark, Light, Medium, Mild, Bold?   Whatever your choice, this card is for that beer guy who maybe even makes his own beer and shares it with you from time to time!  The beers are stickers as I have not found a beer stamp set yet and the color combination is Early Espresso and Always Artichoke.  The sentiment comes from the And Many More stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Check out the items I used for this card:

December 30, 2014

Fishy Birthday!

For guy's cards my go to color combination is usually always artichoke and cajun craze.  I love the richness of these two colors and they worked so well with this leafy ds paper.  The sentiment is from the Something To Say stamp set from Stampin' Up!  Check out this stamp set here!

December 29, 2014


Pacific Point & Basic Gray card stock from Stampin' Up! matched this grassy ds paper nicely for that soccer guy or gal's birthday!  The soccer accessories are stickers and the sentiment is from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This is such a versatile stamp set and gives you a great sentiment for almost every occasion.  Shop Stampin' Up! for all of your stamping needs here

December 28, 2014

Heaven Sent!

This pretty little baby card turned out super cute using some retired items from Stampin' Up!  The colors are pear pizzazz and melon mambo.  

December 27, 2014

Just Being Zazzy!

I love these shoe buttons, they make me want to strike a pose!  I used basic black and melon mambo card stock from Stampin' Up! for this fabulous birthday card.

December 26, 2014

Big Day! Sale-A-Bration 2015

For this fun Sale-A-Bration card I used the Painted Blooms ds paper along with Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight card stock from Stampin Up!  I embossed the sentiment on the front in white and used the spring flowers embossing folder on the top note die.  Here's hoping for an early spring in Minnesota!

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful day celebrating Christmas!  Here is another one of the Christmas cards I made this year.  We get all caught up in the hustle and bustle and sometimes forget to stop and take a moment to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  God's blessings to you :)

December 24, 2014

Get Your Tool Belt On!

This creative tool belt sticker was just the ticket for this guy's card.  I used pumpkin pie and night of navy card stock from Stampin' Up! and added the phillips and flat head screw brads over the pumpkin pie 1/2 inch circles.  The sentiment is punched out using the modern label punch.  

December 23, 2014

JUST IN! Even More Year-End Closeout DEALS. SAVE Up to 80%!

It's been a great month for deals, and it's only getting better now that Stampin' Up! has JUST added more products to the Year-End Closeouts! Be sure to check out the amazing discounts on the extra items, including stamp sets and holiday products.  While supplies last!  See them now!

December 20, 2014

Kitty Kat Birthday!

Hello Kitty makes such a fun girl's birthday card. I used melon mambo and tempting turquoise card stock from Stampin Up!

December 17, 2014

I love sequins...

For this birthday card I adhered a small clear plastic bag with some sequins in it behind the cut out picture frame.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up! and is punched out with the word window punch and layered over the modern label punch.  This is one of my favorite layering combinations for sentiments.

Check out all that Stampin' Up! offers for your own paper crafting here

December 16, 2014

Just Saying Who!

So I had to switch up my routine and stray away from Christmas cards for a little bit.
This fun card has some sweet, sparkly owl stickers saying Happy Anniversary!  On this card I used crushed curry and pool party card stock, which makes for a bright and cheery color combination.  

December 14, 2014

You Brighten My Day! Sale-A-Bration 2015

Here is another sneak peak of one of the new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that I just received.  This is one of the stamp sets that you can choose when you order $50 in Stampin' Up! products starting January 6th.  It coordinates with the banner punch, the what's up punch and the itty bitty accents punch pack!  I cannot wait to play with this stamp set.  Get your wish list ready for the New Year!

December 12, 2014

Baby Boy...Card In A Box!

This card turned out so cute with the button embellishments for a baby boy.  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and I used Pool Party card stock as my base color.  

Here are the card in a box directions:

1. Cut a piece of card stock to measure 8 1/4” x 9”
 2. Score along the 9” end at 2 1/8”, 4 ¼”, 6 3/8” and 8 1/2 “
 3. Turn 90’ and score at 2 3/4”
 4. With the 8 1/4” side on top, and your 2 3/4” score to the left of the card stock cut to measure 6”.  Save the piece that is cut off.
5.     Measure the ‘scrap pieces’ and cut to 3 1/8, making sure to include the ‘tab’.  You’ll end up with a piece that now has a tab along each side.  Cut in half at 1 1/8” so now you have to strips, each with a ‘tab’ on each end.  Fold tabs up in a ‘z’ and adhere sticky strip to ends and set aside.
6. Take main card stock piece so the 2 3/4” side is at the top and cut along the small square score lines to create flaps.  Trim off tiny strip left over, you don’t need it.
7. Fold on the creases and use sticky strip to adhere box together.
8.  To decorate the flaps you can use DSP or card stock for the top four panels, cutting them at 2” x 2 5/8”
9.  Add two ‘z’ strips inside of box – these are your two panels to stick your decorations that you want to ‘pop’ out of the box.
10.  If you want to add card stock for writing your message to the back of the box – this piece will need to be cut at 5 7/8” x 2”
11.  Embellish as desired.  Create your own envelope for this card using the envelope punch board.

December 11, 2014

Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration! PPA231

With this fun new Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Lotus Blossom I am playing along today with the PPA231 Color Challenge.  I used Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, and Pool Party along with a hint of Old Olive for the stems and sentiment.  This is a 3-step photopolymer stamp that is so easy and a lot of fun to use.

Contact me to receive your very own sale-a-bration catalog and earn one free item for every $50 you purchase.

December 10, 2014

In The Mix!

If you are like me you have someone who makes all sorts of yummy goodies during the Holidays and share them with you.  Well, this is a thank you card for that special someone who is always in the mix with fun treats.  The colors on this card are Pistachio Pudding and Calypso Coral...not a color combination I would have originally put together, but they matched this fun designer paper.  Make sure to tell those special people in your life how amazing you think they are :)

December 8, 2014

Handy Man!

This fun men's birthday card is for that Mr. Fix It who loves his tools, grease and grit!  On this card I used garden green and basic gray card stock from Stampin' Up! along with some cute tools stickers and some tool brads.  

December 7, 2014

Sale-A-Bration 2015!!!!!

Here it is, the moment a lot of us demonstrators have been waiting for.  The Sale-A-Bration catalog.  All of the bonus items you can earn for sale-a-bration are listed in this little catalog.  There are many stamp sets, design paper, blendabilities markers, fun, fun,fun!

December 6, 2014

Occasions Catalog 2015 - Cover Sneak Peak!!

These beautiful flowers on the front of this catalog are made of paper, yes paper!  You can order your very own kit to make this pretty bunch starting January 6th.

Stay tuned tomorrow will be a sneak peak of the sale-a-bration catalog!  
What is sale-a-bration you ask?  Well, when you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! product you receive one of the free items listed in the sale-a-bration catalog.  

You will LOVE all of the fun items in this catalog!  To receive your very own sale-a-bration catalog contact me at

December 5, 2014

One Tag Fits All...Occasions Catalog 2015 Sneak Peak!!!!

Here is the stamp set that I received at the Stampin' Up! catalog premiere event from the new Occasions Catalog 2015.  One Tag Fits All is the perfect fit for this fun set that gives you a stamp for all occasions along with a coordinating stamp and punch.  

Demonstrators can start to pre-order all of the wonderful items today!
Customers can start to order there very own goodies from this catalog on January 6th.  

To receive your very own occasions catalog, contact me at

December 4, 2014

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Extravaganza!!!!

I am super excited to share with you this fun clearance rack event that starts very early this morning.  To check out all of the super deals click here after 1:00 AM Central Time tonight!

On Wednesday I attended the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration premiere event so stay tuned for some sneak peaks of all the fun goodies from the new catalogs!

December 3, 2014

Happy Holidaze!

I finally found some time this weekend to take pictures of a few of my Christmas cards.  On this card I used some retired Christmas design paper along with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock from Stampin' Up!  The nutcrackers are some fun stickers I found that are glittery and match the small gold ribbon that is new in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog this year.  Check out all of the fun Holiday items from Stampin' Up! here

December 2, 2014

Don't Miss This Week's Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Discounted prices on this week's deals end December 8.  Items are available while supplies last!

November 25, 2014

Join Stampin' Up! And SAVE!!!!!!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is ON SALE!

Take your passion for paper, stamps and
SAVINGS to a new level!
  • For a limited time!  Sale runs one week only!  Nov. 24 - Dec. 2.
  • 25% off!  $99 Starter Kit will be discounted 25% to $74.25.  You can order it through me HERE!
  • You decide!  Choose up to $125 in product for your kit.  That’s over $50 in FREE product!!!
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.  
  • 5% Bonus EXCLUSIVELY this special!  Receive 5% cash back on all purchases and outside sales placed in December.  Cash back is in addition to your discounts and will be paid in January.
  • Be first!  December marks your chance (with your demonstrator status) to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts (also new)!
  • No risk!  You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.  
  • No penalty!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew your demonstrator benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales (frankly, you don’t need to spend another dime), you “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There’s no catch--no need to host workshops, purchase anything further or get outside sales.  
THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!  Hobby stampers are welcome!  Join the Stampin’ Pretty Pals by purchasing your Starter Kit TODAY!  

November 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Black Friday Week Deals!

Save Up to 50%! Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale Starts NOW!

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All these promotions run from Nov. 24 - Dec. 2
  • The Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza is one of the biggest sales of the year!  Save up to 50% on many products.  While supplies last!   SEE WHAT'S ON SALE!  DON'T MISS TODAY'S DOORBUSTER SPECIALS (the Gift Box Punch Board is 30% off)! 
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  • The best way to SAVE $$$!  The Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit  is 25% off.  Benefit from over $50 in free product (you can even add sale items to the kit) and it ships free.  Learn more about the 25% OFF STARTER KIT SALE (HERE) and being part of the Stampin' Pretty Pals Community (when you purchase the kit and join through me).

November 22, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

These super cute penguins make a fun card in a box for Christmas.  I used the owl punch from Stampin' Up! and modified it by adding the flippers and beaks.  The sentiment comes from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set. 
Stay tuned on Monday for big sales from Stampin' Up!

November 20, 2014

Paper Pals Challenge

Today I finally had some 'free' time and decided to play along with the PPA 228 Sketch.  I love the new Christmas Tree Punch and the Festival of Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I used old olive, pool party and lost lagoon card stock along with the all is calm design paper.  The sentiment comes from the Beauty of the Season stamp set.  The sequins give it that fun glimmer of Christmas excitement!  Enjoy :)

Product I used for this project: