Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pinterest Inspiration

My nephew (who is also an avid baseball player) turned 9 on Sunday.  I knew I wanted to make him a baseball themed card, so off to Pinterest I went!  When I saw THIS card I knew I'd found the card to case.  I contacted my SIL to find out what his team colors were and used those as my palette.  I started with a Night of Navy card base and a Whisper White canvas.  I have to admit -- I am a paper hoarder!  I have got the paper stacks going back several years in every color family and I have sworn to myself that I will NOT order any more color family paper stacks (except new In Colors) until I've exhausted my stockpile.  However, even though the designs on my DSP have retired, the colors have not and you can still get the Designer Series Paper Stacks in all color families (and I've linked those for you below). 

I used the Red Glimmer Paper with the Stars Framelits to create the outlined stars and the Night of Navy card stock to create the solid star.  I then ran the Night of Navy star through my Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I punched the "baseball" with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and drew the stitching on with my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, which I then popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Night of Navy strip was punched with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set.  I sure hope he loves his card as much as I loved making it for him! 
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Snow Place Triple Tier Slider Card

Sorry I've been absent for so long!  Who knew being a baseball mom was so time consuming?  My son recently playing with a travel baseball team, which entails a minimum of 4 days of baseball per week with a minimum of 30 minutes travel time, each way, each day!  That, combined with all of my regular "mom" duties as well as work, make for a very busy schedule and very little time in the craft room.  Of course, I wouldn't have it any other way!
On to today's card.  I am absolutely in love with the Snow Place stamp set!  The little snowmen and the penguin are so stinkin' adorable!  And the sentiments are equally as cute.  I saw THIS video tutorial for creating this fun moving card over on YouTube and knew right away I had to try it.  And what better stamp set to use than Snow Place?  I am so super excited by the way this card turned out, especially because it's my very own design and not cased from anyone :)

This was such a fun card to create.  I created the little snow banks under the snowmen with my Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker.  I think it adds a nice touch! 

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Work of Art Thank You

This is the card I am mailing to anyone who places an order with me this month.  I saw it here.  Dawn always makes the CUTEST cards!  I do not have the stamp sets she used, but immediately knew I would use Work of Art and Another Thank You to recreate her card.  I also wanted to showcase one of the new 2015-2016 In Colors.  I chose Mint Macaron.  I think it is just as cute using these stamp sets! 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stamp Out Breast Cancer With Paper Pumpkin!!!

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on your behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  Stampin' Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!
Here's how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 because you're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.  If this sounds as amazing to you as it does to me, don't wait, sign up HERE before October 10th!

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit:

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past.  Sign up HERE!
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ;)
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at before October 10.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mojo Monday 400 with Watercolor Wings

I am so enjoying being back in my craft room!  I wish I had more time to go in and create (and you may find some gaps between posts), but between work and my son's travel baseball schedule, my life is crazy!  I wouldn't have it any other way, though! 

I'm sure you don't want to hear about my crazy life, though.  After all, you came here to see something crafty and creative :) 

Today's card features the Mojo Monday 400 sketch and Watercolor Wings stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!  It has so many possibilities. 

This card just makes me happy!  Because the Designer Series Paper has a vanilla background, I sponged the Tea Lace Paper Doily with Crumb Cake ink to soften the starkness of the white doily.  I think it helped. 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Updates Coming

I am in the process of updating my blog with current information.  Since I was out of the Stampin' Up! game for awhile, many of my links on my sidebar are no longer active.  Please bear with me over the next several days while I get everything current.  Thank you all very much!

Mojo Monday 413

I've finally been able to play in my stamp room and the best place to start when you've been lacking in the mojo department is a sketch.  My go to sketches are always from Mojo Monday!  Here I use Mojo 413 to get my juices flowing.

I love this layout!  I made a Tall & Skinny card like the sketch (3.5" x 5.5"), but it could easily be converted to a standard card!  And as always, I had to add a little finishing touch to the inside.  


This was a fun sketch to work with and very easy for me.  They aren't always!  
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin Sale Ending Soon!

If you have never tried My Paper Pumpkin, NOW is the perfect time!  But you only have until September 10 to sign up at Half Off your first two months!  What a great deal! 

What is My Paper Pumpkin you ask?  It's a magical treat you receive direct to your mailbox each month with fabulous projects!  Here are the details:

  • Each month you will receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • Your Paper Pumpkin kit will ship on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on September 10, your kit will ship around September 15. If you sign up on September 11, your kit will ship around the October 15 - AND you'll miss out on this fabulous sale!)
  • After your first two months at half off, your Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.  

Aren't these just gorgeous!  I just loved the August kit and cannot wait until I receive September's!  I hope you'll join me on this amazing Paper Pumpkin journey.  If you'd like to receive your My Paper Pumpkin kit each month (with no long-term commitment), just click HERE. 

Hope to see you crafting and creating with My Paper Pumpkin soon!