Friday, August 21, 2015


I participated in a one-to-one State swap with one of the ladies at VC Rocks and I wanted to stick with a Texas Theme since I'm from -- you guessed it -- TEXAS!  I saw almost this identical card on Pinterest, which led me to  this blog post by Mary Bush.  I tweaked my version of her card just a little and the little 3D gifts I stayed with the same theme.  Unfortunately, I had to use some retired product to keep within the theme I wanted, but I'm okay with that! 

The little note key ring is made with index cards and the miniature coffee cup, which was all the rage last year, was purchased from 

To get the look on the embossed section of the card and the front of the key ring I took Crumb Cake Classic Ink directly to my embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.

Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set - RETIRED
Very Vanilla Cardstock - Item No. 101650
Crumb Cake Cardstock - Item No. 120953
Soft Suede Cardstock - Item No. 115318
Early Espresso Cardstock - Item No. 119686
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126975
Stampin' Write Markers (2014-2016 set - Tangelo Twist) - Item No. 133654
Background Designer Series Paper Stack 2014-2016 In Colors - RETIRED
Woodgrain Embossing Folder - Item No. 127821
Stars Framelits - Item No. 133723
All Ribbon and Brads - RETIRED

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Life's Little (BIG) Moments!

Hi Friends!  I just wanted to post a quick note to let you all know that I am moving my daughter into her college dorm this weekend.  I do have a post scheduled while I'm gone and will be back week after next with some new projects.  This mama needs some time to adjust :)  Thanks for your patience!

Watercolor Wings

I absolutely love this new stamp set from the 2015-2016 Idea Book and Catalog.  It is simply gorgeous and the color combinations are endless.  This is what people are calling the corner flip or corner fold card.  I watched a video on YouTube to learn how and it's super easy to do (  I really, really like how it turned out.  I did add a border on one and not the other.  I know my favorite.  What's yours? 

Watercolor Wings Stamp Set - Item No. 139424
Butterflies Thinlets - Item No. 137360
Watermelon Wonder Cardstock - Item No. 138334
Night of Navy Cardstock - Item No. 100867
Whisper White Cardstock - Item No. 100730
Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 138323
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 131172
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126963
Rhinestones Basic Jewels - Item No. 119246
Candy Dots Regals - Item No. 130932
Banner Triple Punch - Item No. 138292

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sprinkles of Life - Mojo Monday 399

While I haven't been posting in a long time, I have been stamping and participating in swaps.  This swap utilized the Mojo Monday Sketch 399 as my inspiration.  I wanted to showcase the new 2015-2017 In Colors and the fun Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set Sprinkles of Life.  For every Sprinkles of Life set purchased, Stampin' Up! will donate $3.00 to RMHC!!!  This set is super cute and so versatile!  And the icing on the cake is that there is a coordinating punch! 

Any time I use a colored card base, I like to place a white panel on the inside for a message from the giver and I always want it to coordinate with the card front.  While this is not my favorite card ever, I'm okay with it and I think it's cute.

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set - Item No. 1339971
Tree Builder Punch - Item No. 138295
Tip Top Taupe Cardstock - Item No. 138336
Whisper White Cardstock - Item No. 100730
Mint Macaron Cardstock - Item No. 138337
Delightful Dijon Cardstock - Item No. 138338
Watermelon Wonder Cardstock - Item No. 138334
Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Trim - Item No. 138426
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - Item No. 119246
Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder - Item No. 101930

Friday, August 14, 2015

Long Time Gone!

Hard to believe it's been nearly 3 years since I've posted.  A lot has been going on in my life.  Job changes, kids growing up - my first born leaves for college in 6 days, leaving Stampin' Up! for awhile and rejoining.  That's how life goes, though, isn't it! 

Today, I am going to share a card that I made for a swap over at VC Rocks.  I saw the card online somewhere, but cannot for the life of me find it again, so if this is your creation, thank you!

Flower Patch Stamp Set - Item No. 134207
Flower Fair Framelits - Item No. 133731
Hello Honey Cardstock - Item No. 133643
Whisper White Cardstock - Item No. 100730
Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 133643
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126985
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126969
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126953
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126959
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126982
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad - Item No. 126986
Banner Triple Punch - Item No. 138292
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - Item No. 199246
Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder - Item No. 133739

I hope to be back soon with more stamping fun!