Memories and More Card Pack – not just for scrapbooking

Good Morning Stampers ~ I had a chance to play with the Memories and More Card Pack again!

Did you see my post yesterday about suggesting a stamp set and color for my my One Color Wonder series?  I hope you will check it out and send me a message with a suggestion.  I also have a new page at the top with my retired stamp sets I have that are for sale.  If you are looking for an older set check out what I have for sale.

I am loving the Colorful Seasons Memories and More card pack.  I love the fact that you can make cards for all different seasons.  The last time I shared a Fall card along with a Summer card.  My cards today were made for the other 2 Seasons.  I began with the fun flower card from the pack.  This one has the added strips at the top and bottom.  All I need to do was add some layers and attach to my card base.  To get my bling – you know I have to have my bling – I took a couple of strips of rhinestones and added them at the top and bottom.  Here is the first card.










inside of card and envelope










For the next card, I had one more season to address – Winter.  The card pack has some great winter themed cards.  I chose the one that had the ombre strips of hexagons at the top.  Using the snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set I did some second generation stamping.  The card was mounted onto a piece of Dapper Denim card stock and then onto a piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  Using a Dapper Denim card base I stamped the same snowflakes onto the front.  The snowflake layer was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  I used some Dapper Denim card stock and the snowflake thinlits to cut out a few snowflakes.  Wink of Stella was added to the snowflakes to give it – know what I am going to say – some bling!  Dots of Tombow multipurpose glue were added to the back of the snowflakes and when it was dry they were added to the front of the card.  To finish off the card I added some of the glitter dots.  Here is my completed creation.










inside of card and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Today is my knitting day so I won’t have as much time in my craft room.  That’s okay as I need to have more than one passion!  Have a Great Day and take a second look at the Memories and More card pack as they can help you create some quick but Wow cards!

Monochromatic Birthday in Calypso Coral

Good Morning Everyone ~ up today is my monochromatic Birthday in Calypso Coral!

I got my Christmas cards for my first Christmas Club class made yesterday.  I am trying to get that class in this month so we have 4 months of the club so if need be you end up with 48 Christmas cards ready to be mailed out before Thanksgiving.  I also started planning my other classes as well as some ideas for my 12 Weeks of Christmas.  I know you think I am crazy but I need to get these planned as it will be here before you know it.  Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter on the right so you don’t miss my 12 Weeks of Christmas series.

Last week I chose Sprinkles of Life and Calypso Coral.  Both of these make great cards so I just had to think of an idea.  I knew by looking at the set I wanted to work with the ice cream cone and some masking for the scoops of ice cream.  I also used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my layers on straight.  You could use the Misti if you have it.  I love the card and the sentiment and this could easily be done with any color.  Here is he video showing how I made it.




So you can get a better picture of the completed card, here is my Monochromatic Birthday in Calypso Coral.









inside of card and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


If you have noticed I have a new tab at the top.  Want an idea for a stamp set and color?  Click on the tab to see what sets I have and send me a suggestion.  I will use your idea for an upcoming One Color Wonder video!


I ran across this Meme the other day and wanted to share it.  Especially since I need to vacuum before I can play!









Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working on some projects to post to the blog when we are at the beach at the end of next week.  Have to be prepared!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and show me your Monochromatic Birthday in any color you want to use!



Handmade Paper Box, an idea for you

Hello Stampers ~ are you into paper boxes as I have a handmade paper box for you today!

Well I got a lot done yesterday.  I made my video for Wednesday, made birthday cards and thank you cards, and took Zoie to the dentist as Jess had an appointment.  Busy day but very productive.  What did you accomplish yesterday?

Today is a color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments 








Aren’t these colors so fresh?   I loved them.  I did not want to make a card so I thought I would play with my Window Shopping thinlits.  I cut the box out of Pool Party.  I then added some of the Basic Pack 3 washi tape and the Flourish Thinlits circle strip to the sides.  Then I put the box together.  It was time to decorate the top.  The flower was cut with Basic Black using the May Flowers thinlits.  I attached it to the top using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.  I had planned on using the Dragonfly thinlits so again I went searching and found this dragonfly that the colors looked similar to our colors.







Using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits I cut out a solid one using white and lacy one using Pool Party.  Using Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink I sponged the wings on the solid dragonfly similar to the one in the picture.  The lacy dragonfly was added to the solid using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.  A piece of Flirty Flamingo ribbon was cut and folded in half and added to the top of the box.  To finish off my handmade paper box, I attached the dragonfly using dimensionals.  Here is the finished creation.









side view of the box











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Make sure you head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog   and check out the other ladies creations.  There is some fabulous talent on this team!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  We are getting excited about our trip to the beach to see the eclipse.  Our sunglasses came yesterday so it made it seem more real.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and why don’t you create a handmade paper box?




A Different Emboss Resist Birthday Blossoms For You Today

Happy Monday Stampers ~ I love playing with techniques and today I have an Emboss Resist Birthday Blossoms card for you.

I did not get a chance to play in my craft room yesterday so I will have a lot to get done today.  I have some cards I need to make to send to my customers as well as I need to play with my Paper Pumpkin from July.  I am hoping to have a full day of crafting but we’ll see if life throws me a curve ball.

It is time for another challenge at Make My Monday.  This time our challenge is


Gray and Pink


I love pink and adding gray to the mix is right up my alley.  I thought it would be fun to play with an Emboss Resist Birthday Blossoms idea.  I opted to use the single flower in Birthday Blossoms.  I inked it up with Versamark and then Basic Gray so that I could emboss it with clear embossing powder.  Next I inked the leaves up with Versamark and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  To do the emboss resist, I began with Pink Pirouette ink and a sponge dauber in the center of the flowers.  Next I used  Blushing Bride and inked the petals.  The leaves were were sponged with Basic Gray.  After all the sponging was completed I used a soft cloth to buff the ink off of all the images.  I wanted to add some sparkle so I chose to use the Silver Metallic edge ribbon at the top.  The panel was added to a Blushing Bride card base.  Here is my completed creation.









inside of card and envelope









Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Make sure you check out the other creations of the design team at Make My Monday.  I am sure there will be something you will like.
Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping the weather holds out this week as I would like to do some walking.  Cross your fingers for me.  Have a  Marvelous Monday and if you have this set give the Emboss Resist Birthday Blossoms a try!

Washi Tape Pineapples

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for some washi tape pineapples today?

I finished my samples for the Color Theory class yesterday.  I will be photographing them and sending out my announcement.  I also cut for my Collage class that is later today.  It was a busy day but I got a lot accomplished.  Today I am hoping to work on some tasks I have to get accomplished before my next coaching call next week.  Wish me luck that I get some of it accomplished.

Today is our Global Stampers monthly blog hop.  We are actually revising the hop and making it a true hop.  You should have arrived here from Fiona’s blog.






This month our theme is Flowers or Fruit.  I knew I wanted to do something other than flowers so I checked out my sets and found the pineapples in Pop of Paradise.  I thought I would use the pineapples to create a Washi Tape Pineapples card.  I inked them up using a Daffodil Delight and Garden Green marker.  I stamped 3 of them and then cut them out.  Now it was time to start adding my washi tape.  I added the wider Garden Green checked pattern first.  I did the horizontal strip then the vertical strip.  Then I repeated the same procedure using the black skinny washi.  The third strip to add was the green flower.  I finished it up with the yellow striped.  The Whisper White layer was then added to a Garden Green card base.  I added my pineapples using dimensionals.  Here is my completed creation and it is a quick and easy card!









inside of card and envelope










Are you ready to continue on the hop?  Your next stop is Valerie’s.





Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation.


We hope you enjoyed our new format.  Make sure you let everyone know how much you enjoyed their projects.


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  What plans do you have for today?  I am excited to work with my ladies today as they make their August collages.  Have a Sensational Sunday and would you C.A.S.E. my Washi Tape Pineapples?