WARNING: It’s a keeper!






Hello to all and do I have a great little project for you this morning! I just need to “pinch myself” that I get to be a part of this 3D Design Team! These ladies are just “stinkin’ clever” and today, Debbie Henderson from Debbie’s Designs came up with this great project!

I have been loosing track of where my day goes but one thing that I did do today (well yesterday…I felt asleep typing this post 🙂 ) is….go to the Yankee Candle Outlet and contributed to the retail community and bought candles to make this SUPER CUTE project!






Now this is something that just about ANYONE would both LOVE and APPRECIATE! I know that we all have those people in our lives that really do not need a darn thing….but when you go to see them you like to take a little something….well THIS IS IT! Have FUN with a little enclosure note and say…you light up my life!

The other reason that I adore this project is…they would be SUPER easy to mass produce and even if you did not want to expose the release paper on the tear-n- tape…you would be able to make the project all up….(just not form the actual box) and then PRESTO….when you need a little “something-something” – you are ready to rumble!







I have shared with you my love for this ribbon and just look at this above shot….This is just one complete project that just screams a huge smile!. Are you looking at this DSP and thinking….where did it come from???? Well…it is a NEW Sale-A-Bration Bundle offering…and this time a BUNDLE OFFERING is a pack of DSP and a Stamp Set…..WOOT-WOOT!!!!

One thing that SU does super well is…their Designer Series Paper…and this freebie offering is no different. I admit, I LOVE the flip side of these patterns as they suit my simple style – call me boring,,,,plain Jane….I just love a POP of vibrant color!







I am sure you are just ITCHIN’ to see the PDF that Debbie created for this Project…..(I do not blame you) – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD and then you can print off the directions! SUPER EASY (I love that) and SUPER VERSATILE  (I love that too) 🙂

I was hoping to make some up myself last night…but I fell asleep but the great news is….TODAY IS A NEW DAY and I am hoping to play! I am actually having a PLAY DATE myself this evening with Ramsey and Jeanie so this will be on the agenda for me to make!

(you can also just click the below image and POOF – directions will await you!)






Have a super day and here is to a fun weekend! I have already shared with you about my playdate today….but tomorrow is the JACKPOT as there are 7 of my fabulous crafty friends “on the road for an ADULT FIELD TRIP “ as Gina K is going to be in our great state of Maryland and we are having lunch, laughter and play time!

I tell John that this is “continuing education for the crafty hearts” and he just smiles! I do hope that you also have time to get inky and find some creativity in your day!






Time to Sale-A-Brate!


Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.







Hello…Happy HUMP day….and are you ready to HOP!?!


I say PUT ON YOUR HOPPIN’ SHOES as there are 29 blogs of inspiration for you today and I am super happy to be here sharing some FUN with a NEWBIE Sale-A-Bration item.….I call it ” SAB…round 2″

I think that it is fair to say that Sale-A-Bration is the “sweetest time of the year” as heck – who doesn’t like a freebie! Remember, for every $50,00 you spend,,,you can pick a goodie that makes your heart pitter-patter!

Below you will see the stamp that I used today! It is such a versatile one and I am just thrilled with the end result of this card! At a glance you might think that this looks super hard…..but NOPE…..2 main reasons!

  • This stamp is a Photopolymer which makes it a cinch to stamp!
  • Works like a charm with the Stamparatus… a stamp positioning tool is truly a “must-have” for all of us as it helps sooo much and the more you use it over and over….it is something that you say, “How did I craft before!!!”





I just adore a classic color palette and today is no different – you just cannot go wrong with Black and White with a POP! My POP is the fun Granny Apple Green!

You can see the repetition of the detailed stamp in Black and then I simply took the small heart and filled it! I did not use the stamparatus with the heart as it is super easy to look through and stamp! Just think of the fun you could have with so many different color combinations as well as different sentiments!

For these reasons….this is why this stamp set “spoke to me” ! I truly think that you need to look at stamps and think….how can I make it work for my style…my needs etc…..to me, it is just so darn clean and classic!






Let’s have a chat about this framelit that I used for the sentiment! It is from the below Climbing Roses Bundle and I admit, when I first saw this bundle I thought….I do not need more roses and then it happened – I saw the framelits and caved!

I can remember I thought 2 things…

  • There are 2 very unique framelits….(the one I am using today for the sentiment) and the other, the lattice (I have a super card coming soon with that)
  • I loved the sentiments on this stamp set and I do love to use the aqua painter and thought….I will enjoy this bundle!


Again, ask yourself questions that work for you and your stampin’ needs!! Another question I ask myself is…can I use the “meat and potatoes” of the stamp set….and make it work for different Holidays/Themes of cards that I would use it for! YEP, I thought it could be great for Just Because, Anniversary, Birthday, Thank You…..

BOTH of these features stamps are in the same thought pattern…you can really stretch the uses!






Below you can see up close the detail of the framelit – isn’t it just so clean and classic! Another classic and a dream to work with is the Granny Apple Woven Ribbon – this makes the BEST bows and my trick that always works for me….use a glue dot to anchor your bow to “stay put” just where you want it to be!

By just adhering the sentiment image 3 times in different colors gives you a look of instant depth on the card. I encourage you to off set images like this as it brings the focal point front and centered!






Staying in line for the theme of the Blog Hop…..Sale-A-Bration….I used the oh so popular SAB pick of the Designer Series Paper, Botanical Butterfly for the envelope decor! I always have to dress up my envelope as the way I feel about it….the envelope is the “First Impression”…and we all know what out “gut instinct” tells us about that!










More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!









3D Home Decor to add the LOVE!



Good Morning and today….LOVE is in the air! This week it is Twila Davis from Stamp a Little Longer time to do a fun 3D project and she was rocked it with a beauty that you can pull out year aver year to enjoy!

At the end of this post you will find a link to the FREE Project Sheet that has step by step instructions & color photos so that you can create your own beautiful project.

I bet if you are like me….than you have some wooden blocks around and I say – put them to use as after all, it is fun to figure out how to repurpose something that we have taking up room!







The blocks have been” – jazzed up a bit” with the beautiful DSP from the Occasions Catalog, All My Love. This is a beautiful collection of paper that I would not shy away from it at all….as then the flip sides of the paper that has hearts (that might make you think more of Valentines Day) have amazing and oh so detailed floral paper that are beautiful!






The letters are die cut using Large Letters Framelits dies from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and that heart is cut using a die from Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies…here is a tip…if you do not have the letter dies, just find a similar font on the computer…..enlarge the font size and print it off and then you can trace it onto a piece of cardstock so you can fussy cut it out!

As the saying goes…where there is a will…there is a way! I also love the way that Twila used different heights of  wood blocks as it adds interest!








I have been on FULL THROTTLE MODE in making Valentines….treats and such for my peeps and also my friends peeps. I know that everyone is all grown up but I know how I feel when I get a little sunshine in my mailbox!

Valentines was one of my favorite times of the year when I was a grasshopper….I just loved to see the Valentines I received from classmates – darn, I hope that they still do that in schools as it was just the best!

Here is one last peek of Twila’s fun project….how about adding some “LOVE” to your home with this fun project….. CLICK HERE to see and download the FREE PDF to give you the full scoop!!!!








Have a great weekend….and add LOTS of love into your life…your heart….and makes someone SMILE!!!




WINNER and LAST DSP Paper Share!

Happy HUMP Day and I hope that we all are going to have a GREAT day!

I have been kickin’ my heels with gratitude that these past 2 days have been BEE-utiful but we all know, it will not last but heck – I will take it when I can!

My animals are so happy….blankets are off the horses and I think now there is no mud in the fields as it is all over them! The work never ends but they feel great!

In reading the comments on the Birthday Post using the Paper Pumpkin Kit…..there are a BUNCH of you that are like me….I love to make multiple cards of the same ….Here is a tip of what works for me!

I am odd that I seem to like to make even #’s of cards and I usually do 4 cards…

I do like to keep on of them for reference in case I want to make it again, but what I do is use a pencil and write on the back of that card that I keep….who I sent it to – this way if I want to send that last one…..I know whom I have sent it to….simply erase the names and in the mail it goes!

One thing that I think we all seem to do is…..




I know personally I am totally guilty of that and last Fall I did a HUGE PURGE of donating them to a variety of places so they will get used!


For me, I simply have to do this as I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with myself.


If they are GONE….I not only feel better but I know that they will get used and bring a smile to someone that is in need of a PICK ME UP! (I get that, we all need that!)

I just checked and that Paper Pumpkin Full Kit is still available and remember, IF you want it….you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and what I would do is just get a 1 month subscription as I do think that the kit this month will be a good one (fingers crossed) as the sneak peek video was great….and then you can simply turn around and unsubscribe – it is as simple as that!

OK….HERE IS THE WINNER!!!! Way to go Alyece and please send me your address so I know where to send the cards and Birthday Bags to! WOOT-WOOT….get up and DO THAT DANCE!!!! SHAKE IT!!!!

One thing that I did forget to blog about is……what I do is CIRCLE the day of the month that the Birthday recipients special day is on or you could also use a small heart stamp and stamp over the date so it will POP out!



I did order another kit as this was so easy and fun to do! I will do another blog post about the other examples that I did as I have had emails about other DSP combinations!

Many thanks to all that left comments as I know that it is super fun to read what others do…as a I a FIRM BELIEVER….by sharing and getting other ideas and inputs is how we learn, grow and let’s face it – stick our heads out and give it a try!





Let’s move on…. the LAST DSP PRODUCT SHARE for the Occasions Catalog! Please EMAIL ME ASAP if you want to snag one of these as I will not be offering them again. They will be mailed out on Friday so be the early bird and get that share!

I have had several emails of people wanting more Occasion Catalog Product Shares! Well….this IS your last chance and I only have (2 to offer to you.)

Are you asking – “WHY JUST 2 ????” well…..truth be told that Stampin’ Up! has several of the ribbons on backorder and there is just no use in trying to offer them when it will be up in the air as to when they come in (and actually fill back orders first) so……with that said – this is what I have for you!


Share #1 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00 ( I ONLY HAVE 3 of these available)

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″



Product Share #2  – Embellishments – $18.00 (please disregard the #4 on the picture below….that image was from when I did my 1st offerings for a Product Share.)  ( I ONLY HAVE 4 of these available)

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets – 24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers – 10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total





Have a FAB-O HUMP day and I have a super sweet gingham card that will make you smile…the next time I blog! I was super happy with the end result that I went ahead and did that (4) thing that I shared that I do….and made it in different color combos!





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