Weekend…bring it on!


Can you believe that the weekend is here already and this weekend is the "kick off" for the Summer to officially begin! Time flies!!!

Here is another sneak peak of a NEWBIE stamp set that will be in the new upcoming catalog, you can click here to see the earlier post this week using it!

My goal is to showcase with you many different ways that you can use a stamp set so you can really get the best bang for your buck!


This card is a one layer card and I will share with you bullet points to make this. Remember to think out if the box – this was a fun card to put together and I just allowed the sentiment to shine!

  • Stamp the sentiment and the flowers on a piece of whisper white. (I used the memento black – just love that ink pad as it always gives such a crisp stamp!)
  • Using the circle framelits and Big Shot, cut out the stamped image.


  • Use the Aqua Painters and use the cucumber crush and daffodil delight…add some fun color. When you do a minimal amount of coloring like I did here today, you can easily get by without using watercolor paper!
  • Run a piece of white that is 1/4" smaller than the base through the big shot with the fun polka dots embossing folder.
  • Cut a hole out of the embossed piece using the circle framelits.


  • Make a green "ring" with the circle framelits (remember, you just use (2) of the framelits….easy!)
  • Using the 3/4" punch , make lots of punches using the NEW In Color Envelope Paper and adhere these fun dots on the embossed image…(this paper is a dream, it is super light weight and sooooo easy for lining envelopes – the price is great as well = a win = win!!!)


  •  Envelope Liner Framelits to the rescue to give that classic finished touch that we all love!


 To me, this is a FUN card! What do you think? The color, Cucumber Crush just screams being happy and who wouldn't love receiving this?

This was like a puzzle to put together and it was FUN to do, every element just fit into the cut circle of the white embossed piece….presto! – No dimensionals today but the POP of fun color of the circles makes the WOW happen!

In the next week I will be doing a fun post listing the "must haves" of staples that we need to have handy to make put crafting process smooth sailing and then when the new catalog comes out…I will add to the list! We have some new "speed products" coming out that I think make doing what we do much easier!

Thank for popping in….be safe if you are traveling….I'm doing the happy dance as peep James is coming home for the weekend! Please remember that if you are ordering from my site, please use the hostess code of K3VX2TKD  – this is good until the end of the month, one person will win the hostess earnings.

I hope that you will be able to pop in over the weekend for my (2) day post that you all seem to enjoy!


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PPA Sketch Day!


Good Thursday! It is time for a Pals Paper Art Challenge and today is a sketch Challenge that the super talented Kerry Willard Bray came up with! I love it as it is super simple and straight forward! HINT-HINT….for those of you that have been missing my personal Monday challenges..how about trying this one today!

Here you go…fun – right?

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Confession time again….the sentiment came from the stamp set Guy Greetings Stamp Set. I was on the fence about this stamp set as I was waiting to see if it was being carried over and once I saw that it was….BINGO – I made the investment as it is a great masculine stamp set…(Something that we do not seem to have to many of)

I should have known better as Stampin' Up! has this stamp set in all 3 mounts! I personally prefer the photopolymer as it is a cinch to see through but I know that we all have our own personal preferences.


I do not think that you need me to figure out this card…but the layout is a keeper and I would "file it in you memory bank"…you can see that this is a super quick card with minimal product.


Do you see something new? The cute border that I stamped on either side of the sentiment is a sneak peak from a new stamp set called, Bohemian Borders. I have blogged before that do not underestimate the fun and wow a simple border can make. Not only are thy great "fillers" – they are super easy.


The Maritime DSP was the fun for the day and remember it is on the weekly deals this week – this is a simply classic pack of paper with just amazing patterns and colors.


I added some fun on the front of the envelope and it was super easy to do, no Stamp-a-ma-jig necessary as I could see right through the stamps…and presto – a fun envelope front!

I am sure that whomever receives this would have no clue what was inside…this would be a great card to thank someone….for a great friend –



Please pop over to the Pals Paper Art site to see what the other designers came up with and then go to it…take the challenge and have fun…if you do not have the hexagon punch, no worries – just make a substitution of a circle of square.

Thanks for popping in, please share my blog and stampin' fun with your family and friends and do not forget that if you are placing an order, please use the hostess code of K3VX2TKD. This code is good through May 31st and one person will be able to reap the benefits!

Enjoy this day…and until tomorrow!

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Sweet & Fun…


Would you have a smile on your face if you received this card? I sure would for several reasons…

  • Love the Sentiment
  • Love the Colors
  • Love the Dots
  • Love the Layout…Simple & Clean!

Well…this card is a sneak peak from the upcoming new catalog and this stamp set is called Friendly Wishes…and it has wonderful and fresh sentiments.


When I was trying to decide what to blog about today something POPPED out to me and said DO IT…I get emails and comments often about my DOTS! You know that I love DOTS that I make myself…but look – this stamp set has a stamp that is 6 DOTS IN A ROW!


I did use my Stamp a ma jig (as it is my friend and it helps the type A in me) and I was just tickled with making a border out of DOTS from a stamp!

I couldn't resist that I carried the theme across the front of the envelope and added a simple heart that is also in the stamp set just so you could get a feel of how long the DOT stamp it! Woot-woot!


Confession time  = I ADORE the new Banner Triple Punch that will be available on June 2nd…and you are going to love it as well as having a speed tool like a punch makes us happy = it is that simple!

Another confession = I am going to really….really miss the All Abloom Paper Stack…the colors are just fabulous and it is on the bye-bye list and it is just  $3.48, remember to check out the retiring products and especially the accessories as they are just while supplies last!


Look at the print of the DSP and do you see the scattered DOTS? This was another reason why I thought that this paper, the sentiments and the DOTS were a total win-win!

I know that everyone is getting excited for the new catalog and I just cannot wait to hold the new goodies in my hand!

Are you itching as well? Please do not forget that you can order the new products that are available on the preorder….pick $125.00 worth of products and just pay $99.00 and it ships for free.


Stampin' Up! is allowing us to share with you these PDF's so you can see first hand in how you can get your hands on these goodies now and then be able to turn around and place a one time 30% off discount when the catalog goes live….or if you just wish to get the kit and do nothing – that's great as well!

Please feel free to email me and I can help you with great picks to get to that $125.00 mark…..just think – you'll get the new goodies now…..get $26.00 in free product and then save more as it ships for free!

Click here to get going…you will not regret it as there is nothing to regret….as the saying goes…"Try it  – you might like it"!! If you just want the great sale…that is "Just Fine" with me as I will be here and we will always be friends!


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Tuesday are great….


Have you ever received a unexpected surprise that made you say…"That was great"! Well, this is what I felt when I walked in the door Sunday night…my Paper Pumpkin was here!

Click here to see the super cute and short video showcasing this months kit and then below you will see my kit put together with some tips!

Before I go on…..PLEASE remember to use this hostess code (K3VX2TKD) if you are placing an order. This hostess code is good through May 31st and please do not worry if you ordered and forgot the code – "I've got your back" – I called Stampin' Up! and made sure that it was placed on….this way – one lucky person will win the hostess credit!!! Here it is – K3VX2TKD

I usually do not blog about paper Pumpkin….and I do not know why….but after my long drive home I saw the famous box on the kitchen counter and I could not resist….out came the scissors and I just needed to dive into it and I am glad that I did!

I am the very 1st to realize that many of you are skeptical of signing up for Paper Pumpkin…and "I get it" but it is an opportunity for you to get a taste of "me time" with a fun box delivered to your door! If you click here, you will see a great group of ideas that others have created with their Paper Pumpkin Kits on Pinterest!

Right now you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and save 50% off for you first 2 months…

There are a couple of things/perks that I love about the Paper Pumpkin program…

  • It is a fabulous price point to see if it is something that you will enjoy, it is regularly $19.95 per month  but for NEW Paper Pumpkin customers, their first 2 months will be 50% off
  • You can stop at anytime if you find that it is not for you.
  • If you are a Paper Pumpkin customer, you will be able to have the opportunity to purchase past kits and/or refills if they are available!

For example, I ADORE the December 2014 kit….All Shook Up Kit – this kit was all about shaker cards and it is one fabulous set….if you are a Paper Pumpkin Customer, you will be able to go back and order past kits (if they are available – and this is right now) and if you already have the kit, you can order refills (like this one for just $7.95) – WOWZERS…that is 9 cards that you can make!

  • If you want to suspend your subscription a month….no worries – just contact Paper Pumpkin and request to be skipped a month, sooo easy!
  • These make great gifts as you can purchase a subscription for someone…what a great gift!
  • Because everything is on one cute little box, these make a great "me time" for you and some friends  = a great way to have fun and be able to create!

Let's get to May's Kit…you can see that this is a super cute one and if it is offered as a refill, YOU BET that I  will take advantage of ordering more. I think that this is just one adorable kit !

I thought that I would show you all of the stamps that came in the kit…are these great or what! So darn practical and I am over the moon with the balloon stamp as it is really (2) stamps, the balloon and then the string. I know that it is so simple to draw a string…but you bet that I will use this for "string" for other cards (like yesterdays card it would be adorable to have the Bear hold some balloons and mask off the flower etc…


Below is a card made up right from the directions in the kit and then the next one you can see that I stepped it up a very little bit by adding Daffodil Delight Paper behind the band and sentiment. A super fast touch!



Here you can see them side by side and you simply could not go wrong with either one! This is a super cute card and don;t you love the sentiment with the fun squiggles…

You will get (6) of these cards in the kit.


 Let's talk FUN….let's talk about these super cute gift bags! You will get (4) of these. I did the same thing as above. The first picture is made right from the directions and then the next one is stepped up ever so slightly. 




 Side by Side you can see that they are both super fun. (the paper is super heavy – making it a very sturdy bag). I stamped on the balloons with the stamp that is in my "go to" stamp Set, Petal Potpourri.

The kit comes with yellow tissue and the (2) balloons are cut out of the bag…I just took a piece of daffodil delight paper and stamped it and then adhered it to the bag from the inside.

I think I am going to use one of the balloons as a stencil to make more balloons in other paper. I love the size and shape of the Coral Balloon.


Well…there you go in a nutshell….scoop on the Paper Pumpkin program. You can see that you have nothing to loose and with it being 50% off for your first (2) months….I say – GO FOR IT and try it, if you do not care for it…no biggie whatsoever.

Remember, once you sign up, you can go back and order past kits/refills if they are available. (This is only a perk for Paper Pumpkin customers so you can see it is worth it)

Have questions…please feel free to email me or leave a comment and I will be happy to answer them for you. Stampin' Up! wants this to be easy for you and so do I. Remember to put SAVE50 in the promo code when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin! CLICK HERE and get started…you will not regret it!

We cannot forget the weekly deals – click here for the deals this week – a great opportunity for you to get goodies for 25% off! WOOT-WOOT!



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SIngle Stamps are keepers!


One thing I love is a single stamp! I am super happy that this fun stamp is being carried over into the new catalog. It is a “feel-good…instant smile stamp” The other thing that I like about the particular stamp is that you can use several different techniques when using it.

The stamp is appropriately called Kind Koloa  and he is just too darn cute. Today I am showing you the easiest way to used it…a simple color with the Aqua Painter. (I must apologize that I took the picture too soon as the water-coloring did not get time to dry and it looks a bit splotchy) but guess what – IT IS HANDMADE!


This would also be a great stamp to practice paper piecing…or you could heat emboss it as well. Sometimes I think that we get "stuck" on just stampin'…and forget about other options…I will use this stamp in another way like I mentioned to show you the possibilities.


It has been ages…AGES – since I have used Crumb Cake and please do not forget that the crump cake comes in the note card size, this is what I used today!

Today I also used the water color paper and the Aqua Painters! They are so much fun to play with and I suggest that you throw away all expectations that you have one yourself and just GO FOR IT! I am not 100% happy with my coloring but…what the heck – I did it and it made me smile!


I touched on this yesterday and I am going to do so again today! In the new catalog there is a SUPER DUPER new punch that is a must have….true we could do it the good old fashion way but having a punch that will cut a banner in 3 different widths – its a total WOOT-WOOT….a true time saver!

The one punch will allow you to make a banner in 1", 1 1/2" or 2" – in any length that you need for your projects – a quick press and PRESTO a perfect banner!


This little guy is just adorable and you could also "mask off" the sentiment and change it up -hmmm….maybe I should do this for you!

I did a bunch of driving this weekend but it was well worth it – a fun weekend but I must admit, when I drive I start to think of card layouts….so let's hope that my mind will talk to my hands and provide you with some great projects!

Thanks for popping in and let's all have a great week! Please pop back tomorrow to see the NEW offerings of the weekly deals!

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