No worries…Easter comes EVERY YEAR!



Hello and I hope that you had a HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER!


I know this idea is late…

but read on and you can see how I will send you one…

plus a template for the future!


I know, I know….Easter is now over and I told you that I had a SUPER CUTE Easter project for you and even though the day is over….guess what – WE WILL HAVE EASTER NEXT YEAR!

Last week was a ZOOMER for us! We celebrated many HAPPY THINGS….the END of TAX SEASON…John’s BIRTHDAY and yep – EASTER! I had all of these pictures ready to share before Easter but that darn TIME THING with having to hen peck my way with the computer….got me!

I LOVE TO CREATE AND SHARE…but that typing up and editing always get to me….but the GREAT NEWS is…Easter will be here again next year and trust me, you want to make these as they are just a crowd please!






Yep, this one is a keep and I totally encourage you to make up one regardless if you have the sweet Reester Bunny….(they’ll be back as well next year). I made up SOOOOOO many of these gems and each and every person that received them just adored them!

I know that many of you do not care for 3D Projects but I say….pretty please with sugar on top…..give it a try!?!? I think as the saying goes….try it, you might like it! They are addictive to make and I cannot wait to shower you with pictures!

Where did the idea come from….SIMPLE – I cased and tweaked it from the one and only….PAPER PIXIE – Julie DiMatteo. If you are not familiar with Julie’s work…YOU NEED TO as she is not only super talented…but she is truly one of the most special young Mom’s I know. I can remember back when Julie became a SUD and how she was working so hard for table decorations for an event…..she was soooo tired but still had that wonderful smile on her face and that twinkle in her eye…she is just the best!






The GREAT NEWS is that I will be sharing with you the video that Julie made with the Reester Bunnies….but when I went to make them they were WEE BITTY ONES and I had already purchased these that I am showcasing!

Natural to Julie’s style…she helped me with the measurements to make it work for this guy! I honestly thought to myself….heck – those little ones are not even a full bite….let’s BEEF IT UP….so here you go……Julie’s Video and then after that I have all of the measurements for you to make it the size of mine!

PLEASE DO NOT LET this template sheet intimate you when you watch the video…it is not scary at all – TRUST ME and also I will share with you some tips and tricks that I used to make dozens of these little Bunny Men!

You better grab this Gingham Paper and the Punches….as YEP – they are on the WALK THE PLANK LIST….. (the links are at the end of the post) We do have some gingham coming out in the new catalog….but NOTHING LIKE THIS wonderful collection….this is a KEEPER!






Now for my tips and measurements for you! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions…they really are super easy to make and the end result is just adorable! I had shown them some of my stampin’ friends…and they liked them – but when they saw them in person – THEY LOVED THEM…..just too darn tootin’ cute!


  • Cardstock needed for Box – 7 1/8″ X 8 3/4″

Score on ALL 4 Sides at 1/2″, 1 1/8″. 1 5/8″ and 2 1/4″

On the Short Side (7 1/8″ side) score at 2 3/4″ & 4 3/8″ just to the 2nd scored line and then ROTATE it to the other 7 1/8″ side and do it again! When you watch Julie do it – it will make perfect sense and trust me….once you do a couple – this whole scoring thing is a breeze!


  • Cardstock needed for the Belly Band – 7 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

Score at 1 5/8″ & 2 1/4″ and then ROTATE it and do it again!


  • The Gingham is 2 1/2″ X 4″ and that will fit right between the score lines – adhere.


  • Using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch…Center it and punch out. It is AMAZING as this little guy fits perfectly and there is no guessing where exactly to punch the hole!!! I WAS DOING THE HAPPY DANCE WHEN I FIGURED THIS OUT!


  • As you can see in the photos…I took a coordinating cardstock color and popped out a ring to dress up the front a bit and that was super easy as I 1st used the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and then went over top that with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and PRESTO… works like a charm and SOOOOO FAST – this is where the punches are so much easier to use than the circle dies/big shot!


  • I also used a retired wee little flower to add some bling around the edges and used a white gel pen to make a quick accent. Using a simple glue dot did the trick and I am sure that you have something in  your stash that you could use if you do not have this punch!


THAT’S the SCOOP on how I took Julie’s original design of the mini reester bunny and made it to fit this guy! It is just the sweetest and I cannot tell you the rave comments I received from the people I gave them to!









You can see clearly that you can use any color scheme but to me, this gingham is just the sweetest and again….it IS BEING RETIRED so I would snag some! FYI….I ordered more of the Gingham this morning and it says that it is on backorder… I KEPT it on my order as I really wanted it….

The best part is…you can keep the container and re-use it next year (that is if you can get it back from the person) but would you like to have one yourself? I cannot give you the Bunny as I bet they are already sold out from Easter Candy Clearance….but I sure would love to send you the sweet 3D project and also a TEMPLATE for you to have.

If you are anything like me…then having a template will help you in the future! I sure hope that you have a notebook and take time to write down ideas that you like to refer back to. We always say – I’LL REMEMBER…and then YEP – we waste a bunch of time surfing around trying to find it!


How do you this FREEBIE from ME?


Well easy – …shop with me this week….if you shop with me from today thru Friday the 26th and spend $50.00 + I will gladly send you this decorated cutie PLUS the template already scored for you to have on hand for the future!




and also you have the enormous amount of retired products that need to find a new home! Below you will see the specific items used for this project for you to check and see if you have…and then if not – I would get them….as they are all basics….and you know how I love my basics!





Remember, if your order is $75.00+ with me…I will also send you the incentive for the month which is yep, another BASIC – a roll of Tear N Tape…call me simple but then call me practical! I know the things we all use and need! Please add the hostess code of UCWS9WDP to you order. (you will always fin the hostess code and incentive on my side bar of my blog.

Let’s have a great week and I think that is is super fair to say…..SPRING is here! We have been BLESSED with some amazing weather….so much so – I am hitting the publish button to go outside to have a date with the weeds!

Thanks for popping in and if you have a chance – please leave me a comment….I would love to hear how you liked this little dude!!!! Julie is the BEST….she sure does make me smile!

p.s. – If you are wondering where that sweet sentiment came from…??? It is from a My Favorite Things Stamp but we all know that there are other options that Stampin’ Up! has that would work. 🙂








Thursday 3-D fun…SUPER cute!

Where has this week gone? My intentions were to be the driver on the Birthday Bus of inspiration but that darn time thing always gets me!

I have so many projects ready to rumble…and I have even taken the photos but the editing and just sitting down and typing is what takes up a bunch of time and truth be told….I am a go-go -go kinda gal and the minute I stop and sit….I FALL ASLEEP! I am sure that there are many of you that can relate to that!

Oh well…there will always be another blog post…and we all know that there will always be more Birthdays so hang tight as I will share them with you! As for the BLOG CANDY….no worries on that front too…as I always love to have blog candy and I will do that as well!

Whew….I have a cutie for you today – this week it is the super talented Debbie Henderson’s turn to share her 3-D talent and get ready for a ….jaw dropping….WOW! Is this adorable or what!!!! ENJOY!








I told you that it is fun…..and I am sure that you are just like me…smiling from ear to ear! I am ALWAYS so AMAZED at the talent people have with coming up with these great ideas! The cup part is using the Sweet Cuts from the Occasions Catalog…I do not have any right now but they are on order and making there way to Randall Lane!

I like the fact that they have a top to it making it a super fun way to “gift” a goodie! I am all about having a “supply of smile makers on hand” – that’s what I refer to as products that all we need to do is add some “fru-fru” and gift it away!







When you see and print off the free PDF that Debbie has for you…you can easily use so many products that you already have to pull off the effect of the project! I will say…punches make a project like this soooooooo much faster and I encourage you to look and see what you have and then play and have fun!

When I saw this project….I thought – wouldn’t this be adorable if you but a “CHICK”  on the top and then keep the eggs in the cup! When I get my order of the cups….I am going to give it a try!






Before I get to the PDF….I want you to think about something I say and share often on my blog….and it is this….


It’s all about the details…the little simple touches….


As in my simple eyes…these letting extra touches and details that we put into something as simple as dressing up some Easter Candy – DOES make a difference and the best part…you will have joy inside when you create it and then it will even grow bigger and bigger when you give it to someone special!

As my Mom always said…it’s those little things that make a difference….and you know what – her wise words were SOOOOOO RIGHT! I am the Queen of gifting the “little things” that make someone smile….as it is NOT about how much it costs….IT’S ABOUT THE THOUGHT….everyone like to feel special!!!



Cadbury Treat Sweet Cup





Have a GREAT weekend and remember…..the hour glass has turned for Sale-A-Bration to be over…..YIKES  – that calendar is on a ROLL!





DIY EASTER fun that will be a huge hit!



Good Morning and I have a SUPER fun post for you today. I am warning you….I have a ton of pictures for you today. I think pictures are a huge help in seeing projects. I have been working on my photography so much over the past months to deliver to you clean and crisp images and wouldn’t you know…today of ALL days….I think my pictures are a mid-grade C+.

I was sad as I have worked very hard on this project as you know that I love to do FUN things for Holidays and this post….YEP – it is a super fun one that can be used ANYTIME of the year……hang tight, you will see what I mean. Today I am focusing on Easter with bunnies driving the Pick up Truck but think out of the box…..would this just be an adorable Graduation Gift to give to someone?

I can see it with a pun of… “your adventure awaits…….best of luck” and roll up money and stack it in the back of the pick up! I just LOVE this idea! I think I am going to do something like that for the “pet sitters” we need from time to time……wouldn’t this just be super adorable!






Before we get going….I need to share with you where I got this idea…..and before I get to that – I would like to address the one thing that I hear over and over again – “I am not creative…..or…..I just CASE things from pinterest because I can not think of anything…..or…..I would never know how to do that….” Do these sound familiar?????? (let’s be honest….)

Well – there are many and I mean many times that I feel the same way but guess what…??? – We are human and with that said…we are here to help each other and to learn.

I learned about these SUPER ADORABLE PICK-UP TRUCKS from another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Blog Post. Yep, that’s right…..I totally CASED this project and I am sharing and hoping that you will enjoy it…..make it….and share it. To me, that’s what it is all about! I made some changes and I will let you know about them but honestly….the PDF will be a huge help.

I saw this idea on Sarah Will’s Blog…..and the minute I saw this…I PERKED UP as I thought that it was just adorable! It was made by Twila Davis and she was so kind to have a PDF of instructions… you see…that whole thing of “PAY IT FORWARD”….it really does happens and that makes my heart skip a beat! (thank youTwila and Sarah….this is a great project)





I went to town being a Mechanic and I now have a whole fleet of Pick-Up Trucks on Randall Lane ready to roll out the door to make my loved ones smile! These guys actually hold a bunch…and they are just so much fun to make up!

When I saw this idea I thought about making Jeanie one for her Birthday (pst….IT’S TODAY) as she is always making the most unique projects (and she knows that I am so challenged with following directions) so….here you go – this is Jeanie’s Birthday Truck!





I had an idea of stuffing the truck with critters and sweets….as this kinda sums me up… Jeanie always gets cracked up with my life happenings with animals. I have a memory of Jeanie hopping in my Pick Up Truck with the Horse Trailer and we drove to find this place that was going to work on the trailer. We laughed and laughed as Jeanie was quite impressed with how I handled the “rig” and I can still see her smile and expression of…..this is fun truckin’ with you!

The below stamp set, We Must Celebrate was just PERFECT for this project! I have blogged with this stamp set and if you remember, I did “surgery” to the critters….yep….out came the scissors and the were separated right on Randall Lane. It was a successful surgery and now I can just stamp them one at a time or if I wish, I can group them back together! I know that some of you cringe with this….but there are times that I just DO IT!







I used my Stampin’ Blends to color my friends and secured them with a glue dot to the truck. Glue Dots are a HUGE help with the “crafting thing that we do” – I would always recommend have 2 boxes of them as the minute you run out…who wants to wait to get them!

The other key Adhesive for making this project is Tear & Tape. You need a STRONG adhesive when you make 3-D’s. This too is another thing that you need 2 rolls of – a back up is always a necessity with our adhesives! I use this for my envelopes all of the time (the 1/4″ strip) and another “get into the habit” of using product!

You can see in the pictures that the shy is the limit to having fun with colors….remember, no rules here other than to HAVE FUN! For those of you that sigh when Stampin’ Up! In Colors leave our line of paper, USE IT UP making trucks….as the saying goes….KEEP ON TRUCKIN’!






Remember to refer to the amazing PDF but in the picture below you will see some changes that I made and some tips. I am just so thankful that Twila was so kind to share these amazing instructions!

I find it helpful to make one and have all of the cut lines finished and scored etc….and I keep that as a template so when I want to go back and be a mechanic later…I can use the template to get the old brain fired up!






You saw in her directions that she used a border punch to give the cab of the truck some fun….but I figured that many of you might not have that so I did a “plan B” for you….this project uses the “BASICS” and I figure that if you are on my blog today, than you know that I love and work from the basics. I scored.

I found (personally preference) that I needed more room for the bunny and I did not find the need to make a seat for him. In the above picture you see that I scored the (2) areas for some texture and on the finished truck, it does add a nice flair. If you look closely you will see that the front piece is a wee bit shorter that the “outside arms” on the front. (look at the picture…you just want to score the (2) piece front & back where the arrows are)

The front gets 3 score lines and the back gets 4 score line….then you cut one of the score lines OFF. (I figured that it was easier for you to cut a straight line following the score line)






Once you get rollin’ and “get it” they go fast. TRUST ME…..please leave me a comment if you need further help….. I also found (just like I do with cards) that mass producing is the way I roll. I have many, many cabs already made….and then next time I sit and play…I will make the beds of the trucks etc.

I do want to say that I have a Scan & Cut….yep, Santa was good to me and I used it to cut out my critters but you know that the good old fashion way of fussy cutting works too! Paper Snips are the BEST! I am still learning the ins and outs of the Scan & Cut but fortunately many of my teams members have them so we chat about our victories as well as the frustrations of learning how to use it!







After I made over a dozen of these guys and AFTER I took the pictures….I realized that I forgot to put the lights on the trucks! SILLY SUSAN…..I will go back and add them with a simple glue dot! You can see in the line up of products that I used (3) different circle punches…..hmmmmm…..funny – we have been talkin’ about punches lately and SEE – this is a GREAT example of how having the basic punches in your stash becomes a lifesaver!

I rarely use enamel accents….why, I am not sure as I just forget about them….but they did make the wheels smile a bit! Just look at what you have and go to town! If I had the time I was thinking of doing a white truck and have small flowers stamped and colored all over it – how cute would that be!







WHEW…this is SUPER LONG and I am sorry…..but I just wanted you to get the whole idea! I DO hope that yo make these – they are simply the cutest.  They are super sturdy (from the cardboard) and they will make you smile each and every time you see them sitting at your desk.

I have 3-d’s all on a shelf in my work area and they all have a special meaning to me….I still think the “sheep” steals the show for me. Mary Anne made that for me many years ago and I smile each and every time I see him! One of these trucks is going to New Jersey to her home as this was perfect timing as she just redeemed some of her Paw Print Rewards from me and chose this stamp set…..We Must Celebrate as her freebie!






Have a FABULOUS DAY and I hope that this not only made you smile….that it inspired you to make one….(or many!!!!) Please feel free to leave a comment and/or email me if you have any questions about making them.

A HUGE thank you to Sarah and Twila for the inspiration…..this is what I love about Stampin’ Up…sharing and paying it forward. We all CASE….and that is just perfect. I always like to think of it like a recipe.

How many times to you like something, ask for the recipe and make it? Do you feel bad about making it?….the answer is probably NO and I think of creating the same way…..CASEING is fine….we all learn from others, just thank them….perhaps add some of your own touches….and be happy!






You still have time….




I know that this Sunday is Easter but you can still make this adorable card and when you break it down into steps…it is a fun one to do a mass production line. At the end of the post you will see all of the products that I used and you can click on them to see all of the specifics of the products….the reason that I am pointing this out to you is that there might be products that you do not have but no worries…you can substitute with others….hang tight, I’ll explain!

The star of the show is the HANDS DOWN MUST HAVE SENTIMENT Stamp – Suite Sayings….even if you do not have this…use another Easter sentiment you might have….but I would purchase this set as it is filled with great sentiments that you will use all year long.




Here is the low down on the products that I used. I do hope that this is helpful for you and I encourage you to pin it to Pinterest for a reference for the future! You know that I LOVE polka dots…and this embossing folder is super fun.

I shared that you could make substitutions~  if you do not have all of the products….and you could easily use a plain overlay and then use the white gel pen to add some simple bling.




I did use the banners framelits to make the focal sentiment shine…you could easily cut that with the trimmer and a pair of scissors to make your own banner. The fun underneath the banner is a simple square with a mat!




Let’s chat about the flower and twine. I did use the botanical framlit and then the itty bitty accents punch but again, USE WHAT YOU HAVE…trust me….it will look great! I adore the bakers twine….to me it has attitude because I puled it through with the bees wax tip that I share 2 weeks ago….I love the straightness of it – just plain FUN!!!! The pearl in the center of the small flower is the classic touch to soften the flower!




You know…a fun envelope! The is 1/4″ strip of Blushing Bride and then the DSP is from the Birthday Bouquet DSP Collection…..Well…thoughts???? How do you like this layout? It is one that you could use for so many cards…it is fun yet still easy and clean.




Please let me know how you like it…I can’t believe that this Sunday is Easter……time is flying! I made this card and also the sheep card for my cards that I am sending…they are both simple and clean. I really encourage you to look at your supplies and see how you can use what you have to CASE projects.

I am the very first to realize that it takes time to build up your inventory and I just want you to know that there are other ways to achieve a similar end results. You know that I am all about the speed tools and I try to purchase practical products that will make me shine in a minimal amount of time.

Yesterday I was super productive but something strange happened….I ran out of ink in both of my white gel and black project life pen….2 staples that I use a bunch! There were 2 things that were super hard for me to do while away….mailings ~  as I did not have a printer and it was super hard not having all of my shipping supplies with me and also doing videos….so yesterday I sent out 27 mailings and filmed a video…..

Darn it is hard to get back in the swing….remember, it is Tuesday ~ time for a new batch of weekly deals…fingers crossed that there are some keepers to help you with an order before Sale~A~Bration ends…..yikes – it is right around the corner! See you tomorrow!


Step It Up Sunday!



Good Morning….sad news…Hannah and I went bowling on Friday night with a bunch of FUN people from the barn – it was FUN until the middle of the night….she had food poisoning and was not able to compete along with 4 others from the barn 🙁  I texted Tom at 5 a.m. and he said I was the 3rd that texted him…same thing – as Hannah says…..don’t eat pepperoni pizza from a Bowling Alley! I had the cheese and was fine!

She is rallying and hopefully good to go today to ride…. as she flies back to school today. Milo was the best nurse for her yesterday and when she was napping, I took a long bike ride – the weather was beautiful!




I am sooooooo glad that many of you loved the card yesterday! He is just too darn cute….you simply cannot go wrong with either one as after all – he steals the show! Think out of the box and you can easily use him for a baby card….(I’m doing that this week)




I basically did the same thing as yesterday but I let the Soft Sky be the focal color and used the square framelit to POP out a square and then stamped our little friend inside the square. The coloring is the same today – why change it ~ it works!

I also used the simply scored (something that I do often as it is so easy yet effective) and made (3) embossed lines on all 4 sides! Isn’t it amazing at how you can do something as simple as this but it gives a GREAT effect!




The other FUN FACTOR I did was the simple “fru-fru” in the corner! This is a super fun and easy way to “jazz” up a card and so simple! On Tuesday, I blogged about using Bees wax when using Bakers Twine. I hope that you try it as it is so easy and effective! In the below picture you can see it again! A great secret weapon!






You still have time to order this little gem – and with cards this easy… is a no brainer – simple works! As I said yesterday… can go ahead and put the card together and then once the stamp arrives….just pop it into place and you know what? You will smile! 🙂




I would be super proud to send this card out (and I intend to do so) as it is so classic! I am not sure which one I will make up in masses…I will let you help me….which one do you like! You are my BEST CRYSTAL BALL…and I value your comments and opinions!

I am going to try to SNEAK IN another post today, depending on how Hannah is etc….I feel so bad for her but she is a true trooper – she even went to the show yesterday….got on Stanley and rode a bit….came back and said, I just do not feel safe for me and Stanley….it truly is not worth taking a chance…..what a great young lady!

Until later….or tomorrow!!!!


It’s a PPA day!



Good Morning! It is time for another PPA Challenge and today it is a sketch challenge from the fabulous PAL….Nicole Watt! She has drummed up a fun sketch for us today! Please check out what the design team came up with and then play along!

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I know that there are many of you that enjoy the Monday fun we personally have…so why not try this! You have nothing to lose at all! If you need help with uploading your masterpiece, please email me, I will be happy to help!

Before we get going on today's post….I ask you honestly….do you know what stamp set these cute little chicks came from? Don't peek below at the scrolling list of fun ingredients….can you guess???


I was trying to find a small shape for the challenge and something that would come together in a jif….and BINGO – it popped right off the shelf into my arms….NUTS ABOUT YOU! It is from the Big Catalog and I bet that you never thought about using it for Easter!


The size of the card is a 4" X 6" card and then I matted it 1/4" smaller and then ran it through Mr. Big Shot (my main stampin' man) with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing  Folder (love it) and the rest is very straight forward!


I am super bummed that my pictures are not the best (darn, this is one thing that I struggle with) but trust me…in person it is super cute! I stamped the "chicks" in Crushed Curry and then matted them with the scallop punch in Wisteria Wonder!

One thing (well 2 things) that I love are the Expression Thinlits Dies (LOVE the sentiments) and also the Vanilla Coaster Board…I think adding the sentiment on the coaster board it the PERFECT "peanut butter and jelly" – I use the "green glue" and it works like a champ every time!


This was so easy to pull together, I know that it is not a WOW card, but it sure is a quick and cute card. I felt like the upper left corner needed a balance so a quick simple bow with the cotton ribbon did the trick!

Please do not be afraid to try "odd size cards" like this – they are super easy to make a custom envelope with the Punch Board…this dream gadget if just under $20.00 and it is a blessing (so are the DSP paper stacks)


Please have fun playing with this sketch and you know that you can email me and I will be happy to help you!

Tomorrow I have a FUN post for you….I am going to recap some of the Blog Candy answers and also….it's Spring so we need to do some SPRING SPRUCING UP!

The goodies that I used are scrollling below….SAB is coming to an end……and you all are the best!

Until tomorrow….

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