Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cheers to Mixed Drinks!

Cheers to Mixed Drinks!!

SO for some reason, I was WIDE AWAKE at 2am this morning!  UGH!!  There was NO way I was going to fall back to sleep, so I made some coffee, place an SU! order and got to playing with the Mixed Drinks stamp set I bought a month ago!!  LOL  

As I was looking at all the YUMMY drink images, I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with them.  THAT'S when it came to me....  this would make a PERFECT random stamped background!  WOO HOO!!  I got busy stamping all the glasses and filled them in with Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach.  After that, I stamped out the orange slice, the cherry and finally the lime.  PERFECT!!

Whisper White CS - 4 1/4 x 11 (scored at 5 1/2), 3 3/4 x 5, 2 1/8 x 3/4 (banner), 2 3/8 Circle, scraps to stamp glasses on.
Pear Pizzazz CS - 4 x 5 1/4
Peekaboo Peach CS - 1 x 2 1/4 (banner)
Watermelon Wonder CS - 2 3/4 Scalloped Circle

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

I hope this inspires you to create your OWN background papers!!  It's SO much fun!!

Happy Stampin' Up!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mojo Monday 476 - Spread the Love

Spread the Love - Mojo Monday 476

Oh my goodness!!  I just can't get enough of the Jar of Love stamp set with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies!!  These, combined with the A Little Foxy papers, are SO bright and cheery!  

This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge is a square card.  I made mine 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, so it would fit in a regular envelope.  I LOVE this size and EVERY time I make them, I tell myself I need to make more of this size!  lol

It's really hard to tell from the top photo, but I used the Clear Wink of Stella on each of the little hearts.  Because I wasn't adding any other "bling" to the card, I had to add it somewhere!  I just can't make a card without SOME kind of bling!  lol


Whisper White CS - 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4), 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, scraps for med. jar and jar lid.
Smokey Slate CS - 2 7/8 x 2 7/8
Pool Party CS, 2" Scalloped Circle Framelit, hearts
Calypso Coral - scraps for hearts
A Little Foxy DSP - Calypso Coral Wood Grain; 4 x 4, Multi-colored dots; 2 3/4 x 2 3/4

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

If you would like to create this card, make sure to check out the "supply list" at the bottom of the supplies used, for a downloadable, printable instruction sheet.  

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Hope this has inspired you to play along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week and make a fun square card!!

Happy Stampin' Up!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Set of 3 Cards

SO I sat down this morning to play with the Perfect Pines Die Set that I ordered a couple of weeks ago.  I challenged myself to use ONLY the dies to create the trees on the cards, mainly because I purchased the dies to go with my Foxy Friends stamp set and didn't want to use 2 stamp sets on this project.  

Let me tell you, I had a BLAST coming up with different ways to make these trees!!  Please forgive the photos.  I am TRYING to take "good" pics, but they keep falling a bit short of being just "ok".  I ended up taking them outside and setting them on my front porch and actually liked the way they turned out!  lol  The pic on the top turned out pretty good, so I went ahead and used it.  

Whisper White CS - 5 /12 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4), 4 x 5 1/4, scraps for 3 trees
Garden Green CS - two pieces of 2 x 4 1/4 (for hills)

Garden Green CS - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score at 4 1/4)
Whisper White CS - 4 x 5 1/4, scraps for trees, ornaments and snow drifts
Doily from Stitched with Cheer Project Kit
Banner from Stitched with Cheery Project Kit

Cherry Cobbler CS - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4)
Whisper White CS - 4 x 5 1/4
Garden Green CS - scraps for trees
Banner from Stitched with Cheer Project Kit
Doily from Stitched with Cheer Project Kit

Make sure to check out the "Supply List" at the bottom of the pics of the products I used to create these cards for a FREE downloadable and printable instruction sheet!!  

The Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set AND Stitched with Cheer Project Kit are in the Extravaganza sale till the 28th!!  Make sure to stop over to my website to check out the AWESOME deals going on!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Hope this inspires you to get out your framelits and just play with them, even if you don't have a stamp set that coordinates with them!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 475 - Let it Snow!

Let it Snow with Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 475

How's this for a change??  Trying out some new things that I am HOPING will help improve my blogging for the better!  LOL  I started my blog in November of 2008, which seems like FOREVER ago!  When I first started, I really had NO idea what I was doing.  I was just excited to share my cards, pages and 3D projects that I was creating.  I really wasn't consistent, nor did I give really any "official" instructions on how to make my projects.  

but NOW.... Not only am I going to SHOW you my projects, I am going to tell you how to MAKE them as well!!  WOO HOO!!  I will include a PDF with each post that will give you the cutting dimensions for the project that I am featuring.  If I have a special technique, or something that requires more information, I will include that as well.  There is also a complete list of supplies that I used on the project.

Card Measurements: 

Basic Gray CS - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored @ 4 1/4), 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 
Soft Sky CS - 3 x 4, 1 x 3 1/2 
Chevron DSP - 4 x 5 1/4 
Whisper White CS - 2 3/4 x 3 3/4, scraps for snowmen and their accessories 

It's hard to see from this photo, but I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the raised, embossed areas of the Whisper White. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the hat and bow tie on the snowmen. I love how it adds just a bit of shimmer and sparkle to the card. After all, snow does sparkle when it has freshly fallen!

Stampin' Up! Supplies List

If you click on the "Supply List" link, it will bring up a PDF file that includes the cutting dimensions for the card.  I would LOVE some feedback on what you think of the format of the PDF.  Do you want complete instructions on how to create the card OR leave it as it is?  You can download and print the instructions for use later OR just visit my blog and it will be linked to this post.  

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Hope this inspires you to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch this week!  

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Extravaganza Sale!!

It's that time of the year again at Stampin' Up!  Now through November 28th, you can save 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% off your favorite products!!  PLUS there is an additional FLASH sale on November 28th that you are NOT going to want to miss out on!!  Check back on the 28th for a complete list of items available that day....

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