Saturday, March 5, 2016


Linda's cards  ©Stampin' Up!

HELLO SUNSHINE is a perfect sentiment for so many cards, but it is not the one my friend Linda and I chose from the February Paper Pumpkin kit we played with today.  The kit itself contained every thing we needed to make 3 full-sized cards each of 3 designs. 

Trish's cards ©Stampin' Up!

There are lots of posts floating around about the kit itself, but my post today is about what we created from the leftovers. We created our own background mat using kit stamps and Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss ink pads on Whisper White card stock, layering onto either Pool Party or Pear Pizzazz card bases.  We enjoyed doing the kit cards, but these cards had both of us doing our our happy dance and looking forward to what awaits us in our March kits!

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Happy stampin' !

Friday, January 29, 2016

Vivid Vases

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   Watercoloring is one of my favorite ways to add color to a card.  And there are so many ways within that technique   Here I stamped Vivid Vases onto watercolor paper using Stazon Jet Black ink pad.  The vases were each given a swash of Watercolor Wonder crayon (retired). Using an Aqua Painter, the color was diluted and moved around to fill the image.  Additional layers of color were added while the paper was still wet to add depth.  Using a Blender Pen, I picked up color from the bottom of the crayons and filled in the flowers and leaves. Mount up using the card stock and designer paper that suits you. Done!   Quick and easy!

Friday, January 8, 2016

KEEPING UP TO DATE with Paper Pumpkin

It is no secret that I am a delighted Paper Pumpkin subscriber. It’s like a workshop that comes to me via USPS.   Each month’s kit is always a surprise, and I am never disappointed. Even when the project is something other than cards.  Like the one my Pumpkin Pal Linda and I completed Saturday.  We had such a good time, and can hardly wait for the next kit to arrive. 

Stamp with Trish   Image ©Stampin' Up!

 How sweet is this!  12 monthly calendar pages, now ready for display using the easel that came in the kit or for giving. OR (and this thought just came to me!) mount each one onto a card front for an instant birthday card.  Hooyah!
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is the perfect time to sign up.  Each month’s box containers everything you need to make a great project, except adhesive – and even then there are often glue dots included.  Some of my favorite stamps set have come in Paper Pumpkin kits. 

Why not visit to purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription and earn 1 free product from the Sale-a-bration catalog?  There’s no time like the present to check it out.

Stampin' happy!

 Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Snowy Owl punch art

Happy New Year, one and all.

Today's share:

Stamp with Trish/ Image ©Stampin'Up!
                         Snowy Owl Punch Art Gift Bag
Gather your circle framelits and punches to create this honey of a no-stamping project.

Mount on Sketched Dots Tag-a-Bag gift bag and fill with your favorite goodie for to let that certain someone know how special they are.

Hint:  want a touch of glitz?  Using just the tip of the Tree Punch, fashion a beak out of Gold Glimmer Paper.

A fun project for any time of year.

May your upcoming days be filled with every good thing, and may you have many opportunities to use your crafting skills to bring joy to others.