Wednesday, April 23, 2014


 Have you heard? This week (April 21st - April 25th) you can get FREE shipping on your Stampin' Up! order!! There is no minimum to purchase a little or a lot! Whatever works for you and your budget :D

Plus the retired list of stamps and accessories is out (you can see it HERE). The retired products are available through June 4th or while supplies last. Something new this year is that goes for stamps as well...once they are gone they are gone! So hurry and get your favorites now before it's too late!

I found inspiration for this card over on Pinterest. I loved how easy it was to create and that's it only uses one color (besides black). How cool would it be to have a set of these cards - one in each of the in colors...think Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush (which is pictured above). By putting "Pssst..." on the front it leaves the inside for many different options like birthday, thinking of you, your awesome, thank you, etc. I'm going to make them to give as gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used: Strawberry Slush ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Black cardstock, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad, Happy Watercolor Stamp Set. You can purchase these items and more at my site, HERE.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Treat Boxes

Sorry I've been MIA again - I have been so sick this year and I just couldn't seem to get over the infection. I finally went to an ENT on Thursday and found out that my sinus cavities below my eyes are compacted with junk. So I am now on 3 weeks of antibiotics and steroids. I go back in a month to see if we have finally cleared this crap up! At least I'm starting to feel somewhat like my old self. I have a little more energy (I'm sure it's due to the steroids, lol) which is a good thing. I am very behind on many many things so hoping I catch up soon. Here's to doing stuff one day at a time, right?!

So for stamp club in March we made these cute Easter Treat Boxes using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. There are so many wonderful things being made with that punch. It's a WONDERFUL investment that's for sure!

I then had to make some for an event I participated in. I had some with jelly beans in them and others with M&M's in them. I made like 10 and one lady purchased them all. I guess I should have made more, lol!

I used Eggstra Spectacular stamp set and Stampin' Write Markers to color in the images. It's such a cute fun set!

Of course I like variety so I made them using the Sweet Sorbet paper (which was a special during Sale-A-Bration) and matching cardstocks. I used Chevron Ribbon to tie the boxes shut with a little Whisper White Baker's Twine.

You can purchase supplies for this and other Stampin' Up! Products at my site here. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 24, 2014

More Fun Fold Cards

I thought I'd share a couple more cards from my Fun Folds class last Sunday. The above picture is a Tri-Shutter Card and you can find the directions on how to make one on SplitcoastStampers in their tutorial section. Although it looks complicated it's really not. Just a few score lines and two cut lines and it's done. The hardest part for me is remember how to fold each panel! The paper & stamp set I used for the Tri-Shutter card is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure which ends on March 31st! Just a few more days to get FREE product for every $50 you spend.

This next card I found somewhere on Pinterest but had to change a few things to get it to work for me. The original post that I had found was in a different language with odd measurements. The notches on the end were made with the Envelope Board. Kind of hard to tell but the flap on the other end has a small cut in it (made by a Deco Label Framelit) and is for a gift card. I wish I would have thought of putting one in a taking a picture. The band you see goes around the front and help holds it close.

I hope you've enjoyed the cards. You can buy supplies at my site HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hello Fun Fold Card

We are on Spring Break right now and although I'd hope to spend lots of time in my craft room it just hasn't happen. That's okay though since I have spent lots of time with Abby - making memories and hanging with friends. 

On Sunday I held a Fun Fold Card Class at my house and we had so much fun. This is one of the cards we made and I have to say it's also one of my favorites. There are two flaps - one is just a rectangle with two corners rounded; the other is a die cut using the Deco Label Framelits (largest die). Each are scored and the scored ends are "tucked" under the piece of Strawberry Slush Cardstock. 

This shows the flaps open. The flaps are held closed by a button on a 3D pop dot...the deco label die cut flap just tucks under it and it stays closed.

I used Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Kaleidoscope DSP. The stamp set is Four You. You can purchase these supplies as well as others at my site HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder

Happy Monday to you! I participated in my first Quarter Mania on Friday and even though the turnout was a little low I still had a great time and met some new people. I'm thinking that the weather scare was the cause for the lower than normal turnout. We were supposed to get 8+ inches of snow as well as some sleet and ice. Luckily we did not get all that. We did get some but mostly it's just bitterly cold!

At Quarter Mania I had a "booth" were I could sell some goodies. Since my husband's birthday was also Friday I decided to make some birthday chocolate treat holders. I think they turned out really cute. Plus they were SUPER EASY to do which is always a plus!

 They aren't very big... they hold a Ghirardelli Chocolate. I tucked the ends inside so they weren't hanging out. I used the new Angled Tag Topper Punch and a little twine to hold it together. Those Tag Topper punches have to be my new favorite tool.

After making some birthday ones I decided to do a few generic ones as well. It's a cute little gift to give a co-worker or friend and let them know you are thinking of them.

You can order supplies HERE. Remember for every $50 you spend you get to choose a FREE SALE-A-BRATION item. Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up? Now is a great pay just $99 and get $150 worth of products. Let me know if you want more information. I'd love to have you join my team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Make A Wish

Tonight is stamp club at my house and this is one of our projects. I have trouble doing masculine cards so that is what I was trying to accomplish here. It's a little bright with the Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana colors but I think it makes the Retro Fresh DSP pop - which I like :D

Are you a member of my Facebook page? If not, this is what you are missing. Above is a picture of my upcoming class - FUN FOLDS on Sunday March 16th. You will make all 4 cards, receive envelopes, detailed instructions and pictures for just $18. Registration is going on now - sign up before all the spots are filled!! 

You can order Stampin' Up! Supplies HERE. You can join my Facebook Page HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Monster Hugs

Well this has been an interesting week! Tuesday we got a HUGE snow storm (3rd largest in Topeka history) so we had no school on Tuesday or Wednesday. My hubby even had the two days off as the roads were just too bad to get around. Then late Wednesday night/morning I developed the stomach bug - man was that NOT fun! I tell you I have been sick a lot more days in 2014 then I've been well and that is just plain sad! I had to miss work Thursday as well because near a bathroom was the place I need to be. Today I'm feeling a little better - sticking to the B.R.A.T. diet and taking it easy. I'm supposed to go to a crop tomorrow where I need to get lots of stuff done so I'm hoping I'm on my way to a full recovery!

I was going to post these cute Valentine's at the beginning of the week. These are a kit from Stampin' Up! that includes 18 boy or girl Monsters along with wiggle eyes, die cut hearts and a place to write your name. They are absolutely adorable and oh so affordable. They are just $5.95 each and one pack of each boy and girl was plenty for me to give to my preschool kiddos and have extras to hand out just because!

As you can see on the back they have cute little bums along with plenty of space to write names. All I had to provide was the chocolate bar. I did use some coordinating paper to wrap the chocolate bar as I thought it just polished it off. 

These are still available and can purchased on my site HERE. They don't say "happy valentine's day" anywhere so they could be used for thank yous, birthday favors, or just because! Or you could get them now for next year...with each package having 18 you'll have plenty for your child's class by buying one girl and one boy package :D.

Thanks for stopping by!