Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thank You

While surfing Pinterest the other day (Am I the only one addicted to that site?!?!), I found some cards that I just had to I don't know what is the proper protocol on giving credit. This first card was inspired by a card by Michelle in Canada.

I used Summer Silhouettes and Curly Cute Stamp Sets. Then a whole punch of punches...oh yeah, I'm addicted to those as well, lol! You can see Michelle's original card HERE.

This next card is one of my FAVORITES and it was very easy to do. PLUS it used up my scraps which is a double plus! I plan on using the layout a very cute! This was inspired by Julie Davison.

I like the green but then had to try it in orange...

You can see Julie's original card HERE. Now my thank you stash is good for awhile! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Kit of the Month

I'm sure you've heard about Stampin' Up's new monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin. I've always wanted to receive a kit each month so was so excited with Stampin' Up came out with this. I finally had a chance to put my kit together.

This first card is exactly how the instructions told me to put it together. Nice and easy! Plus it's awesome to have 4 cards done right away!

Next, I searched Pinterest to see what others came up with.

This idea came from Krystals Cards. I changed a few things but most of it was the same. One of the things the instructions have are the colors being used. So it was a breeze to add to the kit by getting into my ink pads, papers and punches.

Once I did that card my confidence started to grow. So I did another search on Pinterest, this time for a card sketch. I found one that got me thinking and I came up with this card:

Again, nice and easy and lovin' that I have cards ready to go! Well after that I knew I was ready to try anything, lol! So I did another search for a card sketch and came up with this one:

This one took me the longest - I brought in another stamp set Summer Silhouettes along with some ribbon and pearls. I LOVE this card!! One of my favorites and it uses so many pieces of the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I do have a few pieces left over so I will be able to add them to another card or page. All in all I think the kit is more than worth the $19.95 I paid! Plus all 4 of these cards were made in under 1.5 hours - a RECORD for me!

If you'd like more information about Paper Pumpkin you can find it HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Stamp Club

Tonight was a monthly Stamp Club night and let me tell you those ladies had me laughing so hard tonight. Feels good to do some creating and laughing - it's great for the soul! 

First I should ask - have you heard of a stamp club? This is where so many people decide to join a monthly club. Depending on how many people determines how much they spend each month and how many months the club goes for. It's a way to get a few supplies each month. And for being in the club you get to be the hostess one month (which means FREE stuff!). I also have two projects that we do and share techniques with you each month as well as other thank yous and little goodies :D

I was excited about club this month because of all the cool things that I learned and saw at Regionals in St. Louis. First up is a butterfly card using watercolor paper, markers, mister and water. It's one of those cards you look at and just smile - I mean with all that color you can't help it!

 Next card is a fun fold card and Bonnie actually demonstrated this one. She used one of my favorite stamps...LOVE how there is a coordinating die to go along with it!

I used the Tea For Two DSP (from the Spring Catalog) as the main focal point. It's awesome how the card showcases both sides of the paper.

If you and your friends would like more information about my Stamp Clubs let me know. The more the merrier, I say! Plus I could always use more friends and great laughs!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can purchase all these supplies HERE:

Butterfly Card: Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Black Cardstock #121045, Watercolor Paper #122959, Brights Markers #119702, Stampin' Spritzer #126185, Aqua Painter #103954, Made For You Stamp Set #126342, Swallowtail Stamp #129213, Basic Black Ink #126980

Thinking of You Card: Tea For Two DSP #129311, Early Espresso Cardstock #119686, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Lucky Limeade Ink #126984, Just Thinking Stamp #129940, You are Loved Stamp Set #123779, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies #129021