Friday, September 4, 2015

Fab Friday #72 with Reason for the Season

It's a Fab Friday and we have a sketch for you today!  I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch and using Christmas products for it!  
 It took me awhile to come up with this design but I really think it turned out pretty.  What do you think?  I used the Merry Moments DSP and the Reason for the Season Bundle.  I stamped Real Red and Mossy Meadow on the same color cardstock to stamp the wrinkles on the flowers and leaves.   
Wondering how I did the lines of Stampin' Glitter?  I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen (which is AMAZING) and then sprinkled the glitter on top.  Check out the pictures at the bottom to see the flower without glitter!
 If you aren't into the glitter, you don't have to add it.  It looks just as pretty without it!
 Don't forget to add a Iced Rhinestone to the center of your flower.
Check out the supply list and please let me know how I can help you!
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Watercolor Wings and Cottage Greetings

Why does the upcoming 3-day weekend make me so excited?  Because I am excited to sleep!  This getting up at 5am thing is for the birds!  I made this card as one of my Thank You's last month.  I am still in love with it as I look at it now.  I made this card using the Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes set.  They are perfect to make cards in a snap!
Wondering what colors I used?  Don't quote me but I am pretty sure it was Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.  I know I stamped off the third layer to get the lighter color.  The pretty font sentiment comes from the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set.  I used several ideas from Diane Dimich's card!
The gold thread adds a beautiful and delicate look to this butterfly.  Don't forget a sequin from the sequin pack!
I also cut a vellum butterfly using the coordinating framelit set called Bold Butterfly!  Thank you for following me and checking out my card creations!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watercolor Wings Intial Notecard

Hey there Stampers!  School is well under way and I have lots to show you.  I spent some time creating over the weekend (although I did work on lesson plans too).  We have had a lot of rain lately, which means lots of stamping time.  I am trying to get into my routine so I can stamp each afternoon for an hour or so... not to that point yet!  If you haven't taught before, the first 4-6 weeks is exhausting teaching (and repeating, and repeating) all of the routines over and over again!  I love my class and am so excited to be back in Third Grade.  More on that later!

I am so excited to share this adorable card with you today!  This is a complete "Pam Creation" with nothing cased!  I was making the other Watercolor Wings cards yesterday and was considering adding a layer with the butterfly embossing folder.  It didn't end up showing enough for me so I saved the paper and planned to use it for something else.
Here's what I came up with... Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder pair together perfectly for this notecard.  The butterfly was so easy to stamp and then cut out using the coordinating framelits.  I missed the "Larger Than Life Alphabet Set" in the supply list (and somehow selected "Cottage Greetings instead- ignore that).  So sorry!  It was getting late and I needed my sleep so I didn't want to redo the list!  Thanks so much for following me and come back tomorrow for another fun post using this same stamp set!  
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Watercolor Wings in Three Color Schemes

I had so much fun playing with the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.  I needed several cards for Thank You's and on a few I changed up the sentiments for some other cards I needed!  We are in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm so this will be a quick post!  Don't forget that you can order from the new Holiday Catalog today!  Let me know how I can help you!  Place all orders using Hostess Code: M2JHMKA6!  All orders placed between September 1-5 will receive free shipping (reimbursed if you order online).  
Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craz
 Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder
Wisteria Wonder (stamped off), Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant

Don't forget the Halloween Class coming up!
Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!
Next To-Go Class will be released by the end of the week!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wonderland Trees

Merry Moment Designer Series Paper really makes this card!  I have to admit, I am a sucker for plaids, especially at Christmas time!  I was drawn to this card because it reminds me of a tree in our yard growing up!  The colors tie together perfectly!
This idea is cased from a presentation on stage during Stampin' Up! convention.  I saved the picture and knew it would be one of my first cards to create using this stamp set!  It's another card that is easy to duplicate and doesn't require lots of supplies!  
Who doesn't love this cute little reindeer clip?  You get 10 of them for only $4!
Don't forget to stamp your envelopes to add a little "sneak peek" of what is to come in the envelope.  Plus, what mail person wouldn't love this pretty envelope?

Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Two Christmas Cards: Festival of Trees and Joyful Season

I have more Christmas Cards for you!  I know it's only August 30 but honestly you have 3 months to get those Christmas Cards all made!  My plan is to make a few each week so by the time Thanksgiving (and all the craziness) starts, I will be done and ready to mail!  Do you want to join me with this goal?  Pick one of the 8 cards I have posted so far and I can help you get the supplies to start making your cards!
This first card uses Festival of Trees and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I love how the stars look like they are falling on the trees.  I used the Mossy Meadow ink for all three trees (the two lighter colors are stamped off once or twice to get the lighter colors).
 Joyful Season was one of the first stamp sets I knew I had to have!  I just love this little bird with the branch!  The embossing folder is so pretty as well and works perfectly for this card!  I wanted something that would be EASILY DUPLICATABLE for you!  Two layers and only 3 inks (plus a marker) so you can make several in a row!
I did add Dazzling Details glitter glue in Real Red to the berries to give it a little pizzaz!  I can't wait to share another card I made with this stamp set this week.  Make sure you come back to check it out.  Are you a following my facebook page?  Make sure you check it out here!

To-Go Classes are so fun (especially if you don't live in the Tampa area! Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Christmas Cards in August! Two Cards for you!

Today's cards are two of my favorites (I am quite sure every card is my favorite!).  Both are cased from Stampin' Up! catalogs and changed up to my liking.  I like these because they remind me of images you can "color" like when I was a kid!  Both cards use the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  If you haven't used this yet, you need to get one!  It makes tags quick and easy!
 I used the new Whisper White Thick Card Stock (I guess it's not that new anymore).  It makes watercoloring a snap!  I have recently become quite the watercoloring fool.  Once I learned to really water-down my colors and start super light - I have LOVED watercoloring.  As my friend Lisa says, you can always add more color but you can't take it away!
 Doesn't this set remind you of the Precious Moments dolls that were popular in the 1980's?  I love this stamp set!  I wasn't too happy with all the extra dots on the tag but it still looks cute.  I added the dots using the new precision glue in the Holiday Catalog and then added the gold glitter.  The background stamp I used is included in the stamp set.  I embossed it using the gold embossing powder.
I never thought I'd be saying this but I am in love with all of the gold I am using!
Come back tomorrow for some more holiday sneak peeks!