It’s a Tiny Tin

OH, I can’t wait for you to see the new Holiday catalog! One of the most adorable things is the  Tin of Tags Project Kit. Not only do you get materials to make 30 tags – yes 30 tags – but you get a really darling tin to hold them! How cool is that?

Here are the tags I made up the other evening. I used the Tin of Tags stamp set but you could probably use another set that you have.

tin of Tags project kitHere’s the info about the products. You can order from the new Holiday catalog on Sept. 1. Start making your list.

Things to Remember:
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“Your Orange Box is Here.”

“Your Orange Box is Here.”

A week or so ago I was working in my craft room. Husband Jerry went to get the mail. “Your orange box is here.” Yea!!!! That meant my Paper Pumpkin kit for August had arrived. I gave it a quick look but had not had a chance to do anything about it till yesterday.

Stampin’ Up! always provides a video to give you hints about putting it together. Here’s the video for August’s Bold Botanicals kit.

I was especially excited to see the cute gift card holders and I love the stamp set.

August, 2016, Paper Pumpkin Stamp set Bold BotanicalsHere’s one of the cards. Fun to make.

Paper Pumpkin,, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the cute wooden charms on the card? It can be tricky to get them on the twine. Here’s a very short video to show you how to do that easily.

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Thinking of Thoughtful Branches

Thinking of Thoughtful Branches

Today is August 20. You have only 11 more days to order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set. Or, if you are very clever, order the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. You will save 10% and get a BONUS from me. You will love this set. Here’s my latest card using this set.

Thoughtful branches stamp set.

Card Notes:

If you want to make a clean and simple card, this is it. I realized that of all the stamps in the set, I had not used the smallish leaf. I’ve seen other cards using that leaf in beautiful patterns and color combinations. I decided to revert to one of my favorite color combinations, blue and gray. I chose Island Indigo for the blue shade and Smoky Slate and Basic Gray for the grays. After I stamped, I popped it up on the piece of Island Indigo with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was essentially done.

Card Supplies:

Thoughtful Branches Deal

So, don’t you want that set now? Remember, if you buy the Thoughtful Branches bundle I will send you a packet of materials and directions to make 3 cards using the bundle. Here’s what the stamps and Thinlits look like.
Images Thoughtful Branches stamp set Beautiful branches thinlitsBranches number and prices
 If you order on my 24-07 on-line store, please be sure to NOT select “No Contact”. If you do select “NO Contact” I will not receive you name address, etc. Then I won’t be able to send you your packet. That would be sad.
Oh and if you order on line, be sure to use the Hostess code for this month – DNZQNXUW. You might win some extra goodies if you do!
If you are interested in seeing other cards I’ve made using this set, click here, here, here, here,  and here.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Super Swap Time!

Super Swap Time!

Last night was our monthly downlne meetining. Always a fun evening. One of the things we do is a swap. Our theme this month was to make a card suitable for a man.

Here’s what we saw.

One Wild Ride

This is Marsha’s swap. Love that she used the One Wild Ride set.


Serene Scenery.

Jeanne used one of my favorite paper stacks, Serene Scenery. And what a great touch with the twine!



We all enjoyed Maria’s humorous theme! Good to celebrate those anniversaries. Nice touch using the Number of Years stamp set.



This is one of two great cards that MaryAnn sent. It would be perfect for my golfer husband!



Love Jenna’s classy looking card with the Vintages Leaves in blue.



MaryAnn’s second great card.


Stylized Birthday,

Here’s my card. I love the Stylized Birthday stamp!


Aren’t they great swaps? Please leave comments for the gals and IU’ll pass them along.

See you tomorrow.



Under the Weather?

Under the Weather?

Every year Stampin’ Up! creates a stamp set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year the set is called My Hero. For each My Hero set that is sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 to the charity. Here’s a card I made using that set.

My hereo - Get Well

I also created this card for the Global Design Project challenge for this week. Here’s the link and logo for GDP.

Colour Challenge - GDPIt was almost accidental that I placed some of the layers at an angle. I went looking for Dimensionals and put the papers down and when I looked they were almost arranged as I have them now. Much more interesting that just stacking them in line with one another. Try it sometime!

Card Supplies:

This and That…
  • Coupon – don’t forget, if you earned a coupon in July, you only have until the end of this month to redeem it.
  • Paper Pumpkin – Right now there is a Paper Pumpkin BOGO going on. Purchase one month, get the second one FREE!
  • Thoughtful Branches – There are just a few days left to purchase this stamp set and/or Bundle.
See my blog post from Monday if you want more details on any of these reminders.
See you tomorrow.
Special Christening

Special Christening

This weekend we were honored to be part of baby Luca’s christening. Our friend Richard was the baptizer.

Rich christens baby LucaI love how big sister Lia is watching from the side behind the action! She is such a good big sister.

Luca’s mom, AnneMarie and I planned and made the baby announcements, Baptism invitations and thank you notes. Everything was in a blue, gray and silver theme. So, I wanted to continue the theme for the Baptism card.

Luca Baptism cardI thought that the Seaside Embossing Folder  and  Silver Foil Sheet would add the idea of water as in the water of baptism. Anyway, the silver was the look I was going for. The sentiment and cross are both heat embossed with silver. I added just a bit of sponging with Soft Sky ink on the sentiment to make it stand out just a bit. I was pretty happy with the effect.

Card Supplies:

If you are interested you might want to check out my Pinterest page. I also created a baptismal candle and white garment for the ceremony and I’ve posted them there along with the Announcement and Baptism invitation. The thank you notes were on a previous post here.
See you tomorrow!
I Might Have Been Distracted…

I Might Have Been Distracted…

The other day in church, I realized I was studying the shirt of the man in front of me. Plaid, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy. Oh, I could make a great card using those colors. Yeah, I was a little distracted.

plaid cardCard Design Tips:

At first I was just going to use the colors but decided to do a plaid imitation. I guess what I have is really a check. Well, consider it artistic license.

Anyway, I just inked up the Brushstrokes Background stamp with Night of Navy, layered my card stock piece on top and pressed. Then inked up the stamp again (after cleaning) and used Emerald Envy this time. I even remembered to turn the card 90° before stamping with the Emerald Envy.

The tag is pretty self explanatory. Used Dimensionals to pop it up. It still need something. Turned out the In Color Shapes exactly fit the bill. Done and done.

Card Supplies:


Don’t you love those little shapes? I think they are so cute and add just the right touch when you just want a little pop of color.
I guess I’m thinking this would be a great Get Well card for anyone, certainly you could send it to a guy. Always hard to find masculine cards.
If you’d like to order any of the supplies for this card Just go to my 24-7 on-line store by clicking on any of the items pictured above. Remember to use the Hostess Code listed on the right.