Choose Happiness

Friday, August 15, 2014

Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness (#134195, pg. 188) is another new stamp set found in the INSPIRE, CREATE, SHARE, 2014-2015 catalog.    Melon Mambo cardstock and ink, along with Confetti Celebration Decorative Paper and black ink make this an irresistible card to make and share.  Click on Shop Here and check it out!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sending Good Thoughts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers

A hand-stamped card really shows that you care and have taken the time to acknowledge a friend who is experiencing some tough times.  Thoughts and Prayers (#128751) is a beautiful stamp set that I’ve used for years.  The greetings available and the two stamped images make sending a sympathy or thinking of you card much easier.

The other stamp set used on this card is Work of Art (#134111).  The artistic “swishes” are a great finishing touch.  Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding inks and cardstock along with some decorative paper complete the card.

Enjoy your day and see you tomorrow with more inspirations!


It’s Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

With the heat wave happening in Seattle, a cold adult beverage is just what the doctor ordered.  Stampin Up’s Happy Hour  (#132013) stamp set features many celebratory drinks and fun sayings to go with.  2013-2014 In-Colors were used; Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry slush cardstock and inks.  The new sequins were added for that touch of bling.

Keep cool, Seattle, and enjoy a refreshing beverage!

Happy Hour

Beautiful Thanks

Monday, August 11, 2014

Another card with a fun technique from my pal Julie Pitta.  The “Thanks” stamp was first sponged with Blackberry Bliss ink and then the outer edges were colored in with a Coastal Cabana marker.  A quick “huff” and stamp and you have a beautiful thank you card.  Other accessories used were the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and the new In-Color sequins.

It’s going to be hot here in Seattle.  Keep cool and see you tomorrow for more inspirations.

multi colored thanks

Sweet Gifts

Got together the other day with my upline, Julie, and she gave me this adorable bag filled with Stampin Up’s new In-Color Clothespins (#133630; $5.95).

girl gift bagclothes pinsThe stamp set used on the gift bag tag is In This Together (pg. 169 in the catalog),  Blendabilities were used to color the party girl, and the Polka Dot Gift Bags (#135503; $3.95 for 10 bags) complete this cute and easy to make gift.  The gift bag also can hold four cards and envelopes, or candy, jewelry, gift cards, etc., etc., etc.  The possibilities are endless.

What girlfriend wouldn’t love receiving this sweet gift.  Have a great weekend and see you soon for more inspiration.


Big Shot Promotion


Look what Stampin Up has to offer during the month of August!

1) Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below.


2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.


Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful



Adding a Big Shot to your crafting experience steps up all your projects.  Now’s the time to hop on over to Shop Here and check it out.

Happy Friday everyone!