March 31, 2023

Going Outside the Box - Use Sweet Citrus to Create Coconuts! Let's Go Tropical!

Hey friends! Happy FriYAY! Don't you just love a good Friday?? I know I sure do, of course working full time, Monday through Friday, I LIVE for my weekends, so Friday signals life begins again. Anyway, I digress. 

Today I have a fun card to share with you still featuring the Sweet Citrus Bundle. This time, I just inked up the "half" citrus image with Soft Suede ink and once I had them die cut out, I used my mini Blending Brush to add a small amount of Smoky Slate to the center to give the appearance of a concave center creating a coconut. The embossing folder used here is found in the 2023 January to April Mini catalog as well. It's the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I also mixed in a couple of Online Exclusive  product, the Tropical Leaf bundle and the Radiating Stitches dies. 

And, since it's FriYAY and it's 5 O'clock somewhere, here's a tropical adult beverage to spice up your day! Enjoy!

Happy Stamping,

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Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

March 29, 2023

Create a Quick n Simple Thank You Card with Sweet Citrus

Hey friends,
I'm back with more inspiration using the Sweet Citrus bundle. I love that I can make lemons, limes, oranges and PINK grapefruit from this fun set. Who else LOVES pink grapefruit? I lived on this stuff in high school, of course I believe back then (it was 1980 something) grapefruit and grapefruit juice where said to be "fat busters" blah blah like all teenage girls I decided I needed this miracle fat wish I was high school "fat" lol. Anyhoo, I used Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight and the sentiment, I stamped on a little peek at the Radiating Stitches dies. It's just so FUN!
So, later today Stampin' Up! will be announcing the color refresh for the 2023 Annual Catalog and will be posting the Last Chance List and for demonstrators, the digital catalog. I won't be able to share the catalog with you, but I will be sharing the color refresh and last chance list with you over on my Facebook Page, so if you don't follow me there, be sure to head over, like my page and turn on notifications so you know when the hot off the presses information is posted. 
Happy Stamping!


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March 27, 2023

A Quick n Easy Treat Box - Perfect for Easter or Anytime!


Hey friends,

Thanks so much for coming to hang out. Today I have a super cute, quick n easy treat box that looks much like a garden toolbox to share with you. My box features the Sweet Citrus bundle from the 2023 January to April Mini catalog, however, you could definitely change this up with Spring florals or a cute little bunny (the bunny punch is due back Mid-May!)and it's large enough to hold a lot of jelly beans, chocolate eggs, even a couple of hard boiled Easter Eggs. Here, I filled my treat box with Lemon Heads candy to keep with the lemony theme. 

The measurements for this box are as follows:

Base is 8" x 6" scored at 1 3/4" on all 4 sides

The Ends: 2 pcs 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (mark 3/4" in on one end from the top and from the side, then cut on the diagonal from mark to mark to achieve the shape)

Handle: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" Score with the long end at the top at 1/2" and at 5", turn and score at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2" and 2"

I hope you enjoyed this fun little treat box and can't wait to see what you do with it. \

Happy Stamping,


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March 24, 2023

An easy layout that keeps your Beautiful DSP Front and Center

Hey friends,
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. 

Sometimes, the DSP is just so beautiful, you have to make it the star of the show. And this DSP is a perfect example of just that. This gorgeous DSP is a part of the Ready to Ride 12" x 12" DSP. The glossy black foil with the silver/gray embossed roses just make me smile and I wanted this paper to shine...pun intended. So to keep this DSP front and center, I decided to only use a sentiment from the Legendary Ride stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp it. I cut a small angular section from the DSP to allow enough room for the sentiment and adhered it to the card front. To finish the card off, I added a few of the silver toned Adhesive Backed Studs. 

I hope this inspires you to pull some of your favorite DSP and make it the star of your next card making session. Pair it up with a nice sentiment and maybe a few small embellishments and I bet you'll have no regrets for cutting into that pretty paper!

Happy Stamping,


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March 22, 2023

Masculine Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Legendary Ride

Hey friends,
So glad you stopped by, today I have a couple of fun cards featuring the Legendary Ride bundle from the January to April 2023 Mini Catalog. 

The first card features the DSP inside and outside the card. I love that you can see the amazing paper when the card is closed and open. The Legendary Ride stamp set is a perfect set for masculine cards as you can see here it's used as a Birthday card. 

Card #2 is perfect to let that special guy in your life know you think they're pretty special, "legendary" even! I love the shadow effect you can see just by popping the motorcycle up on Stampin' Dimensionals. And check out all the detail in that bike! Stampin' Up! and their artists do an amazing job of capturing all the details in their stamps. I love it!

I hope these cards inspire you to create some masculine cards to have in your stash. We all have those occasions we need to spoil the men in our lives and I think these help fit the bill.

Happy Stamping, 



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