Just Keep Swimming

Sneak peek time! We’re getting so close to the launch of the Holiday Catalog…

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a masculine card. This Seaside Shore stamp set and coordinating paper is perfect for all the men in your life. I went with a simple design highlighting the beautiful stripe patter and stamp set. The only other piece I added was a few gold sequins to add a bit of pop. Notice that I fussy cut the fish and popped him on a dimension to give more dimension.


  • Stamps: Seaside Shore
  • Inks: Night of Navy; Soft Sky; Wild Wasabi
  • Cardstock: By the Shore DSP; Night of Navy; Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Gold Sequins
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Sunday Haul #18

Before my haul, let’s watch another great sneak peek video…

Today’s haul highlights my August stamp club order. Doesn’t look like much, but I was needing to replenish some of my cardstock. Instead of just getting single color packs, I took advantage of a few packs that match DSP packs. I got the This Christmas cardstock (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla), Moroccan cardstock (Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy, and Very Vanilla), Real Red (for Christmas obviously), and 2016-2018 In Color cardstock. This should hold me over through the fall.



A Flirty Shaker

Another great sneak peek video for this Friday.

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a shaker card. Last month I borrowed Sheltering Tree from a friend and ended up stamping some extra trees and images to use later. This simple tree was perfect to build a shaker card from. I added a bit of color directly onto the tree and then repeated the color with some punched confetti stars. The shaker part was missing something so I added some great metallic sequins. Perfect! Some washi tape and a simple sentiment completed the card.


  • Stamps:Sheltering Tree, Jar of Love
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand
  • Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Sequins, Moroccan Washi Tape
  • Tools:Lots of Labels Framelits, Confetti Stars Punch

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Slim Gift Box

Day 4 of my countdown to the Holiday Catalog! Check out this great new product:

Today’s project is a simple slim gift box. This is a super easy box perfect for including some chocolates or a chapstick. Start with a piece of 6″x6″ paper. Score at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″. 4 1/8″, and 5 1/2″. Rotate your paper 90 degrees and score at 1 3/8″ and 3 1/2″. Fold all score lines. Cut out the small rectangle piece and cut end flaps. Glue together to form a box. Glue the bottom flaps. Fold top like a milk carton and punch a hole. Add some ribbon, a sentiment, and inside goodies!


  • Stamps: Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Botanical Gardens DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon (retired)
  • Tools: Ovals Framelits


You’re My Hero

Day 3’s sneak peek video features one of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog:

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the annual Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set. This year’s stamp set is called My Hero and contains some great little images.


For this card, I focused on the “You are My Hero” badge. While this image coordinates with the Best Badge Punch, unfortunately I don’t own it. No matter! I could usually fussy cut this image. In fact, I cut it out and decided that the white background was too plain. So I mounted the badge on a piece of Dapper Denim Cardstock and fussy cut a slightly larger image to give some depth. From there I pulled some pattern paper in a blue and green color palette. Lately, I’ve been loving pattern mixing. For this card, I mixed a piece from the Moroccan DSP pack and a piece from the 2016-2018 In Color Enveloped Paper pack. The paper looked a bit plain so I added a strip of coordinating ribbon and some enamel shapes. Finally I wanted a bit of shine, so I finished the card off with a circle of silver foil to highlight the badge sentiment.



  • Stamps: My Hero
  • Inks: Denim Dapper
  • Cardstock: Moroccan DSP; 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper; Silver Foil; Dapper Denim
  • Accessories: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes; Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon
  • Tools: Circles Framelits

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Day 3 means it’s time for another great sneak peek video…

And now on to today’s regularly scheduled post.

Currently 8:23:16

Watching: Instead of watching regular movies, J and I have watching the RiffTrax versions of movies. This week’s selections were Battlefield Earth and Batman and Robin. Both horrible movies made entertaining with RiffTrax.

Reading: Getting back into some fluffy romance with More Than a Mistress by Mary Balogh.

Listening: Changing up our Pandora channels. Arthur and I were enjoying The Lumineers yesterday.

Making: Busting out the fall themed stamps!

Feeling: The pain ebbs and flows. Saturday was horrible, Sunday was decent, Monday was okay until I vacuumed the car and the house then it was bad, today is back to decent.

Planning: J leaves for his big work trip this Sunday. Arthur and I hope to fit in some fun activities while he’s gone and the baby’s still cooking. 

Loving: I love when I wake up to fog that burns off about 10am. No 90 degree days for us right now.


SSINKTC36: Dinosaur Spotlight

Before we get to today’s card, I’m sharing this great sneak peek video from the Holiday Catalog. Look for a new video everyday from now until September 1st!

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the technique below.


I knew I had to use the No Bones About it stamp set at my focal point. The solid color dinosaurs and skeletons are perfect for the spotlight technique! I stuck to a simple color scheme of blue and green and started playing with my dinosaur. After spotlighing the middle dino, I made sure to add a few embellishments. I’m especially in love with the new enamel shapes. Very versatile!


  • Stamps: No Bones About It
  • Inks: Pacific Point; Emerald Envy
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point; Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Confetti Stars Punch; Squares Framelits

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Sunday Haul #17

So I went to Michael’s for snail and to look at the party supplies and I came home with all this stuff! I’ve been trying to decide on a 2017 planner for about a week and was leaning towards either an Erin Condren planner or another Happy Planner. Well, Michael’s had all their planners B1G1 50% and they had the new Happy Planner line including the seasonal planner (the one I was eying!). So I ended up buying the 2017 Seasonal Happy Planner and a huge sticker pack for 50%. I also grabbed snail (yay for remembering) and a big pack of Design A page protectors (all out and thankfully remembered that fact). Arthur is having a Paw Patrol themed birthday party in about a month and I’ve been browsing for related items at various stores. We grabbed a paw print stamp and paw print stamps (for decorating cards and such), a dog bone cookie cutter (for favors), red and blue cupcake liners, and sprinkles in the Paw Patrol colors (for cupcakes)!



Back to School Stars

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Back to School themed project. I played around with design and stamp sets, but ultimately settled on a mix of patterns highlighting stars. I’m currently loving the brown and blue combo of Early Espresso and Island Indigo. I added some washi tape and a bit of embossing to jazz up a pretty simple card design.


  • Stamps: Labeler Alphabet
  • Inks: Island Indigo
  • Cardstock: Neutrals DSP; Island Indigo
  • Accessories: Moroccan Washi Tape
  • Tools: Stars Framelits

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