Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cupcakes & Carousels Sneak Peek!

Good evening stampers!  Several weeks ago while I was at OnStage I was able to check out some of the gorgeous new products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  My favorite suite from the entire new catalog was  Cupcakes & Carousels. I could not wait to get my hands on it!   

This suite contains the perfect combination of elements.  There are gorgeous color combinations, beautiful DSP, fun stamps and an awesome embellishment kit.  
Here are the first few cards that I created using this suite.  So gorgeous!  I made these 3 birthday cards for some very special ladies!  I hope they enjoy them as much as I do!  

Here is each card shown individually.  As with everything I create- I have a favorite.  I didn't like how the watercolor background came out at first but I gotta admit- it's grown on me immensely!  Calypso Coral is difficult to watercolor with as the color tends to change quite a bit.  More so towards the pink color family but overall it's still gorgeous!

While we are onto confessions here- tonight was the first time that I've used my Peekaboo Peach ink pad.  *GASP* I know!  Not sure what I was waiting for because this card is awesome!
I love the Bermuda Bay watercolor.  So pretty!

And last but certainly not least is this beauty!

Unfortunately I don't have a list of supplies created just yet- I will edit the post to add that info soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Closeout Sale!!!

Why not head on over to my store and do a little holiday shopping!  Fantastic deals AND a little surprise from me with every order!  Click the SHOP button on the right side bar!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday Montage #83

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all of the stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

Craft show season is in full swing for me here in Michigan and that means that I've been working up a storm!  I have spent countless hours creating beautiful projects for display as well as for sale.  As you can see based on my projects for tonight-  my main focus has been Christmas.  Only fitting as my next craft show is this coming Saturday, December 3rd in Ida, Michigan.  This show in particular is an extremely busy show!  I can't wait!  I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

These little Hershey Kisses/gift card holders are just the cutest!  What a perfect way to give a gift and a little chocolate treat at the same time!

These little Santa bags are filled with festive chocolate bells.  There are several of these to choose from and not all are Santa.  Some have elves or reindeer.

Please be sure to visit my booth Saturday, December 3rd at the Prince of Peace Church in Ida, MI.  Show time is from 8am-2:30pm.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit the other blogs for the hop as well!  Click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Dara Gloden or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.


Monday, November 21, 2016


Hey Stampers!  Do you know someone who loves Stampin' Up! products?  Why not head on over to my store and shop from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza!  Now is a great time to get some new supplies and save money!

Just click the shop with me button on the right sidebar to go to my store!
Please note that some of the items are TIME SENSITIVE!  Others are available all week!

Click HERE to see the entire list of products on sale!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This Is For You

Good evening stampers!  While I was out shopping this weekend I came across the most adorable teeny tiny jars of Nutella.  And when I say teeny tiny- I mean it!  These little cuties don't even measure 2" tall!  Now I personally am not a fan of Nutella ( I know, right?  How is that even possible?) but I still couldn't resist the cuteness.  I had to buy a few to create with.  

....and it looks like I'll be going back for more!  They turned out adorable!  I know they will be a HUGE hit at my craft show coming up on December 3rd.    

The packaging for these little jars was a breeze to create.  I used Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and then adhered a 3/4" strip of DSP around the center of the box .  The spoon was tied onto the box using the 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack.  Since the Nutella jars are super tiny- they tend to move around quite a bit in the boxes.  What I did to avoid this issue was to put 4 glue dots on the bottom of the Nutella jar.  Then once I centered the jar in the box, I pushed up on the bottom of the box forcing it to adhere to the bottom of the jar.  Worked like a charm!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lift Me Up

Good evening stampers!  Tonight I have a sneak peek for  you from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!  Are you ready?  It's a card created from the awesome new stamp set titled Lift Me Up.  This set features a few gorgeous hot air balloons and a ton of awesome sentiments.  I was so happy to learn that this set was part of the Product Purchase Premier for those demonstrators who attended OnStage.  

This is the first card that I created using this set but stay tuned!  There will be a LOT more!  
 I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!  I'll be back with more gorgeous projects soon!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wonderful Year

Hello stampers!  Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?  That's right!  There are 39 days left until Christmas.  Thirty-nine. 
 I swear each year it seems to go quicker and quicker.  Thankfully there's still plenty of time left to create some fabulous holiday cards.  

Since it's the holiday season, for me- craft show's are in full swing.  Each year I do multiple shows.  I make single cards, 3 dimensional items, gift card holders, home decor items, packages of cards and just about everything in between.  Here is one of the cards I have created for my next show.

My next show will be on December 3, 2016 at the Christmas in Ida:  Festival & Parade of Lights.  This event is HUGE with nearly 40,000 visitors.  I will be located in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located at 1920 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI.  This show runs from 9am-2pm.  This is definitely a weekend you don't want to miss!  The festival offers so much more than just crafts and vendors.  There is a HUGE parade and even a country music performance by Little Texas.  There is fun for all!

Thanks for stopping by!