Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bingo Prize Gift Bag Topper

Good Morning! Hope your day is shaping up nicely! It's a BEAUTIFUL, clear but chilly day here!  I can't believe I completely forgot to blog yesterday! I went to work in the morning and when I came home I just started putting my workshop back together! OH MY is it a ton of work!

At church once a month we have a DOTK meeting...Daughters of the King...only women. We always pray for each other and eat together and we usually have an's great fun and fellowship!!! This month we had nachos and played bingo.  I put some prizes together and added a cute topper! 

I found some really cute signs at Khol's (all different), a yard decoration, word search and gum from the dollar store...threw them in a bag and added this cute topper.  I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock and rounded the corners with my corner punch. Next I attached a Lace Doily with a Tip Top Taupe doily (folded over the top) with a staple.  I used my Stitched Circles framelits to cut another large circle in Mint Macaron and a smaller circle in Tip Top Taupe.  I attached them to the topper with dimensionals (hiding the staples).  I cut the numbers using my Large Number framelits in Whisper White cardstock and stamped some color on them using my Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Last I added a flower that I punched from designer paper using my Pansy Punch!  I love how it turned out! I so enjoy doing what I do...I am BLESSED!

Well...that's it for today!  THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by and letting me share what I love doing! Have a TERRIFIC day...stay safe...and find time to CREATE!!!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cool and Tasty Treats

Good Morning everyone!  What a BEAUTIFUL morning!  I came out of the gym after bootcamp and the sky was a beautiful red.  I'm so glad I was up to see it! It's shapin' up to be a great day!  I was suppose to head over to Ferndale, California for my sons baseball game today, but their field is flooded so it's been cancelled.  I'm so bummed...I LOVE that town....but mostly because my daughter was coming to the game.  I did get to see her this past weekend though....LOVED every minute of it!

I have one more April workshop card to share with you today! Hope it makes you want to CREATE today!

This card is so SWEET!  I just LOVE the Tasty Treats designer paper! My card base is Watermelon sad it's retiring!  My first layer is Flirty Flamingo and then the Tasty Treats designer paper. I wrapped a piece of Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped ribbon around the two layers before adhering to the top left corner of my card base. Next I attached a Mint Macaron Doily (which is also retiring AND ON SALE!!) with dimensionals and added a sentiment which is from the Cool Treats stamp set! I added a gold button that I tied a bow through with White Bakers Twine! SUPER CUTE...SUPER EASY!!!

OF COURSE I had to stamp something on the inside of my card. Nothing better than an ice cream cone with sprinkles! What a FUN stamp set!  

Well...if your'e not inspired to create...maybe your'e inspired to enjoy a treat! Either way, I hope you have a FANTASTIC DAY!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, April 24, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Lift Me Up

Good Morning! What a GREAT weekend! I got my workshop cleaned and my tables cleared on Saturday...18,425 steps for the day!  I was SO TIRED when I came in at 10pm...but THRILLED!  The Essential Oils Make-n-Take was lots of FUN and I LOVE the smell of my shop after hosting one! Now I've got to get ready for my card class on May 6th.  We will be making 20 cards with a tin to hold the cards and having lunch together.  I can't will be a FUN day! I hope you too had a WONDERFUL weekend and got all that you needed to get done...DONE.  I hope you also found some time to relax and just ENJOY LIFE!

I have a "Make-It Monday" to share with you this morning!  Be INSPIRED!

"Make-It Monday": Lift Me Up card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set & dies shown below the project instructions.

  • Stamps: Lift Me Up #142896
  • Ink: Basic Black #140931
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Soft Sky #131203, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper #141630; Party Animal Designer Series Paper #142738
  • Miscellaneous: Big Shot #143263, Up & Away Thinlits Dies #1427148, Precision Base Plate #139684, Die Brush #140603, SNAIL Adhesive #104331, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
  • Basic Black Card Base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (score then fold in half)
  • Soft Sky: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Scrap: Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP & Party Animal DSP
  1. Using Basic Black ink, stamp the greeting on the right side of the Soft Sky panel.
  2. Using the Big Shot and Up & Away Thinlits, cut the following:
    1. 3 Clouds from Whisper White
    2. Large solid hot air balloon die in Festive Birthday DSP
    3. Bucket die in Party Animal DSP
    4. Balloon outline in Basic Black (tip: use Precision Base Plate for best results)
  3. Attach DSP to black balloon outline using Fine Tip Glue Pen (or SNAIL)
  4. Attach clouds to the background using SNAIL
  5. Attach hot air balloon panel with Stampin' Dimensionals

Life Me Up (Occasions catalog, page 10)
Click on image to go to it in my online store.

Well...thanks so much for stopping by! 


~Today's Thought~

Friday, April 21, 2017

Definitely Dahlia

Good Morning everyone! The weekend is you have BIG PLANS??? I'll be working in my shop ALL DAY on Saturday!! It's all painted and now I'm putting it back together! I have to finish by Sunday because I'm having an Essential Oils Make-n-take class after church on Sunday! Thank goodness I'm not in charge...I just have a great place to host the classes! Today...I'm headed to Mount Shasta to watch my son play baseball...but first, I want to share another April workshop card!

For this card I used the Definitely Dahlia stamp. My card base is Whisper White and I cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp on...4 1/8" X 5 3/8". I used Calypso Coral ink and stamped off the side of the paper. I used my Elegant Butterfly punch (which sadly is retiring) to cut a black butterfly and another cut from Cupcakes & Carousels designer paper. I attached the black butterfly with dimensionals and glued the dp butterfly down only in the middle.  Of course I had to add some bling to the card and the butterfly!  The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. Clean and simple look!

I also stamped off the inside of the card and added some more bling! Isn't that a BEAUTIFUL color!  My thought was to grab some envelopes before I left for my workshop so my ladies could stamp off on a corner of an envelope too...wouldn't that be cute!?! Dang if I didn't forget to grab them! That will have to be for another project!  

Well...that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and letting me share what I love to do with you!  ENJOY every moment of your weekend!!! 

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It's a Good Day!

Hello everyone! What a BEAUTIFUL day it is today! I'm lovin' the sunshine and blue's especially gorgeous as a backdrop to the snow covered mountains! I hope you all are having a wonderful day too!! I want to share another April workshop project with you today!

This card is created with several retiring products! Mint Macaron, a 2015-2017 In Color is retiring May 31st. I hate to see it go, but the new In Colors are beautiful too! I embossed a piece of it using the Elegant Dots embossing folder and attached it to my card base with dimensionals. Next, I attached the Lace Doily (retiring and ON SALE!!) with a dimensional. The leaves are cut in Tip Top Taupe using the Stylish Stems Framelit dies. Last I used my 1 3/8" Circle punch for the Mint Macaron center, added some Linen Thread behind it. The sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set and is cut out using my 1 1/4" Circle punch! 

It's such a BEAUTIFUL card...I hope it inspires you to CREATE!

Well...that's it for today! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by! Have a fantastic rest of your day! Hope you'll come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Hello everyone! I'm back from my workshop in Redding! I LOVE my ladies so much! They are so encouraging and I just LOVE spending time with's such a delight! Thank you ladies!!!

I wanted to share a card I received in the mail yesterday from my upline Sarah Wills at Sarah's Ink Spot !! She sent it to me along with some goodies for being in the top 10 for sales on her team!! Thank you all for helping me get there!

Isn't it WONDERFUL! I am so glad that the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are NOT retiring! It's such a great set!!! The colors she chose are terrific...LOVE that Mint Macaron's a beautiful color and goes great with the Tip Top Taupe!! I really love how Sarah added the little flower with a Perfect Pearl. The stitched framelits are wonderful! I hope SU comes out with more of them!

Well...that's it!  I'll be back tomorrow with another April Workshop creation! I hope you'll join me!!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrations Duo Birthday Card

Hello there!  It's a beautiful sunny day today and I'm enjoying every moment of it! Hope you are as well! Today's card is one we will be making in tomorrow's class! I've been wanting to use this embossing folder for a while's a very cool folder!

I made this card using the HAPPY embossing folder that comes in the Celebrations Duo set. The other folder says CELEBRATE! First I embossed it (it actually debosses the letters) then I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set to stamp over each letter. The colors I chose are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight! The designer paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. The balloons are punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch and embossed using the Lucky Stars embossing folder. I tied a piece of White Bakers Twine around the bottom of the balloon to finish it off!  

Pretty CUTE and BRIGHT birthday card don't ya think!?!?! I hope it inspires you to get your stamps and tools out and ready to use! 

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL rest of your day!

~Today's Thought~