Can you believe we are at the 100 TGIF Challenge?!?!?!? WOWSERS! Time flies when you are having fun! This week is a special week is a DESIGNER spotlight! But not just any designer... the designer we are spotlighting this week is an amazing ...

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  1. TGIF Challenge - 100!!! Lifting Me Up...
  2. *ANNOUNCING*...Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class...
  3. Paper Pumpkin Alternative...Happy Spring!!!
  4. Fun With Sale-A-Bration...
  5. Final Sale-A-Bration Days!!! NEW RELEASE!!
  6. More Recent Articles

TGIF Challenge - 100!!! Lifting Me Up...

Can you believe we are at the 100 TGIF Challenge?!?!?!?  WOWSERS!  Time flies when you are having fun!  This week is a special week is a DESIGNER spotlight!  But not just any designer... the designer we are spotlighting this week is an amazing one.  She's actually the FOUNDER of these challenges, and she's definitely deserving of a celebration!  So let's do her proud this week!  :-) It's an easy challenge also...I could just totally copy all her projects.  She makes such fun things!  But for this week's challenge, I took the basic layout of this card... fun is this card?!  I love it!  The white space, how she layered the focal point, the fun pieces she uses but still keeps it clean and bright.  So with that in mind, here is my take...

This is such a fun card layout that I am sure I will use over and over. 

Colors: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lift Me Up
ToolsBig Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sprinkles Embellishments

And can I just say...I LOVE THIS BUNDLE!  It's the "Lift Me Up" bundle that comes with the stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.  Side note on the paper strip I is from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  This paper coordinates BEAUTIFULLY with this bundle, because a lot of the patterns have hot air balloons on it.  But it is only available until March 31st and you can't buy it!  You can only earn it with Sale-A-Bration FREE!  So....get those final orders placed so you don't miss out!  Drop me an email: or shop 24/7 on my website:

Here is another pics of the details...

Now it's your turn!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

*ANNOUNCING*...Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class...

Are you ready for some fun?!  Well...I hope so!  Because I have a "COOL TREAT" to announce!  :-)  Who LOVES the Cool Treat bundle?!  Who wants to make some fun projects using this bundle?  Everyone...right?!  :-) today...ANNOUNCING...

How fun is this?! :-) So just simply head to my website: and place the class order.  ENTER THE HOSTESS CODE when you place your order: 2XRN6JS2.  Make sure that you don't forget to add your FREE Sale-A-Bration item to your order!  And that's it!  After you place your order, I will send you out all the supplies to make these projects!!!  You will also receive full color instructions via email.  You have until March 31st to place your order and participate.  *Only available for United States.
***Feel free to send me an email if you would like to order this class but are unable to order it online:***

***Class Notes:  if you already have any of the items in the class order list--please feel free to substitute anything else for the same dollar amount (or more).  You are welcome to add on to your order as well!  If you need to add any of the additional items needed that aren't a part of the class order--feel free to add those!

Let me know if you have any questions on this!  This is going to be such a fun class!  Can't wait to share how fun the Cool Treats bundle is with you!

Paper Pumpkin Alternative...Happy Spring!!!

Let's talk Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription box...Paper Pumpkin!  Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?!  If you aren' should be!  :-)  A fun box coming to your door once a month with all the supplies to make some fun projects?!  What's more fun than that?!  :-) 

This month's kit was a little bunny bags & cards...

How cute is this?!  The kit came with enough supplies to make NINE bags and NINE cards!  Wowsers!  BUUUUUUUUUT.....after the kit is all still have a stamp set to use!  So I always send a card to those that subscribe through me using the stamp set.  Here is the card I made this month...

Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White
Stamps: Bunny Buddies (Paper Pumpkin Kit March 2017)
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

So fun, right?!  You can't tell in this photo, but look how cute these ears are with glitter...

Love it!  So...want to subscribe?  Well...make sure you do so by April 10th!  Because guess what's cool?!  Stampin' Up!'s CEO has designed the next kit that will be sent out in April!!!! a bonus...she's sending a FREE GIFT along with your kit!  So get signed up if you aren't!  :-)  You can even buy a pre-paid 3 month subscription before March 31st on sale AND earn a Sale-A-Bration item!!   Just drop me an email and I will help you get signed up for either a month to month subscription or a pre-paid one!


Fun With Sale-A-Bration...

I have a few projects to share with you tonight.  Wanted to share a couple things I have made with some of the fun Sale-A-Bration exclusive items... the Tasty Treats & Reverse Words stamp sets along with some of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper & the Sparkle Embossing Folder (which, as of today, is FREE until March 31st with a qualifying order)...

Don't worry...I have some close-up photos for you.  :-) 

Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Watercolor Paper, Carried Away Designer Series Paper, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Whisper White Baker's Twine

I LOVE this truck!  It's so much fun!  I used watercolor wonder pencils to color that sweet truck in....and then just added a few layers with some Designer Paper and sequins.

I love this next project...

Colors: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Binder Clips, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doilies

Fun little treat bag with a tag on front.  I saw a card like this online and decided to turn it into a treat bag.  Thought it was fun to use the trucks like this...a quick and easy way. 

I even embossed the treat bag...with one of the Embossing folders you can earn FREE until March 31st!  Seriously one of my most used and favorite embossing folders EVER...

And the last project...

Colors: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Reverse Words, Designer Tee
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Stapler, Confetti Stars Punch

Super quick and simple card using the Reverse Words stamp set.  I know the Glimmer Paper I used here is now sold out, but you can easily replace with the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. 

***QUICK TIP*** on adhering the stars easily.  Punch out some stars from Glimmer Paper with Confetti Stars punch.  Add very LIGHT drops of the liquid Tombow glue where you want the stars.  Pick up a star and drop into the glue (so you don't touch the glue and get sticky fingers!).  Then just press the star down with the tip of your scissors.  Easy, Peasy and mess free!!

Hope you enjoy these projects!  I had a ton of fun making them!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  And let me know how I can help you get the supplies you need for your projects!  Don't miss out on the Sale-A-Bration fun!

Final Sale-A-Bration Days!!! NEW RELEASE!!

Guess what?!  We are on the final countdown of Sale-A-Bration (it is all over March 31st) and Stampin' Up! has just released MORE items you can receive for FREE!!! (with a qualifying order!)  These are select items from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs!  WHOOOO!!!  Check it out...

Here is the chart up close...look at all these fun items you can choose for FREE with a $50 order!!!

1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock 
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

You can ALSO still pick your FREE ITEMS from the available items in these 2 brochures (items are only available while supplies the time I posted this--the Card Tin and Glimmer Paper are sold out) ... just click on the brochure to see them...

SUCH a fun time of the Stampin' Up! year!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering anything.  

Order on my website: any time or feel free to drop me an email!


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