Tuesday, May 11, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Whale Done


Hello, and welcome to the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are glad you are hopping with us.


This month, our theme is "It's a Guy Thing." I don’t have many masculine sets, but I consider the Whale Done Stamp Set a masculine set. Especially the stamp that says, “You’re Kind of a Big Deal.” It just seems like a saying that any guy would like to hear!

Here is my card:

I used the punch for the whale, cuz I really wanted it to be an Orca. They seem like a bigger deal than just regular whales to me...lol! I stamped the seaweed across the bottom, and used the birthday sentiment from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.  

I cut out a window in the Basic White cardstock, using the Hippo & Friends Dies, and put a piece of the Sea & Sand Designer Series Paper behind the window to resemble the ocean. That is such beautiful paper, better get it while you can, as it will retire at the end of June. 

Inside, I used the Big Deal saying. It fit perfectly! Do you have any "Big Deals" in your life? Father's Day is coming, and all you have to do is change the front sentiment to make the guy in your life feel like he is something special!

Hope you like my card. Please leave a comment if you do! Now, join me as we hop on over to Deb's blog to see what manly creation she has to share with us!

Until next time....
Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, May 8, 2021


Where do you get your inspiration? I get it from various places, and even sometimes people's clothing. Shhhhh, don't tell my Sunday School teacher that I am writing down color combos in the corner of my workbook, not lesson notes.
This card was made after I saw and liked the colors in a friend's shirt. I asked her if I could take a picture, and she agreed.
Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (stamp and dies) and the new Basic Borders Dies. Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride and the New 2021-2023 In Color, Soft Succulent. True Love Designer Series Paper.

Here is my card:

Here is my inspiration:

Soooo, again, where do you get yours? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Monday, May 3, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack


Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited to share our May IDEAS Tutorial Bundle on the blog hop today. This month's theme is "Fast & Fabulous"! These are my kinds of projects!  I love clean, simple and easy that packs a punch!  You will even get some sneak peeks into new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog to be released tomorrow along the way!

 This month's tutorial contains over 50 amazing ideas, created by 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world! It is almost sixty pages of crafting heaven! 
Here is a graphic that shows a sneak peek of some of the projects in our May IDEAS Tutorial Bundle:


I chose to use the new Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack for my projects. The beautiful 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" cards make paper crafting so "Fast". And, the results are "Fabulous" projects!! Add some ribbon and embellishments to them and you are done! 

So, while my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I have another card made from the M&M card pack to show you. Consider it a bonus project! 

 Here is my card:

Isn't this pretty? It uses one of the M&M cards, a card base, a sticker and a bit of ribbon. Didn't I say it was Fast and Fabulous?! It also contains of the new 2021-2023 In Colors, Fresh Freesia! 

Each tutorial designer features at least 2 cards and some include way more than that! Once we got creating, we couldn't stop! Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your participating demonstrator, or me, if you don't have one. I offer three options to acquire these wonderful IDEAS tutorial bundles:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code:  NUSW647S

2. It is free for all of my direct team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15.

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow below to see what the fabulous Odette chose to create and share with us!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Did you get your new catalog yet! If you are not working with another demonstrator, let me know, I would love to share a catalog with you! Just message me...