Sunday, October 2, 2016

September's Occasion Cards

I have been doing strictly Christmas cards with my group since I started just over 3 years ago. I still have a few girls that want to stick to just doing Christmas cards but I have a few that would like to do something else. I decided that after this years summer break, I would try to do a second evening of cards. As long as I can stay on top of things, I think it will be great!

I spend a ton of time on Pinterest! I absolutely love all the cards that are on there... It is so easy to get inspired and to even just CAS a card from there. I try to change something when I case a card but it is so hard sometimes as they are so gorgious!

I did case these 2 Occasion Cards from Pinterest but I added to the inside of it and made it to give a Gift Card. Sometimes its had to give to the older kids so this is how I thought of doing it this year!
See the Original Card from Pinterest

This is also a case.... Surprise! I had to change the "Thanks" stamp as I have nothing for Thanksgiving. I am really pleased with how it turned out!
I am just loving all the ideas I am seeing using the Limited Time bundle Thougtful Branches. I can't wait to see more fun cards & projects done with this bundle. Maybe I can come up with one as well ;)
See the Original Card from Pinterest

All My 2016 Cards

Well, I am terrible at staying current on my blog!  I'm hoping now that my life has settled down a little bit, I will be able to be a little more up to date on it!

I had a bit of a rough summer, but I'm not going to bore you with all the details. I will get right to the point and post a few of the cards from March to September :)




Paper Pumpkin September 2016

I am really enjoying receiving my Paper Pumpkin each and every month!
It really is exciting, it's just like Christmas.... Every month!

I'm not going to make this a long drawn out post but I want to show you the awesome My Paper Pumpkin and hopefully I can now keep up-to-date on my blogging :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Thank You

I have been on a roll this August Long Weekend!
Being as this is Monday, I checked out the Mojo Monday Blog and loved the new sketch so it was my inspiration for this card.
I alternated the colors when I did this but I like the one with the black card base the best!
I took a picture of each of them in front to show each one better

The supplies for this one besides the Big Shot and cutting pads are just the Thoughtful Branches Bundle and Pop Of Pink Specialty DSP

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Here is the second card I've done with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!
It will be available tomorrow to the 31st or while supplies last.

I CASed this one from the Stampin' Up! board on Pinterest, but changed the colors up a little to use some of the new 2016-2018 in colors

I think this is going to be a very versatile bundle! Already there are so many different things done with it. Just doing the 2 cards here with today's post and the Hedgehog from yesterdays post.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hedgehog

I am just loving the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!
You can find it on my demonstrator website beginning August 2nd. It is available then to the 31st but only while supplies last, so if you like what you see, hurry over :)

I was scoping out Pinterest as I usually do on a daily basis and when I saw him, I knew I had to make on for myself. To see the card that I cased this little guy from check out Pinterest and see him there!
 I have to admit that I case a lot of cards from Pinterest, this was just the hedgehog himself, the card is a Mojo Monday Sketch!

Check back again and see what else I've made with this amazingly versatile Bundle

Happy Stamppin! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

February's Club Cards

I have to admit I fell behind a bit! I haven't posted February's club cards yet because our weather has been nice for a few days so I had to go out and play :-)
I go out and get the drain on the corner open so there isn't a huge lake. I live beside a seniors home so they are always trying to walk downtown and having a puddle on all 4 corners makes it rather difficult for them to get anywhere. I try and keep my corner open for them :-)

Anyway, I was really happy with the cards for February. Everyone was really happy with how simple but nice they were. I made sure to ask everyone of they were happy with them and didn't find the cards we've been doing, too easy. They all said they were fine so I'm taking that as a No to being too easy ;-)

I am really pleased with this one and how it turned out. This is the first card I have used glitter with, I always just used Embossing Powder but I really like the glitter.
It is a CAS from Pinterest but I can't seem to find it again to show you the original, sorry!

This one is a Mojo Monday Sketch but I can't remember the number. It is from February 2016 but they don't have a link to the past in 2016 yet. I will edit this post when they get the site up to date.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Paper Pumpkin February 2016

I am a little behind with the Blogging thing... I just realized I could share these awesome My Paper Pumpkin videos to my own blog! Now that I know what I'm doing, I will be posting each month along with my takes on the project inside.
I haven't received my kit yet (hopefully today) but when I do, I will be sure to post what I have done.

Check out all the past Paper Pumpkin kits on the YouTube channel or subscribe to get your very own Paper Pumpkin Kits! 
Once you are a subscriber and getting the kits, you can order past kits as well. Some kits are complete with stamps and ink spots but some are just refill kits.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Easter Treat Jar with Sleeve

At the last group workshop for last years group I had done a Valentine's Day Treat. It was done with an Epicure jar that I had emptied and wanted to try making something out of. You can see it in the post "Valentine's Day Door Prize"
The friend that won it asked if I could do a sleeve for it for Easter. She liked the little bunny on the treat holders so I said I could. I did hers with the Calipso Coral Ribbon & Ink, this is the second one I did for myself to go with the treats holders. 

Easter Treats

This is the first time I have made this many of anything!
I saw these really cute treat holders on Pinterest and I instantly wanted to do them for my group. I only have 8 in my little group so I did a couple extra and did 10.
I found the instructions very easy to follow but changed them just a little. Find them HERE on  Mary Fish's webpage.

They are just darling!

I needed to borrow a few things from my Stampin' Up upline cause I didn't have the right supplies, thank goodness she has everything ;-)
So of coarse she wanted to see what I was making, I sent her a picture and she asked if I would do some for her. They weren't a lot of work so I said sure!

Then I recruited my daughter because she had decided that she would like to give some to her co-worker because they were so cute.

Then my upline thought it would be nice to have a few extra on hand, she could give as thank you gifts and such things as that. I also then decided to do a few extra as a friend that is in the group thought she might like to get one for her son. Thank goodness I had already recruited my daughter because when it was all said and done we had make 70 of these cute little Easter treat holders!

I also found a really cute and simple basket idea on Pinterest, I did one for the groups door prize and did another to give to my daughter Easter Sunday. This pic is the one I am using as the door prize
Nothing extravagant but a great prize to win, some chocolate and a free movie rental... Perfect!
The instructions for this cute little basket were also found on Pinterest but here is a link the webpage & instructions that I used to make my basket.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Valentine's Day Inspiration

As I was looking on Pinterest one day I was totally inspired!
Normally I really don't do much for any other occasion other that Christmas, I Love Christmas!

There was a ton of "Picked For You" posts for Valentine Cards. I totally went to town and did a bunch of cards, of coarse I CASed them for the pics that I saw. I changed a few things whether it be the colors, a different product or added a little something. For the most part they are very much the same. I don't want to take anything away for the original so I will link it so you can see it too :)  I guess it could already have been a CAS so the link will be to the card I used as my inspiration to doing my versions of each card. 

For the first card with the star, the original was in another language so it could have originally been an Anniversary, Wedding or Valentine's Day Card. I really liked it and being as it is a very simple and easy card to do, loved it as a Valentine Card. See the Original Card now.

I guess what really drew me to all the cards is that they are all so simply beautiful!
As is the second card I did. The layout is the same but I used the newest heart punch and embossed them with glittery embossing powder. It is possible that it is a slightly different color as well, I used Real Red in my version of the card. See the Original Card now.

                               Card #3 Original seen HERE                                       

Card #4 Original seen HERE

This little cutie with the turtle on it is mine :)  I saw the little stamp in my collection and thought I would do this cute little card. I wasn't sure about it but it was the one that was taken first so I guess it wasn't to bad lol ;)
The card with the 2 hearts just has a color variation from the Original Card. I like the bright colors and lots of colors. I like to have more than one color so I changed it up a bit, Original seen Here 

I really liked the idea of this one but I changed a few things and added some little hearts. The more I see this one, the more I like it :)  See the Original HERE

I had a blast making all these cards and I hope you enjoy doing the same thing I did. I would be honored to have someone get inspired for something I did or from the ones I got inspired from. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Valentine's Day Door Prize

Well... I have been very slack but I'm going to be on it for 2016!

I really enjoy creating thing from products around the house. Especially if it looks as cool as this project!!

This is an old epicure jar that I got sea salt in. I have done up a couple different ones over
the years but this is the most recent one :-D

Find this and all of my other projects and cards on my board on Pinterest,