You Dazzle Me!

Friday, July 28, 2017
This card from my Tuesday class what the biggest hit, even selling out of the sample card.
But instead of making more of the same card for the store, using the POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE stamp set, I thought I should make a new style. This one, however, is NOT a gift card holder (of course you can always slip some cash to the inside. I actually cut off the tabs and adhered it directly to the card front.
This card was inspired by Anna (found though Pinterest) but she did not give instructions, just a list of supplies. I chose to do the same "ink drag" technique on the top layer and the pocket like I used in the first card (which was Dapper Denim ink on Dapper Denim card stock). On this card I used Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette Card Stock. 
The glasses and the Dazzle sentiment are heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and Versa Mark Ink. 
I love all the bling on this card!  What girl doesn't like the blinged out pockets on her jeans!!
For the pocket tag I chose to pull out a piece of Silver Shimmer Card Stock even though it is retired.  I still have quite a stash and it only takes a tiny bit. If you want to copy this card you can always use Basic Gray Card Stock.
This is what you get with the POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE BUNDLE
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Bella & Friends

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Today I thought that I would share a couple cards that I made with the BELLA & FRIENDS stamp set.
Isn't this little puppy just the cutest!! The fluffy clouds are made using the SPRINKLES OF LIFE Stamp Set and the TREE BUILDER PUNCH
The clouds on this second card are cut from the UMBRELLA WEATHER FRAMELITS and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
And just as I promised I will show you the AFTER picture of Lucy when we picked her up from her first puppy trim.
But first a reminder of how she looked the day we got her...
And now the AFTER picture!  Pet Smart was so great to take her picture and email it to us.
Notice her "visor" is trimmed up so nice and now she can see where she is going!! We can see some of her Bichon coloring coming through, but she still has her dark highlights.  Hoping she doesn't outgrow those.
She is a true Stampin' Up! enthusiast!! She got very excited when my shipment arrived yesterday
You all are the best for indulging me letting me share my puppy pictures.
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Guest Stamper, Inez

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2 weeks ago today we picked up our sweet Lucy!
She has had her first Vet appointment and brought up to date on her vaccinations. She is doing amazingly well learning to walk with her leash and "fairly" well on the house training - but lets be honest - it really is us who has to be trained to take her out often enough. This morning she will get her first puppy grooming so i hope to have a photo for you on tomorrows blog (can you tell we are totally in love with her?)
My sweet friend and team member, Inez, sent me this adorable card welcoming Lucy into our family.
Inez used the darling stamp set BELLA AND FRIENDS.  

This card certainly sent a smile to my face when I opened it up.
Lucy has already met the neighbor dog, Duke...

And once she found out that he was a friend and not foe, she decided to take him for a walk
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Come Stamp With Me!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tuesday's is always a COME STAMP WITH ME day!! It must be my favorite days of the week because my stamping friends join me to stamp and create. If you live in my area I would love to have you stop by between 10am and 5pm to make these cards with us.  You can contact me HERE if you have any questions
Card #1: was inspired by Lorri Heiling.  What a fun gift card holder using the POCKETFUL of SUNSHINE stamp set and the coordinating dies.
Card #2:  Starting in July I have a Christmas card out each week.  The ladies love this and many of them make multiples.  This is always the first card to sell out.  The snowflakes are from the new stamp set COLORFUL SEASONS, but I combined it with the retired stamp set Zoo Review and Many Merry Messages
Card #3: The great thing about my COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY is that I allow myself to use retired stamps, papers and accessories. This cute froggy is from the Hostess Exclusive LOVE YOU LOTS stamp set, but I combined it with the (still current) SwirlyBird Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Dies and the POP OF PARADISE Stamp Set (the Hello). This card was inspired by ? - I cannot remember where I copied this card from.
Card #4: (inspired by Pinterest) and since I was borrowing the POP OF PARADISE Stamp Set from one of the gals on my team, I thought I might just as well use the Flamingo image for this fun card using the (now retired) Designer Paper, Pop of Pink.
Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! items that I used for today's cards:
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Pocketful of Sunshine, Zoo Review (R), More Merry Messages (R), Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Love You Lots, Pop of Paradise, Time of Year (R), Express Yourself (R)
Card Stock: Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pop Of Pink DSP
Ink: Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Versa Mark, Memento Black, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Gold Encore (R)
Fun Stuff: Pocket Framelit Dies, Whisper White Embossing Powder, 1/4" circle punch, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Retired Embossing Folders, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Black Thick Bakers Twine, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Triple Banner Punch, Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies, Stamipn' Dimensionals, Glue Dots.
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Paper Pumpkin & So Much More!!

Monday, July 24, 2017
Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?
NO??? Do you know what you are missing??


With Paper Pumpkin, you'll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you'll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.
Each month you receive a wonderful box of surprises.  This kit is all inclusive with everything that you need to make the cards or projects that come in the kit.
This is an example of the gift bag, tag (with cutest little clothes pins to attach it to your bags) and tissue paper.  This tissue paper is also top quality, not that flimsy stuff we settle for at our local dollar store and it has little black watermelon seeds on it.
I found some watermelon shaped candies to add to the bag and I gifted it to the hostess at the picnic that we went to yesterday. 
Now, let me get this straight... you do NOT need to craft within the lines!! One of the most fun things about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is coming up with alternate ideas. 
 I saw this fun card fold and thought I would give it a try using the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.
I had some elements left over from the previous card so combined them to make this card.  I embossed a 4" x 5.25" piece of Vellum card stock using the SOFTLY FALLING embossing folder to give the card dimension.

 I was playing with the POCKETFUL of SUNSHINE stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies and thought the darling fruity note card (that comes in the kit) would make a cute pocket purse.
I even found some healthier-for-you fruit snacks to go inside.
After I cut out the pocket from the note card I ended up with a 1.5" strip so I made the ends into a banner and turned it into a magnetic bookmark.  It snaps right over the card front so that your card is also a gift! I used the OH MY STARS! embossing folder and then stamped images from LABEL ME PRETTY and POP OF PARADISE Stamp Sets.

On this next card (inspired by Debbie Henderson) I layered a 3.75" x 5" piece of the tissue paper to a 4" x 5.25" piece of Whisper White Card Stock and put them both on a card base of Lemon Lime Twist. (5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25")
The "Hooray" Stamp, banner and the leaf are included in the kit. On this one I stamped the watermelon using the stamp provided in the kit and cut one down for a wedge. 
This next box was inspired by Rachel Tessman.  She showed some of these sweet fruit slice candies on her blog so, of course, I had to find some of them as well.  I had some Lemon Lime Twist colored tissue paper on hand and it went perfectly with this treat box that will also be a gift for someone special.
Last, but not least, I made a scrapbook page that was inspired by Janet Holmes on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook Page. What? there's a Paper Pumpkin Fan Club??!! you betcha - started by Rachel Tessman we now have a TON of ideas from a multitude of Paper Pumpkin subscribers. If you are like me you don't feel confident in coming up with your own alternative ideas, just subscribe to the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page and you will have a TON of ideas at your fingertips.  
I can't wait to add some fun Summer time photos to this scrapbook page.
Could there be anything better?? oh, yeah!! On the third Thursday of each month I hold a FREE Paper Pumpkin night where we bring our kits and work on them, bouncing ideas between us and coming up with great ideas.  Best yet, though, is we have fun just being together.
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Look at all the extras that you get when you purchase the starter kit in July! Your kit will also include the CAROLS of CHRISTMAS stamp set that hasn't even been released yet.

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Team Share and Make & Take

Friday, July 21, 2017
Last but certainly not least, my team share for today is by Lynda (no blog)
Linda shared this super cute card she made for her daughter wedding shower invitations.
 She took her card stock to a printer who printed the invitation words that follow the design of the wedding dress!!
 Lynda was also our Make & Take demonstrator.  This technique is called
Each card turned out just a little bit different.  The one I made is the one on the bottom right without the sentiment. I thought I would leave it blank until I decided what or who I would use it for.  Such a fun technique!!  I would love to see this made with a variety of different stamp sets!!
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Paper Pumpkin Team Share

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Today's share is from Dawn (no blog)
 Dawn shared some of the cards that she made using her Paper Pumpkin Kits.
Paper Pumpkin is a super fun kit that comes in the mail each month with fun cards or projects to make.  Facebook also offers a Paper Pumpkin Fan Club for anyone who subscribes. It is chock full of creative ideas over and above the ideas that come in the kit.  AND...if you subscribe with me I hold a FREE Paper Pumpkin Fun Night where we work on our kits together. 
Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home d├ęcor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!
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