Happy Grad day!

Mondays are always a good day for inspiration. Our team leader for Hawaii Ink  gave a great challenge this week.  So in between granddaughters nap and waiting for the retired list to be posted at the Stampin’ Up! demo site. I had time to get creative.

Hawii Ink Weekly challenge april 18

I decided to make mine a Graduation Card. Hope you like it.

HI weekly card challenge april 18.2

List of supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places dsp stack. Natural white card stock. Basic Black card stock.

Stamps:  BYOP and Be the Star

Star framelit dies, Momento Black ink, Versamark, black embossing powder, black ribbon,gold thread, dimensionals, snail, glue dots and sequins.

Hawaii Ink Weekly card challenge

It’s been a busy week getting back into my craft room.  It is no where near finished but at least I have everything close at hand.  I’m so happy I vacated the dining room. Finally!!

I was inspired to participate in our teams Weekly card challenge.  Thank you Lisa for all you do and how you continue to motivate and encourage us!

HI Weekly card challenge april 11 2016


Hope you like my card!


Hawaii Ink weekly card challenge april 13 2016

My Supply List:

Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes and Sale-a-bration Hello stamp set.

Bermuda Bay ,Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock.  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo markers. 7/8″ and 1 3/8″ scallop punch. Modern Label punch. Dimensionals. Candy dots.


Watercolor Birthday Wish

Hi Stampers!   Today I thought I would share with you a sweet little card I made using the Watercolor Wonder stamp set by Stampin’ Up!   This card is super easy to make but does involve a little “fussy” cutting. But if your like me, that’s just part of the fun of crafting and who doesn’t like to play with scissors.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Jan 26 – Feb 3

This week the framelits for these cute little bears are on sale. One of those must haves from the new 2016 Occasions catalog.

Please check out the other weekly deals.  Happy Shopping!!



Supply List

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Hawaii Ink Color Challenge

This week we were challenged to create something using this beautiful and colorful pillow as our inspiration.  The center flower is just stunning.

inspiration pillow

Although I do love all of the colors represented here, I chose to use just a few for my card.

I decided to do a white on white card base.

It seemed to work well with the Gorgeous Grunge and Lighthearted Leaves stamp sets.

I chose Marina Mist, Hello Honey and Pear Pizzaz as my ink pallet.

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals 12/15 – 12/22 –

Looking for those last minute gifts?

We have a few little  goodies that would be nice Lunder the tree!



Stampin’ Up! Weekly deals Dec 1 – 6

The Weekly deals this week have glimmer paper on sale. Nothing better than a little bling for the holidays.



Acorn Kisses

For Thanksgiving I made these cute little Acorn candy kisses treats.  I used the new stamp set  “Acorny Thank You”, and punch from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Holiday catalog.


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The instructions are really simple….

Each strip measures 1 1/4″ x 5″.   I then scored each strip  at 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 4″.  Fold and burnish the score lines using a bone folder. I then adhered the candy kiss on the inside of the strip between the 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ score lines using a glue dot.

For the acorns I stamped the acorn tops using Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Wild Wasabi and then punched them out using the Acorn punch. The acorn bottoms were punched out using natural white card stock.

I attached the acorn using dimensionals and another glue dot to close the flap.  They were very easy to assemble and look adorable.  I hope you enjoy!!



Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Nov. 17 – 23

Look like Christmas came early for us from Stampin’ Up!

Some great deals this week.