Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Holiday Box

Ok....I don't know how many of you subscribe to the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit which usually comes in the cute signature orange Paper Pumpkin box?  Well, this month's kit will arrive in this adorable blue special holiday edition box.  Super cute right?!?  And for those of you who aren't familiar with Paper Pumpkin ....it is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up!  Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project that you'll love to show off and share with all your friends and family.  It's super fun because every month it's a surprise what you'll get inside your cute box with projects like cards, gift packaging, home d├ęcor, and more.  If you'd like more details please feel free to leave me a message and I'll gladly answer any questions you may have.

Seasons Greetings & Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

~ A Spooky Treat for YOU ~

Happy fall everyone!  The weather is finally changing from HOT California summer temperatures to well...not so hot!  I mean let's face it...most of California is warm pretty much all year round with a few exceptions but believe it or not we are finally hitting mid to upper 70's temperatures which is a welcoming change from the unbearable triple digits that we've been having.  Anyway...I made a couple Halloween tags for a swap that I was in this month and thought I'd share them with you.  I hope you like them.

Trick or Treat

.....another creation I had made for the Halloween tag swap that I participated in.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Say Hello to the Holidays!

You all have to see what's inside the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog...it's a MUST!!!  So much fun goodies and lots of definite eye-candy!  My favorite time of the year is fast approaching and I can't contain myself.  Please be sure to grab a copy and mark down what you want on your holiday wish list....I'll take one of everything please!  - LOL

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Christmas Came Early This Year!

My preorder from the new upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog has arrived. Do you see anything that you like...what's your favorite?  My favorite is the Halloween stamps and the SUPER CUTE "Home Sweet Home" thinlits die set that has a coordinating stamp set.  Please check back later to see what I've created using these fun goodies.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yummy Treat Box Surprise

Everybody loves a little chocolate treat once in a while right??  For today's creation I made a cute little slider box that fits 3 little chocolate treats inside.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thinking of You

Today's card I created for my hubby.  I will be leaving on vacation without him so I wanted to leave a little card behind for him to find on the bed that will let him know that I am thinking of him and that he will be missed while I'm away.  I know the pink background cardstock isn't your typical "manly" color to use but I grunged it up a bit with a splatter mark stamp.  That made it dirty and more masculine right???  -LOL

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Totally Grateful

Today I tried stepping out of my comfort zone by using more than 1 or 2 stamp images on one card.  I like the look when I see others doing stamped layered images on card fronts but I would usually stick to the basics when creating my own.  Anyway, in this particular card I used 4 different stamp images and I was quite pleased with the way it came out.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You're a True Friend

  Ok...I have a secret confession to make....shhhh!  Don't tell anyone!  Here goes....
I have over 100+ Stampin' Up! stamp sets and probably 75% of those are in pristine condition that have NEVER been inked on....NOT even used once!  I am a definite collector!  I have envisioned what glorious creations I would make if I had this or that stamp set.  Once I receive the stamp set, I gawk over the images for a while and then it gets filed away with the rest of my lonely stamp sets ....never living up to it's full potential of what she was put here on earth to do...to be stamped with and used as a tool to create a true work of Art!

So...I've decided to get out those stamp sets and put them to good use!  I will create works of Art and allow my stamp sets to live up to their true full potential.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Ok...I am NOT particularly a fan of Wine but the stamp set, "Mixed Drinks" has some cute sayings and various beverage glasses that I had to add to my stamp collection!  This is a super cute stamp set that I can see making many fun cards with....it's very versatile!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ridiculously Happy

Super CUTE and super EASY card I created today for a special someone that makes me "ridiculously happy".  {wink wink}  I just LOVE this sentiment....it makes me happy!  - LOL

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Good Morning to everyone and I especially want to give a special shout-out to all the dads on this day of celebrations ~ Happy Father's Day!  Today's card I made using the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit.  Super fun and manly huh?!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

With Sympathy

Today I created this card for a friend who recently lost a dear loved one.  My condolences go out to her and her family.  Please hug your loved ones extra tight today and remember that tomorrow is NOT for certain so live each day to the fullest.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Just Another Note

This is the card I created today using the new Irresistibly Floral paper.  I absolutely LOVE this paper pack and you know what else I LOVE??  I LOVE making envelopes that coordinate with the card.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Today I created this fun birthday shaker card.  I added some washi tape to the back side of the envelope to coordinate with the card.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Just a Note

I think sometimes that less is more and it says it all.  For this card I simply used one of the sheets from the new "Floral Boutique" designer series paper and a strip of white cardstock with a sentiment stamped on top then added a little die-cut cut out.  Easy peasy!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pop of Pink

The card for today I used Pop of Pink paper and Washi tape...of course I used some fun shiny sequins because everything looks better with a little bit of sparkle right?? {wink wink}

Saturday, June 11, 2016


My card for today I actually used the paper that I had cut out the word "sunshine" on.  I had made another card using the die cut word "sunshine" on an earlier day and had just saved the template for later and voila!  Fun huh?!?

Friday, June 10, 2016

It's All in the Details

Today I created this card  using the new Detailed Floral Thinlets Dies set.  It's a super cute die set that makes your card creation look so elegant and classy without having to do too much!

Friday, April 15, 2016

My Craft Room is Clean.......somewhat

Well, I managed to clear out some of the "junk" from my craftoom however it has migrated down south into the family room.  I think the next step is to slowly add more storage bins into my hubby's space....his man cave (aka the garage).  If I do it slowly then maybe he won't notice me moving stuff into "his territory" - LOL
My local stamp store is holding their annual craft yard sale in a couple months so I will be sorting through my stash of supplies and setting aside what I can sell.  You know what that means?  The more I sell then the more new stuff I can buy.....and the vicious hoarding cycle starts all over again.- {sigh}

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I'm One Pile Away From Being a Hoarder

Ugh...it has become a familiar site having my craft room look like an episode of "Hoarders".  I am actually inspired to create something today but I can't with this ginormous mess that has taken over my work space!  I should be organizing right now but the piles of scattered mess is overwhelming me.  Maybe after I have a healthy breakfast it will give me the energy to conquer this whirlwind of disaster?  My craft room is usually used as a storage space instead of having things pile up on the kitchen table.  I put things in my craft room to get it out of the way until I have time to find a proper spot for it permanently.  I received my Stampin' Up! shipment of goodies a few days ago.  I took everything out so as to refresh my memory of what exactly it was that I had ordered and now everything is sitting on top of my desk waiting to be put away.  It's times like these where I wish I had a bigger craft room but then again if I had a bigger space it would just be more space to store things.  I wonder if I could get Ty Pennington and his "Extreme Makeover" team to come help me???

Ok, enough stalling...{deep sigh} I need to get busy cleaning off my desk.  Hopefully I will be able to get this organized so I can make something creative before the day is over.  Check back with me tomorrow to see what or if I made something {wink wink}.  I hope your day is fun and productive.

til another time....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Last Chance!

As many of you may already know that Stampin' Up! is doing away with the "Weekly Deals" on Tuesdays.  I am sad to see it go away...it became my favorite Tuesday tradition to visit the Stampin' Up! site so I can view what Hot deals were in store for me that week.  Well from what I hear... there will be a different promotion instead but not as frequent.  We will just have to wait and see. 
And for the grand finale....

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Get It Before It's All Gone!

Good Morning everyone!  I just found out this morning that Stampin' Up! will be ending their "Weekly Deals" special on April 18th.  If you weren't already aware of this fantastic weekly sale well now is the time to check it out before it's gone for good. Usually they have 5-6 items listed at a special price every Tuesday morning but this week's deals are plentiful.  You can view them here
Weekly Deals .

I personally love the Weekly Deals specials and would look forward to seeing what they had on sale every Tuesday morning.  I would buy items that I had my eyes on for a while but held off because I didn't know whether or not I would really make use of them but at those Weekly Deals prices how could I pass them up?!?  I also like to buy an extra one or two items and save them as a gift for a special crafty friend.  I am sad to see them phase out the Weekly Deals but the also announced that they will be replacing it with something even better!  Stay tuned to find out.

I hope you have a Fabulous day and Happy shopping!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Let's Bring Birthdays Back!

Ok...so how many of you actually send out a birthday card to your family and friends when it comes around to their special day?  Seriously...be honest now!  Truthfully I am completely guilty of lacking in that department.  Most of the time I either send a quick message via text or post a birthday message on Facebook. Well...NO MORE!!!  I know personally I LOVE receiving actual cards in the mail.  I get excited when I see happy mail in the mailbox addressed to me...something other than bills and junk mail.  So...if I want more Happy Mail then I should send out more Happy Mail of my own right?  Have you seen or heard of the cool new movement that Stampin' Up! has introduced recently?  If not...you can read about it here - #imbringingbirthdaysback .  I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this wonderful concept.  So I have been working on a variety of different birthday cards to have ready for when another special birthday rolls around.  I am super excited to see this movement take off and spread around the world.  Who's with me?

Here's a picture of the cute stamp that Stampin' Up! has created.... 

You can get yours today too over HERE

Saturday, April 2, 2016

It's Good to Give Thanks!

Hi ya'll

I just wanted to share real quick something I made for a customer.  I really loved the way it came out and thought I'd share it with you.

I absolutely LOVE the "Birthday Bouquet" designer series paper {DSP}.  I can tell it's going to be something I will need to place in my shopping basket every time I place an order.  Anyway...I hope you like it.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happiness In a Box

When I've had a stressful day and nothing else seems to go right ...

I can always count on my Happiness in a Box to cheer me up!  I just LOVE getting my Paper Pumpkin kit every month!  I look forward to seeing my Happiness in a Box waiting for me in the mailbox.  I can't wait to get back inside the house so I can open it up and reveal what kind of surprise is in the box. 

This month's box was a blue color in celebration of Paper Pumpkin's 3rd year anniversary, normally it comes in an orange colored box.  I love how each box has materials perfect for creating a fast and easy project in no time! 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It Was Time For a Change...

Good morning everyone!  How are you today?  Well as promised I told you that I would share with you the different changes that has occurred during my absence.  I guess the first major change is that I am no longer a Close To My Heart consultant.  I still love their products and will continue to use my stash of CTMH supplies for years to come however I felt a need for a change.  I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I had stumbled upon a Stampin' Up! catalog when I was at a local craft sale and picked it up.  I was hooked as I flipped through the pages!  I saw so many things that I loved and "had to have".  Anyway...long story short...here I am as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator loving what I do and meeting a lot of wonderfully fabulous people in the process! 

Another change that has occurred is that I have taken the initiative to begin focusing on Me.  A lot of my time as a mother and wife I spend the majority of my days tending to the needs of others instead of paying attention to my own personal needs.  Although I find it fulfilling to be a mother and wife I somehow lost track of myself in the process.  This year I will be turning a milestone {age-wise} and felt I NEED to do something to make time for ME.  So I have chosen to make ME a priority.  I've started going to the gym, eating healthy and made time to have my own "play dates".  You know what they say, "A happy wife, a happy life".  

I look forward to seeing where this all will lead me and in the end I hope to be a happier and more productive individual.  Wish me luck on my journey forward and I hope you all the best in life too!

...til next time!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Hello bloggers!

I've been absent from the blogging world for quite some time now so I'm testing to make sure that you're still out there.  If you can hear me please leave a comment below and I'll be sure to write you back.  Anyway...there has been a few changes since the last time I posted anything here on my blog and I wanted to share with you but I will save that for another day when I have time to go into more detail.  So for now....welcome back to my blog and I hope to hear from you soon!