Tuesday, June 24, 2014

En Francais

It's a little late to be posting these Mother's Day cards but the greeting could be changed to anything.  I  loved this color combo - Real Red & Coastal Cabana.

I used En Francis as the background stamp and an embossing folder. The Mother's Day stamp came in April's Paper Pumpkin kit.

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cutest Baby Ever

Where has the month of June gone!! I can't believe it is almost the end of the month, hopefully I will get some time to craft soon.

I love making baby cards!
 I've had a lot of  requests for baby shower cards lately.  

Supplies: Banner blast stamp set & punch; retired dap; Label love stamp set & punch; Decorative Dots embossing folder; Colors of ink & card stock - Summer starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper white

Supplies: Banner blast stamp set & punch; Stripes embossing folder; Patterned Occasions stamp set; Colors - Gumball green, Summer starfruit; Midnight muse.

Have a great Monday ~ Shelley

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quilt Card

I love how this card turned out!
 And will definitely be making more of these.

A lady I work with is retiring this week and she loves quilting, so a co-worker wanted me to create a quilt card for her.  She really loved it!

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Monday, June 2, 2014

Paper Pumpkin

Well, I am really far behind in my posts!
 I don't know where the time has went!

April's Paper Pumpkin has been my absolute favorite so far.  This was such a cute gift to give for Mothers Day, and even came with adorable packaging.  I added the "Live the Life You've Imagined" stamp.  This is one of my favorite stamps and was appropriate for the Mommy I was giving the gift to.

Have a great day!! Shelley

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pop Up Box Cards

It's Friday!! Hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend.  
I am going to visit family and celebrate my
 "grand" niece turning 2!!

I had two special little ones to make cards for this month.  My "adopted" grandson turned 1 on May 9th and my "grand" niece turned 2 today! Both of these cute little ones feel like my own grandchildren, so I wanted to make them a special card.  So I made the Pop Up Box Cards.  I just love these cards!

Here is sweet Korbin, I just have to kiss his checks every
 time I see him.  Too cute!

And Amya, she is such a little beauty!

Have a great weekend! Shelley

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Pocket

It is Wednesday already!! Where did the time go!

I made this pocket using the Envelope Punch Board.
  I am going to add it to a scrapbook I've been working on.

Have a great day! Shelley

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Family Collage

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great week!
This week has been busy at work and at home, seems like I can't get caught up.  But I am not complaining, I still love my job!! It is such a great place to work.

This is a 8x10 collage I made using Stampin Up stamps,
 paper and lots of punches.  

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Monday, May 5, 2014

Good-bye Papaya Collage

Hi! Hope everyone had a beautiful, relaxing weekend! 
Temperature was a little cool, but beautiful sunshine here.

These are 3x3 cards I made using the Papaya Collage stamp set that will be retiring at the end of the month.  This set has such great stamps in it.  I've  used the colors from the  2014-2015 In-color ink and card stock.  The envelopes were made using the Envelope punch board.  

These boxes were made with the Envelope board punch also, the cards fit inside the one with the butterflies.

Check out the retiring stamp list here
 and the retiring accessories here.  

New catalog will be coming in June!!
 You will LOVE the new products!!

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tag Topper Treats

I can't believe April is already gone.  It has went by so fast! 
The new Stampin Up catalog will be here soon.....

Here are some easy treats you can make with the Tag Topper punch available in the Occasions catalog.  You can change paper and stamps and create favors for any occasion. 

Have a great day! Shelley

Monday, April 28, 2014

Make a Wish

We had such beautiful weather this weekend! Sunny and perfect temperature Saturday and Sunday.  I didn't get very much accomplished, I sat on my porch enjoying the weather and read a book. Then Sunday my son and his fiancĂ© surprised us with a visit! 

It is that time of year again for Stampin Up's retired list.  We hate to see the products go, but it makes room for lots of new and fun products!  You can check out the retired list here.

The fun designer paper I used on this card is one of the items retiring, it is called Birthday Basics.  The stamp set is Perfect Pennants and the Banner framelits are available in the Occasions catalog.  

Have a great day! Shelley

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Swallowtail Birthday Card and FREE Shipping

Stampin' Up is having FREE Shipping until April 25th!!
You can shop here!

I really love this card!! I seen a similar card on a blog and loved how the Swallowtail stamp looked after embossing it.  

Supplies: Swallowtail stamp and Label Love stamp set; Artisan label punch. Retired embossing folder; Ink and Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White

Have a great day ! Shelley

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Blessings

Easter is almost here! I am so excited to go visit my family!
 I miss them all so much! 

I created this Easter card using the Easter Blessings stamp and the Mixed Bunch stamp set.

Have a Blessed Easter! Shelley

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mojo Monday Birthday Card

It's Monday! I had some birthday cards to make so
 I thought I would use the sketch at Mojo Monday.

Lots of birthdays this month in my family and at work.  This one I made for my oldest sister's birthday at the end of the month.  I used lots of different products on cards. 

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Friday, April 11, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Cards

It's Friday!! Lots of crafting time scheduled this weekend!

I made these cards and envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.  I think this is my new favorite tool from Stampin Up.  There are so many cute things to make with it.

Have a great weekend ~ Shelley

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wallet Mini Album

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a great week.  My new job is going great! I really love it there. Such a nice change from the last one.  I am excited for tomorrow evening, I will be attending a "Girls Night Out" at a local library.  I am excited to see what all they have to offer and find some ladies interested in Stampin Up!

This is a wallet mini album I made recently.  I didn't take a picture of it closed, but it closes up to about the size of a women's wallet.

Lots of pockets and tags inside to put your favorite photos!
I used Soho Subway designer series paper.

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Another Tag Topper Card

I have seen so many cute cards made with the tag topper punch. Here is another one I created.  I have made several to share at a Girls Night Out at a local library this Thursday.

Here is the make and take is going to be this book mark.

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Friday, April 4, 2014

Love it!

I altered this 8 x 10 canvas in February for Valentine's Day and never got around to sharing it. They make great gifts for grandparents, or just about anybody. Just add a cute photo and they will love it!

The background paper is a retired piece from last year's Valentine's Day collection.  I used the Banner Blast stamp set and punch that was available in the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I also used Hearts a Flutter stamp set and matching framelits. 

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Baskets

Happy Hump Day! So far this week the temperature has been feeling more like Spring!! The daffodils are blooming all over the hillside. I love to look out the windows in my craft room at all of the beautiful blooms!

I found instructions to these cute little baskets on someone's blog, sorry I can't remember where it was.  They were so easy to make I made several of them to give with Easter treats.

I loved the color combos on these two.  Rich Razzleberry is still one of my favorite colors.  And I love the Retro Fresh designer paper available in the Occasions catalog. 

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tag Topper Card

Hi! Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had a lot of rain and even more snow! I hope that was the last of it and that Spring weather is on its way.

I spent Sunday playing with some new Stampin Up supplies that I received this month.  I was so excited to get the scalloped tag topper punch so I could make some of the great cards I have seen on many blogs.  And I love the Stamp set Happy Watercolor.  Both the stamp set and punch is available in the Occasions catalog

Supplies: Cardstock - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party. (Scrap piece of retired designer paper). Stamp set - Happy Watercolor. Punches - Scalloped Tag Topper and 7/8 Scallop. Pool Party ribbon. Ink - Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry. 

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone had a great week.  I am excited for the weekend, I will be traveling a couple hours to visit family and get some stamping time with friends at my upline's house.  Can't wait to see the great projects she has in store for us! Plus I haven't seen some of my family since Christmas.  This winter was not very good for traveling.

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding.  One of my ring bearers (my great nephew - Landon) got a little bored during the ceremony and decided to crawl thru the best man's legs and about knocked him over.  

I used lots of Stampin Up supplies for this page.  Colors: Tempting Turquoise.  Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge.

Have a great weekend~ Shelley

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

Hi! I love all the Pop Up Box Cards I have been seeing on blogs!  So I finally gave it a try, it was a lot easier than I imagined it to be.  But I realized in this picture you can't really see my back layers very well.  Might have to add some more flowers to it.

Stamp Sets: Missed Bunch (coordinates with the Blossom punch) and Label Love (coordinates with the Label punch)

Have a Great Day ~ Shelley

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Live" Mini Album

Hi! Last week was a busy week for me.  I went back to work full time after a 2 month "vacation".  Clothes and dishes are piled up.  I need to get back into a routine again.  It was nice being able to do those chores any time I wanted, but it was back to reality making a steady income. So far I think I am really going to like this job!!  

Here is a mini album I made on one of my "vacation" days.  I made two similar ones that I am going to give as gifts.  I love the stamp "Live the Life you've Imagined" from the  Really Good Greetings stamp set.  The papers are from a retired Simply Scrappin" set.

The pages are Stampin Up envelopes that I cut open so I could insert a piece of card stock for more photos. 

Have a great Monday ~ Shelley

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tea Shoppe Chipboard Album

I love making mini albums!  I made this one earlier this month from a chipboard album I purchased at a craft store.  I used lots of Stampin Up products to finish it. The main stamp set I used was Tea Shoppe.  You can view more photos on my Etsy shop

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had gorgeous weather, with the threat of snow on the way.  I am hoping that snow stays far away from us!

Here is a wreath I made for our door for St. Patrick's Day.  I love the green, it makes me think of the start of Spring! Flowers will be blooming soon.  Lots of daffodils are starting to sprout up all for our hills. :)

I made the rosettes from retired designer paper.  I wrapped the wooden wreath with burlap ribbon. The shamrocks are made from the heart punch, with little buttons in the center.

Have a great day ~Shelley

Friday, March 14, 2014

Star Shaped Card

It's Friday!! Hope everyone has a fun weekend planned.

Today I wanted to share the card my husband made me for my birthday! He went into our craft room/office the night before my birthday.  I thought he was in there working on a computer, but he came out and couldn't wait until my birthday to give me his card!

It's it great!! I love it!

Have a great weekend ~ Shelley

Thursday, March 13, 2014

You're Lovely Thin Lit Die Card

Hi! I have been trying to post all week and something else kept coming up! I can't believe it is Thursday already.  Yesterday was my birthday, and I really had a great day!  I got on the scales and found that I have lost 4 more pounds! So far I am down 15 pounds thanks to Beefit ZXT!! (Email me at suly312@gmail.com if you want info) Plus I received a job offer, I should be able to start next week once all the paperwork is complete!! 

I found a great video on Brandy's Cards, showing how to use Stampin Up thin lit dies to make this type of cards. 

Supplies: Stamp set - You're Lovely (available free during Sale-a-bration with your $50 purchase); Big Shot; Deco Lables thin lits, Square Lattice embossing folder; Card stock - Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White; Black Staz on ink & markers.

Order your supplies here!

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Friday, March 7, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Bows

It's Friday and the sun is shining!! 

I found instructions to these cute little bows made with the envelope board punch this week and made several of them.  I just love them.  They are so adorable and super easy to make!  Great way to use up all those scraps of dsp!

Have a great weekend ~ Shelley

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blue Ribbon Birthday

Sun is shining here in my part of the country, melting all the snow and ice!  Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait to see all the daffodils blooming.  There are so many all around the hills around my house.  I love it!

This is a card I made for my baby brother.  He is still our baby brother even though he turned 40 last month. I love the Blue Ribbon stamp set, it is just makes such fun cards!

Stampin Up Products used are: Stamp set - Blue Ribbon stamp set, Paper - Retro Fresh designer paper, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card stock. Accessories - Retro Fresh washi tape, 2 3/8 scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch.

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cutest Baby Ever Mini Album

Winter is still here, lots of ice and snow this morning! And the snow is still falling! Glad I don't have to be any where today :)

Today I am sharing a mini album I made to give as a gift.  I really need to get it out in the mail since their cute little baby was born a couple ago.

I  followed directions from a tutorial I found on youtube by Following the Paper Trail.

Products used is a retired Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin' kit Pinwheels are Parade. I used various stamp sets throughout the album Blue Ribbon, That's the Ticket and Around Array.

Have a great day~ Shelley