Punch Art Animals

DSCN1242DSCN1243Here are a few paper punch art animals I made. The one on the little gift bag is kind of a make believe animal I think! A cross between a sheep and mouse! 🙂 the second one definitely a little mouse! I used mostly Stampin Up punches on both of these. I have made an index card up for the make belive animal, and haven’t got one done for the mouse, but will share that when I get time to play in my craft room again!

Thanks for having a look!!



Paper Smooches Stitching

DSCN1239Hi! And welcome to my new blog!! I hope my current followers have found me here! Today I am posting a card using stitching on the sentiment. I watched Savannah O’Gwynn’s video here, which inspired me to give this a try! Now, my hand stitching is much to be desired, since it’s been forever since I’ve done it!! 🙂 But, it was easy to do and adds a little something extra to your project! I used the Paper Smooches stamp set called Needle Little Love. I am playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge, which is anything goes! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Unity Stamps Day!

Happy Friday! It’s Unity Friends With Flair Day, so go share your Unity projects! Yesterday I received a card from my friend Holly, that is similar to the one I made. She used snowflake stamps, but not for a winter themed card. I just love the colors together, so had to make a similar one! I used Unity’s Snowflakes Fall From Heaven stamp kit, and an Itty Bitty called So Blessed for the sentiment. I think this is a perfect friendship card that can be used any time of year!! Thanks so much for having a look, and have an awesome weekend!!!

Paper Smooches Dies

Paper Smooches stamps now has dies to coordinate with some of their stamp sets. This butterfly is from the Butterflies 3 set, which has two dies. I don’t have the stamp set to go with it yet, so I just die cut it out alone and used some rhinestones to accent the body. Very sweet! The sentiment and zig zag border are from the Paper Smooches Needle Little Love stamp set. I am playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge with this photo:

Doesn’t that look yummy?!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Flower Friend

I got my very first Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set called Flower Friend, and had to play with it! It has lots of cute flower and leaves images, plus lots of sentiments too, which makes it a versatile set for me! I stamped a few different layouts on scrap paper to see what I liked best, and ended up using this design. I double stamped the leaves and flower to get the shadow effect, and the little blue dots are also double stamped onto scrap paper first, then onto the card. I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix plaque and postage on the edge die for my border. I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use color of any medium. I used only ink(from Stampin Up) on this card. Thanks so much for stopping in!


Lawn Fawn Chalkboard

The Lawnscaping Challenge has an inspired by theme this week that I’m playing along with.

 I was inspired by a Paper Crafts magazine submission call for this card to use the chalkboard technique. My card wasn’t accepted for the submission, so I can show it here! I used Picket Fence Distress Stain on some navy cardstock to give that chalkboard look, then embossed the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn set So Much To Say in white. I made a cute ‘wood’ frame from paper, and cut some Teresa Collins’ patterned paper into banners. I think the chalkboard is really cute, and reminds me of the one my son has hanging in his room. Thanks so much for dropping by!


New Stampin Up!

Just sharing two cards I made with some new Stampin’ Up! products! The first one uses the Tea For Two dsp, and a paper doily from the spring mini catalog. Regular catalog items is the Sizzix embossing folder, Bitty Banners stamp set, and brand spankin new washi tape!! So glad to see them carrying washi now! The swirl die cut is a movers and shapers die from Tim Holtz.

My second card uses two new Sizzix embossing folders, brand new clear stamp set, and the new to me leaves stamps and Bigz die. I do hope they carry these over to the new catalog! The flowers are from a Sizzix border strip die and also a small paper punch. I have made a scrapbook page too, but haven’t taken a picture of it yet. It uses even more new products including more of the clear stamps! Yes, Stampin’ Up! has two new clear stamp sets!! Very cool! Check with your demo, or visit mine here! Thanks so much for having a look!