Monday, January 19, 2015

SU! Blog Hop!

Is there anything better than a Stampin' Up Blog Hop with some of the best demonstrators around??  Somehow, God shined down to decide that I get to be a part of it!!!  WHAAAT?!  YAY!  This is an open ended Blog Hop with different demonstrators featured each week.  How Fun!

You're hopping here from the FABULOUS Lisa Presto.  I hope you clicked the "follow" button when you stopped there.  That lady is genuine, talented, and beautiful from the inside out! 

I'm going to share a Valentine with you.  Actually two.  I created this for my Hostess Club and was fascinated with what a difference your choice of Designer Series Paper can make.  Take a look....
I just HAD to use the XOXO paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love following all of their color combinations.  I was going to need more, so I tried it with the dots, and it TOTALLY WORKS!  They're both fun.  Which is your favorite??  Leave a comment below and share my blog on your Facebook page to be entered to win the BLOG CANDY I'm giving away below!  Mention that you're a follower here and I'll add in a handmade gift from me when you win!!

Do you just LOVE this Snuggles and Smooches stamp set??  You can purchase it for yourself, as well as the paper stack, through my website HERE. All right, it will be time to hop along after you've had some time to look through here!  The one and only PJ will be your next stop.  Enjoy, and thanks for participating! XO

Sunday, January 18, 2015


This is a complete CASE from one of the amazing Stampin' Up Artisan Designers!  I thought the simplicity, colors and layout were just beautiful.  I hadn't ever really SPLATTERED before!  That was fun.  I used my watercolor pen with the white craft ink and jut flicked it across my card base.  ALL of the Designer Series Paper is from SALE-A-BRATION; so you can earn it FREE with any $50 purchase!  The 'hello' is from a set of thinlits just released.  So pretty I made it the cover photo of my Flair and Frills Facebook page!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

You're a Gem!

This is my process.  In this photo, the far right shows the simple layout I was thinking of to use this stamp set.  Then, you see the sketch I made. I write out which colors I want to use, where the Designer Series Paper will be and any additional details I want to include.

This particular card was created for a private workshop.  My hostess is a Jeweler for Premiere Designs and is excited to enhance her business with Stampin' Up by sending handmade thank you cards!  Isn't that delightful??  It feels SO great tor receive a handmade card in the mail.  I drop the bills by the mailbox and open that one FIRST! ;)

This is the finished product.  I love the shimmer that the silver ribbon provides, and we added silver glitter across the gem using the Dazzling Details.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

As Promised.... BLOG CANDY!

Since I am loving the My Paper Pumpkin subscription so much; I decided to give away one of the monthly kits this week!  Just as it is for me every month; the contents of this box will be a surprise to you!  What I do know, is that you'll love it!  It will include EVERYTHING you need to create the projects, including an exclusive stamp set and ink! WOOT WOOT!  I have added in a few other fun things too, including the new Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Stampin' Dimensionals and a spool of gold ribbon!  (you can never have too much) 

So....What do you have to do to win?!  I'll draw a winner this upcoming Saturday! 
-For every day that you share this blog on your FB page, you'll receive two entries.
-For leaving a comment here, telling me your favorite Stampin Up product, you'll receive 1 entry
-If you link my blog to yours in a post, you'll get 2 entries
-If you purchase a subscription to My Paper Pumpkin with me, you'll receive 10 entries


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Where does the time go?!

I'm so excited to start blogging again!  Are any of you still there?! Blogging became an obsession, with creating for design teams and it took all the fun out of it.  I had to take a step back. 

Over the time I've been gone, so much has occurred!  I am a mother of FIVE now and happily working as a Manager with Stampin' Up and the Children's Ministry Director at Covenant Christian Church.  I have been solely creating with Stampin' Up because I quickly realized that the quality of all of their products is so superior to anything else I've used. Seriously!  I also found that they meet all of my needs, and everything coordinates!  I'm going to jump right in with a Blog Hop coming up in a couple of weeks.  Before then, I'd like to celebrate with a little bit of BLOG CANDY to those of you that have been faithful in following!  I'll post a pic with details soon.

Until then, enjoy these fun shaker cards I made using the supplies I get each month in my Paper Pumpkin subscription!  I love kits and these include exclusive stamp sets, ink and ALL the products you need  (like sequins)!!!  If you're not already a subscriber; I highly recommend it. XO

Friday, April 19, 2013


I love this quote stamp set from Stampin' Up-and the font is absolutely beautiful too.  Isn't this SO true?!  I used the dress-up framelit and gave her an extra layer to her skirt with the sale-a-bration DSP ad a little jacket too.  The vine embossing folder was fun but what really made this card was the pre-cut, embossed kraft tag included in the kit in the spring catalog! Remind yourself everyday....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I dabble in crocheting-especially in the colder months.  My friend Fran wanted a scarf with pockets and I also happen to have just cut off the jean pockets from an old pair of Eli's is what it became! A double pocket, blue-jean scarf that can keep her hands warm and her phone safe!  Tied up pretty and ready to deliver!