Friday, January 19, 2018

August Paper Pumpkin Alternative 1


Here are a couple of the alternatives that I made using the left over pieces from the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

This first set of cards are pretty simple. Although, sometimes simple isn't all that easy! These cards used the die cut stickers that were left over as well as the flowers. I stamped the Night of Navy onto the Pool Party flowers as well as the words.


Then I made 3 more cards that have a few more layers. The Congrats were left over. I layered them with a scallop oval die cut and stamped the background. The small flower was also left over die cut stickers from the kit.


I really enjoyed creating beyond the kit. I have more alternatives coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Happy Stampin'!
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

August Paper Pumpkin


One of my goals for 2018 is to create the kits that I have laying around my stamping studio. I'm so bad that I have every Paper Pumpkin kit that has been sent and I have only done 3 of them! Ugh! That's quite a few red boxes sitting around. I also have kits that have been in the main catalog and Sale-a-bration that are just collecting dust. I am going to try really hard to get a few of them completed this year! 

When I grabbed one of those red boxes, I grabbed the August 2017 kit called Giftable Greetings. I decided to put it together just the way the kit instructions said, more or less. Here are the finished projects.


This is a fabulous kit! I just love these cards and the box for them. It created 8 cards, the gift box and tag and the envelopes. 


There was so much to this kit that I had a TON of stuff left over. Watch the next couple of days as I show you what else I made using the left overs from this kit!

How many of the red boxes do you have laying around? Did you know that Stampin' Up! is doing a red box challenge right now? You are to use a kit and create an alternative (meaning, not what the instructions said for the kit), post on social media with #redboxchallenge label. You could win the March kit! How much fun is that?! 

Any questions about Paper Pumpkin or #redboxchallenge, ask away! I'm happy to help!

Happy Stampin'!
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter cards

December got away from me and I have Christmas cards that I didn't get posted on my blog! I hope you will still be inspired by them so I am going to share them anyway. 

Here is a card was part of my Stamp A Stack in November. It's pretty simple but then when you have to create many, simple is best. This first card is a horizontal version.


I also made a vertical version. I'm not sure which I like best. The only thing different on them is the placement of the verbiage.


I am going to be creating Christmas cards every month so that when Christmas comes along, all I have to do is address the envelopes! I am going to be making 6 of each card. Keep watching for more Christmas inspiration throughout the year!

Happy Stampin'!
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Panda party

I hope you enjoyed the hop this past weekend. I know I love the inspiration I get from my inky friends! 

I wanted to show you my pages just a bit closer, so here is another look at my panda party!


The left side of these pages features the Adorable panda with the balloon. I stamped the balloon several times and fussy cut them out. They are adhered with dimensionally.


The right side has the panda doing a cartwheel, at least that's what I thought he was doing! I go a couple of comments during the hop that said it looked like he was dancing. Well, that works too! He's so cute, it doesn't matter what he's doing!


Hope you enjoyed the scrapbook pages and the hop! It's always fun to see what My Inky Friends are up to. Don't forget the new challenges that have started! Look for the new challenge on January 26. 

Happy Stampin'!
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Inky Friends: Time to Sale-a-Brate!: Party Pandas



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It's time for another Inky Friends blog hop! My favorite time of the month and Sale-a-bration is my favorite time of the Stampin' Up! year. Who can argue with that! You get free goodies, what more could a girl want?

Check out all the inspiration that My Inky Friends are sharing with you this weekend. As normal, we are all linked together in a full circle. Whether you are going forward and was just on Yapha's blog where she highlighted the  Bubbles and Fizz DSP, or you are hopping backwards and was just at Cindy's blog with Amazing You, you will see all the terrific projects made with the free goodies you can earn during Sale-a-bration.

Now, on to my creations. I picked Party Pandas for my stamp set. These pandas are just so cute and sweet, they are hard to resist. You might notice the envelope in the background of my pictures. I had gotten out of the habit of stamping on the envelopes and on the inside of the cards. I am working on doing that again. To remind you that it's fun to have a sneak peek at what's inside, I took my pictures with the edge of the envelope peeking out.

Card number one could be mailed to anyone on your birthday list. Gotta love a card that covers men, women and children!


Card number 2 is a card to mail whenever. I have been challenging myself to mail more cards and just say HI when I am thinking of someone. This card will be in the mail soon to brighten someone's day.


The last card I am sure one of girls is going to swipe for her friend's birthday coming up. Her friend is in love with pandas! I'm sure it won't be in my stash for very long.


I also created a set of scrapbook pages. Keeping memories alive has become very important to me. My oldest daughter was married this past fall and my second daughter is headed to college 5 hours away this coming fall. I'm struggling with the changes in my family. Keeping those memories alive has become very important to me!


Did you notice the panda doing a cartwheel? 

Now you are off to see Cindy if you are hopping forward or Holly if going backward! Please feel free to leave comments about my projects. I love seeing what you think of them! Monday I will have close ups of the scrap pages so make sure you come back and see them!

Happy Stampin'!
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