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Wacky Watercooler's "Carry Over Celebration" Hop

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Oh Hey! Good evening everyone!

I'm super excited to be a part of the Wacky Watercooler's blog hop again! These ladies are a blast and always have great conversation and projects! I feel like if we all met in person we'd be quite the gang!


My favorites are not the "oldest" sets per-say, but they have survived another annual catalog cycle which is a feat in itself!

The first card I made is one you probably saw on my Facebook in the demo or Stampin' Cafe groups. I love it. Simplicity is my game and this one came to me out of nowhere and I'm so glad it did!



I used a sheet of the gorgeous new Wood Textures DSP pack and stamped the sentiment from Big On Birthdays in Soft Suede to look like it was carved or burned into the wood. I then took the Seasonal Sentiments dies and cut the center out of the card and layered it onto soft suede to give it some dimension, and then tied some "contraband" $1 Target twine around it to complete the rustic look. (I did…

Feminine Sneak Peek!

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Hey everyone!

I'm back from a whirlwind weekend of the United We Roll Alaska State Roller Derby Tournament and it was a blast!!

It's probably my favorite event of the year.

 I don't have much time today to chat, as I have 7 minutes to submit my card for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!

This week's theme was feminine!

Here goes!


I'll come back and edit once I submit!!
See you soon!

****Okay! Submit with 3 minutes to spare!

This gorgeous DSP is from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog that will be released June 1! It's called Delightful Daisy and pairs with a pretty awesome punch. The colors are soft and feminine and I think you'll really love this pack. The sentiment, which is so sweet, is from the new Colorful Seasons bundle and I know for a fact you will love this one. It has TONS of stamps and matching dies to coordinate with the set.

I offset the paper and used the scallop circle from the layering circles thinlets, then stamped the sentiment in Versa M…

Teacher Appreciation week!

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Good morning!

This week kicks off Teacher Appreciation week, which admittedly I completely spaced until a friend asked for a few cards.

Then I remembered I signed up to bring stuff for my son's school. So a quick Snicker's salad a a few cards later, I was back ahead of the game!

For today's cards, I needed something that I could make quickly, so I went to Pinterest looking for a little inspiration and found that Erica Cerwin made these lovely teacher cards! Great Scott- I was on a roll!

So, here is my cased version!



Anyone else think that Thoughtful Branches should have stuck around longer than a month? You'll have to pry this one from my cold dead hands. 

Adorable, right?! I changed a few things on the card. I didn't have the writing notes stamp, but I did have 1 single piece of some brand of stitched designer paper! I searched high and low and eventually found it. It had beautiful thread stitching around the border, but desperate times called for me to cut it.  

Project Life for TSOT!

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Good morning!

This week's blog theme should be titled "All the things I should have purchased before they hit the retirement list."

I think it's pretty appropriate. haha.

I've watched TONS of gorgeous creations made with the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! kit, but thought "nah- I don't need that. I have TONS of other PL kits that are collecting dust."

Thats until they hit the retirement list and have discounted prices. Cha-ching. So, here I am again with another late-to-the-party creation!

This week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday we have a really fun sketch layout that I think everyone will enjoy! It's easy enough that a simple card will look great and leaves enough to the imagination that someone who likes to spend a lot more time than I do on cards will enjoy.

Here's my take:


Here's the sketch: (In reverse order because blogger likes to make the first picture ginormous)

Fun right? Come play along! We like to hang out on

Endless Birthday Wishes

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Good morning!

After a whirlwind weekend of being trapped inside a sports arena for the Alaska State Wrestling tournament, I'm happily back home and stamping!

I brought some paper pumpkin kits to work on, but never got around to stamping between checking brackets and the trackwrestling site for matches, and keeping my 5-year old entertained while big brother wrestled. Phew, my eyes were tired! My son did great and I'm betting he's happy that the season(s) are finally over.

I also received my SU package over the weekend while gone and was happy that my Endless Birthday Wishes set arrived! This set has been in the catalog for a few years now and I've always had it on my "wish list" but never ordered. (You know how that is!) But when I saw it on the retiring list, my heart sank and I finally ordered it.

I cased a card from the lovely Diana Gibbs, but will show you that one soon as it's for my mother-in-law's birthday!

But- here's a masculine version t…

Where do you find inspiration?

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Good morning!

Yesterday, I walked to my mailbox to drop a birthday card in and luckily my mail lady had already been by.

Luckily? Yes! There was a new Ulta magazine in there! (Ulta is a beauty store that we recently had open. Its pretty magical, because I live somewhere that doesn't believe in good shopping--anyway)

I love to flip through the pages of the Ulta magazine because there is always pretty color combinations! Like it's their job to show whats "on trend" in the beauty world. Now, there has been times where I've tried (and failed) to recreate what I've found in these pages, but today I think I hit a home run.

Not to toot my own horn.

Today's inspiration draws from the super colorful Clinique Happy box! Doesn't it scream springtime?! (Dear Alaska...please jump on the spring season train. I'm sick of looking at snow.)



I knew I had the colors to make this happen and whipped up the background quite fast. I stamped the Happy and embossed it but…