Monthly Archives: July 2014

Paper Craft Crew #103

Happy Thursday, one day to go and the weekend is here, yeah!  Here is a card I made for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #103, perfect to send some photo’s to a  new friend from convention this year!



Here is the card I made, using the Snapshot stamp I received at convention this year.

Love the color combination of Basic Black – Real Red – Crushed Curry and Pool Party.

PCC 103 with wm

Supplies used:

Stamp sets: Snapshot and the July 2014 Paper Pumpkin

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla and Flashback Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Black and Blendabilites (Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Coastal Cabana

Accessories: Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack (Heart & Stars), Hexagon punch for banner ends, Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory pack (clip), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot with Magnetic plate, Jewels, Dimensionals, White Bakers Twine (colored with memento black ink)

Thank you for taking time to look at my card, remember to click on the sketch above and go directly to the PCC blog for other items from their talented design team.   Craft On!


Weekly Deals – ending 8/4/14

Here are the weekly deals ending August 4th.   Just love the cupcake punch!

Click on the deals to be directed to my on-line store to make a purchase. Thanks for stopping by, Craft On!


Cute Koala

Thought I would share a cute Koala card with you today. Koala’s are one of my favorite animals, they are just so cute!  My ultimate vacation would be a trip to Australia to see them in their natural surroundings.

The stamp has the words ‘thinking of’ and ‘you’ part of the entire stamp, now hold your breath – I performed “Stamp Surgery” and carefully cut away the ‘thinking of’ and ‘you’ parts (mounted them on a extra piece of wood I had for later use).  This way I can use the cute Koala on a variety of cards.

Below is the stamp and the card I made.  I colored Mr. K. with the Smokey Slate Blendabilities Markers and the flower with the Daffodil Delights ones.  The jewels are colored with Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities. Tip of mine – I prefer to color with the short end of the marker, so I am using the brush end for coloring to extend the life of my Blendabilities.  Also, watch your scraps, the Blackberry Bliss the Koala is layered on, actually has a hole in it, the Hello Honey/Image layer covers the hole.  Two great tips  – one cute card!134360G


Koala card

Supplies used for the card:

Stamp sets: Kind Koala and A Dozen Thoughts

Paper: Basic Grey, Moonlight DSP Stack, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey

Ink: Daffodil Delight & Smokey Slate Blendabilities, Memento Black, Versamark

Accessories: White Embossing powder, Heat tool, Hexagon punch for banner ends, dimensionals, jewels (colored)


Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card. You can order supplies to make this card by clicking on the catalog on the main page of my blog.  Craft On!


Bootiful Rain/Sun

Happy Monday, Today’s card represents what I’m thinking as I watch the raining falling again today.  We had rain “showers” all weekend, including at the Jason Aldean concert @ PNC Park in Pittsburgh Saturday night.  The rain actually felt good, but the lightening was a little scary at time. Great concert – Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and JA where all great!  Recommend if you have the chance and they are all worth seeing in concert!

Today is a rather simple card, but makes a statement “When the rain is done, out comes the sun!”.   Stamped images from Kind Eclectic on a piece of Moonlight DSP and layered on Basic Black, using Coastal Cabana as the card base.  Stamped the boot image with Memento Black, colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities pen and used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the clouds.  Guess the country vibe is still going from the weekend by using a boot, even if its a rain boot 🙂

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Stamp sets: Bootiful Occasions and Kinda Eclectic

Papers: Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black and Whisper White

Ink: Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Memento Black and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities

Accessories: Deco Label Framelits with Big Shot and Magnetic Plate, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, 2-way Glue pen, Snail, Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you for taking time to look at my card, hope you enjoyed it. Remember you can order any time my clicking on the catalog on the front page of my blog.

Craft on!


PCC #102

Hi there, here is my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #102, its been a long week with the Stampin’ Up Convention and some added vacation days, little behind in posting updates.  I will be sharing some swap cards from convention over the next few days.

Here is the sketch for this week:


Now for the card, I twist on a swap card I made for convention.  Card base is Baked Brown Sugar, with a layer of Bermuda Bay & Park Lane Designer Series Paper run through the Big shot in the Decorative Dots Embossing folder. Banner on the upper  left is from the ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ stamp set, greeting in the Word Bubble is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ and all other images from the ‘By the Tide’ stamp set.  Ink colors used Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding. Accessories include, 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ circle punches, paper snips for some fussy cutting, Word Bubble Framelits, Dimensionals, Big Shot and Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

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Remember to stop on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog (click on the sketch for a direct link) to see what their designers and others have submitted.

Craft On!


Tag Card

Today’s card is one from an organized swap I am participating in at the Stampin Up convention this week.  My Sunday stampers made a similar card in are June class. At the bottom of the post is a photo of the cards made in June, you can see a different version of todays card.

Soft Suede cardstock was used as the base of the card. There are two same size rectangles (Blackberry Bliss card stock and Park Lane Designer Series Paper) stacked and slightly off center.   The tag is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, stamped and clear heat embossed with a stamp from the ‘Work of Art’ stamp set and punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. Flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral using the ‘Petite Petals’ and ‘Something to Say’ stamp set – both punched out with their matching punches (Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack). Tag s topped off with bow using the new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and backed with dimensionals.  Greeting on the card is from the ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ stamp set

Tag card

Remember you can always order from my online store at any time, just click on the catalog.  Thanks for stopping by, Craft On!

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24/7 Swap Card

Today I would like to share with you a card that I will be swapping with the 24/7 Stampers later today at our pre-convention gathering.  During my niece Maya’s visit over July 4th, she not only helped me design the card after viewing some idea’s on You Tube, but scored and stamped them!  Don’t worry, I did work on the card, I cut, glued, colored the pearls for inside the flowers and put them together!  Shout out to Maya for a great job Woo Hoo :)!!    After the photo of the card is one of her & I with our crafting t-shirts (the 24/7 stampers will be wearing them at convention)!

The card is called a Step Block Card, from a video by Dawn Griffith on You Tube, saw it and fell in love with the card.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, new 2014-2016 In-Colors and Whisper White.  Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petals and Yippee Skippee. Ink pads: 2014-2016 In-Colors, Memento Black. Other items used: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Starburst Framelit,  1 3/4″ circle punch, petite petal punch, pearls and Blendabilities (used to color the pearls).


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Remember you can always order from my online store at any time, just click on the catalog. Thanks for stopping by, Craft On!

Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July week!  I am a big fan of Christmas and love making holiday cards for family and friends. At the Stampin’ Up convention this week we will be receiving the new Holiday catalog with the chance to preorder some items as demonstrators – I can hardly wait!!!!

Thought I would share with you a card made with the ‘Work of Art’ stamp set.  Card base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of Old Olive on top. On the Whisper White I used one of the swirly looking stamps to create the flower, stamping off some of the petals and others in full ink. Greeting is from a vintage Christmas stamp set.

Christmasin July

 Remember you can always click on the catalog to order from my online store. Thank you for stopping by, Craft On!

PCC #101

Happy Friday, today at 5pm I started my vacation!  Next week I will be in Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up Convention and some sightseeing. Looking forward to meeting up with demonstrators I met last year and the new one’s I’ll meet this year!

Todays card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch#101, each Wednesday a new sketch is announced, here is this weeks sketch.



Here is my card. The cardbase is Old Olive, with a piece of Old Olive and Park Lane Designer Series Paper layered on Tangelo Twist. A piece of Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon hides the seam.  Used a Starburst Framelit with Pistachio Pudding cardstock as the backdrop for flowers stamped and die cut with the Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair Framelits.  Flowers are Hello Honey, with a Tangelo Twist center, each layer is popped up with dimensionals. The greeting is from the Perfect Pennant stamp set and black heat embossed on Whisper White, die cut with one of the pieces of the Chalk Talk Framelits and a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot for an accent.  Wooden arrow is colored with a Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities marker and is from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack, highlighted with a little Hello Honey Flower.

PCC 101 close up

Click on the sketch above to go to the PCC blog and see the cards from the design team and other crafters just like me!

Thanks for stopping by, Craft On!

Paper Craft Crew #100

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend with family and friends.  I enjoyed having my brother and his family here for the long weekend, even had some crafting time with my niece which is always nice!

Here is the sketch for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #100 challenge.  Click on the sketch to visit the PCC blog and see other designs.


Here is how I created this weeks card.  The card base is Blackberry Bliss, with a layer of Hello Honey and Moonlight Designer Series Paper, acting as the base of the card. Next layer is popped up with dimensionals, Blackberry Bliss and Moonlight Designer Series Paper.  Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon is wrapped around the layers. There is a Tea Lace Paper Doily inked with Blackberry Bliss peaking out of the left side.  On the right side is a Sahara Sand tag (used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch) stamped with a flower from the Petite Petals stamp set in Sahara Sand and bow on top.  Greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set, white heat embossed on Blackberry Bliss. Flowers are from the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp set – each with a matching punch to make it easy.  Larger flower is white heat embossed on Blackberry Bliss and smaller flower is stamped in Hello Honey.  Used the darkest shade of the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color the Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling on the card!

PCC #100


Hope you enjoyed this weeks PCC card, as you can see I am slightly obsessed with the new Blackberry Bliss cardstock/ink pad!

Remember to check out the Paper Craft Crew blog for other awesome designs, click on the sketch above to go directly to their blog.  Craft On!

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th!   Quick post of a flag card made with the Work of Art stamp set in Real Red and Night of Navy. Stars are punched from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and gold paper.  The picture below the card is of my nephew Jake, niece Maya, brother Michael and not in the photo my sister-in-law Diane, visiting for a quick July 4th trip, just thought I would share!  Will be crafting today with both my niece and nephew – swaps for convention!

flag card for july4th



Buy 3 get 1 Free – Designer Series Paper Promotion for the month of July


Keep in mind:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.

These items don’t qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the “buy 3” or “get 1 free!”

Click on the flyer to be directed to the Stampin’ Up store to place your order today!