DoStampers Stars Thursday Challenge – Sketchpad

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going great! I’m counting the days until summer vacation. Even put away my snow boots and snow jackets this week. Feels strange to have activities like that in our regimen now.

This week we had a sketch challenge. The linear-ness of this challenge was a struggle for me, but I finally decided to make it a shaker frame. If I made this card again I might choose a lighter color for the base layer.

Emerald Envy is such a beautiful green and this Moroccan Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous. I visited Morocco in 2001 and it’s stunning. The paper does a beautiful job capturing the phenomenal tile work that’s all over the country.

Thursday Challenge #226 – Birthday Blast

Happy Happy Thursday! It’s my second favorite day of the week (after Friday, of course). Today’s post will be my first time participating in the DOStampers Thursday Challenge. Yay!

This week’s challenge was to make a creation using any Stampin’ Up! bundle. Bundles are combinations of coordinating stamps and dies, and usually at a discounted price. My choice for today is the Birthday Blast bundle. It features the Birthday Blast clear-mount stamp set and Star blast Edgelit dies. The real “star” is the awesome die from the Star blast set. It’s so versatile. I used a few of the smaller stars from the negative space to accent the main cut. BTW – the adhesive rhinestones are on sale for only $2.50 – so stock up on those babies. 🙂


My Card:

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More Happy Celebrations and Celebrations Duo TIEF

A few days ago during a YouTube binge marathon, I stumbled across the video below. I don’t have the stamp set (yet), but I do have the embossing folders. I used my Happy folder along with my Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to achieve a similar effect with the birthday card below.

Check out the video below and my own card version. Hope this gives you a little inspiration this Monday!




Stamp Club Projects

Tuesday night was stamp club night and I wanted to share some of the projects we created. Just so you don’t get too excited, this weren’t my ideas. Haha!

The pink dress card uses the really sweet Beautiful You set, we only inked up the top portion, and used watercolor pencils to draw and color the skirt. Very clever!

I love the shooting star die on the Happy Birthday card set, and I ordered this bundle for myself after seeing it in action.

The green graduate card opens up to reveal a gift card for the recipient. And even though it’s “interactive,” it was really simple to put together!

DOStamperStars Create & Play Kit

Last week I received a fun surprise in the mail. An envelope from my Stampin’ Up! sponsor Dawn with a few pieces of Party Animal Designer Series paper, half a sheet of Emerald Envy cardstock, and the instructions to simply create something and share it with the STARS group. Well then. My first thought was that this was some kind of test, to see if I had enough skillz to hang with the DoStamping Stars. I chewed on that for a while, then finally inspiration hit and I added the cute little fox and called it a day.

Turns it it wasn’t a test at all. Just a creative challenge to get the juices flowing!

See the rest of the challenge entries here on Dawn’s blog:

It’s a Sara Thing!

There’s a big surprise coming in April to Paper Pumpkin! The kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.

“Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin.
Each April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a FREE gift. And check out that pop of lime green, that’s a color I definitely don’t recognize! Maybe a hint at one of the new In Colors? 😉

Contact me today to sign up by April 10th! You won’t want to miss this!

 (psst!  Buy a pre-paid subscription for Paper Pumpkin of 3 months or more by March 31st to choose FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets or papers.)


The Stamp Krewe is here and boy are we cold! I relocated to waaaaay up north last year (aka Minnesota). Here’s a picture of my daughters at Christmas with our new family member, Lucy. She’s a one-year old Golden/Collie mix and I don’t know what we ever did without her.

See that fireplace in the background? That’s a new and exciting thing for us! Also, snow. LOL.

With all this cold weather I found myself with a lot more crafting time, and so I’m just pleased as punch to be able to offer Stampin’ Up! products.

Lots more to come….