Last-Minute Mojo

Neutraleb I couldn't put the Easter Blossoms stamp set away without stamping a few more cards.  Today's card was created using the Mojo Monday sketch.  I kept the colors neutral for a very soft, feminine look.  I especially love the Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon and the Vintage Flower Adornment. 

Crumbcakedetails   Stamp Set:  Easter Blossoms

  Ink:  Crumb Cake

  Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP

  Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Pearls, Vintage Flower Adornment, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon


I'll be leaving for Leadership conference on Wednesday and I'm busily finishing up my swaps.  Most of my posts this week will be short & sweet, but I've still got some great projects to share.  Stay tuned.....



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So ready for Spring already....

Don't get  me wrong, freshly fallen snow is BEAUTIFUL, but I've had enough already.  Bring on the sunshine and warmer weather.  I'm ready for it.  Unfortunately, I live in Indiana and it doesn't usually start to warm up until May.  I'll just have to be patient and stamp some Spring cards. 


I absolutely fell in love with the Easter Blossoms stamp set when I saw it in the Occasions Mini catalog.  Then, I stumbled across a challenge from Our Creative Corner that I just had to give a try.

"Thank You is the theme of our challenge this week, but with a twist. We want you to use a blue and cream color palette and add metal and vellum to your creation."



Stamp Sets:  Easter Blossoms, Tiny Tags

Ink:  Not Quite Navy

Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Ovals Die, Crochet Trim, Jewelry Tag Punch, Antique Brad

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Mojo Monday 129

Mojo129There is a first time for everything.....I actually completed a Mojo Monday sketch on MONDAY!!!  I've been itchin' to stamp for the past week and this sketch was just what I needed to get my Mojo flowing again.

I stamped the Bella Toile in Pretty in Pink onto Whisper White card stock for the background.  Then I used 2 different Designer Series Papers for the layers.  The dots are from the Tea Party collection and the Houndstooth pattern is from the Sweet Pea collection.  The white background was embossed with the perfect polka dots embossing folder and the big shot.

For the bunny, I used the Chocolate Bunny stamp with Chocolate Chip craft ink.  I then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder and a heat tool.  The bunny was cut out and adhered to the front panel with dimensionals.

And finally, I used the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon to tie the project together.

This card would definitely be perfect for Easter, but you could easily use it for a new baby or a baby shower card.



Stamp Sets:  Chocolate Bunny (Item #116980--$7.95), Bella Toile

Ink:  Chocolate Chip craft ink

Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party DSP, Sweet Pea DSP

Accessories:  Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Heat Tool, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

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Happy Stampin'


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Eggsciting, isn't it?


I hope you are enjoying the card samples using the Eggcellent Eggs kit.  I've had a lot of fun designing them!

This card features a Bashful Blue card base, layered with Pretty in Pink and Whisper White cardstock.  The dotted pink strip and bashful blue strip near the bottom of the card are die-cut egg holders, trimmed to fit the card.  I added a strip of adhesive-backed rhinestones between the 2 strips to hide the seam.


I added some of the white rub-ons to the Pretty in Pink strip at the top of the card.  There are 2 sheets of these rub-ons in every kit!  So pretty!

 I'll be away from my computer for a few days while my parents are visiting with us.  I've got some plans for a little March Madness, and you'll definitely want to celebrate my 40th birthday with me on the 19th!  I'm getting a special gift this year and I'll be giving away gifts throughout the month.......check back on Monday, March 1st for more details!

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The week is getting away from me and I've still got more cards made with the Eggcellent Eggs kit to share with you.  This is one of my favorites!

The card base is Pretty in Pink layered with Bashful Blue and Whisper White (embossed with Perfect Polka Dots) card stock.  The Certainly Celery strip is another one of the die-cut egg stands.  It is so cute...check out the fringe border.

There are tons of die-cut flowers and leaves in this kit.  You could make quite a few cards featuring the flowers.  And the adhesive-backed rhinestones add such a nice touch as the flower centers.

I used the wide oval punch to create the certainly celery oval.  The greeting is from the Eggcoutrements stamp set and was punched out with the Designer Label punch.   Another die-cut flower, some leaves and a rhinestone complete the greeting.

Check back tomorrow for another fun card made with the Eggcellent Eggs kit.  These kits are only available while supplies last, so order your kit today!  

Item# 117179 Eggcellent Eggs Kit $9.95 US





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It's all in the details


If you flip through the Occasions Mini catalog, you might just miss a hidden treasure on page 23....the Eggcellent Eggs kit (item #117179   $9.95).  This kit features die-cut flowers, leaves, and egg stands, as well as rub-ons and adhesive-backed rhinestones.  There are enough supplies to decorate up to 2 dozen eggs!

But what if you don't plan to decorate 2 dozen eggs for Easter?

How about whipping up a few cards?

This week I'll be sharing those card ideas with you and you are going to love them all.  Trust's all in the details.


The first card is very simple.  The card base is So Saffron card stock, layered with Whisper White and Certainly Celery card stocks.  And by the way, I can make cards without using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  :0)

The chick image is from the Eggcoutrements stamp set.  I stamped it in So Saffron ink onto Whisper White card stock and trimmed it with scissors.  The image was layered onto a 1-3/8" circle of Certainly Celery and a Scallop circle of So Saffron. 

Now look closely at the details:


See the So Saffron printed strip....that is one of the die-cut egg stands!  And the white floral border.....cute rub-ons!   

Don't you just love it?  These kits are only available while supplies last, so you'll want to order early.  Visit my Stampin' Up website anytime to place your order.

I've got more cards made with this kit to share with you this week and I'll have details about my upcoming Easter Stamp-a-stack featuring these cards.

Happy Stampin'





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Can you guess who's hiding behind these ears?


It's the Easter bunny!!!

This is a super simple card that we made at the last Stamp-a-Stack class.  The bunny was created using the following punches:  wide oval, large oval, small oval, heart to heart, and 1/4" circle.  The facial features were drawn by hand with a Basic Black marker and a white gel pen was used to dot the eyes.  The ears are attached with vanilla brads from the hodgepodge hardware kit which allows them to move up and down easily.

The finished card size is 3" x 3".  I think this card would also be cute to attach to a baby gift, don't you?

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Easter Projects

Last weekend, I hosted a Stamp-A-Stack class and a Big Shot Bonanza class.  I'll be sharing all of the projects with you from both classes in the next few posts.

In the Stamp-a-Stack class, we make 6 cards--2 each of 3 designs.  Everyone loved the Easter chick card made with the Top Note die and various Stampin' Up! punches.  Isn't she cute?


Body:  So Saffron cardstock with Top Note Die

Arms:  So Saffron cardstock with scallop circle punch

Hair & Beak:  Tangerine Tango cardstock with 5-Petal Flower punch

Feet:  Tangerine Tango cardstock with Boho Blossoms punch

Eyes:  Pick-a-Petal image stamped with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched with 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punched from Bashful Blue cardstock, 1/4" circle punched from Basic Black cardstock, dotted with white gel pen

Eyelashes:  Basic Black cardstock with Boho Blossoms punch

Eggs:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Delicate Dots Designer Series paper punched with large oval punch

Greeting is from Loads of Love Accessories stamp set

Easter projects

We made the Easter basket at the Big Shot Bonanza class.  It was created using the Scallop Envelope die, Bashful Blue cardstock, Delicate Dots Designer Series paper, and the Sale-a-Bration ribbon bundle. 

If you live near Kokomo, Indiana, I would love to have you join me for an upcoming class.  There are classes for card-makers, scrapbookers, and everything in-between.  You can view all of my classes on

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Big Shot Easter Basket

Oh, I love this project!  I was inspired by another demonstrator on SUDSOL to create this adorable Easter basket with the Stampin' Up! scallop envelope die.  This die comes in the Big Shot starter kit and I hate to admit it, but this is the first time I've used it!

This project requires 6 scallop envelopes.  It is best to use sticky strip to hold it together.  I added Raspberry Tart DSP to the sides and created a handle from addtional cardtsock and DSP.


This project is so fun and easy.  We will be making baskets at Amy's workshop on Friday and I really hope everyone enjoys it.

As a reminder, now is a great time to purchase a BIG SHOT.  You'll receive FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets with your purchase, plus you can attend the BIG SHOT bonanza class on March 29th at a discount.  Contact me for complete details.

Happy Stampin'


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