Sunday, September 27, 2020

Global Design Project 259

Challenges are so fun! It really helps me to get my creative juices flowing. This card is for the Global Design Project 259, one of my favorite challenges. The stamp set I used is the HARVEST HELLOS. At first glance it might seem to be a fall / Halloween set but it is so much more versatile. Thank you cards, just a simple hello card, get well cards and yes, Halloween and fall too. It covers so many different occasions. And I am sure all the talented stampers out there can come up with even more brilliant ideas. Click here to order your set today. Oh, and did I mention there is a coordinating punch for the apple? No fussy cutting required, makes it real easy.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting,


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Have A Happy Day

If you have not seen the Rainbow Glimmer paper in the current Stampin' Up! catalog yet you need to check it out. I have been working with the paper all evening and there was not a speck of glitter anywhere!!!!!Love, love, love that! This card is quick and easy to make and the glimmer paper on the new magenta in-color really makes it pop.

Have a happy day everyone!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Global Design Project #253

This weeks Global Design Project #253 is a color challenge. The combination "Granny Apple Green", "Bumble Bee" and "Calypso Coral" is certainly creates a wow factor. I found it so inspiring that I created a whole stack of cards and had a hard time to decide which one I should submit.

For the flowers I die cut the base and the overlay from the same cardstock. To achieve the contrast I sponged the base with the same color ink and left the overlay untreated.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Another Bird

The Birds and More bundle with the Birds and Branches photopolymer stamps and the coordinating dies is so stinking cute! The two step stamping gives the stamped images so much depth. I find myself using all occasion sentiments lately. Oftentimes I make cards that are not for a special occasion and that way I can use them for pretty much everything.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Whiskey Business

Are you struggling to make masculine cards too? They were one of the biggest challenges for me. But now there are so many really cool stamp sets in the current SU catalog that make this task super easy! The first one I played with is the Whiskey Business. Combine that with the In Good Taste paper and it looks really masculine.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Global Design Project #248

This week's Global Design Project challenge #248 was CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) the designer. We were honored to CASE a card designed by the super talented Manuela Geiswinkler from Austria.

I used the fabulous Rainbow Glimmer Paper from the new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! catalog. It's sooooo pretty and so sparkly! It is great to work with too because it doesn't cover your entire work area with glimmer.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Splash Vellum Background

This technique is so fun. And it was the perfect background for the Global Design Project #GDP247 theme "SUN FUN" this week.  I created a whole bunch of cards with it and every background is unique and different and it is always a surprise how it turns out.

I am so very honored that this project has been chosen by the design team to be a winner for this week's challenge!

I colored my velum with my Stampin' Blend markers. Then I spritzed some alcohol over the vellum. The ink gets pushed away where it hits the vellum and that creates super cool effects. Give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Squeak!!! The new catty went live today and it is full to the brim with amazing product.

 Did you get a chance to look through it yet? Please contact me if you would like a copy! Check out the new Birds and Branches bundle on page 120. So cute! can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, May 24, 2020


This stamp set was one of those love at first site have to have ones. The 2 umbrellas are so stinking cute with those little rubber boots and the flowers. And the set comes with a matching punch so there is no fussy cutting! Yeah!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stay healthy and happy crafting,

Friday, May 22, 2020


One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to see the new catalog a little early. We also get to pre-order some products from the new catty. It always feels like Christmas to open that box and see all the new stamps, dies, punches, accessories and so much more.

Here is a card I made with the new Birds and Branches set that comes as a bundle with coordinating dies. Isn't that so cute?

Stay healthy and happy crafting,

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Do you struggle with masculine cards? The Clubhouse stamp set from Stampin' Up! is the answer to that problem! Together with the coordinating dies and Designer Series Paper this bundle is so much fun! And pssst..... it's not just for guys but for all your golfing friends! LOL

For this card I cut out a window on the front so you can see through it and covered it with a window sheet on which I glued my golf ball, tee and grass. 

I glued another golf ball, tee and grass as well as a frame on the window from inside of the card to give it a finished look from the that side as well. Once you open the card all those mini golf balls become visible. 

I was on a roll with that set once I started creating so there is more to come. Stay tuned. Thanks for checking in today!

Stay healthy and happy crafting,

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Global Design Project #240

This weeks Global Design Project #240 challenge was CASE (= Copy And Selectively Edit) the designer. Kerstin Kreis who is a super talented Stampin' Up! demo from Germany presented the inspiration.

I got creative with all my dies and punches. Did you know that the leaf die from the "Poppy Moments" makes a perfect unicorn? And the leaf and daisy punches makes great ears? I love to think outside the box and use my tools in new and unexpected ways.

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Have Another Quaran-tini

A WHAT? A Quaran-tini? According to the sentiment this is like a martini  but you drink it at home. Just another one of the great digital stamps from the "Share Sunshine" set. This one challenged me to use some Petal Pink. I don't think I have used the card stock or ink pad yet. Shame on me, it looks really beautiful in combination with the Olive Green.

Stay healthy and happy crafting,

Sunday, May 3, 2020


And here is another card I made with the digital stamp set "Share Sunshine". Kept it very simple. It makes me smile every time I look at the little guy. LOL

Stay healthy and happy crafting,

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Global Design Project #GDP238

The Global Design Challenge #GDP238 had a sketch challenge for us this week with an ombre background.

I really struggled with this one. But then Stampin' Up! released the Covid19 Give Back digital stamp set "Share Sunshine" this week and I was on a roll. 

Share Sunshine is a digital stamp set is packed with 15 pages both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations. Download yours here now and start creating! It is available in English, German, French and Dutch.

Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards! I am having so much fun with this stamp set, the ideas just keep coming.

Thanks for stopping by today and stay healthy,

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Timeless Tulips Take 2

In one of my previous posts I already told you that this stamp set has really grown on me. So I played with it a little more and created a card that is a slightly simpler that the pop-up one but nonetheless still stunning.

Stay safe and healthy and thanks for looking,

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Paper Pumpkin

I am sooooooooo in love with the March Paper Pumpkin. It is always a big surprise what you will get in the monthly subscription kit and I like most of them but this one really rocks. It coordinates so well with the Under My Umbrella stamp set. AND this one even included a free extra stamp set. Yeah!

So here is a card I made with the extra stamp set.

Stay safe and healthy and thanks for looking,

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Global Design Project #237

What a wonderful color combination the Global Design Project #237 challenged us with this week! I am in awe. The Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy look fantastic together. 
I had a hard time to decide which stamp set to use and made several cards. I like them all but I had to decide one and opted for the one below. One of my favorite stamp sets from the main catalog is the Sailing Home one. I literally fell in love with it at first sight and it was the first one on my wish list.

Stay safe and healthy and thanks for looking,

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Young At Heart Birthday

The Young at Heart stamp set makes me giggle every time I look at it. The pictures are so fun and I love practicing my coloring skills with the Stampin' Blends.

And just so you can see all the sparkle from the candles here is a closeup from a slightly different angle. I used the Wink of Stella to achieve that look.

Stay safe and healthy and thanks for looking,