Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!!

Beautiful You!


Today’s project is brought to you in honor of my younger sister Dawn.  She is fabulous the best you can ask for. She’s always there when you need her and is one of the most giving ladies I know. I was so excited about the way this project turned out that I was going to take it over to her at 8 o’clock this morning. Not such a great idea. She loves to sleep in so I decided to wait a while. 

To make today’s quick project I used the new beautiful you stamps from Stampin’ Up. I love the sentiments in this set. They are just perfect for scrapbook pages or cards and even home decor. The colors I used to match her living room were Hello Honey and Pear Pizazz. I stamped the images with Stazon black ink and then water colored the images with my Aqua Painter. The possibilities are endless! Just think of the possibilities using this set. This frame literally took less than 5 minutes to put together and is a great thoughtful gift.

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Going Global Father’s Day frame

Stampin Up Going Global Father's Day gift

Stampin Up Going Global frame front view

Good afternoon! It’s a bright sunny day here in central Arkansas and I thought I would share a 3D project I made in my last Stampin’ Up class. I totally cased the occasions catalog for this one! It was too cute to pass up. It would fit many different occasions but most of my ladies decided to save it for Father’s Day so shhh don’t tell! It was a simple project using the Going Global stamp set and basic black with a little real red thrown in. I used my paper piercer to pre punch my holes so I could see where the holes were going. A needle and some black bakers twine and that’s it folks! Hope you enjoyed it!

Graduation Centerpieces

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying this long Memorial Day weekend just be sure to take a few minutes to reflect on why we celebrate this holiday. 

I’m looking forward to a nice family BBQ tomorrow to wrap up the weekend but I wanted to share with you some cute little graduation centerpieces I made for a dear friend. I love it when I can use my papercrafting supplies for things other than scrapbooks and cards! I used the Stampin’ Up top note and rosette bigz dies. I love those two. I have used them for so many occasions and have hated to see them retired. My customers still ask about them. 

rosette bigz die & top note bigz die

used the fringe scissors to make the puffy little black pom poms. I also used the star framelits on the “congrats” pick. This is just another way your craft supplies can pull double duty. Now just a quick picture of the proud momma and graduate. 

This lady never ceases to amaze me. She is one of the best friends you could ever ask for. This is her oldest son graduating but she had 2 others she took in and selflessly made her own too. Their lives have been even brighter because of the love of her amazing family. Did I mention the reason I scrapbook is because of her? It took a year or so of prodding on her part but it worked! Missy your a FABULOUS friend!

Denim brooch using Boquet Bigz L die

I love it when I can use my Stampin’ Up supplies for more than paper crafting. It makes me feel not so guilty of my crafting hoard. Anyone else there too? I have 3 teenage boys that go through clothes like there is no tomorrow. I try to upcycle them when possible. I used the Boquet Bigz L die to cut the solid flower out using my Big Shot and stacked them alternating the petals. I then just tacked them in place with a needle and thread using an X stitch. I then attached the rhinestone monogram using the button loop on the back. I love the way the upcycled denim ruffled. This lovely brooch went fabulous with my blue denim striped maxi dress and white cardigan!