It’s Cookie Cutter Christmas time!!!

Ok I know I’m always a day late and a dollar short but my stamp club is creating a Christmas layout tonight using the fabulous Cookie Cutter Christmas from Stampin’ Up. It’s time to finally get those pictures scrapped! I mean you’ve developed them right? No? Well today’s the day! Hop to it. 

I used a palette of early espresso, real red and crumb cake along with some designer series paper. This layout uses a bakers dozen of gingerbread men stamped in crumb cake on whisper white and embellished with real red glimmer paper and a few rhinestones. I think they are just adorable! Makes me think of baking with my children. The photo mats are all backed with early espresso to make them pop. If you have any questions feel free to ask and if you are in central Arkansas and would like to take a class sometime let me know. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas by Renee Torres

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Christmas is coming!


Last night I worked on a simple card for a sketch challenge over at Freshly made sketches. I love a good challenge to get the creative mojo flowing. I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch along with a simple color palette of Crumb Cake, Real Red and Whisper White. I used the gold cord to add a little dimension. I am loving the new cable knit sweater embossing folder! I can’t wait to use it on a Christmas scrapbook layout. 

Be sure to stop by the Freshly made sketches page and check out all the fabulous entries and here is the sketch that got me started today. 

I Love You So Much

Good morning from beautiful central Arkansas.  I hope you are enjoying a nice lazy Sunday morning. We will be headed off to church here in a bit but first I wanted to show you this beautiful monochromatic card I made my lovely grandma. She is an amazing lady who does so much for my family. 


I used supplies that were already laying on my desk from a recent project including rose red and crumb cake cardstock along with Rose red ink. I used the Detailed Floral thinlets along with the Banners for you stamp set. I added in a couple of pearl basics on the banner but they didn’t photograph so well. They appear kind of ghostly but in actuality they are quite pretty. Makes me think of a lovely country wedding with pearls, burlap and lace.  I think these sets give you a lot of bang for your buck! It looks like you did a lot more work than you actually did. Come check it out! 

Do you need some Get Well Soup?

Get Well Soup by Stampin’ Up


I know when I’m feeling down and under nothing makes me perk up like a good pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and what could be better than receiving a handmade get well card with it? I try so hard to be involved in a physical sense with the people I care about. Nowadays everything is moving towards social media and that’s wonderful in some aspects but there is nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter or a thoughtful card. Have you ever watched the face of a child when the mail is delivered and there is something special for them? 

Today’s card uses the Get Well Soup stamp by Stampin’ Up and a vintage color pallete of real red, soft sky and whisper white. I can’t wait to brighten someone’s day with this simple card and while we are talking about chickens aren’t my babies adorable! They are some handsome looking fellas.

Super Tired Super Simple

lovely lace front view


Greetings everyone! I am going to KISS (keep it simple senorita) this day goodbye! I am so exhausted! This was a super simple card I made yesterday after church using some Rose Red cardstock and ink along with some scrap of paper! What else could you ask for? We all have scraps that we can’t beat to part with right? This is a simple quick card to use some of this up! I cut a front panel that was 1/4 inch smaller than the card base and adhered 3/4 inch wide scraps to the front and trimmed off the edges. Then I embossed the panel using the lovely lace embossing folder from Stampin Up! It gives the card just the right touch of texture. I used a get well sentiment from the new flourishing phrases stamp set and placed a small flower I punched and added a small pearl accent. I can’t wait to send this to a friend that has been ill. I think it will definitely make her smile!

lovely lace close up

Wedding Wishes with Floral Phrases bundle

I haven’t really had a chance to play with all the new product Stampin’ Up released in June. Long story short I tore my MCL and have a bum knee so it was the perfect opportunity to sit at my desk. 

Wedding Wishes


I love the new Floral Phrases bundle and had the perfect occasion to use it. A dear friend is getting married and her colors are navy and white. I used Night of Navy and Whisper White. I adore that color combination. It’s just simply elegant! 

inside view


I made a pull tab card just to make something a little different. I think the die cut adds a lot of visual texture. So what do you think? I think I need to stay inside and try to cool off this afternoon. It is hot and humid here in Arkansas. 

floral phrases