Good Tidings of Great Joy

This fabulous new stamp set by Stampin’ Up called “Good Tidings” has me singing Christmas carols. How can you not get into the Christmas spirit while singing and stamping your Christmas cards?

This card has a homey, vintage traditional feel that is still wonderful today. It evokes that home for the holidays feeling.

The card base is Wild Wasabi and I used Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red and Blushing Bride to stamp the holly and berries. The Blushing Bride and Real Red combo really makes the berries pop.

I have really fallen in love with this stamp so I’m sure you’ll see it again! Merry Christmas everyone!

The sweet taste of spring using Stampin’ Ups Cool Treats

Cool Treats by Stampin’ Up


Oh the sweet taste of spring! A red plump juicy berry dripping with sweetness. The vivid cap in that bright green that is just begging you to pick it up and place it in your mouth. Should I even dare say dip it in chocolate? Or maybe place it on some shortcake with lots of homemade whipping cream. I love it when strawberries start popping up everywhere. It’s the signal that spring has sprung. 

Cool Treats by Stampin’ Up


Today I wanted to showcase a trio of simple cards in a classic but fun color combo. As a child growing up I loved the Strawberry Shortcake dolls and toys. Think of that lovely combination just bursting with goodness. Red and pink with a little green. I went with Real Red and Melon Mambo for this set of cards and used the Cool Treats stamp set to come up with these goodies. I adore the new stitched framelits. They really dress up your die cuts and add some quick texture. What a fun card for that special sweetie in your life. Thank you for sharing a little bit of this spring day with me as I sip on my strawberry lemonade. 

Happiest Birthday

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.

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

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.