Monthly Archives: August 2013

August Girls Stampin’ Up! Craft Night

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The Girls! busy making their cards 🙂 Just missing Megan — but she was over with her adorable 18 month old daughter, Aubree. Unfortunately they couldn’t stay.

Once a month, “the girls,” get together for craft night.  A day is picked, the card or sentiment is chosen and everyone comes over to my house to make the card.  We take turns bringing dessert and a bottle of wine and I always have tea and coffee, pop and water on hand.  Haley brought dessert this time.  We got to make our own individual fresh strawberry shortcakes 🙂  They were soooo good!  I have come to love these monthly get-togethers.

Last night, was one such night.  The girls had seen the Fabulous You card I had cased from last years SU annual catalogue and that was the card they all wanted to make.  To make things a little more interesting, instead of copying mine, everyone chose their own colour combination and card stock and they were able to use the sentiments from Sassy Salutations or Wacky Wishes (a discontinued Hostess set.)

*Drum Roll Please*

These were their results:


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Image 5Aren’t they amazing??  I just love this stamp set and everyone made them just a little bit differently.

Happy Craftin’ everyone 🙂


PS – Don’t forget to check out the LNS Fall Treasure Hunt that just started yesterday.. collect all 50 clues and send in your list for a chance to win some Stampin’ Up! supplies.  Click HERE for more details.

My Clue – 2013 Fall Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt



Woohoo!!! Congratulations! You’ve found “My Clue”

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Welcome to the annual fall Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt!  You’ve found my clue.  Now you just need another 49 and you can send in your list.  The contest deadline is October 25, 2013 at midnight (PST.)

For full details, please click on the Treasure Hunt link at the top of my blog and choose, “2013 Fall Treasure Hunt” for all the rules and information you need to participate.  Or, click HERE to go directly to the page.  Also, I’ve included a handy excel spreadsheet for tracking the blogs and clues that you find and you can download the template from that page.

For a convenient list of participating blogs, click on the Treasure Hunt link at the top of my blog and choose, “LNS Participating Treasure Hunt Blogs.”  Or, click HERE to go directly to the page.  Happy Hunting 🙂


Giggle Greeting – Bowl of Cherries


First of four posts.

Bowl of Cherries is one of four stamps in the new Giggle Greetings stamp set.  I created a super simple card using paper and inks from the brights collection and a touch of bling.

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Using Crystal Effects really helped to give the individual cherries a little depth.  Can you see it?

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Card Recipe:

  • Stamp set: Giggle Greetings
  • Ink/Markers: Real Red; Basic Gray; Tangerine Tango; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Real Red for base; Whisper White; Polka Dot Parade DSP
  • Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon; blender pen; Crystal Effects
  • Adhesive: SNAIL; glue dots; dimensionals

Happy Creating 🙂


The Perfect Blend – Coffee & Friends


Image 2As you know my photography skills leave much to be desired, this card is much more dynamic in person.  The coffee cup is fussy cut and raised with dimensions.  The “tickets” are secured with the vintage button brad.  The printed cardstock is from the SAB products (now unavailable.)

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Card recipe:

  • Stamp set: Perfect Blend
  • Ink: basic black and crumb cake
  • Cardstock: SAB Sycamore Street (not available); whisper white; smoky slate
  • Notecards and Envelopes
  • Embellishments: bakers twine; vintage brads
  • Adhesive: SNAIL; dimensionals; glue dots

Have a great weekend everyone!