Bonus Post – Exciting News

Hello and I am so excited to share a Bonus Post with you! You may have seen that I love to play along with the challenges over at Stampin’ Royalty and was once a Guest Goddess. Well, I am proud to announce that I have been invited to be a full time designer on their team and I have accepted!

So, today we are sharing Valentines creations with you all!

Fun sour cream treat container for Valentines Day. Find more inspiration at

These are fast and fun 3-D treat items to give for the holiday. You can use any kind of DSP or cardstock and are easily decorated. I will be sharing a You Tube video next week of this project, so be watching for more details on that.

Thanks for coming by today! I hope that you will play along with us at Stampin’ Royalty and I would love to hear your thoughts on my project. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post.



Spring Catalog Must Have’s – Part One!

Welcome back to another fantastic Blog Hop with the amazing gals I am working with this year to the Alaska Incentive Trip with Stampin’ Up! I am so glad you are here. This month we are sharing our first Must-Have’s from the new Occasions Catalog. There are so many great options and it was hard for me to decide what to purchase first.

I decided on the Lift Me Up Bundle, found on page 10 of the catalog. I was able to also earn the coordinating DSP available during Sale-A-Bration and used both of them on my project.

A fun 3-D items made using the Up and Away thinlits and coordinating DSP from Stampin' Up! Find more inspiration at

I really loved the project example but I didn’t have the clear boxes so I decided to use my Gift Box punch board to make a box instead. I just folded the top flaps inward and glued then down. It was a faitly quick project using the precision plate with the big shot and the great tools and adhesives Stampin’ Up! offers.

Now it’s time to keep hoping along to Jayme’s blog and see what she has for you!

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A little pumpkin patch

Happy Friday friends! Are you ready for the weekend? Maybe you are going to visit the pumpkin patch this weekend, like we are? Halloween is just a few days away so it’s time to get those teacher gifts ready, put the finishing touches on costumes and get ready to party! Over at SSINK, we are sharing some 3-D projects today!

And if you know me, you know how much I {{LOVE}} 3-D projects. They are my favorite thing to create!

Curvy keppsake pumkins. Perfect treat for Halloween.

These adorable guys are so fun to make! I especially love their leaf swoops! Reminds me of a 1985 haircut.

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Alaska Blog Hop – October


Welcome Hoppers to our #Alaska2018 Blog Hop. I am so glad that you are here. Today we have a boatload of ideas to inspire you by pairing products that work well together!

I have paired a fun gift bag from our annual catalog with a tag using products from our holiday catalog. I love that supplies from both of our current catalogs can work together hand in hand and gives us so many options for projects. I have been busy working on some adorable Halloween treats to give to our friends this year.


I love how versatile these petite cafe bags are. They can be dressed up in so many ways and they can hold candies, a cupcake or any kind of small gift. The bag has been decorated with the candy corns also used in the jar and some Halloween Night designer series paper. Then I stamped the jar and more candy corn from the Jar of Haunts stamp set and used the Everyday Jar framelits to cut it out. The gold clip on the top is a really fun way to hold it all together.

Thank you so much for hopping with us. Be sure to stop by every blog (you are at Jen Guarino) to see what others have paired together. Please leave us some love in the form of a comment. You can also subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Haunting home decor

Happy Friday friends! I cannot believe how fast this month is going. I swear it feels like it was just the 4th of July. Today over at SSInk we are sharing some 3-D creations and I have a fun home decor piece for you.


I made this piece with my friend Lynnette in mind. Halloween is her favorite holiday and she loves to host an event this time of year. I thought this would be a fun display for her party. The Big Shot and our exclusive thinlits made this so easy! Our designer series paper is so useful for cards and projects, as you can see here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will subscribe to the posts so that you never miss another great project.

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Back to School

Yes people! It is that time again! Time to send the kids back on the big yellow bus and off to school. Well, for most people that is. For us, it is almost time to start our 6th year of educating our kids at home. I cannot believe it’s been that many years already. This year our kiddos will be a high school freshman (GASP!) and a middle school 7th grader. I love to send back to school treats to our co-op teachers as well as our sports coaches, our local librarians and anyone else who plays a role in how we teach and train up our kids. Today at SSInk we are sharing our Back to School Projects!

I hope my projects will inspire you to spoil the teachers and educators in your lives!


Everyone likes to give the teach an apple – so why not an apple themed card!



And of course all teachers need pencils! This one is extra special though, since it is filled with Rolos and a Hershey’s Kiss. I love how the Swirly Scribbles circles can be combined to become the apple. I mean, how cute it that!

These gifts are sure to be a big hit this year! Go ahead and give them a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I would love to hear your thoughts on my project so leave me so love! Be sure to subscribe on the right so you never miss another post!

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SSInk Blog Hop – ABC,123

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Hello hoppers! We have a super fun blog hop for you today!! This month we are doing something a little different. It’s an ABC,123 Hop.

We can create an album, box or card that uses 1 stamp, 2 Designer Series Papers and 3 embellishments. Isn’t this fun!! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 3 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For my project, I have chosen to make you a cute treat box!

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 My stamp is Sweet Treat from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the Designer Series Paper is from the Blooms and Bliss pack and the embellishments are the Bow Tie Clip, the Gold Sequins, the grey ribbon and the Gold Thread. I guess that’s 4 but I really wanted to add all of these little touches to my project. These baker boxes are perfect to give for any occasion and can fit treats, snacks or even small cupcakes.

Now it’s time to Hop along and see what Cheryl has in store for you!

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Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
2. Tobe at The Craft Sea
3. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
4. Jen at Faith.Grace.Stamp.
5. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
6. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place




ICS Blog Hop – Fabulous Framelits


It’s the first Wednesday of the month so that means it’s time for the ICS Blog Hop! I am so excited that you are here.

This month we are showcasing our Fabulous Framelits! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers 52 different sets of framelits! That is such a huge selection to choose from! My project used 3 different sets between the gift item and the coordinating card.

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This was a wedding gift for my son’s youth group leader who got married last weekend. I used their invitation as the inspiration for patterns and colors. Their wedding was an evening filled with family, fun and faith. The bride and groom met last fall at a youth event held at church and now they are husband and wife. I love that our Large Letter Framelits and Large Number Framelits make personalized gifts so easy! The Sunshine Wishes thinlits made a coordinating card quick and easy to add!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s blog and see what she has for us. Thank you so much for hopping by tonight! I would love to know what you thought of my project! Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post.


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June Color Challenge with SSInk

Welcome to the June color challenge with the fun folks at SSINK. I love the colors that they have chosen for us this month.

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I have not had much time to craft the last two weeks so it was nice to get back at it today! Here is what I created.




I have to admit that these are colors I would not have put together on my own but I really love how well they work. Leave it to a challenge to get me out of my comfort zone.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will leave me a comment about my projects and please subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration Treats

Hello my crafty peeps. I have some very fun projects to share with you today. Last week I hosted my 1st annual Sale-A-Bration Celebration. It was an event for my hosts and customers who held events or placed party sized orders during my best ever SAB! It was my change to say thank you and spoil them! We played silly games, enjoyed a delicious desert bar and of course stamped. Each guest was also treated to gifts – which I had so much fun making.

This week Stampin’ Royalty is hosting an Anything BUT a Card challenge I thought this would be the perfect time to share the pillow gifts my guests received.

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Making 3-D items is one of my favorite ways to enjoy paper crafting and these were pure joy for me! I absolutely loved spoiling my guests and I think they enjoyed it at well.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please let me know what you think of my project and you can subscribe to my blog and newsletter so that you never miss another post, special or event.

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