Star of Wonder

Welcome to the monthly blog hop from the fabulous stampers at ICS. You may have hopped here from my BFF Nichole’s page or this may be your first stop. We would love to have you hop all the way around and see the many amazing projects we have for you!

This month our theme is  I am dreaming of a White Christmas, and so we are sharing white on white creations. Winter is getting into full swing here in Idaho, where we had our first snow this week. This theme is just perfect for the winter!

White on white card for the ICS Blog Hop. Star of Night is featured with Wink of Stella and some bling. Find more at

Star of Night is by far my favorite set from the Holiday catalog and a perfect fit for this challenge. The camera does not pick up the shimmer from the Wink of Stella or the dimension this card has, which is such a shame! It’s glittery and gorgeous in person!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jennifer’s page and see what she has created for us!


Oh Christmas Tree

Happy Friday Friends! We made it thought another week. Today over at SSInk, we are sharing our favorite tree sets. Isn’t that just the funnest idea, since Christmas is quickly approaching and we all love trees this time of year!

Adorable Gift Card hold and card featuring the Peaceful Pines stamp set and coordinating framelits from Stampin' Up! Find more inspiration at

The stamp set I choose is the Peaceful Pines stamp set and coordinating framelits.


This set makes some amazing 3-D trees that are fantastic on cards, scrapbook/Project Life pages, gift card holders and even gift or wine tags.

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Tags Galore

Welcome to Wednesday! Today over at SSInk we are sharing tags for the upcoming holiday season. I wanted to do something a little different and had a craft fair coming up that I needed some items for.

Fun bottle tag, great for gift giving this holiday season. Perfect for wine or cider.

Bottle tags are all the rage these days and so easy to make! A few layers of paper, some DSP, a smidge of ribbon and you can make a tag fitting for any occasion.

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November Technique Fun!

It’s Monday and that means another fun technique challenge over at SSInk. Today we are playing along with the baby wipe technique. This is one that is so simple, and so fun!

Fun baby wipe technique card for winter or Christmas. Find more inspiration at

I decided to use a few colors that aren’t traditional for Christmas but I wanted something a little different and thought these would be great together. What do you think?

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Alaska Blog Hop – November Edition!


Hello hoppers and welcome to another fantastic #Alaska2018 blog hop! You may have arrived here from Janet’s blog or this could be your first stop, either way, we are so glad you are joining us.

This month we are featuring some of our current favorites. For me, it was hard to narrow it down – there are so many great options! But, here is what I decided on.

Amazing JOY Christmas Card featuring the Alaphabet framelits and Star of Wonder. This card is elegrant with it's blue colors and so much fun with the glitter shaker! Check out other amazing designs at

I love the simple elegance of this color combination and think that the Shaker “ornament” in the center is so much fun!

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Friday Favorites – Our Favorite Dies

It’s Friday! Happy weekend! Today at SSInk,  we are sharing projects made with our favorite dies from the annual and holiday catalog. My absolute favorite set is  Everyday Jars.

Everyday Jars framelits by Stampin' Up. Shop with me at

Everyday Jars Christmas cards also using Peaceful Pines stamp set from Stampin' Up! Faith. Grace. Stamp. with Jen Guarino

I thought it would be fun to use this “everyday” set for the upcoming holidays. This set is that versatile! These jars can be filled with anything, to fit any occasion.

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An early Noel

So, I get that it is only Oct 6th but it is time to start working on Christmas cards! When I saw the challenge over at Fab Friday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for it. Don’t you love it when that happens!


This layout is a classic and so quick and easy! I especially love that for Christmas Cards.

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#SSINKTC37 – Technique Challenge

Yay! It’s my favorite Monday of the month. It’s the Monday where we are hosting the monthly technique challenge over at SSINK.



I love this grid technique. It can really add a fun effect to any panel on the card. In this case it is pretty subtle with the grid being so small. I just received this new set, Star of Light and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. These are my favorite set from our holiday catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday Sketch Challenge

Yay, it’s Monday! Specifically, it’s back to school day for us. Yes – I know, most of you went back to school weeks ago. We are homeschoolers and our co-op doesn’t start back until today. So, it’s our first “official” day of school. We have been working on a few things all summer and started getting back to a normal schedule 2 weeks ago but it was really a soft start at best. That is OK with us and one of the many reasons we love being homeschoolers.

Anyway….this week at SSInk we have a sketch challenge for you.


And here is my card:


This card features an image and one of the many sentiments from the Star of Light set now available in the Holiday Catalog. If you need a copy just let me know and I will be happy to get one for you. This set also has a coordinating set of thinlits but I will save those for another day. This sketch lends itself to something quick and easy – and you know how much I love quick and easy cards. I think you can expect to see this one in next month’s class!

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#SSInkCC37 – monthly color challenge

Oh fall – how I love your colors. Today at SSInk we have a great color challenge for you!


But instead of going traditional fall I decided to go a different route –


Cajun Craze isn’t the first color I would normally reach for when it comes to Christmas but I really like it paired with the Garden Green and Chocolate Chip. This would be a great color combination for masculine card as well – or even a Masculine Christmas card…he he he!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you will decide to play along with our challenge this week and feel free to leave me a comment letting me know how you think of our color combo.

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