Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration DSP

Hello and Happy Friday!

I made a card last night featuring the DSP from Sale-A-Bration this year. I used the Apothecary Accents framelits and then used the paper piercer to punch out a design around the DSP. I added a Summer Starfruit Banner and tucked a bit of a Tea Lace Doily underneath. I added the sentiment from the retired set Upsy Daisy and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. A small retired Pool Party button adds a little accent. Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stampin’ Up! Simple Birthday with DSP


So I had two New Year’s resolutions relating to stamping this year. The first one is to be a part of a challenge blog and…I have some great new so stay tuned for the big announcement later this week! My second resolution was to use more DSP since I have a bit of a stash. I love creating simple cards where the DSP is the focus of the card. There are so many papers with great patterns and vibrant colors. This sketch comes from the Freshly Made Sketches blog and is great for a simple card. The base layer is Baked Brown Sugar which is probably my favorite color of the new in colors with Coastal Cabana a very close second. I also used a birthday sentiment from the retired set Upsy Daisy for the birthday challenge at Stampin’ Royalty. Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday DSP

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Stampin’ Up! Upsy Daisy


Hope you are having a great week! This card did not come together quite how I had planned, but it is still not too bad. I used the color combo from the challenge the Paper Players. I used Pool Party as my based and layered some retired DSP behind the main panel. I stamped the Upsy Daisy stamp in Staz-On and added the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry. The challenge at CASology this week is silhouette. I really tried to think how I could play along this week so I came up with stamping the flowers in black to create a silhouette. Thanks for stopping by!

Upsy Daisy


Stampin’ Up! Upsy Daisy


Happy Labor Day! I created a quick card today. The challenge at Less Is More is to use a rubber stamp on your card. No problem! So instead of just using any old rubber stamp, I chose to use my favorite stamp of all time. I love the flowers from the set Upsy Daisy. I stamped those in Crushed Curry and the sentiment from the same set in Basic Gray. I then layered that one a base of Pool Party. I added a strip of retired DSP to the side. Thanks for stopping by!

Upsy Daisy

Stampin’ Up Polaroid Upsy Daisy


So the sketch over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday looks like a Polaroid picture to me! I chose a color combination that I am in love with lately so I pulled out a piece of Pool Party cardstock and then added another layer that was embossed with the stripes embossing folder. Before embossing, I rubbed the Pool Party ink pad on the folder to add a little bit of color and dimension to the embossed layer. Next I added a piece of Calypso Coral DSP from the Sent With Love package. To make the “picture frame” I used some Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the set Upsy Daisy in Soft Suede. In Calypso Coral, I stamped the daisies from the same set. I added a brad to complete the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Upsy Daisy

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Stampin’ Up Upsy Daisy


Tonight I created a card using the awesome sketch at Retro Sketches and the springy color challenge at Color Throwdown. I pulled out my retired Upsy Daisy stamp set (although you can get the daisy stamp during Stampin’ Up!’s Best of 25 Years sets, seen HERE) and stamped it in Calypso Coral. Using dimensionals, I layered that on another piece of Whisper White. Next using the Bitty Banners Framelits, I punched out some flags from Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight (I had to substitute it for Barely Banana like the challenge called for). The sentiment also comes from the Upsy Daisy set and I added a button to finish off the card. Thanks for looking!




Stampin’ Up! Upsy Daisy


When I came across the challenge over at the Color Throwdown, it was near and dear to my heart. The flowers in the picture reminded me of the flower I had for my wedding. I just love the green kermit mums and the spider mums. I also used the sketch from The Friday Mashup. I started out with a base of Soft Suede and added a flag piece of retired DSP. I then stamped my beloved Upsy Daisy stamp set in the retired Kiwi Kiss on Very Vanilla. I then layered that on on a roughed up piece of Soft Suede. I pulled out the “Congratulations” stamp from the set Warmest Regards. I added a brad with a bit of Soft Suede ribbon. Thanks for stopping by.

Bridal Shower

Good morning!

So for today’s post,  I have a couple of pictures from a bridal shower. I recently had the privilege of being the matron-of-honor for my friend’s wedding. I was extremely excited that I got to help plan her shower. Below are the invitations I made for the shower. I used the retired “Upsy Daisy” stamp set that I just love and will never get rid of =).

I also used a stamp to create the band for around the vase. I used the jumbo wheel “Wedding Words” and stamped it on Pool Party cardstock. One of my tips for creating centerpieces on a budget is instead of using vase fillers which can add up quickly, use of piece of vellum cardstock in its place. Just cut the vellum to fit inside the vase and it neatly hides all the stems and gives the vase a frosted look!

I have been seeing a ton of pictures online for those neat pictures that spell a word such as “Family” and I thought why could I not do that with a wedding date? So, I started to keep a look out for numbers such as on license plates, house numbers or even on clocks to create my frame. My friend got married on August 18, 2012.

Ok, ok enough pictures right? But, just a couple more crafty ones!

Thanks for stopping by!