Simply Sunday: Spooky

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Before we begin I would like to “WELCOME” all our new blog readers! So glad you joined us and I appreciate that you all take time out of your busy day to visit my blog… Thank You!

As many of you know, my sister and I have been busy preparing for our upcoming Holiday Retreat, so I have decided that I’m going to celebrate the upcoming holiday …. Halloween, by sharing a week long feast of “Tastefully Spooky” cards and more!!

Today’s Simply Sunday post is a quick -n- easy card that is sure to bring a smile to those who receive it. A simple pumpkin created with 3 circles punched for our 2-1/2″ punch. I sponged the edges to create an appearance of dimension that you would see on a real pumpkin.


The cute little face on my pumpkin comes from the “Sparkly Seasons” stamp set. I purchased the bundle and saved 15% which gave the the “Spooky” from the “Seasonal Frame” thinlits dies! I used the silver glimmer paper so it would add that Halloween sparkle to my card.

The leaves come from another bundle (yes, I like things on sale!) the Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits. The stem was just cut free hand … easy!


My background designer paper comes from the “Timeless Elegance” collection. Wait till you see what I did with it on tomorrows card! Remember, I’ll be sharing “Halloween” projects all week long.

Thanks again for joining me today!


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Easy Breezy Card Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Did you ever have one of those days when you needed a card but your creative self was … well, just not that into it?

Well, I’ll share a little secret of how I handle those days. I run for one of my “Project Life” kits! Seriously, they are great for quick and easy scrapbooking, but those cute sheets they have in there are awesome.


Today I’m using the “Seasonal Snapshot 2015” Project Life by Stampin’ Up! It has all sorts of cute designs you can use. I picked the snowflakes just because my brain has been a bit overworked this week.

It was easy to embellish these cute snowflakes … I love the craft cardstock and decided to add red for a pop of color! My greeting is also in Real Red using the “Seasonal Frame” dies.

I thought it needed just a bit more so I used the Real Red Ribbon and created a simple bow…. that did the trick! It came together so easily once I picked out a design from the Project Life kit.


Use this quick and easy layout with any of the designs in kits, why you can even use this simple layout with designer paper! The possibilities are endless.

Thanks for spending time with me today ~

I hope your day is a good one!


Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
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Simply Sunday in Olive …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I think you will “fall” for today’s Simply Sunday card … I won’t need many words to describe this card and you won’t need much to make it!


I began with the beautiful Old Olive plaid pattern of designer paper found in the Farmers Market package and used the Very Vanilla as my base and front of the card.

I cut out the “maple” leaf from the “Leaflets” Framelits Dies from a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I then cut out the “grateful” from the “Seasonal Frame” Thinlits Dies out of Old Olive.

The Vanilla was popped up over the designer paper to create a beautiful dimensional look and the greeting was adhered directly to the vanilla with the Multipurpose liquid glue. Simple.


I know I talked this past week about “less is more” and this is just another card to explain my statement.

Thank you for joining me this Sunday ~

I wish you a beautiful day.




Simply Sunday: Grateful for cool tools!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back with a pretty card that showcases some of my favorite tools for cardmaking. Have you ever thought … what did I do before the BigShot? Me too!! I love using my BigShot and all the tools for cutting and embossing.

Maybe someday I’ll show you some of my first cards … I think we all giggle when we look back. But we had to start somewhere right! That was 15 years ago.

On to today’s card …


I began with the thought of using the “Into the Woods” Designer Series paper. I wanted to highlight the pretty flowers so I punched some out with the 2″ circle punch. Did you know the designs on this set of designer paper was hand painted by our designers? Watch this quick video to learn more (Into the Woods is the 3rd highlighted) …

Once I punched out the flowers I chose my color pallet … Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow. I used the Razzleberry for my base and mat behind the flowers to make the razzleberry flowers pop in the bouquet of flowers. The mat was cut with the Circle Framelit Dies.

It’s so easy to create beautiful backgrounds with our embossing folders, and I wanted to use the new “Woodland” folder, it coordinates so well with the “Woodland” theme of this card.


Finally my greeting … a simple choice! I used the “Seasonal Framelit Dies” and chose the grateful die cut and adhered it with the new Fine Tip Glue Pen. If you don’t have this yet, you will really need to get it on your wish list. I works so nice!


Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed the fun tools (punches, folders & framelits) that were used to create today’s Simply Sunday card.

Hope  you are having a wonderful weekend.