Singin’ in the Pines

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a good week so far. Sometimes I think the hardest part about blogging is not coming up with the different projects … but coming up with a title! lol  So today’s Singin’ in the Pines is my way of paying homage to the trees and my greeting … falala.


The “pines” are just one of three designs that come in the beautiful Foil Vellum and works well with the Foil sheets. I punched a ring to slide my banner through and then anchored it with the foil doily.

I love, love, love the “Snowflake Elements” and embossed them in silver to coordinate with the rest of the elements on my card.

The cherry on top … Rhinestones! A little bling looks great for the holidays.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have an awesome day ~




Technique Tuesday: Wooden Elements

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

And H-E-L-L-O-O-O April!  I think spring is finally here 🙂

Yesterday I showed you the March Paper Pumpkin and how much fun I had creating different looks with the supplies they sent.  What I didn’t know was that Paper Pumpkin actually turned one yesterday!  And in true Stampin’ Up! fashion, they threw a party …

Paper Pumpkin Turns One!

Even more amazing is the incredible year Paper Pumpkin has had.

  • We’ve sent out 229,000 Paper Pumpkin projects (say that three times fast!) to our friends.
  • We’ve helped over 45,000 women bring out their creative sides—(and we know that they were just waiting to break out)!
  • We even had 13,000 take advantage of our Free Marker offer—ended yesterday!

Yep. Not bad for something that is only ONE-year old!

To celebrate, we held a birthday party at our Riverton Campus, complete with yummy cake, festive balloons, and even party hats.

I told you it was a fun company to be associated with!  Well hang in there because my 15th anniversary is next year, and in Stampin’ Up! fashion … I will be hosting parties, specials and more all year long.  Don’t worry, you will be invited to them all!

I also told you yesterday that I would show you some fabulous products that we have in our “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog that you could use to recreate the techniques I showed you.  We will be using the “Essentials Wooden Elements” and the “Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards”.


On my “Life Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect” card … I used the “Direct to” technique in which we applied the Ink Pad directly to our wood element, the heart.  You can see I dragged the ink pad across the heart for a streaked look, as compared to yesterdays card when I fully inked up the wood greeting.

I teamed this card up with the Perfect Pennant Bundle, which includes the Perfect Pennant stamp set and the Banners Framelit Dies.


Yesterday’s card I stamped a pattern onto the wood, today I actually stamped a greeting onto the wood element.  I also sponged the edges.

As you can see, the Wooden Elements are very versatile and you can use many techniques on these fun embellishments!

These two cards were also very quick and easy to create, with this combination of note cards, elements and the bundle … the possibilities are endless!

Here are the items that I used to create these cards…

I hope you were inspired to try out some of these fabulous products and / or the techniques I used on the Wooden Elements.

I thank you for dropping by today!

Have yourself a terrific Tuesday ~