Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Guardians Of The Galaxy Ride

Today I have a different style of scrapbook layout for you. Still Disneyland tho! On many of the Disney pages, I have asked my family what kinds of colors they think fit the ride, and gotten their opinions of stamps and fonts, and a lot of input on the journaling. I think I did a decent job capturing the look and feel of this ride with just the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, which is one of my favorites ever. 

What used to be the Tower of Terror is now a ride based on Guardians of the Galaxy. I do not like this style of ride, but I was determined to give everything a try, and stick together, haha... My youngest started off scared of the first drop but ended up LOVING this ride and still talks about how fun it was and how everyone should go on it. We did it twice, and I am still not a fan, lol. But that's okay! The pictures turned out really nice, especially considering how dark it got.

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (retired) 
Ink: Real Red, Crushed Curry, Memento Black, Gold Delicata (retired)
Paper: Basic Gray
Journaling Font: Castellar

Monday, May 23, 2022

Peter Pan's Flight Ride

Okay, this month ended up crazier than I expected! But now I've got some things scheduled to inspire you! 

Today, I'm back to our Disneyland book(s)...! This page is pretty simple, but I still wanted to share the clean line layout and the fun idea with the star stamps! To get to Neverland, in case you don't know, you "just follow the second star to the right and straight on til morning", so I used two stars together a few times on the page. 
Everything here is long retired except the Pear Pizazz ink, lol! 

Stamps: Making Christmas Bright (tiny star), Joyful Nativity (long star), For Unto Us (outline long star)
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Delicata Gold
Paper: Certainly Celery
Accessories: Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon, Lucky Limeade Everyday Enchantment Organdy ribbon
Journaling Font: Viner Hand ITC

Here's a close up of the three stars, haha. The gold outline is hard to see in the photo, but it is there and adds a tiny touch of shine.
How about you? Are you surviving the end of school? If you're set, haha, what are you making?? 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Color Waves!

Today I have some more of the new In Colors for you. I made these cards to see which way I liked the color combo best for an upcoming card class. Either way- this is a fun set. I love that the words are fun and sincere, especially with the power of the ocean. 
Stamps: Waves of Inspiration
Ink: Tahitian Tide
Paper: Tahitian Tide, Basic White, Starry Sky
Accessories: Waves dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, big shot

Stamps: Waves of Inspiration
Ink: Starry Sky 
Paper: Tahitian Tide, Basic White, Starry Sky
Accessories: Waves dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, big shot

I THINK I like the second one best... but really, I am loving anything to do with these waves! 
Also, I like the new In Colors and I THINK these two shades are my favorites. 
I think.... 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Little Mermaid ride!

Happy Monday! 
Today I have another Disneyland page for you. Again, I am really excited how many things I had in my stash perfect for this trip. This time, while the stamps and ribbon are retired, the colors are current! So that's fun, haha! 

Stamps: Magical Day (retired), Whimsical Alphabet Lower(retired)
Ink: Coastal CabaƱa, Memento Black, Bermuda Bay marker
Stampin' Blends: Light Petal Pink, Light Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon (retired)
Font: Clipper Script

And a close up of that cute stamping, haha! 
I hope you get to stamp this week! 

Friday, May 13, 2022


Happy Friday!! 
It's May.
That means the end of the school year, and figuring out summer and all the things that go with that.
And some "spring fever" where a lot of days nobody wants to do anything in particular, in spite of all the deadlines, etc.
And I'm trying to fit in a card class, mostly with mothers of school children.

So for today's card, using the CAS Colors & Sketches sketch, I went with a quick and simple card. I think it also looks relaxing and that is exactly the point of this one. I haven't used Soft Sea Foam very much because it is so pale, but I felt it suited the relaxing theme today. 

Stamps: In The Moment
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam 
Paper: Basic White, Soft Sea Foam
Accessories: White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon, Merry Melody embossing folder, Dimensionals, big shot (retired)

Hopefully you get some time to relax! I'm looking forward to it myself, haha! 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

In Color Tulips!

I finally got to make something so I made two, haha! One is a stamped card and the other is a die cut card, using the same bundle and supplies.The layouts use the sketch from Global Design Project, and I used a birthday greeting because I think the happy colors just say "Happy Birthday!" so it works for the SUO Challenge too. 

This super cute set is still available from the Jan-June Mini Catalog, and I definitely haven't played with it enough. So here I am, using three of the new In Colors with this set! The Pebbles are still available with the Mini as well, and they really are so cute! 

Stamps: Tulip Fields, Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet
Paper: Sweet Sorbet, Basic White
Accessories: Pebbles enamel shapes 

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Orchid Oasis
Paper: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Basic White
Accessories: Pebbles enamel shapes, Windmill Fields dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, big shot (retired)

Hoping to make some more fun things! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022


Alright, I have pulled out stamping supplies but I haven't gotten to use them yet. So here's another cute Disney page. And oddly enough, this uses CURRENT supplies! Crazy!! haha! 

Ink: So Saffron marker (around coneflower centers)
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, Very Vanilla card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals, Harvest dies, big shot (retired)
Journaling Font: Moon Flower

Monday, May 9, 2022

My Favorite!

Good morning and happy Monday to you!
Today I have what is so far, my favorite Disneyland page yet! I just love how all the black and white elements came together for a theater with black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons! I have really been loving how many things I had in my stash for scrapping this trip!! 

Stamps: Filmstrip (retired)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, True Love DP (retired)
Accessories: On Film Framelit Dies (retired), Button Latte (retired)
Journaling Font: Felix Titling

Here's a close up of the fun embellishments cluster: 

Hopefully I can play with some new toys this week, but if not, I have plenty more scrapping to share, haha! 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Disney Characters!

Today I have two layouts for you. I did a separate page for almost every character we met.
These two are the main characters in Tangled, Disney's Rapunzel movie. And they were some amazing characters to meet! The kids are still talking about Flynn Rider three months later, haha! The title comes from the movie, and that he taught the kids to 'smolder', as shown in the bottom two pictures, haha! 

Stamps: Classic Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Dapper Denim (retired)
Paper: Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand card stocks 
Accessories: Dapper Denim ruched ribbon (retired)
Journaling Font: Belwe Lt BT

Rapunzel's page was fun too because that "best. day. ever." is an old Sale-A-Bration stamp set I think from 2015, and it's a line she says in the movie! Perfect! 
Stamps: Best Day Ever (retired)
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Versamark
Paper: Highland Heather, Basic White, unknown gold
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Journaling Font: justbeautifulsimplicity

and a close up to see the shine on the gold embossing... 
I also tried to use a different font for every character, to mix things up. 

What are you making today? 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Disneyland Train!

I am having a crazy week ...month? and I haven't even gotten to try any of the new colors yet. But I HAVE scrapped 115 pages this year (mostly of our Disney trip) so I am going to share some of those! Scrapbooking may not be your favorite way to play with paper, but it is mine and maybe it will still inspire you to get your stamping toys out and have some creative fun! 

Today I'll start with this very bright page, which features a stamp set from 2008. My oldest and youngest love trains and this image was perfect for this particular train! Click the image to see it better.

Stamps: Happiness is a Journey (retired)    
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Subtles Candy dots (retired), misc Real Red buttons (retired), Glue Dots 
Font: Alibi, Book Antiqua

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The New Catalog has Arrived!

If you haven't had a chance to see your own copy of the brand new catalog, you can check it out right at the top of my sidebar --> there! 

Above, you can see a smattering of new products I have ordered! 
What's on your wish list?? 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop: Flower Frenzy

Can you even believe it's already May?! Neither can I, this year is going so fast, but a new month means a new blog hop so here we go! This month our theme is flowers and since there are so many beautiful flowers to choose from, we're pretty sure this will be a varied hop, haha! 

Today I have a bold card for you, using the latest challenge from Inspire.Create.Challenges to use black, white and one other color. Done! I die cut three silhouette style images from the Harvest dies and put them on a sunset kind of color. Also those cute Brass Butterflies! And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Stamps: Nature's Harvest
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Brass Butterflies, Black Gingham Ribbon, Harvest Dies, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Now hop on over to Cheryl's blog, using the button below, and see what flowers she has used for you today! Then hop on through to see everyone's (we're a small group) and let us know what you think! 

And mail out the cards you make! 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Punny Paper Pumpkin Kit

I got another full Paper Pumpkin kit assembled and ready to mail out! This was December's kit and not one I would have chosen, but in the end this worked out really nicely. 

In January, I made the first banana card (my own way) so there were only two left to make this day. Sometimes I used the smiley faces, sometimes I went a bit less silly.

Then I made these three, all different greetings.

For this one, I knew I didn't have a use for the toast and eggs together, with the speech bubbles, the way it was designed. But I still found a cute way to use the toast itself, and the eggs themselves! 

and I still have this much left over for more projects!! 

I mean really, Paper Pumpkin kits are totally worth the price! Next month's kit will feature the brand new In Colors AND a chance to win a $25 voucher. Sign up (HERE) by May 10 to get it shipped straight to your door! 

And once you're a subscriber, you can also order past kits and refills, including this kit shown here! Click HERE to order these directly. 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Scraps!

I set a goal this January to finish off my Paper Pumpkin kits, entirely. I'm at 3 now, of.... a ton. So that cute March kit I've already shown you earlier in April? I made two final cards with it's scraps (and I still have three greeting strips left!!) that I am sharing with you today! 

This first card uses the latest from Freshly Made Sketches

And this second just uses up the scraps! Yeay!! 
Two more cards, ready to be sent!
What are you making this week? 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


Here's another very fun scrapbook layout for you! This is page one, of a high school dance my daughter went to earlier this year. I used THIS sketch I found on Pinterest for the layout and I love the fun randomness of it all for her. Page two has the journaling, plus the group, and it's boring straight lines, lol, so I didn't share that one too.

ALL in the long-retired MDS
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Paper: So Saffron Soft Flower, White mats,
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Paper Daisies, Pearl, Button Latte
Journaling Font: Goudy Old Style, French Script

Anyway, this was considered "taking a break", haha, so back to recording Disney!! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A dragonfly!

I made some cards, which means I have some stuff to share!
Today's card uses some brand spanking new pretty DP from the almost-here new Catalog!! I combined it with the sketch from The Paper Players for something happy and fun. 

Stamps: Dragonfly Garden
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Paper: Basic White card stock, Pretty Prints DP
Accessories: Dragonfly Punch, Dimensionals

What are you making this week? Don't forget to stick it in the mail! 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Minnie Mouse!

Happy Monday to you! I have some more Disney scrapping to share today. I am up to 73 pages done and one more laid out! And I have SO much more to do!!

Mostly with these pages I want the photos and story the focus of the page, and sometimes I'm using the long-retired MDS to cram a ton of photos on a page. But sometimes I get to really play with some paper and accessories! Here's an example of that:  

Paper: Rococo Rose (retired), Basic White, Petals & Paisley's DP (retired in 2006)
Accessories: Paper Daisies (retired), Glitter Enamel Dots (retired)
Journaling Font: Minnie

Everything on this page is lonnng retired. The base is only a year out, but the DP is kind of ancient, lol, and it's good to use up! ha! 
The sketch is from HERE tho I turned it sideways to work with my photos.  

And speaking of retired product, you should know the Last Chance list ends May 2 and that is only two weeks away! You can view it all, and place your order, by clicking on the image below! 

Friday, April 15, 2022

March Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Friday! 

Going along with yesterday's theme, I made up my entire Paper Pumpkin kit the other night, in less than an hour. Sometimes I do my own thing with the supplies and sometimes I "follow directions". This time it was much closer to the second, because I am short on time but in need of cards! I forgot about the ribbon, lol, so that didn't make it on there. And I only put rhinestones on cards I knew I was sending to girls, lol. But nine quick cards are done, and I love how they look! 

This first card here I forgot the leafy diecuts, lol... 

On these, I cut the white strip in half to show more of the watercolored background.
 and here I left the pink strip off one. 
And here is everything left over when I finished the kit!! 
Fun, huh?? 

Here is the sneak peek to next month's kit!

If you're interested in signing up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription, click on the pumpkin on my side bar, or you can click right HERE.
This next one features all the brand new In Colors, with a Basic Gray ink spot, with enough supplies to make ten full size cards, and ten gift card holders!
AND, this time, 200 Paper Pumpkin boxes will have a Golden Voucher for $25 in Stampin' Up! product!! 
Just something to think about...! haha! 

Enjoy your Easter weekend! 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Bonus!

The March Paper Pumpkin kit always comes with an extra stamp set, that may or may not coordinate with the kit's set, and I usually love it, haha! This time, I played with the extra set first! I whipped up a few cards that are the same except the colors! 

Stamps: March 22 Paper Pumpkin Bonus
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron & Basic White card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals

Stamps: March 22 Paper Pumpkin Bonus
Ink: Pale Papaya, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Granny Apple Green & Basic White card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals

Stamps: March 22 Paper Pumpkin Bonus
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Succulent
Paper: Soft Succulent & Basic White card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals

Stamps: March 22 Paper Pumpkin Bonus
Ink: Poppy Parade, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry
Paper: Mossy Meadow & Basic White card stock
Accessories: Dimensionals

annd here's the whole set together! Really, I just chose some inks that were in my stack at the moment that I thought might work together. And I like them! 

What are you making this week? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Brand New 2022-2024 In-Color Club!

I am still here, I promise! I even have stuff to show off! I meant to post during spring break, but my family took turns having one random sick day each- and not even the same sicks! And then I've just been busy trying to get back to life...! 

But if you're not on my email list, here's something you might want to know about: 

I am looking for five people to participate in a five month In Color Club! Each month, from May – September, you’ll get one new In Color, and a variety of supplies to play with in that color!

For only $40*, you’ll get all this:

- 1 Ink Pad
- 1 Ink Refill
- 1 marker
- 1 full package 8x11 card stock
- 8 6x6 sheets DP
- 4 6x6 sheets Glimmer DP
- 30 In Color Matte Decorative Dots
- 1 spool Metallic Woven Ribbon
- 1 spool In Color Baker’s Twine
- plus a handmade card from me featuring that month’s color!

Please RSVP to hold your spot for the In Color club by May 1.
I’ll let you know as soon as a club is full.

*If you're not local to me, I'll add $8 to your monthly total for shipping your color products to you. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Dutch Blue China

Happy Monday! Spring break in my world! But I still have some projects to share with you! 

I have seen a few ideas using the windmill looking like china, tho most are in a demonstrator online group. I loved the idea so this is how I made it work for me: 

Stamps: Lovely You
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Basic White card stock, In Good Taste DP
Accessories: Windmill Fields Dies, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, big shot (retired) 

The DP is retiring, and the beautiful windmill dies won't be in the new catalog, so if you love them, order them very soon! 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Big Thanks!

Today I have a fun couple of cards for you. The stamp set and Metallic Pearls are retiring, and the gorgeous DP is limited-time only and won't be in the upcoming class. I used the sketch from The Paper Players, and the theme from TGIF Challenges for these.  

Stamps: Sunny Sentiments
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black card stocks, Waves of the Ocean DP
Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Dimesionals

The only difference between the two cards is that I flipped the DP over and used different colored pearls on each.
Quick and fun! Hooray for that! Which color do you like best?
Seriously this paper is stunning, and you do not want to miss out on it! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Setting Sail

Today I have another card featuring a lot of retiring products! The stamp set, the ink, the DP and the ribbon are all about to be gone! I really love this stamp set, and I really love the Misty Moonlight color. Don't miss your chance! 
*Interestingly, this is the same DP and the same ribbon pack as I used on yesterday's card. 

This card sketch uses the card sketch

Stamps: Sailing Home
Ink: Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate
Paper: Smoky Slate & Basic White card stock, In Good Taste DP
Accessories: Flower For Every Season ribbon, Dimensionals

What are you making this week? 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Just Beautiful

I got some cards made, playing with soon-to-be-gone products!
Today's uses one of my favorite stamp sets and what I think are very pretty colors. I used the latest fusion sketch for this one.

Stamps: Beautiful Moments
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Balmy Blue, Light Daffodil Delight, Bronze, Ivory
Paper: Balmy Blue & Basic White card stocks, In Good Taste DP
Accessories: Flowers For Every Season ribbon 

The DP is retiring and about 50% off, and ribbon is retiring and discounted! The stamp set has already sold out!! They're not kidding- things always sell out from the retiring list, so you really do want to hurry and order! 

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