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January Top Five Picks

Have you had a chance to flip through Stampin' Up's new Mini Catalog? There are so many goodies packed inside. Here are my favorites! Well, they are my favorites for this week anyway! I am sure that will change in the next few months. Stay tuned as I share projects made with these products. What are your favorites? I would love to check them out.

Coffee, Cocktails or Both?

  Every morning I enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee prepared by my personal barista, my husband. He makes me the perfect cup of coffee. He mixes coconut milk and chocolate collagen powder into the best creamer. It is thick and creamy with just the perfect amount of sweetness. Yum. I am very appreciative since he drinks his coffee with no extras, so he goes out of his way to make mine special! On the flip side, I enjoy a cocktail in the evening! It is safe to say, during COVID, my husband perfected his bartending skills and makes the best Negroni around. At least, I think so.  I suppose no matter what our preference may be, this stamp set has something for everyone! Coffee, cocktails, chocolate or cookies I think the majority of people are covered. 

Fresh Start

What better way to start 2021 than by showing some love to my blog! I had to take a break from my blog because life....simple as that. I knew I would eventually get back to it. I enjoy sharing my creations. I also love the feeling of being inspired by what others create as well.  For today, I will share the cards I made for our team swap. I used the Floating and Fluttering Bundle from the new Mini Catalog. It is such a great set.  I heat embossed the butterflies on some the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. That was the first time I had embossed on DSP and I love how it turned out. I will be using that technique again. I cannot wait to play with more new products from the new mini catalog . Do you have a favorite? Thanks for stopping by! Card Supplies:

All of May!

I have been slacking here this month. This has been one busy month for me. I mean, all my months are busy but these last few weeks have been a bit different. We are swapping rooms in my house. My son is moving into my craft room and my daughter is moving into my son's old room. So right now all of my craft items (ALL OF THEM) are in my living room, dining room and even in my kitchen! My son is almost fully moved into his new room. We just finished painting my daughter's room and can now get her situated. Once she is moved in, I can move my craft room to her old room. I am excited because my new craft room will be bigger and it will give me a chance to re-organize everything! But, being in limbo right now is no fun.  I did make some Paper Pumpkin projects for the My Pumpkin Challenge though! I apologize I did not have weekly recaps. I should be back to my regular schedule soon! I hope you will share your creations over at the My Pumpkin Challenge ! Did you make t

Grad Gift Made Easy!

It is that time of year! The end of the school year brings on many Graduations. What a great milestone to celebrate. The March Paper Pumpkin kit made it easy to make a whole set of grad cards if you need them. My card above looks like a normal card, but open it up, has a pocket for some cash! I bet that is the perfect gift! I did something similar to last weeks sample . (It is kind of the mini version of that sample.) It fits our theme for this month at the My Pumpkin Challenge , Pocket Full of Surprises ! Be sure to check out the My Pumpkin Challenge for inspiration and to share your lovely creations! Thanks for stopping by!

My Pockets are Full!

Disclaimer: My pockets are usually full of tissues due to my seasonal allergies, but that is how I roll! However, the pocket on my card is full of gift card goodness.   This card was very easy to make. The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White, folded in half. Then, I cut the flaps off the designer paper envelope from the kit. That left the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece which I cut diagonally in half for the pocket on the front. I also used my paper piercing tool to punch holes on the Whisper White base along the pocket to add some texture.  We love to see what you are making! Please share your samples over at the My Pumpkin Challenge .   Thanks for stopping by!    

Pocket Full of Little Treats!

I will start off with my usual phrase....the latest Paper Pumpkin is awesome! I say something close to that each month. Seriously though, these kits get better and better each month. Next month, to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's third birthday we get a bonus stamp set in our kits. Be sure to sign up by April 10th if you want an extra goodie. Pretty sweet deal! To change up my kit this week I made a bigger "pocket" that would hold a little treat with the gift card. I added a small pack of gum but I also think it is the perfect size for a Ghirardelli chocolate square. Yum! Here is how I did it: I folded the tabs on two of the pockets from the kit. Then, I adhered tabs together. Next, I adhered that piece to the front of the card. So easy, and I was able to just use items from the kit. Be sure to visit the My Pumpkin Challenge to see what the Design Team has created this week. You can also share your creations at the bottom of the post! We love to see what you are