Monday, May 29, 2017

Our Nicholas Graduated This Weekend!

Our Nicholas graduated from high school this weekend with highest honors.  We could not be more proud of this young man...except for the graduation part, which leads to the leaving home part. ;-( 
We had the best day celebrating his accomplishments with a house full of family and friends!  It was really more like a three day party - the kid made a haul!
 
 
Tossing all the graduation caps in the air!
 
 
Nicholas is known for his funny t-shirts and wanted to wear one under his gown.  What the heck, you only graduate high school once!
 
 
The whole gang - they've been best friends for the past 10 years.
 
 
Celebrating at home with dinner and cake.

 
Opening all the gifts.  This one was his new laptop computer.
Such a fun weekend celebrating our baby! 
 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dahlia Burst Card

I love this beautiful Dahlia Burst stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey! 
I only have about 5 sets until I get signed up next week and place an order, but I think I could play with this one every single day!
 
 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Lemongrass
Stamp Set:  Dahlia Burst, Take Action
Accessories: Color Burst Pure Color Pencils, Color Burst Blenders, Journey Foam Squares

 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Creature Comforts Card

This cute little Creature Comforts set is one of the choices in the  Fun Stampers Journey starter kit. It has several more animals and woodland things but I decided on the fox, bunny and raccoon for this card.
 
 
 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Pumpkin Bread - seriously, all these cardstock colors make me hungry!
Stamp Set: Comfort Creatures
Accessories: Color Burst Pure Color Pencils, Color Burst Blenders, Journey Foam Squares
 

 
One week from today, I will be a Fun Stampers Journey Coach and officially open for business! 
Since I'm using a stamp set that is one of the choices for the starter kit, I thought I would tell you about the three starter kit choices.
 
 
Perfect for the business enthusiast - The Platinum Kit $199.99
 
 
Perfect for the everyday crafter - The Amaze Kit $149.99

 
Perfect for the hobby coach - The Designer Kit $49.99
Quarterly minimums are only $150!
Who wants to join me???
 
 The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Donut Worry Cards

Donut Worry is a Fun Stampers Journey set I've been playing with this week.  If you follow me on Instagram, I showed you a little video earlier.  Sometimes I show the fun you don't see here, so please follow me!

 
 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Oatmeal Cookie
Stamp Set:  Donut Worry
Accessories: Donut Worry Dies,  Journey Platinum Machine, Color Burst Pure Color Pencils, Color Burst Blenders, Journey Foam Squares
 

I cut them off the edge and used them on another card!

 
   To create a bit of dimension, lightly bend the edges with your Crease Tool then add Foam Squares to the center.
 

 
 The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lunch Sack Gift Card Pouches

This project is made from a brown paper bag lunch sack.  I folded it up and sewed it to make a little pouch for a Starbucks Gift Card.  
I'm working on teacher gifts for the very last time.  Our baby is about to graduate in a few short days.
 
 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Hazelnut Blend, Brown Paper Bag
Stamp Set:  Hey Sugar
Accessories:  1-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon, Oatmeal Cookie Organza Ribbon, Photo Pin Elements

 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Be Kind Card

 I have a plain and simple one layer card today made with the Dahlia Burst set again and of course some splatters.

 
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Banana Cream, Project Me Printed Paper
Stamp Set:  Dahlia Burst, Take Action
Accessories:  Banana Cream Satin Ribbon, Gold Silk
 
 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Creature Comforts Card and Candy Tag

This stamp set has all kinds of cute little woodland creatures in it.   I chose to work with the skunk today because I don't have anything to color in with yet. *Ü*
 
 
 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Cool Pool, Project Me Printed Paper
Stamp Set:  Creature Comforts, Ink Splat
Accessories:  Bread Tag, Journey Platinum Machine, Licorice Twist, Summer Pretties Punch, Candy Minis
 

 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dahlia Burst

This beautiful stamp set is called Dahlia Burst. It has 3 sizes of Dahlias and two sizes of leaves. Technically they could all three layer onto each other but I have only used 2 here.

 
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Sweet Berry, Lemongrass
Stamp Set:  Dahlia Burst
Accessories:  Color Burst Pure Color Pencils, Bubble Gum Silk

 
I freaking LOVE these silks - they splatter such pretty little dots and this one is shimmery. I'm probably going to be splattering all my things for a while, I have several colors to try! 

 
Measurements for the layers.
Whip Cream 2" x 3-1/4" Sweet Berry 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
 Whip Cream 3" x 4-1/4"  Sweet Berry 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Whip Cream 4" x 5-1/4" Sweet Berry 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
 
 
The May Tutorial Bundle Design Team tutorial is now available.  Every project shows you a beautiful idea for the Eastern Palace Suite.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hey Sugar

 I've created my first project with Fun Stampers Journey products!
I definitely need to buy some more embellishments as this project ended up a little plain, but I'll get there.

 
This stamp set is called Hey Sugar and the cards are 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" size.  The box is from the Treat Box Die Template and is pretty stinking adorable!  It opens at the top like a crayon box or candy box and I cut the rectangle in it with the paper cutter.  The splatter dots in red are from the Silk - it looks like fingernail polish but you flick it on your cardstock and it splatters.  Pretty cool!
 
 
Cardstock:  Pomegranate Splash, Oatmeal Cookie, Buttercream
Stamp Set:  Hey Sugar
Accessories: Clearview Sheets, Journey Natural Thread, Oatmeal Cookie Organza, Cranberry Bliss Silk, Treat Box Die Template, Journey Platinum Machine

 
And, this is where I've been.... cleaning out the SU! product and getting ready for the Fun Stampers Journey product.

 
I'm going to do a little creating and get back to my every other day blog schedule now, but I am not officially a Journey Coach until June 1, so I am not accepting orders yet.  You will know when I am - there will be a big grand opening! *Ü*