Hello There Old Favorite and Some Milestone Blog Candy

Today’s post marks my 500th post on this blog.  Wow!  Time flies!  It just doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.  I thought I should give the blog a little bit of an update, so I redesigned the blog header using My Digital Studio and gave it a Spring look.  Easy-peasy!

I decided to pull out an old favorite set that I haven’t used in long time, Betsy’s Blossoms.  I just used some new colors and other new products with it to give it a fresh look.  I still love this set!  The large flower is embossed with gold embossing powder, and I added some other fun gold embellishments as well.

Hello There Old Friend


Since 500 posts deserves something to mark the occasion, I decided some blog candy is in order.  Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post by 4 pm (CST) on Monday, and I’ll randomly pick one winner to receive this:

Blog Candy 3-14


The winner will get a package of Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape, a roll of Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, and a Cloudy Day  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Please be sure to check back on Tuesday to see if you’ve won, as I’ll need the winner to email me his/her shipping address.

What I have most enjoyed about these past 500 posts is getting to make new friends through my computer.  I love hearing from all of you, and I am so thankful for the comments and support!

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Happy Day
Ink:  Versamark, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, On Film Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Another Convention Swap

One of the fun parts of Convention is swapping cards with other demonstrators.  Now imagine 6,000 excited demonstrators in one large space walking around and swapping cards with other demonstrators they don’t know.  It’s a great way to meet people and share great ideas.  Here is one of the cards I made for swapping this year.

Convention Swap

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Happy Day, Polka (wheel)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack
Embellishments:  Pansy punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

A Happy Day Hello There

Hello There Eastern Elegance

This was a quick and easy one.  That Eastern Elegance dsp is SO pretty!

I’m scrambling to get things ready for Stampin’ Up! Convention later this week.  I’m excited to go, but there is so much to do between now and then.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Day
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance dsp
Embellishments:  Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Trim Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Afternoon Picnic Smile

Afternoon Picnic Smile

I love the sketch over at Retro Sketches this week, so I knew I wanted to play along.  I just got some of the Afternoon picnic dsp and I love the colors and patterns in it.  It is basically the same as the Tea for Two dsp that was in the Spring catalog — just with different colors, which I love.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Day
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Afternoon Picnic dsp
Embellishments:  Subtles Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool (retired)

Happy Day Love — PP151

The super talented Nance Leedy has a great sketch for us this week at the Paper Players.

I decided to use the Happy Day stamp set and a fun color combination of Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray.

Happy Day Love

You can check out what the other designers made at their blogs here:

I hope you can join us this week at the Paper Players.  Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Day, Express Yourself
Ink:  Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Quatrefancy DSP
Embellishments:  Labels Collection framelits, Basic Gray 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Brights Designer Buttons, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, sewing machine

A Happy Day Frame

I’m kinda hooked on these little Polaroid/Instagram style frames lately.  I saw a cute card made by Brenda Weaver in a Papercrafts magazine, and decided to CASE (copy and share everything) her layout.

Happy Day CASE copy

I used some sequins that I had left over from a project for one of my girls, and put the little rhinestones in the center of them to cover the holes.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Day
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Modern Medley dsp, I am Me dsp, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons, 7/8″ and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punches, Squares Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk framelits, sequins (non-SU)

Oh, Happy Day!

It IS a happy day!  Summer vacation is here.  My two oldest children are at church camp, so I get some precious time with my baby (she’s really 8, but she’s still my baby).  And I’ve finished all 24 of my convention display samples. Oh, Happy Day!

Oh, Happy Day

The name of this new stamp set is Happy Day, and I can’t help but break out into song every time I say it.  Anybody else love the song “Happy Day?”

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

This song always makes me smile no matter my mood.  Here’s a link to a Youtube video if you want to hear it.  Please forgive my digression.  At least you can’t hear me singing it!  🙂  I love this stamp set.  Not only does it have two beautiful images, but it has four great sentiments as well.  I think this will be another well used set for me.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Day
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Venetian Romance dsp
Embellishments:  Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Sizzlits Large Delicate Doilies, In Color Boutique Details, Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffled Stretch Trim, Linen Thread, Circle Framelits