Still Dreamin’

Have you got your June Stamp of the Month yet?  It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been so in love with a stamp set, but Ice Cream Dreams captured my heart as soon as I got the idea book almost a year ago.  I promised myself that I wouldn’t ink it before it’s release because I knew I’d want to share all these cute creations.

I have three grandkids getting ready to start their summer vacation from school so I made them each a card and put a gift card for Baskin & Robbins so they could treat themselves to a successful year of school behind them.

You might have noticed that I’ve been missing from the Color Dare Challenge for a couple of weeks and I’m happy to say I’m back playing today.  The colors are those of the Jackson Paper Packet – Barn Red, Juniper, Glacier, Cocoa & Colonial White.  This card is a slight 4.75 X 3 and made with the Jackson papers.  My Fudgecicle is made using the retired CTMH Alcohol Markers in both shades of Barn Red.  I’m so glad I don’t ever get rid of things because it was just the perfect color.  The stick was Juniper and although it appeared dried up I got enough color out of it for the stick.


This next card is for our little Princess graduating from Kindergarten.  I haven’t seen her for a couple of years, but know that she loves bling and sparkle as much as her grandma does.  I used retired papers from the Dream Pop collection and I colored the truck with the Shin Han Markers…it seemed pretty whimsical and just the look I was going for.  I still wanted more bling so I added rhinestones to the tire centers and then decided to cut the canopy out of some Teal Glitter paper – that was a challenge as you can’t stamp on it very well.

My final card is for our sweet Miss B! I sure miss her being underfoot, but I’ve managed to send her at least one card a week since she went to live with her dad.  I know that she’s saving them so I went a little extra special on her card.  Shame on grandma!!!  I thought the Spin Card (which are retiring boo-hoo) would fascinate her.  I used some Chalk It Up papers and Teal Shimmer Trim on the front and popped up the sentiment with some thin 3D foam tape.  One side of the spinner has the Sundae and the other side has that cute Puppy.  Miss B has done very well in 4th grade and I’m so proud of all her accomplishments after not being in school since a few weeks in the 1st grade.


I think it’s really important to celebrate our grandkids accomplishments even though we don’t see them on a regular basis so they know how much they are loved.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to get your Ice Cream Dreams stamp ordered you only have until the end of June!114

L is for …

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

 For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  I chose to use the Laughing Lola paper packet as my “L”.  Although Laughing Lola was featured in the autumn/winter catalog it was one of four paper packs that carried over to the spring catalog.  As I mentioned before Lola was my maternal grandma’s name so how couldn’t I fall in love with this paper?

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Catherine’s Catscrapbooking then you’re on the right track!

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As you know, I love cards that are out of the ordinary!  Circle Spin cards fit my desire for movement and it’s fun to “wind” up that little circle so it spins when the recipient opens the envelope.  You can purchase any of the products to make these cards at my webpage by clicking here.

 To make this card:


  • Z1866 White Daisy Circle Spin Card
  • X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
  • M1038 Shooting Star
  • M1033 Heartfelt Birthday Wish
  • Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
  • ZA1919 Purple Shimmer Trim


Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Paper Crafts with Marloes

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Spinner Birthday

Have you seen the Spinner Cards from Close to My Heart?  I absolutely love the “punch” they deliver.  It puts a new “spin” on a birthday greeting!

OK, enough with the puns.  I was cruising Pinterest (hey, I’m entitled to waste time once in a while!)  I saw this great spinner card and had to put my own twist on it.  I cut strips of paper 2.5 inches long and various widths and lined them up along with some shimmer trim.  I finished it off with two M sized stamps, a couple of pennant strips and some aqua dots.  Perfect to wish my sister in law a happy birthday

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I’ll be putting a SPIN on cards and hope that you’ll be able to join me in July for my upcoming card class.  Please e-mail me for more information.

Happy Stamping!


Pro Player Meets Paper Trail

Welcome to December on the Paper Trail where we are featuring Close to My Heart’s Pro Player Paper.  When I first heard the name my thoughts went straight to a sports themed paper packet.  I was pleasantly surprised seeing the colors Black, Slate, Pacifica and Ruby featured in a “video game theme” not because I have a gamer in my life, but because I love dark colors!

If you’ve reached me from Betsy’s Stamp Scrap Fever you on the right track and I welcome you!  If you started here just keep following the links at the end of posts and you’ll eventually loop your way right back to where you started.

I’ve really been analyzing my paper crafting and what fulfills my happiness meter and it is definitely card making.  There is nothing better than watching someone open a hand-stamped card and them recognizing the love that went into it.  Don’t get me wrong, I like scrapbooking my family memories, but card making comes much easier for me.

This month I decided to play with some new product that’s been patiently waiting to get used while I start on my birthday card list for 2014.



This card is one of the spinner cards, new in the Autumn Winter Catalog I layered the papers  and  created my own background paper on the bottom with the One Way Borders My Acrylix stamp set.    I sealed the seam with the Red Shimmer Tape – I love this little self adhesive trim which I have in every color!  I embellished with a few pieces from the Pro Player Accessories Kit and added  A Heartfelt Happy Birthday and A Little Gift to each side of the spinner.  All I have left to do is wind it up and stick it in the envelope for a little Happy Birthday Fun!

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my art today and would suggest that you follow the rest of the links on the Paper Trail where you’ll see some amazing art so what are you waiting for Santa?  Head on over to Linda’s The Paper Taylor her work is always sure to please.