Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Birthday

My sister taught me how to make this folded dimensional card. It was so easy and so fun. Karen loved her birthday card! The cupcake stamp is from Amuse Studio and the paper and Happy birthday die is from Taylored Expression.

I decided on my card size...added an extra inch and cut the cardstock. Then I folded the cardstock in half and then folded back the one side. I cut off the edge an inch and had the matching inside fold piece. Cut my pattern paper to fit, added my die cut, cupcake, and sentiment. So easy!

A few sequins from amuse studio to add sprinkles to the cupcake. I love this card!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Loads of wishes

Our house is like a Hallmark store in the month of August. We celebrate our anniversary....

Joe's birthday....

and my birthday....
So much fun to get mail in the month of August...especially all the beautiful handmade cards from friends and family. What a wonderful showering of love!
Thank you all for thinking of us on our anniversary and birthdays. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Washi card

What a beautiful and simple card to make using washi tape.
All you do is alternate washi tape all down your layer and then just tuck the ends around the back or cut them off. Add a simple tag and sentiment...layer if you like and you have a beautiful card in no time at all. My the colors!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Coffin box

This is the new coffin die cut from amuse studio. It is in the August Collection and is a great die to have. It is so easy to put together and all the extra little dies you see on the box are included...the bats, skull, stars, and the number 31!

Fill it with treats and you have the perfect party favor. But hurry it is only available in August.
visit my webstore at to order yours today!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Stamp Club Celebration

Our Stamp Club met yesterday for our monthly Collection workshop. We had a Halloween theme since the August Collection from Amuse Studio is all about Halloween! I love my web table cloth... that I have no idea where I found it many asked but I could not remember. It was perfect! I have a piece of clear vinyl to go over the top so it makes for easy cleaning after a day of stamping.

I made some cute treat bags with our creep it real witch legs.
Inside were treats of our August Collection sequins and some crepe paper.

I always stamp on the craft mat to go with the theme of the party.

Centerpiece for the table...notice the new coffin die box from amuse studio? It is awesome! Easy to assemble and fill with treats!
I got the witch at Tuesday Morning.

Our projects for the day...a big thank you goes out to Sylvia for her washi tape card we made at card class. I loved it so much I wanted our stamp club to do it. Another thanks for Kristine and Melissa...Kristine made the cupcake card for our Nat Con swap and I just missed out when she ran out and bless Melissa for making one for my birthday so I could have the sample card. As you can see I loved it so much I used it in the workshop. Lastly the witch card was designed by this card that I have made a lot of these...especially for the swap at Stampaway this year.

We were also surprising Regina, who was on a 2 year absence from Stamp Club because she was getting her Masters in Business...but she is back and we congratulate her on her graduation and getting her degree! Way to go Regina...and welcome back...we have missed you!
Take note of the cute Hershey nugget cake my sister made.

Always food at our get togethers. Thank you to Casey who smoked the pork shoulder and Colleen for our sides. Shari made delicious cheesecake and I had the chocolate chip cookies ready.

Working hard on our projects...always a great time.
Thanks girls for a great afternoon and Shari for being our Hostess this month...until next month...enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

puppy love

Emily has waited a long time to own her own doggie and yesterday her wish came true. She is a proud momma of Cooper a Tibetan Spaniel mix. He is a cutie!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let there be cake!

"A party without cake is just a meeting" 
Juila Child

Yesterday was my birthday and my boss made me this beautiful cake. I love the ombre look to the floral icing. It was quite yummy! Thank you Monica!

Then my sister made me this adorable cake using Hershey favorite color is pretty! Thank you Shari!

Way to pretty to eat...

So very talented!!