Lots & Lots of Lavender

Yesterday I played with the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration stamp set for the first time and actually said out loud, “WHY haven’t I used this before now?” This is one of the easiest 2-Step stamps I’ve ever used and the watercolor effect it has took my breath away as I created!

Wisteria Wonder is one of my favorite purple colors we carry at Stampin’ Up! and now that Spring is starting to wake up, it was retrieved from it’s hibernation to make this first card:Watermarked2(2018-03-12-1316)

These first two samples were actually created LIVE on my Facebook page and you can watch how I created them in my video HERE.

The second one has a completely different look and between the two of them, we used ALL of the stamps in the set. Watermarked3(2018-03-12-1320)

There are no sentiments in the Lots of Lavender stamp set, so I paired it with the All Things Thanks stamp set for all of these cards (the sentiment is on the inside of the first card). This is a BONUS card I created after the video in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide on Sahara Sand card stock: Watermarked1(2018-03-12-1310)

Sale-a-Bration ends March 31, 2018 so don’t miss your chance to get the Lots of Lavender (or one of the other S-A-B products) FREE!


A Paper Easter Basket

Easter is going to sneak up on us this year, as it is the 1st day of April and doesn’t us give much time for planning ahead once the calendar changes! No better time than now to do some Easter-themed crafting:


The Blossoming Basket bundle was love-at-first-sight: That Basket Weave embossing folder sparked such imagination!!blossoming basket bundle

It’s a bundle of products you can choose for Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration (January 3-March 31, 2018) FREE with a $100 order! You could wait and purchase the embossing folder from the new catalog (coming in June), but why pay for it when you can get it at no cost?! And the stamp set is only available now.

I showed how to make this simple basket in my

Facebook Lunchtime Crafting LIVE video

yesterday, so feel free to pop over there to watch, but I actually like the smaller size better than the big one I did on the video, so start with an 8-1/2″ square piece of Soft Suede card stock (any color will work, really) for the basket base and score it at 2-7/8″ on all four sides. You’ll also need a 1″ x 11″ strip for the handle and 6 pieces that are 2-1/2″ (or 2-5/8″) square to emboss with the basket weave on the sides. Then you can follow the rest of the directions I shared to come up with a good sized basket like the smaller one in front:


Multipurpose Liquid Glue was the easiest to adhere the weave to the sides of the basket before assembling and to add the handle after you staple the sides together.

Yellow roses colored with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends are so cheerful in the embellishment on the side! I demonstrated a little trick to give them dimension in the video. Don’t be afraid to fussy-cut some of these pieces: They look beautiful even if they aren’t perfect. Watermarked3(2018-03-06-1504)

Thanks for purchasing the supplies to create your own from my Stampin’ Store! and remember that you can select Sale-a-Bration products FREE with each $50 or $100 order through March 31, 2018. 

Mix Tape, Stampin’ Style

If you are old enough to remember waiting by the radio with your cassette tape recording at-the-ready to capture your favorite songs, then you will appreciate the effort it takes to create an excellent Mix Tape.

One of my favorites comes from the movie(s) Guardians of the Galaxy: It takes me back to my childhood of the 70’s! (Click to listen to Vol.1 and 2 on YouTube)


But I digress…

Today I have a fun cassette-style box to share with you which can be created with your Stampin’ Up! supplies!


It’s perfect for small gifts, treats, gift cards…and even a cassette tape (if you can find one)

Download the .pdf tutorial

Order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store! 

Epic Celebrations & Happy Accidents

If you watched my Lunchtime Crafting video on my Facebook Page yesterday, you saw me create this card (and a few alternatives) from the Epic Celebrations set (one you can choose FREE with qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration~ until March 31, 2018):


It’s a super easy technique called “Reverse Masking” and the colors were suggested on the #gdp125 color challenge:


I love coloring Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with Aqua Painters and ink refills to match any project!


But what you DIDN’T see is the second card I made (since I had to cut a piece of card stock to create one card, I might as well make TWO cards). I accidentally dropped a stamp inked in Melon Mambo on the finished product:


But as Bob Ross was fond of saying, “We don’t make mistakes {in art}, just happy accidents!” So I pulled out my Classic Label Punch and created some arrows to cover it up:


Lesson learned: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes ~ Uncommon solutions may be discovered!

Lemon-Lime Daisy Twist

It finally snowed (on February 10th!) but it’s blooming in my craft room!


I wanted to try the #tgifc146 sketch challenge, and I just turned it on it’s side and replaced the heart with a daisy using a few of my favorite punches. tgif2bchallenge2bbuttons2b2018-0111

Use your bone folder and delicately curl the petals of your daisy (punch it twice) to give it a little dimension: Watermarked2(2018-02-10-1405)

It’s a VERY simple card to create and I hope you’ll have time to create your own and send it to someone who has served you recently!

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Sticky Business

Imagine you are trying to hang a picture on your wall and you ask for a hammer and you are handed a toilet plunger instead. Not really helpful for the task at hand, right? The same is true for adhesive in your paper crafting. Knowing which one to use (and having it readily accessible) will make crafting much more enjoyable and keep your projects sticking together in the right way!


Bookmark this handy chart to help you when you are wondering which sticky stuff to use!

Stock your supply of adhesive from my Stampin’ Store

To help you adhere your creations, we are having a 5 day Flash Sale on Fast Fuse: Starting February 8th through the 12th, or while supplies last! The last time we offered this, supplies only lasted one day, so set your alarm and stock up.

Fast Fuse Loni

Learn more about Fast Fuse:

Spring StampFest

You survived January! Give yourself a pat on the back! Now you just need something to look forward to, and this is it:

Spring StampFest BOTH

This Day-at-Play is just what the doctor ordered to combat the winter blues: You’ll enjoy 8 different stamping projects, hand-stamped gifts, a catered lunch, door prizes, card swaps (optional) and fabulous papercrafting demonstrations from the Sprinkled Ink team of demonstrators.

Spring StampFest is $60, but if you register at least 2 weeks in advance of each event, you can save $10 with the early bird price. Space is limited, and the St. George event is ALMOST FULL!

Here’s a peek into the fun we had at our Fall 2017 events:

This event is twice as fun with a friend, so grab your crafting companions and get your tickets NOW:

St. George Spring StampFest

Spanish Fork Spring StampFest

For more details on these and my other crafty events, you can visit the events on my Creative Juice Facebook Events Page!


Simple Sorry

Whether it’s an illness or a loss, there is no better time to share a piece of your heart than when someone is sorrowing. This simple design is perfect for expressing that concern:


Stamping on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper gives a flat card such rich dimension, it’s simply beautiful!

Download the instruction sheet HERE and then order the supplies from my STAMPIN’ STORE to create a few to send as needed.

What’s the Occasion? Part TWO

I have a few more of my favorite cards from the Occasions Catalog card swap to share with you today!


How cool is this bottle?! The Bubble Over Bundle (stamps and coordinating framelits) are such fun to play with~ just wait until you see the awesome bottle tops in it! And do NOT miss the coordinating Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that you can choose FREE for Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order.  (Card by Tamra Davis)


Have you sent a card “just because” recently? Remind someone that you care with a card using a heart with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper: The gold foil accents are heart (and eye)-popping! (Card by Renee Watson)


This was the card I created for the swap! When it comes to masculine cards, the True Gentleman Suite is going to be a life-saver. This one makes me want to go to Disneyland on their Dapper Day!

Want to view the full Occasions Catalog? Click HERE

Ready to Shop? Click HERE

Order $50 or more and choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration Product! Click HERE to view choices


A tag is SO VERSATILE and one of my favorite things to make. This tag just happens to fit beautifully on top of the gold-striped treat bags from Stampin’ Up!:


The AMAZING YOU stamp set *and* the CELEBRATE YOU framelits are part of the Stampin’ Up!  Sale-a-Bration going on now… you can only get them FREE (just your lucky day).


Slide in a gift card, a cookie or a pampering item to celebrate a friend, or give the empty bag to your significant other and let them fill it for YOU!!

Would you like instructions to make this bag and tag? Download a .pdf tutorial HERE!

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