Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday and Happy Independence Day for my fellow American readers! It's my turn to host the Addicted to CAS challenge this week and I decided to go with a patriotic theme. As always, we have a prize for our Addicted to CAS challenge winner and the prize this week comes from our fabulous sponsor - a stamp set valued at Euro 12.50! We also have a new guest designer joining us, the very talented Kathy K from the Purple Princess Diaries blog. Now... for my card. I was really tempted to go with a 4th July card,... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. Oh.... it's Friday! YAY! :-) That means I get to spend some time in my craft room and I did that late this afternoon. I used the Fusion challenge - both the photo and the sketch - for my card tonight. I saw the inspiration photo and knew that I could combine two of my new stamp sets to create this card. Here's the challenge: I began by creating a card base with some of the new corrugated paper from the 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! catalog and I have to tell you... this is awesome for card... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday night. The Paper Players has a fabulous color challenge for you this week. Now, these fabulous colors screamed masculine to me, so I decided it was time to bring out The Open Sea again and show the stamps a little ink love. Talking about love... I am totally in love with this set. I don't think I have not liked a card I have seen made with this set. It's amazing what everyone has done with it. In fact, several of our design team have used this set, so you will get lots of inspiration for... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Good Friday. Happy Earth Day. Chag Sameach! Whatever you are celebrating today, I hope it was a fabulous day! I saw this great challenge across at Moxiefabworld. The challenge? To use tissue paper in an innovative way. Well... as you can imagine, my first thought was flowers. Then I thought... no... I need to challenge myself a little more. Don't forget to pop over to moxiefabworld to check out the great cards and inspiration pic! I decided I wanted to work with another new set from the Summer Mini - Sail Away. I thought about creating the... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Friday.. Oh... yes...that's right...it's Friday :-) Yay!!! Tonight's cards feature the fabulous Plane & Simple (121903 wood, 121964 clear) set from the occasions mini. Yesterday I quoted Scarlett O'Hara..... and her famous "tomorrow IS another day"! I thought it would be a good idea to share a photograph I took on the way to the Minnesota Regionals..... boy.... what a totally gorgeous, unbelievable start to the day. I forced Lou to stop at the side of the road because I really needed to take a picture. We missed the most picturesque location, with a perfectly placed farmhouse,... Read more →