Happy New Year 2015

New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015 to YOU!

I am blessed beyond all understanding, my cup runneth over, and I am living the dream. My number one goal is to expand my readership and bring you fresh designs with new ideas.

In just FIVE days you will have the opportunity to experience Sale-a-bration with me. I don’t think I have been more excited about the Occasions products like this year. You are in for some very AWESOME treats on January 6th.

Also, just a few more days and I’ll you’ll be reading the BIGGEST news in my paper-crafting career! It’s killin’ me to keep it inside and I am so excited to blurt it out… just not right now! LOL

UPDATE: The news is out! I was chosen to become a member of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team! OMG! Woot woot! Jumping up & down, doing the hokey pokey and putting my left foot in… and turnin’ myself around! Read it here.


  • You don’t always have to use the entire stamp to design what you want to say on a card.
  • I used two stamps from the Mingle All the Way set to make this one image.
  • I stamped the HAPPY with the Metallic Silver Encore Pad  and snipped it out. Followed by lower half of a different stamp (in the same set) just to stamp “New Year” with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • Never ever be afraid to experiment. This stamped image took me two tries to get it to how I wanted it.


Make 2015 the year you’ll decide to join the Circle of Pals and get your discount on! I have a few Circle of Pals who showcase their work on various other social media sites. Please stop by, like their page, leave a comment, and tell them you heard about them from me. They’ll love you for it.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and starting the year off with me. Sending you Peace, Love, and Craftiness!

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New Year 2015

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Stuffed with (Pals) Happiness


I don’t know about you, but this card has Fall Happiness written all over it!  The vibrant colors of the Color Me Autumn DSP are spot on for Thanksgiving/Fall cards.  I made this card as a swap for my Circle of Pals team’s get together and also entered it into the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 238.


The layout was a life-line for me because I had been so busy for the previous two weeks that I procrastinated until the morning of the get together to make the swap cards.  Thankfully it was only three cards.


Shari applied the coloring technique to the black and white feathers in our Back to Black DSP (133700).  It gives the paper an entire new dimension and pizzaz.


Believe it or not, this little beauty is actually the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies from the Holiday Catalog.  It’s an envelope made for mini cards, gift cards, or stash a little cash inside of it.


Va-va-va-voom!  This precious rich razzleberry makes me crave plums…LOL.  Below are just a handful of my Pals and whether you want to hang with us as a hobby demonstrator you are more than welcomed to join my Pals on our next journey.  Read more about joining my team (I WANT YOU TO) even if it’s just to get a discount on fabulous product or to go for the gusto and make some extra cash.  A Circle of Pal member isn’t just a down-line member we are friends first, stampers second!

I do have one request…visit my Circle of Pals on their respective sites (Facebook or Instagram) and leave them comments about their beautiful cards…or just leave a comment for them below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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