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

Stampin’ Up! Product Recipe:

Stampin’ Up! Tools of the Trade:

Blackberry & Honey Birthday


Wow look at the curves on this sweet little box! I wasn’t going to get it when I saw it in the Holiday Catalog, but when my up-line gave me a shopping spree for making Sr. Supervisor it was the first thing on my list.


Card sketch was brought to you by Sketch Saturday: Week 327


Just in case anyone is wondering what’s in the Curvy Box… There was a crispy twenty dollar bill along with that I gave to my nephew for his birthday.  My heart broke into pieces when I saw him tear the tabs off to open it… LOL… then again, he turned eight.


I almost forgot to mention that I used the Spiral Board Punch for the edges on the Blackberry Bliss card stock and the Star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch.

Thank you for visiting my friends.  If you’re interested in joining a Stampin’ Up! Host(ess) Club or would like additional information click here.

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Before & After With A Twist


I had a workshop recently and my goal is to ALWAYS teach the art of simple card-making.  I enjoy creating simple handmade cards that anyone can put together… even you!

It’s a great card for beginners and a great start as you learn to add embellishments to make it a little bit of you.  We all need to start somewhere right?  So, once I had a little bit of time, I added a little bit more of me.


I added gold sequence and it almost made me squeal…LOL.  No wait, I also used the other side of the DSP and instead of the circle punch I used the scallop.  I love how tiny simple little changes that don’t require much make such a huge impact one simple layout.

My First Paper Share: Get 60 sheets of our entire Designer Series Paper Collection for only $15.95 with free shipping!  Paper measures 6×6 inches.  Perfect to try before you buy an entire pack.  Click here to view each paper design.

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