Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Today's card is one we make in class last month. I thought I had posted it already, but here it is waiting for it's opportunity to shine. 
This card showcases the Fruit Basket bundle
I just love the little strawberries. 
The card also boasts the Naturally Eclectic & Tutti Frutti designer series papers. Aren't they pretty?
The little strawberries are so cute!!! 

If you purchase this bundle with the Emerald Envy & Gold Foil Cardstock. You can pick out a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item! :)

Stamp Bundle: Fruit Basket

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stray Duckling Spring Blog Waddle

Hello Stampers!
It's another Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. Our them is Spring/Easter, so today I chose to share this beautiful flowery card with you. Compliments of the Sale-A-Bration 
Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. 

I love this stamp! It makes for quick & easy cards that just look elegant.
The ribbon is a SAB item also. 

Get your SAB items now. There's only 3 weeks left of the best time of the stamping year!

Please continue waddling with this list. We sure appreciate it! Next on the list is the talented Debbie Kramer

Ribbon: Shimmery 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Paper Pumpkin 5th Anniversary

Paper Pumpkin is turning 5! 
And we are celebrating!

Happy birthday to us! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and we are kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!
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  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Hold Onto Hope

Happy Monday!
I've just got a quick card share for you all today as I'm heading out to see some waterfalls while hiking at a local park. 
I've got Spring Fever BAAAAAAAD and am ready to be outside!

 To be honest, this post has been sitting in my blog for a while. I'm not overly thrilled with this card. It just needs something IMHO and I'm not sure what. I LOVE this Hold Onto Hope bundle, but for some reason, I can't make it as elegant as I'd like. :(

It is what it is. I've accepted it. LOL! 
So, here you go :) 

Cardstock: Fresh Fig
Ink: Fresh Fig
Stamp Bundle: Hold Onto Hope

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tranquil Tulips

Wow! It's Monday already! It feels like Sunday to me! 
It's wet and dreary here in North Central Illinois - perfect for crafting! 😁

Today I'd like to share a couple of cards that I made for my friends that signed up with me to take advantage of the HUGE ordering special. Pick out $125 worth of products AND 2 FREE stamp sets all for just $99!!!! 

Do you have a long list of Stampin' Up! items you'd like to buy? This is the BEST DEAL EVER! And, there's no obligation to buy/order anything ever again. You can just take advantage of it and be done. OR, you can choose to stay with Stampin' Up! and get a 20-25% discount! 

It's WIN/WIN!!!

Now regarding today's card, I can't believe it took this long for me to use the Tranquil Tulips hostess set. It colors the shading perfectly with no effort on your part! The stamp does it all! I cannot wait to use this set again! 

I hope Kim & Cass liked their cards and I hope YOU find a way to do something creative on this dreary Midwest Monday!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lighted Block Memorial

Happy Sunday All! 
I hope this weekend finds you well. It's starting to warm up here in North Central Illinois. I am grateful for that. However, having several animals is conducive to a houseful of mud. I guess I'm just gonna have to grin & bear it. I'm ready for warmer temps so I can start riding again! :) 

Today I'd like to share some special blocks that my dear cousin, Bev, ordered from me for her girls. 

This is the story she posted on Facebook: 

Uncle Tom always had a way with words 😨... he would always call the girls crazy names like the 3 Stooges.. but one day he gave my family words that will live with us forever ... he said your family is like a Covey of quail .. you see one of you.. you see all five .. we lol.... so we never forget Uncle Tom's words. I had my cousin Kim make these for the girls ... thanks Kim. They love them. 😊💕 ... we miss Uncle Tom everyday. 

Each block is a little different with the etching and the bow colors. I hope Emily, Ellie & Mattie get many years of enjoyment out of them. 

Please let me know if you're looking for anything specific and I can help you out. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends! 
I saw this idea somewhere on the World Wide Web and knew I had to try it. 
I have this amazing woman that has supported my craft addiction business since I started. 😉
She's a wonderful christian woman and everything she orders gives all the glory to God. 
Therefore, when I first saw this set, I knew I HAD to have it and make her some cards. 


Thank you for always encouraging my crazy crafting side, but most of all, thanks for being a great friend! 

I hope you all have a friend who supports you in your endeavors! 



DSPFresh Floral