Category Archives: Occasions 2017

Time Out for an Elephant


I have been featuring cards made with Beautiful You stamp set this week but I want to take a time out for an elephant.  Elephants are ALL over the place and very trendy right now.  I just googled it and here is just a sampling of what is out there:


I feel like I might need that pillow!

I found this on the web so it must be true:

The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh and can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck. Many Feng Shui practitioners believe that elephants should have their trunks facing upwards to represent prosperity, good luck, and success.

Be wary if that $85 elephant bank up above!!

Stampin’ Up! released a new stamp in the Occassions catalog called —wait for it–

Lucky Elephant .  Here is the 2 piece stamp set:


Adorable, right?  AND his trunk is lucky!!   Here is a quick card I made with it:


To get this multicolor look, I used the “Baby Wipe Technique”.  It is simple to do.  You place several layers of baby wipes (2- 3 of them) on a plate so that it has a little “squish” to it.  Using 3 different colors of reinkers, you squeeze the ink onto the baby wipes randomly and let the colors bleed together.  This happens quickly.  Then stamp your image.   No 2 will look the same.   For this sample, I used Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Eggplant Envy.  You can get quite a few images before you need to reink again.

To finish it off, I used some Rhinestones along his blanket (a little tough to see in this photo) and up along the greeting.  The Elegant Dots embossing fold was the perfect texture to finish this off.

I LOVE this elephant and I hope you do to.  If you find you need it in your collection (and you do!—it represents power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck, after all!) you can get it right here.

Thanks for stopping by!




Very Jackie O!


Yesterday, I shared my Kick-line Card with you here.  I told you there was SO much you could do with this Beautiful You new stamp set by Stampin’ Up!   I wasn’t kidding!     I feel like this image in this set was made with Jackie O in mind.

What do you think?


I am NOT a fussy cutter unless there is no way to get the look I am going for except to fussy cut.   I would say, however, it was worth it in this case.  Truth:  only took me a few seconds to cut the dress out.  An the impact was worth it.   I used the elegant Floral Boutique DSP here.  I stamped the image on the cardstock and then stamped a second image right onto the DSP in order to Paper Piece it onto the card.

Do you need this set yet?  If not, stay tuned–I have more coming!

If so, you can purchase it and any other stamp supplies you need right here.

Card fit for a Rockette!

Card fit for a Rockette!

I once heard that the Rockettes are so uniform that they must be between 5’6″ and 5’10”.  So I am out!  Frankly, I would NEVER have been in–even if I was 3″ taller.   But the point of this (Pointe–get it?!) is that uniformity can sometimes be a good–even GREAT thing!  When you see dancers doing the exact same thing at the exact same time–it is beautiful!

Today, I had the chance to play with a new stamp set called Beautiful You.


This stamp set has fantastic greetings.  That is the first thing that drew me to it.   Obviously, a LOT of people have been drawn towards this set as it is all over Pinterest!

In any case, I loved the dance-y image in this set and thought it would make a great “kickline” picture.  Afterall, the dancers would be exactly the same height and be dancing exactly the same move.   So here is my kickline card:


(This also features the gorgeous paper, Falling In Love DSP)

SO–IF you have a friend who just became a Rockette, here is the card for you!   If you don’t, there are all sorts of other great cards you can make from this set.   Stay tuned for more from me this week.

In the meantime, I am having a Stamp A Stack for those of you who are local next WEDNESDAY night.  You can find the details and register here.  Here are a couple of the cards we will be making.


To purchase any supplies you see here, please visit my website here.

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