I used DSP!

Quick post because I actually married my love of DollarTree crafting and Stampin Up.

But first, can we say Thank Goodness it’s PSL season?! Here is a pic of me and my daughter with our first Pumpkin Spice Latte on opening day.

Don’t we look happy? LOL. It’s actually a good segue into my quick project. I took this cute DollarTree Pumpkin, which is nice as is but made it with a little more meaning using a free printable, mod podged and the Pumpkin Pie Mini Buffalo Check DSP.

That’s my little project share for today! But I had another project I worked on. Walmart had these mini crates on clearance for 50 cents each. I seriously was out of space for stamp sets so I started moving retired stampsets to my new storage system. It fits the DVD cases well but the wood blocks cases not so much. But it’s a start and I have room to grow woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back, hopefully sooner than later (i have a date with this blow hard named Dorian) LOL

My 1st Halloween Card for 2019!

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. School started back up and with that my babysitting responsibility. Plus, not gonna lie, in my free time I’ve really been having fun with my DollarTree crafting. I have even started doing quick videos sharing my process.

I did receive my Holiday Catalog preorder and it included the new Monster Bash Designer Series Paper which I have used for today’s card.


Isn’t my haunted house cute? I also ordered the Barn Door Stamp set and used it as the starting point for my card. I used the Stitched Rectangle and Layering Squares dies for my windows. Then fussy cut the images from the patterned paper.


I’m in love with my “curtains” and how my little guys are peeking out from behind them. That’s velum! Works, right? My black awning/roof (I don’t know which, it just needed something lol) is just a piece of black card stock that I scored.

Unfortunately I waited until my card was all done before I stamped the sentiment and of course it went crooked. Grrrr. But I think it helps add to the feel of an old dilapidated house! So it stays!


I hope my card was worth waiting for and I hope to be back Saturday with another card. But we need to attend a memorial service Saturday and my daughters having her 29th birthday party at our house. A pool party with margaritas and salsa. I may be busy getting ready for the weekend and of course I will have Quinn today and Friday. Sooo I wonder how I ever had time for anything with a full time job LOL. Enjoy your day!


Red Truck Thank You Card

Good morning!  If you have been following my blog, you know that I make cards using Stampin’ Up! products as well as Craft using items found at Dollar Tree.  Last week I shared a project in some FB groups and on Instagram and it was a hit.  I have it down below to show you (of course) Since so many asked if I could share the file for my Red Truck, but I can’t because I don’t have the “rights” to it, I am holding a giveaway on my YouTube Channel for a truck.  Not a real one, LOL the one you will find below.


Of course I needed to make a Thank You Card to send along with the prize and enter Ride with Me.  I just knew this would be one of my favorite stamp sets because so much of the Decor Pieces I craft are Farmhouse style.  I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the truck and slapped it onto a Buffalo Check stamped panel of Real Red Card Stock.  I used a Whisper White note card for my card base.  Unfortunately my sentiment stamp is defective (it only stamps the right side if I shim that side for stamping.  I’ll be calling Demonstrator Support on Monday Morning, and they will replace, Stampin’ Up! is really good about that.  I do love the sentiment and know I will be using it often!


My card was a last minute idea and is hot off the presses.  I literally finished the card right before I posted this blog entry.  Too much time at Dollar Tree?  Maybe, but schools started up again and that means my babysitting/Oma Camp has started up again as well!


In other Crafty News:  I made this interchangeable Shadow Box using my Cricut and items from DollarTree.  Since I purchased the SVG I can’t share the file, I don’t have the “rights” but so many asked for the file I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY for the truck.


If you would like to win one of the Red Trucks I used in my ShadowBox, please visit my YouTube Channel here:  Giveaway Subscribe, like and leave a comment on the Giveaway video.  I’d love it if you would share my channel to help me grow.


That’s all for now, I’ll be back Wednesday for some DSP fun!


Masculine Sympathy

Good morning!  Today I had to make one of my least favorite type cards.  If I thought a masculine card was tough, add that it also needs to be a sympathy card.  Plus it is DSP Wednesday!  The struggle was real, but in the end I’m happy with how my card turned out.


For my DSP I chose Come Sail Away and the Sailing Home Stamp Set to heat emboss the lighthouse onto Night of Navy Card Stock.  But the white was so too bright for my liking, so I laid my panel on my Early Espresso ink pad and prayed for the best LOL


As you can see in the closeup it did mess up my Night of Navy a little but happy accident, it kinda looks like night sky now, or am I the only one that sees that?  I recently added the Woven Heirlooms Bundle to my craft room.  I love the sentiments for a sympathy card and the dies and embossing folders make gorgeous frames.  Yes, that is retired ribbon, but I had it so I used it.  LOL


In other crafty news:

I had a tornado size mess to clean up in my craft room, and rediscovered a bag of mason jar lids I’ve had since my granddaughters baby shower in 2015!  I turned them into a pumpkin!  With the Farmhouse Decor style so popular and the galvanized look it uses, I think it’s pretty cool and will fit in nicely with my Halloween decor, and I can change out the ribbon and still use it for Fall/Thanksgiving!

That’s all for now, enjoy your day!



Masculine Encouragement Card

Good morning!  Can you believe I made this card 1/2 hour ago?  Talk about #simplestamping !  I broke open my Sailing Home stamp set and it whispered in my ear “thanks for giving me ink…I’d be a great Retiform Card”.  I had to agree!


So with a sponge, Smokey Slate Ink and a scrap piece of card stock I started my shading.  Once I was happy with that I inked my stamps with Basic Gray ink and with a few post it notes for masking I started stamping!


I trimmed my card panel by an 1/8 inch on all 4 edges and attached to a 5.5 x 4.25 basic black panel.  Then adhered to a whisper white card base.  Seriously, this card is super quick, I guess it would have taken longer had I cleaned my stamps as I went along, but I was on a roll!  LOL


Now onto other crafty news:

I was so happy to finally see our Dollar Trees get in some of the fall stuff.  When I saw the black with glittery gold script wood pumpkin, I knew it needed a makeover.

That’s all I have for today.  Its tax free weekend here in Florida this weekend AND the Holiday Catalog is available to us demos to preorder from AND I have $30 worth of coupons I earned in July sooooooooo I’ll be making my list and checking it twice and then place another order.  Its a rainy day, so it will be a perfect indoor activity 🙂


Hippie Chick Birthday

Greetings crafty friends! It’s Wednesday AND I actually have a card using DSP! Last year I purchased the Follow Your Dreams Set specifically for a card for my Daughter. Sadly it retired before I had a chance to make one .


Then when I saw this DSP I just knew it would be used for her birthday card next month. The DSP is called See a Silhouette and the blue reminded me so much of a night sky I used it as my jumping off point for my design.


I created the “window” using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. To add “stars” I use the splatter paint method. I did fussy cut my dream catcher even though it has a die set, I didn’t want to cover up my window!!!


The window valance is more of the same DSP cut using the scallop edge die from The Seasonal Layers Dies.


Because I liked the reverse side of the paper I used my cheat method for my card base. I cut my Whisper White to 4.5 x 5.5 and scourged at 4.25 and folded and used Tear and Tape to connect the two.  So my daughter will be turning 29 at the end of August, but I really feel she was born in the wrong generation.  This card is 100% her, all it needs is a spritz of essential oil and it will be done!

Now on to other crafty news.  Ive been adding quick (under 2 minutes) videos of my process for making my DollarTree crafts, if you are interested in checking them out, here is the link YouTube

I made this cute little standing decor piece using the mini faux jenga blocks found in the toy section of Dollar Tree.

Because I don’t really want to put these away until we are ready to decorate, they are temporarily in my Craft Room on my book Case.  It makes such a cute grouping, I hope you agree!


That’s it for now, see you back here on Saturday!


Something old, something new, and even something retired too!

Good morning!  I may have mislead you with my title.  The stamp set I used carried over, but its new to me, as in Butterfly Gala finally got some ink.!  The old is the “Eclipse” card style and in order to accomplish this, I needed the retired Alphabet Dies.

The dies were imperative, since my sister in laws birthday is right around the corner AND her name just happens to be Karen!  Why is that important?  Well not important maybe more relevant if you are an online person you may have seen quite a few “Karen Memes!”

I also used Healing Hugs and Piece of Cake for my card.  My ink choices were Real Red, Garden Green, Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape.  She is a Red Hat Lady with me, but I didn’t want it to look like a Red Hat Card, so the Mango Melody Butterfly was just enough to make it not!

Because her name was longer than a standard A2 Card would allow, I made a 4×8 card.  Originally I started with an 8×8 piece of Whisper White scored at 4 inches.  When I ran it through the die Cut machine i had to improvise by wrapping the card around the bottom plate.  That did leave an unsightly crease.  So I chopped off the crease, adhered to a 4×8 panel of Gorgeous Grape.  I then cut down another piece of whisper white 4.25 x 8 and scored at 4 inches.  Folded and used my bone folder for a nice crease.  Then added tear and tape along the long end of the folded whisper white and added my Front panel to that.

By creating my card this way I accomplished 2 things.  I saved on paper and made the inside pretty.  I do love that Gorgeous Grape Color!

Now on to more crafy news:  I enjoyed making that piano sign so much, I decided I needed one for me.  But I don’t sing and I saw a verse that really spoke to me, and decided to make this little farm house sign.

I think its the perfect addition to my vignette.


Well thats all I have for today.  I opened my box of goodies from the new annual catalog and hope to share some awesome cards with new stuff!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Autumnal Birthday

Good morning!  This post almost didn’t happen.  I had a terrible day Friday, everything I touched turned to poop!  I went to bed without a card, and laid awake until 3 am.  It really was THAT kind of day for me!

But I woke up this morning (and that is always a good thing, right?) at 6:45 am.  That’s 3.5 hours sleep, so you know the first thing I did was make coffee!  Then I went into my craft room, which is still a disaster because of the day yesterday.  I cleared off a 12×12 space on my work table, reached behind me, grabbed a stampset and was determined to make a card with whatever set I grabbed.

Hmmm Crackle Paint?!  I think this is my 2nd time using it.  Now what to do, what to do!  Wednesday I shared a sunflower card using the Daisy Punch.  I decided to make another card using the same punch but in a different way.


Since my new Medium Daisy Punch is due to arrive next week, I had to make do with the original.  First I punched 6 Daisies from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Next I trimmed the tips of the petals of 2 of them.  Then I took 2 more and trimmed a bit further down.  Repeated with the 3rd pair.  I was working with scrap that had a crease or 2 from the envelope punch board but simply stacked them and ran them through my Big Shot.  Since my plates are well loved, the petals received a nice texture, and also the fibers were loosened up so it was easy to curve them just a bit.


But before that, I sponged Cajun Craze ink to give them even more texture.  I did stamp the center from the Daisy Delight set and punched using 1/2 inch punch.  I layered my flowers off setting them and the center used a dimensional.


Not having ribbon, I cut a sliver of Pumpkin Pie to give the illusion of ribbon.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and stamped onto Very Vanilla and cut using a stitched oval die.  I added 2 Shaded Spruce leaves cut using the leaf punch.  The card came together so quickly this morning, especially after yesterday.  I guess my MS brain needed a rest!


I have other crafty news.  This week I saw a really nice DollarTree video on YouTube and made my own version.  It’s the perfect gift for my niece, she should get it on Monday.  I love making things, but don’t always have a place for what I make, but this really is perfect for her!


I don’t want to get too wordy, this post took longer to write than the card was to make!  I hope you are inspired to use punches in other ways.  See you Wednesday, have a great weekend!


Need a Vase?

Hello crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and I used DSP for today’s card. But the real star of the show, in my humble opinion, is my “enamel wear” vase. Recognize it? Yes, that’s right it’s the Teapot from Tea Together! A little masking and fussy cutting is all it took. Thank goodness I have something to replace my Jars stamps!


I needed it for my sunflowers! I used the Daisy Punch and cut the petals to more of a point. I did use 2 retired scallop punches because I was too lazy to die cut lol. One flower IS smaller than the other because I cut them shorter. I don’t have the new smaller Daisy Punch….yet.


I used the Basic Black marker to “chip” my vase. The DSP is from the Neutrals DSP. I wanted my sunflowers to pop. Oh yes, the dimensionals also helped to make it pop (up off the paper that is lol)

I had no occasion in mind for the card, so I’ll put this in my stash and add a sentiment when I’m ready to send it.


I have no other crafty news to share because I hosted a sleepover for both my grandgirlies.

They wanted to sleep with Oma on the couch, that didn’t last long. But they did finally fall asleep in the princess tent with fairy lights!

That’s my card for today. Have a great week!


DollarTree Makeover

Happy Sunday! I have another makeover to share with you. I’ve been searching high and low for the letter boards. I FINALLY found one but it was definitely crooked in the frame. I’m crooked enough on my own so rather than mess with it, I cut it up and added them to the small shadow box and house boxes DollarTree also has!

I added scrapbook paper to the sides and backs.

I plan on using the house at Christmas but for now it’s sitting in my tiered tray in my kitchen.

The other one will be part of a grouping for Halloween. Although it would be perfect in the tiered tray in my living room. I just need to change what it says!

I snapped a few pics and put together a 2 minute video of my process if you are interested. You can see the video here —> Letter Board House Video

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I’m recovering from our first ever double grandgirlies sleepover. This Oma will be napping this afternoon for certain! See you again Wednesday.