Sampler-crafty Red Hat Lady Style!


I jumped on the sampler bandwagon! I’ve actually had this IKEA frame for over a year, I had a second Raskog Cart shipped to me so since I was paying shipping I threw it in! I finally used it!

Since it’s a decor piece for my Craft Room it’s got a Red Hat Crafty theme. I’m really happy how it looks in my space.

I found the “magnifying tool” on my camera a while back, and love to use it to zoom in on stuff LOL

It’s a short post today, lots going on and with the school year coming to a close I’m actually watching Quinn a few extra days and have you tried to craft with a toddler under foot? Yikes! I kind of miss those long naps hahaha.


You might have too much time on your hands if…..

…instead of buying the decorated Dollar Tree gift bags, you buy plain white so you can decorate them yourself!!

So there is A LOT going on here. LOL. First I started with the soon to be retiring Tranquil Tulips and stamped each bag using mostly soon to be retiring colors. These bags don’t lay perfectly flat so there was some imperfect stamping. Not only that, they are coated, which made them dry slower. To hide my “oops” i just re-stamped a few and fussy cut them and laid them over the not as pretty blooms but raised with dimensional.

I stamped the Jar from Jar of Love which I’m SO happy will be with us another year. I stamped the image on retiring DSP and then used the matching framelit and popped it up with dimensional. But not before tying some jute twine around the jars lip.

I also used that same DSP to make a tag using the Sweet Cake Framelits, also staying! The names were white heat embossed using the NEW Make a Difference stamp set. Since the tag was made with 2 sided DSP and was hanging, i cut a Whisper White Tag and just added it to the back. Now if it flips it’s just white like the bag 🙂

This is where the “i May have too much time on my hands” comes in. I used the dots from Dragonfly Dreams to decorate the edge of my tissue paper!

I loved the added touch! So what did I put in these bags for my grandgirlies mommies? I made them each a shirt, because i am so much more than a card maker (because I have a lot of time on my hand!)

They say “Just another Manic Mom-day”. Being mom to a toddler can definitely make you want to pull your hair out sometimes! I thought the saying was very appropriate for this stage of motherhood!


Aren’t these girls the cutest? I may be a bit partial because I’m their Oma, but I do love them with all my ❤

I didn’t stop there, with my grandgirlies help, we made them shrinky dink hand prints their Mommies can add to their key fobs. Of course I had to make teeny tiny boxes to add the teeny tiny hands too!

I almost forgot!  The #BESTMOM was stamped using the new Stamparatus.  The 2 plates made this so easy to stamp a duplicate bag!  Watch for a video soon!

Do you stamp everything you see?  Let me know in the comments, I can’t be the only one with too much time on my hands!!!!!

Stamparatus Tips and Tricks-Video

Greetings stampers!

Today I have a short video to share with you with some tips you may or may not already know for stamping with the Cling Stamps using the new stamp positioning tool available from Stampin’ Up! on June 1.  Some of you may have already received your Stamparatus during the pre-order opportunity last winter, but even if you have used yours quite often, there may be a tip or two that you can benefit from.  Here is the link on YouTube.

Enjoy the video, and if you found it helpful, please give it a “like”.  Also, I’d love to have you as a subscriber, I don’t post videos often, but if I feel something might benefit just one other person, I do my best to pass it on by either a blog post or a video on YouTube.

Wonderful Friend

Hi there! I had an incredible weekend. Not only was it Mother’s Day this past Sunday, but it was also my BIRTHDAY! Trying to find a restaurant on Mother’s Day to have a family birthday celebration is definitely a challenge. But we have a little Italian Restaurant hidden away that actually makes an acceptable pizza. It’s finally getting a little easier to find decent pizza (remember I was a Jersey Girl before I was a Florida Girl!).

But let’s talk about today’s card! Look at that another purple and red card!!!


I mashed a few stamp sets together to come up with this card!  I paired the wagon from Grown with Love with the flowers from Sprinkle of Life.  The flowers, stems and grass are also from Sprinkle of Life.  Both sets are retiring, so if you want them grab them fast!  The bird is from Bella and Friends, staying around another year!  And my color choices? shades of reds and purples!


Notice how I “popped” up the wagon/grass portion?  Funny story.  I totally messed up.  But this just goes to show you, that even an oops can turn into a pretty card!


I thought I would try to stamp my flowers with Versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  As you can see, it didn’t work that well 😦  So I stamped all my images again using Black Archival Ink.  So much better!  Then I started coloring all my flowers using Stampin’ Write Markers.  No problem…..

Until I got to my bird!  Yikes!  Black Archival AND our Stampin Blends DO NOT MIX!!!!!  LOL.  I knew better, but I guess I forgot????


Rather than stamp everything a third time, I just cut out the wagon withe the flowers!  It came out SO much cuter in my opinion!  I love happy accidents!


That’s it my friends another Red Hat Lady color inspired card for my stash!


Happy Birthday….

….to me!!!! Oh and Happy Mother’s Day to all of us!!!!

I was playing around with retiring DSP and thought I’d make something to use as a prop for my blog pics. I don’t even know what to call this. LOL

I guess it’s a miniature paper version of a multi opening collage frame! I used Retired, Current product as well as a few things i had on hand.

I think my favorite “box” is the one with the scissors. Doesn’t it look like those scissors are fussy cutting that sentiment???

I think you will see this prop quite often….i think I’m in love…with it!

My birthday wish is for those blessed to still have your mom here on Earth, that you spend time with her not just today but as often as life and circumstances allow.

And to everyone else enjoy some special time today with the other Mothers in your life….that’s my plan! Oh, and PIZZA!

Clean & Simple Birthday

Hi friends!

I have another card I made, just because I was in the mood to make a card.  I called this clean and simple because it truly was, the most “difficult” part was masking the sentiment from the Grown With Love set so that I could turn it into a Birthday Card.  I chose to heat emboss the image because I love how the white just popped against the red.

The ribbon was cheap stuff i got from Michael’s that I colored with Cherry Cobbler Marker.  Why I chose that color is beyond me LOL but in person it works!

I used the tag topper punch to create the tag edge on both ends of a piece of cardstock. The layering circles framelits and the Basket Weave embossing folder finish up the card. It felt good to have a half hour of crafting time after spending the day with our 23 month old toddler!

On another note, I was in a non card related crafty mood earlier in the week and made a Pinterest inspired Wreath for my porch door.

I love Pinterest and have been on a wreath making kick. But I need to pull in the reins because I’m outta places to put them and people to gift them to! LOL!

That’s it for today, have a good one!

Remember the 8 pointed star template?

Hello everyone!

I had a Dr appointment for a Cystoscopy. I made the mistake of googling then needed to do something to take my mind off of it since i wasn’t going until late in the day. What better distraction than making a card!!

The other day I had to make another 8 pointed star template because I couldn’t find my original. But turns out I made it smaller than my original. So I made another. I put one on top of the other and thought “ooooo wouldn’t that make a fun card”

Of course i chose some red and purple card stock because i had no immediate need for a card. I’ve had the Grown With Love stamp set awhile and finally inked it up. The only thing was, i didn’t want the image to be one color!

Using my new Stamparatus made coloring the stamp really easy. I just colored one color at a time and huffed on my stamp to keep it moist. I was able to get good coverage thanks to the Stamparatus! I must admit, I was getting a little light headed from all that huffing!!

Since the template is square and i wanted a 4.25 x 5.5 Card, i just put the edge of the card front into the basket embossing folder. Do you see that red peeking from behind the purple? I’d love to say i planned that, but, nope! Happy Accident!

I’m really happy how my card turned out! Oh and my bladder is fine, in case you googled Cystoscopy, lol