Apple of My Eye & PPA 296

PPA 296

Stamp Set – Apple of My Eye, Tin of Cards
Cardstock – Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP
Ink – Cucumber Crush,  Watermelon Wonder
Accessories – Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here is a quick and easy card for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  I lean more towards Clean and Simple Cards and this one makes me snile because it is just so cheery.

Looking outside today – the sun is shining and the temperature is rising.  Could it be that winter is finally on it’s way out here in Central Wisconsin?  I sure hope so!


Upcoming Events:

still time to RSVP for my April Classes – click on the links for details
Sunday, April 17th at 1:30PM (April Card Class)
Monday, April 18th (Stampin’ Up! releases List of Retiring Products)
Tuesday, April 19th at 1:30 & 6:00 PM (April Card Class)
Monday, April 30th deadline to RSVP for Enjoy the Little Things Project Class

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

Families First – April Pals Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


I have been wanting to make a dry-erase project for a while now and the Families First theme was the motivation I needed to complete this project.  We all know how busy family life can be, and everyone looks for ways to keep schedules straight and leave notes for family members.

My project started with an 8 X 10″ picture frame.  I chose a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Typeset Specialty DSP and went to town decorating.  Once I had the page decorated so it was pleasing to me, I put it in the frame under the glass.

April Blog Hop - Families First Frame

Stamp Set – Enjoy the Little Things, Hello Life, Timeless Textures, Project Life This is the Life,
Cardstock – Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink – Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories – 1″ Circle, Owl Builder,  and Hexagon Punches, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Snail Adhesive, (non-Stampin’ Up! supplies: 8 X 10″ Picture Frame, Dry Erase Markers)

Now it is easy to write things on the glass with a dry erase marker; things such as the day’s schedule, reminders for upcoming events, or just write a note such as “gone to Post Office” and leave it on the counter for my husband to see.  When you want to change it, just wipe off the dry erase and start over!

April Blog Hop with dry erase

Below you can see close up 3 photos of different sections of my project.

April Blog Hop Today section

Here is where you can list what is on your schedule fo the day.

April Blog Hop Happy Section

The Notes section is perfect for listing reminders of upcoming events/things to do.

April Blog Hop Love this Life Section

Leave a note here so your family can see where you are off to.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Natalie Bradley at
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb


“Going Global” for Dave

Today is my husband’s birthday!  He means the world today and what better stamp set to use for his birthday card than Going Global.  It is part of a Suite of Products which includes the World Traveler Embossing Folder and the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack (not used in this project). Going Global Dave's Birthday

Stamp Set – Going Global, Endless Birthday Wishes. Timeless Textures
Cardstock – Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink – Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Accessories – World Traveler Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 2″ and 2-1/2″ Circle Punches, Stampin’ Sponge, Snail Adhesive

Stamping Tips:

  • edges of the DSP were torn to give it a well worn look
  • a sponge was used to apply Night of Navy ink to the edges and center of the DSP
  • Marina Mist ink was used to stamp the waterspots using an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set

Stampin’ Up! will be releasing the products that will be retiring on April 18th.  Right now everything is available – so fill your Wish Lists before items are gone!  Shop on-line now.  And mark your calendar for April 18th – I’ll post the list of retiring items for you to see.  Items will be limited while supplies last.

I’m Bringing Birthdays Back

#imbringingbirthdaysback – a project started by Shannon West at Stampin’ Up! to send handcrafted birthday cards in the mail instead of just posting on social media.  Everyone loves to receive mail and now that postage has gone down, there’s no better time to send a birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!



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