Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hi! guess what!! I have a new computer!
Look forward to some new posts as I figure out how to use the new computer.
I know...the octopus was getting very lonely on the blog...

I haven't figured out how to get photos on yet, check back soon :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

In an Octopus's Garden

I'd like to be....under the sea...in an octopus's garden with you!
Surely you didn't think I could go another day without my octopus friend, did you?  I thought he needed an octopus garden made with lots of rocks and seaweed, so I made one using the retired flower builder punch.  I hope this inspires you to think how you can use your punches in so many unexpected ways!
The shaker card filled with sequins and glitter was a snap using the Shaker Frames and a Window Sheet.  If you would like a tutorial, post a comment and let me know.  I mean a comment from someone other than my Dad, whose curiosity knows no bounds :)
This card is one in a series to say thank you to my mom- we are celebrating her birthday in true beach style!  The images are from the Sea Street Stamp Set.  Click here to shop now.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Slide over, Crab!

Well, the octopus stamp had to have a rest for a day...but the crab was obliging!
Cards that move are the most fun of all...pull the ribbon...Don't let the crab pinch you!

 This card is one in a series to say thanks to my Mom- we are looking forward to spending some good time celebrating her birthday together on the beach :)
All of the underwater images on this card come from the Sea Street Stamp Set. 
The sentiments were created with the Rotary Alphabet stamp.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Love that Octopus!

Well, I couldn't stay away from my octopus friend from the Sea Street Stamp Set.

Today he is holding up a big Thank You to my Mom, who has invited us to celebrate her birthday together.  The waves are created with the scallop edge punch, and the ombre effect helps us to remember that the octopus wants to hide down at the bottom- but I will find him and play with him anyway :)
...and when you open the card...POP! out comes the crab with a little flag of his own. 

The sentiment is from Another Thank You, a photopolymer stamp set.  Click here to shop now.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Big deal on the Big Shot

Have you heard the BIG news from Stampin' Up!? A fabulous deal on the Big Shot! Buy a Big Shot and choose from a selection of a free bundle of stamps and framelits to cut them out, or buy a bundle at 15% discount if you already own a Big Shot. There really is no better tool than the Big Shot for cutting out images and embossing to add dimension and texture to your creations.

Click here to learn more about this special deal, available through August, or to order yours now.

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Blendabilities are now available in all selected colors!  If you love to color, this is the tool for you!  Blend your colors to add depth with highlights and shadows with no streaking.  Click here to watch a quick video from Stampin' Up!  Click here to order your favorite colors.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hooray for Sea Street!

I fell in love with this octopus from the Sea Street Stamp Set the minute I laid eyes on him.
I thought he needed to twirl and whirl across a card.
And I thought he needed some coral and kelp for his home, courtesy of Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair framelits.  The water for his sea came from the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper.
 The word Bubble Framelit perfectly cropped the word bubble from the Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set, but where did the word come from?  It is the new Rotary Alphabet stamp- fabulous flexibility to say whatever you want!
So, Hooray to you, little octopus, and hope to see you soon- I will be the one with the scuba tank on! 
This card is one in a series of thank you cards for my mom for getting us all together to celebrate her birthday :)

Friday, August 1, 2014


I have had a serious case of wanderlust for some time now.  Thanks to my Mom, we are all going to travel a bit!  Here is the first in a series of thank you cards I have made for her.
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Waterfall cards are so much fun!  This one features the Wanderlust stamp set

Wanderlust Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
and the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
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