Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You're how old?

We all know that cards for guys are hard...and they get even harder as the guys get older!  I had to make two this past weekend and didn't know what to do, until I remembered my Calling All Heroes stamp set. This is one of Stampin' Up's special photopolymer offerings (you won't find it in the catalog) and it's AWESOME!!!

I'm especially a fan of that dotty sky and the cityscape, but the comic letters are what takes the set over the top--endless possibilities!

I mean, how perfect for a funny inside?  I also thought about "I'd wear a mask too" but I was running out of time. 

I'm going to have lots of fun with this set!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hump Day Leftovers

I find that the older leftovers get, the harder they are to work with--and the same applies to my stamping supplies!  So I'm challenging myself to use up my extras quickly, like the extra "smile" overlay and little banner from my latest Paper Pumpkin.  I have some birthdays coming up, so I grabbed my leftover Birthday Basics DSP from the last catalog...because let's face it, at a certain point it's not leftovers, it's hoarding.  I got my confetti colors from the balloon print and this card came together in no time.

I'm challenging you to put your leftovers to good use too!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Confetti Fun!

Out of nowhere, I'm suddenly in LOVE with the confetti cards look!  I mean, how fun are these?

We just moved, and I'm waiting for our new address cards to arrive.  In the meantime, I updated my address with My Paper Pumpkin, and am thrilled with this month's kit!  I've already made all the cards, and have big plans for the extra pieces.

The best part is that I've been admiring all these confetti cards, and the kit had just what I needed to try my hand at making my own.  It's so simple and so fun!  I can't wait to get my hands on Dotty Angles from the new catalog now.  Mine should get here this week, along with the address cards.  Yippee!

Also, check out those sequins!  I hadn't played with any yet, and honestly, I thought they would be too fussy and messy.  I was wrong--sequins are so fun!  And the perfect touch for these confetti cards.  I'm excited to get them in the mail.  =D

I'm also excited for my new goodies, which should be arriving this week.  Look for those soon...  But in the meantime, think about signing up for My Paper Pumpkin.  It's a monthly surprise in the mail and oh, so much fun.  My Paper Pumpkin was the perfect size to give me a quick stamping fix on Sunday afternoon--the whole thing only took about 30 minutes and I love my new cards.

You can sign up here:

Stay tuned for more.