Bubble Wrap and Brusho

Hi Guys!!

Happy Saturday!!  How are you guys doing today?  I hope everyone is doing something they love!!  I was able to do something I love and share it with friends today.  I had my card class for this month and it was so much fun.  I had a bunch of people cancel so I ended up with 2 ladies.  I decided to do something a bit more detailed with these ladies. They were up for the challenge and did so good.  We made 3 cards and they had a blast making them and learning different tips and techniques.  Here are the first 2 cards we did.

Then I introduced them to Brusho Crystal Colour and bubble wrap.  Have you guys ever used the Brusho?  I have never used it and when Stampin Up introduced it in the new Occasions Catalog I bought it.  I played with it and was not too impressed.  I figured out that I was not using it correctly and that was why I didn’t like it.  So after playing and experimenting with it and watching others I now LOVE it.  It is $30 for 5 jars of different colors.  It is very fine powder and it reminds me of a baby powder consistency.  There is a lot inside the little bottles and I do not see me buying any for a long time.  I think the average crafter will only need to purchase this once and it will last your lifetime.  It is currently on backorder but only till January 22.  Here is the card we did :

I know its fantastic right??  I absolutely love this technique with the Brusho.  The girls loved this one so much.  They were impressed on how easy it was to create.  This is why I love doing what I do.  To see their faces light up when they created this technique was awesome.  I am already thinking about my next class and I can not wait.  So I made a video on how to do this technique.  The card in the video is a little different.  I used Silver emboss instead of the gold and I used the Berry Burst 3/8″ (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon instead of the Silver Baker’s Twine

What I love most about the Bubble Wrap Technique is that it will be different each time.  Depending on the colors used, the amount of water used, the paper used.  You can also use this technique with versa mark ink, ink refills, ink pads.  It’s so much fun.  I made a video on how to create this beautiful card.

Happy Saturday!!

January’s Card Club

Hi, Guys!!


It has been a year since I created my monthly Card Club.  I am excited about this month’s projects.  I will show you pictures of the cards you will create and then there is a third project for you to create a private video link.  Anyone who qualifies for my Card Club with get the private video link in their package.

If you are new to my card club here is what you need to do to qualify:

You need to make a purchase in my shop of $35 pre-tax pre-shipping, You need to reside in the US, you need to leave your contact info so I can mail you your goodies, and you need to use the current month’s Host Code which is 4RJX9KFM.  If you qualify for all these items then I will mail you the materials to make 2 cards with their envelopes.  You will also get a third project in a private video.  This project may be another card or a 3d item.  The card kit will come with all the materials you need to make the cards and the 3rd item in a nice little package.  You will not get any stamped images, inks or adhesives, just the materials.  You will also get a PDF with all the measurements and materials used and a link to the instructional video and the private video for the 3rd item.  If you spend $150 or more do not use my host code you will get your own and you will still get your package from me.
If you make a qualifying purchase for 6 months in a row you automatically qualify for a free current Stamp Set valued at $25.  My gift to you.  I will get in touch with you and once you let me know which current Stamp set you would like then I will get it in the mail to you.

Here is a video on how to make the cards listed above:

Saleabration is here again!!!

Hi Guys!!

Happy Wednesday!  How are you guys doing today?  I hope all is well.  I am so excited that Saleabration time is here again!!!  Do you know about Saleabration?  It is my favorite time to shop at Stampin’ Up! (who am I kidding anytime is my favorite time).  For every $50 you spend you can receive free products.  Yes you are reading that correctly FREE!  So there is a new mini catalog out right now called Occasions (view here) and it has some pretty fabulous products inside.   I recently made this card


I love this card and I used the Southern Serenade Clear-Mount Stamp Set from the occasions catalog to make this card.  I also used the Stampin Blends to color the flowers in.  The card base is Very Vanilla and I layered Berry Burst and Whisper White.  I am not sure of the measurement on the Whisper white but the Berry Burst measures 5 1/4 by 4 and the Very Vanilla is an A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).  I also embossed with silver on the edge of the card using a stamp from the set.  I finished it off with the love mini tinsel trim tied in a bow and used a glue dot to secure it to the card.  I love how simple this card is and how pretty.

I want to challenge you guys this year to make more cards and send more cards out to people.  I did this last year and loved it so much.  It is such a good feeling to give a little happiness to someone.  You never know what that little handmade card of love can do to a person’s day.  I love creating and sharing with everyone.  So this year make more, send more.  I want to hear from you guys more this year.  I need to know what I can do to help your guys get more creative!!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Southern Serenade Clear-Mount Stamp Set                               Order #145921

Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock                                           Order #101650



Berry Burst 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock                                          Order #144243


Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Order #100730


Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
                          Order #140931


Versamark Pad
                      Order #102283

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder                                              Order #109131


Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers                                      Combo Pack                                                                Order #144602


Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Markers                                          Combo Pack                                                                 Order #144604

Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers                                               Combo Pack                                                                Order #144597


Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
                           Order #129053


Mini Glue Dots
                           Order #103683

Fuse Fast Adhesive
                         Order #129026

Year-End Sales Event is almost over!

Hi, Guys!!

Happy Tuesday!  How has your day been going?  Everyone went back to work and school today and I had some quiet time.  It was nice but I do miss everyone after a few hours.  I was able to accomplish a lot today.  We had some snow over the last week.  Not a lot maybe 3 inches or so.  It’s been so cold outside that no one wanted to go out and clean it up.  After the kids got on the bus I got the snowblower and cleaned up.  It was above freezing, it actually felt warm and that is sad because I think it was 9 degrees outside when I was snow blowing.  LOL

I ran some errands and then bought myself a new office chair.  My father in law gave me some $ for Christmas and I have been wanting a new chair for some time.  The one I had would slowly go down to the floor.  It was so annoying.

I also sent out all my Occasion and Saleabration Catalogs to all my customers and hopefully some new customers too.  If you would like a catalog at no charge just fill out my contact form here.  I would be more than happy to send you one out.  I included a handmade card to each one ( I always include a card….I love making cards!!!)  I also made a cute card with an envelope.

OH MY GOSH, I love the Hedgehugs set so much!!  You can purchase that one tomorrow!!!  I am so excited for Saleabration to start for you guys.  I will talk more about that tomorrow.

I want to let you guys know that there are only a few more hours left in the Year End Sales Event!!

Did you get your favorites out of the Holiday Catalog?  Is your favorite retiring?  You guys better Shop now to get them before they are gone.


I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your day!!

Happy Tuesday!