Party Pandas Fun Fold Card and Personal Update

Party Pandas Fun Fold Card

Hi Stampers!! Long time, no see! I have been super busy with some personal things that I will post below after I show you this fun fold card I came up with for my recent class! Isn’t it fun?! I love this sale-a-bration stamp set and thought I could do a great fun fold card with it. Fun folds are my favorite kind of cards to make. I’ve got a video tutorial for you as well.

If you are having trouble viewing the video above, you can click here to view it on youtube.

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
2 pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock
1 piece cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
1 piece cut at 5-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ – score at 4″ and 8″

Party Pandas
Picture Perfect Birthday

Lemon Lime Twist Marker and Ink Pad
Basic Black or StazOn
Bermuda Bay Marker
Berry Burst Marker

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Picture Perfect Party Paper Pack

Where have you been, lady?!! Personal Life Update:

I have been missing my craft room lately, but for a very good reason! 6 months ago, I had a brand new baby boy that I named Gabriel! He is our first child, and my husband and I have been over the moon for him. He has taken a lot of energy and I’ve been left at the end of the day dreaming of crafting rather than actually doing any crafting. My son was born with a rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome (aka Eagle Barrett Syndrome). It affects about 1 in 40,000 people and can vary in severity from deadly to rather mild.

So far, my son has been on the milder side of the spectrum, but it has still been a very emotional and scary journey so far. Prune Belly Syndrome gets its name from the prune-like appearance of the affected person’s abdomen. People with this condition are boon with or very little or no abdominal muscles. It also causes kidney problems. So far, my son’s kidneys are doing fairly well, but will have to undergo some surgeries and be watched closely by nephrologists and urologists throughout his life.

If you, or someone you know has a child or is expecting a child with this condition, feel free to contact me with any questions. I will do my best to answer what I can. It’s not a journey that is easy to take alone and we are blessed to have a child with such a great prognosis.

Baby Gabriel

September Craft Project Central – Coffee Break Gift Ensemble

I’ve been asked to design again for Craft Project Central! My project is coming up later in the month, but the first project is here today and designed by Liz Miller from Stampin with Liz.

Some people firmly believe that coffee is life and whether that’s you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. With this tutorial, create a gift that evokes a feeling that is about catching up with good friends or just starting your day off right featuring the Coffee Café Stamp Set. This would make a quick and easy class project or hostess gift! Make one to gift to a friend or keep it just for yourself. So, go and grab a cup of coffee (or water if that’s your thing), and start creating.

To get access to this tutorial, sign up for a Craft Project Central membership. And be sure to check back on September 23. That’s when my project goes live and I will be giving away a free month subscription to Craft Project Central!

Twinkle, Twinkle Moon Baby Slider Card

Moon Baby Slider Card

Today’s card is a fun fold slider card! The idea is one I originally found on Dawn Griffith’s blog when she created an adorable Easter card.

I decided to make a baby card because I have a friend expecting a baby boy this month AND because I have babies on the brain. I don’t think I have announced it here yet, but I am expecting my first baby on September 1! It’s been a rough pregnancy with the baby having some complications, but I am hanging in there and am very excited about the arrival of our own baby boy in just a few more months.

This is still a fun slider card to create for any occasion even if you don’t know anyone with a baby on the way. Just swap out the stamp set for birthdays, thank yous, thinking of yous, or anything you may need a card for.

If you are having trouble viewing the video below, click here to view it on YouTube.

Slider Card Measurements

Soft Sky
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Score at 4″ and 8″

So Saffron
3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″

Whisper White
3″ x 3″
5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1″ x 2″

Slider Card Supplies

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Blender Pens

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

Stampin' Dimensionals

Tear & Tape Adhesive

New Catalog Paper Shares!

With a new catalog comes so many new cute things! That makes it so hard to decide what to purchase while still sticking within some sort of budget! I decided to host a paper share so that you can try out lots of the new paper without having to purchase each individual full pack.

I have 3 purchasing options available right now. You can view more details about each share in the graphics below. You can choose the Paper Stack share for $34, the Regular Designer Series Paper share for $27, or you can choose to get both of them for a discounted price of $55. These prices include shipping costs. I can accept payment via paypal.  Just click on the images below to submit your order and to pay via paypal. I am only allowed to sell paper shares to customers living in the United States, so I apologize if you are outside of the US. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Paper Share Options

Paper Stack ShareRegular Designer Series Paper SharePaper Stack and DSP PaperShare

Wishlist booklet with a free PDF download!

Wishlist Booklet

Today I have a free download for you! The new annual catalog is about to come out, and everyone is sure to need a wishlist to keep track of all the new items they can’t live without! A single piece of paper as a wishlist is great, but I thought there must be a way to make a cute wishlist that can hold lots of items and is less likely to get lost. So, I created a little booklet with pages inside that you can fill with all of the items your heart desires. Make one for yourself, or if you are a demonstrator, make up a bunch for your customers.

Click here to download the wishlist booklet pages.

Click here to download the matching “wishlist” embellishment document.

Wishlist Booklet Video Tutorial

Here is a video showing how to put the project together. If you are having trouble seeing the video below, click here to view it on youtube.


Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Twine Baker's Whisper White

Tranquil Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set

Clear Faceted Gems

Cardstock Measurements:

Berry Burst
• 9-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
With long side at top of scoring tool, score at 4-3/4 and 5
• 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
Lemon Lime Twist
• 4″ x 3″
• Scrap
Whisper White
• 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
• Scrap

Craft Project Central Projects for April – Project #1

I am excited to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central this month! There are 6 projects plus a bonus project available for subscribers. For details, head over to Craft Project Central.

My project is coming up on April 11 and will be a May Day door hanger with a candy box and paper flower.

The first project that is available now is a set of sun catchers designed by Buffy Cooper from

Head on over to this month’s Craft Project Central page in order to learn more and to subscribe!

Check back on April 11 for my project and for a chance to win a free month of Craft Project Central projects!

I’m featured on Splitcoast Stampers!

I was so honored and excited to be asked to write a guest post for Splitcoast Stampers. I designed and created a project I’ve been thinking about for a while. It is a mani/pedi gift box. It’s a fun gift for teachers, teenagers, moms, daughters….pretty much any lady in your life. If you want to make this box for a man, or someone that isn’t in to doing their own nails, you could fill the box with mini note cards or candy or a variety of other things.

Check out the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here and please let me know if you make this project! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Alternative Card with November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I needed a few more Christmas cards for some of my customers and downline. I wanted something fancy and that they hadn’t already seen from my classes and displays. I decided to use the last paper pumpkin kit and make an alternative card with it. I like how this turned out! I just used the basic idea of the kit’s card and turned it into a shaker card with a few extra supplies.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project November 2016

Let me know if you have any questions on how it was made.

Merry Christmas!!


November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Pool Party
Whisper White
Craft Ink
Layering Circles Framelits
Foam Adhesive Strips
Window Sheet
Silver 1/8” Ribbon