Here Comes Peter Cottontail

In addition to the celebrating the spiritual side of Easter Sunday, our family always has so much fun celebrating the joy of Easter with beloved traditions. Even though our girls are grown, they still love getting Easter baskets filled with dyed eggs, candy, chocolate Easter bunnies (with the ears bitten off of course! Haha!) and little gifts. We leave a plate of carrots out for the Easter Bunny and he always leaves the girls a note for them to read the next morning. I found this darling Bunny Box (Design #57771) from Snapdragon Snippets in the Silhouette Online Store and thought it Continue Reading →

Silhouette Challenge Spring Themed Crafts

My Silhouette Challenge friends are sharing spring themed projects on their blogs, you’ll be inspired by these fabulously talented crafters!!! 1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Continue Reading →

NEW Digital Designs: Nautical, Graduation & Baby Themes!

The Grad Life, Graduation, Stampin Up, Digital 137384G

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get a closer view. You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads. The Grad Life Ensemble (item 137384) (NA, EU, SP) High Tide Designer Series Paper (item 137394) (NA, EU, SP) Hello, Sailor Stamp Brush Set (item 137385) (NA, EU, SP) 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (item 137451) (NA, EU, SP) Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine (item 137456) (NA, EU, SP) Baby, We’ve Grown Stamp Brush Set Continue Reading →

Silhouette Fabric Challenge – 44 Fabulous Projects

Silhouettechallengecollage

My friends from the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group are sharing projects on their blogs that were entered in the February Fabric Challenge. You will find inspiration for all kinds of fabric projects to make with your Silhouette machine! No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath… Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts Yoda Kid’s Continue Reading →

25 Valentine’s Day Projects for Your Silhouette Cameo

25 Valentine's Day Projects for your Silhouette

This is the very first “Round-Up” for The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! I’m so lucky to be a part of this group. I’m a brand-new Silhouette owner, having just opened mine on January 12th, and I am SO EXCITED that my LOVE Banner was included in this Round-Up with all these amazing, talented women. I made the rosettes out of Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper using my Silhouette to embellish this LOVE banner.  It was only the eighth project I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all of the fabulous Valentine’s Day projects included in the Continue Reading →

Silhouette Cameo Project #9 – Carousel Horses & Memories of the Highlands

Silhouette Project #9, Carousel, Peace Love and Joyce

My sister asked me to come up with a table top decoration for a party she is in charge of at her daughter’s school. Their theme is a turn-of-the-century fair. My first thought was that I wanted to make a carousel. When you went to the county fair as a child, didn’t the carousel seem magical? Even as an adult, I still love carousels! Last year my parents and I met up with my sister to spend the day in St. Louis. We were celebrating Mom’s birthday. We headed to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park, a truly Continue Reading →

Super Bowl + Super Surprise = Super Stamping!

Tailgating Digital Ensemble
Stampin Up, Item #135644

Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some stamping too? Are you ready for a FREE SUPER SURPRISE PACKAGE? I have a FREE SUPER SURPRISE PACKAGE just for you! Many of you will be entertaining friends during the Super Bowl today. Many of you will want to escape the madness and will hide in your craft room and stamp all day. But many of you will be like me, you’ll watch the game and do some stamping too!!! Whatever your plans for the day are, I have a SUPER SURPRISE** for you! Order your favorite products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, the Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Cookie Day with a Gingerbread House!

Scentsational Season, Gingerbread House
CASE'd with permission from Lorri Heiling

Today, December 4th, is National Cookie Day according to Suzy at The Daily Holiday Blog. When I saw the calendar, it made me remember one of my all-time favorite Christmas projects!!! I’m still upset with Stampin’ Up! that they retired the fabulous Scentsational Season stamp set and framelits after only one Christmas season!  I made several projects with them in 2012, and I still had tons of ideas that I planned to do this year….then Stampin’ Up! retired the set and I was soooooo disappointed!!! I’ve added a link to the tutorial for the Gingerbread House, just in case you Continue Reading →

Celebrate National “Make a Gift Day” with a Gift Card from Santa & chocolate from Mrs. Claus!

Gifts from Santa & Mrs. Claus
All images © Stampin' Up!

Today is National “Make a Gift Day” according to The Daily Holiday Blog.  Santa & Mrs. Claus know that even the most discriminating gift recipient (a/k/a hard to please) is always happy to receive gift cards & chocolate!!! Download the PDF for Santa’s Suit Pop-Up Box Gift Card Holder Will you be giving gifts of money or gift cards this Christmas? I think it always makes gift cards and cash so much more fun to give, and to receive, when they are in adorable hand-made holders! Current products in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Item #125606 / Petite Purse Bigz L Continue Reading →

“Noel” November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit from Stampin’ Up!

November 2013, Noel Paper Pumpkin Kit, 3 projects

  The November Paper Pumpkin kit was the ABSOLUTE BEST kit since I’ve joined Paper Pumpkin back in August!!!  I loved this kit and made one of the cards exactly as featured on the packaging, it’s even cuter in real life than in the photo….but of course….I wanted to see what else could be done with the kit’s contents so I made several more projects!  My favorite project was the cover for my iPhone! I love to change the design on my iPhone to match the holidays! I’ve had lots of people ask me where I got my fabulous iPhone Continue Reading →

Fright Night + Zombie Virus = Gruesome Party!!!

Have a frightful night with the Fright Night ensemble. This new digital download from Stampin’ Up! has all you need for a spooky party: invitations, home décor, a banner, candle wrapper, treat wrappers, treat toppers, food labels, and more! Or throw an unforgettably gruesome Zombie party with templates for invitations, home décor, a banner, food picks, bottle wraps, and more! Halloween is even more fun to prepare for with fabulous digital downloads from My Digital Studio and Stampin’ Up! Peace, Love & Joy, Joyce  

Stampin’ Up! Pop & Place Holiday / Christmas Gift Tags

The new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags from Stampin’ Up! come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs that were created from SU’s existing punch and die shapes. These tags, which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, are perfect for all your Christmas gifts! Let me know if you need a 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The fabulous thing about the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book Starter Bundle is that it’s also great for cards and projects of all types. Plus we have tons of stamps that coordinate Continue Reading →

Lucky You on St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone wishes that they were lucky enough to be just a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Fortunately, the Irish generously share their holiday with all of us! I remember when we were little and everyone would show up to school wearing something green so we wouldn’t get pinched. Do kids still do that? If you like to decorate for every holiday then you are in luck! Now you can download Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive “Lucky You” ensemble to print out decorations. Bring some luck o’ the Irish to your classroom or home this year! By Sara Wyman, Stampin’ Up! Continue Reading →

GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!! More Amore for Valentine’s Day

Sunday afternoon I spent several hours in my craft room (a/k/a our dining room) working on projects for my February stamp camps.  I was all excited about this little tic-tac holder I had designed. It has everything you want for Valentine’s Day: hearts, candy, flowers and bling, all tied up in one adorable little package. Image (c) Stampin’ Up! More Amore Tic Tac Holder Then Monday night I got an email from my Best Friend Jan.  She said, “Check out Stampin Pretty’s card today using DSP More Amore & Pool Party Valentine. (Very nice!) Looks like it would be fairly easy Continue Reading →

APPARENTLY MY HUSBAND CAN’T READ!!!

Yesterday we had a wonderful day at my Mom & Dad’s house.  When we got ready to leave my wonderful Mother, a/k/a Granny (the one with the “cute little ass”), sent home an assortment of her delicous Christmas cookies & breads. Notice the labels….they say “Joyce”.  Just “Joyce”.  Not “Joyce & John”.  Just “Joyce”. My Mother didn’t mean to neglect Johnny, she knew that I would share because that’s the way she raised me…BUT…apparently my Husband CAN’T READ and he thought they said “John”.  Just “John”.  Not “John & Joyce”.  Just “John”. Apparently HIS mother didn’t teach him to share because this morning, Continue Reading →

Orchard Harvest Scarecrow Gift / Treat Bag

Orchard Harvest Scarecrow Gift Bag Images (c) Stampin’ Up! Is this not just the most adorable Scarecrow you’ve ever seen?!?!?! I first saw him on Frenchie’s website and I asked for permission to CASE him, which she so kindly gave!  Since then I’ve seen various versions of him.  Gail Murray used him on her fabulous fall scrapbooking layout and Rae Harper’s is really cute, too!   That’s where I got the idea for the cute Spice Cake fabric bow. Images (c) Stampin’ Up! I love his “wonky” eyes!  I can’t wait until this afternoon to share him with my Stampin’ Continue Reading →

Update on Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp Camp

Last week, I hosted my 2nd Annual “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas” event in honor of my beloved Mother, Louise Mileur, who is celebrating her 20th year as a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!   Unfortunately, she ended up being sick and wasn’t able to attend the event. I shared two of the cards that we made in the October 25th post titled “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas”.  (The little snow-woman purse didn’t make the final cut after all.)  I wanted to share the other two cards that we made at the Breast Cancer Awareness events. I think this first Continue Reading →

FOR THOSE THIRSTY GHOULS Halloween Party Ideas

My baby sister, Monique, is a Pre-K teacher at a really cool private school.  It’s one of the few schools left anywhere that lets their kids celebrate Halloween!  It’s not just the last half hour of the day in the classroom either, it’s the whole afternoon and the entire school is involved with all kinds of games and activities.  The local t.v. station comes every year to film their costume parade! At our recent stamp camp we were making all kinds of treat holders.  She wanted to make something special, but she knew the kids would already be getting a Continue Reading →

NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS!

Halloween night in the cemetery with Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up!

This stair-step card was inspired by Beth Rank’s design.  I made just a couple of minor changes. I just love Halloween!!!  I’m the house with the bubble & fog machines at the front door and the “Welcome” mat that makes scary noises when you step on it.  All the neighborhood kids know that as far as I’m concerned there is no such a thing as being “too old” to trick-or-treat.  I don’t even understand why the community has an age limit for trick-or-treaters.  If you are 13, 18, or even 35 years old, and you still think its fun to Continue Reading →

YUMMY GUMMIES SKELETON TREAT BOX

©Stampin’Up!™1990-2012 I just love this silly little witch from Stampin’ Up!’s “Googly Ghouls” stamp set.  We used her on this “Coffin” at our Halloween Themed stamp camp.  It’s a pop-up box that holds Yummy Gummies Graveyard candy skeletons.  Too funny! ©Stampin’Up!™1990-2012 Don’t you just love Halloween?!?!?!  I get so tickled seeing the little kids in their costumes. It brings back so many great memories of Trick-or-Treating when I was a kid.  Our town has a stupid rule about how old you can be to go out Trick-or-Treating, but the big “kids” know that  I’m a softy and that I’ll give them candy, Continue Reading →