Monthly Archive: March 2015

Happy Easter Bunny


Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from

on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I love this Happy Easter Bunny!  I actually had made this card using Blendabilities before I knew they had been discontinued.  I remade the card using Stampin’ Write Markers.  It’s great that we have so many choices to color our cards.  I saw the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim for the tail on Pinterest.  It seems like the Pompom Trim was designed to be this bunny’s tail.

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The largest Oval Framelit is a scallop oval.  It is the perfect size to look like an Easter Egg, yet fit inside a standard size envelope.  When cutting this card, I left the very top out of the Framelit to keep the pieces connected as a card.  I think the scallop oval Framelit will be useful for making fun cards for any occasion.

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The Best Year Ever DSP was used along with the Envelope Liner Framelit to coordinate with the card.


The next stop is

on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  35. Brian King at Stamp with Brian


Mother’s Love- Red version

Recently for the Pals February Blog Hop I showed the Mother’s Love pink birthday cards. See the pink cards here.

Today I’m showing you the red version.  I used the Oval Framelits to cut the oval from the red paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  I then used that “leftover” piece to make the card on the left.  Whenever I cut Stampin’ Up! card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP), I try to think about how to cut it and get to use the “leftover” piece.  I also organize the scraps from the card stock and DSP.

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My craft room used to be covered in card stock scraps that I planned to sort by color some day.  Well, some day usually didn’t happen… then my world was changed.  I now have a four drawer file cabinet that has significantly simplified my retired paper and scrap paper storage.  Here’s a picture of my “current Stampin’ Up! colors” scrap drawer.  I use my scraps.  It’s easy to put them away.  Problem solved!  Two other drawers are for retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  In those I keep both the full sheets and the scraps together in the same folder. If you are looking for a package of retired Stampin’ Up! card stock, please email me.  I probably have it.

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I put the ten current “In colors” in the front.  I have the rest of the current colors starting with yellow and going all the way to black at the far back.  Since I have gone through Stampin’ Up! color family changes, I’ve found it’s easier for me to not worry about the color families -Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals.  I have all the yellows from light to dark and then the pinks light to dark,etc.  I never have any trouble finding the color I’m looking for.  When I start making a card I check the scrap drawer before cutting a new full sheet.

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I have a file folder for each color labeled and a circle sample of the color.  Let me know if you’re interested in how I store my DSP or current colors full sheets.

Best Day Ever – Attempt two

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Yesterday I posted the first attempt at this card.  See it here.

I wanted to figure out which card was the favorite to send our friend, and also to enter in Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.  If you are a stamper you should enter the challenge.  See the challenge here.

Please leave me a comment and vote on your favorite.   Abby picked her favorite this morning and we sent it on to our sweet friend.

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Did you notice the heart on the card?  I stamped it with the heart from Best Day Ever.  I punched it out with the heart from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and then covered it with the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  This is the first time I’ve used these epoxy stickers and I love them.  I can’t wait to use them again.  Hmmm, who needs a card with a heart, star or circle on it?

Be awesome today!