Happy Cinco de Mayo

I hope you are all doing well on this Festive Sunday.

Today I want to share a card that I made as a Thank You Note for a friend who sent us some New Mexico Green Chili Seeds to plant in Florida.

I love this stamp set but unfortunately it has been retired. This set was created by one of Stampin’ Up! Million Sales Achiever Erica C. and I think it was the best stamp set ever. That could be because I love all kinds of Mexican Food and everything that goes along with it 🙂

I had to white out the inside because I forgot to take the picture before I wrote my note. When I lived in New Mexico I went to a big stamp show and they had the NM Zia stamp and I thought that would make the perfect part of my inside greeting for our NM friend.

Just take a look at how good the chili seeds grew. We started them indoors in our Idoo hydroponic garden then transferred to outdoor planters.


Can you see those chilis? We were excited and they tasted yummy!!!

Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the Sunshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Friend Like You Card Idea

Today I’ve been making some cards using the stamp set Friend Like You.

The images in this set are great for a beginner stamper or an avid stamper.  You will be able to create a simple card, but you know you can always turn a simple card into a card with lots of dimension and colors.

I started stamping the images with Old Olive and Rococo Rose ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then layered on a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock.  Stamped the sentiment on Old Olive cardstock that I wrapped with Scalloped Linen Rococo Ribbon.

This was a quick simple card and looks great!

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Makes It Easy To Send A Beautiful Bouquet

I have never met anyone who doesn’t like receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers unless they are allergic to flowers then I totally understand.

But I’m sure, everyone would love to receive a beautiful bouquet on a handmade card.

I love this stamp set and I am super happy that Beautiful Bouquet was carried over into the new Catalog along with the coordinating Bouquet Bunch dies.

This card was made with Lovely Lipstick as the base of the card and layered with Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.

The Classic Stampin’ Pads that I used were Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Tuxedo Black.

Look at all the wonderful sentiments that you can use with this stamp set as well as so many different flowers.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

You Light Up My Life – Jar Of Love Card Idea

One of my childhood summer memories in New Jersey was sitting outside at night and seeing lightning bugs.  I know some people call them fireflies but whatever you call them, they are the coolest bugs 🙂

Making this card brought back all of those great memories of family, friends and night time fun.

Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to make this fun card.  This stamp set gives you so many options to fill your jar with.

All of the products used to make this handmade card are listed below along with a link to the products full description & shopping page.

Hope you like my Jar of Love Card Idea.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Supplies Used for this Card:

Handmade Confirmation Card Using the Cricut Expression

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a Handmade Confirmation Card that I made for our Godson Tyler.

I wasn’t sure how to go about making this card since I really didn’t have any rubber stamps for Confirmation, but I wanted it to be simple yet perfect.  Looking around my “craft world” I saw some American Crafts bakers twine and of course my Cricut Expression machine.  I knew that there had to be an image of the Holy Spirit in one of my many Cricut Cartridges, and I found it.  Using the Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge, and the images of seagulls would work great.

2014 tylers confirmation card

Cutting the image onto white cardstock using the Cricut Expression and then layered onto a strip of craft paper that I wrapped in the bakers twine.  I then computer generated the wording and printed on the same white cardstock that I used for the Holy Spirit (seagull).  One more layer of red cardstock and I think this card turned out just the way I expected.  The Cricut never lets me down, another great Cricut card idea!

2014 inside confirmation card

For the inside I layered the same white on red with the computer generated message.  I forgot to take the picture before I wrote my personal message inside so that’s why the picture is cropped 🙂

~ Congratulation Tyler on this Very Special Day ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

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