Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Hello everyone! 

It is time for another Designer's Challenge for Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups. The theme for February  is GLITTER!  Who doesn't like glitter? I personally Love Love Love glitter. The Silk Microfine glitter is fantastic stuff. 

On the front of my card I used Jinks the Monkey along with the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion, The sentiment is from the Just A Note clear stamp set. 

 Here is the card opened up. I made the vine using a roper die from the Ropes 1 set and some leave front the All Seasons Tree. The palm trees are being held up using the pop stand from Christmas Tree Pop Stand die set.

Here is a close up of Jinks and all of that fantastic GLITTER!

Some of the Supplies Used: 



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Coffee Art Journal

Hello my crafty friends!

  Today I am sharing a project from an art journal class that I taught yesterday at my local scrapbook store.

The project was so much messy fun. We used new dies and stencils from Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups collection. This coordinated well the the Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed die and Splatters Stencil.

The inspiration from the class came from a quote I saw online one day ...

Here is the sample board I created to teach from ...

Here is my completed journal page ...


Monday, January 18, 2016

Love is in the air

Howdy my crafty peeps!

It is time for another Designer's Challenge for Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups. The theme for January  is NEW! Wide open theme using at least one of the new CHA release products.

When the new dies were released, I held demos at my LSS. While there, many people asked, were do I get inspiration from. I explained that many times, it is little things that catch my eye. Things such as sayings, color schemes, etc. After receiving these die I saw a gift bag at my local Target. That bag is the inspiration for the two cards I made for today.

Here is the bag, front and back.

For my first card, I used the Pull card die and the Hot Air Balloon Die.  For the background, I incorporated the bag itself.

When the tab is pulled, it reveals the sentiment, which is the tag from the bag.

For my second card, I used the Oval Pull card with the moving mechanism from the Rectangle Pull card.  I used the same sentiment as the first card.

When the card is open, you can see the hot air balloon fly. The sentiment inside is from a Fiskars stamp set.



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