SP & Company Thursday

Hello everyone, I am finally back from vacation!  Spent 10 days visiting the family, now I am back and working on getting back into the swing of things.  Looking forward to spending some quality time in the craft room!

Today I have a project for you that I made using the Lucky Mini stamp set from SP & Company.   

For this one, I stamped the shamrock on white cardstock, then trimmed out the center with my craft knife.  Then, I put a piece of packing tape across the back, so that the sticky side was showing through the shamrock.  With that in place, I poured on some green glitter, which stuck to the packing tape, making my shamrock all green and sparkly.  Cool, huh?  I stamped the "Lucky" stamp three times in the bottom right corner without reinking it, so it looks like it goes from light to dark.  Finished it off with some black twine and it is ready to go! 

Be sure to stop by the SP & Company Blog today for more inspiration!

I am off now to finish wading through all of the e-mails that I got while I was gone.  Good times!  Hopefully I will get some time to actually sit down and play with some crafty things later.

Happy stamping,



SP & Co. Thursday

Hello!  Today, I am sharing a card with you that I made using the new Lucky Mini set from SP & Company.  I have to admit that when I first saw this little set, all I could think of was pretty straight forward St. Paddy's Day type stuff, but this set is proving to be FAR more versatile than that! 

All of the patterned papers on this card are from the For the Record 6x6 pad (Echo Park).  This pad is awesome, if you haven't seen it...gorgeous colors!  It is a little difficult to see in the picture, but I stamped the clover stamp with VersaMark on that yellow layer, then I stamped "Lucky" directly over that with Tuxedo Black (Memento) ink.  Both are from the Lucky Mini set.    The "U" is from an old,retired TAC set that I have.  I stamped it in black on the same patterned paper I used for the base and mounted it on foam adhesive dots to make it stand out.  Finished it off by sticking some gold sticker gems on the green strip just to give it a little pizazz! 

Don't forget to take a peek over at the SP & Company Blog to see what else they have going on today!

Happy Stamping,



Differently Shaped Card Challenge

Hello everyone!  Have you been over to the stamping board over on 2Peas this week?  It's Winterfest this week, so there are tons of challenges, games, prizes, etc.  If you haven't partied with the Peas during a stamping event, you really should.  Always tons of fun!

One of the challenges is to make a differently shaped card.  So anything that is not the typical rectangular card, which is right up my alley!  I love making cards of all different shapes.

This one was made using the Nestabilities Blossom 2 (Spellbinders) that I won from Card Cupids for playing in their challenge last month!  I stamped the middle layer of the flower with a flower background stamp (TAC), attached the flower center with a black brad, then attached the whole layer with some dimensional foam dots.  The sentiment is stamped on white, trimmed out by hand and also mounted on foam dimensional dots.  Such a simple little card, but so bright and cheery!

Going to try to fit in more challenge projects before I have to leave on Thursday.  Emma has been making stuff for Winterfest too, and I think she has more done than I do! 

Thanks for stopping by,



SP & Co. February Release Blog Hop!

This month's color is Bright Red! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Red challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE.  You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!

Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!!

My card today is using the brand new Lucky Mini stamp set.  This set is so stinkin' cute!  I love this little shamrock; so many possibilities. 

For this card, I stamped the shamrock on a couple of different patterned papers, cut them out, and mounted them on my card front. The center shamrock is popped up on a dimensional foam dot.    I cut a strip of white to fit across the front, stamped "Lucky" in black ink, and attached some red sticker gems on the sides.  All of the patterned papers are from the Yours Truly pad (Echo Park).  This card just makes me happy.  LOVE the little shamrocks against that bright red!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!
Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:



Sweeter Than Jelly Beans for Card Cupids


It is February, and I am playing along with Card Cupids again this month.  The February challenge is to create motivational cards for children.  I love making kids cards, and I just got a load of new stamps from My Cute Stamps, so this is perfect!


Stamps: Jelly Beans (My Cute Stamps)  Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Papers: Purple & Green (DCWV), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey) Other: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Cotton Candy Twine (SP & Company), Colored Pencils (Prismacolor)

This little bunny stamp is just adorable!  There isn't a Grey in my Prismacolors, so I actually used the Metallic Silver and it worked just fine. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Mini Treat Can

Today is my day over on the SP & Company blog.  This time I made a cute little treat container.  Not only is it really easy to make, but you get to reuse/repurpose something in the process, which is always a nice bonus. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? Right!

OK, so this is the picture that I took when I originally set out to make my container, but it does not accurately reflect what I ended up using. Funny how that works, isn't it? Started out with one idea and ended up going a very different direction. However, I am going to show this to you anyway, just so you can see the original container I used for this. Don't worry, I will fill you in on everything I ended up using!

The Pringles can is one of their mini "grab & go" cans. It is about 3 1/2 inches tall and you can find them in grocery stores everywhere. Once it is empty, just clean the inside out and you are good to go.

To completely cover this particular type of can you will need to cut a piece of paper approximately 3 1/8" x 9 3/4". Wrap it around the can, using your favorite adhesive to make it stick. I used a combination of double-sided tape and Tombow Mono-Multi. The second (green) layer was cut to about 2 1/2" x 9 3/4", and adhered the same way. The green strip is embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

I used the large chick from Easter Eggy and colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from the same set which I stamped on white and trimmed in the ends to make the banner. Both of those are mounted on the label that I cut using Nestabilities Labels 10 out of Alphabet Soup Collection - Lovely Paper. I put some dimensional foam dots on the back of the label and then just centered it on the front of the can.

Easy peasy and so much fun! Fill it up with some candy treats or a small gift, and you have a fabulous little gift container.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



Spring Chicks With SP & Company

Hello everyone! Been kind of slow around here the last 2 weeks. Go ahead, you can call me a slacker, lol!  We have had plenty of stuff keeping us really busy around here.  Emma's dance performances, Alex's Symphony concerts...you know how it goes.  But, I am back and today I am sharing a card with you featuring some SP & Company stamps. 


Stamps:  Easter Eggy (SP & Company), the circle in the background is by Inkadinkado and I don't have the set name, but it is at JoAnn's.  Ink: Burnt Umber Palette (Tsukinekio); VersaMagic Jewel Box (Tsukineko) Other:  Brown Sugar Twine (SP & Company)

Really simple card to make, but really cute!  I love those little birdies.  Without a sentiment on front, it could easily be used for just about any occasion.  Simple and versatile?  It's a win, win! 

Be sure to check out the SP & Company blog if you are looking for more inspiration!

Happy stamping,

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