Monday, May 23, 2022

MAKE IT - MAIL IT Monday - Celebrate In-Color

Good morning, everyone!

Trust me, I don't feel as chipper as I sound. Thanks to the Tabby cat, I've been battling a headcold for right at a week. She sneezed in daddy's face almost two weeks ago. He had the cold for all of three days. Me, I guess I'm just lucky. I am improving but still slow going on things my brain has to process. 

I had a lovely visit with Terri, my crafting friend from England. We spent two days shopping, chatting, eating out then the first signs of the headcold showed up the night before she left. 

I'll link the video showing all the lovely things, Terri brought me as well as the items I picked up while we were out and about, down below.

First, Make It - Mail It Monday cards.

I worked with the Celebrate In-Color Paper Pumpkin Box to make two cards using each of the five In-Colors: Starry Sky, Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide and Orchi Oasis.

Because I feel positively rotten and it's Bob's last day home, I'm going to ask you to watch the video to see the five cards.

I will have a Card Chicks card tomorrow then that is probably the extent of this week. Thanks to lots of things, I'm behind - again. I have five projects to complete by Sunday night for the German Scrap Challenge at Spectrum Art Creations. 

Thank you for understanding!

Creative Blessings!
~ Kelly


Saturday, May 7, 2022

#NATIONALSCRAPBOOKDAY - Scrapbook Saturday - He's the Man

 Good morning, everyone!

First note, there will not be a Sympathy Sunday Post or a Make It-Mail It on Monday. I am out of town on a business trip. Bob is holding down the fort & taking care of critters.

Bob got home Thursday afternoon about 1 p.m. and I left at 3. I need to spend a few days with him next week.

Today, I chose to play with HE'S THE MAN Specialty Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! They haven't showcased die-cuts in their paper packs in a very long time. I've also noticed a slight nod back to scrapbooking in some of the samples in the All Occasions catalog. 

Notice the top left corner. There are two sheets of die-cuts in this designer series paper pack. Making putting a 2-pg layoug together super quick. 

Here are my pages:

I used Sahara Sand cardstock as my base. One was 12x12 and the other was about 11x12. I cut the 12x12 to match then created borders on either side to make them a balanced 12 x 12. 

I added Pacific Point to pull out Adrian's shirt and the Crushed Curry to the garden shed in the background as well as a couple of the die cut elements I used. 

You can see the process video here:


Sahara Sand 12x12  (NOTE - 12x12 is sold in color family combo packs - not individual colors)

That's it for me, this week! 
Are you scrapbooking? What inspires you when starting a page?  

Creative Blessings
~ Kelly

Thursday, May 5, 2022


 Good afternoon, everyone!

I've been so busy getting videos recorded and ready to upload at the hotel, I totally spaced putting this blog post up.

Bob will be home in about an hour so I'm trying to hurry to finish packing up. As soon as he is home, we'll eat then I need out of the door by 3. Yikes!!

I cased this card from a layout using the Tea Boutique on page 12 of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

Here's my card:

The example in the catalog was a layered square card. I chose to do a landscape card on a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I used Orchid Oasis.

The floral mat is from Tea Boutique cut at 5.25" x 2" and the plaid is from the new 2022-2024 In-Color cut at 5.25" x 2"... Yes, this one looks a bit larger - and you're right. This was my prototype. You'll see the correction in the video:


Sentiments from: 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


Good morning, everyone!

It's LAUNCH DAY!  The new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is LIVE. You can browse the NEW catalog items  HERE

I don't have a card or project today. However, I do have two videos that walk you through all the new product as well as show n tell of some of the new products I have on hand.

If you would like a hard copy of the catalog, I'm happy to send one to you. Just send me an email - Will be helpful if you put CATALOG in the subject line so I don't lose you in the landslide ;-)


Creative Blessings
~ Kelly

Monday, May 2, 2022


 Good morning, everyone!

To say I'm having a rough morning is an understatment. I really think I'm in need of a new phone. For some reason. I can't see it being the laptop. The HP is only 18 months old. Days like today I really miss my Toshiba. I've had to go the long way around to get this photo off of my phone and in the blog post. A big shout out and Thank You to my sister, Crazy Lady Creations for suggesting I try emailing the photo to myself.  Yay!!!

The card was inspired by a Pre-Retreat challenge. I took part in my upline team's Creativate Retreat. This was my third retreat. I've often reminded of old techniques as well as learning new things.

Today's card was all about Monochramatic Layers. There are three mats in the same color family layered on a white card base, then the image is stamped on white and added as the final layer. 

I chose Greens for my color scheme: Just Jade, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam.  I chose an image from Nature's Harvest Stamp set and 'Thanks' from Amazing Thanks dies. Keep in mind - you can choose any color family you want. The greens just spoke to me this morning.


Card Base - 4.25" x 5.5"

Just Jade - 4-3/4" x 3-1/2"

Granny Apple Green - 4-1/2" x 3-1/4"

Soft Sea Foam - 4-1/4" x 3"

Basic White (image layer) - 4" x 2-3/4"

You'll also need a scrap of the Just Jade for the die cut.


Basic White cardstock

Just Jade cardstock

Granny Apple Green cardstock

Soft Sea Foam cardstock

Nature's Harvest stamp set

Amazing Thanks dies

Soft Sea Foam ink

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tombo Mono Liquid Glue

Stamping Blocks:  C  D


Creative Blessings

~ Kelly

Saturday, April 30, 2022


Good morning, everyone!

As usual, I'm awake at the unheard of hour (for most of you) of 5 a.m. Between needing up this early to set a video to upload and just being awake in general, this is when my day starts.

I wanted to try a single page layout for today. I had this picture of Adrian when she was not quite two-years-old, right after she and Sue moved in with us. 

Who wouldn't fall in love with this little girl? She was my heart from the moment she came into this world. I think all grandchildren steal our hearts and each of us thinks ours are special above all others. It's a grandma thing. 

Here's the layout:

The flag in the bottom right of the photo will be dated once I have time to go through the memory card files.

I used some current and some retired Stampin' Up! items. The key is to USE WHAT YOU HAVE. Scrap Your Stash. I'll be doing a lot of that but when I do use current products, I'll link them here. Speaking of...

Bough Punch (great substitute for the retired one I used)
Pool Party Cardstock (substitute for the Balmy Blue)
Daffodil Delight (substitute for the Barely Banana)
Playful Alphabet dies (retiring TODAY!)

Here's the walk-through video:

As previously mentioned, I've joined a scrapbook challenge thread on Splitcoast Stampers. My goal was 4 pages for April - though I came into the month a little late. I'm a layout short of my April goal but that's okay, I've also done 4 double page pocket scrapbook layouts.  My May goal is to do (2) 2 page pocket layouts (1 layout for each of the girls with paper pumpkin and (4) layouts in traditional size.

I'll be back tomorrow with Sympathy Sunday.

Creative Blessings
~ Kelly

Friday, April 29, 2022

JUNK JOURNAL FRIDAY - Triple Pocket Fold

 Good morning, everyone!

I have a simple triple-fold pocket today from one 12x12 piece of paper. You can use this technique on a smaller piece - as was the original pattern I had in my stash. I'll give you the dimensions for both of those. 

Here is the finished product:

Here is the diagram:

The measurements for the video example:

A - No Fold

B - Make tick mark at 3-1/2"

C - Make tick mark at 4"

D - Make tick mark at 3"

Follow the steps in the video:

Use the same letters and fold measurements as in diagram one but with a smaller piece of paper.

Cut paper to -10" x 12". This makes the pocket more elongated where as the 12x12 is square


NOTE: Please note that items with RETIRING next to them will not be available after tomorrow (4/3) the other items have their RETIRING date next to them WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Heart and Home designer series paper - (6/30/22)

Bumble Bee cardstock - Retiring

HoneyBee Home Bundle - (6/30/22)

Frayed Ribbon

HoneyBee Gingham Ribbon Retiring 

Matt Black Dots

Stamp n Seal

Tear and Tape

Tombo Liquid Glue

I'll be back tomorrow for Scrapbook Saturday.

Creative Blessings

~ Kelly