Little Monkey!!!

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Hi! I’m Laura and I LOVE monkeys. I like REALLY love them! When I was a kid, I said that was what I wanted to be when I grow up! The kids have lots of monkey toys because I’m trying to push it on them as well! LOL When I saw the Little Monkey Stamp Set and coordinating Punch, I knew I had to have it!!!

Little Monkey Stampin' Up Stamp Set,

Here is a quick and simple note card that I created! The hardest part of this card is the coloring and that’s not even hard! I would call it more like time consuming than hard. In the photo above, I stamped directly onto the Note Card. After coloring this one, I did see a bit of bleeding from the markers to the inside of the card. So for my event, I had everyone stamp onto a layer of Basic White and then add that to the Note Card either flat or with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The colors I used were Memento Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink and Blends! Super cute and fun!

Stepped Up Little Monkey Card!

Monkey Builder Punch,

Here is another card I created! This one is stepped up a bit! I used Tahitian Tide as my card base and stamped the leaves all over in Granny Apple Green! Then I stamped the branch onto Granny Apple Green and ripped the top and bottom for a little bit of texture! Next, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and layered it onto Night of Navy cardstock for a little more POP! The monkey was stamped in Early Espresso onto Pecan Pie and then punched out!

Which card to you like more – the simple note card or the stepped up version?!? Let me know in the comments below!

If you love monkeys too, check out the supplies listed below!

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Moody Mauve Monochromatic!

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Do you like to create with all the colors or stick with just 1?!? What do you think of my Moody Mauve monochromatic card?!? I’m a little bit of both! I love all the colors but sometimes I enjoy creating with just 1.

Moody Mauve Monochromatic Card,

Here I started with a Basic White card base! Then I took a piece of Moody Mauve cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a layer of In Color Designer Paper to the lower half (3-3/4″ x 3″). There are so many fun prints in this designer paper pack that you can use for this card or even mix and match to add more color to your card! Next, I added a strip of Moody Mauve Textured Ribbon across the card where the designer paper ends. This sort of smooths out the line from designer paper to cardstock! Simply adhere the ends of the ribbon behind the cardstock and then add this layer to the card base.

For the focal point, I used the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating Circle Punch! Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase these together! Normally I stamp first and then punch it out but in this case I do the opposite. I punched out the Basic White cardstock first and then stamped the floral image near the bottom edge. Next, I stamped the greeting above that. I was afraid that if I stamped the 2 images and then punched it out they would be too far apart and not fit in the punch. Finally I added this to the card front with Stamping Dimensionals and finished it off with a Moody Mauve Dot! This completes my Moody Mauve monochromatic card!

What color would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’


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Bright & Beautiful Class!!!

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Announcing the May 2023 Online Card Class…….Bright & Beautiful! This suite from the New Annual Catalog is super fun and bright colors! Everyone celebrates a birthday so it’s perfect to have in your collection! The confetti and stars make it versatile to use for many other occasions too!

Bright & Beautiful Online Card Class,

The Online Stamp Class will be Friday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT on my Facebook and YouTube!!! You can watch on either platform for FREE!!! You can also check out past classes too! Even if you don’t own the stamp set/bundle, there are lots of great stamping tips and card layout ideas! Check out the Online Class Playlist here!

If you would like to participate in this stamp class, you certainly can! There is the option to get the PDF Tutorial which has all of the measurements, step-by-step directions, and color photos of each card! You can then cut and prepare your cards at home! Another option is to purchase the PDF Tutorial and Card Kit! With this option, I will mail you pre-cut cardstock, ribbon, and the embellishments to create the cards! You can then stamp along with me LIVE or at your own pace! Click here to check out your options!

Mark your calendar and I can’t wait to see you next Friday at the Bright & Beautiful Online Stamp Class!

Happy Stampin’


It’s Gonna Be May!

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Are you all singing the NSYNC song now? It’s Gonna Be May….technically Me! Anyway, this month we have lots of sing about like….the NEW Annual Catalog! New In Colors! New Core Colors! And Claire turning 5! OH MY!

It's gonna be may, New Annual Catalog,

Here she is! Oh so beautiful! I love the bright colors on the front! Speaking of bright colors, we welcome Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie and welcome back Blueberry Bushel, Berry Burst, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock!!!! So far I am loving Berry Burst and Bubble Bath together! I also love Afternoon and Blueberry Bushel!

Stampin' Up In Colors,

As for the New In Colors…..I can’t say I am as excited! At first glance, I will admit they aren’t my jam. You all know I love bright colors! It’s all good though. I have played with them and I do think that Moody Mauve and Boho Blue are pretty amazing. Pebbled Path is growing on me. As for the other 2 (Wild Wheat & Copper Clay), I’m just not sure I will use them a lot. That’s okay! Every color is not for everyone. Let me know what you think of these colors in the comments below!

May Free Paper Pack,

As always, the Free Designer Paper Pack for the month is……..Glorious Gingham which feature the new colors! Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock are the colors in this pack! All orders of $75 or more, placed this month through me will receive this paper pack for FREE! Click here to shop!

Happy Stampin’ and back to singing….It’s Gonna Be May!


This Little Piggy!

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It’s always sad to see stamp sets retire and this little piggy set is one of them! It’s also on SUPER sale too!!! This Birthday Piggy Stamp Set is under $10 and the coordinating dies are under $15. WOOT WOOT for an amazing bundle! Click here to shop them!

This Little Piggy Stampin Up,

I used a lot of retiring products in this card actually so snatch them up before they are gone at the end of the month! The black and white polka dot paper is from the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper Pack (sold out already). The Balmy Blue Textured Shimmer Paper (not retiring) is super fun to add to a card or any project. It has just a hint of shimmer to it so nothing majorly bling-y. It’s the texture that is super fun though. I love it!

For the focal point, I used the Scallop Contour Dies and stamped the piggy in Basic Gray Ink! I went for gray because it’s a bit softer than Memento Black. I really struggled with color options for my piggy. After coloring it I thought oh no, that’s awful but after it sat for a bit and the colors blended, I loved the look! For the piggy above, I used Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo for the accents! For the piggy below, I used just Flirty Flamingo and while he’s PINK its super cute! So my advice for you is to just color and have fun and give it a bit to really blend and dry and then decide whether you like it or not.

Happy Birthday Piggy,

Here I created the same card but in landscape to fit this adorable piggy on a scooter! These adorable cards would be fun for any age really! I know I would giggle if I got this little piggy birthday card! What about you?!?

Be sure to snatch these retiring items before they are gone! Click here to shop all retiring products!

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Up to 60% Off!!!

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The NEW Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog is coming in May! This means that some items will be retiring to make room for new stuff. Lucky for you some of these items are up to 60% off! Woot Woot! They are also while supplies last too so don’t wait long!

Up to 60% Off,

If you would like to see the full list of retiring items with discounts from the Annual Catalog, click here!

To view the January-April Mini Catalog retiring items with discounts, click here!

Retiring Stampin' Up Colors,

Stampin’ Up! is also doing a color refresh! This keeps the colors fresh and current! It also brings back colors that we loved so much! The colors listed above are retiring and we have new colors coming to replace them. Some of the colors are BRAND NEW and some are returning past In Colors! Eeeeeee.

Don’t forget that the 2021-2023 In Colors are also retiring. That includes Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent (super sad), Evening Evergreen, and Polished Pink. NOTE: I didn’t mention Fresh Freesia! That is because that is one of the returning colors. Woot Woot!!!

You can start ordering these items now but as you will see in the PDF lists linked above, some items are discounted. This discount (Up to 60% Off) doesn’t begin until Monday, April 4th! BUT items could also sell out before then since they are while supplies last! Click here to shop now and again on April 4th!

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March 2023 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was so fresh and fun! I love the pops of gold foil, the simple plants and uplifting greetings!!! This kit also came with 2 stamp sets which was extra fun! Paper Pumpkin is 10 years old! Woot Woot!

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin,

I think this one is my favorite mostly because of the greeting! This would make a great Mother’s Day Card but also any time. I feel like I could give this to a fellow Mom friend to brighten her day. It could be a birthday card for any of the women in my life. There are lots of ways to use this card!

Gold Polka Dots March Paper Pumpkin,

This card is my second favorite because I love polka dots! TIP: When I added the flower pot, I actually put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at the bottom of the pot so it would stay level with the popped up label. Then I added the glue dots at the top of the pot to adhere to the popped up label!

Plants on a Bookshelf,

Okay, I have to say, this is not my least favorite card. I love this one too but it just happens to be the final card in the kit. I love the whole bookshelf concept and all the pinks and purples with that hint of gold foil.

Which card is your favorite from the March 2023 Paper Pumpkin?!? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the April Kit before the 10th! Click here to get started!

Happy Stampin’


All The Layers!

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You all know I love bright colors and flowers! Here I created a card that is just that and I just want to make a million of them! It’s actually really easy and a fun way to use Designer Paper! Check it out with all the layers!

All the Layers Hues of Happiness,

Isn’t it just stunning?!?! Are you ready for all the measurements to layer together?!?!

Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Melon Mambo – 4″ x 5-1/4″, Daffodil Delight – 10″ x 3-3/4″, scored at 3″ and 8″. All of these pieces are layered onto each other! Then the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper measures 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ for the top piece and 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ for the bottom piece! You could use the same pattern for these 2 pieces or use coordinating pieces.

For the greeting, I used the amazing Something Fancy Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I love how the dies have layering labels! There is nothing better than a good label set and even better when they layer for a fabulous look like this!

Fun Fold Hues of Happiness,

This inside greeting is like the best ever. I love it so much because it’s so perfect to send to someone to brighten there day! This greeting could be stamped inside every card in my opinion!

I hope you enjoyed this card with all the layers! It’s so beautiful and easy to create! Try it out!

Happy Stampin’


Gold Foil One Sheet Wonder!

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There is something about Gold and Navy that just looks stunning!!! Check out this fun Gold Foil One Sheet Wonder card that I created! It uses the NEW Naturally Gilded Specialty Designer Paper that came out this month!!!

Gold Foil One Sheet Wonder,

The Naturally Gilded Paper has sheets of Gold, Copper, and Silver! These prints are basic nature images which is perfect for any occasion! I paired it with the Something Fancy Stamp Set and Dies for a quick and simple card!

One Sheet Wonder

Now for the amazing One Sheet Wonder part where you can create 6 cards! Let me share the measurements so you can use every inch of the 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper. After all this paper is gorgeous and you don’t want to waste any. First, cut at 5-1/4″ creating a 5-1/4″ x 12″ strip. Then cut another strip at 5-1/4″. Now you should have 2 strips measuring 5-1/4″ x 12″ and 1 strip measuring 1-1/2″ x 12″. With both 5-1/4″ x 12″ strips, cut across every 4″ creating 6 pieces measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. These will be used on the card fronts of 6 cards! Now with the 1-1/2″ x 12″, simply cut that in half at 3/4″ creating 2 strips of 3/4″ x 12″. Then cut across every 4″ creating 6 pieces measuring 3/4″ x 4″ which will be used inside the card!

One Sheet Wonder Something Fancy,

For the inside of this card, I brushed some Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the Very Vanilla just to make the Designer Paper POP some more! I really love how it turned out!!! Of course, then I stamped the greeting crooked but it’s all good! 🙂 Check out all of the supplies below so you can recreate these gold foil one sheet wonder cards!

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Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I can’t believe it’s the last day of February already! How have 2 months of the year already gone by?!? But I am excited about Spring. I have already started cleaning and putting a few scarves and hats away. It’s crazy, I know! After doing the February 2023 Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit, I’m even more pumped for Spring!

Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit,

The pastel colors, rainbows, flowers, and adorable animals make perfect cards to send just because. These cards also have a fun peek-a-boo look through to the inside of the card that makes it super fun and display-worthy for sure! It does also make it tricky to write inside the card. If you have a simple greeting like “thinking of you! Love, Laura” then you could sneak it along the edge. Otherwise you can always write on the back of the card or slip in a little piece of paper with your note!

Rainbows and Duck Paper Pumpkin,

This card is my favorite because I love rainbows! A few tips for this card is to either leave the card base flat or slide in a piece of scrap paper when stamping the sun so that you don’t get a partial image on your rainbow. Another tip is to be careful when adding the clouds that you don’t add adhesive to entire back of the cloud because then you will seal your card shut. Just add adhesive to the edge where it overlaps the card base or another cloud.

Bunny with a kite February 2023 Paper Pumpkin,

This card is just so adorable with the bunny and flowers in the field! When attaching the kit, add a Mini Glue Dot to the front of the end of the string and the back of the tip of the kite. Then attach it to the card front. As for the placement for stamping the sun…..I just went for it. Be sure not to stamp it real close to the corner of the inside of the card. I guess technically you could close the card and stamp the entire sun in the corner and showing. It’s all personal preference!

Rainy Day Paper Pumpkin February 2023,

This card is adorable because of the cute animals and that greeting! I love it. Claire stamped with me when creating this Paper Pumpkin so I was short an umbrella and some clouds. This set of 3 cards each looked different because of that but that’s okay! You could always use fewer pieces and then create additional cards with those pieces. It’s always fun to try new things with Paper Pumpkin Kits!

What did you think of the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to sign up for the March Kit before the 10th because it will have a special gift inside to celebrate 10 years!!! Woot Woot!!! I’m still in shock that it’s been 10 Years since Paper Pumpkin began. I feel like that was just yesterday. And yet I haven’t aged at all…..right!?! LOL

Click here to sign up for the March Kit!

Happy Stampin’