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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bye Bye 2014! Hello 2015!!

Happy New Year's Eve!

I hope you have the perfect plans for tonight!  I'll be hanging out with my parents and my husband.  Can't beat that low key kind of awesome after the holiday we have had!! 
(lets not ever say the word Flu again....k?!)

Its been a while since I have used my awesome sistah I thought we'd say good bye to 2014 in true Donna fashion....With my girls and my blendies!!

This was one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2014 Catalog.  I am stoked to be able to add more fashion to their wardrobe with NEW BLENDIES!! heard me right...NEW BLENDABILITIES in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  EEK!!  as if that is not enough of a reason to celebrate today!!

This gorgeous lady was colored with the Wisteria Wonder and the *Bermuda Bay Blendies
And this is my favorite part....The Dazzling Details really make this circle embossing pop this bling look!  The wonky little 2015 was from the Skinny Mini Alphabet set, 
(totally appropriate for her eh?!)

Thank you SO much for stopping by today.  Have a safe, fun, and CELEBRATORY! New Year's Eve.  
Tomorrow we start counting down until the 2015 Occasions and the Sale-a-Bration catalog come out...
You do NOT want to miss this!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Monday!

Happy Monday Stampers!!!

I am so glad you made it through this last holiday weekend!  What a fun and festive time of year!
So excited ..... did you know TODAY!! is a very special day!
It is my 100th post today!! Whoo Hoo!  Thanks for taking this ride with me.  Your encouragement, patience, and comments are so greatly appreciated!!  Without you, this wouldn't be very fun!

Remember the Thank You card we made last week? I would send it to all of you if I could!
Here's another spin on the traditional holiday card!

Sometimes you just wanna tell your Hubby or Bff that you care about them...and you wanna use up the last of your Christmas paper too.  Know anyone getting married in December or getting engaged on Christmas?!?!  This is the perfect card!! 

Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper

This is my masculine Christmas card for my hubby.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set

 Notice anything....NEW?!  haha  YES!!  These cute little hearts are NEW!!  Clear apoxy stickers that you will be able to get in the New Occasions catalog in January!!  :)   They were colored with my blendabilites (I're shocked!)  I really love how shiny and cute they are.  there are circles, hearts, stars.....OH MY!!

Want some more Merry Monday Inkspiration!?  Check out the girls over at SSInk

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a blessed and relaxed Christmas.
See you soon!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Thank You!

TGIF Happy Stamper!!

I hope you are ready for the weekend!  Have a few parties to attend?  Christmas can be a time of incredibly busy schedules and lots of festive parties to attend.
You have mailed your Christmas cards...Your gifts are all wrapped and ready to what?!

Did you remember your thank you card?

This time of year we receive a LOT of gifts!  It is easy to forget that Thank You cards are still a great way to tell Aunt Bernise you truly DO LOVE! your new sweater!

I just LOVE this new Photopolymer stamp set Banner Blessings!!

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set
  I used our Gold Dazzling Details to add some shine to the sentiment.  I love sparkle!!

 And speaking of sparkle....!!  Our Gold Glimmer paper and the sequins really add to the shine!

I love the Under The Tree Specialty Designer Paper.  I will truly miss this next month when the Holiday Catalog ends.  Seriously...GET THIS PAPER!!!

Want to see some more great Christmas Thank You cards?  Head on over to SSINKSPIRATION and see what the girls are up to.  There are some adorable ideas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Anything goes Blog Hop!!

  Welcome Happy Stamper!!

I am so excited to be participating in the SSInkspiration Christmas Blog Hop this month!!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -Bree @ Craft-somnia Momma.  (isn't she amazing?!!). If so, you are in the right spot! If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Our theme this month is "Anything Goes Christmas"
I LOVE anything and everything about this!
I love that its still Christmas themed, and we're still in the holiday spirit.  And I love! that it's whatever I want!!  :)

This is my shaker card for December.  Isn't it fun!?  I used black Staz-on to stamp the image on one of Stampin' Up!'s window sheets.  LOVE LOVE!!
Then (I know you're SHOCKED!) I used the blendabilities to color the back of the window sheet (note to self:  blendabilities and Staz-on do not work well together, so that is why I colored the back)
Once you stamp on the window sheet, you can adhere the frame to the window sheet.  Then add foam strips (3M makes half-in strips that are perfect for this!) to the window sheet.  Adhere the Vanilla sheet to your card and put a little pile of sequins onto the Vanilla, THEN adhere the window frame on top.  easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I wanted the shadow box effect.  The image creates a great shadow on the Very Vanilla background.  
I used our Frosted Sequins from the holiday catalog.  so sparkly!
*if you don't like the double image...just stamp on the Vanilla paper instead of the window sheet.  

I love that you can use the blendabilities to color the snowflakes in the Frosted Sequins pack!

I added some Dazzling Details to the snowflakes in the DSP and also to the frame.  My intent was to make it look like ice...I hope you get that!
I love love love love! the Under the Tree DSP ... its a great mix of color and kraft paper!!  I am a huge fan of non-red/green Christmas this is so my thing!

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card!  Don't forget to leave some comments below, I love your feedback and suggestions on ways I can amp up my work! Then keep hopping, you're headed to a great project with Tonya!

If you get lost along the is a complete list of our blog hop this month! 

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  2. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  3. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  6. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  7. Donna at Organized Chaos  <---------------------you are here!
  8. Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
  9. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Advent Calendar!

Hello Happy Stamper!!

I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits as we kick off this holiday season!

I cannot wait to show you this SUPER cute Advent Calendar we made in class last month.

Wanna know more about it??
Head on over to SSInkspiration where I give a quick tutorial!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick and Easy Friday!

Hello Happy Stampers!~

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you came from SSInkspiration, awesome! Glad to have you!
Didn't the girls do a GREAT job with their Quick and Easy cards...?!  If you haven't been there yet, check it out!

Here is my card...NOTHING is easier than using scraps to make a fun card !

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the October My Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!
It came with all of this stuff!!  Plus an awesome stamp set!

I loved these die cut feathers.  and I took one of the treat boxes, cut off the triangle, and made it the banner for the card.  And then I took the feathers and popped them up at different heights with dimensionals.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gift Card Holder

Good Morning Happy Stamper!

Grab a cup of coffee/tea/etc.. and come have a little sit with me.
I wanna show you a quick and easy way to add a gift card pocket to a card!

oh..and I know you're shocked...
I'm going to use the Perfect Blend stamp set with Gorgeous Grunge!!

All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape


Gorgeous Grunge + Perfect Blend = Match made in heaven!
To make the Gift Card pocket was super simple.  The card front measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Normally, to make the white layer you would make it 4 x 5.25 in order to have the 1/8in border around it.  To add the gift card pocket I made the white paper 4 x 8.25  then I scored it at 5.25 to make the 3 inch deep pocket.  I used red sticky strip tape on the right and left edges and adhered them.  Voila!

Blendabilities...oh how I love thee...let me count the ways!
I used Smoky Slate on the coffee mug....and Coastal Cabana on the lid **I used the White Color Lifter Blendabilities Marker to make the colors really light because the card base is Lost Lagoon and I didn't want it to look weird!  I absolutely CANNOT wait for Stampin' Up! to release more colors of the Blendabilities!!
Also:  on the cup's "sleeve" I used our regular Stampin' Write markers in Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, and Pear Pizazz to make the striped design.  I love the look of corrugated cardboard, like the sleeves you get at the coffee shop!
The snowflakes are from the Frosted Sequins in the Holiday Catalog

Thanks for stopping by!
Wanna see some more gift card holders?  You'll wanna check out SSInkspiration for more ideas!  The girls have some SUPER cute ones!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Truly Grateful ~ A Stamp set focus!

Good day Happy Stamper!
Today I'm gonna show you a SUPER cute card using the stamp set Truly Grateful from Stampin' Up!

I received this card from a fabulous demo in my sideline.  Sue Fortune...I adore you!  Not only is this a STUNNING beats anything I could have come up with (since I don't own this set!!)

I love love love Fall.  And this card is a perfect way to use up some paper scraps as well as showcase some of our awesome embossing folders.  Nothing is off limits with leaves!  I love how she scored the leaves, used the dots embossing folder and she added some texture to the card by rubbing the sides of the image in the Soft Suede ink.  And that pop of glimmer paper is so classy!

Okay so in all seriousness...this set is so versatile...wanna see what else you can do with it?
Head on over to SSInkspiration and see what all the fuss is about.  The girls are all using the stamp set Truly Grateful and they each have their own little twist to it.  I love how we all see things so differently!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Layout Sketch SSINKSS15

"I love a good scrapbook page layout...don't you?"
Said this girl NEVER.
Scrabooking totally overwhelms me...but I do find this layout intriguing!

 *go there! play along now!

so instead of getting all sweaty and's what I did!

Can you say super easy?!
It was!
a few pieces of Flower Pot Designer Series Paper, some Color Me Autumn washi tape

and Poof!!

Wanna check out some real layouts?   Head on over to SSInspiration and see what the girls have done with this sketch!  Don't forget to play along with the challenge!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SSInk Blog Hop: Gratitude for you!

Thank you.

Words that you mean a lot, but maybe don't always know how to say it.
Thanks for hopping along with SSInk today as we give you a few ways to express your gratitude to those around you

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 4 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Bree at Craft Somnia. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Can we talk for a second ... I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who are here!

Eeeeeeeeek!  I love MDS!!  This is a super quick way to make thank you cards for your friends and family.  (or you could make prints to frame!)
With MDS you can create this card, and have them printed...easy peasy lemon squeezy!
and because its a digital image, look how quick and easy you can change things!

Did you know you could rip the edges of paper in MDS?!  just right click on the paper layer and there's an option for torn edges.  Its the same way you can get rounded edges.  The best part, you can rip any and all of the 4 corners!

I hope this inspires you to create and print some great looking thank you cards.  Use them often.  


head on over to see what Tonya has for you
Get lost?  Here's the full Hop List

Blog Hop Participant List:

Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
Bree at Craft-Somnia
Donna at Organized Chaos
Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
Kim at Stamping with Kim

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Technique Tuesday! Markers and Blocks

Happy Tuesday!

Are you excited to see a fun way to use your markers today?
We're going to stamp with our markers and our clear blocks.  Wait..What?!

First Step.  Pick out any of your markers that you'd like to use.
Then grab a block that is at least as big (if not bigger!!) than the paper you will be "stamping on"
Next:  Color your block!

I colored in stripes 

* wanna see something fun? *
 color your block however you want...

Spritz with alcohol and watch the magic happen!!
and you get this!

How cool is that?!  i think it kind of looks like mud.  :)  love it though!

then put all the pieces together and you have a visually awesome card with minimal work!

Want to see some more?! Head on over to SSInkspiration to see what the girls are making today too!

Happy Stampin!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jazz up that cell phone folks!!

Well hello hello!

Ever look at your cell phone and think, "I wish I could just make something cute and personalized for my wall paper!!"

Well Look...No...More!

Head on over to SSInkspiration where I am guest blogging on JUST that topic!

This is my current phone background....don't you just love it?!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SSInk Pumpkin Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today and hopping along with SSInkspiration Pumpkin Hop!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 3 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

There is nothing that says "Hello Fall" like the start of Pumpkin Spice season!

I love love LOVE pumpkin spice everything :)

Pumpkin Spice Coffee (courtesy of Starbucks Via!) Card

Used the Perfect Blend and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.  Blendabilities help made the coffee cup POP! :)  and don't you just love the Scentsy warmer Pumpkin?!!  I wish you could smell the heaven of the pumpkin spice coming out of it!!  The orange sequins came in the September My Paper Pumpkin....LOVE !!

Did you know there were such goodies...Like Pumpkin Spice M&M's ?!!  Um yes please!!

 The tag was made using the Fall Fun stamp set, and a tag leftover from the September My Paper Pumpkin kit!  There were so many cute embellishments in that kit!  And who doesn't love a good treat topper every now and again?!  And yes, those ARE pumpkin spice M&M's...and yes, I DID eat all the green ones because they didn't match my color scheme.  ;)
And my favorite new addiction....
  um... hello !!  Did you know?!

I found this yummy goodness and KNEW I had to share!!  I made a cute little box for the gum and added some washi tape from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life accessory kit, and Color Me Autumn.  Those cute little guessed it...the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit :)

Thanks for checking out my Pumpkin Spice addiction.  Be sure to keep hopping along with us and see what Darcy has lined up for you!
Get a little lost along the way or just wanna back track?  Here is the full list of bloggers!

Blog Hop Participant List:

Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
Donna at Organized Chaos <-------------------------------------You are Here!!
Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
Erica at Stamping Starlette
Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
Kim at Stamping with Kim

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To Bokeh or not to Bokeh...

I am always on the hunt for different techniques and ways to make my cards unique.
Have you ever heard of Bokeh?

Websters defines it as:


a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image
Otherwise known as:  every picture I seem to take these days.... haha

Wanna see some Bokeh in action?  Head on over to SSInkspiration for the tutorial I shared today!

All three cards were made using the Bokeh technique and the stamp set Mingle All The Way!

I LOVE the versatility of that set!  Many holidays in one set!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christmas Cards!!

Ho Ho Ho!
Happy Merry Christmas!

I cannot WAIT to show you the cutest stamp set!
Get Your Santa On #136907

Yes!  This is by far my favorite Christmas stamp set.  I LOVE all the parts of it.  Don't you?!

Ain't he so cute?!
I got to use my new favorite embellishment:  Flocking Powder!!
Can you see how soft and fuzzy his hat and coat is?!  :)  Flocking powder is an amazingly easy way to add soft texture to a card!
And the Crystal Effects give the belt and boots some Santa Shine!

and the paper!
is from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you love it as much as I do!