Alaska Blog Hop: Gingerbread Love


Welcome aboard the Alaska Blog Hop — a monthly extravaganza of Stampin’ Up peeps working their way toward a fabulous cruise to Alaska!

I had this fantastical post written for you to enjoy and then realized I had mixed up two different projects!  Yikes! On to gingerbread and hearts!!

I have been on a wall art kick lately and came across this frame gathering dust in the basement.  My kids think I have way too many picture frames.  Little do they know that there is some part of my brain always thinking of ways to use all those frames!

Anyhow, I digress.  The frame is for an 8×10 project — a little bigger than I normally use.  I wanted to use the cookie cutter builder punch (who wouldn’t — it is just so stinking cute!)   But I wasn’t sure how to fill all that space.  The hearts just seemed a natural match for these snazzy little gingerbread men with their colorful bowties and Santa!

To add a little texture, I embossed the hearts.  And that gorgeous designer series paper looks as good on this project as it would used on a card or as gift wrap

Santa and his gingerbread buddies spread some holiday love!

I loved the way this turned out and can’t wait to figure who I give it to for Christmas.  Hopefully they will act surprised if they already saw it here!

You may continue on your voyage to the next project by clicking one of the names below. Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you again next month!

Ultimate Pink Blog Hop



Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I am so excited to be able to participate in this awesome event with so many other talented stampers!

We all know people who have dealt with breast cancer.  Each — in their own way — have dealt with personal hardships and triumphs.  In the honor of these brave individuals, I have crafted my card to celebrate a pink Christmas.

Putting a twist on tradition, I used Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  This vintage color combination (think pink flamingos and turquoise blue ocean water) makes for a fresh and fun card.  Let’s all dream of a pink Christmas!

I am excited you stopped by.  Whether you’ve come from the person before or after me (Sherri Price), everyone joining in is below to help you easily find to more PINKSPIRATION!  Enjoy!

World Card Making Day Sale




Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail?  Sending a card is a gift — a little lift for  the person who receives it. It’s a small gesture that shows just how much you care.

World Card Making Day is October 1 and you can celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

Click on the sale icon above to start shopping!