Saturday, February 6, 2016

I wish I could say I was dreaming......

of Summer, but I'm not.  Living in the land of perpetual summer, I dream of a change of seasons.  Since the weather here allows us to be poolside or outdoors year round, this becomes the focus of most of my layouts.

I fell in love with the Simple Stories Summer Vibes line last summer and I bought at least 2 of every paper and embellishment.  I completed a mini album and several layouts and cards.  I'm down to the last bits and pieces of the line.









Flair buttons are all available in the A Flair For Buttons Etsy Shop!  My current favorite set is:

I've been super busy trying to fulfill my 2016 resolution which is to craft more.  I've been knee deep in Stamping' Up orders and making cards.  My next post will be all about my ink storage.

I'm also cleaning out the craft room again because there is just too much in here that I don't use.  I feel like I'm bogged down with extra supplies - you know the ones.  You had to have them, you hoarded them and now, years later I still can't use them.  I'm unloading the good stuff on Ebay.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Goals

Just coming off a very busy December and I spent some time reflecting on the last 2 years.  I realize its time for me.  For my family.  My job will be taking a back seat to the rest of my world.  That means I plan on crafting more in 2016.

I've been slowing ordering and hoarding Stampin' Up product for the past 6 months since joining and now its time to really use it.  I want to build up my stash of cards so I can send one whenever I'm ready and not have to worry about making one.  I want to spend some time catching up on scrapbook pages I've been meaning to make.

I threw these together based on an idea I saw on Pinterest for November.  I sent out 'fall' themed cards to family and friends.  I dressed them up a little using a Wink of Stella pen and Glossy Accents.






I used some products from the Seasonal catalog:


These are still available, unfortunately the paper line is no longer available but there are some other great lines in the shop - OR - use your favorite from another manufacturer.  I stuck with the suggested colors for this line as far as the ink goes which were:

BlackBerry Bliss

Chocolate Chip:
Daffodil Delight:
Pumpkin Pie:


You can pick up any of these items or the new 2016 Occasions Catalog items in my shop now:

Stamp with Erica

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals


Every Monday, Stamping' Up posts some deep discounts on items that you can get your hands on!


Each week, the deals change.  You never know what you'll find each week.  Check out my site to shop and save!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals

Every Monday, Stamping' Up posts some deep discounts on items that you can get your hands on!


Each week, the deals change.  You never know what you'll find each week.  Check out my site to shop and save!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Playing with paper dolls

I'm sure you've seen the Julie Nutting dolls from Prima.  I'm not a paper doll person, never was.  Something about these stamps has me hooked though.  Maybe all those years of not playing with them as a little girl has me itching to play with them now.

Whatever it is, I've got a small collection - mostly the boy stamps though.  I do have 2 of the girls.

I took a little watercolor class at a local store this part weekend only because I own watercolors and those cool brushes that hold the water.  I like those.  I figured I should learn how to use these things I just *had* to have - right?

So, here's my first attempt at dressing and watercoloring the stamps.  It was a bit of a challenge at first but I really enjoyed it and can't wait to make another one.

Papers and supplies are all from October Afternoon Witch Hazel line.  I made a mini album one year with this and have lots of leftovers.  The patterns and colors were perfect for what I was thinking.



 Flair button is from A Flair for Buttons Etsy shop.  Link to set....
Web doily is from Stamping' Up and is available in my shop HERE.

 I even dug out an old bottle of Stickles (its been years since I last used them!)

 I also finished up a layout I started a few weeks ago using last years summer line from Simple Stories.  Their lines are totally timeless and I feel like I can pull them out whenever and they feel current to me.  Flair button is from the selfie set available in the AFFB shop (link above).

 Lots of glossy accents on this one.  Just to highlight the fun little details like hearts and the word 'hello'.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals

Every Monday, Stamping' Up posts some deep discounts on items that you can get your hands on!


Each week, the deals change.  You never know what you'll find each week.  Check out my site to shop and save!