I'm back!

I made it back from my African vacation yesterday!  What an amazing trip for sure.  I also have a huge box of new exciting Stampin Up products from the new catalog to play with.  I hope to make some designs very soon and get them posted.

I am up to 10 followers which is amazing!!!  Thanks to all of you who follow my blog!

Hand Stamped Sentiments and Paper Players and Stampin Royalty - Back to School Theme

I've been wanting to try to make a backpack for a while now and what a better time to do it than for back to school.  Hand Stamped Sentiments and The Paper Players AND Stampin Royalty had back to school themes.  So I took a try at the backpack and I really like how this one turned out.  Don't you??  :)

MOJO 203 Challenge

I made this birthday card for a friend using the sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I'm very excited that I finally was able to make a big purchase from the new Stampin Up catalog!!  I can't wait to get all my new goodies and start creating!

My first design challenge award - Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick

WooHoo!!  I am so excited to announce that my latest card entry was selected as the artist pick over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!  I have a cool new badge for my blog now so check it out.  I'm very glad to see my creations are getting better.  :)

Hand Stamped Sentiments Fancy Fold Challenge

I wanted to create a card for the owner of Cisco (the horse I'm leasing for the summer).  I decided to make a card using the Hand Stamped Sentiments Fancy Fold Challenge.  I had to take several pictures so you could see how the card works.

SWAP for Stampin Friends

I won a free pass to the Stampin Fun and Friends for this month.  I decided to participate in the swap and the theme was "winged friendship".  Since I have yet to purchase the butterfly punch (gotta have this punch), my only other option was to use the build a bird punch.  I do love this punch.  I decided to also try the quilt technique I've been seeing on a lot of projects lately.  I really like how this turned out.