I wanted to share some projects I made for the
Creative Crew on Splitcoast Stampers. . .

The creative crew is a group of
demonstrators that are given challenges
each month, following a theme.

January's theme:
New to Me!

One of the main focal points of this challenge
was to use new products in new ways. . .
even if it was just new to *you*!

I was very excited to use these Heart Framelits,
which are a new Stampin' Up product!

They cut beautifully!

The embossing around the outside
on the scallops-that was added by me
using the Simply Scored tool. <3

It is a valentine for my oldest
daughter who is currently
in love with the color: Purple :)

Here you can see some of the dimension
achieved with punches and
Stampin' Dimensionals. A *must*.

I have three more projects coming
from the January challenges,
and soon the February challenge
projects will be up!

One thing about being absent virtually
over the holidays? I have a backlog of
fun projects to share! LOL

Here are the challenges so you can play
along if you are interested:

CCREW112CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Catalog Focus: My newest stampset. Use only stamps from a new stampset on a non-traditional card.

CCREW112DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Color Focus: Use a color combination that you’ve never used before. Make your card with this color combo using the attached sketch.


CCREW112HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Holiday Focus: Valentines Day. Make a card or a decor item using hearts in a new way to you—something you’ve never done with hearts.

CCREW112SB, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – SB inspiration focus: a past holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas) SB page or decor item. Use your newest dies, texturz plates or embossing folders to create this beauty. Use one or use many big shot items.


Take a deep breath. . .

Because I think the holidays are officially over!

At least until Valentine's Day :) But shhhh, that
isn't until February 14th. . . .right??

Okay, so you don't have time to take
a deep breath! LOL

Sorry, had to tease. I can't believe
how quickly time passes for me these
days. Especially now that my babies aren't
babies anymore. . . .

This calendar page was made using
a picture from my youngest's 3rd
birthday dinner:

Medieval Times Rocks.

And this page was taken last summer
at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:

a.k.a. Heaven on Earth

Seriously, if you have never been?
Put it on your bucket list.

And then my big girl is
featured on her birthday month:

She is turning ten this year.
I won't be speaking of it again, because
it is a point of stress in my life!

Double digits???