Throw Back Thursday#2

882b17b0-30f1-401e-84ac-43dd5071cfe6I Love this cute box and note card set. I made this one for a friend of mine. Needless to say, she loved it. I have to admit I made one for me to. I have a feeling there are many more of these in my future. Anyway, I case’d this project from Scrimpingmommy. She’s so talented , zip over to her website to grab all the details for this project.

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Balloon Adventures

Happy Monday

I hope everyone is having a great day. Today I wanted to share a birthday day card made from the Balloon Adventures stamp set. I used the coordinating thinlits die. I love how Stampin’ Up has made it so easy to make a cute pop up card. The stamps are photopolymer, making it a breeze to place your imagine where you want it.

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Have a spactacular day!!

Smores Kit

Just had to share this smores kit I put together for a Christmas gift. The kit included; a fire pit, a stack of wood, long stick matches, graham crackers, 2 giant chocolate bars, marshmallows, 2 oven mitts, smores skewers.  I also made 2 jars of hot cocoa mix and tied miniature bottles of peppermint schnapps to them.  I hung a couple Christmas ornaments on the top of the fire pit screen and ta dah…cute gift!

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Throw Back Thursday

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to use up some of my retired SU products. So I came up with my own version of “Throw Back Thursday”.

This is the cutest little tote! I ran across this template many years ago but never attempted to make it until recently. It’s not the easiest project, but the end result is definitely worth it.  I’m not sure who the original creator is, but I got the template from Maria Bell.

Hope you like it!



I hope you had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I can’t believe January is half over, where has it gone. Christmas time is always crazy at my house. I tend to go a little over board, it’s my favorite holiday. Lots of decorations and lots of cookies. Yikes!!

I’ve been working on a few projects to share. I’m cleaning out some of my retired SU products. When I say “cleaning out”, I mean using them. I’m going to have my own version of “Throw Back Thursday” using retired papers, inks and stamps. I will have some projects to share with current SU products and of course Sale-a-bration items.

Thanks for stopping in. First “Throw Back Thursday” post is tomorrow…

See you then!


Christmas Frenzy

image.jpegThis is what my craft room looks like. It starts about 2 weeks before Christmas. No room for crafting. 😞 It’s the last minute sprint to the finish line. For those of you that are finished and ready to go……how do you do it?  Every year I say I’m going to have my ducks in a row and not have this last minute madness, it never works out!  More shopping, more wrapping and somewhere in there I need to do some baking.

i wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. I’ll see you in 2017!




Christmas Gift Packaging

imageHappy Wednesday,

I needed a little gift for a small get together so I grabbed some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! papers & stamps and went to town. I admit, I’m a hoarder when it comes to Stampin’ Up! products. However, I’m committed to trying to use up some of my retired “stash”. That being said I won’t even mention what I used. I hope you like it.

hope you’re having a spectacular day.


Paper Pumpkin

How would you like to have a little surprise come in the mail every month? With Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! you’ll receive all the supplies you need to make the project of the month. You get the stamp set, at least one classic Stampin spot, embellishments and pre-cut card stock. Contact me for more details or click the link to sign up

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My first post

Welcome to Something So Simple. I created this site to share my thoughts, ideas and my passion for paper crafting. So let’s get started. My very first blog post is a quick Christmas card made with Stampin’ Up’s “Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies”, “This Christmas Specialty” Designer series paper, a little baker’s twine, Real Red ribbon and Mini Jingle Bells. All of these items (except the ribbon) can be purchased through January 3, 2017 from Stampin’ Up’s holiday catalog.

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