All Blinged out!!

Designer Lauren inspired me to try my hand at a jeweled mandala.
I love how it turned out!

Eyelet Outlet bling comes in a variety of colors and sizes and shapes!
Hearts, flowers, squares, oval, and round.
This card is sure to dazzle any recipient.

Sentiment from The Project Bin

 This weekend, we are coming to Santa Clara, CA with the

July 28-29, 2017

Come and pick up bling in a rainbow of colors!
Both pearls and rhinestones!

Thanks so much for popping by today.
See what is sparkling on my blog, Sunnyside Up!


Birthdays are coming!

In our house at this time of year, we have five back to back birthdays!
Thanks a lot of cake.
So sometimes, we each opt for a different dessert. .Actually we often opt for something else!

If you need to make someone's birthday extra special,


what is your favorite birthday treat?

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Be sure to check out The Project Bin blog for daily treats!


Singing the year away

Welcome back to day 2 of The Project Bin’s Christmas in July Blog Hop! After 2 full days of The Project Bin’s holiday hop, you’ll probably have so many ideas, you can already start your Christmas list!
If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Cheryl’s dazzling blog. If you get lost along the way, or started somewhere in the middle, follow the candy cane trail back to The Project Bin inspiration blog. You won’t want to miss the creativity along the way and remember: 2 lucky winners have the chance of winning one of the 2 generous gift certificates to shop at The Project Bin store! Woohoo!
Today, I have two more glorious cards that feature the new "Joyful Song" set that was released this month. You may be sweltering in the heat of July, but December is only a few flips of the calendar!

I created a water colored background for this card.
I have the panel at an angle..this is quite unusual for me to do. 
How do you like your layers?
Straight and lined up? or angled?

No matter how I might sound, I enjoy singing.
I stamped this fun card in grey ink...
note the snow angel paper in the background. Isn't that jolly?

Here is a pix of the entire set.

But The Project Bin has several Christmas sets!
Which is your favorite?

Next up, jingle on over to Kelly ‘s blog. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop and the winners will be announced on The Project Bin blog this week. We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July blog hop!


Songs of Christmas

Welcome to The Project Bin’s premiere Christmas in July Blog Hop!
We are so glad you are here! The elves at The Project Bin have been very busy. For the next 2 days, July 15 and 16, the design team will be showcasing the stamps and dies from the store and bringing you a hand-crafted Christmas! You’ll see Christmas cards, holiday projects and ideas to inspire creativity to jump start your holiday planning. Our sleigh ride will take you to each designer’s blog where you can peek at what they have showcased using The Project Bin’s stamps and dies. AND since the holidays are known for gift giving, 2 lucky winners will receive one of the 2 generous The Project Bin gift certificate giveaways to use in the store!
If you are new to The Project Bin stamps and dies, you are in for a real treat! The Project Bin offers clear stamps and metal dies with truly something for everyone. The hop begins at The Project Bin’s inspiration blog and has the full line up.
If you arrived from Lori’s amazing blog, Caffeinated Creativity, you are in the right place!
This weekend I am dedicated to this month's new release called Joyful Song.

I have been really, really busy...so earlier this month I set to work on creating cards to inspire you this summer season. I hope you'll have a Christmas song in your heart...
and maybe get a few Christmas Cards created early. Now, remember to mail them...b/c I am really terrible about that!

Gold Washi Tape from Eyelet Outlet anchors this declarative sentiment!
I added gold embossing powder to the heralding angel to coordinate.

This next sentiment might be my favorite b/c I love song and music...
any time of the year!

When you use sentiments from The Project Bin, you can use up all those fun embellishments, bling and washi that you have horded in boxes and drawers.  These stamps will let them shine!
(And then you can go buy more!!)

Next up, Dawn Bennett‘s fantastic blog to see what she has to inspire you. Make sure to leave a comment for each of the stops on the hop ~ you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to come back to The Project Bin blog tomorrow to see more holiday inspiration!


A Killer Card Mash Up!

I have fallen in love with this mash up card!
By using two great sets from The Project Bin,
I have created this card...

A tribute to a fashionable Dorothy...

All on a yellow brick road background...

Love the gingham bow...
another tribute to the movie!

Bling from Eyelet Outlet, of course!

The shoes come from "Wise Women,"
while the sentiment comes from "Haunt It!"
Click your heels and head on over to the shop to see these and so many other interesting stamp sets!

So...what sets from The Project Bin will you mash up?
I can't wait to see them!

Be sure to stop by this weekend for our two day Christmas Blog hop!


Joker in the Pack

Challenge: F4A385
Stamps: Starving Artistamps
Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet


A smattering for joy

Today I spent 10 plus hours cutting wood for our main Girls' Camp project.
How do I get myself into this?? haha
Seriously, I'm saying no next year...it's going to be someone else's turn! hehe

Seriously, it's such fun...and I'm not a camper!  

Last year's Girls' Camp theme was "Finding Joy in the Journey!"
This card reminds me of that theme.

The Project Bin has many wonderful, silly, fun-loving sentiments to get your 
creative juices roaring!

This set is called In My Heart...and it comes with two dies.
How fun is that!

The enamel dots and bling can be found at Eyelet Outlet.

Speaking of camp...
This year's theme is "It's a jungle out there!"

And the large memo boards we are building will help the girls keep track of information/get organized...so they can tackle that one area of "the jungle!"

Pictures soon!

I will be cutting a lot of chicken wire tomorrow...any one want to keep me company?