Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Congrats! and Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! How was your Wednesday? I wanted to share a card that we will be creating Friday at our workshop and share the Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up!
I made this card before the Weekly Deals were posted and coincidentally enough, I used the Labels Collection Framelits. I was pretty excited to see them on the deal list! That never happens. lol

I saw another demonstrator post a card similar to this and really fell in love with the technique on the label. She called it the crackle technique. You just take some plastic wrap and crumble it into a ball using it like a stamp. Then stamp randomly on your cardstock. LOVE it! I used all the chalk inks that are in the Occasions Catalog for some variety. And since I was feeling inky, I got out the Stars Decorative Mask to create a background paper and added some Dazzling Details to the stars for some bling. The word Congrats was heat embossed in black and added some of the 1/4" black taffeta ribbon. I had a lot of fun making this.

Here are this week's deals:


 I hope you like my card and if you see anything in the deals selection, don't hesitate to grab it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a nice evening.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark, Colorbox Chalk Inks Aquarmarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus
Framelits: Labels Collection
Stamp set: Bravo photopolymer
Black Embossing Powder
Dazzling Details
Black 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
SU! Dimensionals
Plastic Wrap

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Sunday!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. It was a busy one around here, but they usually are. I just don't know how to sit and relax!!  :)

I wanted to share a card I made for a Facebook challenge with Stampin' Gals Gone Wild. And since I was creating samples for my upcoming workshop coming up on Friday, thought this was perfect timing!


The challenge was a sketch challenge, which I love. I don't have to decide what to create, just what I'm going to create with. I wanted to use some of the Occasions Catalog items, but using something I haven't seen posted. This is from the Painted Blooms Designer Paper which is beautiful. Most people use all the pretty flowered paper with purples, blues, and pinks, but this page with the leaves seemed so calming to me. That and it seemed to go with scene in the Moon Lake stamp set. I thought this stamp set was perfect for watercoloring. The Aqua Painters by SU! really make it easy to create something that looks like absolutely gorgeous. (if I do say so myself lol) This whole scene makes me want to head to the lake.

I hope you like the card. I'm pretty sure my gals are going to have fun with this one. Thank you for stopping by, have a great week!

Supplies used:

Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Black Stazon
Card stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watercolor Paper
DSP: Painted Blooms
Tools: Aqua Painters
Embelishments; Candy Dots and Dazzling Details




Friday, April 10, 2015

I Freakin' Love You! and Last Day of FREE SHIPPING!


Happy Friday!! I wanted to share a thank you card I made for one of my online customers and I also wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day of the FREE SHIPPING promotion at Stampin' Up! You have until 11:50 pm MT to place your online orders. There's no limit to your order size, even if you're only getting a pack of card stock, FREE SHIPPING!!  :)

I made this card using retired Sale-a-bration paper from last year. I think this was one of my favorite sheets and I ended up buying multiple packs for just this sheet. Oh, and what a surprise, I am hoarding it!! lol The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set. Very cute set!!!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I thank you for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Weekly Deals with FREE SHIPPING!

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday! I just wanted to remind you that about the FREE SHIPPING promotion going on this week and share this week's Weekly Deals. I don't know about you, but FREE SHIPPING is definitely a game changer when you're shopping online!

Here are this week's deals:
I love the burlap ribbon! I use it on more than just cards and scrapbook pages. I made a wreath for my front door using some silk hydrangeas and I added this ribbon for a more country look.
You gotta love multipurpose crafting supplies!!! :) If you see something you just can't live without, you can shop here and enjoy the FREE SHIPPING!

Have a great day and I thank you for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Have You Heard?


Have you heard the news?? Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING for the next 5 days!!! Woo Hoo!!!!! You can order as many times as you want to in the next 5 days and not pay a dime on shipping!! So now is the time to stock up on all your favorite goodies.You can even get the Starter Kit for free shipping. Once you do that you become a part of the SU! family and can purchase all your future supplies at a discount. You don't have to hold workshops or classes, you can become a Hobby Demonstrator and just enjoy all SU! has to offer while becoming a part of my team.

So check out all the goodies you can get for free shipping here and shop 'til you drop!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!


I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I know it's almost over, but better late than never! I hope you have enjoyed your day with family and friends. I know I have. Blessings to everyone!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This Week's Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on this week's Weekly Deals with Stampin' Up! I was hoping to have a project to share with you too, but it took me my entire 5 days off redoing my craft room. I can't wait to share it with, have been working my behind off!! It's amazing how much "stuff" we accumulate (or hoard lol) as a crafter!! Pictures to follow when I'm completely done...or at least close to done, cuz we're never done are we? ;)

Any way, I squirreled....here's this week's deal. Check out the sale price on the Sizzix Magnetic Plate! If there's something here you just can't live without, feel free to go here to shop til you drop.

 Have a good week, and I thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals


Hey everyone! Just wanted to share this week's Weekly Deals. Definitely a good way to stock up on your supplies and get the tools that have been on your wish list! You can go here and shop 'til you drop!  :)


Hope you're having a good week so far! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Monday....Just Kidding!


Hey everyone! How has your Monday been? Mondays back to work are always tough after really good weekends, aren't they? I thought the title of this post was pretty cute, especially since I'm going to share a card I made using the new photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Just Kidding. I know, har har, good pun! lol


I made this for one of my very oldest (she's gonna kill me hehe) and "bestest" friends. We've been friends for 40 years! Yes, we were just toddlers. lol Seriously, we met in high school and even though more than 700 miles separate us, we have kept in touch all these years. I shared SU!'s FB post when this set was released and she commented "I'm getting this card for my birthday, aren't I?" Now I can't pass that up, can I?



Here's the inside of the card. I absolutely LOVE this set, it is so much fun!! There are just so many different ways to use it. Don't you love versatile sets? Nothing better than stretching your crafting dollars!

I colored the image with the now discontinued Blendabilities. I am really bummed that Stampin' Up! had to do that, but I am really impressed that they made that decision. I am very confident that they will find a solution and bring back some sort of alcohol marker.

Well, I hope you like my card, I'm pretty sure she's going to like it :) I am also entering this in the Fab Friday 60 challenge.

 Have a great week and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies all Stampin' Up!:

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral,Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - discontinued
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Dazzling Details
SU! Corner Rounder, retired
Adhesive: Fast Fuse


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Last Night's Workshop

Hey everyone! Happy Spring!!! I know those of you on the east coast are still experiencing winter-type weather, and I am sorry for that. If you can, can you send some of that precipitation to us here in CA? :) I know we're beginning the 4th year of a drought, but it's hard to complain when the weather is so nice.

I wanted to share with you the cards we made at our March Workshop last night. You'll probably detect a hint of spring in them. ;)

 This is the supply list for this card:
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, WhisperWhite
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Stazon
Markers: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Twine: Blushing Bride
Dazzling Details
Stamp sets: Love is Kindness and Dictionary
Tools: Floral Frames Framelits, Stampin' Distress Tool, Stamping Sponges
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed
Ink: Sahara Sand
Basic Pearl Jewels
Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Nature's Perfection, A Dozen Thoughts
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 2" and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Banner Punch
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Demensionals, Glue Dots

I think I shared this card when the Spring Catalog came out.

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Butterflies Framelits, Stampin' Sponge Daubers
Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Xyron

It was a busy night last night with 16 ladies crafting and laughing. It's the final weeks of Sale-a-bration too, so everyone was in the mood for shopping!! :)

I hope you have a great weekend and get to do something fun...like crafting!! If there's anything you're interested in, please don't hesitate to contact me. Take care and thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Evening

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We've been super busy between work, family, and finishing up on our remodel, not to mention dealing with bronchitis. Yuck. Been a really bad year for everyone with this stuff, but I'm hoping I've gotten past the worse of it.

I wanted to share a non-Stampin' Up! card I made for a very close friend of ours. He turned 60 and I just couldn't pass up using my Cricut.



I haven't played with my Cricut in a really long time. It was one of the first big purchases I made for crafting. Whenever I make something with my Cricut I try to use up my scraps, and this card helped use up quite a bit. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good rest of your evening.

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridges:  Life is a Party and Paper Doll Dress Up
Basic Black and Wild Wasabi Ink from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets from Scrappy Moms and unknown
All card stock from scrap supplies


Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy March!

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I'm still getting over bronchitis, so I've been laying low. I just wanted to share the cards we made at our February workshop.


The top card was created using the Bokeh effect. The girls really enjoyed it, very inky!!  :) The other two cards were cased from fellow demos.

I know this is really short, I just wanted to pop in and share some fun. As usual, I'm running late for work. lol  *sigh* someday maybe I'll get to stay home and "play" all day!!! I hope you have a really good week!! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

All Supplies from SU!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Afternoon

Hey everyone! I know I've been MIA again, but I wanted to share a couple of pictures that will explain it.

So last September we had a water cooler leak on our dining room laminate floor which resulted in mold that got behind our kitchen cabinets. (you can see the new cooler in the picture below standing where the original cooler was) Not fun. In fact, I was pretty upset knowing what was ahead of us, especially with the holidays coming. Well, we knew we didn't want to be living in a construction zone during the holidays, so we had a company contain the mold and held off on the repairs until January. Here is the end result with my kitchen.

The cabinet over the microwave now has some new doors over it and the dining/living room is in the process of getting the new flooring this week. So to say I've been a little busy with life is an understatement!   :)

So while the flooring contractors were here today, I locked myself in my scrap room with the dogs and prepped all my projects for my February Workshop that is scheduled for this Friday. A very good distraction, even with all the noise.

I was practicing a new technique that we'll be doing Friday and here is the end result.
I know the color in the picture isn't the best, but I couldn't find my camera.The background was created using a technique called Bokeh. From what I understand, it's a photography term and a lot of people are doing this. It's actually a lot of fun. I'll be sure to share the ones from Friday night's workshop so you can see another color combo.

I hope you have enjoyed your President's Day. For those of you back east, I hope you are staying safe and warm. Doesn't look good for you and I really wish you could send some of that moisture our way! Have a good evening and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Back to Black
Ink: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Tools: Bow Builder Punch, Glue Dots
Stamp set: Best Day Ever

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday Morning and Weekly Deals


Good morning! How is your week going so far? Or is it too early to tell? I know some of you on the East Coast are getting hammered with snow...I hope you all are safe. I wish we could get some winter weather here, especcially since we need the rain so bad. 

I wanted to share another card using the Butterfly Thinlets. I promise it's the last one, at least I hope.  :) Can you tell I REALLY like this set?? This card is a little out of my box, but I love how it turned out!


Now for the Weekly Deals. This week's deals are for you if you love embossing folders!! And if you see something you just can't live without, you can go here to order it. Just click on the Shop Now bar to access the store.



Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
LUCKY STARS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
Price$7.95 $5.96
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
ZIG ZAG TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96


More Amore Ensemble
MORE AMORE ENSEMBLE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
POLKA DOT TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
Texture Boutique Machine
TEXTURE BOUTIQUE MACHINE
Price$29.95 $22.46



Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
BEAUTIFULLY BAROQUE TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
DECORATIVE DOTS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
LOVELY LACE TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Evening



Hey everyone! Did you have a good weekend? We had a busy one. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and living in chaos. But the end result will be worth it. :) I just wanted to share a card I made when I first received the Butterfly Thinlits and coordinating stamp set, Butterfly Basics.


When I think of butterflies, I always think of bright colors, so I wanted to create something with this in mind. I cut out the butterfly in black and then used it as a stencil and traced it on a scrap of Shimmery White card stock. Then I used some daubers and starting with the lightest color, Daffodil Delight, I just randomly daubed some on. Then I did the same with Melon Mambo and Island Indigo.Then I tried to glue them together, but I was too impatient to wait for the Mono glue to dry. So I ran the die cut butterfly through the Xyron and adhered it to the Shimmery White. Patience is not one of my virtues sometimes. :)  I stamped the flowers with Soft Sky on the Soft Sky card stock to give it a shadow effect because I wanted the focus on the butterfly. This set is so fun to play with! And the best part is, you can buy them as a bundle and save 15% woohoo!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Supplies:

Card stock: Island Indigo, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Shimmery White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Tuxedo Black
Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Thinlits: Butterfly
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thinking of You

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday. Hope your weekend is going well. I'm finally feeling better and getting back in my room, which is always a happy day for me. I needed to make a sympathy card and thought I'd share it. I'm not sure which is harder at times, masculine or sympathy cards.
I cased this from another demonstrator's site and fell in love with it. It just seems so peaceful to me. I did change it up a little and added a little bling just to give the water a "sparkling waves" effect.
I didn't see what was done on the inside, but this is what I came up with. I always try to bring in something from the front of the card to the inside to tie it all together. For some reason I just can't seem to just stamp a sentiment on the inside. I hope the person I made this for feels the hugs that are included with this card.

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I will spending the rest in my scrap room getting ready for a workshop next Friday. Not a bad way to spend my day. :) Take care, and thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Card stock: Whisper White and Soft Sky
Ink: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Thoughts & Prayers
Ribbon: Soft Sky
Dazzles

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Another Birthday Card



Hey everyone! How has your Wednesday been? I was lucky enough to catch a cold from DH and it is kicking my behind. I ended up staying home and after taking my temp, looks like another day home. Staying home sounds good, but I really HATE being sick...not a good patient at all! Oh well, thank goodness for tissues and hot tea.

Enough of that, in between naps I felt a little better and made DH a birthday card. His birthday is Saturday and hopefully this cold will be better by then. :)

It's a pretty simple card, but he likes my clean and simple style. If you look really close, you can see that I even got some bling on it! lol You know me and bling!
I know masculine cards can be a challenge, but this new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog makes it easy.

Oh, and before I forget, yesterday was Tuesday as you know, and the new Weekly Deals were made available. I loaded the pictures, but not sure how it's working....learning curve!! lol
Angled Tag Topper Punch
ANGLED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
Price$22.95 $17.21
Blackberry Bliss 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
BLACKBERRY BLISS 3/8" SATIN STITCHED RIBBON
Price$8.95 $6.71
Hello Honey 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon
HELLO HONEY 3/8" SATIN STITCHED RIBBON
Price$8.95 $6.71

Little Pieces Embosslits Die by Stampin' Up!
LITTLE PIECES EMBOSSLITS DIE
Price$11.95 $8.96
Starburst Framelits Die
STARBURST FRAMELITS DIE
Price$26.95 $20.21
Tangelo Twist 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST 3/8" SATIN STITCHED RIBBON
Price$8.95 $6.71


Watercolored Winter Kit -- Digital Download
WATERCOLORED WINTER KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
ITTY BITTY ACCENTS PUNCH PACK
Price$16.95 $12.71
ITTY BITTY ACCENTS PUNCH PACK
Price$16.95 $12.71

And a new Photopolymer set released called Better Than Email. Super cute and it's on it's way to my house now!!
 I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a good evening.

Supplies:

Card stock: Night of Navy and Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy and Memento
Blendablilities: Old Olive Medium, Wild Wasabi Medium, Smoky Slate Light, Night of Navy Light and Dark, Crump Cake Light, Skin Tone Bronze
Ribbon: Midnight Muse (retired)
Stamp sets: Moon Lake, Sassy Salutations, Remembering Your Birthday
Dazzles