Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Tuesday!!!

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!!! And with Tuesday comes the new Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up! Such a good time to pick up things on sale and stock up on some of your consumables, like Baker's Twine. Have a great day and I thank you for stopping by!


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
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Wooden Elements Embellishments Item # 132258
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Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set Item # 132013
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Label Card Thinlits Die Item # 133479
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Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set Item # 131341
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Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
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Tangerine Tango Baker'S Twine Item # 134578
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Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 120881
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

CCM320 - Color Challenge

Hey everyone! How's your weekend going so far? I've been working in my room today getting ready for some classes and thought I'd create a card for the color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.
I really like all three of these colors, I think they compliment each other so well. Lost Lagoon has to be my favorite of this year's in colors.
So with the Pear Pizzazz in mind, I thought it was perfect to create a Christmas card. Granted, these aren't your usual Christmas colors, but I like the change.
I carried the patterns into the inside of the card. As you can see, I really like to layer my cards. I just think it adds so much color and interest.

I like how this card turned out. May just have to use it in a class! ;) I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I thank you for stopping by.

All supplies from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, That's the Ticket,More Merry Messages (retired)
Embellishments: Silver ribbon, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, September 11, 2014

13 Years Later....We Will NEVER Forget!!

Hey everyone. Just a short post with a card I made a few years ago. It's one in remembrance of that fateful day. My thoughts and prayers are with the family members who lost someone. I don't think there's anyone that wasn't touched by that day.

I hope you take a moment out of your busy day to honor everyone that was touched by that day.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a good day.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!! So did you notice the new button on my blog? Yep, I was chosen as a Top 3 Pick over at Create with Connie and Mary for my entry last week. How cool is that? Thank you for choosing me, that was so nice!! I haven't been the most posting of bloggers lately, so that is a real incentive to get back at it! With that in mind, I am entering in their challenge again this week.  :)

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. LOVE sketch challenges!! It is definitely half the battle of creating a card. I also wanted to show the inside of the card. So many times I see great cards and I would love to see what they do on the inside.

I really like how it all turned out, and I hope you do too. If you get a chance, head over there and check out their challenge. Have a great rest of your weekend, and I thank you for stopping by.

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, A Dozen Thoughts,Yippee Skippee, and Hardwood
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Versa Mark
Early Espresso Embossing Powder
Linen Thread
Designer Naturals Buttons, retired
Adhesive: Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, and Fast Fuse

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy!

Hey everyone! I took one extra day off from work to extend my weekend and what a nice day it's been! I could get really used to not working, but sadly it's too soon for retirement.  :(

So I wanted to share one of the cards I made for someone who asked me to make a stash of birthday cards. This is one of the times I can use up some of my retired stash and unused cut packs from my workshops. LOVE using up the stash!! lol
I just love the color combo yellow and any shade of blue, but navy is the best. So I created the card base with Night of Navy. The mat is Daffodil Delight and the DSP is from the retired set of Gingham Garden. That was one of my favorite patterned paper. So country and girly. I chose the sentiment from the Yippe Skippee stamp set and cut it out with a framelit from the Apothecary Framelit set. I then cut a second one in the Night of Navy to use as a shadow and then added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The ribbon is some retired Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain. One of the best things about SU! products is that everything matches and you don't have to waste time looking for something to go with your project. The sentiment was also stamped in Night of Navy ink.
I followed the pattern to the inside of the card and created my sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes set. Such a fun font and it's a photopolymer set, which is my favorite type of stamp.

I hope you had a good start to your week after a holiday weekend. Mine will start tomorrow and I know it's going to be a busy one! Have a great week, and I thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday and New Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!! And with Tuesday comes new weekly deals at Stampin' Up!  This week's deals are all about ink!! Have a good one!!


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
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Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
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Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122933
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Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122932
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Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130980
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Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another Challenge Card

Happy Labor Day! Are you enjoying your Monday? I love Mondays that I don't have to work!! :) I had some time this morning while waiting for the kids to get here to go out on the lake, and while checking out some of the challenge blogs I came across this sketch challenge over at Fab Friday. I like sketch challenges since you don't have to think too much about the layout on the card. I literally made this card in about 15 minutes. Wish I could be that fast when creating my workshop samples!! lol
I saw this and immediately thought about the Tee Hee Hee stamp set that I just got in my demo order. I love Halloween and this stamp set is so cute, it brings out the little witch in all of us!
I used Basic Black for my card base, Whisper White for the mat and sentiment, Tango Tangerine and a strip from the Motley Monsters DSP. I added some Basick Black and Tango Tangerine chevron ribbon and Tango Tangerine bakers twine. I knew I had to add some bling, and what better than Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the bubbles.
I used the new Good Greetings Hostess stamp set for inside sentiment. LOVE this set!! Added the hat from the Tee Hee Hee set, and of course all witches need a little bling on their hats, so another rhinestone!!

Well, time to go start up dinner for everyone. I hope you have a good rest of your daBe sure to check out the other submissions for this challenge.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Color Challenge

Hey everyone! How is your Saturday going? I thought we'd be spending the day at the lake, but the kids had other things going. That's ok, I got to spend some time in my favorite place on Earth!! :) I haven't participated in any challenges in a long time, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I saw this color challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary.

This is a Stampin' Up! only challenge, meaning only SU! products can be used. The colors are Hello Honey, Pool Party, and Basic Gray. I used a combination of new and retired items on my card.
I used Pool Party card stock for my card base, Hello Honey DSP, Whisper White, and Basic Gray card stock. I heat embossed the Flowering Flourishes stamp with Pool Party embossing powder. Using the Basic Gray and embossing powder almost gives it a chalk board effect.  I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and a retired Itty Bitty flower punch to add some Pool Party and Hello Honey flowers for dimension. I used Pearl Basic Jewels for the centers, the large one on the bottom flower is retired. I added the bow made with the Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon. These aren't a combination of colors I would have thought of, but they work!

Well, hope you have a great rest of your weekend. Stay safe, enjoy your family and friends, and I thank you for stopping by.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Holiday Catalog Launch FunI

Hey everyone! Happy Labor Day Weekend!! Can you believe that it's the end of the summer already? Unbelievable!! Are you doing something fun for your last weekend of summer? All my kids are in town and we're planning on hitting the lake. Looking forward to just relaxing! I'm not sure I know what that is though. lol

I wanted to share the cards and tags we made last weekend to celebrate the launch of the new Holiday Catalog that went live yesterday.The ladies had a blast. I did pair up a couple of retired items with these, but that just shows that even if an item expires, something will come out to compliment it.

I have fallen absolutely in love with all the products in this catalog. And I just knew that the new in colors this year would be perfect for all the fall items. I am super excited to share even more items as time goes by.

I hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend and get to spend some time relaxing with family and friends. Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August is Here!!

Hey everyone! Happy August!! This is a short post today to let you in on a new promotion at Stampin' Up! During the month of August when you purchase a Big Shot from SU! you will get your choice of a free bundle that includes a stamp set and a coordinating framelits set. There's even a bundle that includes a stamp set that is in the new Holiday Catalog that launches on August 28th. For those of you that already own a Big Shot or other machine, you won't miss out on promotion. You will be able to purchase any of the same bundles at a 15% discount! Who doesn't love a sale?? Woo Hoo!!

Here is a list of the promotion items, and if you order the Bright & Beautiful bundle, you'll be receiving the stamp set before the launch of the new Holiday Catalog!

Have a great Saturday, and I thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Tuesday of July

Hey everyone! Can you believe we are in the last week of July? Wow, this summer is flying by!! But when I walk outside and it's 103 degrees with 30% humidity, I'm glad it is flying by!! lol

I wanted to share another card we made at our July Workshop. I wanted a Christmas in July card, so we used the sneak peek Christmas set, Beauty of the Season.
We stamped the Cherry Cobble card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink using one of the branch stamps. We stamped the cardinal image StazOn and the sentiment with Soft Suede on Whisper White card stock. We then used the Aqua Painters to wash the cardinal image and branch. The beak and legs were colored with the Hello Honey marker and dotted the eye with the white gel pen. You can't see in the picture, but we used some Dazzles on the branch to give it a frosty look. When everything dried, we mounted it on Mossy Meadow, added dimensionals and attached to the card. The ribbon is also Mossy Meadow. The ladies fell in love with this stamp set and were happy to be able to use a sneak peek set. Everyone is waiting, and not patiently either, lol, for the their copy of the new Holiday Catalog, which will go live August 28th. This is a beautiful catalog with TONS of really cute goodies!!  ;) You won't want to miss it, trust me on that.

Well, before I sign off, I wanted to remind everyone that there are some new weekly deals out today on Stampin' Up!'s website. You can order any of those items from my online store.

Thank you for stopping and I hope you have a good evening.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Let the Weekend Begin!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!! Hope you had a good week. I know it's been awhile since I've posted. I REALLY need to make a better effort to post more consistently. Hopefully things will calm down so I can. First I wanted to show you one of the reasons I've been MIA...
Isn't he the cutest thing in diapers?? lol That's our Charlie and he's 2 months old now. I just want to spend all my time with my little grand baby. :) Although my office may have a problem with that! lol I have to tell you how blessed I feel having this little addition in our family. He is such a sweetheart. Now I understand why so many grandmas go on and on about their grandchildren...it's a definite side effect!!

I also wanted to share one of the cards from our July workshop.
 During the month of July, Stampin' Up! has a promotion for the Designer Series Paper. When you but 3 packs you get the 4th one for free. This card shows 2 different pieces from the Sweet Taffy set. I love to make bright, cheery birthday cards and I think this fits the bill. Instead of using ink pads, we colored the stamp with the Stampin' Write Markers. The ladies had fun making it too and by changing up the colors some you could use it for a male birthday.

Well, the Giants are on so it's time for me to go. See, they're playing the Dodgers and since I'm am originally from LA, I gotta watch. Although, I have to say, I have been converted to a Giants fan...never thought I'd see the day that I'd go to the other side!! lol I hope you have a good weekend and I thank you for stopping by.

All supplies from SU!

Cardstock: Basic BlCack, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Stamp set: Cycle Celebration
Stampin' Write Markers: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Black ribbon retired
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Dazzles glitter glue

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Sunday

Hey everyone! How was your first weekend of the summer? It's been a hot one for us and I'm afraid it's just a taste of what's ahead for us. Oh well, that's ok, not like I have a choice, right? ;)

I wanted to share a card that I CASED from another demo and created a sympathy card. One of my very good friends lost her grandfather a few days ago. They were lucky enough to have pictures of 5 generations in their family. Not many of us have that special kind of picture and I know her family is really going to miss their grandpa.

I really loved the sketch of this card and thought that it worked well. With the release of the new Blendabilities Markers I have been wanting to color more and more and chose to do so on this card. As a kid I loved coloring and couldn't wait to get a new box of 64 Crayolas, these markers bring back that same joy. I can't remember the stamp set that was used on the original card, but this was my take.
I wanted to show the inside as well. I see so many gorgeous card fronts and always wonder what the inside looks like. I wanted this to be a little different and rather than sign beneath the sentiment, I can sign above.

I know sympathy cards can be hard to make, so I hope this gives you some inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

All Supplies from SU!

Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock
Black Memento Ink
Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Blendability Markers
Bloom with Hope and Petite Pairs stamp sets
Pearl Basic Jewels
Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Fast Fuse Adhesive

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Summer!

Hey everyone! Happy First Day of Summer!! This year seems to be flying by, can't believe it's already summer.

My youngest step-granddaughter just graduated from high school and I wanted to share with you the gift box and card I made for her.

The gift box was made using the Hamburger Box die from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I saw another demonstrator create one of these and I just had to try it! The die includes the tag that is on top of the hat. I created the tassel with some solid bakers twine in my stash.
Here's the card I made for her using some pattern paper that has the school name printed on it. I purchased it like 5 years ago for scrapping DD#3's school pictures and had saved all the scraps....who knew it would come in handy for my GD? lol See? I NEVER throw anything away!! I saw the owl on a few cards on Pinterest and thought it was adorable. Perfect for this card.
Well, time to go clean my scraproom. I had a workshop last night and was too tired to put everything away....not that any of us ever have a messy craft room, right??;) I hope you have a great first weekend of the summer and I thank you for stopping by my little blog.

Supplies used:

All cardstock from SU!
Pattern Paper from stash
Black Stazon Ink
Real Red SU! Ink
Bakers Twine from stash
Hamburger Die from SU!
Owl Builder Punch from SU!
Scalloped Circle Punch fromSU!
Stamps Used from Scrappy Moms and Anna Griffin
Brads from stash

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Good morning and Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!! I wanted to share two pictures sharing the fathers in our family.

 The first picture was taken on Father's Day 1961 with 4 generations. Of course I don't remember much from that day as I'm the little baby here, lol, but it is one of the few pictures I have that has all my grandparents in it. My dad's brother and his wife are on the right, their dad, then my mom and her parents and my dad holding me. I just love this picture!

The second picture shows 4 generations with my sweet grandson, DH, DD, and DH's parents. I know Charlie won't remember this when he is older, but he'll have this picture to cherish.

I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Father's Day creating some great memories!