Thursday, May 30, 2013

One More Day!!

Good morning everyone!! Only one more day until the 2013/14 Catalog goes live!!! Woo hoo!! I am so excited for the release! I'm having an open house to celebrate the launch, which is only the second launch since I became a demo. So in honor of the release I wanted to share some sneak peeks. I'm looking forward to so many of the new items, and especially the color renovation. I thing SU! did a great job with the changes. Well, enough chit chat. Here are my peeks. Some of them have a combination of Sale-a-bration, retired, current and new products. It's hard to say good bye to your favorites, so I decided to use a little bit of everything.

I hope that gave you a good idea of some of the fun things coming up tomorrow. Stay tuned  for some more later on in the weekend. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hey everyone! How was your Wednesday? Nothing special here, but it is a short week! I wanted to share a sympathy card I made for a coworker who lost his MIL. Seems we have a need for more and more of these lately. Sometimes I really struggle with these cards, but for some reason this one just came together. I knew I wanted to use some of the new In Colors that will be released on Friday, but that was about it...that is until I sat down in my scrap room and saw the Stippled Blossoms stamp set sitting on my desk It was one of those "ah ha!" moments. I made it a 5x7 card since so many people will be signing it.
Well, just wanted to share this with you and I hope it gives someone some inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great evening.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms and Love & Sympathy
Dazzling Dazzles

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Memorial Day! I know I posted this card before, but I thought it was so appropriate for today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember why we have this holiday. Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dynamic Duo Challenge #54


Hey everyone! Are you enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend? I had a great day in my scrap room. I have an open house planned next weekend to celebrate the launch of the new 2013/14 catalog, so I've been busy getting samples made using some of the new product. I also took a few minutes to create a card for the new challenge at Dynamic Duos. Since blue is my favorite color, I couldn't resist playing along again.

For this card I used some new and retiring items. The challenge colors are Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse, and you can use any neutral. Since blues are associated with baby boys I decided to go with a baby theme. I used the Easy Events stamp set, which is retiring, for the sweet little duck, and the new Best of Brides and Babies for the teddy bears and inside sentiment. The ovals were cut with the oval framelits and the corners were punched with the retiring Scallop Trim Corner punch. I used Soft Suede ink for the teddy bears and the sentiment on the inside was stamped with Midnight Muse ink. I used some Dazzling Details on the ducks umbrella, eye, and the cute onesie, but I don't like the way it turned out on the duck, gave it a funny sheen. And of course the ribbon is the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon.

I hope you have a great evening and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 24, 2013

I Am Now a Dynamic Darling!

Hi everyone, happy Friday! Are you ready for a long, holiday weekend? I know I am!! Hoping to get some crafting done and enjoy some good family time.

I am so excited, I just found out that I won an honorable mention winner over at Dynamic Duos!! woo hoo!!! In fact, it's the first challenge I've played in in over a year!! :) I feel so blessed when someone compliments my projects and to win a challenge after so long makes me ecstatic!!! Thank you to Janet for picking my card. I'm still grinning!!! lol

That's it for now but I'll be back later in the weekend with some sneak peeks for the new catalog. Have a great evening, and if you're traveling for the weekend, be safe! And as always, I thank you for stopping by!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thinking of You

Hey everyone, can you believe I'm back with another post? :) Before I go any farther with my post, I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by the bad weather the last few days, and especially all the families that lost loved ones today. It's hard to imagine the devastation, but know that you are all being lifted in prayer.

My post for today is a card I made for another challenge, this time over at Fab Friday. This challenge was to make a project using the colors, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, and Soft Suede. Again I wanted to use some retiring product and thought the Thinking of You single stamp was perfect, as was the Poetry Print Designer Series Paper which has all the challenge colors!

I made a Z fold card, which is one of my favorites. and cutting out the stamp with the Window Frames  Framelits made it even easier for the flap. I used dimensionals to each layer of the stamp gave it even more depth. I used a circle die in my stash to cut out that portion of the stamp since I could never cut it out that perfect by hand. And of course I just had to add some bling! ;)
Here is the inside of the card following the same pattern. I thought the sentiment from the Blessings From Heaven was perfect for the inside. I hope you like the card and that you'll stop over at Fab Friday to see all the cute projects over there. Have a great evening, and I thank you for stopping by.

All products from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Flourishing Happy Birthday

Good evening everyone! I hope you've had a good weekend. I was able to get in my room and actually play, so mine has been great! I made this card for a challenge over at Dynamic Duos. This is the first time I've played in their challenges, but then it's been a long time since I've played in any challenges. ;)  This week's challenge is to make a project using the colors Basic Black and Pacific Point. I think black and blue is always a striking combination so I just had to play along. I wanted to use some retiring items and the sentiment stamp, from Made for You, is one of them. I really, really love this font and wish SU! had more sets with it. The ribbon was retired one or two years ago too.

I left the inside blank so that when I give this to someone I can personalize it further. Here's a list of the supplies used for this card:

All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Whisper White, Basic Black and Pacific Point cardstock
Basic Black and Pacific Point inks
Flowering Flourishes and Made for You stamp sets
Black satin ribbon
Basic Jewels
Spellbinders die

 If you have a chance, head over to Dynamic Duos and check out the cute projects and add your inspiration to the challenge. I hope you have a good evening, and I thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I'm Back And With Another New Look!

Hi everyone, I'm finally back!! I decided that with all the things going on in my life I needed to step back and regroup. It was a much needed break. For Mother's Day my DD #2 redid my blog and since things have settled down some, I thought it's time to come back. I mentioned to her quite a few months ago that my blog needed a makeover to show that I'm a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, and I think she nailed it! I have missed everyone so much! It's amazing how you realize what is important and how much the little things mean when you have stuff going on in life, and even though I haven't been around, I realized just how much this means to me. So hopefully I can post regularly again, at least that's my plan. :)

So for my first post back, I wanted to share a card my SU! ladies did last night at our club meeting and a card we did at one of my technique classes a couple of weeks ago. The Thanks a ton! card is from our club meeting last night. I saw this on someone's blog, unfortunately I can't remember her name, but I think I tweaked it a little bit. This was created using the Oh Whale goodies in the Spring Catalog which will be ending at the end of the month. Of course, with a whale this cute you have to use googly eyes! And don't you just love the cloud embossing? I think distressing it a little with ink really makes the clouds pop.

This card was part of our technique class using the faux chalk board technique. We used some Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and ribbon and the stamp is one of the single stamps offered. Didn't it turn out cute? The girls enjoyed this class as much as I did teaching it. It's amazing what a little embossing powder and ink can make!

I hope you all are well and are enjoying your weekend. Thank you so much for popping by even though I haven't been around. I did visit a lot of you on my break and just loved all the creative projects you have been posting. Made me realize how much I love the paper crafting world! Have a great evening too, and I'll be back soon. Take care!