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