Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Evening

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday Evening. Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was a busy one, which is nothing new for me.  :)  I was able to get in my room and get some cards done for different occasions. I actually had to make two sympathy cards. Those are usually hard ones to make, but this one went together fairly quickly. It was made using both current and retired Stampin' Up! items. I thought it fit well since the Retired List just came out from SU! There are always a couple of items that retire that I am sad to see go, so this was very fitting.
This card was created for one of my coworkers. They just brought a little boy in this world last weekend. I wanted to use up more of my never-dwindling pile, and thought these patterned papers went well together. I just love the little onesie from SU! It was nice to celebrate a new baby after creating so many sympathy cards lately.

Well, I hope you have a good evening and I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip SU! Marker
Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Slower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Patter.n Paper: From my stash,
Ribbon: Wisteria Wonder Ruffle, Vintage Lace (both retired)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Extra Large Pearl Basic Jewels (retired), Candy Dots
Tools: Baby First Framelits, Pansy Punch, Modern Label Punch (retiring), Word Window Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder (retired)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To You From Me, Saying Goodbye, and Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Just wanted to share a thank you card I made. This card was adapted from the 3 x 3 thank yous I made for my April Workshop orders. The sketch was from a challenge over at Stampin' Gals Gone Wild on Facebook.
I also wanted to share the news that Stampin' Up! released their Retired List on Tuesday. There are items up to 50% off while supplies last through June 2nd. You can go here to check out all the retiring items. If there's something you've had your eye that is on this list, you better hurry before it sells out.
And last but not least, this week's deals. There are quite a few items from the current Occasions Catalog in this week's deals.
There's a lot going on this week. I hope you see something you like. Have a good week, and I thank you for stopping by!

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.


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'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!