Friday, December 27, 2013

Clearance Rack Updated!

Just wanted to let you know that the clearance rack has been updated today, Dec 27th, 2013. Remember you can find items up to 80% off and they are on a while supplies last basis. So if you see something you like snag it before its gone! You can do your shopping here Online Store One thing that caught my eye is the 2011 In Color Markers were on the list. What will you be getting?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Love!


Dan's birthday card 2013Dan's 44th

Today’s my husband’s birthday. I just wanted to share how you can use ‘Christmas’ paper to make a birthday card.  And also to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for your support and coming to see me here. May 2014 be a blessed year for you!

Here are some things I used.

Envelope Punch Board


Winter Frost DSP

Teeny Tiny Wishes

*And yes I realize the cupcake says 431. It was suppose to represent 44 since we didn’t have another 4 candle.

Monday, December 16, 2013

What to do with Scraps


Candlelight atcFirst atcChristmas Sunburst

We all love paper right? That’s why we like to do things with paper, right? But what to do with the small scraps of paper you don’t know what to do with? Well I thought I’d try my hand and experiment.

This is what I came up with atc which stands for artist trading card and sunburst cards. I have made sunburst cards before and in fact shared them here with the Gingham Garden dsp we have. So I decided to make Christmas sunburst  cards with the left over paper I had when I was done making regular Christmas cards. I really like the effect and they were fun to make.

Each month I meet with a group of ladies that I paper craft with. This month we had a cookie exchange. One of the ladies gave me a atc. I was intriguied. I had heard of them before. But never seen one in person. Your working with a small canvas as it has to be 2.5 by 3.5 and it has to have a cardboard backing to truly be a atc. That’s the only ‘rule’ in atc.

I can see why atc’s and sunburst cards can be addicting. Have you ever made one of those?

I also wanted to note that the red card in the 2nd picture is not mine but the atc that was given to me. I tried making my first atc with the white paper and colorful snowflakes to see how ‘hard’ it might be to do it.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Soho Subway and Hello Lovely

Soho Subway Tags

You make me happy

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday for those in the states. Well as we all know tomorrow is the last day of the month so my time as a guest stamper for my stamping group  I belong too will be drawing too a close. I wanted to share my last two samples with you all.

In the first picture I made Soho Subway tags that you can see on page 21 in the main catalog. That’s where my idea for my card came too. The beauty of Stampin’ Up! you can case.

Here are the details of my 2 projects. 

For the tags: Hello Lovely Stamp Set (13024W) (130243 C) Very Vanilla Cardstock, (101650)  Soho Subway DSP,(130140) Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin Marker, Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Marker. (131260)

You Make Me Happy card and envelope: Hello Lovely Stamp Set (13024 W) (130243 C)  World Map Stamp(130342 W)(130345 C) Early Espresso Cardstock(119686) Very Vanilla Cardstock(101650)  Daffodil Delight Cardstock(119683) Soho Subway DSP(130140) Envelope Punch Board, Island Indigo Ink ( 126986) Chevron Border Punch(132154) Big Shot (113439) Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130916)

*The Chevron Border Punch is found in the Holiday Catalog.  The Envelope Punch Board is separate too but all other product is found in the main catalog.*

Thank you for stopping by! Have a creative weekend and enjoy your leftovers!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Boutique Shares


christmas envelopes

christmas bags

I have been having a lot of fun making things for a Christmas Boutique my church will be putting on. This is my first time participating. I shared these pictures on my facebook and Instagram. So I thought I’d share them here. I have been using retired product to make my envelopes. But I  also have been using product you can get from the Holiday Catalog such as the mini muslin bags and calm christmas stamp set. Other things I have used is the Christmas Star stamp set and the Snowflake Soiree as well as the Evergreen stamp set. I also used dazzling details on the bags to give them bling even though  I don’t think the picture picks it up.

What things have you been creating for Christmas?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Calm Christmas Treat Bags


christmas treat bag 2

Christmas Treat Bag 1

Hello Everyone!

I think I need to stop telling you guys to stop by a certain day for the samples. I try to follow a schedule but the reality is I am a go with the flow kind of person. I have been busy creating though! My church is putting on a Christmas Boutique on Dec 7th. So if your local please come by. I will be there from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

I have been making envelopes for the Christmas cards I have made. In fact let me just show you what I’ve been up too. I don’t remember when but my upline Patty Bennett  had a stocking class. I finally decided to finish it up. I am thinking of making a garland with it. Than with retired Christmas paper I decided to make tags with it so that people can use it as to and from tags for the gifts they have bought. I used retired brads to hold the papers together. And of course my Christmas card envelopes. Those were also made with retired paper.But you didn’t come here for me to prattle about retired products and the like.

In the pictures above I thought I’d experiment and try to make treat bags. I used the Calm Christmas (132736 W) (132739 C) stamp set. I originally tried to use our silver ink.(132142) But as you can see it didn’t show up well. So I used the Red Riding Hood ink. I also used Basic Gray(126981) and Midnight Muse(126860) for the lettering. The bags are our Mini Muslin Bags. (132180) The ribbon is our taffeta ribbon and I got it in Pear Pizzazz (131208)

paper christmas tagsPaper stockingschristmas envelopes

Here I am talking about Christmas when its Thanksgiving that will happen in less than a week. I just wanted to express my gratefulness for those that stop by my blog and for those that order from me. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I still have 2 more samples to show before my time as Guest Stamper is up. So please stop by before the end of the month to see them. Thanks so much!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hello Lovely!


Hello Lovely Card 3

I know, I know, I said to come back Friday for another share and here it is Saturday. But as we all know real life gets in the way. Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Anyways, I wanted to show a card I made using the Hello Lovely stamp set. (130240 W) (130243 C) This is my attempt at casing a card that can be seen in the main catalog on page 22. If you don’t have a catalog and would want one please let me know and I will be happy to send you one!  I stamped in Gumball Green Ink (126861) and Basic Grey. (126981) The ribbon is one of our chevron ribbon in Basic Black. (130010)

I made this card for a pounding I went to, to welcome our new administrate pastor and family. Here is a definition of what a pounding is. 

A "Pounding" party is a time-honored tradition, born out of friends and neighbors welcoming newcomers into their community by gifting them with non-perishable foods to stock their pantry, such as, a "pound" of sugar, a "pound" of flour, or a "pound" of coffee ... Thus, the name, "Pounding”!

It was a blessed evening to do that. I also made my own envelope to go with the card. I love our punch board!

Leaf frontLeaf back

I used retired dsp. The great thing about this board you can use up all the pretty paper you’ve been hoarding. Hehe. I can’t be the only paper hoarder right?  Thanks for stopping by. I hopefully should have another share for you on Tuesday. I hope you find time in your weekend to create!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Festive Flurry Ornaments

Available starting 11/12/2013 – while supplies last! 
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

Product name:Item #:Price:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95
*I will share a how to video from Stampin' Up! in the next post since I can't figure out how to share here. Thank you for your patience!

Magnificent Maple Share #4


Magnificent Maple

Harvest Card

Harvest Day

Happy Birthday Harvest Card

orchard harvest evenlope

This is a picture heavy post but I wanted to show you what you could do with Magnificent Maple (131868) Sweater Weather DSP (132184) and Burlap Ribbon (132140) A quick reminder that the Burlap Ribbon is on sale this week!

As some of you know I homeschool my kids. We belong to a co-op and we recently had a harvest day. I had the kids make harvest cards and I used the Magnificent Maple stamp to make the cards with as well as stamps that were not Stampin’ Up! related.

In being a Homeschooler I choose to school thru a charter school. As a result I have a certified teacher come to my house once a month to check in with us and to see how we are getting along with school work and to answer any questions we may have. It was my teacher’s birthday the last time she visited us and I wanted to make a birthday card for her. So I used the Magnificent Maple stamp, Sweater Weather dsp, Burlap ribbon and the Chevron Border  Punch (132154) The envelope was made with our board punch and retired dsp.

Thanks for coming by. If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment. See you on Friday! 

Weekly Deals For November 11-17

 Here are the deals that Stampin' Up has for this week! You can find this info in their blog too. My items are a little out of order in placement but the information is all the same! If you'd like to get them you can do so here. Online Store 

1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147 Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN
Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137 Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN
Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161 Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN
Mini Muslin Bags Item #132180 Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN
Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper Item # 132185 Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN Discounted Price: $7.11 US/$8.77 CAN
Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977 Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Friday, November 8, 2013

Evergreen with Silver

evergreen with silversilent nightsilent night 2
Here I am with another share with you! This time I used the Evergreen Christmas stamp (127973) that is on our carryover list. I used the silver ink (132142) I mentioned before. I really do love this combination. I have not made this into anything yet. But I am figuring that this stamp set and the ink will make elegant Christmas cards.
Silent night is one of my favorite Christmas songs. So I was glad to see that they had this in a stamp set.  We first saw this stamp set last year. It is the main reason why I bought the stamp set. I use to sing this song to myself when I was little  no matter the season when it was night and rainy out. This song also reminds me of my Mom who I had lost in April of 2011.
Do you have a stamp set you bought for a sentimental reason? Or do you have a song that reminds you of a special someone? Thank you for stopping by. Remember to come back on Tuesday Nov 12th. I will have another share for you!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Calm Christmas

1.Silver DoveCalm Christmas2.Merry Little Christmas Dove3.
I am back with my 2nd share. I am going to try to blog my shares on Tuesdays and Fridays as Katina Martinez who is also the other guest stamper for the month of November will be sharing what she has done on Mondays and Thursdays. I didn’t wan to bombard everyone in our group by sharing on the same day. So I thought I’d off set when I did mine.
These products can be found in the Holiday catalog. The dove is from the Calm Christmas stamp set.(132739) C (132736) W  I had a get together a couple weeks back where we used the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit.(132158) I was playing around with the Calm Christmas stamp set and this is what I came up with. The final result is shown in the #3 picture. I really love the Metallic Encore Pad that is found in the Holiday Catalog. I had gotten the silver one (132142) but plan on getting the gold one(132141) soon as the Holiday Catalog goes away on January 2, 2014.
In the #1 picture you can see where I had inked the stamps from Calm Christmas. I thought it was so pretty and I didn’t want to clean them off. I found using our Stampin’ Mist(102394) took off the ink without an issue.
Have you started making things for Christmas? If so what are they? Please feel free to share in the comments. As usual if you’d like to get any of these things you can go here. Online Store Please come back Friday where I will have another project to share with you!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thank You You’re The Best

Hello Lovely Card 2Hello Lovely Card 1
As you all know I belong to a great Stampin’ Up group called Luv 2 Stamp that is run by my Upline Patty Bennett. She opened up a opportunity for all of us a few months back to be a guest stamper. November is my month to share the samples that I have made with the products that she graciously gave me. So I thought I would share here. Truth be told these thank you cards were made last month for my customers but in being a guest stamper we couldn’t share until it was our month. These are the products I used.
Sweater Weather DSP 132184
Hello Lovely Stamp Set 130243 ©
Early Espresso Ink 126974
Chocolate Chip Cardstock 102128
If this looks like a project you would love to make you can buy the supplies here. Online Store I would love to hear if you made these thank you cards and to show how you made it. Please come back often I will have many samples to share this month!

Friday, October 25, 2013

October Mail Goodies!

October Mail Goodies
I thought I would share what my recent order was with Stampin’ Up! I took advantage of the 25 stamps that are 25% off until Oct 28th. Those were the Snowflake Soiree in clear 127925 and Christmas Star in clear 134813 I also got the Natural Ribbon 7/8 Trim 129287 Mini Muslin Bags 132180 Personalized Name Stamp Casual Monogram 131146 Real Red Reinker 103287 and cardstock in Very Vanilla 101650 and Whisper White 100730 What have you bought recently?

Oh Baby!

Oh baby card
Last week I was invited to a baby shower. My youth minister and his wife are expecting a baby in December. I wanted to make more things for them like a baby album but ran out of time. So I made them a card using mostly retired product and my new favorite the Envelope Punch Board. 133774 What have you made with the Envelope Punch Board? If you’d like to order one you can do so here. Online Store

Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasHope Your Christmas is Snow Much Fun
Last Saturday I had a group of ladies over to work on the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit. I went ahead and got the bundle which came with the Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set. Here’s the bundle number W-131826 C 131829. I thought I’d share the samples I made to showcase what you can do with this kit. In the first picture the one without the sweater trim is the basic card you can make with the kit. I added my own special touch by adding the sweater trim from last year’s holiday kit as well as a retired stamp set in the 2nd picture. It was a lot of fun to make these cards and a chance to be with those that like to create. Christmas is 2 months away. Are you ready? Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25 % off 25 Stamp Sets!

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!
Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

You can find the list of stamps that are on this list here. 25 for 25! than you can place a order here. Online Store Thank You! Let me know what stamps you got during the sale. I would love to know. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

This Week's Deals!

In the spirit of celebrating their 25th anniversary Stampin' Up! is offering weekly deals. These are the deals for the week of October 14th. You will get a discount at checkout and you can buy the items here. Online Store Thank you! 
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents
Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies

In Color Dahlias

Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble -- Digital Download

Sweet Treat Cups