Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bee Happy

This card was part of a card class I offered last fall.  Right now the little Bee is making me think of flowers which makes me think of SPRING.  With the terribly cold weather we have been having in Maryland the last few weeks, I am more than ready for spring.  We used Hello Honey cardstock and the Honey Comb embossing folder, what a neat combo for this card.  Several punches were used as well as some circle framelits. He was a hit that day and he is a hit for me today as I look out my window and see snow everywhere.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Will spring colors bring spring weather??

I guess it's worth a shot?  Right now as I type this entry for my blog we are still watching the snow fall in Maryland.  If I had to guess I would say we have at least 8 inches outside.  I shoveled it once today, can't say I am going to go back out and do will eventually melt...right??

These cards were inspired by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Dawn Olchefske.  I changed up the Designer Series Paper to Birthday Bash in the one with Calypso Coral, the card with Coastal Cabana has the Designer Series Paper Best Year Ever that is FREE with a $50 order from now until March 31, 2015.  You can shop HERE for all of the great products Stampin' Up! has to offer.  I hope you get to stamp today!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Meets Doc McStuffins

I made this card for my niece that turned 5 yesterday.  She had a Doc McStuffins themed birthday party so I had to make her a Doc card to match.  She was very surprised by her card.  I enjoyed making it as well, once I got the the scoring lines figured out.  This card has inspired me to get back to creating some punch art cards, so perhaps you will see some of those in the near future.  I hope you get to stamp today.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sketch Challenge - Balloon Bash

This sketch challenge was issued by my upline for our next team gathering.  My first card(one on the left) did not really resemble the challenge but I was on a roll so I did not want to stop creating.  The card on the right is a little bit closer to the challenge sketch.  I love the Balloon Bash stamp set and Birthday Bash Specialty paper I got for FREE at Leadership!!!!  This is the first time I was able to play with any of my FREE goodies.  I really like the colors in this DSP which include Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. You can order either the stamp set or awesome designer series paper anytime by stopping by my Stampin' Up! Store.  I hope your day is filled with stampin'.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Best Year Ever!

I have always wanted to create one of these simple cards as a way to show off DSP.  I finally did so with this months stamp club.  We made a super simple card with pieces of the Best Year Ever DSP from Sale A Bration.  Do you know how easy it is to get some of this beautiful paper?  As easy as placing a $50 order from the Annual or Occasions Catalog.  Visit my on-line store by clicking HERE.
Now, about this pretty addition to the Best Year Ever DSP, I used the stamp set  - Best Day Ever.  I added a few rhinestones and there ya go!  I hope you are able to stamp a little today!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

I'm Irresistibly Yours

This card was made with the DSP Irresistibly Yours from the Sale A Bration Catalog. know what that means??????  That's right it can be YOURS for FREE if you spend $50 from the annual or Occasion catalog.  Easy Peasy huh??
I used the stamp set Lovely as a Tree and colors Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist(haven't touched this pad in forever) and some Soft Sky.
I started off my stampin' the image from Lovely as a Tree in Mossy Meadow and then i did some sponging with the colors mentioned above.  Don't forget to wipe off the excess ink from your DSP as it makes the background really "pop".  The sentiment I added is from the stamp set Moon Lake, I cut it out using the Chalk Talk framelit dies.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is it Spring Yet?

 Here is my tribute to spring thanks to this years DSP from the Sale A Bration catalog.  I used the 1" square punch to punch out pieces of the Best Year Ever DSP.  I used the sentiment Trust God from the Stamp set God is Love.  My card base is Crushed Curry and if you look really close you can tell I need to change the blade on my Stampin' Trimmer. So guess what?  I am off to do that right now before I forget.  Happy Stampin'. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day idea

Here is a super simple idea for a Valentine's day card.  It is actually the card I gave to my hubby so I couldn't post it before he actually got it :)
I used some burlap which is super popular right now!!  I also used the Sweetheart punch and the "You're Sweet" is from the stamp set Sweet Stuff.  I love super simple cards that make an impression.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Welcome Back to Me!!

Well Hi everyone!  Kinda embarrassed to be posting, I mean it has only been over a year since I updated my blog. I just got back from Leadership and I am pumped to put my all into by SU! business.  I have to remember, that I still work a full time job so posting every day is too much for me.  I have a goal of posting three times per week - that is the goal. I want to say thanks to all of the people who have checked out my blog in my absence and say, don't give up on me, I am going to give this a "go" again.  Maybe you can leave me a comment or two for motivation?  Who can't use a little motivation once in a while?  :)
I hope your day has been a great one and stay tuned.......