Friday, February 26, 2016

My New Hobby

Take a look at my newest venture - soap making. I have only made one batch so far, but I can tell this hobby is going to be addictive as stampin' Now to figure out a way to incorporate both hobbies.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Purple Hearts

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set and Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies. Originally I wanted to make a monochromatic card using the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Die but I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to use Wisteria Wonder with Crumb Cake. What card is not complete until you use a little Gorgeous Grunge to add some fun to the background. I hope you like today's card. The Happy Day sentitment is from the Sale A Bration stamp set called Perfect Pairings. Remember, a $50 catalog purchase and this stamp set can be yours too..only until March 31!!! Stop back soon for more stampin'.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Flowering Fields

This was a pretty fun and simple card we made at my last card buffet. I really like this Sale A Bration stamp set called Flowering Fields. You can get this stamp set easy peasy, just by placing a $50 order. We stamped the flowers in the Tuxedo Black Momento pad and then colored the flowers with our Stampin' Write Markers. The Happy Birthday on the front of the card is from the stamp Set Sassy Salutations. That stamp set is a real go-to for me! I hope you enjoyed today's creation. Be sure to stop back soon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Have you Heard the Good News - New Sale A Bration items added today!!!

Woohooo Stampin' Up! just released several more items you can get for FREE just by placing a $50 catalog order. These items will only be available until March 31st, so don't wait!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hello Birthday Girl

I really am lovin' this years Sale A Bration stamp sets. This one is called Hello and is only available through February 15th - WHICH IS TODAY! Yikes, if you like this set, you better get it now. It has several other sayings with it that make it very versatile. I paired it with It's My Party DSP - which I also LOVE. You can get see this in the Occasions Catalog. I used some window sheet to pop up these adorable balloons from the stamp set Balloon Celebration and coordinating punch called Balloon Bouquet. These two items can be purchased as a Bundle and you can save 15% by doing this. Remember, all you have to do is spend $50 (the Clearance Rack counts too) and you can get this stamp set absolutely FREE! Happy Stampin'
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

My Valentine (well one of them)

This is one of my adorable nieces holding up the Valentine goodies we made for her teachers. We had a lot of fun making them together. She has always loved spending time in my craft room, which she often reminds me "is for girls only" LOL. I look forward to the day when her baby sista (as she calls her) Emma can join in on the fun. I will share some of Jamie's worldly wisdom with you: After she had stamped two of her cards with her right hand, she starts to stamp the last one with her left hand. I told her to stop and put the stamp in her right hand because she is right handed. She told me "no I am not, I am both handed" then she looks at me and asks if I know what that means. She said "that means I can do it with both hands". Soooo, both handed it is!! I hope you have a great Valentine's Day with family, friends, or your LOVE.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Will You Be My Valentine?

If my memory serves me correctly, at our last Downline Gathering, my Upline gave us a challenge of making a card with Hearts. This was my creation. I wanted something simple but with a little bit of Pizzazz. I used the Sweetheart Punch to punch out some hearts and the best background stamp set ever - Gorgeous Grunge. I was so happy they did not retire the Happy Heart embossing folder after it was featured in last years Occasions Catalog. Stop back to see some more Valentine creations this week.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Card Organizer

This was the first class I held in 2016, a card organizer. I am going to use mine to organize birthday cards. I have a few dates filled in already, and lots more to do. I made this card with all Stampin' Up! products except for the binding system and binding comb. We used 6 pieces of It's My Party DSP to make the pages/pockets. We also used a partial piece for the front of the organizer as well. The front cover was decorated with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating punch. I hope you like the organizer, they are simple easy to make and would make a wonderful gift.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Love is in the Air

Our Stamp Club met last week and we made this awesome card that I CASED off of someone on Pinterest. We used the Shimmery White Cardstock, which I bought some time ago but had not even used yet. We stamped the heart image from the Bloomin' Love stamp set with Versa Mark and then we used clear embossing powder and the heat tool to create a "clear" image. We then used our aqua painters to "paint" across the heart image. To finish off the image we used the Wink of Stella in clear, I love this product. If you haven't tried it yet, you don't know what you are missing! If you need any more details or help making this card, feel free to drop me a line. If I find the original card on Pinterest, I will be sure to give the artist credit.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Have YOU Sale A Brate(d) yet?

Have you had a chance to take advantage of Stampin' Up!s annual Sale A Bration Sale? It is the BEST time of the year!! Not only can you buy incredible products BUT for every $50 you spend you can choose one FREE item from the Sale A Bration Catalog. Check out some more information about SAB below:
There are only a few days left to get these great items for FREE! Once they are gone, they are gone:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello Everyone

Hi Everyone! Have you missed me? It's been a while since I have posted to my blog but it is not from lack of stampin'. I have had several classes already this year and I am excited to show you some of my creations. Stay tuned for pics and details about some new adventures I am taking.
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