Monday, May 12, 2014

It's a Monday!

Good Morning,

Well we have made it back to Monday!  It certainly feels like a Monday too.  Several things I have touched have acted strange including my blog!  All is right though we had a nice weekend with the family and got to see almost the entire family at some point during the 2 days!  It was nice and yesterday was nice with the Mom's!  The weather has been wonderful here and today is supposed to be close to 90 degrees.  Woo Hoo, well seems like we went from winter to summer, very little spring, but I am not complaining, when it's not cold, dreary, snowing or raining I am fine with it!!  I apologize for missing a post last week, it was a bit crazy here with work, school and a craft show that I did.  It is back to normal this week, and I am thankful. Today's card is a happy card, it is actually 2 cards, but one was a Mother's Day Card and the other is a Birthday card with only 1 small change:

It's just a classy card and so pretty.  I was very, very late to the party on the dress form framelits, I just got them in March and now they are retiring, but I won't part with them!!!  The card on the left in Coastal Cabana is the birthday and the right is Strawberry Slush and is the Mother's Day card.  Here are the details on the card:

Paper: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Black StazOn, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush (inside sentiment)
Stamp(s): Pretty Petites Stamp Set (retired), Feel Goods and Delightful Dozen for the inside sentiments
Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Dress Up Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Petite Curly Label Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (retired)

So there you have it, a simple change like adding the punch changes it a little card, you could always leave off the punch and still make it a Birthday card with the sentiment on the inside.  I love the colors from the 2013-2015 In Colors and can't stop using them, and I can't wait to start using the new 2014-2016 In Colors, they are not as bright as the other in colors but they are very rich and beautiful!!  I hope you like the cards and I will be back soon with more.

Have a great day!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

A happy card after rain!!

Good Morning!

I don't know about your area but we have been inundated with rain in the last 2 days!  We are blessed that there were no severe storms like in Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and many more areas and still more suffering with flooding and even more rain.  Our rain has ended this morning so hopefully the saying about April showers bringing May flowers will hold true!  I have a card for you today that is happy and bright.  It uses the spotlight-lighting technique.  Karin did this card at her April classes and I loved it so I just changed the colors because it was so pretty!

Here are the details on the card:
Paper: Real Red Card stock, Daffodil Delight Card stock, Whisper White Card stock
Ink: Real Red, Jet Black StazOn, Real Read, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers
Stamp(s): Pleasant Poppies
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Squares Collection Framelits,  Blender Pens, 1/4" Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

I haven't used my blender pens much as they make me a little nervous, but I am working on using them so I get comfortable with it and this card was perfect.  I outlined the poppies with the marker and then colored in the flowers with the blender pens and the ink pad for a softer color.  I stamped just a corner of the stamp on the inside and colored them too.  It really is pretty and a happy card with the bright colors!  I love the technique and I think I will be doing more with it!!  Thanks Karin, so pretty and fun!

Some other news, I was lucky enough to get to attend the new catalog launch party on Monday night.  I have to say I am loving the new catalog and can't wait to be able to order all the great new products that are coming our way!!  So much stuff, the wish I mean shopping list is very, very long!  

Well I am going to sign off and wish you all a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Good Morning Folks!

I hope you are having a nice week!  The weather here is finally getting warmer and we have gone a month with no snow!!  WOOO HOOO!  Seriously this winter has been biter, bitter cold and snowy so I am glad that we are seeing spring! Well I have a have card fro you today!  This card was one we made at my club last weekend.  I got the idea from Pintrest and the original was done by Anne Marie Hile I changed the colors but I loved the layout so I kept that intact!  Thanks Pintrest and Anne Marie for the inspiration.

I wanted a happy and springtime card and this fit the bill perfectly!  It's hard to see in the picture but the butterflies are triple layered, the very bottom later is a different color than the middle later.

Here are the details for this card:
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamp(s): Simply Sketched (Hostess Set)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jews and Dimensionals.

This card was fun to put together and is so pretty.  My club members all seemed to like it!  The scallop border punch is on the retired list so if you see it as a much have order soon!!!  Remember that Stampin' Up is offering free regular shipping through Friday April 25th so hurry and take advantage of this great deal!!

Have a great Wednesday!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Back Again!!!

Good Morning Folks!!

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter!  We had a lovely weekend!  Both days full of family and fun (though my hubby may say differently, since he had to do lots of work).  I have been missing for a while and I apologize.  Work, life and school have really been my focus for a while.  I am about 5 weeks from finishing my Master's degree and that has really taken a lot of my focus that I would normally demote to creating.  I am so close to done I can taste it, all that is left is the final class capstone project which is a lot of work but I am feeling pretty good about it (today at least, ask me again 4 weeks from now and I may have a different answer)!  However I have been really missing my blogging and sharing with you all!!  I apologize and you have my word I am going to post at least once a week for the next 5 weeks and then I hope to get more frequent after that!  Hang in there with me, please, please!   I have a few craft shows coming up so I will stay busy creating but I have plenty to share!  I figure I would jump back in slowly, no card today, but since Stampin' UP announced their retiring lists today I wanted to share them.

Retiring Stamps PDF:

Retiring Accessories PDF:

Remember that this year the retiring products are only while supplies last, so don't delay!!  Place your orders early to be sure you get what you want before they are gone, gone, gone!!

Also to sweeten the deal Stampin' UP is offering FREE SHIPPING on everything from April 21 to April 25th!!!  This is awesome!!  It does not include expedited shipping costs, but free shipping is an awesome deal!  Take advantage early and often until Friday April 25th !!!!  You don't need any codes or anything it is automatic!

There are lots of great things on the lists and while it is a little hard to say goodbye, I am so excited by the new catalog and what Stampin' UP has in store for us!!

I will leave this for you all to review and keep it short and sweet today!!  Thank you again for hanging in there with me during my missing in action moments, I think we should be on the right track!  Have a great Monday!!