Friday, March 15, 2019

Aloha Beach Happy





Can't you just hear the waves?  It is a really dreary day here and I just wanted to play with something fun today so I pulled out the Beach Happy stamp set.  I knew when I saw this cute beach chair photo frame that I wanted to use this stamp set with it.  I love those palm trees heat embossed!  This was actually really quick and easy to put together.  I did some sponging for the background, heat embossing on the palm trees and the sentiment, a little two step stamping on the beach chair and a little paper piecing on the umbrella and that was it.  I purchased this cute frame at Walmart.  If you like this fun stamp set, you might want to grab it as it is in the occasions catalog which ends June 3rd, however, things have been selling out left and right.



As always, please let me know if you have any questions and/or you are interested in purchasing any of the amazing Stamping Up products!  Happy Crafting!


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cupcake Bliss



Just received my framelits for the Hello Cupcake stamp set that is free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration which ends March 31st!  Unfortunately, the framelits have sold out already.  The only one I used on this project is the cupcake stand though and I will gladly cut some out for you if you place an order between now and the end of this month.  The sweet sentiment I used is also from this stamp set and I used my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut out the sentiment and then layered that on some Bermuda Bay cardstock which I punched out with the Pretty Label punch.  You can barely tell that I actually had to punch out two and layer them behind the stitched oval to make it large enough.  When I stamped my cupcake I just made sure to leave plenty of room to add my sentiment.  The striped paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper.  As always, feel free to contact me with any questions and I'll be happy to help.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 11, 2019

You're Inspiring




Love this big daffodil image in the You're Inspiring stamp set!  This set not only has this gorgeous image but others plus some great sentiments!  You can use it to make Easter, Mother's Day, or spring birthday projects without even pulling out another stamp set!  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies on this one to layer up the image.  I love how easy they are to use....no measuring just cut and layer.  That gorgeous gingham paper is the Gingham Gala paper.  It is perfect for spring projects!  One side has a small gingham check and the other has more of a buffalo check as I used on this project.  If you like this paper, you should order quickly as it is going to sell out fast...it's already been on backorder once.  I colored the image with my Stampin Blends and the "splatters" you see are just from my "flicking" my brush tip against the cap of my blend marker.  I love how it breaks up the white space and adds dimension.  This is a super cute and easy card to duplicate!  That daffodil delight ribbon is from the clearance rack.  There are always some super deals so be sure to check out that section, too!


Hope you enjoy this card and I'd love to see what you are making!  Please post in my comments here or over on my facebook page.

Drumroll please......the winner of my blog candy is Judy Riggs!!! 

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lasting Lily Home Decor



I found this cute little 4x6 shadowbox on a pedestal at Walmart yesterday and I couldn't wait to decorate it in a spring theme.  I couldn't find it on the website, however, they are made by Better Homes and Gardens and my store had lots of them.  I had a really hard time getting a good photo due to the glass and the fact that we are having a really dreary day here.  Here is a close up of the inside:


I used my absolute favorite Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Lasting Lily and I stamped it in Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist.  Note that Lemon Lime Twist is an In Color for 2017-2019 which means it will retire in June when the new catalog comes out,,,if it doesn't sell out first soooo if it is one of your favorites (like me) you might want to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, ribbons, etc. so you can use it for many years to come!  Plus if you stock up before March 31 you can earn free Sale-A-Bration level 1 items when your order reaches $50 or a level 2 item with every $100 in product you purchase.  If you get your order in before midnight this Saturday (March 9th) you will be entered into my blog candy, too!  One neat trick that I discovered as I was making this project is that the stem/leaf stamp is so flexible that you can actually manipulate the leaf to be on the opposite side as I did here but it's hard to tell because the ribbon is covering it up.  I have ordered the coordinating Lily framelits and I can't wait to try those out!  I may redo this so that I can have even more dimension...may even just get away with adding some more lilies!    That sweet sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  You will be seeing more of that stamp set, too!  Love how pretty the images are but it also has so many different sentiments!  Check out that polka dot ribbon again!  If I could only pick one ribbon that would be it!  It goes with everything and it just absolutely beautiful.  I also used some retired lemon lime twist ribbon that was on the clearance rack just a bit ago.  Always check out that clearance rack because you never know what you will find and at big discounts!  I will leave you with one more pic of this fun project from a little different angle:


Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Fable Friends Basket



I watched Angie from Chic n Scratch make this cute basket and I had to try this one, too!  You can find her video tutorial here.  I am loving this little bunny from the Fable Friends stamp set.  I'm sure I'll be using him/her a lot but there are some other really cute images in this set, too!  I'm anxious to make something with those ducks.  The greeting I used is from the You're Inspiring stamp set.  Love the font on this one!  That stamp set also has some beautiful daffodils that I can't wait to play with!  I punched out my greeting using the Duet Banner punch.  I added some little adhesive jewels that I had left over from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.  There are always so many goodies left over from these kits!  If you have already signed up for Paper Pumpkin yourself but want to earn some Sale-A-Bration freebies, consider giving a prepaid subscription as a gift....wonderful Mother's Day gift!!  It is also a great gift for someone that is always on the go or someone that is new to stamping.  Everything you need comes in this great little box that you can literally just grab and go.  Your first kit even comes with an acrylic block!!  If you are considering taking advantage of the new demonstrator kit you will even receive a paper pumpkin kit in your order for free!  Remember, for just $99 you can choose $175 in product and you will get all the business items and free shipping or you can do all of that and get the amazing tote for $129.  If you have any questions at all, I'd be glad to help!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Alternative #2




Have I told you how much I like February's Paper Pumpkin stamp set?  This greeting is from that stamp set and so is the teacup image in the background!  I stamped this image in Lovely Lipstick and then realized I didn't have any Lovely Lipstick cardstock so I used Melon Mambo and I'm thrilled how well they go together!  It was one of those happy accidents as the tone on tone image shows up much better in Lovely Lipstick!  Love that polka dot tulle ribbon!!!  Just a reminder that this month's Paper Pumpkin kit will be a special birthday celebration kit and will contain not one but two stamp sets!!!  It's only $19.95 per month including shipping and it's always a surprise!  Even as a demonstrator we don't know what's coming but it is always fabulous and has everything you need to make a project from start to finish and usually lots of goodies left over to use on other things.  Plus....you have the stamp set and ink spot to keep on creating with!  You can prepay for your subscription here and earn Sale-a-Bration freebies with every $50 you spend!  Once you check out on my website then Stampin Up will send you a code (think gift card) and then you can go here to enter it in and get your goodies coming!!!  There is no obligation once you sign up as you can start and stop it whenever you want.  If you are going to be out of town and want to skip a month then you can certainly do that.  I'd really appreciate it if you would chose me as your demonstrator when you sign up!!  Be sure to check out yesterday's post about my blog candy, too!  You must purchase and sign up before March 10 to get this month's kit.  If you sign up after the 10th your first kit will be the April one as long as you get it started by April 10.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Blog Candy!!!



I'm cleaning out my stamp stash and decided to offer some blog candy today!!!  If you place an order on my Stampin Up website (just click the button to the right to be taken there) of $50 or more you will not only earn one or more Sale-A-Bration freebies but I will also place your name in a drawing to win this retired Stamp Set called Bountiful Border.  To enter you must place your order and use my Host Code RXK3A3HT unless your order is $150 or more and at that amount your order can be considered your own "party" so you will earn 3 level 1 Sale-A-Bration items or 1 level 2 and 1 level 1 item plus you will earn Stampin Rewards which gives you monies to spend on either special hostess stamp sets or whatever you would like out of the current catalogs.  I will still enter you in the drawing for this stamp set, too!  Your order must be placed by midnight on March 9 to be entered in this drawing.  I will draw a name on March 10.  If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!  Thanks and Happy Crafting!

Ronda's Easter Basket



It sure doesn't feel like Easter could be coming soon but it is!!!  I watched Ronda Wade make this on her facebook live last week and couldn't wait to make one!  If you search for her Creating Success Page on FB and go to her Feb. 27th post you will see a video of her making this cute basket!  Basically, you take a 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 piece of cardstock (I used Highland Heather) and score it at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 on both sides.  The designer series paper is the new gingham gala paper and it is so fun!!!  You will need four 2.5 x 2.5 pieces for your front and back overlapping flaps.  This gingham paper comes in 6 x 6 so the left over strip you can use for the handle.  This basket is actually quite a nice size.  You can make a smaller one using a 6 x 6 size paper and score it at 2 and 4 on both sides.  That cute flower is the daisy punch and I punched two out of whisper white cardstock.  This project is super cute and easy....would be easy to make multiples!

Friday, March 1, 2019

New Specials



I shared with you how much I love the Lasting Lily stamp set!  Well today I LOVE it even more...we have framelits to cut them out so easily now!  Sale-A-Bration Coordination items are only available for the month of March or while supplies last.  There are several different framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration freebie stamp sets, a new punch and even a new stamp set!!!  You can see these amazing products here.




Stampin Up also just released some additional items that you can choose for free during Sale-A-Bration.  You can find all of the level 1 items here.  You can choose one of these for every $50 in product you purchase.  There are some awesome level 2 items also that are free with every $100 in product purchased.

Don't forget if you have ever thought about signing up as a demonstrator this is the best time to do that!  Your new demonstrator kit includes your choice of products totaling $175, a paper pumpkin kit, business supplies, and free shipping for just $99.  There is a second kit option that includes all of that plus an amazing tote for just $129.  You can find more information here!  You can sign up, like I did, just for the amazing kit deal with no strings attached.  You will get your demonstrator discount on any orders you place between the time you sign up and the end of the first full quarter which would be the end of June.  If you have met the $300 quarterly minimum orders then you continue on and if you haven't then you just go into pending for 30 days and then just drop your demonstratorship...no strings attached and you keep your amazing kit!  Always feel free to contact me with any questions and I'm more than happy to answer or find out the answer if I don't know.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fable Friends



Just received my Fable Friends stamp set in the mail and couldn't wait to make a quick card with it!  I also received my Gingham Gala paper in the mail.....it just came off backorder!!!!  Yeah!!!  This paper is so cute and perfect for those Easter projects!!!  The ribbon on this card is the Whisper White Flax ribbon.  I can't wait to ink up the other stamps in this set.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Extra


Here is a sweet card I made from the stamp set that came with this month's Paper Pumpkin.  Love this little teacup planter!!  I used Bermuda Bay cardstock and a print in Bermuda Bay from the Brights Designer Series Paper.  I also used Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon that I just purchased off the clearance rack recently (be sure to check there regularly for some great deals).  I colored the image with my favorite Stampin Blends!!  Love how Stampin Up has everything you need to make a project from start to finish and all coordinating!!  The sweet sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration freebie set called Lasting Lily.

If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin this is a great time to do so as if you sign up by March 10 you will get a special birthday celebration kit!  This kit includes not one but TWO stamp sets!!  These kits just keep getting better and better!  You always get a stamp set and an ink spot and all the product you need to make the projects plus there are almost always plenty of left overs to make other things plus you can always use the stamps on other projects!


I would love it if you sign up with me as your demonstrator.  You can use my link here.   Plus if you prepay you can earn Sale-A-Bration items!!!  If you want to go the prepay option please purchase here.  You will receive an email with a code to enter at the first link to begin your subscription.  Clear as mud???  If you have any questions, please just send me an email and I'll get right back to you.  I am usually able to check my emails several times a day.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 25, 2019

All for You


I don't know why I don't use my vellum more as I LOVE the look!  This gorgeous floral from the All for You stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog was stamped in Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the image from the back side with my amazing Stampin Blends markers in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  This technique gives such a beautiful soft look!  I paired it with a piece of designer series paper in the brights collection and some of this gorgeous polka dot tulle ribbon in whisper white.  The greeting was stamped with a stamp also from the All for You stamp set and then cut out with a framelit from the Stitched Shapes framelits set.  Here is a closer look:



Purchase this stamp set and the stitched shapes framelits and you earn a free level 1 Sale-A-Bration item!!  For every $50 purchase you earn one freebie from the level 1 items and with every $100 purchase you earn two level 1 items or one level 2 item (check out that Lasting Lily stamp set) or order $150 in product and earn the salebration items but also stamping rewards!  Any order over $150 starts earning stamping rewards and earns monies that you can spend on special hostess sets or any items out of the annual or occasions catalog that you choose.  

Thought this sunny sweet card might bring a little "spring" into your day!  I'm so ready for warmer temps!!  If you would like to place an order or just get together and stamp, please let me know!  Thanks and Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

It's Been Too Long!!!






WOW!!!  It's been a really long time since I've posted anything.  My hubby retired and we moved to Indiana.  My boys are now in college and I have one about to start middle school.....where has the time gone?

Just wanted to hop on here and say that I am still around and I am still a Stampin Up demonstrator and this is the best time to stock up on supplies as it is Sale-A-Bration!!  With every $50 you order you can pick something out of the level 1 Sale-A-Bration items for free or with every $100 you order you can pick two level 1 or one level 2 Sale-A-Bration items.  This goes through the end of March!

I just received this Lasting Lily stamp set (pictured above) and I can't wait to share some of the projects I've cased from pinterest!!

It is also the best time to join as a demonstrator!  If you sign up during Sale-A-Bration you get $175 of your choice of products for $99 and free shipping!!!  There is also another option that includes an awesome tote with your kit and it costs $129.  There are no strings so if you want to just sign up to take advantage of the super sweet deal on the kit you can do that, plus then you get your demonstrator discount!  If you haven't met your minimum sales by the end of your first full quarter (end of June) then you just go into pending and then you can just drop your demonstrator status.  You never know though you may well find that you are meeting the minimums and want to continue on!!!  New annual catalog comes out in June!!!




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Pop N Place


Great new product for the holidays!  Discounted bundles available, too!  The Pop & Place Book alone is $9.95 (134975) or you can take advantage of the Tag Book plus the New coordinating Polymer Stamp Set for $19.95 (135921) or if you are brand new to stamping we have a special bundle deal for you.....this one contains the tag bundle and stamp set plus an acrylic block and ink spot so you will have everything you need except adhesive to get started for just $24.95 (135290).  As always if you have any questions, please send me an email....see my sidebar for email me button.