Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kindness Matters

This is another card I did at my first stamp and stack....please forgive me that this one has a layer that is a little cockeyed.....this is the one I was making as I was showing the attendees how to make this card and I was trying to hurry and I didn't realize until now that I didn't line it up straight....oops!  I was standing...I usually craft sitting!  Anywho....I cased this from here and she cased it from someone else but it is a really fun technique.  To get this effect you brayer your ink on your embossing folder and then when you emboss your paper the raised areas stay white and the color hits all the other areas.  Really cool look!  I've got to get better with my photography skills so you can see closer what I'm talking about!  The embossing folder I used can be purchased here and the sentiment is from the Kindness Matters stamp set which you can find here or here.  Such a beautiful stamp this sentiment but I can't wait to play with those butterflies, too!  The butterflies I used on this card are from the embosslits which cut and emboss....gorgeous!!!  You can purchase this butterfly embosslit here ....these are SOOO easy to use!  With just this one die/embossing folder combo you get 5 beautiful embossed butterfly die cuts with every pass!   Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This sweet card was one of the cards we made at my first (and only so far) stamp and stack last month.  It was so easy and fun to make.  I cased it from this talented lady here.  The beautiful flower is made with the Stampin Up Mixed Bunch stamp set (here or here) and it coordinates beautifully with the blossom punch (here).  That gorgeous sentiment comes from the Friendly Phrases set which you can find here for clear and here for wood.  I love the fonts on these sentiments!  That patterned paper is from the a celebration set....hope we get to see that again someday...gorgeous papers!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sorry this isn't the best photo but I was having camera issues....I've got to figure out what was going wrong.  I've been so bad about posting though that I wanted to get this posted as it is a super cute idea for a Father's Day card or any "manly" occassion.  I found this super easy tutorial on how to make this mini shirt here.  I couldn't wait to try it!  I just got this super cute Stampin Up stamp set called Best Dad Ever in the mail and wanted to use one of the super cute ties included in it!  This is a great set as it has several sentiments included such as:  thinking of you, Best Dad Ever, happy birthday and happy Father's Day, too which makes it a very versatile set!  You can purchase the clear mount version here or the wood mounted version here.  It really is a great buy, too at only $14.95 (clear) or $18.95 (wood).  I used Dusty Durango cardstock which is retired but Cajun Craze is close to the same color if you like this color scheme.  The patterned paper is from the Well Worn DSP which is retiring as of May 31st or whenever it runs out whichever comes first.   You can find it here .  If you have any questions or would like to place an order and you don't have already have a demonstrator, please feel free to email me.  If you place an order of $50 by June 28th I'll send you a new catalog!  If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator....this is a wonderful time to begin as the new kit is only $99 and you get to pick out whatever supplies you want in your kit....even if you want to spend it on a big shot!  For $99 you can choose $125 worth of Stampin Up goodies AND you get free shipping along with all the business supplies you need to get started including catalogs!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

First let me apologize for ignoring my blog so long!  I've been busy with home schooling two teenagers and trying to potty train a toddler!!  I was also blessed to have my Mom and my Aunt come for a visit so we were busy doing the touristy things for a while!  I can't believe I did it but I did!  I've thought about becoming a stampin up demonstrator for years but just never bite the bullet so to speak.  Recently I decided to do just that.  I've already held one stamp and stack and I promise to post photos of the cards we made that night....wish I could take credit for them but they were all ideas I found on some of the wonderful blogs out there!  The photo I do have posted above is of a ribbon share I'm doing right now.  This GORGEOUS ribbon is retiring as of May 31st and I'm so sad to see it go....I've always admired this ribbon and decided even though it is retiring and I should be spending my money on the new stuff I had to have some of this beautiful ribbon.  So....I am ordered some and posted over on the cricut message board and my cricut friends have been so excited to get in on this ribbon share that I wanted to post here to make sure that everyone could see.  I ordered 8 different colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi and Cajun Craze.  It works out to be $8 for a yard of each of these colors.  I can mail to you for about $2 for one share or $3 for two shares.  I do have a few shares left of what I have on hand but if there is enough interest I'd be glad to start another round....I just need to order ASAP as it is retiring!   The bakers twine is just my little thank you to those who are ordering.  There are also some really good deals on the clearance rack worth checking out!  You can check it all out on my website here.  If you don't have a demonstrator already, I'd love to be yours!  I'm really excited about this new adventure look forward to getting my blog back up and hopping.  Please stay tuned for some really fun projects coming up!