Monday, March 31, 2014

Bright & Busy!

I got to stamp!!! It feels like its been forever! That cold completely wiped me out for the week- I had no desire to do anything, blah! SO glad to be moving on from that....! And yes, Sunday afternoon was windy and rainy and perfect for stamping! Yeay!

One of the cards I made was for a family member who is about to embark on a new chapter of her life. I used the latest Viva La Verve sketch for the card. It ended up busier than I usually create, but it looked too plain without the stars...and its done and she'll appreciate it, even if it isn't my favorite ever, haha!
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral
Paper: Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Basic Gray card stocks, I Am Me DP
Accessories: White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Dimensionals

- Use wax paper between the die and cardstock to get the little bits out of the filmstrip die! Enlist the help of your son to poke the holes out of the cardstock and the die with a toothpick. *wink
- Use scraps for small pieces on the card. The greeting piece doesn't quite fit the gray "mat" piece and I like it off set like that sometimes!

And be sure and come back tomorrow for our monthly blog hop! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I'm sorry I have no stamped project for you today, I was babysitting a sick baby...helping family pack to move...and got sick myself. rats. But I wanted to post a few reminders for you before March ends!
~ Sale-A-Bration runs thru March 31! So you have until next Monday to get your FREE Sale-A-Bration items! You can also sign up to be a demonstrator for only $99!
~ If you sign up for Paper Pumpkin before March 31, you'll get a FREE set of markers! The 2012-2014 colors, incase you don't have those yet!

Finally, I learned how to make sure you get my facebook updates actually IN your newsfeed!! I figure if you took the time to like my page, you want to see what I share, and yet, I know many of you aren't seeing my updates at all!
First, you CAN go to your facebook sidebar where it says "Pages Feed" and browse all the pages you've liked that aren't showing up. The more you like each post that is shared from one page, the more likely it is to be in your newsfeed.'s what I just discovered!
Once you like the page, click on the little down arrow, and select "Get Notifications" and "Add to Interest Lists". Then it will show up! Yeay! Give it a try, with all the pages you have liked! I know I'm going to....!
Let me know if you are ready to place an order, or if you would like to host a workshop in April or May! Those months get busy and tend to fill up fast!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Week 11

Thursday already...?
I just got last week's page done, so I may as well share it now! For this page, I used the sketch found HERE. I changed it from a heart to a hexagon for the big shape, because that was better suited to a week in our house, lol... Its a really simple page, the DP all comes from the Days to Remember content disk, and then there's buttons that came with the program. But I'm happy with how it turned out!
MDS, Content disks

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Something fun

Today's is a card I sure don't know when I'll use, but I like it! One of the hostess options from the Occasions Mini is this fun little set called Making a Point. Its got some cute little phrases with little pictures to color in.
I love this phrase so that's what I used first, haha! I thought maybe some lipstick shades in an ombre kind of pattern would fit it nicely and! this sketch from Verve was perfect for that!
Stamps: Making a Point
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette card stocks
Accessories: Hearts Framelits Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Blender Pens

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birthday Card!

Its a new week and that means a fresh start, right? Well last week was a different kind of busy for me, and included a painting project that I hope to share in the next week or so. In the meantime, I hope to be able to share a stamped project each weekday again!
Today I have a bright birthday card! I used the latest Freshly Made Sketches for this (but played too late to link) and some Sale-A-Bration products! Remember- you can only get the fun DP and the Twine until March 31
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana & Whisper White card stock, Sweet Sorbet DP
Accessories: Natural Buttons, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Twine), Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits Dies, Glue Dots

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Week 10!

Just a quick post for today... I got another weekly page done, and here it is! I did some stamping on this one, which I seem to do less and less digitally.. But the dots, butterflies, the flower block and the bracket all come from the same stamp set!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simple card!

Show of hands- who wants to see a card? haha! I know, I know, my last several posts have all been scrappy, but I have some cards done now to share with you! (Yes, I still know how, hahaha!)

Today's card was a super quick one and uses the latest Retro Sketch and my newest embossing folder! This time I used some of the Coordinations card stock and sanded it to let some white shine thru on the arrows! Fun, huh?
Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Pool Party Coordinations card stock, Epic Day DP
Accessories: Natural Buttons, Pool Party twine (SAB14 accessory pack), Arrows Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Sanding Block, Hexagon punch

Monday, March 10, 2014

Birthday layout!

Its Monday again! I hope you had a fun or relaxing weekend! I had both, despite the lousy time change... haha!

I just finished putting together this layout, all about my birthday, hee hee! Do you find that its most fun to scrapbook the most recent pictures? Well that's easily my favorite thing about MDS- and clearly that's what I did!

You can click on the picture to see it better if you want... The background paper is actually a turquoise colored chevron print, but I wanted to mute it, and let the rest of the page shine, so I recolored it to Basic Gray. I did the same thing with the flowers, which are the same turquoisey color, but are now white! The papers, title, and embellishments all came from the same content disk!
MDS, Lemonade Stand content disk, recolor tool

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A water page!

Its kinda late in the day, but since I finished a stamping project I thought I'd better get it posted! *smile

I have had this layout sitting on my workspace for close to two weeks was time I got it glued down!! The pictures are a little old and summery, and it is not feeling summery right now so that's a welcome change, haha! The lined paper is actually a journaling tag from the Retro Fresh journaling tags. Love how handy that is!
Be sure to click on the photo to see it better...
Stamps: ABC123 Sketch, Remember Rotary
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar & So Saffron card stock, Retro Fresh DP
Accessories: Hung Up Cute Clips, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Retro Fresh Journaling Tags, On Film Framelits, Big Shot

And here's a few close-ups so you can better see the details...
The cute dies...
 And the tag with the clip! I think its a fun touch!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Week 9

Hello again! Today is kind of a big day for me........
not only is it my 10year anniversary date with Stampin' Up! wait,
not only is it MY BIRTHDAY its also.......
hmm.....which one is the bigger deal? hahaha!
While I worry about that, you enjoy the latest of my weekly pages!

I used Cheryl's EMS 52 sketch- which is open to play with all month long! I found the color combo by picking a shade of blue in MDS (Marina Mist) and clicking the "color combo" tool under Stamps. I love that tool! I use it even when I'm not digi-crafting.
MDS: SAB14 digi content

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Promotion Playtime!

Its March 1 and that means its time for a fun, new blog hop!!
This month we thought we'd focus on some of the promotions you might not be as familiar with- things that aren't in the catalog, but things that are just as fun to create with! That should mean you'll see really different things at each blog- that makes it even more exciting, doesn't it?
I chose to focus on the photopolymer stamp sets!! They are 100% clear stamps and they stick very well to any of our blocks- including my wonky block that nothing will stick to! They can be curved if you want and they are much better quality than other totally clear stamps I have tried. These aren't in the catalog, but there was a new set released most months in 2013, and I own two of them! I've created two cards for you to enjoy today, each card focusing on the stamp set and how versatile it is. Yeay for getting plenty of mileage out of your stamp purchases!!!
First up, I have this happy card. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the layout. I love this stamp set!! I bought it for scrapbooking but mostly I've used it for cards, which makes me laugh. I don't care for air travel but the tiny airplane and the heart jet stream is my very favorite part of the set!   
Stamps: Wanderlust (photopolymer)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Very Vanilla & Baked Brown Sugar card stocks, Retro Fresh DP
Accessories: Dimensionals

Next up is a pretty card using the latest sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. The greeting, the arrows and the banners all come from this fun stamp set! And the pretty DP is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and only available with a $50 purchase until March 31!!
Stamps: Show & Tell 1 (photopolymer)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Paper: Sahara Sand & Whisper White card stocks, Sweet Sorbet DP (SAB14)
Accessories: 1 3/8 inch circle punch
What do you think? Do you want to give the photopolymer stamps a shot? Well, while you think about that, go check out what Cheryl has made to share! Then be sure to stop by all the other blogs and see what promotions you might be missing out on!! 
(and leave us some comments- its an easy way to brighten everyone's day!)
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