Friday, May 29

AGE OF AQUARIUS - WHO REMEMBERS THAT SONG?? THE PLANETS ARE ALIGNING FOR YOU

HEY BLOGGIES,

Do you remember this?

   "When the moon is in the seventh house,
      and Jupiter aligns with Mars
       and peace will rule the planets
       and love will steer the stars"...

It was the opening lines to the song, AGE OF AQUARIUS by 5th Dimension.

Well, stampers, the planets are aligning on JUNE 2nd JUST FOR YOU!!

On JUNE 2ND, ALL catalogs are overlapping and YOU can order items from any and all of them AS WELL AS earn HOSTESS ITEMS from any and all of them!!  Woo HOO.

Get your list going and be ready to get on line to order from:

OLD 2014-2015 CATALOG
NEW 2015-2016 CATALOG
CLEARANCE RACK
RETIRING ITEMS
HOSTESS REWARDS BEFORE IT CHANGES TO LESS REWARDS

It is a ONCE A YEAR ONLY EVENT.  And to make it even sweeter, every order of $50 or more gets a FREE GIFT FROM ME just to celebrate the new catalog kickoff!!  Just make sure you do NOT click the "do not contact me" button, so I will be able to see your mailing address to send your free gift to you.

For those of you who are ordering LESS THAN $150, if you use my hostess code:

SKHWXU2J

and one of you will be chosen to spend the hostess dollars earned.

The Hostess Rewards are changing on June 3rd to be 10% of the total amount ordered starting at $150.00 ordered.  The old rewards are $25 for the first $150.00 ordered.  So if you have a long list of items you would like to order, I suggest you order on JUNE 2ND and get the $10 extra dollars in hostess rewards to spend.

I look forward to serving you in any way I can, and will be sending you your FREE GIFT with your order of $50 or more.





Wednesday, May 27

A QUICK AND SIMPLE FLOWER PUNCHED CARD

HEY BLOGGIES,

We had an horrendous storm on Monday evening and many, many people and areas flooded.  We did NOT flood but we had almost 12 inches in our area.  Many places down in Houston proper are flooded and the Governor declared parts to be disaster areas.  

Our home was built high and dry and we are taking care of the ponding in our pasture for our horses to be able to get up out of it.  So we are all fine.  

Thanks to all who have voiced concerns for us and our horses.  And Praise God for blessing us to keep dry and safe.



I used the pansy punch and punched out on whisper white several flowers AFTER I used a textured impressions embossing folder with stripes. Then I put different color card stock behind each one and added two punched out centers to create the flower.  Tangerine Tango ruffled ribbon and marker in the stripes of the EF, along with card stock layer behind it all finished off the card.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card.  Thanks for stopping in.


Tuesday, May 26

GRADUATION CARD CASED

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have another graduation card to share with you.  This one I totally cased from my upline, Dawn Griffiths.  Thanks Dawnie!!  I did change the colors up a bit by adding our NEW Tip Top Taupe In Color starting NEXT WEEK IN THE NEW CATALOG.

 First:  So sorry for the poor lighting and the shadows it created.  We have been so rainy here in Texas that I can't get a good photo to save my life!!

 Here is the card opened up so you can see the inside.  It uses the same photopolymer set I used on my last grad card - BRAVO.

I used the brushed gold cardstock that is retiring for the star in the word YOU on the front.  I also used red and green markers to color in the LA in the word on the front.  That is because Kade's school colors are  Red and Green and I wanted to add a little bit of that for the school spirit!!

Hope you enjoyed my banner card for graduation.  Thanks again, Dawn G. for the idea.

Remember to use Hostess Code:  SKHWXU2J  when ordering so you have a chance of winning the hostess dollars to spend this month.

Thanks for visiting.  I am entering this in the TRY STAMPIN' ON TUESDAY sketch challenge.

Sunday, May 24

BUTTERFLIES...TIME FOR LOTS OF BUTTERFLIES

HEY BLOGGIES,

Today just feels like a BUTTERFLY kind of day.  Here are some flashbacks of butterfly cards I did over several years.

 On this monochromatic card I stamped my butterfly with versamark onto a pale patterned paper, which reads like a solid.  I then used early espresso embossing powder. I also sponged with ink around the edges of the DSP.

 I LOVE this technique AND this card.  I stamped with versamark and used white embossing powder for the Monarch background stamp.  Then I sponged several shades of tan and brown inks just around the butterfly and inside it.  Then finally I used a clean cloth to rub the ink off the white E.  It is a striking card, isn't it?


I used my aqua painter and inks in the pink family to color this embossed butterfly.  Then I thought it needed one more thing so I used some dazzling details here and there to make it sparkle!!

All three of these cards were made with the Monarch background large stamp.  And they all used the heat embossed technique one way or another.

For your orders this month, if you use hostess code: SKHWXU2J you will be entered in the drawing for the hostess dollars to spend.






Hope you enjoyed my flashback to the butterflies post today.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 23

ANOTHER SNEAK PEEK AT NEW COLORS

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have another birthday card for a child using the new pretty color MINT MACARON. For those who are not "foodies" a macaron is NOT a macaroon - it is a french sandwich cookie that the dough is dyed pastel colors before baking.  There is NO coconut in a french Macaron.  If you haven't tried them, you should find a bakery that makes them and give them a try.  My daughter went to a cooking school class to learn how to make them and it was a day-long class, so they are NOT easy to make.  But they ARE delicious!!


Anyway, back to my birthday card using this beautiful color:

 I used ZOO BABIES again - why?  Because I don't have very many kids stamp sets!!  But I have ordered one and will then have TWO sets to choose from for kids birthdays!!  GRIN

The word birthday was colored in with assorted markers before I clipped it into a banner tail and attached it.  I used the alphabet embossing folder that is discounted on the clearance rack.  Get yours before they are all gone.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you again!!

Friday, May 22

MORE SNEAK PEEK PRODUCTS ON MY CARDS TODAY

HEY BLOGGIES,

I am having so much fun using some of my new products that will be in the new catalog for you to order starting June 2, 2015.  I have some more kid's birthday cards:



 Cucumber Crush is such a bright, happy green.  It reminds me a bit of Gumball Green that was retired a while ago.  I used it for stamping the alligator and sentiment, as well as the card stock layer behind the layers.

Zoo Babies stamp set was used here for the gator.  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer set.

Thanks for stopping by.  I am having a fun time getting all my kid's cards done for this quarter for our kids at church.

When you need some supplies, stamps, products, please click my signature below to go to my store.  Also, please use the hostess code:    SKHWXU2J

I have entered this card at SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.

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