Sunday, February 27
After 3 hrs it really started feeling comfortable and the last card we made was absolutely fabulous!! Oh my, I want to move to the place that this sunset and these palm trees are located. I can just imagine myself sitting in a comfortable lounge chair on the beach, in the shade, with the waves slowly lapping against the shoreline as the sun sinks into the ocean with a sizzle and the whole sky lights up in oranges, yellows and rust colors. AHHHHH...PARADISE. Can you hear the water sounds yet?
I absolutely enjoyed my time in Michelle's workshop and recommend to anyone who wants to take their stamping/cardmaking to the NEXT LEVEL to watch for her workshops in YOUR AREA and sign up quickly before they fill up. You will be glad you did!
Inky fingers to all and happy crafting!
Wednesday, February 23
Monday, February 21
I got some FUN and AWESOME things in this order. I got some of the BEAUTIFUL FABRIC that goes with the SEW SUITE group of coordinating items. AND
I got the CROP-A-DILE. I have been wanting this for oh, so long and now I have it!! I am going to punch holes until I am happy and tired!! then I will fill those holes up with eyelets of all sizes and shapes!! LOOK OUT!!
AND I got quite a bit of CARD STOCK in several colors I have used up and needed for my supplies, AND
Because it is SALE-A-BRATION, I got THREE FREE SETS with my $150.00 order. I got ELIZABETH from the a-la-carte stamps in the big catalog, PLUS
I got the HOMEMADE a-la-carte stamp from the big catalog PLUS
I got the ALWAYS ELEGANT stamp set for my THIRD FREE SET. I LOVE FREE, DON'T YOU??!!
For my FREE HOSTESS SET, I chose A SLICE OF LIFE stamp set. It is a set of 6 stamps to cover several occasions like new born baby, birthday, anniversary, friends, love, and just because. LOVE IT
For my FREE MONEY TO SPEND ON ITEMS, I chose the DESIGNER FABRIC BRADS to match my sewing theme, PLUS
the BIG DESIGNER BUTTONS SWEET STITCHES, PLUS
several stamp pads I "NEEDED" to match all these awesome colors in the matching sets.
I am happy, happy, happy and feel joy, joy, joy..... Like ren and stimpy used to sing.
I will back in a day or two to show you some of the new things I will make with my NEW ITEMS, as well as have a BLOG CANDY GIVE AWAY.
Until next time, happy stamping...
Sunday, February 20
I used the Friend stamp from the YOU'RE A GEM set on page 25 of the OCCASIONS MINI, and the SEW SUITE stamp set on page 33, a 6 stamp set.
Another punch I used is the SCALLOP TRIM BORDER PUNCH as edging along the bottom of my card. The little sewing machine is attached on STAMPIN DIMENSIONALS so it adds a little different texture. Oh, and I used the IN STITCHES jumbo wheel, which I took apart and cut into 6 separate stamps as if my quilted top note was stitched together.
Please let me know what you think of my card, especially the cute stitching along the quilt blocks.
Hope your Sunday is special and blessed. Happy Stamping Y'all.
Thursday, February 17
Janice at http://cricutology.blogspot.com/ was so wonderful to give me this special gift. Thank you Janice!! You are the best!! NOW, after winning Here is what I am supposed to do:
When you receive this award you are to:
1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) share 8 things about myself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!
Let me share 8 things about myself:
*I love to create. Included in creating is card making, scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, gardening (yes I think gardening is very creative), cooking and art.
* I am a Stampin Up! Independent Demonstrator and I am having SO MUCH FUN with this new job. Who knew I could get paid to have fun??!!
* I love animals of all kinds and if I had one wish, it would be to own a big ranch somewhere where I could have all the animals I ever wanted. Right now we have a pomeranian named Jewel, a runt cat named Miss Fluffy and a "grandpig" named Milton. My grandson is raising a showpig for FFA, so I consider the pig my grandpig.
* My husband and I have 5 children and 4 1/2 grandchildren... the 1/2 will be born end of April.
* I am an avid bird watcher. I keep a life list of all the birds I see and where I saw them.
* My favorite color is green. I love the fresh new green that comes with new growth in the spring. It is so full of hope and new possibilities.
* My hubby and I LOVE to drive around the back country roads of Texas. We were not born in Texas, but I think we probably know more about this area than most native Texans. We LOVE TEXAS.
* My biggest dream I have is to one day travel to China and dance on the GREAT WALL.
8 fabulous blogs in no specific order who now HAVE BEEN AWARDED THIS AWARD:
http://cupcakesbyles.blogspot.com/ some of the BEST CUPCAKES EVER
http://frenchiestamps.com/ she is so fun to watch in her videos and she is very informative
http://createwithdee.typepad.com/ I really enjoy her ideas and postings
http://www.dianagibbs.typepad.com/ She is a hoot and I love to visit her blog for ideas and chuckles
http://pattystamps.typepad.com/pattys_stamping_spot/ Patty Bennett is an amazing stamper
http://sandieskorner.com/ Sandra Murphy works hard at her blog and is always posting fun cards
http://www.carriesscrapyard.blogspot.com/ Carrie's blog is awesome
http://lovemecard.blogspot.com/ Annie has a great blog too
Congrats to these ladies above and go visit their fun blogs. More later. I have to calm down first from all this excitement!!
Tuesday, February 15
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SEW SUITE items in the Occasions Mini catalog!! Love The PomPom trims, LOVE the fabrics, LOVE the stamp sets that all coordinate and LOVE the buttons and ribbons that coordinate. That is the best things about Stampin Up - everything coordinates!! So easy to make your crafts - scrapbook pages, cards, gifts, etc - when you have everything that coordinates right at your fingertips!!
Hurry and order yours TODAY from my SU website below. It will be delivered right to your door within one week. Right now for every $50 you order you get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.
Happy shopping and stamping!!
Thursday, February 10
Do YOU belong to a Stamp Club? If you live too far away to come to my home, I would love to have you join my "thru the mail" Stamp Club. It is like a card exchange, and you get some wonderful cards back. Let me know if you are interested and I will get you set up in my next group starting soon.
We are so COLD here in Texas - not supposed to be this bad in the winter - it was 22 this morning and only warming up to 35!! BRRR. Now I know others have it worse, but we are just not prepared here in this area of the Lone Star State for these kinds of temps. The homes are not insulated enough for it, the pipes are exposed in the attics, we dont' own winter coats, etc.
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #58
Sunday, February 6
Anyways, thought I would post a cute treat holder I made earlier this week when my mojo was going strong.
This is the Big Shot Mini Milk Carton Die. LOVE this die. I use it for all holidays and special events. It looks different every time I use it!! I really have gotten my money's worth on this little die. This one I made as a 2-carton treat in a little holder for valentines day. I used Pretty in Pink cs, GOT TREATS stamp set, scrap of dsp of unknown origin, some super nova fine glitter on the heart, glimmer brads, and rich razzleberry cs and ribbon. Here is another photo of them:
Friday, February 4
I used Bashful Blue CS base, Pacific Point layer under Glossy White. Stamped versamark ink and clear embossing powder with my Medallion large stamp to start. Then divided up the size by 4 and cut 4 strips of scrap to cover the white. Lifted up each one separately as I worked from light to dark across the card. My colors of ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. After you have the inks sponged or dabbed on as dark as you want, use a tissue to rubb the ink off the embossed part and add your embellishment. I punched with my Decorative Label Punch and the Small oval Punch to make a frame over my AMOUR stamp from the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set. One sweet little bling in the middle with the pearl still keeps it for a man if you choose, and keeps it simple and elegant. Oh, and I added one more touch - I spritzed it with my spritz spray for some more shine.
Tuesday, February 1
Don't wait too long to order your fun new things from the Occasions Mini and get your FREE products when your order is $50 before tax and shipping. You can contact me or order directly on my stampin up website.
Have fun stamping!!
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Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you have a long long wish list of items you want?
2. Would you like some extra cash each month to purchase ___? (fill in the blank)
3. Would you like to have more time to create with friends?
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