Friday, June 29, 2012

Crumb Cake and Comfort Cafe

Here's another cute little card --- 4 X 4" --- using the Comfort Cafe DSP.
I like stamping on a DSP background and used Papaya Collage for this one.
I curled up the ends of the 'flag' pieces using a bone folder.

I'm looking forward to my Friday 3-4-5 Card Buffet Class tonight.
I think they'll like what I have planned for the evening.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Playing in the Leaves

Today's post shows a project I made playing in the leaves.
I used the French Foliage and Perfectly Penned stamp sets.
I still cannot believe how wonderful the new ink pads are to use.
I just love them!
They really kick up your stamping several notches:)
I used a two of the framelits to set off the focal piece, along with a couple snips of more mustard and old olive ribbons.  I love the polka dots!

My ink colors:
crumb cake
soft suede
more mustard
cajun craze
pumpkin pie
old olive

... and yes, you guessed it, this will be one of the choices at my Friday 3-4-5 Card Buffet Class.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Midnight Butterflies!

Here's another of the card choices for my Friday 3-4-5 Card Buffet Class.
It's all done with midnight muse and whisper white -- a classic, clean look.

The stamp set is Kindness Matters.
I've used the decorative label and modern label punches and a tiny touch of bling with a little rhinestone.
Hope you'll sign up to join us for a fun night of stamping.
Make 3, 6 or 9 cards and enjoy some stamping time with friends.

While you're here, you can shop the tail end of my remaining retired stamp sets.
I'm having a special --- 1/2 off all remaining items / Buy 3 and get 1 free.
If you order from the new catalog, you can have that amount in credit to 'shop' the remaining retired stamp sets.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Cute Little Card and Our Cute Little Critter

Here's a cute little card that was a lot of fun to make.
This is a 3 X 3" card and fits into our smallest envelopes.
I used summer starfruit for the top layer and a new embossing edgelit across the front of it.
The cute little flower is 3 layers of paper daisies, embossed 3 times each.
The little In Color Dahlia makes a great center for the flower.
Using the bitty banners framelits and coordinating stamps makes it easy to add a sentiment to any card.
A little knotted sprig of In Color stitched satin ribbon adds a nice finishing touch.

And now...
Meet our cute little backyard critter.  He has taken a liking to our bird feeder.  He tore up the first one and threw it on the ground, after chewing through a vinyl coated wire!
My husband, not one to be discouraged, replaced the bird feeder and hung it with a chain.  The squirrel just uses the chain as an easy way to climb down to the bird feeder.  He actually stretches his entire body over the bird feeder, reaches down and pulls seeds out of the hole and flings them onto the ground.  Then, he and the birds enjoy a shared snack.

These are seeds flying to the ground.

It's always fun to enjoy nature right in your own back yard.  The boys are loving it!  Well, I'm off to work in my studio.  I have a lot more to get ready for my Friday night class.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday 3-4-5 Card Buffet -- Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at one of our projects for my Friday 3-4-5 Card Buffet.
It's this Friday, June 29 and starts at 6:00.
You can make 3, 6 or 9 cards for $5. or $10. or $15.
Fee includes all materials except your adhesive -- even envelopes!
We have so much fun and there will be a lot of choices available, so I know you'll find just what you'd like to make.
Come join us!
Pay to register by June 28th!!!
Your payment holds your spot.
I used the Papaya Collage and Layered Labels stamp sets for my project, along with yummy new In Color stitched satin ribbons and coordinating framelits.

For this card, I chose a monogram and added some texture with the Simply Scored tool.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Raspberry Ripple and My Top 10

Here's another little 8 X 8" scrapbooking project.
This one features raspberry ripple and a little gumball green.
These are two of the new In Colors.
I used the Oval Accent Bigz Clear die for the focal piece and a framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Boho Blossoms Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch

The stamp set is Forever With You and it works beautifully with the die and the framelits.
Notice a little touch of the new gumball green stitched satin ribbon, available in one of my Product Shares.

... and now, without further ado...
Here are my Top 10 Favorite New Stamp Sets:
Everything Eleanor
By the Seashore
Pleasant Poppies
Serene Silhouettes
Flowering Flourishes
Postage Due
Papillon Potpourri
Bootiful Occasios
Daydream Medallions
Betsy's Blossoms

I had several lucky winners and they have been notified by email.  Their prizes are waiting for them to enjoy.  To all those who participated in my guessing game, thanks for joining in on the fun with us.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Banner fun!

I love the look of the little pennant banners.
You can do so much with them.
I've used them for today's post in a little 4 X 4" card and an 8 X 8" scrapbook page.
I've used Betsy's Blooms and Papaya Collage stamp sets for my projects.
My colors are crumb cake, midnight muse and summer starfruit.
I added a touch of 'bling' with some little pearls and a bit of First Edition DSP.
Remember, today is the last day for my guessing contest.
Try to guess my Top Ten Favorite New Stamp Sets.
The more correct guesses you get, the bigger your prize!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

'For You' --- a pretty card

Using Layered Labels, the Apothecary Accents, the new Fancy Fan embossing folder and the new ink pads made creating this card super easy and fun!

I used little strips of Comfort Cafe DSP for the 'flag' pieces.
To make them, just cut a 'v' in the end with a square punch.
I added a little pin to accent the seam binding and crochet lace.
Are you wondering about the flower, I used three paper daisies!
I brayered over each one with VersaMark ink and then added Summer Starfruit ink over that.
I embossed them with clear EP and repeated the process 3 times.
I added an antique brad to the center.
The 'for you' label is on dimensionals.
My colors are the yummy Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.
Using the colors from the DSP is an easy way to plan an instant color scheme.

Don't forget about my contests and promotions going on for a limited time.  Hurry because time is running out!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shopping, anyone?

Here's a peek at what we made at my Fun Friday Project Night last Friday.
We had so much fun! 

The little purse was a big hit!
It has 3 cute little tags on it.
Speaking of purses... and shopping, don't forget my special promotions going on right now, for a limited time only.

Guessing Contest:
Guess my Top 10 Favorite New stamp sets.  Contest ends June 22.  The more correct guesses you get, the bigger your prize!!!  (Click link to see more info.)

Product Shares:
I have several great options for you.  Promotion ends June 25.  (Click link to see more info.)

Free Heat Tool Promotion:
For each $75. you order, your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new free heat tool.  Promotion ends June 25.  (Click link to see more info.)

Open House Product Bundles:
I have 3 great bundles available for you.  Promotion ends June 30.  Your name will be entered into a drawing (once for each bundle you purchase) for a free class from me.  (Click link to see more info.)

I won't say how, but these little purses are related to one of my special promotions.

My daughter was here visiting right before my class and she helped make a couple of the cards.  Here's a close-up of one of my daughter's card.  I just love it.  You can find more info on her blog about how we made it.

Be sure to check out my schedule for the next available classes.

Monday, June 18, 2012


We had some fun visitors stop by our side yard this morning.
They were enjoying the shade and then, as the boys and I crept up to see them better, they decided to move on a bit.

I must get back to a little stamping while the boys are having their 'book time' now.  They always protest mildly and then end up falling asleep.  Another reason to love them dearly:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my husband, my son and my son-in-law.
I love you all.

This will be a fun page to scrapbook.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fun Friday Project Class

Here's a little peek at one of the projects for our class this Friday, June 15.
We're going to be having a Big Shot Bonanza and playing with lots of new products for the Big Shot.
Come and join us!!!
I'm still making kits, so you can still sign up to join in on the fun.
I still have some spots available if you hurry.

This card uses a new edgelit, a new framelit, a new stamp set and the new piercing templates.  You'll have to come and see the paper piercing in person.  It just didn't show up in the photo.

Don't forget to check out my blog candy, my Product Shares and Product Bundles!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Blog Candy

I am so happy!  My little guy gets to come home from the hospital later today.
In celebration of Aaron's getting better, I decided to do something a little different today.
I am going to play a little game with you!
Can you guess my Top 10 Favorite New Stamp Sets in the new catalog?
We're going to have a little contest.  I have prizes for the top winners!!!
The contest runs from now until June 22.  I'll announce the winners on June 23.  The more sets you are able to guess correctly, the bigger your prize!
So... go through your catalog and figure out what I chose.
While you're there, you can work on your own wish list.
Don't forget about my Product Shares and special Product Bundles.
They're available for a limited time only.

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poor Little Guy!

They're still keeping my sweet little Aaron in the hospital.
Having asthma is scary.
Having your grandson have asthma is terrifying.
I'm home with Ben and trying my best to keep him from missing his brother so much.
I'm trying to do a little stamping just to keep my spirits up and not worry myself to pieces.
Stamping is good therapy.

Big Shot Bonanza Class This Friday / New Toys!

Don't forget about my great new class this Friday, June 15.
It's my Fun Friday Project Class and this week we'll focus on the Big Shot.
It's my Big Shot Bonanza and I'll be featuring lots of great new products for you to try and enjoy.  
Sign up soon so you don't miss out.
Your payment holds your spot.

So many little time...
You'd be amazed at how much 'wow' you can add to your projects using fabric, ribbons and other wonderful embellishments.  I'll post some samples soon for your inspiration.
Following our busy weekend of having company and our 40th anniversary party, we now have a little guy in the hospital.  Asthma is a horrible thing.

Stay tuned for ideas to inspire you.  Don't forget about my Product Bundles, my drawing for a free heat tool and my Product Shares.  These are for a limited time, so don't wait too long and miss all the fun.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Busy Time

This has been a super busy week for me.
Following my big garage sale and then my Open House, I've had customers who couldn't come Sunday dropping by throughout the week to place orders.
I'm thrilled that everyone loves the new catalog as much as I do.
In the midst of it all, that beloved brown truck keeps stopping and dropping off fabulous goodies.  It's like Christmas!
We are also getting ready for our 40th Wedding Anniversary party this Sunday and have lots of friends and family coming by to help us celebrate.  I feel so blessed to have enjoyed 40 years with the man I love and even more so when I think of the family we've raised together, the grandchildren we enjoy so much and all the experiences we've shared and enjoyed together.  He truly is my best friend.

Now, for some stampin' business.  With all these goodies arriving at my home lately, I've decided that I must get more of these delightful products into your hands.  What better way to do it than with a Product Share.  I've come up with 7 different choices for you, all in varying price ranges.  Contact me if you'd be interested in any of these.  Here's what I have for you:

My Product Shares from the New Catalog, 2012
            --- Available for a limited time only!!!

SHARE 1:            $28.00
New Accessories sampler ---
·       5 In Color Dahlias
·       30 yards of NEW ribbon (2 yards of each new color – In Color 3/8” ribbon + ¼” stitched grosgrain ribbon)
·       6 Faceted Vintage buttons (2 each of 3 designs)
·       6 Naturals Designer buttons (2 each of 3 designs)

SHARE 2:            $40.00
New Simply Scrappin’ Kit sampler ---
·       12 sheets 6X12” of self-adhesive die cut stickers (3 each from 4 packs)
·       16 sheets (12 X 12”) cardstock (4 sheets from each of 4 packs)
·         8 sheets (12 X 12”) patterned designer papers (2 sheets from each of 4 packs)

SHARE 3:            $15.00
New Designer Fabric sampler ---
19 pieces of fabric, each approximately 6 X 18”
·       10 pieces from Essentials Designer Fabric package
·       3 pieces from Floral District Designer Fabric package
·       3 pieces from Comfort CafĂ© Designer Fabric package

SHARE 4:            $30.00
Designer Series Papers
94 (6 X 6”) pieces!!!
·       12 Designer Papers
·       2 Specialty Papers
·       + Free Bonus --- New In Color Patterns Stack

SHARE 5:            $12.00
New In Color Stitched Ribbons --- 2 yards of each gorgeous color!

SHARE 6:            $8.50
Embellishments --- Includes 22 pieces!
·       10 In Color Dahlias (2 of each color)
·       6 Naturals Buttons (2 of each)
·       6 Faceted Buttons (2 of each)

SHARE 7:            $125.00
The ‘I want them all!’ Bundle
Includes all of the products from SHARES 1-6!!!

Let me hear from you soon, as the Product Shares are for a limited time only.  Also, don't forget about my 3 Open House Bundles, as well as the opportunity to participate in a drawing for a free brand new heat tool, also available for a limited time only.  Now back to decorating for our party --- with fun stamped projects, of course:)  I'll share photos soon, along with new projects with fun new products.

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