Monday, July 30, 2018

IT'S FINALLY HERE ... IT'S SALE DAY!

  Here's what's in store for you today - on sale day:-

- My customer sale is today (Monday, July 30) 5:30-6:30.
- If you placed an order in June or July, you are a VIP and can come at 5:00.
- The garage door will be open and my loyal assistant (Bill) will be there to greet you.
- You'll receive a voucher for credit at the sale if you placed an order in June or July.
- You'll receive a little tally sheet to keep track of your purchases.
     You'll present these to me when you're finished shopping.
- There are items for sale in the garage AND in my studio, so check out both.
- I'll be ready to greet you in my studio for your continued shopping fun.
- While you're in my studio, you can take a peek at what I've created so far this summer.

- Anyone who places an order during June, July, or August will receive a prize.
- These prizes will be available at my Summer Open House party (Aug. 26).

So, come on now.  Let's head on over to the sale.

AND MORE GOOD NEWS...

FREE OFFERS --- FROM ME ---




OTHER SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

JULY HOSTESS CODE:   
HPWJY6EF

 July Hostess Code Special ($35.+ orders)
--- Surprise Gift 
--- First dibs on 'shopping day' for you to shop.   
     You will be a VIP shopper!  
     See shopping days listed below.
--- Equal credit from your order to use @ sale.
--- Free Color Coach (new/updated) !!!

It's the last day to order online with the July Hostess Code.  
We'll have a new code for August. 

Important dates to remember:

Aug. 13 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Joy Sampler / Pay to register at least 2 days before class. 
Aug. 18 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
     Color Your Season Cards -- Brand new!!!
     IF YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE IN AUGUST...
          ..... THE CLASS IS FREE!
     Fall, All-Occasion, and Christmas cards!
Aug. 26 / Summer Open House Party / PLEASE RSVP!!!
     2:00-5:00 / a no fee event
     Super fun fellowship, stamping, goodies, and shopping!
     It doesn't get better than this!
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.
Sept. 8 / FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS
      WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 2:00-5:00 / Let's color!!!
Sept. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
       Fall Project, showcasing the gorgeous colors of nature.
Sept. 15 / BONUS Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
       Let's make some gorgeous Fall and Christmas cards.
Sept. 29 / FREE BRUSHO CLASS
       WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 1:00-4:00

SALE DAYS:

July 30 / 5:30-6:30 / VIP Shoppers may come at 5:00 
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lovely Inside And Out ... TT Two Ways, Part Two

Tranquil Tide is one of those mysterious colors that changes it's hue depending on what you choose for your color story.  Blues and greens have a fun and totally different effect on Tranquil Tide.  Here's my last card to share with you.


Look closely in the photo below and you can see that I spritzed some shimmer onto the circle piece.  I do love that shimmer:)


Here again are both cards.
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Lovely Inside And Out ... TT Two Ways, Part One

Well, I had my Fresh Fig cards post before I meant for them to post, so I might as well go ahead with my Tranquil Tide cards.  I actually made all these cards nearly a year ago and I had so many to post that they've had to wait patiently for a long time.  Even though most of these products have retired, I hear from customers all the time that they still want ideas for using products that they've kept.  Good point!
I'm going to post both Tranquil Tide cards today, so we can finish our little series and move on to a new project I'm excited to share with you.  It's all good.




- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lovely Inside And Out ... FF Two Ways, Part One

I'll be sharing both Fresh Fig cards today, as we move closer to some new fun.  As I said before, it's all good:)



- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Lovely Inside And Out ... FF Two Ways, Part Two

And here's the last card in my little series.  I hope you've enjoyed it all.  I like to share retired products every once in a while, because many of you still have them.  Enjoy!



And here are both Fresh Fig cards.  The one on the right is my favorite:)
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Where's Everyone Going?

Hey there!  I've been working up a storm in my studio lately.  The dust can't even settle as I scurry by to my next task or project.  Last night, I finished my 'Joy' sampler.  I'll post it in a day or two.  I absolutely love it.  I'm already started on a new framed project, too.  It's top secret for now:)
So ... where's everyone going?  Well, they're off to get an early start on my customer sale, of course.
  
Here's what's in store for you on sale day:
- My customer sale is Monday, July 30, 5:30-6:30.
- If you placed an order in June or July, you are a VIP and can come at 5:00.
- The garage door will be open and my loyal assistant (Bill) will be there to greet you.
- You'll receive a voucher for credit at the sale if you placed an order in June or July.
- You'll receive a little tally sheet to keep track of your purchases.
     You'll present these to me when you're finished shopping.
- I'll be ready to greet you in my studio for your continued shopping fun.
- While you're in my studio, you can take a peek at what I've created so far this summer.

- Anyone who places an order during June, July, or August will receive a prize.
- These prizes will be available at my Summer Open House party (Aug. 26).

For local crafters ...
It's almost time for my big SHOPPING DAY, for my customers!!!
It's July 30 --- 5:30-6:30, with my VIP Customers beginning at 5:00.
You may bring a friend with you.

FREE OFFERS --- FROM ME ---




OTHER SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

JULY HOSTESS CODE:   
HPWJY6EF

 July Hostess Code Special ($35.+ orders)
--- Surprise Gift 
--- First dibs on 'shopping day' for you to shop.   
     You will be a VIP shopper!  
     See shopping days listed below.
--- Equal credit from your order to use @ sale.
--- Free Color Coach (new/updated) !!!

My July Hostess Code Special runs through to the end of July.  We'll have a new code for August. 

Important dates to remember:

Aug. 13 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Joy Sampler / Pay to register at least 2 days before class. 
Aug. 18 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
     Color Your Season Cards -- Brand new!!!
     IF YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE IN AUGUST, 
          CLASS IS FREE!
     Fall, All-Occasion, and Christmas cards!
Aug. 26 / Summer Open House Party / PLEASE RSVP!!!
     2:00-5:00 / a no fee event
     Super fun fellowship, stamping, goodies, and shopping!
     It doesn't get better than this!
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.
Sept. 8 / FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS
      WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 1:00-4:00 / Let's color!!!
Sept. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
       Fall Project, showcasing the gorgeous colors of nature.
Sept. 15 / BONUS Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
       Let's make some gorgeous Fall and Christmas cards.
Sept. 29 / FREE BRUSHO CLASS
       WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 1:00-4:00

SALE DAYS:

July 30 / 5:30-6:30 / VIP Shoppers may come at 5:00 
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Free, Free, and Free ...

Whew!  I had to take a few days away from my blog to keep up with our house painters.  They're almost finished and it looks beautiful.  As part of their job, they cleaned ALL our windows!!!  Unbelievable!!!  Are you wondering what color I decided upon for my front door?  I finally found the swatch strip I wanted in the first place.  It was stuck or hiding, I guess.  I chose Turkish Coffee, or in Stampin' Up! language --- Early Espresso.  I love it!!  It's dramatic and goes with all our oil rubbed bronze light fixtures.  So, back to blogging ... just to be sure you didn't miss anything ...

For local crafters ...
It's almost time for my big SHOPPING DAY, for my customers!!!
It's July 30 --- 5:30-6:30, with my VIP Customers beginning at 5:00.
You may bring a friend with you.

FREE OFFERS --- FROM ME ---




OTHER SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

JULY HOSTESS CODE:   
HPWJY6EF

 July Hostess Code Special ($35.+ orders)
--- Surprise Gift 
--- First dibs on 'shopping day' for you to shop.   
     You will be a VIP shopper!  
     See shopping days listed below.
--- Equal credit from your order to use @ sale.
--- Free Color Coach (new/updated) !!!

My July Hostess Code Special runs through to the end of July.  We'll have a new code for August. 

Important dates to remember:

Aug. 13 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Joy Sampler / Pay to register at least 2 days before class. 
Aug. 18 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
     Color Your Season Cards -- Brand new!!!
     IF YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE IN AUGUST, 
          CLASS IS FREE!
     Fall, All-Occasion, and Christmas cards!
Aug. 26 / Summer Open House Party / PLEASE RSVP!!!
     2:00-5:00 / a no fee event
     Super fun fellowship, stamping, goodies, and shopping!
     It doesn't get better than this!
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.
Sept. 8 / FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS
      WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 1:00-4:00 / Let's color!!!
Sept. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
       Fall Project, showcasing the gorgeous colors of nature.
Sept. 15 / BONUS Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
       Let's make some gorgeous Fall and Christmas cards.
Sept. 29 / FREE BRUSHO CLASS
       WITH QUALIFYING ORDER / 1:00-4:00

SALE DAYS:

July 30 / 5:30-6:30 / VIP Shoppers may come at 5:00 
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Friday, July 20, 2018

My Little Bird and Free Class Reminders ... And one more freebie ... Just for you!

You've seen my Beautiful Day cards a couple of posts back, so today I'm sharing another version of an embossed card.  I'd also like to take today's post to remind you of upcoming FREE CLASSES that you can earn.  Keep reading.  Enjoy! 
You can actually achieve several looks of your embossed area.  You can emboss and leave it as is, you can sand it, you can change your positioning of the embossed area, and you can reverse your embossing folder and get an indented embossing (debossing) which is a great look.  Different looks work better on different cards, so try them all and see what you like.
This little bird is so cute.  I just love him.  I'm really glad this set made it into our new AC.

FREE CLASS REMINDERS:

FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS

- Purchase 10 Stampin' Blends PAIRS in your choice of color. (= 20 markers)
- Purchase the Memento Ink Pad.
- Purchase the Memento Ink Refill.

PURCHASE THESE 3 products (through me), THEN SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE CLASS.
You'll need to bring all these supplies to class with you, so order early so you'll have them.


FREE BRUSHO CLASS

- Purchase the Brusho (all 5 colors come together).
- Purchase the Beautiful Day stamp set.
- Purchase the Aqua Painters.
- Purchase a pack of watercolor paper.

PURCHASE THESE 4 products (through me), THEN SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE CLASS.
You'll need to bring all these supplies to class with you, so order early so you'll have them.

WOW!  That's pretty cool!  But wait!  There's more!  How about a really useful tool that you can enjoy using every time you stamp?

FREE COLOR COACH
If you order $35. or more (through me) any time during July or August, you'll earn a Color Coach of your very own.  It comes with lots of color story ideas for you as well as some blank pages where you can color in some of your own favorite color stories.

GUESS WHAT???
By ordering the products to earn either of my free classes, you will automatically qualify for the free Color Coach!!!  

NOT TO MENTION ---
For each $50.00 spent ordering through me qualifies you for a token, too. 

OTHER SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

JULY HOSTESS CODE:   
HPWJY6EF

 July Hostess Code Special ($35.+ orders)
--- Surprise Gift 
--- First dibs on 'shopping day' for you to shop.   
     You will be a VIP shopper!  
     See shopping days listed below.
--- Equal credit from your order to use @ sale.
--- Free Color Coach (new/updated) !!!

My July Hostess Code Special runs through to the end of July.  We'll have a new code for August. 

Important dates to remember:

Aug. 13 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Joy Sampler / Pay to register at least 2 days before class. 
Aug. 18 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
     Color Your Season Cards -- Brand new!!!
     Fall, All-Occasion, and Christmas cards!
Aug. 26 / Summer Open House Party  / PLEASE RSVP!!!
     2:00-5:00 / a no fee event
     Super fun fellowship, stamping, goodies, and shopping!
     It doesn't get better than this!
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.
Sept. 8 / FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS
      1:00-4:00 / Let's color!!!
Sept. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
       Fall Project, showcasing the gorgeous colors of nature.
Sept. 15 / BONUS Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
       Let's make some gorgeous Fall and Christmas cards.
Sept. 29 / FREE BRUSHO CLASS
       1:00-4:00 / This should be the most fun ever!!!

If you've earned one of my Sept. Free Classes, contact me if you need to attend on a different date.

Shopping Days for my little sale:

July 30 / 5:30-6:30 / VIP Shoppers may come at 5:00
Aug. 13 / Before or after Scraps and Prayers
Aug. 18 / Before or after Saturday Stampers
Aug. 26 / as a part of my Summer Open House Party
               2:00-5:00  
               (I cannot begin earlier than this.  
               You may stay until 5:30 if you need more shopping time.) 
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Floral Card with Aqua Painter

One of my great loves in life is playing with color.  I love how the colors blend and change with the light and how they're influenced by other colors around them.  I love painting and coloring as I play with color.  Yesterday, I finished painting a couple of little storage containers for my studio and then I played with seeing how our new and old colors work together.  After all that, and because they're painting our house right now (exterior), into my little head pops the idea of trying a new color for our front door.  Imagine my delight when the painters rang our doorbell this morning and presented me with a huge color swatch paint sampler.  Yippee!  Right now, our door is red.  I've always been disappointed in the original job on it because they didn't sand it first and they didn't use the exact color I'd wanted.  It was ok at the time, I guess, but as time marched on, it has faded a lot and looks more of a pinky red and now has a lot of wear and tear on it.  Yay!  Time for a change.  (I know.  It's a sickness:)  I'm actually thinking of a black.  With all those colors, I chose black???  Well, yes.  I think it will be nice.  I'd suggested a turquoise or a beautiful teal and my husband actually had an opinion --- a quick no.  I'm taking a day or two to think about it.
Now, let's get back to using color in our artwork.  I first learned to color my cards using watercolor pencils.  I loved how you could add shading and darker areas.  Then, along came the Aqua Painter and my life was forever changed.  My favorite go-to method of coloring is using it with just a puddle of ink in my ink pads.  The trick is using the least amount of water possible.  Those who tell me they hate using this method, it always turns out to be that they're using too much water.  Hey, that's why they make paper towels, my friends:)
For today's card, I chose a stamp that has beautiful shading already there.  The detail is incredible.  This is a super easy technique.  You stamp your image in black (or dark gray) and then, once the ink is dry, you color it with your Aqua Painter and puddles of ink colors of your choice.  Fun!  Easy!  It's a great technique.  Here's my card.
Isn't this a beautiful stamp?  The little 'Levi' tag adds the perfect touch of elegance to the card, using a Berry Burst ribbon with beautiful silver edging.  I love this ribbon!
I've used Berry Burst and Old Olive for my card.  Keep this card design in mind.  It works for lots of large, single images.  Tip:  When you use Whisper White as your card base, use the thick CS.  It holds up nicely.
That's it for today.  I'm off to work in my studio.  I need to stay here pretty much all day because yesterday, I took my first solo drive to get my hair cut and then ran a super quick errand on the way home.  Later in the afternoon, we went to Target to get some essentials.  I realized that I'd overdone it for the day because I could barely push the cart and began having severe hip and knee pain which increased as the evening went on.  I had a very painful evening, went to bed super early, had a painful night which eventually settled into some actual sleep.  By morning, I was feeling much better.  I just can't seem to find the right pace for me to enjoy life without constantly overdoing it.  Hope you're keeping me in your thoughts.  I need all the help I can get:)

JULY HOSTESS CODE:   
HPWJY6EF
 
My July Hostess Code Special ($35.+ orders)
--- Surprise Gift 
--- First dibs on 'shopping day' for you to shop.   
     You will be a VIP shopper!  
     See shopping days listed below.
--- Equal credit from your order to use @ sale.
--- Free Color Coach (new/updated) !!!

My July Hostess Code Special runs through to the end of July.  We'll have a new code for August. 

Important dates to remember:

Aug. 13 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Joy Sampler / Pay to register at least 2 days before class. 
Aug. 18 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
     Color Your Season Cards -- Brand new!!!
     Fall, All-Occasion, and Christmas cards!
Aug. 26 / Summer Open House Party  / PLEASE RSVP!!!
     2:00-5:00 / a no fee event
     Super fun fellowship, stamping, goodies, and shopping!
     It doesn't get better than this!
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.
Sept. 8 / FREE STAMPIN' BLENDS CLASS
      1:00-4:00 / Let's color!!!
Sept. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
       Fall Project, showcasing the gorgeous colors of nature.
Sept. 15 / BONUS Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00
       Let's make some gorgeous Fall and Christmas cards.
Sept. 29 / FREE BRUSHO CLASS
       1:00-4:00 / This should be the most fun ever!!!

If you've earned one of my Sept. Free Classes, contact me if you need to attend on a different date.

Shopping Days for my little sale:

July 30 / 5:30-6:30 / VIP Shoppers may come at 5:00
Aug. 13 / Before or after Scraps and Prayers
Aug. 18 / Before or after Saturday Stampers
Aug. 26 / as a part of my Summer Open House Party
               2:00-5:00  
               (I cannot begin earlier than this.  
               You may stay until 5:30 if you need more shopping time.) 
Aug. 31-Sept.1 / Garage Sale /  8:00-5:00 Fri. and Sat.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.
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