Hi friends! I wanted to take the time to share with you this morning that SU! has a new suite of products making their debut on May 1-31. I know you are going to love them. There is so much that can be done with these new products. These are products that will appear in the new catalog on June 1, but from May 1-31 you will be able to purchase these as a bundle and save. They will not be in a bundle come June 1. Watch this short video and then let me know that you are interested in attending my Eastern Elegance class in May. I will be giving more class details in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, enjoy the video and get ready for some awesome fun come May. I promise you wont' be disappointed.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Welcome to the OSAT April blog hop. Our theme this month is Flower Power. I decided to use my favorite set Oh So Succulent. This set is unfortunately on the Stampin'Up! retirement list. I'm so sad. I love this stamp set and the matching framelits. This will for sure stay in my private collection even though I can't demo it past May. If you haven't gotten this set be sure to do so before they are gone for good.
Now onto my projects. I chose to use various images from the stamp set to make my own background paper for my card. This is always a fun technique. You can take a full sheet of cardstock and stamp till your heart's content or until you think it looks just right. Yeah, sometimes you can go a little overboard if you don't stop yourself. LOL! I like to pick it up after I've stamped a few images just to see what it looks like. I chose our current in colors for this project. I have them listed on the bottom of this post. I went for a very simple design and layout. Sometimes I see such awesome works of art when it comes to cards, but realistically I think when people need to mass produce cards or only have a limited time to stamp they want some quick, simple, cute ideas and I think this card fits the bill.
For my 3D project I actually started out with some flowers that I had previously die cut awhile ago. I started layering them and before I glued them down I took my Wink of Stella pen and went to town on them. If you haven't guessed by now I'm a shiny girl. I like sparkles. After that I started to glue them down. Once they were glued down I realized it needed something in the middle so I pulled out the Falling in Love embellishments and added one to the middle. Then it was like ok, I have a flower, whatever shall I do with it and then I spied a package of 4" gold paperclips I had picked up with the intention of making something with them. I hot glued the flower to the paperclip and on the back to cover up the glue I used a 1-3/4" circle. I then glue on the loops of the 1/4" very vanilla satin ribbon and added another circle to finish it off. I didn't photograph the back so if you'd like to see that please let me know and I can post a pic of the back. This will make a great bookmark or you can use it as a regular paper clip to keep organized in a pretty way.
I seem to always have a hard time photographing the Wink of Stella, but I think this time it turned out pretty good.
Well thanks folks for hopping along with the OSAT blog hoppers. I hope you've enjoyed the hop. You can click on the next button to go to Jennifer Hills blog
Here is the complete set of bloggers this month.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The retirement list is here. Sorry I didn't get it posted yesterday. Technical issues and a lovely water problem.......again. Rain, rain go away.....
You can find the list here. Don't delay your orders. Things are selling fast. Please use hostess code FV2C6KRM if you are ordering less than $150. If you order $150 or more before tax and shipping you will receive host benefits for yourself. My offer from the other day still applies as well.
RETIREMENT LIST and it includes things that won't be carrying over from the Occasions catalog
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Welcome blog hoppers! It's that time again. Time for the OSAT blog hop and what could be a better theme than birthdays? Yeah, my birthday is this month. I like to affectionately call this the month of me. 😀 I think that everyone's birthday month should be all about them, So I was happy for this month's hop. My 3D project this month is actually something I've been wanting to make in like forever and I'm super happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it.
I purchased the Succulent Bundle and I'm now just getting around to using it. Winter is not my friend and I haven't been feeling the best. Won't go into all that, but I'm glad I was able to finally play with this bundle. It has so many possibilities. It has a lot of Clear Wink of Stella on it. Have you tried Wink of Stella? It is one of the best things ever. Gives you glitter without the mess. It is hard to photograph and I apologize for that. These look more like flowers, but you will see in my 3D project that they can be succulents as well.
Now onto my 3D piece. I bought some frames that my dad had made that he put in our garage sale a couple of years ago. Yes, I did say bought. That's for you dad in case you are reading this. He likes to tease us about how we come "shopping" at their house, but I really did pay him for them when we divided up the cash. There we got that taken care of. 😆 Well they sat in the basement for a year after that, then the following year I painted them, but still didn't get anything made with them and then this past Fall, Frank put the chicken wire on them for me and TADA!!!!
I am so happy with how it turned out. I knew what I wanted to do, but it took me awhile from the conception in my head. I'm sure I'm the only one that this happens to. 😉
Yes there is Clear Wink of Stella on these. I so wish it photography better. I sponged the succulents with Sweet Sugar Plum and that didn't seem to be enough so I added some Old Olive. I hot glued them to the frame that I had sanded a bit to make it a little distressed. Oh and then I glued some Spanish moss around them to finish it off.
Here is a close up of the banner pieces. I used the 1-1/2" space on the banner punch for the Emerald Envy back layer and then I ran it through the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing folder. The top layer was stamped using the Beautiful Banner stamp set (I got this specifically in mind for this project) and then the letters were stamped with the Layered Letters set. They were stamped with Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy. I will have the list of all products used on the bottom of this post if you are interested.
Well I hope you've enjoyed my projects and will continue on around the hop to see what everyone else has come up with. Oh and by the way.............Happy Birthday to me!!!! Yes, I do think my birthday should be a national holiday. My mom always made our (me and my two sisters) birthdays so special that I've always liked my birthday. While I know some don't like to celebrate their birthdays it sure beats the alternative. 😉
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The way this photographed wasn't the best. It was after dark when I took my pics and I tried the best I could with my lighting set up, but I think you'll see it much better in the final photograph. I had to use the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP from the Occasions catalog. The minute I saw that paper I knew it was a must have. The designs are sooooo pretty, I also used the ribbon from the SAB catalog. That ribbon is the best and you get both silver and gold in a 2 pack and is one of your choices with a $50 order during SAB. I then pulled out a couple of favs from last year that are in the current catalog....Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and also the banner in this is from the Large Numbers Framelits? Do you have those? To me they are a must because well let's face it the heart is just gorgeous all by itself and the numbers with the banner can be used for lots of occasions as well. I popped the Bloomin' Heart up with some dimensionals and those flowers inside the heart make it super easy to put the dimensionals behind them.
Now onto my 3D project. 3D projects have always been my soft spot when it comes to crafting. I love to make little things that can become gifts or decorations. My brand new Window Box Thinlits was going to fit the bill. When I showed my daughter what my 3D project was she immediately asked if I could make her one for her Valentine decorations. She reminded me it had been since 2014 since I had made her a Valentine decoration. I've given her cards with candy goodies and usually a gift card, but I guess it's been awhile since I gave her a decoration. I feel bad that I haven't, but it makes me feel good that she's noticed and even knew the year. I'm thinking when she decorated for Valentine's she knew how long it had been because I date the stuff I give them. I think handing down homemade things is so important and want my girls to have fond memories when they pull their collections out.
This box to me is so elegant and I filled it with chocolate peanut butter hearts wrapped in silver foil to match the silver ribbon. I cut 2-1/2" squares for the six sides of the box and that is the same DSP I used on my card. To finish it off I used the Thoughtful Banners bundle to add a I LOVE YOU on the top. I punched some Blushing Bride glimmer paper using the Confetti Hearts punch and added one to each side of the banner. To attach the banner I used dimensionals once again.
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