Monday, August 26, 2013

Hot, Busy Day

I worked all day working on setting up a garage sale that we are having later this week.  Of course we haven't had much of a summer as far as warm weather until now.  Isn't that the way it goes?  We have tons of stuff from my family, my sisters and my parents.  I mean a lot of stuff.  Hoping to sell a lot.

When I got home though I did finish a card that I started yesterday.  I got my card thinlits on Friday and was dying to make a card.  It's nothing fancy, but I thought it turned out cute.

I used Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush and Rich Razzelberry.  If you notice the background was stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge.  Are you seeing how versatile this set is?  You just have to have it.  You can order everything that was used on this card by visiting my Stampin'Up! website.
Well that's it for tonight.

Friday, August 23, 2013

What can a person say?

I find it so hard when I have to make a sympathy card.  Usually I try and make up a bunch ahead of time so that when I need one I can just send it because having to make one when you are feeling so bad for a person who has lost a loved one... making a card is usually the last thing you want to do.  Did that all make sense?  It did in my mind so just go with it. ;)

Here are a couple that I made this week. And I really should get making a few more up so that I have them on hand.

Not sure which one I liked better.  I made the second one first and then the other one so hence the reason the bow is on a different side.  I used some retired ribbon as I wanted a softer look to it.  Well that's all for now.  I did receive a SU package today, but have not had time to play.  I'm thinking maybe in the morning.  Sounds like a good Saturday morning plan.  Until then...............

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Just a quick post tonight

Good Evening!  I know it's late, but I wanted to get a post in yet tonight.  I was busy canning pickled red beets today with my Daddy.  We make them for the hunting lodge were we work.  It's a seasonal job and someone from our family has been working there and managing the place for probably over 50 yrs.  It is a place that holds a lot of memories for me.  I helped my Grandma (the first person to work there) when I was a teenager and then as a young mother and we were getting ready to open the place up for the season when she passed away.  I then worked with my aunt until she retired and now I'm there with my daddy.  My mom worked there, my sisters, my girls, aunts, a cousin....lots of good memories.  Being there is almost like being with my grandma.  Anyway that is what I did today and boy was I tired when I got home.  We canned 23 qts.  Canning gives such a sense of accomplishment.

Well here is the card I wanted to share.

This card is going to a very sick little boy.  This too was made with the My Paper Pumpkin set.  I hope it brings some happiness to his day.

Well night all.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Some Cards for Kids

Wow!  It's been a struggle today.  I just haven't felt well and I've pushed myself thinking that might help me, but it really hasn't worked.  I didn't push too hard.  I paid some bills, made a to-do list and then started on some cards to send out.

I know there are 4 people who I owe some fun mail to and just so you know I haven't forgotten.  It's on my list, but didn't happen today.  What I did do today is get some cards made to send to some sick kids who could really use a card so that is what I worked on as well as some sympathy cards.  I don't know these kids, but it was posted by a friend that these kids could you a little pick me up.  These are kids who are seriously ill.  When I went to look through my stash of stamps, what I found was that I don't have anything that is really "kid" oriented so I made do with what I have.  After all I'm a professional stamper and should be able to do that, right?  LOL!

The first two that I did were for little girls.  I used the bicycle that came in this months My Paper Pumpkin and added some sparkle with the Glimmer Paper that I already had  colored in pink.  These are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards.  I would think these would catch the eyes of little girls.  What do you think?  I'll be back tomorrow to show you the one I did for a little boy, but before I go I've had several people ask me what I use to photograph my creations so I'm going to let out the secret.  It's a very expensive studio.  NOT!
Yep, it's two pieces of white felt that has some glitter in it.  I believe I bought them at Hobby Lobby several years ago.  I take the pictures right next to my computer and my lighting is slightly behind and above me.  That's it!  I've thought about buying something that is specifically designed for photographing, but this works, so why spend the money, eh?  Now you know my secret.  LOL!
Ok, it's time for me to call it a day and go rest as tomorrow my Daddy and I will be canning pickled red beets.  Fun? No, but worth the rewards. ;)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Welcome Tuesday!

Sometimes I find Tuesday to be a pretty good day because that means Monday is over.  LOL!  Actually we should appreciate every day because it is a gift from God.  That is something that I know I've been guilty in the past of doing and I'm trying real hard to break that habit.  My dear friend who are going through the last days of her husband's life has really showed me how important it is to live life to the fullest each and every day because it truly is a gift.

Well I hope you've enjoyed this day and will enjoy what remains of it as well. I'm getting ready to head off to a do a party tonight, but wanted to share the card I started yesterday, but finally finished today.

I found the leg idea of making the legs somewhere on line.  Can't remember where, but the rest is my own take.  As I've told you before Halloween isn't one of the big holidays for me, but I do like to make the occasional card.  The boots are from the set called Bootiful Occasions.
Bootiful Occasions Clear-Mount Stamp Set
I again used the Gorgeous Grunge set.
Gorgeous Grunge
I've linked these to the Clear Mount sets, but they also come in Wood Mount as well.  You can purchase these through my store or by contacting me direct.

Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, August 19, 2013

A Simple CASE

Good Monday afternoon!  I had a great weekend and got to spend some real quality time with my hubby.  Seems like we are always so busy and the only time we take time to spend real quality time is when we go away and let's face it, that doesn't happen very often.  He works 6 days a week and even does some extra work for a friend of his so he is always busy and it seems like I've got a full plate most days as well, so this was really nice to do.  So I stayed out of the stamp room and didn't get a post done yesterday.  Sorry!, but I'm sure you understand.

Well I'm back today with a very simple case of a card made by Angie Juda.  Hers was a Halloween card and I turned mine into a Christmas card using the new set in the Holiday catalog that Frank won at convention.  The name of the set is Very Merry Tags and I used the new Christmas Washi Tape.  I almost was able to make this card without using the Big Shot, but I had to use the Oval Framelits for the Cherry Cobbler oval.  The Got Mistletoe? was punched using the Wide Oval punch.  It probably is hard to see, but I used some of the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the berries.  To top the card off I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Much needed time

Sorry about no post today.  Frank and I spent some much needed time yesterday afternoon and today just hanging together.  Not something we do very often at home.  Life gets way too busy and being busy isn't all it's cracked up to be.  Check back tomorrow.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Catching Up!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday.  I had a cake to make and by last night I was just too pooped to get do my blog post.  So  here is a post for now to make up for yesterday and a I'm going to try to post later as well.

The other day my dear sweet friend Pam came over and we spent a little time stamping and visiting.  She wanted to know how to do the startburst technique so I showed her how.

I used the Epic Day DSP for this one.  I just love the Cameo Coral.  The green is Gumball Green.  The words are from the set Hello Lovely that you've seen me use in the last week or so.  To top it off I used some Cameo Coral Baker's Twine.  A very easy card to make.  Would you like to learn how to do this technique.  Give me a call and we'll make a date to get together to make one.  I'd love to show you.
Now I'll show you the cake that kept me busy yesterday.
I find it rather surreal to think I'm now making cakes for people I went to high school with for their grown children getting married.  Who would have ever thought that I'd be doing something like that  all these years later.  Heck in my head I still feel like I'm in high school, but my body certainly lets me know differently. ;)  It's one of the blessings of a small town.  Everybody knows everybody.

 I certainly was happy with how it turned out.  I thought the colors were pretty and for once it was a good weather day to make roses in Michigan.  Best wishes to the happy couple.  Oh and BTW I used my Heart Framelits as my pattern for the hearts.  Them framelits are so versitile. ;)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Truly Grateful.....

Today's card is how I feel.  Truly grateful.  Is my life perfect?  Do I have disappointments, sadness, struggles?  Of course I do.  Everyone does, but we have the choice to be grateful in spite of all that.  Life isn't perfect and things aren't always the way we want them to be, but we are so much better off if we count our blessings and instead of our whoas.  Is it always easy?  No! But it is what is best for us.  Ok, off my soapbox. LOL!

Can you guess what I used to make this card?
Did you guess?  What was your guess?  If you guessed a clear stamping block then you would be absolutely right.  That is what was used here.  I inked it up in Pistachio Pudding and stamped on my Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the wheat bundle from the set called...what else?  Truly Grateful in Baked Brown Sugar.  I then outlined the block, but skipped the sections where the stamp hung over the block area.  I tied a bow with Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon and then colored 3 self-adhesive pearls with a tan colored Sharpie marker.  Very simple and easy to make.
Hope you enjoyed this!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Single Christmas Stamps

Stampin'Up! just released a new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps and they are available now!  The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

You can see them full size by clicking HERE!  These only come in clear mount and do not come in a case, but in a cello bag.  You can order stamp cases separately if you would like.
See you back here tomorrow with more stamping and inspiration.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Simple Thanks

I'm a little late in posting today, but that is because I had to do the dreaded task of housework today.  You know, dusting, cobwebing, vacuuming, scrubbing, rug washing....yeah the big stuff today.  It had to be done and you can only put stuff off so long.  So anyway that is the reason for my late post.

Here is a very simple card that I actually just threw together very quickly.  Remember the  chevrons I showed you the other day HERE and that I had the diamond shapes left?  Well I used them to make this card.
I used Pink Pirouette and Pool Party, two of my fav colors.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge set for the background on the Pink Pirouette.  It's very subtle, but adds just that right touch, I think.  The Thanks comes from the ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet.  I love that this alphabet is a good size for cards.  I actually lined up the letters on my clear block and was able to stamp this all at one time.  That is a real time saver.  And of course I had to add some rhinestones for a little extra bling.
Well that's it for now.  I need to go rest from all my activity today because I have a special friend coming over to stamp with me tomorrow.  We have been trying to get together for months now and tomorrow it's going to happen.  Looking forward to a great day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

You Make Me Happy!

That's not what I was thinking this morning when I started to think about my cat, Sugar.  She's been acting kind of strange ever since we got back from convention, but I really couldn't quite put my finger on it.  Sometimes she seemed fine and others not so much.  Well this morning when I awoke at 6:30am I moved my foot and felt something wet in the bed.  The cat had peed on it sometime during the night and we didn't even realize it.  Of course I got up right away and started to strip the bed and started the washing machine, but while doing so I realized I was going to have to do something about the cat.  She had done this the day after we got home from conventiona and I just figured she was mad about us being gone.  Well a second warning told me different.  I made a vet appointment and took her this afternoon thinking I was probably going to have to put her down and it was breaking my heart.  I love that little cat so much.  She's my constant companion in my stamp room and a real mama's girl.  Well it ended up she has a thyroid problem and a slight bladder infection.  All fixable with meds.  Doc said she probably did it because she wasn't feeling well and was trying to get our attention.  I know some of you are probably reading this and saying, "Really, you were that upset over a cat?" and yeah the answer is yes.  I love animals and they have always been a part of my life and I get very attached.  Here's a pic of my baby.

So here's a card I made for her.  No not really.  I'm not that big of a freak, but I bet I had you going.  LOL!  Although she does make me happy when she curls up beside me.
This card is a little different than my usual style, but I am trying to embrace new styles and stretching to go out of my comfort zone.  This is pretty "modern" and "young" for me, but then again I'm not that old.  Really I'm not!!!
I used the stamps Gorgeous Grunge and Hello Lovely.  These were both sets we received at convention.  Colors I used were Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe.  The button was made using the Simply Clay and the Button Mold and I covered it in Crystal Effects after I colored it with a Strawberry Slush marker.  This card has lots of dimensionals on it to give it what else?  Dimension of course. ;)
That's it for today.  Frank is working on my stamp room tonight in hopes of getting headed to the direction of putting the new flooring down and getting my room put back together.  There's quite a bit that needs to be done because of the flood we had this past spring, but any work in that direction is a big plus for me.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Can't stop with the Glimmer Paper

Seems like I just can't stop with the glimmer paper right now.  As I've said before I just love the bling and I think this Silver Glimmer paper fits the bill and is great when you are working with snowflakes.  I want to show you a way to say some of your precious paper when you are using it.  I just hate to cover up so much of the Glimmer paper when I want to layer it before something so this is what I did.

I cut a rectangle out of the Glimmer paper by leaving a 1/2 inch  all the way around.  This is so easy to do with our awesome Stampin'Up! paper cutter.  The measurements are easy to read making this and easy peasy thing to do.  Now I have that center piece to use for something else.  I will give you a tip and tell you the best adhesive to use with the Glimmer paper when attaching layers to it is the Mini glue dots.  I put one on each corner of the paper and also a couple on the long sides.  Those glue dots really adhere well.

I added rhinestones to the snowflake.  It is wonderful that we can have snowflakes so intricately cut using the Snow Flurry Framelit dies.  I'm telling you that you need to get this bundle.  It will be a good investment for years to come.  I used the Labels Framlits to cut out the piece of Island Indigo cardstock with the beautiful Noel words that are stamped in Silver Encore Ink.  The ribbon is the new silver 1/8" ribbon from the Holiday catalog.  The DSP is from the Winter Frost stack.  I inked up the snowflake stamp and stamped off on scratch paper and then stamped again on the DSP to kind of bring it all together.
Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


It's Saturday and I have nothing that is extremely pressing today, well unless you call housework pressing, but I'm good at pressing that back.  LOL!  I've got a new technique I learned from SU demonstrator Dawn Olchefske (and you thought my name was a hard one. ;) )  She really has some great videos that are very easy to follow.  I actually subscribe to her YouTube channel.  So without further adieu here is the card I made using this cool technique.

This starburst pattern is much easier than it looks, honest!  I whipped this up in no time.  Of course I had to add some bling.  Don't you just love bling?  I cut the snowflake out with the Festive Flurry Framelits and the Silver Glimmer paper.  I used the Winter Frost DSP stack.  This is in the new Holiday Catlog and is 48 sheets, 24 ea. of 2 double-sided designs. and sized 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" for just $6.95.  These are a great value and super great for cards.  I've used all 4 patterns here on this card. I punched a little 7/8" scallop circle from the scraps and put that on the snowflake and then added some more bling.  These are beautiful Frosted Finishes Embellishments and you get 12 of them for $6.95.  They are gorgeous!!!  At convention I saw where demos had made jewelry using them.  The are an excellent quality.  They are just flat on the back.  Here is a link on Pintrest to show you. I haven't made any jewelry in awhile, but I think I'm going to be making some of these.  Wouldn't they be a great gift?  To finish this card off I added some of the Organza Ribbon.  One of my favorite ribbons of all time.
Yesterday I promised to show you my new 12 x 12 DSP storage.  I have been trying to figure out a way that I don't have to dig it out all the time and make it much more handy.  Well unfortunately I hadn't come up with anything until I went to use the file storage that I had bought from Thirty-one.  I had purchased it with the intent of using it for our household bookwork, yeah bills and stuff :(. As I finally thought I'm going to put this to use, I got the idea to see if 12 x 12 paper would fit in it.  The file is actually for regular file folders.  Well Lo and Behold!  They fit!!!  Yay!!!!! I was so excited.  I got out some of the paper file dividers I had bought back when SU carried them.  I got out my label maker and made labels and this is what you see.
It even has a couple front pockets so I can store my 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper stacks.  Did you know we currently have 2 of them in the Holiday Catalog?  The Winter Frost I talked about above and one called Season of Style which has some Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crumb Cake colors.  Between each DSP pack I've put a regular file folder to hold the scraps.  I am really lovin' it!  If you are interested in purchasing one and don't have a Thirty-One consultant you can shop with my very good friend Anne Anderson.  Her web site is HERE.  I'm definitely going to get myself another one or two. ;)

Have a good weekend.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Strawberry Slush Glitter

I'm late in posting today, but today was a cake day so that had to come first.  I straighten up some in my stamp room since I really hadn't cleaned at all since making convention swaps.  I've just been working around the mess and I couldn't stand it any longer.  I hadn't even put all my new stuff away in it's place.  So in the end I had some Silver Glitter paper that I had sprayed pink and a piece from Chalk Talk stamped and I went from there.  Here's what I came up with.

I ended up using some of the In Color stack DSP since I finally organized my current DSP.  I will show you tomorrow how I'm storing it.  You will love it.  I think I've finally found a wonderful solution for me and it will keep my DSP in the open where I'm more apt to use it than hoard it.  Ok on to the card.  I used the Hexagon Punch to make the chevrons.  Here are a couple of pics to show you how I did it.  (re-inker, 70% rubbing alcohol and a SU spritzer is the way to color the glitter paper.)
I punched a hexagon and then inserted it back in the punch and punched again.

This picture shows you what kind of shapes you get after punching.  Isn't that neat?  It makes this punch even more versatile.  I saved the diamond shapes and will use them on another project.

Well I'm hoping to head back to the stamp room in the morning to do a little more cleaning and straightening up.  I really want to get my room back in order and get the new flooring down so I can organize everything and enjoy my room once again.  It's been tore apart for too long.  The flood in the basement happened in the Spring so it is time.  Do you hear that Frank?


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thankful 4U

I woke up today feeling a little wonky.  By that I mean, I woke up with so much on my mind and I wasn't even out of bed.  So many people around me are hurting and I wish I could do something to help, but there really doesn't seem like there is a lot to do to ease the pain for those who are hurting. I guess what I can do is pray for them, love them and be thankful for them being in my life.  So here is a card to show that.

This was a card that at first I wasn't sure where I was going with it.  I wanted to use the new Expression Thinlits words and I was in the mood to use the color Pool Party.  I pulled out the cardstock and went to work.  These Thinlits are super cute.  They include the words Thankful, Merry and Love.
Expressions Thinlits Dies   
Expressions Thinlits Dies  132171
Price: $24.95
You can view a video HERE that will show you how to use them.  He mentions using wax paper to make it release from the die a little easier and that is what I did.  It worked great.  Take a couple of minutes to watch the video.
The background was made using the stamp set Truly Grateful (Holiday Catalog).  I stamped it several times to cover the entire piece of cardstock (4" x 5 1/4").  It was really easy using the clear mount stamps and besides I was too lazy to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. hehe  I don't think you can really tell where it might have overlapped a little because with this design it doesn't really matter (in my opinion).  I used the cute little alphabet stamp set ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers for the 4U.  This is a great little inexpensive set that sells for just $19.95 and it only comes it clear, which makes it really easy for stamping and lining up.  It would be great for not only cards, but scrapbooking too.  I know it will go in my bag the next time I go to a crop.  Oh, and last, but not least, I used the Candy Dots and the 7/16" Natural Trim.  It's actually made from flax and cotton and gives a real earthy feel, which matches the background. 
Colors used are Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso. 
Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's post.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Little Trick or Treat?

I know it's a ways off (let's keep it that way and enjoy summer) and I'm not normally a Halloween person, but I came across this neat idea on Pinterest and I've been thinking about what I could use the Trick or Treat stamp in the Tags 4 You set on and besides I have the Halloween Washi Tape and wanted to use that as well, so this is what I came up with.  No hoarding for this girl! 

Of course I had to bling it up a little.  Those bats looked just ordinary.  Now if a bat came flying at me and it had on rhinestones.........well I might not be as scared.  I'd figure she had good taste.  LOL!  If you click on that Pinterest link above you will see that I used the Butterfly punch to make the bats along with the 1/2" circle punch.  Neat huh?  Makes that Butterfly punch a little more versatile.
I used the the This and That DSP, Basic Black and Smoky Slate cardstock.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Would love to hear your thoughts.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quick and Easy Card

Hey Stampers!  Well it's Tuesday and that means we made it through Monday.  I'm posting a little earlier than the last few posts so I think that's a good thing.  You know....progress. :)  I've got a quick and easy card to share with you today.  I tried a fold that I haven't done in awhile.  You score your 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock at 2 3/4" from both ends and fold.  As you can see the focal piece is only adhered on the left side.
This card uses the new set called Timeless Talk.  The minute I saw this set I knew I had to have it.  I love the vintage feel to it.  I just really like all the pieces that come in this set.
Timeless Talk
Isn't it adorable? I can't wait to make more with this cute set. I cut the pieces out using the the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  I freehand cut the word bubble.  Colors used are Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush.
Wood 126605 $22.95
Clear 126607 $16.95
Deco Labels Collection Framelits 130102 $24.95
Paper is Quatrefancy Specialty DSP 130141 $12.95
Added a little bling with some rhinestones 119246 $4.95
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Monday, August 5, 2013

In Colors Meet Six-Sided Sampler

Sorry I missed posting on the weekend.  I got some devastating news on Saturday from a dear friend who's husband has been fighting cancer for over a year and a half and I just wasn't in the blogging mood.  Not sure if I'm in the mood today, but I know I really need to get back at it because I've made a promise to myself that my blogging will be more consistant this year.  I've known this man since we were 5 years old, in fact his birthday is the day after mine.  His wife I have known each other since we were 15 or 16.  They are such a wonderful couple and very strong.  The cancer treatment that he has been getting is now doing more damage than good so he is home and hospice has been called in.  They are not giving up because miracles can happen, but they are on a new journey that they don't know where it will take them.  Thanks for letting me share this.  It is something that is very heavy on my heart these days and if you could say a prayer for them it would be much appreciated.  If you would be interested in sending them a thinking of you card please contact me and I will give you their address to do so.  You can contact me at   Thanks again.

Now onto some stamping.  I have so many stamp sets to play with right now since I had placed a catalog order myself and all the sets we received at convention.  Here I am using a new set called Six-Sided Sampler.  It also has a matching punch and if you purchase them in a bundle you save 15%.

Colors are the new In Colors for 2013-2015
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush
I made a Simply Clay flower and colored it using Strawberry Slush & Pistachio Pudding markers.
Leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch 117191 $16.95.  Love the versatility of that punch. Baked Brown Sugar ruffled ribbon and the hexagon embossing folder.
Six-Sided Sampler Clear BundleHexagon Punch
Wood mount bundle 132725 $36.50
Clear mount bundle 132724 $29.50

Of course you can buy them separately as well
Wood mount set 130953 $26.95
Clear mount set 130956 $18.95
Hexagon Punch 130919 $15.95

Well thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Festive Flurry Friday

Happy Friday!  I've had a good day.  Did a little stamping and had lunch with a very good friend.  I've known her since my oldest and her youngest were in pre-school together.   She has been an angel to me many times in the last 20 yrs.  We actually met because our pickup broke down at school and she had a cell phone.  Can you believe 20 yrs. ago not everyone had a cell phone?  I know seems weird to think about it.  I used her phone to call Frank and as they say the rest is history.  My dear friend Cathy has been through so many health issues and then a very bad car accident about 10 yrs. ago.  She's had many trials, but to see her today and visit and see how well she is doing is such a blessing.  Cathy is like a sister to me and she's one of those people that you just say to yourself that God really gave her to me.  It was meant to be.  I love you Cathy and thanks for a great afternoon.  Had we stayed a bit longer we could have had supper too. ;)

Ok, on to a little stamping project.  I had traded Frank's convention bag for the Festive Flurries Bundle in the new SU Holiday catalog.  I knew he wasn't going to use it again.  Silver and white just aren't his colors. ;)  A very kind demo was in search of one and we made a deal.  Her bag took a little time to arrive to her though.  It spent 5 days floating around Michigan post offices and then when it left Michigan it arrived in California the next day.  Go figure!  Sometimes Priority Mail doesn't always mean priority I guess.  Anyway she got what she wanted and I got something that I really wanted.  This bundle includes the stamp set Festive Flurry and the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies.  Of course you can buy them separately, but if you get the bundle you save 15% and who wouldn't want both?  I can't wait to play more, but I had to make something quick and simple first.

The colors are Soft Sky and Midnight Muse.  The Very Merry is from the set Very Merry Tags from the Holiday catalog.  This card isn't anything real fancy, but it will do for a start with these snowflakes.
Festive Flurry w 131778 $39.95 or c 131781 $29.95
Festive Flurry Framelits 132193 $24.95
Fesitve Flurry Bundle w 133284 $54.95 or c 133285 $46.95
I can tell this bundle is going to be lots of fun.  I've got ideas spinning around in my head for it.
Well have a good Friday evening and hopefully I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back to Work

Well convention was awesome and I'm left with many fond memories, but now it's time to get to work.  Well if you call it work.  I have so much fun doing it that sometimes I forget it's work, until I have to do the bookwork.  Yeah then that isn't so much fun...that's work, but most of the time it's fun.

I got my counter cleaned off a little today and I also did a little stamping.  Yesterday was spent putting all my stamps together that I got at convention.  Amazing! I feel like I hit the jackpot.  So many new toys to play with and so little time.

Well here is the first card I made today.
I wanted to try my hand at the new Undefined Kit.   Well I must admit I didn't think I would be very good at this and I've now confirmed it, but I think this kit has a lot of potential.  It will be fun to play around with it and I'm going to see if my daughter Brooke can do somthing better.  She's very talented when it comes to art and also has a graphic arts degree so we shall see.
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Item number 133402, $19.95.
This next card was super fun to make.  It uses all new products.  Well except fo the rhinestones and the ribbon.  The stamp set is call Tag It and it's this year's Ronald McDonald stamp set.  If you purchase this stamp set $3 of the purchase price will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities®

I used the new Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder 132174 $7.95
Tags for You stamp set 131820 w $19.95 131823 c $15.95
Oh Goodie stamp set 131886 w $10.95 131889 c $8.95
Chalk Talk Framelits 129983 $24.95
Label Bracket punch 132153 $15.95
Silver Metallic Encore Ink Pad 132142 $9.95
Wite Stampin' Chalk Marker 132133 $3.50
Rhinestones 119246 $4.95
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 119261 $5.95
Stampin' Dimensionals104430 $3.95
Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock
Real Red Ink Pad
Ok, that's it for tonight.  Hope you enjoyed these.  You can purchase all products from my store


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