Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Challenge - Day 30.....LAST DAY

WOW!!!  It's Wednesday AND it's the last day of the April Challenge I am participating in!  I have had a blast...and it has REALLY inspired me to CREATE!!!  Here is the card I have for you today!

This card was really fun to make.  I used the Flower Shop stamp set to stamp flowers in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.  I then punched the flowers out and also punched flowers of corresponding cardstock.  I added centers of Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Rhinestones and Pearls.  I really LOVE this fold...and ideas are SWIRLING around in my head!!!  I must start a notebook!  

Here is a view of the card from the side...it it a rally FUN FOLD!  To create this fold you simply cut a 10 1/2" by 5" piece of cardstock (you choose the color...mine is Certainly Celery).  Then you score it at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6 and 8 1/4 with the long edge horizontal when you score.  Fold accordion style beginning with a mountain fold!  


Thank you for following along on this challenge!  I hope you found many ideas that you will be able to use on future projects!  Have a WONDERFUL day!   Drop in again tomorrow to see what May brings!!!!


 "I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart FULL of JOY.  Let's face it, FRIENDS MAKE LIFE A LOT MORE FUN!"

Charles Swindoll











   



 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Challenge - Day 29

So glad it's TUESDAY!!!!  We have a little league ball game tonight.  My husband coaches my son, Adam's team...they are the White Sox....and they are UNDEFEATED!  Baseball is in our blood...we love it!  In fact, we have already gotten tickets to go see the San Francisco Giants next month....and we are we are planning to go see Cal Berkeley's team play the day before!  I LOVE IT....but I must admit....I am always glad when the season if over and life is a little busy!  I have another card for you today showing a cute way to say HI!!! HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!                                   
I made this card using the Retro Fresh designer paper in the Occasions catalog.  I also used Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock.  I stamped the HI with the Notable Alphabet stamp set...which I am so bummed is retiring.  I'm not getting rid of if though...as it will be a great set to have available at my scrapbooking retreats for the ladies to use!  I made the cogs with the Starburst framelits and the Circle framelit...by putting a smaller circle inside of the larger starburst and running it through my bigshot together.  SUPER EASY...and SUPER CUTE!  I added a button and some ribbon for a little dimension!  I LOVE THIS LOOK.  I inked it...not sure about that...I'm gonna try it later today without inking so that I can see which I like best!  

Here are this weeks WEEKLY DEAL!!!!


 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!  I hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Monday, April 28, 2014

April Challenge - Day 28

GOOD MORNING!!! HAPPY MONDAY!!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!!!  I can't believe this challenge is almost finished!  What will I do in May???  Today I have another birthday card for you....

The designer paper is from the Subtles paper stack.  The cardstock is Early Espresso, Whisper White and Melon Mambo.  I used two buttons from the Subtles designer button pack, a couple of candy dots from the Neutrals collection, some linen thread and Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (which is retiring and available while supplies last).  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and the punches I used are Word Window, Modern Label, Pansy, Boho Blossoms, 1" Circle and 1/2" Circle.  I hope the recipient enjoys it!  



HOPING THIS IS A FANTASTIC WEEK!!






 A bend in the road is not the end of the road...
unless you fail to make the turn.       
   
Author Unknown  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Challenge - Day 27

Good morning and I hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday!  It is beautiful here in Trinity County....blue skies...crisp and clean after a nice rain last night...but not until we finished our baseball game!  

Today I deviated from making cards and make these adorable teacups to take to the mothers attending our Girl Scout mother-daughter tea today!  I LOVE them....they are so cute!  I hope the moms like them...AND YOU TOO!!  I can't find the where I found the directions...but I will find them and post the site sometime this week!  SORRY...a little disorganized!!! They are probably under piles of paper scraps and piles of retiring product that I am sorting!  




These were all made with the Gingham Garden designer paper which is being retired and is only available while supplies last.  I'm sad to see this paper go, but EXCITED to see what is coming!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Challenge - Day 26

SO HAPPY IT'S SATURDAY!!!  I have a busy day today...gym at 8:30...sewing lessons for Kathryn at 11:00...baseball game for Adam at 6:00.....OH...AND CLEANING THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN!   I MUST find time to play in my workshop today...it's the girl scout mother daughter tea on Sunday, and I have NINE teacups to make!!!  I do have today's challenge ready for you though...it's a quick and simple HAPPY BIRTHDAY card!

I used the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Cupcake Builder punch.  The stamp set is retiring...but not the punch!  I again used the Strawberry Slush designer paper from the paper stacks, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock...added a couple of buttons from the Neutrals designer buttons and tied it with Bakers Twine.  SIMPLE...QUICK...and FESTIVE!!!


May your Saturday be SWEET and SUCCESSFUL...I hope you get to cross SEVERAL things off of your list!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

April Challenge - Day 25

FINALLY...I am posting today's creation!  It is 9:00pm...but I finally have it finished!  It was a BUSY day!!!  Remember...."ONLY ROBINSON CRUSOE HAD EVERYTHING DONE BY FRIDAY!!"

I used an Old Olive piece of Polka Dot Parade (SO SORRY to see this designer paper retiring!), Strawberry Slush dp from the In Color paper stack, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock.  I inked all of my pieces, including the flower with Early Espresso Ink.  The stamp set that the Birthday Wishes sentiment came from is Four You.  It's a cute look to send birthday wishes in!



If you are reading this tonight...DON'T forget FREE SHIPPING ENDS TONIGHT!!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WEEKLY DEALS - April 22 - 28

I forgot to post this weeks deals!!!  DON'T FORGET ABOUT FREE SHIPPING AS WELL!!!  It's a GREAT time to stock up!!!

 

 

April Challenge - Day 24

I created today's card using another personalized stamp.  I LOVE them because you can say whatever you want....but you do have to plan, because you have to order them ahead of time.  
The designer paper is from the Retro Fresh collection in the Occasions Catalog.  I also used the Daffodil Delight designer paper from the Paper Stacks collection.  The flowers are from the Blossom Party Originals die.  I cut two of each of the two flowers for dimension...I was going for the "DAISY EFFECT"....I am thrilled with how they turned out.   

Thank you bunches for stopping in to see my creations!  Be sure to share my blog with all of you friends and fellow paper crafters!  Have a TERRIFIC THURSDAY and come back tomorrow!!!

 through APRIL 25th

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Willy Wonka

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Challenge - Day 23

Today's challenge card is created with a personalized stamps that I ordered with one of my favorite quotes on it!  I LOVE THIS CARD and hope you do to!!!  I would love to hear your comments...so please share!



I used designer paper from the Paper stacks series (Daffodil Delight) as well as from Epic Day This & That.  The flowers were stamped with the Flower Shop stamp set and then punched out with the Pansy Punch.  The small flower is punched with the Boho Blossoms punch.  I added black candy dots to the centers of two of the flowers as well as a 1/2" circle and a white candy dot.  The ribbons is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  The cardstock that I used is Whisper White, Basic Black and Pool Party for the quote.


 Here is a close up of the quote....



Don't you LOVE it!!??? The quote is on the Graphic Border stamp (page 135 of the main catalog).  I stamped the wording in Early Espresso on the Pool Party cardstock and then used the Hardwood stamp to stamp in Versamark to make it look a little bit aged....I REALLY LOVE how it turned out!!!

Add your favorite quote to a personalized stamp...FUN, FUN, FUN!

I hope you find time to play today!  I am having so much FUN with this challenge!  Thank you for following along!


FREE SHIPPING ENDS FRIDAY APRIL 25th!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Chanllenge - Day 22

Here is the card I have created for Day 22 of the April Challenge that I am participating in.  I LOVE how it turned out!
  

The colors are Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Certainly Celery.  The sentiment is from the Trust God stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso.  The designer paper is from the Paper Stacks series.  I added some flowers, ribbon, bakers twine, a button and some candy dots to finish it off.  It is a great sketch with many possibilities!  GIVE IT A TRY when you have time!  


YOU ARE NEVER TO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR DREAM A NEW DREAM.   ~C.S. LEWIS


 
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Monday, April 21, 2014

RETIRING PRODUCTS

Just wanted to quickly share a list of retiring products....and don't forget FREE SHIPPING through April 25th!  Great time to STOCK UP!!!

Retired List

Click here to see the retiring products! 

Don't forget FREE SHIPPING!
April 21 - 25

 



April Challenge - Day 21

I PROMISE...this is my last post with the Happy Watercolor set for this April Challenge!  I do love the versatility of it...but I am sure that by now you are getting the idea of all that can be created with it!  

The You Make Me Happy sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.  The colors are Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Yellow (candy dot) and Crushed Curry for the sentiment (so it would be darker).  

I will have a list of RETIRING PRODUCTS for you later today.....and DON'T FORGET about FREE SHIPPING starts today!!




Sunday, April 20, 2014

April Challenge - Day 20

Happy Easter!!! I hope you all had blessed day with family and friends!!!!

Just a simple card today....busy getting ready for Easter dinner.  Yesterday we went to Napa Valley to go wine tasting with my daughter who turned twenty one this month.  I had never been before....it was a lot of fun...but I am a bit behind AGAIN!!! Story of my life I think!  This sentiment is from the Blessings From Heaven stamp set.  I KNOW YOU KNOW THE REST from my earlier posts this month!  So many things to do with this Happy Watercolor stamp set

I also want to remind you that FREE SHIPPING starts Monday 4-21 and I will also be posting the RETIRING LIST!

 
HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!!
 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Challenge - Day 19

Here is another FUN card....LOVING THESE COLORS!!!

I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set again, coupled with the Off the Grid stamp.  The sentiment is from  the Perfect Pennants stamp set and the colors are Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.  I finished it off by adding a little bit of ribbon and a few candy dots...seven... because the say the eye likes odd numbers!!





Below is a VERY SIMPLE inside of the card!  It adds just enough I think!  

Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

ON YOUR EVERYTHING!!!
APRIL 21st thru 25th

Get your orders ready...it's a GREAT time to stock up!!!!

April Challenge - Day 18

I really had FUN making today's card!  I love the colors and all grunge of it!

This birthday card was made using the Gorgeous Grunge and the Really Good Greetings stamp sets.  I also used the On Film framelits....my first time using it....SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!!   The colors I chose are Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Basic Black.  I cut the star with the Circle Card Thinlits (I LOVE the Glimmer paper star) and added some candy dots to finish it off!!! 

TGIF....ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND and HAPPY EASTER!!! 


Isn't this a FUN inside for the card?!!?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Challeng - Day 17

Finally....I had a chance to create!!!  I love everything about today's card....the colors, the sketch, the designer paper, the sentiment...I HOPE YOU ARE INSPIRED!!!!
 
I used Modern Medley designer pape, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set.   I also used the Itty Bitty punch for the flowers, the Banner punch, Mini brads and Basic Rhinestones.   I cut the stamped circle with my circle framelits and the background circle with my 2 1/2" Circle punch!  I love how it turned out!!!  I'm off to work now....it's my FRIDAY!!!


ENJOY your day and make it GREAT!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekly Deals - April 15th - 21st

April Challenge - Day 16

SOOOOOO......I TOTALLY CHEATED with today's post!  I am sorry it is so late, but here it is!!!!
YES...this is just like the card I posted on Day 8...except I used flowers instead of butterflies, I added some ribbon and stamped a different sentiment!!!   I needed something quick and simple...and THIS WAS IT!!! It shows how easy it is to change it up...just a bit!  I just didn't have time to be really creative today...this working FULL TIME and going straight to baseball games is really cutting in to my PLAY TIME!!!  I worked 7am to 6pm today....not like my 8:30 to 12:30 or 1:00 that I am used too!   It's great knowing that my girlfriend is hanging with her grandbabies (that's why I'm working full time...she's on vacation) and I do really LOVE my job...PART TIME is BETTER though!!!  Hope you all have a FANTASTIC rest of your week!!! It's going fast!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Challenge - Day 15

TAXES are due today!!! YUCK!!!  I do have another card for you to try today!  

I made this card simply by stamping a piece of the Whisper White cardstock with the actual Pool Party stamp pad.  I then cut a few strips of Old Olive cardstock for the flower stems and added some buttons from the Bight collection.  I punched out an oval in Soft Suede...ran it through my Big Shot with the dots embossing folder...trimmed the top with the wide side of the oval punch and the bottom with a square punch.  I finished it off by adding some designer paper, ribbon and a sentiment!  I am loving all the different flowers!  Spring has DEFINITELY sprung at my house!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Challenge - Day 14

Today I have a quick post as I am off to work!  I am working FULL TIME this week, while our other receptionist is off playing with her grandchildren!!!  I also have a workshop tonight...so it will definitely be a BUSY DAY!!!


I really love how this card turned out!  I stamped the Vivid Vases on Whisper White and then on three different designer papers.  I cut the vases out on the designer paper and adhered them with glue.  I added different flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch and some Candy Dots.  SUCH A CUTE LOOK!!! LOVE IT!!!

April Challenge - Day 13

Today's card is made using the Happy Watercolor stamp set again!  Instead of using a rainbow of colors, I stamped it all across the Whisper White cardstock in Daffodil Delight.
I punched the flowers using the Pansy punch, the Boho Blossoms punch, and the Petite Petals punch.  The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  I added some designer paper, burlap ribbon and Old Olive ribbon, a sentiment and mounted it on Old Olive cardstock and then again on Soft Suede cardstock.  SIMPLE and FRESH!!!  I hope you are feeling INSPIRED!!!