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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Burlap and Falling Flowers...

Hello my stampin' friends! Golly...it's been so busy the last couple of days that I have not had a chance to blog!  I was planning on catching up yesterday after my workshop down in Redding, but when I got home my mother-in-law called.  She had fallen on her morning walk and fractured her shoulder. This is gonna be a tough one. Apparently there is nothing they can do for it but sling it and the doctor told her to move it (make circles with her arm several times a day) so that it doesn't freeze up.  It's her right shoulder and she is right handed and it hurts her terribly. NO FUN...NO FUN!!!

I went to bed feeling like I was getting a cold...or maybe allergies. I've been downing my Vitamin C's but in the middle of the night it was full blown...scratchy throat, stuffed up nose, headache...YUCK.  I pray that I didn't pass it on to any of my ladies yesterday!  

Well...I'm up and around so I thought I'd share one of the projects we made at yesterdays class!

This THANK YOU card has a Whisper White card base. The first layer is Basic Black with the next layer being in Whisper White again. I stamped the background using the Burlap stamp with Smoky Slate ink and the Falling Flowers stamp set with Island Indigo ink. I used my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut an oval and stamped the Burlap background on it too, again in Smoky Slate ink.  The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set. The flower and silver boughs are cut with the May Flowers framelits. Of course I had to add a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower. Don't forget the inside of your card, or your envelope...add a swirl with some burlap just for FUN!

That's it for today! I'm gonna go take a nap! I have another simple card to share tomorrow but I think I'll take next week off to spend with Adam and Kate because they have no school! I have lots of things to work on with the new Occasions Catalog starting on January 3rd! If you need one please let me know so I can get one out to you!  As always...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by!

~Today's Thought~


DON'T FORGET my monthly special!

Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!


Monday, December 18, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Half Full

Good morning everyone! OH MY...Christmas is right around the corner...are you ready? I haven't mailed one card...still making them! I did get some shopping finished this weekend. Now to wrap!  I also went to a friends daughter's home for a Christmas open house! It was AMAZING!  EVERY room was decorated! I think there were EIGHT trees, all decorated with different themes! It was BEAUTIFUL...so much fun to see...and delicious food. Oh...and the Egg Nog was DIVINE!!! What a FUN day!!  

Well..it's time for another "Make-It Monday"...ENJOY!




"Make-It Monday": Half Full card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Half Full (144996-wood mount rubber or 144999-clear mount rubber)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730); Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Stamp Pads: Rich Razzleberry (126950); Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc: Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry Dark (144583) Light (144584), Old Olive Dark (144573), Light (144574), Ivory (144606), Cherry Cobbler Dark (144575), Bronze (144607); Wink of Stella (141897); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 5” x 3 3/4”; 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”; 4” x 5 1/4” for the inside.
  • Rich Razzleberry: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Rich Razzleberry card base at 4 1/4” and adhere the 4” x 5 1/4” piece inside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right of the 5” x 3 3/4” panel and adhere it to the front of the card.
  3. On the remaining piece of Whisper White, stamp two wine bottles and two glasses and the grapes from the corner of the wine tag.
  4. With the Stampin’ Blends, color one wine bottle in Old Olive with a Cherry Cobbler top and the other wine bottle with Rich Razzleberry and Bronze top. Color the wine glasses with Rich Razzleberry and Ivory. Stamp the grapes with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.
  5. Fussy cut the pieces as shown. Add Foam adhesive strips to the bottles and Stampin’ Dimensionals to the glasses and grapes.
  6. Place the pieces on the card as shown.
  7. Add Wink of Stella to the bottle tops, the wine and the grapes.
  8. On the inside panel (not shown here), stamp a row of the small wine glasses and color with the Ivory and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. If desired, add the sentiment “May your Glass Always be Half Full.”
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!
Hey...I almost forgot to tell you...the CLEARANCE RACK has been UPDATED!!!  Click below to SHOP!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today!  Have a FANTASTIC DAY!!  

~Today's Thought~


DON'T FORGET my monthly special!

Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Best Birds Serenity

Good Morning everyone! I know many of you are busy getting ready for Christmas and all of the festivities ahead.  I also know that some of you are missing loved ones and feeling lonely...especially at this time of year! I wish I could somehow transport you all and we could be together creating, visiting, drinking hot chocolate and snacking on FUDGE (can you tell I like chocolate). I guess...really...what I want is for no one to feel alone, sad, scared or heartbroken. I wish I could HUG each and every one of you! Instead of a hug, I can share what I love to do, what brings me great joy...with you!!

Today I'd like to share a card that we will be making in my class next week!

This card is so peaceful and calming to my spirit! It is created with the Best Birds stamp set and the Birds and Blooms thinlits. I used my Stampin' Blend markers to color the bird. Some of my gals are already finished with their Christmas cards so I'll take all of my markers to class in case they'd like a different color of bird.  The branch is cut from the 6 X 6 Wood Texture paper stack using the Birds and Blooms thinlits. The background is stamped in Crumb Cake ink using the Best Birds stamp set. The bird and the berries are from the same stamp set.  My card base is Real Red. Layer one is Crumb Cake and the stamped image is on Whisper White cardstock. I attached my bird with dimensionals after gluing the branch directly onto the cardstock. I tucked the berries into the branches with just a dot of Multipurpose glue on the ends.  Last I tied a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim around the Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock. It's a simple card...but BEAUTIFUL!  I LOVE the serenity it offers. I hope you feel it too! 

That's all I have for you today! I hope you are inspired! I hope you find time to create...really I do...it's not just a catch phrase for me!

There have been times when I have been so sad that I couldn't get out of bed and had no desire to get out to my workshop. Now, I find that CREATING is great therapy for me. I can be sad...I can be angry...I can be just plain cranky and sometimes I don't even know what I am feeling, but when I get out to my workshop, my mood changes.  I'm creating something that can encourage someone else...I'm listening to my Christian radio and being inspired. I love this time and I love being able to share with all of you...even though I have never met most of you! Creating and sharing has gotten me through some very tough times and I want to thank you for allowing me to share what brings great joy and peace to my life! THANK YOU and LOTS OF HUGS!!!

~Today's Thought~ 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ready for Christmas Bundle!

Hello everyone!  GOLLY...it's 5:00pm and I'm just now getting to blogging! It's been a CRAZY BUSY day....but I have a meatloaf in the oven and it's time to relax!  

Real quick I want to share a really cute card I just received in the mail from my Stampin' UP! facebook group SECRET SANTA! I LOVE IT!!!


My Secret Santa created this card with the Ready for Christmas Bundle! I don't know who she is to give her credit, but I sure do LOVE the colors she chose...Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!  Oh...and the Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding...it's a MUST!!! 

I totally LOVE it!





That's it for THIS EVENING! I'll be back in the morning with more FUN creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  


~Today's Thought~



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FUN FOLD with Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper

Good morning everyone! WOW!! What a COLD 26 degrees it was this morning! I'm so glad I have a nicely heated home! Currently I have a portable floor heater in my workshop (which is working great), but I am having a mini-split put in soon so I will also have air conditioning on HOT days!  

I'm really exicited to share a FUN FOLD card with you today! I received one at OnStage so I gently took it apart for measurements and created my own!




Here is my inspiration! I REALLY LOVE the fold! In fact, I'm thinking of adding a FUN FOLDS class...maybe quarterly to my classes! I'd LOVE to hear what your thoughts are on that!









Here is my take on it! I used Pool Party cardstock for the base of my card.  It measures 4 1/4" X 11" and is scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2". I embossed the top half using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Next I cut a 3" X 9" piece of Basic Black cardstock and scored it at 3" and 6'. I adhered a piece of 2 7/8" X 2 7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock into each square. Next I added a 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper to each Whisper White square.






  
Here's the card folded down so it will fit into an envelope. I used the Pansy punch for the Peek-a-boo Peach flower and the Leaf punch for the Old Olive leaves. The button is a SNEAK PEEK of what's in the NEW Occasion's Catalog!

You can use ANY sentiment..but I chose Happy Birthday which is stamped in Memento Black ink and then stamped over in Pool Party ink with the bacground stamp in the Best Birds stamp set.  Isn't it a FANTASTIC card?!?!


...another really cool thing about this card is you can open it the other direction by simply rotating  your sentiment!!



This might be a bit confusing so I think I'll make a "HOW TO" video! Be on the look out for it!

That's it for today! I hope you are INSPIRED!  Thanks so much for faithfully stopping by every day! ENJOY the rest of your day....and find time to CREATE!

~Today's Thought~


DON'T FORGET my monthly special!
Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!




Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Time SAVING Tip for Cardbases

Hello there! How's your Tuesday morning going? I'm busy getting ready for a class tomorrow night and next Wednesday! I also made a FUN video this morning! I feel so silly for not knowing about this tip I'm sharing with you today! It seems so OBVIOUS! I'm thinking that if I didn't know about it...you might be in the dark about it too! I hope it saves you lots of time in your creating endeavors!

ENJOY!



Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I hope you ENJOYED the video and will use this tip! Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!

DON'T FORGET my monthly special!
Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!


~Today's Thought~


Monday, December 11, 2017

"Make It Monday" USE UP YOUR SCRAPS and FREE SHIPPING!!!

Good Morning STAMPIN' friends! How was you weekend? Are you getting any closer to being ready for Christmas? I'm not...that's for sure. The house is decorated and I've ordered a couple gifts for my husband...but the kids...ugh!  It's hard to buy for adult kids, who all have good jobs....so my husband and I have decided to give them moments...adventures...memories instead of things! This is NOT an original idea, a dear friend told me that she does it for her son and daughter and I fell in LOVE the idea! I have some things in the works...hopefully I'll hear soon...and I'll share AFTER Christmas has past! Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday...we get to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior...the most important part of the season and we get to spend time with friends and family.  I love sending cards and giving gifts...It's the Most WONDERFUL Time of the Year!!!

I have some SUPER exciting news...Stampin' UP! is offering ONE MORE DAY of FREE SHIPPING...and that's TODAY, from 12:00am to 11:59pm (MT).  I'm super excited because I have a PLAN this time around and I'm NOT gonna miss out! 

I don't want you to miss out either...so I'm also DOUBLING my Darla Daisies to customer's who place a $50.00 order before tax and shipping...TODAY ONLY! 

More details about this program can be found by clicking on Darla Daisies Loyalty Program at the top of this blog!



I also have a really FUN "Make-It Monday" to share with you today! DON'T throw away your scraps....you'l be wanting to make GOBS of these cards!

"Make-It Monday": Card using your Stampin' Up! card stock scraps
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Remarkable You (139894); Birthday Blossoms (139471)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Melon Mambo (115320); Flirty Flamingo (141416); Tangerine Tango (105117); Peekaboo Peach (141417); Crushed Curry ( 131199); So Saffron (105118); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Old Olive (100702); Soft Sky (131203); Tempting Turquoise (102067); Island Indigo (122923)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Miscellaneous - Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends (144599); Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends (144603); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
     
Measurements:  
  • Thick Whisper White:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” and 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” and scraps for flowers
  • Basic Black:  ¼” x 5 1/2”
  • All colored card stock: ½” x 1 ½”
Instructions:

  1. Glue the colored strips to 1 ½” x 5 ½ “ white piece to create a colored panel
  2. Attach colored panel to the Card Base and add the black strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  3. Stamp flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Blends then fussy cut.
  4. Stamp sentiment in Black and add flowers. Adhere one with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and one with a Dimensional.
  5. Color a few rhinestones with a black Sharpie then adhere to the card front.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today!  I hope you have a FANTASTIC day and fight a few moments to CREATE! I sure do love SHARING what I love to do...with you!!!


 DON'T FORGET my monthly special!
Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!


~Today's Thought~




Saturday, December 9, 2017

OnStage Christmas SWAPS - Day 3

Good Morning! Your weekend has ARRIVED! I quickly want to share some more Christmas themed swap cards.  These gals had some fun ideas so I just have to share them!  Have a FANTASTIC day and weekend...thanks BUNCHES for stopping by and sharing your Saturday with me!



Well...that's the last of the Christmas themed swaps!  I sure hope that you have enjoyed them and have been inspired!  ENJOY every minute of your weekend! Hope you get lots of stuff checked of your THINGS TO DO LIST! I also hope that you find time to RELAX and CREATE during this busy time of year!

~Today's Thought~



 DON'T FORGET my monthly special!


Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!





Friday, December 8, 2017

OnStage Christmas SWAPS - Day 2

Hello and HAPPY Friday! I'm so happy the weekend is here! I don't have any plans so I'll be able to create...I HOPE!! What fun will you be having?

Were you able to check out the Facebook Hop last night?  There sure were some FUN ideas! I'd love to hear what you thought about it!

Today I have some more of those Christmas themed swap cards to share with you from OnStage! I hope they give you lots of ideas and inspiration...that is the whole idea behind these swaps!  ENJOY!!






That's it for today! I'm gonna share the rest of them tomorrow so be sure to check back! I know it's Saturday, but I have more projects to share with you next week! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by and have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!

and.... DON'T FORGET my monthly special!


Place a $50.00 - $149.99 order (before tax and shipping) and use hostess code RN9TKZUF, in December, for a FREE gift of 1 Wink of Stella Brush (see image below). I will also send you the projects we make in my December classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in December's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped seperately and will be shipped in Early January!

~Today's Thought~






Masculine Dandelion Wishes and Bokeh Dots!

Good Morning and HAPPY Friday!  I can't believe that this road trip with my girls is almost over!  Time goes by TOO FAST! I have a re...