Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stamp Class July 19th

I'm  having a stamp class on Thurs July 19th at 4:30.
You will be able to make 3-4 cards using some of the new Catalog products.
Cost will be $10.00 and will include all the supplies and envelopes.
Place a $35.00 (before shipping) that night and waive the $10.00 class fee.
Please RSVP by July 10th.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Customer Appreciation Day June 3rd

Sunday I had my customer appreciation day.  It was a beautiful day and we ate on the patio!
I really wanted to thank all of these ladies for all their support this past year!

 Intently Checking out the New Catalog!
And of course we had to do a couple Make N Takes

Below is an Easel card using the Petal Palette Stamp set and Petals and more Framelits
The card base is Grapefruit Grove.  The DSP is from the Specialty Share what you love.
The Bird and the easel stop are colored using an aqua painter with grapefruit grove and Melon Mambo.  Ink used for the sentiment is basic black and all the other items are Mossy Meadow.
Solid bakers twin was doubled to make the bow.  Also Stitched framelits cut out the sentiment circle and backed with a melon mambo circle.

The card below is made with the Rooted in Nature set.
The DSP is the Nature's Poem.
The other paper used:  Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.
The leaves are embossed and cut out with the Nature's Roots Framelits.
The Leaves trinket is in copper tucked behind the sentiment box.

Friday, June 1, 2018

2018-19 Annual Catalog goes live today!

Yay!  It’s finally here!!!  The 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is open for ordering!!  
If you don’t have your copy of the catalog yet, you can see it online here:
Let me know if you have any questions.
You can go to my online shopping page here
Use the host code: FJXRYPG6 between June 1 to 10th 
Receive free gift from me, Whisper White Large Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
(With a 75.00 order before shipping and tax)
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Treat bags for Cinco de Mayo Party

Dave and I had a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday May 5th (of course).  The morning started out a bit cold and cloudy, but by the time the party started it was all good! We had a really fun group of people and lots of good food.  We did a taco bar, tamales, chips and salsa, guacamole, salad, watermelon, pineapple and strawberries.  Dave made margarita cupcakes for dessert that were really good. See pic below.

I try to make a little gift for our guests to take home with them and this time I made a little treat bag with pistachios and some chocolate.  I used a retired set (Everything Eleanor) for the background image and the sentiment is from the Just add text set which will be retiring the end of the month.
I slipped in some new items from the up coming catalog 2018-19; pearlized doilies and share what you love artisan pearls.  Both paper colors that I used are retiring (sweet sugarplum and peekaboo peach).  I also used the small gusted cellophane bags for the treats.  I think they turned out cute!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sapphire Stampers Club 4-12-18 Hostess: Linda B.

We had 3 projects for this club (which was our last one of the season)
This cute little luminary box using the window box thinlits.  Had to decorate it a bit, so I added a fresh fig paper flower using the pansy punch which is retiring.  I am glad the luminary thinlits are carrying over into the 2018-18 caty.  I love it!
 The center of the flower has a gold faceted gem.

We also made some Birthday cards using the Touches of textures set.  I am also glad this set is carrying over into the new annual catalog as it is one of my go-to favs.  I have made a lot of cards using this set.  We used watercolor pencils to color in the flowers and leaves.  The paper on the right side of the card is pool party.  I also used second generation pool party ink on the splatter stamp that is a very subtle background behind the flowers.  The card base is smokey slate.  Happy Birthday is from the Rose Wonder set which is also retiring.

We also made another card using the Butterfly basics set.  This set is retiring and I wanted to get one more use out of it before it was gone as it was another of my favorites.
We did a technique coloring in the flowers first with the white opaque pens and then took a Stampin blend marker to give it a little color and add some shape to the flowers. Although you can't tell in the picture, I also gave it a little glimmer using the wink of stella.  I used the pressed petals embossing folder on the sweet sugarplum paper.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sapphire Stampers Club 3-9-18 Hostess: Shari K.

We made 4 projects today.
This first one is a get well kit.  So cute! I have seen several versions on the web and decided I should try my hand at it.
It includes 3 items:  A small package of tissue, a pack of cough drops (I have seen Halls and Ricola in the square pack) and a package of Lipton Cup A Soup.
 (I looked all over town to find Lipton Cup A Soup but was unsuccessful.  So I used the regular Lipton Chicken noodle in a packet)
The paper is the delightful daisy DSP.  I used So Saffron instead of daffodil delight.  I made an instruction sheet to make this project.  (See below)

 This next project is a Birthday card. 
We used the adhesive sheets to apply the cutout Happy Birthday.
The sheets work really to adhere the thin writting without getting glue all over.
The DSP is the Eclectic.  The Glimmer paper is a 6x 6 paper stack from the Myth and Magic suite.
I have decided I like the Lemon Lime twist paper.  It feels refreshing.
And it goes really well with my Maiden Hair fern!  Lol
 This Easter card uses the recently added Sale a bration set, Blossoming Basket.  You can't see very well in the picture, but there are dazzling diamonds on the flower for a little bling along with the butterfly punched from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.
 The last project was a St Patrick treat using the small clear boxes.  Just the right size for some chocolate coins.
 I used a retired St. Patricks stamp.  I like how the basket weave embossing folder gave the little card a little texture.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Treat bags for Fitness Group

I have been working out with a fitness group for the past 8 weeks and Monday was the last day that we would all be together.  I decided to make a treat for everyone.
It was a bag of snack mix with a chocolate.