Saturday, August 30, 2014

BEST. MY PAPER PUMPKIN. EVAH!!!!!!

Ok, so my New England came out!! The August My Paper Pumpkin Kit really made a  hit! I think it's my favorite so far!!!! Just check out these goodies!!!



Now I ordinarily try to change the kits up a bit, but this kit is so cool I didn't change it at all! Not needed!!! So much fun!!! So colorful!

There are big cards:




And there are small cards:



And even some fun envelopes:


If you are not a subscriber, it's time to try My Paper Pumpkin! The kits get bigger & better every month!!! You even get a clear block with your first kit! 

The design of the kits is that you can make the project in about 30 minutes!!! All you need to complete the project is the kit & your own adhesive! 

You can sign up for the monthly subscription or a 1,3, 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription! Perfect way to try it out!!! These kits have come sooooo far from the beginning of the program!!! I can't wait for mine to come each month!!!!

Wanna give it a try, or try it again??? Click HERE & check it out!!! There's still time to sign up for your first kit in September!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

It's Wednesday! You know what that means!!! Yup! Time for 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! Yippee!!!

This week I'm gonna freak out my blogmates!! Heehee!!! I'm not going where they think I am! 

You maybe here from Helen's blog! Awesome as usual! When you are finished, be sure to keep going to Liz's blog!! Then on & on to the other amazing ladies' blogs!!!!

Here is this week's inspiration-Amanda's choice:


Here are the MDS Stampin' Up! colors:


And here's my card:


Now you all know by now that I'm the total beach/ocean/nautical girl! After all, I'm from Cape Cod!!! I saw these colors & immediately thought nautical!  However, my desire to use my new stamps from the Holiday Catalog won out!!! After all, it just NOW feels like summer around here!


The stamp set is called Making Spirits Bright! It is soooo much fun & right up my alley!!!!  I'd love a Heartini please!  

The sentiments don't look familiar do they? Well, they come from the brand new hostess set that you will be able to get in August!!! It's a great little sentiment set! Tons of great words to use on your cards, Project Life or other projects  It's called Good Greetings! Don't miss this opportunity!!!The little heart is actually from a My Paper Pumpkin kit!  There are some great little stamps that come exclusively in those kits!!! I refer back to them often!

So hope you like this fun little card! Not nautical! lol!!  VERY SOON you will be able to get all your goodies from the Holiday Catalog! Only 1 more day!!!! Woohoo!!!!! You will LOVE it!! 

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AWWWW!

So I just wanted to share a fun little card I made for a very special friend who is facing a scary challenge right now! This little guy is smiling because he knows it'll all be ok! I just love the way it came out! 

Enjoy!


Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!

Happy Wednesday! Here we go again! Yippee! I love my little 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! Glad you are here again!

If you're traveling here from Helen's blog, I know you've seen something pretty amazing!  Same thing will happen when you hit up Sandy's blog next!!! Such talented ladies!

So here is the inspiration:


Here are the Stampin' Up! color in MDS:

And here's my card this week:


I was kind of excited when these were announced because I could finally use one of my new Blendabilities for the blog hop! Go Wisteria Wonder! lol

So I learned this cute little trick with the Chevron Border Punch! I love how it looks. Very lattice-y!

 I am copping to some retired ribbon! Perfect Plum to be specific! Sorry! But it works! lol


The flowers were punched using the Pansy and Petite Petals punches. Stamped first, of course, with the Flower Shop & Petite Petals stamp sets! The "Hello" comes from the Label Something stamp set punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  Works well on this card. I think I  need to stock up on my sentiment stamp sets!

The little dots in the middle of the flowers were made with hot melt believe it or not! A nifty little trick we learned at convention this summer!

Finally, a little faux ribbon using the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder. Adds just a little flair to the "ribbon"!

So enjoy hopping around the blogs this week! There are some great creations to see!!!

See you next time!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 15, 2014

TAX FREE WEEKEND!!!

This weekend ONLY-August, 16, 17-is TAX FREE WEEKEND in MA!!! Now is the perfect time to get your Stampin' Up! goodies TAX FREE!!!  

Don't miss out on items like the great August Big Shot deal!

Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

Or maybe some of the new goodies listed on the Clearance Rack?
Secret Garden Framelits Dies

Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags

Petal Cone Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!

Or maybe some of this week's Weekly Specials?

Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse

 Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die
Maybe you want to try out the new AMAZING  Blendabilities???

Blendabilities

Either way, this weekend is the time to get your goodies!!!

Shop HERE 24/7!!! Just remember, this weekend only your favorite Stampin' Up! treats are TAX FREE!!!!! Questions? Contact me!!

Happy Shoppin'! I mean Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!!

It's Wednesday! Must be time for another Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!! It's a cool one this week!!! Liz's pick!!

Hello to the hoppers from Helen's blog! If you're just joining us, please keep going!!! Hit up Liz's blog next then keep hopping! 

This week's inspiration is:


The Stampin' Up! colors to coordinate are:

Here are my CARDS (yup, two!!!):



I am just back from vacation! Feeling somewhat refreshed yet longing to return to the ocean!  It's my favorite part of nature.  I'm a beach girl at heart!!!

But I was excited to get back to my stamps! I decided to play with my 
Work of Art stamp set. I haven't done too much with it yet, but I've seen some beautiful, creative designs with it. I got started & just kept going! lol  These are 2 very different cards with the same color scheme & stamp set.

They are both fairly simple cards because of the time frame for me, but I think they are nice. I would like to receive one! lol I love how this stamp set can be used to create designs with the "blobs" in the set! The flower card above is my preferred of the two, but the other makes a nice picture too.

So now keep on hopping & enjoy the beautiful creations of my lovely friends on this blog hop!! I just got my new order from the new Holiday Catalog so I can't wait to play!!!  You can't order yet, only demonstrators! Want it NOW?? I can show you how!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

INSPIRE, CREATE, SHARE BLOG HOP!


It's the first Wednesday of the month, so it must be time for 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!
 I can't believe a whole month has gone by since the last one! Time sure flies!!
This month our focus is on Black & White-with or without a spot of color!

I went with the spot of color-albeit a little spot!!!


I love how this looks like a little purse! Easy & cute to use!!! I pulled out my Pleasant Poppies stamp!! It's pretty heat embossed in white on the black!!  

I love the new Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder! Cute here!!  The "top" of the purse is cut from one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits.


My "pop" of color is the little flower for the clasp.  It's the little flower in the new Punch Pak! It is a Hello Honey flower! Love this new In-Color! I think it adds just enough!!!

I thought I'd share a picture of some of my friends on this hop!  I, of course, was late to the photo, but here's some of the group!!


This was taken at Inspire, Create, Share-Stampin' Up! Convention 2014! What a great time it was!

So now hop over to Olivia's blog & enjoy! There's a list just below of all the hoppers this week! If you get lost, you can just hop on any one & keep going!!! Enjoy!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


http://flyingstamper.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://thesimpleandcreativecorner.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://thestampdiva.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop-august.html
http://evascardsandthings.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop-august/
http://stampingtammy.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://stampingwithpearl.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://territerbear.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://stampingrandma.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html-You are HERE!!!
http://oliviastamps.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html
http://scrappystampsandink.blogspot.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop.html

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!

This is a great Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop week!!! It's beautiful colors, AND I got to play with a new tool!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Luv what she did with these great colors! I like them alot!!!

So here is the inspiration for this week:


And here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

Now my creation:


Yup, it's a bit different this week! See, my good friend Amanda from 
Our Crafty Playdate (keep hoppin'-you'll see her design!!) hooked me up with a great deal on the Bind It All! I've wanted one of these forever! They aren't cheap, but I got a great deal!! Now I know that's not Stampin' Up!, but it's a great tool to use with all my 
Stampin' Up! products!!! I love to make books, and now I can bind them very easily!! It's highly recommended!  So no card this week-a cute little book instead!

Here are a couple of other views:

The back of the book!
I used my Kinda Ecclectic stamp set! It's quickly becoming one of my favorites!!! I just love that starburst in it! And the leaves are so perfect!!! I think it worked well with these colors! I kept the sentiment design simple 
(Chalk Talk of course!) because the leaves were kind of busy! I'm not one to use tons of stuff! If you follow, I'm fairly CAS (clean and simple!) I like a clean look!

The inside pages!
I thought the butterflies added a cute "tab" effect to the pages. A little different.It can be used as a journal, diary, date book, address book, note book, whatever. They can divide the sections. 

I realized that the o-wire I used was a bit small for the amount of pages. Next time for this size book I'll use a larger wire for easier turning, but it still works fine. Looks nice I think.  I'll be using my new Bind It All quite a bit I think. Plus, it's pink!!!

So keep hoppin' on over to Liz's blog then keep going! These are some very pretty colors, and I know you will love all the great creations!!!

Until next time!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NEED A BIG SHOT?

Wow!!! If you don't own a Big Shot then now is the time to get one!!! For the month of August ONLY Stampin' Up! is offering a choice of special bundles with a 
Big Shot purchase!!! This is an amazing deal!!! Check it out!!!


So here's the Big Shot!!!!
Big Shot
It retails right now for $99.95. And ONLY Stampin' Up! gives you a great 3-year warranty! And believe me, they  honor it!!!

Now check out the bundles you can get!!! for FREE!!!!! But only when you buy a Big Shot this month-August, 2014!!! Each bundle contains a stamp set & a Framelits set that coordinates with it!!! Deals range from $31.95-$54.25!! for FREE!!!!!!

Already have a Big Shot??? You can get these bundles at a 15% discount!!!

Bright & Beautiful Stars Clear-Mount Bundle
Bright & Beautiful Stars (clear or wood mount! And this is from the new Holiday Mini!!!)

Celebrating Chalk Talk Clear-Mount Bundle 
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle (clear or wood!)

Decorative Goodies Wood-Mount Bundle
Decorative Goodies Bundle (clear or wood)

Flowery Daydream Wood-Mount Bundle
Flowery Daydream Bundle (clear or wood)

Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Clear-Mount Bundle
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle (clear or wood)

You can order ONLINE 24/7 or CONTACT me for more info!!! Don't miss this deal!!!!!!

Happy Stampin'! (and embossing, and die cutting, and....)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

COLORING DOWN THE MOJO LINES!!!

Happy Wednesday! It's time for Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop again!! Yippee!!! This week I'm doing another combined post! This week I'm also using the Mojo Monday 356 design sketch for inspiration!!!

Now you may be hopping on over from Helen's blog! If you are great!!! If you aren't I'm glad you're starting here!!! Be sure to check out all the great blogs!!! Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this post to see where to go next!!!

So here's this weeks Design Seed inspiration:


And this week's MDS colors are:

Here's the Mojo Monday 356 sketch:

 

And here's my card:
 

Now tall & skinny. There were a couple of options for the card size. I chose 3.5"x5.5" It's a little narrower than a typical card.  I thought it worked perfectly with these colors! 
There isn't too much stamping here actually! 
But lots of great stuff! 2 embossing folders (Chevron & Decorative Dots)! 2 types of ribbon! 2 styles of Framelits (Starburst & Circle)! 3 punches (Artisan Label, Scallop Edge, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pak)! Thought I was gonna say 2 right?! lol Gotcha!!! Oh, and of course the stamp 
set-Label Love! I actually really enjoyed making this card!!!

Here's a little close up of all the good stuff! If you follow me, you know I love depth & texture! I think this card is loaded with both without being too busy.  I also think the colors work well for this design. They kind of build on each other. 

So hope you like this week's card! And now, like I promised, the next blog! Hop on over to Sandy's awesome blog! See what she did with these beautiful colors that Robbie chose! Then keep going right to Robbie's blog!!! There's always fun there with a matching envelope to boot! lol

 Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PROJECT LIFE CLASS ADDED!!

Due to the unbelievable excitement over 

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I am holding a SECOND introductory class here at my house!!! See the info below!  Must preregister by August 10!!! 

Have a new baby in the family? A wedding? A special occasion? Need to catch up on all the never-ending  kids' photos? Wanna make some memories last forever? This class is for you!! It's a quick, easy way to keep your memories fun & organized!!! Faster & easier than traditional scrapbooking!!  

To preregister, simply email me to reserve your spot! Don't wait too long! Space is limited!!!!

Bring a friend new to Stampin' Up! and receive a FREE class in the future!!!
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Come celebrate Stampin' Up!'s new collaboration with Project Life!!! Scrapbook your pictures in no time with our beautiful coordinated products-designed with EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! colors!!!! Coordinates with all your favorite Stampin' Up! inks, embellishments, DSP, cardstock, etc!

You will receive 6 Project Life Pocket Pages, 10 4x3 Project Life Grid Cards and a full packet of Everyday Adventure Project Card Collection!!!! I will provide stamps, inks, and cardstock for embellishments!!! Please bring some fun pics to scrap & your own acid-free adhesive. 
Snail will be available for only $6.00 if you need!!!

When: Thursday, August 21, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: My house
Registration deadline: August 10
Cost: $30

(Add $10 to also receive the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack!! 
You will want this add on!!!!So cool!!) 
 
 Come experience our new Project Life! Perfect quick, easy yet traditional memory keeping!!!
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!!

Well here I am back fresh from Convention! I can't believe it's all over! Just like any fun thing-you wait what seems like forever & it's done in a snap!!! I'll have stuff to show when I finally unpack later this week!

But I am ready to go with this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! Many of the talented ladies on this hop were with me at Convention!
Welcome over from Helen's blog! We had so much fun hanging together in Salt Lake City!! I hope I don't have to wait until next year to see her again!!

Here's this week's Design Seeds colors:


And the MDS colors:


And my card:


I love the Forever Florals stamp set! I got it to use with my Blendabilities, but it has such nice lines that I thought it didn't really need anything else here!
I used a few of the colors as a wash. First I wet the paper slightly. Then I used the Aqua Painter & "washed" the colors across the page!  It's a fairly simple technique but it makes a nice background.

Now go head on over to Liz's blog & see her magic! We missed her last week!!!

Just a simple card this week. I can't wait to dig into my new stuff from Convention & just play!  Soon!!!! I'll have some really fun things to show you!!!
We also got the first look at the new Holiday Catalog available to you on September 1st! We get to pre-order on Aug. 1!!! Great time to join
 Stampin' Up! to get the goodies in hand first!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!