Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

New Catalog and promotion!

Well, hey there!!  What a fun day today is in the Stampin' Up! world!!  The new catalog is now officially live!!!!!  Wooo Hoooo!!  If you haven't seen that gorgeous thing yet you can see it on line here or contact me to find out how you can get a copy of your very own!  Or you can click on the picture to view it on line:

Also, Stampin' Up! is offering a fun promotion from May 31-June 30 called Grab your Greetings!  

You can purchase any of  these three greetings sets at 25% off!!

Sassy Salutations 
Wood: #132070
Clear: #126707

Sweet Essentials
Wood: #132085
Clear: #126457

Petite Pairs:
Wood: #128706
Clear: #122497

If you would like to shop on-line you can do that from here.  If you would like to get together with friends and have a party or even just combine orders with friends to qualify for hostess benefits ask me how! :)

Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Out with the old and in with the new!

   Hello!  It is both an exciting and a sad time right now for Stampin' Up! fans!!  The wonderful current catalog is getting ready to say good bye and we are hours away from being able to order from the awesome new catalog!!  There are so many wonderful stamps that are retiring.........sniff, sniff!!  However, the new catalog is filled with lots and lots of beautiful new things!!  My card today mixes a little of both:

Old: Raining flowers stamp set
New: Labels of Love and new coordinating punch 

If you are interested in getting any of the retiring items before they are gone you can go shop here!  Once they are gone they are gone!  Sniff, sniff!  :)

I have tons to do today so I am off, but I will be back soonest with more to share! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy birthday!

Hey!  Do you send many birthday cards?  I have the world's most adorable, most wonderful Grandma and she is awesome at remembering everyone's birthdays!  She sends out oodles of cards!  She turned 96 last week!!! :)  All she wanted for her birthday was a stack of hand made (with love!)  cards that she could  send out to her peeps!  I have been working on putting together that stack for her and that was the driving factor behind this card today!  Sure hope she likes it! :)

I love to send birthday cards too, but I am not nearly as good at it as she is! Guess I should start to practice more!  

I hope you have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New catalog launch party!

Hello there!  Hope you had a wonderful long weekend!  We sure did!  I think we managed to pack about 8 days worth of activity into our weekend!  We worked on our house addition and I had two classes and we had a family dinner birthday party!  Both of my classes this weekend were so much fun!!!  Friday we made that awesome Vintage Collage which you can see here and then on Saturday we had  a New Catalog Launch party and I so wish you could have been there with us!!  Everyone got their copy of the new cattie and we played games and there were prizes and we used lots of new products to do our make and takes!  I also showed off some of the new products!  Fun, fun night!  Here are a couple of the cards we made using the new goodies:

This one uses new colors, a new background stamp, new sentiment stamp set with matching new punch and lovely new ink!!

Everything coordinates so well!!  

This one also uses new colors, another new stamp set and the same new sentiment stamp set and punch and another new EF!  

Aren't these colors just gorgeous together?

We also played games!  We had a scavenger hunt, trivia question game and my favorite.........a contest to stamp a card with yours closed! I passed this card around:

Everyone took a look at it not knowing what was about to happen!  Then I handed out card kits and gave everyone their own stamp, glass block and open stamp pad.  Next I made everyone close their eyes and try to re-create the card!  *giggles!!*  It was so much fun! :)  

This is one of the cards that was made during this game!  There was a basket full of prizes and the person who's card was the closet got to pick a prize and the person who's card was the least like the original got to pick a prize! :)

I showed off the fun new clay molds and the beautiful flowers and buttons you can make and how.  We went over features of the new catalog and all drooled over the fun new products!  Everyone got a wish list too!  It was a great class!  Really wish you could have been there!  Next time!

Also, thought I would show off some of our progress on the house!

This cutie patootie is my adorable hubby!  He is the master-mind behind this great plan! 
 The rest of us are just the grunt labor (and boy oh boy do I ever have the sore muscles to prove it! LOL)

We measured, hauled, cut, re-hauled and hung over 59 joists!!  We got the band joist in place and after we do some blocking we will be ready to lay flooring!  Woooohoooooo! :)  I just love it when a plan comes together!

Off to tackle today's To-Do's!  Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Monday, May 27, 2013

ABC Challenge Time!

Hey there!  The sun is shinning and it is going to be a beautiful day!   Today is Monday and that means it is time for another ABC Challenge!  Today's challenge is a sketch challenge and those are always so much fun! Take a look at the sketch:

Here is the card I made for today's challenge:

 I used some of the new In Colors from the new Stampin' Up! catalog!!  My card base is Baked Brown Sugar. The lovely blue is Coastal Cabana and I paired them with Whisper White and Pretty in Pink.  

Do you like sketch challenges?  Be sure to stop by ABC Challenges to check out the awesome cards made by the awesome design team!  We would all love it if you played along too!

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend!  I will be back soonest with more to share!  

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Christmas card Sunday #21

Hello!  Time for another Christmas card!  I am up to #21 and that is so exciting to me!!  I almost didn't get this one made and posted today.  We have spent the bulk of the weekend working on our addition and time was slipping away from me!  Managed to squeak out a few minutes though to get it done. Here is my card for this week:

I used the new Pistachio pudding for my base and paired it with Early Espresso!  I may possibly be head over heels in love with this combo!!  I added the Whisper White backgrounds in both solid and an embossed piece and added a Christmas-y sentiment!  I used markers to color my image and added some Dazzling Details to add some shimmer.  Touch of red behind the sentiment and there you have it! 

Are you still playing along with me?  Leave me a comment and a link to your cards!  I would love to see them!

Ok, I am off!  Still lots to do today!  I will be sharing pictures of our addition project soon!  Have a wonderful day! I will be back soonest!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vintage Collage!

Happy weekend!!  I have such a fun project to share with you today!  We made these last night in my Vintage Collage class.  I must say right up front that this idea was borrowed from Cecile Ortiz.  She is AMAZING!!!!!!!  Take a look at what we made:

Sorry about the reflection!  Had a tough time getting a decent picture!

I made two and just love, love, love them!  

Here are some close ups of the tiny little works of art!!

Aren't they fun?!  

Ok, I am off to get my day rolling!  Lots to do today!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rainbows and thought of you!

Hello there!  I wanted to share a card with you that I made this morning!  I bought the stamp set Flock Together recently because I thought it was just too darned adorable!!  I finally inked it up this morning and have decided that I like it even more now than I did when I bought it!  Score!!  Take a look at this cute image:

I ran the front of the card through the Stripes EF.  The cute birds are from the Flock Together stamp set and the sentiment is from the You Are Loved set. I added a little shadow under each of the birdie feet with a blender pen. The love sentiment is from the Ciao, Baby set and punched out with the new Little Label punch.  The border across the top is from the Scallop Border punch

A added a piece of Old Olive card stock behind the image to add a pop of color.

Cute, cute, cute birds!!! 

I also wanted to share a picture that I snapped yesterday after our what now seems to be daily rain storm!

It was actaully a double rainbow, but the second one was too faint to be seen here.  Absolutely beautiful I tell you! :)

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rain, rain...go away!

Howdy!  (My cute mom says that!) :)  Hope Thursday is being kind to you! It is all rain-y and soggy out here today!  Normally, I don't mind the rain.  In fact, I would even go as far as to say that I love rain!!  Right now though we are trying to build an addition onto our house and it is sloooooooooooowing things waaaaaaaay down!  We work between the drops when we can though! :)  I have a rainy day card to share with you today and also a couple of pictures of our progress!  Here is my card:

I used the Cloudy Day EF and the Rain or Shine stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog..  I added a happy little button and a nice sunny little sentiment! :)  

Here is the progress we have made on the house:

Mud sill is down and beam is in place!  WoooHoooo!  Will take and post more pictures soon!

Now if the sun would just stay out and dry up the soggy so we can really get to work! 

Hope the sun shines on you today!  Have a great one!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Two tags basket!

Hello there!  Happy middle of the week-day to you!  I went to the eye doctor this morning and had my eye's dilated so this is going to be a short post! I have a cute little basket to share with you though!

I used the Two Tags die to make this and the stamp set is Elements of Style. I fussy cut the hummingbird and punched the sentiment out with the small oval punch.

These baskets are easy to make and go together quickly for a fun little gift!  :)

Have a wonderful day and I will be back soonest with more to share!