Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pleasant Poppies - Fancy Fold Swing Card

We made these cards at last month's Stamp Buffet.
They are so very easy to make! 
There is a link to Angie's blog with the how tos at the bottom of the post.

I like Angie's helpful hinge, for assisting the square to swing through the opening.
Click here to see how Angie Leach makes this card.
Happy stamping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Customer Thank Yous

I'm sending out my thank yous for online orders.  I got them partly packed up and realized I hadn't taken a  photo!  I got a little behind, so if you placed an order, I didn't forget you!
Along with the cards, I'm enclosing a sampler of the 5 new In Colors.
I used the new Ronald McDonald set, Sprinkles of Life, again.
This features the cloud/frosting/ice cream image, the sprinkles image, and cone image.
The designer paper is the new Cherry On Top 6x6 inch paper pack.
There are lots of fun small designs in this pack.
I'm off to mail these all out!
Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Build A Bouquet Kit

If you didn't get this kit, you really missed out!
My downline made this bouquet for her mother in law.
Her flowers look pink but they aren't, that's her photo program changing the colors.
I made several small bouquets out of my kit.
I wrapped them up in the retired brown wrapping paper from the Holiday Mini.
All the bouquets went to special people.

I stamped a soft background image on the tag
by stamping off some ink before stamping the tag.
Then stamped the "Sending Good Thoughts Your Way" greeting over that.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Paper Pumpkin - Great Deal! - ends 5/9 at 6:50pm

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Sneak Peek from the 2015 - 2016 Catalog!

Here is a card created with the NEW Ronald McDonald set, Sprinkles of Life.
I wasn't having a good hand day, (arthritis sux) so it's not perfect.
I made it for a very good friend, who has been there for me the last few days.
It is a 22 piece photopolymer stamp set.  I'm only showing you 6 of the images here.
I can think of lots of fun things to create with this stamp set.  I love it!
It's also for a good cause, $3 of every sale goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
BEST yet!  It has a matching punch. 
I wanted to figure out how to line up the images for the punch.
Easy, peasy!  I punched a scrap of paper.
Laid that under my clear block,
then attached the stamp pieces over  the punched openings.
It all lined up wonderfully! 
I punched an extra cloud shape out of Watermelon Wonder (new In Color!),
then cut it in half to place behind the words.
I love new stamping stuff!
cardstock: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe (vertical strip), Watermelon Wonder(behind image layer)
Cherry On Top 6"x6" designer paper pack - lots of cuter pages in the pack!
(The strip with the scallop and the Bermuda Bay piece behind the Watermelon layer.)
Inks:  Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush (words, leaves), Delightful Dijon (bird), Watermelon Wonder (flowers)
Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Decor Item - Layered Quote Frame

This was another project from April's Stamp Buffet.
It's an 8" x 8" wooden $1 frame from Michael's.
We covered them with the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
using Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive.  We used emery boards to sand the edges
and trim the paper down to the edge of the frame.
Added a ribbon band of
the Natural 7/8" Cotton and the 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbons.
We embossed the swirls from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
with Black embossing powder.
The flowers are a mix of the Spiral flower die and the Blossom punch layered.
The leaves are Black cardstock cut from one punch of the Blossom punch.

The quote is from the Choose Happiness Stamp Set .
It is stamped on Vanilla cardstock and inserted into the picture opening.
Fun décor item!
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekly Deals plus a sneak peek

1/16 Circle Handheld Punch
1/16" Circle Handheld Punch
Price: $8.95 $6.71
1/8 Circle Handheld Punch
1/8" Circle Handheld Punch
Price: $8.95 $6.71
2 Circle Punch
2" Circle Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Gift Box Punch Board by Stampin' Up!
Gift Box Punch Board
Price: $19.95 $14.96
Gold Baker's Twine
Gold Baker's Twine
Price: $3.50 $2.63
Soft Sky 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon
Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Wisteria Wonder 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Wisteria Wonder 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Sneek Peak!

Check out the new In Colors!

The colors are:
  • Mint Macaron
  • Tip Top Taupe
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Delightful Dijon

  • I've always wondered if they pick color names just before lunch time?

    Mint Macaron  - macaron (/ˌmɑːkəˈrn/ mah-kə-ROHN;[1]   this is going to make people crazy!
    A macaron is a French sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar,
    almond powder; and food coloring.  So those  puffy sandwich cookies?  That image was in a stamp set not that long ago.

    We can place our pre-order on a few select items and I'm working on my list!
    Oh happy stamping!  New products! 

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Vellum Envelope with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

    Here's the Mini Treat Bag as a vellum envelope!
    The insert is a notecard, 3.5" x 5".
    I scalloped the top edge of the notecard. 
    I stamped the flowers and stems from Painted Petals in Rose Red
    and Artichoke on Whisper White, and attached to the Scalloped punched piece. 
    The greeting is A Round Array, stamped in Rose Red
    and layered on a 1" Always Artichoke circle.
    I tied the White Seam Binding around the Treat Bag and attached
    a couple of small Butterfly Punches, punched from glitter Paper.
    Happy stamping! 

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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