Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy 21!

I wish I had a photo of the card I created for my daughter Lyndsey's 21st birthday, but I think I didn't save it!!  WHAT?!  I loved the card, but since I don't remember what it looked like, it was time to create something new for her girlfriend Rosie's 21st birthday!  As someone at church said regarding an anniversary on 9/11 ... "At least something good came of that day!"   Well, that's true for her friend Rosie as well!  Another something good came of 9/11!

I decided that I needed to make a card to celebrate 21.  The paper I used is the Festive Birthday DSP from the annual catalog.  I love the bright colorful flowers, don't you?  The other images in the package are llamas, cacti, and bright colorful stripes!  So cute!  I don't have the matching stamp set yet, so I made the Number of Years stamp set work instead!

If you look closely at the Bermuda Bay cardstock, you'll see that I stamped some 21's in versamark ink -- just a subtle reminder in case Rosie forgets how old she is!!  Better yet ... I cut out the numbers with the matching framelits!

Oh yes, Rosie!  Happy 21st birthday!

Have a wonderful day!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

My New Catalog Launch Party!

Everyone gets so excited for a new catalog, so it's a perfect excuse for a party!!  I had several of my favorite stamping ladies attend my 2 day launch, and wanted to share some pictures (I was so busy during the event that I have pictures of the setup, rather than the actual party!).

This is a glimpse of my BOGO table:  I sell everything for the price that it retailed for originally when I bought it.  After "purchasing" the stamp sets etc., the ladies would choose the equivalent amount from the new catalog, paying tax and shipping.  It was like getting the retired stuff for free! 

At every party, I want people to stamp!  I printed out a copy of a sheet that we received at On Stage this year, introducing the new colors (bottom left corner).  It required the ladies to stamp (using Work of Art for the "swish", swipe (with the new markers) and punch a butterfly, all using one each of the 5 new In Colors.  On the other side of the table, ladies made 3 cards using the sentiments from the Watercolor Wishes card kit (have you SEEN these sentiments?!) and designer paper from the adorable and trendy Painter's Pallete DSP stack.  I even let them put some ribbon on the card, using the new ruched ribbon!  It was backordered at the time, so very hard to part with it ... but I did!

These were some of the giveaways.  I was going to do door prizes with tickets, but decided that EVERYONE was a winner!  Everyone chose a stamp set, and also got a little bag of ribbon or buttons or single stamps.

I made these cute popcorn box favors for everyone, using the new Popcorn Box framelit and mixing up a couple of batches of my favorite White Trash recipe.  Yum!!

And the giveaway wasn't over till the very last spin!  Ladies could win "free shipping" (people hit that button a lot!), no tax ( I paid it!), a $5.00 off coupon, or chocolate!  That's a chocolate goody bag there ... loaded!  

That's all for today!  Thanks for visiting and taking a tour of my party!!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What I've been up to!!

I was very busy last week!  A very good friend of mine is having a baby in September.  It's not her first ... just her first in approximately 12 years!!  She is so excited but has to practically start back over in the baby department so some wonderful ladies from my church threw her a baby shower this past Sunday.  I wasn't sure how to help, but since papercrafting is my passion, I figured I'd start there!  
I made these adorable little "circus carts" as baby favors.  There filled with a animal crackers.  It's not my first time making these carts, and I can't even take credit for the design.  I'm pretty sure it was Lisa Young that originally designed them.  I'll tell you right now that my whole week required 90% retired product!!

I made 60 of these carts:  20 in Orchid Opulence (the lavender that's in the party stores is a VERY close match, and yes, I did still have 10 sheets and the ink pad/reinker left over!), 20 in Coastal Cabana (love, love, LOVE that color!), and 20 in Crisp Cantaloupe (another retired peachy favorite!).

Here are the pictures:

Sample of each of the cart colors
Assembly Line!
Almost Done!!  (How many did I say I would make?!

Chandra's theme was elephants, which she'd been collecting since she was a little girl!!  In case you can't place the cart or the animal stamp set, it's the retired Chalk Talk and Zoo Babies stamp sets. 

I have one more thing to share:  it's the banner that I made to match the colors:

(I hand-drew the elephant -- don't look close!  The letters are the new Letters Framelits on an oval cutout with the new oval framelits.  The background paper was handstamped in the Orchid Opulence ink using the retired Chevron background stamp.
 That's all for today!!  I can't wait to show you what I'm working on now!!  It's all current!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Let's have a cuppa ... fun!"

These are 3 of the 4 cards we made in last night's card class featuring the A Nice Cuppa stamp set.  I love this stamp set and matching framelits!!  I'm very sad it's retiring in a few days.  So many stamp sets from the new catalog carried over, but alas, this was not one of the chosen.  :(

If you missed this class but want to come to other classes that I do, please see my schedule HERE.  I can also do this card class as a kit until the end of May.  Email me if you're interested and I'll tell you the specifics!

I know it's a bit difficult to see, but they all use the stamp set and coordinating framelits and are so fabulous!  I'm using the one on the back right to give as thank you cards for a couple of Chris's teachers. (He graduates high school in a little over a week!!  Yikes!)  

*The Bermuda Bay card back left uses the Balloon Celebrations stamp set and the Timeless Textures stamp set, more great sets that coordinate with this "Cuppa" theme!   The whole list of supplies is below.  Enjoy!!  

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