Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Balloons for your Birthday

Here is another Great Birthday set "Celebrate Today" with matching Framelits!!  Love how we can cut out this Balloon and embellishments!  Great cards for the little people in your life and the Adults.  I love how our new trims can be used for Balloon riggings!  And showing 3 more patterns of the "Birthday Bash"designer paper.
All the Balloons were cut with the matching framelits and don't you love the Crushed Curry Banner......yes a Framelit!!   And there are stamps that fit on this banner!!  Woo Hoo!!!


These products will be available January 6th!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Weekly Deals Tuesday Dec. 30th

And checkout the Holiday Closeout items, lots of great items on sale there also!!

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Amazing Birthday Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Amazing Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.95 $21.71
Clips Essentials Hardware
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Fun Flower Punch
Fun Flower Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Party Pennants Bigz L Die
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Top 10 Photo Book Template Digital Download
Top 10 Photobook Template - Digital Download
                     
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                        
                                     
                                   

Monday, December 29, 2014

Another great Birthday Stamp set

I love all the filigrees in this "Balloon Bash" Stamp set.  I ran out of room for Balloons, but this matching Designer paper "Birthday Bash" is so BRIGHT and colorful!  Love how it coordinates with the Calypso Coral card base.  I used the Filigree Frame embossing folder to frame the Label Framelit.  Lots of great images in this stamp set, stay tuned for more to come!  And the Bermuda Bay sequins are becoming a fast favorite!




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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pasture your Birthday?

As Bonnie said as she demoed this stamp set at the Catty Reveal, "You almost want to miss some one's Birthday so you can use this sentiment!!"  I love how simple this card was to amke.  I used Very Vanilla card stock with Animals stamped in Early Expresso.  I then used the Aquamarine Chalk ink for the Party Hat, Balloon, Noise maker and sentiment.  I then used the Star Confetti punch to allow the Coastal Cabana card base to shine thru.  Simple, cute and ready for many color combinations!




And this set also has sayings to go inside your cards!!  January 6th is right around the corner.  Come to the catty reveal on the 3rd to receive your Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Birthday....From the Herd!

Back at the catty reveal this stamp set was by far the Biggest Hit!  So many cute sentiments and the herd is adorable!!  You can color, not color, add party favors or not.  I chose to color this card with some of my new Blendabilities.  I cut and flagged the Sentiments and then edged them with the new Yellow Citrus Chalk ink which blends well with the Hello Honey mat.  Early Expresso was used for the Animals outline and Sentiments. 


You can order this stamp set and more starting January 6th!!  Spend $50 and earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item.
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Friday, December 26, 2014

Birthday Cards for Days......

Time to button up the Holiday cards and go for our next catalog reveal on January 6th.  Yes right around the corner and this year Sale-a-bration and the Occaasions catty start the same day!  I can hardly wait!!  And the Birthday options in this catty are to die for and the SAB set is not shabby either.  I have paired lots of new items with the SAB set "Big Day". 

Perfect for using our new Chalk board paper and Chalk inks.  I used Aquamarine and Yellow Citrus chalk ink.  Our Chalkboard paper is 6 X 12, so perfect to run thru the Big Shot and used Square and Chalk Talk Framelits.  I will caution you to use clean plates.  The Chalkboard paper picked up some glitter and paper pieces from my well used plates.  But I still love the look and did not heat set my ink, it seemed to dry fine on its own. 

Calypso Coral Pompom trim and Bermuda Bay Sequin trim add just the right amount of bling to this card.  The card base is Crisp Cantaloupe with a Soft Sky mat.  Sweet Dreams Washi tape embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder makes a fun background.  I added a Lost Lagoon Tab on either end to add a pop of color under the Chalk pieces. 


In the close up you can see some of my plate residue that stuck to the Chalkboard paper.  I was able to brush off most of it, but next time will clean my plates or maybe add a piece of wax paper. 

I can't list the ingredients yet, but stay tuned for more sneak peaks of the new products!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I have neglected the "All is Calm" suite of products and have been playing catch up this past weekend.  And the Snowflake card thinlit is fabulous.  I wished I had used this long ago,  But after all it is winter, so much more time to use this beauty and the words and longer flagged frame will come in handy all year long!


Here is the open view, showing the "All is Calm Designer paper, the SNOW cut in Lost Lagoon and the inside snowflakes from "Endless Wishes" in Lost Lagoon and Silver ink.  I added Washi tape on the front panel and the back.


The Snowfalkes were cut and stacked with glue dots and a Frosted Sequin finishes the card.  Very Sparkly in person! 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All is Calm Wreath

Here is another Specialty paper from All is Calm.  Love the bling in this paper and how great it pairs with Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz.  I even stamped on the paper and love the way the sentiment pops on this paper.  The Wreath is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon with Silver berries and a Silver Foil Bow ties it all together!
I sponged the Wreath edges with Lost Lagoon. 



Wondrous Wreath Bundle  137624  $43.25 Stamps and Framelits





All Is Calm Specialty paper  135823  $12.95
Lost Lagoon card stock  133679  $6.95
Lost Lagoon ink  133644 $5.95
Pear Pizzazz card stock  131201  $6.95
Pear Pizzazz ink  131180  $5.95
Silver Foil  132178  $3.95

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekly Deals Tuesday Dec. 23rd, Carryover List, MORE Discounts and a "Calm Card"

Today are the last Weekly deals before Christmas, so if there is anything you have been wanting from the Holiday catalog order now before this fabulous Holiday catalog goes away on January 5th.  Here is another "All is Calm" card using this sweet Tree paper embossed with On Point embossing folder and Festival of Trees bundle with the matching punch.  I cut a Circle from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Joy from our Silver Foil.  I love the words in this Snowflake thinlit!  And finally added 2 Frosted Sequin embellishments to the Trees!  Simple, cute card.

New items have been added to the year-end closeouts, make sure and check them out!!


And here are the carryover items which will be available in the Occasions catalog.  If you want the bundle items, order before January 5th and use the Bundle numbers in the Holiday catty.

Tree Punch  135859  $16.95,  Note Tag Punch  135860  $16.95,  Feathers Dies 135852  $12.95

Gift Card Thinlits  135854  $32.95,  Wonderful Wreath Dies  135851  $24.95

Curvy Keepsakes Die  135853  $32.95,  Olive 2 tone trim  135837  $4.95,  Tangerine 135838  $4.95


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And here are the Weekly Deals:
A Fitting Occasion Wood Stamp Set
Price: $37.95 $28.46
Be The Star Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Be The Star Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.95 $21.71
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Midnight Cheer Ensemble -- Digital Download
Midnight Cheer Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Oh My Goodies Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Oh My Goodies Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21

Monday, December 22, 2014

Scraps make the cutest cards.......

I saw this style of card months ago by Dawn Olchefske, another SU demo.  And I saved the pic as inspiration.  Finally I am making my version of this card using "All is Calm" designer paper and the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die.  I love all the Snowflakes in this die and the words!!  This die can be used for many occassions.  I also used the Filigree Frame embossing folder and love how this frames the card and give background for the Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon Snowflakes.  Frosted Sequins are added for some sparkle.


Ingredients:

Snowflake Card Thinlits Die   135855  $32.95



All is Calm designer paper  135823  $12.95
Framed Filigree embossing folder  135818 $7.95
Frosted Sequins  135835  $4.95

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Royals Christmas

I received the most gorgeous Wreath last night from my almost Daughter, Heather!  Heather is a pinterest watcher and has been making these in KU, K-State and other college colors.  She posted this Royals Wreath on Facebook a few days ago and I secretly hoped she was making one for me.  We met for a Movie and dinner and there in her car was this beauty!! 

Which is now proudly hanging in my entry until I can figure a way to attach to my door.  Love this!!!

 
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Substitute Cardinal.....

As a few of you know my "Beauty of the Season" Cardinal stamp set FLEW the coop?  Into the trash can in error I'm thinking.  We will never know?  I keep thinking it will turn up, fly back in, drop from the Heavens, but no, nothing, CRICKETS!  Do Cardinals eat Crickets? 

Anyway there is a really cute Cardinal is Festival of Trees and I had punched several trees and wanted to show you what you can do with that negative image.  I trimmed my trees to 5 1/2 X 3 inches.  This Trim the Tree paper stack pattern makes great trees.  Very little decorating needed!  I embossed with Perfect Polka dots for a bit of texture.  A strip of Early Expresso is added for Tree Trunks.  I embossed the sentiment and a cardinal which I popped up on the middle tree along with some Frosted Sequins.  A cute, simple card to use up those scraps on your table!



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Friday, December 19, 2014

I Love Trees!!

I am running out of cards and need some goodies but quickies!  I did not show "Festival of Trees" near enough love this season, so this is the first set I reached for. 

With a matching tree punch scraps are the perfect option for embossing and stamping tone on tone.  Santa & Co. paper provides a great background.  I lined up the Trees, added some sparkle and sentiment.  Done!  My little Grove of Christmas Trees!



Ingredients:

Festival of Trees Bundle  137640  $27.95  Photopolymer stamps and matching punch


Santa & Co. Designer paper  135821  $10.95 (On sale check the website)
Frosted Sequins  135835  $4.95

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seasonally Scattered

I think I have used every Christmas Stamp in my stash....well except for the missing Cardinal stamp.  That is another story......

This stamp set was from Convention and had gotten lost in the shuffle and this Santa & Co. paper is so pretty.  So I combined and threw all the Bling I could find at this card.  Love the result!


Seasonally Scattered  135023 Clear $17.95,  135020 Wood $24.95
Santa & Co. designer paper  135821  $10.95 (on Sale check the website)
Frosted Sequins  135835  $4.95
All is Calm Snowflake embellishments  137383  $6.95
Filigree Frame embossing folder  135818  $7.95
Silver Baker's Twine  132976  $3.50
Real Red ink  126949  $5.95

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Need Gifts?

Stampin Up has them and the Paper Pumpkin kits have been awesome!!  Consider giving your crafty Friends a sneak peak into crafting!  You can order subscriptions and they count toward your total order!!  Or gift yourself and get your own Hostess Rewards!!  Even with a Subscription you have the option to skip a month!  The next kit will ship out January 10th, so get started!  The December kit Video is posted at:

www.PumpkinHowto.com


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weekly Deals Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Birthday Surprise Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Birthday Surprise Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Jingle And Joy Kit -- Digital Download
Jingle And Joy Kit - Digital Download
Price: $11.95 $7.17
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Pear Pizzazz 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate
Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Price: $5.95 $4.46



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Monday, December 15, 2014

Vivilore

Pardon my lack of projects this weekend.  I had lunch with the Girls on Saturday and pretty much raked and bagged leaves every waking hour.  Which has given me a wicked cough and chest cold, so not much creating going on at my House. 

I am going to share my pictures from lunch.  Vivilore is a quaint little cafĂ© and antique shop on Winner Rd in Independence Mo, in the Englewood shopping district.  This place is actually 2 blocks from my old house.  It was an Interior Decorating business when I lived there and switched to a restaurant in 2012.  Give it a Google for hours and menu.

I can't wait to go back in the Spring and dine in the Gardens!!


 I cannot remember the name of the artist but this Santa display is amazing!  I would love to have one but the range from $1400 up. 




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