Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saleabration is almost over

Hi, Guys,
Happy Wednesday!!  How are you doing today?  It's cold here but nice and Sunny.  It was up in the forties the past few days and melted a bunch of our snow.  I am happy to see it melt away.  😊
I am doing another giveaway.  I made an introduction video and a Thank You video to all my supporters.  I recently reached 500 YouTube subscribers and I am super excited.  I had a goal in my head that within a year I wanted to reach 500 subscribers on my YouTube.  I reached that goal in 6 months.  I can't believe it and my feedback has been positive.  So I guess you guys like what I am doing.  I have a few of you guys who are my customers too and have been supporting me since the first day!  Thank you guys so much, I love you all!!!  I thought a giveaway was in order to celebrate.  On my YouTube, I am giving away a set of my homemade cards and a pack of the Glimmer Paper that is no longer available.  So if you wanted some of that I will leave my video link at the end of this post.  Just leave a comment and email on that video link.  I also will give you another chance to win a set of my homemade cards on this post.  Just leave me a comment and your email address for a chance to win.
I have been busy crafting these past few days.  I made a super easy Easter Wreath.  I got all the materials from the dollar store and It cost $12 in materials.  Would have been $13 but I had pipe cleaners on hand already.  I made a video a while back on how to make this type of wreath.  In fact, it is my most popular video. I will link the most recent video I made on this wreath which has the tutorial link on how to make a wreath.



I also made this super cute card with the Saleabration Stamp Set Hey Chick.  I love that set so much.  I did a resist emboss technique on this one.  I will have to do a video in the future on this technique.  It's super fun and so neat.  I am a huge fan of Embossing.  It adds so much to your projects.
I used Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base and the larger oval. I used Whisper White for the background and used the Versa mark ink pad to stamp out my chicken randomly and then used the clear emboss powder.  I then used the Sponge Brayers on the back ground.  I used the inks Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight with the Brayer. I took a paper towel and cleaned the chickens off with any remaining ink on them.  I used the Stitched Shaped Framelits two largest Ovals the largest was cut with Peekaboo Peach and the smaller of the two was cut with Whisper White.  I then used the Watercolor Pencils with the Aqua Painters (which is my new favorite right now).
I started Playing with Beautiful You Stamp Set and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card

This picture does not do this card justice. I used the 3rd largest Stitched Shaped Framelit to cut out Very Vanilla.  I embossed the lady in Silver and then used the Aqua painters and the inks Elegant Eggplant, and Wisteria Wonder to color her in.  I used the Squiggle stamps for the background and used Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  I used Elegant Eggplant card base and cut it out of the largest Stitched Shaped Framelit.  I then took one of the Delicate White Dollies and used the Aqua Painters to color it with the Elegant Eggplant ink, I then used the Clear Wink of Stella Brush on it.  I wish you could see how shiny it was.  I made this for a customer who's favorite color is purple and she just purchased this Stamp Set.  This is my favorite part is to make handmade cards for my customers.
Don't forget to leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win a set of my homemade cards.
Happy Wednesday!!!
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Delicate Details and Any Occasion

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Saturday!!  How was your day?  I hope it was good.  I spent most of the day cleaning out my craft room and creating in my craft room.  I am still working on organizing and cleaning my craft room.  It has been an ongoing process.  I work to the point that it starts to get annoying and then I stop and usually create something.  I have a pretty good pile going for my garage sale this summer.  I hope I get some crafters at my garage sale because they will be in heaven.
We had a family day yesterday.  My husband was out of town for just about a week and he came home Wednesday.  He took Thursday and Friday off of work to catch up on sleep and spend some time with me and the kids.  The kids had Friday off of School so we headed out to our biggest mall in our area about an hour from our home.  Here is what it looks like

There are a lot of things to do at the mall.  There are over 200 stores inside, over 30 eateries, and a bunch of entertainment including Wonder Works.  We hung out there for about 6 hours or so.  We went to Dave and Buster's for lunch and we have never been there before.  The kids loved it there.  If you don't know what a Dave and Busters is, it is a sports bar, restaurant, and huge video game place.  We had a good time playing video games.  As a family, we all really love video games.
Here is a couple of pictures of my boys.

We all love Ghostbusters but especially my oldest.  He and his dad played this game together and then I had to have the photo of my boys.
I also had a little time to create a few cards.  The first one I made was with the note cards from Stampin Up.  I used the Saleabration Set Delicate Details and embossed the background with one of the stamps.  I used gold emboss powder and then cut a piece of the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. I had a piece of very vanilla cardstock and used the sentiment from another Saleabration stamp set called Designer Tee.  I used a heart enamel from the metallics enamels.

 I also used Any Occasion from Saleabration.  I made two cards with this set.  I have had this set for a little bit now and today was the first time I was able to play with it. I love this set.  I never have baby cards on hand.  So I made two baby cards, one for a girl and one for a boy.  I was also able to use the glimmer paper from Saleabration too.  Here are the cards

I used silver emboss on these.  If you guys can't tell already I love to  emboss.  lol,  I am trying to show you guys all the awesomeness you can create with Saleabration items.  They are almost gone you only have 13 more days to get Saleabration.
I also made a video on how to make the card in my last blog post.  I will leave that at the end of this blog.
My team recently did a challenge.  We have a business page and a regular facebook page for all the team members of my current team.  Some of our team members only want to be Hobby Demonstrators and some want to make a business of it.  My upline has no pressure on any of us.  She is so supportive of whatever we want to make of our Demonstrator Status.  Which is one of many reasons why I joined her team?  I can't wait to have my own team and have the same laid back way.  But anyways my Upline challenged us all to do a practice Facebook live on our business page.  So I did my first live video today.  It was kind of nerve-racking but it was kinda fun too.  So I decided to do a live YouTube video once I reach 500 subscribers and I will do another giveaway too.  I am so close right now.  I am at 488 as I am writing this.  I am so excited.  I know that to some this number may seem small but to me I never imagined anyone following me.  I started this journey about 6 months ago so I am super excited with what I have accomplished so far.  I may not have the customers yet but I know if I keep at it I will.  I hope to have an awesome team one day too.  Here is the video I promised.  Happy Saturday!!!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stellaaaaaa and Avant-Garden

Hi, Guys,
Happy Thursday!!!  How was your day?  I hope you all had a great day.  Did you feel the effects of Stella?  Oh my goodness, we sure did here.  It started snowing Tuesday all day and by Wednesday morning we had 33 inches of snowfall total.  I started snow blowing and my kids were helping shovel around 12;30 Tuesday and we could not keep up with it.  By 7:00 pm my little snowblower quit working.  My older son and I were out shoveling til 10:00 pm.  My husband was out of town at work since last Thursday and we did not know when he was getting home.  So Wednesday morning I and the kids were out at 9:00 am shoveling.  We finally finished by 2:00 pm.  We dug out our neighbor too.  I have never been so sore in all my life.  My whole body ached and is still so sore.  The kids were so happy they had two snow days, had to go to school today and they have tomorrow off due to Superintendence day.



The top two pictures are from my craft room window.  The last picture is out my back door.  That is our deck buried under all that snow.  We had no snow Monday.  Green grass everywhere.  My dogs went crazy with all the snow.  I managed to snow blow a path for them before the snow blower broke.  Here are a couple of videos of them running around in the snow
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So I had thoughts of crafting during the storm but I was mistaken.  My husband finally returned home Wednesday around 3:30 pm right after we had cleaned everything up.  Perfect timing on his part lol.  
He took today and tomorrow off of work.  We were able to have lunch together and rented a movie with swear words while the kids were in school. 😄  That is a rarity for us.  Tomorrow we are going to have a family day.
So I did get to make a card tonight.  I love it.  I used a Saleabration item Avant Garden.  I used Affectionally Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I also used the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painters.  I don't color very well with shading.  The Aqua Painters sure make it super easy to make your coloring look professional.

I also embossed the sentiment in copper.  It went nicely with the background paper.  I know I have said it before but man what a difference when everything matches.  My cards have never looked so beautiful.
So there are just 15 more days of Saleabration.  I will be sad when its over.  I love being able to get all these awesome products for free over the past 4 months.  Yes as a demonstrator we had access to Saleabration a month earlier than everyone else.  If you were ever toying with the idea of becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator now is the best time to be one.  You will get $125 worth of merchandise and only pay $99.  Plus up till March 31 you will be able to pick two free stamp sets of your choice.  Any price, any two stamp sets.  Plus once you are a demonstrator you get a 20% discount.  The perks just get better the longer you are a Demonstrator.  Plus if you sign up under me you get me as your upline.  I will be there for any questions or ideas you may have or need help with.  You also will get access to my team, The Pink Stampers.  Oh my goodness, they are a group of over 400 of the most positive, helpful demonstrators you will have access too.  We have team meetings, bounce ideas back and forth, team swaps, team giveaways.  It's been the best decision I have ever made.  Click here if you want to join my team and be a part of one of the best teams at Stampin Up
In fact, I received my cardstock today from the last contest my upline had that I won.
I hope you guys get your Saleabration orders in before it's too late.  Don't forget about my Card Club too.  Happy Thursday!!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saleabration!!

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Monday!!  How has your Monday been going?  I hope you guys have had a great day.  Mine was one of the best Mondays I have had in a while.  I woke up to lots of facebook congratulations from my Stampin Up team The Pink Stampers and a message from one of My friends I have that I have made through my Pink Stampers team.  She congratulated me for winning the cardstock.  I was a little confused but then I realized that a few days ago my Upline ran a contest for her team The PinkStampers.  We just needed to comment which Stamp Set was our favorite and she would choose a random winner.  I was that winner.  I was so excited.  Here is what I won


I am so excited.   I am trying to build up my Stampin Up Cardstock and this will help so much.  I love the team I am on too.  If you sign up to become a Stampin Up demonstrator under me then you will get all the benefits of the Pink Stampers and plus my team benefits too.  My upline is pretty huge in the Stampin Up industry but she is so involved with her team and all of their team too.  It really is a great team to sign up under.  If you are interested in joining click here.  Then my day just got better.  I received happy mail from my upline today too.  I made Bronze Elite a few weeks ago and my upline told me I could pick out a stamp set $30 or less on here.  I got the Stamp set and a cute card Made by her.


I love the card she made it is so super cute.  It was made with the Everyday Hero set from the Occasions catalog.  I am just so happy with my decision to join this team.  I can not wait till I have my own team members.  I am loving this Stampin Up journey I am on right now and I am so excited you guys are following me and supporting me in my latest journey.
I also got my latest Stampin Up order in the mail today too.  It was a great day today!!
I also want to remind you guys that there are only about 17 days left of Saleabration.  I hope you guys get your orders in.  Everything is still available except the Card Tin from all the Saleabration items.  I did a video showcasing all the Saleabration items.  I will leave that video at the end of this post.  These are all the items available for free.


We are getting ready for a big storm that is supposed to be hitting our area tomorrow.  The kid's schools already are on an early dismissal, so I don't know if they will have school at all.  The snow is not supposed to get real heavy until about 2 pm the weather has said.  We will see, but I know I will not be going anywhere tomorrow.  I hopefully will be able to craft some tomorrow.  Here is the video showcasing all the Saleabration items.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Make a Medallion using an inking technique with the Hexagon Folder

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Sunday!  How was your day?  I am trying to get use to the Daylight Savings time change.  I don't know about you guys but my kids take almost a week to get use to the time change.  They are off and can be cranky bears.  Today was ok but bedtime was not.  We will see how tomorrow moring goes when they have to get up for school.
The weekend was so cold here and we all stayed inside and watched movies and played video games together.  Well, the kids did anyways, lol.  I caught up on housework and laundry.  I did manage to snuggle with the boys and we watched some movies.  I am currently reading the Harry Potter series to my 8-year-old and we are reading book 4, and we watched The Prisoner of Azkaban today.  Both my boys love reading so I am so happy that they choose to read a lot. My husband and I are avid readers too and I'm sure that helped.
I did a little crafting and I made a couple of cards

I am loving the free glimmer paper right now.  These cards used a lot of our free saleabration items.  I own every one of the free items and love them all.  I also made another card using an inking technique here is the picture of that one

I love this card so much.  I made a video on how I made this one.  I used the Make a Medallion Stamp Set.  I love this stamp set so much it is so pretty to use.  I also used the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I used Very Vanilla to emboss.  I then took my Sponge Brayer and used Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Such an easy technique to use on any of your cards.  I wanted it to match and when I used the Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock embossed on top of the A2 Card it blended into each other.  This definitely stood out more.
  You need the Make A Medallion Stamp Set and the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper which are only free during Saleabration.  You can only get these up until March 31 so hurry up and put your orders in.  You need to spend $50 to earn one free item and these items will be gone by March 31 so if there is something you have been wanting, you need to get your orders in.  The free Card Tin is no longer available. Here is the video I made showing you how to make this card

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