Thursday, April 20, 2017

Retiring list is shrinking

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Thursday!!  How are you guys?  How was your day?  My kids are off on spring break so we have been so busy.  I can't believe how quickly this week has flown by.  I hope everyone had a great Easter.  Ours was busy.  We went to my parent's house on Saturday and celebrated with my side of the family.  Here are some pictures of our day.







The cousins all had a blast playing together.  We did an Egg hunt and colored eggs.  The kids all got an easter basket from their grandparents who they all call Minga and Binka.  It was a fun-filled day with the family.  The next day on Easter we spent the morning at our house and the Easter Bunny visited the kids.

The kids spent the morning playing with their new toys and then we headed over to my in-laws for Easter Dinner.  My Father in law did all the cooking.  It was our first Holiday without our beloved Nana.  We really missed her a lot.  She loved when we all got together and had dinner at her house.
So the rest of the week we have been doing all kinds of things.  We went to the zoo and the toy store.  We have been playing outside and today was kinda a down day where the kids got some video game time and mom was able to catch up on some much-needed house cleaning.  I would of much rather been playing in my craft room though!!


So I have been so busy this week.  I love spending time with the boys and we have had a lot of fun this week so far.  I was able to make a few cards too.





The top card was made for a 12-year-old who loves playing guitar.  I found the idea on Pinterest and put my own twist on it.  It turned out so cute and I was able to use some Stampin' Up! products to make it too.  The next cards in the middle were made from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  Don't you love these?  Did you get this months kit?  I LOVE this month's kits so much.
The last card I made I needed a sympathy card.  Those are the worst to make.  I used the stamp sets In the Meadow and Wetlands.  These are both retiring so if you don't own these you better get them soon before they are gone.
I thought I would pop in quick and give you guys an update.  I am hoping to get a video made soon.  I hope you guys had a great day! Happy Thursday!!!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bubble Wrap Techniques

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Friday!!!!  How was your day today?  I hope everyone had a great day.  It was the begging of spring break today for my boys.  We had a very low-key day today.  We just hung out and played today.  Tomorrow we are headed to my parent's house to celebrate Easter early. It will be a fun-filled day.
Today I was able to make a video using bubble wrap.  I did three different techniques using the bubble wrap.  I will leave the video in this blog post.  Here are the pictures of the cards I made using the bubble wrap techniques





These are so much fun right?  I used a bunch of stuff that is retiring.  If you have a want list you better get shopping (here) before they are gone.  There are so many retiring and they are going fast too.   The top two cards I used embossing powder gold and silver to create that stunning background.  I love how it turned out.  I did that right on the note cards through Stampin Up.  I love how simple it is and just add a sentiment on the front and you are done.
Then next two cards I used the Aqua Painters with our inks.  I used small bubble wrap with the flower card and medium bubble wrap with the lady card.  Love how different the backgrounds look.
The last two are fun party cards.  I used reverse emboss with these two.  I also used one of the new ink colors that you will be able to purchase in June.  It's called Lemon Lime Twist.  I so love this one!!  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, and Sweet Sugarplum with sponges to apply on the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I then used the Versa Mark ink on the bubble wrap and used clear emboss powder.  I took Island Indigo and rolled it over the top with our sponge brayer.  Then took a paper towel and rubbed the ink off the top.  It really makes the Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, and Sweet Sugarplum pop.
I hope you enjoyed these cause I had a lot of fun making them.  Happy Friday!!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wetlands and New Stampin" Up! ink colors

Hi, Guys,
Happy Thursday!!  How are you guys?  How was your day?  I spent most of my day running errands and grocery shopping.  My boys are on spring break as of 3:00 pm today, so I had to make sure that there is enough food in the house because I  won't have time for errands all next week.  I am super excited to have them home and plan on doing a bunch of fun stuff with them.  I hope we have some nice weather too.
I made 54 Easter goodie bags over the past couple of days for the kids classmates.  They handed them out today.  They are not my finest but I just needed to get them made.  Here are pics

The top picture of the goodie bags was for the teachers and the bus driver.  I try to always make theirs a little different.  The middle picture is what my oldest son gave out.  I didn't even put any tags on his.  I was so tired and just needed to get them done.  He said all his friends were waiting for the goodie bags.  They just knew that I was making them.  lol,   The bottom picture is of my little guy's goodies.  I made these super simple.  The card stock is not Stampin" Up! it is some that I had from the craft store.  I used the Basket Bunch Stamp Set which is retiring.  I love this set and I have the framelits too.  I recommend getting both.  I love this set and glad I will have it from year to year.  Shop here to see the retiring list of items.
I also made a couple of masculine cards.  I like to make a few of these and have them on hand.  Here are pictures.
These were made with the Wetlands Stamp Set.  This set is retiring so If this one is on your wish list you better get it before its gone.  I love the outdoors.  I love all the stamp sets with nature and wildlife in them.  This one is perfect for my collections.  I used the Urban Underground Washi Tape on the bottom card.  The top card I use the Gold Foil paper and Gold emboss powder.  I whipped these up in about 10 minutes.  I love this that it is so quick to whip up such beautiful cards.  The coordinating of everything makes a huge difference.  I would spend a huge amount of time before Stampin Up on which papers to put together.  The papers I would get through the craft store and the colors just don't match up like Stampin Ups.  Please use my Host Code when shopping at my store, the code is R3KJ9CP7 and you will get a little something from me in the mail.  I also will send you a free Catalog in the mail if you live within the US and all you need to do is request one from me.  Please contact me now for your free catalog.
So as a demonstrator one of the many perks you have is preorders.  Stampin Up released a few items for us demonstrator to purchase before our customers can purchase.  I purchased the three new colors that are part of the new In colors coming.  Here is a picture of those colors
I LOVE the Lemon Lime Twist color.  My favorite color is green.  I love all shades of green.  I love, love, love this one.  I can't wait to play around with them.  Don't you love these colors??
Get shopping guys before all the retired items you want are gone....  Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Water Fall Card using Special Reason Stamp Set

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Tuesday!!  Is everyone enjoying their day?  Our weather finally has turned out beautifully.  Yesterday and today have been so warm and we have had a nice breeze.  I opened all the windows and let in the fresh air.  So good to get rid of the old winter air.  My little guy got home from school and we played outside until 8 pm.  He loves the outdoors.  He tired out his mom that's for sure.  lol
Our temperatures are going to drop and rain but not too bad, typical spring weather.  Let's hope for no more snow!!
Did you guys know that Stampin Up has released the Retiring List????  If there are any items you want that are retiring I urge you to get shopping and get them before they are gone forever!!  Here is the list.  There are so many leaving, but I also saw the new catalog that is coming in June and there are a lot of great things coming!!  I need to get my order in off the retiring list because there are a bunch on my favorite list that is retiring.  To be fair my favorite list includes almost everything in our current catalogs.  😁😁
So I made a waterfall card and video on how to make it.  I love cards that are different.  I love this one.  Here is a picture of it
I used these colors because I made this as a Mothers Day Card for my mom.  She doesn't like bright colors she is more of a neutrals color and dark blue is her favorite color but she doesn't like a lot of dark blues.  She is very picky lol.  I made a video and I did a Happy Birthday on that one.  I will leave the video link in this blog.  I love how simple this one was to make.  I would have made 2 of these because my Mother-Inlaw would have loved this one.  This will be the first Mothers Day in 16 years that I won't be giving my Mother Inlaw a card.  We all miss her so much

Here is the video:

Most of these supplies used are retiring so you need to get them fast if you want them.
Happy Tuesday!!
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

My Card Class

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Saturday!!  How are you guys?  I hope you had a fantastic day.  Today was my Card Class at my Library.  I prepped for 9 people and I had 2 show up and one brought her 10-year-old daughter. That was great to see a Mother Daughter crafting together.  It was fun and I was able to really focus on such a small group.  We made some awesome cards and I gave away a door prize.  I made these really cute thank you goodie bags and guess what??  They both gave me an order.  I am so excited but best of all we had fun even if an order wasn't placed we still all had a good time.  I love getting together and laughing and socializing.  I can not wait until the next one.  Here are pictures of the Cards we made.

These were all a hit.  Especially the top card.  That was the wow factor card.  I love it.  I wish I took pictures of everyone's cards because they were all a little different.  Everyone was so creative.  I used the technique I used in my April Card Club video with the sponge daubers.  I cut the flower out of Blushing Bride using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  I then framed it around the stenciled flower.  It looks so much better in person, it's so sparkly.
I watched a video on youtube that showed how to make tiny Easter baskets using the Basket Builder Framelits and the Basket Bunch stamp set.

I just love these.  They have three hershey chocolate eggs in them.  I also put a couple of Peeps in a bag and made a cute little tag on them.

I just love making things for others.  What do you guys think of these Thank you goodies?
I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Saturday!!!  Happy Saturday!!!
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