Using Scraps to Make Pretty Cards

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Sunday!! How are you guys today?  It was so cold here today.  It was in the low 50’s and windy and it looked like it was going to pour out all day.  We had another day of relaxing the only thing we had going on was my little guy’s soccer game. Here he is on the field.  
 He is liking soccer and having fun with it.  His coaches are great and it’s about playing and having fun with his teammates.  I am excited for him to be on a team and making new friends. 
I was cleaning up my papers today and I had a lot of scrap strips that I keep.  I tend to keep all my scrap paper because I hate to throw anything out if I can use it.  So I made these really cool cards from the scrap strips.  

 I put snail adhesive all over the front of a Whisper White A2 Card.  I then just lined up all the strips over the front.  I then trimmed all the edges and made these beautiful cards.  I needed some thank you cards and I used my Thank You So Much stamp set that I earned during Sale-a-bration.  I also used my homemade Misti to get my image nice and dark with our basic black ink pad.  This is so simple to do and the cards are stunning.
I am so excited because as a demonstrator we get to order early out of the new catalog that is coming out June 1.  On May 2 we can do a pre-order of limited items out of the new catalog.  I have no idea what we can order but I can not wait to place an order and share these awesome items with you guys.  I also have been ordering my clearance items and my retiring items.  I hope you guys are getting your orders in.  I don’t know if you guys are aware or not but if you request a catalog from me I will mail it out to you for free.  If you want a catalog just let me know.  Happy Sunday!!!
  

Turning a Stampin Up Scrub into a Stamping Misti Tool

Hi, Guys,
Happy Saturday!!  Did you enjoy your day?  We had a very relaxed day today.   The kids had nothing going on and we just hung out doing our own thing.  It was a cold rainy day so it was perfect for video games and chilling out.
I didn’t get to play in my craft room too much.  I did make a quick video though.  I was on our Demonstrators facebook group the other day and one of our talented Stampin Up Demonstrators created a Stamping Misti Tool from our Stampin Scrub.  How cool.  Do you guys know what a Stamping Misti is?
It’s a tool that you use for precise stamping every single time.  It’s a pretty cool tool but very expensive.  This one is much more economical.  It works great too.  Our Stampin Scrub only costs $17 where the Misti is about $60.  Here is the video on how it is made

Are you guys shopping for all the retired and clearance items?  They are going quickly.  I really hope you guys get your items you want before they are gone.  There are so many leaving and so many great prices on items too.  I can’t help but keep ordering stuff lol.  The discount I get as a demonstrator really helps too.  Ask me how you can get your discount?  It’s super easy and no pressure ever to sell.  You can be a Hobby Demonstrator if you want.  No pressure EVER!!
I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend.  Happy Saturday!!!

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Day at the Beach Stamp Set and Clearance Items

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Thursday!  How is your day going?  Mine is going great.  The weather is beautiful out.  My little guys get home in about an hour and I’m sure we will be headed outside to play.  I love that he loves playing outside.
Are you guys checking out the retiring stuff and the clearance stuff from Stampin Up?  The clearance rack was just updated a few days ago and a bunch of stuff was added at a really good price.  I love this paper for Halloween and fall.  It’s called Halloween Night Designer Series Paper.  It was $13 and now it is on sale for $5.20.  There are 12 sheets that are 12 x 12.  You get 2 each of 5 double-sided designs and 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with silver foil.  I know you’re not thinking of fall now but you can stock up at an incredible price.  This will not last long.

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There is also an awesome set of Christmas paper on clearance that is one of my favorites too.  It’s called Presents and Pinecones Designers Series paper and the matching Washi Tape is also on clearance.  The paper was $11 and it is on clearance for $4.40 and the Washi Tape was $8.00 and it is on clearance for $3.20.  The paper is 12 X 12 and you get 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  There are 5 rolls that match the paper nicely.  I love this set and again I know you’re not thinking about Christmas now but if you stock up you won’t have to think about it when Christmas rolls around.

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Another item retiring is the stamp set Day at the Beach.  I made a few cards with this one

It’s hard to see in this picture but I have embossed the flip flops in the top card and all the images on the bottom card.  Did you know you can emboss any color ink you have?  You just use the Versa mark ink pad first then your color ink you want.  Use clear emboss powder and it looks like you used emboss powder the same color as your ink.  It’s a pretty neat trick.  This set has no sentiments but it has all these fun summer images.  I love this one and will be using it on my scrapbook pages.

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I hope you guys don’t miss out on some of these awesome clearance items and don’t miss out on all the products retiring.  Happy Thursday!!!

Peekaboo Card

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Tuesday!!  How are you guys?  I am trying to get caught up with things around here.  My Kiddo’s went back to school yesterday and the house is a mess!  I need to catch up on things especially laundry.  Who ever catches up on Laundry anyways?  We kept busy over break.  The weather is starting to get nice again here and there.  My little guy wants to play outside every minute he can.  I am glad he still likes the outside because my oldest would rather be inside playing video games.  I do make my oldest go outside and he grumbles about it but after awhile he does play.  He tells me that he is too old for toys but I do catch him playing with the Toys he says he hates.
I managed to finally make a video.  It’s been over a week since my last video.  This one is my longest yet.  I try not to make them too long but sometimes the projects I make take a while and I want to make sure you guys get all the steps.  The latest video is how to make a Peekaboo card.
I love this one.  I always say that about every card I make lol.  It’s true I love them all that I make.  They are all so much fun.  I especially love the interactive cards.  They are so much fun to make and more fun to give away.  Here is the video on how to make this type of card

I used some of our retiring products and some that are not retiring.  The Mothers day card I made I was following on one of  the videos I watched to learn how to make these.  I watched a few how to videos and I ended up being really confused on how to make the peekaboo card.  I then knew I had to figure it out and try to make my video not so confusing.  I hope you guys like it and find it easy to follow.  If you guys have not got your orders in yet for the retiring items you want you better hurry.  They truely are going fast.  Did you know that the Bundle discount is disappearing June 1?  So any stamps and dies you see that are bundled with a 10% discount will disappear in June.  Why not purchase those now and save some money.  Don’t forget to use the Host code when ordering to receive your card club kit from me in the mail.  This months code is R3KJ9CP7.
Happy Tuesday!!

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!!!!!

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!!!!

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!!

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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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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Seaside Shore Shaker Card

Hi, Guys,
Happy Wednesday!!!  How are you guys?  I am doing much better.  Last week my husband and oldest son had the stomach bug at the begging of the week.  I thought I would not get it and then Thursday night I ended up with it.  It lasted about 3 days and by Sunday I was feeling better.  Then my youngest did not feel well all day Sunday.  He kept complaining his throat hurt.  That night he said his ears hurt and by morning he could barely talk.  It sounded like he had marbles in his mouth and he kept saying his throat hurt.  I kept him home from school and took him to the doctor.  He had come back positive with strep throat.  So he is finally feeling better to go back to school tomorrow.  We had lots of snuggles over the last three days.  I love snuggles and I know that they are slowly leaving me.  That is the hardest part of having kids is that they grow up.
I made a shaker card today and its so cute.

I put sand in it and some of the sprinkle embellishments.  I love it.  I also made a video on how I made it and I will leave that video at the end of this post.
I used the stamp set Seaside Shore from the annual catalog.  I love this set it reminds me of summer and I can not wait till it is Summer time.  I also used some of the colors that are retiring in the In Color Collection 2015-2017.  Do you have these colors?  If not you will want to get them soon before you can no longer get them.
I am also getting ready for my Card Class this Saturday.  I can’t wait to get together with friends and create some cards.  I have some special things lined up for everyone who is coming.  I am kinda excited too because a mom is bringing her 8-year-old daughter.  She loves crafting and I love when kids want to craft.  I will be sure to take lots of pictures.
I hope you guys can get some crafting done it sure is such great therapy.  Do you guys know about Paper Pumpkin?  If not it is a fun little box that comes right to your door each month.  It is filled with a craft of the month and is only $20.00 plus tax.  You can sign up at any time and for any length.  If you only want it one month you just cancel and can sign up again at any time.  It’s really easy no hassling you if you decide not to keep getting the box each month.  The CEO of Stampin’ Up! designed this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  It even has a sneak peek of one of the new ink colors coming up.  You need to sign up by April 10th to get this Months special Paper Pumpkin.  Click on my link here to purchase this months kit.  Happy Wednesday!!!

                                            

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