Six Minute Saturday

Hi Guys!!!!

Happy Saturday!  I hope you guys are enjoying your Saturday!!  It has been a while since my last post and I apoligize for that.  I can not believe how busy I have been lately.  My son is done with Soccer this Sunday so that will give me a little more time for about two weeks and then he starts wrestling.  My oldest son is in all kinds of afterschool clubs and music stuff so he too is busy and keeping me and my husband busy.  Somedays I go one way and the husband goes the other and we each have a kid.  I am sure most of you guys with kids are the say way.  It’s so crazy because I never did anything after school when I was the age my boys are now.  I joined a few clubs but the late bus always took me home and that’s where I would stay for the rest of the night.

I went on my annual girls trip to Maine.  Me and my friend go on a bus trip every year to the Kittery Outlets for some shopping.  We stay overnight at the Anchorage Inn in York Maine.  It is so pretty and the Ocean is right across the street.  Here is a link to the hotel if you want to see it.

It takes about 6 hours on the bus trip to get their and back and that is with about an hour break.  We usually catch up on our sleep and do lots of talking and laughing.  This trip is sure good for us… it helps to get away and just have girl time every once and awhile.

I also did about 50 goodie bags for the kids this past week.  I love doing these and the kids just love them too.  I love that my 8th grader still asks for them because all his friends ask if his mom is making them.  I just love this.  I remember thinking as I was in the higher grades how it stinks we never had parties or anything during the holidays.  Here is a picture of the mass amount of goodies.

These were pretty easy to make.  I figured out one and then just mass produced.  It works out eaiser if you cut and stamp and get all your materials made as much as you can and then just assemble.  I used the new Stampin’ Blends that are going to be available for purchase on November 1.  They are an alcohol-based ink markers and they are super fun to use.  They are so smooth and blending them are really easy.  You guys will love using them so much.  I love all the tools Stampin’ Up! provides for us for our coloring.  I have never been able to color and make anything look as beautiful as I have since joining Stampin’ Up!

There is still a little over 3 days left for the Designer Series Paper Sale buy 3 get one free.  Here is a link to shop for your paper. Hurry and get what you want today before its gone and off of sale.

I also was able to finally get a video made today.  It’s been two weeks since my last video post.  I cant believe it has been that long.  I tried to do a 5-Minute Friday but didnt make it so I called this one 6-Minute Saturday.  It’s a pretty fun technique that I learned a long time ago by my Demonstrator at the time.  Here is a picture of the card I made.  It is a good masculine card to have on hand.  I never have enough of those.

Here is the video to check it out

Happy Saturday!!!


Octobers Card Club

Hi, Guys!!

I have changed this months Card Club up.  I am making 2 of the cards public and the 3rd card or 3d project will only be available to anyone who qualifies for my Card Club.  You will get a private video with another project and all the materials to make that third item.  I wanted to give a little incentive to all my faithful Card Club customers.  Everything else will still remain the same.  Here are the 2 public cards.

I know it’s a little early for Christmas cards but I figured if we can get an early start to make them this year then that is one item you can check off your list closer to Christmas.  I always start off with trying to get ahead at Christmas time but I seem to always fall behind so here is a start.  I love how these turned out and I am using the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies.  Have you guys seen this set from the new Holiday catalog yet?  If not you have to check it out and put it in your shopping cart right away.  I plan on doing some scrapbook pages with this set too along with a whole bunch of other things.  It really is a very versatile set.

If you are new to my card club here is what you need to do to qualify:

You need to make a purchase in my shop of $32 pre-tax pre-shipping, You need to reside in the US, you need to leave your contact info so I can mail you your goodies, and you need to use the current month’s Host Code which is 3PAWQGJC.  If you qualify for all these items then I will mail you the materials to make 2 cards with their envelopes.  You will also get a third project in a private video.  This project may be another card or a 3d item.  The card kit will come with all the materials you need to make the cards and the 3rd item in a nice little package.  You will not get any stamped images, inks or adhesives, just the materials.  You will also get a PDF with all the measurements and materials used and a link to the instructional video and the private video for the 3rd item.  If you spend $150 or more do not use my host code you will get your own and you will still get your package from me.
If you make a qualifying purchase for 6 months in a row you automatically qualify for a free current Stamp Set valued at $25.  My gift to you.  I will get in touch with you and once you let me know which current Stamp set you would like then I will get it in the mail to you.

Here is the video on how to make the October Card Club Cards.

Graveyard Gate

Hi Guys,

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone’s day is going great.  I finally had a few minutes to put together a post.  I don’t know what is going on that I have become so incredibly busy lately!!!  It seems I can not find time for much crafting but I am hoping that pattern changes.

I have made my kids another chore chart but this time we are sticking to them.  I have tried chores in the past but they seem to always stop doing them after a few weeks.  I finally made a list and laminated it.  Now they can check off the items and I then go over it and wipe it clean when they are all done.  We started chores about a week ago and what a difference it has made on my workload daily.  They will get a certain amount if they do all the chores and if they skip out on something the $ goes down.  So far so good, fingers crossed.

Stampin’ Up has so many things going on right now!  Stampin’ Up! is Celebrating World Card Making Day Starting October 1st through October 10th.  When you purchase a Fast Fuse you get 2 refills for free.  Yes, that’s right 2 refills for free.  That is over 42 yards for free.  I know I have stocked up!!  They also have some items 15% off through October 10th.

                            Fast Fuse Adhesive
                              Price $10.00

        Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
                       Discounted Price $5.10

         Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
                  Discounted Price $5.10

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set
Discounted Price $22.95

Brightly Lit Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
Discounted Price $14.45

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set
Discounted Price $17.85

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Discounted Price $22.95

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set
Discounted Price $14.45

Graceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $16.15

Just Add Text Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $15.30

Lots Of Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $16.15

Merry Mistletoe Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $16.15

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $19.55

Pieces & Patterns Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $16.15

Wood Words Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Discounted Price $18.70

Stampin’ Up! is also offering for the month of October a Buy 3 get 1 free sale on paper.  Click on the picture below to shop!!

                                               Buy 3 Get 1 Free

So I was also able to make a really cool Halloween card using the Graveyard Gate Stamp set out of the new Holiday catalog

I love the way this one turned out.  I love that glowing moon!!!  I made a video on how I put this card together.  I hope you guys enjoy!!!

Happy Tuesday!!