Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On a roll!

Morning All,
Well I decided that as I was on a "sort of" vacation this week that I would make sure I had a little crafting time! As Stampin Up has just released its retirement list I knew that I wanted to use some of my favorites in the next few weeks for my projects. I, of course, needed a great sketch. So I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and this is their great sketch:
 
 
And here is what I created:
 
 
I used one of my all time favorite background stamps, Sunflower and heat embossed it in my favorite color; pewter. I love both and am stocking up this week with SU's free shipping on the Pewter embossing powder as its my "go to" color! I ran the Coastal Cabana through my lattice folder (another retiring item that adds a great feel to projects!) and then stamped the sunflower again in Crumb Cake and placed it on a panel of Afternoon Picnic DP (also leaving us in June!). I added an antique brad and popped it up on dimensionals after heat embossing the sentiment from Loving Thoughts (another great retiring set). Loved this sketch and plan on using it again! Thanks for stopping by!
Karin 


Monday, April 21, 2014

Retirement!

Morning All,
Hope you all had a fantastic Easter!! I wanted to share a number of things that Stampin Up released this AM.

First here is the link to their retiring stamp list of the current catalog:
They are supposed to be available until June 3rd but my advice, given past years, is that if there is something you would like order now!
Here is the link to their retiring accessory list:
These are only available until supplies last!!


The timing is great on these lists as, from now until April 25th (Friday) ANY ORDER ships for FREE!!!!! You want only one roll of ribbon, no problem free shipping! This is a great time to check out what is offered on the clearance rack as well to combine your savings!!
If you would like help placing the order let me know and I will send it in for you.
 
Have a great day!
Karin

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Everyone!

Morning All and Happy Easter!!
I thought I would share the Easter cards that I made for my step children. I used some of my Diez to make the basic shapes and had some fun decorating them. Check them out:
 
I used my Oval Die to make the eggs and Top Note Die to make the bunny. I used some of left over DP as they made perfect stripes. Simple and fun! Hope you have a great holiday!
Karin

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FREE shipping is coming!!

Morning All,
I wanted to share that Stampin Up is coordinating their once a year retirement list with FREE shipping!!!


^    Get FREE shipping on everything (doesn't include expedited orders) April 21-25!
  • Don't forget...retiring products lists will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!
  • Remember...all retiring products are only available while supplies last.  So shop early!

  • This is a GREAT time to stock up on your favorite stamps and supplies before they are gone AND take advantage of my loyalty program!! Click here to check out the program and get started!!
    Have a great day!!
    Karin

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Freshly Made Thank You

    Hi All,
    I wanted to share a "Thank You" card that I made for a friend who forwarded me a TON of baby clothes! I was at a loss for a sketch so I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and of course they did not disappoint. Here is their sketch:

    I really loved this layout and know that I will use it again! Here is what I came up with:
     
     
    I used some of my Sweet Sorbet DP and a carriage stamp my friend loaned me. I heat embossed the carriage and stamped the sentiment using my retired Short and Sweet set. I popped it up on a dimensional and really love the way it came out! Thanks for stopping by!
    Karin
    

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Another Freshly Made Challenge

    Evening All,
    After a very LONG week I decided that I should spend a little time crafting to decompress. So I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they another fabulous sketch:
    I needed a few "Thank You" cards so here is what I came up with:
     
     
    I found a few pieces of Baja Breeze that I had "squirreled" away, which went well with the Comfort Café DP. I used one of my all time favorite retired sentiment sets, "Short and Sweet". A little seam binding and I was done. I definitely feel a bit better!
    Have a great night!
    Karin
    

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Try Stampin Challenge

    Morning All,
    Have some paperwork to do but wanted to update my blog with a card I made for Try Stamping on Tuesday's weekly challenge. Here is their sketch this week:
     
    Their twist was to add a photo if you wished. I decided that I wanted to use the layout for a sympathy card I wanted to offer in a future class so I omitted the photo. Here is what I came up with:
     
     
    I used a base of Soft Suede and layers of Early Espresso and Comfort Café to coordinate with the Very Vanilla. I used the hostess stamp set Simply Sketched and water colored the flower with my regals crayons and blended the colors with my blender pens (one of my favorite tools!). A little Early Espresso ribbon and I was done! Thanks for stopping by!
    Karin