Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Disney Thank You

Hi All!
Sorry for the silence this week. We went away to Disney! Lots of fun as always!! Now back to reality but first I needed to make a quick thank you card for my cat and house sitter so of course I went for a Disney theme.
I used circle punches to make the Mickey head and middle of the tie, which made this a breeze! A quick thank you sentiment and I was done! Hope she likes it! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 22, 2013

This and That

Evening All,
Wanted to write a quick post about all the latest happenings at Stampin Up. First they are offering a great deal for anyone who is considering signing up (love that I did!).

 Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up! Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog

OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit133463
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Stampin Up is also making it easier to add the new markers to your collection!

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
130034$28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899$3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
131265$3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902$3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
131901$3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905$3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
131266$3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904$3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
131898$3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900$3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
131903$3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Lots of great happenings! Have a great night!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pals Paper Arts

Hi All,
I wanted to share another Christmas card I was able to make this morning before running off to the gym. I had gone on over to Pals Paper Arts and was inspired by their sketch (as usual):
Here is what I came up with:
This sketch was perfect for my strips of my Holly Berry DP. A quick punch out with the square punch to make my pennant's and a sentiment from Christmas Lodge and I was done! Fun! Have a great day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Another freshly made Christmas!!

Evening All,
I was able to get a little time to myself tonight after work to check out the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches :
I knew I could use up some of my precut pieces AND have another card for my stash! Check it out:

I used some of my Holly Berry DP on a base of Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. Some Cherry Cobbler bakers twine and a sentiment from Short and Sweet and I was done! Fun! Have a great night!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Use your scraps

Hi All,
Well once again I was able to gather enough energy after work to make another Christmas card for my Great Aunt. This heat and poor air conditioning at work is a killer!! Anyway, I have a pile of scraps I have had put aside that I keep meaning to put together so I made sure I used them and I am very happy that I did! Check it out:

I had this cool oval I punched out of some Holly Berry paper that I thought I would use for "something" and I felt like it worked perfectly for this! I used a base of Cherry Cobbler, a layer of Early Espresso that I heat embossed the tree from the Christmas Lodge on and then added the oval. A little burlap ribbon and a pearl and I was done! Check another one off the list! Have a great night and stay cool!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mojo Monday on a Tuesday

Hi All,
Got home from work today and decided that I would post a card I made based on the sketch over at Mojo Monday :
As I am quickly running out of time (believe it or not!) to make my relatives Christmas cards I thought I should get a move on and add to the meager collection I have been able to make.

Here is what I came up with:
I am awaiting some of my new toys from the Holiday Mini and thought I would use some old favorites before playing with the new! I used the Festival of Prints DP with layers of Cherry Cobbler that had been run through the Tulips EF and some Lucky Limeade ribbon I had. The stocking is from the now retired Open Sleigh and the greeting is from Petite Pairs. Now I can check another one off my list! Have a great day!\

Friday, July 12, 2013

Another Freshly Made Christmas!

Evening All,
I had a chance to pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they had another inspiring sketch:

I am continuing to work on my Great Aunt's Christmas cards and thought this was perfect. Here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade. I decided that I needed a little "bling" and added a rhinestone over the "i". Fun! Great challenge site when you need motivation!! Have a great night!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Surfin through Summer!

Hi All,
I finally had a minute to share my last card of my Summer Stamp a Stack this morning! I have been on a roll using the Summer Splash stamp set and thought I would round out the trio using that set:

I used a base of Not Quite Navy, a background of some Blueberry Crisp DP and Crumb cake and stamped the surf boards in a matching Not Quite Navy ink. I ran the bottom of the Whisper White paper through the Wood Grain EF and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink for a "beach" look. So fun! Have a great day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stamp a Stack Summer Splash

Hi All,
Had a chance to make another card that I am going to offer at my upcoming Summer Stamp a Stack. I was drawn again to the very fun Summer Splash stamp set and bright colors:
I used the colors from the Everyday Enchantment: Pool Party and Calypso Coral for my layers, ribbon and ink. Added a greeting from Well Scripted with a cheery, bright Calypso Coral brad and I was done! Love it! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Freshly Made Christmas!

Morning All,
Thought I would post a card I was inspired to make by this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Check it out:
I realized I needed to get moving on making my Great Aunt her Christmas cards so here is what I came up with:

I had some perfect squares already cut from the Holly Berry DP, which worked perfectly for the sketch. I put the sentiment in the center and used my old favorite Short and Sweet and I was done! Love when a card comes together so quickly! Have a great day!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Summer

Hi All,
Quick post before I head into work. I had a chance to make a card yesterday and wanted something "summer" and "fun". I had recently borrowed the retired "Summer Splash" set from a friend and thought it would be perfect combined with some bright cardstock I had:
I used Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and some Everyday Enchantment DP. I heat embossed the fish with their bubbles and added a sentiment in Craft Ink at the bottom and I was done! Fun and easy! Hope you had a great fourth!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Perfect In Colors

Hi All,
Quick post before I head to the fireworks. I wanted to make a card for my new catty party and wanted to use one of my new sets; Perfect Blend and show case the new "in colors". Check it out:
I stamped the image on the new Baked Brown Sugar and then on Whisper White and cut out the pieces. Added the rectangles of in colors on a base of the new Crisp Cantaloupe that had been run through the polka dots embossing folder and I was done after a little ribbon. Love the Summer look!
Have a great fourth!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wild Flower Meadow and other interesting items!


Morning All,

Wanted to post this yesterday but we had a tornado warning in the afternoon and was a bit distracted!! It was a bit crazy but no tornado thank goodness! Anyway I need some thank you cards and was playing around with my Wild Flower Meadow bundle and here is what I came up with:
I also used the Petite Pairs for my sentiment. I inked the stamp in white craft ink, dried it and colored it with markers giving it a little time to dry so I could add some depth. Then I placed it on a piece of Afternoon Picnic DP and mounted it on a half sheet of the new "In Color" Crisp Cantaloupe after running it through the embossing folder. A very fun set!!
I also wanted to share a great promo that Stampin Up is offering this month!!

Here are the Details:
Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Phone: Wednesday, July 31, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Wednesday, July 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)
Great time to stock up if you plan on catching up on some of your scrap booking!!

Another great offer that SU is continuing throughout this year is the "Best of" stamp sets. This month is the Best of Shelli!

                                           Best of Shelli
Click here to see the flyer. Remember this and the previous six months sets are available until March 2014!!
Have a great day!!