Friday, February 28, 2014

Freshly Made Easter

Evening All,
Sorry for the little hiatus! I have been swamped at work and have not had the energy in the evenings to do much!! Anyway I knew that I needed to get a move on with my Easter cards so I began looking for a sketch that would motivate me. Of course I found one over at Freshly Made Sketches! Check out this weeks sketch:
I pulled some of my new toys and here is what I came up with:
I used a mix of old and new with some Cottage Wall retired DP I had with a new Easter set called "Eggstra Spectacular". I really liked the simple sentiment with the back of the bunny. Of course I had to add a pearl for his tail!! I went very monochromatic with Rich Razzleberry. Well off to pack it in! Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Toys!

Hi All,
I made this card the other day out of some of my new toys from Saleabration and the new mini catalog and thought I would share, Here is the card:

And here it is with the tag out:

I used this years new in colors Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding with the new Sweet Sorbet DP that you can chose free from Saleabration. I ran the Pistachio panel through the Scallops embossing folder (really love it!!) and added the new gold bakers twine to the tag and DP panel. I used the Tag Topper Punch on the 2x4" tag and stamped it with the in colors using the Gorgeous Grunge set and heat embossed the saying I chose From The Heart set in gold. Love the effect! Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Being Productive!!


Hi All,
Well another snow day here in New England! Very very tired of it! What can you do though except make the most of it?? So I am trying to get a lot of projects done and finally got my card done for my fiancee. I, of course, was blanking on a layout so I went on over to CAS colour and sketches blog and they did not disappoint. Here is the sketch:
I decided to rotate it for my purposes. Here is what I came up with:
I used some of my retired Sending Love DP, I chose a sentiment from Short and Sweet and heat embossed it in gold and then popped it out with a heart punch. Hope he likes it! Stay warm today!

Monday, February 10, 2014

SAS Get Well Card

Evening All,
Well after (another) eventful day at work I decided that I deserved a little unwinding time in my craft room. I knew that I needed a Get Well card for my Stamp a Stack so I got to work. Here is what I came up with, after a little consulting with my six year old step daughter!!
I used the very last of my Close to Cocoa that I had squirreled away, with a layer of Pool Party, some Comfort Café DP, a little bit of Pool Party ribbon and a brad made the panel "work" for me. I used my awesome "Thoughts and Prayers" set and versa marked the flowers on the Pool Party and then punched out the sentiment. Love how it came out! Course it was "helpful" to have a consultant!!
Have a great night!

Friday, February 7, 2014

On a roll!!

Evening All,
Well I am rather proud of myself as I have been able to spend a little time each day for the past three days in my craft room! Always well worth it! I needed to come up with a clean and simple "Thank You" card for an upcoming Stamp a Stack that I am teaching. I decided I needed some "white space" so here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Whisper White, a layer of Tangerine Tango and a piece of Floral District DP that I felt added the "pop" of color I was looking for. I added some white Bakers Twine and used the Simply Sketched Hostess set for my sentiment. I like the way it came out! Have a great night!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Thank You's

Hi All,
Well I was able to get a few things done yesterday during the storm and one was my February Thank You's for my monthly stamp club members. Without further adieu here is what I came up with:
I used a base Melon Mambo and then added the rectangle frame from the Designer Frames for that cool effect. I added a strip of the Floral District DP that I ran through my scallop border punch, the Itty Bitty Banners stamp that I used with the coordinating framelits and finally a cute button and I was done. Very simple and quick, hope they like it!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Freshly Made Valentine

Morning All,
Since today is a "snow day"  here in Massachusetts I thought I would catch up and finish some crafting. I needed a few more Valentines for my collections so I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they did not disappoint. Here is this weeks sketch:

And here is what I came up with:
I used some of my Pretty in Pink paper, some retired DP that I love for Valentines day, one of my favorite retired sets, Well Scripted, a little ribbon, the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing folder and I was done. Hope you dig out from the snow!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Time to Sale-a-brate!!

Hi All,
I wanted to let you all know its the best time of the year!! Its Sale-a-bration time!!




A great new product that can help you earn free supplies during sale-a-bration is the new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!
The new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine  $29.95.   Stampin' Up! is offering a limited supply of our sleek and lightweight Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  Contact me with any questions or help ordering!! Great new tool for those of us who like to travel AND take our favorite hobby with us!!
If that wasn't enough check out the new Hip Hip Hooray Kit! The kit contains everything necessary (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards and it also makes the perfect gift! Why shop for cards when you can have 20 beautiful cards ready to go in just minutes? And best of all, they'll be handmade!
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes: 
  • Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards 
  • Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
  • Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
  • Stampin Dimensionals 
  • Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pad) 
  • Full-color instructional brochure
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, Item #134998, $19.95 
Let me know if you have any questions!