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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?!

Do you send Christmas cards?  Are you a funny card person, or a totally serious Christmas tradionalist?

I am a little of both!

oh...the funny :)

Make this card!
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black Old Olive
DSP:  Season of Style Paper Pack
Stamp Set:  Oh! Goodie
Accessories:  Silver Mini Brads, Dimensionals,
Tools:  Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, Petite Pennants Builder Punch,
Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Circle punch, 3/4 circle punch
and don't forget the envelope liner!!
Because every cute outfit needs just the right accessories!

And the traditional part of me says, do this Donna!
He is a Mighty God!

Make this card!
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Soft Sky, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
 Stamp Set:  Prince of Peace, Gorgeous Grunge, A Round Array
Technique:  Masking
Accessories:  3/4 scallop circle punch, dimensionals, 

Greatest.  News.  Ever.
Stampin' Up! will be selling PRE-CUT and PRE-SCORED cards for you!!

What could be easier!??!?!!?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Party of the Half Century!

The weekend was a BLAST!!
Celebrated 50 Years of Wedded Bliss with my In-laws.  

We had an AMAZING! time!

Here are some photos of the decorations and the happy and surprised couple :)

so blessed to be a part of their lives :)   

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Falling leaves, a 50th Anniversary, and New Downloads....I LOVE Tuesdays!

So this is how my weekend started.  I love these guys.  Who knew it was going to be 80 degrees October?!  We were loving the summer-like weather while enjoying a fall activity!

and then...the chaos continued with the projects that are consuming my all-scattered brain lately....

Scrapbooking scares me.  Literally makes my heart beat a little faster just typing the word.

So not only am I attempting my FIRST EVER! scrapbook...I'm doing it as a gift for my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary.....and it will be on display for the million (okay maybe just 200) people we invited to their party.   I think I'll just take that Valium now.

and ...

Centerpieces ... totally forgot the ribbon before posting this pic...imagine a slim green ribbon....and you can't see the gold curlicues sticking out because I forgot to move the gold paper before snapping a quick pick.  But you get the idea.

Photo boards, banners, table runners, and other 50th Anniv Hoopla to come!  Only 4 more days till the big day!!

In other news......
Its TUESDAY!!!   New download day!!

Be sure to stop by my store and see the amazing ugly sweater download!!  yes, you heard it correctly!

There are so many cute downloads to check out!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Working Hard: Can't wait to show you!

Taking a break this weekend to work on some AMAZING! fun stuff for my in-law's surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary Party that is next weekend.

I hope you'll come back on Monday for a sneak peek at what I have been working on and what kinds of stuff you can create too!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Paper Pumpkin: Why you HAVE to sign up!!

Who doesn't LOVE when a happy little treat arrives on their doorstep?   What if you had a nifty box of goodies that you could CREATE with?  Insert Paper Pumpkin into your life!!

Join Paper Pumpkin for $19.95 a month and EVERY month a little package arrives on your doorstep.  It says "oooooooooh, take 15 minutes and CREATE with me!!"  It will have an instruction sheet, stamps, ink, and any other items needed to create that month's project!  Sometimes it is a set of cards, or a pennant, or even a mini scrapbook!  That best part:  Its a surprise! 

Here is an example of what the kit was for September:

How cool is that!  
The kit came with the Wahoo! stamp, the You Did It stamp, a Midnight Muse Inkspot and the embelishments you see.  The card was pre-printed with the web/circle pattern and in 15 minutes I made the 4 cards and put them in their envelopes and sent them on their merry way!   I have leftover string, the ink spot, and the stamps to use again!

Wanna see what I decided to do next??

Completely different card, Completely different look, and I just used stuff I already had on my desk.

Joining is SUPER easy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I think I broke the Internet.....

After posting a few things to my blog...I've tried to share it with you guys.....and well, I think I broke it.  :)

For some reason I cannot share with you like I would like to.  Lets chalk this up as a learning experiment and move forward?

Check Out Today's Card Inspiration!

Another day, another awesome moment of shock and awe when your hands meet the paper and fun stuff happens!   I still get goosebumps when I see a final project come to life.  I got today's inspiration from my friend Kim (be sure to check out her blog! I just started stampin, and look what happened!

Feel like participating in a little challenge?  

Here is my card.....lets see what you can do!
Make this card!
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Yippee-Skippee
Extras:  Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals,

Check out the girls at SSInkspiration and join in on the fun.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day Two, Inspiration You!!

What a great day to be a crafter!   Not only is it New Download Day, but Stampin' Up! has introduced a new feature to online ordering!!   Weekly Deals!!   Could anything be more awesome than going online to check out the newest downloads, moseying over to the weekly deal, peeking at the new clearance items, and then wrapping up an amazingly discounted order all while still in your PJ's?!   Love Love LOVE!

Today's Inspiration is YOU!  Thank you for starting this journey with me.  Thank you for choosing me as your demo when you go to my online store to check out these AMAZING deals this week!  And Thank you for being you for me!

This card can be created 2 ways!   Digitally by using My Digital Studio, or the old fashioned way with paper and ink.   All of the supplies used in this card are available in both formats!

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Stamps:  Hello Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
Embellishments:  Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder (part of the envelope board since it was handy!)

Purchase any of these products HERE!