Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet Moments

Here's the sneak preview I gave you yesterday, explaining that I would tell the story behind the card, along with a little how-to today.
The great embossing in the lower corner is created using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, which is free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration!
So, today it is....

When I first saw this saying I thought, "Well, it could be cute for a welcome baby card, I guess."
Then I was creating a card for my Mom, who was diagnosed with ALS in October 2013 and is living with us now.
I wanted a card that she would find upon waking in the morning thanking her for the opportunity to care for her.
Sweet, sweet moments - that's what we're having together.
So thank you, Mom, for sharing your moments with us and for your amazing attitude!
She's such a trooper - never complaining and always so grateful in the middle of suffering from one of the toughest diseases there is. Pretty proud of this Mama!
Here's a recent picture of her and my sister, Kathy, who came to visit at Christmas time.
Kathy has a great scrapbooking store in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada called ScrapandBean. I guess papercrafting is in the genes!

Now, a little how-to.
Using Pool Party card stock, 3-3/4" x 5", I dressed up opposing corners with embossing. The lower right hand I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and the upper left I used the flower from Regarding Dahlias heat embossed using White Embossing Powder. I then adhered it to a Whisper White card front angling it a bit for an interesting look. I laid my card on top of the envelope I was going to use (just a standard size) so I made certain that the edges weren't going to extend beyond the confines of the envelope.

I then embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Dahlia again using Pool Party Embossing Powder and angled it the opposite direction, still making sure my completed card size was 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" A little frilly Pool Party ribbon, a "sweet, sweet moments" banner and we're done!

Regarding Dahlias
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

What a Sweet Way to Make an Impression!

Just between you and me - an Ampersand!
It's one of the new Impressions Embossing Folders available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. But it's not the only one.... well, actually it is - the other one you can receive for free! During Sale-a-bration (find out how to do that here!)
There's a sneak peek of it at the end of this blog post.
I love the subtle hint this delightful Ampersand gives to a card.... oh, I just like Ampersands, period! Any kind of typography, actually.
And here's the dandy little tool that will help you make a great impression! Order it as part of your Sale-a-bration order that qualifies you for free product. Perhaps an embossing folder!
If you're all about making an impression - then this is the fancy, dancy little tool for you! Or, if you just need a compact little carry-along for creating beautiful textured projects, this may be perfect for you. Easy to store, easy to travel with.
The Texture Impression Embossing Machine from Stampin' Up! is coming in their 2014–2015 annual catalog, but they have a limited supply available now.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. Check it out here
There's a story behind this one, but I still need to write it. 
Please check back tomorrow and I'll share it with you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit

Besides having a very fun, fun name this kit contains 20 awesome cards with all the trimmings (you just need Paper Snips) and all for $19.95! That's only $1 a card and you'll still have the stamp set to use over and over again.
And, yes, it can be ordered as part of your Sale-a-bration order which qualifies you for free product with each $50 purchase. Click here for more info on Sale-a-bration.
This kit makes a wonderful gift for the newbie stamper or enjoy yourself as a quick go-to kit for those times you need a quick card.

Download the flyer here!
Begin your order here!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


It's the most exciting shopping time of the year at Stampin' Up! It's Sale-a-bration! It's time to order all those products you've been drooling over and receive fun free product with each $50 purchase!
Browse through the Sale-a-bration catalog here!
Choose any of the exclusive products with each $50 purchase
Hostesses earn $30 more hostess dollars with a qualifying party.
New recruits get $150 worth of products for just $99!

Check out more benefits for joining today here - you won't believe it!
Start shopping Sale-a-bration here!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Free Markers!

Wow, oh wow! What a deal is this?
And, why would you want to try out Stampin' Up!'s
 My Paper Pumpkin?
As you may know, My Paper Pumpkin is a very fun, creative kit that you can subscribe to (or give as a gift) that is delivered to your door each month that has all the pre-cut supplies for some very cool projects/cards.
For a limited time, when you subscribe (you can cancel at any time) you will receive a free set of Markers - which is a $14.95 value!
And along with this promotion - sign up listing myself as your demonstrator and I'll pop a little gift in the mail to you! Could be anything - but I promise you'll love it! Both promotions end February 10, 2014.
So..... sign up here today!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hello you, I love ya!

Hello, you
love ya!
Okay, so I'm lovin' this new paper! Lots of fun angles and geometric designs - kind of like a card all on it's own, as I've done with this card. Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper - sigh!

I made this one for one of our sons, whom I'm especially proud of at the moment. He's incredibly focused and dedicated to living and eating healthy. You are awesome, Robert!

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Just Sayin' Bundle
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Available in the Occasions Catalog here!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I heart you!

I Heart You!
The card where Gorgeous Grunge meets romance... why not?
Isn't this the greatest little die?  I heart you - perfect!

Stamp your card front with Gorgeous Grunge (in Raspberry Ripple), die cut the heart, then adhere it using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The "I heart you" is popped up on Glue Dots that I rolled slightly to fit neatly under the lettering.

Added: Must've been sleeping on the job... whoops! Here's the shopping info for the die.

 Labels Thinlit Die 135479
And here's the video that shows how this amazing card die can be used.

Reading this blog post in your jammies? No problem! Shop 24/7 from my online site here!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Newest Downloads!

Need a stamp set in a hurry?
Try a digital download - it's quick, it's easy and can be placed perfectly on your project. Just the click of a button can enlarge them, turn them into postcards, puzzles.... wow!
And, best thing ever, there are new downloads for you to enjoy every single Tuesday! Click here to see the others that are new this week.
Very Best Birthday Template Download 136831
Sweetest Gift Brush Stamp Set 136834

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Congratulations!
There's always something to congratulate someone about, isn't there?
And here's a simple card - just kind of fill in the circles.
I added a little Baker's Twine to mine for a little extra punch.
And don't forget the inside (I do way..... too often!)
Happy Congratulations
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Start shopping here!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Just Sayin' What a bundle!

Just Sayin'
Love, love this set! I've been waiting, (not so very patiently), for a fantastic word bubble set and it's here! Just Sayin' Stamp Set and Word Bubble Framelits fits the bill perfectly!
Share your feelings with perfect simplicity. Well, after you order your set here, of course! And, as always, save 15% when you bundle.
Thanks so much!
Just Sayin' Bundle
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