Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mega BOGO fun

We had such a great time Saturday at our Mega BOGO event.  Thanks to everyone that joined us.  And especially thanks to these 3 ladies - I'm so thankful we get to stamp & travel together!

Here are some other photos from the event

We had 4 make and takes:
Patience's make and take using the Easter Palace bundle - gorgeous!

Kay's make & take using Pocketful of Sunshine bundle - very cute!


My make & take using Tranquil Tulips - my favorite
I did not get a picture of Elizabeth's make & take - people were making it and I 
didn't want to interrupt.  It was an adorable card using the Lemon Zest bundle.
But here is a picture of her with her yummy snacks!

At our Product Playground, we had the new planner (love it!), the Soft Sayings kit, the Color Theory Suite and some of the new Dynamic Textured embossing folders.




And of course, we had A LOT of items for sale! For every dollar you spent on the sale tables, you got to pick out that much from the brand new catalog.  Everyone had fun picking out new and old products.

 And we had a display table full of examples using new products - great place to take photos!



We had so much fun that we're already talking about when we'll do it again. 

And if you missed out on this event, I am going to have my BOGO set up at card class on July 6th.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

This is my favorite new set at the moment.  Here are 3 cards I made with the set:
This is the card I made for the online swap I participated in. It
uses 2 new In Colors - Fresh Fig & Lemon Lime Twist. I love the
contrast between them. I also used some of the new Finely Woven ribbon.

These tulips are in another new In Color - Berry Burst. I love how
the new Wood Textures paper looks with the tulips.

This one I copied from the catalog.  I just changed a couple of things to use what I had. 
 These tulips are also in Berry Burst.  It's such a nice bright color for tulips!

This set is a hostess set so it's only available if you host a party.  I would love to help you earn this. Just invite some friends over and I can come share our love of stamping with them.  I'm booking parties for June now so contact me today to book yours.


Don't forget about the Mega BOGO & Catalog Launch on 6/17.  The deadline to RSVP is soon.  You should have received an email with more  info yesterday. Let me know if you didn't or if you have questions.   Hope to see you there!  You can see these cards and many others in person!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New In Colors

Are you ready?   The new catalog comes out in 2 days!  There are so many fun new products I can't wait to show you.   Did you hear that Stampin' Up has joined the planner craze?  That's one of the first things I plan to order.

Today I thought I'd share the brand new In Colors with you.  These will be available for the next 2 years.  I love how Stampin' Up gives us new, on trend colors each year.  These card were designed by my upline, Kay Cogbill and they are adorable!  The stamp set she used is the brand new Wood Words set.  It coordinates with the adorable Wood Crate framelit.
Fresh Fig

Berry Burst

Powder Pink

Lemon Lime Twist

Tranquil Tide


Don't you just love the names SU comes up with?  I think that would be a fun job!  I love all the new colors but right now my favorites are Fresh Fig & Berry Burst.  I've had fun making Tulip cards with those 2 colors.  I'll share some pictures of those next time.

I'm also anxiously awaiting a swap I participated in.  I'll be getting 20 cards using brand new product any day now.  I'll be sure to share them with you.

So which is your favorite In Color?   Come see them all in person and get your very own copy of the brand new catalog at my card class and catalog launch this Thursday!  Contact me for more info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

T-shirts and critters

We're almost out of time to get these retiring products.  I thought I would share a few more cards, etc. that were made with retiring products.  These are all from the Occasions catalog.

Beetles & Bugs:
(these were both made by my friend Elizabeth)


Yummy in My Tummy:

 Lucky Elephant:

Custom Tee:


Only a couple more weeks to get any of your favorites that are retiring!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More birthday cards

Today I thought I'd share a few birthday cards made with retiring stamp sets. I don't know about you, but I always need more birthday cards!

These first 2 are with the Penned & Painted set. It is a very
versatile flower set. I will miss it!


This is with the hostess set Pun Intended. A fun
set that can be used for many different types 
of cards.

The flowers on this card are from the Special
Reason stamp set from the Occasions catalog. The background
is from the Timeless Textures set which thankfully is not retiring!
The matching dies for the Special Reason set are sold out but the 
stamp set is still available.

This is fun set is called Cake Crazy. It's from the Occasions catalog also.
  There are so many creative ways to stack up
the layers! There are pieces that coordinate, like the polka dots 
and background that fit together.

This is the Birthday Bright set. It is the set that goes with the Birthday 
Bright kit. But it is great for making birthday cards without the kit.


These are just a few of the birthday cards I have on hand. Not much time left to get these fabulous stamp sets!  Remember to use hostess code SGR2ZTNE if you order online.  Order $25 or more and I'll send you 5 cards from my stash.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carousel Birthday

This is the Carousel Birthday set from the Occasions catalog - one of my favorites:

Here are some of the cards I created with it:
I tried a new technique on this one. I put some drops of re-inker on a big block added
some water and then stamped it on the background.  This was on watercolor paper. Then
 I heat embossed in white on top. Fun!  And it will turn out different every time.

This was a dutch door card that I found online. I think I've shared it
and how I made it previously. It was fun & very easy.

I made this one for a swap when the Occasions catalog first 
came out. I created a collage background with the Carousel set and 
the Playful Backgrounds set. The colors were Peekaboo Peach and
Soft Suede.

I decided to try some tone on tone color blocking
for this one. If I remember right, the colors on this one
are Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and Old Olive.

Some more white embossing and Playful Backgrounds.



 I've had so much fun playing with it and will be sorry to see it go.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Project Life by Stampin' Up retiring

Just a quick post to let you know - you may have seen it from Becky Higgins.  The contract between Project Life and Stampin Up is expiring at the end of May and will not be renewed.  Do not panic, there will be something to take its place in the new catalog.  What this means for you right now is that some of the Project Life items in the catalog are on sale.  As of 6:00 this morning, the only Project Life item sold out is the corner punch.  See the full list of retiring items and their prices HERE  Project Life products start on page 163 of the annual catalog. That will help you find them in this list.

If you're not familiar with Project Life, it is a memory keeping or photo organization system using pocket pages.  Here are a few images from the annual catalog:

This striped album is on sale for $19.20, normally $24.00


All Year Long card collection - on sale for $12.80



Good Vibes card collection - on sale for $12.80

These are just a couple examples of the sets available. See the Annual Catalog for the full list.

If you decide to stock up and order online - use hostess code SGR2ZTNE. If your order is at least $25, I'll send you 5 handmade cards. 


I would like to start a memory keeping club. I know I need a scheduled time to get my photos organized and into an album everyone can enjoy. I'll start this in June when the new catalog is available.  Let me know if you are interested in getting your photos organized!  I'll send out more info when we get closer to June.