Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Timeless Elegance Card

Last month my downline, Shirley, ran the club so that I could move.  Here is one of her gorgeous cards!

Today I worked on finishing up cards from past club projects so that I could get my things all put away.  Right now I have a bit of organization but it isn't pleasing to the eye.  I need to get new organizers, I think.  LOL!
Happy stamping!

World of Dreams

Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla

Timeless Elegance DSP
Punch, flower (Itty Bitty Accents punch pack)
Glue dots
Venetian Crochet trim
Framelits, Tags and Labels

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Video Picture Perfect stamp set

Check out my post yesterday for the hostess code if you would like to order online.  I do have an order going in tonight so "holler" if you want to participate.  Shipping is much cheaper if you just want a few things and participate in a group.  (-:

Happy 13th birthday to my darling daughter!!!!

Happy stamping!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Last chance for online orders!

It is almost time for the new catalog to start so time is running out for the retiring list!  I have an order going in this weekend so let me know ASAP if you are interested in getting in on the fun.  (-:

If you are interested in ordering online please use hostess code  ACUBEJHQ

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I'm Here for you Card

Here is the last card in my Woodgrain background series.  I am definitely keeping this retired stamp!  It makes great masculine or feminine cards.

Happy stamping!

Woodgrain (retiring)
Flower Patch (retiring)
Petite Pairs (retiring)

Lost Lagoon (retiring)
Hello Honey (retiring)
Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso
Sahara Sand (base)

Punch, 1 1/4" circle and Decorative Label
Bakers String, white

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Retired/retiring stamps

The stamps that are still current won't be available until after the new catalog comes into effect.

Left top to right:  Definitely Decorative Roses, Pennant Parade, Bright Blossoms, Definitely Decorative Pines, Make a Cake, Everything Eleanor

Flower Patch, Petite Pairs, An Open Heart, Six Sided Samplers

Happy Birthday Owl card

Hello ladies!  Here is my first post of the day (gasp); yes, I am planning to post multiple times today.  Later in the day I will be posting retired/retiring stamp sets.

Woodgrain (retiring)
Something to Say (retiring)

Mossy Meadow (retiring)
Chocolate Chip
Crumb Cake

Punch, Owl
Ribbon, Mossy Meadow
Punch, retired square for the banner end
Jewels, pearls
Snail Adhesive
Punch, Circle 1 3/4"
Punch, Square 1 1/4"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Hardwood card

Hello to everyone!  This was a fun and fast card suitable for a man. 

Gorgeous Grunge
The Open Sea (retiring set)
Hardwood (retiring background stamp)
Sassy Salutations (retiring set)

Lost Lagoon (retiring)
Very Vanilla
Sahara Sand

Big Shot
Circles, framelits
Snail adhesive

Past In Color sets for sale

Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade

Top Left to Right:  Pistachio Pudding, Midnight Muse, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar

Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple,
All of the inks are bundled together.  If there is one refill then the inks (pad, marker and refill) are $6.00 but if there is a second refill then the ink bundle is $8.00.  The cardstock is .25 a sheet and the folders have varying amounts of paper in them.  Let me know if you are interested in a particular color. 

UPDATE:  All of these colors are spoken for now and will be sold as of June when the new catalog starts.

Keep watching because tomorrow I will be posting pics of my retired/retiring stamp sets for sale.  I will also be posting cards created with retiring stamps.

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hi there card

Here is another cute card from Julie to help out my lonely blog during the move.
Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Giraffe card from Julie

I love this cute little guy!  Wonder what googly eyes would do...  Julie has great pop already so googly eyes would probably be too much.  LOL!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Our new family member

Here is a picture of one happy girl!  She has been after her dad for years and begged for a dog; when we moved he sweetened the deal by offering a dog.  My daughter does not like change so it was a big adjustment for her to leave the only home she knew.  She found little Possum on Petfinder.com at Second Chance in Columbia.  Yesterday we met him and his foster mommy at their pet store Lizzie and Rocco's (next to the HyVee on Grindstone) and my daughter fell in love!  It went very fast because I inquired about Possum on Monday morning and Tuesday night we started our one week trial.  Look at that picture and tell me how long the trail will last!  LOL!  He is already bonding with her and is such a little gentleman.  He never barks and loves to be cuddled.  Someone worked on her home school with a happy doggie in her lap.  (-:

I will post a card tomorrow but had to post this little cutie's pic today.

Happy stamping!  I am off to work on organizing my craft nook in the bonus room!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Alligator card

Julie was concerned that my blog would be lonely while we moved/ settled into our new home so here is a cute card on SU cardstock.  (-:

Unpacking is going well and I am working on my craft area today!  Hooray!
Happy stamping!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Second Mother's Day card from Julie

Here is another great Mother's Day card from Julie.  My craft things are still packed up but gradually we are getting boxes unpacked.  I have been able to cook dinner all week because my first priority was to get my kitchen in shape.  Of course, bathrooms and home school supplies ranked high on the list of things to unpack.  LOL! 

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Floral card post from Julie

Stampin' Up papers, inks, embossing folder, embossing powder, and stamp set (from Sale-a-bration).
There is a good argument for making multiples of cards when you are stamping; it is just such an efficient use of time and creative energy.  Too bad I find it incredibly boring to make the same thing over and over.
So, I thought about how I could be efficient with my time and not offend my sense of wanting to create original cards to stave off said boredom. Here are some thoughts.  Warning....most are VERY obvious suggestions.  I am sure that you have or could have thought of all of them yourself and perhaps a dozen more.  I am just in a chatty mood today so I thought that I would write them down.
     Change ink color.
     Change embossing powder color.
     Change color of card stock.
     Change out the sentiment.
     Use an embossing folder to add detail to the base card.
     Actually use your scoring board to emboss those nifty lines on your base. (I personally have had the diagonal board insert for YEARS, and this is the first time that I have used it....go, me!)
     Use a stitched, pierced, or shaped die to add detail to your panel.
     Use a corner punch to add detail to the panel.
     Add dimensionals or foam tape to raise the panel.
     Change the orientation of the card. (Portrait to landscape or vice versa)
None of these things require a complete redesign of your project, so it is still efficient, right?