There is a point to be made about this card...since the Stampin' Up! Retired List will be announced towards the end of April, I would suggest that if you really LOVE a particular color, embellishment, punch or what have you...order it SOON!!! Especially the retiring In-Colors as they sell out quickly!
Please let me know if I can help you in that endeavor!
Hope your week is Amazing and has some FUN built in to it!
It is hard to believe, but in a few short days, we will be celebrating Easter this year! Have been busy making Easter cards, but in the meantime, forgot to decorate the house...LOL!
So, I suppose that I just might break out my little Easter Tree which holds some mini Easter Eggs at some point!
Not sure exactly if we will be cooking on Sunday or going out to dinner as of today. But I do know that I will be visiting with my two special young ladies...my granddaughters, Keira and Kaely to give them their Easter presents and watch them go on their annual Easter egg hunt!
Stamps: Honeycomb Happiness (SAB Free Set) retiring March 31, 2016, Well Scripted (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Cherry on Top dip
My dear husband and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary this past Friday, February 12th.
Our plans for both our Anniversary and Valentine's celebrations had to be postponed due to the fact that I had the flu. I did not get the vaccine this year because of another health issue...long story...
Anyway, I have been quite busy in the Craft Studio making cards, crafts and cleaning up a little.
Well...I cased this little pretty from Robin Merriman and turned it into a full size 5 X 7 card to present to my hubby on Valentine's Day...Sunday Morning.
Stamps: Sky is the Limit
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: black glitter, red glitter, whisper white, real red, basic black
Misc: World Traveler embossing folder, whisper white bakers twine, red satin ribbon (non-SU),
heart border punch, dimensional
By the way...TODAY is the last day that you can qualify to received this beautiful FREE stamp set with a $50.00 Stampin' Up! order! FREE shipping for this week only! (my personal promotion).
This is my next favorite time of the year! Valentine's Day!
I enjoy my hobby so very much! It brings me peace, comfort and joy! And I get to share these feelings with my relatives, friends and customers. This is a real blessing in my Life.
Today's little pretty is a combination of new items from our awesome Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2016. If you would like a copy of your very own...just email me with your name and address and I will get one out to you ASAP! Lindam530@cox.net
Stamps: Blooming Love, Botanical Blooms
Ink: real red, pink pirouette, black archival
Paper: real red, pink pirouette, pear pizazz, dazzling details, whisper white
Misc: Botanical Builders Framelits, Wink of Stella clear, dimensional
Another birthday was celebrated this past weekend with some of our dear traveling buddies and fellow foodies! We had a blast! Our gracious hostess served a lovely brussels sprout salad with apples, along with some fluffy sweet potato dinner rolls, a side of mashed butternut squash and turnip. The main dish was a pork roast which had been marinating for three days! Was to die for!
Other guests provided some lovely appetizers and my dear husband created the very BEST...cheesecake! Yes, better than the Cheesecake Factory!
Oh, well...you are probably more interested in the above project which was for our Birthday Queen!
Turquoise is her favorite color and she likes southwest decor, so what better way for me to create something unique just for her!
Stamps: Age Awareness, Gorgeous Grunge, Four Feathers (retired)
Ink: tempting turquoise, versa mark
Paper: tempting turquoise, whisper white, vellum
Misc: four feathers thinnest (retired), hello you thinlets, silver ribbon, dazzling diamonds, dimensional, pewter embossing powder, white embossing powder, iridescent ice embossing powder
Well...there you have it! I hope that you had an awesome weekend too!
Funny thing here in Phoenix, AZ right now...it is cold and rainy and what better thing to do...stay home and create!
Dinner is in the crockpot...some fall off the bone beef ribs in tomato sauce with some of Ken's homemade pasta!
Wanted to share a pretty Fall card that I cased (copy and shared) this past week. Found this during my research and wrote the name of the original designer down somewhere...but I cannot find it! When I do, I will edit this post and include it.
I just LOVE the color combination on this little pretty!
This time of the year is one of my favorites here in the Valley of the Sun. The temperatures are cooling down significantly, only in the 80's now and believe it or not...I enjoy wearing a light sweater!
Ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
Paper: kraft and white corrugated paper, merry moments designer paper pack, whisper white, delightful dijon, old olive
Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, non SU gold wide ribbon, gold thread, gold sequins, lace ribbon, leaflets framelits dies
Hope that you are happily creating something this week!
Hooray! I finally figured out how to add photos to my blog via my new computer, an iMac!
Things that make me happy!!! Of course at the top of my list is creating goodies via my love of paper crafting!
These little pretties will be going to some awesome fellow Stamping' Up! Demonstrators this coming Saturday to celebrate Convention..at home style. We will be viewing some of it live and a fellow demo who is in Salt Lake City will be keeping us updated as to what is happening! I believe there will be nine of us in attendance...we are going to woop it up with Prize Patrols, a shoe box swap, favors, lots of goodies, enjoying lunch together and lots of fun!
This is the first year that I am not attending the annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
Although I will greatly miss all of the excitement and fun, it was just not meant to be.
The purses are made of various retired colored Stamping' Up! card stock, the pretty floral folder that was featured in our Occasions Catalog earlier this year and some little flower embellishments that were added.
Of course, they contain a variety of little goodies that I purchased from Party City!
Hope that you are having fun creating lately...I know I am...it is just a tad too hot here to venture out in the middle of the day...so here I am in my Studio cutting and stamping away!
Today's little pretty is a sample using one of the all new Stampin' Up!' Hostess sets - Best Thoughts, as featured in our 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.
Most of you know how much I love flowers...and I could not wait to receive this particular stamp set as I had a vision of what I wanted to do with it! I enjoy water coloring, and for this particular car I used black embossing powder to create the outline-border in which to watercolor each petal.
Stamps: Best Thoughts (hostess)
Ink: versamark, mint macaroon, soft sky, wisteria wonder markers
Paper: whisper white, basic black, wisteria wonder, soft sky
Misc: black embossing powder, NEW butterfly dry embossing folder, basic rhinestones, white signo gel pen, wisteria wonder silk ribbon, dimensionals.
Hope that you like my Monday share...try to keep cool and Stamp!
Today I bring you a sampling of the all new Stampin Up 2015-2017 In Colors. They are so very pretty and go well either together or combined with any of our beautiful color collections!
In my future posts, I will be sharing some of my projects with these very exciting additions in more ways than one. They are also accompanied by some very lovely lacey ribbon, which, at the top of this bookmark is attached some mint macaron!
Hope that you are having a lovely weekend so far. It rained here in Phoenix, AZ on and off all day yesterday, which is very unlikely for the month of June. Ahhh, the air is much fresher now and my little herb garden is just loving the natural sprinkling of water from above.
This is one of my favorite sets that Stampin' Up! carries in their Annual catalog. And...lucky for us...it will be in the ALL NEW Idea Book and Catalog 2015-2016 which will be premiering this coming Tuesday June 2nd around the world!
In my monthly class, we usually create three cards and I chose and cased (copy and share) this particular one from Kathleen Wingerson. I changed one of the elements because I like to see a little bling, blitz and sparkle pop!
Ink: Memento, sahara sand
Paper: basic black, sahara sand, whisper white, sahara sand dsp ( Neutrals paper pack), silver
Misc: black chevron ribbon, small star punch, dimensionals