Flying High in May

Going in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list!  Maybe over Napa Valley or Santa Fe.  There’s a cute stamp set called Lift Me Up that I’ve found a lot of use for!  It comes in a bundle with Up & Away Thinlits Dies!

Have you ever gone up in a balloon?  Where did you go?  I’m “up” for suggestions!  Ha!!

Be sure & check out what Crystal & Anne have created for their May calendar pages!

He Is Risen Banner for Easter

Allelujah!  Christ is risen!  Easter is the most important celebration for Christians and I wanted to make a banner to remind me and others in my home about this wonderful event!

It’s challenging for me to get a good photo of this project, but I hope you get the idea. Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper makes a pretty background for my banner.  I just added some coordinating cardstock, some Easter Stamps and butterfly punches.  Don’t you just love how all the Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so nicely!

Here’s a closer look:

Notice the sparkle on the cloth draped over the cross!  Wink of Stella!

Love the Butterflies Thinlits, especially with a Vellum butterfly on top!


The supplies for this project are listed at the bottom of this post.  Most of them are RETIRING PRODUCTS, so be sure to grab them now before they’re gone!!

Be sure and check out what the other SSINK Designers have made for this Easter Theme!

ICS Blog Hop-Blog Candy Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month the theme is Free for All! Every stop on the hop will feature a great project of the stamper’s choice. That means lots of inspiration and fun ideas are in store for you as you hop along. In addition, be sure to check out how to win some blog candy! Every stop on the hop will have blog candy to give away.

Today I’ll be showing you a nice GET WELL GIFT!  A tissue box cover with matching Get Well Card.  I’ve made 2 different sets using the same Designer Series Paper, Falling In Love.

Isn’t that pretty?  It just sets on top of a tissue box.

Recognize that glimmer paper from Sale-A-Bration?  Love that!

Made a Get Well Card to match.  Watch what happens when the card is opened…

Isn’t that cute?!!  Simple, too!

I’ll be having a Tissue Box Class where we’ll be making the box and matching card.

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, April 15th at 11am or Monday, April 17th at 10am.
  • Space is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot in class.  Also, DSP (Designer Series Paper) is limited, so the papers might be different.  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!
  • Cost:  $15 or FREE with your $30 order placed that day
  • CLASS TO GO available for $20 or FREE with $40 order (includes postage).  Everything will be stamped & prepped- you just need Tear & Tape Adhesive & Glue Dots & Tombo Adhesive.  I’ll supply directions & everything else you need!  Let me know your color preference!

Here’s my BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY!  6 sheets of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper!

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to any of the blogs you want to follow and you will be entered to win that blog’s candy. Each blog on the hop will draw a name from their new subscriber’s to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to a blog’s feed you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

To subscribe to my blog, go up near the top of this post, look at the column on the right, and enter your email in the box indicated, then click SUBSCRIBE!
My drawing will be held on Tue 4/11 and announced on Wed 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I’ll announce on my Wed 4/12 the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Next hop over to see what Jen has come up with!

Jar of Love for April

My daughter, Malia, spent last Christmas with us, and helped me with my calendars.  Here’s a page she created:

Those jars are just adorable!  Our family loves to fish- everyone except Malia, that is.  She says she loves fishing, but just hates to catch them.  Feels sorry for the little things.  Me.  I grew up trout fishing in California with my dad.  I could spend all day looking for the perfect fishing hole & be so happy!  My husband loves deep sea fishing in Hawaii.  He actually was lost at sea about 24 years ago when his boat capsized & was miraculously rescued the next morning!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne came up with for April.

 

2 Step Stampin’ for March

The simplest way I know to make a quick but beautiful card is to use a stamp set that lets you 2-Step Stamp!  Simply layer one image over another using different colors!

You cannot buy this stamp set.  But you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a $50 order!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st, so don’t wait too long!

The colors are Calypso Coral & Dapper Denim.  The little butterfly is found in one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Basics.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their March calendars.  And leave us a comment 🙂  We love those!

Home Decor Project- Seascape Framed Art

I’m very excited to announce an upcoming class where we’ll be making a Seascape Framed Art piece!  I love the art I’ve placed around my home using stamping mixed with photos, but haven’t found the time to do anything more for awhile.  Then I saw this gorgeous framed art from StampingwithLisa.com and I’ve squeezed it into my schedule!  Hope you can squeeze the time in to come to class!!

 

I’ll have 2 classes to choose from:

  •  Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, February 20 (President’s Day) at 10 am

Cost is $20 or FREE with your $40 order placed that day and includes everything except the frame.  I’ll have a couple of frames available for purchase for $15.

Class size is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot!

I’ll have a couple of different color combos to choose from.  Bring your own tiny(1″) seashell if you have a special one!  I brought this shell back from my daughter’s wedding last October that was in Charleston, SC.  I’m sure Jenny & her husband will love having this memento of their special day!

 

ICS Blog Hop Carried Away With Banners!

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for the Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to be part of this talented team!

We wanted to share some love with you this month so our theme is Happy Valentine’s Day!  We’ve just had our kitchen remodeled and I wanted to make a banner to hang up there…here it is:

Isn’t that fun?!!  I used the Banner Thinlits and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (FREE with any $50 order!).  If you look closely you’ll see some goodies from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (tassles, bow, ribbon).

My Big Shot finally kicked the bucket while I was making this project!  It has served me well for many years & been used & abused!  It has been groaning & making noises for a few weeks & actually spit some things across the room!  May it Rest In Peace!  I can’t get myself to throw it out yet.  I have to admit though, Sale-A-Bration is the best time for this to happen!  2 more FREE SALE-A-BRATION items!

Thanks for joining us this month and feel free to leave us some love in the form of comments!

Now hop on over to Terry’s blog and see what she has to share this month.

Calendar Winner(s)!

On New Years Day I posted about my 2017 Calendars.  Just for fun, I decided to have a calendar give-away to someone who commented on my blog that day!  Well, I had 5 comments- and I have 5 calendars- so you’re ALL GETTING A 2017 CALENDAR!  Yay!

Congratulations to Linda, Annette, Nadine, Dina, & Ramona!

I always appreciate comments!  Keep ’em coming!

I’ll email each of you to find out how to get your calendars to you.  Thanks again!

Haunted House 3-D

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring 3-D items!  I selected this page from Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for the house because it’s a heavier weight of paper- and because it’s so cute with a shiny spider web!

Just so you know, Stampin’ Up! has Designer Series Papers (which happen to be on a special sale this month only!  Buy 3, get 1 FREE!).  These cost $11.00 for a pack.

“Specialty” Designer Series Papers cost $13 for a pack.  They always have 2 sheets of special- shiny- bling-y paper that’s especially pretty!  So now you know.

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I just love it!!  I’d like to make 100 little houses & hang them all around!

Supplies Used:

  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits Die
  • Sweet Home Stamp Set
  • Paisley Framelits Dies (back window with ghost peeking out)
  • Orange & Silver Glitter Paper
  • Enamel Shapes
  • Skull & Crossbones is a sticker from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Be sure & head on over to see what the other SSINK Team Gals have come up with for their 3-D ideas!

 

So much to be thankful for!

At club last month we all made candles using or stamps. It was so much fun to see what everyone came up with!

Thanksgiving centerpiece

Thanksgiving centerpiece

I’m in Texas right now at a beautiful house on Lake Belton. In the next few hours this house will be filled with Hamiltons!  So for now I’m taking my cup of coffee up to the deck to enjoy the silence and hopefully see a few deer.

I’m so happy to be together with family this Thanksgiving, especially my two daughters. Malia left yesterday to go back to Orlando, but we had such a great visit. I’m also thankful for all of you and can’t wait to get back to stamping with you. Happy Thanksgiving!