Sweet Soiree DSP Goodbye Occasions

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I’m excited to be participating in the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop where today we’ll be bidding farewell to the Occasions Catalog.  There are so many things I’ve loved from this catalog… Myths & Magic, Picture Perfect Party, lots more.  Today I’ll be showcasing Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper– gorgeous!  I’ve made a pretty Legal Notepad Cover with matching pen.

Love this paper!  and the ribbon with the gold edge!  The flower embellishments are from Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit which is packed with fun embellishments- tassels, velvet ribbon, Washi Tape, & more…

Place an order on my on-line store this month & I’ll send you a FREE PDF FILE showing you how to make your own LEGAL PAD COVER WITH PEN.

And if your order is $50 or more, I’ll include a package of leaves trinkets as a Thank You!

Time to hop over to Wallflower Greetings by Becky Browning for more ideas from the Occasions Catalog (leaving us May 31st).

ICS Blog Hop- Waterfront

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Aloha!  Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop where today “It’s a Guy Thing”!  As you follow along on this blog you’ll see lots of card ideas for the men in your life.

I’m using the beautiful Waterfront Set paired with True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper.

It’s so simple to create a beautiful scene using this stamp set!  And I love using the Corduroy Ribbon to add a little texture.

This reminds me… I haven’t been to the beach in awhile.  Just returned from visiting my daughter in Syracuse, NY and I must say it makes me appreciate the Maui climate!  Snow & sleet over there in April!

Here I am at Niagara Falls freezing my tail off!  Fun times!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & continue hopping with us to see more “guy things”!  Next up is my friend, Nichole Loe, who always has some fun ideas to share!

 

 

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Crafting Forever

I’m excited to see the month of May!  Nice weather, barbecues, but mostly I’m excited that I get to preorder from the new annual catalog (one of the benefits of being a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up!).

Here’s my calendar page for May- appropriately dedicated to crafting!

Did you notice those are all the In Colors for 2017 – 2019?  Love those colors!  This cute stamp set is called Crafting Forever.  It’s full of cute stamps:  pens, brushes, corny sayings… a must for every crafter!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you’re fitting some stampin’ therapy into your busy schedule!  Hop on over to check out Anne & Crystal’s May calendars.  They’re sure to have some creative ideas for you.

Stamp of the Month Club: High Tide

Aloha all,

Time to sign up for the Stamp of the Month Club! 

You’ll love the set I’ve chosen for May… High Tide!  

Build your stamp collection with a new stamp set every month!  Along with each stamp set you’ll receive 3 completed cards using the featured stamp set each month.

Most Clubs like this offer kits that you put together.  But in my experience, kits sometimes don’t get done.  With my Stamp of the Month Club, you’ll receive completed cards, making it simpler for you to recreate the cards using my sample cards.

Another thing you’ll appreciate about my club… there’s no obligation to participate each month!  Just choose the months and stamp sets you want!

Featured Stamp Set for May 2018 – High Tide
(Photopolymer – $36 stamp set plus $8 postage/handling & completed cards with instructions)
My blog is a work in progress right now.  Soon I’ll have a spiffy sign up form, but I haven’t figured that out yet.  So if you want to opt in to the club this month, please just comment at the bottom of this post or shoot me an email.
Here’s a close up of one of the cards:
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great week.

Waterfront Masculine Card

Today at SSINK the focus is on Masculine Cards.  I paired up Waterfront with Truly Tailored to make this card:

I love this simple layout.  Here’s all the measurements:

  • Night of Navy card base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • True Gentleman Designer Series Paper:  4 1 4 x 5
  • Whisper White:  3 3/4 x 4 1/4

Did you get the Waterfront set yet?!!  You’ll LOVE it!  It’s amazing how simple it is to be a real artist using this set!

All supplies listed at bottom of my post.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more Masculine Card ideas!

 

Petal Palette for Fabulous Flowers

At Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today the focus is on Fabulous Flowers.  I’m using my favorite new bundle, Petal Palette!  This bundle is so versatile and coordinates perfectly with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper!

I have lots of “favorites” in this card… Stampin’ Blends, Glitter Enamel Dots, Vellum, Embossing Folders.  What are the stampin’ supplies you couldn’t do without?

Here you can see those Glitter Enamel Dots up close!!  LOVE!

I’m glad you stopped by today!  Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page for more pretty flower ideas!

 

Pop Up Bouquet for Kre8tors Color Challenge 001

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Welcome to the Kre8tors Blog Hop for April where today we have a Color Challenge!  #KRE8TORS001

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Wow!  I was so inspired by this beautiful bouquet that I’ve created one of my own.  But mine can be flattened and sent through the mail!

If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know how I love the Card in a Box!  This is similar, but starts with the Window Box Thinlits.  I played around with this most of the afternoon, trying to figure out how it could fit into an envelope.  I finally found this great video from Mitosu Crafts, explaining how to do this!  I was inspired to make this from Marieke Bart’s gorgeous Pop Up bouquet.

Here it is folded flat.  But I can’t bear to part with it!  Ha!  Are any of you like that when you make a favorite card?

I know I’ll have some requests for a class.  Maybe in May.  April showers bring May flowers!  Let me know if you’d be interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to hear your comments!

Make sure you continue on the Kre8tors Blog Hop to see more colorful creations!

Magical Mermaid… It’s a Girl Thing!

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop, where today’s theme is “It’s a Girl Thing!”  I’ve made a fun shaker card staring the lovely mermaid from Magical Day.

Sparkles & mermaids.  I think that qualifies as “girlie”.  Love these colors!!  This will be one of my cards in the April Card Layouts Class.  In this popular class, we’ll make 3 different cards using 1 layout.  If you make your own card at home & post it on our group FB page, you’ll be entered in that month’s drawing for a prize!  Here’s the dates if you’d like to join us (3 dates- same projects):

  • Saturday, April 21 (11am – 1pm)
  • Sunday, April 22 (11am – 1pm)
  • Monday, April 23 (noon – 2pm)

Contact me if you’d like to participate but can’t attend class & we’ll work it out.

Are you wondering where I got those “bubbles”?  Those are the little Silica Beads that were in all the albums I purchased for the Card Layout Class participants!  I know you’ve thrown out tons of those… now you’ll have to save them for your Shaker Cards!No automatic alt text available.

Be sure & continue hopping to see lots more Girlie Ideas!  Terri is up NEXT!  

 

 

#SSINKCS51 Card Sketch Challenge

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We have a fun Sketch Challenge for you to participate in at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  This is a great way to help you get started when you’re making a new card.  We hope you’ll participate in our challenge.

Here’s what I came up with:

This set is special because I got it FREE in Prize Patrol when I was in Salt Lake City in November for On Stage!  It’s called Lovely Wishes.  I really love these colors together!  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, & Lemon Lime Twist.  I’m trying to come up with colors for my blog.  Time to make some changes!  But I’m very wishy washy so far… changing my mind every day!

Sale-a-Bration is over!  Waaaaa!  It was sure fun while it lasted.  And one thing we all know about Stampin’ Up!… they always have something up their sleeve!  I’m heading to Las Vegas for On Stage this weekend!!  Maybe I’ll win another Prize Patrol!

Make sure you head over to the SSINK PAGE to see what the other designers have done with this challenge.

April Calendar Oh So Eclectic

Welcome to our April Calendar Mini Blog Hop where Crystal, Anne, & I show what we’ve stamped for our calendar pages.  And Happy Easter everyone!

These beautiful flowers & leaves are from Oh So Eclectic.  Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake.  And a touch of gold inside the flowers.  Here you can see it:

With FAITH all things are possible.  Love that.  If you’d like some wonderful sentiments with beautiful fonts, take a look at Ribbon of Courage!

Have a wonderful Easter day!  But don’t stop here!  Go over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see what they’ve come up with for April.