Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monthly Card Swap {MAY} Challenge

So, a while back I joined a monthly card swap hosted by one of my best gals. She is a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. There are 8 of us in the group. Each lady gets to choose a design idea for one month. I got to choose this month's challenge. Here is the criteria... 


The Layout

And here is what I came up with...

I had so much fun with this card. The colors went together so well {I thought}. I was even able to use one of the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW stamp sets from the new 2013-2014 catalog! There were many stages to this card. To be honest, it took a L-O-N-G time to complete. Probably a little more elaborate than I should have done, but I just LOVE this look!

Supplies Used for this card {Where do I start...}
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Sets ~ Fresh Vintage, Oh Hello, Label Love
Other Supplies Used ~ Paper Doilies, Antique Brads, Vintage Trinkets

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retirement Party!

The {NEW} 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog is about to come out, so Stampin' Up! is going to retire a bunch of products to make room for the new ones. Here is a link to the product page. Items are only available til they are sold out. Don't miss out on getting these!!! Let me know if you'd like to order something!

Click {here} to visit, view, and SHOP!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Acrylic Distress

As a self-proclaimed vintage technique whore, I can't believe I never thought of this. I have SO many acrylic paints it's not even funny. I think I need one of those displays they have at the craft store where they sell paints. It's ridiculous. I stumbled upon this today. Yes, it was from Pinterest. I seriously have a problem. Admitting it is the first step, right?


Okay, so my YouTube link is being cranky with me. I cannot post the actual video to my blog, but you can follow the link above to watch it on youtube. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Birthday Boy!

My baby brother is having a birthday. I am always trying to find masculine card ideas. I FINALLY got these stamp sets a while back and this is the first time I've had a chance to work with them. I'm still not 100% in love with the design, but I'm told we are our worst critics.

Oh Whale!

OMG this was fun to make. I saw the idea on Pinterest. I swear I should start up a support group for Pinterest. I feel like I start out EVERY post with "I saw this on Pinterest". But anyway, I saw this idea the other day and just HAD to make one. It was SO stupid simple. I love how it turned out. I made several in pink, several in blue and a few of these...

All it took was a few clear plastic zip-lock bags and some blue hair gel... Such a great idea. I wish I were this creative on my own. lol!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I want This and That!

I want, I want, I want, I want.... but I'll wait until the 6th to order it. Want to know why? Why would I wait to put an order in? For those of you that know me, know I want things YESTERDAY! I am waiting to put my order in because from April 6 - 8 Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on all orders (except expedited orders of course). 

Stampin' Up has come up with a NEW product line. It is called This and ThatYour life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.

What does This and That products entail? 

(click on the link to see it at Stampin' Up!)

1) Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95 131268 Capture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hopes, dreams—anything and everything! Debossed chipboard cover. Personalize or keep as is. 6-3/8" x 8-1/16". 60 total printed sheets (30 coordinated spreads). 

2) Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95 130814 So versatile. So epic. So this and that. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid-and lignin-free. 12” x 12”. Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb 
Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party

3) Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95 130133 Nostalgia meets journaling. Classic rotary date stamp with 12 clever and useful phrases for all of life's events. Turn dial to change phrase and date.

4) Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95 131271 Designer stickers to coordinate with your This and That Journal. 4 sheets with a variety of designs on semigloss paper. Thinner design to fit well with your journal. Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, 
Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party

5) Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95 131269 Attach ticket stubs, photos, anything in your This and That Journal! Color coordination with thejournal pages. 3 designs in 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8” Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pool Part

You can also purchase all FIVE items in a bundle and receive 15% off! The entire bundle sells for $32.08! 

If you'd like to order any of these products, just ask me how!

Color Refresh

Stampin' Up Announces COLOR REFRESH!!! Ten of our Core Colors are being discontinued and are only available as supplies last!!! 

They are: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard & River Rock. 

New additions to our Core Colors will be Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo & Smoky Slate! 9 of these are returning In Colors from prior years. And Smoky Slate is Brand New!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Crisis Averted!

Whew! After a near disaster in my crafting cave, all seems to be well. Our water softener is right next to my craft corner in the basement. It decided to spring a leak and spray water everywhere and flood the basement. By the grace of God, it totally missed all my stuff. SO THANKFUL! I can't wait to get down there and get back to work. I still can't believe it was all saved. 
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