Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy


Hello there!  Thank's for joining me today, I have a fun challenge to share with you.  The Pals Paper Arts are hosting a sketch challenge this week.  It's a great CAS sketch, so there is no reason not to play along.  Link up your creation and you could be our next pick!

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The new Amazing Birthday stamp set is, ok I am going to say it, AMAZING!  I love the variety of images, they work together so well.  Check out the die cut banner stamped in real red on vellum, fabulous!


This color palette of the Flashback DSP is fresh and fun.  Since I needed a masculine card, I chose the more manly of the patterns.  Some wonky sewing (on purpose!) helps to add interest without being feminine.


This whole paper pack is just a little bit distressed but not "dingy" which is a nice effect.


A matching envelope is in order.  I always use the crumb cake medium envelopes, they are super sturdy and can hold up to even the roughest mailing.


It's back to school time!  Mackie started her junior year of high school on Monday.  I have a picture of her standing by the door with her backpack ever since kindergarten.  One day (hopefully soon) I will gather them all up and do something with them.


I also used the Amazing Birthday stamp set to make Mackie a little bookmark note for her first day of school.  I used the colors of her backpack for inspiration.  Hello honey, rich razzleberry, and night of navy, they all matched very well.


We also celebrated my husband Chris' birthday, it's been a very busy week.  Check out Mackie's smile, she got her braces off a few weeks ago, we are all very happy with the results.

Don't forget two specials Stampin' Up! are currently offering:
  • My Paper Pumpkin subscribe and save 50% off your first two months using the code HALFOFF
  • Big Shot Bundle, Receive a free bundle when you purchase a Big Shot.  Have a Big Shot already? The bundles are discounted and anyone can pick up a bundle at a discount.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello Darling Boy


Hello there!  I am happy to be back in the craft room creating now that summer is winding down.  All of our trips have been traveled, and school will start back in a few short weeks.  This week at the Pals Paper Arts we have a summer inspired color challenge for you.  Take a look at the colors, create something FAB, link it up, and you could be our next pick!
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I am sure by now you have seen the Hello Darling stamp set used, it has quickly become a favorite.  This was my first try with it, but I have to say I am a big fan.  I used my stampin write markers in our challenge colors and colored the stamp.  Add a dash of sweet sadie washi tape, and the "boy" stamp from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set and it was complete.  Out came my banners framelits to give the sentiment some flair.


I've had this chevron tag a bag on my craft room table for a while now, it had been used but I could not throw it away.  Since it was a little crinkled, I decided to emboss it with the large dot embossing folder to smooth it out and texture it.  LOVE how it turned out.


A few of the stars from the July My Paper Pumpkin also made their way to the card, along with some island indigo bakers twine.


This is a 5x5 card which will be mailed to some friends that just had a baby boy.  A custom made envelope was made with the envelope punch board, I love this tool, it has quickly become a staple in my crafting.

Don't forget the BIG SHOT special is going on, I love my big shot, I just about use it on everything I make, it's very versatile!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Bundle Special


Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

Have you been loving all of the die cuts and embossing folders that Stampin' Up! has to offer but do not have a Big Shot?  Well this is the month for you!  When you purchase our Big Shot Die Cutting Machine you can pick a stamp set/framelit combo for FREE!  WOW!  Take a look at the great bundles you can get for free, click on the item number to see the details!

Bundle
Item Number
Stamp Set
Framelits
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$31.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$37.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$43.95




Please watch this new video from Stampin' Up! about the Big Shot. Do you already have this wonderful crafting tool?  You can get purchase the above bundles at the 15% off price!  In order to get these great prices, you must use the above bundle item numbers.

AND, you know me, I love to make a great deal better, when you shop with me as your demonstrator, I will send you one Textured Impressions Embossing Folder free ($7.95 value)!  I love the Big Shot and all of its capabilities and wanted to make sure you are smitten as well.
 I will get an email about your order, and will email you right away for your choice. I will then mail your embossing folder to you separately.

Email me if you have any questions, while you are shopping, don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals, there are two Big Shot items on special this week, so you can save even more money.  I would be remiss if I didn't remind you that Host Benefits start on a $150 (before S&H) order, so maximize your order to be eligible for $25 worth of free merchandise!  OH MY, y'all are getting a DEAL!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Make a Wish Paper Pumpkin

 



Hello there!  I had to share this month's Paper Pumpkin with y'all!  When I received my July kit, I immediately opened it up and squealed!  I love, love this months kit.  It is chocked full of goodies, take a look at the fabulous card and gift box.


Cute, right!? Now I know that I told you that I usually do the My Paper Pumpkin kits exactly the way the come, but this time, I added a few stamped stars.  Everything I used here comes with the kit with the exception of the soft sky ink pad that I used for the make a wish stamp.  The Wish Big photopolmyer stamp set that is included has TEN stamps, all in great fonts!


UMMM, can you say boo-boo?  Because that is what I did when I stamped the "on a star".  Do not fold your card base before stamping, it is very heavy weight card stock and it bounced open and I got a teeny double image.  So what do you do?  I went to the adhesive sheets that the stars, hearts, and wish was on, picked out a space that was long enough, stamped and cut it out free handed.  I stuck it over my mistake, you would never know.


This blackberry bliss glossy striped gift box is perfect for a small treat.  Its a 3x2 square box that is so sweet. There are a ton of hearts and stars to go on the circle tags.


So here is what is included in this kit:


  • Wish Big Photopolymer Stamp set
  • blackberry bliss classic stampin spot
  • 6 white card bases
  • 1 sheet of border stickers
  • 2 sheets of soft sky stickers
  • 1 sheet of silver foil starts
  • 12 die cut round tags
  • 6 printed boxes
  • white 5/8 satin ribbon (6 yards!)
  • white bakers twine
  • 6 white envelopes
Wow, I think that is a great value for the $19.95 monthly subscription fee!  My Paper Pumpkin is easy to subscribe to, and get this, when you subscribe before September 10, and use the code HALFFOFF2 you will receive your first two months half off! Click HERE to subscribe.

Remember all of my new subscriptions will receive a welcome gift from me, so after you sign up, send me an EMAIL so you can select your gift!  And if you subscribe before July 27, I have an additional gift for you.

OK, so here is a little secret.  If you want this kit and did not subscribe in July, you should be able to purchase it after you join My Paper Pumpkin.  That's right, only subscribers can purchase back kits or refill kits.  SU does not guarantee that it will be offered, but history shows that they offer most refill kits.  Some they offer the entire kit, stamps and all, and some they offer just the refill paper products.  Either way you can order what you would like as a subscriber.

Are you ready to join the fun? I would love to be your My Paper Pumpkin demo, just choose Me, Sandra Conner, zip code 28115.  If you are local, we will have a monthly free class that you can attend.  Please email me if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amazing Birthday

 

Hello there!  We have a fun sketch for you at the Pals Paper Arts this week.  Grab your provisions, create something "sketchy" then link it up.  Will you be a Pick?  You cannot if you don't try!

This week's card is quick and easy, let your punch and stamp combos do all of the work for you!  The Amazing Birthday stamp set has great images that are just begging to you to stamp and punch.  Layering them up is super easy!  The stamped image is the 1 1/4 circle punch, circle layer is the  1 3/8 punch.  The circles are layered on the label bracket punch.  Melon Mambo, Lost Lagoon, and Wild Wasabi work very well together.


I wanted to use melon mambo and lost lagoon on this card since I just got these two new gorgeous ribbons in my latest order.  You can actually curl the 1/4 cotton ribbon by pulling the backs of scissors very quickly on the ends, fun!

I cannot forget to point out my new favorite embossing folder!  The large polka dot textured embossing folder makes the best background, I love it.


This is a fun, quick, and easy birthday card that will mail pretty easily. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Fun


Have you been thinking about joining My Paper Pumpkin, but still not sure?  I have been a subscriber for the last eight months, and boy do I love the kits.  Let me tell you why!  I love the surprise when I open a new kit, never knowing what will be inside.  For me, most of my projects are pretty complicated and can take a while to create.  Not so with the My Paper Pumpkin, all of the creative work is done for you, you simply open the box and create the project with the materials included in the kit.  No stress, no figuring out what to use, just plain and simple fun, and for $19.95 including shipping, it's a great value for your money.

Sure, I have a lot of stampin' supplies myself, but it's nice just to grab the box, and a clear block and tuck it into a tote to take with me to complete wherever I go (especially sailing regattas).  I love to have the instructions that tell me exactly what to do, step by step.  And to be PERFECTLY honest, I usually always create the project as is, and hardly ever change it up.  Why, do you ask?  Because it's my getaway from the stress of having to always create something new (and fabulous) or coming up with a new trick or technique.  The kits let me get into to the fun of crafting!

I would love for you to try My Paper Pumpkin, and I would love to be your MPP demo.  Here is the link to the My Paper Pumpkin website.  All of my new subscribers will receive a welcome gift from me, email me after you subscribe, and you can PICK your welcome gift.  As well as a monthly free MPP class for local customers, and an online class for online customers.  I will offer suggestions and samples for alternative projects for those who like to shake it up.

If you would like to subscribe, you must do so now!  The deadline for you to receive the July kit is July 10th, so head on over to My Paper Pumpkin and sign up today.  You might need my info, Sandra Conner, zip code 28115 to register.  Thanks so much, you won't be disappointed!



Enjoy this video from Stampin' Up! about June's My Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Thoughts


Hello there!  We have a great color challenge for you this week over at the Pals Paper Arts.  Take a look at the colors, grab your provisions and create something fabulous.  Link it up at the Pals before Tuesday, to have a chance to be a Pals Pick.
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I have been really into the blues lately, and paired with basic gray, it looks stunning!  My favorite part of this card has to be hands down the pool party heat embossed burlap ribbon!  It was super easy, just pat your versamark pad on the ribbon, cover with embossing powder and heat emboss. In seconds you have easily recolored your burlap ribbon to match your project.

I first saw the burlap ribbon die cut with the large scallop framelit on Kimberly Van Diepen's Stampin By the Sea blog, and fell in love with it.  I knew I would have to try it, the ribbon cuts great and looks so pretty.  I embossed then cut, but I'm sure you could do it either way.

And can I say WOW about how the silver foil paper looks after you emboss it with the decorative dots embossing folder?!  The silver foil takes on both the dots and the plastic texture, for a great look!


I found some pool party baker's twine in a past My Paper Pumpkin kit, and tied in a bow through the vintage faceted designer button adds just the right sparkle.  The silver taffeta ribbon is another favorite.

The Perfect Pennants stamp set made it into the big catalog, yay!  I love this stamp set and when paired with the matching banners framelits dies, you cannot go wrong.

The Moonlight paper stack has great patterns and colors, a must have.


So after I took pictures, edited them, sent one to Cindy Hall (love her) I tucked the right edge of the silver ribbon under my sentiment, and loved it more.  Funny how that happens when you step away and come back to it, you come up with different ideas.  Does this happen to you?


I hope everyone has a great Independence day, I am looking forward to the long weekend with family, and of course sailing.  A weekend for us would not be complete without watching Mackie do what she loves.  I really appreciate y'all coming back each post and leaving sweet comments, it's always nice to be loved.  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Here are all of the great products that I used on this card, just click on the item for more info!

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