Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Umpteenth Birthday!


Hello there!  We have a great sketch challenge for you this week at the Pals Paper Arts.  Sketch challenges are a great way to jump start your project, just pick your shape, paper, colors and go. Have fun playing along this week, you could be our pick of the week.

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Ahh, this is a fun sketch.  I love to emboss (especially with the Happy Heart TIEF) the gold foil paper, I just can't stop.  Have you sewn on your cards yet?  It is really easy, just a quick stitch down each side, and you add a wow factor.

The new bermuda bay sequin trim makes a debut for me on this card, I just received it and already in love. Have you seen the new bocca print yet?  The free SAB Best Year Ever paper has two whole sheets of it, not to mention the other great trendy prints.


I love matching framelits and stamp combos and this Oh My Goodies stamp set is adorable and so easy to die cut.  Stamp twice, once in each color, and you can layer it up.  Two quick die cuts and a mini gold clothes pin later, and you have a fabulous sentiment.


If you didn't want to layer for a two color look, it still looks great with just the calypso coral.


There are just a few short weeks left of Sale-A-Bration, and Stampin' Up! has released more free items.  Check them out HERE.  Remember, you can shop 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paper Pumpkin


Today is the last day to sign up for the March My Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stampin' Up! has really evolved with these kits, so now the kits are a must have.  Take a look at last month's MPP video to see the fabulous kit that was offered.



Click here to sign up directly with me, After you sign up, send me an email to let me know and I will send you a bonus sign up gift.  Have a great day, and don't forget to sign up by the end of today!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lucky For You


Hello there!  Can you believe that it is already MARCH!  The time seems to be ticking by, hence the St. Patrick's Day project I have for you.  Lucky for you the colors this week match perfectly, so grab your provisions and create something lucky.  Maybe you will be our pick of the week.

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Ok, where to start?? How about the fabulous new mini treat bag thinlits dies?  I cannot stop making bags with this fun die set.  The bag and the four leaf clover were made with items in the set.  The clover is just four heart die cuts, scored in the middle and glued together, very easy.  A Gold foil circle makes the perfect resting point for the clover.

The Itty bitty banners stamp set and matching bitty banners framelits dies, make a quick, cute sentiment.  Of course it is stamped in gold on vellum, my favorite!  Gold bakers twine and button finish my clover nicely.


Who said that the stacked with love DSP stack is for Valentine's Day only?  Not I, just flip the paper over and you have some great black and white graphic prints.


Ahh, burlap ribbon, I love it so, it is a great neutral to break up the black and green.  I wanted a long tail, so I just sewed a quick zig zag to hold the ribbon in place, I even like the black threads, so I left them there.


The bag was super easy to die cut, emboss, and put together.  After I embossed each piece of the bag with the large polka dot embossing folder, I realized that I should have put it all together then emboss it, much easier that way I believe. There is always the next time.

Usually when creating, I will get everything mocked up in place to see if I need to add/delete before using adhesive, so when my husband came in and said "I like that one" I knew it was good to go. Now I just need to add some candy, and it is done.

OK, so now the sad news.... You only have a few more weeks to take advantage of FREE SAB items, but guess what?  Stampin' Up! has released four new free items, YAY!  Click HERE to see them. Shop ONLINE now to grab your free items.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weekly Deals




Stock up on your gift giving supplies, and remember that free Sale-A-Bration items are still available with a $50 purchase, including the four new SAB items.  Shop today!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hello!


Hello there!   Are you ready for spring colors?  I know I am, especially since most of us are either buried under snow, or bracing for more cold weather.  Here is some creative inspiration for you if you are stuck at home, the Pals Paper Arts are hosting a sketch challenge this week, so grab your provisions and create something fun.

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Circle fun!  These circles were made quick and easy using circle punches.  The colorful new Birthday Bash SDSP has bold bright colors just perfect for brightening up your day.


I used the gold basic metal buttons for my third circle, one of my new favorite embellishments.  It anchors my sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set stamped in crushed curry.

I couldn't resist embossing my card with the decorative dots embossing folder, it's another favorite. And let's not forget about that sweet butterfly stamped with the papillon potpourri stamp set and matching punch.  Dressed up with gold sequins, it is fun!


Sketch challenges are a great starting point for creative inspiration, we would love to see what you come up with, link up at Pals Paper Arts for your chance to be a pick!

Remember, SAB is going on now, so shop ONLINE now to take advantage of free products.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


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