Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Treats

Hello there!  Check out this sweet treat bag, it was quick and easy to make, and I thought it would be perfect to showcase it for the Stampin' Royalty challenge this week.  The challenge this week is a color challenge, so take a look at the colors, create something fun and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up.

I could not make it to convention this year, but I was able to stream the opening ceremony on YouTube.  This cute little bag was demoed, it was super easy and quick, so I thought I would share with you how to make it.

Lay your Tag a Bag gift bag out with the opening at the top.  Score on the right side at 1 inch, score on the left side at 1 inch, and score on the bottom at 1 1/2 inch.  Cut just a teeny bit off the bottom to open up the bag.  Cut up from the bottom on each side until you reach the 1 1/2 score mark.  Reinforce your folds, open it up, gusset the sides, glue the bottom flaps together, and you are done.  SU also suggested to use the cardboard that comes in the package, cut to a bit less that 2x3 to reinforce the bottom to make your bag a bit more sturdy.

All that is left is to decorate it.  The Chalk Talk bundle makes it easy.  I stamped in Bermuda bay, and pear pizazz, snipped out the "something" and popped it up with dimensionals.

I decided to fold the top backwards, punch two holes and secure the tag with ribbon.  Pear pizazz chevron ribbon and Bermuda bay taffeta ribbon secures the tag to the bag.  Basic rhinestones bling it up.  The tag is free flowing and not attached with adhesives, just the ribbon.

Super cute, quick and easy, just fill with goodies and give away.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizazz
Tools:  Big shot, chalk talk dies, chevron ribbon, Bermuda bay ribbon, basic rhinestones, tag a bag gift bags

Monday, July 22, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Discount!

Have you been on the fence about the new Paper Pumpkin?  It really is a great way for new and old customers alike to try out our great products.  You will not be disappointed!  There is no long commitment, you can cancel anytime without penalty.  Don't miss out, click HERE to sign up now, if you sign up before August 10th, you will receive your first Paper Pumpkin in August.

As an added bonus, when you select me, Sandie Conner zip code 28115, I offer a free adhesive from the catalog for my new subscribers.  EMAIL me after you join to let me know which adhesive you prefer, and I will mail it out to you ASAP.

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013

Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Good Luck Garrett!

Hello there!  We have our Pals Paper Arts challenge today, it is a sketch layout, one of my favorites, I love a great starting off point!  Take a look at the fabulous Margaret Moody sketch, create something fun and head on over to the Pals Paper Arts to link it up, but hurry, you only have until the link closes on Monday, July 22nd.

This card was made just for 12 year old Garrett who is right now making his way to Scotland to sail his Opti pram, which is a small one person sailboat.  Garrett qualified to represent the USA at the British Nationals which is a big deal!

I took some liberties with the sketch, since I wanted to spell Garrett's name in nautical flags.  The flags are 1x1, it was simple to make the flags I needed using strips of scrap paper.  His "e" to his name is behind his Opti, but in a call right before he left, he said that he figured it out and thought it was so cool that his name and sail number were on the card.

Check out this sweet little boat, I used the large oval punch mostly, and just trimmed out what I needed.  His sail numbers are 18100, the Designer Typeset Photopolymer stamp set is just perfect for those small numbers.

Pennant Parade stamp set provided the wish big sentiment.  I choose colors that matched the nautical flags, daffodil delight, midnight muse, real red, and smoky slate.

I know this is not your typical card, but it is one that is from the heart and personalized to the receiver.  That is what I love about card making, you can do anything you want to make it a cherished memento that will be saved.  I love these cards the very best!

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

Paper:  Polka Dot Parade DSP, midnight muse, real red, daffodil delight and smoky slate card stock
Ink:  Midnight muse
Tools:  Large oval punch, circle punch, big shot, stripes embossing folder

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Flowers for You


Hello there!  Today's post is my goddess card for The Stampin' Royalty.  This week's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge, so take a look at this fabulous sketch, create something beautiful, and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up.


Flowers please!  This photo inspiration just begs for flowers, so here are two sweet flowers stamped and die cut with the Daydream Medallion stamp set and framelit combo.  A bit of crumpling, snipping, and layering is simple to do but packs a big punch.  One of the new In Color boutique details buttons finishes my trio.

Embossing is so fun and makes a great impact.  The Chalk Talk stamp was inked in versamark, then heat embossed with pool party embossing powder.  The card stock is soft sky, the pool party powder is a bit darker for a subtle look.  A tea lace paper doily provides my background.

Can you believe no DSP was used on this card?  I cannot!  I stamped most of the details on, like this little modern mosaic border, topped with some sweet coastal cabana ruffle stretch trim.  Other than the soft sky, the rest of the colors on this card are In colors; strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe and coastal cabana.

Random rhinestones finish up my card, I am trying to do random, but really that's not the case, I can see a pattern emerging...

I used the current Retro Sketches sketch to start me out, these two challenges seem to be made for each other.

Convention is among us and scheduled to start tomorrow.  We have too many family commitments this summer for me to make it there, I will miss it, but will see plenty of pictures online.  Also since we had been so super busy with family life in general, I was not able to enter the Artisan contest this year.  I missed the excitement of not being a finalist, but since I could not go to convention it made it a bit better.  Good luck to Jen Timko and Amy O'Neill, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

One Layer Wonder

It is definitely a true challenge this week over at the Stampin' Royalty.  My goddess card should say it all, ONE LAYER!  Just one layer of stampin' that's all, pull out your stamps and inks, and rise to the challenge!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

You would think that this would be an easy challenge, and in some ways it was.  It was nice to pull out stamps and ink and stamp away on scrap paper.  I had about four different ideas before I settled on this final card.  There were about ten stamp sets and about eight different inks on my craft table when I was done, but it was refreshing to just rely on my fabulous stamps.

The new Chalk Talk stamp set that was in my demo preorder, seems to be a permanent fixture on my craft room table, partly because I LOVE it, and partly because we have been so busy as a family, I have not figured out what to order out of the new catty, shocking I know, I aim to get to that this week!

The Papillon Potpourri stamp set provided the sweet butterflies, stamped in strawberry slush, coastal cabana, and wild wasabi.  The distressed dots background was stamped in crumb cake on my whisper white card stock to add a bit of interest.

This will definitely be easy to mail!  I like how it turned out, and it was fun just to stamp, and not worry about which accessories to add.

Our weekend was a wash, we had such great plans for the fourth, but the weather had different ideas.  Two different times on the lake we got caught in terrible storms waiting for the fireworks to start, it was scary, but we pulled through ok.  So no photos of the fun sailing, instead I will share some pictures of Tate mugging for the camera.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy.

Stamps:  Chalk Talk, Papillon Potpourri, distressed dots background stamp, Just for You stamp
Ink:  Strawberry slush, coastal cabana, wild wasabi, crumb cake, stazon black
Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrate Today

Happy 4th of July!  Wow, where has the time gone?!  It is time for another fun Pals Paper Arts challenge.  This week we have a patriotic color scheme, take a look, create something festive and head on over to the Pals Paper Arts to link it up.

A little rolled polka dot parade DSP makes the cutest firework, a little white baker's twine creates the perfect fuse.

How great are these two combined stamps?  I love that you can say "Celebrate Today", then use the this and that rotary stamp to add the appropriate date, super fun, and a great way to make a memento.

Polka dot parade DSP, some striped embossed pacific point card stock make a great background. Who says the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and matching framelits have to be used for love?  The striped banner is just perfect for any festive event.

I love the look of random rhinestones, but one thing that I CANNOT do well is random, my eye automatically looks for a pattern, so it is super hard for me to pull off the look, I will have to practice.  The rhinestones add a bit of shine to this festive card.

I hope you enjoyed this fun festive 4th of July card.  We will be on the lake all weekend long, Mackie has a sailing regatta this weekend, and practice for it today.  Luckily we will have our boat with us and can watch the fireworks on the lake, which has become a family tradition.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, This and That rotary stamp, Hearts a Flutter
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade, crumb cake, pacific point, and whisper white card stock
Tools:  Big shot, chalk talk framelits, bitty banner framelits, hearts a flutter framelits, stars bigz die, stripes embossing folder, rhinestones, real red taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Anything Goes!

Hello there!  This week's challenge for the Stampin' Royalty is an easy one, it's Anything Goes week.  Yep, you read right, you can link up any card, scrapbook page, or 3D item, so there is no reason for you not to head on over to Stampin' Royalty and show us what you got!

I have had this white painted wood plaque in my craft room for at least six months.  I picked it up somewhere and thought I could really do something with it, then never got around to it.  When I was planning my project, I didn't want to do a card, it has been a while since I have done any 3D, I saw this on my shelf, I knew that it was time.

My new favorite DSP Eastern Elegance was just perfect for this project.  I wanted to incorporate the new strawberry slush, since I love pink, so I just stuck with the coastal cabana prints for this project.

This is my favorite ribbon ever!  I am stuck between wanting to hoard it and use it on everything, good thing this fabulous coastal cabana ruffle stretch ribbon will be around for two years.

I simply made a pattern of the wood using wax paper, then cut out the shape, traced and cut on card stock, then traced and cut it on my DSP.  I wanted a bit of the wood showing, and I did not want the paper perfect since the wood already had some distressing.

I die cut one of the chalk talk framelit dies, used the outer negative piece, lined it with more Eastern Elegance DSP, and punched a small scallop punch, pulled out my Collage Curios & Whimsical alphabet stamp sets and made a cute monogram for myself.  I think that I am going to add some basic pearls though to the top and bottom of the frame to dress it up.

I love it!  On my desk it goes, even with the pink!  Check out some fun family pictures, we have been remodeling the house, so have been super busy, you can see one of our projects behind Tate.  I will post some pictures later about that, it was a fun project and turned out fabulous.

Here is our sweet whippet puppy Paisley, we are really lucky with her, she is a wonderful addition to our family, and has meshed right in.  Schyler our fox terrier is finally doing better after her ACL injury, much to our relief, she is our special girl.

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

Stamps:  Collage Curios, Whimsical alphabet
Paper:  Eastern Elegance DSP, strawberry slush card stock
Ink:  Strawberry slush, coastal cabana
Tools:  big shot, chalk talk framelits, small scallop punch, circle punch, coastal cabana stretch ruffle ribbon

Monday, July 1, 2013

Buy three, get one FREE sale!

Just like the picture says, buy 3 get 1 free on the designer series paper.  I always love this sale that lets you stock up and get an item FREE!  Here are the details:

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (demonstrator, workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
Which packs will you get?  Hmm, I will have to peruse the catalog to make my final decision, but one thing for sure, I will be stocking up! 

Take a look at the new nautical stamp set, Mackie and I have really wanted a nautical set, her this and that journal is all about sailing!

A brand-new photopolymer stamp set is now available. Settin' Sail (item 133453) is great for vacation memory-keeping, nautical parties, or summer fun.  Pick it up at my ONLINE STORE today.

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

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