Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Burlap and Blooms Wreath Kit

Hello there!  Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite new items from the new Occasions catalog. It's Anything Goes this week over at the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog, so I thought this burlap and blooms simply created wreath kit would be perfect to share with you.

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit

The burlap and blooms simply created wreath kit comes just like this, with all of the pieces easily punched out.  Mackie and I completed this project together, and had a blast.  I do have some tips for when you assemble your wreath.

This daffodil yellow rolled fringe flower was the first one we did, and as per the instructions, we folded the prepared strip of paper in half, with a definite fold, after rolling it up, I noticed that the petals were folded closed and it was not as fluffy.  So for the rest of the flowers, I just tacked the sticky part together without folding the fringe part, I even fluffed the fringe even more before rolling it up to create the super fluffy flowers you see above.  It's totally up to you which look you prefer.

When I started this wreath, I really wanted to do it exactly like the model, since I wanted to see how hard it would be for some not so experienced stampers, and I found that it was pretty easy.  The instructions are very detailed and informative.

After I finished up with the hot glue, I added some special touches with the gold sequins and ribbons.  You can see cute little gold sequin loops and sequins on all of the flowers.  Some ribbon bows and I was finished.

I love little trios of sequins, so I glued on some random ones with my tombo mulitpurpose glue.

This is a great kit, and at $17.95 (133333), it is both a fun project to do, and also a great gift item for that special crafter.  It took about two hours to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, now I just need to figure out where and how to hang it!

This Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit is perfect to help you get to your $50 order to earn a FREE SAB item.

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Get ready, get set, GO


Check out those great specials.  Sale-a-Bration is the best time to fill your wish lists.  Who doesn't love free stamps, accessories, and paper??  Especially when the great new FREE items are this fabulous, you will want to fill your wish lists now to get your free items.

What should you purchase to be eligible for your Free item?  Why there are some new just released items, take a look:

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine item 132657
It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

With the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit you have another great way to create cards. The kit contains everything necessary (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards and it also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone you know!
Hip Hip Hooray
134998 $19.95

Guess what?  Stampin' Up! is offering bundles to help you pick your $50 worth of eligible items to receive a FREE SAB item, It is a great way for easy shopping, since the products are all coordinated and work very well together, click HERE to be directed to the bundle page.

So are you ready to GO?  Head now to my Online Store to take advantage of this wonderful chance to earn free items!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Best Mate

Hello there!  Are you ready for a fun sketch?  The pals over at the Pals Paper Arts have a great sketch for you this week.  Margaret Moody has come up with a simple, but elegant sketch for you, so grab your provisions and create something beautiful, then link it up over at the Pal's for all to enjoy.


Now you gotta know that anything that has to do with sailing, or a nautical theme, I am all over it.  I loved the High Tide suite in the new occasions catalog as soon as I laid my eyes on it.  The High Tide DSP was first on my list to preorder.

Can you not get enough of the gold sequins?  I surely cannot, they seem to go on every project that I make lately.  The sweet new chevron ribbon also has become a new favorite.

I am in love with the matching stamp set Hello, Sailor.  I die cut it with the new starburst framelits, it was a perfect fit!  My oldie but goodie scallop circle punch made a perfect background, offset of course, it makes quite the statement.

Do you spy my gold anchor, I could not resist, seriously.

I love how you can dress up or down this sketch, make it as involved or CAS as you would like, it will work with any style!

So what has been keeping us busy lately?  All on the same night, the monster trucks came to Charlotte and Mackie had her Winter Formal dance.  Chris and Tate went to see the trucks, and Mackie and I had a girls day of pampering and fun.  I can't believe that in a few short weeks Mackie will turn 16.  Where oh where has the time gone??

So, what are your thoughts on the new occasions catalog?  I really, really love it and looking forward to see all of the fabulous new projects that are made with these great products.  Remember you can shop 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE so head there now and get your favorites!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Hello, Sailor
Paper:  High Tide DSP, pacific point, calypso coral, whisper white
Ink:  Calypso coral, gold metallic encore pad
Tools:  Big shot, starburst framelits, scallop punch, chevron ribbon, gold sequins trim, very vintage designer buttons, gold bakers twine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Flower Thoughts

Hello there!  Welcome to this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge card.  The challenge this week is a picture challenge, so take a look at the picture, grab your provisions, create something fun, then link it up at the Stampin' Royalty.

I broke out my Flower Shop stamp set and matching pansy punch for the first time today, and wow do I love the set.  Quick easy punched flowers!  Better yet, there is special bundle pricing!  Melon mambo and pool party work great together.

I don't know why I even attempt to put my gold supplies away, I always end up pulling them out lately!  The A Dozen Thoughts stamp set has the perfect sayings.  Apothecary accents framelits turn any sentiment into a fabulous piece of art.

This is definitely a CAS card, I do find that I struggle with CAS, so some practice is always needed.  Tate has been sick here for the last few days, so my time has been very limited, that's when a quick card comes in handy.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sweet Birthday

Hello there!  Today I am showcasing another Sweet 16 birthday card for the Stampin Royalty challenge blog.  The challenge this week is anything Birthday related since it is Stampin' Royalty's 4th birthday.  That should make it real easy for you to play along, so grab your provisions, create something fun and link it up at the Stampin' Royalty.

Ahh, strawberry slush and coastal cabana is quickly becoming my new favorite color combo.  I love how they work together.  Even though there is not any strawberry slush in the Eastern Elegance DSP pack, you can still mix and match other colors in to get the look you like.

I love this double bow, it was cut with my e-cutter.  I stamped with the distressed dots stamp and heat embossed it with some retired vanilla scented embossing powder, for a sweet touch.

Of course a sweet 16 card needs a bit of glimmer to it.  The letters and numbers were cut with my e-cutter after designing them with MDS.  It is super easy to combine the SU digital downloads and have them cut using the e-cutter.

Of course I made a envelope for this card using the envelope punch board since it is in my new favorite card size 5x6 1/2, I however, cannot find my picture of the envelope!  The great thing about these big paper bows, is that you can flatten them to fit in an envelope and the bow springs right back up when opened.

I really love how this card turned out, the only problem was that after I made the card, I thought it would be perfect for Mackie's upcoming sweet 16, but since I waited to almost the party time to finish the card, it had to be given.  I will just have to put my thinking cap on and figure something better for her, right?!  So what do you think?  Do you remember back to your sweet 16?  I do, so I really want to make these cards special.

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Have you seen the new Catalog?

2014 Occasions Catalog

You have seen a few of the new supplies on my earlier posts, scroll down to see how I have used these great new products.  Even though it is still winter, the catalog gives you a glimpse of spring and spring themed projects.

Some of the new accessories are a must have for any craft collection!  My all absolute favorite new item are the new Banners framelits dies, 132173 $26.95.  They also have a coordinating stamp set that you can bundle and save!  Details are on page 27 of the new Occasions catalog.

All of these great new projects can be found 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE.

Thanks for stopping by today, check the new catalog out, you will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Better Place

Hello there!  Happy New Year!  How about a great way to start off the new year?  The Stampin' Royalty challenge blog has a sketch challenge for you to try.  Take a look at the sketch, grab your provisions, and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up.

New paper, new stamps, new dies, new accessories, all in time for the new year.  I love the fun cheerful prints of the Sweet Sorbet FREE sale-a-bration designer series paper.  You can earn yours free starting on January 28th.

The new Starburst Sayings bundle comes with the stamp set and starburst framelits for $38.95 in clear mount (134848) or $44.95 in wood mount (134817) starting January 3rd.

New Natural 5/8 chevron ribbon is also a must for fun spring projects, as well as the gold sequin trim.

I would like to say a great big Thank You, for all of the sweet comments and Happy Birthday wishes, y'all are THE very best!
Stop on over at the Stampin' Royalty and participate, we would love to see you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP, pool party and crisp cantaloupe card stock
Ink:  Crisp cantaloupe and pool party
Tools:  Big shot, starburst framelits dies, natural chevron ribbon, gold sequin trim
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