Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Sea Street Birthday

Hello there!  I have a cute card to share with you today.  My Aunt had a Birthday on June 2nd, and I needed to make her a card.  I had my new supplies waiting for me to use, so out came my FAVORITE new Maritime DSP and the matching Sea Street stamp set.  Now, I know that these colors and stamps are not what you expect for a female birthday card, but I knew that I could put enough love into it for it to work.

I cropped my Maritime DSP so that this cute octopus was my focal point of the card, I just love him, and of course, he is holding a sailboat, how sweet.

As you know from previous posts, I am really getting into using vellum.  I stamped my Label Love stamp in night of navy, then the anchor in real red.  I attached it onto a piece of the Maritime DSP using the coastal cabana bakers twine.

I love all of the patterns in the Maritime DSP, they are just perfect for mixing and matching!

This is by far, one of my favorite new cards that I have made recently.  I have been taking a bit of a stamping and blogging break, so it's nice to get back into the craft room.

Two of my favorite challenges are using this color this week, so make sure you play along with both!  They would love to have you!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


Friday, June 6, 2014

New Ribbon Share Details!

Finally, the info you have been waiting for!  Here are the details for my 2014-2015 catalog ribbon share!  There are two new kinds of ribbon in the brand new catalog, and they are both perfect for a share.  What makes my shares different?  Why if you look at the above picture, my shares come wrapped on a wooden pin, perfect for storing in a cute glass jar.

The shares start now, so EMAIL ME your info ASAP, since the first orders will be ordered in the next few days.  Here is the info:

1/4 inch Cotton ribbon
12 colors of beautiful easy to use ribbon
Each share includes one yard of each ribbon above
$10 a share, plus $4.00 shipping

3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
5 new In Colors
Each share includes one yard of each of the five colors above
$5.50 a share plus $4.00 shipping

And I have a few shares remaining on the Chevron ribbon, that debuted in last year's catalog, that is still a current item.

 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
12 colors of beautiful chevron twill ribbon
one yard each of the 12 colors
$12.50 a share, plus $4.00 shipping

Now you know me, I always love a great deal, so if you decide to purchase two shares of the same ribbon share, I will give you a $1.00 discount if they are wrapped on the same spool.

I will combine shipping for multiple shares, each additional share will be only be $1.00 more to the shipping cost of the original share.

READY, SET, GO!  Here is the info I need to secure your share:

To order this share, please send me an email at and include the following info:

1. Your name

2. Your mailing address

3. Your email address

4. How many shares

5. If multiple shares, how would you like them wrapped.

I will send you a paypal invoice, and when the shares are full, the ribbon will be ordered and be wrapped and out to you ASAP!

Last but not least, here is what the ribbons look like in my jars, very easy to use, just grab the spool you are looking for.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hey There!

Hello there!  I hope you all are enjoying the new catalog!  I love the direction that Stampin' Up! is heading, everything is so fun and trendy.  This week over at the PALS Paper Arts we have a color challenge for you this week.  This color combo is definitely more masculine, so it will be perfect for your Father's Day projects, so grab your provisions, create something fabulous and link it up.

PPA206 June 5

So what do you do when the old catalog just retired, and the new catalog just started, and you have no new ribbon or DSP?  Use your paper and ink!  I inked the baked brown sugar on my clear block and stamped as my background.  I have seen this many, many, times, but it is the first that I tried it.  I love the texture it made, so I immediately grabbed my Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set and went with it!

Have you tried the word bubbles framelits and the matching Just Sayin' stamp set yet?  I really love them, very hip and trendy!  This pacific point word bubble embossed with the chevron embossing folder is my favorite part of the card.  Why, you ask? Because it is stamped in gold only on the raised parts, how cool is that?  Simply emboss your bubble first, then lightly stamp, super simple, and it turns out great.  Genius, I say, why didn't I think of it before?

This is a nice and easy card, just perfect for that man you need to make a card for, you know, the one that is hard to make a card for (ok, maybe you might want to leave off the gold sequins) the one that doesn't like ribbon. Him, this would be perfect for.  So grab your colors and just have fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Just Sayin', Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Whisper white, so saffron, and pacfic point
Ink:  Pacfic point, so saffron, baked brown sugar, gold metallic encore pad
Tools:  Big shot, word bubbles framelits, chevron embossing folder, clear block, gold sequins

Monday, June 2, 2014

The New Annual catalog, starts now!

2014-2015 Annual Catalog
Catalog PDF (41 MB)

Today is the day!  The brand new annual catalog launches live right now!  Click on the above links to see the catalog in all it's splendor.  You can shop 24/7 now at my ONLINE STORE, grab your new favorites now!

Would you like to join Stampin' Up!?  Now would be the perfect time, check out the details:

For the next month, when you join Stampin' Up! you can get the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.)

Dates: May 28 - June 30, 2014

Notable Items:
  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $50 starter kit will also be accompanied by $55 in free products; the regular $99 starter kit is also still available.
  • Both kits come with the business bricks which includes catalogs, order forms, and more. 
  • A free My Paper Pumpkin kit will come with your starter kit

EMAIL me if you have any questions or concerns.  I would love to have you on my team.  I love being a Stampin' Up! demo and I know you will enjoy it too!  Enjoy the new catalog!

Just a FYI, Mackie has agreed to help me this year with my retired Stampin' Up! products from this year AND last year.  So stay tuned in the next few days for a list of great retired products at great prices.  First come, first served!
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