Friday, March 31, 2017

Final Post and the End of this Blog

As March closes so does this Blog. It has been a great run! Hugs. Prayers. Love. This is my final card and so fitting as this is my wish for you.

As I close I will say that I have enjoyed all 2944 posts and all your wonderful comments. Keep it real and keep on crafting!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hey, Chick

It 's hard to believe but another Sale-a-Bration is ending this week. I have been doing this for more than 10 years and it is hard to believe but I will be closing this chapter in my life soon. I still love paper crafting and I always will but I will no longer be selling SU! So, this will be my last SAB. It has been a great one. Thanks to all my friends and family who have supported me through the years!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Birthday to my DH

Today is my darling hubby's birthday. Although we have been married for 36 years, it never gets old with him. We love to hike, travel, scuba dive and we both love the Lord. What more can you want in a husband than someone who is helping you get to heaven! Happy Birthday, my love. Yes, this is all retired goodies but our next big adventure in life will be learning to sail and I wanted a nautical type card with the part of the earth we love...the Caribbean!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Perfectly Wrapped

This is another quickie that I put together. The hardest part was fussy cutting the flowers. I used the Playful Palette dsp to choose my colors...Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum. I love how simple it is and how versatile it can be.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

I love this dragonfly dreams set. I say set because it comes in a bundle so that you save $$$. I made this card using Whisper White and Basic Black card stock. I cut white dragonflies and colored them with my markers then I overlaid them with the black dragonfly. I love the effect. It doesn't really show but I also used a Wink of Stella on the bugs to make them shine!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tasty Trucks ... You're the Sweetest

How fun would it be to have a truck that delivers just the best cupcakes. I am sure they are out there but I have never seen one. I made this one using some retired DSP to make it look like a party truck. Bring on the cake!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Designer Tee

I wanted to use some more of my SAB stamp sets and I did not have a t-shirt stamp. I decided to make a simple card with the repeating phrase from the Designer Tee stamp set. I lived through the smiley face t-shirt years that Forrest Gump wore. My dad wore one of them proudly back in the day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

You're the Best...Tasty Truck/Ambulance

I was thinking of this nurse that I work with that responded to a student 'passing out' that ended up with CPR and the discovery of a heart problem. Due to her quick actions she was able to save a life. That is what school nurses do every day! This card is for her.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Inside the Lines DSP

I wanted to make another quick card and used some of the Inside the Lines DSP only available during Sale-a-Bration. It is pretty even if you do not color it! For this one I colored the little bee and added some glimmer with a wink of Stella.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sponged Butterfly Effect

For this card I again used post-its to frame the background and sponged Marina Mist into the rectangle. I also used 3 colors to sponge a piece of whisper white that I then cut the butterfly out of using my Big Shot and the bold butterfly die. The sentiment is from...I can't remember. Let me know if you know it so I can remedy my brain block.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Best Birds catalog Case

I am flipping through the catalogs and trying to CASE (copy and share everything) some of the catalog projects to show that yes, even you can make them. With the great products of Stampin' Up! anyone can be an artist! This card was simple to make and oh so pretty!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy Day card

For this card I also used some the Inside the Lines DSP but this time I colored inside the lines. Have you seen that Stampin' Up! has brought back the watercolor pencils. This time they are in the Brights colors but who knows...they have been so popular that they keep selling out. I am thinking many people are using them for their Bibles. I know it does not show in the picture but I also used some the Wink of Stella on the dragonfly. It really shimmers in real life. Remember to use this hostess code to order by the 15th of March.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hey, Chick

This is one of the most popular stamp sets in SAB this year and it has to be because of this featured chick and her funky style. In so many ways I think we can relate to her. I cased this layout and changed the colors and sentiment for my style.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tasty Trucks = Tasty Treats

I used the SAB set Tasty Trucks to make this clean and simple card. I used the cupcake and the ice cream cone and put them on one block to make stamping them more simple. I then colored them using the blender pen and ink pads. I added the baker's twine and called it done.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sale-a-Bration is in Full Swing and Winding Down

Yes, the biggest sale of the  year for Stampin' Up! officially ends March 31st. Have you seen the newest goodies that you can earn for FREE! Check them out here. Plus the other goodies are still available with the current catalog and the Spring Occasions mini catalog. Woo, that's a lot of stamps and fun stuff!

Today I am featuring a card that uses the SAB free DSP called Inside the Lines. It is great for those of you who love to color or you can leave it as a beautiful black and white background like I did on this card. I also used the new Dragonfly Dreams from the Spring mini catalog that has a beautiful die cut for the dragonflies.

I am doing my first party that includes a Hostess Code. Use this code H94GHHHN when you order from Stampin' Up! and I will get credit for your order. Party closes March 15th.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Just for Fun...Dr Seuss Birthday is Today

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Wikipedia
BornMarch 2, 1904, Springfield, MA
DiedSeptember 24, 1991, La Jolla, CA
Full nameTheodor Seuss Geisel

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sponging a Happy Hello

Again, this was a tutorial from another stamper but I have done this many times. First I used post-it notes to make a frame of 1/2". I then used sponges and ink pads (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo) to sponge the colors. I stamped the sentiment in black and die cut the gorgeous butterfly. The card itself is Crushed Curry.