Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Perfect Blend

One of the most popular stamp sets from the Annual catalog has been Perfect Blend. It's adorable and so on trend! But, all good things must come to an end, right? So, Perfect blend is retiring at the end of May. 


I added some splatters with Gorgeous Grunge. I used the Moonlight DSP, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Hello Honey cardstock. I added "coffee rings" by taking an empty embellishment container and stamping it in Soft Suede! And, A few candy dots to immolate some more drops. 

And to make it extra fancy, I even added some coffee stains and splatters inside!

I'm keeping it short and sweet because I am currently in Salt Lake City and spending every extra second with these fabulous chics!! I'll be back tomorrow! 


Get your favorites before they're gone! 
Most items are marked down, up to 50%. 
Use Hostess Code PUBW2Q3D to receive a special gift from me! 
See the Retired Items now! 

Simply Beautiful Card Class May 14th
$15 or free with a minimum order
Long Distance? Place a $40 minimum order and
 I will mail you all 8 cards for free! 
Email me to RSVP or to get the Hostess Code

Check out my class calendar here! 




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big On you, Oh My Goodies and Painted Petals

I had a fun private class on Sunday with some brand new stampers. I came up with some simple stamping projects for them and I think they all fell in love with stamping right away! When someone stamps for the first time, it's such a revelation! They realize that in fact, they too "are crafty" and can make pretty things with their own two hands! It makes my job so much fun!

Our group was small enough to fit at a large table. This makes instruction easier for me for sure and I like that we call work on the same project at the same time.
The first card featured the Painted Petals stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. The wonderful Ronda Wade designed this card and I loved it so much, I didn't change a thing! 

Our second card featured the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch from the Annual Catalog and the Big on You set from the Occasions. 

The their card featured the Oh My Goodies stamp set and coordinating Deco Label Framelits from the Annual Catalog. The Paper is called Birthday Bash and is in the Occasions Catalog. 


It was a fun class and the ladies ooh and awed over all the fun tools. I think the most popular products by far were the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Big On You stamp set. 

If you live in the San Antonio area and would like to host a private class for you and your friends, email me and we'll schedule one soon! 

Have a great day! 

Get your favorites before they're gone! 
Most items are marked down, up to 50%. 
Use Hostess Code PUBW2Q3D to receive a special gift from me! 
See the Retired Items now! 

Simply Beautiful Card Class May 14th
$15 or free with a minimum order
Long Distance? Place a $40 minimum order and
 I will mail you all 8 cards for free! 
Email me to RSVP or to get the Hostess Code

Check out my class calendar here! 




Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stippled Blossoms

Hello everyone! I am sorry I have been MIA the last few days. I have a heck of a week coming up and lots of family responsibilities. And, to top it off, Ive got a last minute trip this week... Ack! Anyway, I do have a new card for you.

Stippled Blossoms is a set that I would not have purchased on my own in the beginning. But, I saw it demoed a few years ago at convention and I was sold! It's a two step stamp and really knocks a very impressive punch! 

Another thing you will see on this card that is retiring is the Ribbon Border Punch. It's just barely sticking out of the top and bottom edge. I love that sweet little scallop. Also, I used a Hostess Only set called Because You Care. 

To create some dimension, I cut some of the flowers out and popped them up with Dimensionals. Make sure you check out the Retired List and get your hands on this set before it's gone!! 

Get your favorites before they're gone! 
Most items are marked down, up to 50%. 
Use Hostess Code PUBW2Q3D to receive a special gift from me! 
See the Retired Items now! 

Simply Beautiful Card Class May 14th
$15 or free with a minimum order
Long Distance? Place a $40 minimum order and
 I will mail you all 8 cards for free! 
Email me to RSVP or to get the Hostess Code

Check out my class calendar here! 




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fast Food Friends- Fancy Friday Blog Hop and a New Video!

Hello and welcome to the April edition of the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! I hope you will hop all the way through each of the blogs to see what we have come up with you. We're focusing on "Newly Retired" products this week because the Retired list just came out on Tuesday! 
I inked up a set that I have loved since I saw I first saw it in the catalog. It's called Fast Food Friends. Unfortunately, it's taken a back seat to all the other stamps I have and this is the first time I've gotten to use it!! 


I think it makes a really cute card. It could be for a child's birthday, a back yard cook out, a summer themed card, or just a funny tongue and cheek card for a friend!
I even put splats of ketchup and mustard on the inside!! LOL! 

Did you notice the bun sticking out wither side? Funny stuff!

I decided to make a video for this card so you can see exactly how to piece these little guys together in two different colors. All the supplies (that are still available) are listed below. The stamp set is guaranteed through May 26, but everything else is "as supplies last" Make sure you shop the retired list soon. Use Hostess Code EFFJ3F66 and I will send you a special gift! 


Direct Link: https://youtu.be/BbsQYhbjExw

Card Base 4 1/4" X 11"
Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Real Red DSP 4" X 5 1/4"
Daffodil Delight Cardstock 2 3/8" X 5 3/8"
Daffodil Delight DSP 2 1/4" X 5 1/4"
Real Red Square: 3 1/4" X 3 1/4"
Whisper White Square:  3" X 3"

Supplies Used: 
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Ok, time to hop! Next, your headed to my friend Jane Lee! 






Get your favorites before they're gone! 
Most items are marked down, up to 50%. 
Use Hostess Code EFFJ3F66 to receive a special gift from me! 
See the Retired Items now! 


Let's Get Away PLxSU Class To Go
Create a mini album to show off those spring and summer vacation photos! Plus, create two greeting cards and a several traditional PL embellished cards. Class price includes  100 PLxSU Card Collection, Accessory Kit, supplies and directions to make all projects and shipping!
More project details can be found here. 
RSVP Deadline April 24
Check out my class calendar here! 




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mother's Day Watercolor Card (Video)

Hello everyone!! Did you jump into the "retired List" Frenzy yesterday? Wow, what a day!! So many people tried to order, the Stampin' Up site went down! To me, that just says how amazing the list, and the discounts, are! If you haven't seen it, make sure you hop over there. Use Hostess Code EFFJ3F66 and I will send you a special gift! 

Ok, on to today's project. 
 My mom has always had this china:

Every time I see anything close to this blue and white china, I think of her. And I always want to make her a card that resembles the pattern. So this year, I made this one. (Mom, look away!!)

I was so excited when I made this card last week... until I realized the set is no longer available!! WHAT?? Sigh... And I made a video to go with it! Boo! But, don't be discouraged if you do not have it. Any floral open image will work. There are so many of them out there! 

I also made a video to show you how I did it. It involves watercoloring, which  can be intimidating, but once you try it you realize it's simple! 


Video Direct Link:https://youtu.be/r4IBCevYYfA
Watercolor Paper 4" X 5 1/4"
Night of Navy Card Base 5 1/2"X 8 1/2"
Night of Navy Card Base 1" X 5 1/2" 
Night of Navy DSP 3/4" X 5 1/2"

Supplies Used (remember, the stamp set has been discontinued.)
Get your favorites before they're gone! 
Most items are marked down, up to 50%. 
Use Hostess Code EFFJ3F66 to receive a special gift from me! 
See the Retired Items now! 


Let's Get Away PLxSU Class To Go
Create a mini album to show off those spring and summer vacation photos! Plus, create two greeting cards and a several traditional PL embellished cards. Class price includes  100 PLxSU Card Collection, Accessory Kit, supplies and directions to make all projects and shipping!
More project details can be found here. 
RSVP Deadline April 24
Check out my class calendar here!