Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pink Buckaroo Holiday Retreat- Live and To Go!

My Holiday Retreat is already more than half full! If you are local (San Antonio) and would like to attend, please email me for the registration link

Not local? No problem! I also offer this Retreat to Go!
But, I have a very limited number of To Go spots available. Once they are taken, the registration will close. If you'd like to register, please email me for the registration link 


Holiday Retreat
$69 (Live) $57 (to go)

November 18th, 10am to 10 pm

Take a day just for you and get all of your holiday crafting completed in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Let me spoil and surprise you all day long while you have fun crafting, chatting and indulging on yummy treats. 
Included is a Swag Bag of SU Holiday Product, your own 6 foot table, snacks, make and takes, giveaways and several special surprises! Bring your own projects to work on at your leisure or add on any of the class kits. I will have my holiday stamps and tools available to use that day on any project you'd like! 
An Italian Buffuet will be served late afternoon.

RSVP Deadline is Friday, November 10 
To allow everyone ample space to craft, I am limiting the number of participants. 
Registration will close when limit is reached. 

If you would like for me to provide some fun holiday crafting for you that day, I have several options for you! 

Add On Classes: 

**Please note: The retreats also have the option to include two of my upcoming To Go Classes (shipped with  to go kits them for free.) I will have separate registration info on those classes by themselves (without the retreat) and PDFs next week. Stay tuned for all of my November classes and class to go offerings! They are coming very soon!

Snowflake Sentiments Christmas Treats Class
This is your GO TO class for all the little gifts you need to give this holiday season. Using your new Snowflake Sentiments bundle, you will create five 3D gift items. Included in your class fee is the clear mount bundle (Holiday catalog p.35), as well as materials and instructions for all five projects. 

Brightly Lit Christmas Stamp A Stack
Get a STACK of cards and gift tags stamped  and ready to send out! Class fee includes your own Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set and matchingframelits, 12 Whisper White Envelopes, supplies and instructions to create 12 cards and 12 tags as well as a free Wink of Stella brush and bolt of Whisper White Twine.

Be Merry Kit 
Create 12 adorable rosettes that can be turned into a wreath, gift tags or ornaments. 
Watercolor Christmas Card Kit
Use my stamp and ink and your new kit to create 20 cards. 

If you'd like to register for the live event 
or the To Go option, please email me! 

Seasonal Lantern Class to Go
Deadline to Register is October 23rd


Monday, October 16, 2017

Merry Cafe

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today I am sharing this month's Stamp Club to Go card. I am moving my focus towards Christmas more and more each day and this month's Stamp Club card is just the beginning of the holiday card designs coming your way here on my blog! 

I really couldn't wait to get my hands on the Merry Cafe set. It isn't just for Christmas, it has sentiments and decorations for all the fun things that happen in the fall too. 

 I used two different Designer Series paper packs for this- Wood textures and Quilted Christmas. They go well don't they? now not every car dis identical, because not all the paper is identical in the packs. But, they mixed well no matter which print I used. As you can see here, two different looks although the products I used are identical. 

The top of the cup was cut from vellum. It creates a fun realistic "frosty plastic lid" for our frap, don't you think? I added some pine boughs cut with the framelits form the Christmas Stair Case set. Also, I added some coffee splatters by dipping my Aqua Painter in Crumb Cake ink and flicking it all over my white card basses. 

Have you played with the Merry Cafe yet? It's a good one- you need it!! Especially if you already for that Coffee Cafe set and the Coffee Cup Framelits! It's a great addition to your coffee collection! 

Seasonal Lantern Class to Go
Deadline to Register is October 23rd


Friday, October 13, 2017

Facebook Friday- Spooky Cat, Colorful Seasons and This Little Piggy

Hello my friends!! Today is Friday and that means a new Facebook Live! If you didn't catch it live, you can check the replay on my Facebook Group page and later this weekend, I will get the recording uploaded here (hopefully!)

Today I have three projects, kind of a hodgepodge of things. 
I usually try to make them all "go together" but today, they don't! LOL!
First, we have a Halloween treat. Inside are little Jelly Belly Candy Corn Fun Packs. 

Next is a Fall treat bag. A great way to use your DSP. Don't hoard it- cut it and USE it!!
Remember, we have Designer Series Paper Sale right now. Buy three, get one free! Yes, you CAN mix and match! 

Lastly, I showed a little demo of our Stampin' Blends with the This Little Piggy stamp set. While these markers aren't available to order quite yet, if you REALLY want them, and you REALLY want a good deal on them, you can get them in the Starter Kit. SUNDAY is the last day for this offer. Stampin' Up has not told us when they will be available for everyone. 

Update: You can see the recording of my live video here! 

Video Direct Link: https://youtu.be/Rpr2GRO2hys

It includes the product list and dimensions. 

If you'd like to place a Stampin' Up order this weekend, make sure to use the Hostess Code F4ZZJZ9F attached to this event. 
I am sending the three make and takes to everyone who
 places a $30+ order through Monday night. 
You MUST use the Hostess Code to get this offer.

(And yes, you can order anything you want, it doesn't have
 to be the products I showed. :-)  )

Lastly, I am giving away a complete DSP Paper Share form the Holiday Catalog! You will get a piece of every paper in the catalog! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below (United States residents only please.) Thanks everyone! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Gourd Goodness

Hello everybody! I am sorry my post is late today! Trying to prepare for tonight's class as well as preparing my In Color Club Kits for shipment. It's been a full and busy day! 

Today, i just want to share a card we'll be making at tonight's class. 

As you know, I am obsessed with pumpkins! This set called Gourd Goodness is a two step stamping design and has leaves, pumpkins and gourds that all look life like. It's almost like magic when you stamp them together and they look like a photograph! 
I also used the Wood textures DSP, the Spooky Night DSP, the Modern Label Punch, Stitched Shape Circles, Seasonal Layers Framelits, the Banner triple Punch, Burlap ribbon and Linen Thread.

I also prepared three brand new projects for tomorrow's Facebook Friday! Make sure you have joined my Facebook Group so you can catch me live at 2:00 CST! There will be a giveaway and an ordering incentive! 
And, I'll update my blog afterwards with the projects as well! :-) 

Last button least- only two days left to register for the Pick a Pumpkin Class to Go! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Basket of Wishes and Stampin' Blends

Hello everybody! Since the arrival of my Stampin' Blends, I have been pulling out all of my "backline" stamps that I can practice coloring. Basket of Wishes is one from the Annual Catalog and perfect for this time of year! 

This basket of fall gourds makes me so happy! I know I've told you before, but I just LOVE Fall and everything that comes with it. I buy so many pumpkins- I just can't stop! I especially love when I find some funky gourds that I can throw in the mix! So, this basket was my first stamp when I pulled out the set. 

As you can see, I colored each one with light and dark blends in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. The basket was also Crumb Cake. When you color with Stampin' Blends, you can easy blend colors together and create shading on your images. This stamp is easy to know where to color light and dar. Those "squiggly" hash marks on each image show you where the darker part of the image would be. 

As I have mentioned in a previous post, these markers are not available to customers yet and we have not been given an official release yet. I was told "hopefully before Christmas" by the person I spoke with at the home offie. But, if you want them now, you can actually get them in the Starter Kit through October 15th. You actually get them at a pretty significant discount that way. The Starter Kit is a flat $99 (plus no shipping!) and you get $125 in products of your choice. Find out about the Starter Kit here. 

The rest of the products are listed in the image below. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the sights and smells of Fall wherever you are! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Treat Tubes Video Tutorials

Hello everyone! I've got a new video tutorial for you today! 

 These actually are my Stamp Club 3D project for October. I spent some time really trying to find a treat that would fit in this tube but wasn't going to melt (because they go in the mail) and that wasn't Halloween colors! I found these Pumpkin Pie Jelly Belly's on Amazon. A 1lb bag will fill 42 tubes! And, they are yummy!
Another great option are mini candy corns! Cute!

I used the Foil Frenzy DSP, which isn't necessarily holiday related, but the Tangerine Tango colored is perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving! 

These wonderful Treat Tubes can be ordered directly from Stampin' Up (see list at the bottom of the post.) They are food safe and the perfect size! I have seen lots of different ways to decorate them, but I decided for this projects to make a little paper slider holder. You can see the full details in the video below. 

 Direct Link: https://youtu.be/Qaiq60gUMmY

DSP: 2" X 6", 1", 1 1/2", 4" and 4 1/2"
Tangerine Tango CS: 2" X 4 3/4"

Supplies Used:

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th