Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Retro Sketches Challenge #103

Happy Wednesday to you all!

Today's card I created using Retro Sketches #103  I was super excited when my Stampin up order showed up on my door step Monday because I knew I would be in heaven with all the new items along with my FREE items I got from the SALE*A*BRATION catalog! I really love the color combos and the fun items they have. I really like that Stampin Up has create bundles to choose from, they have really made it super easy for my customers! 

My Favorite item from the 2014 Occasions Catalog is the Topper Punches, What great way to create tags and so much more. Tomorrow I will have a cute box to show you using the Topper Punches so be sure to check it out. 

Supplies Used: CD: Sahara Sand, Pool Party & Whisper White, DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Free with $50 order) 
Accessories: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stamp Set: perfect Pennants, Ink: Pool Party & Summer Starfruit.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mosaic Thank You!

I made it through Monday, and Tuesday has started much smoother than Monday did! Oh and today is a dry day!

Today I was playing with the Mosaic Madness set after I say some really cute cards on Pinterest. I knew I had to CASE this card but using Raspberry Ripple color. I just love this card, Cute & simple.
Supplies Used: CS: Whisper White & Raspberry Ripple.
Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness  Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Mosaic, Word Window, Modern label, Scallop Oval & Itty bitty Shapes Punches
Adorning Accents Edgelits & Adorning Accents Embossing folder

I also made this quick card today. I had the Old Olive base & Very Vanilla already created on my desk and decided to finish it using the Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating framelits  
Supplies Used: CS Old Olive, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive & Chocolate Chip Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framlits & 1 1/4" Circle Punch.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Getting ready for NCA All-Star Cheer

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I sure was busy with my daughters cheer competition and My favorite season has started..... Racing!!!! The Dayton 500 was Sunday and I am a very happy lady with Dale Jr pulling off the WIN! I am a huge racing nut.

My daughter's cheer team is leaving for NCA All-Star Cheer Nationals in Dallas, TX Thursday morning so the packing has begun. I will not be going with her this year so I am extra nervous and she is super excited. I am very proud of her and her team, they have worked so hard and have grown as a team so much this year. I wanted to send the girls off with a little something for the plane ride and to show them I was thinking about them. I made these little cheerleader goodie bags for each of the girls that are going to Dallas.

Supplies Used: CS: Concord Crush (retired) Melon Mombo 
Punches: Word Window, Boho Blossom, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Large Oval
I also included a little Rhinestone on each of the pom poms. 

Did you hear that Stampin' Up! extended their offer of a FREE set of In Color Markers with your NEW subscription to Paper Pumpkin?!  You now have until March 31st, to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive a FREE set of 2012-2013 In Color Markers.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sale-a-Bration is AMAZING!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend. I will be at my daughter All-Star Cheer competition today but wanted to get you the details on Stampin' UP Biggest Sales Event!

Sale-a-bration is well underway and I am so excited at the positive response this year. Need a recap?

1. SHOP: Choose any of the exclusive products in the Sale-a-bration catalog, FREE with each $50 purchase!

2. HOST: Hostesses earn $30 more hostess dollars with a qualifying party! "Parties" can also be virtual or simply pass the catalogs around to collect orders!

3. JOIN: New recruits get $150 worth of Starter Kit products for just $99! And brand new demonstrators can attend Stampin' Up!s Convention this summer for FREE!

Don't have a copy of the Sale-a-bration catalog yet? Then click here to check it out. This year Stampin' Up! has SIX suggested kit ideas to help you earn free products! Purchase just one kit and you get one FREE Sale-a-bration product. Not into the kit idea? Then purchase Stampin' Up! products you  need and you will still earn FREE Sale-a-bration products. 

On Top of all that..... I am offering a Free Class with every $50 order also. When you spend $50 on product, weather it be the kit or just a few things you need you will get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice & a ticket to my next class. 

Just a few pictures from last week competition :) 
My Daughter Kelli and her friend Dasi

 My Daughter Kelli being silly
The Team waiting to find out where they placed (they got 3rd out of 7)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Holy Birthday!

Saturday is here and I have 13 Birthday cards to get done for March! Our family has so many birthdays in March that we just get together on the 2nd Saturday to celebrate them all.

I did not want to make all the same card so I went on the hunt for a few different sketches that were fairly simple. I found The Sweet Thing, CAS & one of my favorites Freshly Made Sketches and got to work. Here are 3 of the 13 I came up with!
Supplies Used: CS: Summer Starfruit & Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple DSP: Birthday Basics
Ink: Bermuda Bay Stamp Set: Label Love
2 3/8 Scallop Circle & Artisan Label Punches
Supplies Used: CS: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White  DSP: In Color Designer Stack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe & Coastal Cabana  Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Supplies Used: CS: Raspberry Ripple  DSP: Birthday Basics
Ink: Basic Grey, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake & A Fitting Occasion
Early Espresso Bakers Twine, 1" Circle punch, Word Window punch & Modern Label punch

Friday, February 21, 2014

MOJO 333

Happy FRIDAY! I hope everyone has amazing plans for the weekend! I have another Cheer competition this weekend for my daughter, and next weekend and the weekend after that!

I was struggling with ideas for a "just because" card so I could send a few friends a little smile in the mail. I like to send cards but do not do it often enough. I found the MOJO Monday 333 Sketch and it looked like a fun one so I came up with this. I just got my Flower shop stamp set in the mail as it was on back-order, I can see why, it is beautiful! I can think of a ton of ways to use this set.
Supplies Used: CS: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo & Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Gingham Garden
Stampin' Write Markers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Garden Green
Stamp Set: Flower Shop & Pansy Punch

Check Out My Paper Pumpkin: Click on the image to find out how to get a special kit in the mail each month. It will come with everything you need to create the project....even the ink!!!! They now are offering refill kits to some of the past kits. Be sure to Enter Holly Carlin in as your Demo. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Happy Birthday DAD!

It's Thursday, that means tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Today is my Dads Birthday so I made this card for him and played along with Less is More Manly Card & The Deconstructed Sketch 138. I have not used much washi tape in my projects even though it is a fabulous and simple way to add a little something to your projects.

Supplies Used:
CS: Daffodil Delight & Basic Gray DSP: Epic Day This & That
Epic Day This & That Washi Tape
Ink: Gumball Green Stamp Set: Label Love
Artisan label Punch

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Retro Sketches

Happy Wednesday! It's HUMP DAY! - I love that commercial with the camel!

Today card was created using Retro Sketch #102 This was a very quick and simple card. I needed a Thank you card for my girlfriend as she helped me get the girls to and from cheer practice last week. I really am liking the Strawberry Slush paper!
Supplies Used:
CS: Strawberry Slush, DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty 
Ink: Strawberry Slush Stamp Set: Label Something
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits & 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch

Happy Stampin
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Back At It

Hello my fellow Stampers!
I am back from Surgery and ready to create some cards! I have designed 5 cards for my Class being held on March 1st @ 10am in Troutdale, OR. Please email me if you would like to join us!
I focused on Birthday cards for this class, I mean who doesn't need Birthday cards all the time. I know I do!

Supplies Used: LOTS (lol) Come to class to find out! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Back in the Stampin Up Family

I am super excited to say that I have joined the Stampin up Family again. I dropped last November after I had to have several surgeries on my right hand which cause not much crafting to get done. I had my last surgery on Monday Jan. 27th and took the week to recover! I have joined Stampin Up again as of last night. I will be updated my blog to have the catalogs and any specials being offered so you can take full advantage of them right from my page. 

Feeling thankful and blessed! 
Happy Stampin