Monday, January 30, 2017

# I'm bringing birthdays back

Have y'all seen the stamp Stampin' Up release last year, #imbringingbirthdaysback(143573)?It was the idea of a sweet lady at Stampin' Up Shannon West.  Well, this month all my groups have been focused on getting our birthday card collection beefed up. I really believe there isn't to much better than receiving cards on your day!(Maybe chocolate) Made just for you is even better.This new stamp set in the current Occasions catalog is quickly becoming one of my favorite!
Love this one!
Of course this is my wardrobe color palette and I love red hats- well, red anything! More later. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I know you were here! Thanks and be blesssed today!

Stamps: Beautiful You and
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White and a scrap of Real Red
Ink: Archival Black, Smokey Slate, Real Red and Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, aqua painter, heat tool, and paper snips.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barney's Song

Thank you for visiting the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop. I am honored to be a part of this talented group of ladies. This months theme is Love.If you came from Lynn Streifert's blog you can go back with the previous link. Please keep going today and find the next awesome project idea at Stacey Lane's blog by using the next link at the bottom of this post.
Well, I love to make  handmade, thoughtful cards. The one that says "I think you are special." Whether it's for my Valentine, my grand kids or just my good friends, I want them to know when they look at it that I was thinking of them and I think they are worth a little time and effort! We have little grands running around and Barney is often heard singing, "I love you, You love me"! Which was the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the theme for this month.

My first project this month is a simple card. I want to make a bunch of these for some special people. I have a hard time doing simple, so this was a challenge! I chose Watermelon Wonder for my primary color because I really like it and as one of the 2015-2017 In Colors it will be retiring end of May! So use it while I can! I also used the notecards from Stampin' Up. This is a single layer card with the shirt stamped and cut with the new Custom Tee bundle and popped up on dimensionals. I added some Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon and done!

My 3-d project is a goody bag with some goodies inside. The tag was made using a piece of window sheet and adding the Watermelon Wonder DSP to the front and back of the tag.  The top part is just window sheet so you can see through it. I banner cut the end and added a circle and heart. And here's what's inside!
It's just not a treat without Chocolate! So I wrapped a big dark chocolate candy bar with DSP and added the banner stamped with love you lots from the Hostess Set Love You Lots. The ladybugs are stamped in Basic Black and colored with Watermelon Wonder. The Smokey Slate heart DSP is from Foxy Friends paper stack. Are you wondering just what the other project is? Well, I back in October, I bought what I thought was some small note pads. Not! It was basically a thick stack of 3 x 5 cards cut in half! Now, what am I going to do with this? Well, I counted out a dozen little cards, made a front and back from cardstock, punched a hole in the corner and added a notebook ring. Embellished the front and added some ribbon! It measures only 2.5 x 3.  I stamped the inside with words from
Thoughtful Banners that remind me of the dear friend I intend to give this too.
Well, that's all folks! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found something that inspires you. Please leave a comment using the # SFBlogHop. Be bless , bless those around you and sing the Barney song, "I love you, you love me..." we all could use a group hug sometimes. Don't forget to check out Stacey's blog next!

Blog Hop list
1.Elizabeth Jeanne-
2.Raquelle Clifton
3.Kathie Rotti
4.Barbara Welch
5.Twila Davis
6.Kirsteen Gill
7.Steph Jandrow
8.Lynn Streifert
9. Cindy Waldroff- That's me!
10. Stacey Lane
11.Melissa Thomas
12.Kim Smith
13.Maureen Rauchfuss
14.Andrea Tracy-Tucker
15.Kim Lamos

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Always say Thank you!

When our children were young we had a family rule- Eat what your served, sleep where you're put and Always say Thank You! They heard it repeatedly and they repeated it often!  Occassionally, today I'll here my daughter saying it to her children. I believe being thankful is a big deal!  The Bible says "In all things give thanks for this is the will of God." The project I'm sharing today is just that- a little thank you to the ladies who helped make my December successful.
 Love this little Chick! I'm letting my hair grow and I think I have seen this image in the mirror a few times lately! I used the glassine bags (#141700) and tied it with the Delightful Dijon Dotted lace trim (#138426).It's a great price on the clearance rack. The Chick is stamped with Basic Black ink on thick White cardstock and cut out with the Layering oval framelits. The Basic Black layer is cut with the scalloped framelit. I stamped the Hey Chick saying and banner cut each end. Easy peasy and quick! This is a great way to package any small item you'd like to share with someone special. Oh, I forgot to mention- This Hey Chick stamp set is free from Stampin' Up during Saleabration! For every 50.00 in product you get to choose an awesome free product. You can see the Sale a bration catalog by clicking on it at the top left side of this post.Well, time to run. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my little thank you. I'd love to hear your comments. Come back soon! 


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Let's kick it off right!

Oh Man, OH Man, OH Man! Happy 2017! I pray this is a great year for each of you. Reach for the stars. Make it the year you finally do all the things you have been putting off! That is my plan! So a little aside from Stamping today.  #1. I am going to lose the 30 pounds I have been fighing with for 3 years! I am going to do this before July 6th! I am going to join TOPS to help keep me accountable! You are welcome to help also with encouragement and accountabliltiy along the way. #2. I am going to be more consistent with  blogging! I know I say this all the time, but I'm getting serious this year. I have tons of great Stampin' Up products,cards and projects to share and I need to share them more often. I have several other Big Goals on the planner, but I want make this post ALL about me!
Other Big News!!!!
Today is the first day of Sale a bration and the Occasions Catalog kicks off today as sell. This is my favorite time of the Stampin' Up year! Free Stuff. For every 50.00 you purchase in product ,you get to choice a free item from the 
Sale a bration flyer! There are some awesome Stamp sets, paper, and embellishments up for grabs!  Check it out here on my online store. I promise samples soon! Come back for coffee and a card! (bring you cup of coffee)