Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flowers & Butterflies

Today's card is bright and cheerful and was made using my favorite products.  The background paper
is actually from the Watercolor Wonder DSP pack in the Mini Occasions.  I absolutely love the color combination of Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight.  In addition to the color combination, this particular pattern is soft and gentle.  (It doesn't look that way here!)  I was sorry when the Scallop Trim corner punch went away.  And now the Scallop Trim Border punch is going away, too!   I hope there will be something wonderful to replace.  But even if there is a great replacement,  you will continue to see it being used to add a little "pretty" to my cards.  Finally, my butterflies!  I breathed a sigh of relief when the Beautiful Wings Embosslit was not on the retired list!!  My butterflies live another year to cover my little mistakes! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I am writing this as a test.  I just received notice that the automatic emails with today's post, were unable to be delivered to a number of you.  I am wondering if I get the same notice for this post. 


I saw this little favor on Pinterest, but the label on the Pinterest favor was more professional looking~~almost as though it was the real A&W logo on that label.  But, since I wanted to make these and didn't have that label, I made my own!  I opened the My Digital Studio software and spent a little while typing and centering, etc. Once it was looking pretty good, I printed it, used my Labels framelits to die cut the label and mat, sponged the edges, added stars and tied it on to a little bottle of A&W root beer using twine.  This is my Father's Day favor this year and we will make it in class.  For those attending card class, I made labels that say "You're an Awesome Dad" and others that say "You're Awesome".   This way, it is not limited to a father, but can be given to a brother, uncle, grandpa~~just about anyone actually!!  Have an awesome day!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Colorful Cheers

I went downstairs to see how many retired stamp sets I will be taking off the current shelves and there were a few~~and a few I am very sorry to see go.  But, a number of my favorite sets are still available, Happy Hour being one of the keepers!  So today's fun and colorful cards were made using the Happy Hour set. The drinks on the Tempting Turquoise card were first stamped using black ink on the Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the drinks again using different ink colors, cutting out the " drink" and adhering it over the stamped black "drink".    I used markers to ink the little drink embellishments surrounding the sentiment.  The Strawberry Slush card was less time-consuming.  I stamped each image in a solid color, used markers to color the drink embellishment and stamped the sentiment three times using the same colors I used for the drinks.  I now have two cards that can be used for a variety of occasions.  When I need one, I will hand write a little note inside.  Cheers to you and a great day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retired Lists

This morning the Retired Lists were released by Stampin' Up.  I have emailed a number of my ladies the lists and I would post them here~~if I knew how!  Since SU didn't give us a direct link to the actual lists, following is a direct link to my Stampin' Up website store section of the announced retiring items: 

If you would like to see the actual list, please email me and I can send it to you.  I will be going down to my scraproom shortly to see what I will be losing!!
And don't forget!  Today is the first day of Free Shipping! Have a great day! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the birds are singing!  What a wonderful combination as we celebrate Easter!  Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FREE Shipping!

So what did I say the other day about seldom posting twice in the same day?  Well here I am again!  Stampin' Up just announced that April 21st - 25th they will be offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING!  And with free shipping there is no minimum, so it doesn't matter the amount of your order.  What makes the free shipping even better is the fact that it begins on the same day the Retired List will post.  To take advantage of this offer, beginning on April 21st, you can order from my website:  and have the order sent directly to you or have me place the order and I will have it sent to you. Now I think that will be the news for the day!