Friday, July 10, 2015

Christmas in July

Yes, it is half way to Christmas! 
If you would like to get a jump start on the cards to send, you could come and do one or two of this one at the Stamp Along on Monday. 
As soon as I saw this set called Every Blessing in the catalog, I knew that it was the one that I will be using for my cards this year. 

This card is very easy to do as both of the stamps can be placed on the same block so you only have to stamp once. The Night of Navy layer has been run through the Big Shot to give it some texture and the third stamp in the set is stamped on the inside. 
I am not sure, yet, if there will be another Christmas one this time or not. There will be more Christmas stamp sets available in the Holiday Catalog that will be available in August with your Stamp Along order. 

Here is another card that will be available for you to make at the July Stamp Along. 
Hope to see you there! 

If you would like to place an order but can't make it to the Stamp Along, the hostess code to use this month is 
Thank you to all of you that order on line and link your order to the Stamp Along order! 
If you would rather email the order to me that is also appreciated! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Watercolor Wings

Do you like butterflies? 
I do. That makes it easy to do cards for almost any occasion. 

The new Watercolor Wings stamp set makes beautiful butterflies in your choice of colors! 
This one will be at the Stamp Along next week. 
The ribbon is discontinued but, since I have it, I am going to use it. 
I really need to use more of the things that I have here so I can make room for new things. 
Do you mind if I use discontinued items at the Stamp Along? 
The other sets used on this one are Butterfly Basics and Birthday Blossoms.

This is one that we did this afternoon at Village Green.
What a difference the colors make. We also did envelopes to match today. 
This one also uses Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations sets.

There are a lot more stamps in the set and I hope to have another one using that set at the Stamp Along. There are so many neat new sets that I don't know which one to use first. 
Hope you can come to the Stamp Along next Monday and make some of the cards. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Class

The new Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set is Awesome!
There is so much that you can do with it. 
These are five cards that I am presenting, as a class, for you. 
The class will be held at 12:30 on Wednesday, June 24th at Schroeder's.
The class includes the stamp set ($24.26 with the shipping and tax) and all the materials to make five cards.  The price is $30. 
If you want to add the coordinating punch ($20.79 with the shipping and tax,) the price is $50. 
There is still room for a few more if you would like to join this class.

Here is a closer view of a few of the cards.

The inside.

This one is a fancy fold card. It isn't difficult to make though.

Here it is in the open position. 

Stampin' Up! donates $3 for every one of these sets that is sold to the RMHC. 
You are helping that charity by purchasing this set. 
Let me know if you would like to join in the class. 
I will have a list of supplies to bring to the class IF you have them sometime next week. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

More Stamp Along samples

Many of the cards this time could be used for different occasions.
With Father's Day coming very soon, you could use the butterfly one for that or for a birthday. 
What do you think of the DSP on the card on the right? 
I love the colors in that pack! 
I will probably do a whole class with that package. Would you be interested in that? It would include a pack of the paper in the class fee. You would have plenty left to use after the class.

So glad that this starburst stamp is still in the catalog. 
I did the same design for a Father's Day and for a retirement but it could easily be a birthday or thinking of you or get well card. 

The one that got into both of these photos is done with the new alphabet set. It is photopolymer so you can attach the letters to the block and stamp them all at the same time. 
Then you use the little rectangle to stamp right over the letters. 
The happy is done with the thinlits die that was in introduced in the last catalog. I am glad that one stayed with us also. 
The one on the left is so quick and easy to do that you could do up a bunch of them in no time flat! You can even do two at a time by stamping a dark one like this and then stamp a second one without reinking the stamp. The second one is much lighter but still very nice. 
Not real easy to see, but the wedding card makes use of the heart embossing folder. 

This thinking of you card is done with a set that has retired but it is a quick easy one and someone asked me to bring it back from last time. I was sorry to see that this set wasn't in the new catalog. 

Hope to see you at the Library on Monday the 8th. 
If you need a new catalog, I will have one there for you. 
If you can't come but want some of the new product, send the order be email or go to my site and order on line. Please use the hostess code up until the end of the Stamp Along (8 PM)
This code links your order to the Stamp Along order but will be shipped directly to you. 
Thank you so much for your support. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

June Stamp Along Samples

There will be lots of new product at the Stamp Along this time.
I am loving the new in colors!
Here are two birthday cards that will be available on Monday. 
The one on the left uses the new banner punch and quick and easy to do.
The one on the right takes a little longer but is pretty darn cute. 

Which one do you like the best? Or will you be doing both of them?

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Catalog sneak peeks.

The new catalog is here. I have put them in with the orders from the last Stamp Along. 
If you need one, and are not working with another demonstrator, you can pick one up at the next Stamp Along. Let me know so I can bring one along for you.
In the meantime. I will be placing an order on Wednesday if you need/want something from the current catalogs. Email your order to me or if you choose to order on line, please use the hostess code
This code will be good until the next Stamp Along order on June 8th.
Thank you! 

Of course, I have joined a few swaps so I can get more good ideas to share with you.
Here are two of mine. 
This one uses the Bokeh technique with The new ink colors of Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon. Almost sounds like a picnic, doesn't it?
The ribbon comes in each of the five in colors. 

This one features the Bohemian Designer Series Paper. 
The stamping on it is from the new Ronald McDonald House set.
I will be doing a class with this set that will include the set in the class fee so keep that in mind. 
I will have more info on that by the Stamp Along. 
Stampin' Up! gives $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities each time that set is purchased.  
The name of the set is Sprinkles of Life and you can find it in the inside back cover of the catalog. 

Here is a look at the five in colors. 
Which one will be your favorite? 

Friday, May 22, 2015

50 years!

Almost four months ago (Feb 4) I posted about the scrapbook days, at which, I was making these topiaries.
They seemed so big when I was making them. 
When we got them on the tables in the hall they looked pretty small! 
I did make five of them and they did add to the decor. I was pleased with my effort to do them.
The roses are made with the Spiral Flower Bigz Die. The curled paper is red copy paper that is cut in 1/8" or 1/4" strips, curled, and attached to the Styrofoam ball. Easy but tedious. 

The occasion was our 50th wedding anniversary. 
These were the invitations I made.

The RSVP information was on a small envelope that was sealed with a small piece of washi tape and held two small cards that I asked to have back with a memory written on each. 
I also asked that they bring a picture of themselves or one with us. 

These are the Thank You cards.

 We started with the attendance at Mass and a special blessing from our Pastor.

After Mass, we headed over to the Community House where we had a wonderful catered meal of chicken, boneless ribs, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, salads, rolls, and more. 
There were many compliments on the good food!

Our youngest granddaughter took charge of the cupcakes. 
In the center of this picture are the only two of the original wedding party that could attend this year.

You may have seen this picture on FaceBook. Someone actually caught both of us smiling at the same time! So glad they did... I really like this one. 

Here we are with our Maid of Honor.

This is my "first" selfie! Then we staged it again to "document" it. 
Two of my very good friends that are the reason I am one of the charter members of our Red Hat chapter. They kept telling me that they just needed one more member!

This is our second daughter with her second daughter. 

Here I am with both of our girls. 

This is the eldest with us.
I had wanted to have "group" pictures taken but didn't write it down and the time went so quickly so it didn't get done. I am grateful to everyone that took pictures.
I did have my crab hat there also and wanted a group pix with the Crabbs that were present.
Again, that didn't happen. :-(
This is what it would have looked like...with many more in the picture. 
Thanks, Sarah, for wearing yours! 

The Roncalli singers provided just the right amount of entertainment! 
They were great! 

Here are a few of the original pictures from 50 years ago.

Where has the time gone?