Friday, August 10, 2018

Sea of Textures

This octopus is so cute. 
Did you make the card with it that was available last time? 
This one is quite similar. 
There will be another card using this set that will be totally different. 
You won't even recognize the critter as an octopus!
You will have to come and check it out. 
I have packed it up without taking the photo.

Christmas cards? 
Yes, I am bringing this one back from last month 

and this one using Cookie Cutter Christmas.

Stampin' Up! has several really good specials going on right now. 
Please check them out on my site.

If you wish to order online, code to use until the Stamp Along (Aug 13th) 


Remember, if your order is $150 or more, you don't want to use the code because that qualifies as a party and then you can get benefits. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dandelion Wishes and Varied Vases

Dandelion Wishes is a very versatile set! 
These two and another card ready for next month use it. 
This one is soft and gives the feeling of the sentiment.
The self adhesive sequins really give the finishing touch on this card. 
I think you are going to need to have some of those. 

This one is a little bolder but still has a "light" feel to it with those little tufts floating off into oblivion. They are stamped with white on the colored card stock. All three of the colors will be there so you can choose the one you want. 
Which one is your favorite? 

Varied Vases is another set that can be used in so many different ways. 
This one is coming back because it ran out. 
I wasn't surprised as it is a favorite of mine also. 
If you made it last month and wish to make it again. Go for it! 

This one could have been in the post yesterday, as those vases are using DSP that will be chosen by you. You can make it as bright as you wish! 

There is one more very cute card that uses the flowers from the Varied Vases Punch that you see on the Birthday wishes card. 
That one will be posted later as it isn't quite ready yet. 

Thanks for checking these out. 
 I will have a drawing if there are enough comments. Be sure to leave one to be in the drawing. 

The hostess code to use now is

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Uses for scraps

I have noticed that several of you enjoy using my scraps of DSP on your cards at the Stamp Alongs. 
It does give you a little more leeway with your creativity. 
I have a few cards that will (hopefully) decrease the size of my scrap drawer! 

This card can get a whole different feeling depending on the DSP you choose. 

Here you will be choosing the design and color of the background hexagons. 

This one doesn't require any choices but I have the balloons and stripes of card stock from another project and want to move them out. Thank you for helping! 
The stamped balloons match the punched one. I need to tell you that because they sure don't match in the photo. 

This one doesn't use scraps but there is enough of the project left from last time to bring it back.
I did bring another saying so you will be able to change the sentiment if you made this one last month. 

There are a few specials this month.
You may remember this one from last year. 
For each $50 order you will receive a coupon for $5 that you can use on your order in September. 
Nice deal! 

This bundle can be purchased in August only. It won't be in the catalog. It is only available as long as supplies last. 

Paper Pumpkin is on sale for half price but you have to be a new subscriber. You can't use the same email address if you have gotten it before. It really is a lot nicer now than it was in the very beginning. This one is only good until the 10th of August so don't put it off if you would like to give it a try. 

The code to use until the Stamp Along (Aug 13th) 


Remember, if your order is $150 or more, you don't want to use the code because that qualifies as a party and then you can get benefits. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cute Anniversary card and new hostess code

My daughter loves giraffes.
When she saw this card that I did for a swap, she said she "needed" that set. 

So, I used it for her anniversary card!
It did make a hit because she called and expressed her delight and said that her husband also liked it!
I used the reflection technique to get the giraffe looking in the other direction and put them in the opening on the front of the card. 

When you open the card the other image slides into view and pops up like this.

Yes, I forgot to take a picture before I signed it, but so glad that I remembered before I sent it!

I did realize that I forgot to tell you about the July specials that are really great in my last post. 
One of them is the Designer Series Papers.
These are the ones that are included.

You can check out the whole deal on my site. Click on the crab on the side for the details.
The deal of getting a whole family of Ink pads for free by joining SU! is the very best deal I have seen in my time (20 years plus) with SU! 
You don't have to do parties or classes or anything to join. 
Check that out or contact me with questions. 
I would love to have you join my team!

The new hostess code until the next Stamp Along is:


Thank you!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July specials and more SA cards

This is one of the cards that I did at the last party. 
Since I cut more than I needed, there are some left for you to do, if you choose. 

The Wild One that I did for my last swap is the other card I did at the party.
That one will also be available for you to choose. 
A little labor intense but very cute! 

This Mango Melody might be my new favorite color! 
I didn't realize that I had used it for a second card this time until I did the pictures. I did wonder why there wasn't much of that color left. I have paired it with the Blackberry Bliss and it is more striking in person than in the picture. 

Hope to see you Monday. 
Please leave a comment so I know that someone is out there looking at this. 

The hostess code for this month, if you would like to order on line is


Thank you for stopping in to see what I have been doing. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Christmas in July

Yes, you will have an opportunity to start your Christmas cards at the Stamp Along, if you wish. 
This is the one that will be available this time. 
Will you be starting your Christmas greetings this month?

This one makes use of specialty paper. I can always use a thinking of you card! 

This one uses one of the two stamps in the Bokeh Dots set. The card that was on the last post uses the other one. They both make a really nice background. 
When you ink these Distinktive stamps, it looks like there isn't any ink in places but there is...just check it on scrap paper if you aren't sure. 
It is the process that they use to manufacture them that allows them to stamp so lightly in certain spots giving that special effect! 

The hostess code for this month, if you would like to order on line is


Thank you for stopping in to see what I have been doing. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Varied Vases

Varied Vases set with the matching punch is a fun one to use. 
Here are several cards with this set for you to make at the Stamp Along.

Which one is your favorite?

This daisy is always a winner. It can be used for so many occasions.

This one is a little different fold. There is another panel after the two that I am showing you but you will have to come to the Stamp Along to see that one.

I hope that you can come and make some of these cards. 
Please leave a comment on the blog so I know which ones you like. 
Sometimes there is a little gift for you at the Stamp Along if you have left a comment. 
I also appreciate suggestions for cards to do at the SA so if you need a card for a special occasion, please let me know. 

The hostess code for this month, if you would like to order on line is


Thank you for stopping in to see what I have been doing.