Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?

Which drink gets you going in the morning? 
This cute set can be adapted to meet your needs.
Even though it uses the word "tea" I can imagine this cute little tea pot filled with hot chocolate! 

Which one do like best? 
DSP or solid?
Birthday or Valentine? 
I think they both say friendship and warmth. 

Come and make one or two of them at the Stamp Along. 
Free shipping on orders placed at and with participation in the Stamp Along.
Want to place an order but can't come? 
Please use the hostess code:
Thank you to all of you that come to the Stamp Alongs and help me make my goals.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birthday or Valentine?

Do you still need some Valentine cards? 
There will be several at the Stamp Along that can be either Valentine to Birthday depending on the greeting you add. 
These three are examples of ones that could be either. 
I pulled out my washi tape and did a couple using that. 
Do you like washi tape? 
The one with the heart cut out could be done with any shape. 
I have a few different saying that you can use on it also. 
There is a valentine, anniversary, and birthday greeting.

The card in the front uses two of the free SAB sets. 
Perfect pairings on page 11 and Flowering Fields on page 12. 
If you are placing an on line order before the Stamp Along next Monday, 
please use the hostess code:

Thank you! I appreciate your orders so much! 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

A whole month of 2016 is gone already! Where did it go? 
I am ahead of schedule in preparation for the Stamp Along though! 
I already have some samples to show you. 
I have also posted a few more times this month than usual. 
Another thing that I am doing that I haven't done in the past is going to the Y! 
Yes, that isn't a typo! I really am going to the Y and not just once a week! A good friend is hauling my butt there several times a week and we are enjoying it! Mostly we are doing water fun workouts. You may have noticed that I am not calling it the E word. It is fun. The water is warm and I am loving it.
What have you done with your January?

Here are a few of the cards that I have ready already for you on the 8th. 

There are so many fun sets to work with right now!
The Sky is the Limit set used on the top card is a limited edition. It is free with a $50 order but is only available until the 15th of February.  The beautiful artistic paper is also going to be gone on the 15th. 
If you want either of those, come to the Stamp Along and get free shipping on your order. 
Or you can order on line and get it sooner. Please use the hostess code 
There will be several Valentine cards available for your choices also. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

More swaps from SU! 2016 Occasions catalog

Day three of swaps. 

Carla Bosselaar used the spotlight technique on the flowers of this beautiful Thank you card. 
The one on the right uses the new Blossom Bunch punch. The stamps are lined up with the punch so you can stamp all three at the same time and only have to punch once! This one did not have a name on it. 


Another one without a name. It uses that beautiful Botanical DSP. When SAB is over I plan to do a class using this awesome pack of DSP!
The one on the right is done by Penny Ginnery. What a cheerful card! 

Jill Hilliard did the Awesome flower card and she used the Wink of Stellar on it. I am anxious to try it and hope to have at least one card with it on for you to do at the next Stamp Along. 
Christina did the one on the right and used the softly falling folder and the triple banner punch. 
I still have a few more to show you and then it will be time to show you some of the choices for the February Stamp Along. There will be one or two more Valentines for sure since Valentine's Day is the following Sunday. Plenty of time for you to get them in the mail. 
Do you send a lot of Valentines? 

The hostess code for this month is
if you place an order on line with me.
Thank you!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Swaps from SU! 2016 Occasions catalog

Here are a few more of the swap cards I received.

I really like the way Carolyn Susi used this sweet little lamb for a baby card. 
The one on the right by Laurie Krauss uses the wonderful DSP and the Wink of Stellar on all of the ice cream cones.

The rose on the left was done by Marg Gromann. She used the free DSP from SAB for the pink on the rose and the swirled background piece. 
The one on the right was done by Cathy Miller. I love the way she used the confetti frame by cutting it in the oval shape. 

Just a reminder to please use the hostess code 
if you NEED to place an order for any of these wonderful products before the February Stamp Along.
Thank you! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Swap cards

I recently joined two swaps to get samples and ideas to share with you from the new catalog. 
I mentioned that there were many that used the Bloomin' Heart set and thinlets. Here are the ones I received back for the ones that I sent. The black one on the red background is one that I sent. These were from both swaps. 

The one in the left lower corner with the glimmer butterflies was done by Brenda Spierowski.
Top right is by Carla Bosselaar and the lower right is by Liz Lefeber.
The top left one didn't have a name on it or I lost it. Sorry.

All three of these did not have names attached either.
Do you like seeing the cards from my swaps? If you do and want to see more of them please leave a comment and let me know that. If I here from enough of you, I will take the time to put some more on here for you. Do you want them in groups so you can see different ideas with the same set or do you want them mixed? Is a grouping ok or do you want the individually? 
Let me know your wishes. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Birthdays and Thinking of You cards

There will be some of the regular birthday and thinking of you cards also. 
We always need those! 
Here are two of the birthday cards. 
Either of them could be good for the masculine friends.

I can't believe that I almost forgot to show you this cute little guy!
I think this is the most popular of the free sets that are available for SAB this year. 

So darn cute!
I didn't take the time to color with the aqua painter and wish I would have because I can see the marker lines. The aqua painters just do a much nicer job. 
The set and the DSP are both selections for free in the SAB catalog. 

Thank you to all who have left comments the last few days! I really appreciate it. The comments help me to feel like I am a part of a conversation rather than writing a letter to myself! :-)

I have another card or two to do and pack yet so I do hope that many of you will brave the cold tomorrow and come to the Library and Stamp Along with me. 
I appreciate you so much for giving me a purpose to design and prepare cards for you to make.