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
UASBFHTR
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? 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Beautiful Butterfly

Here is a quick easy card that was at the last Stamp Along.
I cut the butterfly out of the layer piece to save on card stock.
The designer series paper covers the openings.
This card could serve several occasions from birthday to sympathy. 
I have tagged one as a retirement card and the other is a friendly note. 


The choice of the DSP you use can change the dynamics of the card. 
Which of these two do you like best?
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fold Card Class/ Painted Petals

Two of the three, or four, cards for the class on the 27th. 
I still have openings for two more. 


Here you can see the insides. There are a few things that will be different. The Petite Petals that you see on the "book" card will be Painted Petals instead. That helps to keep the supply list a little shorter. 


Please bring the following things IF you have them as it makes the class move along a little faster. 
STAMP SETS:
Remembering Your Birthday .... just the Happy Birthday
World of Dreams ...... just the birds
Trust God ..... just the saying "Live Simply...Leave the rest to God
Painted Petals ..... the whole set
BLOCKS: C, D, E
INK PADS:
Baked Brown Sugar
Tangelo Twist
Hello Honey
Mossy Meadow and a sponge or dauber
Black Memento
STAMP A MA JIG
I will have the things that have to be done on the Big Shot done so we don't have to haul that! 
Just a reminder that it is at Schroeder's at 12:30 on Wednesday the 27th. 
The fee is $15 and it will probably take until 3:45/4;00 to finish them.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stamp Along Cards for May


This is such a cute card using designer series paper. 
It was inspired by one that I saw that was done by Betty Traciak. 
I have such a large selection of DSP here that I decided I should use some before it is retired! 
The card uses the set Zoo Babies which is going to be in the next catalog.
If you need a baby card, this one is very cute and can be used for either boy or girl. 



Both of these cards could be used for several different occasions. 
The one on the left is a simple punch art card and the one on the right is sponging with the reflection technique.
Which ones will you be making next Monday?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ice cream cone/Sheltering Tree

 This was one of the cards at the recent Sheltering Tree class. 
I told the gals there that I would put the cuts for the cone on here.


Here they are. Make lots of ice cream cones!
Thank you for coming to the class. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Masks or stencils?

Yes, I know it isn't Halloween and that is the time of the year we think of masks.
Actually, i think of these as stencils. 
They are on page 205 in the Annual SU! Catalog this year. 
They make awesome backgrounds by just laying them on the card stock and sponging over them but, for this card, after making a set of Tangelo Twist dots, I moved the mask over and made another set of them using Hello Honey. One more move and using the Lost Lagoon ink I got this very bright background. Then I used the On Film thinlit on the layer piece and put that cute? cat in the frame. 
The inside of the card has the saying that goes with the cat. 


If you were at the April Stamp Along, you might have made this one. 
What do you think of the background? I hope that you will give it a try.