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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SAS left overs

Good Morning,
                                                                            It's going to be a beautiful day, the sun is out and it's going to be warm. It's been a good week. I got to see my son and the drama club do a play called Honeymoon at Graveyard Manor.  They all did an amazing job. It was comical. Everyone can use a little comedy especially after all that's been going on in the world.
        I haven't had the opportunity to craft lately, I've been sick and busy. I did manage to put this together out of some left over SAS card stock I had prepped from no shows from a class I had in March. I just changed the image and colored it in.
        Thanks for stopping by, check back soon. I will be posting the scrapbook page that I will be doing with my Clearly Contagious girls. If at any time you would like to join us drop me a line and let me know, we would love to have you. Til next time. 

Supplies used 
Stamps: Best of Flowers (25 years promo), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Gray
Card stock: Whisper White , Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stampin Write Markers, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil delight, Pear Pizazz., Daffodil Taffeta ribbon, Embossing Frame, Bitty Banners sizzlit and Big shot.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Still Playing Dress - Up

Good Morning,
     I know what your thinking " still playing dress up"? at my age . Seriously I have been using the Dress up Framelits that SU has in it's Spring Catalog. There's still time if you would like to purchase these framelits . May 31st is the last day to purchase from the Spring catalog. There is also a stamp set and a card form to go with the framelits. Visit My Buissiness Web Site, posted on the right of this blog  if interested in purchasing these fun framelits. I still haven't figured out how to do a link . Sorry.
   At first I wasn't into the whole dress thing and then I saw some really cute cards created with them and some amazing home decor frames which I still have yet to try here on the Stampin' Connection and Splitcoast stampers web site. I purchased the framelits and I have playing dress up ever since. Here are my cards.

I hope you enjoy them, I had fun making them. Thanks for stopping by til next time. have a great day.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crafting Day

    Today was such a cold and dreary day. I had today off so I decided to do some crafting. I was very productive. I got the Thank you card done for the SAS in June and I finally got the This And That Journal cover done. I also managed to get two pages in the This And That Journal focusing on the Hot dog boil we went to last weekend. My husband's niece and her husband make their own maple syrup and at the end of the maple syrup season they do this huge hot dog boil where they boil the hot dogs in the maple syrup. I was skeptical at first ,but it was sooooo yummy. Better with out the bun. They invite family and friends and serve hot dogs boiled in the syrup for a good part of the day and people come in and go ,. She had quite the spread, there was baked beans ,potato salad, macaroni salad, chips and many desserts as well. It was just a fun day with family and friends.

  The top picture is my cover. I used the Epic Day DSP, the stickers that came with the bundle, I loved the simplicity of the this And That label that actually comes on the book and the color just happen to fit in.I used the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, the butterfly punch found in the 2012-2013 catalog, and some fun brads and ribbon  in Gumball green and summer starfruit and a retired color called groovy Gauva. I also used some primas that I had in my stash.
The second pic. was made with what the page had already had and some stickers from the bundle and of coarse picture of the machine that the hot dogs were being boiled in. 
The last picture was the old machine that they started their business with.  After all the maple flavored hot dogs ,  they decided to make maple flavored snow cones with the clean snow from their yard. We didn't stay for that.
Drop by tomorrow and I will show you some more things that I created. It's getting late and I need to get some zzz's. I'm off tomorrow also,  so who knows what else I may create.Til next time. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. 
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Help! Which color combo do you like better?

Hello Blogger friends,  
     I recently got the Dress up framelits die, I decided to make a couple of cards with it. The bottom card I cased from someone but don't remember who or where, sorry. The top card is the same but I changed up the colors. I am planning on making one of these cards in my next class in May with my Clearly Contagious  group. I  haven't decided which color combo I like better. Girls from the group or any one? Let me know which one you would like to make or what color combo  you like better?
    I also would love to make a frame with this set using all sorts of embellishments, fabric, ribbon  and such. I've seen many frames on the SU web sight and Split coast stampers.
    Stay tuned for the scrap book page we will be making in that May class also. I almost have a couple  of pages finished in my Epic Day Journal done and the cover. I will be showing that soon too. 
Thanks for stopping by, til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New SU color Palette 2013

Hello Bloggers!

   Remember when I mentioned that SU  is refreshing their color palette? Well here it is. The goodbye colors and the hello colors  I myself am pretty happy with the new colors, and very excited to see the brand new color Smokey Slate. A few people are disappointed in losing Bashful  Blue and Pretty In Pink especially for Baby cards, but I'm willing to give Marina Mist and pink pirouette a chance for baby girl and boy cards. What are your thoughts about the new color palette, love to know what you think of the new colors and which ones you are sad to see go?  Leave a comment. Will be back soon, thanks for dropping by til next time 
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

This And That Epic day journal

Hello bloggers! 

   It's an exciting time for Stampin' Up! We are getting ready for the new catalog transition , a new color  refresh and a new product line. 
    This is the new This and That journal. It has 30 beautiful spreads that can be decorated to capture and document as  life  happens.  The chipboard cover is plain so that you can decorate it to your style and liking. Above are some of the pages inside. A couple of pages have envelopes so you can put a treasure from that special event or just some happenings of that particular day such as a play or concert or game. The designer series paper is called Epic day. I love this paper and colors, so refreshing. You can order this Epic Day journal as a bundle which includes the Epic Day DSP, the washi tape, the cute stickers and you get a rotator stamp that has dates, months holidays and I guess a few sayings not pictured here  for $32.08. order  #133350. Check back soon for more info on the new color refresh and hopefully I will have a couple of these pages decorated also I should include the pic. of the stamp. Thanks for stopping by. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I can't believe

Good morning friends,

     Wow! what great weather we have had recently, it felt like Spring for a couple of days. Hope every one had a great Easter and spent it with food friends and family.
      I went to my grand daughters' birthday party Saturday. I can't believe that they are 4 and going to be 6, they really are growing up too fast. It was actually Sophia's real birthday she is the one that was 6, the other one Syren will be 4 in July but they decided to celebrate both girls on the same day because most of the time Syren's  b-day falls on the  3rd of July and most family is vacationing due to it being around the 4rth of July,  this way mostly everyone could make it.
       The girls had a lot of fun, they had the party at a place called Fun America where they roller skated or bladed they had things for the kids to help them skate if they didn't know how, Laser tag arcade games and such.
        I didn't know what type of b-day card to make for my 4 yr. old grandaughter, so I decided to use the pinwheel sizzlit to create a card. Here's what I came up with
Simple and cute, What do you think of it for a 4yr old card?

Stamps: none
Inks: Island Indigo
Card stock: Whisper White, Tea Party DSP.
Accessories: Pinwheel sizzlit, Big Shot, EB folder Happy Birthday, Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Detail. and an Aqua Painter. 
     Thanks for stopping by, check back soon for more samples of what is coming up this month. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!