Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gold for New Years Eve for a Golden Year

A New Year Already?
I have some gold for a golden year.  Technically it's not a golden year but for me, 2013 has been amazing!  But, we always have things we want to improve about ourselves... hop over to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog to check out all of our Resolutions... Click on the banner below to check it out:
Here is my card for today:
I have to admit, I copied this card directly from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Magazine, Stampin' Success.  I love the colors (Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe) combined with the Gold Vellum (isn't it amazing?).  The stamp (yes, it's only one stamp), the twine and the vellum are all from the new catalog!
As you can see I added some Strawberry Slush Designer Series Paper Stack polka dot paper as a liner for the envelope!  I love it!

Do you want to win some blog candy?  I have a roll of ribbon, an embossing folder and stack of designer series paper to give away to one of my customers.  Comment below and tell me YOUR New Year's Resolution to qualify **Please note: current demonstrators won't qualify and prize will only be sent to a USA address.  Thanks for understanding! :)**  I will draw for a winner on January 2nd at 10am!

Monday, December 30, 2013

By the Seashore

Happy Birthday at the Seashore
Good Morning!  The busiest time of the year is over and I am back.  :)  I still don't have a computer (using someone else's computer) but I have several posts prepared and ready to go for you.  Our regular laptop should be fixed soon (it's been gone for over a month) and then we will get my mac fixed.  Who knew having computer issues would be so annoying?
 Anyway... back to my post... so I received all of my new goodies in the mail over the last month and this DSP is in the new Occasions Catalog.  Have you received yours in the mail yet?  If not, you should be getting it very soon!
Do you love this card?  I thought it was perfect for a man but Marc doesn't agree.  I need help when making cards for men!  LOL  I love this stamp set By the Seashore (clear mount #126532 for $16.95).  I know it's winter, but in Florida, it's not really winter.
I made a matching envelope liner using the Designer Series Paper Stack (Brights).  You can order it as well using #130134 for $21.95.  Have you ever bought one of these sets of papers?  I LOVE them, you get 4 pieces of 12x12 paper for each of the 10 colors in the collection.
As you can see I stamped the front of the envelope as well!  I used the By the Tide stamp set (clear mount #129120 for $19.95).

Leave me a comment and say hi!  I have missed you!
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Simple Saturday

Simple and CASEd... 
Thanks to Julie Davison for posting this card which I completed copied!  I LOVE this card and the non-traditional Christmas colors!
Colors: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzaz and So Safron

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration: Gift Bags

Thanks for checking out my blog again today!  I appreciate you following my postings!  I know I haven't provided a lot of directions or lists because I am laptop-less and it's really hard to type on my Nook.  I am currently using my mom's computer while I am here for dinner (so I need to hurry up so Marc and I can go home to decorate the tree!!).  Here's my project:
Aren't these little bags so cute?  They are the Muslin Bags that Stampin' Up! sells.  I believe they are sold 10 for $9.95 but don't quote me, I might be wrong!  I used an ink dauber inked up with Real Red ink and just randomly put spots.  I made the tag using the Tags 4 You stamp set with matching punch.  If you are wondering if the treasures are in the bag, you are right!  I love those!

See you back here tomorrow for some more inkspiration... with a birthday card for the best mom in the world!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Candle and a Card Set - Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Click on the link below to check out my post today at: 
There are LOTS of gift giving goodies there for you to check out!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fab Friday #32 and SSI Friday Favorites

Fab Friday #32 and SSI
Happy Black Friday!  Are you stuffed and sitting at home?  Or are you braving the crowds and scoring some good deals?  I can tell you that I am not braving the stores... I am enjoying family in West Palm Beach!  
This week we have a fun combo for you (and quite popular too!).  Check it out:
I used the exclusive Stampin' Up! Hostess Set "Warmth and Wonder" (ask me how you can earn it yourself!!).  I just LOVE the tree!
Do you love the reindeer as well?  It's part of the same set!

To make this post even more exciting, I have added a "Friday Favorite" from our Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog!  

What is my favorite?  It's the Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper!  It's the pretty candy cane strip paper in the background....
The stamp set I used is new, it's called "Lovely as a Tree" and I have a feeling you are going to be seeing more of it.  The red dots are made using a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker.
As you can see I decorated the inside of the card and lined the envelope.
And don't forget stamping the outside of the envelope!

See you tomorrow for more stampin' in the sun!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays... mostly because I have so much to be thankful for!  My health, Marc, my family, my job, Arnie, the beach, laughter... the list can go on and on!  I made this set of cards to give a friend who helped me out at work.
This is a picture of the box with the belly band around it... super cute, right?
Check out my blog tomorrow as I have TWO posts for you... and you don't want to miss them!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ornament Card

Ornament Card
I needed another card for my December 8th class and this is the one I picked!  I know it looks "red" in the picture but it's actually Raspberry Ripple.  I love the snowflake embossing and often forget about it, so I am glad I remembered it!

As you can see on the left, I stamped the outside of my envelope!  Doesn't that embossing folder give a deep impression?
Don't forget the envelope liner!  It's the BEST part of making your own cards, making sure the envelope matches perfectly!

Do you love this card?  You can join us on December 9th from 1-5pm to make this card and 4 others!  Email me for more information!  See you tomorrow for a thankful post!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly Deals!!! Shop NOW!!!


I hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!  Get them until December 2nd.  I will be placing an order on November 30th at 8pm so when you order, use Hostess Code EW9JJUNP

***This is GREAT for making a wreath!!!!***
Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Item # 127012 

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

***Tags anyone?***
Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die
Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

***I LOVE this color!!!***
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

***This is an awesome deal!! You will have every color of ink in this family!***
Regals Stampin' Write Markers
Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN

***I use this everytime I made a banner or flag!!***
1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

***Great for Christmas cards!!!***
Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/9.38 CAN

***Another awesome embossing folder on sale!!!***
Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template
Item # 127755

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration - Tags on Tuesday

Tags on Tuesday
Guess what?  I have TONS of tags for you!  There are so many pictured that I don't have specific sets or colors for you!  However, all of the products I have used are Stampin' Up! and they are current products available in the catalog or online.  Grab any Christmas-related stamp set, some ink and get inspired to make your own holiday tags too!

Bonus 3x3 Card:
Thanks to Ronda Wade at My Stamping Best Friend for the inspiration of this 3x3 card, isn't it adorable?
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