Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Creative Challenge Kit September

Hey Everyone,  
Check out the video to see Septembers Creative Challenge Kit!  
Have a great day!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

CCC11 Creative Challenge Monday Feathery Thanks & Happy Birthday

I really loved the colors for this Creative Challenge.  They felt like fall.  Although I am a summer girl through and through, I have to admit I love fall colors.  They are very pretty.  

I've been desperate to use the feather framelits since I got them.  So here is this weeks card.  I like how it turned out.

This card really challenged me because this is not a color combination I would normally put together.  However I ended up really liking it.  The black just really pops.  And you know me, I always have to have some sort of bling.  Thus the glimmer paper feather.  It had to be done.

Tips & Tricks:
  • Pattern Combinations: I love combining patterns.  The polka dots and chevrons is a super popular pattern combination.  Generally speaking putting a large print with a small print is also a great idea.
  • Feather Framelits:  When you use feather framelits the little piece at the end of the feather sometimes sticks.  Use a paper piercer to carefully push the end of the feather out of the framelit.  It will pop right out.
  • Project Life by Stampin' UP! Holiday Cheer:  Don't let the fact that you don't "DO" Project Life stop you from picking up this gem.  This is a great stamp set for cards and ESPECIALLY for making tags.  You will not be disappointed.
You can click on the links below to order any of these supplies in my online store.

Last but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST!  I have to say Happy Birthday to my sweet girl today!  She is 6 years old.  I do not know where the time has gone.   I feel like it was yesterday that I had her.  Time is flying by so fast.  Just for the record she picked this cake out! LOL.  Uncle Si is her favorite.  So she ate his face.  HAHA!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Freebie Friday #30 Strawberry Box

HAPPY FREEBIE FRIDAY everyone!  Today I have a fun post.  I love this new framelit in the Holiday Catalog.  I can see LOTS of fun stuff coming from this.  I did a video below and also a quick photo tutorial on how to emboss it since it's too big for an embossing folder.  

Do me a favor?  Will you pin this tutorial all over pinterest for me please?  I would really appreciate it :)  Thank you for helping me!

Last weeks Freebie Friday winner is: Pam Martin, contact me to collect your prize.

This week I am giving away a goodie bag .. check out the video to see what's inside.

Here are the supplies I used.  Click on the images to order them in my online store.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Well I must say this year's 2014 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog is AWESOME.  I know, you just think I am saying that because I am a demonstrator and I have to.  UM NOT SO!  I totally love the catalog. My very favorite are the "redneck" santas! LOL.... Most everyone I know hates them, ok dislikes them... but I LOVE THEM!  They totally scream country hillbilly... which I am, just with teeth. HA!  Maybe I am more country hillbilly chic (sheek).  LOL  OK enough about that.  Check it OUT!!! Here it is... You can see the video below and check out the supply list from yesterdays card.

Yesterdays card and the supplies are listed below.

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WOWZA Wednesday - Thankful for You

The new Fall Fest stamp set and framelits is definitely in the WOWZA category as far as I am concerned.  I really love the stamp set and the matching framelits. You can come back tomorrow and order them :)  YAY!

Here is the video ... below I have some tips for you on making this card and my supply list for this card will be on my post tomorrow.

Tips & Tricks
  • The Raised Frame: Framelits are awesome for creating raised frames.  You just cut them out of the center of your paper and then layer paper or photos or even stamped images under neat.  Fun and easy.
  • Creating a flag: Use the 1" Square punch at one end of your paper to create the flag end.  This is super quick and so easy.
  • Good Greetings: The Good Greetings stamp set is amazing. You can only get it FREE with a workshop or place your own $300 order, get $50 in free product and the Good Greetings stamp set :)
On Thursday I will have a supply list for you of all the goodies that I used to make this card.  I would provide the list right now, but you couldn't order most of it :)  Come back tomorrow when you can ORDER FROM THE 2014 HOLIDAY CATALOG!  YAY!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

CCC10 Creative Challenge Monday

HOWDY YA'LL.... I love this weeks challenge.  Not to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT... I did good on the card this week LOL. I love the fun bright colors and the use of the new YeeHaw stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Go over to Creative Challenge Club and play along with us!  You could win free stuff... we just need 15 link ups! Hope you enjoy it also.  Have a Rootin Tootin good day!
**Don't forget you can become a member of our Stampin' community by purchasing the starter kit this week.  Choose $150 in product and only pay $99, free shipping CLICK HERE**

Here is the sketch.  See below for my tips and tricks and video.

Tips & Tricks
  • The Envelope: It's hard to see in the photo above but I lined an envelope to go with this card.  I really love it.  Lining envelopes is such a fun way to really step up a card.  See my tip for using the envelope liner framelits in the photo below.
  • Bright & Bold: The more I learn about color the less I fear using it. LOL.  I really have a hard time putting color together.  It doesn't come natural for me.  So if you struggle with this... use colors in the same Stampin' UP! color family.  Like Brights (bolds), Subtles, Regals.  It's almost a fail proof way of ending up with gorgeous projects.
  • Step It Up:  Again the step up on this card would be lining the envelope.  Another fun step up would be to punch a few stars out of glimmer paper and add them.  Every card can use some bling.

Here are the products you need to order to do this project:

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