Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How Would you Like a Sneak Peak of February's Paper Pumpkin?

All the pretty patterns have us swooning... And this is just the envelopes! Sign up by midnight MST tomorrow and the gorgeous February kit will be all yours! Click HERE! to sign up.

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New Weekly Deals! Good through Monday, February 15th.

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2014-2016 In Colors Will Be Retiring Soon!

Do you have re-inkers? Paper? Ribbon?
Now is the time to order everything you need and get Sale-a-bration benefits. (So sorry for the bad photos, I can't seem to get the lighting right. So weird, some are ok, some aren't. All taken at the same time....). Remember for every $50 you spend you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. So why not get the items you need BEFORE they go on the retirement list in April/May?
This is Lost Lagoon. All of the card bases are cut, 5 1/2" x 8". I took half inch off the front to add the flowers. I used the Hello, Sale-a-bration stamp set and the Timeless Textures from the Occasions Catalog for all my cards. They all have the Stripped Ribbon that goes with each color. The flowers are the Petite Petals Punch. I punched 10 flowers and stamped on 5 of them, sponged them (why, of course!) and added them to the bottom of the card, and finished off with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.

 Next is the Tangelo Twist card. (See this photo looks ok......).
 Hello Honey.
Mossy Meadow.
Blackberry Bliss. This color is so dark, when I stamped the hello, you could barely see it. So I stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. You can barely see the flowers at the bottom. But, this is also a good alternative.

Here is how I did the Corrugated Banner on each card. I used the Triple Banner Punch. Cut your strip, 1" x 2 1/4".
 Get your 2014-2016 In Color items NOW!

I've listed most of the items you can get in the 2014-2016 In Colors. I did not list the individual colors of cardstock, ink, or re-inkers. You can view everything on page 137 of the Annual Catalog.

Only one week left to order this kit!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Pleated Skirt Fold Cards

I love this fold! Thanks to Becky Roberts for directions. I've got three Pleated Folded Cards for you today.

My card base is 4 1/4" x 11" in Calypso Coral, scored at 5 1/2". I used the FREE Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Wildflower Fields, cut at, 3" x 7 3/4". You can get this paper FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (1-4-16 through 3-31-16).

I really love all the layering. I've been trying to do it on more of my cards. Its finally becoming a little bit easier for me. You can see I've used a small piece of Doily and pleated it, added it to my sentiment. I added half a Metallic Doily just under the ribbon. Then popped up the sentiment with dimensionals after I added the ribbon.

Here is a quick tutorial for you.

These are the products I used for the above card.

For these cards I used the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. This paper is also a FREE Sale-a-bration paper, but only available until February 15th. So get it while you can! The sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration item, Perfect Pairings, it has some great sayings in the set.

So for my layering with this card I embossed a 1/2" x 2 3/4" piece of Island Indigo with the Confetti Embossing Folder. Then took a piece of Whisper White, 3/4" x 3 1/4" and embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder. I added a small piece of a doily and scrunched it up a bit and glued to the Happy Heart Strip. Finished it off with some Silver Sequins and a Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine bow.

I basically did the same thing with the Blushing Bride piece of the Perfectly Artistically Designer Series Paper.
You can see I embossed the hearts going the other way for this card. I think I like the hearts vertical better.......Which one do you like better?

These last 2 cards went to two of my downline who were the top two in sales for January. They also got a little something from me inside their cards. 

Here are the products I used for the last two cards:

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Has This Happened to You?

Is this what your photos look like? All mixed up. You can see I started to make some order.....but sadly I never finished.

I purchased these great photo keepers back when I worked for Longs Drug Stores. Why I remember where I bought them, I don't know. Maybe because I worked in the Antioch Branch Office for several years. Now Longs has been bought out by CVS. Sigh......

It was right around 2000 when I "stopped" putting my photos in order, which is right when I quit working for Longs.

So I've been wanting to do Project Life with my photos, and have bought several of the Stampin' Up! Project Life card kits. Even bought an organizer for all the kits.

See, all organized with labels. I had these clear file folders in my stash of stuff and used the File Tabs Edgelits to make them look like file folders. Then labeled them with the kit name and year. Ok, don't judge, I've been buying the kits for a couple of years.......Now I'm using them! Yahoo!

Then I found this online somewhere (this I can't remember, go figure, since it was recently.)
There are 16 of the smaller cases inside. They look like this:
Inside. I didn't label them permanently as I am hoping to get most of these in albums. I did use Washi Tape to keep the sticky note with the year on the inside of the case.
These are my two BESTEST friends ever!I've know Cindy, in the purple for 41 years, and Lynne for over 25 years.

Sorry, got a little side tracked seeing my BFF's.
I did 10 pages in one afternoon. Can you imagine how many I can do now that most of my photos are in year order?

This was Rocky (grey tabby kitty) when he was a kitten, he's 10 years old now. And then there is Jeremy, he was the one that we had to say good by to in November. He was about 6 years old in this photo. He thought he was Rocky's mommy. He cleaned him and watched over him for a couple of weeks. He would panic if he couldn't find Rocky. (side tracked again......).

So I'm feeling pretty good now. I have most of my photos from 2000 to 2011 in year order. I CAN do this! So can you!

I'd love to hear from you. Are your photos organized? Show me how you did yours. Or maybe yours aren't organized, did I inspire you to get busy and get them organized?

You can find all our Project Life kits, albums, page protectors on pages 145-147 in the Annual Catalog, on pages, 42-43 of the Occasions Catalog, and on pages 8-9 in the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Hostess Code for February: 67EVGKHX. Only use it if your order is under $150.

This is only a sampling of all of the Project Life Products we carry. So check everything out in all three catalogs. Email me if you need any of the catalogs.

February's Class on the Go!

You will need Calypso Coral, Perfect Plum and Bermuda Bay Ink to complete projects above. Already have this bundle? No problem, just choose another bundle $33 or less. If you live close and can pick up, let me know, why pay for shipping when you don't have to?

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday's Challenge, Create with Connie and Mary!

This week its a color challenge, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, and Crumb Cake. These are my kind of colors. You can play along too: http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/

I started off with a Blushing Bride card base cut at, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Then I added a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut the Hot Chocolate Cup with the Cups and Kettle Framelits. Can you guess what I used to make my "marshmallows"? The Tree Builder Punch, pretty clever, if I don't say so myself. I love that saying too, it comes from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set. It has a bunch more sayings.

I first put half of a Doily down. Then ran a strip of Tear and Tape, pleated the Venetian Crochet Trim, popped up my mug with dimensionals. I added some Crumb Cake Stitched Ribbon and Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon with a staple to hold them down. Finally my marshmallow (punched with the Tree Builder Punch) that I sponged with Crumb Cake Ink. I just used snail to slip it inside my mug. That cute little heart is the steam rising from my mug. Ok, well at least in my world it is.......

I hope you play along too: http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/

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