Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Checkout This Week's Deals!

It's time again for some new deals:


These special prices are only good for a week so take advantage of them now! You can find them at my store 24/7 HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Monday, August 18, 2014

3D Flower using Retro Sketch Challenge


I was able to find some time on Sunday to do a little creating and I was challenged to create a card using a new technique. This means a new technique to me. I choose to learn how to make 3D flowers. Stampin' Up! has a video showing different ways to make these flowers. I used Filter Paper to make this card. The video showed using 3 sheets of Filter Paper but I only used one since I knew I wanted to make a card with it. 

After making the flower I took Stampin' Spritzer filled with alcohol and Strawberry Slush ink refill. Shook it then sprayed it on the flower. As I did I would scrunch the flower up. I did this cause I wanted to have part of the flower retain the white to it. 

Since I used Strawberry Slush for the flower, I then went through my DSP to see which paper coordinated with it. Confetti Celebration was a winner :D. Next I went looking for a sketch and came across this beauty that I had pinned to my Card Sketch Board on Pinterest. 


I'm entering this card in challenge #128. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blooming Birthday - Another Flower Patch Creation!


Do you ever see a card and think "WOW, I want to make that gorgeous card!". Well that's what I did when I saw Sandy Mathis' card. I changed it a little but pretty much stuck to her color scheme and layout. Remember for stamp club we use one stamp set for our projects but then I make up other samples to showcase the stamp set in other ways. This is a sample I had for them to see. I LOVE the layout (which was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches). I'm not very good at using embossing folders so love how the big dots are used for some texture on the Whisper White cardstock. 

This took just a little time since the flower and leaves had to be die-cut but it came together rather quickly. I hope you aren't sick of seeing samples using Flower Patch. I still have more :D It's a VERY useful set and one of my absolute favorites!!

You can purchase the set at my store 24/7 HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!

Michelle

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! - Everyday Adventure


As I mentioned yesterday, my daughter had her first day of school. I was a little nervous as she was going to a new school for us with a new start time. Instead of getting on the bus at 8:20 she now has to get on at 7:50. For someone who isn't a morning person (just like her Mommy), we weren't sure how it was going to go. She was so excited though she got right up and even had breakfast (I made her a special one - eggs, bacon and toast). I was a wreck all day worrying about her - when she got home and got off the bus it was apparent that my worrying was for nothing. She had a great day and I enjoyed hearing all about it!

Are you a photo taker? I bet a lot of you are! And if you are like me I take photos but have a hard time scrapbooking them. I just don't find the time. Well Project Life by Stampin' Up! will help with that. Each kit comes with 100's of double sided 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 cards that you just insert into your pages along with your photos. 

This is a sampling of the Everyday Adventure kit. I LOVE the colors and true to Stampin' Up's nature each set coordinates with our cardstock and accessories. The colors are listed under each kit's description. I just wrote the colors on a 3x5 and stuck it in with my kit so whenever I go to grab this kit I know what cardstock colors I may need (if I even choose to do that!).


These pictures aren't the best because I don't want to give away all my secrets as we will be going over this at my Project Life 101 class this Friday or Sunday (you pick which day works for you). I'm going to show you just how easy it is to get started and get those photos off your camera/computer and into your books!


I added some words to my pictures using Alphabet stamps and Staz-on as well as the stickers that come in the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack. Sign up for this class is on my Facebook page so head on over there and RSVP (you can find the link at the top right of my page) - it's FREE to attend but there will be a Make-N-Take available for just $5. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Specials and A New Photopolymer Stamp Set - Yee-haw!


As always Stampin' Up! has some great Weekly Deals available. I think it's time I get the Petite Purse die since I've been WANTING it and now it's on sale!! How about you? Anything you WANT? You can purchase them here.


It's the 2nd Tuesday of the month so it's time for a new Photopolymer Stamp Set. This month we have Yee-haw for you! It is absolutely adorable and perfect for all those cowboys and girls out there! This set will be available for a limited time so get it while you can!! You can purchase this new set here.

On a side note - today is the first day of school for my daughter. Our school district went through a boundary change and we were affected. So today she is starting at a whole new school - new time, new teachers, new friends. She'll be fine as she's my little social butterfly and is so excited. This mommy is just a tad nervous though. I am anxiously keeping myself busy until she returns to hear all about it! I'm sure I'll share a picture or two tomorrow...wish us luck, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle

Friday, August 8, 2014

Very Merry Christmas Card for a Team Challenge


So my upline has challenged us to do a few things to help our business grow. One of the challenges this week was to pick a sample card in the annual catalog and CASE it. CASE means (copy and steal everything) but in this case she wanted us to use different stamps and color. The annual catalog has so many wonderful samples but being the procrastinator that I am I needed something that would be fast since I was on a deadline. I decided to copy a card on pg. 72.  I made it fit my Christmas theme that I really wanted to use. I was hoping to use a different Christmas set but it hasn't arrived yet. So I used the two that I had. I did add some twine as I just felt it needed a little more. CAS (clean & simple) cards aren't really my thing so this was stepping WAY out of my comfort zone. I think it turned out pretty darn cute and guess what? Yep, one Christmas Card done...200 more to go (just kidding, lol)

Thanks so much for stopping by! (FYI - I promise the strip of ornaments is NOT blurry IRL...not sure what is going on..maybe the fact that I'm rushing could have something to do with it, huh?!)

Michelle