Jul 22, 2014

Bring Back Nice





Last week I went to the Stampin Up convention and one of the demonstrators there told my upline this story 
"While traveling both to and from Convention, I had some pretty extreme mishaps (really, I couldn't make it up if I tried)! On my last flight, I had two exceptionally nice flight attendants, and I remembered that I always carry some 3x3 "Thank you for your great service" cards, and I gave each of them one. After opening the card, the one flight attendant told me that in 23 years of service, no one had ever thanked her like that. She took out a pen and wrote the flight number and date on it. I cried, maybe because of the sheer exhaustion from my trip, but more probably because people need to be thanked with even a small card. Ladies, what we do, MATTERS!"

That story sparked me to do the same. I always send cards out to those who need them but this act of kindness had never crossed my mind.  So this is one of the many cards I will have with me to say thank you to those who are bring back nice.


Supply List:
Stamp: Work of Art, Watercolor Thank You (Stampin Up)
Sentiment: Petite Pairs (Stampin Up)
Clear embossing powder 

Jul 21, 2014

The Big Reveal (Finally)


All of my stampy peeps have heard that I got a new stamping studio. I waited for three years on this to happen and  shame on me for not posting any pictures of it because it is pretty darn awesome and this is where I will be holding my monthly classes as well. I have plenty of room and can seat up to 18 

Here are a couple pictures, just picture a big TV in that vacant space because thats what is going there eventually.


This smaller table is the one I actually work at 


You can see lots more of storage and my awesome closet on my Pinterest page or my Splitcoast Stampers gallery just click on the links 

and also see the before (with imaginary walls) post HERE


thanks for looking and Happy Stampin

Jul 20, 2014

Blooming Birthday



I am back from Stampin Up convention and I am excited and have some goals to meet so with that said I am finally going to have some classes in my awesome craft room that the hubs finished for me. So stay tuned here and my Stampin Up site for class info.
Whether you're a seasoned stamper, a beginner or have never stamped in your entire life these classes are for you.  I will also offer these to my online stamping friends, I will have a hostess code for the class and if you place an order using that hostess code I will mail you the kits. And there will be door prizes for all.

this card uses two different sets and other supplies from Stampin Up you can find which ones they are in my supply list below. 

Made this card for a few  challenges 
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 

The colors from CAS- Colors & Sketches 


and the theme from Addicted To CAS



Supply List: All from Stampin Up
Stamps:
Flower:   (Bloom For You)
Leaves and sentiment: (Flower Patch)
Dies:  Framelits (Chalktalk), (Flower Fair)
Embossing folder (Large polka Dots)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Mossy Meadow 



Scrap N Place Sunday



Happy Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by, it's my day to share a card made with supplies from A Scrap N Place.  I decided to make another using this cute this  Primitive Birdhouse die with some cute Authentique papers.


Supply List:
Design paper: Authentique  (Harmony collection)
Die: Cheery Lynn (Primitive birdhouse)
Die: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Bird & feather set)
Twine

Jul 13, 2014

Weathered



Happy Sunday!
I am sharing this one on the Bling Girl blog today.
 I used all new supplies from A Scrap N Place. 
Instead of just die cutting the birdhouse of of card stock, I decided to cut it out using watercolor paper and then used my watercolor paints to color it, I love the weathered affect it has by doing the watercolors.  


Supply List
Design paper: Harmony Collection (Authentique)
Cloud die: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Cloud and raindrop die set)
Stitched Die: Lil Inker ( Stitched Mats- Rectangles)
Birdhouse Die : Cheery Lynn

Jul 11, 2014

SNSS Christmas In July New Release & Bllog Hop


 Hello and welcome to our July 2014 Release!  Are you ready for a little Christmas in July?  I love the opportunity to get a jump start on making my Christmas cards for the year, and with this release you'll have the chance to do just that!  Today we're releasing one wonderful image set and two fabulous sentiment sets that not only look great on the outside of the card, but are perfect for finishing up the inside of the card as well!

Here are my samples

Christmas Morn 
To make this one started with a white card base A2 size and then stamped the tree image versamark ink and embossed them with clear ink. Next I sponged the entire front with Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough Distress ink. I added some sequins from Pretty, Pink, Posh  to finish it off


Christmas Innies 
Even though this is a Innies set I used one of the sentiments as a focus for my card. They make a beautiful focal point for a  quick and easy card 



Jesus Is Born
For this card I used the set Born This Day to compliment the sentiment.







As always Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another  Release Day Challenge for you!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Christmas in July"  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th. 





Jul 6, 2014

Good Times Ahead


Good times are ahead because as of Tuesday I am off to spend some time with family! 

This is a late post but I realized that the sketch I used from Freshly Made Sketches is about to close so I had to get it posted 
I am also entering this one in Less is More for the Earth Tone challenge 


Supply List
Sentiment: Avery Elle
Arrow die: Avery Elle
Stitched circle: Lil Inker 
Design paper: Stampin Up