Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vacation and Baking

We have been in Florida for family vacation and Christmas with our daughter and her family.  Then we spent a week of relaxation in Bradenton.  Bought a car!  And now I am getting ready for more Christmas with our Daam family tonight and Davis family on Christmas day.
Will, Erin, Elise and Irelyn.
 Me, Jack and Jaclyn.

 Grampy/Dad could not pass up setting up an appointment for the girls to get their hair, makeup and nails done.  Awwww!

 There was even time to catch lunch with a friend!  I am so glad that worked out Nancy!

 The first week in the Disney area the weather was perfect.  The 2nd week while we were at Bradenton it rained for four days.  Here is a moment with a break in the clouds on Ana Maria Island to catch the sunset and grab some shells.  It was gorgeous. 

This is my new Toyota Solara!  Well, new to me!  2001, 16,100 miles!  14,500 when we bought it last week.  LOVE it.

Here is the Davis tradition of making Julekage.  Julekage is Swedish Christmas Bread.  Sooooo yummy!

The caramels need to be cut and wrapped.
I also made Ruskies!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Cards and Thank Yous!

Here is a card that I used for some thank yous.

 It was also a card that was for my card class last month.
 This is another thank you that I sent.
No card recipes today!  Have a great day!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge

There are a series of challenges over on Splitcoaststampers for Breast Cancer Awareness this month.  It is called Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT).  It is to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what is created.  My friend Pattyb is hostess for the challenge today.  We were to make a treat holder and had to use the colors black, pink, white and silver.  My mom had breast cancer and has leukemia now.  I love her much.  ANYway, this project is a magnetic tin and I just embellished it up.  I hope it lifts your spirits some.   Jesus is our eternal hope.  And can lift our spirits like no other. 
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

Stamp set:  Daydream Medallions, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Card Stock:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Silver Glimmer, Shimmery White
Accessories:  Basic Jewels, WWhite Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Button, Floral Frames Framelits


Friday, October 26, 2012

15% OFF Stamps Monday 10/29 ONLY!

This is HUGE!!  

Starting at 12:00AM (MT) and ending at 11:50PM (MT) on Monday, October 29th, 2012, almost every stamp we sell will be 15% off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including:

◦Background stamps
◦Personalized name stamps
◦Cookie Press stamps
◦Single image stamps - (new ones have been added).  To see the full list of Single image stamps for sale click here.   Once there click on "show all" on the right.

This DOES NOT include:

◦Hostess sets
◦Bundled stamp sets
◦Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

Email me your list of stamps and I will order them on Monday, or place your orders in my Online Store on Monday to receive the discount.  If you would like to place your own order through my online store you can click on any subtitle below and it will take you to my store.  Remember, if you place your order yourself, you must place it Monday to get the discount.

Single Stamps - by Stampin' Up!
Single Stamps
Seasonal Celebrations
Seasonal Celebrations
Growing Up
Growing Up
Cookie Stamps
Cookie Stamps
Wheel Stamps
Wheel Stamps

If you are placing your order through me, send me your order right away.  Let me know your form of payment and if it is credit card I will need that information.  This is a one day deal.  Wooohoooo!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Daydreams and Brocade

These two cards are from a class this week too.  

The colors in this first card are More Mustard and Riding Hood Red.  I just LOVE how they look together.
Stamp set:  Daydream Medallions, Curly Cute
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard
Card Stock:  More Mustard, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Button, Floral Frames Framelits

This card uses my favorite embossing folder.  Lacy Brocade.  For the embossed piece I just ran the card stock through the folder and then using the brayer added Crumb Cake ink to the raised areas.
Stamp Set:  Summer Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Shimmery White
Accessories:  Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Brayer, Sponge

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Some Trees, a Snowflake and a Flower

 These are cards from one of my classes this past week.

This first card was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  Joyful Creations with Kim did this with masking.  I cut a panel and stamped it and then sponged.  There was no masking involved.  Then I attached the panel to my card front.  I LOVE it.  So easy and such a wonderful look.
Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree, Family Reunion
Card stock:  Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Pool Party, River Rock
Accessories:  Sponges, Early Espresso Marker
I inked the tree in Lucky Limeade, markered the trunk and then rocked a bit in the Always Artichoke.  Stamped the image and then stamped again and again.  Reinked and did the same.  Then I sponged the bottom in the Lucky Limeade and some in the middle.  Sponged River Rock in the middle into the top and the top with Pool Party. 

A sparkly thank you that could also be a Christmas card!  This is shimmery and beautiful in real life.
Stamp Set:  Lacy & Lovely
Card Stock:  Shimmery White, Bashful blue, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:   Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Rhinestone Basic Jewel

 These colors are just absolutely lovely.  I don't know what I will do when Calypso Coral retires.  It is a favorite color of mine.

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Argyle Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits 

That is all for now!  More tomorrow.  Promise!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn Accents Thank you

I needed some thank yous and this is what I pulled together.  French Foliage is my favorite leaf set.  Autumn Accents Bigz Die was used to cut the leaves.  Then I scored them in the middle and folded before running them through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder.  LOVE it.  See the 'thanks'?  That is cut out with a bitty, bitty punch!  Love that too.  We will be making this next week at my Club classes.   Hope you can come!

Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Lovely Little Labels
Card stock:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede and Early Espresso
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Little Labels Punch Pack, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread and Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Promos, Classes, and More!!!

There is a ton of stuff going on this month including an October Special, a new offering of single stamps, plus I have included several classes in this email. 

First, the October Special:

Christmas Gift with Purchase Promotion

Dates: October 1-31, 2012 Promotion Details: It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Choose from the following options:
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Second, the Single Stamp Special:

Single Stamps

We're trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
Single Stamps: Word Play
Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings

Third, the Stamp Classes:

October Club and Classes

~All-Occasion 10 for $25
Saturday, October 13th at 10am.  This is 10 cards, 2 of each design including envelopes.  RSVP by October 8th.

~October Club

Club is now offered one evening and morning each month.  Evening Club is Tuesday October 16th at 6:30 pm.  Morning Club is Thursday, October 18th at 10am.  One of the items we will be making is a card using the Autumn Accents Die.  (This is the leaf die.)  This class is free for club members and $15 for non-club members.  Please RSVP by October 15th for either date.

~Ornament Class

Would you like to make the ornament on the front of the Holiday Catalog?  I am offering a class to do just that.  Class will only cost $10, however, you must purchase the Ornament Keepsake Bundle which includes the stamp set AND framelits.  On page 3 of the Holiday Catalog you can see the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle.  Wood mount is $49.95 plus s&h and clear mount is $42.95 plus s&h.  There is the special this month if you are interested in that (shown above in the 1st special).  Make sure you purchase the option that includes the framelits.  You would need to bring your own hot glue gun with glue sticks, silicone mat, Multipurpose Liquid Glue (green glue), and the Big Shot IF you have one. 
This class is November 16th at 6:30.   Orders for this class need to be submitted by October 26th.  Your order will be your RSVP.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Fabric Ornament, Broach or Something!

The Candlelight Christmas Fabric is gorgeous!  I made some ornaments or broaches out of it.  This would work for any of our fabrics however.  Just so beautiful.

This invovles a bunch of hotglueing!   The tulle was handstitched and then pulled together.  I think it could use some crochet trim.  We do sell that.  Erin (daughter) makes crochet lace.  She whipped these up over the weekend.  Aren't they just gorgeous! 
I think I need some of that.  
I have posted several blog posts today, so keep scrolling down.

Continue having a great day!


Ex Libris

Love, love, love this background stamp.  It is Ex Libris and I have paired it with From My Heart.  I inked Ex Libris with Crumb Cake, sponged over that with some Primrose Petals and then stamped it.  I LOVE that look.  Then I sponged and spritzed with the Color Spritzer Tool.  The stamp used from From My Heart is inked in Soft Suede and then a blender pen using Crumb Cake to color.
Stamp sets:  Ex Libris, From My Heart
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Primrose Petals
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Crochet Trim, Large Scallop Edgelits, Labels Collection Edgelits, Delicate Designs Folders, In Color Dahlias
Have a great day!

Core'dinations Watercolor Winter

This is one of my favorite sets out of the Holiday Mini.  I love 2-step stampin' and rock n roll is my favorite technique.  I know!  That is an old technique, but I just love it.  The Core'dinations cardstock is another favorite with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder as well as the Delicate Designs Folders with the Large Scallop Edgelits.  Those line up together!  How cool is that.  A perfectly cut edge.
Stamp set:  Watercolor Winter
Cardstock:  Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Folders, Labels Collections Framelits, Antique Brad, Crochet Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Brayer, Dust Buddy, Sanding System, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Have a great day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Snowflake Illuminate Free for All Catalog Focus

I stamped with some new stuff today and used some challenges to keep me focused.  The Free for All Challenge was Ombre.  It means shaded.  One color that changes into another.  I did that on the main snowflake.  The center is Early Espresso then Crumb Cake and the edges are Marina Mist.  Isn't it pretty?  I love it!  The Creative Crew challenge I used was the August Catalog Focus.  That was to use brads.  I also wanted to use the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stamp Pad.  That is on the side panel and on the main snowflake piece.  You will have to click on the picture for a closeup to see it.  Really pretty!

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Soiree
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Shimmery White
Accessories:   Antique Brad, Crumb Cake Tulle, Victoria Crochet Trim

Have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Everything Eleanor, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit

This was made a bit ago and hasn't been shared yet.  I love these colors and this set!

Set:  Everything Eleanor
Ink:  Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White (or maybe Shimmery White)
Accessories:  Scallop Punch, White Stitched Ribbon

Have a great day!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Elise and Irelyn!

Elise and Irelyn are my grand daughters.  They live in Virginia and are spending some vacation time with us.  Let me show you what is going on in my stamp room!

 This is Irelyn.  She is writing right now.  See that pink paper?  Some punching was going on!  And see those red sour cherrys at the bottom of the picture?  Fun times!
 This is Elise.  She wanted to make some flowers. 
 Flowers and bling!  Love!
 On my shelf of cards Elise saw this card. 

 She wanted me to show her how to make one with yellow and red.  I helped her get started and she did a great job!
 This card Elise made all on her own.
 This is a card Irelyn made all on her own.
The girls have been very busy.   Grammy Deb and Grampy Jack are having a grand time!  Jaclyn is enjoying having someone to play the Wii with.  

Have a great day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Graduation Cards

These were the cards I used for graduations this year.

Stamp sets:   Itty Bitty Banners, Layered Labels, Quint-Essential Flower
Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, So Saffron
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Brushed Silver, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Comfort Cafe DSP, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Floral District DSP, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, So Saffron
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Punches, Antique Brads, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon

Have a great day!