Tuesday, March 28, 2017

3D Tuesday - Saddle-UP! Gifts

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
Well yesterday was one of those 'BUCKET LIST' kind of days.  Cheryl and I went on an hour and a half Segway Tour of Scottsdale.  WHAT A BLAST!!!
Here we are as we arrived at the Segway Station and we were being assigned our Segway.
We were super excited to get our helmets on and get started.....
And I have to say that Cheryl was a PRO right out of the gates.
Here we are as we are almost finished with our tour.......
 
And Cheryl was able to get these two shots of me......
 
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER FUN to create and the product is featured in the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and 2017 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
These are the thank you gifts I made for each of the new guests who attended my Saddle-UP! event last weekend.
I made six sets of these for the new guest and also for the person who brought them.
I made a Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum version.....
Also a Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach version......
A Emerald Envy version.....
A Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo version....
And the last group was a Dapper Denim version.
Each set was modeled after Brenda Q's (BeeHive) blog post.
The pocket was a piece of Designer Series Paper that is made into an envelope and then attached to a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of coordinating cardstock.
There were three notecards created with the 'Lift Me Up' stamp set and coordinating 'Up & Away Thinlits Dies'.
I also made sure that each of the envelopes had the hot air balloons stamped on the front ....... In the same ink color as the cards and holder.
So there you have it friends.......A special grouping of thank you gifts for all my new Saddle-UP! guest.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mix-It-UP! Monday Upgraded B-day Card

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Well Cheryl and I made it up to Phoenix yesterday morning and while she was visiting her Dad.
I headed over to the Scrapbook Store and worked on my On-Stage swap cards for San Diego.
We checked into our hotel and the front desk guest services take us over to the Keg Steakhouse.
We had some FABULOUS appetizers and the most WONDERFUL dinner........
 And we enjoyed some SUPER DELISH Wine
and OVER THE TOP desserts.
We then went back to the hotel to enjoy some R&R and laughter.
 
We will be heading out early this morning to go on our Segway Tour (I do promise pictures of all that fun)......and then we have a SERIOUS MOTHER/DAUGHTER SHOPPING DAY planned out for us.
 
Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ....... but to bring this card up to the next stamping level ....... I added a couple extra layers of product.  All the product used on this card can be found in both the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog.
 
Here is yesterday's Spot Light Sunday card on the TOP......
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the BOTTOM......
For today's card I kept the orientation the same......
But I added an additional layer of DSP to my card.
I added the DSP dot pattern to my card and really gave my card some additional balance.
My sentiment was stamped with the same 'Oh So Succulent' stamp set......
And for my flower.....I added one additional layer of the 'Succulent Framelits Dies'.
My Whisper White panel was added to a Dapper Denim card base a...........And one final touch to my upgraded card was using my 'Simply Scored Scoring Tool'.  And I added a single embossed line around the outer edge my Whisper White panel.
So there you have it friends.......
Two equally beautiful cards.......
That are PERFECT for that SPECIAL person in your life.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream! 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spot Light Sunday - Birthday Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Well yesterday was my BIG Saddle-UP! UP! and Away Event..........OH MY GOSH.....What a BLAST we had.  Here's a few pictures of the day....
Here is a pic of Cheryl and me at the start of our day.....
This is the start of the Card Swap......
And 18 ladies participated in that card swap.
We also had a Gift Exchange......
And 14 ladies participated in that.
The ladies were kept busy with 16-projects.....
And EVERYONE left the event VERY HAPPY
they had spent the day with me.
And this final picture is of Cheryl and me sitting outside on the patio with our feet up and enjoying a Rum & Coke.......And a fabulous fire.
 
Today we are heading up to the Phoenix area to spend a couple days........Tomorrow we are going Segway Touring in Phoenix.  I will FOR SURE share pictures of all that fun!!!!!

Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and 2017 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.  This card uses several new products from each of those catalogs ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
I made this birthday card for a very special friend......
I started out by using the sentiment in the 'Oh So Succulent' stamp set and used Dapper Denim for my sentiment.
My Designer Series Paper is from the 2016-2018 Designer Series Stack......And I think the Dapper Denim DSP looks FABULOUS on this Whisper White card.
My flower was die-cut using two of the flowers from the 'Succulent Framelits Dies'.  And to bling up my flower just a tad.......I added a Metal Rimmed Pearl to the center.
And that's about how long it took to put this card together.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Saturday - Celebrate

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
Well, yesterday we got our Mani/Pedi's and got all the last minute things checked off our list.......And here's a picture of Cheryl and I catching some pamper time together.......
We went and had a manicure and pedicure...... 
And here is my attempt to do 'Pinkie's UP B's' with my nails wrapped in foil (YIKES!!!)

 Here's our Pretty Pinkies!
 
We were able to get the room set-up last night for our BIG Saddle-UP! event today.  So we are all set to give our Saddle-UP! guest a FABULOUS TIME today.

My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... AND my Saddle-UP! UP! and Away Event.  In honor of this fun day of celebration......I'm sharing with you a SERIOUSLY FUN CARD that I created using the February Paper Pumpkin kit.  I only added some extra cardstock to create this card ......... And I'm just thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let me share that card with you now.
I'm just crazy about the way this out-of-the-box creation came together.  I used the Designer Series Paper that was included in this kit to create my background panel for my card.
I used the stamp set that was included in the February Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp my sentiment.  And to kick up the sentiment a level.......I used White Embossing Powder to really allow my sentiment to stand out.
My trio of flowers were created using the 'Stylish Stems Framelits Dies'.
I created two Night of Navy flowers with Crushed Curry centers ...... And one Crushed Curry flower with a Night of Navy center.  To really PRETTY UP my flowers ..... I added some 'Fine Tip Glue Pen' to the center of each flower and that gave the flowers the pop I was looking for.
And a final touch was adding some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine around the center of my card and I called this card done!
A great card for any celebration.......

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!