Saturday, February 25, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Saturday - Friend

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
25 days and counting!!!!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a SERIOUSLY FUN CARD to share with you!  This is a card I created with the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some extra cardstock and a stamped image to create this card ........ And I'm just thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let me share that card with you now.
How's this card for telling a friend how SPECIAL they are to you!
I used the gold arrow tails to create the zig zag pattern across the top and bottom portion of my card.
And I stamped my friends sentiment with the stamp set that came with the January kit.......And then used the 'Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies' to create a pretty layered heart sentiment piece.
I used one of the large scallop 'Layering Circles Dies' and die-cut it out with the Gold Foil Sheets.  All that was left to do was add one of the 'Lace Doilies' from the Occasions Catalog on top of the scallop gold circle and added my layering hearts sentiment to the top of that piece.
A DARLING CARD that is going to surprise one my dear friend!
 
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!

Friday, February 24, 2017

FRIENDS - Holiday Gifts

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
26 days and counting!!!!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards and gifts that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Today I have some holiday gifts that I received in December........and it is with great pleasure that I share these with you today.  
First up I have the OH SO YUMMY bag of chocolates I received from my sweet friend Lynn in Michigan.  DID I MENTION HOW YUMMY THEY WERE?????
And if Lynn doesn't SPOIL ME ENOUGH ....... Look at all these delightful treats she sent me before Christmas.  OH MY!!!!!
This ADORABLE holiday bell and chocolates is from my special Madison, Wisconsin friend Sandra.
The chocolates were tucked up inside the center of the bell ornament that Sandra created.
 
Now I'm hoping that you are prepared to be BLOWN AWAY by this OH SO BEAUTIFUL travel case that my downline Abbie made for me.  This was her December Downline Gift Exchange ...... And I was the lucky winner.
 Inside Abbie's travel case was this FANTASTIC poly zip bag. 
And this little stocking gift was given to me by one of the DELIGHTFUL clerks (Lori) at our Basha's Grocery Store.
And my final gift share for this week is the OH SO CHARMING picture frame that Neda from our SW Stampers group made for me.  She gave this to me at our December Gift Exchange.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tag Thursday - Customer Tags

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
27 days and counting!!!!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create some SUPER PRETTY THANK YOU TAGS.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.
Here are the three different color designs I made for my February customer order thank you tags.
I used the new 'Stylish Stems Framelits Dies' along with the coordinating 'Special Reason' stamp sets to create all of my February tags.
First up is a pretty Smoky Slate tag with Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight flowers.
Next up is (my favorite) Melon Mambo version.
I used Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink to create these flowers.
OH.....and can you see the Clear Wink of Stella I added to the center of the die-cut Melon Mambo flower?
And here is my Bermuda Bay version.
Each tag was topped off with some 1/8" Taffeta ribbon and tied up into a pretty bow with some Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wine Down Wednesday - Sending Love

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
28 days and counting!!!!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
Wouldn't you just LOVE LOVE LOVE receiving this beautiful card!
It was made with Silver Embossing Powder and the 'Falling Flowers' swirl stamp.
I used the same Silver Embossing Powder to create my sending love sentiment......And I used the 'Sealed with Love' set and the 'Sweet & Sassy Framelits' for that.
The final touch for this card was adding three 'Pearl Basic Jewels' to the top right corner of my card ....... And called this card DONE!
Simply LOVE how the Silver Embossing Powder just puts this card OVER THE TOP!

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3D Tuesday - Door Prize Gifts

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
29 days and counting!!!!
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 was SO MUCH FUN to create that I ended up creating TWO boxes for the month of January.  I used product that can be found in both the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog as well as the 2017 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
Here's the first box of cards that I made for the January SouthWest Stampers Door Prize.
I used the Stampin' UP! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes to create my four coordinating cards that were tucked inside the box.  And I used the 'Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack' to decorate the Note Cards.......
I also decorated the front of the envelopes and lined each of the envelopes with the 'Sending Love' Paper Stack.
And here is the box of notecards I made for my January Stamp Camp Early Bird Door Prize.
Each card had multiple DSP circles arranged on the front ...... and I used my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to add stitching lines around all five trailing circles.
And here is a closer-up of how I decorated each of the envelopes.
Both boxes of cards turned out GREAT.......
And the winner SQUEALED with happy when their name was drawn.
 
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, February 20, 2017

Mix-It-UP! Monday - Birthday Wishes Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
30 days and counting!!!!
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 added a couple additional products (found in the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is yesterday's Spot Light Sunday card on the LEFT......
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the RIGHT......
For today's upgraded version......I selected a Cherry Cobbler base card over the original Whisper White card that I used to create yesterday's card.
I also used clear embossing powder to bring out some extra shine to each of the flowers I stamped with the 'Avant Garden' set.
I added a pretty So Saffron scallop oval to my sentiment......
And added some Linen Thread around the bottom portion of my Whisper White stamped flower panel. 
So there you have it friends......
Which one do you like the best????
 
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, February 19, 2017

Spot Light Sunday - Birthday Wishes

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
The COUNT DOWN for my daughter's
arrival for my Saddle-UP! event is......
31 days and counting!!!!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2017 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration Catalog and the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  This card uses product from both of those catalogs........So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
This crisp and clean card came together with the help of the Sale-a-Bration 'Avant Garden' stamp set.  I truly am IN LOVE WITH THIS SET!!!!!
I began this card by stamping the flower from this set onto Whisper White cardstock in three bright and bold ink colors.  I selected Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist ink.
Without a doubt ...... Stampin' UP! knocked this set out of the park with details.
My birthday sentiment is from that same 'Avant Garden' set and I used my 'Layering Ovals Framelits' along with the new 'Stitched Shapes Framelits' die for my two layers.
A delightful card that comes together quickly and can be created in an endless line-up of color combinations.

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!