Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sweet Valentine's Card

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My card share for today spot-lights the new stamp set "Hey Valentine's" and is a SUPER SERIOUSLY HAPPY CARD.  Before I share that card with you........I want to share some pictures from the gifts we received at the Manager's Reception....and also some fun stuff that was shared at yesterday's Leadership session.  Let me share those pictures with you.....

Here's the beautiful box we received when we left the Manager's Reception on Wednesday night.
It's just like Stampin' UP! to spoil us at these events.....and they really did some serious spoiling on Wednesday night.
This is what was inside the beautiful box.....
It's a beautiful keepsake picture frame......Which I'm planning to put a fun picture of Jack and Me at this event.
Here's two of my InkBig buddies (Lisa and Mary) receiving some much deserve On-Stage Recognition.
And here's some samples that Sara Douglas shared with us......
Along with this quick and easy Valentine's sample.

For my card share today.....I saw this layout on Stampin' Connection.  Think it's one of the happiest cards that I've made in a very long time.

I used the "Hey Valentine's' set to create this card.
My Bermuda Bay panel was embossed with the "Happy Hearts" embossing folder.....
And my  birdie image was colored in with Blendabilities Markers.
I used the Brights DSP Collection for my four DSP banners......
And added some 1/8" taffeta ribbon to the end of each banner.
I added Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay candy dots at the ends of each banner flag.
And I think it's one of my favorite bright and happy cards that I've made in some time.

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

Leadership Swap Cards

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
Today I want to share with you the SUPER HAPPY leadership swap cards that I made.......but first let me share some pictures of the Manager's Reception from last night.
We arrived at Disney World and were taken to a private showing of Disney's Fantasmic! Show.
I'll tell you......There were lights......
Lots of Sparkles.....
A "Boat-Load" of characters.....
Plenty of Fireworks.....
And all the magic that comes with anything to do with Mickey.
After the private showing was over, we were escorted to Sunset Blvd and treated to an exciting array of Disney-themed desserts and beverages.  We also received a special "good-bye" gift that I will share with you tomorrow.
So check-out these fun cards I made to swap at this year's Leadership.
I used the new Cheerful Critters stamp set to create my cards.
Besides the Strawberry Slush card ....... I made this Coastal Cabana version.
A Elegant Eggplant version....
A Soft Suede version....
A Pacific Point version......
And one of my favorites........Crisp Cantaloupe.....
I used my Blendabilities to color in each of my little Critters sweaters........
And I used the Stars Embossing folder for the base card.....
And the Decorative Dots Folder for the center panel.
Here's all 125 swap cards ready for Leadership.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a sweet Valentine's card with you ........ Hope you can join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

More Sweet Flowers

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
Well.......we made it to the happiest place on earth yesterday evening.  After a long day of air-travel.  It's always great when you land somewhere that is warm and sunny.  That's the weather forecast for the next couple of days in Orlando, Florida.  I'll try to post pictures of all the great things happening at Leadership.....and for sure.....all the fun we have at the Manager's Reception tonight.
My card share today is a fresh and pretty card that uses the new 'Love is Kindness' Set.
I stamped my image with Memento Black ink and used my Blendabilities to color my tulips my favorite shade of yellow (in my case....Daffodil Delight).
I also used some of the new White 1-1/4" Jute Ribbon and added a Crushed Curry Button with matching Baker's Twine.
I have to say that this is one of the happiest cards I've made in a long time.  Just LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share with you my Leadership swap cards ........... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweet Flowers

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
Well my blogger I'm heading to the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!  I'm heading to the Stampin' UP! Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.  And look what I received in the mail from Stampin' UP!.......
What a magical moment this was when this package arrived at my front door.
I've been ivited to the Stampin' UP! Manager's Reception at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Thursday night.
Both Jack and I will be rubbing elbows with some of the greatest names at Stampin' UP! All this is going to happen because my FABULOUS Stampin' UP! customers have selected me to be their Stampin' UP! demonstrator.  MANY THANKS to all my Stampin' UP! customers for helping me achieve this exclusive honor.
Now......Jumping right in with my card share for today......Here's a pretty 'Love is Kindness' card.
I used the new Adventure Bound DSP stack for my background paper.  I added a fun feature to my card ....... and that was this GORGEOUS Designer Very Vintage Button with some pretty Linen Thread.
I used the 'Love is Kindness' set that is currently in the Occasions catalog and I grabbed my Blendabilities to color in all the pretty tulips.
I used some of the new 'Sahara Sand Lace Trim' to add a touch of "PRETTY" to my tag and finished it off with the Ornate Tag Topper punch.
Such a fresh and pretty card.

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Kindness you Show

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have a fun retro fresh card to share with you.  It uses some new Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalog product......But first I want to share with you a cute picture of Twoie and Big Sister Brooke.
Check out my little man.  He loves getting piggie rides from his big sister Brooke.  He went last week and got his first haircut......All those beautiful curls are GONE!
Now on with my card share for today.  This card so much reminds me of my good friend Mary Fish.  It's a serious trendy retro style card ...... much like my friend Mary.  
I used the sentiment from the Sale-a-Bration Lotus Blossom set.  I heat set the sentiment with Basic Black embossing powder and that really created my sentiment to pop on the Blushing Bride cardstock.
My DSP panels were created with the help of the 'Stacked with Love' DSP stack.  Love how the two patterns look stunning next to each other........And adding a quick little flag tail just gave the DSP that little WOW FACTOR I was looking for.
And speaking off WOW FACTOR...........I just love how the trio of Blushing Bride Candy Dots added that little something something to my card.
So there you have it friends........My trendy retro card that makes me think of my good buddy Mary Fish.  (See you at Leadership Mary!)

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Best Day Ever

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
I'm getting ready to head out on Wednesday for the Stampin' UP! Leadership down in needless to say.......I'm feeling some pressure to get'er all done.  Let's jump right in with my fun card share for today.
This fun little card uses lots of new product........and some old-time favorites.  First up I love my color combination on this card.  Pacific Point and Pool Party.......LOVE IT!
My sentiment is from the 'Best Day Ever' Sale-a-Bration set.....and I stamped that in Pacific Point ink.  I used the new Ornate Tag Topper Punch to create the tag that my sentiment was stamped onto.
I used the new stamp set 'Petal Potpourri' set to stamp my flower with Pacific Point ink onto Pool Party cardstock.  I used the new Flower Medallion Punch to punch out my Petal Potpourri flower.....and added the smallest flower from the Petal Potpourri along with the flower from the Itty Bitty Accent Pack for the center of my flower.
I topped off my "Best Day Ever" tag with some gorgeous Pool Party Seam Binding.
And I also used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder to create a fun texture for my base layer.......
But the very best part of this card is the polka dot center DSP I created with the Sale-a-Bration 'Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP'.  This DSP is white paper with a glossy white pattern.......which is perfect for coloring.  I used a sponge dauber and Pool Party ink to turn this white paper into this fun polka dot DSP.
I'm loving every single little thing about this card!

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