Monday, August 21, 2017

Life is Better Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
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 both the 2017 Holiday Catalog and the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is yesterday's Spot Light Sunday card on the TOP....
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the BOTTOM....
This special upgraded card just makes me SMILE BIG each and every time I look at it!
I started out by stamping my sentiment from the 'Just Add Text' set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used my 'Layering Oval Framelits' to die-cut out my sentiment ....... And then layered it onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that was punched out with the new 'Everyday Label Punch' (that is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog).
Next I mounted my two panel layers onto a Real Red base card and added a Real Red panel to the bottom of my card (like I did for yesterday's card).
I added my two Basic Black cats with dimensional adhesive to the Real Red panel ......... And I used dimensional adhesive to attach my cats so I could add a ball of Baker's Twine for my cats to play with.
To create the ball of Baker's Twine ....... I punched out a 1" circle and added 'Fast Fuse' to the top of that circle.  I then began wrapping my Crushed Curry Baker's Twine to the top of the 1" circle until the entire circle was covered with Baker's Twine.  I adhered the completed ball of Baker's Twine down between my two cats and as cats will do .......... they became tangled in the Baker's Twine.  
And that's all it took to upgrade this card into a HAPPY & FUN Mix-It-UP! Monday card.
So tell me friends.......
Which one do you like 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, August 20, 2017

Life Is Better With Friends

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.  This card uses several new products from each of those catalogs ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
This card is dedicated to all my friends who are cat lovers.....
And you seriously know who you are......
I started out by using my Simply Score Board ........ and I embossed a 1/4" line around the outer edges of three sides of my Whisper White base card.  By embossing this single 1/4" line around the outer edge of my card ....... It created an instant frame for me to work with.
Next I grabbed the 'Just Add Text' set and stamped my "OH SO TRUE" sentiment with Basic Black ink directly onto the center of my Whisper White base card.
All that was left to do was add a panel of Real Red cardstock to the bottom of my card......
And add two Basic Black cats from the new 'Cat Punch' directly onto that Real Red panel.
I ask you ........ How perfect is this card!

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, August 19, 2017

Watermelon Card

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a FUN CARD to share with you!  This is an alternative card project made with the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some extra cardstock and the outcome of this card is one of those HAPPY HAPPY kind of cards.  Let me share that card with you now.
Wouldn't receiving this card just make you SMILE BIG!
I started out by embossing a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock with the new 'Polka Dot Basics' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
I used the stamp set included in this set to stamp my watermelon image onto some Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the 2" circle punch.  I then matted it with a Melon Mambo 'Layering Scallop Circle' ...... and that just made my watermelon POP off my card.
And the finishing touch was adding some Melon Mambo Baker's Twine (also include in the kit) around the center of my card and creating a pretty bow over the watermelon piece. 
So there you have it friends ........ The perfect little "it's your day" card that will surely make someone SMILE BIG when they receive it.
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, August 18, 2017


Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these card creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share these beautiful creations with you today............
First up today is this OH SO DARLING little card that my granddaughter Hailey made for me.  BE STILL MY HEART!
Next I have this FABULOUS card that my downline and friend Linda R. made for me.
 My dear friend Debbie R made this PRECIOUS card for me.
And check out this SUPER AWESOME card that my good good friend Debbie H. sent me.  (Every single time I look at this card ....... I laugh!)
And this BEAUTIFUL envelope had money tucked inside ....... But honestly ....... The best part was the coloring that my friend Jude created.
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, August 17, 2017

August Customer Thank You Tags

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
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 a SUPER PRETTY THANK YOU TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.......
My Stamp Camp for August was Christmas AFTER July.  Normally demonstrators host Christmas in July classes ........ But because I didn't host a camp in July (recovering from my knee replacement) ........ I wanted to give my camp gals the opportunity to make some Christmas in July cards in AUGUST.
This tag was designed to flip open ...... And that allowed me to write a special little thank you message to each of my customers.  (It also could be designed to stamp a TO/FROM on the inside and use it as a gift tag.)  The tags measure 6" x 2-1/4" ....... I scored the tag at 3" and then cut off 3/4" from one side of the tag and this created the flap.   I then used my Paper Snips to clip the tag shape at the top of my tag ........ and then I punched a hole in the top of my tag so my Baker's Twine could be looped through.
I began this tag by stamping the thank you sentiment from the 'Baby Bear' set onto the bottom section of my tag.  I used Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to give my sentiment a shiny finish.
I also stamped the reindeer from the 'Cookie Cutter Christmas' set with the same Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder ........ And that just POPPED my reindeer off my tag.  A 1/2" Real Red circle was added for the reindeer's nose........And then I came in with my 'Two Way Glue Pen' and put lots of SHINE on his little nose.
I used the new 'Ticket Tear Border Punch' and a small piece of Real Red cardstock to create a pretty edge to the front panel of my tag.
The Black Baker's Twine was just added to the top of my tag .......
And this tag was DONE in NO time FLAT!
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, August 16, 2017

Stampin' UP! Update

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!!

In case you missed it yesterday, Stampin’ Up! has added some AWESOME new deals with up to 60% off on their Clearance Rack!  
There are lots of new punches, dies and embellishments to pick from ......... BUT REMEMBER ....... That these deals are only while supplies last.
So click the link below and head on over to my onine store to start your SHOPPING FUN!


Wine Down Wednesday Friend

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
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........
The hardest part of creating this card.......
Is which friend do I send it to!
I started out by using the 'Lovely Inside and Out' set for my FRIEND sentiment.  I stamped that sentiment with Berry Burst ink.
Next I grabbed a 'D' Clear Block and dabbed my clear block directly into my Powder Pink ink pad.  Then I spritzed the inked block with some water and stamped it down onto my Whisper White panel.  I held the block on the Whisper White panel for a tad bit longer than I normally would to stamp an image......I wanted to make sure all the ink from the block was going to transfer onto that panel.  The results gave me a beautiful marbled/swirled block image.
After the Powder Pink ink dried ..... I stamped the branches from the 'Colorful Seasons' set with Early Espresso ink.
And the final stamping was using the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' set to stamp my Berry Burst flowers.  The finishing touch for the flowers was adding a tiny pearl to the center of each flower.
This card is a fun technique card with GORGEOUS results each and every time. 

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!