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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Petal Palette Happy Birthday

Hello and Happy Thursday!  YAY!  It's almost a long weekend!  SUPER EXCITED about that...no plans, but EXCITED!  What will you all be doing for the Memorial Day weekend?  I hope you have lots of FUN things planned...be sure and stay SAFE!  Our weekend starts tomorrow because our school has a snow day scheduled.  As much as I LOVE it when it snows, I'm always happy when we don't use all of our snow days and have a four day weekend with my husband and children!

I have a BEAUTIFUL card to share with you today...I had FUN making it!

The card base is Whisper White with a Whisper White  4" X 5 1/4" layer that I embossed with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  I finally remembered to order a new one after my daughter broke the first one. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the stamp from Petal Palette, stamped it and cut it out using the Petals and More framelits. The colors I chose are Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry. After stamping them I colored them with my Stampin' Blend Markers...the same colors. Next, I cut a circle from Wood Texture designer paper using the Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set. Before I attached the embossed layer (with dimensional) to my card base I tied a piece of Winter White Organza Ribbon into a bow around it.  I tied a bow around the bow with Linen Thread. I LOVE this card!  I did one similar to it a while back, but I needed this one to have a sentiment!  I LOVE that I get to do this every day!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I love sharing my creations with other paper lovers!  You have a FANTASTIC day!  I'm off to mop the floor...my daughter spilled an entire pitcher of Country Time Lemonade and it's a STICKY MESS!!  UGHH!!!



REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.


~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wedding Wishes

Hello everyone!  Gosh, I'm late today!  It's been a busy day! I hope your day has been wonderful!!! Do you ever find yourself saying...if I can just get through this day, this project, this week...life will slow down and life will be simpler?  I find myself saying that all the time...but it never happens.  I often wonder if it will when the last of my kids graduate and go on to college or trade schools.  I wonder if I will just have a new kind of busy?  I think that just might be the case because I like to be busy but I also enjoy a little down time!  Last night I had some of that down time and I watched The Last Ride with my daughter.  What a great love story...not quite as good as The Notebook (my FAVORITE), but it was really good.  We giggled and we cried...and I did have to fast forward through a couple of scenes, but it was a nice relaxing and enjoyable evening! I hope you find a little bit of that down time too...time to refresh your body, mind and spirit! I really think it's a necessity!

Today I took some cards that I made into a local store...Olson's Stoneware.  It's a super fun store with all kinds of groovy things...I love to go in and just look!  Well...they are gonna sell my cards in there and I am SUPER excited!  I took an assortment of cards in, birthday, thinking of you, Father's Day, graduation, wedding...17 in all.  I'd like to share one of the cards I created this morning to take in!

This lovely wedding card has a Whisper White card base.  The first layer is Smoky Slate and measures 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  The next layer is Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 4" X 5 1/4" and is embossed with the floral Petal Pair embossing folders.  I wrapped a piece of Whisper White ribbon (tying a bow) around both of the layered pieces and adhered it to my cardbase with dimensionals. Next I cut a circle in Whisper White using my Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped the sentiment with the Floral Phrases stamp set.  Last I added three sets of flowers from the Bouquet Bunch framelits and added some Pearl Basic Jewels!  Didn't it turn out pretty?

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it says "May your love grow stronger, deeper, and more beautiful with every passing year"...also from the Floral Phrases stamp set! 

Well..that's it for today.  I'll be sharing other creations with you as the days continue on so be sure to stop back by!  THANKS BUNCHES for taking a peek today!

REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.


~Today's Thought~
Meditating today on slowing down enough to enjoy the good things. Just tapping the brakes a bit. Giving a smile to the security guard. Saying hello to the mailman. Spending 5 seconds to pet the neighbor's dog. Noticing all the new buds on the rose bush. It's a wonderful world, if you slow down long enough to notice. It's what I am thinking about today.♥ ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip - Waterfront Series - Tropical Moonlight



Good Morning everyone!  Do you ever find in life that some days are smoother than others?  Yesterday was one of those days and I was so very grateful!  I spent the morning cleaning house because we had home group last night (well...we were suppose to but it ended up being cancelled but not until 4:00pm) but the house is clean.  I finished just in time to get Adam & Kate to go to hair appointments...but Adam couldn't go because he got a call for a job interview.  I picked Kate up from school and dropped her off at the salon, picked Adam up from school and took him to his interview.  We prayed together for calmness before he went in and that he'd get the job. Kate called...she was finished, went to pick her up, stopped at store for a snack, but Adam called and he was finished.  This all happened in 30 minutes.  Adam got the job...YAY!!! Kate got a haircut, Adam did too after all...our stylist called and she was able to move an appointment up and move him down!  Another REALLY cool thing was that I already had dinner made and ready to cook....it was DELICIOUS, a new recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu!  I LOVE it when LIFE JUST WORKS OUT....and I AM GRATEFUL!

Well...it's time for Tuesday's Tip! I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  It's one of my favorite cards!  I have one more Waterfront video ready for next week then I have some other fun things to share with you!  BE INSPIRED!!



Here's the actual card! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL??  I LOVE IT!! 

My Basic Black card base  is 8 1/2" X 5 1/2".  The stamped image is a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  After stamping I adhered it to a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Whisper White cardstock and then to the Basic Black card base! To finish it up, I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the ocean to make it sparkle even more!

It's such a BEAUTIFUL card, I hope you'll give it a try!  If you enjoyed the video please share it with your friends so they can enjoy it to and hopefully be inspired to create!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL day...I hope life goes smoothly for you today!!!

  
REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.


~Today's Thought~
When thinking about life2

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Make-It Monday" Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I hope is was all that you needed it to be....that life went smoothly and you got all that you needed to get done...DONE!  Did you find any time to create?  My weekend was great!  We celebrated my 53rd birthday on the coast with four of my seven children.  We enjoyed a DELICIOUS dinner at Moonstone Grill in Trinidad!  My husband had a cup of Chai from my favorite coffee shop and a card with a Hobby Lobby gift card (YAY!) on the counter when I woke up!  I LOVE that guy!  It was a wonderful day!  The rest of the weekend was relaxing and fun....a little thunder but no lightening, church, work in my garden and YES a little time to create! I'm glad you stopped by today!

Today is "Make-It Monday" and I have a really cute card to share with you!  ENJOY!!!


"Make-It Monday": Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Coffee Café Photopolymer (143677)
  • Cardstock Pool Party (122924); Crumb Cake (120953); Early Espresso (119686); Glossy White (144240); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads Crumb Cake (126975); Early Espresso (126974); Pool Party (126982)
  • Misc. – Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (144155); Coffee Cups Framelits (143745); Window Sheets (142314); Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679); 4/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
       
Measurements:  

  • Pool Party: 4-1/2" x 11”;
  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper: 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” (belly band 1); 1 ½” x 4 ¼” (belly band layer 2); 2 ¼” x 3” (cup); 1 ¼” x 2” (java sleeve for cup); 1 ¼” x 1” (label)
  • Glossy White: 2 ½” x 1 ¼”
  • Window Sheet: 2 ½” x 2”
  • Whisper White: scrap
  • Crumb Cake: 2 ½” x ½”
  • Early Espresso: scrap           
       
Instructions:

  1. Score Pool Party card front at at 5-1/2”.  Fold for card base.
  2. Randomly stamp the coffee bean image in Pool Party ink on the front of the card base.
  3. Glue the smaller piece of DSP (4 ¼” x 1 ½”) to the wider piece (4 ¼” x 1 ¾”) and glue both to the middle of the card front.
  4. Cut off the salvage edge of the Burlap ribbon and pull the loose threads.  Wrap several around the middle of the belly bank and tie in a bow towards the left side.
  5. Cut out the coffee cup and java sleeve out of the remaining DSP piece using the framelits and Big Shot.
  6. Stamp Thanks a Latte in Early Expresso ink on Whisper White scrap and cut out with matching framelit.
  7. Cut out the whipped cream from the Glossy White paper with the framelit.
  8. Cut out the top from the Window Sheet.
  9. Assemble the cup with the die cut pieces.
  10. Stamp the stir stick in Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake strip and cut out with framelit.  Glue to back of cup.
  11. Cut out the top of the stir stick from the scrap of Early Espresso  with the framelit and glue to the top of the stir stick.
  12. Add a heart shape from the Enamel Shapes.
  13. Pop up the finished cup with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of the card to the right of the bow.
Well...that's it!  Have a FANTASTIC day!  I'll be back tomorrow with another Tuesday's Tip Video...and I'd love for you to join me!


REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.


~Today's Thought~

Water? Coffee, you need to get your shit together. False advertising and failure to perform has you fired for the day. <3

Friday, May 18, 2018

Share What You Love - TWIST...from Masculine to Feminine

Good Morning Everyone!  It's a BEAUTIFUL day!  I started with spin class and I'm going to the coast today to celebrate my birthday!  There's a really good restaurant, Moonstone, in Trinidad that I've been wanting to try and my husband made reservations!  We're leaving soon, Adam and Kate are going with us and we're meeting my son Seth (who lives over there)!  I can't wait.  First we're gonna go say hi to the bulldogs and take them to Moonstone Beach...then dinner!  YAY!!!

Today's card is yesterdays card with the designer paper turned over.  It went from a masculine to feminine with just a turn!

Here's what I did!

The card base is Early Espresso with a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Crumb cake and a 3 1/4" X 5" piece of Share What You Love designer paper.  I turned yesterday's designer paper over to find this BEAUTIFUL feminine side. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PAPER!!  I used my Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut Early Espresso and Crumb Cake squares. The sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  It is stamped with Berry Burst ink onto a 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock.   I inked the edges with a dauber and Early Espresso ink.  Last, I added a Berry Burst bow with some Linen Thread as well to replace the button from yesterday's card.

Well..that's it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a FANTASTIC day....and take just a moment to CREATE!!

REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.


~Today's Thought~

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Share What You Love Suite - Masculine Birthday

Hello there!  How's everyone doing today?  I sure hope all is well!  Life is good here except that I keep having twinges in my back.  I had one the other day, but it went away...today it keeps happening.  DANG...I'm really trying to age gracefully...but this hurts, so I'm whining a bit!  I think I'll go ice it and heat it when I'm done here!  

Today I have another card from my Share What You Love centered classes. It's a MASCULINE birthday card (I'm trying to create at least one a week)! 


The card base is Early Espresso with a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Crumb cake and a 3 1/4" X 5" piece of Share What You Love designer paper.  I used my Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut Early Espresso and Crumb Cake squares. The sentiment is from the Big On Birthdays stamp set and is retiring the end of the month.  It is stamped with Early Espresso Ink onto a 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock.   I inked the edges with a dauber and Early Espresso ink.  The True Gentleman button has an X tied through it with Linen Thread.  I used Multipurpose Glue (the green glue...because of the bottle) to attach it to the card!

The Share What You Love Bundles are wonderful and are available as bundles (so their discounted) through May 31st!  Be sure to check them out! When you go to my store click on Share What You Love to see it all!  

Hey...THANKS a BUNCH for stopping by today!! I hope you have a FABULOUS rest of your day!  Take a moment to do something that you LOVE to do!!

REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.

~Today's Thought~
By doing what you love... scripted by Amy Tangerine *** Ohhh LIKE Watercolors <3 <3 <3


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Share What You Love Suite

Good Morning everyone!  Blessings to you all this WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!  That sounds really corny, but it really is a wonderful day!  I'm up and at 'em early today.  I'm teaching the Wednesday spin class at our gym and I have a card class down in Redding! Last night was kind of a wild night...thunder and lightning.  We lost so many houses to fire last year...the lightning is a bit worrisome, but I LOVE the thunder...then the downpour...and thankfully no fires (that I've heard of)!

Today I'm sharing a card we'll be making in class today!  It's SIMPLE but so pretty.  I hope you'll be inspired to spend a little bit of time creating today!

The card base is Whisper White with a 4" X 5 1/4" Basic Black mat.  Next is a 3 7/8" X 5 1/8" Whisper White mat that I adhered a 3 3/4" X 5" piece of Share What You Love designer paper.  This paper pack is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!  Next I cut the largest scalloped oval, from the Layering Ovals framelits in Basic Black. I also cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits in Wood Texture designer paper.  I stamped a light background (you can barely see it) in Pool Party ink using the Make A Difference stamp set (that comes in the bundle) directly onto the Wood Texture dsp.  I also stamped the flower and the sentiment, from the same set, in Memento Black ink.  I used my Blender Pens to color in the flowers by barely touching the tip of the pen onto my Berry Burst ink pad. Isn't is lovely?

Hey...thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!  I'm heading to spin class...wish me luck!  Have a FANTASTIC day and if you're coming to class...I'll SEE YOU SOON!

REMEMBER....use hostess code  B7XFSWQR and place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping)...and receive the gift pictured below FREE!

Glimmer Enamel Dots
(a $7.00 value)

You'll also receive the following...

  • Get a Darla Daisy for every $50 spent (before tax & shipping)
  • The projects we make in my May classes!

If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the code because you will receive hostess credits. You will get the gift from me FREE automatically along with  the projects we make in May's classes!

Your FREE gifts will be shipped separately and will be shipped by the 1st week in June or before.

~Today's Thought~
I started working for it.