Monday, January 14, 2019

It's Time to Sale-a-brate! Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another great blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen group. This month we are sharing with you some great ideas for Sale-a-bration offerings. Have you checked out the brochure yet? If not, what are you waiting for? You have from now through March 31 to get all of the stamps, ribbon, framelits and designer paper you want from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Remember, these items are FREE with a qualifying order.

I used the So Hoppy Together Stamp set. Isn't this little froggy cute? He has two other little friends that join him in the set. I love the little saying that I used on this card. "You can do Anything."  We all need that encouragement once in awhile. We need to remember that we can do anything we set our minds to. It may be a little hard work or some time, but with patience and perseverance it could be accomplished. I mean really, do you think this frog got up on a unicycle right away and was able to hold his crown with one hand?

I used the Happiness Blooms designer paper cut into strips for the background on this card. I love the colors and the bold, chunky designs in this paper.  The frog was colored with Stampin' Blends. The layering on this card is what really makes it look way more complicated ad detailed than it is. It really is a quick and easy card to make and put together. I always say, if your card looks like it is missing something, just add another layer. That usually does the trick.

Don't forget to keep hopping through the rest of the Stamper's Dozen members blogs for more fantastic ideas using the FREE Sale-a-bration items you can get now through March 31.

Even better, book a party for you and your guests and earn more hostess benefits than usual. Contact me today to schedule your fun girls night.

Stamper's Dozen January 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stampin’ In My Flops
  2. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  3. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  4. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  5. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
  10. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  11. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  12. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Just a Little Sneak Peak with the Stampers Dozen

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited about the upcoming Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog that will both make their debuts in January. You may be getting one in your mailbox shortly. If you don't, let me know I'll get one out to you.  They are both packed with so many fantastic new stamps, papers, and accessories that you won't want to miss out on.

This month with the Stamper's Dozen we are giving you a little sneak peek at what is coming. I used a little something from both catalogs. The stamp set is from Sale-a-bration. Yep, you can get it FREE in January, February, and/or March with a qualifying order. I love, love, love cupcakes and was instantly drawn to this set. It is actually the first new stamp set that I created with.

The designer series paper is another must have if you ask me. The soft colors in this gingham paper are perfect for so many different occasions and especially great for Spring projects that you will want to create.

This is a rather simple card but it packs a lot of punch and anyone would love receiving this card for their special day. 

Don't forget to keep hopping and check out the other blogs for some more sneak peeks. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, let me know if you don't get your own copy of the 2019 Occasions catalog or the 2019 Sale-a-bration catalog.

Stamper's Dozen December 2018 Blog Hop
  1. Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
  2. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  6. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  11. BJ Peters – Stampin' BJ
  12. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’

Friday, November 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

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Hello Stamping Friends,

Today's post with the Sisters in Stamping  is a quick-and-easy Christmas card. Are you one of those people that haven't started your Christmas cards yet? Do you think you just won't have enough time to get them done? Well, then I have a card for you. This is a great quick-and-easy Christmas card. Seriously, it only takes a few minutes to put it all together.You can pop out a bunch of these cards in no time at all.

Two stamps, one punch, one ribbon, three colors of cardstock, one designer paper, and two ink pads. Not even a ton of materials needed. You could easily cut all of the cardstock and paper and do the punching in one sitting and then the next sitting do the stamping and assembling. And ta-da your cards are done. That is if you are making a lot of cards, if you are only making a few, you can do it all in one sitting.

I love the finished look of this card. It's simple and elegant at the same time. A little bit of country feel to it as well. So, don't think you are too late and can't make great-looking cards in time this year. You can. 

If you want even more quick-and-easy cards to make, head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.

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Sprig Punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Color Challenge Blog Hop

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another blog post with the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. Today we are doing a color challenge. I love these challenges because they make me stretch outside my comfort zone and put colors together that I normally wouldn't.

Today's color challenge is Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Silver Foil. I cheated a bit and used Silver glimmer paper. Afterall, the glimmer is made from foil, right? That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Don't even bother trying to tell me otherwise. 

It really is such a pretty combination for so many occasions. I hardly ever make get well cards so I decided to use the healing hugs set and make a nice get well card. Hope I don't need to send it to anyone. I don't want anyone sick.

This is a super easy card that looks way more impressive than it is in regards to the amount of work it takes to make it. It's all about the layering. The more layers (or look of layers that you get with the Bokeh dots stamp) the better. A lot of times when I don't like the way a card looks, I'll add one layer and boom it comes together perfectly. One layer is sometimes all it needs to look well put together and finished.

This was easy to stamp, just three little stamps were used. The bokeh dot is stamped in petal pink, the flowers and greeting are stamped in Merry Merlot. The lighter flower was just the stamped off version of the darker flower. I stamped first and then stamped again without reinking.

I realized I had a slight problem on my hands when I couldn't use a green color for the leaves. But then suddenly, it came to me. The leaves would look gorgeous in silver and I immediately went for the leaves punch and got busy.

I love how this finished card looks. It's so pretty in real life.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon.

Stamper's Dozen November 2018 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
  2. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  5. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  6. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  7. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  8. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  9. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’
  11. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
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Leaf Punch

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Countdown is On

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I'm so excited for the class I'm holding on Saturday. You need to set some time aside for yourself and come to class to make this adorable little advent calendar. It is a countdown to Christmas that you can use year after year and make your favorite little people so happy each of the 24 days prior to Christmas morning. They are made using a muffin tin so you fill each cup with a little treat or a coupon to do a fun Christmas activity (i.e. drive to look at lights, read a Christmas book, sing Christmas songs or any fun activity you can think of).

These ladies made their calendars a few weeks ago and were thrilled with how they turned out. They even want more to give to some more of their favorite little elves that love Christmas.

The calendar can be made vertical or horizontal depending on your own personal preference. The choice is yours, and, honestly, they look great either way.

Reserve your spot today by emailing me.

Class is at 11:00 AM
Cost: $30  (includes everything except adhesive)
Reserve by Thursday, November 15, 2018

Can't attend in person, let me know that you would like the class to go.