Thursday, March 26, 2015

Painted Petals

 Made a simple card today for a friend - using the Painted Petals set. 

 I always love the combination of black, white and yellow - especially this time of year - spring really is coming! I used one of the Note Cards and Envelopes - they are a great deal and a great size! (I just added an extra layer of white and black cardstock.)

Here's the envelope-  

 Simple!  Just stamped the little tulips on the front and then used the Springtime Flowers Embossing folder to emboss the flap of the envelope. It's a nice touch to add to your card - and simple to do with the Big Shot.  

Stampin' Up! has added some NEW items to the Clearance Rack - 
see them HERE

Here are the supplies used on my card for your convenience - 

Saleabration ends on March 31! Don't miss out on your chance to get all the free products you want! 

See the Saleabration Products HERE 

And thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals and More

I mailed some fun packages to my three out of town daughters and enclosed this card for them.  Sure miss those girls!!!  

This card was inspired by a 3 x 3 notecard created by Inge Groot. Thanks for the inspiration Inge!  

My card combines the Butterfly Basics stamp set with the Crazy About You/Hello You Thinlets bundle.  I also used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the little "flecks" of color, by Big Shot and the Circle Framelits. 

My little butterfly was stamped and punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I added a rhinestone, some white bakers twine and my cards were complete! 

Colors used are Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. 


I normally don't share the inside of my cards, but this one is so pretty I thought I would share (and simple to do since you already have your stamps inked up!) 

And here is the envelope! We always say in stamping to never send a "naked" envelope! LOL!  Well, I know for myself, when I get my mail and see a special hand stamped envelope, it is the first thing I open! 


 Here are this week's deals!   You can order any of these via my online store HERE

 Thanks for visiting today! 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tea Party

We had such a wonderful time at our tea party for my mom's birthday!  Just wanted to share a few photos! 

 All ready for the guests to arrive - 

Here is the favor I made for everyone - it held a little tea bag with a cute friendship poem.  Some of the ladies who came have been friends of my mom's for over 60 years!  (see below for measurements for favor)

Here is a close up of the poem  - 

Tea party food! 

We served yummy food - chicken salad, cucumber sandwiches, cream scones with devonshire cream, lemon curd tarts, mini muffins, maple oat scones, and of course a birthday cake. 

We all ate too much but we decided it was ok because it was a party after all! And here is a picture of my mom, my daughter Sarah and me.  

See this post to see the invitation I made for the tea party.

Here are the details on the tea party favor! 

I used the Cup of Tea stamp set.  The base of the tea holder was cut from Whisper White card stock - 4 inches x 7 1/4 inches. 

I scored the base at 1 1/2 inches, 4 1/4 inches and 4 1/2 inches. 

I folded on the 1 1/2 inch score line to create a little pocket for the tea bag, using sticky strip for a good hold.

The poem was simply typed up and printed on Whisper White card stock -  and punched with the Decorative Label Punch. 

For the front of the tea bag holder - I stamped the "You're my cup of tea" stamp with Pink Pirouette ink onto Whisper White card stock and used one of the oval framelits to cut it out. 

I placed a 2 1/2 inch x 4 inch piece of Pink Pirouette patterned paper onto the front of the tea bag holder.  This paper is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Love these stacks of paper! 

I popped up the stamped image with dimensionals - and wrapped a piece of Whisper White satin ribbon around the entire thing and tied a big bow. 

The pink flower was a perfect match it is from the Artisan Embellishment kit.  You get quite a few of these lots of these in this kit, along with some other fun buttons, papers, doilies, etc. 

I have listed all supplies used on this project for your shopping convenience! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weekly Deals


 My favorites this week?  The Modern Mosaic embossing folder and coordinating Mosaic Madness stamp set! 

And more news - Stampin' Up! has added more choices for Saleabration Freebies! 


And there's more! 

Here's the latest Paper Pumpkin Kit Video! Funny thing about this video is that I recognize the hands of the Stampin' Up! employee doing the video! 

 And here is a photo of what came in this month's kit! 

 Don't forget that the Paper Pumpkin Kits are on sale during Saleabration (which ends March 31). 
You can save $5 on a three month subscription and receive a Saleabration freebie!! 

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Home Decor

 Welcome to our March Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - this month our focus is Home Decor!  My project is a spring time banner for my "chippy window".  I created a vignette that I love! 

This was fun for me - and I hope you enjoy my creation!  It is so much prettier "in person" - the hardest part about this was trying to photograph it! 

I took lots of different shots at lots of different angles! 


And here is a close up of the ironstone pitcher - I filled it with pussy willows and then added a few paper flowers and butterflies to pull the colors from the banner.  Super quick and easy but I like the color it adds to the vignette.

And my little bunny seemed to work well, too!

Here's a closeup of the center of the banner -

The largest pieces of the banner were cut free hand - using the gorgeous Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.  Then I just added layers - butterflies, doilies, little banner shapes, buttons, etc.  Boy did I have a mess to clean up when I was done!!! I am sure many of you can relate to that - but it sure was a fun project to create!

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Thanks so much for hopping with us today - and I hope we have inspired you to create some home decor projects as well!! 

 Products used on this project are listed below: 

And now please hop on to see what Stella MacKay has created this month -

Or travel back to Josee Smuck's blog -