Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thanking Those Who Serve

 I had hoped to share more of our Stampin' Up! trip to Hawaii this week,  but the week sort of got away from me - spent quite a bit of time with my mom who has had ongoing health issues.  Love her so much and if you would, please keep her in your prayers. 

Since it is Memorial Day Weekend, I thought I would post about our final event of the Hawaii trip - we were taken to Pearl Harbor and had a private tour of the USS Missouri - and then had dinner there afterwards.  

It was a somber feeling to walk on the deck of this great ship - and made me so thankful for those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.  
Here are a few more photos of the event: 

No that is not me and Rich - lol! This was a statue reenacting the famous kiss - I am sure most of you remember this photo! 

Here we are - this photo shows how huge everything is on this ship - except the bunk room - oh my - they have four of five bunks stacked on top of each other - not sure I could do that!

And here is a photo of me and my stampin' bff - Kim - Stampin' Up! had hired some darling actors to portray sailors - so we did a quick photo! 

Hope you enjoy this long weekend and remember to reflect for a moment on all that we have because of the sacrifices of so many. 

I promise I will get back to regular posting soon! 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015


 Just returned yesterday from the Stampin' Up! Hawaiian Incentive Trip - wow , what a trip!  Stampin' Up! totally spoiled us - it was a wonderful week!  I am playing catch up today but hope to share about the trip over the next few days - so please stop back! 

In the meantime, here are this week's deals - 

My favorite of this week - the Stacked with Love Paper Stack- love this! And the coordinating washi tape - super cute!  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ombre Card

 Here's a super cute and fun card that was sent to me by Jan McClurg.  I am part of her Stampin' Up! downline and she always sends cards to the top sellers - and this is the one I received for April. 

The colors  used to create this ombre effect include Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Whisper White.  The 1  1/4 inch circle punch is the perfect size for a card front.  

Thanks for the card, Jan! Love it!

And here are this week's deals!  Shop these deals by clicking on any image below!  

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Friday, May 8, 2015

New In Colors!

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 Here's a look at our new In Colors for 2015-2017!  And if you look closely you will see a few new products from our new Idea Book and Catalog that goes live in early June! 

And here are this week's deals - SEE THEM HERE


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Manly Man Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen blog hop this month -our theme is "manly man" cards - something we all need! 

My friend and downline, Clair Hanni was the inspiration for this card.  She brought it to my monthly team meeting and it was a HUGE hit!  Thanks so much, Clair! 

I wanted to create this "manly man" card  for myself - it is such a great masculine card and depending on the greeting you select, it could be used as a birthday, thank you, thinking of you - or as I selected, "just because." 

I used my Envelope Liners and my Big Shot to create a coordinating envelope! 

 Here's a quick little video on how to create the shirt : 

Want to recreate this card for yourself?  Below are all the products used - for easy ordering, just click on any image and you will be taken to my online store. Be sure to check out my May ordering special at the bottom of this post. 

Next stop on the hop is my friend, Stella MacKay - can't wait to see what she has created this month!

 If you would like to hop back to see what Josee Smuck has created, click below -

Thanks for hopping with us today!  
May Hostess Code - PBUU3B7Q 

 Use this hostess code when you place an online order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) via my store HERE  and receive a free gift from me!  You must use this hostess code to receive the free gift! 

If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  This month's free gift is Lovely Lace embossing folder!   (and please don't select "no contact" as then I have no way of sending you your gift! 


Monday, May 4, 2015

From the Garden

 Don't miss this cute set in the Occasions Catalog!  It is great for this time of year - now that spring is here, it seems like many of us our anxious to get outside and "dig in the dirt" - I know I am!

For my card today, I used the From the Garden stamp set and coordinating Handpicked Framelits.  These two products are bundled together for a 15% savings.   

From the Garden Bundle -  item #138862 

Thanks for stopping by today!  


Friday, May 1, 2015

Something for Baby

Can it really be Friday already?  And May 1??  wow - where does the time go?  

My card today is a sweet little card for a baby - and could really be for a baby boy or girl.  Take a look - 

 I used strips of the Lullaby designer series paper and my scallop punch to create the layers of scallops - the bottom and top layers were popped up with dimensionals. 

The Something for Baby stamp set is bundled with the Baby's First framelits -with a savings of 15% - the framelits include the duck shape, making it easy to get a perfectly cut duck!

Supplies used are listed below for your convenience-  if you want to shop for these products, just click on any image and you will be taken to my store.  While in my store be sure to check out our Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and our Retiring "Last Chance" products.