Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color Dare Challenge # 152

It Is Color Dare Time

This week (#152) the colors that the talented folks at Color Dare choose are vibrant and fun to work with.  

I pulled out my all time favorite stamp that gets used mostly for sympathy cards but today it adds a fun flare with tone on tone Slate.
Treasure Life (D1306) is long retired but you will never find this stamp in my "sell bin". 

 I love it that much. 


White Daisy

I used a pattern from the Originals How To Book page 12 and my card is 3x3 finished.

Using the CTMH How To books as your pattern makes creating a card for loved ones super simple and fun. 

White Daisy

Monday, July 27, 2015

So much stuff.....

So you were wondering what I am doing with myself during our summer break.  Let me show you why I am not teaching or having crop during the month of August.

This is my daughter trying to move out to go to UNT in the fall.  She has taken over the crop room as a staging area for packing. 

 It is rather funny because see all of her belongings already in bins.... well her room does not look like anything is missing!  

What are in the pink crates?

Everything on the middle table will be up for sale in September.  There will be information coming to your email soon with all of the details.  The rest of this stuff is all Kaela!  

Mike is keeping a low profile while Kaela and I get all of her stuff sorted and ready for move in day.  

I think I am going to take a break for the rest of today, order Chinese food and watch Netflix.  

August Stamp Of The Month - Framed

It is me or is this summer just flying by?

Kaela just left for her UNT Freshman Orientation so I had some time to sit down and create some cards using the August Stamp of the Month - Framed.

I used the Blossom paper pack and the August Stamp of the Month along with a card design from the Originals How To Book (page 102 "Overview").  

You say you want this stamp for your very own?  
Well there are two ways for you to get it. 

Spend $50.00 or more and the stamp set is only $5.00

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  **plus S&H** 

This stamp and only be purchased during the month of August 

Remember That Crop?

A few months ago I drove out to Denton to go to a crop that a friend of mine was having. Since I normally do not travel for crops I had to put some thought into what I was taking.

The album that I wanted to work on is the "Family 2010" album.  Kaela will be taking all of her high school albums with her when she moves out after college so I have another set of albums that are "family" with some of the same photos so she as some of our family fun in her school albums and we have some of her school events in our family albums.  I took a full year of page kits - photos matched with the paper along with a copy of the layout I wanted to use from my CTMH How To Books.  I made a copy so that I would not have to lug the books with me.  Since the pages are for personal use no copy write laws were broken and the copy was a great place to make notes about the layout design. 

I only packed my RETIRED papers because I was on a mission to use as much of my stash as possible.  The plan was to get the photos on the paper then I could come home and do the "pretty" work.  It is the embellishments that take up all of the room when we travel so I did not take very many at all.

It is taking a little longer than I thought to get the embellishments added to the pages but I am moving along.  It has been a super busy summer so far - but I would not change a minute of the craziness.

It seems funny working with photos from when Kaela was in 7th grade. She seems so little and not ready for the world yet. Time really does fly. 


I think that I am going to switch over and start working on some cards for a bit next.  I have a craft fair in October and my card supply is getting lower than I like. 

Be on the lookout and I will post each card for you.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Urgent Message - Retired Colors 2015

These colors will not stay in stock long. 

Also do not forget that in this set are:

Stamp Pads 

For all above listed colors.

If you are even thinking that you might need one of them for a future project do not wait to order.

I marked my personal catalog with the items that will be retiring by August 31 and it is most of the catalog - here is a link to the online list if you have an item on your wish list - please check to make sure it is not about to go away.

There is also another list of do dad's on the website of items that are almost gone.

It is mostly stickers, tools, and embellishments but it is a good list to see if an item you have been looking for is on sale.

Please do not be like me and put off an order then kick yourself in the bum because an item you want is now gone.  

When I was a brand new consultant there was a stamp set that I wanted but did not order.  I sat on the fence for a long time - then it was gone.  Last year I paid a whole lot of money for that stamp set on Ebay.  Lesson learned for me.

Do not wait - now is the cheapest you will find it again.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

3rd Place!!!! I am a happy girl!

Ok, ok, 

Just before I left for convention I posted that I worked on a card for the Color Dare Challenge using a Mojo Monday design.  

Post link here:  Color Dare 149

Well I just checked the site and I won 3rd place for my card!!!!

(Our Sapphire Award Winner is Jenny Perry with her classy birthday card:)

So now I get to post my first ever blog badge. 
 Is it silly that it makes me so happy?

Pardon me while I do a happy dance.

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