Are you getting scared yet?

Happy Ghouls Month!

We are well into October and I have to apologize for not being diligent at some of the offers that Stampin' Up! had going on!  Visiting Atlanta, GA and coming back and getting back in the swing of things has proven to be a challenge.  BUT, I am going strong with the mojo getting me places!

First, we have the Designer Series Paper sale!  This sale is "Buy Three, Get one FREE!  during the month of October.  The best part is that it includes Designer Series Paper from BOTH the Holiday and Annual Catalog.  Even the Specialty and DSP Stacks are included this year.  So, be sure to take advantage of that great sale.  I want so many that I just don't yet know which ones I want to stock up on!  Here is a list of papers to choose from.
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Next, Stampin' Up! is having a Paper Pumpkin Holiday Kit offering.  The October and November kits coordinate with each other but they also will stand on their own.  The promotion is aptly called Season of Style Promotion!  There will be card making, gift making and more!  If you would like to join Paper Pumpkin this is a great time to do it!   If you want the October Kit, you will need to subscribe by October 10th 11:50 Mountain Time.  If you want only the November Kit, subscribe by November 10th.  I encourage you though to go for a 3 month subscription and apply by October 10th and you will get both of these Holiday Kits plus the December kit.  Then you can decide if you would like to get other kits beyond those.  The kits run 19.95 per month, shipping included ($59.85 for the three month plan), but you get absolutely everything you need from mini stamp pad, cards, embellishments, directions, fun!  There are many demonstrators who have ideas for "alternate" uses for the kits also!  These ideas are always amazing to me.
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Next, a promotion that ends this month on the 31st...If you host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling, you will be eligible for a FREE stamp set called Merry Patterns.  Now this stamp set will NOT be available to anyone after October 31st.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop or place an online order, all of these situations count towards the event and the host will earn this fabulous stamp set.  Also, the great news is that the Stamp Set is in ADDITION to the Stampin' Rewards you earn.  So, if you would like to earn this Stamp Set, let me know and I will help you set up a Workshop and present samples from this stamp set.  Here is the flyer and a picture of the stamp set.
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Here are a couple samples I made..I am starting to really like this stamp set.  I only wish there were framelits to match the buck (or is it a reindeer?).  He was awfully hard to fussy cut!
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The gold shiny card stock is so hard to photograph..kept seeing myself reflected in it!  Aarrgghh!

So, remember, if you want to get this stamp set Host a party and it is yours!!!!  Just have it by October 31st..don't worry, I can help you out!

Well, that is all for today.  Be kind to one another and always make time for some Creating With Paper! 


What is going on? Where did September go?

Autumn Greetings!

I am sure that many of you will get really tired of me wondering where my time goes.  I plan to blog more often, and then life just gets in the way.  But I am not complaining, because my life is pretty darn great!!!

So, there is a great promo going on at Stampin' Up! this month and next.  The stamp set is called Merry Patterns.  I apologize for not letting you all know about this sooner, but...Here is a picture of the stamp set and a few samples from Stampin' Up!
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The promotion goes until October 31st.  All you need to do to receive it, is host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop, or place an online order, these all count towards the event and the host will earn this beautiful stamp set.  Plus, the Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin' Rewards you earn.  Let me know if you would like to host an event and I can help you set things up and present some samples from the stamp set.  I just received mine and haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I will post samples soon!!!!

Now for some pictures of some of the projects I have been doing lately.  
Coffee    Love the Merry Cafe stamp set.
Tag3 A vintage Halloween tag to hang on my garland.
Owl & lantern The Owl card is a shaker card.
Lit lantern This shows the lantern lit with a tea light.
3rd classBlack cat in a Harvest Halloween Moon.


There are other projects in the works, but have to take a break - going back to Atlanta, GA area to visit my Cousin next week.  So, email or message me to find out the ins and outs of these projects if you wish to Case them...

Be kind to one another and remember to always make time for Creating With Paper.  I will see you all in October!  YIKES!!! 

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Well August is gone and here we come September!!!

Greetings!!!

I have to apologize for totally missing the month of August!  Where the heck did it go?  It is becoming way too true when they say "time flies when you are having fun!"  Got a visit in with the Grandbabes and witnessed the 60% eclipse out in our local desert Borrego Springs.  Yes, it was hot out there, but we watched as we drank Bloody Mary's and sat in the pool.  Great time!

Let's get business out of the way.  What is tomorrow????  SEPTEMBER 1st!  What happens tomorrow????  The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!  Yippee!!  Now all of you can order whatever you want until January 1st.  If you didn't get one from me, let me know and I will gladly send one out to you!  You can still see it online, but it is much nicer to touch and feel and mark up with post-its, stars, etc.  Mine is almost destroyed already!!!  Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them.

Wanted to just post a few things I have been working on and I am going to post a few of the cards that my partner in this paper crafting obsession, Cathy Gillick, has done.  Cathy has been an inspiration to me since 2013, and continues to amaze me daily with her creativity.  It is absolutely non-stop!!!

First, my favorite Crafty Ladies!  I have to say that my Holiday Card Buffet was a success and thank goodness as it was my first one!  I received many, many compliments and they loved that they could get down to it and finish the cards. I am the one that isn't holding any of them in the gray, but Linda in the dark blue forgot to hold hers up!  She made an Autumn and two Christmas cards.


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Here are the sample cards they took their ideas from.
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Our next Craft Sunday, is September 10th - oh my it is close - better get busy!!!

Here are the few that I have created...

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I love the new Cat Punch!  Can you tell???

As I said before, I wanted to share the cards that my downline Cathy made.  She used some non-stamping up items (but I did too on the step card), but only has been with me for a little over a year.  I have taken the liberty of putting my watermark on them as she does not have one made up yet.  I want to work with her on getting one.  Want to give her credit where credit is due!
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Cathy clothesline Cathy gate card 1
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Don't you just love the beachy Christmas?  That is the cutest set!  Thanks Cathy for all of your hard work helping all of us out using your amazing creativity!

Well, that is all for me today, so I can get this published and out to you all.  Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.  Prayers are sent to any of our fellow demonstrators and all involved in the horrendous storms in Texas and Louisiana.  Please know you are in our hearts and we care.

Be kind to one another and always try to find time to Create With Paper!

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Everything is coming up? Roses, Gardenia?

As promised, Summer Blooms continues...today, I had fun with some watercoloring - I just need to remember to use water color paper next time, although it worked out fine on just cardstock.  I did a Catalog Case.  I was looking up this particular stamp set to see if there were framelits to go with it and saw a cute idea in the Catalog for using the stamp.  Unfortunately I was doomed to fussy cutting the image out...I think for all (or most) of the stamps, there should be framelits to coordinate.  Well, I will dream...

Here is my "CASE"
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Supplies I used:
 

Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00

In the marker packs, I used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight to color in the rose.  Now that I look at the flower more, it may not be a rose, maybe a gardenia?  If you know the correct name for the flower, please let me know so I can learn my flowers :)

On the inside, I used the single "rose" flower and embossed and water colored it too to match the front of the card.  My sentiment is the "Make A Wish" from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

All in all, it was a fun card to make - thanks Stampin' Up! for the inspiration.  I have read many a post that do "Case the Catalog" days, and I finally did it.  Yay!

So, we are getting closer to the end of July - AARRGGHH!  Just wanted to remind everyone of the Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

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In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, another day, another card...time to find another flower to make - (this must have been a flip! Ha!).  Be kind to one another and please make some time for Creating With Paper!
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More "bloomin'" flowers!

Greetings from hot and steamy (yes, I said steamy - for us at least) San Diego!

The weather is more like the South or East this week...hot and sticky!  Even the kitties are going in slo mo!  Flowers are still my favorite at least for this month!  So, I did another Orchid card AND a card that I CASE'd from Laura Kant at laurascreativemoments.blogspot.nl.  I made this one for a birthday of a dear friend...(hope she doesn't read this issue of the blog (yikes)..

Here is the 2nd Orchid card ~ I am in love with Melon Mambo and the new Lemon Lime Twist.  At first I wasn't sure if it would be too neon, but it isn't - it is gorgeous!
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I shared this sneek peek on my Facebook page, but wanted to give you the list of supplies used

Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Next is the birthday card I made...
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As I said above, I CASE'd this lovely card almost exactly from Laura Kant.  Laura, thank you very much - you made beautiful renditions of this card inspiring me!  Here the supplies for this one:

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
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$33.00
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
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$33.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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$8.00
Big Shot
$110.00

Unfortunately, both framelit sets I used (and love still) are retired...boo hoo!  Also, the Mint Macaron Paper is retired!  Aaarrrgghh!  That is one of my favorite colors!

Remember! Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

Also happening this month is Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng
In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, that is all I can muster up for today - I think my next endeavor will be roses...wish me luck!  Be kind to one another and make some time for Creating With Paper!
 

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"Blooms for the Summer" and Orchids

Well, I made my first card with the Climbing Orchid Bundle!  Woo Hoo!  I am such an Orchid fan, that I had to have this set, but have just now been experimenting with it. 

I started out with a very simple card that was inspired by so many Pinterest pages.  Thanks to all who post, and I want to apologize for not writing down the name of the person whose card I took my idea from.  Also, wanted to let you all know that Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs has done some fabulous research and gives wonderful suggestions as to color combos of Orchids.  I was absolutely in awe of how many color combos using Stampin' Up! inks to make gorgeous Orchids.  That is my next goal.  I have really enjoyed watercoloring and blending inks lately so I am truly looking forward to making more beautiful flowers.

Here is my simple but pretty Orchid card...
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Here is the list of supplies I used...note, I used Yellow Stickles for the center of the flowers.

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Supplies:

Blender Pens
$10.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Look for more orchids and other flowers as I continue my "Blooms for the Summer" series.  If you would like to make the card above or any of the flowers I will be featuring or have featured, just click on one of the supplies that you may need and it will take you to my shopping site.  I am more than willing for you to CASE my cards, but please as always give credit where credit is due.  We all have such creative minds going for us, it is nice to acknowledge where your inspiration came from.  Even if you copy it exactly - most of us don't mind if we are mentioned. 

Don't forget the Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

Also happening this month is Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng
In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, that is all for me today~looking forward to making more blooms for summer.  Be kind to one another, and make some time for Creating With Paper!

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Summer is here!

Summer Greetings Everyone!

I know, I know, summer officially starts on June 21st.  But here in San Diego, our June is usually what we call "June Gloom".  Very often, the sun never actually comes out due to things such as "Coastal Eddies" "Fog Banks" and "Offshore Clouds".  It makes the start of summer kind of yukky!

So, I tend to think of 4th of July as the start of summer!  Amazingly, the sun is out early in the morning, temperatures are a comfortable mid 70's, we get nice breezes and flowers are popping out everywhere! 

Today, I got up, did my normal morning routine (no, not exercising!) of taking Musette down to the lookout in her harness, taking my coffee with me and of course peanuts for the squirrels.  It was like a renewed day!  Fresh, bright and oh boy was that coffee deeelicious!!!  When I came in for breakfast, I was determined to make a card with the Daisy Delight Bundle.  I had received the stamp a month or so ago, but the punch was on backorder.  Finally, I received it so had to use it immediately!  I was inspired by Petra Tailor of Tailored Craftiness in Australia.  Here is my creation! 
Daisy front
I love the soft colors of peach (which is actually Coral) and the contrast of the pear pizzazz used.  For the inside, I lined it with the Calypso Coral and did another stitched oval and used the sentiment "your kindness makes a difference" from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  If you would like to make this card or one similar, click on any of the items and it will take you to my shopping site.  It was pretty simple and I am super happy with my first Daisy card.  More to come! 

Product List

Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
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$7.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Please Note: The Wild Wasabi ribbon is retired and the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set is now retired.  Boo...

If you do shop with me, be sure to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
if your purchase is under $150.00.  If you purchase $150.00 or more, you will get Stampin' Rewards starting at $15.00 of product.  If you would like to join my team, you should consider it in July!  There are lots of great things happening in July such as
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Bonus Days is the best option ever to earn free money for your August purchases!  For every $50* you spend, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31, 2017 on anything you want!  The more you spend, the more "free" money you earn!  It is an awesome way to pick up some of the new stamp sets or new bundles and get new In Colors papers, markers, inks, etc!  Click on  the "Let's Shop" button and let's get shopping!!!  Remember you need an email address as this is how you will receive your coupons, and don't lose that email!!!  You can be a customer for this bargain, but if you become a demonstrator, you can get more discounts all of the time.
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"Christmas in July" promotion makes it easier than ever for you paper peeps to get discounts, pre-order opportunities, previews of new items Stampin' Up! is introducing and much more.  Just sign up to be a demonstrator and purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack!  This is an added value of $52 and includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (you can never have too many stamping blocks!) and a Bone Folder. And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, Stampin' Up! is including the "Carols of Christmas Stamp Set" from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US Value)! With so many basic items added to your Starter kit, your Starter Kit ($125 value) can be spent on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets, dies and accessories!  All of this for only $99!  We love Hobby Demonstrators as well as ones who want to make a little money on the side.

Well, that's all for me today.  I will post new projects when I finish them...yes, I am saying many projects started and in progress...what's new, huh?  So until we meet again, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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Happy 4th of July!

Greetings!

 Well, here we are, Independence Day!  How are you celebrating today?  We are doing a quiet little BBQ since our big family celebration is actually going to be on the 8th.  We are a very flexible family and love to extend any celebration for how ever long we need to.  Love this part of us.

I wanted to first share some absolutely EXCITING news that Stampin' Up! has happening in JULY!  So much, so be patient and review this blog often.  You won't regret a thing!

First of all, July 1-July 31 are BONUS DAYS!!


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Bonus Days is the best option ever to earn free money for your August purchases! 
For every $50* you spend, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31, 2017 on anything you want!  The more you spend, the more "free" money you earn!  It is an awesome way to pick up some of the new stamp sets or new bundles and get new In Colors papers, markers, inks, etc!  Click on  the "Let's Shop" button and let's get shopping!!!  Remember you need an email address as this is how you will receive your coupons, and don't lose that email!!!
*Before Tax & Shipping

 Another super duper promo is Stampin' Up's! Blogpost_jul2017

"Christmas in July" promotion makes it easier than ever for you paper peeps to get discounts, pre-order opportunities, previews of new items Stampin' Up! is introducing and much more.  Just sign up to be a demonstrator and purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack!  This is an added value of $52 and includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (you can never have too many stamping blocks!) and a Bone Folder. And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, Stampin' Up! is including the "Carols of Christmas Stamp Set" from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US Value)! With so many basic items added to your Starter kit, your Starter Kit ($125 value) can be spent on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets, dies and accessories!  All of this for only $99!  Join my team and see how much fun Stampin' Up! can really be!!!  I would love to have you on my team of great crafting ladies (we welcome guys too!)

As you probably can tell, we are gearing up for the Holidays already.  As customers of mine, you will be able to order the Carols of Christmas Bundle Set one of the top trending bundles coming up in the Holiday Catalog.  This early release coincides with the Bonus Days promotion - earn in July, and you can use it on the Carols of Christmas in August. 

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If you are interested, let me know and I will send you some more information.  As this months goes on, I will be posting some more "news" on this fabby offer!

FYI, the Holiday Catalog goes live to the public on September 1st!  As demonstrators, we get a pre-order opportunity starting in August. Another great reason to join us at Stampin' Up!   

Don't forget, if you shop on my site, use the
 JULY 2017 hostess code
for a gift at the end of the month...

That is all for today..please everyone have a SAFE and FUN July 4th Holiday.  Be kind to one another and try to make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!

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TGIF! The final three today!

Happy Friday! 

Even being retired, there is something magical about Fridays!  I suppose it will always be a day of excitement for the weekend, even though my husband and I say that sometimes it feels like every day is Friday.  Hey we certainly aren't knocking the retired life.  We love it!  He is semi-retired, but we consider it being retired.  Freedom is what we cherish the most.

So today, I am showing off the last three Display Board cards from my Catalog Launch Lunch that I held last Sunday.  It was truly a wonderful day, and I know I have said it before, these ladies are my life line!  Everyone of them is worth their weight in gold.  Love to you all!

My first card is another Catalog Case.  I really have taken advantage of the ideas in the catalog because for my Launch, the ladies were looking at the catalog.  This gave them an actual card to touch and feel.  I called it my Wedding Wishes card, and you will see why...I am not that original!  Ha!
Wedding a
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It was an easy card, but I think it turned out lovely.  I hadn't used the Detailed Floral Thinlits in a while, so my cutting wasn't as precise as I would have liked.  But when you are under pressure, you stick with what you get!  (smiley face emoji!)  Here are the supplies:
 

Big Shot
$110.00

Next card I called my "Miss Piggy" card.  This stamp set caught my eye at On Stage in April.  Pigs are cute and this one just made my heart smile.  My inspiration was Rose Grunewald of Country Cards by Rose.  She displayed the card on pinterest, and I felt the sentiment is very appropriate for women today.

Piggy a
Inside
Piggy b
We women haven't hit the glass ceiling yet, but I see it in the near future!  This little Miss Piggy kept up her hope and she did it!  I got some Watercolor Paper and attempted my artistic ability with the inks.  I will get better with time.  Her supplies:

Big Shot
$110.00

The ribbon is Pool Party Woven Ribbon that has been retired.  I still love it, but other colors would go just as nice. 

Next, I made a Birthday Shadow Box card.  I showed one in my blog dated 5/24/17.  They are so unique and easy once you get your measurements right.  This one I am showing all 3 layers..I have to say, the flower and stem and the Happy Birthday on the front are from the retired stamp set That's The Tag.

Shadow 1
Inside box
Shadow 2
Back page
Shadow 3
As I said before, I want to make more of these - there are so many possibilities.  Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for making the box.  My original idea came from Melanie Joyner at Joy-Stampin in Denmark.  Here are the supplies for this sweet kitty happy birthday:

Big Shot
$110.00

 Well, that is all of the cards I made for my Display Board.  Whew!  I was a busy bee the week before my Launch.  Busy, yes, but it is exactly what I needed to get my mojo back.  Thank goodness.  If you wish to recreate any of these cards, click on the picture of the supply you need and it will take you directly to my store.  If you order less than $150.00 worth of product, be sure to use:
June 2017 hostess code

If you order more than $150.00 you will earn Stampin' Rewards and they start at $15.00 worth of product for your $150.00 purchase. 

So, next week I will share more cards that I am going to work on over the weekend.  Until we meet again, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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As promised ~ display board cards - here is #4 and #5!

Happy Throw Back Thursday!

I am not going to throw anything back, but had to greet you all in some sort of cute way. (hmmm, emoji!).  First today, I wanted to show you my Daisy Tri Shutter Card.  I saw all sorts of these on Pinterest and You Tube, and followed Niki Ridges site Stampin' With Glittermum.  She did a couple Daisy cards, so thought that would be a good way to show the Daisy bundle to my group.  My biggest disappointment though was that the Punch to the bundle is back ordered until the end of June!  Aarrggh!  Oh well, several people have wanted it and are willing to wait until we can order again.  Niki's directions were pretty clear, except she didn't give too many measurements.  But I managed to CASE her card pretty close.
Daisy 1
Inside
Daisy 2
Here are all the supplies used for this card:

Big Shot
$110.00

 OOPS!  I forgot to include the Colorful Seasons Stamp for the sentiment!  So sorry - it is #143726 but it is part of a bundle (#145348) in the new Catalog.  Remember, bundles when available reduce the price 10%. 

As complicated as this looks, it really wasn't.  Since I used my own measurements for the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock on the squares, I just measured each block and if there was a Card Stock background, I measured 1/4" less than the original square and if Designer Series Paper in addition, it was cut 1/4" less than the Card Stock background.  Likewise, if there was just Designer Series Paper on the square (okay, some are rectangles..geesh) that was measured 1/4" smaller than actual square measurement.

AND, for your enjoyment #5!  This had to be my absolute favorite sample card that I made.  For one thing, it matches our kitchen colors AND decor!  We have towels, canisters, pot holders and utensil jar with "happy chefs".  We also get a calendar every year and the pictures are just precious!  A huge shout out to Jackie Aitken of Jaxx Crafty Creations for the sample I got the inspiration from.  She did hers in all black and white, but as soon as I saw it I said "kitchen colors"...
Chef
Inside
Chef1
I just love the way it looks like he is "squirting" out "Happy Birthday" in icing on the front.  Here are the supplies for this Happy Birthday card:
 

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
[100052]
$3.50
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker
[120967]
$3.50
Big Shot
$110.00

I also used red and white bakers twine that was left over from Christmas! 

If you would like to make these cards and need any of the supplies, just click on the picture and it will take you to my ordering site.  Share your creations, please!  All of us work so hard on our cards that if we inspire you to make one exact or similar, we always like to see them.  Just remember to give credit for your inspiration.  That is important for all of us!  I love having my creations CASE'd, but I also like to know that it was me who inspired you.  Most of my cards are NOT original designs of mine.  I don't have that much creativity in me, but when someone else has designed a card that I love and make, I make sure I give them credit. 

If you do place an order on my site, be sure to use:
June 2017 hostess code
If you order more than $150.00, don't use this code - you will earn Stampin' Rewards that start at $15.00!!! 

Well that is all for today; tune in tomorrow for a Wedding Card CASE'd pretty closely from who?  The Stampin' Up! 2017-18 Catalog!  I know several groups that have Catalog Case get togethers.  I think that is a pretty darn good idea!  I did that for our make and take!  Shhhh, don't tell anyone!  He He!

Until tomorrow, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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