Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day

Had a wonderful World Card Making Day, yesterday. I had 4 ladies here stamping away. I CASEd 6 cards from the current catalogs and they made 2 of each.

I let the ladies know that CASEing from the catalogs is a great way to find inspiration. I even got a couple of small orders to take advantage of the stock up sale going on until Monday.

It was a great day! But, I was definitely pooped at the end! With all the apples I had, I made a yummy apple cake for snack that we enjoyed between the 2 sets of cards we made. Thank you Ladies for making my World Card Making Day special!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day! I will have some of my 'creative' friends over today and we will make these cards. They will make 2 each of each design and they will keep one and we'll donate one to the local Ronald McDonald House.


Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Apple Pickiing Time!

Hubby and I went to the apple orchard over in Washington state the other day. We picked 40 pounds of apples! It was a lot of fun. We got MacIntosh, Jonathan and one called Spartan that I'd never heard of. So, I'm in the process of making EVERYTHING apple!
These are my first 3 jars of homemade applesauce! Took 4 pounds of apples to make 3 pint jars! So, guess I didn't get too many apples as these will be neighbor gifts for the holidays. I will also make some 1/2 pint jars of apple butter! YUM!

Thanks for stopping by and indulging my personal accomplishment. Until next time....

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp, Stock & Save

In honor of World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! is having a Stamp, Stock and Save sale from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6.  Below is the list of product being offered. If you have any questions, let me know. You can go to my online store to place your order



Available Products:
NOTE: ALL INDIVIDUAL INK PADS WILL BE OFFERED AT A 15% DISCOUNT OCTOBER 1-6
Item Number
Stamp Set
Price
After Discount
135540
Grandes nouvelles (Clear) FRA
31.95
25.56
134018
Big News (Clear)
31.95
25.56
134015
Big News (Wood)
43.95
35.16
134288
Playful Pennants (Clear)
16.95
13.56
134285
Playful Pennants (Wood)
21.95
17.56
134198
Choose Happiness (Clear)
17.95
14.36
134195
Choose Happiness (Wood)
24.95
19.96
125682
Quelques Lignes (Clear) FRA
20.95
16.76
122497
Petite Pairs (Clear)
20.95
16.76
128706
Petite Pairs (Wood)
28.95
23.16
135594
Tellement heureuse (Clear) FRA
17.95
14.36
134234
So Very Happy (Clear)
17.95
14.36
134231
So Very Happy (Wood)
24.95
19.96
135653
Y muchos más (Clear) ESP
26.95
21.56

Item Number
Product
Price
After Discount
133681
Card Stock In Color 8-1/2" x 11" 2014-2016
$6.95
$5.91
131200
Card Stock 8-1/2 x 11 In Color 2013-2015
$6.95
$5.91
131190
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Brights
$6.95
$5.91
131193
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Subtles
$6.95
$5.91
131192
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Regals
$6.95
$5.91
131191
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Neutrals
$6.95
$5.91
100730
Card Stock 8-1/2" x 11" Whisper White
$8.50
$7.23

Item Number
Product
Price
After Discount
107297
Envelopes Medium Crumb Cake
$6.50
$5.53
107300
Envelopes Medium Very Vanilla
$6.50
$5.53
107301
Envelopes Medium Whisper White
$6.50
$5.53
102619
Envelopes Medium Clear Translucent
$4.95
$4.21

Item Number
Product
Price
After Discount
129026
Adhesive Fast Fuse
$9.95
$8.46
129027
Adhesive Refill Fast Fuse
$7.50
$6.38

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holiday Inspiration

I was so inspired by my friend Dawn and some of her projects at the retreat last weekend, that I came home and started crafting in earnest!

Do you recognize this? It's a full size wood mount case. Do you want to see what's inside?
I made 6 cards to fit inside...2 each of these 3 designs (including envelopes).
This is the case with all the cards. The space on the right is for some Hershey nuggets.

How about this...recognize it? It's a clear mount case. Can you guess what's inside?
This one I filled with tags! There are 6 of the 3 X 3s and 6 of the long tags.
 Cute, huh?

I hope that these have inspired you to think 'inside' the box! Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Uniquely Yours Retreat


 Well, I think I have sufficiently recovered from the Uniquely Yours Retreat at the Palouse Divide Lodge to tell you a little about it. It was sponsored by my friend, Dawn and it was FABULOUS! Great job, Dawn! She is planning another one in early Spring and I am planning to attend. I was working on Christmas cards and got the fronts all finished, but still need to finish the insides.

Such a great weekend and we didn't have to cook! We were provided a beautiful breakfast and dinner each day of the retreat! Lunch was on our own, but everyone brought snacks to share with the group, so I don't think anyone missed 'lunch'.

The sign in the front of the Lodge

The front door

Dawn and Lisa crafting away 



Some of the ladies crafting

More ladies crafting

These were the gifts we were given each day of the retreat. Left is lip balm and hand lotion in an organza bag. There's a fry box filled with yogurt pretzels, a Curvy Keepsake box with Lifesavers and a Grid Journal all decorated pretty.

Some of Dawn's beautiful creations

The Lodge at night


Accordian Screen Card

As promised, this is my first attempt at making one of these new cards that are all over the web. I want to thank Dawn Oleschefske for the wonderful video tutorial that you can find on her blog.
The base of the card is basic black, the mats are Melon Mambo. The images on the panels are from the retired set Elements of Style. They are stamped in Mossy Meadow. The flowers are Melon Mambo and I think Pretty in Pink (it was a scrap), punched from Petite Petals and the retired Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The centers are colored rhinestones from my stash. The top is punched with the retired Scalloped Eyelet border punch. These are so much fun and so easy to make that I'm sure there will be more my future! Thanks again Dawn for the tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!