Friday, August 28, 2015

Furry Friend Friday

Can a butterfly be furry?  To be honest, I really don't know.  But caterpillars are so I guess that counts.  :)

I have to admit that when I started, I had full intentions of making a dog layout.  But then it turned into something completely different.  I guess that's what happens when inspiration hits. 

Actually, I think it's that my Nana has been on my mind a lot.  As I've mentioned before, we lost her in May and she was a HUGE part of my life for 43 years.  Anyway, since she passed, my family and I have been seeing dragonflies and butterflies everywhere. And so...this is what happened...

My layout turned into a scrapbook page with lots of beautiful butterflies. Originally, the background was just the Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  It was pretty -  but I wasn't really happy with it as I felt it needed something more.  I decided to take a small stamp from the Butterfly Basics set and stamp all over the turquoise cardstock to add interest to the background.  MUCH better.  I used the Tempting Turquoise ink pad to give it a tone on tone look. (the color in my photo is a bit off.  I promise it's a true turquoise in real life.)

I guess that's it for today.  Sorry no video for this one.  There were so many pieces that I figured if I tried to film it, it would be one loooong video!  Soon though, I will have more videos up for you.
Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I'm back!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back after a lovely week long vacation to Canada to visit with my family.  It was so fun to get to spend time with all of them - especially my adorable little niece who turned 1!  We had a wonderful time together and although I hated to leave, I am grateful to have a wonderful home and life to come home to in Georgia as well.  Rejean (my husband) and I are so very blessed.

Anyway, I wanted to get back into the swing of things by telling you about this week's AWESOME weekly deals.  I've already put my order in because I just couldn't resist those fabulous punches!  Truth be told, I'm a bit of a punch addict. haha!  The Pansy Punch has been on my wish list for quite some time because it matches perfectly with the "Birthday Blossoms" stamp set (which I have and love!) and can also be purchased below.

Oh, and just a reminder:  The products from our "Home for the Holidays" catalog go on sale next Tuesday (Sept. 1st).  If you don't already have a demonstrator and would like a copy, please just let me know.  I would be happy to send one to you.  There are TONS of great products in this catalog for many upcoming holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween. 

Below you will see a list of our weekly deals.  If you see something you like, just click on the picture and it will send you directly to my shopping page.  Please don't wait though as these deals go very quickly!

Hugs!  Hope you all have a great week!
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Quick update

Just popping in for a minute to let you know that for the next week, I'm going to be spending time with family .  So, I will not be having a "Furry Friend Friday" this week or next.  But, I will be back soon with more things to share!

Oh,  and just a reminder - if you still haven't signed up for the Paper Pumpkin kit, you only have until September 10th to get two months at half off.  It's such a great deal that I decided to sign up.   I plan to make a video each month when I receive my kit.  If you sign up too, we can do them together!  Wouldn't that be fun?!  Plus, you can cancel at any time, so there really isn't any risk! (but you're not going to want to because I know you're going to LOVE them!)

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting my link below and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family#every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at any time. You can also skip a month if you want.
To subscribe, click on the link below.

Paper Pumpkin 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, Nana!

Today would have been my beloved Nana's 95th birthday.  This year, she's celebrating with Jesus in Heaven.  I found myself really missing her even more than usual today.  And as silly as it may sound to some, I found myself wanting to make her a card.  I know I can't actually send this one, but I like to think that my Nana is looking down from Heaven.  I hope it made her smile and know how much I love and miss her.

There are several things special about this card.  First, the background is the Lord's Prayer (or the Our Father as my Nana used to call it).  My Nana taught me that prayer when I was a little girl, so I thought it was fitting that I included it on her card.  And the dragonfly is because ever since she passed, I have been seeing them everywhere.  Especially blue ones.

And yes, I did write on the inside.  But that is just between my Nana and me.

If you have a Grandmother who is still living, please call her today and let her know how much you love her.  Or even better, if she lives close enough, give her a great big hug.

I love you, Nana.  Forever and always.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Happy Furry Friend Friday!

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to get this week's project done, and I apologize it's not a video.  But, I've been feeling a little under the weather.

This card is pretty simple, but I really like all the vibrant colors.  And I think the dog is so cute (notice his little buddy hanging out on top of his tail!).  Oh, and his party hat?  It's made with one of the hexagon stamps in the set called "Six-Sided Sampler".  I just cut it into little triangle.

Hope you like it!  Have a happy weekend!  xo

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tax-Free Days with Stampin' Up!

Just a quick post to let you know that Stampin' Up is participating in tax free days.  Here is a chart that will show you which days your state participates and also which Stampin' Up items will be tax free.  Also, some states have a $ maximum amount listed for each product so please be sure to note that.  You will be charged for the tax on the shipping, but not on the items themselves.

And Georgia residents, the cut off is TONIGHT at midnight to get your orders in.  So, if you want something please don't wait!  This is a great opportunity to stock up on adhesive for those upcoming holiday projects!

(click on the chart to enlarge it)

And here is the link to my shopping page!  Thanks so much and have a great weekend!