Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A New SCIC Sketch!

Ok... I'm late with my blog post!  The end of the year school stuff is crazy, spring football and summer lacrosse have started and I just lost track of time!  Then, to top it off, I had a "when you give a mouse a cookie moment" this morning...  I started the laundry room sink to soak my son's baseball pants, ran upstairs to make sure his jerseys were clean, picked something up to take to my desk, decided to answer an email, then remembered I hadn't called in payroll yet so did that... all while the water was running.  Or should I say, overflowing... Yep!  What a mess!!!  I posted my morning escapade on Facebook and so many people commented that they've done the same thing so I feel a little better about myself.  LOL!  Ok, enough rambling...

Today there is a new sketch over at Stampin' Celebration.  I chose to use it to make a scrapbook layout of me and my sweet little family.

And here is the fun sketch that I used:

This was such a great layout - easy to pull together a cute page quickly!

We hope you join us over at Stampin' Celebration!  Link your creations up by the 25th of the month.  Make sure and check out the other Design Team's projects as well:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

Thanks for visiting!!


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Creative Crew - Party Favor

I'm back with my second project for this month's Creative Crew challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers!  One of our challenges is always going to be a "Catalog Focus". This month, we're focusing on die cuts and still incorporating into one of the parties shown HERE.  I chose the Sweet Butterfly Party and used my Big Shot to make this party favor:

Again, I used the colors from the party photos.  I also used the butterflies, lace doilies and roses as my inspiration.  Wouldn't this be a fun party favor for a sweet birthday party?

Products Used:
Stamps:  Layered Labels, Creative Elements
Ink:  Versamark, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Paper Doilies, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Basic Pearl Jewels, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Labels Framelits, Fancy Favor Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Festive Paper Piecing Pack, Perfect Polka Dots, Big Shot

Did you know that the Fancy Favor Die is retiring?  I am soooo sad!  This is one of my most used dies....  If I were you, I'd get it now before it's gone for good!  :(

Don't forget that you have until the 10th of this month to sign up for May's Paper Pumpkin Kit!  These kits are such a fun surprise to get each month!  Paper, stamps, ink, and accessories... straight to your door each month!  It's a fun creative escape!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY!

Happy creating!!


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm Part of the Creative Crew!!

EEK!  I was so excited last month when I was asked to join the Creative Crew over at Splitcoast Stampers for their next term!  Over the next four months, we'll be sharing our projects for the monthly challenges.  At the beginning of each month, we'll post them over on the SCS gallery and I'll post mine here on my blog.  We have four challenges each month that focus on different things - so fun!!

Here is the "theme" for our challenges this month:

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, tired bears are coming out of hibernation it’s time to party!!! Errrrr, I mean…time for spring!

So much begins to happen right now graduations, showers, weddings, birthdays, reunions, and probably a lot more than I've mentioned! With that in mind I'd like you to check out this site: 
25 Parties to Ring in Spring | The New Home Ec 

Pick a party, any party, be inspired by the colors, the decorations, the foodie stuff, the patterns, the prints, oh my there is so many ideas here!

And we have four different challenges to play along with all month long.  Here is the first one:

CCREW0513DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- DSP/Color Focus: All of our DSP is likely to be leaving us after this month, so use whatever DSP or color combo that includes brights & pastels to go with the party you've picked.

And here is the card I created for this challenge:

I chose the Spring Butterfly Party as my inspiration.  The soft colors reminded me of the Tea for Two DSP.  And of course I had to add the doilies and butterfly.  :)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Curly Cute
Ink:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Tea For Two, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Vintage Faceted Buttons, Lucky Limeade Twine (retiring... sniff, sniff), Paper Doilies, Basic Pearl Jewels, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber

I had fun creating this card.  Pastels aren't usually my fave... so it's fun to challenge myself!  :)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Creative Crew's projects over at Splitcoast Stampers!  There are some super talented ladies!

New Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit!!

Here is the newest project kit from Stampin' Up! - just perfect for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, thank you or just because....

Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Don't forget.....

The retired list is posted... there are always things I'm so sad to see go.  Make sure and check out the retired list before these products are gone for good.

Retiring stamps will be available April 24-June 3rd.  Stampin' Up! will continue to product the stamps to meet demand through June 3rd.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps.

Retiring accessories are available April 24-June 3rd but ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  You can save up to 60% on select items.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories.

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a wonderful day!


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SCIC #66 & Blog Hop

Hi there!  There's a new inspiration challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!!  The colors are so fun!  I had every intention of making a super cute card.... but time got away from me.  I am about to go to Charleston with my son's 7th grade class... and have been going crazy getting everything together...  So, I ended up doing a quick layout in MDS.  I love these photos... such great memories!

And here's the inspiration photos over at Stampin' Celebration:

And, don't forget to hop along with us so you can see the other Design Team creations!!  

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

We'd love for you to play along with us over at the Stampin' Celebration Blog!  Simply link your projects up by the 25th of the month!  We can't wait to see what you are inspired to create!!  :)

Thanks for visiting.... and check back in a couple of hours for another post -- yep, two in one day!


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