Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!

Hi there!!  I hope everyone had a blessed Easter!!  Just a quick post to show you a couple of Easter cards I made this year using one of our super cute Single Stamps!!

Products Used:
Stamps:  Ears to You
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Summer Smooches
Other:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Old Olive Ribbon

Products Used:
Stamps:  Ears to You
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Summer Smooches
Other:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Ribbon

Nothing fancy here as these cards came together fairly quickly!  I love how easy it is to frame a cute stamp image using my Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits.  :)

Thanks for visiting!!  Check back tomorrow for another card and challenge!!


Signature - Tree

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HSS Color Challenge #155

Happy (rainy) Saturday!  I was cruising around the internet looking at different challenge blogs last night and stumbled upon Hand Stamped Sentiments.  When I saw their color combination I was instantly inspired to create this birthday card for a friend:

I love making these little flowers...

Then, I thought these colors would make a cute Easter card.... so I made another card and changed the sentiment.

Products Used:
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baha Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners/ Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Boho Blossoms Punch, Brights Brads, Organza Ribbon
Big Shot:  Stripes Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits

And here's the color inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments:

I just loved this color combo and will definitely use it again!  :)

Guess what?  Beginning Monday (March 25-31) all of our Stampin' Fabric will be on sale for 1/2 off!!  What a deal!!  Here's the scoop:  

Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off! 
Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!
  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Available to both customers and demonstrators
  • Discounted fabric is available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop order, and online orders)
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached
PageItem Description Retail Price Sale Price 
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric$29.95 $14.98 
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98 
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  

*spring catalog

You can shop our fabric in my online store HERE. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Signature - Tree            

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scrapbooking with MDS

Hi there!!

I'm here with another quick digi layout I did using My Digital Studio (MDS).

There's nothing fancy about this layout as I really wanted to focus on the journaling and cute photos.  This was a special experience for my son that I couldn't wait to document for him!  :)  I just LOVE watching my family look through our scrapbook albums.

So, Friday night I was invited to go scrapbook with a group of ladies in my neighborhood.  It's always great to meet fellow scrapbookers.  ;)  After I got there, they showed me a YouTube video they created one night.  You can see their "Harlem Shake" video below:

After seeing this... I knew this was a good group for me.  LOL!

Speaking of scrapbooking... did you hear about the HUGE price reduction in MDS?  What used to be MDS2+ is now just called MDS and... the price is only $19.95!!  It still comes with over $500 worth of digital content - this is a crazy-good deal!!  (Honestly, I thought Stampin' Up! had lost their minds when I read about this!)  Anyhoo, you can purchase it as an instant download or a disc HERE in my online store.  This is too good of a deal to pass up!  I use MDS for scrapbook pages, journals, calendars, invites, party favors and photobook gifts.  It is amazing!!

Don't forget --- only a few more days to Sale-a-Brate!  Friday is the last day to get exclusive Sale-a-Bration products with every $50 order.  Lots of fun items available - through Friday only.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration Flyer HERE.

Thanks for visiting!!


Signature - Tree

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stampin Celebration Sketch Challenge

Hi there!!  The last week has been crazy but I FINALLY had some creative time!  I won't bore you with the details... but let's just say the flu and a stomach virus hit us last week! Ugh!

It's time for the Mid-monthspiration over at Stampin' Celebration - and that means a Sketch Challenge!! Woo hoo!  This layout really came together quickly:

My son is playing for his middle school lacrosse team this year.  He's really having a great time!  I love watching my boys do their thing at their games.  :)

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio 2
Downloads:  Game Day, Game Day Lacrosse, Staples & Stitching

And here's this month's sketch (SCIC #64):

We'd love for you to join us over at Stampin' Celebration!  Create a project using the above sketch or the photo inspiration shown here.  Link your creations up by the 25th of the month for a chance to be this month's "Pick of the Party."

Make sure and check out the other Design Team creations as well:

Stampin' Celebration Blog Hop:
Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions 
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

Don't forget -- there's only one week left for Sale-a-Bration!!  Earn FREE products with every $50 order!!  You have until March 22nd to earn the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products - and then they're gone!


  Signature - Tree

Friday, March 1, 2013

SCIC #64 Blog Hop

Yay!  It's time for a new Stampin' Celebration Challenge and Blog Hop!  Here's the inspiration photo we're using for SCIC #64:

These fun, bright colors make me think of Spring - which I am soooo ready for!!  Here's the card I created:

I'm not in love with this card... but I was determined to use those cute little houses for my inspiration.  But, I kind of think it ended up looking like something my kids could have made.  LOL!  I used the Heart Framelits to make the point on the roof and finally played with the super cute Cloud Embossing Folder.

Here's the inside of the card.  I love that little sentiment!  I made this card for my hubby. I've been really grumpy lately... too much stress, not feeling well, taking care of everyone but myself... you know how it is!  And he always supports and puts up with me -- with him is still my favorite place to be.  I thought maybe I should tell him.  :)

Make sure and check out the other Design Team creations by following along on our Stampin' Celebration Blog Hop:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat (you are here!)
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

We hope you'll play along with us by linking up your project over on the Stampin' Celebration Blog!  You have until the 25th of the month to play.  Don't forget to check back on the 15th for a Sketch Challenge!!

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a happy Friday!


Signature - Tree