Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stampin' UP! Retired List Blowout SALE

 Get excited! Stampin' UP! is currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, not including those products that are no longer available. This will be live today (May 22nd), but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!

Retiring Lists
  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

To place your order, go to my Online Store

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Father's Day Card

Alot of Stampin' UP! demonstrators (including myself) are having a blast with new products from the 2014-2015 Stampin' UP! catalog that will soon be available to customers on June 2nd!

Just like Mother's Day, Father's Day is coming very very soon and I wanted to make sure that I have my dad's card done before it's too late.

This card features a couple of new products from the  catalog which I will list below. 

 At first I wasn't sure about it, but I really like the color combination from the Moonlight DSP paper stack* which gives a masculine feel: Hello Honey*, Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss*, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White....

My Tips:
  • I used the thin cardstock that is packaged with the Chevron Tag a Bag gift bags. The thickness of the paper is perfect for creating a papercraft project. I always get excited when I recycle something that was included as part of the packaging!!!
  • I didn't have enough space in my 2 3/8" white circle to stamp all three letters side by side so I improvised: stamp the D's next to each other, then stamp the "A" on vellum and pop it up between the letters with a dimensional.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: hello honey*, blackberry bliss*, whisper white, basic gray, kraft paper (from tag a bag packaging)
  • paper: moonlight paper stack*, vellum
  • ink: basic gray, hello honey*, soft suede
  • stamps: morning post alphabet, simply stars, teeny tiny wishes (for inside greeting)
  • punches: chevron border, 2 1/2" circle
  • embossing folder: decorative dots
  • framelits: circle framelits (2 3/8")
  • embellishments: neutrals candy dots 
* denotes items from the 2014-2015 SU! catalog. 


Want to see more of the new Stampin' UP! products?! If you're in the DFW metroplex, RSVP for my upcoming OPEN HOUSE here.
If you're not local but would like to receive a 2014-2015 Stampin' UP! catalog, e-mail me and I will get one to you ASAP!

I really  appreciate you joining me today! Until next time...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stampin' UP! Project Life

 I was crazy excited when I found out about Stampin' UP's new partnership with Becky Higgins' Project Life: " it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life".

As soon as I could, I placed an order for SU!'s first kit, Everyday Adventure, they released and couldn't wait to get started once I received it!

Here's my review on this new and fabulous scrapbooking craze from Stampin' UP!....

 My Experience:
  • This was my 1st experience with Project Life and I must admit that once I received my supplies, it got to be a little overwhelming.....don't checkout just yet....
  • The kit I ordered included:
Project Life: Pocket Pages
Project Life: Day to Day stamp set

Project Life: Accessory pack

Project Life: Card collection

Project Life: Point & Click stamp set

  •  After getting familiar with what I had, I picked a pocket page and started inserting my design cards as they are into each pocket with my son's birth and adoption in mind.
  • TIP!!! if you want a 2-pg spread of your event make sure to insert your cards into the back of one pocket page and the front of the other pocket page. I had to switch mine around after having them all inserted, which is not all that bad.
  • now I started looking for pictures that I wanted to include in my layout and embellished and journal-ed as I wanted.
  • This was so much fun and only took me 1 hour to create two pages! On a traditional scrapbook page, it would've taken me at least 1 hr per the time-savings!
  • I also love how all the designer cards are done for you. You just pick what you want. It keeps me from having to waste time figuring out a design and color combos.
  • All in all, I give this kit a 10 out of 10! It's never been so easy and fun to capture those beautiful memories!

Project Life kits are now available and will also be included in the 2014-2015 Stampin' UP! catalog (to be released June 2nd). Become a part of my Stampin' UP! team and receive your very own copy of the catalog for FREE!

If you would like to experience this for yourself and just cannot wait for the catalog, place an order through your local demonstrator or if you do not have one, you may go to my online store HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! Until next time...