Saturday, April 16, 2016

Made with Love and some more LA happenings...

I'm having a great time in LA with Kim this week.  Heading to her roommates art show this morning, then off to the Renaissance Fair for the rest of the day.  Yesterday we went shopping, lunch at a great Tandoori place, stopped at an adorable bakery for a snack and then saw the Groundlings perform last night - super funny!  The night before last, we drove up to the Griffith Conservatory to view the LA lights and watch a planetarium show.  Tomorrow, we're heading over to Catalina Island with John's brother Chris for the day.  Here are a few photos:

Griffith Observatory


Kim's creme brulee

My cappuccino creme cake (edible wrapper)

A very small assortment of all the beautiful pastries they carry.

At the Groundlings Comedy Club

Small stage with a live band.  I highly recommend going to this if you're in the area.  
Okay, I have a few items loaded on my laptop that I haven't posted, so here is one of the cards I was thinking about for the baby card class, but decided not to use, so I'll share it with all of you.  It uses the Made with Love stamp set in the big catalog.

This is a super adorable stamp!
Supplies used:
Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, English Garden DSP
Black StazOn ink, Blushing Bride ink for water coloring
1/4" Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Happy Heart Embossing Folder
1-3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelit Dies

Made with Love Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Made With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set138662
Price$25.00
Welcome a sweet baby with cards and tags that show how glad you are for their arrival. This is a Two-Step Stampin' set, which gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 20 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d, g


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Last of the weekly deals....

I'm in beautiful Los Angeles  this week visiting my oldest daughter, Kim.  I flew in yesterday  morning and she took us to the Magic Castle last night - which was awesome!  No pictures allowed inside, but we did meet and talk to several professional magicians and even got to be audience members for an instructional video by the worlds best close up magicians - so amazing!  We also had our first celebrity siting for the week - Iwan Rheon who plays Ramsay Snow (Bolton) on Game of Thrones.  Yes, he's a widely hated character, but there you go....

Here's a couple photos before we get to our weekly deals:

Jackie won 2nd place at the ASU Student Union art show - woohoo! That is her painting "A Dandy Madonna"

Kim and me at the Magic Castle

Kim and her beau Carlos.

My new shadow Casper.  He's a super sweet kitty who sheds like a mad man.  
Weekly Deals
2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
2015-2017 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
Price$15.00 $11.25
Acorn Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
ACORN BUILDER PUNCH
Price$18.00 $13.50
Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
BAKER'S BOX THINLITS DIES
Price$33.00 $24.75
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
BERMUDA BAY BAKER'S TWINE
Price$3.00 $2.25
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
DELICATE ORNAMENT THINLITS DIES
Price$29.00 $21.75
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
HEARTS & STARS DECORATIVE MASKS
Price$3.00 $2.25
Metallic Foil Doilies  by Stampin' Up!
METALLIC FOIL DOILIES
Price$4.00 $3.00
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
MINI TREAT BAG THINLITS DIES
Price$40.00 $30.00
Perfect Pines Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
PERFECT PINES FRAMELITS DIES
Price$27.00 $20.25
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
ROSE GARDEN THINLITS DIES
Price$31.00 $23.25
Silver Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!
SILVER SEQUIN TRIM
Price$5.00 $3.75
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
SILVER SPARKLE DAZZLING DETAILS
Price$2.50 $1.88
Silver Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
SILVER STAMPIN' GLITTER
Price$4.00 $3.00
Snow Friends Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
SNOW FRIENDS FRAMELITS DIES
Price$27.00 $20.25
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
STARS FRAMELITS DIES
Price$27.00 $20.25
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
SWEETHEART PUNCH
Price$16.00 $12.00
Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
VERY VANILLA THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price$3.50 $2.63
Weekly deals will be gone after April 18th, so take advantage while you can!  Click here to shop online now.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Last chance at our final weekly deals and a sneak peek...

It's been a busy couple of weeks, and no end in sight!  I'll try to post when I can, so keep checking in.  I've been back and forth to Little Rock and Memphis quite a few times and am flying to to visit my oldest daughter Kim in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a long weekend.  I also have several upcoming workshops and classes this month - almost ready!  So today, I thought I'd share a preview of the Cottage Greetings class coming up later this month.  The deadline to register and pay is Monday, April 11th (so I can order supplies before I leave).  Here is a sneak peek at the class projects:


COTTAGE GREETINGS CLASS

Apr 22 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM  (Central)
Attend this fun class and complete 15 cards using the Cottage Greetings Card Kit.  All supplies are provided. Cost is $25 and deadline to register and pay is April 11th.  Light snacks and drinks provided.  Class at Sandy's house.  Here is the adorable kit we'll be using.  I will provide the coordinating stamp set, additional stamps if desired and inks.  

I also wanted to share that we only have two more weeks of our Weekly Deals.  We will occasionally have some "specials", but these are the last of the deals.  Check it out!  For more information on our weekly deals or to order online, click here.  


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Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine
BERMUDA BAY THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price$3.50 $2.63
Brights Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
BRIGHTS SEQUIN ASSORTMENT
Price$5.00 $3.75
Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
CALYPSO CORAL THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price$3.50 $2.63
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
CLASSY DESIGNER BUTTONS
Price$6.00 $4.50
Confetti Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
CONFETTI HEARTS BORDER PUNCH
Price$22.00 $16.50
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
CRUSHED CURRY BAKER'S TWINE
Price$3.00 $2.25
Decorative Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
DECORATIVE LABEL PUNCH
Price$18.00 $13.50
Gift Bag Punch Board  by Stampin' Up!
GIFT BAG PUNCH BOARD
Price$20.00 $15.00
Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
GIFT CARD ENVELOPE & TRIMS THINLITS DIES
Price$33.00 $24.75
Glassine Sheets  by Stampin' Up!
GLASSINE SHEETS
Price$5.00 $3.75
Gold 1/8 Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
GOLD 1/8" RIBBON
Price$5.00 $3.75
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
GOLD GLITZ DAZZLING DETAILS
Price$2.50 $1.88
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
ROSE GARDEN THINLITS DIES
Price$31.00 $23.25
Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!
SNOW FLURRY PUNCH
Price$18.00 $13.50
Sunburst Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
SUNBURST THINLITS DIE
Price$29.00 $21.75

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sale-a-bration is almost over and some more In-Color items...

There's only a few more short days to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration event.  For every $50 you spend in catalog merchandise (this counts for our weekly deals and clearance items as well), you earn a FREE item from our Sale-a-bration catalog.  My sample today uses 3 items that will no longer be available after March 31st - the Perfect Pairings stamp set, the Flowering Fields stamp set, and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  These are my 3 favorite items from the Sale-a-bration catalog. 

I added a little Bow Paper Clip Embellishment from the Occasions Catalog for a little extra cuteness!

I also used the Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush on the flowers to add some fun shimmer.  
I also wanted to share a few more 2014-2016 In Color items that will be leaving us soon.

2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! 
     
2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack138433
Price$22.00
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options.

* 40 sheets
* 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free
* Lignin free
Blackberry Bliss 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
BLACKBERRY BLISS 5/8" STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price$7.00
Hello Honey 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
HELLO HONEY 5/8" STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price$7.00
Lost Lagoon 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
LOST LAGOON 5/8" STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price$7.00
Mossy Meadow 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
MOSSY MEADOW 5/8" STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price$7.00
Tangelo Twist 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST 5/8" STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price$7.00
For more details on the ribbon, click here!