A few weeks ago I shared this post here where we tried to make our own texture paste at one of our Downline Meetings. Here's a quick look at that card again. Some were slightly better than others, but most of them were similar to this. I promised that I would revisit this technique and see if I could get better results. Lyndi and I got together to give it a try using the same exact stamp set that Sara Douglass used in her sample. We … [Read more...] about Failure Is Not An Option, Part 2
We are celebrating around here because school ended yesterday! Summer starts today! To be honest, towards the last couple weeks of school we are counting down the days and hours til the end. My kids are awesome students, but they I cannot wait for the exams, homework, and projects to be done. A big thank you to all the teachers who did not assign huge reports the last two weeks of school. And to those that did - really? Anyway... on to the fun … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Foxy Friends
One of the hot new sets in the new Catalog is Swirly Birds and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlet die set. I'm sure this is largely due to the fact that this was one of the sets that Demonstrators could order early. Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle - 142353 Price: $46.75 Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set - 141749 Price: $25.00 Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies - 141497 Price: … [Read more...] about Swirly Bird & Swirly Scribbles
This year, I am really trying to be more focused in rewarding my Downlines. I have always recognized their accomplishments in our meetings but I wanted to start giving out small treats as well. Last Thursday was our Downline Meeting and I had a couple different prizes for some of the ladies. The first was a pretty package of rhinestones for Lyndi, who promoted to Bronze Elite this month. This is a big accomplishment since she originally said … [Read more...] about Prizes and Recognition!
Stampin Up is having a one day sale on a Paper Pumpkin subscription for new subscribers only. If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is the time to jump in with both feet! The one day special pricing is $5.00! For the price of a latte, you can start a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin. This special is only for ONE DAY. Don’t miss it! Paper Pumpkin kits are nice because they include everything in the box you’ll need to make your kit: … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Paper Pumpkin
Do you ever do this? See something and think “I’ll pass on that set, don’t need another one of those”? Then you start to notice all sorts of things being made with it. And they are so pretty! And then you start to waffle on whether or not you might need that set. When the Occasions Catalog came out last January, the Grateful Bunch stamp set was one that I totally bypassed. It was okay, but I didn’t really need another flower stamp set. It did … [Read more...] about More flowers please!
Have you noticed that shaker cards are really popular lately? There's just something totally cool about seeing all those little sparkly sequins moving around inside the card. There are two ways to make a shaker. You can add it to the front of the card so it's sitting on top. Or, you can add it to the side of the card. This card has the shaker on the inside and all the mechanics for the shaker are completely hidden. Even though this looks … [Read more...] about Shaker Cards
Long before I joined Stampin Up, I was an avid scrapbooker. I realize some cardmakers and papercrafters cringe when they hear the word “scrapbooking”. It sounds so intense. You picture piles of supplies and photos everywhere and how can you possibly get it all into a reasonable sized album. Believe me, I get it. I was one of those people surrounded by never ending piles of photos and supplies. This was exactly why I love cardmaking and … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Project Life