This is always a tough time of year. The end of a Catalog brings many tears as we say good-bye to some favorite products. This is also the time of year another group of In Colors retires. Yes, the 2015-2017 In Colors are retiring next week. Get ready to say good-bye to Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, and Mint Macaron. I'll miss you all. In my studio, I have a display set up with the current In Colors. … [Read more...] about Out With The Old, And In With The New
If you're a crafter, you're going to love the brand new Crafting Forever stamp set that will be available June 1st. This is one of the stamp sets that I received at OnStage last month and it speaks to my heart. I completely agree that Crafting is forever and housework should be whenever. I would much rather spend my time making something for someone rather than cleaning toilets. Okay, bad example. That's probably everyone's least favorite … [Read more...] about Crafting Forever! Housework Whenever.
Some of you know that I have a day job in addition to my Stampin Up business. It is glamorous and exciting, and leaves me little time for stamping. Okay, it's not glamorous. Actually, it's not even really exciting. But it pays the bills. And keeps me out of trouble. Why am I telling you this? Well, it leads to today's project. My Company recently moved our office. We didn't move far, just one floor down. But, with the brand new … [Read more...] about Take Note
I am so excited to share my next Class To Go. I think this one turned out stinkin' cute! Just looking at it has me counting down the days until school is out and Summer begins. By the time May rolls around, I'm done with homework, tests, studying, and reports. Unfortunately, we have school until mid-June. Ugh. I have my fingers crossed that we don't get anymore major projects this school year. I think AP tests and SATs will be enough with all the … [Read more...] about Class To Go – Cool Summer
Before I share today's Five Minute Friday card, I wanted to remind you that the Retirement Sale is in full swing. We have just over a month before those products will be gone forever. And sadly, some of them are already sold out. One product that isn't retiring from the Occasions Catalog is the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits. You may have noticed the bundle on the Retirement List and that's because the bundle is … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Cool Treats
Sometimes when I tell people that I scrapbook, I see their eyes start to glaze over as they visualize piles and piles of paper and stickers and punches and just stuff. That's the traditional view of a scrapbooker - that you can't scrapbook without a ton of supplies all around you. I've heard stories from former scrapbookers that they gave it up because it was just too messy. Or that there was too much pressure to create the perfect page. It can … [Read more...] about Scrapbooking With Pocket Pages
Today's five minute Friday card uses a bunch of retiring products. Both of the stamp sets, the pearls, and the pattern paper are all retiring at the end of May. This card has some really easy stamping since all of the flowers are one single stamp. Watercoloring is a perfect technique for a five minute Friday card. Watercoloring doesn't have to be perfect and I find I get better results when I work quickly, rather than spending a lengthy … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Mother’s Day Card
If you've been reading my blog posts for the past couple months, you might have guessed that one of my absolute favorites from the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Succulent Framelits. And I just noticed that this stamp and die set is not being carried forward into the next Annual Catalog. It is officially on the Retirement List. I was so sure that it was going to carried forward because of the popularity … [Read more...] about So Long Succulents