Thursday, April 27, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - April 27, 2017 - Fluttering Thanks

How about a quick easy card and no Stamping?  I love to do these cards just a little different but still fun and beautiful.

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So was that a fun card?  

Some big things coming on May 1.  Eastern Palace will be available for you to purchase before the new catalog comes out.

·         Dates: May 1-31, 2017

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Information about this oppurtunity
Dates: May 1-31, 2017
Only bundles will be available during the customer sales period; à la carte items will not be available again until the annual catalog goes live on June 1, 2017.
The Starter or Premier bundles can be purchased on a demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
The Starter or Premier bundles can be included as part of a new demonstrator’s starter kit (free items will be included).
The new free items (Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock) are only available with the purchase of a bundle.
The Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, and the new In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads will be available to your customers to purchase singly when the 2017-2018 annual catalog debuts on June 1, 2017.
Bundles are exclusive to the early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. Individual items in the Eastern Palace suite will be available with the release of the 2017-2018 annual catalog on June 1, 2017.
There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period (May 1-31).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - April 25, 2017 - April 2017 Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing

Today is a big day.  I got the April Paper Pumpkin. Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglas designed it and it is a good one.  We even got a free gift of water color pencils.  It also just went on sale so you can get a few extra if you are a paper Pumpkin Subscriber. Click here to see and order. I just love this month's you get to make 12 cards 4 of 3 designs.  I only made one in the video, I am thinking of having a live event this week to make the other 2, check out my facebook page for more information.  

So isn't this water coloring great.  I love to water color.  

Let's look at the video.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - April 23, 20017 - Busy Weekend

This weekend was really on overload for things to do.  Friday was fairly calm though it did snow all day so that was a bit of a bummer.  Friday night was Ladies Night out and we had a good time crafting the night away.

Saturday Started early and busy all day.  First a trip to the Post Office and I could not believe it no one was in line so I actually got in and out in minutes.  Saturday was Meigan's Prom.  We started getting ready about 1:30.  Did her hair and she then did her make up.
Since she was going to the Prom at her boyfriends school none of her friends were going to it but one showed up to help her out.

Jake showed up with his parents for photos before dinner.

They headed to dinner and then to the Prom.  While they went to the prom Don and I went to the last Cheyenne Symphony of the year.  It was Mahler's Second Symphony and it was so good.  I have enjoyed all this years but this one was exceptional.

Sunday even though the day after the prom we were up early I went to early mass because ti was a another big occasion for Meigan today.  She was awarded the Silver Congressional Medal for community service.  She really worked hard for it.  Next year she hopes to finish off her Gold Medal and earn the $2000 scholarship that goes with it.

I know it is hard to see her but she is there.

I had to leave before all 147 got their awards as I had a class and the ceremony was running long.  So today we had Let's Explore Paper Crafting and it was quilt cards.

So this weekend was really full.  I really am proud of Meigan it really was her weekend to shine.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - April 20, 2017 - Delicate Details

This is another card that uses one of the Sale-A-Bration sets called Delicate Details.  I did not use this one as much as some of the other free sets but I really like it and will keep one.  I like that you can do so much with this set.  Though you can not get it any longer, if you have it try some new ideas with it.

So let's look at this card and how to make it.

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Remember to try some new ideas with this set and don't forget to post them.  Starting May 1 I will be starting a new group on Facebook for everyone to post their work.  I hope you follow and participate.


How many of you love getting a real card on your birthday,  not an electronic card, or the Face Book Wishes even though I love them also, but a real love to go to the mail box, open an envelope and wonder what great thing is inside?  I love getting birthday cards,  this year I only got 2 (I am sad).  Then I realized that I don't send out as many cards I have done in the past and I make them for a living. 

What can I do about this, I am joining a movement started by Stampin' Up!s own Shannon West #imbringingbirthdays back. You can join also.  Just send your friends birthday cards, really to goodness birthday cards.

To make this even better e-mail me your birth date and address to send a card and I will send you a card for your birthday.  I can't guarantee it will arrive exactly on your birthday but I will mail it the month your birthday is.  Click here to e-mail me your information.

I can’t wait to get started.

Happy Birthday to you all.

Don’t forget to e-mail me your information

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - April 18, 2017 - Paper Piecing

Today I would like to show you a great technique  called Paper Piecing.  One of the Sale-A-Bration sets make a perfect set to use in starting to paper piece and it is a fun set, I hope you got it during Sale-A-Bration.

It is really easy and you can get rid of some of that Designer Series Paper scraps that we hord. 

So here it goes.

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Don't you love that set.  I also love this technique.

I hope you like it also.

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