Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Color Challenge

Hello Stampers!
Welcome to our Stampers Dozen Blog Hop.  This month we have a color challenge. We are to use Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla. My inspiration came from having the Painted Harvest set  from a recent class and the background stamp, from designing a Christmas card, laying on my craft table. it is...

I love the ease with which this stamp set makes me look like an artist. I was not going to purchase this set at first glance because I am not much of a sunflower kinda girl.  But WOW, when other colors are used, it no longer resembles a sunflower!

In this close-up photo, you can see that I added a layer of gold foil because both Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide are rather dark colors. I like the shine of the foil and the enamel dots to brighten this card.  And...I hope you did not miss the sentiment 'matching' the background stamp...Heehee.

Now, Click on the Next Blog button to go to Rachel Yurkanin's blog to see what she has in store for us. Or, back to Carol Payne's by clicking on the Previous Blog button.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Merry Patterns Host Promotion

Hello Stampers!
I have finally gotten cable and internet back. I hope it lasts this time!  We have survived hurricane Harvey with a small amount of damage, especially when compared to others.  Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during this storm for the people of South Texas. 

Today I want to let you know about an AWESOME promotion!! It is a HOST ONLY promotion. So, if you are hostess of your club this month and orders get to $300 before shipping and tax, you will get this set FREE!  If you are not the hostess of your club this month, you can host a workshop, a private party, or even a catalog party!  If you are interested, please let me know.   This set is extremely versatile! I am just showcasing the candle stamps in this post. 

There is a deer and pine bough along with a few sentiments. If you see it all, you WILL want it but cannot purchase it, only earn it FREE with a qualifying order.

That is it for today. Happy Stampin'!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Christmas Catalog Inspiration

Howdy Stampers!
     I am so excited about tonight's blog hop! It is the first post for me with products from the NEW Holiday catalog.  I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator because I get to order from every new catalog a month in advance.  If you would like to get in on that perk, leave me a comment and I will contact you with information on how to join our South Texas Big Shot group!!
     For my card, I am using the new Swirly Snowflakes thinlits as well as the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set that are BUNDLE PRICED so you can save 10% off each item.
     The card front is made from two die cut pieces of Real Red and Whisper White card stock. Once I glued the white pieces to the red pieces, I cut the pieces down to precisely 5.5" x 2-1/8" and adhered them to the card front so they met in the center. I covered the seam with a 1/4" strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. 
     The Layering Oval thinlits made adding the sentiment a breeze and it tied the whole card together. I hope you like what I have shown. Now, it is time to head over to Rachel's blog to see what inspiration she has for you. THANK YOU for hopping along with us this month.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tax FREE Weekend - NOW!

Hi Stampers!
Don't miss out on Texas Tax Free Weekend - HAPPENING NOW!!  It is TIME to restock your supply of adhesives and markers!!  Take advantage of this weekend to not pay TAX on these products
Use Hostess Code 6BXUKCWV this weekend ONLY...
Or, go to to shop. 
Here is a list of things from the catalog that are TAX FREE

104332  Snail Adhesive $7.00
104331  Snail Refill $4.50
129026  Fast Fuse Adhesive $10.00
129027  Fast Fuse Refill $7.50
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals $4.00
144108  Mini Stampin' Dimensionals $4.00
141825  Foam Adhesive Strips $8.00
144106  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets $10.00
103683  Mini Glue Dots $5.25
110755  Multipurpose Liquid Glue $4.00
130148  Grid Paper $11.00
  103579   Paper Snips $10.00
138995  Tear & Tape Adhesive $7.00
138309  Fine-Tip Glue Pen $7.00
132133  White Stampin' Chalk Markers $3.50
141673  Gold Binder Clips $7.00
144130  Gold Library Clips $6.00
144167  Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips $6.00
140559  Bow Paper Clips Embellishments $5.50
141393 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write  Markers $15.00
144033 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers $15.00
145480  Journaling Pens $5.00
102845  Blender Pen $12.00
various Stampin' Write Marker Kits $23.00
various Stampin' Write Marker Kits $29.00
100082  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker $3.50    

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Final Days...Don't miss a GREAT opportunity!

Hello Stampers!
    In case you want a continuous discount (20% and more) and first access to NEW products and
free products, or a little extra cash to pay a bill or two and the opportunity to earn incentive trips...
NOW is the time!! You get the regular starter kit AND a whole lot more for $99!!
But, DON'T WAIT...this promotion ends on July 31st. 

   Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator on or BEFORE July 31st to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to earn FREE products right off the bat!
This month's $99 promotion includes:

 $125.00 of product or YOUR choosing (as usual)
 business supplies (like order forms)...(as usual)
which includes:
2 D-acrylic blocks
1 Grid Pad
1 Paper Snips
1 Snail Adhesive
1 Bone Folder
PLUS...a BRAND NEW Christmas stamp set: 
from the Holiday catalog that goes live on September 1st.
PLUS - the added bonus of attending our Group Gathering every month to learn more about paper crafting. We eat and greet, share and stamp.

If you are interested, please let me know by adding a comment, calling me at 361-649-4103 or emailing me at
Hope to hear from YOU soon!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Celebrate the Men in Your Life

Celebrate the men in your life! 

 Hello Stampers!
 What a perfect and timely theme we have this month!  It seems everyone has difficulty with men's greeting cards.  I am truly no exception.  However, this month, I have a true need for a card to celebrate the man in my life!!  I have been totally absent from blogging and posting for almost 2 months.  Where have I been? What have I been doing?  Closing my husband's Family Practice of medicine!  He is retiring from private practice!! YAY!!  SO happy for him...(and me...:-)   So, I thought I would share his retirement card with you.

I am absolutely in love with the Memories and More card packs!  The Bring on the Sunshine piece is from the "Color Theory" pack. I trimmed the sides and the top of the card to make it fit my A2 card. With this card you can see how all of our stamp sets, accessories and thinlits go so very well together. The Happy Retirement sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and of course the chairs and drinks were cut out with the Seasonal Layer thinklits.

If you look closely at this photo, you can see the drink looks shiney (wet) and dimensional. I used the fine tip glue pen to add that detail.  It gives the same effect at the retired Crystal Effects with a lot more accuracy!  I hope you check out the Memories and More card packs. They can make your card making very quick and easy.  Below the buttons are a list of the supplies needed to duplicate this card. Simply click on the icon to order from my store. THANK YOU! 
Click on the Next button to go to the talented Rachel Yurkanin's blog
Or the Previous button to see what the inspirational Carol Payne shared this month.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Carrying Over

Hello Stampers!
Welcome to another Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!! Wow...the retiring list has already come out and we must bid goodbye to a lot of stamps we love but, there are some fabulous carry-overs!  That is the focus of this month's blog hop...stamp sets being carried over.  Here is my take:
I went to On-Stage local in Minneapolis last week and was inspired by a swap I received from LeeAnn Greff to make this card.  I love her color combination!! It is Night of Navy paired with Wisteria Wonder.  The flowers are from the stamp set Touches of Texture. I colored the flowers and leaves by picking up Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz ink with my clear Wink of Stella.  This is a quick way to add subtle glimmer to the image.  The centers of the flowers have a tiny dollop of Silver Dazzling Details.  Can you spot "something new"?  I just HAD to use a lovely sentiment that will be available in the new annual catalog which will be available on June 1st. Of course, anyone not wanting to wait that long can get them May 2nd by becoming a demonstrator. I LOVE being the first to get all the new stuff!! Just sayin'!!!
Here is a close up of the flowers that were first stamped  with Night of Navy onto Whisper White.

Here you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and the tiny dollop of silver Dazzling Details.
I can see this image and color combination working for so many different cards!! I hope you like it.  See below for all the supplies I used to create this card. (except the new sentiment) Simply click on any of the icons to order on-line today!

Thank you for stopping by.  Now, you can move on to Rachel's blog to see what she has to inspire you. Did you miss Carol's inspiration? Click Previous button to go back.
 Happy Stampin'!!