Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

000_3521

The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

000_3519

This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

000_3508

Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

000_3517

I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

000_3527

 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

000_3529

And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

000_3515

I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

blog-closing-small      

SUGGESTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES …

It’s Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally here … Sara’s kit! 

Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!

Too cool … I love it! And my granddaughter wants to sit down with me and play with it as well … Now that is what it’s all about ❤ !

Join me tomorrow and check out a fun card that I made using this kit. I love that we can add to or change these kits up a bit if we want to.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!

 

Simply Sunday: You’re Sweet

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope your Sunday is treating you well. Sunday’s are usually more on the relaxing side for me, but not today … had to go into work to make sure things are done for both stores before going on vacation as I head for Shreveport to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.

Today’s card however is truly in line with our Simply Sunday! A fun and cute card that has color and texture and just looks yummy! And it’s easy to make 🙂

I’m using the “Cool Treats” stamp set from the Cool Treat bundle, and the coordinating “Tasty Treats” Specialty Designer Series paper. You can see by the angle that the treats are embossed, that gives you the raised feel and the glossy finish.

The inside is decorated with a strip of the the specialty paper … just for the fun of it!

I heat embossed the cone that I cut out so it had the same gloss as the specialty paper. The greeting was done in Watermelon Wonder and I used the coordinating mat and cardstock to compliment the project.

A quick and easy that card that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Thanks for spending some of your Sunday with me!

Have a great day, and I wish a sweet week ahead for you ~

     

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST ….

 

 

March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration Ends Today

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe that our Sale-a-bration promotions is coming to an end.  But don’t fret … you have all day today (till 11pm) to place your order. Don’t forget to pick out your Sale-a-bration Freebie and you’ll get FREE cards (with instructions) from me. Don’t let this happen to you …

Now…  a reminder of how this works, and then a review of all 10 cards!

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

I will post all the cards, then a list of the ingredients as some were used on multiple cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Please note that your card will have the Party Animal Designer Series paper and the coordinating cardstocks. Otherwise the overall design will remain the same, as will the directions.

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

This is a double card which means  the small card opens up to another flap (right side) that also opens!

Card #7

This is a stop card and was designed to fit into a normal A2 card envelope!

Card #8

Card #9

Card #10

Pick your 5 favorites or get them all …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

And our Ultimate Starter Kit also ends tomorrow  …

Contact me with your questions, or concerns on either the card or the kit promotion.

Don’t delay both end tonight at 10:55 pm.

Thanks so much for hangin’ out with me today.

Have a wonderful Friday ~

    

A Review of the products used in our March Madness Cards …

http://

March Madness: Card #10

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well today is the day, all 10 cards have finally been revealed!! I think the real madness of the past 10 days is trying to get my cards posted for you! lol

Today’s card is full of fun, so much in fact … it pops!  I am using the Balloon Adventures Bundle. It contains the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets dies. There is so much you can do with this combination and if that isn’t enough … we have the coordinating designer paper, embellishments and Washi tape as well.

The photos do not do the card justice, again … from my phone. The blue in the lettering will not look blotchy on your card. I’m beginning to think my house is haunted with all the technology troubles I’ve been having! lol

Well that was spooky … as I was typing that in, I lost internet connection!  No more jokes. lol

There is a video from Stampin’ Up! that goes with this bundle as well, and it explains how to use all the different dies! Today I just used the pop up section and the balloon. Here is the inside …

Pop up cards really give you a “WOW” effect, and with this bundle it’s easy to do.  Remember, you will also get instructions, tips and dimensions for each card YOU choose!!

Here’s how …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Please let me know if you need help or have any questions. I’m here to help, and ready to make a set of cards for you too!

Thanks so much for following my blog for the past 10 days … I will post a review of all the cards along with the ingredient list tomorrow.

Stay dry, stay warm and have a great day ~

    

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

March Madness: Card #9

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to continue the celebration with a Birthday Card! The birthday card was cased from the Occasions Catalog … I put my twist to it! I am using the “Carousel Birthday” stamp set and “Cupcakes & Carousels” Designer Series paper…

Did you know that the stamps in the “Carousel Birthday” stamp set coordinate with the Up & Away Thinlets dies (cuts our the cupcake & frosting for you).  Also … the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlets dies can be used with the “Cupcakes & Carousels” Designer Series paper … there are fluffy cloud patterns (see a sample on page 8 of your Occasions Catalog).

The little banners also came from the “Cupcakes & Carousels” Designer Series paper, just a simple trimming of the paper and you will have plenty of banners to use!

There is a little surprise on the inside of the card, but I am saving that to surprise those who choose this card as one of their choices. Anyone in the US can choose 5 of the 10 cards presented or all 10!! Here’s how …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Thank you for joining me today! 

Find a reason to celebrate and enjoy ~

    

 

March Madness: Card #8

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card to share with you.  Card #8 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration fits the “theme” of this entire promotion … a Celebration! For today’s card I am using the “Birthday Blast” bundle.

I had a “blast” making this card! Two of my favorite color mediums together … the Elegant Eggplant paired with the Silver Glimmer paper.  I love this combination!! Why wait until Christmas to use your glimmer paper … we’re Celebrating!!

The “Star Blast Edgelits Die” cut like butter on the Precision Plate! And I saved all those little stars from the cut out images to add to my card. Check out the images (Click Here) to see the ensemble and a cute sample!

I stamped the images with the Elegant Eggplant ink onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock … love that look. If you want it more subtle, you can use your VersaMark® instead of the Elegant Eggplant ink.

You can see by the photo that I popped up the card front from the base and a few of the stars on the bottom.  The frame of stars was slightly lifted by rolling the glue dots and then placing them under the stars … it does 2 jobs for you; holds the piece in place and gives it a slight lift off the cardstock.  Oh yes … and I punched the bottom of the inside with the “Confetti Stars Border” punch!

Just think of the fun color combinations you can do with this bundle to celebrate birthdays or any accomplishments… school colors, team colors, or even a celebration of It’s a Boy … or it’s a Girl.  Have fun with it, it is a celebration after all.

Here is how YOU can get this card FREE  …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Thank you for stopping by today, glad to be back on a better schedule!

Make today a celebration! Celebrate YOU!

    

TODAY’S SUPPLY LIST: Our “Birthday Blast” bundle is only $34.00 but if you purchase the “Confetti Stars Border” punch with it … You will qualify for a Sale-a-bration Item (Click Here) plus any 5 of my 10 March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration cards!!