Coffee Breaks and Babies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.

Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …

He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …

Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!

Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!

We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …

Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.

This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~ 

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Graveyard Gate Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Came home to some technical difficulties … I lost my battery charger for my camera so I can’t take or download pictures, so I’ll pick up another today so I can share my creations tomorrow!

Till then … I’m going to share a video from Stamping Up! featuring one of the new bundles from the Holiday Catalog …

Add a little spook to your Halloween celebrations with the Graveyard Gate Bundle; it contains the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set and the Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies–all at 10% discount! Open if you dare! Create invites, goody bags, and more with this creepily fun stamp set and die.

So what do you think? Should I host a class highlighting this suite for Halloween?  Would you come?

Thanks much for checking it out and let me know what you think …

Have a great day ~

 

Road Tripping with Eileen …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to take you along on a little road trip that Eileen and I took to Door County yesterday … Egg Harbor to be exact!

We went up to see one of Eileen’s favorite bands “Tonic Solfa”. I must admit, they are great and I really enjoy seeing them too.  It was an outdoor concert so after our dinner at the Florian II Supper Club (yes, I was so excited to finally get to a supper club again) we went back to Egg Harbor for the show …

It was a beautiful night, a little iffy because of the rain earlier but the show went on as planned.

Let me introduce you to Tonic Solfa…

Here’s one they sang …

And I’ll sign off with the beautiful sunset to a great day with my sister!

Thanks for stopping by today ~

 

Simply Sunday: Happiness Is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised I’m back to share my Simply Sunday card from the Coffee Café Bundle. This is a fun set to work with!

My background comes from 2 of the different patterns from the Coffee Break Designer Series paper. There are so many cute patterns in this series it was hard to pick which ones I wanted to use … guess that means I have to make more cards!

The greeting  is from the stamp set but I ued my Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Markers to color just the part of the stamp that I wanted to use as my greeting! Cool right!

I cut out the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then matted it with Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

I added 3 little hearts to draw your eye around the card … these come from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits! I tied up this card with a pretty little white bow which compliments the white in both of the designer papers.

Thanks for taking a little break today to check out my blog … hope you enjoyed my card!

Hope you can kick back and enjoy your Sunday.

 

Ready for Christmas!? Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post today to share a video introducing an amazing bundle in the upcoming Holiday catalog!

Grab your cup of coffee, kick back and relax while we introduce you into the “Ready for Christmas” bundle …

That was Bonnie, Director of training at Stampin’ Up! sharing some of the many festive combinations you can create with the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Now you can get ready for Christmas with the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies! Even better–buy them together in a bundle and save 10%!

My stampin’ customers’ Holiday Catalogs are on their way to your homes!

If you’re new to my blog or newsletter and would like me as your creative coach (demonstrator) … all you need to do is place a $35 order and I’ll send you a Holiday Catalog and “Welcome” Gift as well!

I want to thank you all for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post … I’m working with the tasty Coffee Café bundle for an upcoming class, so I’ll share one of my creations!

This bundle is so fun to work with… I had no idea all of the neat cards you can make with the Coffee Café bundle!!

Thanks again and I’ll see you tomorrow ~

Have an awesome day!

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a video to introduce you to the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit that will be in the upcoming Holiday catalog!

If you’re one of my customers, you Holiday catalog will soon be on it’s way! You’re going to fall in love with the diversity of the stamp sets, there is truly something for everyone.

Check out the video and see how cute yet east these cards are to make …

So when you get your kit … Invite your friends over, put on your favorite holiday movie, and make Christmas cards! The cards in this kit look time-consuming but take only minutes to assemble, thanks to preprinted elements that look like you watercolored them by hand! All you need is the kit, the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set, some ink, and some adhesive, and you’re good to go!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a great day!

 

Carols of Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share with you one of the cards that my “Carols of Christmas” classes got to make. The excitement is this wonderful bundle is available to order NOW!!

The “Carols of Christmas” bundle is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog which will be released on September 1st, but Stampin’ Up! is offering a pre-order so you can get your stamping started now (by all means … I need too!)  The bundle contains the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies–all at a 10% discount!

Now I’d like to show you my rendition of the first card you will see in the upcoming video …

I used the “Be Merry” Designer Series paper on a Cherry Cobbler card base. The banner was used to draw your eye to the focal point … the greeting!

The greeting is stamped in Garden Green and then partially in Cherry Cobbler (which is cut down and applied over it’s counterpart) a great way to get tow-tone colors without the coloring!

We added a few stamped accents and then embellished them with a pearl and a die cut holly!

Now I invite you to sit back relax and check out the “Carols of Christmas” video by Stampin’ Up!

How did you like the great suggestions for additional projects? I think my favorite is the framed Vellum that goes over the photo.

Thank you for hanging out with me for part of your day!

Have a great day ~