Saturday, October 8, 2016

Look What We'll Be Making in October

Cooler weather is finally here in Texas! Our mornings are nice and cool with sunshine and warmth in the afternoon. I just love this fall weather that is decided to finally come!

As October begins, I'm already looking forward to the next few months of making cards for some of my favorite holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas.

To kick off the fall holiday card making season, we'll be making the following cards this month during my monthly stamp classes.

Give Thanks
One of my all-time favorite verses is from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus". So, when I saw the sentiment "In everything give thanks" from the Suite Sayings stamp set, I just knew I had to have it!

Tips for the Give Thanks card:

Thankful Grateful Blessed
So simple and yet so sweet!

Tips for Thankful Grateful Blessed:

When my friend Sharon created this card at our last stamping retreat, I just knew we had to make this card in class. I love it when all the stamps I use on a card are included in one stamp set (not from multiple stamp sets - although I do that sometimes, too). All stamps used are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

Tips for Noel card:

  • The base is Real Red card stock and I stamped on Whisper White.
  • Classic ink colors used: Smoky Slate, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Black Memento Ink.

Are you as excited about the upcoming holidays as I am? I hope you'll make plans to join me at one of my monthly stamp classes and you'll be able to stamp these cards and be inspired by SO many more (my entire entry way wall is covered with card samples).

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Celebrate World Card Making Day 2016 with Discounts

World Card Making Day 2016 is coming Saturday, October 1st! What better way to celebrate than with a select variety of Stampin' Up! products up to 25% off?

These discounted products will be on sale starting Saturday, October 1st through October 5th.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our Next 50/50 Board Winner

Can you believe that another 50/50 Board has already been filled? That means it is time once again to hold another drawing for one lucky winner to receive a $50 stamping shopping spree!

Lucky #40 belonging to Nancy R. of Azle!

Congratulations Nancy! I will be contacting you soon!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 50/50 Board promotion this time. 

Another board has been started and as soon as all 50 spots have been filled, I will draw for another lucky winner!
Here's how it works:
  • For every $50 you spend with me, you receive one number on the 50/50 Board. Spend $100, you receive two numbers, spend $150 and receive three numbers PLUS receive host rewards (aka FREE products - see chart here).
  • There are a total of 50 numbers on the board.
  • Once all slots are filled on the board, I will draw one person to receive a $50 stamping shopping spree from me! (I use a random number generator.)

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Special Offers Going on Now with Stampin' Up!

Now through September 21st, select Stampin' Up! products will be discounted 25%! Woohoo!

Check back frequently as the Special Offers will change each week!

Happy Stamping and Saving,

Monday, August 22, 2016

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Christmas Pines

More amazing products are coming in the 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! When you think of Christmas or winter, do you envision pine boughs and holly? This is such a wonderful suite of products and it's so warming and nice!

Get the step-by-step tutorial and complete supply list for the beautiful Noel card here.

Here's another card that uses the Christmas Pines stamp set and coordinating Pine Bough embossing folder. And, this one has a tutorial, too! 

The Holiday Catalog will go live on September 1st so be sure and mark your calendars and be among the first to get your hands on the adorable Christmas Pines stamp set and embossing folder.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, August 19, 2016

50/50 Board Winner Announced

All 50 numbers on the 50/50 board were filled and that meant it was time once again to draw for the lucky person to receive a $50 stamping shopping spree from me!

I started the 50/50 Board promotion this year and it's been a blast giving away $50 shopping sprees!

So, drum roll please.....

The winner is..

Lucky #28
belonging to
Judi M. of Fort Worth!

Way to go Judi! Start shopping!

Happy Stamping,

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Sweet Home Stamp Set and Home Sweet Home Framelits

Oh. My. Goodness. When I first saw the adorable Home Sweet Home stamp set and Framelits, I thought they couldn't be any cuter than this! Stampin' Up! created a video showing off these adorable products and I just had to be sure you saw it, too!

Aren't those just so stinkin' cute? What kind of houses would you build using these adorable Framelits? From haunted houses to gingerbread houses and everything in between, it's hard to decide!

You'll be able to start shopping on September 1st through my Online Store to get these and all your favorite holiday products! 

Happy Stamping,

Monday, August 15, 2016

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Cable Knit Embossing Folder

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog will be here before you know it - September 1st to be exact! Are you excited about seeing all the new products in this amazing little book? It is full of ideas, inspiration and exciting new products.

Just take a look at this adorable Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. Can you spot some other new holiday products on this card?

Get the step-by-step project tutorial here complete with supply list (so you can add all the new holiday products to your wish list).

Stampin' Up! has even created a great video to show off this new folder.

Oh, the fall and all the fall holidays will be here before you know it and I'm SO excited! You will be, too, when you get your hands on this adorable Cable Knit Embossing Folder! Mark your calendars for September 1st so you can get your hands on this adorable embossing folder and all your favorite holiday products.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available for purchase during the month of August only (while supplies last!). This is such an adorable bundle and we'll be using the stamp set and the coordinating Framelits to create these two adorable cards in class this month.

Can you pick out what is wrong (or doesn't belong) on the card below? If you said the bird, you're correct! I had a little ink blog get on the flower (don't you just love it when you're finished with a card and then some little blemish gets on it? Argh.) and thought that I'd just add the bird. Then it dawned on me that birds don't usually land on hydrangea flowers. However, I think I will take off the bird and add a butterfly. I think that will be more appropriate, don't you?

Both the Thoughtful Branches cards were CASE'd from Cindy Schuster, an Artisan Desginer! Thank you, Cindy, for your inspirational and adorable cards!

If you'd like to come stamp with me in August, you'll be able to try out this bundle of products and create these adorable cards, too!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stamping with the Team

What an amazing team I have! The Cowtown Crafters are an amazingly creative group and I'm so blessed to have them on my team! We got together this past Sunday to celebrate all their accomplishments and what a fun afternoon it was!

We started off our time together playing a game called "Me, Too". One person started with the ribbon and said something about themselves. For example, if someone said, "I enjoy gardening" then anyone else in the group who also enjoys gardening would say, "Me too" and the ribbon would be passed to them. 

Everyone took turns saying something about themselves and then passing the ribbon. We learned that not only are we connected in our passion of stamping, we'll also connected with others in so many different ways.

We enjoy laughing together!

Of course our afternoon wouldn't be complete without some stamping. We used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set to create some adorable cards! (Get all the details about the Thoughtful Branches bundle here - it's only available in August or while supplies last).

If you're interested in being a part of an energetic, supportive group of stampers then the Cowtown Crafters are for you!

Happy Stamping,