Monday, March 30, 2015

Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

And, the countdown continues!!  1 DAY LEFT!  Yikes!!  Have you placed your qualifying order yet?  It's the only way you can choose the Simply Wonderful stamp set (page 16) for FREE!

With the Simply Wonderful stamp set, it's easier to show someone how wonderful they are versus just telling them!

The sentiments in the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set-phrases like "Thanks so very much" and "You're the best"-offer many opportunities to show your appreciation, love, admiration, and general regard for anyone in your life. Added bonus: the stamp set coordinates with the Decorative Label and Extra-Large Oval Punches, just to name a few!

Artwork by Mary Fish and Stampin' Up!

Wood mount item #139125
Clear mount item #139128

With so many ways to save, which one(s) will you choose?

Shop my Online Store 24/7 and select the Simply Wonderful stamp set for FREE with your qualifying order!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Simply Stunning - Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

The end is coming!  The end of Sale-a-Bration, that is!  With only 2 days left to save, now's the time to place those qualifying orders so you can choose the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack for FREE!

Can you say "AMAZING!"?

Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Lynsay Mahon

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack item #138639

This 6" x 6" stack of translucent vellum paper, in 12 different designs (2 sheets per design), is perfectly sized for cards-no measuring or cutting needed! And since many of the designs are line art or brush stroke, it's also perfect for just showing off a pop of color underneath.

Select the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack for FREE with your qualifying order!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ideas for the In Color Accessory Pack

The countdown to the END of Sale-a-Bration continues!  3 Days left to be exact!

Combine buttons and twine for a real good time! The exclusive, limited-time In Color Accessory Pack gives you 25 yards (total) of Thick Baker's Twine and 30 buttons (total) in our 2014-2016 In Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Accent your projects, add bows to your packages, and revel in our sweet In Colors!

Artwork by Janet Wakeland

In Color Accessory Pack item #138637

With so many ways to save, which one(s) will you choose?

Select the In Color Accessory Pack for FREE with your qualifying order!

Friday, March 27, 2015

For Being You

We're getting close to the end of Sale-a-Bration!  4 days left to be exact!  Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st and when it's gone, so are these amazing products!  This promotion comes around only once a year and it's always hard to say goodbye to these fun products and stamps!

The For Being You is one adorable stamp set!  Just check out these cute ideas from Winona Simler and Stampin' Up!

Wood mount item -  #139117
Clear mount item -  #139120

With so many ways to save, which one(s) will you choose?

Select the For Being You stamp set for FREE with your qualifying order!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nature's Perfection Inspiration and Ideas

As part of the countdown to the end of Sale-a-Bration (only 5 days left!), I thought I'd share some ideas and inspiration that highlight some of the amazing Sale-a-Bration products.

Today is all about Nature's Perfection!  

Artwork by Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer

Shop my Online Store 24/7 and select Nature's Perfection for FREE
with your qualifying order!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video Tutorials, Weekly Deals and More!

Stampin' Up! has done a marvelous job creating video tutorials that focus on different coloring techniques using various products that you can receive for FREE during Sale-a-Bration (there are just a few days left to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration!)!

Just check out all the ways you can save AND earn FREE products!

There are 24 different FREE gifts you can choose from when you place your qualifying order by March 31st!

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Have you picked out your FREE product(s) yet?  Get shopping today on my Online Store!  Remember, only a few days to remain until Sale-a-Bration is over!  And, after that time, these products will be gone!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Friendships Can Take You to New Places

When I met Genevieve a couple years ago at a Stampin' Up! event, I never would have dreamed that she and I would become such great friends!  And, if you would have told me that our families would also become friends, I'm not sure I would have believed that either!  But it's true!  Not only have she and I become fast  friends, our families have been on trips together (thanks to Stampin' Up!) and earlier this month, my daughter and I had the amazing experience to fly to Toronto to stay with Genevieve and her family!

Now, keep in mind that I'm a Texas girl!  I like the warm (I guess, "hot" is a better word) weather of Texas.  So, when we stepped off the plane in Toronto, I felt the bitter cold cut right through me!  Yikes!!  Luckily, Genevieve was prepared with all the heavy winter gear - coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.  I'm not used to all that stuff!

The girls are getting ready to play in the snow!

When they were too cold from being outside, the girls enjoyed crafting together in the living room. 

And, of course, while the girls were crafting and painting, Genevieve and I were stamping in her stamp room!  Here's a card that Genevieve made that I enjoyed copying.  Too cute!

After the crafting and stamping, it was time for sightseeing and checking out Toronto's downtown.  We toured the CN Tower and the Ripley's Aquarium.  Both were amazing!!

Inside looking down over the city:

Now, to the Aquarium!

The entire downstairs part of the building was a "walk through" aquarium with sharks, fish and all sorts of other sea creatures swimming all around us! 

We could have spent even more time at the aquarium.  There was just SO much to see and do!

Another highlight of the trip was getting to travel to Niagara Falls!  I had never seen the falls before and it was stunning!  What a magnificent creation of God!  (This picture was the view from our hotel room!!)

Simply stunning!  (And, of course, COLD!)

What an amazing trip!  These are just a few of the highlights from this memorable time in Toronto with Genevieve and her family! 

And, to think it all started with simply meeting at a Stampin' Up! event.  I know I've said it before about stamping provides the opportunity for friendships to start (and grow) and it's SO true!  I can't even begin to tell you how many amazing friends I've made through stamping and crafting together!  Genevieve and her family are friends for life!  God had orchestrated our meeting and now our family's friendship!

I'm already starting to plan for when they come to Texas!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Painted Petals Card Swaps and Samples

Our demonstrator group, the Cowtown Crafters, has done it again with some amazing card swaps!  These cards feature the adorable Painted Petals stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  What a great stamp set!  With 13 stamps, it's so easy to build, layer and make all sorts of flowers, patterns and designs!

And, when you add in just a bit of the coordinating Painted Blooms Designer Paper like below, you have even more versatility!   The adorable card below is made by my friend Debbie.  What a fun swap!

Card swaps are just one fun thing we do as a demonstrator group!  We also stamp together, have yearly retreats, stay in touch through our Facebook group and share tons of ideas along the way!

Would you like to be a part of this amazing group of stampers, too?  It all starts with the purchase of a Starter Kit!  A Starter Kit full of products that you choose!  Yep!  You decide on $125 worth of products for only $99 plus tax! 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Easter Egg Treats Tutorial using Circle Treat Cups

Easter is almost here!  I just love making little treats for everyone at Easter and as I was looking back over some of my past tutorials, I came across this Easter Egg tutorial that I created almost 2 years ago!  They are so cute and so much fun to make! 

I think I'll be making more of these cuties again this year!  Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Adorable Spring Easter "Bonnet" with Circle Treat Cups

This is one of the cutest ideas I've seen with the Circle Treat Cups and it was created by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Cindy!  She created this as her swap for our demonstrator group (aka the Cowtown Crafters).

Is that not the cutest little "bonnet"?  I sure wish I knew where she found those cute little candies!  The colors and the size are just perfect for this project!

You just need a few supplies for this adorable project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wouldn't these be adorable in the Easter basket this year?  Or simply just to give to friends and neighbors?  Love the ideas and inspiration from the Cowtown Crafters!

You can be a part of this amazing group, too, no matter where you live!  That's right!  You can swap, get ideas and inspiration, support and more from these creative stampers!  It all starts with a simple purchase of the Starter Kit.  And, as a BONUS during Sale-a-Bration, you'll receive even more in your Starter Kit!  Sale-a-Bration will be here through March 31st!  Get your Starter Kit today!