Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen March Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration Second Release

Hello Stamping Friends,

Here it is March 14, just about halfway through the month and we are in the final 2 weeks of Sale-a-bration. Time is just flying by. You have 2 weeks left to earn some FREE goodies from either of the Sale-a-bration brochures. There are so many great items in there, you're not going to want to miss out. Today the Stamper's Dozen group is sharing with you some of the awesome new products that were released in the second release of Sale-a-bration items. I personally feel in love with the basket bundle. The stamp set if great but add the textured embossing folder with it and you have yourself quite a special treat.

This card has such a simple message that can be used for any friend in need. Nothing more needs to be said if you tell them you are there for them.

Notice on the basket of flowers that there are six flowers. The basket only has three when you stamp them. I stamped it a second time, colored and then cut them out. Added dimensionals to the back of them and added them to the basket to make it fuller.

I also completely cut out the basket (yep, including the inside of the handle) and added that to the card using dimensionals. If you like fussy cutting, you'll love making multiples of this one.

I used the Stampin' Blends to color the basket and flowers. It was finished off with two bows on each side of the handle. The perfect touch if you ask me.

Be sure to head over to Bonnie's blog next by clicking the next blog link below.

If you missed Judy's blog, click the link for the previous blog link below.

Watch the video below for even more great ideas, but be sure to hop your way through all the blogs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Snow Day Special and New Sale-a-bration Items

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's another snow day here in Northeast Pennsylvania. I must admit, I'm so over the snow days and just want to be in school and get this year finished. This is our 12th (yep, you read that right) snow day. We have already added a day onto the end of the year and now we have to cut into our Easter break to make these days up. The snow can move on out so the Spring can move on in any day now.

Because of the snow day, I thought I'd brighten the day with a little snow day special. Read the details below. Happy browsing.


These cute little pandas (or any of the other Sale-a-bration items) can be yours free with any qualifying Sale-a-bration order ($50 before shipping or tax)

 Happy Shopping.

Plus new for today, another set of just released items that can be yours free during Sale-a-bration

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Little Preview of This Month's Stamp of the Month

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just dropping in quick to share with you a short video using the Fruit Basket Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  This set just happens to be the stamp set for this month's Stamp of the month class. See all class details below. You can still sign up for this class. Be sure to watch the video for some inspiration as well.

March 2018  Classes
As always, if you can’t make a class in person, you can always have the TO GO option. To Go option is $5.00 (plus shipping, if needed) extra. Just let me know.

Sunday, March 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $25.00 per person and it includes the stamp set for you to keep
Already have the set and want to attend the class, contact me. Or if you would like the bundle for this month’s set the cost would be $45 per person
This is a monthly class that features one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
Stamp set this month: Fruit Basket (page 29 of the Occasions catalog)
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Get Crafty During National Craft Month

Hello Stamping Friends,

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? So it's time to get your craft on and start making some of those pretty things that have been on your to do list. I'm sure there are plenty of things that have been waiting for you to make.

I am part of a blog hop today to share with you some crafty paper inspired projects. So be sure to scroll to the end of the post to continue on to the rest of the hop and get even more inspiration. You won't be sorry. The hop is full of talented stampers/crafters and you won't want to miss one blog.

I made these adorable little treat holders using designer series paper, Naturally Eclectic to cover the base of the round tins and the rim of the lid. I used two different papers to add more to the finished look. Then I stamped the daisy from Delightful Daisy in rich razzleberry onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock and whisper white cardstock. Punch them out and layer them together with dimensionals in between each layer. There's three flowers punched out to make the one flower. Then just add one of the Gold Faceted Gems to the center of the flower to complete it.

I found these beauties at the local dollar store. There are even two in a pack and to make them even sweeter  they have a magnet bottom so they will stick to any magnetic surface. You can use them for some office supplies, a gift box for some jewelry, or like I did with some candy. They make great party favors or I'm just thinking about you gifts, too.

Wouldn't you be delighted to receive this little gift for no reason? They are quick and easy to make with minimal supplies as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to keep hopping. See you soon.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Think Spring

Hello Stamping Friends,

I hope you are all warm, dry and safe this wicked Friday afternoon. Here in Northeast Pennsylvania we are getting hit with a Nor'easter. The wind is blowing, we have over a foot of snow and it's still coming. The blowing wind makes this storm a bugger to clean up from. I shoveled the side woods for Sasha to go out this morning and now it is almost waist high filled back in with snow. However, the side yard up a bit from there is completely clear and you can see the grass. Now just to get the dog to go over there instead because there's no way I'm shoveling all of that for her to get to her "spot." Actually, I just need to get her to go outside again. I open the door and the wind gushes in while she runs back through the house to safety.

Anyway, it's time for another Fabulous Friday post with Sisters in Stamping. Funny thing, is I picked the theme Think Spring for today.  Pretty ironic, huh? I'm thinking Spring, but it's no where near Spring when I look outside. However, I think this card is screaming Spring. One of my groups asked if I could show them how to make this card and I was more than happy to oblige. I made these lattice cards years ago when I first began stamping as a demonstrator (that was just a few 17 years ago, lol). It was pretty fun to make them again.

I think the pink (melon mambo) and  yellow (crushed curry) flowers on the "vine" are nice, bright and cheery telling us Spring is around the corner. I used Pear Pizzazz for the vines. The Lovely Wishes stamp set was great for the flowers and vine. It is in the Occasions catalog if you missed it. 

I'll close with a little glimpse into my world today. See that house way back there? Yep, it's my house. My driveway is super long, which usually is a great thing. However, with storms like this I don't think it's so great when I get to go out there and shovel. Jonah and I were out there for over an hour and didn't even get half of the driveway finished. We'll head back out after the storm.

Need more Spring thoughts? Head over to Sisters in Stamping for more Spring inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Monday, February 19, 2018

President's Day Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,
It's been awhile since I have done this sale, so I think I will treat you all to a President's Day Gift. You can thank George and Abe.
Here are all the details for the great sale.When you Purchase:
$50 - $99 (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 10% off your order (yep, FREE shipping for you) plus one Sale-a-bration item of your choice
$100 - $149 (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 15% off your order (FREE shipping and a little extra) plus two plus two $50 level Sale-a-bration items of your choice or one $100 level Sale-a-bration item of your choice
$150 or more (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 20% off your order (FREE shipping and a lot more) plus two plus three $50 level Sale-a-bration items of your choice or one $100 level Sale-a-bration item of your choice and one $50 level Sale-a-bration item of your choice and the BONUS is you will receive host benefits based on your total order amount. Orders of $150 or more will also be shipped directly to you.
So get that catalog out, start making your list, check it twice and send me your order. Remember I need to have your order by Wednesday, February 21st.
Have fun picking out new things. Let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Spreading Valentine's Love to Strangers

Hello Stamping Friends,

My son is doing a personal challenge every week. This week was to hand out Valentine treats. Of course mom helped him out by making some cute little treats. After you watch the video, you can scroll down and see the treats. 

We all need to do something like this more often. We need more love and kindness and less selfishness around us. Noah defintely shared some love with those people, young and old, male and female. No discrimination, just kindness. Be sure to watch his video below and like it, he'll appreciate that.

I am a very proud mama. He's doing this while he is a third year nursing student who had an extremely stressful week at school with tests, papers and clinicals, yet he still took time for others. You can see how he really made some of them happy with the small gesture. It's great to see young men so kind and thoughtful. I'm so proud of him, stepping out of a comfort zone and approaching complete strangers just to make them smile and feel loved.

 If more children were like this we would be a more peaceful nation. I've been blessed to have three kind, loving children that often think of others first.

I challenge you to make a few treats and give them to strangers to make them smile. Who knows it could brighten their day in a way you had no idea.