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Memorable Apothecary Thoughts Special Occasion

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Hello there! Even though the weekend was a three day one for me it still seemed to fly. I did get a lot accomplished and spent some time relaxing and seeing friends. I got to watch the two little munchkins Izzy and Savannah yesterday and then went back over for a BBQ in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day here, not too hot and nice and sunny. All in all a very nice weekend indeed. Now if only we could get a three day weekend every week! LOL!

Today I have a card and frame that I made for a friend at work. It’s his parent’s 60th wedding anniversary. Wow! 60 years together, that’s quite an incredible feat. He asked if I could make him a card for them, he said that he hear that I made nice cards. I said that I would be happy to. I also got to scan in their wedding album and there was this photo that I saw and I knew that I wanted to do something to it. I knew just what I was going to do too.

For the card I started with a base of Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock and rounded the bottom corners. The stamped image is from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set and is stamped three times, once in Costal Cabana*, again in Crisp Cantaloupe* and one more time in Smokey Slate*. The Costal Cabana* one is cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and backed with a piece of Brushed Silver Specialty Card Stock. For the Crisp Cantaloupe* one I fussy cut the wreath out and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Smokey Slate* is just the banner and I heat embossed the greeting from Loving Thoughts Stamp Set with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and adhered it with more Dimensionals. The 60th is from the Memorable Moments Stamp Set and is stamped in Costal Cabana* and fussy cut too. Some Basic Jewels Rhinestones finish the card.

RSB Parent's Anniv Card 2013

The frame has an antiqued silver finish. I printed the photo out on photo paper and then printed it again and just cut out the invitation. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals pop up the invitation to give it some depth. The flowers are just simple ribbon flowers that I picked up at the craft store and individually glued them to the picture. They matched the flowers that were in his mother’s bouquet perfectly. I thought it was a nice way to give the picture some added depth and sentimental value. Below is the whole frame and a close up of the flowers.

RSB Parent's Anniversary Frame

RSB Parent's Anniversary 5-27-2013 Edited

The person asked me how much I wanted for the card and I said let it be my gift to your parents. He said that my gift was being kind enough to share my talent with others. I can’t explain how great that made me feel. He really like the card and the frame. I was very to happy to have been able to make such an important card, one that I probably won’t get to make again. I hope that you enjoyed seeing both of the projects and that you are inspired to do something a little different once in a while, it can be a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe*, Costal Cabana* and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver

Ink: Costal Cabana*, Crisp Cantaloupe* and Smokey Slate* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Memorable Moments, Apothecary Art and Loving Thoughts Clear Mount

Framelits: Label Collection

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tool: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013-2014 Catalog

Memorable Moments CM

Apothecary Art CM

Loving Thoughts CM

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder

Basic Rhinestones

Another new Photopolymer Stamp Set, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set that you can get for $13.95 each or for a limited time buy them as a bundle with a video class to show you how to get the best results with them. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer.

Stampin’ Up! released a new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Birthday Bombs Away! There are some great greeting and they will work well for any type of card. You can see them below or click here for a PDF of the flyer.

Woo hoo! The color renovation has been announced! I’m so happy that they have kept four of the five 2011-2013 In-Colors! I’m a little sad to see that Lucky Limeade didn’t make the cut but we also got some former In-Colors back too! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride along with a new color Smokey Shadow. They have also moved some colors to different families and of course they are retiring some colors. Say so long to Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock. Change is a good thing!

Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Control Freaks January Blog Tour!

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Hello and welcome to the Control Freaks January Blog Tour featuring products from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration Brochure! If you are following the tour you have just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such awesome projects doesn’t she?!?! I have two projects to share with you today, both of them are 3D Home Decor items and I hope that you enjoy them!

First up we have a small resin frame that I picked up from a local craft store. You can do some amazing things with theses frames besides putting a picture inside. I have a fond affection for London so I was so happy to see the Phone Box in the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Midnight Muse on Very Vanilla Card Stock. The hellos are form the Petite Pretties Stamp Set and are stamped in Summer Starfruit. I used the Petite Curly Label Punch, also a Sale-A-Bration item, to punch them out. Across the bottom is a piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. To dress that up a little bit I adhered a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the back. I love the standard red and blue with the pop of Summer Starfruit. How cool is that they included a punch in this year’s Sale-A-Bration?! This is a simple project that will help dress up any little nook in your home. It definitely makes me feel sentimental for merry old England!

Frame - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

Next up we have a bird cage. I also picked this up from a local craft store but instead of a bird I thought some flowers would look nice inside. To form the base I used two circles, one in Whisper White and one in Early Espresso. In between the two layers is a piece of floral foam. The flowers are from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and are stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The middles are stamped in Summer Starfruit and punched out with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. For the leaves I used the Secret Garden Framelits Dies and some Garden Green. The stems are floral wire and some Mini Glue Dots hold the flowers and Multipurpose Glue holds the leaves. For the middles I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for some depth. A poke with my Paper-Piercing Tool made putting them in the base quick and easy. The stamp around the bottom of the cage is also from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I thought it needed some butterflies so I stamped them from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set in Pool Party and punched them out with the Petite Butterfly Punch. Some Mini Glue Dots hold them in place. I wasn’t too sure about the flowers in the bird cage but I really like the way it looks. I think this will get to hang in my kitchen to remind that spring is on it’s way!

Cage - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

I hope that you enjoyed my projects featuring Sale-A-Bration products for the Control Freaks January Blog Tour. Now be sure to click on to my friend Sandy Mathis’ blog to see the amazing projects she has in store for you. Thanks so much for visiting, see you soon!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack

Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue, Bloomin’ Marvelous, Feeling Sentimental and Petite Pretties

Embellishments: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Framelits: Secret Garden and Floral Collection

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes and Petite Curly Label

Tools: Big Shot, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Bashful Saffron Baby Banners

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Good morning everyone! How are we all doing today? I’m doing well, apart from the torrential rain that we got last night. The weather has been very odd this summer. The rain we get reminds me of Florida rain! This will be my first post for the day but there will be a surprise one later so be sure and come back tonight to see! This morning’s post is a card that I made for my mum to take to a baby shower. The base of the card is Bashful Blue Card Stock. I used the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of So Saffron for the background. The image and greeting are from the Baby Prints Stamp Set and are stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White. I used the 3/16″ Corner Rounder to round the corners on the Whisper White and the Bashful Blue that they are mounted to. They are both adhered to the card with Stampin’ DImensionals. The banners are made using the Bitty Banner Framelits Dies with Bashful Blue and are cut in half. They too are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine creates the string that they “hang” from. I was happy to have an excuse to use the stamp set and hope that you enjoyed today’s card. Thank you so very much for visiting and don’t forget to come back later tonight! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue and So Saffron

Ink: Bashful Blue Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Baby Prints Clear Mount

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

Baja Vanilla Suede Wedding

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Hello peeps! How are you all doing on this fine Sunday? I’m doing great! I got most of what I wanted to accomplish done yesterday and I am hoping to get the rest finished today. As I mentioned I had a wedding to go to on Friday night and I thought I would share with you the card that I made for the happy couple. The base of the card is Baja Breeze Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. I used the Wedding Words Jumbo Wheel inked in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut a strip of it and flagged the end. Next to that is a piece of Baja Breeze with a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) adhered to the front and I flagged the ends on both of them. Both are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The cake is from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and I used VersaMark on Baja Breeze with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder to heat emboss the image. I cut it out with my Paper Snips and mounted it to a piece of Soft Suede that I cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits Dies. The greeting is also from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and is stamped in Baja Breeze and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I trimmed off the top and bottom and mounted it to a piece of Soft Suede that is also punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. For a little bling I punched a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper out with the Small Heart Punch. I love the colors and the cake. I hope that enjoyed today’s card. Thank you very much for checking in and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede and Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: VersaMark

Stamp Sets: Love & Laughter Clear Mount and Wedding Words Jumbo Wheel

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper

Embellishments: Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is for the Howl-O-Ween Printer’s Tray Project. Earn this for FREE when you sign up to be a Demonstrator.

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Good morning everyone. It’s Thursday and you know what that means… we are almost there!! Today is my Dad’s birthday. I plan to drop the card off early this morning to him so I figured it was safe to post it before he sees it. I used Tempting Turquoise and my most neglected color, Sahara Sand. I don’t know why I don’t use it more, it goes with a lot of different colors. Anyway, the base of the card is Tempting Turquoise. For the background I ran a piece of Sahara Sand through the Big Shot using the Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 Harlequin Embossing Plate. The image is from the Set Uncharted Territory and it’s stamped in Temping Turquoise. The happy birthday is from the Party This Way Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) and dad is from Family Reunion, both are also stamped in Tempting Turquoise. For a little sparkle I added a Brights Glimmer Brad. It’s a nice masculine simple card for the best dad that anyone could ever hope to have. Happy Birthday Dad! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise and Sahara Sand Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Party This Way (Sale-A-Bration), Family Reunion and Uncharted Territory Clear Mount

Embellishments: Brights Glimmer Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Background 1, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin Dimensionals and SNAIL

Come back later on today for my big announcement! I’ll post it around 7:00pm New York time! 🙂

Melon Blossom Simple Birthday

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A very good morning to you all and happy Wednesday! Only three more days people! Wee! For today’s card I made a simple colorful birthday card. This card would actually make a nice set in different coordinating colors given in a box, I think I might just do that. Anyway, I used some Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White Card Stock. The base of the card is Melon Mambo and on top of that I added a piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I punched out a piece of Melon Mambo with the Blossom Punch (Occasions Mini) and then a piece of Pretty In Pink with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. I threaded some White Bakers Twine through a Bitty Button and adhered it to the flower with a Mini Glue Dot. The 5 Petal Flower Punch works great for making leaves so I punched out some Lucky Limeade and then cut it into five sections and adhered two to the back of the flower. I used the Decorative Label Punch on some more Lucky Limeade for a back to the greeting from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set which I stamped in Melon Mambo. The pieces were then adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots. The colors have a nice spring feel to them and I’m sure that someone would love to get this for their birthday! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink and Lucky Limeade Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Embellishments: Bitty Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Blossom Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Mini Glue Dots and SNAIL

Tomorrow’s the day people. For a little hint… shopping through me will get a little more rewarding!

Angie’s Birthday Take 2

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Happy Saturday to you all. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. For today’s card I am posting the card that I sent my friend Angie in Missouri for her birthday. I used Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock. The background, in Very Vanilla, was embossed with the Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 set in the Big Shot. The flowers are from the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set and were stamped in Wisteria Wonder and cut out with Paper Snips. I used the Owl Builder Punch and the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to punch out the middles for the flowers in Silver Glimmer Paper and mounted them on Stampin’ Dimensionals on Pool Party Card Stock. The greeting is from Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini) and is also stamped in Wisteria Wonder. I used a piece of Pool Party 3/8 Ruffled Ribbon adhered with Sticky Strip across the middle to finish off the card. Angie loved it and I can’t wait to make another one. Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue and Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini) Clear Mount

Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper (124005 – Carry-over from Holiday Mini)

Tools: Big Shot, Terturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Owl Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Did you know that you can still order Silver Glimmer paper? Write down the number and click on the catalog to the right and also get some FREE Sale-A-Bration items with your $50 purchase!

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