Monday, 26 January 2015

A Happy Thing - Love Life Card

Good morning!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Ours was actually pretty relaxing - not a lot going on apart from my crop on Sunday, my team Founders event on Friday, volleyball and a playdate.

This first card I'm shared with you today is a swap I received from Kathy House using the A Happy Thing stamp set that you can get for free right now with a minimum $60 order.  I LOVE it!  I loved it so much that I decided to use it in my Blend Well class last week.  I did have to make a few minor changes because I didn't have all the supplies to CASE it exactly as is.  Such a great card and even better because you can get the stamp set, the daffodil AND the Olive Blendabilities all for free with a qualifying order! Here's my version...
So the changes I made are minor ...
  1.  DSP - Kathy used the Painted Blooms dsp in the Occasions catalogue - I don't have that yet so I used the polka dot one from Flowerpot.
  2. Ribbon - Kathy used the white 5/8" satin ribbon - I didn't have any of that so I used the 5/8" organza and didn't have much so I didn't double up my not.  The organza is simply wrapped around the front and the ends adhered in the back and then the crushed curry SAB ribbon wrapped all the way around.
  3. The other change I made and this was just to simplify for a class was to stamp the image right on the cardstock instead of cutting out the whole image, we just cut the lemon.  Kathy actually created a cute little window using a circle punch and then had an embossed piece of white cardstock behind.  Super cute!  
I showed off Kathy's card as a stepped up version of my card in class and they loved it.  Thanks for the inspiration Kathy!

Hope you have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List (for class card)
Click any of the images to find out more about any of the products or to place an order.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

So You by Stampin' Up! Layout

Good morning!  I'm so excited to get back into scrapbooking and Project Life - it's been far too long.  I managed to accomplish lots this week so I have a few weeks of Scrapbook Saturday posts for you:)  This weeks layout uses the So You stamp set in the Occasions catalogue.  I love this stamp set - it can be used for so many different things!  It really is very versatile.  You'll be seeing lots of this set.
This layout uses lots of products - a mix of different papers from different paper packages - which I don't usually do but it worked with this layout.  Lots of bright primary colors.  Perfect for a page featuring a handsome young boy:)  Photo was taken by Jeanelle Slade at Midnight Moon Photography.

I'm looking forward to working on documenting our Phoenix trip tomorrow at my crop.  There is still room if you are interested in attending just send me an email.

Have a creative weekend!

Sherry

Supply List
Click any of the items to find out more information or to place an order.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Mini Treat Bag

Have you noticed the Mini Treat Bag thinlit dies in the Occasions catalogue (p. 9)?  It creates adorable little bags that are perfect for note cards or to tuck a little treat in.  They are adorable.  This beautiful one was given to me by my upline and inside is a package of our Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Accents.  So cute!  I've included a list of supplies below if there's anything you are curious about.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back tomorrow with a scrapbook layout!  After a far-too-long break from scrapbook Saturday.  Have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List
Click on any of the items to bring you to my online store for more details.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Me and You Valentine's Card

Good morning!  Thanks to Tammy I have yet another card to share with you today:)  Thankful to have all these extra cards for blog posts on busy weeks like this one.  This is another cute, quick and easy Valentine's card using the Stacked with Love paper stack from the occasions catalogue.  I am really loving crisp cantaloupe and real red together lately.  They look fabulous but would not be two colors I ever would have tried together without the inspiration from this paper stack!  Did you know that this stack has black and white patterns on the back of the colored patterns?  I love it - this makes it so much more versatile!

Have a creative day!

Sherry

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

You Plus Me by Stampin' Up!

Good morning!  I have another card of Tammy's to share with you today.  This one, I believe was CASEd from Erica Cerwin.  Such a cute Valentine's card or even anniversary card using the stamp set You Plus Me from the Occasions catalogue.


Thanks for stopping by!

Sherry

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Big News by Stampin' Up!

Good morning!  Today's card is one that Tammy Boutin, a friend and downline of mine, created.  I love how she used the Trim the Tree Specialty paper (on the clearance rack) to create a beautiful wedding card.  The flowers stamped on vellum just make the card so elegant!   The greeting is from the Big News stamp set - so beautiful!

I've got another crazy week ahead so my posts will likely be short and sweet:)  Have a creative day!

Sherry

Monday, 19 January 2015

Crazy About You by Stampin' Up!

Good morning!  I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was VERY full - stamp club Friday night, SAB Kick-off Saturday morning,  my uplines quarterly training event in the afternoon, out for dinner in the evening and then volleyball on Sunday.  Full but super fun weekend!

Last night I realized that I still had blog posts to do for this week and was looking through some older photos and realized I had never shared this card.  This was my December team meeting challenge card.  I used the Crazy About You stamp set to create the background - so easy with photopolymer stamp sets!  The dsp I used was in the Holiday catalogue but is now on the clearance rack - Under the Tree Specialty.  I love this dsp!  I covered it with vellum to make it just a bit more subtle and easier to read the thanks (cut from the Hello You thinlits). 

I hope you enjoyed today's post!  Have a creative week!

Sherry

Friday, 16 January 2015

January Treasures Stampers Team Challenge

 
Good morning!  I hope you are having a great week.  I can't believe it's Friday already - where have the days gone?  As mentioned a couple days ago, at our team meetings each month I give everyone in attendance a package of the same supplies and challenge them to create something with it and bring it back the next month.  Today I have a few of the wonderful projects that came back.  This first card created using the Lotus Blossom stamp set, which is one you can earn for free, was created by my Mom - Donna Powell.  Isn't it beautiful?  You really can't go wrong with that lotus blossom image!
And another created using this same image.  As always, there are always a few cards that I can't remember who the creator was!    But regardless of who made it - it's beautiful!
Isn't this butterfly STUNNING?!  I love it.  It looks like maybe some coloring with Blendabilities was done in behind the cut out.  These butterfly framelits are definitely a great one to add to your collection.
And last but not least this was Tammy Boutin's card.  I believe the greeting is from the You are my Sunshine set (is that the right name?).  I love the little half circle punched out of the dsp - it really draws your eye to the greeting. 

I really love this part of our monthly meetings.  It's so fun to see what everyone comes up with using the same supplies.  It's amazing how different each one looks even though we are all starting from the same point!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget tomorrow is the SAB Kickoff!  I hope to see you there!

SALE-A-BRATION KICK OFF EVENT - Reminder
Saturday January 17th 10am to noon

Come play with new products, 
win prizes, 
check out amazing samples 
and STAMP of course!

We will be making 3 adorable projects and there will be lots more on display for your inspiration!  
Bring a friend and you BOTH get a gift!  
Cost is $15 or 
FREE with a minimum order placed that day 
(min. $25 before shipping & tax)!
Please RSVP by January 15th.
 
Have a creative day!
 
Sherry

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Want to stock up on birthday cards and projects?

SUPER SATURDAY - BIRTHDAY THEMED EVENT
Saturday January 31st
Almost everyone celebrates birthdays and a hand stamped card can make the  birthday celebration even more special.  With a whole year of birthdays ahead of you, why not prepare by getting organized and stocking up on cards at the Super Saturday Birthday event!  On January 31st, over the course of the day, I will be offering 3 (now 2 - perpetual calendar class rescheduled) different classes that will help you stay on top of upcoming birthdays - you can choose to attend one, two or all three!

BIRTHDAY BASH
Sat. Jan. 31st 10am to noon
At this class we will create 2 cards, a gift card holder and a box all using the FABULOUS new Balloon Bash stamp set and Birthday Bash DSP.  Class fee options are as follows:
  1. Class fee of $80 - includes over $70 in product - The Balloon Bash stamp set, Birthday Bash dsp, a pkg of white envelopes and a roll of Bermuda Bay Sequins PLUS your choice of a Sale-a-Bration item FREE.
  2. Class fee of $65 - includes over $55 in product -The Balloon Bash stamp set and Birthday Bash dsp. 
  3. Class fee of $35 - includes the Birthday Bash DSP.
 **Please note that all class fees MUST be received by January 17th so that supplies can be ordered and arrive prior to class**  Please specify class fee option at time of registration.
 
BIRTHDAY STAMP-A-STACK
Sat. Jan. 31st from 1 to 4pm
Stock up on your birthday cards at this stamp-a-stack.  We will be creating 16 birthday cards (4 each of 4 designs) using Sale-a-Bration products!  Class fee options are as follows:
  1. Class fee of $35
  2. Class fee of $15 + a $60 order placed in class - this will qualify you for a FREE SAB product of your choice!
Payment and registration due by January 17th!

Light refreshments and bottled water will be available during classes.  However, if you'd like to attend both daytime classes, I do have the option of adding on a meal package so that your lunch is provided.  Of course, if you'd prefer, you are more than welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

Lunch - chilli and buns - $8/person

Meals are subject to a minimum of 6 people/meal.
PERPETUAL BIRTHDAY CALENDAR
Rescheduled ** Thu. Feb. 26th - 7pm to 9pm
With the start of the new year, why not make a resolution to keep on top of upcoming birthdays?  A perpetual calendar is the perfect solution to keep you organized.  At a glance you'll know whose birthday is coming up! Or maybe you'd like to use it as a birthday or mother's day gift?!  Class fee of $35 includes all supplies required to complete the calendar, except adhesive.  Create additional calendars for only the cost of the calendar ($23.04).
Payment and registration MUST be received by February 5th. 
 




I would love to have you join me at 1, 2 or all 3 of these classes on January 31st!  Only a few days left to register!  

Sherry

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