Friday, August 2, 2019

Blogging Friends August Blog Hop: Theme Back to School Bash

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this month's card for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop for August.  This month our theme was Back to School Bash.  So you can have so many outcomes with that theme.  I could have done party favors, dimensional projects, a memory and more spread, but I went with a card that could be placed in your love ones' lunch  box or backpack.  Why would you put it in one of those places?  Well, wouldn't you love to find a little note in your bag that someone that loves you left as a little surprise or random act of kindness.  Think of the over all message you would be giving your children if  you did this one little thing once in a while.  Think how that one little act could change a life.  Here's a little look at my card. 

I used the Check You Out stamp set to create my card today.  It was the perfect set to create a card for this months theme.  The Check You Out Stamp Set is especially great for book worms and wise owls (and anybody else enjoying the look and feel of this set).  The library theme of some of the images makes it a great choice with a touch of whimsy.  I mean really what's not whimsical about a book worm with a bow tie or an owl with glasses.  I am just saying.   
I started out my card by stamping the Pineapple Punch card base with the Handwritten Background stamp in matching ink.  I then used a strip of the 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper in Pineapple Punch.  Of course I had to use the Gingham pattern from that set.  I matted this piece of great paper with a little Early Espresso Cardstock and layered it in the background.  I then stamped the two skinny pieces of Whisper White cardstock.  On one I stamped a stack of layered books alternating the colors between Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Pineapple Punch.  One the other piece I stamped two of the book worms.  One was stamped right below the other so that it made him very long.  I knew I was going to stamp the owl and the library card on a different element.  That way I could hid the unwanted parts.
Speaking of the owl and library card I stamped the library card first in Pineapple punch and then stamped the owl on top.  I then stamped the owl again and fussy cut him out.  I popped him up using a dimensional.  I also popped up the stitched circle using Dimensionals as well.  I added the sentiment with the scalloped circle dies and the 1" circle die.  I added a strip of the same designer series paper to the inside of the card.
Thanks for dropping by and that you have enjoyed my little card today.  You will find a full list of supplies below the blog roll.  Speaking of blog rolls if you are viewing this post via my Wordpress site you will need to click here to view the blog roll other wise you are in the right place.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

July Paper Pumpkin Cards, and a little about the August Kit and Add on Special

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the three cards from the July Paper Pumpkin kit and a little information about the August Kit as well.  The July kit coordinated with three of the suites from the Annual Catalog; the Come Sail Away Suite, Woven Thread Suite, and the Garden Lane Suite.  And the cards that we made just from the July kit were super cute and fun to do.  Paper Pumpkin is a great subscription kit from Stampin' Up! for those that don't know.  I will tell you a little more about it in just a few minutes.  But, first lets look at the projects from the July Kit.

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You can see by the image above that these are super cute cards.  And, I am sure you can image how much fun they were to put together.  Let's look a little closer at each of them shall we.

This was the first card that I did from the July Kit.  It featured the Come Sail Away Suite, and I am just going to say Stampin' Up! did an amazing job at coordinating the products as they always do.  But I loved the extra large sail boat that was prestamped and die cut for subscribers.  I did add mine a little higher to the card then was shown in the instructions.  I felt you needed to see it a little more than you could in the design.
Next was the card that matched the Woven Thread Suite.  I loved the design and the bold fun vintage pattern on the card and the designer series paper.  It was super simple to put together and fast.  I think this was the card that I added the linen thread on the wrong way, but had I not told you; you may have not even have noticed that.
The last card I did was the Garden Lane Card.  And I love that I didn't have to emboss the card base or do any of the die cutting another great thing about Paper Pumpkin everything is already done for you and ready to assemble.  Which makes it great for quick on the go crafting.

August Kit: 

The August kit is a Fall themed kit and we do already know it's all about treat packaging.  Which will be super fun in itself.  One of the great things I love about Paper Pumpkin is they are always thinking and creating cute kits that are made to do quick easy crafting.  Plus I can take it anywhere; and they make the perfect gift.  To get the August Kit you have to be signed up by August 10th, and you can subscribe right here.  It's only $22 a month plus tax.  What a great value!  
There is also a add on kit being offered to subscribers this month (while supplies last) to change the treat packaging into cards if you would like card making over treats.  You get everything to change your kits sent in the add on.  Besides your adhesive and snips of course.  You can add this on to your subscription by clicking here.  

Paper Pumpkin is Great for....

Paper Pumpkin kits are great for anyone looking for a quick easy crafting experience as well as; well anyone really.  If you are a stay at home mom with small kids; and you want to do a little Mommy and Me time Paper Pumpkin is great for that.  You can sit down with your little one and create these kits together for a super fun creative time.  Also these make great craft projects for home school students too.  So if you are looking for arts and crafts to do with your stay at home students Paper Pumpkin is the way to go.  If you are a person on the go and don't have a lot of time or space to craft Paper Pumpkin is the answer.  Are you leaving for college soon or know someone that is and they like to have cards on hand to give Paper Pumpkin is great for them as well.  Paper Pumpkin is great for anyone you can think of; empty nesters, college students, high school students, home schoolers, teachers, crafters, non crafters, the I don't know how to craft person.  I think you get the point.  Paper Pumpkin is a great gift for anyone and fits in anyone's life.  

If you said yes to any of the above then Paper Pumpkin is for you and you can sign up to get it by clicking here.  Plus when you sign up as one of my subscribers I will send you a hand made thank you card each month your a subscriber and you qualify for free catalogs each time one comes out.  Not to mention you will get a free gift from me each month just like anyone else that shops with me.  
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoyed this little look at the July Kit and your excited to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription and get the August Kit.   
Happy Stampin'

Everyone that shops with me in August using this month's host code will receive a FREE little gift from me.  

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Get the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundles Free with any Size Purchase in my online Store this month.  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Let Hope be Your Anchor through the Storms of Life: Sailing Home Card by Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made using products from the Come Sail Away Suite.  My card today uses products from that suite and I just loved how it turned out.  I hope that you like it as well.  Here's a look at my card.

I used the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder on the Balmy Blue cardstock pieces to add some fun texture to the card.  I also mixed the texture of the embossing folder with the pattern of the Designer Series Paper along with the texture from the Baker's twine and stitched sentiment.  This all played on top of each other and added the perfect amount of texture.
I hope that you liked my little peek at my card today.  If you need any of the supplies I used to create this card you can pick them up in my online store 24/7.  You will find a full list of the supplies below.
Happy Stampin'

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

How to Get a Holiday Catalog

Wondering how to get a Holiday Catalog?

If you have shopped with me since January 1st you will automatically receive one from me when they become available to ship.

If you have not shopped with me and do not have a demonstrator you work with simply contact me today with your EMAIL and ADDRESS and I will add you to my mailing list when they become available for me to ship.

And if you want to save 20% or more, make a little extra cash for the holidays and order early to ensure you get what you want - message me about July/Augusts special to join my team!

I also just wanted to make you aware of some things you may want to stock up on now before the end of Bonus Days.  Theses items coordinate with things from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live September 4th.  There’s ink colors repeat a lot in the Designer Series Paper in the new catalog and we will be using them on upcoming projects so nows a great time to stock up on them.  Earn those $5 coupon codes while you can for the next couple days and save in August.   Every little bit helps out right.   Shop now online and save in August

Thanks for dropping by for my second post today. 
Happy Stampin'


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