Thursday, December 1, 2016

You're a Whole Lot of Wonderful

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  I am so excited to for this hop because I have loved this stamp, Thoughtful Flowers, since I laid my eyes on it.  The flowers are so beautiful and so varied. All the sentiments and fonts are fabulous, but I especially love the one I used for this card.  Everyone wants to receive a card that tells them they are a whole lot of wonderful! 


I have been taking some classes at Online Card Classes, and my most recent class is called Heat Wave.  I love learning new techniques and this most recent class has helped me learn some fun things about heat embossing.  Of course, I had to mix it all up, and that's how I came to make this card.


I embossed the flowers with white embossing powder on vellum.  I used the vellum from the Uptown Fundamentals.  Now, if you do this, hold your embossing gun a little further away from the vellum and don't over emboss!  I cut the flowers out, flipped them over and used watercolors to paint the back pink.  My inspiration for this was all the beautiful pink poinsettas I've seen in the stores.  They are gorgeous, and because I have a cat, I can only have stamped poinsettas.  
Because I used the white ribbon with gold striping, it was easy to mix gold embossing at the top of the card for sentiments.  The wood grain paper is from Rustic Home Fundamentals.

There are only a few of us on the hop this time, but take the time to hop.  The sneak peeks have been awesome!!  Your next stop is Lynn!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's the Little Things - December Special


So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!

These albums are so easy, so if you need a quick Christmas gift, this is perfect!

Let's start with the Blue Jean Mini Album.  The special price is $18.95, and yes you do really receive all of that in the bundle!!


Next up is the Blush Mini Album which is also $18.95.


The next album is the Everyday Life album.  I LOVE this album, and I carry it wherever we go.  The Adventure Calls My Crush pages make it a perfect travel or event diary.  I record everything in this book and then I can easily refer to it when I do my 12 x12 pages.

Take a look at what you get for $19.95:


You'll hear more about this as the month goes on, and I will share some of my pages.  I am making the little ones for my great niece and great nephews.  They are so much fun to play with!!


Thanks for stopping by!  I always appreciate your visits!!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Card Holder

At this time of the year, people contact me for gift cards.  Can you imagine opening a gift card for Close To My Heart?  What a fun way to shop!!

I always make gift card holders to go with the gift card, and this is my holder this year.  Of course, I had to use Oh Deer and glittered snowflakes!!



If you need a last minute gift all the way through Christmas, don't hesitate to contact me!  I can create the gift card in any denomination for you.

Have a most blessed day!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Cricut Craze

 
Spend $30 and receive a Cricut collection for 30% off!!


Cyber Monday starts November 28th at 12:00 am (MST), and it's your day to save!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Oh Deer! Christmas Cards

I will never grow tired of the Oh Deer! paper.  Desert Sand is one of my all-time favorite colors.  Sea Glass added into the mix makes this paper perfect!!

I got the inspiration from the first card from Mojo Monday.  What a great sketch to work with!


Christmas, especially, is one of the times that I really like to use vellum on my cards.  I am so glad that we have vellum in the Uptown Fundamentals!  It always softens the look of the heavily patterned paper.  I can't even tell you how much I love the Sea Glass glitter paper!  I have made so many Sea Glass snowflakes this year, and I've yet to grow weary of them either!!

The next card is clean and simple, and I got the inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches.  Again, I used vellum to soften the background.


If you like Oh Deer! as much as I do, then be sure to order soon.  The month of December will go by fast, and this paper retires on December 31st!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I really appreciate your visits, and I hope that is finding you blessed and happy!
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Black Friday Sale!!


I CAN'T WAIT!!! This sale is on Black Friday, and it will start at 12:01 am (MST) and end at 11:59 pm (MST). 24 hours of goodness!!

What is included in the mystery boxes?
It’s a big surprise, but we will tell you that the mystery boxes will be filled with retired products grouped together purposefully for certain types of crafters. 
  • The scrapbooking bundles will contain products like retired My Legacy™ albums, papers, Complements, Instalife™ mini albums and cards, Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards, and assorted embellishments like mini-medley accents, washi tape, and stickers! 
  • The cardmaking bundles will contain things like retired Cut Above™ card kits, envelopes in assorted sizes, papers, and assorted embellishments. 
  • Finally, we will also be offering scrapbooking & cardmaking bundles with a combination of products for those who love it all! Again, these bundles will be inside mystery boxes, so you won’t know which exact products you’ll be getting, but this gives you an idea of what we’ve cooked up.

What are the prices for the mystery boxes?
  • $35 mystery boxes (on average, a $70 value!)
  • $50 mystery boxes (on average, a $90 value!)
  • $75 mystery boxes (on average, a $140 value!)
  • $115 mystery boxes (on average, a $235 value!)
  • $150 mystery boxes (on average, a $335 value!)
I'll say it again, I CAN'T WAIT!!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Stamp of the Month

When you are visiting my website, do you ever stop and look at the artwork on the scrolling marquee?  Every month I am in awe of the additional stellar artwork.  Here's what it looks like:


I fell in love with this layout, and I knew I had to recreate it!


I love the mixture of elements!  First of all, there is the Stamp of the Month - the champagne glasses, "clink," the banners, stars, and bow.  I love, LOVE, love that the paper pieces are from the #Life Cards - Hello Gorgeous.  How creative!!  "Hello," "you are here," and the little heart are from the Good Life complements.   The dotted strips at the top and bottom are from transparency paper from the All About the Gold fundamentals.

It was a fun way to showcase some selfies from our recent trip to Seattle.  This will make a great first page for our vacation album!!

Thanks for stopping in today, and I hope that you are finding yourself most blessed!

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