Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Birthday Cards

I was just thinking today how much of a stamp collector I am. With every new catalog, I make my list and stock up on all the cute new MUST HAVES. I totally justify this hobby because you know what happened this past weekend? I became an Aunt for the 35th time!

35 people!

That is a LOT of birthday cards to send to family! Plus their parents, which brings that number up to... let's see...59? ish? And then there's my own kids, my parents, and my in-laws, and my Grandmas... speaking of Grandma...

My Dad's mom is turning 95 TODAY!!! That's a major accomplishment!

I came up with a somewhat quick and easy card I could send out for invitations. 

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Just a note on the supplies... I used some Kraft Cardstock I had in my stash, which apparently is discontinued! *GASP!!!* But I found that the Merry Little Christmas Cardstock pack also includes Kraft. This color IS different than Crumb Cake, which is lighter. 

I actually printed the party info on a separate piece of cardstock and just inserted it in the card. This way, the guests could actually reuse the invite and write a note inside for Grandma!

I love the shine from the beautiful Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. And the "Eclipse" technique with the diecut numbers make it simple yet stunning! This card design could work for any celebration. Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation... the possibilities are endless!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!

Time to shop the sales! Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with 24 hour deals on stamps! Make sure you use hostess code: PDGG79K7 and I will send you a free gift with every purchase!

 As usual, the sale will begin and end with exclusive 24 hour deals! Don't miss out!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Stamparatus

I've posted this on my Facebook page, but don't want anyone to miss it! Here is more information on reserving YOUR Stamparatus TODAY! (Don't worry, if you miss it, there will be other chances, you'll just have to wait longer...)

At 1:00 P, 3:00 CST, 4:00 ET, Stampin' Up will update their website with photos/ads showing you where to reserve your Stamparatus.
**You MUST log in or create an online account, to do this. I believe it will prompt you.
**You will NOT be charged until they arrive, around Feb. 1
**Once they arrive in the warehouse (again, around Feb 1), you will receive an email that it has been put in your online cart. You will then go over and complete your order. You can even add other things to your order to get Sale a Bration items for free and save on shipping!

If you missed the announcement, here is more information on this amazing (and time-saving) product!

And here is a video showing some tips and tricks!

The Stamparatus is going to allow you create multiple cards FASTER than ever before with precision stamping! I can't wait to get mine! Don't forget to reserve yours TODAY!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Quick and Easy Card with Stampin' Blends

Here is the video tutorial I promised you! This card was so quick and easy to put together! The Floral Statements stamp set alone is a GREAT one, but paired with the new Stampin' Blends, it really can't be beat for a quick and easy, yet STUNNING card!

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If you need a stack of thank you cards, you could even use this same technique with the stamps, Blends, and a pack of notecards and envelopes! Come to think of it, that would make a great teacher's gift! Just add a Memento ink pad! Instant teacher gift that gives them a chance to relax and create! Win win!

Feel free to substitute the Designer Series Paper, and the colors of your cardstock and Stampin' Blends! There are SO many possibilities!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Houston Astros Day

Listen, I know I promised you a quick and easy video today, but I have a really good excuse! So, you may have not heard, but the Houston Astros won the World Series this year... I know. They're my 2nd favorite team. (Yes, 3/4th of my family are Cubs fans, and the other 1/4th is a huge Astros fan! What a lucky family right??? Well, lucky this year and last year... the past 108 years...not so much.)

ANYWAY. There was a parade and celebration today that was a HUGE. DEAL. (Remember how we live in Houston? Yeah.) My kids entire school watched the celebration in the cafeteria. (Best. School. EVER!) The governor of Texas even declared it Houston Astros Day. I tried to find a picture of his "excusal letter" he showed during the celebration, but to no avail. It was pretty funny though. He presents these official declarations and then says for everyone else he has this letter: Please excuse (fill in the blank) today from []school []work []errands.... etc. etc. It was pretty awesome. Awesome to live in a community that pulls together in the face of disaster. Awesome that we have so much to celebrate after (and still amid) such devastation. Life is full of ups and downs.

Long story short, I'll have that video for you on Monday. Thanks for checking in. Now go celebrate!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Brand spankin' new Stampin' Blends

Have you met the new Stampin' Blends yet? They are amazing! I was surprised at how smooth they glide on cardstock and what an even color they leave (with no lines!)

 If you're still wondering what all the fuss is about, here's a basic technique video.

Tomorrow I will show you a quick and easy tutorial video for the card above! I'm talking SUPER quick and easy!!! Here are some of the supplies that I used:

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If you'd like to get the entire Stampin' Blends collection, why not get them at a discount? Buy the entire collection in your starter kit for $99! Click here for more details. Or if you're not ready for the discount, shop online using hostess code PDGG79K7 for all your Christmas card making supplies!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin' Blends, Color Me Happy Kit NOW AVAILABLE!

These markers are like BUTTAH! They are so soft and smooth! I'll be posting more throughout the month, but I'm really excited about the Color Me Happy Kit -- and it's only available while supplies last! Which means... it WILL sell out!!!
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With or without the coordinating stamp set, this is a beautiful kit! Order yours today using hostess code PDGG79K7 Look at those beautiful outline images in the Color Me Happy stamp set! It was MADE to work with with the new Stampin' Blends!