Friday, April 28, 2017

Facebook Friday- Eastern Palace

Hello everyone!! It's Friday and that means Facebook Friday! I strive each week to bring you several new projects through a Live Demo on my Facebook Page. Normally, this happens at 2:00 CST. You have to join my Facebook Group in order to watch it. 

However, this month has been so crazy with my kids schedule! This week again, my kids are home on Friday. So, I found time to prerecord the projects. Now, I have to tell you, it's till "live" in the sense that I did it in one long take with NO editing- EEK!! LOL! That's the fun of Facebook Live, isn't it!?

This week's projects all feature the upcoming Early Release of the Eastern Palace Suite. It is in the new Annual Catalog (out June1) but Stampin' Up is releasing it to everyone a month early. You can only purchase it in the bundle form. In each bundle choice you actually get something for free as well! You can see the pricing info here. Remember, you can't order it until May 1st!

My first project is a card. It features the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist along with Melon Mambo. Check out those sweet diecut shapes!!

The secede card is Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. I show you how to use this diecut as an inlay and a top layer.

I showed you that I originally made the card in Berry Burst, but I realized you won't be able to order that until June 1st. So, I made it again in Melon Mambo and this really gives you a look into the difference in the two colors. 

The third project is my favorite- a Mini Treat bag with two of the gold overlay stickers.

You can find all the details of these projects here on my project sheets. It will have product info, project measurements and the hostess code you can use this week to earn a free pack of Dimensionals.

Video Direct Link:

And, I promised a giveaway! How about the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies?? Yes! 
Make sure you have joined my mailing list here and then sign up via the Rafflecopter below. (US Residents Only please.) 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dudes and Drinks: Two mini classes each featuring a different stamp set. 
Register for one or get them both at a discount! 
Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items! 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop- A Work of Art

Hello everyone and welcome to this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our theme this month is A Work of Art! No sentiment on front, just art! I decide to use a set that will be in the upcoming Stampin' Up called . It will be available on June 1st! 

This set is SO cute! I used an Aqua Painter and Stampin Up ink to color the image and to create the watercolor wash to the background. Both were done on Watercolor Paper. 

And for the inside, I put my sentiment along with another image from the set. 

I had a difficult time photographing this card for some reason. You can't see that I added some sparkle to each of the grey spots with my Wink of Stella brush. 

Ok, time to hop along! Your next stop is the very talented Marisa Gunn. Enjoy!

Dudes and Drinks: Two mini classes each featuring a different stamp set. 
Register for one or get them both at a discount! 
Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items! 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunburst Thinlit

Hi everyone! 
Did you know that the Sunbust Thinit is retirig? 
Yes, it is! It is a MUST HAVE! 
I used it last week for my Facebook Live which you can see 
here and I am using it for this month's card class too.

This card also features the coordinating stamp set called Sunburst Sayings. 
You can see the Sunburst Thinlit here. It's actually on sale for $17.40! Get it before it sells out!

Don't forget I am giving away this Thinlit along with the Shooting Star  Bundle. 
Hop over to  my Facebook Friday and scroll down. You will find the Rafflecopter where you can enter to win! 

If you are interested in my May Card Class, 
I am using Retiring Stamp Sets on all my cards. 
Simply Beautiful Card Class
May 11th, 6:00-8:-- PM CST
If you are in the San Antonio area and would like to join us,
 please email me for the details! 

Dudes and Drinks: Two mini classes each featuring a different stamp set. 
Register for one or get them both at a discount! 
Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items! 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Simple Seed Packets featuring Oh, So Succulent

Hello everyone and welcome back! As I have told you in the past, I'm really trying to include fun goodies in each of my Class To Go Kits. For my recent Greenhouse Garden Class, I needed to make a BUNCH of them, so I had to get creative. I searched for candy (that wouldn't melt in the heat of spring) and couldn't find anything! So, I had a burst of inspiration one night while laying in bed... Seed Packets! 
I ran to the dollar store and found Zinnias which are one of the flowers in the tutorial. I made simple sleeves to go over them in Calypso Coral. I made them 1/2" wider than the seed packet, in case you are wondering about measurements. It really depends on the measurement of your seed pack. It was a piece of cardstock, folded in half and stapled on the sides!! So easy! 

The tag is stamped in Calypso Coral and Basic Black. That sentiment is from a set I got at On Stage! It will be out in June... Stay tuned! 

 I didn't have enough of the Succulent Garden DSP for all the packets, but I also had some Calypso DSP from the subtles paper stack so I used that as well. 
Wouldn't these make great favors? Maybe for a garden wedding or shower? I just love the simplicity and ease in which it takes to make them!! I hope all the class recipients enjoyed the little surprise!! It gets tough in the warmer months finding things that won't melt while in transit... Seeds are a good choice! LOL! 

And here they are in the class packs. I love the way the look all packed up! 

Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items! 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Cool Treats Class To Go- Last Chance!

Today is the LAST day to register for my Cool Treats Class To Go!

Cool Treats Class to Go
As summer nears and the temperatures heat up, the Cool Treats bundle becomes event more delicious! You will find so many ways to use the adorable ice cream and popsicle stamps this summer! I've created a band new Class To Go kit that includes six projects, each featuring the Cool Treats Bundle. Included are a gift bag, a gift card holder, two greeting cards, a lollipop  holder and a treat box. Each project is taught step by step though a full color PDF included in the class purchase. 

This class to go has four options:

Option #1 $68
This is the full Class To Go Kit. It includes the Cool Treats Bundle (stamps and Framelits- a $48.50 value!) and all six Make and Take materials. When you choose this option, I am also throwing in a Fine Tip Glue Pen and a bolt of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine for FREE! You will also receive the full PDF tutorial. 

Option #2- $33
This is the Class to Go Kit for those of you who already own the Cool Treats Bundle. You will need the stamps and framelits to create these projects, so only choose this option if you already own them. You will receive all six make and take kits, a new Fine Tip Glue Pen and a bolt of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine! You will also receive the full PDF tutorial. 

Option #1 and #2 both ship priority for $7. 

Option #3- $15
PDF only- want to cut your own cardstock and already own the products? This is the option for you. If you purchase the PDF Only option, you will be immediately emailed the links. If you do not receive them within five minutes of purchase, please email me! Purchase just the PDF here. 

Option #4- $10
Sweet Stampede Members (my downline) can purchase this option for the make and take kits and PDF. 

All class kits and included product will be ordered and prepared together after the deadline. This is a preorder only and per SU policy, I do not have product on hand ready to ship. Because of this, it takes about 1 week after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the class kits. 
Expected shipping date of all kits is April 30th. 

In order to be in compliance with Stampin' Up,
 I can no longer list the registration link here on my blog. You must email me to register for option 1 and 2

Deadline to register is April 25th.

Please email me to register for 
one of the class kits. 
click on link above or copy paste-

Purchase option 3 (PDF only) here

Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Facebook Friday April 21st Projects and Prizes!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! Today at 2:00 PM CST, I am doing a live Demonstration of three projects- each featuring retired products! Make sure you join me here on my Facebook Group page. I will add the recording later tonight in case you can't catch it live! 

First, I'll be showing you two awesome retiring items- the Shooting Star Bundle and the Starburst Framelit. Both are retiring and I am giving both away through a giveaway! You can enter at the bottom of this post. 

Next, I am showing the super adorable Baker's Box and Homemade for you Stamp set. 

The last project is a box featuring the Fresh Fruit stamp set, Fruit Stand DSP and the Gift Box Punch Board. 

EDIT to add recording of the live video:

They have the complete supply list and any measurements you need. 

I am offering an ordering incentive in conjunction with this Live demo. If you place a $35 minimum order, I will send you a pack of Baker's Twine! Make sure to use Hostess Code TFCR62SF. All ordered placed by next Friday at noon will qualify for the free offer. You can order here. 

And for this week's giveaway, I am giving both the Sliding Star Bundle and the Starburst Thinlit away! I will pick a winner next Friday! The only requirement is for you to join my email list

Cool Treats Class To Go

Don't miss out on your favorite Retiring Items!