Friday, March 14, 2014

News from Stampin' Up!

New Polymer Stamp Sets have been released: Sweetie Pie Frames #137121 and Sweetie Pie #136849.  Click here to see the flyer with more info.

Sale-A-Bration is so much fun.  Take a minute to check it out - the catalog is to the right - see the new and exclusive free products you can earn, along with ideas to use them.  Don't let these goodies get by you.  Click on the catalog to the right to order.  

Weekly Deals are only good while supplies last.  These prices are good until Monday, March 17th.  Just order thru my on-line store at
3 Inch Circle Originals Die
Price$17.95 $13.46
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble -- Digital Download
Price$14.95 $8.97
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Circles #2 Originals Die
Price$15.95 $11.96
Dress Form Pop' N Cuts
Price$21.95 $16.46
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die
Price$32.95 $24.71
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Price$8.95 $6.71

Personalized Stamps are great for personal use, or as a gift with some lovely hand stamped cards.

#132852 - Circle Monogram Stamp - $23.95  Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.

Burlap and Blooms Wreath Class

Stampin' Up! comes out with the coolest kits for card making and paper crafting.  One of the kits in the newest Occasion catalog (see the catty to the right), is the very cute 
Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit (#133333 -$17.95).   It reminds me of spring, so I knew I had to make one.  Before leaving for Florida, I had a class to work on these wreaths.  We had a fun and relaxing time making them.
 Here are all of the pieces of the kit.

I follow written directions well, but decided to watch a couple of videos on making the different flowers.  I thought that might be quicker, and they were really helpful.  Making the flowers basically involved folding, rolling and punching out and gluing pieces together.  A glue gun really is a must to ensure that the pieces stay together.  

See my cute little zebra striped glue gun?

After assembling all of the flowers, I wrapped the wreath form in burlap and started creating the wreath.

Here is the completed wreath with just the kit components.  Darling, huh?

So next, I had a couple of flower dies, and decided to use them to make a few extra flowers.  You can see them added to the wreath in the photos below.  I put a little pearl in the center of the flowers I made with the Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower die (#129379 - $17.95).  This die is also in the new Occasions catty.

So what do you think?  I think that the added flowers gave the wreath a nice touch, and certainly made it fuller.  Order this kit yourself, and put together this wreath to help welcome in spring - or you could give it as a gift to brighten someone's day. 

Escape from the Tundra

I am so blessed to have a wonderful friend with a mother who winters in Florida.  This wonderful friend - her name is Rita - invites me to go with her every spring around St. Patty's day, to visit her mother.  We were especially looking forward to the trip this year due to the horrendous winter we have endured.  Wednesday morning, our area got another six inches of snow! REALLY??  Our first three days here in Florida were lovely and sunny, the next day there was rain in the morning, but the sun came out later, and yesterday it was sunny but a bit cool at 62 degrees - so these Michigan girls are NOT complaining.  We've had pool time, and shopping time.  What more could we ask for??

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I Love Pinterest

Happy Wednesday!!!
Don't ask me why, but this commercial just cracks me up and I could not resist throwing the picture on my post.  I really do love Wednesdays though - the work week (for most people), is on the down swing, and we're lookin' forward to the weekend.  So, back to my post........

Since I quit working full time a couple months ago, I have been doing more things that I never had the time - or took the time to do.  That includes cooking.  So, I decided I wanted to make some granola, and headed to my computer to pull up PINTEREST!!  My favorite go-to place for just about everything.  There were several recipes for granola, and I found one that sounded good - then I tweaked it a little.  I decided not to add any dried fruits to the mix, but rather add them into the bowl just before eating.   Check out this pan of goodness!!

And let me tell you that it is DELICIOUS!!  We eat it dry, with cold milk, with warm milk, with almond milk, with raisins, with dates......the variations are endless.  I will have to make another pan soon though because this one is going fast!!  Thank you Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, 

Paper Pumpkin Remake

I recently shared the Paper Pumpkin project I made from the kit; a gift bag with my name on it.  Cute, huh??

I also indicated that I was going to show you some other projects that could be made with the supplies included in the kit.  I've finally gotten them done, photographed and ready to post.  For the first one, I decided to use Crumb Cake card stock, since it was the closest color we have to what the bag was made from.  I stamped the circle on the card front with VersaMark, added the Baker's Twine and the letters with dimensionals.

Next, I wanted to use a little more color, so I made the card from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, and used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog to make the three flags.  I also added one of the cute little wooden clothes pins from the kit to this card.  So - what do you think??