Saturday, April 25, 2015

PPA 249

As I was sat down to make this, I watched the sun set outside my window.  It has been beautiful lately!

I am so late for this challenge!  I like to be ahead of the game, but last week I thought I was all set.  Then I discovered that I made the wrong one!  It's been a busy week so I just finished my card. I decided to make a sympathy card to add to my stash.  They seem to come all at once and then I scramble to make one after the other.

Thanks for looking and taking a second to leave a comment.  I love reading them!  

p.s.  This pretty paper is on the retirement list along with the sentiment from Bloom with Hope.  Hurry up and order if you like it.  The products are while supplies last!!  Click here to see what else is on the retired list:

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Butterflies and SSC27

I used an old but fabulous sketch from Random Acts of Creativity/Ipalamountain on Pinterest.  These butterflies were back ordered for so long.  Stampin' Up! is offering them at a discount until April 30. Also, if you buy the bundle, you can get one of three SAB items free, even though SAB has ended. It's a great deal!  Click on the flower to the right to shop!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

PPA 248

I never put off my challenges until the last day as I really like having the option of a re-do.  This was not the case this week.  Time got away from me so I ended up doing it at the last minute.  I sat down and my mind went blank!  I started to make a card with Sheltering Tree, then I messed up the bike.  I tossed that aside and tried not to panic.  Then I saw this cute hostess set sitting there.  I know I just used it, but decided to use another image from it.

I drove myself crazy over which color to use for the stars and ended up with the Night of Navy because I couldn't make up my mind.  I do love this Birthday Bash dsp!  It's only available through the end of May in the Occasions catalog, along with the cute hostess stamp set.  I may just have to buy another pack!

I hope you will join us at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Deals - April 14-20

Here are the weekly deals.  I've been told this stapler is fantastic and I plan on grabbing one while it's on special!  I also want to try the washi sheets.  They're great for die cuts!  And while I'm at it, the striped scallop die is do die for  (I crack myself up)!  I've seen lots of pretty cards made with it.  Just click to shop.

The retired list is coming out soon.  Can't wait to see what is on that!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


When I saw this hostess set hiding at the back of the Occasions Catalog, I decided I had to have it!  I love hot air balloons.

I got a box of goodies from Mr. Brown the other day and thought I should try out my new stamp pad and stamps.  I decided to ink up the balloon first.  Then I colored in with Blendies.  I'm so sad they aren't available any more.  You can use Stampin' Write markers or blender pens too.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Thursday, April 09, 2015


This pretty color combination for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a tough one for me.  I never use purples except Blackberry Bliss. For some reason, this is burgundy-ish in my brain, so I don't think of it as a purple.  

I searched through my scraps and found a small piece of Perfect Plum and then I found the marker.  I had an Elegant Eggplant stamp pad and everything in Blackberry Bliss.  I decided to stamp on the Irresistibly yours paper which is no longer available.  

I inked up two new stamp sets, one is a hostess set from Occasions called Because You Care, and the other Petal Potpourri.  I love the variations of sentiments in the frame of Because You Care!  The Occasions catalog only lasts through the end of May so don't wait if there's something you want from it!

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.  I love reading them!

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Mark your calendars....


Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping from April 6 - 10 for any size order!  Just click on the flower to the right to order Stampin' Up! products 24/7, or feel free tocontact me with any questions.

Also coming up:  

April 21 - The retired list of products is coming out.  Be sure to place your order fast so you don't lose out!

June 3 - The new Stampin' Up! catalog will be released.  I can't wait to see what the new In Colors will be and new goodies they will have!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

PPA 246

Love these yummy colors for the Pals Paper Arts Color challenge this week!  I will truly miss the In Colors which are going away in May.  Stock up now if you like them!  These are must haves for me (cardstock, ink pad & reinkers, markers, dsp).  Kraft isn't part of the In Colors, by the way.  I am anxious to see the next set of In Colors though!  Stampin' Up! always seems to come up with colors you can't live without.

I always seem to be in short supply of get well/thinking of you type cards so that's what I made.  I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Basics in Early Espresso because black seemed too stark with these pretty colors.  Let me know what you think! 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


I truly love the Butterfly thinlits!  I didn't immediately get the bundle when it came out, but then started seeing all of the pretty cards made with it.  I finally caved.  Since then, I've used it a lot!  I love the sentiments in the stamp set so I've used that a lot too.  Anyway, I saw this on pinterest (sorry, I can't remember the source!).  The butterfly set is not currently available, but should be fairly soon. When it comes out again, run and grab it if you can!

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