Thursday, April 24, 2014

IBS Thank You Card

Happy Thursday!


Today I am sharing an Inspired by Stamping Design Team card I was inspired to create based on this month’s IBS Blog Challenge:


The beautiful sentiment from the Sweet Pea stamp set takes center stage on my card:


I started by using the IBSC #81 sketch. As the challenge colors were so pretty, I decided to use two patterns from the gorgeous Vintage Floral paper pack. Some distressing and sponging added to the soft, vintage feel of the card. A white Daisy Flower (lightly sponged with pink ink) and some white Fabric Tape finished off my trifecta card!

My card is being mailed to a special person I want to thank for her kindness.

I hope my card inspires you to play along in this month’s IBS Blog challenge. Is it the sketch, colors, or flowers that you are drawn to? Perhaps it is all three. We look forward to see what you create based on this month’s challenge inspiration.  One randomly selected participant will win a $10.00 stamp set or paper pack of their choice!

Please visit the IBS Blog to see what Rebecca is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!




                                         Sweet Pea


                             Vintage Floral Paper Pack








Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge - Outside of the Box!

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a project to share for the latest Impression Obsession Challenge - Outside of the Box!  

I took the challenge literally and decorated the outside of my favor/place card boxes:


The shells were die cut with the IO Shell Set.  They cut and emboss with one pass through the BigKick! After cutting the seagulls with the Sea Birds Set, I lightly sponged them and attached them to 1/4" strips of acetate.  Little baggies hold Hershey Kisses.  The name tags were created in Word.

A close-up of one of the favor/place cards:


The finished size of the favor boxes is 2 x 2 (6 x 6 CS scored at 2 all around).

I decorated each box slightly differently. Here is a side view:


Back view:


View from the other side:


And, finally, how my table looks for dinner tonight:


Thanks for stopping by!






Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, Retiring Lists, and FREE Shipping!

Happy Tuesday!


SU has posted the new weekly deals (available today through Monday, April 28, while supplies last):

All items (excluding MDS download) included in this week's Weekly Deals are on the Retiring Accessories List (available while supplies last).  Don't miss out--order today!


Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Did you hear the news?!?!?  SU is offering FREE shipping on all orders (except expedited orders) through Friday, April 25. There are no minimums and no limits on the FREE shipping special.  Don't miss out on this incredible offer!

Have any questions--I'm just an E-mail away.

Please click here to go directly to my SU on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin' Up Retiring List and FREE Shipping!

Happy Monday!


Today is the day--SU released the list of stamps and accessories that will be retiring June 4th. All retiring items are available while supplies last. Please note, the inventory of some 2012-2014 In-Color products has already been depleted.

Retiring Lists
  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Wow--for five days (today through Friday, April 25), SU is offering FREE shipping on all orders (except expedited orders). There are no minimums and no limits on the FREE shipping special.

Have any questions--I'm just an E-mail away.

Please click here to go directly to my SU on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by!



LNS 247 - Mother's Day

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the latest LNS Challenge. As Mother's Day is right around the corner, we would like you to create a card, gift, L/O, or whatever inspires you for Mother's Day!

Here is my DT card:


And, the inside:


Now it's time for you to visit the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to craft and link your Mother's Day creation. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Whisper White CS, Fresh Prints DSP, Real Red Ink, Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim, Pearls, Dress Up Framelits, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.




Thursday, April 17, 2014

IBS Mother's Day Wall Hanging

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my latest Inspired By Stamping Design Team creation--a Mother's Day Wall Hanging. I have had this project in mind since I first saw the fabulous I Love You Because stamp set.

Here is the full wall hanging:


I started by die cutting a cereal box with the largest of the Fancy Label Dies 1. Plain white die cut card stock was glued to the backs and color die cut card stock (to match the colors in the photos) to the fronts. The pictures were cut with the second largest of the dies.

The I Love You Because font is so pretty. All of the sentiments were stamped on white card stock and then sponged while still inside the dies.

Now for some close-ups:

I’m up first as I am (cough, cough) the oldest.


Next up are my brothers.


Then my nieces and Harry.


There is a ½ inch space between each die cut on the ribbon.

I hope my Mother’s Day wall hanging gave you some inspiration and ideas.

Please visit the IBS Blog to see what Nupur is sharing along with me today. Don't forget to leave some love while there--we enjoy your comments, plus there is weekly IBS Blog Candy!

Thanks for stopping by!









Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SU Weekly Deals - April 15-21

Happy Tuesday!

Here are the latest SU Weekly Deals, available through April 21:


Happy crafting!