Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SOS Tuesday and Downline Diva Spotlight!

Hello, Stampers!

Last evening was our monthly SOS Stamp Club meeting where we created the Seagull card (one last time) and an explosive hearts and butterfly card!  While 3 of our members were out of town or ill, we welcomed friend Linda to the group and we all worked together to make kits for our absentee friends!  Thank you, one and all!

Hearts and Butterfly Embosslits and a framelit were used to make our cascade of valentine hearts.

We had a wonderful evening and look forward to the next meeting.  The first SOS member to email the word meeting to me will receive a nice stamping gift.

Downline Diva Spotlight

Today, we feature Donna Kremkau, a long-time friend and longer time stamper, in our spotlight.  Donna supports her own business and also very generously supports our SOS family.  We just couldn't do without her!!  Donna travels far and wide looking for stamps and inspiration and has even found a good number of our stampers while acting as undercover recruiter in one of "those" stores!  Thank you for everything, Donna!  You mean the world to us!
(Uh-oh, there's Precious photo-bombing our picture.  LOL)

Card Making Fun--Valentines, Masculine Birthday and Leadership!!

Hello, Stampers!

I hope you're having a wonderful week and finding time for your creative endeavors!  We've had a wonderful week of stamping!  Two terrific classes at the Gallery on Monday and our SOS Stamp Club last evening!

This will be short and sweet as it's nearly time for us to leave Leadership in Orlando this afternoon!  Fun, Fun, Fun! I'll take pix and report in next week!!

We had a really large class on Monday afternoon!  In spite of lots of sharing and helping, everyone had a great time and made beautiful projects!  I hope you like them!!  Scroll on down to see our projects!

Moon Lake Sponged Card

The Fab 13!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Card Making Magic at the Titusville Art League!

Hi, Stampers!

Happy Friday and may you find some time for your creative fun! I'll be making valentines with the grands today and using some of my retired kits that have been calling out to me for some time!  I'll post some pictures of the results!

Yesterday we had a fun time at the Titusville Art League where we continued sharing the seagull card and our valentine inspired by  Many thanks to Andrea, Sharon, Mary, Patricia and Nancy for your good company and creativity!  Here are our cards.  We pressed the retired Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon (still available on the Clearance Rack) into service as my Lost Lagoon ribbon is temporarily depleted from earlier classes!  It looks so pretty and the color just pops!!

Materials for Seagull Card:

Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts, By the Seashore
Carstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Pads:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Punches:  1" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, Bird Builder
Accessories:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine

Materials for the Valentine:
Stamps:  You Plus Me (OC)
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Stamp Pads:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo
Designer Paper:  Stacked With Love Designer Paper Stack
Punch:  Hearts Border

Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seagull Card and Twitterpated for Card Making!

These projects were so darn cute!  We had a blast making them with 18 AGOV stampers yesterday!  I love the nuances that make each card unique and I LOVE the gals that come to stamp with us!
Thanks to all for another wonderful Monday stamping gathering!!  It's off to the Titusville Art League for another fun card making class on Thursday!

The seagull card was first and nicely it went together despite lots of paper pieces and baker's twine lengths.  I loved everyone's sponging on the front and the inside with So Saffron, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate--perfect for our background!!

I am truly "Twitterpated" for our second card.  This is a CASE from my idol  Mary Fish is well-known for her clean lines and pops of color!  I love taking a page from her book!!  Check out Mary's site for some beautiful inspiration!  My design features Mambo Melon rather than Real Red and though it took all but 3" of my Lost Lagoon ribbon, I felt it was a very good use for it!

Coming up next week will be a Moon Lake stamped masculine birthday card and a really pretty card using the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper!  Can't wait!!

While you're here take a look at this week's Weekly Deals!

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2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
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Basic Gray Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
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Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Princess and the Treat Bag!

Today, I was a princess.........
Yes, the Nathan boys were all out playing golf and after my Zumba class, I opened my magical Red Box--The January 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit....and I played!!  Me time!  Quite unique!  So here are the results: 
Pretty darn cute, huh?  All I added to the kit were pretty candies and rhinestones!  EVERYTHING else was included for 24 treat bags!
So here's the deal:  Right now you can pre-pay 3 months of My Paper Pumpkin and save $5
and you get a free Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!Call Ree at 321.961.2350 if you need help signing up at!  Please list me at your demonstrator.
Now, take a quick lookie at the price chart and scroll down for more eye candy!!
ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
 1 month
137859 3 months$59.85 $54.85
 6 months
$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$215.40 -- save $2 per month
How do you like this--all from one kit???  (I believe I'll be ordering extra January kits!)

Take a look at the super-quick (less than a minute and a half) video that shows you everything you'll receive in your kit and how to put it together!  Easy Peasey!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Photopolymer Stamp Set--Better Than E-Mail!

Here is the latest offering from Stampin' Up!  It's a great set for personalizing your cards and handmade goodies!  It's just $15.95 for 11 totally cute stamps!!
It's #133733!
Looooove it!!

Blog Candy Winner and Next Week's Cardmaking Projects!

Drum Roll Please!!!
The winner of this week's Blog Candy is:
Mike Lueken!
Thank you for posting comments, Mike!  You'll get your fun prizes on Monday.
Mr. Nathan picked the random number for the drawing!  Don't worry, there will be more contests!!

Monday and Thursdays Classes
At this coming Monday's and Thursday's classes, we'll be creating a valentine (still under construction) and the seagull card that I cased from Margaret X.  It's a wonderful card and I know we'll have fun making it together!!
Have a happy and fun filled week!!