Today is my eldest son, David’s birthday. I am having a hard time believing how quickly time goes and that he is 38 years old. Of course, this means I had him at 12 but that is another story. David is a sweet, warm and generous man. He doesn’t like to admit that because he would rather come off as a tough guy but his family knows the truth. He was also the best baby ever. He slept right through the night the first day home from the hospital, rarely cried and was easy to raise. Well at least until he turned nine. I almost gave him away that year!
I made this card using the stamp set called Cool Treats. This set has matching Framelits called Frozen Treats. Both of these items are retiring May 31st. This makes me sad because it truly is one of my favorite sets. It is just fun and summery! I stamped the cone of the ice cream onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using the Lots Of Labels Framelits (**edited to add that these Framelits are no longer available***). Then I cut out a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using a bigger Framelit.
The colors I used for this card are Peekaboo Peach (also retiring), Lemon Lime Twist, and Crumb Cake. The Designer Series Paper is called Picture Perfect Party. It is 6″ x6″ and is in the Occasions Catalog. This paper will also be gone come May 31st.
Here are some more cards I made previously using this set in case you need more reasons to buy it before it disappears forever. If you would like to see the details of these cards just click on the Select Category bar and search for Cool Treats. It will bring up all my past posts I made using this set.
Today is my birthday! It is a BIG birthday! It is a really BIG birthday! I don’t really mind because I guess turning a big number is better than not!
In celebration of my birthday I am going to give away some product I have from the upcoming Holiday Catalog to one lucky person who orders at least $25 worth of product (before tax and shipping) today and uses the hostess code below. I will randomly pick that person from everyone that orders.
Here is the hostess code: ST2ZTNYA
Fine Print: You will need to order by midnight tonight and you have to use the hostess code in order to qualify for the prize. Club members are eligible to win but this order does not count towards your minimums. You can not choose “No Contact” when ordering or I won’t know who you are.
This is the second card I made for my sister’s awesome birthday present. If you missed this story I talked about it in yesterday’s post. To recap, my sisters and I went to South Carolina to visit my mother. We went shopping and they bought me a gorgeous early birthday present.
I used the Botanical Builders Framelits to make this card. I love this set of Framelits mostly because of the leaf cut out. I think it is very pretty. The sentiment is from the card kit called Watercolor Wishes. That is the great thing about kits. After you have made all the cards in the kit, you still get to use the stamps and ink spots that come with it. It is a great value especially for a new stamper.
I am so happy that the stamp set called Wetlands is being carried over into the Stamping’ Up! 2016/2017 Annual Catalog. I love those pipers! They are all over the beaches in Florida. They chase the waves when they go out and are so cute to watch.
This was a pretty easy card to make. I used sponges for the background. You just pat the sponge on the ink pad and rub it across the card stock. The more you do it, the darker the color gets. I used Crumb Cake for the sand, Marina Mist and Pool Party for the water and So Saffron for the sky.
The sentiment was cut out using the Lots Of Labels Framelits. They are also being carried over into the new catalog!
Sale-a-bration is happening right now at Stampin’ Up!. This is the time of year you can get FREE merchandise with a qualifying order. For every $50 you purchase you can pick one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. If you want to see what items you can get for free, click on the link on the right side of my blog. There are some awesome stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, Project Life and Designer Vellum.
I used two Sale-a-bration stamp sets to make this card. The flowers are from Flowering Fields. The sentiment is from Perfect Pairings. I love both sets and did I mention they are free with an order? Sale-a-bration ends March 31st so you have lots of time to order a couple of times!
Do you remember this stamp set? Sometimes we get so focused on the new “mini” catalogs that we forget there is an Annual Catalog out there with some awesome products in it. For those of you who have been with Stampin’ Up! for a while, you know what I mean by “mini” catalog. A couple of years ago (maybe longer) Stampin’ Up! came out with these small 5.” X 8.5″ catalogs that we would call minis. Now the catalogs are full sized 8.5″ x 11″ so technically they aren’t mini anymore but they are smaller so I still call them minis. Sorry for the digression!
Anyway the stamp set I used for this card is called Awesomely Artistic. It is in the Annual Catalog. When the catalog first came out it was a pretty popular stamp set. Ii still love it so you might see it every now and then in between the new sets in the minis!
Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $155 worth of product for $99!
It is Sale-a-bration time at Stampin’ Up! This is the most exciting time of year because you can get free product with a $50 qualifying purchase. Order $100 worth of product and pick out two items! You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or personal order) and you can join my Stampin Up! family and get a $155 worth of product for $99 (that is $30 more than you would usually get)!! To see what you can earn, click on the Sale-A-Bration Catalog in the column on the right.
I made this card using on of the stamp sets you can get for free with a qualifying order called Flowering Fields. This set has 7 different rubber stamps and you can choose if you want them mounted on wood blocks or clear mount stamps. Believe it or not, the vase was made using a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Party Wishes. If you look closely it is the cake stamp turned upside down! That is the great thing about stamping. You can use certain stamps in many ways!
This is the Christmas card I made this year to send out to family and friends. I used the stamp set called Winter Wishes. It is in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. It was one of my favorite sets in that catalog and I am sad that Stampin’ Up! is retiring it on January 5th. It is such a cute set. It has a sled (as you can see!), skates, skis, pine cones and the pine branch. I used the Hardwood background stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb Cake Ink. I did stamp it off once to make it a little lighter. Stamping off is when you ink a stamp and then stamp it on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on your cardstock. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set that was also in the catalog called Antique Tags. I thought it went so well with this antique looking stamp set. The rest of the products I used are listed below but many of them are also retiring on January 5th.
I am not sure if Madelyn isn’t too sure about Santa or the outfits her parents dress her in!
Here is another card using the stamp set called Winter Wishes. Nothing says old fashioned Christmas like a sled. When I was a kid, we lived near a golf course that had an amazing hill to sled down. My Dad would load us all in the car, along with a giant toboggan and we would spend the day sliding. My two sisters and I would all fit on the toboggan but none of us would ever make it to the bottom of the hill. There were always a little girl or two thrown off when we would hit a bump. Sometimes the toboggan would end up at the bottom of the hill without any of us. When we got bigger, we each had out own sled or saucer to go down and my friends and I would spend hours there. Saucers were always the most fun because you usually ended up going down the hill backwards. People always had to get out of the way or they would get run over. It is a fun memory!
I think Waffles is trying to climb into Madelyn’s bath!
I know everyone is probably busy making Christmas cards (if you aren’t you better get moving!!) but sometimes I need a break from them. I love so many of my stamp sets and I think the non-holiday ones feel lonesome during this time of year. I decided to take out the set called Wild About Flowers and make a thank you card. The background was made using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits. It is another one of those products that don’t get a lot of love this time of year. I love the look of it as a background.
I am sure tomorrow we will be back to our regularly scheduled Christmas program!
Madelyn went to visit her other grandmother this weekend. Here she is waiting at the airport for a ride home.