Archives for July 2018

Scrappy First Home

Scrappy First Home

This card is Created from Central Park scraps, thus the name Scrappy first home. The background for the card is knotted on black I’m sorry Pacifica paper. The sentiment is stamps from the July stamp of the month s1807 Highlight Reel.

My friend Jon picked out the house and tree and I fussy cut them from a background and texture paper that had a variety of different houses on it.  I use 3D foam tape both the regular and thin to create dimension so that the tree look like it was behind the house a little bit.

With some leftover Gold Shimmer trim, Central Park sequins,  gold glitter gems, and gray twine, I was able to embellish the card.  The pile of left over embellishments is just as big as the scrap box!  LOL.  Twine is held down with the mini-stapler!  This is such a quick and efficient way to adhere the twine to the card.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  This scrappy First Home card helped to use some of my scraps up.  =)

Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Stampaganza  is going strong with some great deals on stamps.  A suggestion I have is to make multiple orders if you are buying different size stamp sets.  Put all the same size stamp sets on one order.  This way, if you order 3 D-size stamps, one of the D sets is free.  If there’s a B-size in the order, it will be the free one.   You’ll get the best bang for your buck this way.

Solos

They have brought back the Alphabet Solos and Number Solos for this sale and I love mine (which I’ve had for years and continue to use).

 

A Favorite

One of my favorite stamp sets is A1220 Be You:

From the 50 Card Swap, Carol T created this awesome card with the Central Park Paper Pack!

Sweep ink from the reinkers or from the tray on the ink pads to create the watercolor background.  Stamp in Memento ink over the top.  Just love the look and the sentiment:

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Be sure to take advantage of Buy 2 Get 1 free with Stampaganza!  It’s a great deal.  =)

Happy Day

Happy Day

It’s a happy day when I get to use my scraps.   At the end of a pack, I always have some scraps, don’t you?  Here’s a card using those scraps up. I used scraps from the Central Park paper along with some scraps for my scrap bucket to make this card.

There’s a sheet in each paper pack that has these great cards on it formats, titles, and journaling. With one of them I created this “Happy Day” card. It has a fun watercolor balloon on it and says happy day. Using some scrap background and texture paper to help create the base, some scraps of cranberry and gold glitter paper, this came together fairly quickly.

Embellish with some leftover Central Park sequins and put gold glitter gems in the middle of the sequins. The background paper is Linen, which is a gray color. The gray twine helps pull that in. The gold shimmer brush adds some flare to the balloon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Enjoy the Happy Day card and try to use those scraps up!

First Home

First Home

Here’s a card to help someone celebrate their first home.  Such a big step in life and accomplishment!  S1807 Highlight Reel is a great set for celebrating these first time accomplishments.  

Use Fresh Air Paper on this card with some of the neutral colored cardstock, Toffee (front and back) along with Glacier.  Color in the windows and door of the house with the Shin Touch Markers.

Stamp the heart in cranberry which really makes it pop on this card.   The white ribbon and some shimmer brushes to add the finishing touches.

Remember my Kit of the Month, which features the current Stamp of the Month and is FREE when you order the SOM for $5.00 (with a qualifying purchase of $50.00).

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Are you getting your first home?  Comment and I’ll send you this card!

Join me for my first online class!

Join me for my first online class!

Last month I offered this great workshop guide when you ordered the supplies for it from me.   If you did, then you’ll get a special link to a Facebook Group where we’ll be doing this class, live, on Thursday July 26th!  Time: 7:00pm EDT to 9:00pm EDT!  How about that?!  It’s a secret group with giveaways, games, and Facebook Lives to help you get this done.  As part of my first group through this, I’ll be looking for feedback about what works, does not work, and how to make it better!

Didn’t get the supplies last month?  Here’s an updated version of the list.  Order now and you can still come, have a great time with us!  There are some modifications to the list as the Rainbow Sale is not longer applicable.

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Rainbow’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

– Half pack of the Adventure Cardstock Bundle (20 sheets $14.50) X5944 $7.25
– (4) white daisy card bases and envelopes (50 ct. value pack $14.95) #X254 $1.20
– (7) pieces of Black Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #1386 $4.20
– (5) pieces of White Cardstock (24 sheet pack $9.50) #1385 $2.00
– (1) piece of Gold Foil Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3365 $2.32
– (1) piece of Gold Glitter Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3238 $2.32
Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
Black and White Dots #Z3314 $3..95
Black and Gold Ribbon #Z3197 $6.95
Gold Arrow Clips #Z3379 $6.95
Adventure Ribbon Pack Z3262  $9.95 (Tangerine Swiss Dot Ribbon)

Some of the above you probably have on hand and do not need to order.  If you order $25.00 of the above or below product, you can still participate in this!

Additional Supplies used:

– ‘Be A Rainbow’ stamp set #D1813 $17.95 (June 2018 only – if you don’t have check with me to see if I have any in stock)
– Acrylic Blocks in appropriate sizes
– ‘Block Alphabet’ Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
– ‘Block Numbers’ Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
– ‘Basic Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z3317 $12.95
– ‘Stitched Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z4182 $10.95
– ‘A Big Thank You’ Thin Cuts #Z4174 $19.95
– Rose Embossing Folder #Z3343 $8.95
– Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2805 $7.95
– Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2804 $7.95
– Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2892 $7.95
– Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2807 $7.95
– Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2808 $7.95
– Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2809 $7.95
– Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2816 $7.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
– Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

You may have these items on hand or may need to make adjustments to the layouts or cards to utilize stamp sets you already have.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you can join me in my online class!  We love to have you join us!

Set Your Alarms – Christmas in July Flash Sale

Set Your Alarms – Christmas in July Flash Sale

Set your alarms for the Christmas in July Flash Sale!!  It’s today, featuring retired holiday products available at discounted prices up to 50% off! The sale will begin at 5:00 pm (EDT) on Friday, July 20, and end at 5:00 pm (EDT) on Saturday, July 21! As with previous flash sales, there are a few things to be aware of regarding this sale:

  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant Website.
  • The sale features a mix of current and retired products, and they have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale. It’s possible that they will sell through several of the items in the sale. Once we do, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
  • There is no grace period for ordering sale items.

Remember to support the Temple Solel Crop Fundraiser!! 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Enjoy Christmas in July and getting some steep discounts!  We love to have you join us!

Temple Solel Crop Fundraiser

Temple Solel Crop Fundraiser

The Temple Crop is coming up with weekend.  We are raising money for the Bowie Food Pantry.  Here’s some information about the mission of the Pantry:

“Our Mission

We are a community-based social services program providing emergency food and financial assistance to those in Bowie and Prince George’s County, who are experiencing need- without regard to race, creed or gender. If we are unable to meet the needs we will make referrals to others who may be able to provide the needed assistance.

To serve with respect, dignity and without discrimination those in need in our community by providing food, financial assistance and other resource referrals.

http://bowiefoodpantry.org/how_you_can_help”

How am I helping support this?

100% of the profit from the orders placed on the Temple Crop Fundraiser will be donated!  If you are in need of any supplies, please help out this wonderful mission!  When you checkout, be sure to add your order to the Temple Crop Fundraiser!!

Thanks for helping out the Temple Solel Crop!

Time to say goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

I’m back from Convention and it’s time to say goodbye to some good friends.  I wanted to give you all a heads up that these colors are retiring once supplies are depleted or September 1, 2018, which ever comes first.  Here are the colors which are retiring:

Here’s a complete retirement list (warning, it’s large):

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July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you can join me in my online class!  We love to have you join us!

Happy Mail

Happy Mail

I love sending out Happy Mail!  Everyone who orders $25.00 or more of product online, participates in my Happy Mail program! The more you’ve ordered, the more you get.  It’s really a huge “Thank You” program for all of you!  Without you, I would not be where I am today!! Here is a few more goodies that I provide my customers.

Free Kit of the Month:

Free Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 of product that you purchase from my website, you’ll receive your choice of workshop guides, free.  I have an extensive collection so stay tuned as I get them posted up.

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Join my Happy Mail Crew!  We love having you.

Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.