Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Paper Pumpkin August 2016

For this week's Watch it Wednesday check out the video from this month's paper pumpkin.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last Class for the Sizzlin' Summer Special

I can't believe summer is almost over!
This means my Sizzlin' Summer Promotion is almost over too!
Here's the last class to take advantage of my Sizzlin' Summer offer!

Wednesday August 31st 7:00pm.
We're going to do a sneak peek from the Holiday Catalogue!

Better RSVP!  
Don't miss out!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Still love Thoughtful Branches

Hi!  For today's mojo Monday card I wanted to share a card I whipped up for someone who I knew wasn't feeling well.
This card came together fairly quickly because I already had the leaves cut out (check out the blog post here) 
Also, this card was CASE'd from a sample I saw from Stampin' Up!

There is only about one week left to grab your Thoughtful Branches set before it is gone for good!  Head over to my online store today if you haven't nabbed yours yet. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

A slice of my life

Feels like it's been a while since I shared about what's been going on in my life.  Our family has had a fun summer.  I can't believe it's mid August already!  Kevin has already gotten the kids their back to school gear.  Sob.
I love summer and it gives me mild anxiety every year when it starts to wind down.
We have two more family adventures planned before the summer ends so I will look forward those outings!
This week was all about preparing for an exclusive Team S.T.I.C stamping training.  Stampin Up! didn't have an official event to launch the holiday catalogue so I thought it would be nice to organize one for the team.
Any event can be a bit of a production to create but what makes it awesome is that Team S.T.I.C is always ready to help.
I am so thankful for my stamping team.  They are the BEST!
I had asked for some girls to come and help with the cutting and prep last Saturday.  My event supplies were supposed to arrive on the Friday.
Everything looked on schedule until my boxes were on a truck for delivery and then suddenly the tracking showed that they were at the fed ex depot again.
WHAAAT!!! You don't understand...I need those boxes!!!
So, after a few phone calls, it was decided that the only solution for getting the boxes before the wonderful helpers arrived on Saturday was to drive to the depot and pick them up.
The irritation of the unexpected errand was tamed by turning it into a date night.
I was chauffeured to the depot by my wonderful husband who also helped me carry the boxes and load them into his truck

After the boxes were safe, we headed out to a new burger joint we wanted to try.  Yummy!  
We then went to a local park/conservation area where we just sat and enjoyed stillness and prayer and light conversation while the ducks and geese made their usual nature noises.  It was lovely. 

Saturday rolled around and we had all the supplies and helping hands to get a lot done! I always tease the girls that we are having fun prepping and that it is not a sweat shop since they are allowed to pee and talk and eat anytime they want!

So that's a slice of my life!  Please keep in touch so I can hear all about your life too! 
Happy summer! 
Thanks for dropping in! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Organize those little pieces

For today's tip Thursday, I thought I'd share another organization tip.
What do clear cellophane envelopes have to do with organization you ask?

Well, I don't know about you...but when I stamp sometimes I get called away before I finish what I'm making and I can't come back to that particular project right away.  I might come back to my table to stamp other pressing items but not what I was working on in the first place. 
Or perhaps I cut out some pieces I thought I would use but then didn't. 
This is what I have started doing.
I take one clear envelope and I cut the top off. 

Then I pin it to my bulletin board making sure to keep the opening free and unpinned. 
Now it is like a little see-through pocket so I can put my useful loose pieces inside so they don't get lost in the mess  on my table or accidentally thrown out.  
For example, I was making samples for my Thoughtful Branches Class and I cut out these beautiful leaves...but then they didn't work with the card after all.  Now that they are safely in this pocket they are out of the mess but I can also see them and perhaps use them on another project later.  They are too beautiful to throw away! 
Speaking of Thoughtful Branches they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Shop for yours now! 

Hope you enjoyed my tip Thursday today!  Thanks for stopping by! 
See how else I used push pins in this previous blog post

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Swirly Bird: Watch it Wednesday

For this week's watch it Wednesday, I thought I would share this video from Stampin' Up! that uses the Swirly Bird stamp set and thinlits.  I love the whimsical feel of this bundle.
To purchase this set, head over to my online store
Have a fantastic Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Holiday Goodies are Coming!

This past week I had such fun playing with my holiday preorder products.  (see the fun I had unboxing my goodies HERE)

Whenever I feel a bit stumped, I CASE the catalogue.  This basically means that I look at the samples in the catalogue and use that as my inspiration.

check out this cutie using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.

This holiday catalogue is FULL of beautiful things!  Come and enjoy playing with new catalogue goodies at my two upcoming events:

Sweet and Simple Card Class: Holiday catalogue sneak peek:  Wednesday August 31st 7pm.  Make 4  lovely cards with envelopes $15 or FREE with a qualifying order 

Fall Stamp Camp: Saturday September 24th.  Come enjoy an amazing day of inspiration!  There will be stamping demonstrations, time to create 10 different cards, lunch, and the chance to win amazing raffle prizes! Your registration fee also includes a goodie bag of product! Check out the fun at the last stamp camp and register today!  save $10 when you register by August 31st!  Stampin4fun members and Team S.T.I.C save $5