Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Belated St. Patrick's Birthday

I used to be so good at remembering birthdays, as a matter of fact, I can still spout off birthdays of friends from grade school, but keeping up with new dates and people just escapes me.  Everything is written down, but that means remembering to LOOK in the birthday book!  LOL

So this card is for Chris R. from Iowa.  If read my comments area, you'll know that Chris R. from Iowa is very good at remembering and taking time to comment on my blog posts.  Thank you Chris!  Chris' birthday was, surprise, surprise, St. Patrick's Day.  Could you tell?  

Garden Green - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - Hearts for Shamrock leaves.  I used a retired punch, but the Sweet and Sassy Framelits work perfectly as well.  I just wanted to punch instead.
I free handed the stem.

Inside, I made use of the big "Sorry" from Sorry for Everything.  So nice to use it for something other than a Pet Sympathy!

How do you keep track and remember birthdays?  I'm always up for suggestions.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Donna

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lemon Cart

I spotted the idea for today's card on Brian King's blog and knew I had to make it!  Thank you Brian!  I had a couple of little changes, but the credit goes to Brian for sure!

When I purchased the Let the Good Times Roll Bundle, I really liked the cute drink cart, then when I spotted it being used by Brian, I knew just what needed to be done.

Daffodil Delight - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
Daffodil Delight 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" - stamped with Daffodil Delight Lemon Slices
Flirty Flamingo - 4" x 3" (soon to retire, so grab it before it's gone!)
Basic Black - 3 5/8" x 2 5/8"
Whisper White 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Let the Good Times Roll
Lemon Zest

Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Soft Suede
Flirty Flamingo

Start by stamping the sentiment and cart on the Whisper White piece.  I used Memento Black and Soft Suede.

Then stamp the cart again in Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a scrap of Whisper White.  You only need to stamp the parts you need in those colors since you will be fussy cutting them.

Clearly, I needed to add more ink to Flirty Flamingo.  It's that time of year, when I like to re-ink my pads, make them all new again for the new catalog year.

After you fussy cut the awning and lemonade glasses, the best way to put them onto the cart is to put the adhesive onto where you will be placing the cut piece.  See below for placing the heart.  The heart is punched from the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.

First add the glue - just a tiny dot (above) and then add the heart (below).

A little tip I wanted to share again.  I've shared before, but it's a good one to remember.  If you decide to add something more to the inside of the card, but you've already adhered it to the base, simply use some post it notes to cover the base and stamp away. 


Thank you for looking in today.  It's finally Friday!!!

~ Donna

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happiness with a Friend

Before we know it, the new Annual Catalog will be here and that means now is the time to use up the Designer Series Papers to make room for new ones.  This is one of my favorites so it will be sad to say goodbye, but knowing Stampin' Up! there will be a lot of new fun papers to play with.

Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
Coffee Break DSP -  5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Stamps:  Coffee Cafe - Sentiment stamped onto Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black

I hand snipped the sentiment into strips.  I wasn't careful to be straight and clean, it just didn't need to be.  Plus, that "p" in "cup" hangs down a bit, so that meant no straight line there! 

Don't forget to give the envelope flap a little love.  

One day closer to the weekend.  I'm really looking forward to Saturday.  My daughter-in-law has invited me to join her for a glass blowing class with her Mom and Sister.  I'm really looking forward to going and spending time with my new Daughter!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna Product List

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Petal Palette Foils Again

You all know how much I love these Springtime Foils, so here are a couple more cards using two of the foil sheets out of the pack.

Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 11" x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper - die cut with Stitched Shapes Circles
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper - flowers

Stampin' Blends - Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Calypso Coral and Light and Dark Old Olive

Stamps:  Petal Palette
Ink:  Memento Black and Calypso Coral

5/8" White Organza Ribbon is easily colored with any of the Stampin' Blends Markers. 

Thank you for looking in today!  It's Hump Day!

~ Donna

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

So Very Sorry

Sadly a friend of mine had to say goodbye to one of her furbabies this past weekend.  It is never an easy thing to do, but hopefully some sweet cards from friends will help.  (She actually received three with the same inside sentiment... wonder how that happened.)

Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Chocolate Chip - 5 1/4" x 4"
Crumb Cake - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps:  Sorry for Everything
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paw:  Heart and four circles (1/2")

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, March 19, 2018

Retiring 2016-2018 Colors

The retirement of our 2016-2018 In Color products is fast approaching!  My suggestion is to not wait until the end because there comes a time when they sell out and when they are gone, they're gone!  If you love them, get them NOW.  They will sell out very quickly and won't return again.  

Another benefit of getting them now is with each $50.00 purchase before the end of March, you can also choose a Sale-a-bration item, and some NEW choices have been added to the original pamphlet.  See them HERE.

One more reason, as if you need another... 

Use the March Host Code and spend $50 in my online store and receive Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim directly from me.  IF you spend $150 or more, DO NOT USE the Host Code so that you can use the Stampin' Rewards for yourself.  I will still send you this month's gift.  Just be sure if you are a new shopper with me, that you allow me to see your customer information, or I won't be able to send you your gift.

Check below for all of the In Color items that will be retiring.  Don't let them get away from you.

Thank you for checking in today.  Have a great week!

~ Donna

Product List


Countdown to Retirement