Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Quick Weather Post

Not going to post pictures today... holding my breath the power stays on until I finish this from my tablet.

May finally get some rain tonight (Monday night into Tuesday).

My knee feels a tad better, and going to try to get into the office tomorrow.

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, July 30, 2018

Postcard Pals Platypus

Check out this adorable little platypus.  He's going to a friend of mine who is having a birthday soon.  This cute set of critters in Postcard Pals are going to be fun cards for some fun people!

Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper (Blueberry Bushel)
Night of Navy 5 1/4" x 4" (inside)
Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4" (inside)
Whisper White scrap for outside sentiment

Technically the inside cardstock should be Blueberry Bushel.  I had Night of Navy within reach and one less time of standing up with this knee was worth using a slightly different color.  It works though.  Right?

I colored the little guy with Stampin' Blends Night of Navy Combo, Soft Suede Combo, a little bit of Bronze and a little bit of Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green Combo and for his cheek - Dark Pink Pirouette.

Tomorrow I'll share the little Otter.  It was fun to color these while keeping my knee iced.  Then I had less time sitting at my desk to assemble.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Monday!

~ Donna

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A CASE of Daisies

Only a few days left to use the July Host Code and receive FREE Red Rhinestones directly from me!  Order $50.00 or more online (before shipping and tax) on my online store and I'll send you these beautiful Red Rhinestones.  In person, they are BEAUTIFUL.  You will love them, I promise.  Remember, Christmas is coming and these will bring out the bling in all of your Christmas Cards and Projects.  Order today from my store HERE.


I CASED today's card from Lynn Dunn earlier this week and just haven't had a chance to post it yet.  

Things have been a bit hectic around here with extra hours at work and well, me tripping over my own toes Thursday morning and getting up close and personal with the new carpet on the bridge between two buildings at work.  So now my best friends are altering between an ice bag and a heated corn bag.  This will be a short post so I can get back to my recliner and a fresh ice bag.

There are a few changes from Lynn's cards but very slight.  I just really liked them the way they were.

Soft Suede - 11" x 4 3/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Wood Textures - 5 1/4" x 4" (tear off a bit at one end) - Sponged around the edges with Soft Suede
Daffodil Delight - 4" x 1" (to go under the torn off wood grain)
Daffodil Delight scraps for stamping Daisy with Soft Suede
Soft Suede scraps for punching 3/4" Circle

There is a 2nd card to go with this.  I'll try to post it tomorrow.  Lots more details with it.

~ Happy Saturday!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Color Your Season - Beginning August 1st

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!

Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

** Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.


Add the Color Your Season products to the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit in July PLUS get 10 FREE Ink Pads (value to $75).  Here’s more information on the $99 Starter Kit Ink Pad Offer (up to a $200 value for $99 and ships FREE).  

Starter Kit offer ends July 31st!   We welcome hobbyists!  Won't you join us?

Here are some samples from Stampin' Up! to get your ideas flowing.  This one is my favorite!  Isn't it beautiful?  I just love the coloring of the flowers.

Thank you for looking in today!  The weekend is so close I can almost see it!  Not that it matters, I'll be working, but that's okay, OT pay is pretty nice!

~ Donna

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin was really cute.  I liked how easy it was to put together and the bright colors of the Strawberries, Blueberries and Apples.

Have you tried the Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin crafting kits yet?

This is a GREAT time to subscribe and SAVE 50% on your August Kit!
These are fun paper kits delivered right to your mailbox each month, with a different craft project each time!!  Sometimes they include a variety of cards, sometimes treat or favor boxes or bags, sometimes a home decor item, but always something fun, quick and easy to create!!

New Subscribers: CLICK HERE to subscribe!

Use code BLOOM0818 when you subscribe to be sure to save 50% on your August kit!
Please be sure I am selected as your demonstrator to receive this promotional offer.
Offer valid to new Paper Pumpkin subscribers from July 11 to Aug. 10, 2018

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, July 23, 2018

Love You to Pieces

This was a quick and easy card using the new Love You to Pieces Bundle (page 113 in the Annual Catalog) and using the Big Shot Embossing Mats (page 221 in the Annual Catalog).

Did you know you can use our thinlits and dies for embossing as well as a die cut?  It's true!  Page 221 of the Annual Catalog will show you the Big Shot Embossing Mats and there are plenty of videos on how to use them.  I've found trial and error is also a good training tool as each Big Shot can be different and have different pressure points.

Whisper White Thick - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
2018-2020 In Color (Lovely Lipstick) 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" - embossed with the Puzzle Die
Whisper White Scraps for puzzle pieces
Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Lovely Lipstick Ink

Thank you for looking in today.  It felt good to do some stamping again on Sunday!

Happy Monday!  Could be some overtime hours this week, but will post when I can if the hours aren't too late at night.

~ Donna

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