Thursday, April 24, 2014

Candy/enamel dots

So there have been tons of blog posts on making your own enamel dots for scrapbooking and card making and I had to join in. I LOVE the SU candy dots and the fact that the colors exactly match our paper. But after classes, making some cards for friends, etc, I don't always remember to order more and am out of the color I am looking for. Are these going to match my beautiful SU papers ? Probably not but if nothing else black and white go with everything right?

My first attempt at this was not good. I wanted to try it immediately and the only beads I happened to have came from a little melty bead kit that I had picked up for my 6yr old for $1. Apparently those don't melt the same because when they melted they had like little tails coming off of them and looked like a tadpole. 

So I went to Hobby Lobby and found this awesome bucket of beads for $11.99 BEFORE COUPON!  There are 8500 beads in this bucket! Yes for the same price they had a mixed  bucket of over 11000, but I liked the color assortment in this one and the fact they were grouped in little assorted color bags that went well together. This bucket is called "Magical Princess" lol. The fact it had a horse/unicorn little mold to go with it just made it even better. That way if my dots are a fail again, at least my 6yr old will get use from it. 

Here are the different color bead assortments that are in it. The bag with blues/purples have glitter beads in them. 

And here is my first sheet out of the oven! Love the color combo and they melted perfectly. 
I used my regular electric oven set at 290* for 40 minutes. I baked mine on a silpat mat. I have read parchment paper works very well but the mat helps them not slip so much and you won't have to stand as many back up if you bump it.  The hardest part is taking the time to stand them all up. After 35 minutes they looked almost melted  but some had a tiny indent in the middle where the hole had been and the other 5 min got rid of that. 

Here are my wonderful little melted dots ready to be used! 

Look at these bright summery colors! (bad, shadowy picture but you get the idea) I would probably never thought to group them in this color combo but I love it! Kind of looks like skittles. 

Does anyone remember what I said the reasons I picked this bucket over the others were?  Right, I liked the separate color combos in it. Well, after my kids making a minecraft creeper and a unicorn (of course) this is what my bucket now looks like.


Hopefully this has been some help for making your own gorgeous enamel dots. Now I need to go check and see if they will fit in the Stampin' Up! candy dots brad bases! That would be awesome. Even though these are not SU colors I find that some are pretty close. I think I can use these with strawberry slush, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, and I think a few more fairly well. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads

Yesterday the new digital downloads and weekly deals were added but I had a long day and was not home so I hope you can forgive for not getting them posted until today.

The new weekly deals this week have some great items!  Those pearls and crochet trim are going to find there way into my cart especially since SU is offering FREE SHIPPING still for the next couple days! That is a great time to stock up and place those little orders on things you usually wait for.  

Clicking on the pictures below will take you directly to my online store where you can order yours before they are gone. Some things are in limited quantities so get them while you can. And don't forget to check out the retirement lists as well if you have not already. 

Remember if you order this week you can take advantage of the great FREE SHIPPING promo! 
Use Hostess code GYRR7FTM and I will send you a FREE GIFT*

*Please make sure and give your contact information so I can get your gift to you. If you choose "no contact" It will not give me any information and I will be unable to get you your gift.

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   New Digital Downloads

There are only 2 new downloads this week. The first one is great for dog lovers! 

It is called Paw Parade and includes many adorable little doggies!

The second one is The Very Bestest

For quick and easy ordering Just click on the pictures below. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Cards for your Project Life albums!

Ok, so these are not from Stampin' Up! but sometimes you come across something that is just so cute you need to get it anyway. 

These girls do project life and offer some cute journaling cards, title cards and more on the 5th of each month. Aprils freebies were Easter cards. With Easter just passing I think that these will be perfect for those of you that would like to include some Easter pictures in your project life albums. 

If you are using mostly SU products in your albums than the colors that coordinate best will be 
whisper white, daffodil delight, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Retirement List is Here!

Get these while you can. They are saying while supplies last on them and many things sell out quickly. Order this week to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING!

**Remember to use this Hostess Code GYRR7FTM if your order will be under $150 and I will send you 

Click on the photo above to be taken to the list where it will update when things are sold out. 

Click on the photo above to be taken to the list where it will update when things are sold out. 

What an Awesome day!

Normally I cannot say that about a Monday morning but I am overjoyed this morning!!!

Not only is Stampin' Up! offering Free Shipping on everything for the next 5 days, but the retirement list is out and demos can order the new Project Life items!! 

You can see now why I am so excited! 

  If you are placing an order online, and your order is under $150, use this hostess code in the box on your screen GYRR7FTM, and I will send you a FREE GIFT!

 Please make sure and give your contact information so I can get your gift to you. If you choose "no contact" It will not give me any information and I will be unable to get you your gift. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. No blog post today but be sure to check back tomorrow with a really great offer and the announcement of the Stampin' Up! Retirement List!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stampin' Up products that are already compatible with Project Life!

So we still have a few days before even demos are allowed to order the new Project Life items, but there are already some things Stampin' Up! carries that are compatible with PL! There are even more but washi tape and the rotary stamps are a great addition to any project life kit!  If you are into digital there are even some digital washi tapes!

And our washi tapes are very economical! Only $4.95 for 3 rolls! I know I have seen washi tape in the big box stores and they want that for 1 roll.

If you are interested in any of the items you see just click on the photos for more information.

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