Thursday, February 26, 2015

Project Life 2015 Week 1

I wanted to post my project life pages on the blog weekly but was a little behind getting some pictures printed to finish some layouts so although it is almost March, I am ready to show you some layouts. 

My layouts are pretty basic compared to many seen on the internet. There are a few reasons for that. First, I think it is more important that I try to stay as current as possible so that I do not fall too far behind and get discouraged. Also, I am helping beginners get started on project life and I like them to be able to see how easy it is and that it does not need to be time consuming. It literally takes me longer to upload my pictures to walgreens than it does to put my pages together. 


My title page for 2015. 
 The plan was for a family picture to go in the bottom left spot but since we have yet to get everyone together to get one, it will probably more than likely remain how it is. 



Week 1


My title page and week 1 layout uses mostly cards from BH Favorite things.  One of the things that I am really trying to get past this year is worrying about my handwriting. I hate my handwriting but if I have to computer journal or even type everything it will never get done. I did use the typewriter on the weekly little tags and plan to use it more.

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Bonus Sale~a~bration! Products!

For the first time EVER, 
Stampin' Up! is adding Bonus SAB items for you to take advantage of! 

4 New products will be available for you to earn starting March 1st. As with all SAB products, you can get one of these products FREE with every $50 order you place. 

I thought I had all the SAB items that I was wanting but I really like the For Being You, set that they have added as a bonus. I can see so many uses for it.

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_SAB2_demo_Feb1715_US.pdf

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_SAB2_demo_Feb1715_US.pdf 
To get a better look at these products you can check out the PDF here.

To order you can contact me, or order directly through Stampin' Up!
Please use hostess code QP2NU7FY and I will send you a FREE gift.

**To get your free surprise, please make sure you don't have NO CONTACT checked or I will not get the information to be able to send you your gift.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Product Spotlight


New Berry Basket Bigz Die!


Have you had a chance to see the cute new berry baskets?
If not take a minute and check pinterest for these they are adorable! They make a terrific container to be able to give some candy or other treats to someone. 

Want to see how easy it is to use? Stampin' Up! has made a great video to show you just how easy this die is and how simple to decorate!



Want to get this for yourself or someone you know? Just click on the photo below. 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Thank You's

  Nothing better to do on a day where you are snowed in but to make some cards! I got a little bit of organizing done and a couple more small boxes gone through from the move to the upstairs, but still much more to go. Although it has been great having everything upstairs now! I would have made nothing in the last couple weeks if I had to go to the basement because my knee has been aching so badly, but with my stuff being up here I have made 21 cards!!! Can you tell I am excited about that!

  When I was going through the boxes there was one that had some leftovers from some card kits and other cards I had made. There was one of my favorite thank you cards left over but it was all bent up and I was keeping it just to remind me to make more. Then I had a small bag of leftover hearts from some valentine cards last year and it was all on my desk when I was putting things away and I thought how cute would it be to combine them and make this months thank you's!!


Here is a picture that shows the thank you's I made last year that I loved so much.
 I can't believe I don't have a photo of just the card alone. 


And here are my new thank you cards for February!!


I had to change it some. As much as I LOVE the black and white polka dot paper I wanted to use the heart dsp from the new stacked with love designer series paper stack and it was not quite as wide as the strip on the other card so there is more of a white border around this card. I still used the same wonderful sentiment from the Another Thank You, photopoly set. The hearts are leftovers from some cards last year and the Hearts a flutter set and framelits. The sweetheart punch would be so cute here too! 




Thursday, January 22, 2015

In color card sets

I have this really cute in color card set to share with you today.  Again it is a case'd card that I have made.

  ( honestly there are so many cute cards shared that I want to make it may be years before I do one of my own, lol)  

It is a very simple yet elegant card and I hope the girl receiving this set loves it as much as I do. 

This card is almost exactly like the original one with the greetings changed and I didn't add anymore pearls to the card other than on the butterfly. I made them in all the in colors for this year.  I just went to look for her blog link so I could link to her picture and totally forgot about the crumbcake/vanilla combo one she done. Now that is on my list!!!  



You can click her picture to get to her blog. 



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Using up my stash!

I have still not been able to make much lately. I know most of you have read about my scrapbook room remodel over the summer last year and in the past couple months I showed some photos of my storage, but with my knee being injured I just have not been able to get to my room in the basement to make anything. Although I  CAN get up and down stairs, my knee is pretty achy and if I do much walking or anything it makes it even worse. So last week my son decided he would like to have a larger bedroom! PERFECT! He took my scrapbook room and they have been moving my stuff upstairs for me. I do not have as much room now as I did so I need to pare down some things, but at least I am able to use it!

I have a set of cards I need to make this week for someone who won a prize from me, and I will get to those but this card was calling me badly today!  (plus I am in need of a couple items to make the cards I want to send her)   I have had this card saved in my "to do" file for awhile now but I don't have the little flower punch or stamp that was used so I put it off. Well I thought I would substitute another flower for it but that didn't quite look right and a fellow demo said she had this set I could use. So I made the cards without the flowers thinking I will add them later, but now I am not sure it needs them. I think I like it the way it is??? What do you think? Should I add the flowers? Or leave it alone?

I used retired dsp from the season of style stack, retired pool party ribbon and I think the rest is still current. I have listed the products used below and also included the punch and stamp set from her card as well.



Here is my card. I really love this color combo!


Here is the card I cased. Again no watermark or anything so I am unsure who to credit. If someone knows whose card this is please let me know. I would love to credit the designer of this gorgeous card. 



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