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. 



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is over but for those who love stampin' up! it really is the most wonderful time of the year! 

It is sale~a~bration! time!!!


For those who don't know what sale~a~bration is, first off where have you been?!!  Anyway, for every $50 you purchase in products you get to chose a FREE product from the sale~a~bration catalog! 

The new Occasions catalog goes live today too! Make sure to check it out for some great new products. 

Here is a quick look at the FREE products you can chose from!
To see a better look and some gorgeous samples, catalog links are below. 


http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_SAB/20150106_SAB_en-US.pdf

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_occasions/20150106_Occasions_en-US.pdf


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A New Year, A new start!

 


  Everyone sets goals or resolutions for the New Year. Have you made any? I have. I make some of the same ones over and over every year and most of the time by February many are long forgotten.  I am sure the same will happen with some I  make this year but I really want to keep one in particular. I want to stay caught up on my Project Life album.  
       
   You would think that would be fairly simple to do. Most of my photos I take with my phone. They should upload automatically to dropbox. For some reason when they do not, if I would take 5 minutes at the end of the day I can quickly push to upload them and journal about the day.  Then once Sunday comes around I can put the pictures into my Project Life app so I can see which size I want to print what and upload that weeks prints to Walgreens where I can pick them up in an hour and theoretically have them all into my album on Monday!  It should seriously only take me 5-10 minutes per day and then maybe 20-30 on Sundays to edit and upload.  So an hour tops and if I do use the PL app, then on Mondays it should be less than 20 minutes to get into the album.  Sounds like a good plan right? We will see. I am not trying to set myself up to fail and don't want to be negative thinking it can't be done BUT if it is so simple, then why am I so far behind in my 2014 album? 

The harder part of what I want to do will be actually taking photos of the completed layouts and posting them to my blog weekly. 



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get Your Santa On!

I need to apologize in advance, I saw this card while I was stuck doing nothing but sitting on the couch all day recovering from my car accident. When I see a card or project I want to make I take a screen shot of it and that automatically saves it to my desktop so that I can find it again when I have time to work on something. I did not notice when saving this one but there is no watermark on the photo so I can not give credit or link back to the blog where it was posted. 
If this is your card, please comment so I can link to you! 




I copied the card almost exactly. I am sure some of my measurements and things for some of the paper sizes are not quite the same and she had taken a white gel pen and done some additional details as well, but I thought they were cute just like this. I had a girl win some free cards from me and these are what I made to send to her. I hope she liked them as much as I liked making them. 



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Elf on the Shelf





I don't know about your house but mine has been taken over by an Elf. Our elf Twinkle, does not get into too many crazy things or make many messes but does bring some little prizes and hide in some sometimes odd places.  Many people do a December Daily album, and I had planned to do one this year also. Seeing how it's Dec 16 and I have NOTHING in my album yet for December it will probably not be started until Jan. I have however taken pictures pretty much every day to add to it. Since I take pictures of Twinkle also I was going to include them in my December Daily,  but I am thinking about making an album just about the ELF!   Something along the lines of "The Adventures of Twinkle the Elf" and then I can add to it each year or do  a separate one for next year.  I think my kids will love looking back on these albums and remembering all the things the elf done over the years.

Only picture of Twinkle still on my phone, lol. 

Stampin' Up! has everything you need to complete your Elf album. 
 You obviously do not NEED everything below, just pick your album size, 12x12 or 6x8, add any stamps, papers or Project life items you like and get started. It is SOOO SIMPLE to scrapbook this way! If you aren't sure how and would like to see it in person, contact me. I will be holding Project Life classes every month starting in January. 

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