Saturday, September 22, 2018

happy new baby!

Hi there! It's been ages since I posted a card here ... I've lately only been making them for occasions and then generally forget to post (shame on me) but I'm back! This one's to a baby shower a few friends and I are heading to on Saturday so to be on the safe side I'm scheduling this to post then!

Brit's the daughter of a friend of mine at work. She worked in our Payroll department while going to Kettering University and her "Payroll Moms" (kim1 and kim2) adopted her too! Anywho, she's expecting her first born. A couple friends and I went in on a group gift and the inspiration piece for today's card is the super cute bag my buddy Pat picked up to stuff our smaller items into. I couldn't find my stamp set with the cute giraffe so I ended up using the bag and the only stamps used were the sentiments I used on the inside/front/back of the card. I PhotoShop'd the sentiment off that was on the bag, cleaned up some of the extraneous stuff (ribbons and wrinkles), then picked out the new sentiments, and voilĂ ! Easy peasy concept, but it still took me a few hours... sigh... guess it's been longer than I thought since I'd stamped!

The inspiration piece:

stamps: SU's Made with Love, Stampendous' Hand-Stamped Arc (LOVE this stamp and like to use it on the back bottom of my cards... it's a rainbow-shaped arc that reads, "(heart)(heart) Hand stamped for you from my (heart)(heart)"; paper: Neenah solar white, CTMH's pewter ink

Saturday, December 16, 2017

SCT's winter 2017-18 issue is LIVE!

SCT magazine - winter 2017-18 edition
Tho' I LOVE that the kind folkes at Scrapbook and Cards Today offer a free to view and download version of my fav mag, I also love to have the physical card in my hands and after having purchased the subscription for friends in years past I finally succumbed last year and ordered a hard copy subscription. The magazine cover links to a page where you're offered the option to either view online or download the current subscription! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stampin' Up! Announces Stampin' Blends Available Nov 1st!

YAY! Color me happy! I'd only picked up a few color families before their prior offering was withdrawn from the market, and I've seen how other less expensive options have dried up without ever having been used... so I can share that this announcement makes me one happy girl!

STAMPIN’ BLENDS – Available Nov. 1

Bermuda Bay:  Light 144580, $4.50 | Dark 144579, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144600, $9.00

Calypso Coral:  Light 144042, $4.50 | Dark 144044, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144045, $9.00

Cherry Cobbler:  Light 144576, $4.50 | Dark 144575, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144598, $9.00

Crumb Cake:  Light 144582, $4.50 | Dark 144581, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144601, $9.00

Daffodil Delight:  Light 144586, $4.50 | Dark 144585, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144603, $9.00

Night of Navy:  Light 144036 $4.50 | Dark 144039, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144040, $9.00

Old Olive:  Light 144574, $4.50 | Dark 144573, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144597, $9.00

Pink Pirouette:  Light 144593, $4.50 | Dark 144592, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144604, $9.00

Pool Party:  Light 144595, $4.50 | Dark 144594, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144605, $9.00

Pumpkin Pie:  Light 144578, $4.50 | Dark 144577, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144599, $9.00

Rich Razzleberry:  Light 144584, $4.50 | Dark 144583, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144602, $9.00

Smoky Slate:  Light 145054, $4.50 | Dark 145055, $4.50 | Combo Pack 145058, $9.00

Ivory:  144606, $4.50

Bronze:  144607, $4.50

Color Lifter:  144608, $4.50

Stampin’ Blends Marker Color Collection (all 26 colors + the Color Lifter):  147475, $121.50

Saturday, May 6, 2017

National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day, all! I hope to get either some card-making or scrapping time in today and I'll be sure to share the outcome later!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pantone 2017 color of the year - Greenery

Whoo hoo, Pantone really gets me this upcoming year! Matches my blog background, and is the color I'd love to paint a single wall in my bedroom. I'd attempted to organize my papercrafting area, which is about the space you can fit a large table behind the door leading into my bedroom ... but so far all I've done is make piles and purchase a small bookcase. I'm stuck in a rut here. MUST GET MOTIVATED!

So, how motivating is THIS COLOR?! The 2017 Color of the Year is PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery, which they describe as "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew." I'm in full agreement and LOVE IT!

Friday, April 22, 2016

happy Earth Day!

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22 every year to support protection of the environment. First celebrated in 1970 (I was at the kick-off event in Philadelphia), it's now coordinated by the Earth Day Network and recognized by more than 193 countries world-wide. One of its major initiatives is to plant more than seven-billion trees over the next five years.

We're celebrating at Kettering University in Flint MI by participating in a Recycling Challenge. If you're local, please drop your plastic water bottles off at the dumpster located by our bell tower!

Friday, March 18, 2016

S&CT Spring Issue Released!

Hi folkes! Just a quick note to share a link to one of my fav mags, as the Scrapbook & Cards Today spring issue is now available!

I've only just returned from a quick review and wanted to share that my fav parts are the 10 most wanted article showcasing new products starting on pg 9, selective embossing tip on pg 26, and insights into the design teams' fav product picks starting on pg 43,

Now if you'll excuse me I'll upload and go review at my leisure. Thanx for stopping by!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

a stamp camp fav

a friend recently commented that it was hard to think about Easter with the snow ... and then this week ended with temps in the low to mid 50's so say goodbye snow! we're bound to have another cold snap as it's only late February but I'm enjoying the unseasonably warm weather! I see on Facebook that my sis and her dog enjoyed walking the trails already this a.m.; way to go, KAZ! I'm planning on heading out walking shortly too!

anywho, here's one of my fav cards from this week's Stamp Camp, led by the lovely and talented Angie Jarman, w/o deets as she provided all supplies in kit format for us. she also provides plenty of sentiment stamps should you want to change the focus of your card, but this one's fashioned after her sample.

thanx for stopping by, and thanx again, Angie, for the t'riffic cards! I was the 2nd one done this week as I wanted to get home to catch most of the Grammys!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Go Red!

The American Heart Association hosts what's known as the Go Red For Women movement. They urge everyone to support the battle against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day® – Friday, Feb. 5. National Wear Red Day is a campaign to raise awareness in the battle against heart disease in women.

We anticipate that thousands of people will be wearing red to show their support. Both men and women everywhere are encouraged to participate and show their support by wearing red on Feb. 5.

I will be and I hope you are too!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 2016 Cut & Paste issue

just spotted while blog trolling, the January 2016 issue of American Craft's Cut & Paste mag has some t'riffic Valentine's Day ideas ... check it out from the link at Scrapbook & Cards Today!

I apparently should scope out American Crafts' web site! Off to explore but wanted to share ...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year, all!

Just a quick note to wish you all a t'riffic and safe happy new year! We're celebrating at home this year, and enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti dinner (my DH's specialty) w garlic toast, followed by some amaretto cherry cordial (w choco bits) ice cream. We've got the sparkling grape juice chilling, to pull out a bit later and enjoy with shrimp & cocktail sauce and cheese &crackers. Right now PB's commandeered the remote to switch channels between the Michigan State game (and they're not doing very well right now) and a spy thriller movie I'd not seen, so I thought I'd visit quickly and upload my new year's greetings! Here's to a t'riffic 2016!