Sunday, January 26, 2014

Secret Cupid

SSI Squad Secret Cupid
My design team and I decided to do a Secret Cupid where we mail each other 3 cards and a gift over the next month...
Here is my 1st card that I received!!!

It is so me...
I love the wood, chalk technique, banner... everything!
Thank you secret cupid!!!

Cardstock: Crisp Canteloupe, Basic Black
Ribbon: Twine
Ink: white
Chalk Pen
Punches: large heart punch, pennant punch

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sale-a-bration 2014!!!

Can you believe it is time for Sale-a-bration again?
I can't!!!  

I just absolutely adore this adorable stamp set with the flower in the new Sale-a-bration catalog!
It goes great with the Perfect Pennants sentiment and tag punch!

Remember, during Sale-a-bration, you order $50 in merchandise and get a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

So, if you wanted to make this card, you'd order:

Doily $2.95 
Perfect Pennants- $21.95
Angled Tag Topper punch- $22.95
ribbon- $8.95

Cost- $56.90

Then you get this adorable Petal Parade Stamp Set for FREE!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

SSI Layout Sketch

January's Layout Sketch

Here is my take on the sketch...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Perfect Blend Gift Card holder

I love when I can give a gift card right inside a regular size card!
I am going to tell you how to make this easy gift card holder today!

1. Cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheet of Soft Suede (back piece)
2. Cut Very Vanilla to 5 1/4" x 8"
3. Score in half at 4" and then again at 2"
4. Fold on the 2" and 4" mark
5. Use Word Window punch to punch a slot along the 2" edge of the Very Vanilla.  You will need to punch about 3 times to get a long enough area to fit gift card. 
Tip- I pushed my punch in as far as it goes to keep it straight!
6. Use double sided tape along the edge to seal the end of the piece inside to meet the center.
7. Adhear to back sheet of Soft Suede.
8. Embellish as you wish!
Tip- To create the coffee cup ring- I dipped one of our embellishment cases into my ink pad and stamped with the case!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My New "This and That" Journal- Balance

My One Little Word this year is Balance

I am using this new This and That journal...

I just love it....

Here are my first 3 pages!!!

Title page

Here are many of the roles that I am trying to balance...

Here are a few tips and a quote to help find balance...
Thanks for stopping by to see my journey in finding Balance this year!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Top Ten new Occasions Catalog products!!!

My Top Ten New Products from the Occasions Catalog

*** Everything Retro Fresh!!!

(love all the accessories as well!!!)

Love these products and everything in the catalog!!!
Order now using hostess code: 67XPYBGA

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Preview

I love the new Occasions Catalog that goes live tomorrow!

Here is a card that I created for a Rising Star Swap!
I hope you love it and find inspiration in it!

Do you love that tag?  It is created with a new tag punch!!!
One of my favorite items!!!
Stamps Used:
Perfect Pennants 133230

Banner Framelets Die
Arrows textured embossing folder

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