Tuesday, May 27

Artisan Wednesday Wow- Back with more Blendabilties

Welcome back to our last blog hop for the month of May! I can't believe summer is right around the corner! Which also means C-O-N-V-E-N-T-I-O-N!!!! I am in desperate need of a break from my craziness & go catch up with my buddies! The last few days have been seriously on the insane side around here-we got in a car accident on Saturday. Thank God no one was seriously hurt. My kids were shaken up but they are fine. Hubby & I had some soreness but nothing too bad. My car on the other hand is a different story. Then yesterday my mom fell off her car while trying to wash her windshield & hit the concrete. She ended up with a nasty bump on her head & a broken ankle. Sheesh!
Anyway how about we take look at another fun card using the new Stampin Up Blendabilties markers! 

This time I used the Daffodil Delight set & added a bit of white gel pen. I also used one of my favorite new In-Colors Hello Honey! Don't know why but I am really digging this color! Especially paired with Blackberry Bliss...so yummy! Only a few more days until the 2014 catalog goes live! Squeal!!!! My wish list is totally CRAY ZEE!
Ok lets go see what fun eye candy Alanna has for us to look at!



Wednesday, May 21

Quick & Cute-Baby Cards

Before we get to this weeks Quick & Cute cards I have gotta tell you about a few fun promos coming up!
#1 Retirement Blowout Sale
Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, not including those products that are no longer available. You have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014 and while supplies last. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!
#2 Starter Kit Sale
From May 28-June 30 new recruits can join Stampin' Up! at one of two great prices. SU will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for four weeks only SU will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).

My Paper Pumpkin
#3 Paper Pumpkin June Kit On Sale For 2 Days Only!
What: 50% off June's kit for new subscribers!
When: Subscribe by Friday, May 23
How: Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL 
See Shelli's Message here- http://youtu.be/q4_LkbuepiA
Ok on with the show...

Whoop Whoop! I made another video for the Quick & Cute series. Super excited about this one!

Hope you enjoyed these cards & my video!



Tuesday, May 20

Artisan Wednesday Wow- Blendabilities Take 2

Welcome to this weeks Artisan blog hop!
Today we get the pleasure of sharing the projects we made for Stampin Up's Facebook page and you are in for a serious treat because these ladies got some mad skillz! I know you totally knew that already but I am continually blown away by their talent! Alright how about we take a look at my creations shall we...

So as you can tell I am still practicing with these awesome markers but I am really digging them.
True Confession: At first I busted out the white gel pen just to fix a coloring boo boo but I loved the look so much I decided to run with it! So fun!
Ok time to go visit my fabulous friend Alanna Wharf! 
135906: Blended Bloom
133104 (wood-mount) or 133107 (clear-mount): Peaceful Petals
133991 (wood-mount) or 133994 (clear-mount): Hello Darling

132708: Memento Tuxedo Black
102283: VersaMark
132995: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
121045: Basic Black
100730: Whisper White

Accessories & Tools
124262: White Bakers Twine
130995: Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
130999: Old Olive Blendabilities
130998: Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
109129: Gold Stampin Emboss Powder
105021: Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
129399: Tea Lace Paper Doilies
100082: Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers



Tuesday, May 13

Artisan Wednesday Wow- Blendabilities

Thanks for joining us for another week of inspiration!
This week has been a roller coaster for me & I am dedicating this post to my Grandma Mary.
I know she is in a better place but it is still heart breaking to lose someone that you loved so much. She was the best grandma ever! My heart is so sad especially for my Papa. They have been together for 65 years! Ok before the water works start again I better move on.
How about we talk about Stampin Up's new Blendabilities markers. First let me say, I am still very new to alcohol markers so I am still learning & practicing but here are the two cards I created...

They are pretty much the same card but they have completely different looks & that was achieved just by stamping in 2 different inks. For the first one I wanted to get a soft look that could work for a sympathy card so I inked my stamp with Crumb Cake & stamped off before stamping my card. Then I used the Blendabilities, light to dark, to color the flowers & went back slightly with the color lifter.

 For this one I used the Memento Tuxedo Black ink & did the same method of coloring.
Well that's all I have for now so lets hop on over to visit Alanna!



Tuesday, May 6

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Welcome back! Can't believe May is already here! This week you will definitely see a theme on each stop of the hop & just in case you haven't figured it out yet it's Project Life ® by Stampin Up ®!

Now I must have been hiding under a rock for the last couple years because I was not hip to what PL was all about. I knew it had something to do with scrapbooking & I immediately tuned out cause #1 I don't scrapbook & #2 Ain't Nobody Got Time For Dat!...around here anyway. BUT when SU announced it my interest was peaked...so what was the deal with this "Project Life" anyway and if SU is getting behind it then maybe it's worth checking out. Luckily for me I didn't have to wait long to see what the hype was all about since our Artisan boxes this month were stuffed with PL products! As soon as I opened the adorable little box of journaling cards I started thinking about all the cute cards I could make because lets face it "I'm a Card Maker not a Scrapbooker." I wish I was uber talented like...oh lets just say-Cathy Caines- who can crank out amazing scrapbook pages like nobody's business but truthfully I may break out in a cold sweat when I have to do scrapbook pages! So for those of you that is just comes naturally too, I am so JELLY! OK back to PL & how I am hoping it will change my scrapbooking life...In theory I love the idea of documenting things for my kids. I feel so bad when they ask me those "What did I do when I was 2" questions & Im like uh uh...hey look your friends are at the door. Yeah my memory is THAT bad. Sad really. BUT maybe just maybe is it possible that PL can change all that? How about we look at my very first attempt at documenting a piece of our lives- 

I think minus the fact that I stamped April 27th instead of 26th its pretty successful! Its almost like making little cards so that really cuts out the stress factor for me. And you can embellish as much or as little as you want & the lay out is already there so its pretty much a No Brainer-Just like me sometimes. Lol! Here are some close ups of my pockets...

(My four year old came up with that smiley face using the PL corner rounder!!!)

So is there hope for this "Card Maker"? Can I really maintain a record of our family's life without having a panic attack & spending a bazillon hours doing it? With PL-I think so!
Now lets go take a peek at whats going on in Miss Alanna's "Life"~ 


Saturday, May 3

Simple Work of Art

Just a quick post to share another easy peasy card made with the Work of Art stamp set that will be available in the 2014-15 Stampin Up catalog! 
Hope you have a great weekend!