Friday, November 27, 2015

Fab Friday 78

Hi stampers!   Happy Black Friday!  I hope you all had a great Thanksving and a fun Black Friday if you went shopping!  If we all don't have enough going on, it's time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!  Obviously, I've been kind of busy as I let blogging slack...again....anyway here's the new challenge:

It's taken straight from the catalog!  I was super excited to play along and share and then I totally forgot to take a picture of my card and was gone before this post went up, ARGH!  The best laid plans, right?  Anyway, at least I have SOMETHING for you even if I'm not very excited about it.  I was able to use the old MDS program in it's new non-MDS format (sad face) to come up with something at least.

It's pretty literal from the sketch....but it works in a pinch!

We hope that you'll have some down time after the holiday and can play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Extravaganza!

Hi stampers!  Black Friday has arrived....on a Monday!  From today through November 30th you can get some great deals!  There's a flash sale for TODAY only on DSP and then another (non-DSP) flash sale on the 30th!

Aside from the flash sales there are plenty of other sales through the whole week up to 50% off! Make sure to click on my store over the the right over there and check it all out!  Bonus:  from the comfort of your own house and maybe in your PJs!

I don't have any pretty pictures for you today as I was traveling but hopefully I'll be back soon!

Happy shopping!  And stamping!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Have yourself a freaky little Christmas!

Hi stampers!  It's time for the Control Freaks blog hop!  We go live on the evening of the 19th but it's technically the 20th so make sure you come back to make sure everything is working a-ok!

You may have come from my stampy BFF Wendy's blog, weren't her projects merry???  Don't worry if you're starting here though as technically I'm first this time, we make a nice little loop so just keep clicking and you'll get all the way around!

Since the holidays are fast approaching, the theme this month is Christmas of course!  I have decided that Christmas stamping is my JAM and my favorite thing to do.  I tend to make more Christmas cards and projects than anything.  And I always go nuts for the Holiday catalog.  It's just my M.O. I guess and not surprising.  I love Christmas and I collect Hallmark ornaments too!  Anyway, I decided to share one super simple Christmas card today and then the opposite of that :-)  Feel free to click on them to make them bigger and really see the details!

So, here's my first card.
Stampin Supplies:
Stamps: Seasonal snapshot 2015
Paper:  Whisper white (heavy)
Ink:  Real red, pool party, crushed curry, mossy meadow
Accessories:  Gold sequin trim

I used the seasonal snapshot (2015) Project Life set which I LOVE!  It's so great for cards in addition to using with the PL cards!  I cased this card from a pin pinned by SU.  I'm 99% certain it's straight from SU and I'm not casing another demo.  IF I'm wrong feel free to let me know :-)  I love the tradition colors with non-traditional ones like yellow and blue.  It's just happy and merry!

My other project uses one of my other favorite things in the holiday catalog, the home for Christmas suite.  I just LOVE the vintage/retro look of it and those Santas and deer are just the most adorable things ever.  I know you may have seen this background with this suite from me a lot but one, it works, and two, I had some left over from my Control Freaks swap (which I'm not sure I've shared or the prototype either).  I pretty much just piled everything possible on this one :-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Holly jolly greetings
Paper:  Very vanilla, pool party, red foil, home for Christmas DSP
Ink:  Pool party, mossy meadow
Accessories:  Tea lace doilies, foil dolies, home for Christmas enamel dots, gold thread, happy patterns mask, Christmas greetings thinlits, snowflake elements

I just am in love with the red foil paper, I mean I want to marry it! It's so gorgeous!  I finally broke out my Christmas greeting thinlits too!  I've cheaped out and not bought the  precision plate for thinlit I have a little tip for you if you don't use it either.  The design on the die will leave little imprints in the holes in the die.  I just took my bone folder and really carefully rubbed them out.  Perfection!  And it's hard to see but there is a bow made out of the gold thread in the snowflake ;-)

Ok, now it's time to go check out LeeAnn's blog and her awesome projects!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time flies

Hi stampers!  How can Thanksgiving be next week already?  I haven't made the amount of fall and turkey day cards I'd like but time isn't slowing down :-)

Here's a simple autumn card I made last week.  I really had kind of forgotten about this set that carried over into the main catalog and it's perfect for fall and Christmas!  And while I love that I can cut it out with framelits, it works on it's own perfectly too...and it's easy and much faster ;-)

I should be stamping and I tried but I'm having trouble with some tendonitis in my wrist (which was from Ian and is now from working out I think) so I decided to wear my brace and give it some rest which means sitting at my computer is one of the few activities I can do.  It gets in the way of everything else.

Maybe I'll feel more like it tonight when dad can take over all the heavy lifting :-)

Happy stamping!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Get it together already....

Hi stampers!  So....I swear I'm going to try to get my life together and not only STAMP but BLOG!   I'm still having some techie issues with my editing software so I tend to get annoyed and just quit editing pictures all together.  Stupid, I know.

I am managing to stamp off and on a little bit which is better than nothing.  I'm still having trouble coming up with ideas.  I also do better when I have long dedicated blocks of time...which don't really happen often with Ian, lol!  I really need to get with it though and use all the holiday goodies because the Occasions ones are fast approaching!!!!!  Eeeep!  I get to take a peek either tonight or tomorrow morning...probably the latter....I like my sleep ;-)

Here is a quick and simple card I came up with using the Project Life set which I LOVE!  And I love cozy sweaters which is just what it reminds me of!

Stamps:  Seasonal snapshot 2015
Paper: Very vanilla, delightful dijon
Ink:  Cajun crazy, blackberry bliss, mossy meadow, delightful dijon

I can't believe Thanksgiving is just next week!  And I know I mentioned the Occasions catalog up's coming up AND for the first time SU has given us a retired list from the Holiday Catalog so check it out on my store (just click over there to the right) and make sure you grab anything you've been putting off!

I've also done a terrible job at keeping you all updated on Ian and I'll try to do better there as well.  He is currently sleeping off his shots at his 15 month appointment this morning.  We were a bit late as his doctor is Canadian and had been back home for a bit but better late than never...although Ian might disagree ;-)  He didn't have the best time today but once we got home and he had lunch he was much happier!  

He's 33 inches (which is basically off the charts and the size of a 2 year old) and 25 pounds.  He does 4-5 signs and has around 10 words although he "talks" a lot!  He enjoys "reading" and playing with every single toy we have.  He loves dogs and it was one of his first words.  He loves our dog...the feeing is not mutual ;-)  He is generally happy and listens pretty well.  He has a lot of funny "tricks" like walking backward, sticking his tongue out, spinning in circles, and laying down.  He LOVES chick fil a and really loved Chipotle.  Black beans are his love language!  He's SUPER clingy lately, even not allowing Jon's parents to hold him AT ALL at our last visit.  I'm looking forward to that stage ending ASAP!  He's been walking well since about 13 months and now he runs!  He is very funny...and knows it :-)  And he's definitely getting a mind of his own...yikes.  Really, I could just go on and on!  :-)  But I'll share a few pics and shut up ;-)

 This is what he does if you tell him to lay down, lol!
 Modeling his new car seat coat/ponch because mom HATES winter coats ;-)
 His no shave November black bean beard ;-)
Hope you enjoyed!  I hope to be back to share more soon!

Don't forget to check out the retiring Holiday merchandise, ESPECIALLY the Project Life stuff!  It's so great for keeping your memories from the holidays!

Happy stamping!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fab Friday 77

Hi stampers and happy Friday!  Another two weeks have come and gone and I haven't managed to blog...surprise, surprise!  I swear, I'm about to give up.  As soon as I do that I bet I manage to blog a bunch, lol!  I am stamping now and then but I just canNOT for the life of me seem to blog and stamp!

Sigh....anyway at least it's Friday AND it's time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!

Of course we have a very "fall" color challenge for you this time around.  Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!

My card is pretty simple but I like it.  And I had kind of totally forgotten about this set, which hello???   It's awesome!  I had to add some crumb cake in, but hey, it's a neutral ;-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Wondrous wreath, hardwood
Paper:  Very vanilla, crumb cake, blackberry bliss
Ink:  Cajun craze, hello honey, blackberry bliss
Accessories:  Wreath framelits, gold buttons, linen thread

Make sure to head over to Fab Friday and check out all the pretty pictures!  Oh yeah, play along too :-)

Happy stamping!


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