Friday, January 23, 2015

{Sneak Peek} Where I've Been...

I've been digging through purging and organizing my kids' rooms and we're in the part of the process where it's (definitely) worse before it gets better. Sigh...  

I've snuck away to create a few things and I want to give them a full post, but here's a peek.  

Keep your fingers crossed for me.  Once the kids' rooms are complete, I'll be doing the same thing in my Studio (Anyone want to work for Stampin' supplies? I could use an extra pair of hands).

Enjoy and stay tuned (thanks for being patient)! Full posts are on their way...

Friday, January 9, 2015

Feathers and Fringe for a Masculine Thank You Note

Cards for men can be tricky.  A simple and versatile set like A Happy Hooray can fit the bill nicely.  Depending on your color scheme, this set can be geared to any occasion (or recipient)!

My color scheme for this card included Naturals White, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.

The Linen Thread and Fringe Scissors add texture and a touch of ruggedness to this project. I also like the added flecks in the Naturals card stock for the same reason.

Check out this project and all of the other manly goodness at the Creative Crew Gallery!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Crabby End to 2014 Plus an Exciting Invitation I Received!

When I wrote "crabby," I meant it!

In our state, the crabbing season ends at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. As such, our friends must pull their crab pots one final time.  Last year was our first year accompanying them and this is what we were treated to:

A whole pod.  No lie.  Spyhopping, flapping their tails, swimming under our boat, etc.  We were motoring home (we live just north of this guy, up beyond his dorsal fin there) and came upon the pod.  We cut the engine and bobbed for 30 minutes or more, pointing and shouting at what we were seeing.  An added bonus was that my little sister and her children were visiting from Wyoming and this was a once-in-a-lifetime treat for anyone, especially the landlocked.

This year, we got to repeat the adventure (sadly, no whales), but we did get plenty of yummy crab and got to see sea lions, seals, a porpoise and lots of cormorants!

I created this card for my first Creative Crew challenge (that's the exciting invitation I mentioned above).  I'll be creating projects for the fun challenges released monthly at Splitcoast Stampers.  Check it out {HERE}!

I also entered this card in the Mojo Monday MOJO378 and Colour Me Card #52 Challenges.

Our charge in the Creative Crew challenge for this month was to create masculine projects.  This will serve as a Thank You note for our esteemed skipper!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  By the Seashore

Papers:  Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar, and Whisper White card stocks and All Abloom DSP Stack

Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic

Artist's Flair:  Woodgrain TIEF, Stampin' Sponges, 2-inch Circle Punch, Burlap Ribbon

Check out the {Creative Crew Gallery}!

Don't forget:

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Bonus! The All Abloom DSP Stack is a Weekly Deal through Monday, January 12! Click {HERE} to see the deals!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

They're *HERE!* Sale-a-Bration 2015 and the Occasions Catalog Begin *TODAY*!

The new catalogs have arrived! Stampers, start your Wish Lists!

Would you like to place an order with me and need the catalogs? Drop me a line and I'll get them on their way to you, STAT!

Click {HERE} to shop!

The Sale-a-Bration freebies are available (with no limit) for every $50 in product you purchase (before shipping and tax).  I can't get over the fun things in this year's offering.  I'm also swooning over all of the inspiration in this little catalog! *LOVE*!

Happy New Year! Once things calmed down from the holidays (and we got over the yuck that was going around), I got to have some fun in the Studio.  Stay tuned for peeks at that!