Thursday, March 23, 2017

Big on Birthdays

This is a great set for birthday celebrations.  I need to get it out and use it more often, especially when I want to do a little coloring.

Today's post will be short, because I've been spending time getting ready for Saturday's workshop, so here on to the card.

Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Calypso Coral - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

I stamped with Sahara Sand and colored with my Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.

Pop up the Calypso Coral layer with Dimensionals and you're all done!

Don't forget to give the envelope some stampin' love too!

Thank you for looking in today!  The weekend is getting closer!

~ Donna

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time Is Running Out

sale-a-bration final days

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? 

Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional FREE products for you to earn with each $50.00 in sales (before tax and shipping). 

Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products!

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose $125 worth of product, become a demonstrator (or a hobby demo) for just $99 US and then choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  
Want to join just for the discounts?  Perfect!  I love hobby demo's and who doesn't love getting a discount on all of your Stampin' Up! products!

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Thanks for looking in today!

~ Donna

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get Well Sooner

Do you find that checking out Pinterest can be dangerous?  I do!  BUT, I also find some things that just can't be forgotten and must be tried.  This is one of them!

I didn't CASE completely, but the ambulance (made from the Tasty Truck) and the adorable chicken, er, I mean nurse, were the highlight of the card.  The card I saw had a different (retired) get well and some added hearts and balloons.

Since I had already altered the Tasty Truck to make the UPS Truck, it was an easy decision to make this one here.  I have some other ideas too that I want to play with.  If you missed the UPS Truck, click HERE to see it.

Real Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Tasty Trucks (free Sale-a-Bration item)
Hey Chick (free Sale-a-Bration item)
Greatest Greetings

Extra:  Owl Punch for nurse's hat and outfit.

I snipped two small strips for the + on the truck and I hand drew the one on the nurse's hat.  I also stamped the strip of the truck onto Real Red and then hand cut it out and glued it down.

Isn't this just the most fun card?  Who wouldn't love to receive this for a little chuckle to help the healing come sooner.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a fabulous Tuesday!

~ Donna

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Monday, March 20, 2017

First Time I Saw You

This stamp set finally made it into my collection.  I figured Father's Day was far enough away, I didn't have to have it right away.  If you're like me, it's time to order yours and start making that special card for Father's Day.

Since my Father is no longer with us (passed in 1994) I'll be using this set for other types of cards like the fun one done here today.

Delightful Dijon - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (DSP) - 5" x 3 3/4" and 5" x 5/8" Strip

I stamped the Saw onto Smoky Slate and then used by Early Espresso Water Color Pencil to color the wood handle.  I die cut Hexagon out of Delightful Dijon and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside is a piece of Very Vanilla 5 1/4" x 4".

Thank you for looking in today.  Here comes another Monday!

~ Donna

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

So in Love

Here is another card we made at weRETREAT last weekend.  This is so simple and can be done with any color choices you may like.

Simply stamp the flowers and leaves from the So in Love set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog with Versamark and then sprinkle Whisper White Embossing powder over all and then heat with the heat gun.

After it has cooled, use your sponge daubers and favorite in colors to color the flowers and over the leaves.  Remember to "stamp off" the dauber before actually placing it to the paper.  This gives your sponging a much softer look without adding too much ink at the first touch.


Pear Pizzazz - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Sweet Sugarplum - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Simple and beautiful at the same time!

Thank you for looking in today~  Have a Blessed Sunday.

~ Donna

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