Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I hope all you mothers out there are having a beautiful day.  I actually am celebrating my second Mother's Day.  My children honored me yesterday with an awesome cookout and way too much food and today I'm celebrating again by going to church and coming home to do NOTHING ("nadda") the rest of the day except play in my craft room!!  My daughters decided we would celebrate the day before so we could just be lazy and do nothing on the actual day and not be cooking in the kitchen.  Personally, I would rather eat what we prepare than what the men might decide to fix.  The men in our family are not noted for their cooking, outside of grilling meat; and I for one don't want to clean up my kitchen after my husband has cooked in it (that's a long story we won't get into today).  So we were all happy campers knowing we did it "our" way -- LOL!!  Today I have a Mother's Day card I made using the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and the Rose Garden Thinlets Dies.  I also wanted to show you some samples of how you can recycle your Paper Pumpkin shipping boxes.  I used discontinued Designer Series Paper that I accessorized with the new Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Gold Faceted Gems, both of which will be in the new Stampin' Up 2017-18 Catalog (you are going to love all of the products in this product suite).


Inside of the card with a typed message that is special to me.

I love the new Daisy Punch!!




Until next time,
Sandi

"I give you a new commandment:  love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should  love one another."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EASTER AND MORE!!

Well it has been a while since I have posted, but trust me, I have been very busy!!  I had a deadline to complete an entire album (45 pages) of my oldest daughter's life before her birthday and I did get it done, but a week late!!  I had that terrible crud for 3 weeks that has been making its rounds in Michigan (actually, this is the 3rd time since Thanksgiving).  This time it was a doozy and I had to end up going to the doctor's for medication, but it worked!!  I also put together the March Paper Pumpkin Kit for my Easter dinner table treats -- I loved, loved that kit; and also managed to get a few Easter cards done the "day" before Easter (obviously, I was not able to mail to family not attending dinner at my place).  Here are some pictures:

These were so darn cute.  I forgot to turn one of the bunnies so you could see the cute little cottontail on the back.


Here is a close-up of a couple of the note cards.

My Easter card this year using the beautiful Easter Message Stamp Set and the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack.

A different background paper from the same paper pack.

I wish all of my album pages were this simple (I had to leave the spot for the date blank so my daughter could fill it in as I was not positive what school year this was).


Another simple page (using retired stamp set).
Until next time,
Sandi

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life" -- John 3:16

Friday, February 24, 2017

MORE SALE-A-BRATION!

I have some really, really cute and beautiful cards to share with you today!!  These cards were our make'n takes from Ronda Wade's RubberQueen meeting this month.  I loved making them because they were so easy, but WOW cards.  Call me to find out how you can get two free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and/or product and attend the awesome RubberQueen meetings to make cards and meet new friends that love to get their fingers inky like you!!  These cards use the Hey, Chick and Advent Garden Stamp Sets in the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog.  You only have until the end of March to get your hands on these FREE stamp sets






Until next time,
Sandi

"We walk by faith, not by sight." -- 2 Corinthians 5:7

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SALE-A-BRATION AND MORE!

Hello stamping friends!!  The snow has all melted here in Michigan and I am really getting ready for Spring.  I know, we still have a long way to go before it gets here, but a girl can always dream.  I'm ready to create some gorgeous projects with flowers.  But until then, let's just have a lot of fun with the awesome product in the Occasions Mini and the cute and gorgeous FREE stamps from the Sale-A-Bration Mini.  There is only about 6 weeks left to get free product, and you never know when the supply might run out of some of the favorites.  Today I am showcasing one of my favorites, Hey Chick, that you can get free with a $50 purchase!!  I also have pictures of some of the cards I made from a Creating for Christ one-day event (I'll show more in my next post). 

I love the Hey, Chick Stamp Set!!  I also used the Holiday Mini carryover Basket of Wishes Stamp Set for the basket; the new Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder to make the chicken wire fence; the new Watercolor Pencils to color; Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Card Stock; Soft Sky and Garden Green Ink Pads; and Sponge Brayer to apply ink.




Three very simple and fast cards to let those people in your life know you are praying for them.
Until next time,
Sandi

"He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised."  --  2 Corinthians 5:15

Thursday, January 12, 2017

BEAUTIFUL YOU!!

Well if you haven't already heard the news, the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is out and with it came the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!!  That's right, the most awesome time of the year for stampers/crafters:  FREE PRODUCT!!!  For EVERY $50 you spend you get to select free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Who doesn't like FREE????  And let me tell you, besides all the gorgeous product in the annual catalog, you are going to love, love the new Occasions' product.  Let me know if you don't have your catalogs, I still have a few left for my customers. 

The sample I am showing you today uses stamps from the "Beautiful You Stamp Set" in the Occasions catalog -- it truly is the hottest stamp set on the market right now!!!  If you don't believe me, just do a search on Pinterest and see all the incredible samples.  Buy the Beautiful You set with 13 stamps, the new Watercolor Pencils, and either the Blender Pens or Aqua Painters and you can make this card AND GET A SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT FREE!!!  This is the time to buy!!  Here is what I came up with using this set:

I also used the Wherever You Go Stamp Set (bridge and sun) on this card (in the annual catalog) and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.
Until next time,
Sandi

"Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ ." -- Ephesians 4:32

Thursday, December 22, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

This will probably be my last post for 2016, but I am so excited for the new year coming!  Most of you have probably seen sneak peeks of new product coming in the Occasions Mini, and I have a box load of new product to start playing with and share with you.  You are going to love everything!!  But, I do have to admit, I'm sad to see so many of my favorite holiday stamps and accessories retiring.  You still have until January 3rd to order your favorites, with up to a 60% discount.  Click on the picture below and see what is on sale and what is retiring:

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/categorypage.aspx?categoryid=10600&utm_source=olo&utm_medium=main-ad&utm_campaign=new-olo-homepage&dbwsdemoid=94719
Check out the list by clicking on the picture!!
Here are a couple more projects I finished for Christmas.  The card was made with the Snow Place Stamp Set and matching Snow Friends Framelits (I sure hope this set stays around for a while because it is so versatile).  I made the 16 treat boxes for place-settings at our family Christmas dinner. Of course they are filled with chocolate (even my great-grandbabies are old enough for chocolate this year!!).  I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to make the boxes -- I love how they turned out -- what do you think??

This was before the party.

This was after the party!!

My kids just keep multiplying!!
Final note:  I saw a blue crane fly in and sit on my frozen pond this morning -- do you think this means winter is over?????

Until next time, Sandi

"Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people." -- Luke 2:10

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ORIGAMI GIFT CARD HOLDER INSTRUCTIONS

Just a quick update to my last post on creating an Origami Gift Card Holder.  Many of you asked for directions so I created a PDF document for making this gift card holder:





Download the PDF here.

See the other samples in my previous post here.

Until next time,
Sandi

"You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light." -- 2 Samuel 22:39