Sunday, March 22, 2015

HaPpY sPrInG!

Hello! I am so excited that SpRiNg is finally here! The sun is shining, birds are singing and I am ready to put on my flip flops!

I was out shopping this weekend and found these cute little chocolate bugs at World Market. 



Here they are up close and personal...




To make these super simple cuties I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point cardstock along with the greetings from #137932 Cheerful Critters stamp set, #120906 2 1/2" Circle Punch, #118874 2 3/8 Scallop Punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop Punch.


From the Stampin' Up! Blog...

Blendabilities Product Line Has Been Discontinued

Many of you may already be aware that we have experienced a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line and we thank you for your patience as we’ve worked through this sensitive matter.
 
We’ve done everything possible to work with our manufacturer; unfortunately, with no solution in sight, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to discontinue this popular product line.
 
We have provided you with a Q & A in the hopes that this will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Thank you for your support as we continue to look for products that will meet our customer’s needs and provide you with the quality that you have come to expect from Stampin’ Up!


More sad NEWS....

My Digital Studio thru Stampin' Up! is being discontinued.

I know many of you loved MDS and this makes me sad.

As this happens if you have questions, please let me know. I want to support all of you who have purchased this product.

First I want to stress to everyone that you HAVE to get all of your downloads off the Stampin' Up! website and onto your hard drives. And you HAVE to back that up since you will not be able to retrieve after May 31, 2015. You can upload to Dropbox.

You can still use MDS. The software investment costs are not gone.
It uses Vector images that can be purchased online thru many websites.
Such as 
http://www.shutterstock.com
Also, in researching my upline has found that http://www.persnicketyprints.com
will print your mds creations.
They print calendars, cards and many other things such as Instagram mini books!


Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cheers!

Good Afternoon! I made this cute little "pot of gold" last year and it was such a hit I decided to redesign it this year using a green mustache and fill it with Hershey Nuggets...YUM!

Pot of Gold


For the redesign I used the #133741 Mustache Framelit, #132173 Banner Framelit and #137547 Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for the cute little bow.



Following are the directions. 

The pieces you will need:
5 1/2" x 4 1/2" score at 1 1/2" all on four sides 
2 - 3" circles

2 strips 1/4" x 4"
1/2" x 5 1/2"
First cut and score the box (I used yellow for my template)
5 1/2" x 4 1/2" and score at 1 1/2" all on four sides 


To make the box attach your red line tape as follows.


For the 2 - 3" circles trim 7/8" from the top of each circle and 1/8" from the bottom of each circle. Next adhere the 1/4" x 4" strip to each circle and trim diagonally for a finished look to make the pot (caldron). When attaching the caldron to the box, line the top of the box with the top of the caldron.




After adding the trimmed circles (caldron) to each side you will attach the 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock on each side of the caldron with a large glue dot to create the handle.


Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by! 

Carolyn:o)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya!

Hello! I wanted to share this sweet treat with you all...just in time for St. Patrick's Day!






This is a very simple project that can be reproduced in minutes. To make this project I used #120953 Crumb Cake CS, #119854 1 3/4" Scallop Punch, #119860 1 3/8" Circle Punch, #133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the 1 1/4" Scallop Punch.  

The measurements for the matchbook are 2 3/4" x 7 1/4". Score on the long side at 3", 3-1/2" and 6-3/4".

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sunny Days Ahead

Hello! The sun is finally shining and it inspired me to create this fun card for you today. I used different backgrounds to show how one color can change a look. COLOis absolutely amazing!

Yippee-Skippee! Card




To create this card I used the #131344 Yippee-Skippee stamp set along with the #132967 Starburst Framelit, #118874 2 3/8" scallop punch and the #133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.


Weekly Deals - March 10


All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Gold Stampin' Glitter
Gold Stampin' Glitter
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Marina Mist 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Price: $5.95  
$4.46
Old Olive Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Old Olive Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Wildflower Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95  
$5.96

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb!

Hello Everyone! Sorry my posts have been sporadic. I think I am finally getting back into the groove again. 
 
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” has always seemed a straightforward  proverb: when March starts, it’s still winter, and by the end of the month spring has begun. I sure hope that is true for us here in Texas!



These are the beautiful views from my scrapbook room:o). 
  
Giving Back to Our Community!

I wanted to post some cards that our Sisters of Scripture Bible Study made for a Prayer Shawl Ministry. These two ministries presented my family with a beautiful shawl that was prayed over by the sisters after we lost our wonderful PaPa. I can't tell you how much that meant to our family...we are so very blessed!





These special cards will accompany a Prayer Shawl for those in need.


Weekly Deals - March 3

This are great deals especially with Easter around the corner. I love to embellish packages for holiday treats!

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box by Stampin' Up!
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box Kit
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Decorative Window Gift Box
Decorative Window Gift Box
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Extra Large Gift Boxes
Extra Large Gift Boxes
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Gusseted Cellophane Bags by Stampin' Up!
Gusseted Cellophane Bags
Price: $4.50 $3.38
Lucky You Ensemble -- Digital Download
Lucky You Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $7.95  
$4.77
Natural Filter Paper by Stampin' Up!
Natural Filter Paper
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags by Stampin' Up!
Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Price: $2.95 $2.21

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)
 










Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lovely Amazing You

Hello! I'm just a little behind but catching up. Here is a cute new photopolymer stamp set.

Lovely Amazing You

Lovely Amazing You stamp set

#140954 Lovely Amazing You stamp set
 $14.95

Following are some fun samples from Stampin' Up's creative team!





Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello You Thinlets

Good Morning! The "Arctic Blast" has hit Dallas. My boys were overjoyed to get the text that school was cancelled...I was too! Because days like this are perfect for crafting and spending time with your family :o).

Happy Birthday Card



You can never have too many birthday cards so I wanted to share with you this card that I CASED from Wendy Cranford using the #137363 Hello You Thinlet Dies. I love this playful font...just looking at it makes you happy! And it can be duplicated by using all of Stampin' Up's color combinations. My favs are the brights!

For the balloon you will need the #119861 1 1/4" circle punch along with the small heart from the #118074 owl punch to create the bottom of the balloon.


Hope you enjoyed...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)