Friday, August 30, 2013

Feature Friday!

 & now some details...
The Rosette above the fireplace.
The tree made of tiny curled strips of paper!
The fire in the fireplace & the stockings hanging patiently.
& some close-ups of a few of the boxes...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Wednesday WORD is...

Click on the photo to go directly to the Pocket Cards or click HERE for all of the downloads that were released yesterday!  A few of my favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog were released as Digital Downloads yesterday!  Going shopping soon myself!!!
Don't forget, if you don't have My Digital Studio Software yet, there is a FREE 30-Day Trail available!  When you're ready to purchase, it is only $19.95!
You can get it NOW!
One last thing!  When you order, don't forget to enter Hostess Code: BGGGM2SM for a chance to win a FREE GIFT!
Thank you for joining me today!  If you have any questions about My Digital Studio (MDS) or any other stamping or scrapbooking products, please don't hesitate to ask me!  (Just leave a comment & I will get back to you ASAP!)
Happy Wednesday...the weekend is COMING!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TAG Tuesday!

Here's a close-up of the Window Sheet!

Stamps: Halloween Bash (#130580-clear); Best of Halloween (#134381-clear)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate (#131202); Basic Black (#121045); Pumpkin Pie (#105117)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (#126969); Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731)
Embellishments: Window Sheets (#114323); Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (#132156)
Tools: Heat Tool (#129053); Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983); Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821); Big Shot Machine (#113439)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Other: Misc. Ribbons; 3-D Glue Dot; Lighter 
Tree Die: Tim Holtz
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my Tag today!  Come back tomorrow to see what else is NEW!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MDS Monday!

 Click on the photo above to check out the other wonderful submissions!

...and here is my creation!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technique Tuesday!


Monday, August 19, 2013

MDS Monday!

& here is MY VERSION!!!!!
This was just 2 months before our baby girl was going to be here!  Because I was soo pregnant, hubby wouldn't let me help very much...but I love the color & he did an amazing job!!  (He even painted the fan blades & the a/c vent to match the walls!!!)
I will be making a 2nd page to go with this one that will show the completed room!  I will probably also make another layout that shows what it looks like now that she's a year old & we've changed it a bit...but that's for another time!
Hope you've enjoyed this layout!  I would love to see some more of my friends submitting their creative works over at MDSMonday!!
Have an awesome Monday! & don't forget NEW MDS Downloads TOMORROW!!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Feature!

Another Thank You...The Newest Photopolymer Set!Stampin' Up!'s top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • I could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.
You can see all the Photopolymer Stamps HERE!
Use Hostess Code  BGGGM2SM when you place your order HERE
When you order this set of Photopolymer Stamps, you will also receive a FREE CLASS using the set!!!  You think you know what you can do with Thank You stamps?!?  I think I can share a few ideas you may not have though of yet!  (If you're not close enough to come to a class or you order a different Photopolymer set, you will get a set of samples in the mail in a couple weeks!)
Have a Stamp-tastic Weekend!!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Little Something Different... all know that I stamp...& most of you probably know by now that I scrapbook...both digitally & traditionally.  But how many of you know that I also SEW!?!
Probably not many, so today I'm going to share a few things that I have made since the arrival of my daughter...
  1. a little romper!!
  2. a cute purse!
  3. a kitty cat dress!  (red & pink zebra striped bloomers & hat coming soon!)
  4. custom burp cloths...since I couldn't find ANY that I liked in the stores!!!
  5. Crib Rail Covers!!!  Water-proof liner inside...totally protects her gorgeous crib from teeth marks & drool!
  6. a close-up of one of the ruffled burp cloths...
  7. a close-up of the simple edge & water-proof side of one of the burp cloths...
  8. another pic of the Crib Rail Covers!!! 
I hope you all have enjoyed this 'Little Something Different' on this Thursday!
See you all tomorrow!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Colorful Wednesday!

Today I am going to share with you something NEW!  Jena has gotten me started on yet another Challenge site...this one is a COLOR Challenge & uses some colors that I was having issues with as it was! I figured I'd give it a shot... 

Click on the photo above to see the Challenge & all the very cool submissions!!!
Way to step out of my box!!!!!  Here is what I decided to create...& as you can see, I ended up making 2 slightly different variations because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!

Hope you enjoy & maybe you will join the next Challenge!?!  If you do, be sure to let me know in the comments so I can check out your submission too!!
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler (#130956-clear)
Cardstock: So Saffron (#105118); Crumb Cake (#120953); Whisper White (#100730)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (#131176); Pistachio Pudding (#131177); Crumb Cake (#126975)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (#119246); Basic Pearls (#119247)
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309);
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Have a Colorful Day!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Terrific Tuesday!

Tuesday...a pretty unremarkable day of the week for most people, yet one of my favorites! 
Well, why not?!? 
There are NEW MDS Downloads today! 
Check them out HERE:
Go now & take a look! 
You've made it past Monday, reward yourself!
The My Digital Studio Software is only $19.95, so if you've been thinking about going digital...either taking the plunge completely or just dabbling in it as well as your traditional paper crafting, it really is a deal that cannot be beat!  Plus you also get me as a resource in addition to all the wonderful people at!
Or CRAFT DAY if you prefer!?!
Join me anytime between 11 a.m. & 11 p.m. to Get Crafty!  Bring any projects that you are working on, need assistance with, would like feedback/opinions/suggestions on & come PLAY!
Please RSVP asap so that I know how to set up for everyone!
While you're at my website, be sure to check the schedule for the other classes & events that are going on in the coming months!  I have been adding PRODUCT-based classes!!! 
What this means is:
  • you pay a flat fee for the class
  • the class INCLUDES products to take home with you
  • you also get to come make the projects & get ideas for more things you can do with your new supplies!
The only thing is, you HAVE to RSVP & pay in advance so that I can order the supplies for class night!
So...tomorrow is a RSVP cut-off day for the Holiday Planner class on Wednesday, August 28th @ either 2 or 7 p.m.
Class fee is $40 & you will leave with the following items:
  • Season of Style This & That Journal
  • Season of Style This & That Stickers
  • Season of Style This & That Washi Tape
  • Naughty & Nice This & That Rotary Stamp
  • & your choice of a SNAIL Adhesive Runner, Refill or a Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Click on the photo above to RSVP!
If you are not close enough to attend this class, but would like to purchase the products & have them shipped directly to you, visit HERE & Contact Me!  Or use Hostess Code BGGGM2SM when you place your on-line order! 
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Monday, August 12, 2013

MDS Monday! (MDSM26)

Click on the sketch above to go to the Challenge page!
 To make my version:

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Feature!

Paper Pumpkin is still 50% OFF!

 Join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included.

And TODAY is the last day to sign up & get your kit this month!
Go NOW &'re getting an awesome deal on a kit that's already a amazing deal!!
And don't forget that when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, you can join us for our monthly Pumpkin Patch Gathering to work on your project and see some additional options for your kit!
Check my Calendar of Events for more information!

NEW Dies!!!
Click on the photo above to watch the video!
I'm ordering mine soon...check out the flyer HERE!
Order yours HERE & use Hostess Code 9WJUAQBP to get a FREE Class using your awesome new Thinlits Card Dies!  You must order before August 31st to get your FREE Class!

NEW Opportunity!
Click on the photo above for the flyer with all the details!
Go HERE to Join Now! Or to contact me with any questions you may have!
NEW Ways to Be Creative!!!
Click on the photo above to watch the video!
Go HERE to see the flyer with more details!
Or click HERE to contact me, place an order or see the classes on my calendar too!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to see you all here on Monday for MDS Monday!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone & welcome to
Throwback Thursday!

Today I am going to show you a card I made a while ago...using products that are retired now.  :(  Then I'm going to show you how I used the same DESIGN to make a card with current products!!!  (and 'Step It Up!' just a bit too, although hand-made cards don't have to be difficult to be amazing!)

First the 'OLD' Card:
...a very nice, clean & simple card...
I actually made these for 3 holidays: St. Pat's, Halloween & Christmas!
Now...a NEW stamp set, new colors AND new ideas! 
These were the cards we made in the It's All New: Bundle Class on Tuesday!!  If you missed it, the supplies are listed & you can purchase them on my website.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance!
Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wacky Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day!
I must say that Saffron's party on Sunday really wore me out!  Last week I was so busy getting ready for the party, I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything this week.
I do want to share with you the banner that I made for her party!  My friends made an awesome banner for her baby shower & it's been hanging above her crib since before she was born...but now it's time to replace it with this one...

I used Stampin' Up!'s NEW Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (Item #133507), which are awesome because they are canvas instead of paper!  The Kit comes with stencils to make the background designs...with a few ink pads and sponge daubers, you can make them as light or as dark as you wish!
The Rosettes are made with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (Item #125594) & the Big Shot Machine (Item #113439) using a retired Designer Series Paper in Elegant Eggplant.
The bases for the letters are cut on the Big Shot Machine with the Labels Collection Framelits (Item #125598) & embossed with a few different embossing folders...Chevron (Item #127749), Perfect Polka Dots (Item #117335) & Clouds (Retired).
The Cardstock colors are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant & Bermuda Bay.
I also used my Cricut Machine & the Rock Princess Cartridge to make the font. 
If you have any questions about the products or techniques used, or you would like to order a Kit or even a completed Banner of your own custom design, please don't hesitate to ask!!

I hope you all are enjoying a little peek into my daughter's 1st Birthday Celebration!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I will admit that I spent the whole day yesterday, recuperating from my daughter's 1st Birthday on Sunday!  It's amazing how fast this year has gone & I find myself often thinking about what I was doing this time last year...1 year ago today, I was waiting to get released from the hospital to bring my baby girl home...very impatiently, I must admit!
Here we are...waiting for the release paper-work...
I think I was even pacing! ;)
 Papa was ready too...
probably just as nervous as he was excited!
 Little Saffron didn't really know what was going on...
she was just enjoying her nap!

& here we are 1 year later!!!
She's gotten soo big & has soo much personality now!  It's been an amazing journey so far & it's only going to keep getting better!

 What an awesome year it has been!
Here's to the next great year of adventures!
Hope you decide to join us!


Monday, August 5, 2013

MDS Monday! (MDSM25)

MDS Monday! (MDSM25)
Last Sunday, my husband, daughter & I went with some friends to Dinosaur World in Plant City, FL!

Then I saw the layout for the MDS Monday Challenge & couldn't help but think that the pics from Sunday would be perfect!
(although the only numbers are the is the sketch:
And here is my layout!

I still wish I knew how I could get these to sit next to each
And as always, I'd love to hear what you think!
The background paper is actually a photo I took at Dinosaur World of some pretty ground covering plants!  I don't know what they are, but I loved them!
I also just saw that I got an Honorable Mention for last week's MDSM #24!!!!!  I'm so honored & surprised & thankful!  This has been great fun for me...I find myself checking for new sketches WAY more often then I even believe they will be posted...& I would love to see more of you submitting your projects as well!
There's still time to enter the contest I posted last Monday!  Here are the details again...   
  Here's what you need to do to WIN:
  1. Purchase & download the MDS Software here 
    • you must be a NEW MDS user & purchase your copy from me to enter
    • Free Trail does not qualify
  2. Create a scrapbook page OR card of your own!
    • It cannot be something that comes pre-designed in MDS
  3. Go here & 'Like' my FB page
  4. Post a photo of your project to my Wall 
  5. On Wednesday, August 13th, 3 (three) lucky people will be chosen to receive a FREE MDS Image Disc!
  6. If you are the winner, I will message you for your mailing address to send your prize! 
Happy Digital-Creating!!!!! Good luck to everyone!
P.S. More Birthday Creations are coming this week!  Subscribe now so you don't miss them! 


Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Feature!

Today for the Friday Feature, I'm sharing the invitations that I made for my daughter's 1st Birthday on Sunday!
But first, I wanted to let you know...IF you live in Florida, the state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $15 per item from August 2-4. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. You must place your order before Sunday to get these items tax-free!

  The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday: 
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
ORDER HERE & Use Hostess Code: 9WJUAQBP

The front of the card is all 'traditional'...real stamping, embossing, inking, cutting, etc, while the inside is Hybrid!  I used My Digital Studio to do the wording so that I didn't have to worry about writing them out, but I added stamped images to give it even more of a 'hand-made' look & feel!  The one thing I LOVE about hand-made cards is that they are never exactly the same!  Each one is as individual as the person that's going to receive it!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend & I will see you all on Monday!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy August!!!!!

I can't believe it's August already!!!!!
A new month, A new calendar of events!
Click the link above to check them out!!!
There are some NEW classes on my calendar!!!  These classes INCLUDE products for you to take home with you!  However, the dates are coming up that you have to RSVP & pay so that I can order your products & have them in time for the class.  Please look at the calendar for more details, but here is a sneak peek of one of the cards for the Tape It Up! Class on Thursday, August 22nd!
(RSVP & pay before August 8th to attend this class!)
I'm also celebrating this month!!!
August 4th is my baby girl's 1st birthday! 
I can't believe it's been a year already! 
Keep an eye out next week for some awesome items that I made for her party on Sunday!
Hope you all had a great July & will have an awesome August!