Happy Fall to everyone! I am thoroughly enjoying the cooler weather that has finally arrived in Texas. Having the windows open and the AC off is a true blessing. Fresh air is wonderful! Buffet this month will include cards to help us prepare for the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's never too early to get a jump on card making.
I'm dreaming of some COOL weather. Yes, it's Autumn but summer likes to hang on a bit longer here in Texas. But the coming holidays will come to pass no matter what the temperature says. Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with the beautiful colors of changing leaves. The Sheltering Tree stamp set is a very versatile set to show all the seasons, so I hope you will enjoy making some Fall cards that can be used to celebrate Thanksgiving also. And we can't forget to get a start on Christmas too.
What a wonderful week of cooler weather we have been having in North Texas. Temps in the 80's are such a relief from the 100's we've been having. Fall is on its way, and I am so thankful for that. I am also thankful for friends who are willing to share stamp sets that I might not have so that I can share new ideas with you.
Here we are in the middle of summer with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. Oh for a trip to the mountains. But that is not possible so card making in my air conditioned apartment will have to do. And what is a favorite summer snack or picnic staple - fruit or fruit salad. This new stamp set - Fresh Fruit - has become a new favorite of mine. These cards were such fun to make and I hope you will enjoy them as well.
Without really planning a theme for this month, it sort of ended up being "flowers". I really love flowers, The varieties and colors are endless. Apartment living doesn't lend itself very much to growing flowers. And the Texas heat can sure wilt them in no time at all. The building next to my apartment used to be the Plant Shed nursery. It was so nice looking at all the wonderful living things in the back of their building. Now I mainly create them with paper. Please join me and we will create lovely cards together.
It's that time of year again when new Stampin' Up products are about to make their debut. That means some older products need to be retired. So it's time for my annual "Going, Going, Gone" card buffet. These cards are using retired stamps, inks, papers, punches, etc. You have until May 31st to place an order for retired products. The new comes in on June 1st. Change is never easy, but without change, there would be no butterflies.
They say "Time flies when you're having fun". I feel like we just met for card buffet, and here it is the end of April and time to meet again. I guess I must have been having some "fun" this month. It is my birthday month, so yes, I did have some fun. Getting treated to Saltgrass for steak and then having cake is all it takes to make me one happy girl. It doesn't take much to please me. A special friend also gifted me with a new punch and stamp set which we will be using in this month's buffet. Hope you can join me as we close out April.
Treat/Gift bags (you will make 2) These are perfect for a
small gift or a gift card with some chocolates.
Mini treat/gift box
All the projects use this set from the Occasions catalog
Spring is definitely here in Fort Worth. The bluebonnets are blooming, and that is always a treat for us. The oak tree outside my window has budded and all the recent rain has certainly "greened" everything up. Now it's time to get creative. Hope many of you can join in on all the fun.
Happy Birthday - The new Botanical Bloom set
Thinking of You - Sentiment can be changed to suit your occasion
Happy Birthday Bow
Just for You - Can be a card for many different occasions
You're Special - Perfect for a birthday or just to encourage someone
It's still winter - right? Well...it doesn't look or feel like winter here is North Texas. So I guess thinking of Easter coming in March comes a little easier when it feels like Spring. Easter is on March 27th this year, so we are focusing on this wonderful holiday.
Flowered Easter Egg
Sweet Easter Lamb
Easter Lamb Treat Basket
Hello card with Timeless Textures
Rose sympathy card - can easily become a get well card,
Welcome back ladies! Another new year to start new things and maybe even finish a few old projects. With the new year comes the new 2016 Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This is always one of the most fun times in the Stampin' Up year. Remember, with any $50 or higher order, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Have a $100 order? Then you can choose 2 FREE items. January also brings the right time to make Valentines. Take a look at the 5 choices for cards for this month and send me an e-mail with your choices.
Happy Valentine's Day - New Have a Cuppa Designer
Series Paper Stack, Bermuda Bay 1-8" Stitched Ribbon
You are so loved - Love Blossoms Designer Series
Paper Stack, Timeless Textures Stamp set
Know what I love? - SAB What I Love stamp
set, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack
Thank You - SAB What I Love Stamp set
Happy Birthday - Rose Garden Thinlet dies, Rose Wonder
Stamp set, SAB Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper
It's been a few months since I have posted anything here. Lots of Christmas card making took up the bulk of my time. Once they were finished and delivered and the Christmas holidays were over, I worked on a special order for a friend of a friend. They had planned a trip to Disney World and wanted 6 Disney themed cards to leave for the housekeeping crew with a tip inside. Now I don't own any Disney stamps, but I do own punches and have access to the over-abundance of ideas on Pinterest. Each card has a pocket inside too where the tip can be inserted. After making them, it was hard to part with them. I hope you enjoy them too.