Wednesday, May 15, 2013

please stay.....

Hey there!  How was your day?  I'm almost afraid to post something today.  The last few times I've posted I get notices that people are unsubscribing. 

Was it something I said? 

I know, I need a tougher skin.  But I really like it when you all come and hang out.  Even though I have nothing of importance to say. 

-big sigh-

Anyhow, I wanted to show you a sympathy card I needed to make. 

Blooming with Kindness and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Whisper white and crumb cake cardstock.   White craft and Black Stazon inks.  White taffeta ribbon, vintage faceted buttons, linen thread, window frame framelits, lg. doily die, big shot.

I really had no plan when I set out to make this.  It started out one way and ended up another way.  I'm sure you all can relate.


Okie dokie.  I'm supposed to be working on my Artisan entries for Stampin' Up!.  "Supposed to"  are the operative words there.  The 3D items always kick my butt.  Come on inspiration!

Alrighty then, break time is over.  Thanks so much for stopping by checking in, I really appreciate it. 

Blessings, b.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

thank yous and a tag

Hidey Ho!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  I'm so behind on showing you stuff that I have 4, projects to show you today.  Whew! 

You know, wait a minute.  Let me make sure I haven't shown you them already.  Hold on................

Nope, okay lets go.  

Ready?  This is a long one.

A Word for You (retiring).  Whisper white notecards, marina mist, whisper white and crumb cake cardstock.  Black Stazon and whisper white inks.  Window framelits, big shot, This and That washi tape, bitty buttons, square lattice embossing folder, sunshine and sprinkles DSP, 3/4" circle punch.

I made some quick thank yous for a baby shower.

Much better pic.  Her colors were blue and brown.  I used the new This and That washi tape.  LOVE IT! 

I used our notecards and envelopes.  Now, I know it says they are retiring but they are just being reconfigured.  The cardstock in them will be thicker.  Neat eh?

Thats the Ticket and Distressed dots (retiring).  Crumb cake and whisper white cardstock.  Marina mist and whisper white inks.  This and That washi tape, sunshine and sprinkles DSP, dotted ribbon punch, ticket punch, natural ribbon, bitty buttons, lable framelits, big shot, white bakers twine.

  I know, I'm kind of hooked on making this style tag huh?  Hey, if it works, don't fix it.

Let me know if you're interested and I'll do a tutorial on how I die cut the tag.

A Word for You (retiring).  Notecards and envelopes, very vanila and basic gray cardstock.  Black Stazon ink.  This and That washi tape, big shot, little leaves die, flower trim, basic pearls.

I already had them packed up when I took the pic.  You get the idea though.

Last week we had a bridal shower at work.  So I used the rest of the notecards and made some for the bride.  Her colors happen to be coral, gray and ivory.  Just happens to be 2 of the exact same colors in the washi tape!  How convenient is that?

Epic Day This and That washi tape # 131269  $4.95

I wanted to show you how I packaged them.  This pic does not really show how cool this box is. 

Stampin' Up! is reconfiguring the packaging for the wood stamps.  They are the same type of boxes that the clear stamps come in but they are thicker because of the wood.  I am so on board with this! 

I got my new catalog preorder and so I took the new stamps out of this box and the notecards fit perfectly! 

I'll have to order more empty boxes when the catalog goes live.  Super excited about this change.  And I don't really like change.

Here is the tag I made.  I'm so upset that the flower trim from the Spring Catalog isn't going to be in the new catalog.  What are you thinking Stampin' Up!?  I will miss the flower trim lots. 

The little box with the name on it was a special little gift for the groom-to-be.  I didn't want the bride opening it in front of our staff.  She would have died but I would have thought it was hilarious.  

You can see here that I sprayed it with the Smooch Spritz.  It shimmers.  The only reason I used the Honecomb Embossing folder is because it matched the design on the coral washi tape.  Otherwise I might have used something else......because honeycombs just don't seem real wedding material.........whatever.

Alrighty then.  some of these goodies are retiring for good.  Like the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (Spring catalog), bitty buttons, flower trim (spring catalog), A Word for You (what will I do for sentiments now?) and Distressed Dots background stamp (so sad about this one), so get them while you can. 

Let me know if you'd like a new catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out.  Oh wait!  Before you go.  Look what I got yesterday:

I got an iphone 4.  Lord help me!  I don't know how to do anything on it yet.  Grace is showing me and 18 is coming home for the summer on Friday.  She is very techy and knows everything.  So far though, I love it.  I can actually hear on it.  Thats a plus eh? 

Ok......thats all.

Blessings, b.