Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Crafty Yogi Paper Shares

Hi everyone! I'm excited to offer my first ever paper share. What is a paper share you might ask? It's a way for you to get a little piece of a WHOLE BUNCH of new papers and accessories. This is how it works: 

*We have this totally awesome new catalog from Stampin' Up! 
*There are so many wonderful new products.
*We want them all! NOW!
*This would not be such a good idea for our wallets 
(but as your demo, if you want it all, I'll take your money).
*Your totally awesome demo (me) offers a paper share!
*We need 8 people to join in to make a group. 
*Once we have 8, I send you a Paypal invoice and you pay it right away. 
*I order a bunch of new stuff. It get's here fast (I'm going to 2 day ship it at no extra cost to you).
*I spend a few hours carefully cutting it all up and packaging it up. 
(sometimes a free bonus item might find it's way into the package).
*Then I put it in the mail, on Monday June 13, priority mail (you pay the shipping) 
or if you live local (ish), you can pick it up at my open house on June 12. 
(or we make arrangements to get it to you).
*We all have a little bit of the wonderful new products.
*We're all happy to get crafty with new stuff!

I'll start with two types of shares and if there's interest, we'll add an embellishment share.

2016-2018 In Color Share


$19.25 for each share:
2 1/2 yards of each color 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
1- 6x6" piece of each of the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
1- 8 1/2x11" piece of card stock in each in color
1- row of each new in color Enamel Shapes

Designer Series Paper Share

This is the Pop of Pink DSP.

1- 6x6 piece from the 13 NEW Designer Series paper packs
(4 pieces will be 3x6" speciality pieces)
1- 6x6 piece of each Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

To reserve your spot, email me at audramonk@yahoo.com by May 29.
Please include this info:
* your address and phone number
*the email you use for Paypal **
*how many and which share you are joining
*if you will need shipping or if you plan to pick up
*subject line: paper share

**don't have Paypal? You can use you credit or debit card to pay through their site. OR if you want to pay cash or credit, let me know and we'll work it out.

I will invoice on May 30 and payments must be received by May 31 at 10pm.

I'll take the first 8 I emails I receive for each share. I must have 8 to make this work. You can get more than one share. If I have more than 8, we'll start a second share.

I'll post an updated blog next week, to let everyone know how it's going and give updates on my Facebook page:

Any questions, let me know!
703-568-9178 call/text
audramonk@yahoo.com email

Soon you'll be making cute cards like this!

(although if you came to class last week, you'd already have one =)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Few of My Retiring Favorites, Remarkable Blog Hop

Stampin' Up releases a new annual catalog each year.  And this is good, because as crafty folk, we need new stuff to craft with. But, the catalog can only be so big for many reasons, so each year a few really lovely products need to be retired. Today, I am going to share a few of my favorites that are retiring. The good news is, you can still order them--until May 31, while supplies last.

I'm going to focus mainly on retiring stamp sets. One of my favorites, and featured here is the stamp set Big News. It has lots of sentiments in big fonts, things for babies, birthdays, and weddings.

Next, I'm featuring the back ground stamp World Map. I mean this image is amazing! You can use it in so many ways. I think it's a stamp every crafter needs on their stamp shelf.

This card also uses one of the retiring in colors, Lost Lagoon and it's coordinating ribbon and the retiring word window punch.

And lastly, the following project features one of my all time favorite stamp sets, ever. By the Tide. I am an ocean loving girl. I adore the beach. I am seriously hoping to get to live near the beach in the future. And one thing beach lovers love, are beachy themed things. And I love this stamp set.

I also must love the color Lost Lagoon as I used it here too.

Now just because these stamp sets are retiring, doesn't mean you can't have them. Get them while you can! I'll be keeping these ones in my collection.

For more inspiration, see what Maria is sharing by clicking here.

And here's the whole Remarkable line up for this month:

Nancy Amato -http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2016/05/remarkable-stampers-blog-tour-last-call.html

Melissa Bolinger - http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2016/05/remarkable-blog-tour-saying-farewell.html

Tracie Langley -http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/remarkable_stampers_may_blog_tour

Heather Mathieson - https://inkyladybug.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/may-remarkables-blog-tour-goodbyes-are-hard

Audra Monk - http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-few-of-my-retiring-favorites.html

Maria Pane -http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2016/05/remarkable-stampers-blog-tour-may.html

Michele Reynolds -  http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2016/05/may-blog-tour.html

Pam Staples- http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1ol

Janet Wakeland- http://wp.me/pHIQD-ajm

Friday, May 6, 2016

2016-2018 New In Colors from Stampin' Up! Sweet Sugarplum

Hooray! If you're here, it means you liked Sweet Sugarplum.

If it's your first visit to my blog featuring new in colors, go back and check out all the previous posts on said subject: Previous posts start here.

I was very drawn to this color when I was creating with the new in colors for the very first time. The color is so warm and welcoming, so lovely and dare I say it, sweet.

Enjoy your peek at Sweet Sugarplum.

Measurements for this sweetie are after the pics.

Measurements for the happy hello card:
Regular card base of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Black layer 4 x 5 1/4. Vanilla layer (stamped on) 3 5/8 x 5 1/8. 4 boxes, first number is DSP, second number is black:
1 3/4 x 4 and 1 7/8 x 4 1/8, 
3 x 3 and 3 1/8 x 3 1/8, 
3 1/4 x 1 7/8 and 3 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 2,
3 5/8 x 6/8 and 3 1/2 x 7/8.
The cool shape for the sentiment is made using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits (no center, I thought that was pretty clever of me).

Hope I got that all right. You can make up your own building blocks of different sizes with 1/8 inch card stock mountings. 

Here's that cute picture of all the colors in mini boxes one last time.

Thanks for sharing the new in colors with me, I'd love to know your favorites.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016-2018 New In Colors from Stampin' Up! Emerald Envy

Welcome back my friends. We're on new in color number 4.

If your just joining me, you might want to go back to the beginning: Click here for the beginning.

Emerald Envy, I'm working on liking this new in color. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely green. It's bold and daring, vibrant, and different from all of our other greens. Which are all truly wonderful things. I'm just not in love with the color yet, and that's OK.

Please enjoy a few samples created with Emerald Envy.

And take a look at at all the colors together:

Come on back tomorrow for a look at the very lovely Sweet Sugarplum.
Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016-2018 New In Colors from Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim

WhooHoo! I'm crossing the half way point of sharing the new in colors. Today, we'll talk about Dapper Denim. It's divine! It's that perfect medium blue.

Not sure what the in color deal is? Click here to see the beginning: New in colors, first blog post.

So, please enjoy some Dapper Denim.

And for that cute look at all of the new in colors together:

Come on back tomorrow and we'll take a little look at Emerald Envy.
Stay Crafty!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016-2018 New In Colors from Stampin' Up! Peekaboo Peach

I think Peekaboo Peach might be my first favorite of the new in colors. I say first, because I usually end up liking most, if not all of them as time goes by. And, as entertained as I am by Stampin' Up's fun two word color names, I just keep calling this orange. It's the orange of summer and the beach, it's the sweetest orange ever.

If you're wondering what is this new in colors talk? Click here: Audra's first in color blog post.

So let's sit back and enjoy Peekaboo Peach:

Here are all the colors in super cute mini box form:

Come on back tomorrow and take a look at Dapper Denim.
Stay Crafty!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016-2018 New In Colors from Stampin' Up! Flirty Flamingo

Flirty Flamingo, so pretty, so fun! What am I talking about you may wonder?

Every year, to keep things fresh, Stampin' Up releases a new set of in colors with their annual catalog. The colors are in the catalog for two years. They are a great complement to our existing color families and they are lots of fun together. As a display stamper for this years On Stage Live event, I created samples highlighting the new in colors. (The annual catalog and the lovely new colors are available starting June 1. Demonstrators get to join the fun just a bit earlier).

Here's your sneak peek of all the new in colors:

Today, for your viewing pleasure and inspiration, Flirty Flamingo!

And, I made one of these cute little paper purses with 3x3 cards showing all the colors.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again! I'm featuring a new color each day this week.
Stay Crafty!