Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SU Retiring List, Sadness and Sales

Oh, the ebb in flow in a crafty girls life. Crafting is cyclical. Something is new, something stays steady, something goes away. There are products and stamps you like, but there's always room for more...

Now is the time of year when Stampin' Up releases their retiring list, so they can clear out products to make room for all the lovely new things in the Annual Catalog, which starts on June 1 (and it's amazing!). So the good thing for all of us, are the great deals that are available as supplies last (and some of them are on sale!). Click HERE (or the graphic below) to go to my online store to see and shop the retiring list. When shopping, please use host code: QPVV9SUT. All shoppers using the host code will receive a small gift from me. Also, in honor of it being my birthday month, show me cards your sending out and receive free shipping from me. (Check out my Facebook page-click the little Facebook icon just to the right of this post, for more info and look for a follow up blog post later in the week). Please feel free to contact me for more info!

To help us say goodbye, here are a few projects made with retiring products.

Balloon Adventures, such fun and such great sentiments in one of the coolest fonts ever.

I mean, do you not love this llama? If you don't have it in your stamp collection, you should!

And Wetlands, really this one should be on your stamp shelf (and it's never leaving mine!).

So there we go, I've done my due diligence and let you know!
Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ICS Blog Hop, with Blog Candy! Featuring Dragonfly Dreams

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means I'm hopping with the ICS crew. We are hoping to inspire, create, and share some fun ideas with you. This month, we're each sharing a project made with whatever stamp set inspired us. AND, we're giving blog candy to new subscribers! What's blog candy? It's a little something crafty that I'll send one winner in the mail.

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to any of the blogs you want to follow and you will be entered to win that blog’s candy. Each blog on the hop will draw a name from their new subscribers to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to a blog’s feed you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

I'm sharing projects made with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle. I love it. I've seen so many wonderful ideas, I hope to inspire you to create with this bundle.

Recently, someone on my team promoted so I wanted to make her a special card and box to hold a small gift. I found a tutorial from Linda Parker, using the Envelope Punch Board to make a two piece box and the delicate details dies. I was super happy with the results, and my teammate loved it too. We'll be making the set in my Stampin' Fun Class for Gift Giving on April 9. Here are a few more pics for you to enjoy.

And a coordinating card.

The dragonfly also makes some great cards!

My drawing will be held on Tuesday 4/11 and announced on Wednesday 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I'll announce on a blog post the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've inspired you a bit. For more inspiration, click HERE or the graphic to see what Terri Takashige has to share.