Saturday, June 16, 2018

Father's Day

Happy Saturday! 
As I type this, I'm prepping to go to an annual card-making gala with my Stray Ducklings Stampin' Up! group. I'm super excited! I love all time I get to spend with them! It should be great fun! 😀
 Today I am sharing the card I made for Dad for Father's Day. He received it yesterday so I'm not worried about ruining his surprise, LOL! This card came together very quickly. I knew from the moment I saw the Another Wonderful Year stamp set that I would center his card around the "Best Dad Ever" sentiment. The willowy stems and inside sentiment are from the Country Road stamp set - perfect for a manly card. The scrolls around the sentiment are out of the Around the Corner stamp set. I think they add a nice touch to dress up the sentiment without being overbearing. Don't you agree?
The card design is from a recent card that my Upline, Linda Bauwin, made. Quick, simple and easy to do! 

Alrighty my crafty friends, I'm off like a herd of turtles. LOL!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend. 
Catch ya on the flip side. 
Happy Stamping!

Cardstock: Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Gray Granite & Night of Navy
Stamps: Another Wonderful Year, Around the CornerCountry Road
DSP: Twinkle Twinkle
Embellishment: Night of Navy Baker's Twine

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stray Ducklings New Catty Blog Waddle

Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Monthly Blog Waddle!
You may have landed here from Sheryl Deimer's blog or you may be starting here. Either way, we're glad to have you join us! 
Our theme this month was to use something from the new catalog. I chose to use the cute critters from the Animal Outing bundle. 
It's a Wiper card. See the video below. The cute giraffe pops up when you open it. :) 

I colored the animal with water color pencils. 
The sentiment was stamped on the small white label from the Share What You Love embellishment kit. 
I put a panel on the back for a greeting and used our new corner punch to decorate it. 
Isn't it cute and fun? 

Now, on with the blog waddle! 
Next in line is Sue Boerner

In case you get lost during the waddle, here's our complete list of Waddlers: 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Abstract Impressions

While I anxiously await my order from the new catalog, I'd like to share a few videos about the new products with you. 

The top of my list included the new Abstract Impressions bundle. I just know that butterfly is going to be a big hit all year! 

I love 2 & 3-step stamping as well! It makes me feel like an artist and the possibilities are endless with all the new colors!

Click HERE to shop at my store today. 
And please don't forget - if your order is under $150 use hostess code:
Happy Stamping! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Painted Glass Sympathy Card

Today's the day! Whoop! Whoop! At 1pm, we will be able to order from the new catalog! Can't wait!
Here is another card made from a set I was able to pre-order, Painted Glass
Isn't it beautiful?! I have to admit, I'm not much of a colorer. *gasp!*
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to color! It brings out the kid inside. However, I usually won't make the time to color. And, when I color I prefer to heat emboss the stamped image before I do. 

Enter, pre-embossed vellum!!! Stampin' Up! solved the problem for me! Now I can pull out my 6x6 Graceful Glass designer vellum sheets and color as I see fit (maybe on the new lap desk I bought while watching TV at night with hubby?) This could seriously change my card making! 

It's quick & elegant and...

Check out all the great items in this suite!

The new catalog will be LIVE this afternoon (1pm CST for me!)

***UPDATE*** The June hostess code is
Please use this code if your order is under $150!!!

Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Catalog Preorder

One of the awesome perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo is that we're allowed to buy new product before it comes available to the rest of the world. 
I saw this fold the other day and decided I needed to try it.
 I love pocket cards! They're so interactive and fun :) This one uses the Envelope Punch board to achieve it. 
The card on the left with the peach paper and doily are old items that I was practicing with. 
The card on the right is made with the new GORGEOUS Share What You Love designer series paper. Pictures just don't do this pearlized paper justice. 
I used two new stamp sets on this card too. The pocket stamp set is called Enjoy Life. It was designed by Million Dollar Achiever Connie Fitzgerald. 

And do you see that awesome personalized piece on the front??? 
Yep, we've got a stamp for that now too! 
How cool is that?!

You can make your own sayings/greetings and personalization with the new Make a Difference stamp set!!!! 

So, if you'd like in on the ability to enjoy great new products early, I'd love to have you on my team. 
Otherwise, please contact me today about how you can buy these cool new products starting Friday June 1st. 

Until then, 
Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Anniversary!

16 Years Ago I was in Vegas shaking in my boots. Yep. 
I was petrified to get married! Oh, I knew I loved him with all my heart but the whole thought of saying vows & making that permanent commitment scared the bejeebers outta me! LOL! 
 I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. We balance each other and he definitely keeps me in line when I need a reality check 😉
Happy Anniversary honey! Here's to 16 more and a little less of a wild ride (we ARE getting older, ya know, LOL!) 


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle - Retiring Products

Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Monthly Blog Waddle!
You may have gotten here from Lori Helvick's  blog or you're starting here. Either way, we're glad to have you join us! 
For the month of May, we are focusing on retiring products. 
I would like to showcase this cute little castle I cased from Patty Bennett HERE
I added a turret to my castle.  I just LOVE it! 
The castle features many retiring items. First & foremost, the Magical Day bundle. 

The flag and stamped images on it are from the Birthday Delivery bundle.
I colored the knight with Stampin' Blends (available in the new catalog) and added some Wink of Stella to him. 
I did the same with the dragon. 

The door was made using Oval Layering Framelits (not retiring) & the Sliding Door framelits (Bundle price is retiring but you'll still be able to buy them separately, so if you're interested, buy the bundle BEFORE May 31st)

Isn't it cute???!!! 

Now, on with the blog waddle! 
Next in line is Nancy Legate

In case you get lost during the waddle, here's our complete list of Waddlers: 

Kim Baker

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Memento
Extras: Wink of Stella, Stampin' Blends (available in the new catalog)