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)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Catalog Pre-Order - Available to EVERYONE starting TODAY!!!

While everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of their new catalogs, you can preorder bundles BEFORE the catalogs even come out! 
That's right! These 3 bundles AND the new in-color ink pads (with the new defoamer in them) can be ordered RIGHT NOW! 😀 And the BEST part? There are FREE items in each one for ordering during the pre-order period. 
Are ya ready to stamp together???

Shop HERE to see the exclusive bundles up close and personal!
Have a Stampingly wonderful day! 


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clearance Rack Update

Hey y'all! This is just a quick note to let you know that the Clearance Rack has been updated. 

There are LOTS of great items in it (i.e. my favorite....PUNCHES, and shiny DSP and shiny WASHI TAPE) ahem...LOL! 

All of these are only while supplies last so get them now before they're gone forever! 

Click HERE for the link! 

Happy Stamping! 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Kitchen Challenge Card

I made this kitchen card for a challenge from my Upline, Linda Bauwin.

I started with a panel of Whisper White 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 scored at 1" & 2" from each end
The kitchen utensils & faucet were made using the Apron Builder Framelit Dies
The cabinet handles were made using the Sliding Door Framelit Dies & Silver Foil Sheets
The stove front, sink and burners were also made from the Silver Foil Sheets

The apple pie was made using the basket weave folder which will be available when the new catalog comes out on June 1st :) 

The cabinets are made out of the Wood Textures DSP and the wallpaper is from Petal Garden. The final touch was the heart wall hangings made from the In-Color Glitter embellishments
All of this and it still folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope :)

SUPPLIES:(Click on the item names to go to my store)
Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Basic Grey
Dies: Apron Builder & Sliding Door Framelit Dies
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Silver Foil
DSP: Petal Garden & Wood Textures
Punch: Duet Banner

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stray Ducklings April Blog Waddle - Unicorns

Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Monthly Blog Waddle!
You may have gotten here from Sue Boerner's  blog or you're starting here. Either way, we're glad to have you join us! 
Today's technique share is one we did at a recent event. 
I chose to do the reflection stamp & die cut technique. 
See how the bottom unicorn is flipped exactly opposite of the top one? 
All you have to do is stamp on a piece of acetate with our Basic Black or Basic Gray archival ink then press that onto a piece of cardstock. 
You die cut it by placing the die on the backside of your image. 
Et Viola! Mirrored Image! 

I dropped ink from our re-inkers in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist onto a baby wipe and used the stamp from Flourishing Phrases to make the swirl.

Try it yourself today! 

Now, on with the blog waddle! 
Next in line is Debbie Kramer

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

Stamp Bundle: Magical Day
Additional Stamps: Flourishing Phrases

Monday, April 9, 2018

What a weekend!!!!!

This weekend at Stampin' Up's! OnStage was an amazing whirlwind of activity!
I just love spending time with these wonderful compassionate women!

To make the event even more special, I got to spend time with my Upline, Linda Bauwin. I don't get to see her in person often because she lives 7.5 hours from me. I really look up to her. She's worked very hard at this business and is currently celebrating $1.2 Million in Sales! 
I can't even imagine! 😲

I can't share the new stuff - yet 😉 But, rest assured, I will as I can. 
The new catalog is AH-MAZ-ING!

The retiring list will be available at 2pm CST today, so I'll post it when I can. 

I hope you all have a Stampingly awesome day! 

Ta Ta For Now!