Oh Whale Stampin Up Card

My card today is another one of my warm up cards that I made while I was creating my cards for Stamp Kit of the Month.

I really liked this card .. the only reason it’s not one of the chosen ones .. is because I decided to go with more masculine colors …. in other words …. colors that work for the dudes in our life.

I stamped the whale image from the Oh, Whale stamp set with Melon Mambo ink and then cut the whale out with the Happy Whale Clearlit.

The Melon Mambo pennant measures 4-1/4 x 1-3/4 and the ribbon is the 1/8 Regal Rose Taffeta.

If you’re on my mailing list .. be on the look out for another Oh, Whale card .. (pictures and instructions will be included)….either later today or tomorrow.

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Here’s the Stampin’ Up! supply list for the Oh Whale Card:

  • Stamps: Oh, Whale – 129129 (W) 129132 (C)
  • Ink:  Melon Mambo
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
  • Accessories:  122965 Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon, 120906 2-1/2 Circle Punch, 129403 Happy Whale Clearlit, 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks & have a great day!!

p.s. I’m sorry I know some of you are waiting on the video for the Easter Box.  It’s been snowing and cloudy here for several days.  Since my office is in the basement .. I really need that sun to help out with the lighting.  I’ll make it up to you .. with two more versions .. and they just get better and better 🙂

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Oh Whale Stamp Kit of the Month

My card today is one of my warm up cards for Stamp Kit of the Month.  The cards I’ve chosen are so cute!!!

The Oh, Whale Stamp Set is the Stamp Set of the Month for Stamp Kit of the Month and I just love it!! Especially after I’ve had a chance to play with it all day.

If you look closely you can see where I messed up on this card … but I felt it was still cute enough to share with you (he’s stamped too high on the circle and it has melon mambo ink on his whale tale)!

I used Midnight Muse and Bashful Blue card stock .. with Midnight Muse ink.

The beauty of this card is .. you can use the Happy Whale Clearlit .. if you have it .. and if not you can just stamp the whale in the center of the 2-1/2 Circle

The Midnight Muse circle you see is cut out with the Perfect Pennants Die .. using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine.

Click here if you’d like more information about my Stamp Kit of the Month Club.

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! supplies for the Oh, Whale Card:

  • Stamps: Oh, Whale – 129129 (w) 129132 (c)
  • Ink:  126860 Midnight Muse
  • Card Stock:  126843 Midnight Muse, 105120 Bashful Blue, 100730 Whisper White
  • Accessories: 123126 Perfect Pennants Die, 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine,129403  Happy Whale Clearlit, 129383 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 126847 Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

Thanks & have a great day!

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Easter Blessing Box & Winter Storm Rocky

My Easter Blessing Box is the same project I shared with you yesterday (Ears to You Easter Box) and it’s my 2nd attempt at this box!  I’ve decided I’m going to make it larger and when I share the video I’ll show you how to make it either size.

I used the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to make the box  … along with the Sycamore Street Ribbon.  A few of you have ask .. when does Sale-a-bration end?  March 22nd is the last day so you still have plenty of time to get some FREE stuff!

The Easter Blessing stamp is in the Spring Catalog .. on page 24.  I stamped the image using Pool Party ink along with Island Indigo ink and I used the Rock n Roll Technique.

Here’s the supply list for the Easter Blessing Box:

  • Stamps: 130180 Easter Blessings
  • Ink: 126982 Pool Pary, 126986 Island Indigo
  • Card Stock:  127540 Sycamore Street, 122924 Pool Party, 100730 Whisper White, 111349 Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories:  130812 Sycamore Street Ribbon, 119741 Metallic Brads, 126189 Paper Piercer, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals,

Winter Storm Rocky hit Eastern Kansas in the early hours this morning .. here’s a few pictures ….

My hubby has a big red truck and we went for a spin (deserted roads are good .. last week ….cars were stranded on this road).

I had to share the red light … proof of how the wind was blowing .. as it was snowing! 

WOW!  The trees look amazing!

Last but not least .. our driveway … the 14 inches of snow from last Thursday .. plus the 6 to 8 we got last night.  I say … we’ve checked the box .. and it’s time for Spring!!

No pictures of Miss Bella this time .. she kept me up half the night playing in it …. as it was happening and we’re both exhausted today!

Have a great day!!

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Ears to You Easter Box

My project today is the Ears to You Easter Box.

The Bunnies from the Ears you to Single Stamp may be a little big for this box .. but by the time I figured it out … it was time to move on (laundry and dinner). 

I used the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper from the Spring Catalog. And I colored the images with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Marina Mist Markers and then stamped it onto Whisper White card stock.

I added the handles to the box using the Brights Brads.

This box is large enough to hold a variety of snack size Easter Candy  (not just one piece) and since it’s a nice size box I’ll make another one and decorate it a little differently so I can film a video and show you how to make it.

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! supplies for the Ears to You Easter Box:

  • Stamps: Ears to You Single #132659
  • Markers: 119702 (Brights Collection) Melon Mambo, 119679 Marina Mist, 100079 Old Olive, 119677 Daffodil Delight
  • Card Stock:  126922 Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, 100730 Whisper White
  • Accessories:  119740 Brights Brads, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals, 126889 Stampin Trimmer

Now for some personal stuff .. we’re expecting another snow storm … today and tomorrow.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed it misses us! 

Let’s talk about the Virtual Birthday Bash .. 2013 is going to be a year that I try a lot of new and different things.  I started in December with my Holiday Class … following that came my Sale-a-bration Class.  The next one was Definitely Sketches that I launched with two of my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friends .. and much like that I’m teaming up with two more demos for our Virtual Birthday Bash.  I’m super excited to host an all day event .. online!

Someone ask me a few weeks back ..how do I get these ideas and how do I know how to make them happen.  Honestly .. my answer is “I’m not afraid to try”  and “I love learning”!   I’ve never done an all day online event and of course it’s scary .. but it’s also very exciting!!  If you have something you’ve been wanting to do .. just jump in with two feet .. you may be surprised at how well it turns out! (I say that in a joking way .. please do your homework first ..before you jump in!)

Thanks & have a great day!

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Virtual Birthday Bash

You’re Invited to a One of a Kind Papercrafting Party!

Join your hostesses Angie Juda, Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade for a one of a kind birthday party on Saturday April 6th.

There’s two ways you can join the party!

1. Join the party on Saturday April 6th and spend the day creating.
2. Participate any time after April 6th and work at your own pace.

Either way, you’ll have access to the site for a full year.

The Virtual Birthday Bash features awesome birthday projects, and three exclusive classes, all of which include a printable PDF handout and videos:

Class #1 – Party Favors & 3D Items with Angie Juda
Create four quick and cute projects for all types of parties.

Class #2 – Cards & Invites with Maggie Patterson
Stamp four cards and invites for all your birthday needs.

Class #3 – Scrapbooking with Ronda Wade
This class features a total of 16 8×8 scrapbook pages to assemble as an album or use on their own.

PLUS, we will share additional WOW projects including banners for birthdays and other parties with videos and PDFs.

Register now for the Virtual Birthday Bash!

  • $59.99 (US) Includes project kit or $34.99 for site access only
  • $74.99 (Canada) Includes project kit
  • $39.99 – International & Canada – site access only

Birthday Bash Exclusives

  • Two interactive chats on April 6th to talk about the Birthday Bash
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!
  • Access to the Virtual Birthday Bash website for a full year!

What’s included in your Project Package

  • Supplies needed to complete all the projects in each of the three classes
  • Each project kit is prepared so that you can stamp along with us in the comfort of your own home.
  • Exclusive door prize included with the project package (will not be included with the online access only option).

There are a limited number of kits available – this option will be available until they are sold out OR March 18th, whichever comes first.

Supply List

  • This class will feature the Make a Wish and Best of Birthdays stamp sets from Stampin’ Up.
  • You will be provided with a full supply list with required adhesives, ink and tools on March 4th (or upon registration if you register after March 4th).
  • You are encouraged to make substitutions as desired from your stash.

Virtual Birthday Bash Website

When you register you have access to the site for one year including all videos and PDFs. Anytime in the next year you’ll be able to log in for inspiration.

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Winter Storm Q Pictures

As promised … here’s some of our Winter Storm Q pictures of Miss Bella .. along with Dave and Chase shoveling (as it was still snowing).

I’m also happy to report I finally saw Miss Bella on the Weather Channel and was able to record it on our DVR … thanks for all the emails and messages!!!  It was so much fun hearing from all of you.  We were totally cracking up at how many saw her and new who she was before the man even said Miss Bella. (Her new nickname is Rock Star.)

The next picture is a couple days after the snow storm … she still LOVES the snow!

This picture was day one .. after I dried her off ..she just stayed on the towels and went to sleep.

Begging at the door to go back out!!!

That’s it … I have more….  but you get the picture .. lots of snow and Miss Bella loved it! 

Let’s hope the next storm ….. headed right for us .. takes a detour around us!!

See ya!

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Everybunny Easter Treat

My project today is the Everybunny Easter Treat and it includes a small bag of Easter Skittles.

The most often ask question the past two weeks has been “what Designer Series Paper am I going to use for Easter?”.    My answer is .. I’ll use a combination of Sycamore Street and the Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks .. I may even use the Brights. 

I Love making these little treat holders and it’s a tradition that I use them every year (usually for Halloween) …  because they’re so affordable to make.  One Sheet of card stock will make three of them!

I used Certainly Celery and cut it at 8-1/2 x 2-3/4 and added a piece of card stock that measures 2-1/2 x 3-1/2.

I colored the bunny from the Everybunny stamp set with the Aqua Painter .. using Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette.  I think I’ll make another using Wisteria Wonder (another color that’s retiring soon …. I’ll miss it!).

Click here if you’d like to watch a video tutorial for an older version of this Treat Holder.

Next subject .. YES.. Miss Bella was on the Weather Channel last night and this morning!!  I missed it both times .. but it was her.  I filmed a few videos yesterday and submitted it to them and can you believe they showed it?  She’s so stinking cute!! 

Here’s a picture of her … she was so tired she couldn’t move off the towels when I finished drying her off!  The funny thing is .. now she comes in and just stands on the towel waiting for me to get those snowballs off her (not an easy job!!!).

Click here if you’d like to watch her video on iWitness.

Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday!! I feel much better and Thank God Dave was home to shovel the foot of snow we got yesterday!!  Today we’re going to get Brooke from school and help dig her car out of the parking lot.  I’ll share some pictures on my blog this weekend.

Here’s the supply list for the Everybunny Treat Holder:

  • Stamps:  Everybunny – 122705 Wood – 122707 Clear
  • Ink:  101406 Black Stazon, 126958 Certainly Celery, 126961 Baja Breeze, 126956 Pink Pirouette
  • Card Stock:  105125 Certainly Celery, 117152 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks, 100730 Whisper White
  • Accessories:  109070 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon,119963  Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon, 125572 Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, 103954 Aqua Painter, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals, 119855 Large Oval Punch

Thanks & have a great weekend!!

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Snow Day .. Sick Day!!

Double whammy day .. we’re getting major snow .. and I’m SICK!

I won’t go into all the details .. just wanted to let you know .. I won’t be working today!!  I’ll try to check some emails on my laptop but I’m feeling worse instead of better!!

Yesterday I posted that cute little Easter Project and I kept getting really nice emails about how much you loved that project. THANK YOU! It’s like you know exactly when I need positive feedback (who doesn’t when they’re sick?).

Now let’s talk about Miss Bella and the snow (work stuff makes my head hurt worse!!!).

This was the first pic I took of her this morning …

Then .. she decided to see what’s under there?

Next ..  would be the picture at the top .. she took off running .. saying “I LOVE SNOW”!

Then .. it was … “I’m FROZE .. I think it’s time to go in”!

She’s currently sleeping!

Have a great day and I hope I see you tomorrow! 

p.s. When we get a lot of rain .. or snow .. we lose phone service and internet service .. that means if you email me and you don’t get a response .. please email me again!! I hope we don’t lose power but you never know with this weather (check out the weather channel and take a look at Kansas).  One more note .. I get terribly wordy when I don’t  feel good ..you may see me rambling on Facebook ..since I have a hard time doing just nothing!!

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Update on Definitely Sketches

There have been a few questions about Definitely Sketches … so let me answer them here.

Q.  I paid, but I haven’t received my first issue!

A.  If you have not received your first issue, you missed a step in the process.  We can fix this right away!  Just send me an email letting me know.  I’ll get back to you with instructions on setting up your subscription. Click here to email me.

Q.  I haven’t signed yet, so I guess I missed the first issue?

A.  You can sign up anytime!  As soon as you successfully set up your subscription … you will receive Sketch #1…. 14 days later you’ll receive Sketch #2 .. and so on!

Click here to learn about Definitely Sketches!

The response to this program has been Fantastic!!!  We have lots of subscribers and the feedback has been great.  Thank you!!!

As always if you have any questions .. please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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