Thursday, August 21, 2014

Always Be...

Wow, I can't believe I am getting 2014 summer trip photos scrapped already!
New product helps the motivation, lol.
These pics are from our trip to the Indy Zoo where there are beautiful gardens and a butterfly conservatory.

I have to explain why I am making that goofy expression in the picture on the right.
DH took it to show our kids because that is giant moth in the feeder and I get totally creeped out by moths, stemming from a rather traumatic incident in the past.
Well, it was to me anyway, but my family teases me about it.
Now to tell you about the products I used.
The background is from the awesome 
I can't get enough of it.
The colors are so juicy and one side is tone-on-tone textured embossing (Thistle piece)
and the other side is an all-over pattern in white with that color (Glacier).
Love it!
I hand-stamped and fussy cut each butterfly.
I will show you a little more on how I made these in a future post.
I never would have ordered this stamp set as I am usually not that drawn to butterfly images but I got this set in a package deal and I have to admit I am using those sentiments, and even the butterflies, quite a bit.

It is called "Your Own Kind of Wonderful".
You can find it HERE.

The sentiments ae quite versatile for both cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Color Challenge

My team leader Brenda is always giving our team fun challenges.
This month it was a color challenge.
We were to use the colors
NEW Thistle
NEW Canary
The cardstock in the Canary and Thistle is from the new
Whimsy Fundamentals Pack.
I LOVE it and my customers do too!
You can find it HERE.
It is pretty in the catalog and online but even more so in person.
The colors are so vibrant!
It makes a great background for scrapbook pages too.
I will show you tomorrow.
The stamp sets I used are
Hope you do just that...Have a happy day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Annual Inspirations Fall/Winter Open House

Since my Open House was yesterday and again tonight, I thought I would take you on a virtual tour of my bungalow basement studio.
Above I featured the papers I consider "Fall" themed.
Chalk It Up
Scaredy Cat

This is how I display my Stamp of the Month projects every month.
I just clip the cards up with mini-clothespins.
Cards on the frame are examples for the free Make-and-Take.

And some Picture My Life products and pages.
This month if you order any "Picture My Life" Scrapbooking Program, you can also get a page protector set for only $3.

I like to display the cardmaking 
"Workshops on the Go" in a vintage suitcase.
And lastly, a little bling.

You can find all these products, and tons more,
on my website HERE.
Thanks for taking the virtual tour and thanks to you local friends who came to visit Sunday!
If you missed, you can come Monday from 5-7.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Look Whooo's here?

Here is a totally different take on the SOTM, a baby card.
The sentiment is from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.
I just hit the "REAL DIAL SIZE" button and scaled the title down to fit my card.
I paper pieced the owl, using "Chalk It Up" papers.
See yesterday's post for a complete pic.
The clouds are from the 
"Lifting Spirits" stamp set.
I was happy to see this set made a reappearance in this new book.
One of my crafty sources, cannot remember which at this time, noted that
clouds are trending right now.  
Wishing you a beautiful weekend! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

More Owls!

How about double the fun with this pair of owls?
Again, I am inking up the Stamp of the Month.
This time I used all papers from the "Chalk It Up" Paper Packet.

Oh my goodness, I am loving these colors and the chalkboard print.
You can see it doesn't have to be used just for school day pics but it works great for that too.

What a hoot!

Just a reminder to my local readers,
my Open House is this Sunday and Monday.
Drop by and see a ton of new products and projects,
Pick up the Annual Inspirations Book for $5.
RSVP a "yes" for a ticket in the drawing for $30 in Hostess Rewards.
Free MAKE AND TAKE card using the Stamp of the Month too!
Lots of fun, hope to see you!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More "hootin"!

I am lovin' this Stamp of the Month.
How about that cute eye mask?
I colored this guy with our Watercolor Pencils.
The orange paper is from
the Scaredy Cat collection.
The black stars are from
Chalk It Up.
I am finding that I can do a lot of mixing and matching between paper packets in this 
Annual Inspirations book.
I love that because it stretches my budge even further.
Did you know our paper packets come with 6 sheets of double-sided patterned paper
(and this paper is good quality, heavier weight paper)
along with
6 sheets of coordinating cardstock?
All that for only $9.95!
That is less than $1 each.
Here is a look at the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet.

I'll be showing tons more projects with it in October but I wanted to show you how cute it is with this Stamp of the Month.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What a Hoot

Time to share some Stamp of the Month inspiration.
I call this card Halloween Starry Night.
The owl was colored with our new Mahogany ShinHan Touch Twin Marker.
I have b een very happy with the results of coloring with our new markers.
I stamped the background with the little "eye" images in this set.  They make super cute backgrounds.
The background paper is from the "Chalk It Up" Paper Packet.

You can find this cute set HERE.

This is a cute little treat bag photo from CTMH.