Friday, April 21, 2017

Craft room update on dresser

I have been busy with Stampin' Up's end of the year promotions, most recently that the retirement list is out -- you can see the list in my online store, ( and the final day for items on it is May 31.  So if there are any products you must have, this is the time to purchase them.  There will be a few price increases too...So in-between re-arranging my craft room and a visit over Easter from my oldest son from N.C., it has been busy.  Did you have a visit from the Easter bunny?!

While working in my craft room, I realize I never posted the final pictures of my large dresser that I made over in white shabby chic back in 2011. The dresser originally looked like this:

Back in August 2011, I made the dresser over so it matched my craft room, which is white and light blue shabby chic and you can see posts about the distressing process (  And now it looks like this:

Did you see the first picture at the beginning of this post?  It's a little french label that I got off of The Graphic Fairy and I rubbed it with light blue chalk and mounted it on black paper so it would match my craft room theme!

You can read my other postings back in August 2011 where I also shared my makeovers of other items for my craft room as well as items I used to complete and decorate my room.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April blog hop - dragonflies!

Welcome to this month’s blog hop with Di's Country Inkers!   Our blog hop theme this month is springtime, and there always seem to be more weddings at this time of the year!  My niece got married last month and in addition to making her one of my special photo/scrapbook albums and a wedding card (last month’s blog hop card), I am making them a set of matching cards in their wedding colors, which were pool party and white.  Here is one of the cards (the satin behind the card is what I will use to cover the scrapbook):   


The Stampin’ Up products I used were:
Black, white, and pool party cardstock
Chase Your Dreams stamp set
Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die
White metallic sequins
Subtle designer series paper pack
Wink of stella/clear
Black & white baker’s twine

You can get all of the Stampin’ Up products I used in my online store:

The next blog you will hop to is: 

Enjoy her awesome project and the rest of the bloggers' designs as well, and thanks for stopping by!


 Here is a list of all of this month’s bloggers you will be viewing:
P.S.  Happy April’s Fools Day!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Last day to get free Stampin' Up items from SAB

Just a reminder that today, March 31st, is the last day of the Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration offer where you get a free product for each $50 you order. Check it out in my online store:

Also wanted to share another clogging dance girl card (Prima doll stamps) - I make the dancer in an outfit that matches the outfit we wear in our dance numbers.  

I was glad in my collection of envelopes that I had one to match the bright yellow shirt!  Each one of us wore a different bright color - I bet the audience had no problem seeing us!

We danced to Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) in one dance number and wore really fun bright colored tops, so I had to use that idea in my card (which I gave to our teacher):

I love all the sparkly bling on the card!

Don't forget to check out the Sale-A-Bration products in my online store, OK?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

April's Paper Pumpkin kit has a free gift!

There’s a big surprise coming in April to Paper Pumpkin! The kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass. You won’t want to miss this. “Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin. Every April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a FREE gift!!  Subscribe now in my online store:
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!
 I have been getting Paper Pumpkin kits myself ever since the very first one, and the kits just keep getting better and better!  With Paper Pumpkin, you'll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you'll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.

Until the end of the month, you can get even more free Stampin' Up products:
3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55 USD/$79 $74 CAD
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215 USD/$295 CAD
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT). Click here for more information about prepaid subscriptions.
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You can see some of the great past Paper Pumpkin kits and projects on Pinterest:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March blog hop Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to this month’s blog hop with Di's Country Inkers! Here in Mesa, Arizona we had a little hail storm and I took a few pictures!

Our blog hop theme this month is the end of Sale-A-Bration, so we are using several of those products.  Since I have a wedding in our family coming up, I made a wedding card. I had fun making it with some Stampin’ Up items I have been saving to use for a special card:    

The Stampin’ Up products I used were:
Gold foil
Sunshine wishes thinlits
Metallic ribbon combo
Detailed floral thinlits
Falling in Love designer paper
Very vanilla cardstock and satin ribbon ¼”
Gold metallic thread  (used to tie the middle of the bow)
Gold sequin trim
Lace doily

I based my design on the Less is More #317 Sketch 19:

 You can get all of the Stampin’ Up products used in my online store, including free items from Sale-A-Bration (which ends March 31, so be sure to gets yours soon!):

The next blog you will hop to is:

Enjoy her awesome project and the rest of the bloggers' designs as well, and thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of all of this month’s bloggers you will be viewing:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A little piece of Arizona for you

With some of you in the midst of snowstorms/blizzards, I thought I would share some of the "hot" items from Arizona that Stampin' Up sells to warm you up - mainly cactus and succulents.   See  some of the cute projects above you can make with the cactus and succulents products which are sold in my online store:

Here are the cactus products (birthday fiesta):

How cute is that llama too?!

Here are the succulents products (Oh so succulent):

We have both cactus outside and succulent plants inside; good thing they don't require much maintenance as I really don't have a green thumb, although I have tried!  I must remind you of the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration (free products with each $50 order)...Stampin' Up has added several new products to the Sale-a-bration promotion; check it out in my online store!

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day, where ever you are....


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