Saturday, August 29, 2015

Christmas is coming - helpful items to assist in being prepared!


The new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! goes live on September 1, 2015.  I have been having so much fun playing with some of the products from this catalog!  Here are a couple more sneak peeks at what is in store for you in just a few days!


These cards were made with a new stamp set/coordinating die set.  I love, love. love being able to stamp and cut (not a good fussy cutter) and this set is perfect to satisfy my love of all things snowman!  There is also tons of other cute stamps and dies in this combo.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Stamp Camp North - September 19, 2015


September's Stamp Camp North will be held on September 19, 2015 at the Westminster Elks Lodge in Westminster, Colorado.  I love this camp and the gals (both campers and demonstrators) who participate.  We always have an enjoyable day creating together.  Here is the card for September's camp at my table:
Here is some more information on this fun camp:
If you want more information on this camp, please leave me a comment below or send me an email (link in the sidebar).  

Here are the products that I used to create this card:
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The background on this card was created by inking the clear block with Crumb Cake ink - fun!  The gals will have various sentiments to choose from when making this card, but this particular sentiment is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love those kits and the stamps contained in them.  If you want more information about how you can subscribe to Paper Pumpikn, just click on the image below.
You have a chance to save 50% if you subscribe before September 10, 2015!  These kits just keep getting better and better so now would be the perfect time to subscribe.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks

I have been having so much fun playing with products from the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!  Sales from this catalog begin on September 1, 2015 and if would like a copy, just let me know!

Here are a couple of Halloween cards I made:


The stamp used is a new single stamp and I think it is just plain FUN!  If you want more information on any of the products used for these products, just let me know.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp - September 12, 2015


The Sassy Chic Stamp Camp is scheduled for September 12, 2015 and we will be having our garage sale too!  Here is the card the gals will be making at my table:
Here is some more information on this fun camp:
This camp is always a fun one!  The demonstrators that participate are all talented and the gals that come always learn something new and enjoy the company of folks that love this craft.  If you want any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me either via a comment below or an email (link in the sidebar).

Here are the products used in making this card:
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I also used some retired Mossy Meadow ribbon that you can find on the clearance rack (Item No. 133670) and a retired Project Life embosslits die that I used to create the little gold medallion which is unfortunately no long available.
  
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers Swaps

Boy, it seems like I only post on Mondays these days.  But ... the weeks are full of creative activities and I will get around to showing you some of them, I promise!  Retirement sure is a busy time of life - everyone warned me about it and now I really and truly believe it.  I am so loving it.  I miss my friends from the office, but I sure don't miss the going to the office every day.  We made a couple of trips into Boulder recently (the farmer's market calls my name every Saturday) and the commute, while only 11 miles long, is full of construction and traffic and all those other things that I can do without.  I am spending my time creating and enjoying the company of my wonderful hubby, both very fulfilling pastimes.

Here are the cards from this month's Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers meeting:








We had a truly wonderful time at our meeting this month.  Lots of sharing and fun conversations.  Beverly Derringer and Tina Smith provided some wonderful make and take projects and we all got to meet some of the newest members of our little group.  We sure have some creative people in this group and I truly appreciate each one of them.

I have been working on some samples using the fun new things in the Holiday Mini catalog.  I'll share those soon!  I also have two fun camps coming up so I will share my cards and the details from those as well.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Some Flowers from Power Poppy

I have always loved to color.  It's one of my fonder memories from my childhood.  I have also always loved flowers.  It's so very nice to be able to put those two together now as an adult - my coloring tools are so much more fun!

I recently downloaded two great sets of images from Power Poppy.  If you have not seen their images, you need to check them out NOW!  Here are two that I colored to enter their monthly challenge:



Click on the image below to get more information on this challenge: 

Now if I could just get my printer working properly.  It's leaving nasty little black specks on my images.  Yuck!  I colored these images with Copic markers.  The card bases are Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon.  The designer papers are from an old pad of Stampin' Up! designer paper that I thought went well with these colors.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Some Challenges

I have not played along with a challenge in quite a long time - I figured I was past due so when the gorgeous color challenge from colorQ came my way this week, I decided it was time!  Here are the challenges for the cards I made:




Here are my cards for these challenges:


I hope I have been able to get the links right, it's been a long time!  I have pictures of the swaps from our Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers swap to share and will be back with those soon.

I updated both my laptop and my desktop pcs to Windows 10 and while things went really well on the laptop, my desktop upgrade did NOT go nearly as smoothly.  I am having to reload all (as in absolutely everything) on my desktop that was not there when I first got the pc.  It has not been much fun, but I am making progress.  

September stamp camps are coming up and I will have some announcements and samples of cards for those very soon.  Thank you for being patient with me as I go through this technological snafu!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

I have been having so much fun playing with the new Garden in Bloom set.  This set is so pretty.  It has flowers and a butterfly so what could be better!  Here's my card:

I made this for the Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers downline meeting this month.  This is a wonderful group of gals and I know we are going to have a lot of fun at this month's meeting.


I am working on a post to share with you about my sailing adventure this summer.  I have so many photos that it is taking me forever to go through them all.  I hope to have it for you next week.

Here are some of the products I used making this card:


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