WOOT-WOOT and Happy Monday!
I have for you a card that I think I can already see your smile….as this is just one of those that makes you happy! This IS one special bundle and hang guess what…you are going to see me blog about this A BUNCH! I just adore the simplicity and endless possibilities that this special newbie offers.
It is called Varied Vases and the “bundle” part of it is a punch. We all know how fast and easy a punch is to work with and being able to save 10% is a smile maker…but the icing on the cake is that there are many different ways to “create” the vase and being able to do a quick STAMP and then POP with a PUNCH…..there is that smile again!
Lastly, another reason this bundle is special and super close to my heart is that it was designed by my upline, Mary Fish. This set just reflects Mary’s clean and simple style and she had the honor of creating a stamp when she achieved the amazing milestone of a million in sales.
Mary and I both share the love of clean and simple with a wee little bit of flair when we design & stamp…and this bundle will cover all bases!
Are you ready to get to this beauty!?!? I am having fun with the NEW IN COLORS today and WOW – they are so clean, crisp, bright and just FUN! Do you have a favorite color? I have to say…..I keep changing my mind but one thing I do know is…they are all great and they add a POP to my style of cardmaking!
As you know….I have been a SUPER BUSY STAMPER making LOTS of Stampin’ Up! Card Stock Swatches so I have really gotten to know the new kids on the block and trust me, this new neighborhood of color is just AMAZING!
OK stampers….you have heard me say this countless times but here you go again...PAPER and COLOR adds SOOOOOO much! Let’s just take a peek at this card today and you can just see what I am talking about.
This has VERY SIMPLE ELEMENTS…but having it clean to let the color POP is what is makes it. Sometimes we over think and over work….saying…“should I add this…should I add that….this just looks boring”…but trust me….STOP and WALK AWAY and I bet when you come back you will say….I LIKE THIS!
The over all size of this card is an A-2 card…(4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″) and then I used the FUN Polka Dot paper is 3″ X 5 1/2″ (we’ll chat about this amazing paper)…..making this an interesting off balance to the eye….If I would have made the DSP and the solid paper the same width….it would not have produced the depth as well.
This is a little tip that I think we can use over and over! You know that I adore a color block design…having multiple colors the same width but this design today is one of those FORMULAS to use over and over! When you off-set the width…it creates a different effect – still very simple to do….Remember, let the simplicity set the stage!
The inspiration for this card came to me when I clicked on the Stampin’ Up! Website…I hope that you can see how I took advantage of these simple vases…over-lapping some….coloring some in with the Pool Party Blends….and then popping some up!
The sentiment was heat embossed in White – a technique that we all love time and time again but I think that the impact of the white on the blue is just stunning! What do you think?
Let’s Chat….Let’s Focus…Let’s let it SINK IN…..READY?
With this new catalog….Stampin’ Up! is making me and I am hoping you as well….very HAPPY as they are adding the Designer Series Papers in the color families….Do you remember when we were all super sad that these left us about 2 or 3 years ago…..
Well….guess what – THEY ARE BACK but better than before as they will be offered in the 6″ X 6″ size in ALL of the color families….I am OVER THE MOON happy with this addition as these make taking the guess work of finding a perfect compliment a cinch….
I WILL BE OFFERING these in my Product Share Offerings…..which will be on Wednesday, so please pop back to reserve a Product Share…I do take great pride in Product Shares as “I get it” we all love to get the newbies but can’t afford everything!
As I said, these 6″ X 6″ Stacks will be offered in the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017-2019 and the above In Color 2018-2020. Yep, that’s right….ALL COLLECTIONS. They are super simple in design with the polka dots and stripes making it a win-win for us!
In the picture below you can see how each color will have (2) sheets of the fun stripes and polka dots. Below is the Grapefruit Grove displayed…and this color is a big surprise for me….it goes with so many shades….looking super with Neutrals but also perfect with a Bright….I usually do not gravitate to the orange family but this one has made me take another look!
This is a prime example of how the swatch books that I make up are HUGE HELPERS….you can just “fan out a color” and then put it against others without having to grab full sheets of paper!
One last peek for you and another tip…do you remember that I said the DSP was cut at 3″? Well……the rest of it I used for the envelope! Well….actually I cut it down to 2″ before I adhered it under the 1/4″ strip of grapefruit grove as you bet I will do something with the 1″ strip left over….I just LOVE this paper!
You can use your DSP in so many ways and you can also be super frugal with it making is last as long as possible! Paper adds so much and I think you realize that I use a BUNCH of paper….it works for me as it is super simple to use!
I think todays inspiration is one that we all can proudly CASE….and I hope that this bundle will find its way to your home. Do you all remember the stamp that was retired years ago called Vivid Vases? It was a keeper in my eyes and actually one that I still have. This stamp that Mary designed reminds me of that stamp. I know that this bundle will be a HUGE hit for Stampin’ Up!
Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mothers Day! I sure did….we had a beautiful Saturday and worked outside all day and then yesterday the weather was a bit rainy but still had a super fun day! You know what happens in the Spring – we get these Spring Storms that POP UP and WOWZA….late yesterday we had one of those….
James and Ashleigh are at the beach this week so we are dog sitting their 3 dogs….and here is a super cute picture of John with 3 of the dogs….his faithful Rosie and then Ronan and Leo….these 3 are SCARED TO DEATH of Storms….so I took this picture and sent it to James and Ashleigh….John’s expression is so cute…..in the text I said…..we are scared of a storm…we miss you but Pap is taking care of us!
Let’s all have a great week! I will see you on Wednesday as I will be sharing my Product Share for the NEW CATALOG! I just love Product Shares! Because of this whole COLOR REVAMP….I will be blogging with PDF’s the new color names to help with your paper organization!
I love to organize paper and I am shooting to do this on Friday so please pop back ….I enjoy sharing tips and tricks with you when I can. Thanks for sharing a bit of your precious time with me today and I hope that I was right….YOU SMILED!
Good Morning and YEP, Spring is here…fresh colors are here!
I bet you have been thinking….where in the heck have I been? Well…I have been in the trenches making the Card Stock Rings for many of you and YES…..if you still want one – you can get one….here is the post that I did for them and then if you click the below image you will be able to send me an email with your info!! (please put in the subject line cardstock swatches so I can spot it in a jif!)
I am so excited for everyone to see all of the new colors from the Stampin’ Up! Revamp…just looking at the newbies makes me smile…BIG TIME! I am happy to say that I started yesterday with shipping the cardstock swatches! Today’s card is just BURSTING with color and even though we as demonstrators were able to order some things…..(which was super sweet) there are many things that we will just have to wait for….just like you!
Today is a super simple card that to me, has a lot of clean and simple WOW….but one thing I am a bit sad about is….it did not photograph well. My lower lip hangs down when this happens as I just adore this card….so much that I am making some modifications on the size and send it to some special Mom’s for Mothers Day!
This DSP is a newbie…called Garden Impressions 6″ X 6″ DSP and it is just BLOOMIN‘ with fun colors and prints! We all have become accustomed to seeing the paper in the catalog…and just as I feel with my photography today, there are sometimes a picture does not give it the love it deserves! This is the way I feel about this collection…the below 2 pictures will give you a peek.
When my preorder arrived last week I did what we all do when we are excited…
DROP EVERYTHING AND OPEN IT UP!
As I looked at this fun collection of paper, I was in love – it is fresh and fun. My mind started running with ideas and I could hardly wait to get my hands inky and play. Remember that this is a 6″ X 6″ paper pack – the perfect size to do both a card and envelope and the best thing is…you get (4) sheets of each design.
For those that are wondering – YES – I WILL BE DOING BOTH THE DSP SWATCH BOOKS as well as A PRODUCT SHARE…something that many of you just love and trust me, I get it! I take great pride in my shares and I know that you enjoy them! Hang tight – I will be blogging about them soon!
Below you can see 2 pictures showcasing this beautiful paper….truly something that you need to see in person as “at a glance” it looks super busy and overwhelming but trust me, if I think that it is workable….it is simple!
Now…let’s get to a picture of the stamp set/bundle – the Abstract Impressions Bundle! I was very happy that this was available on the pre-order as it was one that was on my “A list” when I saw the new catalog. WHY? well, you know me, I just adore simplicity and I adore having the right product and tools to make a clean, classic yet impactful card that represents my style of paper crafting.
I admit, it does take time and patience to look at something (like a new stamp) and then be patient and let the elements “sink in”. At a glance…you could say “another stamp of shapes to layer”…but it is soooo much more! You can clearly see the sentiments are great (love the font) but these simple shapes- just wait – I bet you will see MANY great examples with this.
Another thought for you…..I have blogged that I am being more selective with my purchases as I “get it” in the fact that we can become overwhelmed and inundated with products….and a first I said….I am not getting the bundle, just the stamp set….and then I saw samples made with it….SOLD – the bundle will be coming to Randall Lane and just look at the detail….plus you get 10% off.
When I was in Hartford at the OnStage event I saw some crazy…amazing….samples of this bundle. I will try to edit them and share them in a future post. Darn, I just wish that there were more hours in the day!I invite you to envision the detailed floral image….that in itself would be just stunning in very vanilla tone on tone…..or coloring some of the flowers with blends….WOOT-WOOT….fast and easy!
I am a BIG fan of fun foam as a solid LIFT for elements on a card but please do not be confused that I might not like stampin’ dimensionals…as OF COURSE I DO but to me, the foam adds a solid feeling, a substantial heavy/solid..card and that makes me smile! Where do you get fun foam?…..craft stores…Amazon….lots of places and I just get it in white and cut it to whatever I need!
Look at the simple elements….using the “basics” like the layering square framelits and the stitched shapes framelits I created a very clean and simple backdrop to this sweet card.I cut a square out of the DSP and yep, I will be able to use that pretty square on another card for the future.
I just love paper as let’s face it…it adds so much with truly a minimal cost. Again, it goes back to that feeling of a “solid’ card which in my opinion makes the whole process of creating and designing a joy! I added the fun foam underneath of this entire panel!
Now for a BIG SMILE….how about this beautiful envelope? I did not put any sentiment on the outside of the card…but I did stamp the sentiment of “kindness changes everything” on the inside (love that sentiment)….so I thought that this would be PERFECT to add interest for the Mailman and also the recipient! 🙂
I know…I know – it is ONE MORE STEP but trust me, it is well worth the time! I just beam when I get Happy Mail myself and someone has a beautiful envelope….please try it….you will get hooked and never let a card go out NAKED!
Whew….that’s it for you today! I was afraid I would forget how to blog!!!! I was so happy to share this with you today and darn, I wish that the photos made it look better….you’ll just have to trust my word! I adore clean and simple and it is even better when you can make something over and over again with different sentiments and different colors…..
Below is a sweet and funny picture for you! My sweet Dad and Rosie helping! Dad has been helping me with putting labels on envelopes and cutting ribbon for me to go around the Cardstock Swatches! I couldn’t fuss at Rosie as she was helping as well….even though she is NOT to be on the sofa!
Have a great day and I will be back soon…..enjoy the day and make someone SMILE!
Good Morning and here is to a new week! YIKES….I have been here…there…and everywhere over the past 5 days and it has been great but I am in the “caveman ages” in getting in the groove! I have a classic “funny” for you at the end of the post…never a dull moment on Randall Lane!
I came home last night from being away and felt like a dog chasing its tail in trying to be productive in typing up a post for you that I simply said….tomorrow is a new day and sat with John and the pups as watched the Carol Burnett’s 50th Anniversary Show…..it was fabulous – did anyone else see it???…..Why can’t they make good old FUN shows like that! It was just the perfect evening!
I have a sneak peek for you today! I was excited that there are a couple of fantastic new Birthday Stamp Sets that are coming out in January with the Occasions Catalog and here is one for you today!
This is a photopolymer stamp…I am SUPER happy with that and the price point…just $17.00 and I am also SUPER happy with that! The thing that drew me to knowing that this would have a home on Randall Lane was the simplicity of it. When I see a stamp set that has great sentiments with a FUN FONT and also basic pieces that can build upon each other….I say SOLD!
My peeps sweetie’s Birthday was last week and I wanted a sweet card to make her sweet face smile! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED with this keeper of a card! Is this EASY or WHAT! Just think of the color combinations you could use….and YES – a great solution for those hard to make masculine cards!!!! YIPPEE-SKIPEE!
You really do not need me on this one but I know you like it when I share the dimensions. You will find the colors that I used at the end of the post but here is the quick run down of the dimensions.
- Base 4 1/4″ square in Thick Whisper White
- Powder Pink layer is 4″
- Bermuda Bay layer is 3 7/8″
- Whisper White layer is 3 3/4″ and scored on all 4 sides!
To pick the colors I just looked what was on my work area….then threw in a couple of more POPS and PRESTO….a fun card! To me, candles are like balloon and polka dots – they make me happy and smile! 🙂
To make the little “wick”, I simply took a black marker…super simple! I just adore the look of the scored line….again, a simple technique that literally takes seconds to do. I will say, I do like using the Simply Scored Board over the trimmer when doing these line as I feel they get a better and deeper score.
Here is the other reason that I like this stamp set….the sentiments are not only perfect and appropriate for the fronts of cards….but a blue ribbon winner for the insides as well!
Again, simple yet still fun and festive. I think that the whole color scheme that I chose for the card just screams a fun day. (I honestly think I am trying to forget that it is getting cold outside) 🙁
Well…there you go….a SIMPLE CARD that would be perfect for making someone smile on their special day! I know that it sure did make Ashleigh smile and trust me….that is a beautiful smile!
I think I am in total denial with the retired list that was unveiled on December 1st. I honestly did not even print it off until last night (when I was chasing my tail) and it mad me sad ….another reason that I said….tomorrow is a new day! We all know it happens each and every year. It is the way that it is and an opportunity to take advantage of some great deals. CLICK HERE to see if there are any keepers for you.
In closing, here is a funny for you. We all know that my dear John is a keeper, truly a keeper…..well – when I was away and what did he do? Well….where do I begin….this is what happens when you leave your husband home for 4 days!
- He bought 2 more cases of white lights…..has stapled lights all down the fence and it looks like a landing strip as I drove in the lane
- He put these wreaths on every window of the house…and they are ones that I really do not like but I admit, they look nice
- He went and picked a tree….(he is soooo picky about his tree) as he loves Christmas…. that James, Ashleigh and him went and cut down the perfect tree!!!!
- He text me and asked what my password is for Amazon…..after I told him and then said why? He bought a nativity scene for the yard, I told you that he LOVES Christmas and also LOVES to decorate (which – I know….I am very GRATEFUL FOR) but I said – really….who in the world is ever going to see it?…..I loved his response…well the deer…the horses….the donkey…maybe the pig…and ME!
- Here is the best….he texted me again and said….oh honey, we are getting 4 Alpacas on Monday!
You just have to love him! Never a dull moment….they are not here yet…and I really do not know if they are coming but he also said….don’t worry – you do not need to go get them…..they are being delivered! What can I say to that?????
YIKES….Calgon, take me away…..never dull around here – see what happens when the peeps leave the nest!!!! Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
Happy Hump Day! Now this is what I am talkin’ about…a card that is as easy as 1,2,3 but carries a PUNCH! I have a question for you and one that I think we can all relate to…
Why is it that we feel the need to complicate things?
I ask this because as I was making this card I admit, I felt a bit guilty. I was thinking …“this is too easy”…”I need to jazz it up with something”….then I thought...”wow – I like this”…”this was a no-brainer, it’s done”…
There is nothing wrong what so ever having a card that uses minimal products and one that can be pulled together and completed in a matter of minutes.
The star of the show is the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (now say that 3 times). Just look – it is…one BIG…one SIMPLE SNOWFLAKE…that makes a STATEMENT!
I am using Very Vanilla today as I have been “neglecting it lately” and I am just still kickin’ my heels that is it available now in the Thick – Heavy weight. I love the softness that it gives and for me, it is still my “white” as there is nothing like having the “white space” on a card and today….that is one of the elements that makes this card.
You really do not need me today but while I am here….let me keep yackin’ away!
- The base is a vertical A-2 – 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
- The Very Vanilla piece that I embossed is 4″ X 5 1/4″ and I ran it through Mr Big with the Winter Wonder Folder
- The Mat of Real Red is just a smidge larger, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ and YES – I did cut some shapes out of the center of the red not to waste it!
- The sentiment for both the outside and the inside is from the Flurry Of Wishes, a Photopolymer one carried over from last year.
- The envelope love is from the Quilted Christmas 6″ X 6″ DSP….(one of my favorites in the new catalog).
Look at that nice and deep impression that you get…with just a little crank from Mr. Big! (he does such a great job) I am trying to be better about using Embossing Folders…
I know that I rarely show you all the inside of a card but I just had to snap a picture for the other simplicity of this showing you that 1,2,3 – DONE this whole project would be! Can you image how many cards you could crank out in a “me time block” and the other great factor…this is a very inexpensive card to make.
I am guilty of making several different cards…I usually go off of 3 or 4 designs that I come up with and I know that we are really early in the Christmas Card game…but this might be in the running for the need of the “quick and easy category”
We need to STOP and CHAT about this new DSP Stack. It is wonderful – it is as simple as that! I think when you hear the word “quilt” you think is something old fashion and perhaps dated….well look below and smile!
This picture does a great job but to me there is something even more BOLD and CRISP about these colors together. It is just one great stack and remember, with my Product Share…you will get (1) full sheet of each of them.
If you were to make this card “in the masses” you would have plenty of the “red options” for your liners….heck – if you were to use the one that I am using today you would be able to make (12) envelopes alone from this one design.
WHAT…HOW??? Easy – I cut the DSP into a 2″ X 6″ strip and you get (4) sheets of this paper = 12 cuts!
Here is your picture to pin! Clean and Simple is the name of this Hump Day Card! For those of you that have small children or grandchildren, this would be a great card for you to make with them.
They would LOVE to crank Mr. Big and then you could do the stampin’….and a win-win….you will not only have fun doing a project together, but you will love the end result…a great card!
You know what tomorrow is….the weekly game day….let’s play Tic-Tac-Toe! Games are so much fun…even as an adult! I am hoping to have a productive day…I am getting 200 ears of corn to put up! To me there is nothing like having the freshness of the summer all winter long and I always try to take advantage of produce when it is super yummy!
I will try to snap a picture of my helpers! I put a plastic sheet down in our family room…watch You Tube Videos on our TV and shuck away with my furry friends before the blanching of the corn. At first they think something fun is going to happen because of the table and change of the family room but once they see that it is rather boring they do what they do best….SLEEP!
Remember, if you want in the 1st wave of my Product Share you need to email me by this Sunday, September 3rd so I can save a spot for you. I will do another share but that will not be until the 3rd week of September.
I will be up with the chickens (heck – they will probably be asleep still) to order the products for the share. I do expedite the shipping so I can turn them around to you in a jif! IT’s kind of a bummer that Monday is a Holiday so no USP…..but I know you will be smiling BIG TIME when you see how fast I will turn your shares around!
HHD (Happy Hump Day) to you! I am going down memory lane with you today and this is a lane that EACH AND EVERY HOLIDAY our family watches….Chevy Chases Christmas Vacation…..I know – I know, it is a rather silly movie but it just makes me laugh until tears are rolling! Keep reading….
I bet you are thinking…..where in the heck are you going with this?????
Well…yesterday while I was working on my kits I went to You Tube (one of my favorite places) to watch some videos and I thought of this silly movie and burst out laughing!
I saw that Stampin’ Up! had a bunch of videos showcasing the new products from the Holiday Catalog …so I was Chevy Chase in my jammies!
I thought that this sweet Popcorn Box would be a sweet treat to showcase to you…..it has been around for a while but it is soooo fun to whip up! I did not have any POPCORN….so “gummie bears” were the treat to my Movie Theme gift that I made for my PEEP and his sweet girlfriend….a night out at the movies!
In the short time that I have been a SUD (5 years), I am just amazed at how Stampin’ Up! has grown with the technology and marketing for their products. I simply cannot show you a better overview of a product than these great videos.
I have picked for you today my top 3 videos as these products are already on their way to Randall Lane. (keep reading….)
I highly encourage you to subscribe to the Stampin’ Up! You Tube Channel. I often go there to watch a product spotlight if I am unsure of how to use something correctly (like the Dynamic Embossing Folders as they have a different “sandwich” for Mr. Big)
Grab a snack and take some “me time” to watch these….as I think that I know you all pretty darn well and you are going to agree….they are “keepers” and it is exciting to see the demonstration! (I am sure your mind will be swimming with ideas for the future)
We all LOVE paper….get ready to “oooh and aahh” over the new kids on the block….do you have a favorite??? Please share yours….can you guess what mine is????
This “Ain’t your Grandmothers Quilt”…hang on as this IS ONE FANTASTIC Bundle…it is soooooo fun and fresh with an unlimited amount of possibilities….you WILL see this a bunch and guess what????….making a handmade Quilt IS on my “bucket list” – I always am in awe of the beauty of a quilt, guess I need to start with paper!
This beauty below surprised me….yep…I am not a fan of snow but heck, what are you going to do? After you watch this video you will see that this is soooo much more than “another snowflake stamp/bundle” – How about the sentiments on this stamp set…..F A B U L O U S!!!
Now one thing that I am NOT a fan of…..is the fact that the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is not “live” for customers until September 1st! (I really wish it was earlier) as once September rolls around….it is a SPRINT of upcoming holidays and who likes being soooo rushed!
That’s why the simple thing of being a being a Hobby Demonstrator is the smart choice. (over 95% of SDU’s are) Do you realize that I can give you the numbers of these bundles and you can make this your starter kit?
- The Quilt Bundle is $45.75
- The Snowflake Bundle is $46.75
- Throw in some DSP…Quilt paper stack is $9.00 plus (2) more DSP’s at $11.00 each and you are there!
I’ll help you with the math…that brings it to $123.50 and you just pay $99.00 and it SHIPS FOR FREE!
I did it for the discount as I love the products….it really is that easy!
Did I think I would stick around – NO WAY!
You can have the new goodies NOW and not have to wait. (plus if you order again, you will get an instant 20% off) but if you do not want to order again….that is totally fine!
You would have until the end of January (that’s right….end of January!!!) to decide if you wanna stick around! Please email me and I will be happy to share with you the numbers to add to the starter kit. For $99.00…how can you go wrong. It really is that easy!
The PERK FROM ME….I will give “new hobbiest” the DSP Swatch books for the new upcoming catalog. You all know that I love doing product shares and this is always a popular item…the swatch books!
I am amazed that paper, stamp and ink, brings me so much joy! Just look how something so simple can be so fun. I often say that I have an addiction – stampin!…this IS the best addiction we could have….creating and making people smile….priceless!
I could have just given James these movie tickets and said “Have a great night”…but trust me – taking the time to present THIS to him…PRICELESS….that’s how I feel about this paper, stamp and ink thing we do and love!
Enjoy the day…until tomorrow….
Good morning! I have a card for you today and it is super easy (but I think that it is super fun…just sayin’) and then at the end of the post I have a funny for you about Milo! This is a quick post as there is not much to say but EASY-PEASY!
I know that you all get this….that DARN TIME THING….it happens to all of us and I was looking at the paper that I have YET to put away (the NEW Pick a Pattern DSP) and I will say, I love it! (you might want to remember that for in the future Blog Candy Trivia) but I admit, I had a tough time “giving up the other side of the paper” – as I love them BOTH!
Stampin’ Up! does have great paper and I know that we all get so excited to see, feel and use the new goodies….well…that tile will be here in a SNAP so until then, let me spoil you with sneak peaks of what is to come!
Clean and simple is the name of todays game as it is the easiest card to make! Just think of the endless DSP’s that you can use and also the cardstock colors that would work!
The green that I used today was Pear Pizzazz, I will admit that I used to forget about this paper but over the past year I have used it more and more. Do you ever do that? Go through waves of using a color over and over and then totally ignoring others 🙄
I started with the thick white cardstock and then put a piece of Pear Pizzazz over the whole front. WHY did I do it that way? Well…..EASY – I really like a solid feeling card in my hand and the weight of our heavy weight card stock is perfect. (Remember, we are getting THICK VERY VANILLA in the new catalog) 😀
Now let’s chat about the Happy Birthday die….is this in your I JUST HAVE TO HAVE LIST? If not, I really think that it needs to be as this is one that will be an endless keeper as we all know having an image like this creates an INSTANT CARD…..just like I I am sharing with you today!
I used SticK It on the back of the paper before I fan it through Mr. Big and here is another WOOT-WOOT for you – in the NEW catalog we are having a double sided product like Stick It…so there you go – another MUST HAVE for your list! (I am sorry, am I your enabler?)
You have to admit, this is easy but it is classic. The only element in this card that is not flat are the embellishments…..they are green dew drops that I purchased from Pretty Pink Posh and I love the fun and modern feel that they give.
Here is a quick shot of the paper – I do adore it that we have 2 sides so if there is a side that you do not care for as much – FLIP IT and use the other BUT….I am stuck as I LOVE BOTH OF THESE….oh well, guess I will just have to buy more paper as after all, I get it at 25% off. I am just thrilled with this collection and I am getting excited to do a product share for the new catalog.
I am “clickin’ my heels” with the simplicity and sheer fun of this card today! This IS a die cut that needs to be on your very 1st order as we all can agree that this is a classic! (If I were you….I would get a piece of paper out and start writing down things that you see before your catalog comes to you next week)
You can see that there are not many products on your picture to PIN but that is a GOOD THING because than you can see that it is super easy to make. Let color make the card – sometime we over think things and if we just say – FUN & DONE…..it can work!
Now to Milo…Mr. PERFECT MILO – right now he has a new name, MILO THE MURDERER. Wednesday evening was picture perfect beautiful on the East Coast and I kept saying to John, look at Milo – he is just looking out the window (he was on the sofa staring out for literally hours) – when it was time for us to go to bed and naturally it was dark then…..John let the dogs out to have a final potty break.
When he came back to our room I said, where is Mr. Perfect? John said, I figured he was back with you….NOPE – so back out John went and then I heard him say (rather loudly) – COME HERE….you have to see this – my dear sweet perfect Milo and a baby bunny that now was his toy in his mouth and I wish that you could have seen his face……it was like he was BEAMING WITH PRIDE and that tail was going a mile a minute.
Naturally we opened the door and said DROP IT…and the great murderer he was he did so and then I exited quickly because I just do not do well with situations like this…..then I could hear John mumbling and mumbling and when he finally came back he said, well YOUR PERFECT DOG….not only took out 1 bunny….he brought the family up!
Milo usually sleeps with us….but not this night, John put him in a kennel and said – YOU SLEEP IN A CELL TONIGHT and think about what you did….and the best thing was…on Thursday morning when we woke up John said, YOUR SENTENCE IS NOT UP and YOU HAVE BEEN DENIED BAIL….. 😀
All is good now….he is back to being Mr. Perfect and that makes me happy. Things like this happen in the Spring….and trust me, it is not the first and not the last that my fur babies will bring me their trophies! The above picture was him the “day after the kill” as he was so tired from being in jail all night, he much prefers our bed!
I hope to see you back tomorrow…as I am going to play with another “newbie” – It is FUN to have new toys and I admit change is hard and also change sometimes makes us step out of the box…..I like stepping out of the box…how about YOU!??!
Have a great dat!