“Hooray”…it’s Monday!

 

Well…are Mondays a good thing or a bad thing? I am embracing today as I am putting my foot down to no more Kleenex’s….no more pity parties…time to move this sickness train on and hopefully SQUISH IT so no one else gets the bug!

In 8 days…..there will be 3 NEW Sale-a-Bration items becoming available for you with a $50 purchase….and I think from the chats I have seen – YOU ALL really – REALLY like them! Today I am using the stamp set, Reverse Words. It is fun and unique!

 

 

 

Hands DOWN – I adore this stamp set – you all know how I feel about great sentiments and free-hand words like this! I think that it is brilliant and that font is….. oh so special! I ask you, how can you go wrong?!?!?

I took the “meat “ from this FREEBIE stamp set and then the “potatoes” are from the super great “fall back” of Cottage Greetings in a super simple banner!

 

 

 

Below you will see a picture that you can see the sequins and some FUN dots made by a product called Nuvo Jewel Drops….they are super fun – very easy to use and they come in a huge array of colors – the biggest “head up” is…be patient and let them dry and they will stay “perky through the mail”

I love the look and feel that they give…It is one of those – secret touches that make a big impact.

 

 

 

Here is my “smile” picture…darn I love when everything coordinates! This paper is from the Annual Catalog, Moroccan DSP and I have used it a BUNCH as it lends itself to so many clean and classic projects! The “In Color”, Delightful Dijon will be walking the plank on June 1st but I do not know if you are like me….it takes a while to learn to love and appreciate these In Colors and I am personally going to miss this one!

 

 

 

 

Here is your picture to PIN…this card today is a great example of how something soooooooo incredibly simple can be soooooooo classic! Be simple…be brave…..you will be happy!

 

 

 

Speaking of being happy…Pop back tomorrow as I have a video for your “Tips for Your Tuesday”.…it is all about conditioning your stamps as we need to think of our stamps are like a new pair of shoes….they need some time and TLC before they are comfy!

Enjoy your day…and I hope to see you tomorrow!

 

 

 

Step It Up Sunday!

 

 

Well my friends….here you go! There is not too much to say other than same basic card with a twist….If you missed yesterday’s post –CLICK HERE and you will see the Simple Saturday version and today….we have it “stepped up a bit” 🙂

You know I often blog about not being afraid of using your DSP……because truth be told – I KNOW YOU HAVE IT….and YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BUNCH OF IT.….so – USE IT!

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When I stamped the cards for this weekend – I did the EXACT same thing on both cards and decided to just stand back….look at it and GO FOR IT!

I loved the simplicity of this DSP from the Succulent Garden DSP Collection. It is bold, it is FUN!. All I did was cut 5 rows of “dots” and adhered it to the stamped base that is 5 1/4″ X 4″.

I places a strip of Fast Fuse on the back where the DSP is and then placed 3 pieces of White Bakers Twine and the make a triple bow and adhered it to the front with anchoring it with a glue dot.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris R. – you did get this correct….I added Wink of Stella over the black insides of the flowers….I know – it is super hard to see in the photos but trust me, it is “just the right touch” to make an impact!

 

 

 

Well….my vote – TODAY’S card….WHY???? I know that the pictures do not give it the love it deserves….but that splash of fun really looks stunning with the bold flowers!

I invite you to give it a try….no worries if you do not have this stamp or the specific DSP….USE WHAT YOU HAVE….and give it a whirl. You can see that it is very simple yet has a classic feel.

 

 

 

 

Here is your picture to pin. I suggest that you find some “me time” and try using a bold DSP with a stamp. Trust me. at first you are going to think it looks wonky but just keep going….remember, it is HANDMADE, not HALLMARK and it is a WORK FROM YOUR HEART.

 

 

 

We had a beautiful day yesterday, it was unseasonably warm and it was great to see the sunshine….BUT….when it is warm that means – OFF COME THE HORSES BLANKETS…..and they love it….and they roll, for them it is preferably in mud….which means….when they come in……grooming – re-blanketing because it dips down in temperatures and I have this incredible patient husband looking at me saying, “You do not feel well…is this really necessary????….and then he caves in and says – I’ll help because I know you will not sleep worrying about them”

He is the best – and we are still are considering buying stock in Kleenex but we are hanging in there…..actually it is kind of funny as we both as sniffling together so it is hard to get the “male sympathy” from me!

Enjoy your day…remember, if you like this stamp set soooooo much – it can be yours FREE with a $50.00 purchase and if your order is $75+ you will also get a versamark ink pad from me!

I offer a very generous rewards program so if you like free stamp sets…than I’m your gal!

 

 

Simple Saturday yet Simply Special!

 

Good Morning my cyber friends! I wish that I could say that I feel like a new person….but you are stuck with Rudolph again…..it can only get better! I look at my “fur friends” and ask them…how can John and I be sick and you guys just run and love life! Well….actually Rosie – (John’s princess was just diagnosed with Lyme’s decease…..but they put her on antibiotics and she is doing great)

 

This is my kinda card…it is simple, it is bold, it uses minimal products and it has a solid punch!

The sentiment is oh so sweet and it is from Suite Sentiments…..wow  –  I am getting a bunch of uses from this one and I will say…when you see a stamp that has great sentiments – BUY IT.….because it will come in handy!

 

 

 

 

The floral stamp is from the freebie – Avant Garden in the SAB flyer so you know what that means…it is FREE to you with a $50 purchase…SAB IS the BEST time of the year to get limited edition products that are only available;e until March 31st!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For today’s card, it was super simple but I wanted to point out that I chose to use a mask to stamp over top without having the ink colors blend together! Have you ever “masked an image before” – If this is something that is new to you….plese let me know in the comments as maybe I should do a video for you!

There are many ways to mask. I like to use Inkadinkado Masking Paper but you could easily use a Post It note. The reason that I like the masking paper is the fact that the “stickiness” is stronger and then I simply store it inside the stamp set and it is ready for the future!

 

 

 

 

The below pictures will the mask but this was taken after I did all of my stampin’ (sorry!!!!) but hopefully you can see that all you do is place it over……(it will seal) and then stamp with the other color…remove the mask – PRESTO and SMILE!

 

 

 

 

Now here is the SMILE  😀  picture – it doesn’t get much better than this! I adore the boldness yet simplicity of the DSP from Succulent Garden DSP…. it is filled with great patterns and the colors….oh so yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

Now here is your picture to PIN away! I think that we all can say that we have friends on our lives that we could send this to. I love this font I love the fact that the typesets are different so it really catches your eye!

 

 

 

Have a super FUN Saturday and I hope that you will pop back tomorrow. I have some changes that you might like….you might not like….but that is ok – we all see things with different glasses on!

John is a CPA so he is in full swing with the stresses of his job! I am sure that many if you are in the same boat….tax season is a drainer! Remember, jammie shopping is soooooo on trend so hit that Paw Print and have fine!

 

 

 

My 3-D Valentine fun…..

What can I say but WOW….yesterday’s post was OUT OF THE BALLPARK and I thank you for giving Mary Ann the love that she sooooooo well deserved! Is that truck amazing or what! 🙂

 

 

I am still under the weather (and I never get a cold) and my poor nose….I feel like Rudolph but this will all past….and I am determined that today will be better! Enough about me….let’s look at this SUPER HOT 3-D that I made!

Now I must say…with this incredible work of ART that took me forever – I can just FEEL THE COMMENTS coming my way! 😀

 

 

 

M&M’s are a classic. For just $1.00 you can make someones day by purchasing this tube of classic calories and then do a simple fru-fru and trust me, you will be a ROCK STAR!

 

 

You do not need me today ( but I always hope that you know that you can email me with questions) but I will say (as I have said endless times) – Do not be hard on yourself if time is against you – there are ALWAYS ways that YOU can make someone smile with a super simple gesture like this!

The DSP is 4″ X 5″ and I put tear & tape all around and adhered….used some ribbon………added a simple heart with a sentiment and BAM – DONE!

 

 

 

I apologize that this is a short post but really this is all that needs to be said – go find something simple and add your flair and TRUST ME…you will shine an be soooooo happy that you made someones day!

I will say that YOU all always make my day….and my peeps and John will often pop onto my blog and say – WOW – you had a ton of comments…..that makes me feel so good but what really makes me feel good is know that I inspire you to reach and try……

I know that I was  loser :- ( in not replying to all of the comments yesterday but honestly, I am not feeling the best and heck) – YOU KNOCKED THEM OUT OF THE PARK!!!!

Fingers crossed that we will have a great Simple Saturday….but I hope that you have  FABULOUS FRIDAY and I hope that my super hard 3-D inspired you to try it…..as Mikey says, TRY IT….YOU MIGHT LIKE IT! 😕

p.s. – The M & M holders are GREAT for quarters! I am famous for snitching every quarter I see in the house as it goes to my motto that I say in our house – “Quarters for Clean Horses” – as this is how I stash them and keep them in the truck when I have to go to the Laundry Mat to do the glamorous job of washing horse blankets!!!! 😀

 

 

 

 

 

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