Just checking in…with a smile!

 

Good morning! I hope this post is finding everyone well… I truly have missed posting as I regularly did….but we are on the countdown with this cast…(fingers crossed) It is amazing how something that we take for granted can slow you down….but all is good – actually it is GREAT!

Isn’t this a great picture of “Happy Pants“….I adore Sandy Allnock as she is sooooo darn talented and one super sweet person. I have taken many of her online classes and I truly enjoy watching videos of her working and creating amazing projects…..

Click here to see a quick video and I hope that her message will be all over your face – a simple SMILE does make a difference something so simple and something that we ALL can do….

At the end…you will see some snaps of my view as I woke up this morning….

 

 

I am away with the most important people in my life…..my wonderful hubby and 3 peeps!

 

 

I did not bring much to work/play will except……..the NEW STAMPIN’ BLENDS! I am itchin’ to play and then I will be sure to share my thoughts and works of art with you all!

 

Meet my new friends…..I am super excited to PLAY! 😀 

 

 

 

 

I am just giddy that WE HAVE THESE MARKERS….we all know that there is LOTS going on with Stampin’ Up! this month…..Below you will see a recap of a previous post with all of the Stampin’ Scoop…..I get it – a BUNCH to absorb – just be a sponge and soak it up!

 

 

 

I am super excited that Stampin’ Up! is offering an alcohol-based marker once again.These markers are only available to demonstrators at this point but Stampin’ Up! is going to be releasing them hopefully by the end of the year to all customers.

I think it is fair to be totally be honest and say that Stampin’ Up! is being super cautious with this new product launch to make sure the quality control is to their highest standards. Alcohol based markers are a staple in the crafting industry and I am THRILLED that we are offering them.

This time Stampin’ Up is doing a super smart thing….there are just (2) shades for each color family and if you have 1 that runs out….no worries as you can purchase them individually as needed (once they go live for customers) – I personally think that Is super smart as that was one thing in the past many did not like… having to re-purchase the whole color family.

You can see that this is very exciting for Stampin’ Up! If you have never used an alcohol-based marker before I say HANG ON TO YOUR MARKER as wait until you try …you will be amazed at the ease they are to use.

You will see that currently stamping up is offering these alcohol-based markers in 12 color families… Totally matching our colors that we have! You just have to love how we color coordinate all of our products!

 

DESCRIPTION ITEM PRICE LIMIT
Bermuda Bay Combo Pack* 144600 $9.00 1
Calypso Coral Combo Pack* 144045 $9.00 1
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack* 144598 $9.00 1
Crumb Cake Combo Pack* 144601 $9.00 1
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack* 144603 $9.00 1
Night Of Navy Combo Pack* 144040 $9.00 1
Old Olive Combo Pack* 144597 $9.00 1
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack* 144604 $9.00 1
Pool Party Combo Pack* 144605 $9.00 1
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack* 144599 $9.00 1
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack* 144602 $9.00 1
Smoky Slate Combo Pack* 145058 $9.00 1
Ivory Marker 144606 $4.50 1
Bronze Marker 144607 $4.50 1
Color Lifter 144608 $4.50 1
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
147475 $121.50 1
Color Me Happy Project Kit 144609 $25.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount) 144062 $27.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)** 144069 $19.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033 $46.75 No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034 $39.50 No Limits

 

*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

You can see from the above chart that there is a Color Me Happy Stamp Set and Project Kit…can you say WOW….as you knew that Stampin’ Up! would come out with an amazing compliment with this release. (and it is….but only for demonstrators for this pre-release)

So the moral of this story is… for $99 dollars you can get all of these markersHave free shippingand get going coloring away! There truly are no strings attached in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The overwhelming majority of demonstrators with Stamping Up are hobbyist and who doesn’t like to get a deal!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or you can click here and put the stampin’ blends marker collection (#147475) in your kit and be done…no…do this as well….throw in some White Bakers Twine (#124262) as you can get up to $125 in product for just $99!

Getting the total stampin’ blends marker collection is the way to go as then you would have all of the colors available. If you wish to purchase them in just specific colors and also be able to get the color me happy project kit you will see the product numbers beside each of the color families.

I have a feeling we all think the same way so this is what I would do (just sayin’)…I would get the marker collection and then you can order the project kit and get it at a 20% discount!!! I just love a deal…again, email me of you want to chat….or just click here!

 


 

(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)

October 1 – 10, 2017: World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but for ten days (October 1–10), you can get  some great deals. You can save 15% off select stamp sets and note card/envelope sets.  CLICK HERE to see the offerings but remember – it is just for 10 days! WOOT-WOOT…..

 

 


 

(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)

 

Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3, Get 1 Free! (We love our paper)

October 1 – 31, 2017:  Purchase 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. (do you have a favorite?) This includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!  Purchase all the same or mix and match! This is a great way to pound out your holiday cards or even pair up with a friend to share the paper.

You can click here and see them all grouped together.

 


 

 

Now to my view…I have truly been counting the days for this weekend to happen. We all know that is harder and harder to find the time for schedules to line up to be all together when PEEPS grow up and have jobs and live in different states…that is why my heart has been skippin’ beats for this weekend….

2 are here…..Will is on his way from Boston – LONG trip for just 2 days…but I am sooooo darn excited! Have a great weekend and I will be in your “in box” on Monday!!!!

 

Here are a couple of pictures…

What a great way to wake up to…..

 

 

Still plenty warm enough to go out on the boat…it is going to be a beautiful day!

 

 

YEP….I bought “the goods” to make smores! You would not believe how much food I have cooked/prepared for…..I just wanted everything to be ready…so we can maximize time for chatter and games…..FAMILY FUN!!!!

 

 

Thanks for popping in and letting me share “my joy” with you! Happy World Card Making Day tomorrow and remember…..this little thing we do….it DOES make a difference!

 

 

 

As easy as 1,2 & 3…with a HUGE WOW!

 

 

Good morning and here’s to a new week to all of us! Today I have a card for you that is truly as easy as the title says… it is as easy as 1, 2 and 3! With the calendar being October… October is a month that is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have an absolutely fabulous stamp set called Ribbon of Courage and it is not only filled with many images that uses the very familiar ribbon that we all have come to know as an awareness for many types of cancer but it is also filled with some fabulous sentiments.

I encouraged you to take a look at this stamp set for many reasons…(It can be found on page 96 in the annual catalog.) I actually used this stamp set for one of my monthly card kits and I was just thrilled with the end result.

 

 

 

 

 

  • This stamp set is that one of our companies million-dollar achievers created….Patty Bennett. That in itself is something to WOOT-WOOT about!
  • This “Ribbon” is a common awareness for many cancers, click here to see a list of cancers and their colors (there are many sites that you can go to an see) but I am sharing this with you for your own awareness that this fabulous and simple ribbon that is near and dear to many…. is for many different types of cancers.
  • The sentiments in this stamp set are amazing. I encourage you to look at this stamp set even deeper with the message that the sentiments say. Click here and you will see a card that I have blogged about before. To me, is is clean and classic….the message that the sentiment gives….FABULOUS!

 

I have had many people that are near and dear to my heart that have had this terrible disease.If you want to make up a card that would not only be a total “FEEL GOOD” to you….but also a “FEEL GOOD” to many that this would touch.

I personally have made a bunch of these cards for our local community as well as I have made many of them for survivors to use as a note of courage to send their family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This card comes together in a Jif… Hence the title easy as 123.You can see that I have made this into a square card but today I am showing you the envelope (a regular A-2 size) with it as it will mail with a regular stamp.

You can easily stamp many inside sentiments or just keep it blank as it is just a true blue classic!

Here is the scoop and I hope and encourage you to CASE this simple beauty… It comes together in no time and if your heart and time allows, I would pick up some card-stock to coordinate with a ribbon color and make some up… then take them to your local support office.

 

Kindness is always in style and not only will your heart be happy

 

  • Card Base is 4 1/4″
  • The White is a 4″ square and then after the image stamped….it was scored at (2) in on all sides. I used a piece of fun foam to pop it up as I like the feel of a solid “lift” but you could easily use dimensionals
  • Take a 1/4″ piece of card stock to the bak of the envelope, adhere and then add a piece of DSP 2″ wide and adhere…trim off excess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is it…as easy as 1,2,3 (CUT,STAMP,ADHERE)

 

 

To me, this simple beauty has a HUGE WOW with a wee bit of effort! For those of you that purchased my kit the month that I showcased this….please chime in and share your love for this stamp set.

I know that there are stamps that come down the pike that we love for many reasons….but to me, it is super special to have a stamp set that touches so many….that’s why this gem has a permanent home on Randall Lane.

Please do not forget about all of the AMAZING HAPPENINGS going on with Stampin’ Up~ this month…..click here to see yesterdays post…..SOOOOO DARN much to take in….but as my peeps say to me, “It’s all good”

Now go grab this day and mark your mark on it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh, What a DAY!!!

What can I say but… there is a bunch going on! We all know it is the first day of the new month but also, Stamping Up! has a ton of incentives this month. The best advice I can give you is grab a cup of coffee, a piece of paper and a pen, and sit back and take it all in!

 

 

(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)

October 1 – 10, 2017: World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but for ten days (October 1–10), you can get  some great deals. You can save 15% off select stamp sets and note card/envelope sets.  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREECLICK HERE to see the offerings but remember – it is just for 10 days! WOOT-WOOT…..I am stocking up on Fast Fuse!!!

 

 

 

 


 

(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)

 

Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3, Get 1 Free! (We love our paper)

October 1 – 31, 2017:  Purchase 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. (do you have a favorite?) This includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!  Purchase all the same or mix and match! This is a great way to pound out your holiday cards or even pair up with a friend to share the paper.

You can click here and see them all grouped together.

 

 

 

 


 

They’re coming back and I know there are going to be some happy crafters! Read on…

 

 

What can I say but I am excited.  😀  We all know the feeling inside we get when something comes out that makes us feel like Christmas Morning when we were little, well – this is how I feel about these Stampin’ Blends.

I am super excited that Stampin’ Up! is offering an alcohol-based marker once again.These markers are only available to demonstrators at this point but Stampin’ Up! is going to be releasing them hopefully by the end of the year to all customers.

I think it is fair to be totally be honest and say that Stampin’ Up! is being super cautious with this new product launch to make sure the quality control is to their highest standards. Alcohol based markers are a staple in the crafting industry and I am THRILLED that we are offering them.

This time Stampin’ Up is doing a super smart thing….there are just (2) shades for each color family and if you have 1 that runs out….no worries as you can purchase them individually as needed (once they go live for customers) – I personally think that Is super smart as that was one thing in the past many did not like… having to re-purchase the whole color family.

You can see that this is very exciting for Stampin’ Up! If you have never used an alcohol-based marker before I say HANG ON TO YOUR MARKER as wait until you try …you will be amazed at the ease they are to use.

You will see that currently stamping up is offering these alcohol-based markers in 12 color families… Totally matching our colors that we have! You just have to love how we color coordinate all of our products!

 

DESCRIPTION ITEM PRICE LIMIT
Bermuda Bay Combo Pack* 144600 $9.00 1
Calypso Coral Combo Pack* 144045 $9.00 1
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack* 144598 $9.00 1
Crumb Cake Combo Pack* 144601 $9.00 1
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack* 144603 $9.00 1
Night Of Navy Combo Pack* 144040 $9.00 1
Old Olive Combo Pack* 144597 $9.00 1
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack* 144604 $9.00 1
Pool Party Combo Pack* 144605 $9.00 1
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack* 144599 $9.00 1
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack* 144602 $9.00 1
Smoky Slate Combo Pack* 145058 $9.00 1
Ivory Marker 144606 $4.50 1
Bronze Marker 144607 $4.50 1
Color Lifter 144608 $4.50 1
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
147475 $121.50 1
Color Me Happy Project Kit 144609 $25.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount) 144062 $27.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)** 144069 $19.00 No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033 $46.75 No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034 $39.50 No Limits

 

*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

You can see from the above chart that there is a Color Me Happy Stamp Set and Project Kit…can you say WOW….as you knew that Stampin’ Up! would come out with an amazing compliment with this release. (and it is….but only for demonstrators for this pre-release)

So the moral of this story is… For $99 dollars you can get all of these markers… Have free shipping… and get going coloring away! There truly are no strings attached in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The overwhelming majority of demonstrators with Stamping Up are hobbyist and who doesn’t like to get a deal!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or you can click here and put the stampin’ blends marker collection (#147475) in your kit and be done…no…do this as well….throw in some White Bakers Twine (#124262) as you can get up to $125 in product for just $99!

Getting the total stampin’ blends marker collection is the way to go as then you would have all of the colors available. If you wish to purchase them in just specific colors and also be able to get the color me happy project kit you will see the product numbers beside each of the color families.

I have a feeling we all think the same way so this is what I would do (just sayin’)…I would get the marker collection and then you can order the project kit and get it at a 20% discount!!! I just love a deal…again, email me of you want to chat….or just click here!

Enjoy your day… and happy FALL TO ALL all! My markers are already on order… How about yours?

I just couldn’t resist leaving you guys with a fun picture of John and the dogs. Yesterday he was mowing and this is one of their highlights of the day! It makes me totally laugh as they will be on mowers for hours~

it is funny to see them as they make turns at the end of the field. As John enters one end of the field you can see their little backs back up to make the turn and as he makes the turn their bodies go forward.

They have been doing this for years and it is just too funny to see how much joy it brings them. You know you hear me talk about “simple joys ” all the time…This is a simple joy for John and I!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean and Simple Sympathy….a keeper!

 

 

Good Morning! I’m kinda liking this not blogging as often as I think my creative juices are flowing! (just sayin’  😆 ) Good old  “Pinkie” was traded in for a “newer model”…I now have Green Bean” on my arm. It’s actually the kind of green of lemon lime twist – that’s why I’m calling it Green Bean! 

I have a super clean card for you that uses the Paper Pumpkin Kit from this month and the Heartfelt Sympathy Photopolymer Stamp.

I know that it is hard to make sympathy cards but the reality of it is….we need them. I unfortunately had to go to a funeral for one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known.Do you remember when you were a child and you had a neighbor that always made you smile?

Well…That’s what this man was to me.It was a beautiful service and my head was flooding with fabulous memories of my childhood. Interestingly enough,  the gentleman who officiated the service had a wonderful message…He shared that our world needs more kindness.

He shared that one thing that we all could do was to remember this gentleman’s wife (of 58 years)…his adult children…his grandchildren – not only now but remember them three months from now… six months from now… a year from now….just because! I think that is a message we all can live by. He suggested to reach out with a simple card… something with your own handwriting… It was interesting – that was his challenge.

When you stop and think about it– something so simple and something that we all love to do is so powerful in so many ways. Never under estimate the power of a card. It doesn’t have to be complex… It just has to come from your heart.

Okay… Enough– let’s get going with this great card!

 

 

 

 

 

The overall size of this card is a 4 1/4″ square card.You can easily use this size of a card with one of our regular envelopes but you know me… I adore Square cards and I adore making my own envelopes!

It was funny… When I showed John this card –  he loved it and said “By any chance could you make me up about six of them to have at the office”…I have to admit, John is my biggest fan and John also is so wonderful and sending his clients personal cards when they are in need.

Soft suede is the color for the day… And the DSP I chose was the Painted Autumn.This is a spectacular set of paper that has a flair for “Autumn” but several of the flip side’s to this will take you all year around, I cut the DSP to a 4″ square.I did this on purpose so I would be able to get 9 cards out of one sheet of paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know that my style is very clean and simple… And I understand that there’re many of you that find clean and simple difficult. I encourage you to take this layout and just try to work with what you have and then stand back and look at it.

When you design clean and simple cards the key words are “stand back and look at it”.I think one thing that we all tend to do (and something I am totally guilty of)  is looking at something and always thinking it needs more.

Do you ever make a project and feel guilty it didn’t take you hardly anytime?I’m in that camp many times and when you really stop and think about it it’s silly…It’s totally okay to do something that does not take a long time….and a ton of products.

Let your DSP and your stamp set be the shining elements. Remember… Sometimes, less is best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a shared in the opening I used the elements of the leaves from the paper pumpkin kit from September. I’ve blogged about that on Monday and you can click here to see that post. When I was typing this post or should I say “dictating this post” last evening I saw that the refill kit was still available but remember…they are while supplies last.

I am just giddy over this kit and I know…I know –  we have many die-cuts that would cut out small leaves etc… like this but there’s nothing like having them ready…to adhere right without thinking!  I have stocked up on this kit refill because I see the potential for so many cards and projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am asking you… How can you go wrong with a simple card like this? It covers all the bases and you would be super proud to send this card out. This stamp set, Heartfelt Sympathy has been carried over – I actually think we’ve had it for probably two years? (you should see mine, it is WELL LOVED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing I adore about this stamp is the fact that it is a photopolymer stamps set. I admit – that is by far my stamp of choice and actually I really think long and hard to purchase a stamp if it is not a photopolymer but guess a girl can’t have her way all the time!!! 😯 Also, the font is FAB-O and you know how I love a great font.

The sizing of this stamp to me just screamed a square card… but I am sure you could use a regular A-2  card size if you’re more comfortable with that. You also could add embellishments such as pearls  – that would be great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, in my blog posts today you can see that I made a custom Square Envelope but please remember that you can use one of our regular envelopes and it will mail with a regular stamp.

I hope that you found this post inspiring…It was truly something that just came together like peanut butter and jelly! Don’t we all love it when that just seems to happen 😀

We finally have some beautiful fall weather on the East Coast but unfortunately today I am stuck in a board meeting all day. It’s okay as the forecast is supposed to be spectacular for the next several days.

I challenge you to sit down and send a card to somebody…. just because…You and I both know … you will feel great and the recipient will feel great as well! Many thanks for your time….This little thing that we do in making cards…does make a difference!

 

 

 

 

 

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