The new Stampin’ Up! Daisy punch has been outselling every other punch for the last 5 years and it’s only been available for a few months now. It is currently in stock but once again showing as low inventory. So if you didn’t already buy it and you have it on your wish list you may want to go ahead and get it now. It’s also part of the Daisy Delight bundle that includes the coordinating stamp set.
Here is a really pretty card I made with the bundle and the coordinating Designer Series paper.
Delightful Daisy bundle
Im trying to write this post from my iPad and find that I’m not having the same ease of doing what I want when I’m on my computer. So I’m going to keep this short.
I hope you like this cute card. I like the blues with the yellows against the white card base.
Have a delightful day!
I’ve joined up with a group of demonstrators from around the world to give you some Scrapbooking Inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products. You can follow through the hop by clicking on the next button below or on the list of names if you get lost along the way. Hopefully everything will go along smoothly. Now on to my page.
We got together for a family reunion earlier this summer – it’s Greg’s mothers side of the family. Whenever we have had the family reunion we always get all of the kids together and line them up in age order. Over the years they have changed so much and this year we were missing a few too. While I titled it COUSINS this group are actually the kids of all the first cousins and siblings – so some are first cousins to each other and some are second cousins to each other. Since I don’t really know my cousins I love being in Greg’s family where they are all so close and I’m glad that my children have cousins and extended family that they get to spend time with.
For this page I used the Color Theory Suite in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog. I used one of the large cards from the Color Theory Memories & More card pack and I cut it in half and attached it to the back of my photo on the top and bottom.
I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set to stamp leaves on the Old Olive background page. I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to cut leaves from the Color Theory Designer Paper Stack. The title letters are also cut from the same paper stack using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.
To finish my page I added Glitter Enamel Dots and some of the Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine. It’s a pretty simple traditional 12×12 page and I think I’ll pair it with a pocket page and more photos from the kids playing games at the reunion.
Hop on along to Jenny Hall by clicking the NEXT button – or click along in the link list below.
Blog Hop Participant List:
- Sharon Dalton
- Megan Lenske
- Peta Stephen
- Lisa Henderson
- Pam Poli
- Courtenay Heuston
- Jessica Brigden
- Karie Beglau
- Simone Meye
- Lisa Gibson
- Michelle Veller
- Cheryl Algie
- Beth Rush
- Josie Dean
- Kelly Leese
- Stesha Bloodhart
- Virginia Porta
- Kerstin Klar
- Joanne Hodge
- Christine Alward
- Monika Lenkeit Davis
- Jenny Hall
- Lou Kitzelman
Thanks for visiting.
I’m sharing more about our Stampin’ Up! Trip to Thailand. It was a pretty busy week and I took lots of photos. You probably don’t want to see every single one so I’m trying to pick out some of the best ones that represent what we did each day.
The first official day of the trip was a Monday and it started with all of us getting on little “buses” to go to the General Session. So they weren’t really buses more like a modified truck I guess. The General Session was off site in a large tent with chairs set up for everyone and there were snacks in the back of the room. A stage in the front of the room and big screens for us to watch some of the presentations from the Stampin’ Up! staff.
So I’m not exactly sure how it happened but somehow I was the very first person off the truck and walking into the tent! I was so excited and nervous I didn’t even take any pictures going in. But all the staff were lined up along the entrance clapping and giving high-fives! I wasn’t even sure what to do – so someone had to tell me to walk inside and find a seat. Well we were able to sit in the front row!
And if you visit Shelli’s blog (the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!) you can see us in one of the photos she posted. Unfortunately its a nice photo of my backside but Greg is facing forward!
The highlight of the general session was the unveiling of the new Holiday Catalog! We also saw several stamping presentations and received prize patrols and our very own copy of the Holiday catalog. After the general session we headed back to our hotel for a boxed lunched. It had lots of different food in the box – I tried a little bit of each thing for the most part – but it wasn’t quite for me.
A photo with Sara Douglas
Now the room is full!
Sara up on stage
Our box lunch.
All the different foods inside.
The rest of the day was on our own. We spent some time at the pool and then got ready for a special dinner. I was selected to have dinner with one of the corporate staff and a board member, plus another demonstrator. And we all had our spouses with us. My dinner was with Rich Jutkins – the President of Stampin’ Up! and Casey one of the board members. The other demonstrator was Kim Wilson. Our dinner was at one of the top rated restaurants on Phuket Island. And it sits on top of a cliff over looking the bay. The food was served family style so they just kept bringing out different things. It seemed like the food was never going to stop. The whole evening was wonderful and we really enjoyed talking to everyone at the table and learning new things about some of the behind the scenes aspects of the company.
It was a wonderful first day of the trip. If you do go to Phuket in Thailand I would highly recommend trying to eat at this restaurant.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek of day 1.
The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st! A perk of being a demonstrator means we get to see it early and purchase products early. I’d love to talk to you about being a demonstrator and part of my team. Today on my blog I’m sharing a sneak peek from the Merry Little Christmas Suite. It’s actually a mega suite. It has 2 stamp set bundles – one with a punch and one with a die set, two Designer Series Paper packs, and lots of fun embellishments in one big suite of coordinating products. Here is just a little peek for you.
I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes to make this fun little treat. There are several new products on here from the Merry Little Christmas suite.
- Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
- Merry Little Labels stamp set
- Everyday Label Punch
- Jute Twine
Here is another view so you can see the yummies inside!
White Chocolate cashew clusters. They are yummy!
The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits dies are also part of this suite. And guess what? You can buy those right now! You don’t have to wait until Sept. 1st. They are available as an early release.
Here is a video so you can get a closer look.
If you are ready to shop visit my ONLINE STORE.
Have a great day!
This was a quick and easy project that I made for the girls on my SU Demo Getaway weekend. I was shopping in the Target Dollar Spot one day (well maybe they don’t call it that anymore) and saw some fun pencils that looked like our SU colors – they were Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride and Basic Black. I picked up a bunch of them to use as a little “pillow” gift for the getaway weekend. Here is what I did with them.
I put three pencils in one of the 6×8 cello bags and stapled it shut. The pencils are about as tall as the bags so I pushed them to one side at the top and stapled as close as I could get so that it would hold them in there.
Then I wanted to decorate the bag with a fun tag. I decided the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was a perfect fit and grabbed one of the Emerald Envy patterns and one of the Basic Black patterns – I cut those into strips and punched with the Triple Banner Punch. I also cut a strip of Blushing Bride card stock and punch the end of it. I stamped on the card stock with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set. I also grabbed little bits of ribbon in the coordinating colors – Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding, Blushing Bride Double-Stitched Ribbon and some Black Mini Sequin Trim. I stapled all those together at the top of my bag.
To finish the tag I stamped a bunch of the bears on Watercolor Paper and water-colored them in with some Sahara Sand ink. Then I fussy cut the bear and attached him with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
Aspen was helping with the bears!
Not really he was just sleeping next to me and I wondered how many bears I could lay on him before he noticed. The answer is 6 – just 6. Then he looked up at me like what is going on here.
I love fun pencils and have lots of different ones. I pretty much write everything in pencil – because then I can erase mistakes or when things change. My calendar would be a mess if I didn’t write things in pencil. Do you use a pencil or mostly write with a pen?
Have a great day!
You won’t want to miss the Fall 2017 retreat – Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2017!
Are you ready to get away from it all? Leave behind the family, the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning and come join us for a fun Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat. Come party with us at Skyview Mountain Cottage & Retreat in Ellijay, GA Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017.
Arrive on Friday – come set up your craft space, bring an appetizer to share with everyone on Friday evening for our dinner. If you come before lunch – bring your own lunch. We will have games and prizes on Friday night. Make & Takes will be scheduled for Friday night and Saturday. All meals included on Saturday, Sunday Breakfast and snacks. Finish up on Sunday and pack up and head back home in the early afternoon. We have Make & Take projects planned as part of the retreat – and everyone will receive a Goody Bag with supplies and extras. And little surprises throughout the weekend!
Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on. You will have table space set up for the whole weekend – so bring your memory keeping, card making, laptop for Digital scrapbooking, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry making, knitting – the choice is yours.
The Cabin sleeps 18 people – 8 Built in Bunk beds, 4 traditional bunk beds, 2 twin beds, 1 queen bed and 1 king bed.
Every crafter will have their own table, with a comfy chair, an Ott Lite and more!
I will send out a schedule and list of what you need to bring in mid September to those that are registered.
This time we are offering EARLY BIRD PRICING – paid in full by August 25 – $125.
Regular pricing – due by September 10 – $150
All fees non-refundable after Sept 10..
I will be ordering supplies and prizes Sept 11.
Reserve your spot today!
CLICK HERE to get the registration form.
Email me today to let me know you plan to attend, then send in your registration and payment. Thanks!
I hope to see you there!
Here is a peek at some of the fun from the Spring Retreat.
Sometimes when I’m out shopping I come across little bags and think I have to have those because they would be cute for something. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do with them but figure at some point in time I will find a good use for them. A few months back I found these little silver mini bags and bought a stack of them., I ended up using them for my Demo Getaway Retreat at the end of July.
I decided to use the new In-Colors to decorate them. I used the 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and tied it in a bow around the handle. Then made a tag in the same color to hang on the handle.
I used two new punches – Starbust punch and the Pretty Label punch. I stamped on the Pretty Label – “we are cut out to be friends” – from the stamp set Crafting Forever. I also stamped the paper snips on Smoky Slate card stock and cut those out to add on the tag. I finished each tag with a little silver enamel heart and tied it on the bag with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I thought they turned out so cute.
Inside each bag was a ruler, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a sheet of dimensionals and mini dimensionals and a Stampin’ Sponge. A few little crafting essentials that I like to always have near by.
It was a really fun weekend event and I can’t wait to do it again.
Thanks for visiting today.