Well August is gone and here we come September!!!

Greetings!!!

I have to apologize for totally missing the month of August!  Where the heck did it go?  It is becoming way too true when they say "time flies when you are having fun!"  Got a visit in with the Grandbabes and witnessed the 60% eclipse out in our local desert Borrego Springs.  Yes, it was hot out there, but we watched as we drank Bloody Mary's and sat in the pool.  Great time!

Let's get business out of the way.  What is tomorrow????  SEPTEMBER 1st!  What happens tomorrow????  The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!  Yippee!!  Now all of you can order whatever you want until January 1st.  If you didn't get one from me, let me know and I will gladly send one out to you!  You can still see it online, but it is much nicer to touch and feel and mark up with post-its, stars, etc.  Mine is almost destroyed already!!!  Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them.

Wanted to just post a few things I have been working on and I am going to post a few of the cards that my partner in this paper crafting obsession, Cathy Gillick, has done.  Cathy has been an inspiration to me since 2013, and continues to amaze me daily with her creativity.  It is absolutely non-stop!!!

First, my favorite Crafty Ladies!  I have to say that my Holiday Card Buffet was a success and thank goodness as it was my first one!  I received many, many compliments and they loved that they could get down to it and finish the cards. I am the one that isn't holding any of them in the gray, but Linda in the dark blue forgot to hold hers up!  She made an Autumn and two Christmas cards.


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Here are the sample cards they took their ideas from.
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Our next Craft Sunday, is September 10th - oh my it is close - better get busy!!!

Here are the few that I have created...

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I love the new Cat Punch!  Can you tell???

As I said before, I wanted to share the cards that my downline Cathy made.  She used some non-stamping up items (but I did too on the step card), but only has been with me for a little over a year.  I have taken the liberty of putting my watermark on them as she does not have one made up yet.  I want to work with her on getting one.  Want to give her credit where credit is due!
Cathy cat
Cathy clothesline Cathy gate card 1
Cathy beach xmas
Don't you just love the beachy Christmas?  That is the cutest set!  Thanks Cathy for all of your hard work helping all of us out using your amazing creativity!

Well, that is all for me today, so I can get this published and out to you all.  Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.  Prayers are sent to any of our fellow demonstrators and all involved in the horrendous storms in Texas and Louisiana.  Please know you are in our hearts and we care.

Be kind to one another and always try to find time to Create With Paper!

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Everything is coming up? Roses, Gardenia?

As promised, Summer Blooms continues...today, I had fun with some watercoloring - I just need to remember to use water color paper next time, although it worked out fine on just cardstock.  I did a Catalog Case.  I was looking up this particular stamp set to see if there were framelits to go with it and saw a cute idea in the Catalog for using the stamp.  Unfortunately I was doomed to fussy cutting the image out...I think for all (or most) of the stamps, there should be framelits to coordinate.  Well, I will dream...

Here is my "CASE"
Rose 2
Supplies I used:
 

Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00

In the marker packs, I used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight to color in the rose.  Now that I look at the flower more, it may not be a rose, maybe a gardenia?  If you know the correct name for the flower, please let me know so I can learn my flowers :)

On the inside, I used the single "rose" flower and embossed and water colored it too to match the front of the card.  My sentiment is the "Make A Wish" from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

All in all, it was a fun card to make - thanks Stampin' Up! for the inspiration.  I have read many a post that do "Case the Catalog" days, and I finally did it.  Yay!

So, we are getting closer to the end of July - AARRGGHH!  Just wanted to remind everyone of the Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

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In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, another day, another card...time to find another flower to make - (this must have been a flip! Ha!).  Be kind to one another and please make some time for Creating With Paper!
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More "bloomin'" flowers!

Greetings from hot and steamy (yes, I said steamy - for us at least) San Diego!

The weather is more like the South or East this week...hot and sticky!  Even the kitties are going in slo mo!  Flowers are still my favorite at least for this month!  So, I did another Orchid card AND a card that I CASE'd from Laura Kant at laurascreativemoments.blogspot.nl.  I made this one for a birthday of a dear friend...(hope she doesn't read this issue of the blog (yikes)..

Here is the 2nd Orchid card ~ I am in love with Melon Mambo and the new Lemon Lime Twist.  At first I wasn't sure if it would be too neon, but it isn't - it is gorgeous!
Orchid 2
I shared this sneek peek on my Facebook page, but wanted to give you the list of supplies used

Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Next is the birthday card I made...
Birthday flowers
As I said above, I CASE'd this lovely card almost exactly from Laura Kant.  Laura, thank you very much - you made beautiful renditions of this card inspiring me!  Here the supplies for this one:

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
[140625]
$33.00
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
[142751]
$33.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
[138337]
$8.00
Big Shot
$110.00

Unfortunately, both framelit sets I used (and love still) are retired...boo hoo!  Also, the Mint Macaron Paper is retired!  Aaarrrgghh!  That is one of my favorite colors!

Remember! Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

Also happening this month is Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng
In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, that is all I can muster up for today - I think my next endeavor will be roses...wish me luck!  Be kind to one another and make some time for Creating With Paper!
 

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"Blooms for the Summer" and Orchids

Well, I made my first card with the Climbing Orchid Bundle!  Woo Hoo!  I am such an Orchid fan, that I had to have this set, but have just now been experimenting with it. 

I started out with a very simple card that was inspired by so many Pinterest pages.  Thanks to all who post, and I want to apologize for not writing down the name of the person whose card I took my idea from.  Also, wanted to let you all know that Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs has done some fabulous research and gives wonderful suggestions as to color combos of Orchids.  I was absolutely in awe of how many color combos using Stampin' Up! inks to make gorgeous Orchids.  That is my next goal.  I have really enjoyed watercoloring and blending inks lately so I am truly looking forward to making more beautiful flowers.

Here is my simple but pretty Orchid card...
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Here is the list of supplies I used...note, I used Yellow Stickles for the center of the flowers.

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Supplies:

Blender Pens
$10.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Look for more orchids and other flowers as I continue my "Blooms for the Summer" series.  If you would like to make the card above or any of the flowers I will be featuring or have featured, just click on one of the supplies that you may need and it will take you to my shopping site.  I am more than willing for you to CASE my cards, but please as always give credit where credit is due.  We all have such creative minds going for us, it is nice to acknowledge where your inspiration came from.  Even if you copy it exactly - most of us don't mind if we are mentioned. 

Don't forget the Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals...just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

Also happening this month is Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng
In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay - get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator - did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, that is all for me today~looking forward to making more blooms for summer.  Be kind to one another, and make some time for Creating With Paper!

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Summer is here!

Summer Greetings Everyone!

I know, I know, summer officially starts on June 21st.  But here in San Diego, our June is usually what we call "June Gloom".  Very often, the sun never actually comes out due to things such as "Coastal Eddies" "Fog Banks" and "Offshore Clouds".  It makes the start of summer kind of yukky!

So, I tend to think of 4th of July as the start of summer!  Amazingly, the sun is out early in the morning, temperatures are a comfortable mid 70's, we get nice breezes and flowers are popping out everywhere! 

Today, I got up, did my normal morning routine (no, not exercising!) of taking Musette down to the lookout in her harness, taking my coffee with me and of course peanuts for the squirrels.  It was like a renewed day!  Fresh, bright and oh boy was that coffee deeelicious!!!  When I came in for breakfast, I was determined to make a card with the Daisy Delight Bundle.  I had received the stamp a month or so ago, but the punch was on backorder.  Finally, I received it so had to use it immediately!  I was inspired by Petra Tailor of Tailored Craftiness in Australia.  Here is my creation! 
Daisy front
I love the soft colors of peach (which is actually Coral) and the contrast of the pear pizzazz used.  For the inside, I lined it with the Calypso Coral and did another stitched oval and used the sentiment "your kindness makes a difference" from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  If you would like to make this card or one similar, click on any of the items and it will take you to my shopping site.  It was pretty simple and I am super happy with my first Daisy card.  More to come! 

Product List

Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
[134570]
$7.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Please Note: The Wild Wasabi ribbon is retired and the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set is now retired.  Boo...

If you do shop with me, be sure to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
if your purchase is under $150.00.  If you purchase $150.00 or more, you will get Stampin' Rewards starting at $15.00 of product.  If you would like to join my team, you should consider it in July!  There are lots of great things happening in July such as
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Bonus Days is the best option ever to earn free money for your August purchases!  For every $50* you spend, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31, 2017 on anything you want!  The more you spend, the more "free" money you earn!  It is an awesome way to pick up some of the new stamp sets or new bundles and get new In Colors papers, markers, inks, etc!  Click on  the "Let's Shop" button and let's get shopping!!!  Remember you need an email address as this is how you will receive your coupons, and don't lose that email!!!  You can be a customer for this bargain, but if you become a demonstrator, you can get more discounts all of the time.
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"Christmas in July" promotion makes it easier than ever for you paper peeps to get discounts, pre-order opportunities, previews of new items Stampin' Up! is introducing and much more.  Just sign up to be a demonstrator and purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack!  This is an added value of $52 and includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (you can never have too many stamping blocks!) and a Bone Folder. And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, Stampin' Up! is including the "Carols of Christmas Stamp Set" from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US Value)! With so many basic items added to your Starter kit, your Starter Kit ($125 value) can be spent on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets, dies and accessories!  All of this for only $99!  We love Hobby Demonstrators as well as ones who want to make a little money on the side.

Well, that's all for me today.  I will post new projects when I finish them...yes, I am saying many projects started and in progress...what's new, huh?  So until we meet again, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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