Cards - Birthday

What fun we are having!


Wanted to share our January Craftin' Gals Sunday Gathering that was held January 23rd.  We opted for a lighter fare for food because all of us indulged during the Holidays.  I made homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in our Insta-Pot and we had a salad bar and fresh baked French bread.

We celebrated Valentines Day since our February meeting will be after Valentines Day.  I made two samples of simple projects ~ a Valentines Candy holder House and a simple Valentines card.  Here are the samples the gals used.

Here is the group

I just have the best group of gals, missing a few...Love them all! 

I have had a chance to work with the beautiful Parisian Blossoms Suite.  The two "bundles" are so gorgeous, I didn't want to stop!  Here are my "experiments".

I also whipped up this birthday card for the sweet 1 year old cousin of mine.  I love the little ladybug stamps and dies.
Ladybug birthday
Our next Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering will be held February 23rd.  I want to introduce more new Mini Catalog samples to my team and show some Sale-A-Bration ideas.  I better get busy, huh?  If you are in the San Diego area and wish to join us please let me know.  It is also listed on my Stampin' Up! website

I want to remind all of you "thinking" about joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration, it is absolutely the best time to do so.  Joining my team will be welcomed and here is what you can get for $99.00.

  • $125 worth of products from the Annual or Mini Catalog (or both) because you choose what is in your Starter Kit! A Mini Paper Cutter! 
  • A 6x6 Designer Series Paper Sampler (48 sheets).  It is comprised of some of all the new Designer Papers (an $11.50 value). 
  • A FREE stamp set of your choice; any value up to $45.
  • A PAPER PUMPKIN kit (a $20 value).  If you aren't familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly kit that sometimes makes cards, or a project, or tags and includes everything you need including ink, dimensionals, and mini glue dots. 
  • FREE SHIPPING on your Starter Kit (which is a $12.50 value)
  • 20 to 25% off all orders you place whether for you or your friends.
  • EARLY preview of the 2020 Annual catalog and you can order before anyone else!  A perk that all demo's love! 
  • An invitation to join thousands of fellow demonstrators at Stampin' Up's! Annual Convention "On Stage". 

Let me know if you are interested as I would love to be your upline.  Just click on Join The fun at the top or Join Me on the side.

That is all for today...please be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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 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  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
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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
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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Unfortunately, both framelit sets I used (and love still) are 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!





TGIF! The final three today!

Happy Friday! 

Even being retired, there is something magical about Fridays!  I suppose it will always be a day of excitement for the weekend, even though my husband and I say that sometimes it feels like every day is Friday.  Hey we certainly aren't knocking the retired life.  We love it!  He is semi-retired, but we consider it being retired.  Freedom is what we cherish the most.

So today, I am showing off the last three Display Board cards from my Catalog Launch Lunch that I held last Sunday.  It was truly a wonderful day, and I know I have said it before, these ladies are my life line!  Everyone of them is worth their weight in gold.  Love to you all!

My first card is another Catalog Case.  I really have taken advantage of the ideas in the catalog because for my Launch, the ladies were looking at the catalog.  This gave them an actual card to touch and feel.  I called it my Wedding Wishes card, and you will see why...I am not that original!  Ha!
Wedding a
Wedding b
It was an easy card, but I think it turned out lovely.  I hadn't used the Detailed Floral Thinlits in a while, so my cutting wasn't as precise as I would have liked.  But when you are under pressure, you stick with what you get!  (smiley face emoji!)  Here are the supplies:

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Next card I called my "Miss Piggy" card.  This stamp set caught my eye at On Stage in April.  Pigs are cute and this one just made my heart smile.  My inspiration was Rose Grunewald of Country Cards by Rose.  She displayed the card on pinterest, and I felt the sentiment is very appropriate for women today.

Piggy a
Piggy b
We women haven't hit the glass ceiling yet, but I see it in the near future!  This little Miss Piggy kept up her hope and she did it!  I got some Watercolor Paper and attempted my artistic ability with the inks.  I will get better with time.  Her supplies:

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The ribbon is Pool Party Woven Ribbon that has been retired.  I still love it, but other colors would go just as nice. 

Next, I made a Birthday Shadow Box card.  I showed one in my blog dated 5/24/17.  They are so unique and easy once you get your measurements right.  This one I am showing all 3 layers..I have to say, the flower and stem and the Happy Birthday on the front are from the retired stamp set That's The Tag.

Shadow 1
Inside box
Shadow 2
Back page
Shadow 3
As I said before, I want to make more of these - there are so many possibilities.  Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for making the box.  My original idea came from Melanie Joyner at Joy-Stampin in Denmark.  Here are the supplies for this sweet kitty happy birthday:

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 Well, that is all of the cards I made for my Display Board.  Whew!  I was a busy bee the week before my Launch.  Busy, yes, but it is exactly what I needed to get my mojo back.  Thank goodness.  If you wish to recreate any of these cards, click on the picture of the supply you need and it will take you directly to my store.  If you order less than $150.00 worth of product, be sure to use:
June 2017 hostess code

If you order more than $150.00 you will earn Stampin' Rewards and they start at $15.00 worth of product for your $150.00 purchase. 

So, next week I will share more cards that I am going to work on over the weekend.  Until we meet again, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!