Something Old, Something New Just 4 You!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is one of the cards I created to send to someone special! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do but I knew I had to use the ANY OCCASION Stamp Set #143348 (SAB pg. 14) from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! You, too, can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 product purchase (before taxes & shipping).

FYI, you can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and even the Clearance Rack to be able to earn FREE items from the SAB Brochure! February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2

I used the retired Framelits called Hearts Collection for  my two hearts. There is a stamp in this set that has the curved line but it wasn’t long enough so I used the top of a plastic round container to draw the line so it would fit from one side to the other in the heart. I used the retired embossing folder Adorning Accents at the bottom. I love those little hearts! I also used the retired stamp set P.S. I Love You for my sentiments. I love that set!

BTW, you can use the NEW Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707 (AC pg.193) that has MANY hearts to do this same card! AND you can use the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #137364 (AC pg. 195) to have hearts embossed that will cover the entire card front! Also be sure to check out the Blooming’ Love Stamp Set #140643 (AC pg. 46) and Sealed with Love #142815 (OC pg. 15). Both of these stamp sets have sentiments that would work great with this layout! I included these new/current items in my Supply List below!

I’m HAPPY to say I actually entered into two card challenges today! Check these sites out for GREAT inspiration not to mention the many TALENTED Design Team Members!

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Here is my first Valentine’s Card I made using Real Red card base. Then I decided to use Whisper White for my card base. I actually love both cards! I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the heart up on both cards. I also use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my sentiments. When using Wood Mount or Clear Mount, I recommend using this hand dandy tool! It’s a life saver and ensures I stamp sentiments exactly where they need to be placed on my card. Nothing worse than messing up and having to start over!

Supply List: 

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Remember:  

When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn TWO FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn THREE FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack! During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck! Check out all these items in the SAB Brochure!

Please use my February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2 when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for future updates, promotions, and to see more of my SWEET CREATIONS using Stampin’ Up! products! If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Happy 30th Anniversary Card with FMS #234!

WOW! My Sweetheart and I have been married 30 YEARS TODAY! The odds were against us since we only knew each other for three weeks before getting married. I even turned him down the first time he asked me out! We met each other at a mutual friend’s apartment in our apartment complex in Houston, Bear Creek actually. It was a whirlwind after I finally said yes to having dinner with him! I don’t recommend getting married that quickly to someone but it has worked for us . . . and the rest is history! My Sweetheart is my best friend, my partner in life, the love of my life! I’d be lost without him!

Well on to my card, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to make a 30th Wedding Anniversary card. I did know my card needed to have the color green and pearls which signifies a 30th Wedding Anniversary. I really wanted to have some silver and the digits “30” on it but that didn’t happen. Sometimes I struggle when it comes to making cards and that is where layout sketches can really help! I loved this week’s sketch by Jen Timko over at Freshly Made Sketches! Here is my card . . .

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Freshly Made Sketches layout by Jen Timko . . .

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Be sure to visit Freshly Made Sketches to check out all the wonderful cards! I don’t always participate with each new weekly layout sketch but it’s one of my FAVORITE card challenge sites! I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you!

On another personal note I have to share what my Sweetheart bought me for our 30th Wedding Anniversary! HE DID GOOD!! I LOVE Pandora Charms and look what he gave me to add to my collection! Squueeeel! Love ’em! Love him!

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I thought it would be fun to share two photos! This is us at the courthouse with 12 1/2 (baby involved) friends in attendance! I was 25 and he was 24 at the time. It was such a fun, happy day for us because we were crazy in love!

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SUPPLIES:

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 PAPER SIZES:

  • Mossy Meadow card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White panel: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • English Garden DSP panel: 4-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ & 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (striped section)
  • Mossy Meadow sentiment label: 2-3/4″ x 7/8″
  • Whisper White sentiment label: 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Sometimes I don’t add certain things to my supply list because it’s just a given that I use certain products when I create a card. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my Stampin’ Trimmer! I had a different brand for many years and continued using it even after it had broken while awaiting the release Stampin’ Up!’s new Stampin’ Trimmer. I’ve been using this since it was available  . . . perhaps two years ago or so now. You can’t go wrong with this trimmer!

If you haven’t use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, you are totally missing out! I attended a card club for a couple of years and NEVER was exposed to this product! This product should’ve been introduced from the get go as many of us would voice our disappointment when we would stamp our sentiment and it would be crooked! This is back when SU only offered Wood Mount stamp sets. I LOVE my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Thinking of You with the Kind Koala Stamp Set – Retiring!

It is always sad when the Retiring List comes out! This little cute Koala Bear made the list, so sad! I thought I had better get this stamp out and use it so you can see just how CUTE it is! I made the first card using Crushed Curry and place a Large Basic Pearl (embellishment retired) on the flower. You can use the current Pearl Basic Jewels as well (see below). I had to make some more cards because this one turned out so CUTE (in my opinion)! BTW, the Banner Punch made the Retiring List as well! I LOVE that little punch! Don’t you?!

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TIP: Stamp the Koala on both Whisper White cardstock and Crumb Cake. I also stamped the flower part on Crushed Curry. Using my Paper Snips, I did some “fussy cutting”! Before adhering this cute little Koala and flower onto the Whisper White cardstock, trace over the flower pole (line) with Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.

NOTE: It’s not listed in the supplies (you can’t buy it separately) but I used Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to trace over the line since it was in yellow. You can buy the set of Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers which has all the neutrals color collection except for Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

Check out my other cards! This one with the Crushed Curry circle in the middle of the flower has the little pearls clustered in threes. I used the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to color those BUT you don’t have to do that, you can leave them white if you want to! I used the Owl Builder Punch, which also made the Retiring List, for the little circle in the flower. I’m going to be in mourning over these retiring items!

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My next two cards I used Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant. I didn’t do anything fancy but I did “fussy cut” the Koala Bear. I truly love doing simple cards but you can see how you can “step up” a card just by doing something extra, even if it’s just one thing! Example, the little banners! Don’t you just love those?! I do! I will still be using my Banner Punch in the future! I still in shock it’s RETIRING!

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Here are my supplies:

Price: $110.00

If you love these cards and would like measurements for the different layers, please email me! I will be happy to email them to you! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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A Card “Just for You”!

WOW! It’s been over a month since I’ve posted to my blog! But today is March 1st and I’m ready to start some new beginnings! Frankly, I’m talking about myself. I know that I’m not the only one that tends to let other things hinder their efforts of creating! I’m mainly a hobbyist and I LOVE my Stampin’ Up! products to create cards and projects, hopefully there will be some scrapbooking in my future! For those that have subscribed to my blog, I’d like to dedicate this card to you . . . although I did make it for my BFF in Texas. Hi Leigh! Love you Girl!

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Once again, I used the Botanicals For You CM (Clear Mount) from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure that I got for FREE when I spent $50 dollars on Stampin’ Up! products. It’s a SWEET DEAL for sure! By the way, SAB is still in full swing until 3.31.16!

Here are the supplies I used to make this quick “just for you” card with the exception of the Floral District Designers Series Paper (retired). Remember, you can choose other DSP’s and coordinate your card stock to get the very same look! That’s part of the beauty of sharing my sweet creations, you can tweak it and make it your own! I love the little banners that I included to give it a little something extra! And how about the little bit of “bling” with the rhinestones! Enjoy!

“Just for You” . . . I added the Bohemian DSP in the supply list that would coordinate beautifully with the Rich Razzleberry ink and card stock! 🙂

 

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Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

My First Post – Showcasing My First Card

We all start somewhere and for me, it began back in June of 2008! I attended my very first Card Club and made this card! Isn’t it SWEET!! I had NO IDEA what in the heck I was doing as everyone around me was producing their cards in a very timely manner! But not me! That’s okay though as I managed with the help of others around me. That’s one thing I love about crafters, they are so enthusiastic about inking, stamping, and crafting; they love to share it with others!

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I was first introduced to Stampin’ Up! that night! I had NEVER heard of Stampin’ Up! (SU) before that night! My husband and I just moved from my home state of Texas to his home state of Illinois on May 12, 2008. Yes, I remember the date! LOL! I always knew one day I’d end up in Illinois when we got older. We lived our first 22 years married in Texas and I suppose we’ll finish our days out in Illinois. One never knows though!! It was difficult leaving my home state of Texas, my family, friends, and relatives all behind! But when I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Card Club as a guest with one of my husband’s relatives, I was HOOKED! I loved inking, stamping, and creating cards not to mention meeting a wonderful group of ladies! I so looked forward to that SU Card Club each and every month. I finally signed up as a SU Demonstrator in March, 2011. I hate to admit that I am my own best customer! LOL!

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