Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Paper Pumpkin has arrived!

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Many of you are and you know that when that bright orange box is in the mailbox there is going to be creative time in the studio with what's inside.
This month there are enough supplies to make 5 custom bags

Here is one of the bags I decorated, everything comes in the kit

There are enough letters and tags to personalize the bags with names or for any occcasion.  I love this one to carry my cards to events, meetings, and workshops.

If you want to subscribe and receive your own Paper Pumpkin kit each month, you can sign up HERE and choose me as your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Oh, Hello Swap Card

I attended the Spring Fest Stamping Event today, Diana Gibbs and Rhonda Morgan outdid themselves planning and preparing an awesome event.   I went with my friend, Linda Rodenberg.  We had some much needed girlfriend time and stamping therapy!
We each received this bag filled with all of the materials to complete 22 projects.

No Stampin' Up! event is complete without swapping, so here is the card I created to swap.

Stamps:  Oh, Hello, Petal Parade, Petite Petals
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Tea Lace Paper Doillies, Petite Petals Punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Burlap and Blooms for SPRING

Today I wanted and needed to spend some time in my studio being creative.   Stampin' Up! now has the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit, I was able to complete this wreath in about 1-1/2 hours.  Ta-da....I love it and it reminds me of a happy Spring day. Everything is included in the kit except for scissors and adhesives.

The colors are Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  I love all these colors together.  I will be hosting a class soon and you can make one of these for your door to welcome Spring!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Rest in Peace Dave

Today we said our final goodbyes to my brother-in-law, David C. Welch, D.O.  He passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 2nd.  Dave was Paul's older brother and was loved by so many people.  

Last night we had the visitation, with well over 200 people paying their respects to him at the mortuary. Today was his Funeral, Burial and Celebration of Life reception.

Hug the ones you love!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Swaps from Dazzling Divas February Meeting

Today I want to share with you the swap cards created by the other talented members of my team.  The swap theme this month was to use any set from the Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Card by Jane Rappleyea

Card by Kelsey Welch

Card by Laura Fernsler

Card by Linda Rodenberg

Card by Pam Hegarty
You can see my swap card in a previous post HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are feeling inspired.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Dazzling Divas Make & Take

It was my turn to provide the Make & Take project for our meeting this month.  I was inspired by the ideas I saw at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last month. 

The Spiral Flower Lollipops are so fun to make and very easy using the new Spiral Flower Big Shot Die from the Occasions Catalog.  I put out several packs of paper and let the gals choose what papers they wanted to use.  The ones I am showing above are made from retired Stampin' Up! DSP.  I used a mechanical pencil to roll the paper around and glue dots to adhere the pieces together.  Punch two leaves using the bird punch. Stamp banner with Early Espresso Classic Ink and using the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My Dazzling Divas Swap Card

Today I want to share with you the card I created for our group swap.  The swap theme this month was to create a Full Card, using any set from the Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Stamps:  Perfect Pennants (SAB)
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party
Accessories:  Chalk Talk Framelits, Big Shot, Pool Party Seam Binding, Pearl Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today, I will show the rest of the swaps from our meeting another day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!