The way the weather has been around here, I am beginning to think that maybe I will see Flamingos outside my window soon! This summer has been hot, humid and very, very dry. Thankfully, I live on Lake Ontario so we aren’t in danger of having a drought, but the farmers are having a tough time. The grass is all brown and the leaves are starting to fall. On one hand, if you were on vacation this summer, it didn’t really matter what week you picked because every single one was beautiful. Rob is happy because he barely had to mow, but it is getting to the point where we desperately need rain even if it ruins a planned outside day.
Pop of Paradise is a very cute stamp set that comes in rubber (clear or wood mount) and has eight stamps that include a flamingo, a pineapple, a couple of different leaves and some cute sentiments. Flirty Flamingo is the perfect color to use with this stamp set for the flamingo, of course. I stamped off (this is where you ink the stamp and then stamp it once on a scrap paper and then on your cardstock) the leaves so that they would be lighter for the background. Then, of course, I had to add some bling!
Here are three cards I made using the limited time only stamp set called Thoughtful Branches and the matching Thinlits called Beautiful Branches. I already showed you a few spring or summer cards using this set. Now you can see how it can be used for Fall, Winter and Christmas too. This has got to be one of my most favorite stamps sets because it can be used year round. There aren’t many stamps sets that can do that! If you buy the stamp sets and the Thinlits in a Bundle you can save 10%. That is even better! Remember, this set is only available during the month of August or while supplies last. If you want one, you need to order it soon! There is only one more week left!
Today is my birthday! It is a BIG birthday! It is a really BIG birthday! I don’t really mind because I guess turning a big number is better than not!
In celebration of my birthday I am going to give away some product I have from the upcoming Holiday Catalog to one lucky person who orders at least $25 worth of product (before tax and shipping) today and uses the hostess code below. I will randomly pick that person from everyone that orders.
Here is the hostess code: ST2ZTNYA
Fine Print: You will need to order by midnight tonight and you have to use the hostess code in order to qualify for the prize. Club members are eligible to win but this order does not count towards your minimums. You can not choose “No Contact” when ordering or I won’t know who you are.
For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
Stampin’ Up! is having a Buy One Get One Free Deal on Paper Pumpkin Kits. If you subscribe with the promo code “BOGO” between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
The Fine Print:
IMPORTANT: Offer will be invalid if your subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, you cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during your first two months—if you do, the offer is void.
After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. This offer ends October 10, 2016.
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Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
This week our challenge is to use Designer Series Paper. This is a great challenge for me because I am a hoarder of DSP. I love it. I buy it but boy is it hard to cut into that first piece! Once I do, I am ok but it is still hard.
First of all, I think I deserve kudos for actually following this challenge! I’m the rebel in the group and often just do whatever I want. I know. I am a spoiled brat but I do much better when I am in my own comfort zone and would rather post something I like at least a little then something I can’t stand.
I decided to use the stamp set called Seaside Shore (again) for my card with the matching Designer Series Paper called By The Shore. I love anything that has to do with the beach, the ocean or the coast so both of these things were perfect. I love the little fish in this set (there are two more I didn’t use) as well as the starfish and shells. The little bubbles are the cutest!
I have some wonderful news to share! I am going to be a grandmother again! I can’t wait!
Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made. I am sure you will be awed by their creations!
I have to say, the combination of Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point has now become one of my favorites. For some reason I never put those two colors together in the past but you can be sure I will be using them in the future A lot. It is like they were made for each other!
The medallion on this card is from the stamp set called Moroccan Nights. It is a really cute set that also has three different lanterns and a beautiful border stamp. I actually got this stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event I went to in April. It was an “all attendee” giveaway which is awesome because, well we all got one! You can get free stamp sets too by becoming a demonstrator and going to these events. They are a lot of fun and excitement. If you are interested, let me know. I can explain how everything works!
I made this card using a couple of the new 2016/2018 In Colors. I love these new colors. They are fun, some of them are bright, they go well together and they make such happy cards. In this case, I used Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. They remind me of sherbet.
I used the stamp set called Falling Flowers. This stamp set has matching Framelits called May Flowers (as a side note, I want to thank the person who told me I had these all mixed up last time I used them). You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The sentiment is from Tin Of Cards.
It has been a while since I posted a picture of Madelyn. She is growing like a weed. Her grandpa is totally in love with her and after seeing this picture of her, he is even prouder. One of his favorite foods is corn on the cob. Apparently, it has become one of Madelyn’s too! She is a girl after his heart! ❤️