Monday, April 24, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way!

This month my club will be ordering the Some Kinda Wonderful kit that includes layouts and cards all in one kit!

You can add our pocket plus protectors to add even more photos to the third layout!

With your scraps you will have enough paper to create 9 cards - 3 each of 3 designs featuring the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking stamp set and thin cuts!

I decided to change mine up by using the left over complements instead! I cut the paper pieces the same, just used a different stamp and left over embellishments!

You will also have extra pocket cards. Here is one that I used on a card!

Would you like to join the club and join the fun? Contact me for more information. Are you not local? You can still participate! Order the kit to make at home and participate in all of the rewards of being in the club! Contact me for more information.

The Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way kit includes everything you need! And this is the last month you can order from our Seasonal Expressions 1 book! Don't miss out!
 Click here to order yours today!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Birthday Card From Alyson Mayo!

I received a BEAUTIFUL birthday card all the way from Canada!!!

My sweet friend Alyson Mayo created this with so much love and care - it's absolutely PERFECT!

She used paper from our Sugar Rush collection along with one of my favorite retired products - sparkle flourishes! LOVE these! The Silver Foil tape is the perfect addition to frame the open space! And look at the glitter gems in the center of the flowers!

Thank you Alyson! I love, love, love it! And LOVE YOU! xoxo

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Paper Blossoms!

How would you like to learn how to make these adorable Paper Blossoms? These make adorable backgrounds for parties, bedrooms, and entryways!
See instructions below:
What you will need: 
• 11 sheets of the same paper design. (The artwork example uses Hello Lovely (X7216B), but you can choose any paper packet! )
• Inside circle from the Welcome Home wreath kit from the January promotion—you can substitute this with a 9½" circle cut from cardboard or chipboard. 
• Liquid Glass (Z679) 
• Paper trimmer or scissors
Step 1—Cut your paper. 
You will need to cut your sheets into the following sizes: 
• 4" x 4" (51) 
• 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (32) 
• 3" x 3" (15)
Step 2—Form your petals. 
Once your paper is all cut, roll up each piece like a cone, leaving it open on the top and closed at the bottom; seal the seam using liquid glass. Roll up each petal keeping the same pattern on the outside of each.
Step 3—Assemble your flower. 
Using the inside circle from the Welcome Home wreath kit as your base (or a cardstock circle), start building your flower from the outside layer. Attach your largest petals onto the round about 2" in from the edge, leaving about a finger width between each. (Tip: pinch the bottom tip of the cone flat when adding adhesive). When building your second row, place the petals in the spaces created in the first layer, and so on. Use the large petals for the first three layers, then create two layers using the medium sized petals, and complete the final 2 layers in the center using the smallest petals. Depending on how tightly you roll your petals and how close you attach them, you may end up using a different number than you cut at the beginning.
Step 4—Display your completed flower with pride!

Additional notes: 
• For an alternate look, you can change which paper pattern shows on each layer. In this scenario, attach your petals as you roll them up so you’ll know how many of each pattern you need. 
• For faster drying, you can use a hot glue gun in place of liquid glass when adhering your petals to the final base.

Have fun creating these adorable paper blossoms! I'd love to see what you come up with!

15-Minute Memories!

Preserve your memories in minutes with our new Cut Above layout kits! And THIS MONTH ONLY you can get them at 50% off!

These amazing kit come the pre-printed base pages along with pre-cut pieces, stickers, die-cuts and photo placeholders to make a two-page layout complete with Memory Protectors and instructions. In addition you also receive 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos!
These kits normally sell for $14.95 but THIS MONTH ONLY they are 50% off - thats only $7.48! What a deal!!! Although the theme of these kits are baby and wedding (a time when most people begin preserving memories) they can be used for any occasion! Just use a different title!

Take advantage of this great deal - designed for beginner, but perfect for all levels of craftiness! These would make excellent gifts for friends to introduce them to this hobby!

Click here or on the image below to see all available Cut Above Kits!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Stonewall Resort 2018 Crop is FULL!

The Stonewall Resort 2018 Crop is officially full!
But no worries....if you didn't reserve your spot with a payment, you can still get on my waiting list! There are always cancellations. I will do my very best to accommodate everyone, but really can't exceed our limit in order to ensure everyone's ultimate comfort!

Let me know if you would like to be added to the waiting list!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sugar Rush WYW Scrapbooking Kit!

This month my club girls will be creating with the Sugar Rush kit!
These layouts are so SWEET in person! You will create 3 layouts:
By adding our Pocket Plus Page Protectors, you can add even more photos 

And with your scraps you will be able to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)! I love these cards in person!!

Even if you can't join my club, you can easily create these projects at home!
Simply order the Sugar Rush WYW kit by clicking here.

Mother's Day Workshop Your Way Card Kit!

This month my club girls will be working on the Mother's Day Workshop Your Way Card Kit!
The kit includes paper, cards/envelopes, twine, gems, and an exclusive stamp set along with instructions to cut, create, and assemble 12 cards!

You can create 6 cards like these. I used silver embossing powder rather than Slate ink to add more sparkle and shine.

You can also make 6 cards like this - thank you cards! Notice one has pink paper and one has grey. You choose which side of the paper you want to use!

But wait, there's more! What if you don't want 6 Mother's Day cards? I used the same card pieces with a different stamp set! Try using the Sugar Rush Cardmaking stamp set and thin cuts! (They are on SALE this month!) I also used our Happy Thoughts embossing folder to emboss the white background, and silver glitter paper to mat it.

Here is the same stamp set/thin cut bundle used on the second card design. Notice the "Be Happy Today" embossed on top from the Happy Thoughts embossing folder.

And just because I couldn't resist, I used our stamp of the month - Tea-rrific - on a couple of cards as well. Here is the first! I used our journaling pen to doodle the borders, and our ShinHan TouchTwin markers to color in the tea cups!

And the second I used a retired embossing folder that resembles the pattern on the paper, and again markers to shade the tea cup and the journaling pen to doodle a border.

So you can see how versatile these card kits are! Not only can you create the adorable cards already designed for you, you can use the same pattern with different stamps to create something completely different! I love these cards! All of these cards! 

Want to join my club? Too far away? Simply order a kit and the stamps to create these on your own!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thin Cuts Sale!

Save 25% on all Thin Cuts! Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time! Be sure to get your favorites while supplies last!

*Offer available March 1–March 31, 2017 while supplies last.

Below is a list - the first price is the regular price, the second is the sale price, then the book and page where you can see them:
Thin Cuts—Hearts (Z3260, $14.95, $11.21, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—Stars (Z3261, $14.95, $11.21, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—Happy (Z3258, $13.95, $10.46, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—Love (Z3257, $10.95, $8.21, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—Hello & Thanks (Z3259, $11.95, $8.96, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—Celebrate (Z3256, $13.95, $10.46, Annual Inspirations p. 79)
Thin Cuts—XOXO (Z3305, $10.95, $8.21, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 51)
Thin Cuts—Happy Birthday (Z3304, $9.95, $7.46, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 51)
Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts (Z3317, $12.95, $9.71, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 52)
Thin Cuts—Basic Circles (Z3318, $12.95, $9.71, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 52)
Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3301,$28.95, $21.71, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 10)
Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3300, $23.95, $17.96, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 20)
Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3303, $23.95, $17.96, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 30)
Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3302, $23.95, $17.96, Seasonal Expressions 1 p. 40)
Swirly Seashells Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC1219, $31.95, $23.96)
Thin Cuts—Swirly Seashells (CC1155, $18.95, $14.21)
Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC1220, $18.95, $14.21)
Thin Cuts—Sweet Birthday (CC1156, $9.95, $7.46)
Wreath Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC1221, $16.95, $12.71)
Thin Cuts—Wreath (CC1157, $10.95, $8.21)
School Kids Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC1222, $32.95, $24.71)
Thin Cuts—School Kids (CC1158, $15.95, $11.96)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stonewall 2018 Almost Sold Out!

There are only 15 spots left in my Stonewall Resort Crop for 2018. Reserve your spot now before it sells out!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Stonewall Resort Crop 2018 - Open Registration!

General Registration is now open to anyone who would like to attend next year! You can get all the details and reserve your spot with a payment here!

It's going to be EVEN better than this past year!
Can't wait!! Be sure to reserve your spot before it fills up!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Priority Registration for Stonewall 2018 is not open!

As promised, I am opening up registration to our Stonewall Resort Crop 2018 THIS WEEK for those who attended this year. Beginning next week it will be open to the public.
We have made a few changes based on the surveys:
*We will have a morning and afternoon beverage service, but not breakfast. You can bring your own in your room or eat at the delicious Stillwaters restaurant.
*After having our largest attendance ever, we are limiting to ONLY 72 TABLES this time. If more people want to attend, they will need to share a table.
*Stonewall's supply of 6' x 2 1/2' tables is limited. I have no control over what size table you will have: (a) 6 x 2 1/2 (b) 6 x 2 (c) 8 x 2. If you end up with a size you don't want, see if a neighbor would like to trade or let me know if you would like to bring your own.

More fun details will come as we get closer, but I wanted to open up priority registration now to those who attended this year. In order to officially reserve your spot you need to pay at the link provided below or let me know that you will be mailing me a check or dropping off cash. In other words, payment reserves your spot!
Let me know if you have any questions!

Hello Baby Card Kit!

This month my club girls will be creating with the Hello Baby Card Kit!
This kit contains soft pastel pinks and grays along with our blush shimmer ribbon! And although you can create "baby" themed cards, you can skip the baby part altogether and just go for Hello and Congrats!

As you can see in the photos below, you can use the gray side or pink side of the paper AND choose "Hello" or "Congrats" for your cards. Use Sorbet ink for a baby girl and Sea Glass ink for a baby boy!

In addition to the 12 cards you can make with this stamp set, I made a couple with the adorable Easter Bunny stamp of the month!

Isn't he cute???

I've got more examples to show you on club night, but I must admit I LOVE this little bunny set! I'm usually not "into" the Easter Bunny, but this little bunny is just too adorable not to love! And nothing says SPRING like bunnies and flowers!

This stamp set is only available during the month of February and then it's gone! You can purchase it for $17.95 OR get it for only $5 with an order of $50 or more!

Want to join my club? Whether you are local or long distance you can still participate and make the projects and earn the club rewards! As me for more details if you are interested!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hello Lovely WYW Cards!

I've already posted the Hello Lovely WYW layouts and cards, as they were designed. I changed up my layouts and cards a little - I love the flexibility to create them just as they were designed or make them your own!

I decided to use my left over complements on the cards - no stamping! Easy Peasy!

I'd love to see what you do with YOUR cards!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stonewall Resort Crop - 2018 Opening Next Week!

STONEWALL 2018 PLEASE RESPOND - Hey everyone! We just wrapped up our 5th annual crop at Stonewall Resort last month. I already have a date for next year and I will begin filling spots next week. Last year I filled up in 4 days! Amazing!! This year I had a total of 77 croppers. After reviewing the surveys and discussing how we can do things better next time, I have decided to limit 2018 to 72 tables. That means I can only accommodate 72 people. We can only have more than 72 people if they are sharing a table. This way we can ensure that everyone has the space they need in the aisles.
So, NEXT WEEK I will be posting the dates and opening up spots. As promised, those in attendance this year will have the first option at attending in 2018. BUT ONLY FOR ONE WEEK! After the first week I will open any remaining spots up to the public. So let your friends know to come back next week and secure their spot if they are interested in attending next year!

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW NOW IS whether anyone is interested in renting one of the cottages. The cottages are on the property, but you will have to drive to/from the Lodge each day. Please let me know if you are SERIOUSLY interested and I can reserve one for you. Here are the rates I was quoted:
2 Bedroom - $200 per day - plus resort and park fees
3 Bedroom - $300 per day - plus resort and park fees
4 Bedroom - $400 per day - plus resort and park fees

Take a look at the link below and let me know if you would like me to hold one for you. All Saltbox Cottages include fully-equipped kitchens with cookware, tableware and flatware. Guests enjoy the convenience of a washer and dryer, remote-controlled gas fireplaces, wi-fi and flat panel TV with HD channels. Baths include a tub, shower and double sink. A large deck with gas grill, cottage-side parking and lake access are also standard. Cottage guests have full access to all resort amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, pools and resort recreation; fees may apply.
See more at: