Thursday, March 31, 2011
Finally today is the last day to place your Sale-a-bration orders. If you would still like to place an order you can call me or place your order online. I do have an order going in today and if you are local I would be happy to combine the orders and save shipping cost for you. If you would like to start your own Stampin'Up! business now is a great time. Call me and we can chat about the wonderful opportunity. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Stampin'Up! released new Digital Downloads yesterday for My Digital Studio. Be sure and take a look here. I am excited to see ribbon in more colors! I love ribbon whether it is Digital or the real thing. Have a great day and come by later to see my new project. Tonya
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
One last thing before I go I used random org to pick my blog candy winner and the winner is Penni Litwiller said...
Congrats on 500 postings! I'm enjoying your blog :)
Penni if you can contact me with your address I will get your Blog Candy sent out soon. If you didn't win it isn't to late to get your own blog candy by signing up to become a demonstrator.
Thanks for stopping by to late tonight, Tonya
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
After writing up yesterday's post I discovered that it was my 500th Post so of course I think that calls for something special. So how about some Blog Candy. Just leave me a comment and I will draw one lucky person to receive the Blog Candy which includes: a Stampin'Up! Shopping Bag, Pop-up Trash Can, a roll of each Certainly Celery and So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon and a 6x 6 Paper Pack. To make this a little more fun the next two people who signup to be a member of my downline between now and March 28 will also receive the same thing. I will draw for the winner of the Blog Candy on March 25th. So be sure and leave me your comments and if you want to know more about becoming a Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration when the Starter kit is 15% off and you receive an additional bonus bundle filled with over $50 in free products then give me a call. I would love to talk to you more. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya
Monday, March 21, 2011
Happy Monday Morning! I am headed out soon to go grocery shopping but before I did that I wanted to give you an update on the quilt. It has come a long way since the previous post and while the top isn't finished yet, it is getting closer. I am also going to do some fabric shopping while I am out. :) The quilt has came together pretty quickly but I am trying to decide what to add next. I feel like it needs another color around the whole thing but am not sure what. Any suggestions? Leave me a comment if you have an idea. I would really love to hear from you.
I am also hoping to do some stamping today and finish up a few projects that are started on my table. If that works out then I will start posting those tomorrow. Don't forget that Sale-a-bration will soon be ending if you haven't placed your orders yet to receive your free item there is still time. Give me a call I would be happy to help you. Well, I am off to the store. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Good morning and Happy St. Pattie's Day to ya! Have you ever made a card that just sort of made it's self? I had a sketch in mind and thought I knew what this card would look like but then it sort of took a turn and you know what I like it the way it ended up better than how I had started it. Must be some of the luck of the Irish. :) The card contains two greens Wild Wasabi and Garden Green and also Very Vanilla but those are the only colors. The base has some texture that was added with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The stamp is from the Got Treats Stamp Set and I inked the shamrock with the Wild Wasabi Stampin Write Marker, then used the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker to ink up the Got Green? and to accent the ends of the shamrock to give it a little dimension. The designer series paper is from the Woodland Walk Pack and I accented it with Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and Very Vanilla Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. I think the Got Green is perfect of course for today. Don't forget to wear your green so that you don't get pinched. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a blessed day, Tonya
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
First the Card Stock Pouch, the pouch is made with Early Espresso Card Stock and Tangerine Tango. I added some Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper to the front of the pouch and then added a Daffodil Delight Button on the front. I used Sticky Strip to hold the pouch together and to hold the front flap down. The Paper Snips fit inside and look so cute.
Now for the fabric pouch which I like even more and can see myself making a bunch off. I used some scrap fabric that I had out on my table (notice that it matches yesterday's post) and cut out two Petal Cones from the fabric and one from a cotton batting. It is important to make sure when cutting your fabric that you have one with the pattern up and one with the pattern down so that you can put the two pieces together. Ask me how I discovered this. ;) I made a sandwich of fabric with right sides out and the batting in the middle. I stitched around the edge then folded the Petal Cone and tucked the flap in and stitched up the open side. I added a retired Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button to the flap to hold it done and add a little more interest to the pouch. The Paper Snips fit a little better in this pouch and I think it would look great next to my sewing area. That is if I had a sewing area. Maybe someday when I get more organized. I do think my Scissors will be easier to find with this bright pouch to keep them in. If you were the type that sews a lot and need to have your scissors hand you could add a ribbon and wear them around your neck.
I have added a picture of the two side by side for comparison. Neither took very long to make. There are so many uses for the Petal Cone die and I have only just started using it. If you haven't purchased yours you can do so online or by call me to place your order. Of course if you all ready have a demonstrator then give her/him a call I am sure they would love to help you too.
Thanks for stopping by tonight and I hope to have a new post for you tomorrow. Have a great evening, Tonya
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wow has this week gone by quickly and I just realized that I haven't stamped a new card all week. Looks like I had better get busy so you have something new to look at tomorrow. Today's card is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card. It uses the Build a Blossom Stamp Set and Blossom Petals Punch. It also uses the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set. The colors on this card are Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Gray and Whisper White. The supplies are left over from a workshop I had last month. I used a smaller blossom petal and made three flowers for this card. I also used the 1/2" Circle Punch to make the centers for the flowers. I hope we get to see some real flowers before to long. I am ready for the warm weather to arrive. This would be a perfect pick-me-up card for someone special in your life.
Stampin'Up! announced yesterday that the Ornament Punch is now available to order and the issues with the punch have been worked out. If you have been waiting to order it contact me and we will get your order placed. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Good morning, it is pretty early as I type this but I wanted to get a card up to share with you today. This card is one that we are doing for Stamp Club tonight. The stamp set is Easter Blossoms and the Designer Series Paper is Springtime Vintage. The card stock colors that I used are Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla. For ink I used the Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad, Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad and the Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker. There is a little coloring of the flowers, buds and eggs with the blender pen. The Very Vanilla Seam Binding is added to the card with Mini Glue Dots and Sticky Strip. I am so glad Stampin'UP! has added new colors to our Seam Binding Collections as it is so fun to work with. The Happy Easter is also included in the Stamp Set and after stamping was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. Now I have at least one Easter Card ready to send and Lent hasn't even started yet. :) If you are interested in making this card or any card you see on my blog please let me know and we can set up a private class for you and your friends. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya
Monday, March 7, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Good afternoon, sorry for not posting yesterday. I had every intention of posting but I got busy creating new cards and ran out of day and energy. I did make several new cards so I will have new things to show you in the next few days. Today's card is one we are doing at the workshop I have tonight. I wanted to share the Artistic Etchings set with them. The card stock I used it Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. I used Stazon Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I used the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card front. The Square on the main image is from inking up one of our Acrylic Blocks with Classic Ink and then stamping. It is always nice to find an extra use for one of your supplies. The Crown was punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle and layered with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. There is a Rhinestone added to the crown because every crown needs jewels. I did decorate the inside of the card too but didn't take a picture of that. Need to have a little surprise for the ladies tonight. I hope you enjoyed today's post and remember I have more to share with you. I am super excited to share with you one of the other cards we are doing tonight but that will have to wait for tomorrow. Have a great evening, I know I will since I will be stamping with friends. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya