Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Will You be my Peep?

I've been trying to reach a sales goal during Sale-A-Bration, and I've already exceeded it, yippee! (Many thanks to my wonderful stamping friends!) However, my other goal hasn't been met, and I'm starting to get a bit worried. I had hoped to have two new people join my stamping team but, alas, no one has.
Smiley from Millan.Net
Sale-A-Bration is such a great time to join Stampin' Up! because you can get more in your customized starter kit.  Yes, YOU get to choose the $155 worth of products that YOU want, all for only $99. There is no shipping charge, and no further obligation to do anything else. Honest! It's like getting your favorite stamping supplies at over 35% off!

So, will you be my Peep? I'd be ever so grateful, and I promise you won't be sorry.
Smiley from Millan.Net

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Birthday in the Meadow

Here's a quick and easy card for those always-difficult masculine birthdays. It uses the In the Meadow stamp set, and the greeting is from Party Pants, a free SAB set. (Sale-A-Bration ends in just over a week, so don't miss out on your favorite items. They will be gone forever....Stampin' Up! doesn't bring them back.)

And here's a BONUS for you - the Curvy Trio Corner Punch is 25% off as one of the weekly deals this week! It's like getting three punches for the price of one, woohoo!

The "How To" for this card
Small image panel: Very Vanilla 2-14" x 2-1/2"
Mat behind small image panel: Early Espresso 2-1/2" x 2-3/4"
Large image panel: Very Vanilla 3-3/4" x 5"
Card base: Early Espresso 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4"

  1. Stamp mountains in Early Espresso to the right of the large image panel, about halfway between top and bottom, letting some of the mountain hang off the right edge of the cardstock.
  2. Stamp trees on the left side, about halfway between top and bottom, letting some of the trees hang off the left edge of the cardstock. Punch upper right with Curvy Trio punch.
  3. Adhere large image panel to card base.
  4. Stamp deer in Early Espresso ink on small image panel and color with a Blender Pen and Soft Suede ink. Mat on small Early Espresso mat with adhesive.
  5. Adhere small image panel and mat to left side of large image panel on card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add Candy Dots.
  6. Stamp birthday greeting to the right of small image panel.
STAMPS: In the Meadow, Party Pants
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
INK: Early Espresso, Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES: Curvy Trio Corner Punch, Blender Pens, Neutrals Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy Freaky Spring!

Welcome to the Control Freaks blog tour! This month we are celebrating Spring and/or Easter. I have to tell you, I am really enjoying living where there are four distinct seasons! I'm ready for Spring, how about you? This is our first Spring in Tennessee. The daffodils have been blooming for a couple weeks now, and the Redbuds are just starting. The bare trees are starting to get a haze of new leaves around them, too. *Happy sigh*

If you've been following the blog tour in order, you just landed here from Lisa Martz's blog, Get Your Stamp On. Didn't you just love her cheerful Spring projects? If you started here, just follow the links at the end of each blog, and you will come full circle!

I have three cards to share, so let's start with this cutie-patootie baby chick. We've been going to Tractor Supply a lot lately, and they have their baby chicks in now. I'm drawn like a magnet over to see the peep-peeps every time. I want chickens! But, alas, they will have to wait until we get all the fruit trees planted and garden started. THEN we can work on building the hen house.*Impatient sigh*

By the way, that sweet lil chickie will only be available until the end of this month, because it's a Sale-A-Bration stamp set. Better get yours while you can!

Next is another Hello Spring card, but this one is a CAS (clean and simple) card. I love how easy it is to do two-step stamping with the photopolymer stamps, and this image from Number of Years is a fun one to stamp. So many color possibilities, but I stuck with the daffodil and redbud colors this time!

And last is an Easter card using the You've Got This stamp set. I love the Peony blossom in it, and thought it would look fab on the embossed brick background. A bit of gold metallic thread poking out behind adds just the right bling without overpowering the pretty peony.

It was stamped on Shimmery White and colored with a Blender Pen, then fussy-cut and popped up on dimensionals.

That's all from me for this month; I hope you were inspired and fired up about Spring finally arriving. Happy vernal equinox to you all! Now hop on over to see what Melissa Stout at The Stamp Doc has in store for you!