Saturday, November 30, 2013

DD #81 Midnight Muse and Your Choice

Good afternoon friends. It's been a very busy week around my house. Between getting back from Vegas on Tuesday, family arriving on Wednesday, Thanksgiving on Thursday and shopping, shopping, shopping! We are spending one last day together as a family watching football and enjoying our time together.

I found time to complete my card for this weeks challenge at Dynamic Duos. The colors are


I do love the color Midnight Muse. It took me forever to pick the color I loved the most to pair with it. A lot of colors seem to mix well. I ended up going with Pistachio Pudding. I wanted to do something that went with well for a Christmas theme because I wanted to use my new snowflake stamps and dies. I think it turned out quite well. 


I love these snowflakes and see some fun projects for Christmas in the very near future. I also love the way the clear embossing powder looks on the Midnight Muse and Pistachio Pudding papers. It turned out well for a very quick card that I threw together so I could get back to shopping and to the family. 

Please check out my fellow design team members and their awesome creations for this week.....


Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you.
Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects! All of you truly inspire me! 

Have a wonderful day, 

Angel 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin Up Holiday Sale

Happy Hump Day! It's a great day! Ask me why..... go ahead, ask me. Okay, well since you asked it's a great day because the Holiday Sale starts at Stampin Up today! There are 4 pages worth of items on sale. You can find everything here in the Holiday Flyer!

The sale starts today November 20th with ONE DAY DOOR BUSTERS and will run until December 2nd.

Take note that the first 3 items listed on the flyer are part of the ONE DAY DEALS.

1. Stampin' Trimmer  126889
Price$29.95  $20.97
A cutting and scoring tool made with crafters in mind!
* Cutting and scoring. Cut anywhere, in any direction. Full 12" cut or score.
Keep scoring and cutting blades on the track at the same time.

Includes:
1 cutting and 1 scoring blades.
* Measuring. Extended 6-1/4" base. Extend ruler to 15-1/2".
* Storing. Compartment under base to store blades, scoring stylus, more!




2. Simply Scored Diagonal Plate  125886
Price$11.95  $8.37
The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate is perfect for quickly creating handcrafted envelopes, boxes, and more--including your own unique score designs!

* Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
* Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate
* Has etched grooves every 1/8"
* Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
* Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes


3. Many Marvelous Markers  131264
Price$109.95   $76.97
All 38 colors in our color collections (except Whisper White and Very Vanilla) in one sturdy case (shown right). Extra space for In Color markers.
* Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
* Set of 38, packaged in rigid plastic case with handle
* Includes colors from all 4 color collections (does not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla)
* Odorless, water-based dye ink
* Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! Cardstock






And if this isn't enough excitement, the Tuesday deals are just as good.


These deals are good through Monday, November 25 at a 25% discount.

There are also Holiday Carryover items that are not in the catalog that you can find HERE.

If you are ready to get some really good deals you can email at calebsmommy1031@gmail.com or just head straight over to my ONLINE STORE.

Hope you have a fabulous stampin day!

Angel 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

DD#79- Black Tie Week

Hi crafty friends!! Sorry that this post is up so late. I forgot to schedule it earlier in the week and I have had a busy Saturday with my little man. My husband took our oldest camping this weekend. I think they needed a little man time. You know like things to do with fire, knives and wood. I'm more than happy to stay home and entertain the 3 year old.

The challenge this week is so elegant to me. I had so much fun making my card. I was able to pull out some embossing powder and make things shiny. That always makes a girl happy. Shiny and silver!!


I will admit that I did panic a little when I looked in my paper stash and realized that I didn't have any Smoky Slate. Not even a scrap so that I could add it somewhere. I placed an order right away! Hee Hee! That's when I decided to just go with silver, black and white. You can never go wrong with those colors. 


This card makes me smile. From the silver trees to the white snowflakes falling. It's just festive. If you ask me what I'm going to do with it I have no answer for you. I may add it as a decoration when I put my Christmas decor up. I have quite a bit of cards that I can do that with as I have made a lot of cards the past few months. 

Hope this card inspired you to pull out your black and silver stuff and make a Christmas card. We would also love to see you join us at Dynamic Duos this week and show off your talent. 

Check out the rest of my friends on the design team. Lots of talented ladies that I get to work with every week. I am a lucky girl! 



Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you.
Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects! All of you truly inspire me! 

Have a wonderful day, 

Angel 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Merry Christmas with Seize the Sketch #8

I am in the mood for Christmas really early this year. I've already started listening to Christmas music. It just makes me happy. I've thought about decorating my house this upcoming weekend since my husband and oldest will be camping. They may think I've gone crazy when they get home but it will be so pretty. I'll keep you updated on that progress.

Being that I am in such a jolly mood I decided to make a Christmas card. I'm playing along with a new challenge (for me) called Seize the Sketch and the sketch is a simple one this time around.


I had an especially fun time with the card I made. I am doing my best to use ALL of the paper, stamps, and embellishments that have been sitting in my scrap room for days, weeks, months, and years. Yes, YEARS! It's sad and also nice at the same time. It's like I have my own little store. Shh, don't tell me husband that. He will tell me I have enough the time I "need" something.


I am IN LOVE with this little elf. He is just so cute and everything about him makes me smile. He looks so jolly and excited about Christmas. We have something in common! I am glad that I remembered I had him stashed away. Hope he made you smile today as well.

Happy Stampin!

Angel


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Anne Marie

Happy Happy Birthday to Anne Marie Hile from Stampin Anne. I have just recently had the pleasure of working with Anne on the Dynamic Duos design team. So far it has been a blast! She has been so helpful and informative. Her creativity blows me away and I am so inspired by her work.

Anne- I hope you are having a fabulous and I hope you love your surprise blog hop of everyone that has made cards for you today.

If you would like to join in on the fun, join us over at Dynamic Duos and link up a card/project. Anne loves PINK, BLING and anything to do with ANIMALS. Have fun with us!

Here is my card that I created for this fun day.


I also made my card to enter in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It's a fun and simple sketch this week but so much fun to work with and the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy and Happy Stampin Day!

Angel

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Be Thankful DD#78

Good Afternoon and Good Morning to some friends. Hope this post finds you having a great day no matter what time of the day it is where you are.

It is my second week as a Design Team for Dynamic Duos and I have to tell you it's been amazing. I love seeing all of your entries first hand and commenting on your cards. I know what it feels like to have someone make a nice comment about your hard work. We have another challenge starting today and I have to say I love these colors. They remind me of Fall and since it's my favorite season of the year I had a fun time making a card.

It is "Subtly Yours" week and the color challenge is


I always find myself reaching for Crumb Cake as it's a great "go to" color for just about anything. I haven't used Always Artichoke in a while so it was good to use it. Actually most of the stuff used on my card for this week was either used for the first time or I had to wipe a little bit of dust off the package because it hadn't been used in a while. I need to "shop my stash" more often instead of buying more but then again what's the fun in that, right?

I kept my card simple but I loved the way it turned out. 


I love the whimsical look of the banners and the font of the thankful. The die set that this goes with is one of my favorites! The hearts have some glossy accents to make them look shiny. After I took a picture of the card I realized it made the hearts look black but I can promise you they are Always Artichoke. 

I shared a project a few days ago with these same colors because I think it went perfect. Once I made the card I couldn't stop myself from making a 3D project as well. Hope this inspires you to take things around your house one step further and make them pretty. 


Hope you will join us this week at Dynamic Duos Challenge and have lots of fun with this one! 

Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you.
Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects! All of you truly inspire me! 

Have a wonderful day, 

Angel 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give Thanks

Good morning blog friends! I wanted to share a quick project that I threw together yesterday afternoon. Now that Halloween is over and decorations are put away. Okay, maybe not physically put away but in my head they are and that counts for something, right? I am now fully focused on Fall. One of my favorite times of the year other than Christmas.

We had a FL/GA football party this past weekend. As some of you may know, I am a big Gator fan so living in Georgia makes that kind of difficult but in a fun way. Most of the people that we invited are Dawgs fans so if you can make light of football it's always fun to have a rivalry party.

My cousin came and brought me the most beautiful basket with a Fall table runner, dish towels, potpourri and a candle. I've always disliked the stickers on the front of the big candle jars so I decided to peel it off and make my own decorative "sticker."

It turned out really cute if I say so myself.




I love the Autumn Accents Big Shot dies that we have in our catalog. They also happen to be on our weekly deals this week. It's a really good deal and you should snag it up if you can. Visit my online store 24/7 to check it out... My Stampin World.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Happy Stampin'
Angel

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Extra Exciting Announcement

Guess who has had a dream for a long time! Guess whose dream has finally come true!

That would be ME, ME, ME! My dream for a very long time was to be a part of a Design Team! I've always thought about applying but never thought I was good enough. A few weeks ago I took the plunge and guess what.... someone that I was good enough and asked me to be a part of their team.

That someone was Dynamic Duos!! Yes, that is right! I am part of their Design Team. I keep pinching myself to make sure that I am not dreaming. It really is true and I couldn't be more excited!

So without further ado, here is our challenge for this week.


These colors were a challenge for me but after sitting and staring in to space for a few days, I finally came up with something thanks to the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. The past week has been busy with my husband having sinus surgery, my oldest is now an official teenager, and trick or treating! Even with all of the craziness I kept focused and had so much fun making this card. 


We have had a very dreary week thus far so trying to find good lighting has been trouble. I want to eventually get a lighting box but it's not the cards right now. I apologize for the dark lighting of this one. 

The new challenge is up and ready for you to join us this week. Have fun with this one and please check out the new Design Team members blogs at Dynamic Duos to see what they created.  

Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you. 

The sketch that I used for Freshly Made Sketches was 


Have a great day!

Angel