Update on 1 Mar 16: This card was selected as a runner-up (Princess) at Freshly Made Sketches! Whoo-hoo and many thanks to the ladies over at FMS for picking my card out of all the wonderful cards submitted. Please take a minute and go check out the Queen of Clean (Wendy – from Simply Made) and the other Princesses! 🙂
Well, it was a spectacularly gorgeous day here in Atlanta – the kind of day that makes those of us who live here glad of it! And helps to make up for the really cold winter days and the oh-so-freakin’-humid summers! Southerners know that Spring (and Spring-like days in February!) and Fall are our reward for the winter and summer. Heck if every day in the South was like today – folk would be flocking here even more than they already do! 🙂
Today’s thank-you card (yes, I need a lot of thank-you cards!) brings back one of the beautiful springy stamp sets from the Annual Catalog. Awesomely Artistic has one of the prettiest floral stamps that I’ve seen. I grabbed a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set called What I Love and some pretty paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP and….take a look-see:
Well, hey – it’s half time in the Super Bowl! I’ve re-discovered the problem with watching the Super Bowl in a hotel room. Actually, it’s only a problem if you want to watch both the game and the commercials. Do you know what it is? Here’s a hint:
There’s no DVR.
Now do you know?
There’s not a good time to “leave the room” if you catch my drift!
Yep – there’s not a good time to go to the bathroom! I mean – really. What if I go and miss the play of the game? I can’t rewind it to see it. Or what if I get back and have already missed the only really awesome commercial of the day?
Fortunately – I care nothing for Cold Play, Bruno Mars or Beyonce. So half-time is fair game while they were playing!
I decided before kick-off that I want Peyton Manning to hit his 200th game (he’d be the first to ever do that!) and (likely) go out of the game with another SB win under his belt. It’s a pretty close – defensive – game at this point. We’ll see how that works out. I might have jinxed them by wanting them to win….
So far, there’s only been one really good commercial. I’d tell you whose it was – but….all I could see was Ryan Reynolds as every male part in the commercial. I think it was for a car. I loved it – but I suspect many women will only remember Ryan Reynolds – and have no clue which car they should buy! Marketing genius or marketing fail? You be the judge!
Game back on. Murmur amongst yourselves whilst I watch….
My card for today uses the pretty Birthday Bouquet DSP and my new Greetings Thinlits (these are in the Annual Catalog). I also tapped a tiny sentiment from the SAB stamp set called What I Love. Take a look-see:
Happy Huawp day, all y’all! Time is flying by – except for when it isn’t. I know that you know what I mean, cause I know that happens to everyone! It’s almost February. Hard to believe – but it’s true! And when it is…the Stamps-N-Lingers ordering special will be gone, baby, gone!
Also coming to an end is the availability of a few fun items in the Sale-A-Bration flyer. If you don’t remember what they are…check out my post from yesterday!
For today, I pulled out a new stamp set that I’ve been itching to play with. And also dreading! I’ve seen so many pretty cards – with superior art and coloring of these images – out on Pinterest…I’ve been a little afraid to throw my offering in the ring. But…I did it today! It’s the pretty new In The Meadow stamp set from the Occasions catalog. And I combined it with a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called What I Love. Take a look-see:
Categories: Any Occasion, Love, Valentine's Day
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I’ve been a busy Stampin’ Up! bee today! I cleared out my retiring products from my stamping area and I built a spreadsheet to get an inventory going. Had to do it. I have multiples of ink pads and even a couple of doubled stamp sets! 🙁 Not a solid financial plan, is it? So I figured maybe I could get a handle on it if I at least knew what I had!
The result of this effort was “discovering” stamp sets I’d sort of forgotten I have! It was a little like opening that box from Stampin’ Up! all over again! Kinda fun.
I also realized that I leave here in a week. For a month. Again. And go right on nights. Yuk.
Making cards is hard when you work nights. Especially when it’s more a swing than a night. No morning time and get home too late to do much more than shower and crash. So…I need to make cards ahead! That was the other thing I started working on today.
With that lead in, I bet you think I’m going to share a project that uses a not-so-new-but-just-rediscovered, Annual Catalog stamp set, huh? Well, you’d be guessin’ wrong! 😉 I’m using a fun stamp set that you can get starting TOMORROW!!! Yes, that’s right – we’re on the very cusp of the 2016 Occasions Catalog going live! And the Sale-A-Bration mini as well.
I’m using the SAB stamp set called What I Love. It’s a cool photopolymer set with a beautiful 3-step flower and some nice sentiments in a pretty font. I combined that with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog and this is what I came up with. Take a look-see:
Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Love, Valentine's Day
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