Which is your favorite retiring in-color?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Craft Room Organization Part 1: Small Space Storage

I love a good organized craft room, but it's hard to keep it clean and organized! In this video I'll show you some great organizing products to help you get your space organized! Keeping it that way is up to you. 😉

This is just a corner of the playroom, showing you don't need a large space or an entire room! Organization can come with a desk, drawers and a shelf! Add a couple pretty dollar store bins or Target finds and you'll have a stunning space!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my craft room storage tips! I'm moving out of the corner and into the downstairs office!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Retiring In-Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to our Sweet Stampede Team Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the retiring in-colors!

I have to admit I didn't love these colors at first, but now I'm heartbroken to lose Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy! I AM ecstatic that Flirty Flamingo will be sticking around permanently! What about you? Which one are you MOST sad to see go? And are you loving the fact that Flirty Flamingo will be added to our permanent color collections?? Let us know in the comments below!

I made this card for our monthly team swap that had a "spring" theme and inadvertently used 3 of the 5 colors! I guess that means I LOVE them and they feel springy to me!

My original idea ended up as a major failure (see below), but I finally came up with the idea to use the Brushstrokes Background Stamp (which is *gasp* RETIRING!) on watercolor paper. I just masked off the area under the umbrella with a post-it note before stamping. You may want to use a couple post-it notes because all that water could soak through the mask.

I stamped the umbrella handle and heart "raindrops" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and embossed the clouds and Love sentiment in gold (sooo gorgeous!) I then die cut the umbrella out of gold shimmer paper and popped it up with dimensionals. I love those gold accents to really brighten it up! 

I also love how you can play with different colors on the background. I just used 4-5 different ink pads and inked up the background stamp, spritzed the watercolor paper, AND the inked up stamp, then stamped! It's beautiful and unpredictable which gives you a unique card every time!

I added the masterpiece to a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock base and voilà! 
(And yes, that's pronounced with a V) ;) It's ok, we all make mistakes. Here's mine:

It's all about trial and error baby!

Don't forget that the Brushstrokes Background, the Weather Together stamp set & dies and those gorgeous in-colors are ALL retiring (so sad!) so order yours before they're gone forever! Use hostess code Y4EGCDS9 at checkout and I will send you a free gift!

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Which is your favorite retiring in-color?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March Team Swap

Have I mentioned how much I love our team?!? Every month we do a swap where we make 10 cards (or more if you choose to sign up in multiple groups) and then swap! All the cards are always gorgeous and over the top! I have to admit mine this month is just OK to me. I always feel like I need to step it up when I get my teammates AMAZING cards in return!

I make and send a LOT of Birthday cards, and I hadn't used this adorable suite much yet so I figured it was time to pull it out!

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I love the images, and the paper and the coordinating dies!!! My latest obsession is cutting out the images from the Designer Series Paper with the die cuts! It's addicting!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Be part of something amazing!

You've probably heard by now that buying the starter kit during Sale-a-Bration is the best deal EVER, because it is! And if you haven't heard, I'm letting you in on the news!

For $99 you get:
$125 worth of product of your choice
PLUS free shipping
PLUS 2 free stamp sets of your choice!
Opportunity for FREE product and incentives!
You will continue to get at least 20% (to 40%) discount 
off ALL your Stampin' Up! products! There is no commitment involved! 
Stay "active" as long or as little as you'd like!

Sound good? Well it gets even better!

When you join my team, (just click here) you'll be part of the Red Hot Stampers team and you'll ALSO be part of the Sweet Stampede team belonging to my generous upline Erica Cerwin! This is a group of really phenomenal ladies! We have SO MUCH FUN together!

What does it mean to be part of a team?
Not only do you get all the incentives from Stampin' Up! but you'll also get all my Paper Pumpkin Case Inserts for free, free monthly card samples, lots of love and support, monthly swaps, creative challenges, tons of free PDF tutorials, discounted class kits (cut and ready to create!) and ideas GALORE on our private facebook group! Plus if you'd like to build a business, there are monthly calls and meetings for that as well!

Erica goes ALL out for us! For example, when you promote to "Bronze Elite" by ordering $1800 in 12 months (or less) you'll start earning a 25% discount from Stampin' Up! and Erica sends you this gorgeous necklace! I just received my beautiful necklace last week in the mail!

She's really amazing! You can find her at pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com. You'll also notice all her monthly class kits, which we get at a discount as team members, and the PDF's are FREE to our team! I can't even keep up with all the benefits!!!

Let me know if you would like to be part of something wonderful by joining Stampin' Up! today! It's always a great choice, but if you join by March 31st you will get the added bonus of two free stamp sets of your choice! 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Retiring In Colors and Free Beautiful Peacock

I officially went full-time at work today, which is pretty much just a status change since I've been working full-time hours for several months now anyway. I honestly LOVE my job. I'll have to post more about it later...when I have time...LOL! So, on the first day of full-time, it seems only natural to cram something extra into my day, am I right?

I had a few friends coming over to stamp and swap, and as of this morning I had no card plans! PANIC! Well, I knew I wanted to use the retiring in-colors *SNIFF SNIFF* and one of the free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp sets. So I pulled out this little beauty that I actually earned 2 of (surprise Quinette! Peacocks are kind-of our thing. Ok we're obsessed.) And here's what I came up with!

We made these two cards:

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After the class (and after I finished all my work) 😉 I played around with the colors and came up with the rest of these:

(I would have liked to use Dapper Denim as the card base here, but I'm already out!!! 
Waiting for my stock up order to come this week! Which reminds me, don't forget to order all the retiring colors ink pads, refills, cardstock and matching embellishments and ribbon SOON! They sell out FAST this time of year and it's your LAST CHANCE to get them! Just click on the products in the table above to add it to your cart, and don't forget to use hostess code KNB29Y2Q (or the current code in the top right corner of this blog) when you checkout to get a free thank you gift from me!) 

I think this combo is my favorite:

And now I've got a stack of beautiful cards to use for ANY occasion! Love those! I love all these beautiful retiring in-colors and am so sad to see them go BUT I'm over the moon excited about seeing the changes coming for Stampin' Up!s 30th celebration annual catalog!!!