Golden Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to a very special couple…Louella & Lew!!  Louella’s one of my favorite people to stamp with!  A very sweet person with a never-ending sense of humor.  Could be one of the reasons she and Lew have been married for 50 years!

IMG_8274Came up with this design by following FMS178:  

I wanted another color besides gold, and Crisp Cantaloupe works well with the gold.  And this is the first time I’ve used Gold Satin Ribbon.  It’s just beautiful and very high quality!IMG_8275

Supplies Used:

  • Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White CS, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Foil Sheet (5 1/2 X 3 3/4), Gold Glimmer Paper
  • Stamp Sets:  Big News, Regarding Dahlias, Bravo
  • Embellishments:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Circle Framelits #6, Small Heart Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Bigz Simple Numbers, Gold Embossing Powder

I’ve been into vellum lately.  It’s something I usually don’t use much, but I really love the results!  Here’s another vellum card I recently made…IMG_8224

This weekend I plan to play with my FREE SALE-A-BRATION VELLUM!!  There’s still time!  Spend $50 & get free SAB product!  Contact me before the end of March to take advantage of this great sale!

 

 

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March Club…Easter Theme!

Club is next weekend and we’ll be making a couple of Easter projects!  One of the projects is this adorable card I found on Rachel Tessman’s blog.

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I think the Best Day Ever DSP is perfect for Easter!  Get it FREE with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration (through the end of March).

 

IMG_8236You could slip a gift card inside…or this little chick!

IMG_8232Fun!!!  Click here to see last year’s little chickies!

If you’d like to check out our club, we love having visitors!  It’s FREE with your $25 order, and all supplies are provided.  Come whenever it’s convenient for you:

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2pm in Haiku or

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1pm in Pukalani

RSVP & I’ll give you directions.

 

 

Mini Treat Bag Card

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This cute card (found first at Buckeye Inklings) takes just seconds to put together!  I’ve had several requests for the measurements,  so here’s the simple directions.

Card dimensions:

5 X 3 ½ CS (cut 8 ½ X 11 CS LONG WAYS AT 5” FIRST to get 5 pieces!)

4 ¾ X 3 ¼ WW

Belly Band:  8 ½ X 1

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  • 1 ¾” Circle Punch
  • 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch
  • Circle Framelit #4
  • Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die
  • Best Day Ever Stamp Set & Accessories
  • Mini Stapler

This beautiful Designer Series Paper, Stamp Set, and Accessories are FREE during Sale-a-Bration, a great promotion from Stampin’ Up! that runs through March 31st.  Get FREE products for each $50 you spend!!

Creative Blog Hop!

I’m so excited & honored to be nominated to participate in the Creative Blog Hop! Anne Matasci, my upline and super-talented crafty person, nominated me. Thanks, Anne! Where to start? I pulled out some things that I’d been wanting to play with for a long time. I’ve had the French Fry Box for a couple of months, thinking I’d use it for Christmas, but just didn’t have time to open the package! Now’s my chance!
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These were so quick & simple to put together!! I cut a small piece of Best Year Ever DSP (FREE SAB item!) to line the back of the boxes. The stamp set is from Cycle Celebration punched out using Decorative Label & Large Oval Punches. I just love the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim!! It’s held in place using 2014-2016 In Color Clothespins (which happen to be on the Weekly Deals this week).IMG_8018 The tag is from the FREE Sale-a-Bration set called Big Day.
And, finally, a matching card:
IMG_7970 I love the colors in this DSP! One great thing about using DSP (Designer Series Paper) is that it takes all the thinking out of which colors to choose…just use any colors in the DSP and you have a perfect color combo! Here I’ve used Crushed Curry, Pool Party, & Chocolate Chip. IMG_7972For the tag & the inside of the card I’ve used Amazing Birthday Stamp Set.
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The buttons & ribbon are also FREE through SAB! Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most popular promotion and is running now through March 31st. For each $50 you spend, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

Part of the Creative Blog Hop is to answer a few questions about yourself, so here goes…

1. What are you working on?
I have a couple of fun projects I’m working on now. I just started working at a Podiatry Office (shout out to Island Podiatry…woohoo!). We’re just setting up shop and I’m the nurse/receptionist/office manager all in one. I think the office needs a personal touch, which would mean… decorated clipboards & pens, pretty tissue boxes, a container for sugar-free candy, a woman’s foot & man’s foot for the bathroom key, maybe even a ‘Happy Feet Banner”. Any other ideas?? I could really get carried away with this idea!
The other project is Disney-related. My daughter, Malia, has just started an internship at Disney University, a life-long dream of hers!! I want to send a Disney-themed goodie box to her & her roommates.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
That’s a tough one. When I make a card, I want the receiver to be pleasantly surprised when they open it! So I try to make the inside very special. I always stamp the outside of my envelopes, too, so that they are excited to see inside. Once I even had the Mail-lady knock on my door to see where all the cute mail was coming from! She ended up signing up to be a demonstrator with me!

3. Why do you create what you do?
I’ve enjoyed making things since I was a kid. I remember decorating my room with mobiles, ornaments, and banners I had made. I love having small gifts to give to friends & coworkers…filled with goodies. The ideas are endless with Stampin’ Up! One of most unexpected things I’ve gained from stamping are the close friendships!

4. How does your creative process work?
I usually start copying an idea from Pinterest (yes…I’m addicted!) and end up changing it around using the things I have available. Or it can begin with something I like (a napkin, postage stamp, dress in a catalog) and I’ll use those colors or theme. I’m definitely a messy crafter!!! Creative chaos seems to be my theme & it makes me happy!

Now I’d like to nominate 2 bloggers to continue this blog hop!

The first one is Lauren Winemiller. I met her at Convention & she swapped with me, giving me a cute little, teeny bag with the tutorial. You’ll enjoy all the cute ideas on her blog!

The second person is someone I stumbled upon while browsing Pinterest. Michelle Long is very creative and I ended up pinning a bunch of her creations!

Also, please go to my friend, Crystal Kondo’s blog & check out her post. She & I were both nominated by Anne for today and I can’t wait to see what she’s come up with!!

You’re Sweet!

Today I want to show off this stamp set, You Plus Me.IMG_7986
This was one of the cards we made at CLUB in January. I especially love the different looks you can get using Stacked With Love DSP Stack!
The inside of the cards are dressed up a bit with Washi Tape.

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You can save 15% by purchasing this BUNDLE (You Plus Me Stamp Set + Stacked With Love DSP Paper Stack).you plus me Add some Washi Tape, a punch or 2…get your order up to $50 and you’ve earned a FREE STAMP SET OR PAPER through Sale-a-Bration!

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So many fun ideas in this new catalog! Thanks for looking!

Celebrating Sale-a-Bration!

Today I want to show you a cute stamp set I got for FREE through Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration Promotion!
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I used the Big Day Stamp Set & the background paper is Stacked With Love paper. This would be good for man or woman, I think. Used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color in the “cake”. You can get those FREE, by the way, with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!

Twisty Treats

I’m heading over to our Step Into Spring Class!  But, before I go, I want to show you the goodie bags I’ve prepared for the ladies.

Createwithcheryl Twisty TreatsThese bags were FREE with Sale-a-bration.  Wish I would have ordered more of them because they were super easy to put together!!  There’s still today & tomorrow, so I might have to place another $50 order.  How about you?  Hurry.  Sale-a-bration ends after March 31st.