Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Something for Baby Card

I wanted to share with yo the card that I created for my niece's new little one that should be arriving in December.  We had a family shower for her a couple of weeks ago and this is the card that I created and gave her.  I live the new Something for Baby stamp set and framelit bundle.  I love it when we have a stamp set and framelit to match it.  I prefer to use the framelits then to cut out.  

Here is the recipe:
Something for Baby (W-134027 C-134030) and Petite Pairs (W-128706 C-122497) stamp sets
Baby's First Framelits (#133735) 
OR you can bundle stamp set and frameits (W-136790 C-136791) Love those bundles (saves 15%)
Coastal Cabana (#131297), Bakes Brown Sugar (#131296), and Whisper White (#100730) card stock
Lullaby Designer Series Paper (#1336950
Coastal Cabana (#131175), Baked Brown Sugar (#131174) and Hello Honey (#133643) stamp pads
Large Oval (#119855) and Scallop Oval (#119856) punches
Linen Thread (#104199)
Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon (#130011)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please let a comment on your favorite baby stamp set.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bloom with Hope Birthday Card

Happy Monday Morning.  I wanted to share a fun card that I made using the new blendablities markers.  I LOVE these markers!  They make coloring in so much fun.  They blend the shades of the color to well and you didn't see any lines from coloring in.  I made this sample as a birthday card but you can stamp any sentiment on the card.

Here is the recipe:
Bloom with Hope (Hostess stamp set) (page 242)
Remembering Your Birthday (page 59)
Old Olive (#100702) and Whisper White (#100730) card stock
Park Lane Designer Paper (#133694)
Old Olive stamp pad (#126953)
Memento stamp pad - Tuxedo Black (#132708) - must use this stamp pad with using the blendabilities markers
Old Olive(#130999) and Melon Mambo (#130994) assortment blendabilities markers
Scallop Oval (#119856) and Ex-Large Oval (#119859) punches
Oval Collections Framelits (#129381)
White Organza 5/8" Ribbon (114319)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment on which one of blendabilities is your favorite color or your favorite stamp set for using the blendabilities.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Card - Give Thanks

Happy Morning Monday.  Here is a card that I made for our September card class.  It is a great fall card.  We used the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape and Fall Fest Bundle (pumpkin).  The washi tape was used to make a nice design in the fall colors.  This was a fun card to make for the fall, just had a hard time being creative for fall when it was 100 degrees.I love the colors on this card, you know how I love the color purple.  I really do like our color blackberry bliss (In Color).

Here is the recipe:
For All Things (#135155 C), Fall Fest (#135194) stamp sets
Tango Twist, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Cajun Craze card stock
Tango Twist, Mossy Meadow, and Chocolate Chip stamp pads
Blackberry Bliss (marker)
Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape (#135842)
Fun Fall Framelit Dies (#135856)
1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (#132140), Linen Thread (#104199) and Gold Sequin Trim (#132983)
Gold Basic Metal Buttons (#133763)

We pulled the sequins off the thread and used the multipurpose liquid glue to glue the sequins on the card stock.    

Thank you for visiting today. Please add your comment about what is your favorite thing about fall.  God Bless.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Big Shot & Bundles Special

Stampin' Up is offering a special for the entire month of August for the Big Shot machine and bundles for the Big Shot.  You have 2 choices in this special.  If you buy the Big Shot then you will get a FREE bundle of your choice OR you can purchase a bundle listed below at a 15% discount.

Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle  #138923 (wood)  Sale $33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle  #138920  (clear)  Sale $31.25
      Stamp set Sumthin' Sumthin' (page 8) Word Bubbles framelits

Decorative Goodies Bundle #138924 (wood)  Sale $42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle #138921  (clear)  Sale $35.95
     Stamp Set Oh My Goodies (page 9) Deco Label Collection framelits

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle #138925 (wood)  Sale $43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle #138922 (clear)   Sale $37.25
      Stamp set Day of Celebration (page 54 Chalk Talk framelits

Flowery Daydream Bundle #138911 (wood)   Sale $54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle #138910 (clear)   Sale $45.75
     Stamp set Daydream Medallions (page 70) Floral Collection framelits

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle #138644 (wood)  Sale $50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle #138200 (clear)  Sale $43.75
     Stamp set Bright & Beautiful and Star framelits

There is no limit to the number of bundles that you can purchase.  You can place your order online at at my website (http://rhondaprater.stampinup.net), emailing me or calling me.

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment on your favorite bundle.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paper Pumpkin 50% OFF for 2 months

Stampin' Up is offering  50% OFF the first two months of your subscription for new subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin.  The Paper Pumpkin is the program where you can get a monthly kit that comes in the mail to you.  You receive everything to put the project together, except for adhesive (you will need your own adhesive).  It comes each month in a cool red box. 

The offer is good until September 10, 2014. You will need to use the promo code HALFOFF2 when joining the paper pumpkin.  You can go to MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.  The regular price for the kit is $19.95 plus tax (shipping is INCLUDED) each month.  They do not charge your card until they ship the kit each month (usually around the 10th of each month).  You get an email letting you know they are mailing out your kit. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Weekly Deals by Stampin' Up (Sale ends on July 14, 2014)

 Artisan Label Punch     #130920     Price $15.95   Sale $11.96
 Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
#133363     Price $10.95      Sale $8.21
Retro Fresh This and That Journal    #132998
Price $10.95      Sale $8.21
 Retro This and That Washi Tape    #133001
Price $4.95      Sale $3.71
 Silver 1/8" Ribbon      #132137      Price $4.95      Sale $3.71
 Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon     #131152
Price $8.95       Sale $6.71
Sweet Shop Kit Digital Download   #129339
Price $9.95      Sale $5.97

Polka-Dot Pieces Card

This is a bright card that I created using some of the new In Colors and accessories in our new catalog.  As you know my favorite color is purple and just love this new in color of blackberry bliss.  This color is a deep pink purple and I think it looks great with the hello honey, another new in color.  This is one of the fun projects we made at our New Catalog Kickoff Luncheon.

Here is the recipe:
Polka-Dot Pieces stamp set (#129705 W & #129708 C pg 139)
Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon stamp pads
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (#133701 pg 185)
Large Polka Dots embossing folder (#133739)
Banners framelits (#132173)
Scallop Circle (#119854) and Elegant Butterfly (#127526) Punches
Hello Honey 3/8" stitched stain ribbon (#133671)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment on what is your favorite new color in the catalog.  God Bless.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stampin Up Another Thank You Card

Today is a beautiful and hot California day.  Happy Monday.  I hope that everyone had a fun, safe and relaxing July 4th weekend.  I had a fun day with my parents, we BBQ and then to Riverside to watch the fireworks on Mt. Rubidoux. 

Here is a thank you card that I created for my thank you for my customers.  This thank you set is "Another Thank You" that is a photopolymer stamp set.  This is the first one that I have ordered and used that is a photoplymer set.  Stampin' Up has a few stamps set that are is type.  It does not have the rubber like the clear mounted stamps due, but it has a clear rubber and it sticks to the clear block real well, I liked that.  I had read to use a file or rough artist earser on the letting so the ink will really be on the stamp.  So I stamped a few that then took the our discontinued standing block and did it a few times on the rubber and it did make a differnce with a better stamped image.  I am going to order more of these types of stamp sets because I do like stamping with them.

Here is the recipe:
Another Thank You Photopolymer (#136724, pg 148) and Polka-Dot Pieces (flower #129705 wood and #129708 clear, pg 139)
Daffidil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White card stock
All ABloom Designer Series Paper Stack (#133703, pg 185)
Mossy Meadow and Strawberry Slush ink pads
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

Thank you for visting today.  Please leave a commet and let me know what is your new favorite item in our new catalog.  God Bless.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Special - Buy 3 Designer Papers and get 1 FREE

The special for July is to buy 3 designer paper packages and get 1 designer paper FREE!  For the entire month of July, for every three designer series paper packs you purchase on the same order, you will receive one FREE designer series paper packs ($10.95 value).

The designer series paper packs are on page 186-187 in our 2014/15 Catalog.  The designer series paper packs are:
#133698     Flowerpot Designer Series Paper                    $10.95
#133699     Flashback Designer Series Paper                    $10.95
#133693     Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper                 $10.95
#133692     Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper    $10.95
#133694     Park Lane Designer Series Paper                     $10.95
#133696     Maritime Designer Series Paper                      $10.95
#133695     Lullaby Designer Series Paper                        $10.95
#133700     Back to Black Designer Series Paper              $10.95

You can place your order by clicking here or emailing me.

Please leave a note on which one is your favorite designer series paper design in our new 2014/15 catalog.

Thank you for visiting today.  God Bless.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Backyard Basics Card

Here is a beautiful flower card for a Tuesday post.  Here is another card the we made at the retirement class.  I had just ordered this stamp set and then a month later I found out it was listed on the discontinued list.  So I wanted to use the stamp set before it was discontinued.  It is a beautiful bright card to give to someone special.  

I was late in ordering some of the new items from our new catalog, so I have an order being delivered.  So I will be getting some of the new items created and posted.  It may not be till this weekend because we started our 10 hours at work this week.  So its a rough week for me getting used to my long work day.

Here is the recipe:
Backyard Basics stamp set
Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock
Retro Fresh Designer Paper
Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (101406)
Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango stamp pad
Aqua Painters (#103954)
Banners Framelit Die (#132173) and Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381)
Square Lattice emboss folder (discontinued)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment on what is your favorite stamping technique.

Creative Elements Birthday Card

Our new 2014/15 catalog is available to order from today starting at now.  I am excited to share the new catalog with you.  I am sharing a beautiful birthday card that we created using a fun stamp set Creative Elements that is now discontinued and also the butterfly.  This was one of my favorite stamp sets that were discontinued from the 2013/14 catalog.

My order order of some of the new supplies will be delivered today with a couple sets of the new Blendabilities.  Our blendabilities are our alcohol ink markers that are made for blending and shading.  I can't wait to play with them.

Here is the recipe:
Creative Elements and Express Yourself  "happy birthday" (hostess discontinued) stamp set
Blushing Bride, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
Soft Suede stamp pad
Banners Framelits Die (#132173)
Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526) not an exact match but with sponging it looks great
Crumb Cake 1/2" seam binding ribbon (#122332)
Pearls Basic Jewels (#119247)

Thank you for visiting today.  If  you would like a new 2014/15 catalog, please email me and I can get you a catalog.  Please leave me a comment about your favorite stamp set.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Secret Garden Happy Brithday Card

I hope that everyone is having a great Saturday this weekend.  It is a beautiful day so I wanted to share a card we created at our"Retirement Party" this past month.  This stamp set Secret Garden will be discontinued with our 2013/14 catalog.  Sorry I have not posted this earlier, but I have been having a problem with my watermark program and had to buy a different program and like it better then then old one that I was using.  It is so much easier to put the watermark on my photos.  So here is a beautiful card to give to someone for a special birthday.  It is a bright and cheerful birthday card.  We used the secret garden stamp set and framelits that are being discontinued.  

Here is the recipe:
Secret Garden (#131940 W and #129144 C) and Bring on the Cake "Happy Birthday" #128490 W & #121958 C) stamp sets - both are being discontinued 
Papillon Potpourri (#132058 W & #123759 C) stamp set (the small butterfly)
Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock
Gumball Green, Wisteria Wonder and Tempting Turquoise stamp pads
Secret Garden framelits (#129372)
Elegant Butterfly (#127526) and Bitty Butterfly (#129406) punches
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#129324) being discontinued too

Sure hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Please leave a comment about what is your favorite item being discontinued.  Have a great rest of your weekend.  God Bless.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wetlands Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday everyone.  It is a beautiful day in southern California today.  I was able to do a little stamping this weekend, so I would like to share some of my projects with you this week.  I wanted to share with you a really cool technique to do.  I used the label collection frame lit on a extra piece of card stock the same size as the whisper white card stock (3.75" x 5") and used the frame lit to cut out the design, then I put it over the whisper white card stock and used the 2 two colors to sponge in color in the cut out area. I liked the sponged look on the card.  This was a fun card that we made in class earlier.  I thought it was a good technique for today. 

Here is the recipe:
Wetlands stamp set (#126695 W or #126697 C)
Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
Coastal Cabana and Soft Suede stamp pads
Label Collection Frame lits (#125598)
Decorative Label Punch (#120907)
Natural 7/8" trim (#129287) - this ribbon is being discontinued

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment about this card.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tag Punch Side Card and Candy Holder

Happy Monday Morning.  This past weekend the weather here in Southern California was beautiful.  We had some wind and going down the hill into Riverside Sunday, the sky was so blue.  I did work on some stamp projects this weekend.  I needed some thank you notes and realized I did not have that many in my box of cards.  So this week I will need to make some thank you cards.  I created this thank you card for a co-worker who has been substituting in our office and today is her last day.  So I have seen these  tag punch on sides of cards, so I looked on line to see how to do it.  It is very easy.  You just need to pull the card stock up over the slider they have on the punch.  I also made a candy holder but I put tea bags inside instead of candy.  She likes to have tea.  Usually you do not see whats inside, but the tea bags are wider and larger then candy.  I think it is a great little gift idea.

Here is the recipe:
Petite Petals (#133155 clear), Your Lovely (Sale-a-bration set) and Express Yourself (Hostess set #130399) stamp sets
Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (#132996)
Petite Petals (#133322) and Scallop Tag Topper Punch (#133324)
Deco Labels Collection framelits (#130102)
Whisper White 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon (#126877)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the thank you card and candy holder.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blessed Easter Card

Happy Thursday morning.  We have had some rain the last few days here in sunny southern California and so I thought I would share a beautiful spring card.  We created this card in our Spring Card Class. This stamp set is in our Occasions Catalog on pg 20 and it is a single wood stamp.  It is a beautiful card with tulips that we water colored with the aqua painter.  It is great card to make for Easter that is this month.

Here is the recipe:
Blessed Easter stamp set (#133212)
Gumball Green, Smoky Slate and Whisper White card stock
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (#132994)
StazOn Jet Black stamp pad (#101406)
Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green ink for the water coloring of the tulips and leaves
Aqua Painter (#103954)
1/2" Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment on what you like a about this beautiful Easter card.  God Bless.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Perfect Pennants Birthday Gift Bag and Card

Here is a great gift bag and card that is a fun project to make a matching card and gift bag. This was our masculine project for our February class.  We used the Banners framelits and then used embossing folder to give the banners texture.  We also used our new chevron border punch on the card.  Once your have your banners and punch out the border on the card, it is very easy to put together. We used our new Kaleidoscope designer paper but your could change it and give it a different look.

Here is the recipe:
Kraft gift bag
Perfect Pennants stamp set (#133230 C)
Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, and Whisper White card stock
Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Basic Gray, Crushed Curry and Strawberry Slush ink pads
Banners Framelit Dies (#132173)
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (#117335)
Chevron Border Punch (#132154)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment about what you like about this birthday gift bag and card.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day.  I hope that you spent time today with your loved ones.  Today is my parents 56th anniversary. Congratulations mom and dad. 
This is a cute valentines card that I created.  It is a fun and easy card to make.  The red paper with the white hearts is one of the treat bags that Stampin' UP had as a Valentine's promotion.  I took the bag and opened it up and used it behind the white card stock for a great background.  I used the hearts thinlits and cut out the 2 hearts from the white card stock.  I also took a red Sharpie and colored the rhinestone on the small heart.  The small heart is the heart small heart that the thinlits cut out.

Here is the recipe:
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#127802 C) happy valentines day
Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610)
Red Glimmer Paper (#121790)
Hearts Collection Thinlits (#125599)
Perfect Polka Dots (#117335) and Fancy Fan (#127751) embossing folders
Full Heart (#119883) and Modern Label (#119849) punches
Real Red 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

Thank you for visiting today.  God Bless you and your family.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Card

Here is a beautiful wedding, anniversary or Valentine's card.  This is a card that we created in our Spring Card Class.  We made this beautiful flower with our new spiral flower die cut.  It is so easy to create.  Once you run the die cut through the big shot and get your pattern, you roll it up and then flower loosen up and then hot glue the bottom to the 2 petals on the pattern.  Then you have a beautiful flower.  We made the flower in cherry cobbler card stock and the deep red looks beautiful with the gold.

Here is the recipe:
Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Brushed Gold (#102935) and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (#133363)
Gold Sequin Trim (#132983) both in the Occasions Catalog
"Love" from the Expressions Thinlits Dies (#132171)
Spiral Flower Originals Die Cut (#129379)

Thank you visiting today.  God Bless.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Weekly Deals for the Week of January 28 thru February 3, 2014

Here are the items for the weekly deals for this week.  Remember to use the hostess code QPHY32BM when you enter your order, so your name can be entered in the drawing to win the hostess FREE merchandise.  Also sale-a-bration starts today so every $50 of net sales you can pick a FREE item out of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.  To order, please click to here to go to my website.

 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding  #125583
Price $6.95       Sale $5.21
 Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder   #123113
Price $7.95     Sale $5.96

                                Labels Collection Framelit Dies     #130011
  Price $26.95    Sale $ 20.21
Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon     #133011
Price $8.95     Sale $6.71
Pool Party Classic Stamp Pad     #126982
Price $5.95      Sale $4.46
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stamp Pad     #126985
Price $5.95      Sale $5.46

Winter Wonders Kit - Digital Download      #132567
Price $9.95      Sale $5.97

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Burlap and Blooms Wreath

Good Monday Morning!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend.  I had a relaxing weekend.  I did get into my craft room and working on some upcoming projects.

Here is picture of the Burlap Blooms Wreath that we made in our January class.  This kit comes with everything that you will need to put your wreath together.  You will need to use your hot glue gun and some glue dots and adhesive to put some of the flowers together.  It is very easy and fun to put your own wreath together.n  I did spread my flowers out when i put them on the wreath, where the sample had them closer together.

Burlap Blooms Wreath Kit #133333 which is in the Occasions Catalog on page 14.

Have a great day.  Thank you for visiting today.  God Bless.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weekly Deals for Jan. 21 thru 27, 2014

 Blushing Bride Classic Stamp Pad
Price $5.95   Sale $4.46
 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Price $4.95    Sale $3.71
 Extra Large Oval Punch
Price $16.95   Sale $12.71
 Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template - Digital Download
Price $12.95   Sale $7.77
 Scallop Trim Border Punch
Price $15.95    Sale $11.96
 Shaker Frames (Circles)
Price $4.95    Sale $3.71
 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Price $28.95    Sale $21.71
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Price #5.95    Sale $4.46

These are the weekly deal items with Stampin' UP.  This weekly deals are good Jan. 21 thru 27, 2014.  You can place and order on my website (click here) and hit the shop now button.  Enter the hostess code QPHY32BM to enter your name in the drawing to be the hostess.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bordering on Romance - Flash Back Friday

This is the card for this weeks Flash Back Friday.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets that was discontinued.  I like to watercolor with this stamp.  I was very happy to see a new stamp set in our new Occasions catalog called So Very Grateful that is a flower stamp set that I can watercolor with.  Can't wait till this weekend to get into my stamp order and played around with some of the new products.  Will have some new projects to share with you next week.  I love to watercolor with our aqua painter and the ink from the stamp pad lid or the refill.

Here is the recipe:
Bordering on Romance stamp set (discontinued)
Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper (discontinued)
Baja Breeze and Old Olive refills to watercolor 
Midnight Muse sand Jet Black StazOn stamp pads
Aqua Painter (#103954)
Midnight Muse 3/8" stitched satin ribbon (#126847)
Basic Pearls Jewels ( #119246)

Thank you visiting today.  God Bless.

Cycle Celebration Thank You Card

Happy Thursday!  Sure hope that you are having a great week.  I have just about finished with the first full week of work after the holiday break.  With the cooler weather that we have been having, I thought I would share a bright and cheery thank you card.  This is a fun and bright thank you card.  To make the ends on the banner, I used the hexagon punch to make the ties on the banner, by punching the point in the middle of the banner.  

Here is the recipe:
Cycle Celebration (#130273 C) and Lacy and Lovely (#122887 C) for thank you stamp sets
Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, and Whisper White card stock
Birthday Basics Designer Paper
Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple stamp pads
Scallop Oval (#119856) and Hexagon (#130919) punches
Summer Starfruit 3/8" stitched satin ribbon

Thank you for visiting.  God Bless.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mosaic Madness Birthday Card

This a great birthday card to give to someone special.  I love the colors and added the rhinestones to add some bling to the card.  It is a fun and easy card to make.  I like to stamp and use the matching punches that match the shape of the stamped image. 

Here is the recipe:
Mosaic Madness (#130249 C) and Label Love (#130622 C) stamp sets
Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White card stock
Raspberry Ripple stamp pad
Mosaic Punch (#131267) and Artisan Label Punch (#130920)
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" stitched satin ribbon (#126845)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

Thank you for visiting today.  God Bless.

Six-Sided Sampler Birthday Card

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a blessed holiday season and Happy New Year. 

I had a week off for the holidays and have been busy in my craft room.  I am reorganizing my room and things I have in the room.  Being here now about a year and half, I have found that some things are working great for me and some are not.  So with it being the first of the year, I have been cleaning and reorganizing things.  Sorry I have not been posting very much.  I was so busy cross stitching a baby announcement for Hudson for Christmas and making 5 Christmas ornaments for my great nieces and nephews and Amber.

So are in the new year and I need to get back to my routine.  I have to finish up cleaning off my stamp table in my room and then I can play with my order that has come in with new items from the Occasions Catalog.  I have not opened the order.  So I will be busy this week so I can show you some of the new items.  So stay turned.

Here is the recipe for this card:
Six-Sided Sampler (#130956 C) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (happy birthday) (#127802 C) stamp sets
Pool Party, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
Pool Party, Soft Suede, Basic Gray and Early Espresso stamp pads
Hexagon (#130919 and 1 1/4" Circle (#119861) Punches
Honeycomb embossing folder (#129378)
Neutrals Designer Buttons (#130031)

Thank you for visiting.  God Bless.