Friday, June 05, 2015

Hello Watermelon Wonder!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Organizing Can Become An Excuse For Not Creating
I try to convince myself that if I just do a little bit of organizing then I will be in a better place to create.  What I am realizing is that this is one of my excuses.  One of the things I say or do to avoid having to face that blank piece of paper or that blank canvas.  One of the excuses I have so that I don't have to come any closer to that inner critic - who, by the way, I have now named "Dr. Downer."  Every time he shows up I can now think to myself, "Dr. Downer I presume?"  I imagine that Dr. Downer shares an office with Dr. Doubt and that they have an assistant who answers the phone and says, "Downer & Doubt.  How can we NOT help you?"  Now that Dr. Downer has a name I am hoping I can tell him I am not in need of his services at this time :)  Yes, organizing can be a wonderful thing...and it can also become an excuse for not creating.
Today I inked up the Blended Blooms stamp and the new Layered Letters Alphabet stamps with some Watermelon Wonder ink and went to town!  I wasn't sure how I felt about this color, but after creating this card I'm feeling a lot more fond of it.  Excuse the Naturals Ivory card stock - I realized after I created the card that this favorite card stock of mine is retired :(  Some things we love go away and some things we never even knew we would like come into existence - ah the joys of catalog transition time!  I hope you become fond of Watermelon Wonder too!  Feel free to shop HERE for Watermelon Wonder you can call your very own :)

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Wedding Gift Card & Scrapbook by Sharon Burkert

Wedding Gift Card & Scrapbook!  – Sharon Burkert
June and the rest of the Summer is a very popular time for weddings.  This project will have you ready for all those wonderful events.  You will make a gift card holder that also has pages available for the happy couple to include some pictures and memories of their special day.  You will also make
a pretty box to hold your gift.  This would also make a lovely gift for any special occasion when you want to give more than a gift card.  For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The New Catalog Is Here!!!!

TODAY IS THE DAY!  Stampin' Up!s new 2015-2016 catalog is here!!!!!  Click HERE to place your order today (as long as it is after 2:00 a.m. Mountain Time on June 2nd)!!!  What a fun catalog year it is going to be!!!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2015

Stars, Sparklers & Fun for the 4th! by Julie Beltramo

Stars, Sparklers & Fun for the 4th! by Julie Beltramo

Show your spirit for America this 4th of July with this fun d├ęcor! You’ll learn how to make the quick and fun banner garland – that you can hang in just about any spot, across a mirror or maybe across a
framed picture or mantel? Then add the fabulous jar full of Stars and Sparklers!! The stars are an easy way to add some 3-D, and the Sparklers are a quick, super pop of fun to this display! And, of
course, the card adds the perfect finishing touch to give this ensemble as a gift to someone special!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June for full step-by-step instructions!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

3,000 Subscribers!!!!

Today I reached 3,000 subscribers on my YouTube Channel!!!!  Yiiippppeeeeee!  If you want to come visit me over at YouTube, click HERE!  I hope you will like the channel enough to subscribe!