Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Happy Thing

A Happy Thing is one of Stampin' Ups! Sale-a-Bration stamp sets and I just LOVE it! 

I'm also extra excited today because we just found out that Stampin' Up! has added four new items to the already amazing Sale-a-Bration collection! Here are some images so that you can see what will be available to you for FREE as of March 1st with any $50 purchase!

Here you can see we will have a new stamp set called, For Being You, as well as an Accessory Pack featuring both twine and buttons in the new in colors.

Here we have a second stamp set called,  Nature's Perfection, and... The most amazing designer vellum!! The vellum comes in a 24 pack of 6"x6" sheets and has twelve different designs! Can you tell I'm excited?! 
You've got a couple of days to figure out which one of these babies you're gonna pick up for free with your $50 order during the month of March... Good luck picking!

Stay tuned because on Monday I have a HUGE surprise to tell you all. I might spill the beans sooner so feel free to check back before then. Have a great week everybody!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Be Mine- You Plus Me

Be Mine- You Plus Me 

Since my last post I have had major wrist surgery (right wrist and I'm right handed) and will be in a cast for a total of about six and a half weeks. That is going to make stamping and crafting very interesting... Hopefully we will all have a few laughs at my expense over the next couple of months. I will tell you that earlier this week I was making a grand attempt at left handed fussy cutting. It was even more entertaining because I wasn't able to hold onto the paper with my right hand. I kept trying to stick the paper between my swollen fingers to secure it so that I could cut and it just wasn't happening! Haha! Anyways, onto my card...

A couple of weeks ago I made my first shaker cards! I followed a tutorial from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and was so happy with how they turned out! Today I will just be posting one of them so stay tuned for more shaker cards coming soon! 

Here's a link to Dawn's Tutorial if you want to give these cards a go: Shaker Card Tutorial

Have a great day everybody!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hello You

Welcome back to another Jacksonville Starz Blog Hop! This month we were given a design challenge! Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I created this card starting with the embellishment. On the sketch it's a heart but on my card it's a string of Bermuda Bay Sequins! I love those sequins and knew I wanted to use them so I based my card around them. 

I matched my card base to the sequins and used some of our new DSP as a card face. I used the Chalk Talk and Oval Framelits to cut out the layered colors and I used a new set of framelits from the Occasions catalog called, Hello You, to cut out the "hello." I added some extra sequins in the background for a little extra bling and Wa-La! I was done!

I hope you like it!

If you are interested in purchasing the supplies to make this card please check out my supply list:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thanks for hopping along with us this month!
 Now you are off to see what the incredibly talented Cari Verschueren has created this month! 
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

Maria Willis (You Are Here Now)

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