Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Samples, samples and more samples

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Had a FABULOUS time on vacation last week.  Lots of doing absolutely nothing - something VERY foreign to this city gal!  I was very quickly labelled the "princess" but I didn't mind.  If preferring two-ply toilet paper to one *ply* (?) tissue paper, goose down pillows over concrete slabs PASSING as pillows and silverware to plastic forks makes me a princess then pass me my crown and sprinkle me with fairy dust!  *lol*  I really DID enjoy myself and the kids (and Koda!) had a ball swimming in the river every day.  We had a secluded patch of beach which was fabulous and the SAND!  Seriously soft as icing sugar.  So great!  The downsides was the RIDICULOUS number of wasps (and horse flies - eek!)  I can handle the odd wasp here and there but these critters were NASTY and had me running for the water more than once!  Quite the sight, I'm sure *lol*

It was KILLING me that my Holiday Catalogue pre-order was sitting at home waiting for my return but now that I'm back I'm going to bust into that bad boy just as soon as I can.  I have to be patient a *little* longer as my dad is currently in the hospitals so my attention and time is with him (and mom).  I'm also up to my neck in planning classes and volunteer work for the fall … and of course there is back to school to prep for - oh! … and my Open House Sept 9th … and on it goes.  Bare with me over the next few weeks as I try to keep my head above water.  I'm trying to get it all in without becoming a stressed out basket case who needs another vacation.

So!  I wanted to pop in and say "Hi!  I'm back!" and share some quick and easy cards I put together before I left.  The first three were made using the DELICIOUS Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.    This stack is a must have - just stamp a sentiment on the beautiful design you choose, attach to a card base an you're done.  Check these out!
I used the Wetlands stamp set with Early Espresso Ink to stamp the sandpipers and sentiment and added some of the new burlap ribbon behind the matted image.
I again used the Wetlands set with Early Espresso .. and the same burlap ribbon for this card.  LOVE how the ribbon is "rustic" but falls in a soft wave.  I used my Stampin' Up! stapler to attach it.  The sentiment is from the hostess set Gift of Love.  Love it!
This one my friend Wanda made - super quick, easy and pretty!
Above are the images found in the 6" x 6" stack of DSP.  LOVE!

I made a few more cards using some of my new 2016-2017 stamp sets.  This one uses the Playful Backgrounds Set - stamped in Sweet Sugarplum. 
THIS one was fun to play with!  The new Umbrella Together and Umbrella Weather bundle makes it quick and easy ...
These are just some of the samples I'll have on display at my Open House Sept 9th.  If you're in the Edmonton area make sure you RSVP and come check out all the new toys from the Holiday Catalogue and grab your copy to take home.  It's always a good time!

Right!  I'm off for a loooooong awaited massage and chiropractor appointment (SO glad I booked those before I left - *sleeping* in a chair for a week didn't do my back ANY favours!!)

Pop in again tomorrow to see a fun trick to jazz up your glassine bags!  Until then have a stampy Tuesday!



  1. It is that time of year for wasps :-( Glad you had a good vacation, everyone needs one! Great cards.

    1. Yes - wasp season for sure. Down in Montana it is ANGRY wasp season *lol*
      Thanks for commenting :)