Yes, I realize I have misspelled "teath", but you'll soon catch on!
On a previous edition of T(ea) for Tuesday, I shared the largest Red Solo Cup I found while we were on vacation to Cape Cod. However, these are some photos of how we spent most of our time. . .
"Got my toes in the water, *&% in the sand, not a worry in the world, hot tea in my hand. Life is good today. Life is good today. "
Anyone recognize those ripped off alternative lyrics from the Zac Brown Band?
There is nothing like sitting on a beach, reading the latest gossip rag, basking in the sun and sippin' on my chai.
Tea is calming and oh so zen-like. Great white shark warnings are not!
Send some love and hugs to Elizabeth and Bleubeard over at T(ea) for Tuesday today for having us all get together and to share a cuppa this week.
Have you signed up for Stamp Camp this week? If not, you're in luck, because I have still have room available if you'd like to join us!
Here are 3 out of the 5 projects we will be making:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10:00-12:00 Noon
Please call or email me today to sign up!
OMG! I am SO excited to share with you today's awesomely cool project! I have been searching for the perfect "ingredient" to put inside the new Fry Box die and I am delighted to share with you the final result:
It needs to be said again. . . OMG!
How cute are these faux fries?
They are actually pina colada flavored licorice sticks from my local candy store. I know, right? OMG again. (II promise, that is the last one.) Okay, in all honesty, they taste quite horrible, but, they make for the perfect size and color to be used as french fries with the new Fry Box die.
I'm sure you've seen tons of other ideas featuring this new fry box die, and here are two other boxes I made, but let's unanimously agree that the McDonald's replica is by far the coolest!
These are cute and all, but they're just missing that "WOW" factor, don't you think?
Well, I hope you enjoyed today's cool project. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R sized Saturday!
Embellishments! Bling, ribbon, rhinestones, wood elements, you name it, the choice is all yours this week in the Stampin' Up! Only embellishment challenge.
I chose "bling," times three! Rhinestones, Dazzling Details AND Silver Glimmer Paper to accent this Christmas card. You can't ever have enough sparkle!
I just cannot get enough of this new "White Christmas" stamp set. And, it was one of those sets that never really caught my eye when I first saw it in the catalog. But, after everyone started posting and sharing their cards made with this set, I was like GOTTA HAVE IT!
Trust me, YOU gotta have it too!
And yes, you are looking at a red colored rhinestone for Rudolph's nose! A simple regular rhinestone is easily colored with the new Blendabilities markers.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you all have a S-U-P-E-R weekend!
Would you believe me if I told you that today's card involves NO stamping whatsoever? Yup, it's true. At the behest of friends and fellow artists and stampers who complete beautiful works of art in digital media, I finally tried some digi-art for myself. And, the verdict?
I LOVED IT!
What are Digital Stamps?
Digital stamps, or digi stamps, are black and white digital images that are downloaded onto a computer where they can be manipulated before printing out. At their most basic, when they are printed out digital stamps are just like traditional rubber or clear stamped images. One of their attractions, however, is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored. This gives a stamper a range of new design opportunities. The most significant difference between digital stamps and traditional stamps is that there is no physical stamp.
The image you see below of the Geisha girl was provided by my dear friend Ginny from Maxam Made Studio. I hope she recognizes the image. Please check out her blog as she frequently posts free digital prints for you to use!
Today's card is also for entry into the Mojo Monday sketch challenge:
I would truly like to thank Ginny for inspiring me to try something new. The end result? A beautiful card and a penchance to see what else I can make with stamps, now that I know if I add digital media, my options are endless!
Oh no, that's kinda scary. . . But, I promise more digi stamps to come!
Thanks for visiting and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
I know you are excited about all the fun new Halloween products in our 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog...
But, I also realize that MANY of us craft on a budget. . .
So, if you are looking for some great deals on Halloween crafting supplies to add to your never-gonna-have-enough-crafting-supplies arsenal, I thought I'd remind you of some spooky items available on the
Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!
If you continue reading on to today's second post, you will see that I made two cards for color challenges today and the funny thing is, they couldn't be more opposite in hues! The first challenge with The Card Concept was bright limes, oranges and yellows. Now, it's a more subtle selection with the Colour Me Card Challenge:
Of course, those who know me well, know that bright colors are NOT my forte. They scare the beejeezus out of me truthfully! I'm a neutrals/subtles kinda girl.
I had fun making this kind of collage-y butterfly card. It's a bit "out of the box" for me. I'm traditionally more of a Clean and Simple or Clean and Layered kind of cardmaker. But, it's nice to stretch your talents every now and then.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I firmly believe every weekend is a good weekend - as long as you're not working, right? I didn't get nearly as much done as I had planned, darn allergy season or the start of some head cold really just kind of had me feeling overall yucky. . .
But, today I am posting two cards to share with you that I did make over the weekend when I wasn't all doped up on Day/Nyquil! I'll be a bit short on words as both challenges are due today!
First up is a bright pairing of fall colors with The Card Concept:
I'm sure I could have come up with something a bit more "untraditional" with these colors. But, hey, I just love autumn/fall, so why not? Here are the products I used to make this card:
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Hello and Happy Friday to you! I hope you are as excited about the weekend ahead as I am!
It's hard to believe that I haven't participated in a challenge all week long! It's just been "one of those weeks." But, yes, in case you were wondering, I have been going through major withdrawals.
I NEED MY CARDS! GOTTA HAVE THEM! CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEM! MUST CRAFT NOW!
Today I'm joining both the theme challenge of "Make Your Words the Focus" with Merry Monday
And this fun, "clean and simple" sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:
I would say that this past week, I have been really itching to get some holiday themed cards pulled together. I'm anxiously looking ahead to Halloween, Thanksgiving and (gasp) even Christmas!
Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate your comments and truly delight in reading them!
Have a S-U-P-E-R day!
In preparation for National Card Making Day and our Craft Room Tours on Saturday, October 4th, I'm going to share with you my version of a dream craft room. No, I don't know Richard Garay, but I sure wish I did! His room is simply stunning. Clean, elegant and purposeful. I know we all have to make use of the spaces we've got (on the budgets that we have!), but a girl can dream, right?!
So, sit back, relax, grab some Jujubees or Twizzlers and be prepared to drool (in craft room envy that is. . . )
It's been a little while since I last linked up with Julia and my fellow desk hoppers at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. I find that I get too busy crafting to actually stop and take a photo of all the madness in action. So, today I'll share just a few photos from a recent crafting weekend at my house with three of my BSF's (Best Stamping Friends) sprawled across my dining room table.
Do you ever have the feeling you are being watched?
That no matter where you go, someone (or something) is still watching you?
You can't escape. . . They are always there. . . Waiting. . . Watching. . .
Purring. . .
Super Stamp Sadie loves it when all the ladies come over to craft. She has her favorites (Heidi who gives her treats) and Karla (who not-so-secretly wants to cat-nap her)! But, she's a great companion to any crafting day.
P.S. - Yes, this is the ONLY time she's allowed ON my dining room table!
Thanks for visiting today. I look forward to seeing what, or who, is on YOUR workdesk!
This past weekend was a mini-late-anniversary vacation to Cape Cod. Minus a stomach bug - which made all seafood very unappealing, and a broken down SUV for the first two out of four days, and a $400 mechanic bill, it was a good time. Really, it was! It is the most beautiful time of the year to enjoy the Cape without the throngs of tourists, traffic and high season prices!
Here is the view outside our apartment:
No visit to Provincetown would be complete without a Bloody Mary from the infamous "Lobster Pot."
Yes, it is nearly ketchup thick! But, it is the quaint boutiques, book shoppes, cafés, gardens and antiques (or "MANtiques" as they are advertised in P-town) that I love most.
And, for today's Tea for Tuesday post, joining up with my fellow T'ers again this week, while the Bloody Mary would suffice, how about the joys in finding what has to be the world's largest red Solo cup! Hmmm, any thoughts what we should fill it up with?
Do you have NBUS? Do you have a LOT of NBUS? Do you have so much NBUS you don't know what to do with it?
Well, let me tell you, you are not the only one with NBUS! I have NBUS too!
I'll show you mine, if you show me yours!
Hey, woah! Easy there, tiger! Super Stamp Girl is a PG site.
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
We all have it, but today's challenge is TO USE IT!
I bought this fun motorcycle stamp set at the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show at the Big E in June. Wow, it's actually only 3 months old. That's pretty good, because let me tell you some of the other NBUS in my craft room could probably make it into the Smithsonian! Or, maybe MOMA. . .
I believe the set is from Our Daily Bread. My friend Ginny from Maxam Made really turned me on to their products. It is a great set for any biker dude in your life. Combine it with Tangerine Tango and Basic Black, Harley Davidson's two favorite colors, and you've got one bad a$$ card! (Hey, I told you this was a PG site!)
So, what are YOU waiting for!? Dust off your NBUS and show me what you've got!
I remain wishy-washi about washi tape, but it’s all the rage right now in papercrafting!
Actually, it has been for a while, I have just refused to accept it.
But, for one night, I’m going to find my inner washi woman and embrace it. . .
Come join me on
Tuesday, September 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm
in my studio and let’s get Wild with Washi (or not) together!
Call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP today.
Yes, it's post #2 for today. And yes, I am featuring one Halloween and one Christmas card all in the confines of the 4 minutes it takes me to complete an upload. Hey, with card makers, it's always a holiday of one sort or another!
This spooky Halloween card was created for the Mojo Monday #362 sketch challenge:
Are you scared yet?
Strangely enough this card was made out of nearly all retired Stampin' Up! products. I don't do that too often. I do tend to incorporate something new in every card I make, but clearly I bought too many stacks of "Witches Brew" Designer Series Paper, and, considering the stamp set is entitled the "Best of Halloween," can it really ever go out of style?
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This is the second week in a row that I have joined in with the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge and I must say, I'm kinda diggin' the all-Christmas, all-the-time feeling. I was a bit skeptical if I could do Christmas so early, but, as it turns out, I'm not the Grinch I thought I was!
Ha ha, Mom, I know you're laughing at me now.
The theme selected by the talented Debbie Henderson (a fellow Maine-iac) this week was "transportation." Trucks, sleighs, deer, you name it. Anything that moves is fair play.
I hope my card will evoke many a childhood memory of sledding in the midst of winter, the joys of being a child, when frost bitten toes and bone numbing cold couldn't keep you inside.
Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments!
Happy Wednesday to you! We are halfway through another workweek. My goodness, has anyone noticed that it is now darker in the morning? Oh, how it makes getting up all the more difficult. If I were a bear, I'd be thinking how good hibernation sounds right now!
Today's card is for the sketch challenge at Fab Friday:
I love, love, love fall! I love everything about it from apple cider, apple pie, apple cider donuts, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes. . . Are you seeing a theme here? Okay, aside from all the yummy foods of fall, I also love the crisp fresh air, the changing of the leaves, plus it's sweater and boots season! Fall cards are also my favorite theme or holiday to prepare for.
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Happy Fall Y'all! Thanks for visiting and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Tonight is "Techniques Wednesday" class in my stamping studio. We are playing around with "Scratch-n-Sniff" cards and the stained glass look. Here are the cards we'll be making:
Sorry, there are no more sign-ups at this time to attend tonight's class, but be sure to book now for the next Technique Wednesday on October 8th. We'll be doing the "Smackdown" technique and "Shaker cards."
World Card Making Day is October 4. What a perfect reason to join with card makers around the world to do what we love-make cards! We wouldn't miss celebrating this unique holiday for anything. (Seriously, you missing World Card Making Day is like Santa missing Christmas!)
So, come to stamp camp that morning from 10-12 in my studio and then join us as we visit the craft rooms of 3 lovely ladies in our stamping circle and see what their crafting spaces look like! Cards and a craft room hop - what a great way to celebrate World Card Making Day!
The holiday catalog has been a hit so far, but we're thinking that it really isn't possible to have too much of a good thing! So this year we're going to give you a little end-of-year boost by offering some additional Christmas-themed products in a small, printed publication - the 2014 Holiday Supplement! Keep watching to see more new products!
First, let's check out a NEW photopolymer stamp set:
There's something for everyone on the Weekly Deals specials:
Click HERE to start shopping online today!
Hello friends and fellow T-ers! I've got some fun pictures for you today from a recent trip to my local Christmas Tree Shops store. For those of you unfamiliar with the Christmas Tree Shops - it's like a bargain hunters paradise for anything and everything you could ever want or need, or not want and not need! I went in for dinner napkins and picture frames, but then I got to the kitchenware aisle and stood there staring at all the coffee mugs for a good 20 minutes or so:
And, for all my UK readers, I did think this one was adorable!
For those of you wondering, of course I bought a new mug! For only $2.99 each, how could I resist? It's amazing I didn't buy one of every mug there for that price! But, I can't show it off to you just yet. . . I'll save it for a special post next week!
Did you see one mug here that you liked? Let me know your favorite. To see other drink related posts or artwork, join up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard and other T'ers here.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a S-U-P-E-R Tuesday!
Greetings, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
I have no challenge cards for you today, but rather a fun grouping of cards made with the new "Work of Art" stamp set. I think you can see here how versatile this set really is. It inspires your inner artiste!
I hope this set inspires each of you to be a "Work of Art." Have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Do you live in the Bradley International Airport area? Windsor, Windsor Locks, Suffield, Granby, Enfield or any other town nearby? If so, come join me, Super Stamp Girl, for a fun card making event on Monday, September 15th, 2014, from 6-8 pm at the Windsor Locks Public Library.
Let me introduce you to the joys of stamping for FREE!
These projects are simple enough for a beginner, yet elegant enough for an avid stamper. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun. I promise you a great time!
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Space IS limited. Contact the library to reserve your spot today!
Happy Friday to you! I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead planned.
Yay for me - I'm actually playing hooky today and am off antiquing at the infamous Brimfield Antiques Festival (in Massachusetts) with my mom, aunt and a family friend. From what the Weather Channel tells us, it's supposed to be 90 plus degrees today, so I suspect while you are reading this in some fantastically cool air conditioned room, I on the otherhand, will be quite miserable outside by 11 am.
I hope you enjoy this cheerfully monochromatic card created for the Colour Me Challenge:
Normally, I tend to not favor the color yellow much, but lately it's been growing on me. . .
How can a pretty Daffodil Delight bicycle not make anyone smile?
Thanks for visiting and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
It's a double post Thursday today, and oddly enough, both challenge cards have "Monday" in their titles. But, rest assured it IS Thursday! For me, it's actually my Friday as I am taking tomorrow off from work. As if that isn't even more confusing! It's really Thursday, but it's my Friday and my cards are something "Monday!"
It is Brimfield Antiques Festival weekend in Brimfield, Massachusetts, and it is an annual girls shopping tradition weekend in our family. My mom and aunts arrive tonight and we head out bright and early tomorrow morning to "get our antique on."
But, first today's card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge:
Are you ready to Oooohh and AAaahhhh!? I love, love, love how this card came together. The "All is Calm" Designer Series Paper in the new holiday occasions catalog is simply beautiful. Stunning almost. Add in some silver ribbon and a wonderful stamped image in Lost Lagoon from a retired stamp set, it's just a peaceful and serene Christmas card. What do you think?
Start your shopping for products to make this card right here, right now:
Thanks for visiting and keep reading below for the second of today's posts!
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