Monday, March 30, 2015

March Shoebox Swap

I'm sorry for the delay in getting these awesome cards posted. Life kinda got in the way. But, here are all the cards from our March Shoebox Swap. I am so blessed to have met all these new friends here in North Idaho! We get together as often as we can (monthly during Spring, Summer & Fall) to stamp and chat. It's so much fun. If anyone else would like to join our group, just leave me a comment!

Our theme this month was a card sketch that I found on SCS. We all had to use the sketch and design our cards. 
Designed by Jeri

Designed by MaryLou

Designed by Sue

Designed by JayDee

Designed by Marilyn
Aren't these awesome? Our theme for our April Shoebox on April 18, is CASE a card from a current catalog. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Butterfly Mobile

Okay...I have to admit...this is NOT the best picture in the world. Have you ever tried to take a picture of a mobile that will not be installed in your home? I had a hard time finding someplace to hang it 'temporarily'.
I used the old Butterfly Punch, the new Butterfly Thinlits, and the Wonderful Wings Embosslits to make the butterflies. You can't see in the picture, but each of the butterflies from the punch and the embosslits have rhinestones for bodies. This was a labor of love, but I'm glad I don't have to do another one!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...HAPPY STAMPING!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I know that I have been MIA for awhile. I've been busy working on some projects. We have 2 granddaughters who will be having babies in the next few weeks, so I made them both a baby blanket. I also made a couple of cards for their showers.
I am now busy making a mobile! I have been punching butterflies for several days. Once I have the mobile complete, I will take a pic and upload.

I will be posting the cards from out Shoebox Swap next week. Thanks for your patience. Until next time...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Another One Bites the Dust

This announcement was made by SU! this morning:

After careful evaluation and consideration, Stampin' Up! has determined that we will no longer offer MDS or its associated professional print services. The last day to order and download product or utilize print services is May 31, 2015.

Click here to go to a Q&A page prepared by SU!. If you have any questions regarding the discontinuance of this product, please call SU! at 1-800-STAMP-UP.

I am disappointed, although I didn't use it a lot. I know that some of you did and I hope that this will not discourage you from using MDS after it is no longer supported. Remember that you can use other program files in MDS.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...HAPPY STAMPING!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Parting is such Sweet Sorrow!

It is with great regret that I come here today to say that the Blendabilities are a DISCONTINUED product. SU! announced today that the quality issues they were seeing from this product have not been resolved and that the manufacturer was seeing a 30-40% failure rate. They have therefore decided to discontinue this product line. If any of you have any questions/concerns with the items that you currently have, please call SU! and let them know.

I am truly disappointed that this didn't work out for SU!, but they assure us that they are looking elsewhere to find a quality product. I have invested in ALL of the Blendies and will continue to use them until they dry up and look forward to seeing what is in the future for SU! and alcohol based markers.

Again, if you have questions/concerns, please let SU! know as they are trying very hard to 'make this right' with everyone. Those who have Blendies on backorder (either from the Annual Catalog or the SAB or Occasions catalog will be receiving an email and refund from SU! directly.

Thanks for stopping by today, even if this isn't what you were expecting to see. Until next time...Happy STAMPING!