Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Stamping

Hello Friends...

I have been in a funk lately, and mostly lounging around the house. Today we went to church, I got a pedicure (while my fabulous husband went grocery shopping!), came home and threw a pork butt (!) in the crock pot (making pulled pork sandwiches for dinner) and spent the afternoon stamping. Fun day, right?
The pulled pork was kind of a pain to shred. Ugh. But it could be all worth it if it comes out as fab as everyone says. Got the recipe of off Pintrest. I will let you know!

So anyway, here is one of the cards I made today. Love all the pretty papers SU has right now, and the best part is that my favorite one is Everyday Enchantment and it's FREE during SAB.

Here is a simple one I made today....

I love the edgelits that make that pretty cut in the cardstock. So awesome! And there is that pretty paper along the bottom. I just adhered a 1 1/2" strip to the inside of the card. 

OK, the gang is waiting for their dinner, so I must go and get it ready. Wish  me luck!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Ahhh.....Friday again! I love Fridays...the beginning of the weekend, no work for me on Fridays, and of course, Blog Hop Day. :)

This weeks theme is WINTER FUN.
We haven't had much of a winter here on the East Coast...unless of course, you count that miserable storm back in October that left us without power for 10 days! While it was a royal pain, the snow on the morning of the storm was beautiful (despite the trees down everywhere).

So that I what my pages are about this week. And for the fun part? Well, my Bella girl sure loved it! Pure JOY watching her frolic through the snow!  :)

I love the light in these photos most. It looks peaceful, although it was a mess! LOL

I am sure the other ladies on the blog hop will have some awesome pages to share with you this week! So be sure to visit them all! 

I hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sale-A-Bration starts next week!

January 24th starts Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year! When you spend $50 you get FREE rewards ...stamps, papers, ribbons, embellishments and even digital content! Have you gotten your SAB Brochure in the mail? If not, give me a shout and I will get one off to you!

One of the Demonstrator perks is we get to play with all the new stuff before the sales period. So since it's a snowy day here in CT., I am in my pj's and held up in my stamp room with my new goodies. I have had a very productive day!

Here is one of the cards I made today:

This is one of the FREE Stamp Sets and FREE Designer Paper offerings during SAB! 

The cardstock base is Pool Party. The layer is Poppy Parade embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I also lightly sponged the edges in Soft Suede ....BEST sponging color EVER. 

The strips of paper are from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper selection. This paper is stunning! I love every sheet. I hate that it's just available during SAB. When it's no longer available I will be SAD! 

The stamp set is called Fresh Vintage. I's got 5 beautiful stamps in the set. I just used our markers in Lucky Limeaid, Pool Party and Poppy Parade to color the stamp. Then I stamped it on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Full Heart Punch.

The sentiment is a new stamp set. It's in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and it's called Loving Thoughts. I adored the script font and it coordinates beautifully with so many of our stamp sets. 

Wherever you are, I hope you are warm and cozy. It's been snowing here all day. It's so cold out! I must admit I added Buttershots to my hot cocoa! That sure warmed me up! LOL

And I have had a loyal companion by my side while I have been stamping today!

My Bella girl is the BEST buddy! She lays at my feet and keeps my toes warm! And we had a blast playing in the snow today. She loves it! Pure joy!

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great weekend! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday

Hello Friends,

I apologize for not being around. We just had too much on our plate, and I needed some time to decompress and take care of my family.

I have missed being part of the Blog Hop Friday Group. I am excited to be jumping back in this week!
Mandy picked out a great sketch for this weeks challenge, and I just love it. (Thanks, Mandy for a great sketch).

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I love the clothes-line, and hanging elements. So fun to add lots of little tokens and embellishments.

I used a new kit that will be available coming up later this month, and its called Everyday Enchantment.

The best part about this kit (besides all of the awesome designer papers and embellishments) is that you can earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Woo Hoo!

When you make a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration,  you earn a free reward! And this year, you can earn the entire Sale-A-Bration collection digitally! How awesome is THAT?

I will tell you that I am in LOVE with this paper! Is fresh, yet has a vintage feel to it. The Poppy Parade color is one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on to the other uber talented ladies in this group and check out their creations.

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Hello Friends,

I have been on a bit of a hiatus this past month.  I had a box here with all kinds of new goodies in it, and Monday I FINALLY opened the box and stamped!

You should have received your Mini in the mail a few weeks ago. If you didn't, be sure to give me a shout and I will get one out to you.

I fell in love with the Apothocart Art set on first sight! It was the first thing I preordered. And of course, the new edgelets to cut the shape out in my Big Shot. These work seamlessly together!
And lets not forget the new ribbon. Wow, so delish and yummy. Love it!

Here are the cards I made:

The first one is Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride with that new yummy ribbon....

And then the opposite, which of course is the Blushing Bride and the Baja Breeze.

I love the vintage look of this stamp set. Paired with an embossing folder and some pretty ribbon, it makes gorgeous cards. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MDS: This weeks digital downloads!

Sorry for being MIA this past month. We have had some trying times in our lives. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things!

Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases NEW digital downloads for MDS! Here are the awesome downloads for Jan. 10th!

Be Mine Framable Designer Template - Digital Download

Item # 129349
Preferred Price$1.95
Download includes:
* One-page 8-1/2" x 11" d├ęcor designer template
*33-piece stamp brush set

*Print and frame this Valentine template for the quickest Valentine gift yet.
*Template images included as stamp brushes allowing for customization of colors or use on other projects.

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler

Crush On You Color Printables Designer Template - Digital Download

Item # 129347
Preferred Price$2.95
This download was added on 1/10/2012

Download includes:
*4 double-sided postcard designer templates (two 5" x 3-1/2" and two 3-1/2" x 5")
*16-piece stamp brush set

*These postcards are perfect for printing out and hand-coloring for an extra Valentine's touch.

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Whisper White

Tea Shoppe Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download

Item # 129341
Preferred Price$5.95

This download was added on 1/10/2012

Download includes:
*12-piece stamp brush set

*Includes wheel imagery as additional border piece

Twitterpated Kit - Digital Download
Item # 129332

Preferred Price$9.95
This download was added on 1/10/2012

Download includes:
*16-piece stamp brush set
*15 Designer Series Paper patterns
*12 buttons
*4 ribbons
*one-page 12" x 12" designer template

* Traditional Twitterpated Designer Fabric patterns as well as digital Designer Series Paper patterns.

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

There are exciting downloads every week! Make sure you visit my online store to view the latest downloads! 

To purchase downloads and receive preferred pricing, visit my online store!