Monday, November 30, 2015

Oh What Fun tags and last day of Online Extravaganza!

Hi all! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I've been on a tag kick lately, and for today's share, I made tags from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit. These tags are so much cuter in person too! They coordinate with the Oh What Fun polymer stamp set. Here's a look at a few more close up!

The tag kit comes with all the supplies to create 30 tags (3 of each style). This is a great project to do with friends or even solo listening to Christmas music {which is what I did last night! heehee}. Hope you liked these!

Oh, and one last reminder - today is the last day of Online Extravaganza and don't miss the exclusive 24 hr flash sale on select items today!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas tags and Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza!

Hello all!  How are you? I know it's been ages since my last post, so thanks for bearing with me and visiting my blog. Life has been busy, but all is good. I will catch up with you guys with some pics and highlights from the last few months soon. I do have a couple of Christmas tags to share today. I was really excited to be in my craft room, although I admit I felt a little out of practice. After some trial and error, these fun tags are what I came up with while I was playing with these fun Delicate Ornament Thinlit dies. Here are a couple more pics for you:

Aren't these ornaments so pretty? I love how they look using the red and gold foil sheets - they look like you can hang them right on your tree! For the tag base, I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and then just dressed up the tags with Cherry Cobbler twine, Real Red Pom Pom trim, and Gold and White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon. Hope these inspire you to get your Christmas crafting on!

But wait - there's more! Did you know that Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts TODAY?! You can shop the sale HERE and you can check out the list of items here.

There's lots of great items on sale for gift giving as well as for your own personal crafting stash! :)  It's definitely worth checking it out!

Now, for those of you who've been wondering what I've been up to these past few months, I have been crafting here and there, but family and my day job have taken the priority. Things have been quite busy on all fronts for me, so with the time that I have, I've focused in on my life priorities, which I know you all can understand. While my presence has been limited here on the blog-o, I have been posting on Instagram and Tumblr, just because it's been easier to post and share some quick pics. I can really appreciate how precious time is these days, especially when it seems like it's such a limited commodity for I share when I can.  :) Feel free to follow me there or check out the links every now and again. 

I'll leave you with some pics from my recent trip to Japan - it was an amazing trip with the hubs.  These shots are from Kyoto at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. All in all, I was inspired and awestruck by the beautiful country and wonderful people.

Well, all, thanks so much for dropping by today and checking in. My dear friend Norma at PinkBlingCrafter has challenged me to post at least once a week, so I am taking her up on that and will try to do a little more.  Catch up with you all soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This week's Stampin'Up! Weekly Deals {May 19}

Hi there, blog friends!  Happy Tuesday! Hope you guys are having a great week so far. Ready for this week's Weekly Deals? I'm excited that the Birthday Bash Paper is on sale! That's one of my current faves.  Not to mention, the cool chalkboard paper!
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I am still pulling together my May giveaway extravaganza to celebrate my 500k milestone...stay tuned tomorrow!

Til, then hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sneak Peek of some new Stampin'Up! goodies

Hi all! My box of new sneak peek goodies from Stampin'Up!'s new catalog came yesterday! Woot woot!  So of course, I had to open up the box and play! Seriously, this time of year, I feel like a kid in a candy store. :) These new stamps and products will be available in June, so just a few more weeks til you can order them! Here's a quick post with some simple and easy cards I made (time is of the essence for me these days!).  How do you like these new 2015-2017 In Colors? They are so fun! Well, my dear blog friends, hope you like the peek and I will have more posts to come soon!  Have a great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stampin'Up!'s retiring product list is here...

Hi all!  Can you believe it's that time of year already? Stampin'Up!'s list of retiring products is here, so it is almost time to say goodbye to some favorites.  The good news is, you still have the chance to get them while they're still available! You can check out the full list here.  

There's also this week's Weekly Deals to share with you, too!
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Lots of awesome things on sale this week!  If you've been eying the tag punches, the Ornate Tag is an awesome one to add to your arsenal! I love me the framelits, so I would definitely recommend those to you as well. Be sure to check out if your faves are on sale!

Yesterday, I got this month's Paper Pumpkin in the mail! Woot woot! It's been so crazy busy for me though that I didn't even get a chance to open it, so I brought it to work so I could open it there. Do you want a spoiler alert?  Scroll down quickly if you don't want to see what this month's kit looks like! I personally can't wait to create these cute projects!

Being the Bruin that I am, I was very excited to see the blue and gold colors for this month's project, which is perfect for the upcoming Mother's Day and Father's day. I will definitely get good use of all these goodies!  I'll share some pics of the projects once I make a few of them! :)

Well dear friends, I'm going to say toodles for now. But, be on the lookout for a special giveaway soon!  I just passed a BIG milestone while I wasn't even looking.  Over 500K visits to my blog - woot woot woot!!!

There will be more pomp and circumstance for that post, so stay tuned!  Bye for now :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This week's Stampin'Up! Weekly Deals {Apr 7}

Hi all!  Happy Tuesday! I just wanted to pop in real quick with this week's Weekly Deals:

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Being the flower girl that I am ( name IS Rose), I have to say one of my faves this week is the Flower Frame Framelits Die! Here's a card I had created recently for my cousin's wedding shower.  I just love the flowers, don't you?!

Now, if you're a big flower fan like I am, this is a must-have to add to your stash. You'll love all the flower variations you can make! So pretty. Just food for thought, with the free shipping and all. :) Feel free to checkout my online store here.

Well, dear friends, I've got to run for now. I'll catch up with you all soon. Toodles!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Free shipping on all Stampin'Up! products from April 6-10

Hello friends! Hope you had a nice weekend! What better way to start of the week than a free shipping perk from Stampin'Up! Have you been eyeing some goodies from the Occasions catalog?  Well, I would say that now is a great time to get it!  Plus, with no minimum order for this Free Shipping Deal, it doesn't matter if you get one thing or get a bunch, shipping is on the house!

A quick recap from our weekend - we had a very nice Easter at the Diehl house!  Little man painted eggs for the first time.  I loved watching his reaction as he turned each white egg into a colorful masterpiece. His expressions were truly priceless.

How about you all? Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Would love to hear from you! Sending you all Easter blessings from our little family.

Thanks for visiting today. Catch up with you all soon. Bye for now!