Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Game on ... It's Swap Time!

The year's ups and downs have me lagging behind at home as my Stampin' Sisters prepare to head to Salt Lake City for this years Stampin' Up Convention and 25th anniversary celebration.  I decided that I wanted in on some of the fun so I have joined several 'virtual' swaps.  Tonight I created thirty of these cards using one of my favorite color combinations Pool Party and Early Expresso!  Some day I will figure out how to use some of the settings on my camera so that I am able to share better photo's. 
    CS:  Early Expresso, Pool Party and Very Vanilla
  Stamps:  Daydream Medallions and Blue Ribbon
    EF:  Stripes
  Punch:  Scallop, Owl (for the circles), 1 1/4 circle, 1 3/4 circle

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

All Day Play

Today was such a rainy, chilly day in Vermont.  I couldn't deny that this was the best kind of day for getting inky.  I walked around in circles avoiding my stamping stash until my 'Wicked' stepmother arrived to do some crafting. (We have called her this playful nickname for years).  Knowing that I have signed up for several swaps coming up I had to do what I could to kickstart some mojo.  I turned to a favorite card I had been saving to try from Dawn Griffith to get me going before I dusted off my Clockworks set that I still had not put to use.  I had seen oodles and oodles of cards blasting the internet using this set and would love to credit one individual for the inspiration behind my card but it would be impossible.
After completing over 35 cards, I decided to call it a day!  I'm looking forward to some creative time in the near future!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rejoining the blogger world ...

I don't know why blogging seems to be so difficult for me!  I love Stampin' Up and everything about their products.  I enjoy creating and sharing with friends and family.  I don't understand why I am still struggling with the passing of my mother eight months ago.  I go through uplifting times where I dig out the ink and start stamping ... before long something reminds of a special moment or card I created for her and it is back on the shelf they go.  I hope the new catalog brings the MoJo back!  Please don't give up on me!!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Inspired by my Colorado Sister

You read that right ... inspiration is everywhere!  When I hit a brick wall I know that my sister will give me just the push I need to find a little MoJo.  I am not referring to a Stampin' Up sister (not yet anyway!) but my amazingly talented sister Marie!  I was working on a card for an upcoming workshop in a couple of weeks and kept saying to myself, "it's missing something".  I took a break and jumped on Facebook for a minute.  Sure enough there was a post sharing a card she had made in her Creative Cave.  As I looked at her creation, I realized that all I needed to add was a little something on the inside of the card.  The result was a true transformation!

Be sure to check out my sisters block and enjoy her creativity!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

You asked ... Stampin Up listened!

What an exciting day- a new product is available from Stampin' Up! but ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
The best part is it's an affordable new product!
Introducing the...
Textured Boutique Embossing Machine!!!
In a test trial partnership with Sizzix, Stampin' Up! is offering ONLY.....I repeat.....ONLY 4000 of these new Embossing machines!

So, what does it do?

So, if you LOVE using embossing folders......this is the machine for you
How much does it cost???
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim 
  • Texture Boutique Bundle
     Item 132700
  • 39.95
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Visit
  • Click on "Shop Now", and place your order! It will be shipped directly to you, and you can even combine this order with any other products you may want! Be sure to check out the clearance rack for more great deals too!!
  • Don't wait ... these will sell out FAST! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's in the Air ...

It was such a cool day in Vermont ... the scent of Fall lingers in the air as I watch the yellows, reds and oranges shadow the backyard.  That could only mean one thing ... Christmas is around the corner.  For me that means it is time to switch in to overdrive and prepare for an annual craft fair I attend in VA with my sister.  The Ovitt household has endured a very tough year (I had two major surgeries) so I am praying that I may bring in a bit of holiday income.  My mind is swirling with many project and card ideas ... just waiting for my body to catch up with my mind!!  

What are you up to ... crafting for the holidays?  Would love to hear from you!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stampin Up ... it's all about fAMily.

    I have been asked quite a few times why I love Stampin' Up so much ... certainly I have been unsuccessful thus far in making it the business I dream about it becoming so why stay in it?  The answer is quite simple ... I love my family.  When I talk about my family I am not simply referring to my biological family but also my extended Stampin' Up family - women (and men) I have met and some I haven't who have become important support pillars in my life.  Each year Shelly, founder of SU, presents a theme for the business.  This year's the was "I AM".  I finally realized ... I AM fAMily!

  On a lighter note, I spent the day playing with composition notebooks ... what fun they are to alter.  I enjoyed coming up with some fun color themes while maintaining my "Less is More' motto!  What do you think?

Happy Stamping !
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