Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time Out: Thanks a Latte


Hello! It's time for our reminder post over at Time Out!  We're only challenge #100. We challenge you to be Thankful and ours sponsor is  Verve with the winner getting a stamp set of their choice. 
My card today features the Verve set:  Holiday Treats.  I made multiples of this card and included them in the card sets I made for family and friends. I have always loved this set and it has gotten lots of use over the years!

We have two fabulous guest designers who I adore: Bobby and Julee. Please pop on over to their blogs along with the Time Out blog to check our their gorgeous cards, our design team's amazing talent and most importantly to play along!


Monday, January 8, 2018

You've Got This



Time for a new week!  And looking forward to the week zooming forward to the end of the week when Collin and Marcel have their first show choir competition.  Speaking of which (they had their preview night on Saturday so I've attached a few pictures). They looked and sounded great and it was awesome to see them perform together.





But...you're really here to see a card.  This week I'll have a couple more cards using Verve stamps!  This card is for the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I've had the flowers stamped forever and I still love them...so a super fast card that I finished off with a touch of patterned paper and a sentiment.  I'm also going to enter this over at CASology - Encouragement challenge.



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Trust in You


Ignore the shadows on my photo :)  I would go snap a new picture but this card is already in the mail.  A fellow show choir mom let me know last night that her husband has just been diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.  So all you prayer warriors out there please keep Jeff in your prayers. I wanted to get a card in the mail to them letting them know we are thinking of them and are here to help.  I though this Psalm from Verve was perfect.  I'm entering this over at CASology for the encouragement challenge.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

With Sympathy


Happy Saturday. I woke up super early this morning and have been catching up on fun things like paying bills, reconciling payments for my volunteer treasurer role for my kids show choir and perusing blogs!  And now it's time to pop in and share a card with you.  Just Us Girls has an Anything Goes challenge which is perfect to share this card I made last week. Love that gorgeous font on this Lil Inker set.  I am sending out two sympathy cards today to friends who have lost a loved one.  I also seem to need to send out so many this time of year.

On to a much lighter subject, Ryan's band performed at a local bar down by the University of Cincinnati last night. I rarely get to see him perform live since he is off at school, but it was absolutely awesome!  Here's a quick (and very poor shot of him on stage). Love him and am oh so proud.  Tonight we'll have performances by Collin and Marcel as show choir season kicks off today.  In my mind, a perfect weekend of watching my kids do what they love!





Thursday, January 4, 2018

Time Out: Gracious



Happy New Year's week!  It's time for a new challenge over at Time Out!  We're only challenge #100 - isn't that amazing!  I love being on this design team and we're back with the perfect challenge for you.  We challenge you to be Thankful and ours sponsor is  Verve with the winner getting a stamp set of their choice. You all know how much I love Verve and Julee's amazing designs and sentiments so I had to play along for the challenge both this week and next with the reminder post.  

My card today features two Verve sets:  Scripture Medley 5 and Borderline.  We won't talk about how many times I stamped the sentiment and embossed it before I was happy with the end result. My white ink was a bit too juicy for stamping the smaller worlds. So I switched over to Versamark and white embossing powder.  To finish off the card I die cut the sentiment, stamped the heart border three different times and then adhered both panels to the base.  Love the neutral color palette.

We have two fabulous guest designers who I adore: Bobby and Julee. Please pop on over to their blogs along with the Time Out blog to check our their gorgeous cards, our design team's amazing talent and most importantly to play along!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Let It Snow


Happy New Year's my friends!  I've been out running a couple errands including picking our two youngest up from the party we went to last night (they stayed and spent the night with their friends), hitting the grocery store and the post office...and then came home to get crafty before we head over to my brother's house for chili and some more football.

Let it snow is definitely a theme...we've had snow on the ground for over a week here which is unusual for us.  It is COLD!  But, when I saw the Merry Monday embossing challenge, I felt like getting started on cards for next year so I made a couple of these snowman cards using of of my Christmas Verve sets.


While I was in my craft room, I decided to do even more purging.  All of the bulk sale boxes from yesterday have sold but I have two more boxes. Details are below.  If you are outside of the US and would like a box please let me know and I will quote shipping.  Increasing the prices from yesterday as the shipping was more than I anticipated, but no worries...I'm happy to have the stamps going to new homes!

Christmas Box ($35)
  • 7 stamp sets
  • 1 stamp and die set
  • 4 small stamps
  • 15 stand alone dies
Regular Box ($35)
  • 12 stamp sets (2 have matching dies)
  • 2 small stamp sets
  • 21 stand alone dies



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hello, Craft Room & Goodbye Worries (And a Bulk Sale!)


Happy New Year's Eve my friends.  Happy to say I've been spending time in the craft room creating and doing some purging. First up...some inky goodnesss!  How many of you agree with this fabulous sentiment from Right at Home?  Crafting is one of the few things that can take my mind off my worries.  Love crafty time and hope to have more of it in 2018.  Playing along with the Inkspirational Challenging...I love a good stamping only card so this is perfect for me to play along.

Bulk Sale
Now...onto a Bulk Sale. I have a ton of stamps...and it was time for a good old purge.  I'm selling four boxes of stamps and dies. The four piles below are what is for sale. Each box will have at least the following - I may put in a few more things.
  • Brand new never used sets (3)
  • Stamp set & matching dies (2)
  • Gently used stamp sets (10)
  • Stand alone dies (7)
  • Small stamp sets (4)
They are a variety of companies and a variety of occasions and sentiments. If you are interested in a box, the cost is $25 including shipping for US only.  If you are outside of the US and interested, please let me know and I'll provide a quote for shipping.  These are all in good shape, just in need of a new home!  Please email me at lmangan@cinci.rr.com if you are interested. I'd love for these to be put to use.