Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What I Love!

 What do I love about this time of year?  FREE stamps!  

The last few days of Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration 2016 are here!   Unfortunately I was unable to have a Sale-A-Bration workshop due to 2 room repairs/renovations.  Thankfully all stamps and supplies survived. Whew!  And, since we could not get together to stamp, I hope I can bring some stampin' to you (at least some sale-a-bration videos for you to watch).  


Sale-A-Bration Gifts:

• What I Love - Stamp Set •

2 Step Stamping

Click the video to see this card demonstration:

• Metallic Glitter Tape •

(Wait! What?  Glitter on tape?  No mess?)

Click on the video to see creative ways of using glitter tape, and 
learn how to customize your colors.:

• Botanical Garden Designer Vellum Pack •

(Free paper means you can actually use it, instead of saving it :D)

Click on the video to see some beautiful projects and how the papers coordinate.

For more FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, take a look at the online catalog.  

Want to add to or refresh your stash?  

Try these 4 ways to maximize your purchase

  1. For every $50 ordered, choose a free gift.
  2. Visit the great clearance deals.
  3. Visit the weekly specials.
  4. Orders over $150 also qualify for Hostess Rewards.


Don't delay.  
SaleABration 2016 ends on March 31, 2016
To view the catalog, click here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy Sale-A-Bration! Free Stampin Up Stamp Set Offer


When can you get a FREE Stampin Up set?  During the best time of the year - SaleABration!

Spend $50 and receive a FREE stamp set from Stampin Up.  You can view the catalog online and order here.   For even more bang for your buck, don't forget to visit the great clearance deals and weekly specials to add to your order.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Catalog Covers Discovered and For Sale

I've been trying to find the joy in tidying up.  So far, so good.

I came across these Stampin Up Catalog Covers that I thought would be useful to someone else.  I have saved some and used them for when I want to protect the collection I have -- plus use them for protecting catalogs of high usage.

If you are a Stampin Up demonstrator, or know someone who is - these are a must have!  Would you mind sharing this offer?  They don't come by very often, and I no longer am able to get these.

I would love to recoup a fraction of the cost of these - so I am selling the remainder of this lot for $20 (plus shipping -- payment through PayPal).  There are 24 unused thick plastic adjustable covers.

Contact me if you are interested:  lugeneral@yahoo.com

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking for Sparks of Joy in 2016

How many organization ideas have I tried?  How many have failed?

On my last trip to the bookstore (and by the way I am not a paid sponsor for this book), I came across this book:  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, so I thought I'd take a peak.  The first thing that caught my eye and spoke to me was this quote:

We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of... take each item and ask:  "Does this spark joy?"  If it does, keep it.  If not, dispose of it.

As one of those "creative types" -- I hate to throw anything away for fear that later on I could use it in some clever way.  But, the time has come to start purging... so I bought the book (kind of ironic that I added one more thing to my home when I should be purging, huh?)

With that, I have purged one thing from my closet so far... lol.  My journey continues.  I am determined, nonetheless.

Have you purged lately?  What successful technique do you have for organization?

Wishing you joy this 2016!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Up to 60% Off on Stampin Up Products

The end of the year Stampin Up sale is winding down with only a few more items left.  If you are looking to get a head start on next year's Holiday preparations, or if you are looking for a great deal, you will want to check out the sale.

Even though some items may look like they are strictly holiday season-ish, they can be used for so much more.  One of my favorite products introduced  (and now on sale -- was $5.00 now only $3.50!) was this black glimmer paper.  At first, I thought it was only for Halloween themes.  

But, when I saw how it could be used for a dark sky, the impact of the glimmer was stunning.  The photo of the "Oh What Fun" card does not do the glimmer paper justice.  It really makes a "WOW" impact - take my word!

I also made the base of this card clear to add extra shine.  Can there be too much shimmer and sparkle for one card?  Nah!  :)

Anyway, go check out the sale for yourself.  You may just find something you could use to finish off that project that has been sitting around for too long.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sigh... Christmas Is Only 363 More Days Away

The festivities are winding down as my sweet Rexie cozies up on the tree skirt quilt.  What a whirlwind.  Every year I say I'm going to get my Christmas cards made in July.  Sigh...

Here's an cute and simple idea that I found on Oakfield Crafts.  Since, I am loving everything hexagon this year, I was inspired to make my own version:

When do you make your Christmas cards?

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Side Note: Hexagon Quilt Update

So, a couple of months ago, I decided to start a hexagon quilt.  My first thought about hand sewing a hexagon quilt was that it would take too long to complete that it would wind up in that unfinished project pile.  But, I found that there is something very meditative about sewing these pieces together.  There is no deadline.  There is no pressure... and I love it.

Here's my update on this quilt.  Since October's post, I've been able to create 300+ hexagon basted shapes:

And, after deciding that I want to have a value quilt (i.e. light color that goes into darker shades), I started arranging the hexagon pieces into flower shapes to be sew together.

And, for the sewing... So far, I have about 50 heart flower shapes sewn together.  They are sewn into these shapes because it is so transportable this way and easy to group 7 hexagons together at a time.  When they are finally all put together as a quilt, there should be no sign of a flower shape, since I'm (for the most part) randomly placing fabric patterns together.

Until the next update...

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