Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday Deals, whoops!!

Yesterday,  I forgot to share the Tuesday Deals, but that's ok as they are good through Monday Aug 25th.  You can view and order any of these at my website:  http://charwilson.stampinup.net 

The Elegant butterfly punch is one I frequently use!!!
Elegant Butterfly Punch
ELEGANT BUTTERFLY PUNCH
Price$15.95 $11.96
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
FINISHING TOUCHES EDGELITS DIE
Price$9.95 $7.46
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
HONEYCOMB TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
SILVER SPARKLE DAZZLING DETAILS
Price$2.50 $1.88
Squares Collection Framelits Die
SQUARES COLLECTION FRAMELITS DIE
Price$26.95 $20.21
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
TRAVEL JOURNAL DIGITAL KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
TWINE BAKER'S EARLY ESPRESSO
Price$2.95 $2.21
Vanilla Coaster Board
VANILLA COASTER BOARD
Price$5.95 $4.46



Have a fantastic day!!

Hugs,
Char



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summertime is.....crazy


 And, Summertime is busy!  And, LAZY!!!  When it's hot outside, I don't have a lot of ambition!!  Just keeping it honest and real ;-)

We don't have Air Conditioning in our home except for a window unit in the bedroom, so when it gets over 80+ outside, it's also about the temperature inside as well.  When we had that couple weeks or so of over 90+ weather, I couldn't even think about making cards in this hot room.

Anyway, I am starting to make cards again and right now am working on the cards for my Card Buffet for September, so I haven't been making many others.

Here is one, that I may have posted awhile back, but it's one of my favorites and SO EASY to put together.  It uses the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch.

The trick is in lining up the stamp and punch.  I found a sort of easy way to accomplish that but you have to do it when you first get your stamp set.

If you use clear mount, you need to do this before you take them out of the rubber tray they come in.  Then, you just mark your punch at the right petal and also the petal on each stamp at exactly the same place.

Hope this works for you!!

Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!!

Char

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to Create Paper Flowers



Today, I thought I would share how to make 3-D flowers.

Hopefully, this works and I embedded the video properly ;-)



Making your own flowers using SU supplies is fun and easy!!!



If you would like to make some of your own special flowers, just go to my web store at

http://charwilson.stampinup.net 



Have a great day!!



And, don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!



Char

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

YeeHaw it's Tuesday

The "Yeehaw" Photopolymer set is NEW and so stinkin' cute!!You can read all about it here.

It's always good to check the sidebar of my SU website, under New Arrivals, Weekly Deals and Clearance.  You just never know what you are going to find!! Plus, on my home page, it will always update you (if I forget) on any specials they are offering.

This is an exciting month, as SU is offering a FREE bundle when you buy the Big Shot.  Here are the details.  The bundles normally sell for up to $45.75, so that's a huge offer.

You already have a Big Shot? no problem, SU is offering 5 of their bundles at $15% off.

There are just 16 more days and you can order from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I'll be posting some of the cards I have made using a few of the stamps and framelits from that catalog....so you'll have a little sneak peek before it goes live.

Hope you are staying cool and enjoying your summer!!!

Have a great day!!!
And, remember to take time and Paws 2 Stamp!!!

Char

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pumpkins in the night......

Here is the first card I made with one of the new stamp sets from the Holiday mini catalog, that will be available to order from on August 28th!!  It is from a Bundle called, "Fall Fest".  It includes a stamp set and Framelits to match.

Sort of primitive, but it's a 'mock up' of the card that I will be doing with my Granddaughter when she comes to visit in September.

I figured it will be simple enough for her to do....with a little help from Grandma.

You can't really tell from the photo but the ghost is attached to the card using Action Wobble Springs.  I purchased them from Amazon.com.

I used the Fringe scissors to make the 'grass'.

My Granddaughter LOVES pumpkins and going to the Pumpkin Patch, so I need to come up with a Pumpkin Patch card ;-)

Have a great day and remember to take some time to Paws N Stamp!!

Char

Monday, August 4, 2014

How NOT to ruin your cards!!!


Stay tuned for a special promotion on the BIG SHOT, at the end of my post!!

Well, after a little over 2 months, I am back to blogging again.  
I'll have to be truthful and say that I decided to take a small break,  but then it turned into a HUGE break!!  Not intentionally.

Funny how you can stop doing something (like exercising or whatever) and mean to get right back to it, but pretty soon....it's a change that's hard to get back to!  Does that make sense??

Even though I wasn't posting on my blog, I was busy, busy, busy making cards, still doing the Stamp Of The Month and my monthly newsletter.

I decided, the other day, when I was doing my Card Buffet (this is in place of the SOTM), that I really needed to get back to my blog.  Even if no one ever reads it, it's good therapy for me!

Well, I wanted to share what happened the other day and offer a suggestion, (that all of us stampers and scrappers KNOW but just in case you have never had this happen...beware).

I was working on my Card Buffet (more information about that on the Card Buffet tab) and had all my photos taken, edited and my Tutorials all completed.  I clicked SAVE and began printing.
Well, long story short, I had a plate on top of my printer.....and when the printer was printing, the plate started to move and came down and hit a full cup of coffee and my cards and knocked them ALL to the floor.  I had just gotten up from the computer to go do something while my Tutorials were printing and heard a loud crash....and turned around to see all 10 cards laying in a big puddle of coffee, with my plate in three pieces!  I immediately got my cards up and out of that mess and put them on a counter to dry.

I cleaned up the mess and then went back to see how much damage was done to the cards.  Well, you can see one of them, below, and the rest were varying degrees of the same thing. On this card, I was trying out the new Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks.



This is the set I used this month, for the Card Buffet, since I had already announced it as the SOTM.

                               

I was sick!!!  But, then again, I was happy as I had already photographed them so there really wasn't a problem with getting my Card Buffet out that day.  :-)
My plate (a part of a set of Doulton that someone had given to me) was trashed....but my TIGGER mug was SAFE!!!

So, I have learned that liquids should be no where near my cards!!!!  Although, I still have a cup of coffee or other drink on my desk when I am stamping, I keep them way away from my cards and no longer put a plate on my printer....sigh

So, really, all I was out was my cards that I had worked on for days.
But, lesson learned.....don't eat at the computer and put your plate on the printer for later.  
I am also thankful that my cell phone wasn't sitting on that side of the desk, as it usually is.

If you have always wanted a Big Shot, SU is offering a special promotion.

Buy a Big Shot and choose a bundle for FREE!!!
A bundle is a set of stamps and Framelits that match.
Read more HERE.
But, that's not all!!!  If you already own a Big Shot, you can order the Bundles for 15% off!!!!  That's a great deal!!

PLUS, All the Blendabilities are now in stock!!  If you haven't tried them yet, give them a try.  They are so fun to play with!!!
If you would like to sign up for my Monthly newsletter, send me an e-mail at Pawsnstamp@centurylink.net.

Have a great day and don't forget to Paws N Stamp!!!

Char



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BLOW OUT SALE....hurry!!!


Sorry, I just sent my post and saw this on my demo website....and wanted to let you know ahead of time!!



Oh, how I was hoping Stampin' Up! would do this!  However, don't delay.  
At these prices, the remaining retiring items will sell out quickly!

Get 25% - 50% off many of the retiring products - 
This special offer begins tomorrow, May 22 and is only available through June 4, 2014 (while supplies last). If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!

UPDATED RETIRING STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT LISTS 
  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies  last)

Be ready for the special pricing tomorrow!   :-)

Have a great day!!!!

Char