Friday, August 1, 2014

Documented This & That: My New Baby

Howdy Crafty Friends & happy Friday!  Oh, and happy first day of August 2014!  Summer is wrapping up, so I hope you make it all count this month.  Anyway, I'm back with another fun journal entry in my Documented This & That journal.  It's all about my new baby…my new CAR!


At the start of 2014, I had been driving my 2005 Toyota Prius for almost nine years, and I was ready to put her out to pasture.  It was a great car, but it was time for some new wheels with a well-appointed interior...things like leather seats, a sunroof, and satellite radio.

I knew exactly what I wanted...the Toyota RAV4.  So I went down to my local Toyota dealer and test drove one.  I was in love until I took my fiancé with me to see it, who quickly pointed out the things that were missing or not quite right (no offense to anyone who owns a RAV4!).  I was so disappointed, but I took it all in stride and went back to the drawing board.

I listed my Top 5 Reasons why I love my Honda CR-V.

Remembering my love for my 2000 Honda Accord Coupe, I knew just where to turn.  So I jumped online, read all of the reviews for the Accord and CR-V, and then went down for a test drive.  I fell hard for both cars, but the CR-V won for its high profile and versatility.


After what felt like ages, my fiancé finally said it was time to go and get my new baby in March of this year.  I am delighted with my new car and seriously enjoy driving my Charlie (yes, that's her name!).


I had so much fun making this spread!  I'm really digging journaling with the visual aide of pictures, and I hope that you are enjoying the ride too.  I'll be back with more journal entries in the coming days.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, have a great weekend and happy crafting!

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog--Reserve Your Copy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reserve Your Copy of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I know it's months before Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I want to make sure that, if you are one of my customers, you are up-to-date on all things Stampin' Up!  Our Holiday Catalog will be available in mid-August, and I want to be send you one, but only if you want one :)

There's so much good stuff!  Just check out my Sneak Peek.  And what I showed you is nothing really because there are new stamps, punches, a new punch boardFramelits, Designer Series Paper, Simply Created Kits, washi tape, ribbon, Project Life by Stampin' Up!...oh my!



If you would like to receive the new Holiday Catalog on your doorstep in mid-August, here's what you need to do to 
Reserve Your Copy:

1.)  MY CUSTOMERS:  THANK YOU!!!  If you have been ordering regularly from me (total $35 or more product order or hosted a workshop between June 2014 - August 2014), I will be happy to mail you a Holiday Catalog as my thank you for supporting my Stampin' Up! business!  (Limit 1 per person.)  Just email me (at lisarhine@gmail.com) to tell me you want one.

2.)  Place a product order of $35 or more between now and August 10, 2014, and I will mail your Catalog around August 16th. (Limit 1 per person.)  You'll have one in plenty of time to get your Wish List ready for the first day of ordering on August 28th!  Place your online order here.  Just confirm with me via email that you want one.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Documented This & That: Our Day Trip to San Francisco

Hi Crafty Friends!  I'm back today with another entry in my Documented This & That journal.  Since my Craft Room is serving as my home remodel staging area and I've been busy playing the role of construction supervisor, I've had some difficulty finding time to get crafty in my beloved space.

So instead of making cards, I've been making entries into my journal.  Do you journal?  I find that it's very soothing for the soul. And journaling in my Documented This & That journal is a lot like scrapbooking…my first love :)

Today's journal entry is about my family's recent trip over to the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.  Have you been there?  Have you thought about going?  Well, the next time you find yourself in northern California, YOU. MUST. GO. THERE!

I hope you can read my handwriting, if you choose to.

We went in June, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous that day!  If you know San Francisco, then you know that even in the summer, the weather can be tricky.  


This place is amazing!  There is so much to see and do.  The Steinhart Aquarium was simply the best!  We love going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, but the next time we want to go there, we'll just skip on over to the California Academy of Sciences instead.  It will cut our driving time in half, I'm sure.


So there you have it, folks.  I hope you have enjoyed this because I'll be back with more entries.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Great Deals from Stampin' Up!

Below are the latest product releases and announcements from Stampin' Up!
  • 50% off first two months of Paper Pumpkin
  • Weekly Deals
  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP ending soon

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!


Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).   

Check out my past Paper Pumpkin projects HERE and HERE I'm a little behind…can you tell?




Shop Now for your Weekly Deals!


Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP ends July 31st
Shop Now for your Designer Series Paper!


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Say it with Stripes Thank You for CCC06

Howdy hey, Crafty Friends!  It's Monday, and it's time for another fun Creative Challenge Club challenge.  However, this time, it's not a sketch.  It's Color Challenge CCC06, and it's a good one!


Whoever came up with this color combo is now my new BFF because I LOVE these colors together.  Seriously!


I have been having quite the love affair with Crushed Curry over the past couple of weeks, so I was delighted to play with it one more time for this challenge.


This card was fun to create!  I kept it simple and straight to the point using the new Watercolor Thank You and Work of Art stamp sets, Typeset Designer Series Paper, and Banners and Stars Framelits Dies.  


Before I stamped that watercolor swoosh over my sentiment, I stamped off, which tones it down a bit.  


The stripes are a little dizzying, but I love them and I hope that you like them too!  I love the sketches we have used to create previous projects for the Creative Challenge Club, but this one was particularly fun because I love these colors so much.  Yes, even Basic Black :)

Well, that's all for today, folks.  Be sure to play along with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Happily Ever After

Hi Crafty Friends!  I can't believe it, but someone in my family is getting married!  My little cousin!  She's not exactly little anymore, but she'll always be my "little cousin" since she is younger than me.


The last time we went to a wedding was in 2013.  The card I made for my friend and her groom, the Happy I Do Day Card, is still a favorite of mine, and it's still being pinned to this day.

Well, with the good news, I couldn't wait to craft a beautiful card to let my cousin know how happy I am for her and the groom-to-be!  I wanted lots of color, so I whipped out the Big News Stamp Set...it's come in quite handy here lately...and the Petite Petals Stamp Set and coordinating punch, and went to work.


I consulted with my Color Coach because I sometimes struggle with which colors to use and decided to go "big."  I chose Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Sahara Sand.  If you don't have our Color Coach, I highly recommend getting one.  It's one of the best investments you'll ever make. 


It took me a few passes before I fell in love with this card.  No kidding...I wasn't crazy about this card at first, but now I LOVE it!  And I hope that you like it too.

Well, that's all for today, folks.  You will find all of the products I used to create this card below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store, or click any of the links below to go right to that item. 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flower Patch Double Take

Hi Crafty Friends!  How would you like two cards for the price of one?!  I have--not one but--two cards to share today featuring the amazing, awesome and magnificent Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Fair Framelits Dies!  I haven't done this in a while, so I hope you are as excited as I am!

  
When I first got the Flower Patch Bundle, I have to admit that I was a little overwhelmed.  Everything that I saw my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators create was simply awesome, and I wanted my first attempt to be pretty darn spiffy too.  So I avoided this stamp set and coordinating framelits dies like the plague until I got my ideas together.


This first Happy Blooming Birthday Card is a total CASE of one of my previous creations.  I really liked the design and so did a bunch of wonderful people on Pinterest.  I can't tell you how many times that You Make Me Happy Card has been pinned, but I can tell you that it is still being pinned to this very day, and that is what helped me choose that design for this card.


Just like my original design, I stamped and die cut three (3) large flowers and layered them with Stampin' Dimensionals in between each layer.


Using the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, I picked three gorgeous patterned papers, cut them up and layered them too.  I just love the bold patterns and bright colors!  Now for the other card.


This Awesome Flower Card took minutes to make.  I stamped and die cut the flower and stem, and then die cut the hexagon "tag" from some Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper using the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies.


I love the bright colors of the flower and paper against the Baked Brown Sugar card base.  It makes all of the colors "pop," right?


If you haven't added the Flower Patch Bundle to your craft stash yet, then wait no more.  Order yours today!  


I hope that I have inspired you to have some fun with the Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Fair Framelits Dies.  The two can be ordered individually, or you'll save 15% if you order them as a bundle.  Either way, lots of fun awaits you!
   
Well, that's all for today, folks.  You will find all of the products I used to create these cards below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store, or click any of the links below to go right to that item.

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