Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Love Who You Are / NAC 107

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 Hey y'all. HappyTuesday! I hope you're having a Great week so far. It's time for another sketch challenge with the Nachos and this one has lots of room to play. I got today's stamp set just before convention with the thought of using it for swaps, and I just ran out of time. I've had the thought of this card in my mind for a while now,  with a couple different versions floating around up there. I'm really excited with how it turned out. Here's this week's card-



I think this sentiment is so important. It may be had to do, but it is definitely something to strive for. For many years, more than I would like to think about, this has been an issue for me. Adding PTSD to the mix surely didn't help. It is however, something I'm working hard to do on a daily basis. I don't often take my cards and put them up for myself, but I put this one up in a special place, where I could see it every time I'm in my studio. I love how cheery it is, don't you? It just makes me happy!

Here's the sketch we have for you this week-

I took a little liberty with the sketch, but
the bones are still there

Here's a look at the inside-


Before I go, I want to leave  you with some more pics of little Nacho and Chili Cheese. Why? Because they're just soooo stinking cute!



Little Nacho is such an Amazing Big Sister! Look how happy she is to be holding C.C. She is so sweet and gentle with her. It amazes me how different from each other. I can't wait to see them grow up together!

Well that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked this week's challenge card and I hope it inspires you to join us. Here's the supply list for this week's card-



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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's Not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Arrivals

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Hey y'all. Have you seen our Newest Arrivals? We have the Awesome Love Story Collection from Project Life x Stampin' Up or PLxSU for short. We also have 2 Brand New Photopolymer Stamp Sets. Don't forget that all orders of $50 or more will get help you earn FREE product with my Loyal Customer program. For all orders of $50 or more (pre-tax) you will get one punch. Once you have 10 punches you get your choice of $50 in product from any of our current product. As an added Bonus, with your first qualifying order, I will add a punch to get you on your way. What will you get with your FREE $50?
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Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

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Weekly Deals

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Hey y'all. Check out our current Weekly Deals. They're only around for a few more days, so don't wait too long. These deals will expire at Midnight on Monday September 15. The New Circle Punch, What's Up Punch and Blushing Bride Bakers Twine are all from our New Annual Catalog.

Don't forget that all orders of $50 or more will get help you earn FREE product with my Loyal Customer program. For all orders of $50 or more (pre-tax) you will get one punch. Once you have 10 punches you get your choice of $50 in product from any of our current product. As an added Bonus, with your first qualifying order, I will add a punch to get you on your way. What will you get with your FREE $50?
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Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time- Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's Not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain. Be Safe, Shan Pin It

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Little Kindness and Some Nacho and Chili Cheese / NAC 106

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 Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week so far. It's Tuesday and of course that means it's time for another challenge with the Nachos. At the end of this post I have some exciting news to share with all of my friends. (That's you!) :) Most of you know that I'm not a big fan of color challenges, just too many options. You might also know that I don't usually go for "Collage" style stamp sets, once again too many choices and not enough structure for me. Soooo, imagine my surprise when I threw this card together and ended up extremely happy with it-



This is not a set I would have purchased, but it was one of our Convention sets and I have to say, I'm seeing a lot of fabulous projects with it. (kind of like Gorgeous Grunge from last year) 

Here's this week's color combo-


I think I'm going to be able to make some pretty baby cards with this too. It's just so soft and pretty! I did the inside of the card & the envelope with the sun and little butterfly stamped off twice. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a pic of the inside and the envelope. Sorry about that. :(

Many of you know we have been expecting a New Little Bundle of Joy. I knew my daughter was going to need a big stroller with an 18 month old and a newborn, and little Nacho has been sleeping with me when she comes over, so I was going need somewhere for the little one to sleep. Turns out that a friend of mine, an Origami Owl teammate, had a double stroller and a pack & play she was going to give to Salvation Army and gave it to me instead. How Amazing was that!?! So this card was definitely made for her. I wrote on a sticky note and put that inside the card so she can use it again later.

So for my News-

A few months back, when my nephews found out we were getting another baby, they decided little Nacho's (her parents can't stand when we call her that) :) baby sister was going to need an equally cool name. What did they come up with? Chili Cheese!!! yep, you read that right. Nacho and Chili Cheese. SMH Well, little Chili Cheese arrived last Thursday, 3 weeks early, (induced) and is absolutely perfect. She arrived on Sept 4, 2014 at 11:45 am and weighed in at 6 lbs 13 oz and 19.5 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well and so is her Big Sis Nacho, who is already doing an Absolutely Amazing job. Chili Cheese, like most infants sounded a lot like a little kitten when she cried and so Nacho took to calling her "Meow" which at 18 months is still her name for my cats. Whenever little C.C. cries Nacho takes her blanket to her and gives her kisses. Are you just melting or what?!? So here's a few pics of my little darlings-

Sorry, I didn't get to edit this and rotate it but isn't she just precious?

                                     
"He-ah, Meow." C.C. was only about an hour old here
and Nacho wanted to share her GiGi (what she calls her blankie that I made her)
 with her little sister because she was fussin' 



My two little Princesses

I was "kangarooing" with C.C. (skin to skin) to help keep her body temp up
and  help with comforting and bonding. She was only about 30 minutes old here.

Well, that's all I have for you this week. I hope you liked my card and the newest family pics.

Here's a list of supplies I used for today's card-



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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
Shan




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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To Infinity... NAC #105

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 Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and if you live here in the US, that you had a wonderful Labor Day to end your Summer. Oh My Goodness! Can you believe Summer is over already!?! Where did it go? It's been a busy one for me and I think the next few weeks are going to be even busier. My daughter is being induced because she is High-Risk and so my Grand-baby #2 arrives on Thursday. This means I've been spending every minute possible with my sweet little Nacho, giving her all the love and attention I can before she's no longer an only. Here's a layout I did last weekend when she stayed over. I decided to use the sketch for this week's Nacho Sketch challenge as a scrapbook page. I also ended up turning it into a Project Life type page as well, that I will try and share later this week. Hope you like it-


                                     

The background is from the Nobody's Business MDS digital kit. It went perfect with her little outfit!

Here's this week's sketch-


There's so many possibilities. What will you come up with? I'm sure it will be fabulous and I can't wait to see it!. Be sure to head over to our page and link up so everyone can see.

Thanks so much for taking time our of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's Not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the resin.

Be Safe,
Shan

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NAC104

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week and are getting ready for the upcoming holiday weekend. :) I've spent the last few days prepping for my upcoming Fall/Holiday classes and I'm soooo excited by what I'm going to be able to show you. I did take a little time out though for this week's challenge. Actually, I took quite a bit of time because I did next weeks challenge accidentally first. SMH. Good news is that one's done. :) #GlassHalfFull The Nachos have a Color Challenge for you this week and here's what I came up with-


I L.O.V.E. MDS for coming up with cards in a snap! This card just strikes me as So Bright and Cheery and perfect for the sentiment (which I chose first). I used a border and drop shadow to make the DSP layer really stand out. I used the color tool to color my stamp with two of our challenge colors. I added the 3 colored sequins for an extra little pop of color.

Here's this week's challenge colors-



What a fun combination we have to play with this week. I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the web. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
Shan



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sealed with a Kiss / NAC #102

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and are having a great start to your week. I'm so glad you stopped by this week. The Nacho's are starting our 2nd 100 challenges and we can't wait to see what you will create. We've got a color challenge for you this week and I know you are going to come up with something Amazing! The color's reminded me of one of our special orders last year, Sent with Love. I was so happy to see it available in MDS and that's what I used for this weeks challenge. Here's what I created-



 It's hard to tell, but this is actually on a white base. I love playing around with my MDS and I got to flip and switch some of the DSP and create special layers. What's your favorite tool in MDS? Well, in case you haven't figured out the colors for this week's challenge, here they are-


I can't wait to see what you create with this week's challenge. As always, if you have any questions about this week's design, be sure to leave me comment in the space below, so I can get back to you.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the web. You are very appreciated. Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the pewee they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.


Be Safe-
Shan Pin It