Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love Your Guts / NAC #109

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you're having a Great week so far. :) The Nachos have a Sketch Challenge for you this week. This is definitely a sketch that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I used it as a jumping off point. Here's my take on it-



I've been wanting to use my new masks and thought the hearts would be cute. My darling's on the other side of the country and blue is his favorite color so that was where I got my color inspiration. I used Island Indigo, Marina Mist, and Pool Party and my daubers to add the ink. Don't recognize the stamp set? It's from My Paper Pumpkin (MPP). I love the stamp sets that come with MPP. Here's this week's sketch-



Here's a look at the inside-



The sentiment is from the same set. I Love it! Seriously!!! :)

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked today's card and I hope it inspires you to join along with us. As always if you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment 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 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 Pin It

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weekly Deals- WOW!!!

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Hey y'all. This week's Deals are Ahhh-Mazing! I have 4 of these already and I've been wanting the other 4, and now I get them on sale even before my discount. ***HappyDance***  I know people are going to be so excited to get the goodies I'm gonna make with these. What will you make when Mr. Brown delivers your Happy Mail?  Be sure to add the Hostess Code   SK3ZY7Y4 during check out.  Don't wait too long, these prices are only good for 1 week-


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Thanks for taking time our 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, September 23, 2014

Happy Halloween / NAC 108

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! Well, as much as I hate to say it, Fall is apparently already on us. Sigh. According to the calendar it just arrived yesterday. I wish though that someone had told that to the weather here. I've been wearing jackets to work in the mornings. AUGH!!! That being said, the cooler weather was definitely on my mind when I was designing this week's card. The Nachos have a color challenge for you this week and the colors are soooo Yummy. They're from our new In-Colors and I can't wait to see what you create with them. Here's what I came up with-



I'm sooooo excited by how this card turned out. There were so many fun parts... the pumpkins and matching framelets, the cute little bats, the fringe scissors I finally got around to using and that beautiful DSP I used it on, the Bite Me set for the sentiment on the front and the Awesome New Rotary Stamp for the inside (L.U.V. that!).  

Here's this week's colors-


I did add the smallest amount of So Saffron for the moon, but other than that I just used the colors. I did use the Naturals Ivory cardstock and love the look it gave the card. Sometimes it really is the small things that make a big difference.

Are you loving all the bundles in the catalogs? Not only do I love not having to fussy cut, I love getting a discount when I get the bundle. LOL, that just means more money for more product! 

3 Pumpkins and 3 different framelets. So much easier than in previous years!

***Tip*** For the pumpkins I inked them up with my Tangelo Twist Ink Pad and then used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the stem. I then used my Stampin' Write Marker in Mossy Meadow to color in the stem. I keep a pack of baby wipes in my studio at all times for quick touch-ups. Have you tried them yet? They also work great as DIY stamp pads with different techniques.

***Tip #2*** When using your Fringe Scissors be sure to stop about ¾ of the way up the length of the scissors. If you go to the end you will get a little tearing at the bottom instead of crisp lines. Ask me how I know.

Here's a look at the inside-


Here's something I bet you never thought you'd hear me say... I love how the letters don't line up perfectly with the rotary stamp. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! Did you read that with Gomer Pyle's voice? Because that's surely how I wrote it. :) It reminds me of being a little girl and playing with my grandmother's rotary stamp. Funny how something small can instantly transport you somewhere else. I inked up my stamp with my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for my cute little face and my card was done. 

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked today's card and I hope you're going to play along with us this week! As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to leave me a message and I'll get back to you.

Here's a list of the products used for today's card-
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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 rain.

Be Safe,
Shan
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spaces Still Available

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Hey y'all. If you're in the DMV, I still have room in tonight's night's 2-4-5 class. It features a mix of products from the New Holiday Catalog, the New Annual Catalog and a favorite stamp set from last year that is still available. You'll make 2 cards for just $5.00. Short on time? You'll be finished in about 30 minutes. Here's a Sneak Peek-



Did you miss my FREE Project Life Class? Bring 4 -5 pictures with you and I'll let you make a 12 x 12 page for Free. I know you're going to Love what PLxSU can do to help you capture your memories.

Let me know if you can make it. I'd love to see you!

Talk to you soon!

Be Safe,
Shan Pin It

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weekly Deals Week of Sept 16-22, 2014

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Hey y'all. Check out this week's Fabulous Weekly Deals. Don't wait too long though, they're only at these prices for a week.


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Which is your favorite? I have to say the gold ribbon is a sleeper. I didn't even realize it was in the catalog till I saw someone use it in a project on-line. Sooo Pretty. I'm also loving the wood elements and MDS download. If you don't have the Label Card Thinlet yet, what are you waiting for? What a great price!!!

Check back in with me soon. I've got some new cards to show you. If you're in the DMV, I still have room in tomorrow night's 2-4-5 class. It features a mix of products from the New Holiday Catalog, the New Annual Catalog and a favorite stamp set from last year that is still available. Did you miss my FREE Project Life Class? Bring 4 -5 pictures with you and I'll let you make a 12 x 12 page for Free. I know you're going to Love what PLxSU can do to help you capture your memories.

Talk to you soon!

Be Safe,
Shan
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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-
Shan Pin It

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-

 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