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Junk Journal’s #3 and #4 Flip Through

Yes, I completed two more Junk Journals and have them listed in my shop. But before you go grab them up be sure so check out this video flip through below, that way you can get a close up look at what all is included in each one.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go grab one of these awesome Junk Journals before they are gone. Don’t forget to take a look at the # 2 “Reader’s Digest Journal” and the #1 mini “Jello-O box Journal” while you are in the shop.

I hope y’all had a great weekend and are rare’n to go the rest of this week, first day down four more to go. Don’t forget “hump day” (Wednesday) at 11 am, Arizona time, I have my YouTube live  so come visit with me while you take a coffee/tea break.

Sorry this is such a short post but I just wanted to get this video out for all of you.

Take care and have a blessed week everyone!

Namaste

Sheila

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Is It July Already?

Wow, can you believe that July, the seventh month of the year has already begun? Where does the time go?

You know when I was a kid I used to hear all the elderly people (our parents and grandparents) always saying that “it sure seems like the days keep getting shorter, where does the time go?” Back then I never really understood, because I always thought that time was standing still and I would never be grown up fast enough. You know what I mean, all those wonderful things adults got to do like stay up past 8:00 pm, eat candy when ever they wanted, and drive a car. Now I understand and kick myself every time I say those same words because it reminds me that I am getting “older” and now I wish that time would stand still again.

Anyways, July is a very busy month and I would like to share with you what is going on.

First – I would like to share with you the fact that this Wednesday is July 4th, so Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans. Below is an exert from Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia and the meaning of this holiday.

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congressdeclared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.[1] The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.[1]

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparadesbarbecuescarnivalsfairspicnicsconcertsbaseball gamesfamily reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.[2][3][4]

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Second – I would like to announce that I now have a YouTube channel so that you can watch me live every Wednesday at 11 am starting July 11, 2018. The content will be different every week and you will be able to watch me as I craft. I will also be hosting some contests and give away’s for those who subscribe and follow me on YouTube. I may even do a spontaneous live stream every now and then, so when you subscribe you will be notified when I am online and if you are available you can pop in and watch. Hope to see you all there!

Third – Stampin’ Up! brought back the “buy three get one free” sale that they had last year at this time so if you need to stock up on your DSP this is the time to do it for sure. Or if you would like to just get your hands on some of the new DSP to play with then don’t wait, check out these paper packs available during this sale.

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Fourth – Another great promotion from Stampin Up! only for the month of July, to all of you that have ever considered having your own business.

During the Stampin’ Pad Family Promotion, which runs July 1 through July 31, all new demonstrators will be able to select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads in addition to their Starter Kit! If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!, that time has arrived. Join now, and start your new business off on the right foot!

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Fifth – The July 7, 2018 Card Class is going to be postponed to July 21, 2018 and we will still be making Christmas cards for that class and I will post samples. More details for the class will be posted later.

Well, I think that does it for now and I hope that I didn’t overload you with all this information. If you would like more information or have questions about anything listed above, then please contact me, I will be happy to assist you. Those of you that already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator then please contact them about the above listed offers if you have any questions.

As always thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Please have a safe and blessed week everyone!

Namaste

Sheila

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Crafts

Well it is almost that time of year again! As a crafter you know that now is when you start getting ready and making things like crazy. Even all the stores are getting their holiday items out on the shelves (actually the craft stores have had their holiday items out for a couple months now). So I jumped on the band wagon and in July I had a Christmas card class and we made some Christmas cards and a bonus item I didn’t post on my blog ahead of time because I wanted it to be a surprise for the class. Here are the pictures of them below.

They are actually little gift boxes made using the Cutie Pie Thinlets Die from Stampin’ Up. The little boxes are supposed to be faux cake slices and when you put a bunch together it makes a whole cake. But I was going for Christmas tree gift boxes.

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Then I made this cute little hanging Christmas decoration using these chipboard coasters my friend K. gave me and challenged me to make something with them. I love this lady she keeps me on my toes and is forever giving me ideas for crafting, business advise, referrals, and challenging me to broaden my crafting abilities. I think everyone needs at least one good friend like that, I know I am thankful to have her in my life. So this is one idea I came up with for them.

This is another idea I came up with, a little picture or memory book. This is the front and the front side of the book with a pocket filled with gift tags on the first page. The last page has a pocket with a flap that holds one note card.

This is the back side of the book and there is only one pocket that hold a bow, some small gift tags, and the twine to tie them. All the other spaces on this side are for journaling or attaching photos.

In that same week I also made some scrubbie dish clothes.

These are awesome. I love the Fruity Pebbles like colors of this yarn. They really scrub good too. I will have these posted in my store here pretty soon with all the details so be sure to check them out.

Ok, I think I have kept you long enough and have given you some ideas for your holiday crafting and gift giving. If you would like instructions or patterns for any of the above listed items please let me know and I can send them to you in PDF form or maybe do a tutorial on here.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you have made some cool holiday items that you would like to share link your post or send me a picture, because I would love to see what you all are making out there this season.

Have a great day!

Namaste

Sheila

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May Card Class

Here we go, the long awaited May Card Class!

We are going to have class on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 10 am.

We will be making: 1 Birthday Card – 1 Sympathy Card – 1 Thank You Card

Class Cost is: $15.00 per person.

Below are pictures of the cards we will be making…

I will supply everything that you will need to complete each card.

I will provide Coffee, Tea and water.

If you would like to bring a snack to share that would be great. Other than that all you need to bring is yourself and a friend.

Please reserve your seat no later than May 24,2017. Leave a comment below, go to my Stampin’ Up website, go to my contact page, email me directly at sheilazcards@gmail.com or sheila@gingerstreetboutique.com any of these ways to save your seat.

Looking forward to seeing you there..

Namaste,

Sheila

P.S. We have been doing some changes to the site, so please forgive me if things seem a little out of sorts. It will all be worth it when I am done. Thank you for your patience!

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Hello

Yes, I am still here. Sorry for the long absence but over the last few weeks I have been taking an online course that has been very mind boggling for an old fart like me. The course is to help me with my business, the hard part is I don’t know where to apply it to make it work. So as not to confuse you all, I will get this all figured out and then I would like to share my journey with you.

Now you know why I have been a bit absent but I have been thinking about my blog, and all of you my wonderful peeps, every day. I have missed being here and spending time creating, you should see my house it has been neglected too!

When I start something I really do get totally submerged and I kinda get annoyed when “LIFE” get’s in the way. You know what I mean? Things like eating – really is food all that important to maintain life?  sleeping– now that is way over rated, a couple hours a day is all that should be required.  And showering – please…you don’t get really ripe until what the third day maybe?, look our ancestors only bathed once a week and they had to share their bath water.

So now that I slept a whole 6 hours last night, took a shower this morning, did 2 loads of laundry, and just ate some dinner I am ready to get back to schooling.

I did take an evening one day last week to make a few Mother’s Day cards on a request from a client and I thoroughly enjoyed those hours of creating. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Momma Chick exploding box card – 4″ x 4″ with lid on – 12″ x 12″ with lid off.

My version of our warm southwest. Sunflower bouquet box card – folds flat and fits into an A2 size envelope.

Spring time in a box – card folds flat and fits into an A2 size envelope. I love how bright and cheery this one turned out.

Ok, break time is over and now I really do have to get back to my studies – wish me luck! I hope that you all have a great week and don’t forget next Sunday is Mother’s Day so be sure to treat yourselves and do something special for your mom.

Namaste,

Sheila

P.S. Go check out my Stampin’ Up site they are having some Awesome Sales right now until May 30, 2017, after that most of those items will be discontinued. Also the New Annual catalog will be available June 1, 2017, so if you would like a catalog just let me know and I will get one to you or you can contact your demonstrator to request one.

 

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Timing is Everything

You know when I wrote that title I had something really good in my head to write and then when I got it written it just didn’t sound right, so I am starting over and I may ramble so just bare with me.

It has been a few weeks since the last time that I posted anything on here so we have a lot of catching up to do. First off the following picture is of the wonderful fruit tart and birthday card I got from my friend MG a few weeks ago for my birthday, Thank You MG! The fruit tart was as good as it looks.

The next set of pictures are of the last custom exploding box card order that I had and just delivered on Wednesday the 5th of April. That is a miniature Cello that actually comes out of the case and came with a stand as well. This is for a little girl that is turning 9 years old and is a ballerina and recently started learning the cello. Her Aunt asked me if I could incorporate one or possibly both of these interests of her nieces in this card. Needless to say my client was very happy with the end result, and so was I. Let me know what you think.

This is my temporary fix for our kitchen back splash until we able to remodel the kitchen and put in a proper back splash. At least we can wipe it off, it is easily replaceable and it was very cheap (bought it at Dollar Tree). This would be great for an apartment or rental home if you wanted to add some color or change the look of a room. It won’t damage any walls or cupboard doors because it is contact paper and there are all different styles and colors.

Now I would like to share with you a picture of my beautiful baby girl sun bathing and bird watching in one of her favorite places in the house (she actually has many but this is her morning spot).

Thank you for stopping by and checking in hope you enjoy the pictures.

Until next time.

Namaste,

Sheila

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Back Yard

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine brought over some cactus clippings from her yard so that we could get a start on our desert landscaping in the backyard. This is just the beginning, next we are going to be putting in a couple trees. We (my husband and I) have decided to do everything by ourselves, for now, to save some money. Plus we have really enjoyed working on the yard together. LOL, pulling weeds and planting cactus has been the extent of our “working on the yard” so far.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures and I will keep you updated as they grow and as we continue to add things to the backyard.

Below is a picture of our cat taking a dirt bath in one of the flower pots that luckily doesn’t have anything in it right now. She just loves to roll around in this pot so I don’t think I will be planting anything in it for a while.

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I bought myself a birthday gift last week, a new plant for the living room. This beautiful spider plant had a bunch of babies on it when I got her. So, I will be able to have quite a few more plants around the house as soon as these ones start rooting and I can plant them in pots. She fills up this corner just perfect.

I finally finished crocheting the Valence for the kitchen window and hung it up this past weekend. I am now working on crocheting the cafe curtains to match. I have temporary ones hung up for now as you can see in the picture.

Oh, one other thing that my husband has been working on the last couple days is painting the upstairs bedrooms. When he is all done I will post pictures of them too.

Well I hope that everyone has a wonderful day. Be sure to treat yourself today, you deserve something just for you, even if it is just 10 minutes of meditation.

Namaste,

Sheila

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Card Class

 

Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for the Saturday March 25, 2017 card class. So be sure to go to my Stampin’ Up website to sign up and get more details about the class.

Below are pictures of the cards that we will be making in class. If you would like to order one or all of the card kits please contact me. Enjoy and let me know what you think of these cards.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by and I apologize for such a short post but I just wanted to get this out to remind you of the upcoming class. Be sure to sign up and bring a friend!

Have a great day!

Sheila

 

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Sample Cards for Class

Well the other day I said that I would post pictures of the sample cards for the card class on Saturday, February 25, 2017, so here they are. This time I decided to take all my samples from Pinterest, I didn’t go by patterns just the pictures that I found so they are a little rough but the kits for class are accurate and more refined.

This card is so pretty and I thought that you could use it for a Birthday, Easter, Anniversary, Wedding, Sympathy or Just Because card. This sample came from Sage Kimble over at Stamping Madly she also has a Facebook page and a Saving Time Video that has a lot of good tips for stamping.

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Isn’t this Thank You card so pretty? I love the colors. This idea came from Shelly Godby over at Stamping Smiles.

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The sentiment and ribbon on this card are very versatile to make this more casual for a Thank You, Birthday, Just Because, Friend, etc. This idea came from Beth’s Fancy Stamping she also has a Facebook page.

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This next card is so cute I couldn’t resist making this one, especially since this was one of my most favorite arcade games to play as a kid, come on you remember Pac Man! As you can see I cut the long outside piece too short and had to glue a little bit to the bottom, but the kit will have the correct length. This idea came from Dany Piepgrass over at INKcredible Creations.

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This one I came up with by myself and my inspiration came from a bunch of hair style pictures that people had posted on Pinterest. I love this crazy chicken and her hair/feathers and thought that she would be perfect for the different highlights and colored hair samples.

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I also came up with these two different Thank You cards with that vintage sort of feel. I don’t think we will make this one in class because I am not really happy with the way they turned out but I still wanted to share them with you.2-19-2017-027

This is such a cheery card with all the bright colors and happy chickens. The idea for this card came from Michele Jutrisa over at Butterflys & Bows.

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Now all these links I looked up for you after I saw the pictures on Pinterest and created the samples, because I wanted to give all these very talented women credit for their creations. Please be sure to go check out their sites as well and see all their beautiful works of art.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you leave me a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite and if you would like to see me recreate more Pinterest inspired cards/crafts.

Namaste

Sheila

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Card Class

Card Class – Feb. 25,2017

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Class Fee: $20.00

Please RSVP by Feb. 22, 2017

We will be making two Birthday, two Thank You and one Anniversary card.

All supplies will be provided to complete all five cards.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

If you would like to bring a snack to share it would be appreciated.

Bring a friend and receive a prize.

We are gong to have a drawing to win Stampin’Up Product worth $25.00 or more.

If you would like to order the kits we are going to be making in class please contact me and the first three people to order the kits will receive a Free Stampin’Up stamp set.

Photos of the sample cards will be posted by Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

When ordering class kit it will include: all five cards with everything to complete the cards including adhesive, stamped items, embellishments, envelopes and instructions.

Kit Price: $30.00 that will include shipping and handling.

Please go to my Stampin’Up website to check out the Occasions 2017 catalog where you can order $50.00 worth of product and get one Free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Sheila

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Valentines Day

What a beautiful day! This morning I woke up at 7 am and the sun was out, there was no wind but it was a little chilly. I came downstairs, made a pot of coffee, went to my craft room and made a couple Valentine flower arrangements, a couple cards and another gift bag. At 8:15 am I was in the shower and getting ready for the day, because today my husband and I are going to set up out between Coolidge and Casa Grande by CAC and sell Valentines items for all those last minute shoppers.

Here are some pictures of our little spot.

 

We met some really nice people like the cowboy buying his girlfriend a bouquet of flowers and a card, the trucker driver that wanted to buy something cheap for his wife because he said if he bought her something expensive this year then he would have to buy her something even more expensive next year, a really nice guy that was buying something for his mom and two nieces, and this really funny couple with this cute little pug dog (dude I hope that you really go all out for your anniversary next month because you weren’t doing so good with Valentine’s). We even had this poor kid on a motor cycle come running up to us for help because he had gotten stung by a bee in his leg. As he left I told him he needed to invest in a pair of chaps and he laughed because he said he was thinking the same thing.

We did really well with sales, but most of all we enjoyed the time outside together. This was probably one of the best Valentine’s Days I have ever had and I didn’t even get any flowers or candy. I got the best gift ever spending the day with my husband, the very first Valentine’s Day in 18 years, and God blessed us with a beautiful day.

How was your Valentines? What did you do? Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s let me know what the highlight of your day was, I would love to hear about your day!

Have a great rest of the week!

Sheila

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Happy Belated Valentines

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentines with their sweetheart!

This weekend was a very exciting for me as well as eventful and enlightening. My very best friend that I call “sis” (because we are sisters, but not by blood), and I set up a Valentines booth down town this weekend next to another friend that makes and sells Kettle Corn. Below are a few pictures.

These pictures were from Saturday, that is “sis” in the first picture. We didn’t have too much stuff because we didn’t really know how well things would sell. “Sis” did pretty well with her flower arrangements and I did alright, but most of all we had fun.

The one thing that made my day was I got to chat with this gentleman about his  Dodge Hellcat just like the one below only his had the black stripes down the side just like the 1972 version. He even let me sit in the car to get a feel for it, but he kept the keys in his pocket, LOL!

I had a 2007 Dodge Charger and loved it, but the Hellcat has been my dream car since they came out and I watched a segment Jay Leno did about the Hellcat.

When he started up the car it just purred with this powerful rumble that shook the ground and makes you tingle all over, now if that doesn’t get your heart pumping! The whale of the engine as he took off just about popped the eardrums like at the NASCAR raceway in the pits. I love the fact that this car is stock with all the power and speed you would expect and more, from a muscle car. I got these following pictures off the internet because I was so excited I forgot to take pictures of his car, the one I actually got to sit in!

1972 Dodge Charger

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2016 Dodge Hellcat

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Alright enough about cars and back to our Valentines booth. It was a beautiful day except it was a bit windy, but the sun was out so it was nice and warm. My husband got to see a lot of old friends and one of his cousins as they all came to buy Kettle Corn, some even came over to our booth afterwards. So all in all it was a great day!

Now Sunday we were out there again and did a little better in sales but we lost about four balloons because of the wind. Once again Nate was out there making and selling his Kettle Corn right next to us and we all had a great time.

Sundays highlight was, one of my husbands old friends he hadn’t seen in many years came by with his car. Pictures are below.

He restored this car himself and does this for a living. He is going to be showing this car and another one at The Arizona Super Show Feb. 25, 2017 in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium. I would love to go but I have a card class that day, so if you are into car shows and by chance attend this one or any other shows in your area send me some pictures I would love to see them and possibly post them on a future blog.

Below is a picture of Lalo the owner of the car and Nate our Kettle Corn guy! My husband has known these two guys since they were all kids, so he had a great time catching up and spending time with them.

Well, that was my weekend and I had a blast! Tell me about your weekend by leaving a comment below I would love to hear what you did and what your highlights were this weekend.

Have a great rest of the week!

Sheila