Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs on clearance

Right now, Classy Cards 'n Such has a huge clearance on a large variety of Cheery Lynn Designs dies at 40% off. Many other items in the shop are on clearance also. In addition, you can use code DebbieZ-10 for an additional 10% off. Talk about a savings!

Beverly at Classy Cards 'n Such has added a ton of new items to the store, with more to come! There are sales every week but you can always use code DebbieZ-10 for an additional 10% off every order you place. 

The holidays are almost here and you can find great deals and supplies today at Classy Cards 'n Such.

Happy shopping!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Product Review Kellycraft Laser Square

Hi Everyone!

A few weeks ago I scored a great deal for a Kellycraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square. I have to say I am very impressed with my new tool. In addition I also have the Multi-Mat that helps keep everything in place and straight. Read on for my product review!

After watching videos, I felt this was something I needed to help with my scrapbooking and card making. What a difference it has made in my crafting. I no longer need to use painters tape to tape down my page or my ruler. Here are photos of both:


When I received the laser square, I couldn't get it out of the packaging fast enough. I was excited. I had to tape down my page and the laser square to my counter top. Hmm. I wasn't too thrilled with that. I went ahead and tried out the laser square. On the right side of the laser is a ruler that has a slide tab, to move the laser up and down. It sticks a bit in two spots but I have been told that the more I use it, that it will glide over those 2 spots easier. It's something that occurs in manufacturing. Wow, this thing shoots a beam not only across the page, but the room also. So I went to the Kellycraft website and watched the videos. After reading the specifics, I still had questions.

I sent an email to Kellycraft in regards to the Laser Square and Multi-Mat. Imagine my surprise when Jimbo Kelly, president of Kellycraft called me. Talking with Jimbo Kelly on the phone, is like catching up with a very dear friend. He is so friendly and funny too!! He not only answered all my questions, but he also asked what types of crafting I do. So we decided I needed to try the Multi-Mat, but they weren't going to be in until the end of October. I mentioned that I had a big 3 day scrapbooking weekend coming up at the end of the month would be taking my laser square along. About 2 weeks later, Jimbo Kelly found out that the Multi-Mats were at the shipping company. He personally drove 67 miles to pick these up and mailed mine out the same day! WOW!! He called me to tell me it was on it's way. Talk about customer service!

With package in hand, I opened it up and imagine my surprise when I saw what else was in the package. Included were the Multi-Mags to mount to the bottom of the Laser Square and Camo Skins to decorate the top of the Laser Square.

The Multi-Mat is magnetic.  It comes with 4 very strong magnets to hold your papers to the mat. The mat is 12x12 and self healing. The white lines on the mat match up with the Laser Square. In addition it is mounted onto a magnetic platform.  If you look at the above photo, you will notice a "t-square" and that is where you mount the Laser Square. I think of it as a "docking station".  I attached the Multi-Mags to the bottom of the Laser Square, had to trim it a little bit for a nice, snug fit.  Now I don't have to tape down my papers or Laser Square because everything is held down magnetically!

I have already done pages for my scrapbooks and made greeting cards. Stamping is a breeze using the laser. Journaling is simple, just write on top of the laser beam and now my handwriting is nice and straight. Talk about easy!

If you want great looking pages and an easy way to keep your projects in place, I highly recommend getting the Kellycraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat. Kellycraft has the Laser Square available as a "white box" special (quantities are limited) without the fancy packaging even cheaper! Go to Kellycraft, check out the Online Shop tab for "Tools and Accessories" and order yours today! Be sure to check out the other products and don't miss those Jimbo Lojik stamps. They are so funny.  I can't wait to order them!

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Just Stamping Away

I'm still having fun with my new dies and stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such. The Flourish stamps are so pretty. 

The stamp set from Flourishes is called Autumn Blessings. It has so many pretty stamps and sentiments that are just perfect for the fall season and Thanksgiving. 

My card base starts with a Sage Green cardstock that I have in my paper collection. I used a scroll stamp that is from the With Sympathy stamp set by JustRite. 

I cut out the Spellbinders Basic Lattice from white cardstock and covered it with Tim Holtz Tea Die Distress pad. I wanted it to look like wood lattice. 

The ribbon has 3 tones of color, moss green, orange and a bit of yellow all blended together. It is just gorgeous. 

I stamped the wheelbarrow and sentiment from the Flourishes Autumn Blessings stamp set and colored it with my Copic markers.

For the final step, I used two different sizes of the Spellbinders Labels Three dies and die cut the stamped images from white cardstock. The layer below the images is a paper from Graphic 45 called Twelve Days of Christmas 6" x 6" paper pad.

Click on any of the items in the highlighted color to purchase the products from Classy Cards 'n Such. You can use the code DebbieZ-10 to get a 10% discount on your order. 

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Give Thanks

This past weekend I've been busy playing with new papers and dies that I ordered from Classy Cards 'n Such. There are tons of new things in the store. From paper pads to dies and more, you really need to check it out. 

Since I love the colors of fall, I couldn't resist ordering the one of the new Flourishes stamps sets. This one is called Autumn Blessings. Both the main panel and sentiment are from this  gorgeous stamp set. I colored with my Copic markers. They blend so well together.

The background papers are from the Bo Bunny collection called Autumn Song. This paper pad has gorgeous papers for any type of fall card. 

I used Spellbinders Lacy Square dies for my panels. 

The ribbon is from American Crafts fall collection. 

All perfect colors for fall!

If you need any supplies, just click on the link above for Classy Cards 'n Such. Check out the sales and there is also a "NEW" tab. Oh my goodness, I see so many things I would like to get!!

Happy crafting!!


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Classy Cards 'n Such Sale

I just wanted to let you know if you are looking for craft supplies, dies, embossing folders and more, jump on over to Classy Cards 'n Such.

Beverly is having a Labor Day weekend sale. She is offering 17% off all orders. Just add LABORDAY17 for the coupon code. 

She has super fast shipping, awesome customer service and great prices. If there is something in the store that you can't find, email her and she will get back to you quickly.

Hurry on over before the sale ends on September 2nd.

Have fun shopping! 


Time to Pick Tomatoes!

This year we put 3 tomato plants in one of the gardens around our back deck. We were about 2 weeks late in planting, but we put in a Beef Master, a Cherry tomato and a Beef Eater.  The weather took it's time but 2 days ago we have gone from all green tomatoes and today many were ready to pick. I can't believe the size of the Beef Master tomatoes that we planted. The first 3 photos show the Beef Masters that I picked today. 

Yes, that is my hand holding the tomato. I couldn't believe how heavy it was. So we had that with our dinner tonight. I sliced it and put the slices on a large platter. Next I poured Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the slices, sprinkled on dry Good Seasons Italian Seasoning over the slices, then sprinkled Kraft Parmesan Cheese on the top. Cover the platter with plastic wrap and stick in the refrigerator until dinner was ready. Serve with dinner as stand alone or in a salad. Talk about delicious!

I also picked about 30 cherry tomatoes this past week, they are ripening quickly. The Beef Eater plant is so massive, we had to put in 3 extra tomato cages and use twine to tie to the deck, just to hold the plant up. Here is a picture of that:

That's the fun for today. I've been making cards and scrapbooking so I'll be posting those later in the week. 

I wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. 



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sea Shells

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card that I did for the card swap at Cuttlebug_Itis Swaps group for the month of August.

Since I have some pretty seashells from our last trip to Florida, I decided to incorporate a shell onto a card. 

Here's a list of supplies I used:

American Crafts Tropical Papers
White CoverStock 110 lb
Spellbinders Labels One and Impressabilities "Sea Scape"
Orange and Yellow Pan Pastels
Magic Mesh
Fish brads
Mini and Large Pearls in colors
SU Seashell Wheel Stamp
A real Seashell from Florida

I took the largest die and the 3rd largest die of the Spellbinders Labels One set to make the frame. Take the smaller die and lay it inside the larger die and then run through your machine to cut

The frame and the card base are both using the 110# coverstock. The piece that was left over from cutting the frame, I used that as the background panel. I sponged the clouds, water and sand onto this panel. 

Using my Seashell stamp, I stamped on a piece of the brown paper from the American Crafts Tropical color bundle.

Taking another piece of the coverstock, I embossed the Sea Scape Impressabilities and then rubbed orange and yellow Pan Pastels over it. Then I took a soft cloth and rubbed it over the embossing. It makes the Pan Pastels feel like a creamy chalk. 

You can see where I put the magic mesh and glue dotted the fish onto the mesh. The pearls are colored so they matched the Tropical paper colors perfectly. Each pearl is the same color of the paper. 

So I put everything together and finally used glue dots to hold my sea shell down. It went together in about 1/2 hour, which is pretty quick for me. 

That's it for today! 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pink Black-Eyed Susan

Finally, I'm back. It has been so busy the past two months in our household but things have slowed down for the summer. It's nice to be able to sit back and relax.

I have been busy making flowers and cards and today I have one of my latest cards to show you. I fell in love with the Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn "Susan's Garden" dies and the Pan Pastel Flower Coloring Kit. So far I have 13 of her sets and I still have 5 more that I would like to get.

Today's project was submitted for the Cuttlebug-itis TOW Rectangles challenge. I used the Anna Griffin "Circular Grid" embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels 18 for the frame,  and Sizzix Black-Eyed Susan die set and Pan Pastels for that touch of extra color on the frame and flower. Normally everyone thinks of the color yellow for this flower, but it also grows in pink. So I thought I would do it in pink and I just love how it turned out.

I was going to add a greeting and bow to the front, but I didn't want anything to interfere with the look of the front of the card. If you could see this card for real, I bet you would be tempted to stop and smell the flower.

I also have made other flowers from the Sizzix Susan's Garden die sets. I have Hibiscus, Tulips, large and small Lily's, Dogwood, Flowering Quince and Forsythia already made. My thought is to make a ton of flowers from these dies and make a floral swag to hang in my craft room. I'll have blooming flowers all year round!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Easel Card

For April I challenged our card swap group over at Cuttlebug-Itis Swap group to make an Easel Card. I must say the members really make cute and gorgeous cards.

Here is my card for the swap:

Top of Easel card

Easel card opened
I used the following items to make the card:

Spellbinders for blue frames

Cricut Imagine Elise cartridge for floral paper in background behind blue frames. 

Cricut Southwest cartrdige for Vase. Slightly bent vase on sides to make it rounder to accomodate the flowers and attached with SU Dimensionals.

Spellbinders Poppy Patch for the flowers. (I outlined the vase lightly with a pencil, attached adhesive inside the lines and stuck the flowers down).

SU White paper - where greeting or message can be written

core'dinations blue cardstock for base of card

WeRMemoryKeepers Washi Tape  in Yellow

Blue metal flowers that are brads. I snapped the bottoms off and attached with rolled glue dots.

That's it for the card! Simple and fast.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cuttlebug_itis March Swap

I am having so much fun swapping cards over at Cuttlebug-Itis Swap group. This month we made Cascade cards for the single swap and a Gate Fold card for the group swap. Both swaps critieria were to use the colors of the Spring season. Oh my the cards everyone  made are so pretty.

The first card I made was the Cascade card. I think they are so pretty when the top of the card is punched so here is my first card.

Cascade Card   
For this card I used the following:
1. Bazzill White Cardstock
2. SU cardstock and ink pads of Baby Blue, Cameo Coral, YoYo Yellow and Perfect Plum.
3. Martha Stewart punch to make the fencing on top of card. Inked the fencing with SU Perfect Plum.
4. Front panel is using Spellbinders Butterfly Circles. The butterflies used on the fencing are from the die and colored with matching SU markers.
5. Stamp reads "Rebirth of Spring" from Just Rite Nature's Nested Sentiments.
6. Stamps used on main white panels are butterflies and flowers from the Martha Stewart Stamp       Around the Page 10 piece Starter Set.
7. Impression Obsession "Flower Mound" die
8. Spica pens used on the butterflies for a soft shimmer.

My second swap was a Gate Fold card.

Gate Fold Card
For this card I used the following:
1. Bazzill White Cardstock
2. SU cardstock and ink pads of Baby Blue, Cameo Coral, YoYo Yellow and Pixie Pink.
3. Trellis was cut from an SVG file on my computer out of Wausau Papers White Pearlescent stock.
4. Impression Obsession "Flower Mound" die.
6. Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves
7. Inside stamps are from a clear set I purchased at Michael's. Manufacturer unknown.
8. Spica Pens used on butterflies for a little bit of shimmer. I love these pens. 

If you would like to play along, please join us at the  Cuttlebug-Itis group. It's so much fun!

Have a crafty day!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CuttlebugItis Group Swap for February

In February, we had a card swap at the CuttlebugItis Swap group. Oh my, the members that participated made some very beautiful cards. Here are my 2 submissions.

First card was for the One-on-One swap. Each member is paired with a partner and they exchange cards.

Items used Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, Spellbinders Butterfly Circle Die, Flowers from Cricut Walk in My Garden cartridge, Martha Stewart Pearls, Green Flourish Die Cuts on the Wishblade and White ribbon with satin.   

The second card is a Gate Fold card and I love how it came together.

This uses the Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder, Spellbinders Lacey Circles,  Just Rite Birthday Wishes Sentiment set and inside I layers WeRMemoryKeepers Blue Washi Tape.

 It was a fun swap and I can't wait to do it again for the March swap. If you would like to play along, please join us at the  Cuttlebug-Itis group. It's so much fun!

Have a crafty day!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Goodbye Dear Friend

This past week, quite unexpectedly, our very dear friend Tim passed away. He was part of our family for 20 years. There were so many things we did together. We went to the local and Nascar races, celebrated family events, and did so many other things with him. One of his greatest joys was hunting. He was a Hunters Education instructor for many years. His friends and family will be missing a very rare individual. It is hard not rushing to grab the phone everyday, knowing it was him calling us. We will never hear his voice or his laughter again.

 Here is a card I made for his family. 

I used Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Just Rite "With Sympathy" clear stamp set, Stampin' Up Chocolate cardstock, Green cardstock, Sizzix Dots embossing folder,  Copic markers, white pearls and ribbon is from GinaK Designs.   

Cuttlebug-Itis Group

A few years ago I joined the Cuttlebug-Itis Yahoo Group. Recently Martha Rose retired from it and Beverly Bohannon took over ownership. Beverly owns Classy Cards 'n Such. Check out her store,  her prices are very competitive on many things. I volunteered to help out with the Cuttlebug-Itis Swap group, where we swap cards One-On-One or in Group swaps. We just held our first swap for the month of February and there are many talented and crafty members. Beverly asked me to become a moderator for the groups and I said yes. So I'm having fun!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby Shower

Recently I received a box of photos that my grandmother had stashed away, before she passed away. I found photos of my cousin Catherine's baby shower.

I found a layout that I cased from Melinda at  It is listed under her 1 page layouts and it was just so darn cute that I had to make it.

My cousin picked Noah's Ark as the theme for the baby's room so I'm having a blast cutting & making animals from the Animal Kingdom cart, to put on the rest of the pages. I used the following Cricut carts:

Cricut Imagine cart Elise for the background paper
Christmas - Teddy Bear cut out at 5.01"
Nursery Rhyme - Letters cut at 1.12"
Disney Pooh & Friends- Umbrella cut at 2.53"
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More - Flower cut at 1.12"
Square Punches used are 1 1/8" & 1 1/4"
Spellbinders Fancy Frame for under the mat photo
Crystal Flowers sent to me by a friend - on mat and photo

I'm just having to much fun and that's a good thing right?! It's a great way to spend time when it's way to cold to be outside. Right now it's -4 degrees, brrr.

Happy Crafting!


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