July Sketch Challenges can be found right here! Come play along! :D
Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Happy sunny Saturday peeps! Oh my, what a great time we had in here last night -- a couple of times laughing so hard, gals had tears rolling down their cheeks! :P And I got Dakota's grad album done - I completed 25 pages yesterday! WOOT WOOT! Feels good to get that done... If you're looking to beat the heat, head on down! Some of the new product lines are already sold out & other's are getting low! Look for a newsletter to show up in your inboxes later today as well... I am here today from 11am until 3pm - stay hydrated out there & enjoy your weekend! Cheers! :D
Friday, June 26, 2015
Happy Friday Peeps! Are you ready for the heat? SO looking forward to tonight's crop with an amazing group of talented ladies - everyone is so prepared to get things done! ;) With it being a crop night, I am open late tonight if you're out & about & would like to pop in & say hi before 9pm! There is new product in for you to have a look at too. A couple of these lines won't last line so be sure to get here ASAP! I am here today from 10am until 4pm then the store is open again from 6pm until 9pm! Enjoy that sunshine! ☀☀☀
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Happy Thursday peeps! Hope you're ready for our heat wave, because it starts today! It's nice & cool here at the store if you're looking for some A/C to beat the heat! New stock ~should~ be here today - fingers crossed! I'll keep you posted! Don't forget, I'm CLOSING at 1pm TODAY as my daughter is at the hospital for a procedure this afternoon. I'll be back to normal hours tomorrow. So I am here today from 10am until 1pm - and I look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Good Wednesday morning to you! Saw another fender bender on the way to work this morning clogging up traffic... it's only going to get worse as traffic increases with the start of summer holidays! Sheesh - stay safe out there peeps! :/ Nice to see so many of you beating the heat yesterday & popping on it to see the new stuff... and don't forget, if you can't make it in, send me a message or call & I can pull & put things aside for you to hold. There's a chance we might see the UPS man today or tomorrow - so I'll keep you posted on what's arrived! I am here today from 10am until 4pm... see you soon! Cheers! :D
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Happy Tuesday peeps! What a start to another amazing week around here - sun is shining, birds are singing, life is good! :) Be on the look out for more new product announcements this week -- new Graphic 45 is on it's way here plus FOUR new lines of Kaiser Craft! Just a heads up that I'll be closed on Thursday afternoon as my daughter has a procedure at the hospital in the afternoon & I will need to be with her. Come stay cool on Friday night & Crop with us! We could squeeze in another cropper or two! ;) I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you! Stay cool! :D
Saturday, June 20, 2015
It's the weekend! Hope you all have some awesome plans for the weekend & take lots of pictures tomorrow to celebrate those amazing men in our lives for Father's Day! <3 I have some great products to help you make a great handmade card if you're needing to make a card or two at the last minute! ;) Come on over & see me! I'm here today from 11am until 3pm! Cheers! :D
Friday, June 19, 2015
TGIF!! Boy was it nice to go to sleep to the sound of the rain last night - we need it so much & I sure hoped it helped a bit in the fire situations all around us! I'm working on a newsletter to go out with some summer tidbits in there, so be on the look out for that early next week. Don't forget, we've got a crop coming up a week from today, and we can squeeze in another person or two, so be sure to get your name on the list ASAP! Looking forward to working on some of these piles of graduation pictures! :P I am here today from 10am until 4pm - enjoy the cooler day peeps! Cheers! :)
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Good Wednesday morning to you!! Make sure to beat the heat & come on in and have a look around in the cool air at the store! There is lots of new stuff to go through and by next week, there will be a whole lot more since I'm starting to get arrival notices from wholesalers with more new product! :D It's going to be like Christmas around here! (y) I am here today from 10am until 4pm! See you soon peeps! ;)
Ok, for the first time EVER, I am sharing a card I've done where I used my alcohol ink markers & coloured an image... now this is stepping OUTSIDE the box for me, especially when in the company of colouring greats like Eulanda and Alyce on this Design Team!!! My colouring pales in comparison & I'm almost embarrassed to share LOL! But hey, we all have to start somewhere & this was literally the second image I've ever coloured...
I chose to use the bigger of two frames in Karen's beautiful vintage frame set VIN-550 and pop it up around my fairy image. I used my Memento Starlite Silver Brillance ink pad to cover the frame itself.
I then prettied up the frame with a couple of coloured flowers, made with Heartfelt Creations flower stamps & dies, using a jewel brad to hold the layers together, and then added a ribbon bow & a couple more flowers. I finished the card off by adding the LOVE charm to compliment the Faith & Hope words on the basket.
Thanks for looking! Cheers! :D
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Happy Tuesday to you peeps! I had such a fun filled, busy three days off with family... I have so many pictures to go through as well, so that's going to keep me busy for a few evenings LOL! Good thing there is a crop coming up at the store in ten days! Make sure to get your name on the list ASAP as there are only a few spaces left for the 26th!! :D I am here today from 10am until 4pm & can't wait to see you! Cheers! :)
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
TGIF!! It's a blustery one out there today - but that's ok! Just let Mother Nature get it out of her system! We need a nice day for tomorrow's SKSS prom! Don’t forget, I’m closed tomorrow for prom! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & looking forward to seeing you soon! :)
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Happy Thursday peeps! I know many of you have heard that there was a fire out behind the store around supper time last night. All is just FINE here at the store - other than a bit of ash out front, you'd never know. There was no damage to our building thanks to the efforts of the fire department! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Happy Wednesday peeps! Wow, what a busy day yesterday... and so wonderful to see so many out of towners in here as well! I always appreciate it when you take time out of your day to come on in & say hi!! Just a reminder that I'll be closed on Saturday this week, 3 more sleeps until prom! Company is already starting to arrive & we're looking forward my hubby's arrival on Friday morning! The new product is up on the new product wall and other stuff has been shuffled around to accommodate it all - so if you can't find something, just ask! I'll let you know where I moved it! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - have a great day! Cheers! :D
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope you all got out & enjoyed that amazing sunshine & heat we had over the weekend... :D Short week this week as I'll be closed on Saturday for Dakota's Prom... The last event in this month long spectacle LOL! Don't forget to be working on your sketch challenge entries for the month! This month's sketches can be found by clicking right here! We've got some great entries on the wall so be sure to vote on last month's submissions while you're in as well! It's nice & cool in here, so come on by & check out the new stuff! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Happy Saturday!! Loving the sunshine & hot temps in the forecast for us today! We had an amazing time last night at Dakota's commencement ceremonies - momma only got teary about four times LOL! ;) One more big event next weekend & I can breathe a big sigh of relief that we survived Grad 2015! There is so much new product in here for both graduation & weddings, be sure to pop on in & check it all out. I am here today from 11am until 3pm & look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D
Friday, June 5, 2015
Happy Friday peeps! We're on our way to a scorcher of a day! I'm a bit sentimental today - can't wait to watch my baby walk across the stage & receive her diploma today! The future's so bright, we gotta wear shades... ;) Lots of great new product in the store - be sure to pop in soon as some of these lines won't last long and you'll have to wait for the reorders & some of it is already backordered! Like I always say, the early bird gets the worm! :D Don't forget I'm closing at THREE PM today to get ready for Commencements. Looking forward to seeing you soon - enjoy the sunshine! I'm here from 10am until 3pm today -- cheers!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Happy Thursday peeps! Looks like we're starting to dry out, just in time for a heat wave to start tomorrow! So much new product in store, plus another shipment is expected today with all the new Tim Holtz goodies - I will post pictures once it's all in the system. Don't forget, I'm closing the shop at 3pm TOMORROW as it's my daughter's commencements ceremony. I am here today from 10am until 4pm for your shopping pleasure! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I know, I know -- we all moan & groan about making masculine cards, but they really don't have to be that hard!! Especially when Karen has the most amazing pieces to use to bring your cards to life!
Since Father's Day is right around the corner, I decided my first project this month would be to do my dad's card. I started with some great background patterned paper and found a piece I wanted to cut out. Then I inked the edges & adhered it to the card, on which I'd also inked the edges of.
I took Karen's GAR-587 Cattails package, and used my new Glimmer Mist Moss colour & sprayed both pieces. Once they were dry, I took a brush marker in brown, and coloured in the cattails... I love how realistic they turned out and how easy it was to make them look fabulous!!
Once they were dried, I glued the smaller set to the patterned paper & on the larger set of cattails, I used pop up foam to give it some dimension. To finish it off, I used a dragonfly brad - because you expect to see dragonflies with cattails LOL!
I added some brown pearls, nothing too fancy as it is supposed to be a ~MASCULINE~ card to finish it off.
I glued another of the patterned papers sentiments on the inside of the card - and can't wait to give it my daddy on the big day! :)
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what kinds of projects you all come up with - we're always searching for new ideas for the men in our lives!
Cheers & thanks for looking!
Good wet Wednesday morning to you!! Another drizzly day but I won't complain - we sure need this constant, steady soaking to keep our forests from burning up this summer! I want to THANK YOU ALL for the visits, cards, flowers, phone calls, texts, emails, & PM's yesterday wishing Congratulations on the 3rd Anniversary of the store! You all totally made my day with your amazing comments & kind words! :D I am truly blessed to know you all! <3 Back on stock watch this morning, so let's hope the adult version of the Ice Cream truck (UPS!) stops by today... I am here today from 10am until 4pm - stay dry & I'll see you soon! Cheers! :)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Good Tuesday morning to you! It's a wet one, but we so need it! So much going on this week - new stock arriving, new sketch challenges are up, winner's are announced for last month, PLUS, it's been so darned busy around here, I totally FORGOT that today is our THIRD ANNIVERSARY!! Seriously, where does the time go? So to celebrate, we'll do a surprise 30% off sale today only, on everything in the store but does EXCLUDE the featured new product, and any product that is in the store that is Southern Ridge Trading Company's. The winners of the sketch challenges are Sam F for the card & Sandy C for the layout. Your credits are on your accounts ladies. The layout voting was so close in the votes department (by one vote!). And there is a whole bunch of new submissions to go up on the wall today to start voting on! I am here today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! Cheers! :D