Friday, February 5, 2016

Bloomin' Crumb Cake Valentine

Hello, and happy Friday!  The sun is finally shinning this afternoon so I took the opportunity to take a quick picture of a Valentine card I made this morning using the beautiful  Bloomin' Love stamp and Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die bundle.  I followed  the color challenge at Can You Case It.

Here's my card:


I had so much fun making this!  Colors are: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black and White.  I die cut two hearts and glue them together. I, then sponged Crumb Cake ink on the bottom, and White craft ink at the top. To make it really pop, I used dimensionals to attach it to the card front.




Although, I did NOT get to enter my card into the challenge, here's their challenge:
CYCI#105

And here's the supplies I used to create my Valentine card:
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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great weekend!  Happy Stamping!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thank you for Just Add Ink 296

Hello.  Today I am sharing a card made showcasing the beautiful Flowering Fields Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I wanted to make a thank you card for a new customer who picked the Flowering Fields stamp set as her FREE Sale-a-bration gift.

I looked around for a challenge and found that Just Add Ink's challenge this week is to make a card with "Nature".  I believe this fits the bill!

This pretty DSP is called Wildflower Fields and is also another FREE Sale-a-bration item. 
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Sky is the Limit: SSC#119

Hello, and happy Sunday! We have a new color challenge at Sunday Stamps! for you to play along with this week working with some rich colors. Here's challenge #119:

I really wanted to try out my new SAB set: Sky is the Limit, so here's what I came up with using the following colors: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray.




Stamping Tips: 
  • Clouds were "painted" using a Q-Tip and bleach;
  • I stamped a second plane and sponged a little bit of White craft ink onto the propeller area;
  • I then punched out the propeller area using a 5/8" circle punch;
  • I added a mini brad and a dimensional to the propeller area.
  • I place a circle piece of vellum cardstock behind the plane. 

While Sale-a-bration products are available until March 31, 2016, the Sky is the Limit SAB set is only available until Feburary 15, 2016.   You can earn this fun stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $50.  
  

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Okay, so now that you have seen what an adorable stamp set this is, its time to visit the other design team members and see what they decided to create, and then join the Sunday Stamps! challenge!

Teresa Kline

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Sunday, and happy stamping!
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Riley

Hello!  My January has been somewhat challenging as our puppy, Riley has not been feeling himself.  Now after a month of medicine for a rash, loosing his hair, thirst, excessive bathroom breaks and trying different food, he has now been diagnosed with diabetes.  Breaks my heart, because he already has Addison's Disease to begin with, and we still don't have his allergy/rash under control! So frustrating!  Here's a picture of our 10 year old dog, Riley lounging with my husband.

Needless to say, stamping has taken a back seat, but I do have a  pretty pink card to share with you using another awesome Sale-a-bration stamp set called: Flowering Fields
The pink background behind the flowers was created by stamping the Watercolor Wash background stamp in Blushing Bride ink.  Next, I stamped the Flowering Fields stamp set in Basic Black Archival ink and colored them with by Aqua Painter and Rose Red, and Mossy Meadow ink refills giving it a watercolor look.

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Hope you like my card.  Happy Friday, and happy stamping! Prayers for Riley are appreciated! Thank you.




Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Your Day!

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing a card I made using lots of new goodies from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look:

I started by embossing a piece of white cardstock with the Confetti Texturized Impressions folder and then I ran my brayer over it using Mint Macaron ink.  Next, I stamped the "It's Your Day" from the Party with Cake stamp set in Basic Black, and then stamped it again slightly to the right using Mint Macaron ink.  Next, I added the "make a wish" and stamped it into the banner image from the Number of Years stamp set and die cut it using the Large Numbers Framelits.  Lastly, I added some ballons using Watermelon Wonder ink and paper using the Ballon Celebration stamp set and matching Ballon Bouquet punch.   To finish it off, I added some cute little stars in Watermelon Wonder carstock using the Confetti Stars punch.

Now onto the inside.  I kept it very simple because the Party Pop-Up dies are just too cool all by themselves. 

Here's the supplies I used:
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Birthday Blooms for Sunday Stamps!

Hello, crafty friends!  Today is Sunday and that means we have a new challenge for you to play along with at Sunday Stamps!  It's a sketch.


A fun challenge, in which you can use any shape in place of the butterfly image. 
And here's what I decided to make using the beautiful flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.


I so love flowers, and this flower is so darn pretty and fun to color.  My color inspiration comes from the very awesome matching DSP called Birthday Bouquet.  I had planned to use it on the front, but ended up going with a piece of vellum to really make the flower pop.  I did use it on the inside. Sorry no photo.  I absolutley LOVE this stamp set and matching DSP.  And see that beautiful Pool Party glitter ribbon?  It's also a must have.  It is so soft and easy to work with- not to mention the perfect width :)  And to finish off the card, I added some sparkle to the flower using the Clear Wink of Stella, and a few sequins.


Here are the supplies I used:
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Now that you have seen my creation, head on over to the other design team members blogs and see what they have created for this week's challenge and then join us at Sunday Stamps!

Teresa Kline

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bloomin' Heart Valentine

Hello, crafty friends!  Today's project is my first Valentine card of the season using the new Bloom' Heart Thinlit Dies and matching Bloomin' Love stamp set found on page 16 and 17 of the Ocassions catalog.

I had a piece of It's My Party DSP stack sitting on my stamp table which was leftover from the birthday card I made HERE using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits and just flipped it over to find this pretty Mint Macaron pattern tempting me to create with it- so I did! :)



Isn't the Bloom' Heart Thinlits stunning?  Even dressed just in white its gorgeous in person.  But who couldn't resist adding beautiful flowers made from the matching stamp set and die??  What a great bundle!  A must have if you ask me, and you asked, right??

Card supplies:
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I hope you enjoyed my share for today. Thanks for stopping by! 
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hip Hip Horray!



Hip Hip Horray, it's time to Sale-a-brate! Today is the day you can purchase items from the 2016 Occasions catalog and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items! Yippee!!  I have been having a lot of fun created birthday cards using new goodies from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  Maybe I can get all my birthday cards done for 2016? HA! HA!

Didn't this turn out so cute?  The Party Pop-Up Thinlit Die is so much fun!  And as you can see, it doesn't have to be just for the inside!  Super easy to just snip off the sides and make it into a fabulous facal point on the front of a card- in a jiffy!  Colors are: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Mint Macaron.  See the stars on the ice cream cone?  Right from this fun die.   Hip Hip Horray, it's time to Sale-a-brate!

The NEW 2016 Occasions catalog filled with many awesome new must have products!

2016 Occasions Catalog PDF 

And here's the Sale-a-bration brochure filled items you can earn for FREE with a $50 order!

2016 SAB Brochure PDF

And to keep the fun and excitment going during Sale-a-bration, Stampin' UP! is also offering a discounted price for a 3 month prepaid subscription to My Paper Pumpkin! Get 3 months of My Paper Pumpkin for $55 and earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item!  (Item number: 137859).


Here is the new supplies from the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure I used to create my "Hip Hip Horray" card:

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stamping!
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Stamps! Challenge #117


Hello, crafty friends! Happy New Year!  How can it already be  January 3, 2016?   Time just keeps flying by!  Today is the first Sunday of the new year, so you know what that means...Yes, a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  And its an awesome color challenge.  Take a look.

  

I actually ended up making two cards, and couldn't really decide which one I liked the best so I am sharing both of them here for you!  I used a new 2016 Sale-a-bration stamp set called Honeycomb Happiness.  Earn this item FREE with a $50 order from my online store starting 1/5/16! The images in this SAB stamp set are so cute! And coloring them is a breeze!  Given the colors in the challenge, I chose to use the ice cream cone image.  Who doesn't like ice cream, right?

For my first card, I decided to make a watercolor background using my Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo and Crumb Cake Ink refills. After it dried, I added circles using my white craft pad and sponge daubers.


For my 2nd card, I played with the same colors except I also used added another new item called the Confetti Textured Embossing Folder available in the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog. 


Supplies for both cards:

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Which one do you like best? It's a tough one for me! 

The Sunday Stamps! design team members have some great creations to share with you, check them out below and then head on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and play along!

Do you need a 2016 Occasions catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure?  Contact me, I would be happy to send you one of each! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

FMS217: Wildfower Fields

Merry after Christmas!  I hope you had an enjoyable celebration with your family and friends.  It was a quite gathering at our house, but nonetheless awesome to have all of our children here with us. :)

Today I am sharing a sympathy card I made recently following challenge no. 217 at Freshly Made Sketches.  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for a very dear friend who's husband passed away after battling cancer for quite some time (insert sad face).
In making my card, I decided to use the new and beautiful designer series paper called "Wildflower Fields" that is a FREE Sale-a-bration item you can choose starting January 5, 2016 with a $50 purchase.  Here's my card:

The colors I used from this beautiful paper are: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Old Olive. The flower image is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2106 Occasions catalog, and will also be available for purchase starting January 5, 2016. 

Here is the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog:

I also added some "splatter" in Hello Honey ink from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and some Crushed Curry washi tape and a few gold sequins.


Well, thats it for now! I hope you are getting excited about Sale-a-bration and the new 2016 Occasions catalog!  Please contact me if you would like a brochure or catalog to see these new items! 

Happy Stamping!
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

SSC116: Sneak Peak of What I Love

Happy Sunday! It's time for another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps! and I have a SNEAK PEAK to share with you.  This beautiful Sale-a-bration stamp set is called "What I Love" and will be available for you to earn for FREE with a $50 purchase starting January 5, 2016.

This is considered a two-step stamp set, but actually it is a three-step stamp set.  It was so fun and easy to create this card! I did not even line up the images.  I just stamped them!  It makes beautiful flowers and has a whimsical style with a matching font.  

My design layout is based on the following NEW challenge at Sunday Stamps!.


I decided to literally make the flowers into a strip across the front of the card.  The colors I used to create the flowers are: Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral ink. The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink.

I stamped a row of flowers across my white panel, and then went back and added 3 more on to the top using Dimensionals.  I also added some splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and a strip of Blackberry Bliss washi tape to the top using the 2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape collection which can be found on page 157 of the annual catalog.  
How did I create the flowers?
I first stamped the smallest image of the flower in Blackberry Bliss onto a scratch piece of paper before stamping on my white panel.  Next, I stamped the larger flower image using Calypso Coral ink -again stamping onto scratch paper before stamping on my white panel.  Lastly, the outlined image of the flower was stamped full strength in Blackberry Bliss ink.  A very soft and elegant look.

Here's a picture of the 3 step process:


For this card, I stamped the flower images withou worrying about perfect allignment.  You can line them up perfectly if you want to. I just think it isn't necessary given the watercolor look of the stamp set. :)

Okay, now aren't you getting excited for Sale-a-bration to start???  I know I am! I can't wait to create and share with my friends and customers!  Okay, so now that you've seen my SNEAK PEAK share, please head over to the other Sunday Stamps! designers and check out their creations and then join us!


Thanks for stopping by!  Contact me if you would like to set up a workshop or stamping event during Sale-a-bration!  I would love to  share my stamping ideas with you!

Happy Stamping!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wonderous Wreath

Today, I am sharing a card I made using the Wonderous Wreath stamp set.  It can be found on page 72 of the annual catalog.   It debuted in the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  There are so many color variations and possibilities in making this fabulous wreath.  See my unique color combo for a wreath on an earlier card I made  HERE.  But for today, I kept it traditional using Old Olive cardstock with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow ink. How nice to have matching framelits to cut this out!  Not to mention all the other fabulous pieces in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.
Here I added "Noel" using Stampin' UP!s Gold Foil sheets.

And how about that Brick Wall? I love that embossing folder! You can create so many different looks with it.  Here, I used Crumb Cake cardstock and Crumb Cake ink. The Cherry Cobbler window is from the Hearth & Home Thinlits die set and is another awesome product from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  


To finish off the card, I added little red glitter berries using the the Fine-Tip Glue pen and retired Red Stampin' UP! glitter; snow on the ground highlighted in Dazzling Diamonds glitter; some Gold Cording Trim and lastly some gold sequins

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year End Sale and bonus AE rewards!

Yippee!  Stampin' UP! has announced an "End of the Year" sale!  There are many items on sale as much as 60% off!
PLUS, if you place an online order with me of at least $40 (before shipping and tax) using Hostess Code: CKRQBQAQ, I will send you any current item(s) valued at $7.00 as my "thank you" for shopping with me!   See my Online Rewards Page HERE for more information!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

SSC115: Picture Frame Scene

We have a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! this week for you.  This week we are working with a color challenge.   Here it is:

I had so many ideas rolling around in my head one of which was to create a picture frame with the Hardwood background stamp.  Since I am still working on Christmas cards and small gifts, it was easy for me to create another Christmas themed project with all the supplies on my desk!   The colors I chose for this weeks color challenge are:  Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Island Indigo and Whisper White.  Here's what I made:


It looks like a framed picture, doesn't it?  I had a lot of fun creating this! Perfect cabin feel to it. :)  All I need now is a roaring fire, my slippers and a glass of wine in hand. -sigh


To create this card, I first cut out a moon shape using my 3/4" circle punch and a sticky note, and placed it where I wanted it. I then masked the snow area off the bottom and brayered Soft Sky and Island Indigo onto the cardstock to create my sky.

I colored the trees with my Smoky Slate Blendabilities (retired) and added little snowflakes to the sky with White craft ink.  To finish off the sky, I added cute little stars using the Confetti Stars Border punch.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen makes it a snap! 

The awesome Snowflake Element at the top of the card was also sponged with White craft ink and topped off with a Brights Candy Dot.  The "peace" tag is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

Supplies:
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Okay, now its time check out the other design team members creations and then head on over to Sunday Stamps! and join in on the fun!



Happy Stamping!

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