Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #134: Fabulous Birthday

Hello. It's time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a sketch.

A sketch using flags or banners.  But you don't have to use flags or banners. You could use whatever you decide as long as its similar to the sketch challenge layout.  Here's what I came up with:   
I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits  (Bundle #142329) as well as the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and matching Classic Label punch (Bundle #142330).

I chose bright and  cheery colors: Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron.  This is such a lovely set. It has a whimsical feel to it.

With no cutting involved, this card came together quickly!  It may be hard to tell in these photos, but everything is embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder!

Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set

May Flowers Framelits Dies

Watercolor Wash Clear-Mount Background Stamp


Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Classic Label Punch

Now that you have seen my creation, please stop by the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created, and then join in on the fun!


There's still time to join my IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL Thoughtful Branches Bundle class! Details HERE

****Remember to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons by August 31, 2016!********** 



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Copper Christmas

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing a Christmas card I made using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set with the new hot trend of copper.


I used Copper Stampin' Emboss powder and the new Copper Foil Sheets which will be available for purchase from the Holiday Catalog starting on September 1, 2016.  The snow flakes and the sentiment are from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.


I chose to accent the copper with the rich color of Dapper Denim with a splash of Crumb Cake. The Burlap Ribbon from the annual catalog is another fabulous item.  Not only is the width perfect, you can easily separate it to make a matching bow as I have done here.

Supplies:
  • stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches, Holly Jolly  Greetings
  • card stock: Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • ink: Dapper Denim, Craft White, Versamark
  • accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Copper Foil Sheets, Dapper Denim DSP, Copper Stampin' Emboss powder, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Stars Confetti Border punch, Burlap Ribbon and sponge dauber.
There is still time to join me IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL for my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class! Details are HERE.

Paper Pumpkin BOGO is another fabulous deal going on for first time subscribers.  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers have until October 10, 2016, to take advantage of this BOGO deal!  
  • if you sign up by September 10, 2016, you will recieve the September kit for $19.95 and the October kit for FREE!
  • if you sign up after September 10th, you  will recieve the October kit for $19.95 and the November kit for FREE!  
Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin HERE!











Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sneak Peek: Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder

Hello, crafty friends!  Today, I am sharing a card I made using a new product from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog called the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.

This embossing folder is unique, in that you "sandwich" it much differently than a regular embossing folder due to the folder's thickness.  This is a 6" X 6" embossing folder and it creates a deep impression in your paper.  It makes me think of cozy sweaters...falling leaves and hot chocolate! I also think the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder is great for masculine cards like this one :)

Supplies:
  • stamps: Guy Greetings
  • paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • ink: Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede
  • accessories: Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake DSP, Aqua Painter and Burlap Ribbon.

Isn't this a fun embossing folder?  I can't wait to make some fall cards to share using new products from the 2016 Holiday catalog!  


Looking for some cool stamping ideas?  Why not attend my Thoughtful Branches Bundle IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL class on September 10, 2016.  We will be making 3 fun projects and I will include a completed 4th project for FREE!  Use the August Hostess Code: CU6ZZJXP by August 29, 2016 to qualify.  Class details are HERE.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Sympathy card for Sunday Stamps! #133

Hello, crafty friends.  I have a sympathy card to share with you today using the beautiful Limited Time stamp set called Thoughtful Branches for the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!

I took the challenge literally, in that, I used the stamp and framelit that can be used either for leaves on a tree or as the petals in a flower and made a multi colored hydrangea flower.

I sponged Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then stamped the leaf image over this using Dapper Denim.  I then die cut it out.  The leaves were stamped using Mint Marcaron.


Here's the exclusive, limited-time stamp set. Available until August 31, 2016, or while supplies last.





Now that you have seen my creation, please head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and check out the other design team creations and then join us!  We would love to see what you create with these pretty colors!   Remember, to play along, use at least 3 colors in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!
Join my IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL Thoughtful Branches bundle class!  
Details HERE! 








Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank you, Thoughtful Branches

Hello, crafty friends! Today's card features the Thoughtful Branches Bundle using the color challenge of green, yellow and aqua for Color Throwdown #405.


For this card, I did a little bit of water coloring with my aqua painter and my ink refills.  I also created a background using the dots image from the Timeless Textures stamp set on the base of my card.

Stamping Supplies:
  • stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Timeless Textures
  • ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party and Basic Black
  • paper: Pool Party, Whisper White and Gold Foil
  • accessories: water color paper, aqua painter, Gold Metallic Thread, and Everyday Jars Framelits (small gold heart).

Here's the challenge this week at Color ThrowDown:





I hope you like my bright and cheery thank you card!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Join me at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle class!  Details HERE.  




Friday, August 5, 2016

Jar of Love

Hello, crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made using the Jar of Love stamp set.  It really is an awesome stamp set and I am excited to stamp with friends at my "Jar of Love Bundle" class next week.


And what do you think of the banner?  I haven't had much time to play with the Birthday Fiesta Bundle- but I love how the banner turned out here.  And who doesn't like sparkly flowers?  Thank you Wink of Stella.

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps: Jar of Love, Birthday Fiesta.
  • Paper: Sweet Sugar Plum, Pool Party,Whisper White and Vellum cardstock.
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Sweet Sugar Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Pool Party.
  • Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Fiesta Time Framelits, Pedal Burst Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals.

Although its too late to attend my Jar of Love Bundle class, you can still sign up for my September class: Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  See the details HERE

Happy Friday, and happy stamping!






Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle- available for a Limited Time!

Hello, crafty friends! There are so many exciting things happening today at  Stampin' UP!   Lets get started:
First, an exclusive, limited-time stamp set called Thoughtful Branches is available for purchase starting today and running through August 31, 2016 -or while supplies last!  It is a fabulous stamp set that has a matching framelit set called Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  You can purchase the stamp set, framelit or bundle and save 10%!



Second, today starts the day that you can redeem your Bonus Days coupon on any Stampin' UP! purchase!  Remember: you must use your coupon by  August 31, 2016!
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Third, why not participate in my IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL class using your Bonus Days coupon on this bundle??  Details are HERE and HERE!  There are many samples using this set out in blog land, and there is a Stampin' UP! board on Pinterest dedicated just to this set HERE!

And, here is an easy thank you card I made using this bundle.  This card was super easy to make because of the matching framelits! And don't you just love the font for the thank you sentiment? So pretty!
Here's a closer look at the beautiful tree:

I would love for you to join me at my IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL Thoughtful Branches Bundle class!  You will receive the supplies for 3 projects and a 4th completed project is included for FREE (along with a PDF of the projects)!  Use the August Hostess Code: CU6ZZJXP when ordering at my online store to qualify for my class. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #132: Sunshine

Happy Sunday crafty friends!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a fun sketch:

Lots of possibilities for this layout.  Here's what I came up with:

I used a bunch of new goodies for this card.  As a matter of fact, I used 4 different framelits sets: Sunburst Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Sunshine Wishes-phew!  A super fun and super easy card to re-create.  And how about that DSP?  Its the "By the Shore" DSP, and it is so pretty in person. 

For the "sunshine" word, I first water colored a piece of Thick White cardstock using Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral ink refills before I die cut it out.  I also used tiny pieces of Dimensionals behind it to make it pop- so really that part I guess is not super easy to re-create, but well worth it. :)


So now that you have seen my creation, head on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and check out what the other design team members have created- and then- join us!  

Thanks so for stopping by today. Happy stamping!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just Add Ink #320

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I have a shaker card to share with you following the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.
I am having a lot of fun with the Jar of Love Bundle.  For this card, I used Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder ink for the beautiful flowers, and the stems are stamped in Cucumber Crush.  Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder look fabulous together.  To create the shaker, I stamped the jar image onto a piece of Window Sheet using Black Stazon ink.  I then die cut out the jar image on the white card front, and taped the stamped window sheet behind it. 


We will making a shaker card somewhat similar to this at my Jar of Love Bundle class in August.  Deadline to sign up is July 31, 2016.  Please see my classes/events page HERE for more information.

Here's the inspirational picture from Just Add Ink that I used to create my card:
JAI #320

The sentiment is from the Helping Me Grow stamp set.  Here's a close up of the window sheet sandwich filled with sequins.  This set is perfect for making shaker cards!


I'm a winner for challenge #320 at Just Add Ink!  Thank you so much ladies!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

  •  You can shop for Stampin' UP! products at my online store HERE.  
  • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the July Hostess Code, I will send you any catalog item valued up to $7.50.  Please do not use the hostess code if your order is greater than $150, but you will still receive the gift.  Please see my Online Rewards page for more information.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #131 Color Challenge

Hello, and happy Sunday!  Today starts another challenge at Sunday Stamps! This week we are working with a color challenge.  Here's the challenge:

To play along, create a project using at least 3 of the above colors.   Here's what I decided to create using the Best Birds Bundle:

All images were stamped in Basic Gray ink and then water colored with my Aqua Painter using the following ink refill colors: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party.  The sun behind the bird is a piece of white card stock die cut into a circle which was then sponged with So Saffron, and Watermelon Wonder ink.  And check out that embossing folder!  It is called Petal Burst.

To finish off the card I added a few Peekaboo Peach enamel shapes, some Basic Rhinestones, and a few clear sequins.




Another fun stamp set to add to your wish list!  So now that you have seen my creation, head on over to the Sunday Stamps! You have until Friday, July 29, 2016, to join us!  Can't wait to see what you decide to create!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping! 

  •  You can shop for Stampin' UP! products at my online store HERE.  
  • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the July Hostess Code, I will send you any catalog item valued up to $7.50.  Please do not use the hostess code if your order is greater than $150, but you will still receive the gift.  Please see my Online Rewards page for more information.