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!

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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.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days are Here!

Hello, crafty friends!  Starting today, you can earn a Bonus Days Coupon for every $50 you spend in a single order between July 7 - 31, 2016.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn during the duration of the special. This coupon can be used anytime between August 2 -31, 2016! The Bonus Day Coupon code will be sent to you via email after placing your online order. Therefore, it is important to keep this code in a safe place as the codes can not be resent, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.


In addition to this special, I am offering you a thank you gift of your choice valued at $7.50 from the catalog if you use the July Hostess Code: ZABCNGN9  when you place your online order (do not use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more, but you will still receive the thank you gift).

And to make it more exciting, Stampin' UP! will be releasing a brand new limited edition stamp set and matching thinlits die set called "Thoughtful Branches" which will be available to order starting on August 2, 2016, and while supplies last!  Here is a sneak peak of  this beautiful bundle called: Thoughtful Branches:
Thoughtful Branches Thinlits Die Set and matching stamp set!


This stamp set will be perfect for you to use your Bonus Days Coupon Yippee!!! Demonstrators get to order this stamp set starting today!  Why not join the fun, and become a demonstrator with me! Details about becoming a member of Stampin' UP! are HERE.  

PLUS: I am having a Make and Take class in September using this bundle! Details for this class are HERE !  This is a beautiful set and I can't wait to get my hands on it!  

If you have any questions regarding this special or my September class, please feel free to contact me! Happy Stamping!





Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #130 Seaside Shore

Hello, and happy Sunday! Today, I have a card perfect for a summer birthday to share with you using the NEW Seaside Shore stamp set and the Seaside Embossing folder .  The card design follows Sunday Stamps! challenge #130.

Here's this weeks challenge:

Creating a tag on your card front has so many fun possibilities, and I thought the Seaside Shore stamp set would be perfect for this weeks challenge.  Of course, I had to use the new In Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, and Dapper Denim as well as Pool Party and Cucumber Crush.

Tips: I sponged the Seaside embossing folder lightly with Pool Party ink before running it through my Big Shot.  For the tag, I embossed the vines and bubbles in white  and then colored them with my  Aqua Painter using Cucumber Crush ink for the vines, and Pool Party for the bubbles.  After it dried, I sponged Pool Party ink onto the tag, making it darker at the bottom.


Those cute little fish were hand cut and popped with Dimensionals.  The tag, itself was also adhered with dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and some Basic Rhinestones.  


Sunday Stamps! challenge #130 starts today and runs through Friday, July 15, 2016.  Why don't you head on over and join in the fun! We would love to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Fourth of July weekend!





Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Just Add Ink #317

Hello, crafty friends.  I made another creation using the adorable Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers Framelits bundle.  For this card, I followed the color challenge at Just Add Ink. 

This is such a fun bundle!  So many possibilities! For this card, I embossed all of the images in white and then die cut them out.  The flower center of the largest flower and the second largest flower were stamped in white on white cardstock, and then colored with ink refills and my aqua painter.  The remaining images were embossed in white on colored cardstock. 
The white front panel was embossed with the Seaside embossing folder, and I cut a scalloped circle out of it using the new Layering Circles Framelits
I used two different stamp sets for the sentiments. The "sweet friend" is from the Thoughtful Banners, and the "a happy hello" is from Tin of Cards stamp sets.

Product List:

  • STAMPS: Falling Flowers (139556), Thoughtful Banners (141614) and Tin of Cards (138946);
  • INK: Basic Black, Versamark, Flirty Flamingo ink refill and Crushed Curry ink refill.
  • CARDSTOCK:  Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, and Rose Red.
  • ACCESSORIES: May Flowers Framelits (140276), Seaside Embossing folder (141481), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (135315), Flirty Flamingo Enamel Shapes (141410), Aqua Painter (103954).


Here's Just Add Ink's challenge:
JAI 317

You can shop for any of the above listed products HERE .  Note: Today is the last day I am offering a "thank you" gift valued up to $8.00 of your choice (from the Stampin' UP! catalog) for placing an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess code: BDHBDDYC .  Please see my online rewards page HERE  for more information. Thank you and happy stamping!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Color Throwdown #398

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing a fun card I made following the color challenge at Color Throwdown.  Here's the challenge:
Some super fun, and bright summer colors for this weeks challenge.  The colors are stated as: red raspberry, hot pink, lime green and bright yellow.

Here's what I came up with using: Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight Stampin' UP! ink colors.

I started out by white washing a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock with Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight ink refills.  I then heat set it, and flicked (like my professional word?) Raspberry Ripple droplets randomly onto it.  I, then heat set it again.  I was then ready to stamp my images using Basic Black ink.  This is the Falling Flowers stamp set., and the sentiment is from the Love & Affection stamp set.


I then cut three of the largest flowers from the May Flowers Framelits in Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight cardstock and pieced them together.  Next, I added three leaves die cut in Cucumber Crush.  Sequins and Daffodil Delight Enamels finish it off.

The stamp set and framelits can be purchased as a bundle to save 10%!  See page 127 of the annual catalog for more information.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stamping!


  •  You can shop for any of the new products at my online store HERE.  
  • If you are a new customer and place an online order of at least $25, I will send you the new catalog.  
  • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess Code BDHBDDYC , I will send you any catalog item valued up to $8.  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.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to my daughter!

Hello!  I have a quick post to share today. It's our daughter's birthday today and I am sharing the card I made for her using the Marquee Messages stamp set.  When she was little, her favorite color was green, but now its blue.  So, had to use the new In Color: Dapper Denim and its complimentary color: Soft Sky.

As you can see, I am having fun with the Marquee Messages stamp set! And of course I had to use other new fun stuff on her card- namely the Festive embossing folder (141471), and the Fiesta Time Framelits (141475) which are the cool banner streams and flags at the top of the card.

The number "19" is from the Little Numbers Framelits set which is now retired.  The Marquee Messages stamp set was embossed in Silver embossing powder, and pieced together.  I used  Dimensionals under the fun arrow.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Marquee Messages in Bloom

Hello, crafty friends! Today's card share features the Marquee Messages stamp set dressed in new In Color inks and homemade DSP made using the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.
Colors are: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo.  As my stamping friends know, limiting yourself to using 2-3 colors on a card usually results in fabulousness!:)    

The Marquee Messages stamp set is photopolymer so its easy to stamp the words exactly where you want them.  There are 16 images in this stamp set and the set contains phrases perfect for finishing the inside of the card too!  So I would say this stamp set is even more fabulousness- HA!

The Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is also photopolymer and contains 17 images.  It was created for the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit (142439).  This kit is perfect for all the busy crafters out there.  And who isn't busy these days?! 

You can see a cute gift set I made with this stamp set and the Gift Bag Punch Board (135862) HERE .


Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stamping!


  •  You can shop for any of the new products at my online store HERE.  
  • If you are a new customer and place an online order of at least $25, I will send you the new catalog.  
  • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess Code BDHBDDYC , I will send you any catalog item valued up to $8.  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, June 19, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #129: Hello Friend

Hello! Happy Father's Day to those special guys in your life.  I sent my dad the "Worlds Greatest Dad" card I made awhile back. I hope he enjoys it as much I did making it!  You can see it HERE .

Today's card was made for the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!:

I love to water color and I love flowers, so this was a very fun card to make.  I tried to keep it bright with a lot of white space.  Colors I used are: Wisteria Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and a very small amount of Pear Pizzazz.

Here's this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!:

To play along with us, create a project using at least 3 colors from the above picture.


Supplies:
  • Stamps: Helping Me Grow (140764);
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black (140931), Wisteria Wonder ink (126985) and ink refill (122931), Tip Top Taupe ink refill (138330), Cucumber Crush ink refill (138329), Pear Pizza ink (131180) and ink refill (131160); 
  • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White (140272);
  • Accessories: Hello You Thinlits (137363), Wisteria Wonder DSP (138437), Aqua Painter (103954), Cucumber Crush washi tape (retired) and sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Why don't you head on over to Sunday Stamps! and join us for this weeks challenge! Happy Stamping!


  •  You can shop for any of the new products at my online store HERE.  
  • If you are a new customer and place an online order of at least $25, I will send you the new catalog.  
  • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess Code BDHBDDYC , I will send you any catalog item valued up to $8.  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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pop of Pink #3

Hello.  Today, I am sharing the last CAS card I made for my thank you gift set.
I love this adorable pineapple!  It looks fabulous embossed in gold.  Again, I used a different image from the Pop of Paradise stamp set and a different piece of washi tape from the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape pack.  There a cute little hearts on this tape, so I just had to add some pink sequin hearts to match.  The base of the card is Kraft cardstock.  Again, I wanted to add another layer behind the white panel, but kept it CAS.

And here are the 3 different CAS cards together:

Here are the products I used to create my cards:

Supplies:

  • Pop of Paradise (141581)
  • Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape (141649)
  • Basic Black ink (140931), Melon Mambo ink (126948), and Versamark ink (102283)
  • Kraft cardstock (133674), and Melon Mambo cardstock (115320)
  • Lage Polka Dot embossing folder (133739) and Happy Hearts embossing folder (137364)
  • Gold embossing powder (109129), Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine (141689), Gold Sequin Trim (132983), Brights Sequin Assortment (138389) and Rhinestones (119246).
Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stamping!


  • You can shop for any of the new products at my online store HERE.  
    • If you are a new customer and place an online order of at least $25, I will send you the new catalog.  
    • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess Code BDHBDDYC , I will send you any catalog item valued up to $8.  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. 

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Pop of Pink #2

    Hello.  Here is another CAS card I made using the Pop of Pink Suite.  My objective is to make a gift set of trendy thank you cards using the adorable "thank you" sentiment in this set. :)  Here's card #2:


    For this card, I used the same items as my previous post HERE, but this time I stamped the "thank you" sentiment in Melon Mambo and a few pieces of the striped Melon Mambo Pop of Pink Washi Tape .


    This time I used the Happy Hearts embossing folder on the card base and kept the card as a single sheet of paper even though my instinct was to add another base layer.   


    I will have another CAS card to share tomorrow. Till then, happy stamping!
    • You can shop for any of the new products at my online store HERE.  
    • If you are a new customer and place an online order of at least $25, I will send you the new catalog.  
    • If you place an online order of at least $40 using the June Hostess Code BDHBDDYC , I will send you any catalog item valued up to $8.  Please do not use the hostess code if your order is greater than $150, but you will still receive the gift.