Monday, February 23, 2015

New Sale-a-bration products!

I am excited to announce that Stampin' UP! has just informed us that they will be offering four new Sale-a-bration products to add to your choices of  FREE SAB products you can earn starting March 1, 2015! Yippee!!   Here is a picture of the brochure highlighting these new items. Click on the image to access the pdf of these exciting new products!

Happy Stamping! 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

BEST DAY EVER

Hello, crafty friends!  This is the very first weekend I am not running around for a hockey game or tournament.  It actually feels strange to have everyone home! We all did a little bit of cleaning this morning, and then everyone is now enjoying some free time!  My free time was spent creating this:


I used the Best Day Ever SAB stamp set along with the Irresistibly Yours SAB designer series paper and topped it off using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  So much fun!  Colors are: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.   
This was the first time I have stamped with the Irresistibly Yours DSP (I know gasp...what took me so long?), anyways, I kinda got carried away sponging it and then stamping it.  But, hey isn't that what crafting is all about?  Experimenting. I love experimenting and creating with stamps! 
Here's another view:


Hope you enjoy my card! Contact me if you have any questions regarding it.  In the mean time, I hope you get some free time to stamp too!




Sunday, February 15, 2015

SSC95: Celebrate You

Hello, its time for another color challenge over at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a dark gray, light gray, light blue and vanilla.   Here's the challenge:


I used Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla to complete my project.  And here it is:

I used the Crazy About You stamp set (137137) along with the matching Flower Medallion punch (137417) to create the flower and sentiment. I embossed a piece of Soft Sky card stock using the Lovely Lace (133737) embossing folder.  I also added splatter in Smoky Slate ink from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set(130517), Other accessories are: washi tape, white sequins and basic pearls that I colored with my Smoky Slate Blendabilities (131005).

Product Links:
Crazy about You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Flower Medallion Punch by Stampin' Up!   Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Smokey Slate Assortment by Stampin' Up!
Such a fun card to make!  I love to make cards with flowers.  It just makes me happy!  Now why don't you head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check out the other creations the design team has made and then get inky and play along!  Can't wait to see what you decide to create!
Happy Stamping!





Thursday, February 12, 2015

Eat Cake

Hello!  You aren't going to believe this, but I have another treat bag card to share!  I just can't seem to put the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die set away! Such a fun way to give a gift card and I have a special someone in mind for this one. Anyways, here it is:
I actually colored the image for a past challenge and ended up not using it for it, and saw it sitting on my desk and decided to make something with it. :)

Product Links:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!  One Tag Fits All Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!  Window Frames Collection Framelits Die  

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great stamping day!




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Be Mine Valentine

Okay, I realize you might be getting a tiny bit sick of just seeing Valentine cards on my blog this week, but I don't have any family here in Minnesota, so I do send out a lot cards. An expected tradition. :) Here's another one I am sending out:
Card supplies for this are all current.  I used Crisp Cantaloup, Calypso Coral and Real Red card stock with the Stacked with Love DSP. 
Product Links:
Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up!  You Plus Me Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Confetti Hearts Border Punch   by Stampin' Up!   Borderettes Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!   Deco Labels Framelits Die  Ovals Collection Framelits Die 

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Amazing Super Heros!

Here are two more treat bags I made last Friday for the other two little handsome dudes in my life: Brandon and Aaron.  My brother and sister-in-law are blessed!  Wish I could see them more than I do though.
I used another retired set called "Cool Kid".  Its such a fun set and makes great kid cards.  And there's that lovely Happy Hearts Textured embossing folder. It pairs well with the Mini Treat Bag, doesn't it?  I would show you the inside, but I was quick to write a note on the inside as it is going in the mail. :) 

Product Links:
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!




Monday, February 9, 2015

Whale You Be Mine?

Friday afternoon I had a little time to stamp, and I worked on some Valentines for the little one's in my life.  This one is for Hanna; my sweet little niece who is 2 years old.  Love her and miss her so much!
I pulled out one of my retired SU stamp sets called "Oh, Whale" to create this treat bag.  I cut the bag down a bit and it fits a Sweetart candy perfectly.  

So much fun to make. I love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set!  Have a great Monday, and thanks for stopping by!



Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Birthday To You

Oh, how I love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set from the Occasions catalog.  Have I mentioned this before? : )  I haven't had a chance to play with the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP yet, so I thought I would make a birthday card using this paper with awesome Mini Treat Bag die set.
 Here it is:

I followed the color challenge at Just Add Ink.  This is Just Add Ink color challenge #248:


I used my reinkers and watercolored on the front of the die cut treat bag and added the "happy" from the Hello You Thinlits, and the remaining words from the matching stamp set called Crazy about You.  So much fun! 

Product Links:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Hello You Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Crazy about You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Stamps! challenge #94

Hello!  It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Stamps! :)  This week we have a sketch.  Here it is:
And here's what I made using new Stampin' UP! Occasion and Sale-a-bration catalog goodies: 



My card base is Wild Wasabi cardstock. The designer series paper is the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP from the Occasions catty.  The lemon image is from the FREE SAB set: A Happy Thing, and the sentiment is from the FREE SAB set: Simply Wonderful.  Both were stamped using Tuxedo Black ink and the images were colored with Daffodil DelightWild Wasabi and Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  To finish the card off, I colored 3 rhinestones with my Calypso Coral Blendabilities and stapled a piece of Calypso Coral Pompom Trim to the card.  Here is a close up:


A fun sketch to follow, with lots and lots of possibilities.  Now its time for you to head on over to Sunday Stamps! to see what the other design team members have made, and then join in on the fun!   Happy Stamping!







Monday, January 26, 2015

Be Mine Valentine Class projects

This is the treat bag stampers made at my Make and Take on Saturday morning.  It is basically the same as the one I made for the challenge colors over at Sunday Stamps! because I loved it so much!  Notice how nicely the scattered little red hearts fit perfectly into the embossed hearts of the bag?!  Do you know where the little red hearts came from??  It's one of the dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set!  I love, love this die set and the Happy Hearts Embossing folder.  They work great together.
Here's the second project ladies made.  It is a gift card/money holder Valentine.  It flips up, and we made a pocket at the bottom.  Everyone's gift card holder was slightly different because I used different patterns from the Stacked with Love DSP.  

And the third project is basically like my previous post using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I decided there was too much red, black and white going on for my class (although I had planned it that way), so I changed the card base to Smokey Slate, and stamped onto scratch paper first before adding the red leaves to give the card an overall softer look. 

And here they are all together. :)  
Product Links:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! You Plus Me Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Real Red 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up! Confetti Hearts Border Punch   by Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!