Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Stamps! Challenge #102

Happy Sunday, and Happy Memorial weekend! We are up at our cabin and hopefully Rebecca and I will out fish the boys this weekend!  But of course we can not forget about a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! Today over at Sunday Stamps! we have a fun sketch challenge for you.  Here's the challenge:
And here's what I made using NEW Sneak Peak goodies from the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! catalog:

I used a brand new stamp set called Build a Birthday along with a new 6x6 sized designer series paper stack called: Cherry on Top.  Colors are: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  And don't you just love that Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trime? These Sneak Peak items will be available to order from the new Stampin' UP! catalog when it goes live on June 3, 2015.

Now that you have seen my creation, why don't you head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check out the other design team members samples....then join in on the fun! :)   Happy Memorial weekend, and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Another Hooray Its Your Day!

Here is another birthday gift/money card I made using the same set and pretty much the same layout. This one is slightly smaller than an A2 card, so that the flagged piece could hang over...which I found I liked. : )  I did add a new element from the upcoming 2015-2016 catalog: the Boho Chic embossing folder!

And this time I did take a picture of the inside.  I made a gift/money card pocket the same size as the inside card base and used my Oval punch to punch a little piece out for a pretty effect.  And the arrow is pointing to the gift. :)  

Then I made a few more of these.  The pretty striped paper is from the Birthday Bash Specialty collection from the Occasions catalog.

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There's nothing better than a handmade card filled with a little goody in it, don't you think? :)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's All About You Today

Good morning, stampers!  I have a few cards to show you over the next couple of days that I have been working on for a friend.  She wanted  me to make her some gender neutral birthday cards to have on hand.  When I got home, I thought...and thought.  I guess I really never have made a gender neutral card, so it was going to be a challenge....  but challenges are fun, right?  So here's the first gender neutral card I made:

This is a square card.  I added a gift card/money holder on the inside using the same polka dot paper. I used the very fun and perhaps overlooked stamp set called Hooray Its Your Day from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It's a stamp set made for a card kit, but I just wanted the versatile stamp set.  The arrow is from the What's Up? stamp set - which is retiring, 
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I should have taken a picture of the inside for you, but I am not used to that!  What do you think of my gender neutral card?

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just Add Ink #261

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a thank you card I needed (wanted) to make and decided to use the color/image challenge at Just Add Ink.  I used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set, and the sentiment is from the retiring stamp set called Too Kind.
Here's my card:

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And here's the photo of the challenge from Just Add Ink:

And since today is Tuesday- don't forget about Stampin' UP!'s Weekly Deals.  
Check them out HERE!

Now I need to go and make a few more of these to send out.  Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Stamps! Challenge 101

Hello, and Happy Mother's Day! It's time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps!. This week we are playing with color.  Here's the challenge:

An awesome color combination if you ask me.   I chose the following Stampin' UP! ink colors: Pool Party, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.  Here's what I created using a retiring AWESOME stamp set called Stippled Blossom:

Lately, I have seen TONS of creations from fellow crafty creators using this retiring stamp set because it really, really is a great set.  A must have if you don't already own it.  All of the flower images are so pretty.  And with this weeks beautiful challenge colors....just an eye catching color combination!  The other design team members have some knock out samples for you to see as well.  So head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check them out!

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Have a great Mother's Day, my fellow crafty creators! Enjoy your peeps and happy stamping!

Saturday, May 09, 2015

PPA250: Welcome Baby

Good afternoon, stampers! I finished my yard work chores for the day, and decided to upload I card I made last night.  I played with Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  Here's their challenge:

Sadly, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar are retiring in a few weeks, and I will miss them quit a bit.  I loved the color challenge and I thought it would be perfect for the baby card I need, so I had to play along.  Here's what I made.  This will be for my sister, Kristin, who is having her second child any time soon! So excited!!!!

We know she is having a boy, but his name is still a secret.  I am also making her a scrapbook using the retiring Project Life Little Moments Card Collection and Accessory Pack.  It will be so much fun putting it together!

Here are the supplies I used.  The ones in BLUE are retiring!!!! UG!:

Stamps: Celebrate Baby (#135368) and Something for Baby (#134030)
Ink: Coastal Cabana (#131175), Hello Honey (#133643), and Baked Brown Sugar (#131174)
Paper: Coastal Cabana (#131297), Hello Honey (#133678), Baked Brown Sugar (#131296)
Accessories: Moonlight DSP (#133701), First Addition DSP (retired), Lables Collection Framelits (#125598), Baby's First Framelits (#133735), Festive paper piercing template (#127857), Chevron embossing folder (#127749), Gold Metallic Baker's Twine (#132975), Gold Glitz Dazzling Details glitter (#133755), Hello Honey marker (#133654) and gold sequins.

Well, that's it for today!  Hope you enjoy my card, and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  Till then, happy stamping!

Paper Pumpkin Special!

Stampin' UP! has an amazing deal for their monthly card making kit called Paper Pumpkin.  The kit normally runs for $19.95 + tax a month, and for this 24 hour special, you can try the May Paper Pumpkin for only $5.00! Yep, that's right crafters,ONLY $5! But hurry, this special ends today (Saturday at 6:50 pm).  Click on the picture link and check it out now! Don't forget to type in: 24HOURS in the promo code box!

Paper Pumpkin comes to your door around the 15th of the month, and is filled with a Stampin' UP! ink spot, a photopolymer stamp set, and pre-cut materials to complete 10 projects!!! Check it out!

And Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

I made this just for you...

Hello, and happy Saturday!  This morning I went thru my Stampin' UP! designer series papers and decided I needed to make something with the Maritime DSP since I haven't touched it for quite some time.  I bought this paper thinking "guy" paper, yet I haven't made one guy card with it.  So this morning, that was my quest.  Here's what I came up with using the Ballon Bash stamp set.  I love this stamp set!  Ahhhh, I made a card, all is good now. :)

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Well, I hope you like my clean and simple creation using the Ballon Bash stamp set with the Maritime DSP.  Happy stamping!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

SSC100: a sketch challenge

Hello, crafty friends!

It's Sunday, and that means its time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps! :)  This week we are working with a sketch.

A fun sketch don't you think? 

I love the Ballon Bash stamp set.  I love it because it is very different from your typical stamp set and I think it can be used for anyone on your mailing list.  It's unique and trendy. That's why I like it so much.  I've used it at my hostess clubs and most recently at my Stamping Spa Day retreat.

Color pallet came from the Birthday Bash DSP: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Gold.

The Bokeh effect was added onto the Bermuda Bay cardstock AFTER embossing the candle image in White embossing powder.

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Okay, so now it's your turn to head on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and join the fun! We would love to see what you create!  Have a blessed and happy stamping day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Thinlits are now available!

Happy Friday!  I have some good news to share!

Stampin' UP! has just announced that the Butterfly Thinlits (item no. 137360) from the Occasions catalog are now available for purchase!  Due to their lack of availability during Sale-a-bration, they are offering a 15% discount!  Regularly $24.94, they are now $21.20 until April 30, 2015.

But it gets better!  If you buy one of the Butterfly Thinlits Bundles (wood, clear or photopolymer) on page 26 of the Occasions catalog, you can choose one of the following 3 Sale-a-bration items:

* Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (138633)
* Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (138634) or
* Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (138635)

Butterfly Thinlits

FREE Sale-a-bration items:

In addition, the retirement list of stamp sets and accessories will be posted on April 21, 2015.

I am offering my own special in conjunction to these 2 announcements.  If you place a $50 order at my online store using the Hostess Code: KG7MNNWN by Friday, April 24, 2015, I will send you a package of the Basic Pear Jewels ($4.95 + value) as my thank you gift.

Take advantage of this special!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SSC#99: So Thankful For You

Good morning, crafty friends! It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Stamps!  This week we have a fun color challenge with some great spring colors!  Here's the challenge:

Isn't this an awesome color/photo challenge?  Believe me, here in Minnesota, we would LOVE to see a scene like this.  It's still very brown around here.  I guess stamping a pretty scene is the next best thing, right?  
For this challenge,  I chose Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz as my color pallet. Here's my card:

I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set and the sentiment is from the I Like You Hostess stamp set.  I used some retired Wisteria Wonder DSP, and the flowers are from the retired Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack.  Tree and words were stamped in Early Espresso ink. 

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So now that you have seen my creation, why don't you head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check out the other design team samples and then play along!  We would love to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by!  Paper Hugs,

Friday, April 10, 2015

For You....and 2 challenges

Happy Friday!  Today is the last day to receive FREE shipping on any size order courtesy of Stampin' UP!.  If you place on online order of $40 or more with me, I will send you a package of Tea Lace Doilies.  Please use Hostess Code: UYBRDXQG.

I have been a busy stamper preparing for my Spring Stamping Spa Day, and created a project surrounding the color challenge at Color Throwdown, and also the challenge at Paper Players.  Here are their challenges:

The colors I used for the Color Throwdown challenge are: Groovy Guava (retired), Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Kiwi Kiss (retired).  Paper Players challenge is to use a "die cut" on your project. My project consists of a birthday card made from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die set (my most favorite item in the Occasions catalog!).

Here's what I made:

Isn't this just so pretty? I am very happy with how it turned out!  This is one of 10 projects you can make with me on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Deadline to register is Monday, April 13, 2015.  Click HERE for more information! 

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Well, that's my project share for today.  Come back on Sunday to see the project I made for the new Sunday Stamps!  challenge.  Till, then Happy Friday, and Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 06, 2015

FREE Shipping this week and a Sneak Peak!

Yippee! Stampin' UP! is offering FREE shipping as we kick off the week! Today through Friday, April 10, 2015, you can enjoy FREE shipping on ANY size order!

Plus, I am also offering you a delicious goody if you place a $40 order with me during this FREE shipping special! I will send you a package of delicious Tea Lace Paper Doilies absolutely FREE with a $40 order with me!  Please use Hostess Code: UYBRDXQG to receive your free gift from me. :)

And here's a sneak peak at one of the projects we will be making at my Spring Stamping Spa Day using the delicious Tea Lace Paper Doilies!  This is a get well card that has a pocket inside to hold a tea bag.  It's going to be a great Spa Day! I would love for you to join me!  Check it out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get to stamp a latte!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

One Layer Please

Hello, and happy  Sunday to you! Today starts another challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are playing with a one layer sketch.  Here's challenge #98:

And here's what I made:

I started with a white piece of cardstock in which I stamped all the images in Versamark ink and embossed with White embossing powder.  I then sponged Bermuda Bay ink onto the cardstock starting at the bottom. When I was finished sponging the panel, I colored the flowers using my discontinued Blendabilities.  To finish it off, I added rhinestones and ribbon.


So now you have seen my one layer card.  Lets see what you create.  Head on over to Sunday Stamps! and join in the fun!  :)   Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love is Kindness

Hello, crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card  I made using the "Love is Kindness" single stamp from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I was trying to make a clean and simple card with a lot of white space.  Here's what I came up with:

Stampin' UP! ink colors are: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (retired) and Tempting Turquoise.  
Here's how I created it:  I sponged the colors onto a piece of white cardstock. I then spritzed it with a water bottle and dried it with my heat tool.  When it was completely dry, I stamped the image and added some "spots" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The paper was kinda curled from the water and subsequent drying, so I layered another piece of paper behind it to help it lay flat. :)

I added a little piece of "mock stitching" from a retired embossing folder and a Scalloped Edge Border in Tempting Turquoise. Will that punch ever get old? :)

The main panel is stamped using the Dictionary background stamp with Smoky Slate ink. I then used the Dots and Stripes Mask  to sponge in the circles.   I am submitting this card into the AAA cards #35 Bare Naked CAS.  Here is their challenge:

The challenge is to "go very white, with a layer or two....and clean and simple". 

Here's the products I used:
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Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

SSC#97: Color Challenge

Good morning crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for Sunday Stamps!challenge #97. Here's the challenge:

Isn't this inspirational picture cute?  I love Mr. Fox sticking his head out of the tree.  So darn cute! Unfortunately, I don't have ANY fox image stamps. Go figure?!  So, trying to follow the challenge the best I could, I was left with the tree and the colors.  The ink colors I used were: So Saffron, Black, White and Cajun Craze (to match the fox).  Remember: you can use any shade of colors that ou have on hand that are similar to the photo.

Here's what I came up with:

For the background, I watercolored with So Saffron and Cajun Craze ink refills and added circles using my white craft pad following the Bokeh technique from the Splitcoast Stampers website.   I then stamped images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Black and Cajun Craze. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set called Bloom with Hope and the small butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri.  I also inked up the Hardwood background stamp set in Basic Black and stamped that onto a piece of Cajun Craze. 

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Now it's your turn to head over to Sunday Stamps! and play along!  Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!