Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sympathy Card Set

Hello. Today, I am sharing some sympathy cards I made using the April Paper Pumpkin kit's extra stamp set called "All About Everything".   I kept my card pretty simple using one layer and 2 colors.  Here is Smoky Slate and Coral Calypso together.

I liked it so much that I made several more in Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pool Party.  It was so nice to use some loved retired accessories. :)  I love the strip of washi tape running down the left side. It's retired but came from the Sweet Dreams collection in the 2015 Occasions catalog.  In the end, I made a total of 10 cards; 2 each in each color shown below.

  • Stamps: "All About Everything" April Paper Pumpkin kit and Rose Wonder (140697);
  • Ink: Basic Black and Smoky Slate;
  • Paper: Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.
  • Accessories: Thick Bakers Twine in above colors, Sweet Dreams Washi Tape in Basic Gray, Curvy Corner Trio punch (139683), Versamark, White embossing powder, Basic Pearls and a retired flower punch.

Don't forget that you have until May 31, 2016, to order retiring products from the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! catalog.  Click HERE for more information.   AE's Hostess Code for May 2016: BUNEGKTR

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  • AE's shopping rewards page HERE

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #127

Hello, and happy Sunday! Today, I am sharing a card I made using a brand new Hostess set from the upcoming 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! catalog for this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps! It is called Gift of Love.

You will be able to purchase this beautiful 2 step stamp set with a $150 party or individual order.  Stampin' UP! demonstrators were able to preorder up to 2 hostess sets (at their retail value) and this was my top pick.
  • Stamps: Gift of Love (new hostess set!), Timeless Textures (140514)
  • Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim (new In Color!), Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Mint Macaron (watercolor wash in the background);
  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim (new!), and Watercolor paper
  • Accessories: Aqua Painter, Duet Banner punch (new!), Sponge Dauber, Brights Sequin  Assortment (138389).

Here's this weeks color challenge at Sunday Stamps!

Super fun color challenge and as you can see, these colors work fantastic together. Why don't you join us? We would love to see what you create!  You have until Friday, June 3, 2016, to join us! 

Teresa Kline

I bet you are putting the Gift of Love stamp set on your wish list, aren't you? The new catalog starts June 1, 2016!  Do you have the new catalog?  If not, I will send you one if you place an order of at least $40 at my online store HERE.  If you place the order before May 31, 2016, please use my May Hostess Code: BUNEGKTR and receive a swatch of the new In Colors as well as a surprise thank you gift from me!!  Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Perfectly Wrapped Gift Set

Hello.  Today, I am excited to share a gift set I made using new goodies from the upcoming 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! catalog.  The new stamp set I used is called Perfectly Wrapped.  This stamp set coordinates with a project kit that makes a total of 16 adorable boxes and bags.  I was very excited to finally get a chance to play with this set!

I paired Peekaboo Peach, a new In Color and with Melon Mambo.  Peekaboo peach is a very soft yet vibrant orange right in between Pumpkin Pie and a retired ink color called Apricot Appeal.  I think these 2 colors look great together. :)

The other fun NEW items I used to make this gift set are: Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape and Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine.   These items will be available for purchase from the new catalog starting June 1, 2016.

Do you have your hands on the NEW catalog yet?  If not, there are 2 ways you in which to get one in the mail from me: 
  1. Place an order of at least $40 at my online store HERE, and I will send you one.  Please use the Hostess Code: BUNEGKTR and choose me as your demonstrator.  I will also send you a swatch of the new 2016-2017  In Colors; or
  2. Attend my New Catalog Open House Make and Take on Saturday, June 11, 2016, and you can take home a catalog with a qualifying order.  Details on my events page HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Country Flowers

Hello, and happy Sunday!  I have been quite busy with my huge retired rubber stamp sale over the last couple of days, and I thank all of you who came out and took some of my old treasures off my plate! Today, I want to share a card I made with the "extra" stamp set that Stampin' UP! gave us in the April Paper Pumpkin kit called "All About Everything".

Card base is Blackberry Bliss, followed by Mossy Meadow DSP, and then a piece of Crumb Cake stamped with the Hardwood background stamp using Crumb Cake ink.  I distressed it with my fingernail.  The main flower image is stamped in Rose Red ink and I cut it out and curled the petals outwards.  The smaller flowers are stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.  The flower centers are stamped in Crushed Curry and the stems are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.  I also add a "blue sky" in the background using Soft Sky ink.  The little berry flowers are stamped in Crumb Cake ink and I went back and added some dots of glue using my Fine Tip glue pen and sprinkled a little gold glitter on it.  To finish the card off, and I added some Linen Thread, gold sequins and a strip of Gold Foil paper.  All items used are current.  These darker colors made me think of flowers you would fine out in the woods. Hence the name "Country Flowers" for today's post. :)

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!  Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Wreath

Hello.  Today I am sharing the wreath I made from the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used all of the material provided in the kit, but added 2 butterflies and changed the flowers a bit.

I purchased the Cherry on Top Cotton Paper Assortment from the clearance rack with my retiring product order recently and thought this paper would work great for flowers on this wreath.

I punched out three 1 1/4" scallop circles using the Watermelon Wonder color paper, and the three 7/8" scallop circles in the Crushed Curry color paper.  I added a brad to the center of each and then crunched them up a bit before adding them to the wreath with a glue dot provided in the kit.  

The butterflies were stamped on Bermuda Bay cardstock in Versamark and embossed in Vanilla embossing powder.  The sentiment from the kit was stamped in the Very Vanilla pad provided in the kit, but decided to emboss it in Vanilla embossing powder as well.

This is hanging in the entry way of our home. :)

I have also been creating with the EXTRA/BONUS stamp set in the April kit.  I will share in the near future. Till then, happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blog Candy winner!

Congratulations to Laurie!  Laurie correctly listed the 3 stamps sets I used to create my card HERE.

  1. Guy Greetings: Mr. Muscles and sentiment
  2.  Balloon Celebrations; clouds in the sky
  3. Timeless Textures: grassy hills
I thought for sure I was going to stump everyone on the 3rd set- Timeless Textures that I used for the grassy hill.  Go figure?!  Thank you, Laurie for playing along!  Please email me your mailing address and I will send you a pack of It's My Party Enamel Dots and some Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine. Yippee!!!!  I love happy mail!

Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Timeless Textures Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #126 World's Greatest and Blog Candy!

Hello, and happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! Sadly, my mom passed away long ago at the young age of 55. So, although I am grateful to be a mom, I miss my mom a lot.

Today, is a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! and ironically I have a Father's Day card to share with you:
I showed this to my daughter and we had a good laugh together.  Isn't it funny?  I am always wanting to add to my card, but I kept this card pretty simple and to the point. 

Here's this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!. It's a sketch challenge. 
You have until 6 pm on Friday, May 20, 2016, to join us!  We would love to see what you create, so challenge yourself and join us!

I water colored Mr. Muscles using my Aqua Painter and the following ink refills: Soft Suede, Island Indigo, and Blushing Bride. 
I used lots of Dimensionals behind the main grassy hill, the "World's Greatest " banner and Mr. Muscles himself.  I think my dad will get a kick out of him! :)

And to continue with the fun, I am offering some BLOG CANDY! Yippee!!! 

I have a fun quiz for you! In the comments section, please list the 3 current Stampin' UP! stamp sets I used to create this card, and I will send one correct person  a pack of  "It's My Party" Enamel Dots and a package of Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine for FREE!  

It's My Party Enamel Dots by Stampin' Up!

Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!

Comments must be posted by the end of Monday, 5/9/16.  The winner will be announced on my blog on Tuesday, 5/10/16.   

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy  Stamping!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hello, and happy Saturday!  Today, I am sharing a card I made with the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. I absolutely LOVE these dies!  It was one of the first items I purchased when the Occasions catalog was released.  It is very versatile and unique.  It was intended to be used on the inside of a card, but as you can see it can easily be used on the outside as well.

The matching stamp set called "Party with Cake" is awesome too.  It has some fun sayings and can be used for anyone at any age.  This card is a case from Pinterest. I went back and found the creator and you can see her inspirational card  HERE .  Remember, its okay to CASE someone!  And, as I recently told my customers - if we make 5 cards with our new stamp set, it will pay for itself! Doesn't that make you feel better? Ahhhh! So go make 5 cards today!

Party with Cake Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
It's My Party Enamel Dots by Stampin' Up!
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my card share for today!  Stop by again tomorrow for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! and FREE Blog Candy! Yippee!!  See you then!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Glimmer Butterfly

Hello crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing another card I made using the Floral Wings Hostess stamp set and the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I used the same layout as my previous post.  Love those leaves from the Botanical Builders Framelits.
I stamped a boarder around a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock using the Timeless Textures stamp set and Blushing Bride ink.  I then ran the Pink Pirouette piece thru the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. Next, I added a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP from Subtles Paper Stack and tied a piece of White Bakers Twine around the edge of the DSP. This was then adhered to the white card base.  The butterfly is stamped in Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette flowers and Pear Pizzazz stems were added to the butterfly. I then added a Blushing Bride Glimmer paper butterfly cut out from the Bold Butterfly Framelits. A Blushing Bride Candy Dot finishes it off.  Three leaves were added behind the butterfly cut out from the Botanical Builder Framelits using Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  To finish it off, I added 3 white flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents punch and added small circle using Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and the "dots" from the Cupckae Builder punch.  
Floral Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

Cupcake Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Subtles Candy Dots by Stampin' Up!

The Floral Wings Hostess stamp set, Honeycomb embossing folder, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack Cupcake Builder punch and Candy Dots are on the RETIREMENT LIST! Get yours before they are gone on May 31, 2016!  
May Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: BUNEGKTR . Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beautiful Bunch for You

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made with some leftover pieces I had from my "Coffee and Cards" get together I had a few weekends ago.  Attendees made a card very similar to this while drinking their favorite coffee beverage from Caribou. It was a very fun and relaxing time!
For this card, I added some additional Stampin' UP! products both current and retired:
I just LOVE purple and yellow together.  Here Blackberry Bliss and So Saffron make a stunning pair with the Wildflower Fields DSP from Sale-a-bration 2016. I will miss the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and matching Fun Flower punch as they both on the RETIREMENT LIST.  This is a must have set that is offered as a bundle in the catalog- meaning you get 15% when you purchase them together. :)  As you can see, this bundle makes beautiful flowers- hence the name.

Beautiful Bunch Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!
( 140259)

  • Stamps: Beautiful Bunch (134279), Botanical Blooms (140757) You've Got This (139572), Birthday Blooms (140655)
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, Old Olive and Whisper White
  • Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Accessories: Fun Flower punch-retiring (133785), 7/8" Scallop Circle punch-retiring (129404), Curvy Corner Trio Punch-retiring (139683), Botanical Builder Framelits (140625), Subtle Candy Dots-retiring (130933), Wildflower Fields DSP (retired), Lost Lagoon Bakers Twine (retired), Ribbon Border punch (retired).
April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.   Se the Retirement List HERE.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

SSC 125: Thinking of You

Hello, fellow crafty friends. It's Sunday and that means its time for a new challenge at  Sunday Stamps! This week we are working with color.  A pallet of soft colors to choose from. You can use all the colors on your project or at least three.  Here's this weeks challenge:

I choose to use all the colors and here's what I came up with:

I used the In the Meadow stamp set to create my card.  The mountains were stamped in Lost Lagoon ink and water colored using my aqua painter with Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum ink refills. The lake and sky were created with a sponge dauber using Soft Sky and Blushing Bride ink.  When I was satisfied with my sun set, I created the shadows on the lake with my aqua painter and Wisteria Wonder ink.  I kept it simple, not adding any bling- which is relatively hard for me to do. :)

  • Stamps: In the Meadow (140754), Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky , Blushing Bride and Basic Black
  • Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Soft Sky DSP (138437), Tiny Triangles embossing folder (133740), Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Now its your turn to join in the fun! But before you go, please check out what the other design team members have created:

April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.   Se the Retirement List HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!   Happy Sunday and happy stamping!