Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MoJo Monday 463 & Thoughtful Branches Bundle



Hello

I wanted to show another take on a Christmas card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set. The Mojo Monday 463 sketch was the perfect avenue for this card. Tall & skinny and so is the pine tree in the card. I've always had a thing for tall & skinny trees.

Today is the last day to purchase this bundle. It was a limited time offer.

I chose to use the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper as the background for the art piece. Love the colors. The sentiments are from Flurry Of Wishes which is still available in the Annual Catalog.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Another Merriest Wishes Sneak Peak



Good Morning,

I loved the way the last card I made with the Merriest Wishes Bundle turned out so much I decided to try it again with a little different approach. It also shows off some of the other different elements in the bundle. Both cards were so quick to make and yet so striking.

This time my color choices were Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Whisper White, and Smokey Slate.
Card Base - Night Of Navy Cardstock
Card Front - Whisper White Cardstock Embossed with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber pounced in Smokey Slate to color the raised image. Love It.
Reindeer Ornament - The reindeer & tree front piece is cut with the Merry Tags Framelits Die on Silver Foil Paper. The background piece is also a die from the same set that I cut on Night Of Navy Cardstock. I then stamped the snow using White Craft Ink and the stamp is from the Merriest Wishes stamp set. I glued the 2 together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Tied a bow with the Silver Metallic Thread and popped the ornament up on the card with some Dimensionals.
Medium Ornament - I stamped this ornament with Night Of Navy Ink onto Whisper White scraps and then cut it out with the medium circle die included in the Merry Tags Framelits. I also cut the ornament top with a die from the same set out of some Night Of Navy Scraps. I glued this to the back of the medium ornament. Then I added a Silver Metallic Thread bow to the top of the ornament. I used Dimensionals to pop this ornament up on the card to.
Small Ornament - Again, I stamped the smallest Ornament in the Merriest Wishes set with Night Of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Scraps. Cut it out with the smallest ornament die from the Merry Tags Framelits. Tied another bow and added Dimensionals, attached the last ornament to the card.
Added a few Silver Sequins - retired.
Sentiments are from the Flurry Of Wishes stamp set. The one on the front is cut with a die from the Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies. I love the fact that I can cut a mat to fit the center banner.

The embossing folder stamps & dies will be available for purchase starting September 1st.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Global Design Project #GDP050



Hello Everyone,

Today I am working with sketch #GDP050 from the Global Design Project Blog. I also have another Sneak Peek from the up-coming Holiday Catalog. I am having such fun playing with the new stamps. I know you will too.

I used 2 stamp sets on this card. The predominant set is Stitched With Cheer. I used Cherry Cobbler Ink to create the knitted piece with a stamp and just kept repeating all the way up. I sponged the edges with a dauber pounced in Crumb Cake.  If I do it again, and I will, I will keep my rows closer together. But I am still pleased with the look. The striped DSP under the knitted layer is from the annual catalog, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). The card base is Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green Ink on a Tags & Labels Framelit. I used a fine tip Black Ink Pen to line around the label. It too is sponged with Crumb Cake Ink around the edge. The spray of Holly comes from the Holly Berry Happiness set, but is overlaid with holly leaves I stamped with the Stitched With Cheer set and then cut out with the Holly Berry Builder Punch. The Bow is also from the same set and cut with the punch as well. I added some back stitching to the Holly leaves with Gold Baker's Twine. The sparkle on the leaves does not show well. The Garden Green Baker's Twine was used to add Stitching to the knitted layer. The final touch, is the Holly Berries, which are Basic Pearl Jewels.

All of the wonderful new products will be available on September 1st. So, please consider purchasing them from me. Don't forget the last day to purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is August 31st.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Card



Hi Everybody,

I wanted to post this Christmas Card and show everyone how beautiful it is. We did this at a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack held by my up-line. The reason I am posting it, is that it is a limited item. Both the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and the co-ordinating dies will expire on 8/31/16. That's only 1-1/2 wks away, and then that bundle will be retired.

The tree is cut with the Beautiful Branches Thinlits dies on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. The little red bird in the tree is stamped in Real Red Ink and then cut with a die from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Die set too. I think you can just make out the glimmer in the tree. The ground line under the tree is stamped in Versamark, then embossed in White embossing powder. I added a shade line with my Blender Pen in Soft Sky. The sentiment comes from the My Hero set of 12 stamps that help to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is stamped in  Real Red Ink. The Real Red  Cardstock was used as a mat for the card front which is Shimmery White Cardstock. The price for the  Thoughtful Branches Bundle is just $52.00 US. This set has so much versatility you will be amazed at the different possibilities.

As always,

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Holly Berry Happiness Sneak Peek, a Z Fold Card and a challenge or 2



Hello  There,

I've got a couple of great things to show you today, and they are together too. Anybody who knows me, knows I hate Fussy Cutting anything. That's what Dies & Punches are for. We just need more of them, right? But when I started playing with the 2 step stamping on the Holly Berry Branch, I knew I was going to have to cut a mask to do the back leaf. Well, one cut out lead to another, and another. Then when I punched out the Bow with the Holly Berry Builder Punch I knew I had something cute. So, what to do with it? I then remembered a seeing Z fold card video tutorial on Dawn's Blog. Guess what came next?

The sentiments on this set are very sweet. I can see myself building little clusters of holly leave on all my holiday cards. Well, maybe not all of them. There is more fun to come in the coming weeks.

My card base is Cherry Cobbler Cardstock - 4 1/4" X 11".
Z fold action piece is Garden Green Cardstock - 2 1/2" X 10" scored at 4" and 8".
The card front is from This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper - 4" X 5 1/4".
I used Whisper White Cardstock for the Lots of labels focal point
and the 2 inside pieces - 2 1/4" X 3 3/4".
I cut the bow from a scrap of Real Red Cardstock after I stamped the Bow image in Cherry Cobbler.
(Using the Holly Belly Builder Punch)

I stamped the sentiments in Cherry Cobbler Ink and the Holly images in Emerald Envy. The Snowflakes are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set and are stamped in Soft Sky Ink.
I used some Rhinestone basic jewels in some of the snowflakes.

The Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch will be available for purchase after September 1st. Both are also available in a bundle which will save you 10%.

I using this card for the following Challenges. SU-Only Challenge Blog, #154. We were challenged to use Stampin Up' Dies in our project. Paper Craft Crew Challenge PCC206. We were to use Designer Series Paper in our project.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pals Paper Arts #313



Hello Everyone,

How's your day going? I have had a great day. The weather has cooled down a bit and the breeze is much appreciated. Today I am playing with the Color Challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog.

The colors really work well together. Even better when I blended them together on my leaves. The Thoughtful Branches Bundle has been so much fun to work with. If you haven't purchased your set yet, you can go to my store and order it today. You won't be sorry.
Below is another card I made for a friend in Alcohol Recovery. She wanted a Thank You for her sponsor. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.


I used Tip Top Taupe for the trees on Whisper White Cardstock. The oval is matted onto Crumb Cake. The Peekaboo Peach funky plaid is from the Playful Pallette Designer Series Paper Stack. I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving from the Teeny Tiny Wishes in Soft Suede and the Flirty Flamingo Outline Stamp is from the Thoughtful Banners Set. I also used the Classic Label Punch to cut it out, then matted it onto Crumb Cake. For the leaves I just tipped my stamp into all three ink pads and it turned out wonderful.Then I cut them out with the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies.
I added some Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon and and some Linen Thread to finish it off.

You only have until the end of the month to purchase the Thoughtful Branches bundle. It is a limited time offer. The price is $52.00. You save 10% that way.



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Monday, August 8, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #PCC205



Hello Again,

Well, I am back to post a new Christmas Card using the Paper Craft Crew's Sketch PCC205. I love  to play with their sketches. So much fun.

I have to confess the reason why I turned this sketch into a Holiday Card. I had just placed my order for a few of the new items in the up-coming Holiday Catalog and was just itching to get my hands on them. Instead I decided to work on samples for one of my Christmas Card Workshops. I think this card is a good candidate, don't you?

The Wondrous Wreath Set has been a favorite of mine for a while now. The sentiments are great and you got to love the fonts. AND it co-ordinates with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Both are available in the Annual Catalog. The colors I chose for the wreath are Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. The banner sentiment is Cherry Cobbler and the stamp is in the Oh, What Fun set. The inside Sentiment is in the Wondrous Wreath set. The snowflakes can be found in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set. These I stamped in Soft Sky. The large banner is Crumb Cake and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used Red Glimmer Paper for the bow and the ribbon. The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the card front is Whisper White.

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Holiday Catalog 2016 Sneak Peek



Hello Everyone,

 I hope your summer has been going as well as mine has. We started off in June with my wonderful kids throwing a 50th Anniversary party for us. Family and friends came from all over. It was very special and I will always remember it. A couple of our friends arrived in their motorhome for the party and pretty much stayed with us for about 6 weeks ( My son in law and grandson had created an RV space down in front of our house). We had such a great time. I was sad to see them finally leave but I know they will be back. There is a lot more to see and do in Colorado. Since then, around the middle of July I had Cataract surgery in my right eye. I will be so happy when they get the other one done too. That will be in 2 weeks. Yeah!!

So, my first post in quite a little while is a Sneak Peek at a couple of the new items that will be available in the Holiday Catalog starting in September.

The new Pine Bough Textured Impressions' Embossing Folder makes a great background for the beautiful ornaments on this card. One of which is a Shaker Ornament. How cute is that? The new Merriest Wishes Stamp Set and Merry Tags Framelits Dies are the products I used to create this card. You can also make them up as tags to go on your gifts.

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is the ability to order our products before they go live. If you are a Serious Stampin' Up Collector this might appeal to you as well. This set could be a part of your kit. I would love to have you on my team.

Here is another look at this set as shown in the new Holiday Catalog.

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