Monday, April 24, 2017

The Paper Players #341



Hello again,

I have another sneak peek at the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle again. This time I am working with the Paper Players Challenge #341. I must say that the new in color Berry Burst is going to be added to my favorites list. It is so vibrant it is hard to resist.

Card Details:

Card Base - Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 140272
Card Front - Color Theory Designer Series Paper - 144193
(Available June 1, 2017)
Focal Layer - Fresh Florals Designers Series Paper Stack - 144131 (Available June 1, 2017)
Sentiment Strip - Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Lovely Die Cut Overlay - Berry Burst Cardstock - 144243
(Available June 1, 2017)
Blushing Bride Sequin Trim - 138400 (Retiring)
Lovely Inside & Out Stamps - 144011 (Available June 1, 2017)
Lovely Words Thinlits - 143733 (Available June 1, 2017)

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The new Catalog will be here June1, 2017. With all of the new craft goodies coming there is a need to make room for them. So some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. If there is an item you wanted but have not purchased it yet, now is the time, while supplies last. It may even be discounted. Time is critical.  Check out everything that is retiring and start your shopping HERE.

If you just can't wait to get your hands on all of the lovely new craft goodies why not join my team.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #240



Hello and welcome,

I know, this is two posts in one day. But, when I should have posted the 1st one I was at a Stamp Camp with my Up-Line, who is a delightful person who's company I so enjoy. I had such a good time with all the ladies there. Are you ready?

I have another new product from the up-coming Stampin' Up Catalog that goes live on June 1st, 2017 to share with you. I really enjoy the Sketch Challenges that are available online. They give me a lot of inspiration. Today's card is based on  the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #240.

This one was perfect for the NEW Colorful Seasons Bundle. I had so much fun putting this card together in the wee hours this morning. NO, sometimes I don't sleep well. I find it is better to just get up and do something for a while, then go back to bed. If you haven't tried a sketch challenge I urge you to try one. They are a lot of fun. I hope you like this card as much as I do.

Here are the card details:
Card Base - Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Card Front - NEW* - Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack - 144193
Mat - NEW* - Berry Burst Cardstock - 144243
Focal Layer - Whisper White - 100730, with a strip of Color Theory DSP - 144193
Layering Circles Framelit - NEW* - Berry Burst Cardstock - 144243
Stitched Shape Framelit Circle - Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Adirondack Chair Die Cut - Old Olive Cardstock - 100702
Adirondack Chair Die - NEW* - Seasonal Layers Thinlits - 143751
Ink - NEW* - Berry Burst1 - 44083
Sentiments - NEW* - Colorful Seasons Stamp Set - 143726
Embellishments - Old Olive & White Baker's Twine - 134579
NEW* - Glitter Enamel Dots - 144200

NEW* = Not available until new Stampin' Up Catalog Debut. June 1st, 2017.
The new Catalog will be here June1, 2017. With all of the new craft goodies coming there is a need to make room for them. So some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. If there is an item you wanted but have not purchased it yet, now is the time, while supplies last. It may even be discounted. Time is critical.  Check out everything that is retiring and start your shopping HERE.

I Would Love To Be Your Demonstrator!

If you are In the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for Looking!


Fab Friday 110



Hello and welcome,

I received part of my pre-order goodies from the Stampin' Up Onstage event I attended in San Diego. Today I created a card for the Fab Friday Color Challenge 110 using a set from that pre-order. 
The stamp set bundle I used is Lovely Inside & Out. I love the fact that I can clip the ends of the word hugs and use it as a stand alone die cut, which I have done here on this card. The Inside Layer has been stamped across the bottom with the cutest little daises in Calypso Coral Ink with Night of Navy centers ( I used my Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker).

Here are the card details.
Card Base - Night of Navy Cardstock - 100867
Card Front Mat - Calypso Coral Cardstock - 122925
Card Front - NEW* - Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - 144137
Banner Strip - Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - 144137
Scalloped Circle - Calypso Coral Cardstock - 122925
Stitched Circle - Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Hugs Die Cut - Night of Navy Cardstock - 100867
Word Label - Night of Navy Cardstock embossed with VersaMark ink - 102283 and 
White Embossing powder - 109132
Inside Layer - WhisperWhite Cardstock - 100730
Daisy row stamp - NEW* - Daisy Delight Stamp set - 143669
Dies - NEW* - Lovely Words Thinlits - 143733
Layering Circles Framelits - 141705
Stitched Shapes Framelits - 145372
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones - Night of Navy Baker's Twine (Retiring) - 141684

NEW* Available June1, 2017.

The new Catalog will be here June1, 2017. With all of the new craft goodies coming there is a need to make room for them. So some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. If there is an item you wanted but have not purchased it yet, now is the time, while supplies last. It may even be discounted. Time is critical.  Check out everything that is retiring and start your shopping HERE.

I Would Love To Be Your Demonstrator!

If you are In the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for Looking!


Friday, April 21, 2017

SUO Challenge #172 - Sympathy and Caring



Good Evening Friends,

There comes a time when we need to express our sorrow over someone close to us that has passed on. It's important to let the ones you love know how you feeling that you understand how they feel and what they are going through. Stampin' Up created a set that, for me, is perfect for this type of situation. Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and the coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies. I have used them today to create the card for the SUO Challenge #172 - Sympathy and Caring. The color scheme is Basic Black and Whisper White.

This set is offered as a bundle with a 10% savings that will expire the end of May. After that they will still be available but at full price for each item. So now is the time to purchase them.

UPDATE - Just wanted to say Thank You to all of you over at SUO Challenge Blog for choosing this card as one of the Top 3.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for looking!

The new Catalog will be here June1, 2017. With all of the new craft goodies coming there is a need to make room for them. So some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. If there is an item you wanted but have not purchased it yet, now is the time, while supplies last. It may even be discounted. Time is critical.  Check out everything that is retiring and start your shopping HERE.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Onstage San Diego Swaps



Hello Everyone,

I attended my 1st Onstage Local Event last Saturday. It was so much fun. I met some great ladies who shared their table with me. We were also able to see some of the new products coming in June. I was able to purchase a selection available only to Demonstrators so that we can start previewing new items to you. They are on the way and I will soon be able to play with them. I can't wait to show them to you.

I wanted to share the Swaps I made to take to Onstage. We make card fronts and take them to onstage to swap with other Demonstrators. This is a lot of fun. I took one made from the Falling Flowers bundle, one from the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and I also participated in a Gift Card Holder swap.
The new Catalog will be here June1, 2017. With all of the new craft goodies coming there is a need to make room for them. So some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. If there is an item you wanted but have not purchased it yet, now is the time, while supplies last. It may even be discounted. Time is critical.  Check out everything that is retiring and start your shopping HERE.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

SOU Challenge #171



Hello Everyone,

Today I have created a card for the SOU Challenge #171. I chose flowers for the theme. We in Colorado had a few days of warm weather and blessed sunshine which always gives me an itch to start on my garden. But the ground is still frozen so I am forced to wait a while longer. I have managed a little clean up out there though.
Inside the card.

I purchased the Penned & Painted stamp set a while back so I thought this would be a great opportunity to break it out and ink it up. I am very fond of this style of stamping. I started with the Basic Black ink and Embossed it with Clear Embossing powder to do the outline of the flowers and the leaves. I cut many post it note masks to cover up the flowers starting with the center one. Then with all of the flowers masked off I stamped the leaves and embossed them too. I used the leaf detail stamp  in Bermuda Bay to stamp the inner leaf areas. I grabbed my Aqua Painter and blended the Bermuda Bay into the edge of the flowers and smoothed out the stamped areas. Next I uncovered the 2 daisies and inked up their detail stamps with So Saffron and added that to the daisy centers. Once again I used the Aqua Painter to smooth and extend the stamped centers. I then repeated that process with the center flower and it's detail stamp using Flirty Flamingo. I used Smoky Slate around the outer edges to give it some depth. The Sentiments are from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. The last but not least item was some Gold Wink of Stella scattered around the card. The card base is Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The mat is Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. I used Whisper White Cardstock for the focal piece. The sentiments are stamped in Basic Black.

I'll be on my way to my 1st OnStage experience in just a couple of days. I will have a few new goodies to share with you from our up coming Annual Catalog. Until then...

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for looking!

Yeah, this card was chosen for the Top 3 in the Challenge this week. Thank you all for your kind words.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Stamps SSC146



Good Morning,

I have been having so much fun with the new Beautiful You Stamp Set. I have done everything from watercolor to paper piecing with the images, oh and using the new Watercolor Pencils too. Today I am sharing the Paper Piece Card that I made for the Sunday Stamps SSC146 - Getting Sketchy Challenge.
I used colors from a color challenge over on the Paper Players Challenge blog. The colors were Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Copper Foil. I also used the falling petals paper found in the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. It was just perfect for the dress and hat. I did not have the Copper Foil Paper so I used Copper embossing under my Detailed Floral Thinlits cutout. I also tied some Copper Metallic Thread around my Card Front. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my smaller oval around my image and then matted it on to a slightly larger Oval that I cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.
Below you will find a list of items I used to create this card. You can purchase them thru me by clicking on the Shop Online link to the right.

Cardstock:
Blushing Bride -131198, Smoky Slate - 131202, Very Vanilla - 101650
Ink:
Smoky Slate - 131179, Basic Black - 140931
Stamps:
Beautiful You - 143637
Dies:
Stitched Shapes Framelits - 145372, Layering Ovals Framelits - 141706 and Detailed Floral Thinlits  - 141482.
Copper Metallic Thread - 141696
Watercolor Pencils - 141709

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mojo Monday #483, SOU Challenge #167 and Paper Craft Crew #PCC230



Good Morning,

Today I am sharing another one of my favorite Stamp Sets from the new Occasions 2017 Catalog. The Lift Me Up Stamp set & Up & Away Thinlits Dies. By the way, if you purchase them together in a bundle you will save 10%.

The sketch I am using today is on the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. I love working with sketch's. The sketch this week is #483. Do you save your sketch's? I do. I save them on my Mac and in a folder at my desk.

Card Details:

Card Base & Scalloped Layering Circle Framelit Mat - Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
Card Front, Inside Mat, Stitched Shape Circle Framelit and Sentiment   Banner - Very Vanilla Cardstock
Scrap Pieces - Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Ribbon - Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
Stamp sets - Lift Me Up, Labeler Alphabet, Bloomin' Love
Thinlits & Framelits Dies - Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Layering Circles Framelits Dies
Embossing Folder - Happy Heart

I am also enter this on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #PCC230 and
SUO Challenge #167 – It’s Time for Valentines!



Don't forget that this is Sal-A-Bration time. For Every $50.00 (before tax & shipping) purchase you make you get to choose something FREE from the Sal-A-Bration catalog. Who doesn't like FREE? No one I know. LOL


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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for looking!





Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mojo Monday #478



Good Evening,

I don't normally like to use the same set twice in a row. But I can't help it. Dragonfly Dreams is such a great stamp set. Then you add the co-ordinating dies and they are just irresistible. So when I saw the sketch on Mojo Monday's blog I just had to use it again. I won't even mention the other dragonflies I have played with.

Mojo Monday #478 allowed me to also break out the new DSP, Falling In Love. The colors are so lovely. Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, and Very Vanilla are my favorite cardstock colors to go with the DSP. The Dragonfly was embossed in Copper and I colored the wings with a Blender Pen. The Dragonfly landed on a Soft Sky Stitched Shape Framelit that has been matted onto a Very Vanilla Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Framlits. The sentiment comes from Gift of Love, a host set that is still available in the annual catalog. I added a few Blushing Bride sequins for a little bling.

The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle is now available for purchase in my online store. If you make a $50.00 purchase (before tax & shipping) you can choose a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Who doesn't like FREE?

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!
If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for looking!