Sunday, February 21, 2021

Snail Mail Times Two!

 Hello and welcome!

In today's post, I'd like to share the Snail Mail Suite in our current Mini catalog.  These little cuties bring a smile to my face. Just look at them ! 

Who doesn't like to receive "happy mail"? This suite of products has a great stamp set, matching designer series paper and dies.  The dies fit the snails on the paper, so if you don't feel like stamping, just cut them out. That's what I did for both of my cards.
The dies also have the cutest little envelope and tag.  I cut the envelope out using Daffodil Delight card stock, and the tag out of Basic White.  I stamped "hello" in Pool Party ink and added a little red heart from the Pampered Pets embellishments. I can't wait to make more of these cuties. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your week! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Paper Blooms

Today I'd like to show you a card that I absolutely fell in love with when I watched a You Tube video. This card was inspired by a card maker in the UK; unfortunately, I can't remember her name and I can't find the video again.  What I really love about this card is the frame. You cut it out using 2 of the Stitched Rectangles dies, and you cut both the designer paper and the white cardstock backing at the same time. This gives you an extra "inside" piece you can use on another project and you know that the pieces are perfectly cut so there's no guessing as to size.  Here's the card:

This beautiful paper is called Paper Blooms and it's FREE with a qualifying order during our special Sale-a-bration promotion, going on now.  I stamped the inside piece using the In Bloom stamp set, found in our current January-June Mini catalog (page 45).  This set comes in a bundle that includes the Pierced Blooms Dies and the bundle price is discounted 10%. The 25 dies are so pretty! The blooms have a stitched outline for great detail.  I used the inks from the paper, to stamp on the inside piece. These colors are: Soft Seafoam, Seaside Spray, Petal Pink and Night of Navy.  I'm so happy how this turned out.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, please reach out to me if you'd like a copy of our current catalogs. If you're local here in Arizona, I do have classes in my home monthly, social distancing of course. 😊  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week and be well. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ice Cream Corner

 Who doesn't love ice cream?  I know I sure do! Living in Arizona allows me to think it's a great idea to have ice cream as often as I wish. 😊 I have it often. Today's card features our new Ice Cream Corner Suite. Just look at all those yummy confections!  I made a shaker card a new way.  I attended our online On Stage event for demonstrators last November and someone showed us how to make a shaker card using a clear envelope.  I'll never make a shaker card the "old" way again!  Here's my card:

So you may ask "how easy is this"?  And I'll tell you "VERY easy". Cut your designer series paper to 1/4 inch smaller than your card base. Since this is a standard card, my paper was cut 5-1/4 x 4. Take a standard Stampin' Up! clear envelope (measures 5-1/2 x 4-1/4) and insert your paper. Add your sprinkles (these are the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles) then seal the envelope.  Adhere some Tear n Tape to all 4 sides of the back of the clear envelope.  Press it onto your card base and you'll have an instant shaker card! I stamped the Happy Birthday onto a piece of white card stock and made a flagged end. Added some colored sprinkles (one of the stamps in the set) and added some bling. You can make a whole bunch of these at once because they're that easy! A fun card for any age!

The Ice Cream Corner Suite includes this beautiful, fun paper, the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set, our Ice Cream Builder Punch, Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles and a roll of beautiful Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon.  You can also get the Sweet Ice Cream bundle which includes the stamp set and punch, at a 10% discount. And, don't forget! These products qualify for a FREE item from our Sale-a-bration catalog. Need a catalog?  Just let me know and I'll get them in the mail right away.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you like my card; please leave me a comment.  Until next time, happy stamping and be well.

Friday, January 22, 2021

A Touch of Ink

Hello and welcome!

Today I'm showing you a card I made using a FREE product I earned from our Sale-a-bration catalog. During the month of January and February, there are several products you can get free with a qualifying order.  A Touch of Ink is one that I fell in love with.  It features a butterfly, a dragonfly and a flower, with some really sweet sentiments.  Here's my card:

The butterfly was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends. I used Dark Seaside Spray, Light Seaside Spray and Light Highland Heather.  I love coloring with our blends! They are smooth and glide over the paper, no matter if you use the brush end or the tip end. A little scattering of Seaside Spray ink using the little dots gave it some texture so the butterfly was a bit more grounded.

See that gorgeous paper?  That's our new Hydrangea Hill designer paper, part of our Hydrangea Hill Suite. What gorgeous colors! Soft pastels that will melt your heart. The card base is Purple Posy, an In Color that will be retiring soon. The butterfly is cropped on our Whisper White *  cardstock on a panel of Misty Moonlight.  (* Whisper White has been replaced with our new Bright White cardstock).

I really love the soft look of this card, don't you?  This set can be yours FREE with a $ 100 order (before tax & shipping) Check out my "shop online" store link here in my blog. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Need a catalog?  Let me know and I'll get both the Mini and the Sale-a-bration out to you pronto!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be well and enjoy your day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Time to Sale-a-brate !

 Hello and welcome!

Yes, once again, it's been a while since I posted. I won't make any excuses. We all know that 2020 was not a "normal" year, and so far, 2021 is proving to be much of the same.  I pray that you and your loved ones are safe and I pray that 2021 will improve and a final end to the pandemic is near. 

Every year, starting in January and ending February 28th,  Stampin' Up! has their best promotion of the year. Sale-a-bration is a wonderful way to get products FREE with a qualifying order. For every $ 50  you spend in any catalog, you get to choose a product from the Sale-a-bration brochure. To top it off, we also have a new January - June Mini catalog, that is full of brand new stamps, dies, and papers.  What fun !\

Today I am showing you some of the cards we will make this Saturday at stamp camp.  The Love You Always Suite includes this gorgeous black and white paper that is absolutely stunning! I love black and white and this paper has beautiful florals and patterns that can be used all during the year.  And if you're so inclined, these flowers can be colored with our Stampin' Blends, or our new Blending Brushes for a soft, delicate look.  The Forever and Always bundle and the Always in my Heart bundle, include a stamp set and dies at a 10% discount.  I used the Forever and Always bundle on my card, along with our Black Glittered ribbon from the annual catalog.  I cropped the heart out with the Be Mine Stitched dies, also in the annual catalog.  I stamped the flowers onto the heart (including the scalloped edge) using our Rococco Rose ink. When I adhered the heart down, I glued the think scalloped heart to the card, and popped up the center heart with dimensionals. The entire panel is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock base.  Here's my card:

I used a strip of our new Love You Always Foil Sheets in Rococco Rose as a nice contrast to the black and white. A few rhinestones scattered about the heart for a little extra bling.  The inside of the card says "with my whole heart", to pair with "Love You With" on the front.

Continuing on with the Love You Always Suite, the next three cards are the same design, but in different colors.  The mochromatic cards feature the Love You Always Specialty Designer Paper and features a foil floral design in either Rococco Rose, Sahara Sand or Blushing Bride

The first one is Rococco Rose - I colored our rhinestones with a dark pink Sharpie.

The 2nd card is in Sahara Sand - I used our Champagne Rhinestones for bling

And the last one is Blushing Bride - I used our Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins for bling.

I must admit, although I'm not much of a "heart" person, these cards were very fun to make. I don't do monochromatic often enough and I should, because I always love the results.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog.  Just contact me and I'll make it happen.  Now is a great time to try our products because you get so much free just for shopping!  Until next time, be well and God Bless.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Tag Buffet

 Hello and welcome! 

It's been a while since I last posted, and my only excuse is that time got away from me...AGAIN! 😏

Today I'm sharing one of the best kits in the Mini catalog.  Tag Buffet includes enough supplies to make 30 tags!  But if tags aren't your thing, how about using it to make Christmas cards?  Another demonstrator I know (Rachel Tessman) said she made 96 cards from just one kit!  96 !!  Just add some of your own cardstock, designer paper and ribbons, and you've got your Christmas cards done in one afternoon.  We made 6 tags, 1 Christmas card, and tucked all the tags into a cute little decorated Mini Paper Pumpkin box. What a great kit for a quick office gift, or for a hostess if you're invited to dinner for the holidays.

The matching stamp set (sold separately) has the cutest images and sentiments; just perfect to coordinate with the tag kit.  Oh, and I almost forgot! The Tag Buffet kit comes in a gorgeously designed gift box. It's perfect to put all your Christmas cards in, or for an instant wrapped gift for someone special.

Here's a look at what we created today:

This is the set of 6 tags that we made today. They came together very quickly.

We decorated the Mini Paper Pumpkin box with some Tis the Season 6 x 6 DSP

Here's a look at 10 cards I made, plus 1 gift card holder! Still have plenty of supplies left to share with everyone at class today.  And after that, I still have a lot left to make more tags and cards.

This is the page in the Mini catalog that shows you the kit and the 
coordinating stamp set.  

So, what did you think?  Isn't this kit just the best? With most of us hankering inside our homes during the COVID outbreak, this kit is perfect for the whole family to have fun. 

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to send you our latest catalogs. We have new catalogs starting in January, so be sure get added to my email list so you don't miss a single thing.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day!



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Wishing You Well...

 Hello friends

Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a beautiful card we made at stamp camp today.  See the swirly designs on the left side panel?  We made this with the "rolling marble" technique.  I must say, it was a huge hit.  I had the biggest class attendance since March!  I was totally happy!  Here's my card:

The card base is Pretty Peacock and the copper foil gives this card just enough sparkle. To do the technique, we put 3 dots of re-inkers in 3 colors inside a clear Stampin' Up! case. Use a little snail to place your cardstock on the opposite side of your case, and add 3 marbles.  Roll the marbles over the re-inkers, so they get all covered in the inks.  Then flip your box over, and roll the marbles all over your cardstock.  This technique is a stress reliever too! You can be as gentle as you want or you can go to town rolling those marbles and making as much noise as you can.  Everyone had a great time. Once those colors are done, we rinsed out the boxes and marbles, and did the same thing, but this time, we added 3 dots of Copper re-inker.  You can use gold too, just keep in mind that your metallic inks are much thicker, so you don't need as much ink. Roll the marbles the same way, then flip the box over and make sure you roll them over your cardstock.  The beauty of this technique is, no two will ever turn out exactly the same.  It's so much fun to see what you get when you're done!

To save copper foil, I cut out the 3 foil leaves from the inside of the panel, and adhered the marbled piece over that.  This is a great way to save on paper, especially the precious metallic papers. 
Stamp set used:  Gather Together with the matching framelits.  Pretty Peacock ink and the Everyday Label punch.  A touch of additional sparkle with the Champagne Rhinestones and the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems from our Mini catalog.

So what do you think?  I'd love to read your comments.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will send you our current Annual and Mini catalogs.  Check out my Rewards Program too! I'd love to reward you for shopping with me.

Until next time, I hope you have a beautiful day.  Happy Stamping!