Thursday, January 18, 2024

Hello with Softly Sketched

 Hello and happy Thursday,

While it's always exciting to get a new catalog, many times I forget that I still have quite a few stamps that are in the annual catalog, that I have not used yet.  Today's card is made from one of those.  Softly Sketched is a delightful stamp, that to me, looks like it was sketched in charcoal.  I had a scrap of white cardstock on my desk, so I opted to use that and make a card using the smallest floral image.  Here's my card:

I used Flirty Flamingo for my card base, with a strip of Most Adored designer paper, found in the new mini catalog.  I stamped the image in Basic Gray ink instead of black, because I wanted it to be a softer look.  Using my watercolor pencils and a blender pen, I colored the image, then added clear Wink of Stella to give it some shine. 

I think I'll use black ink to stamp the images next time, because I think they would stand out more.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Thanks for Making Me Smile

 I have been playing with a lot of new products from the Jan-March 2024 Mini catalog, as well as the current Sale-a-bration brochure.  Today's card is a soft, sweet card using the Notes of Nature stamp set and the Flight & Airy Designer Series paper. This gorgeous pack of papers is free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  Here's my card:

Sometimes it's nice to send a card to someone "just because". This card is perfect for that. I love the softness of this card. I used Bubble Bath cardstock for the base, and I stamped various images from the Notes of Nature stampset in Bubble Bath ink.  There's a strip of the Flight & Airy designer paper down the left side.  I use my paper snips to cut out the bird/floral area; there are a lot of these birds that you can cut out.  It's pretty easy to snip; just move your paper and not your scissors.

What do you think?  I'd love to see your comment, so feel free to let me know. 

If you'd like to take a peek at the new mini catalog, be sure to click on the link to the right.  Also, see what you can get free during Sale-a-bration too!

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your day.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Hello Card on a Sunny Day

 Today is all about another great Sale-a-bration item that you can get free with a qualifying order. Sunny Days is full of bright, cheerful pages that contain flowers, cherries, strawberries, shapes and clouds.  The paper is 12 x 12 so there's plenty of paper to get you in the crafting mood.  This set of papers coordinates with the Bright Skies Bundle found on page 51 of our new Mini catalog.  Here's my card:

Now I must admit, this design is not totally all mine.  I saw a similar card by Patty Bennett and tweaked hers a bit.  You can see Patty's card here:  Embossed Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card Idea - Patty Stamps
She was a bit more detailed in her design, but I chose to have less on mine.  I may use this as a future class card, so I wanted it to be easier for people to make.

My card base is Coastal Cabana because I thought the light green in the florals was close.  I used Garden Green ink, both for the sentiment and the small flowers and leaves. The larger flower is stamped with Coastal Cabana ink on the same color cardstock.  I also used the Petal Park stamp set in the annual catalog for the flowers, and the Layering Leaves stamp set for the sentiment.  The piece of vellum is embossed with the Painted Posies embossing folder.  I love how it just gives a delicate look behind the circle. 

What do you think?  I love the simplicity of this design. Until next time, enjoy your day!

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Detailed Dogwood - Sale-a-bration

 Today I'm happy to show you a stamp set that you can get free during our current Sale-a-bration promotion.  Detailed Dogwood is a pretty set, that shows off some beautiful dogwood flowers, along with some extra "antique looking" detailed stamps.  Here's my card:

I stamped the images using Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. That panel is adhered to a sheet of Hello, Irresistible designer paper (from our online exclusives collection).  The card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock. I colored the flowers using my blender pen and Bubble Bath ink. A few sprinkles of retired White Pearls finish it off nicely.

What do you think?  If you love this set, be sure to check out the Sale-a-bration catalog on my right side bar. The mini catalog is there as well, and I'm sure you will enjoy seeing all the new goodies.  Also, be sure to check out my Ordering Bonus page this month. I am giving away free gifts for a qualifying order, plus during our Sale-a-bration promotion, you'll be able to get even more free gifts.  It's a great time to love Stampin' Up! 

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Team Challenge Part 3


The temps have really changed in many parts of the country. Cold, wet, snowy winter is here! I haven't posted in a while because well, life got in the way again. That happens a lot, doesn't it?  Well, here I am, finally finishing up my team challenge cards from our last online meeting. 

This is a card Kathy made.  She used Pool Party cardstock as her base and did a gate fold card. She also used the Merry & Bright designer series paper, which retired on January 4th. 

The inside has a nice sentiment stamped in pool party ink. The trees were cut using a retired  tree punch.

I have a great team and we always have a fun time, and it doesn't matter than I now live many miles away. We still manage to get together every month for our virtual stamp camps, and we meet often for our team meetings as well.  I love my team!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can stay warm, and be safe.