Thursday, May 6, 2021

Happy Mother's Day !

 It seems like it was just Christmas!  Mother's Day is this Sunday and although my daughter lives in Illinois, and I'm in Arizona, I had a bit of a play making some cards for a friend.  Although some of the papers and stamp sets are now retired, I thought I'd share them with you. 

Such fun designs. I hope you like them. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Flowering Cactus Medley

 Hello!  I'm on a roll, showing you several products that will be retiring on May 3, 2021.  Flowering Cactus Medley is a beautiful suite of products that includes the coolest stamp set, dies, designer series paper, twine in 2 colors, and felt flowers in Calypso Coral and Highland Heather.  I mean, you can't have a cactus without it blooming, right?  Here's 2 cards that we will make at my May stamp camp:

Both cards are exactly the same, except the sentiment.  One is a birthday card, and the other is nice to send to someone who may be going through a difficult time.  Because of Covid, I've been sending a few of these, unfortunately, but the recipients always say it's a nice thing to be remembered.

My card bases are Pear Pizzaz, with a panel of Mossy Meadow. Layered on top is one of the papers in the paper pack. The "moon" is a 2-1/2 circle punch of Mint Macaron card stock.  And, aren't those little flowers adorable?  They stick very well with our Tombow Glue (aka "green glue").  The cactus is cut from the die set and see the little scratches on the "ground"?  That's also a die to match the design of the cactus.

I love these cards; this is another set that won't be leaving my house.  It's just too cute!

Hope you like them as well.  If you love it, click on my shop now button, and get yours before it's gone forever.  Have a super day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Soar Confidently

 Hello and welcome!  Would you believe that this week leads us into the last of the retired items and into a brand new annual catalog on May 4th?  It amazes me how fast the year goes.  Ask me how many stamps and bundles I have that haven't seen paper....quite a few I'm afraid.  Today's card is one of those and although it doesn't have any matching dies, my paper snips did the trick here.  Soar Confidently is a set that I just couldn't wait to buy; it has an "old world" feel to me.  I'm sad that I didn't get to use it much, but you can be sure, it's staying at my house and I'll continue to use it after May 4th.

My card inspiration actually came from the 2020-21 annual catalog. There's a few cards that were made by our design team to show in the catalog, and I almost copied one exactly.  I used the Old World designer series paper, and cut 3 pieces the same size and turned the middle piece over to have it as a contrast. My card base is Sahara Sand and a layer of Soft Suede makes the papers really pop.  I stamped the balloon on Sahara Sand as well, in Early Espresso ink.  I used my blender pen and a little bit of Misty Moonlight ink on a clear block, to color the stripes on the balloon.  It's easy to blend the Early Espresso ink with the blender pen as well, giving depth.  The clouds were made using our Ice Cream punch, turned upside down and snipped with my paper scissors to resemble the fluffiness of the clouds.  I used Wink of Stella on the clouds too, although it's a bit hard to see in the photo.  Here's my card:

Don't you just love this sentiment?  "Soar Confidently in your Own Sky".... what a nice thing to say to someone.  Sending a card to someone having a tough time or who's a little down, is a perfect way to cheer them up.

If you don't have a demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new annual catalog, please contact me today and I'll get one in the mail to you.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

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!