Friday, February 23, 2018

Friendships Sweetest Thoughts

In February, I was given the task of making projects centered around the stamp set, Friendships Sweetest Thoughts.  I thought the line image art was full of whimsy and a bit delicate as well.  This set is available now in our Occasions catalog, and is really very sweet.



The first card I made used some of the Brusho Crystal Colors to make the background.  I also tied some pretty Peekabo Peach seam binding to the card face with a triple bow.  I used the Stampin' Blend alcohol markers on most of my projects as well.


Using the Memories & More scrapbook cards, I put together this sweet little layout of my granddaughter.  She is really the main focal point, but I dressed the backgrounds up with a little flowery fun.  The flower cart was embossed on vellum paper and then I used the regular Stampin' Write markers and colored on the back to keep that nice muted look that vellum brings.


 There is the cutest framelits set in the new catalog that makes these wonderful little boxes.  I used it to create a card gift set along with the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  They fit perfectly inside!



Here is another card that is kind of special with the Whisper White Organza Ribbon.


Another element available is the wooden hoops.  It looks like a fun embroidery project!  (well, sort of)


And lastly, here is a fun little potters shelf.  I layered some doilies and used pretty paper in the background.

All of these projects are made with supplies currently available from Stampin' Up!  If you would like to have a catalog to browse through or even would like to follow my links at the top of the page, you can see all of the items available.


It's Sale-a-bration Time!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD you spend, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving your customers more flexibility and options for their free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday!  

I made a card awhile back with the new Birthday Wit stamp set.  The images on this set really made me laugh out loud when I first saw them because they were so fun.  I decided to make this card in honor of my own birthday because this last year or so has been spent with some very intensive dieting and weight loss efforts.

The card was so much fun to make.  I stamped the image in 4 different colors and then cut them apart to recreate the image, raising them up a little bit with some stampin dimensionals to give it some texture and interest.  The background paper was from the Sale-a-bration catalog, so that means it was FREE with any $50 purchase now.  I tied it all together with some linen jute.  Who wouldn't want this delicious card?

In honor of my birthday, I would like to give something away as a gift to one person that leaves a comment below this post.  How about a free stamp set?  Please leave your comments now through the end of February!


It's Sale-a-bration Time!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD you spend, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving your customers more flexibility and options for their free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colours Tutorial

It’s been ages since I attempted a video tutorial. I really wanted to demonstrate this awesome product though and felt you may want to see it in action!  I wanted to show you how to use 2 really awesome products offered currently by Stampin' Up!  Embossing Paste and Brusho Crystal Colours.  Here is the card I will demonstrate today.  I will link all the products I used at the end of my post today.



The stamp set used for this card is Epic Celebrations.  It's a free set you can have just for ordering $50 worth of product.  This set along with many other free items are available during Saleabration with Stampin' Up!  Let me know if I can assist with you with your order so you can get this free set too.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Stampin' Blends

Today I want to share with you a fairly new product that Stampin' Up! offers, and that is the Blender Pens!  They are alcohol based markers and that means they do exactly what the name implies.  They blend really well.  Each of the colors offered, has a light and dark shade of the same color, so as you apply the color you can blend the other one right on top of it.  In the card example below, I used the light and dark shade of Pool Party and also some depth of color by adding the light shade of Bermuda Bay.


There are 12 colors available, each with the 2 shades, plus 2 skin tones and a color lifter.  I love them a lot.  And as you can see, the depth of color is quite amazing!


This past week, I was excited to get to attend a leadership workshop in Lansing, Michigan.  I have never been in the mid-west states and so it was out of my normal routine.  I met some very talented and successful ladies that inspired me to do better as well.


It would be my pleasure to be able to be your creative coach too!  Right now there is no better time to join me with Stampin' Up!  Right now, we are doing our Sale-a-bration campaign, which means MORE FREE additions when joining the team.  The beauty of this company is that hobby demonstrators are welcome and probably make up the majority of the company.  A hobby demonstrator joins because they want to get the products at a reduced cost, meet the minimum requirements, but remain within the Stampin' Up! family.  That's why I joined, and here I am 2.5 years later.

Right now, when you decide to join, you can select $125 worth of product with an additional 2 stamp sets (any stamp sets...even the most expensive in the catalogs) and all for $99.  Oh, and free shipping too!  I would love to have you join me!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sale-A-Bration 2018

Sale-a-Bration is off on a roll for the new year and I thought I would share with you a nice card I made using stamps sets and dies that were FREE.  Yes, that's right!

Here is how it works.  For every $50 purchase now through March 31st, from the annual catalog or the Occasions catalog, you can choose a free item from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  Yes!  Isn't that fun?  But, that's not all.  For those of you that love your Big Shot and cutting out dies, they also are offering a FREE die set with any $100 purchase.  This is an awesome deal!!

The card I am sharing today was made with Amazing You stamp set and also the Celebrate You thinlet dies.  And they were FREE!!  I really like how it turned out!


The blue background was made with the new Brusho Crystal Colors.  Here is how it was done.  I used the shimmery white paper, because I think it has a nice sheen, plus it seems to be pretty substantial when I get it wet.  I used my spritzer and saturated my square of paper pretty good and then sprinkled a little of the Brush crystals on top and let the magic happen.  I have learned that you have to be a little patient with the colors and let them do their thing.  I then heat blasted it a bit to get the dry time handled.  Each time you do this, you get a new and unique result.

The flower was colored with the new Stampin' Blends markers.  For those of you that have followed my blog in years past and remember the Copics tutorials I did, these are alcohol markers like those.  And they are fantastic because they coordinate with Stampin' Up papers and inks.  It's pretty fantastic!

The paper used as the background is the new Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.  This paper is so beautiful with lots of foils.  I opted to use the backside of the foiled paper, because I liked the color of the Calypso Coral, so as you can see, even the back of the paper is beautiful!

If you would be interested in getting your hands on a few catalogs from me, I am happy to send one out to you, or if you are local, I can hand deliver.  Just shoot me an email!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

More Design Team Entries

Yesterday I shared one of the cards I made as an entry for the Pink Stamper Design Team.  Here is card #2.  This stamp set is in our new Occasions catalog and it is perfect for your Valentine's Day cards and treats.  It has a coordinating die set that even cuts out an adorable Valentine's conversation type box.  I will have to share that one with you on an upcoming blog post.  I decided to make this card a shaker card, using our acetate window sheets and the fun gold sequin flakes also available in the Occasions catalog.  I will share a link to all these products below.


Her is a close up of the fun sequins behind their little clear window.


I am going to share this card in an upcoming swap event I am going to participate in next month.  What do you think?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Pink Stamper 2018 Design Team

I received quite an honor yesterday!  I was chosen to be on the Pink Stamper Design Team for the next 6 months.  Pink Stampers is the team I joined when I became a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! 2.5 years ago.  Our leader, Robyn Cardon, was the #1 in sales for the whole company this past November at Onstage on Salt Lake City.  If you were to join my team, you would be included in this fantastic group as well, and it IS a fantastic and fun group of stampers to be a part of.

Right now is an excellent time to join too because we are celebrating Sale-A-Bration, which means, when you sign up for only $99, you get to chose $125 worth of product and in addition to that, you also get to chose 2 FREE stamp sets.  All your choice.  Minimums are easy to meet, so even if you are only in it to get a discount for yourself, it's super doable!  The benefits are fantastic.  Please reach out to me and I can tell you more about it.  Or, join here, and get started today.

But, for now, I thought I would share with you one of the creations I used as my submission for the design team.

This exciting technique was used with the new Brush Crystal Color watercolor ink.  These ARE AWESOME.  You receive a set of 5 colors, you sprinkle them onto dampened paper and the inks spread and make very interesting effects like the one below.  If you are interested in seeing them in action, I will make a small video demonstration.  Please leave a comment below.  I also used one of the hostess stamp sets from our current annual catalog, Background Bits.  The ink color and card stock used is Always Artichoke.


Please come back tomorrow and I will share another item I submitted to be on the Pink Stamper Design Team.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Holy smokes!  Where have I been?  I missed all the fun Christmas posts that I could have shared with you.  But, life happens and it did for me.  But, here I am again and ready to share with you some very exciting news!  The new Occasions Catalog went live and it is now available for you to shop!  Along with that, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing, which means with every $50 ordered, you get to choose a free item.  And, this year, there are some bigger, more special items in sale-a-bration which can be redeemed with a $100 purchase!  Yay!

You can do your shopping here!

Also, if you'd like to join my team, there are some very exciting incentives to do so.  Such as, for  $99 you can pick $125 worth of any products in both our annual catalog and occasions catalog and then you can also pick 2 extra stamp sets for FREE.  Follow this link to sign up!!

I thought I would share a card I made with a new stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  This stamp set is called Petal Palette, and I absolutely love it!  I can't wait to make more cards with it very soon.  here is one I made using why aqua painter to blend the inks.





Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Online Extravaganza Continues and FREE CATALOGS

Hi friends!  As the online extravaganza continues, I wanted to remind everyone that I am giving away free Stampin' Up! annual and holiday catalogs.  I will even mail them to you for free if you reach out to me at my email and leave me your address.  I WANT you to have the opportunity to look and see all the beautiful products ready to be played with.  YOU are going to WANT IT ALL!  Or anyway, I know that's the way that I am!


Today I thought I would share another watercoloring card like the one showcased this past weekend.


The image and greeting are from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  I used the same technique as described on this post.  Such a fun way to play with color!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Special 24 Hour Online Extravaganza Sale!!!





Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.