Saturday, February 24, 2018

Blossoming Basket Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Hey everyone!  How are you today?  We made it to the weekend and I thought it was high time that I shared one of the NEW Sale-a-bration stamp sets that was just released.  It's called Blossoming Basket.  I thought I would be a little bit of a rebel though and focus on the little butterfly in the set and avoid the basket for now.  (I do love the basket, and will give it love later).


I used Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the butterflies fluttering up across my paper.  I tried to make an ombre look by going from light to dark using Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night as Navy inks.  I then sponged the coordinating color a bit to give it a soft smudgy look.   I then heat embossed in silver on vellum paper, a fun little stamp in another free stamp set available during Sale-a-bration called Amazing You.  This image is actually half of the sunburst, but I did it twice to make the full circle.  Using some ombre ribbon, some metallic thread and stamping my sentiment with an ombre effect using Marina Mist and Night of Navy.  To finish it all off, I added a few of the Metallics Sequin Assortment to bling it a bit.  

I really love this card.  I should have made a bunch of them because now I only have 1 and will have to find someone extra special to send it to.

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!

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!!