Sunday, July 31, 2016

Floral Boutique is Delightful to Work With

Love the look of this paper - every sheet is one that I love using!

Floral Boutique - awesome. When you lay this designer series paper out on your work area, you are immediately inspired to create something. And I have loved using it over and over. I was inspired to make this card by Danielas Stampelwelt and you can see more of her beautiful art HERE.

It doesn't hurt that I am able to use all of the wonderful tools offered by Stampin' Up! to create this card. Tools and stamps such as Touches of Texture (love this set) and Flourish Thinlits are just made to accompany this paper. 

My card is part of a set of cards - more to follow - and it is my entry into the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge this week. The challenge sketch is below:

by the way - CAS stands for clean and simple
CASE stands for copy and share everything
I am so inspired by the cards on this website -

Hope you enjoy.

Floral Boutique - 141663
Touches of Texture - wood - 141934
Touches of Texture - clear -143251
Flourish Thinlits - 141478

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Falling Flowers and Flourishing Thinlits - Great Combo

Falling Flowers is a set with the most elegant scroll - it is graceful and lovely and adds a special touch to any card. You will love adding this stamp set to your collection. The floral image can be the centerpiece of your card. Choose color combinations that please you, stamp and you have a wonderful card.

You can bundle this stamp set with the May Flowers Framelits (wood - 142328). Definitely a must have - be sure to add it to your wish list. But I paired it with the Flourishing Thinlits - they are a perfect combo in my opinion.

The die cut flowers on this card are from the die set called Flourish Thinlits (141478). I felt this die set created a perfect match for my card.

Flourish Thinlits is bundled with the wonderful stamp set called Flourishing Phrases (142322 wood bundle). If you are like me, you will want to have both of these bundles. OH my - what hard choices.

I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the center of the flower - hard to see in the photo - and an enamel shape. A twist of Linen Thread is the finishing touch

Colors used in this card
Pool Party
Dapper Denim
Whisper White

Card size - 
Pool Party cut 8 1/2 x 11 and folded in half (don't forget to use a bone folder)
Dapper Denim layer is cut 4 x 5 1/4 "
Whisper White layer is cut 3 3/4 x 5"

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card and your envelope too!

Bonus Days End Tomorrow -
be sure to get your bonus cash before this promotion ends so you can spend them in August!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pretty Kitty - Such a Fun Stamp Set

Looking for a fun but versatile stamp set? This is the one. 

It has great greetings that will supplement all of your card making. Plus, the images are darling and will appeal to old and young alike.

See what I mean. How can you not want to play with a stamp set like this?

You can stamp the images in the stamp set and color them with markers, the Aqua Painter, the blender pen or you can leave them blank. 

Stamp cards for children's gifts. Package them with crayons and make the card part of the gift.

Make a card for that special friend.

This card features 2016-2017 in color called Tip Top Taupe, along with Blushing Bride. The background paper from the designer series paper stack, and a doily are the perfect accessories for this card. Change out the images to suit your event or change out the colors to suit your color taste -- 

Sweet Sugar Plum and Rich Razzleberry
Dapper Denim and Pool Party
Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party

What ever you do - have fun creating ---

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I Stamped This - Available to you on August 2

Our new "I Stamped This" Stamp Set will be available for you August 2! Not only are the images fun and useful, they fulfill the Angel Policy which allows you to sell items you have created using Stampin’ Up! products. Whether you are making projects to share for fun or to sell, this set will do just the job.

These are just a few of the projects for which this stamp set is perfectly suited.

And you can use your bonus coupons to purchase this set - don't let Bonus Days get away from you.

Plus, you can order my Card Class-To-Go today and get the stamp set, dies, and all of the materials to make these four beautiful cards. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Your Cards Can Make a Difference

We all love to make cards and share with friends and family

However, there is a wonderful organization that will spread your love in so many ways. They send these cards to children, shut-ins, hospitals and more. And you can help out. This charity is run by a competitor but I still want to support her cause - 
Meals on Wheels
Foster Children
Birthday Party Project (for homeless children)

You can read more on this page

And If you are looking for inspiration

This card would work perfectly for the Birthday Party Project.
Download the instructions and supplies for this card HERE.

You can get this stamp set called Love You Lots for free when you host a qualifying party or make a qualifying purchase - just read more HERE to find out how.

And hurry - for every $50 you spend this month, you will receive a $5 coupon towards a purchase in August -- no limit to the number of coupons you can earn. 

You still have time to sign up for my August CLASS-TO-GODon't Delay - spaces are limited

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle - Coming Soon

Coming Soon - this beautiful bundle
In August, you will be able to purchase this beautiful stamp - it is an exclusive offer and will be available only during August - AND supplies could run out, so don't delay.
You will be able to purchase this awesome stamp,
Or these awesome framelits
 or the bundle (for a $6 dollar savings). What better way to spend your bonus savings coupons
For example, You might want to buy Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Framelits to create this gorgeous card.
Using Sweet Sugarplum ink, I stamped the rose on a piece of Whisper White card stock that has been cut 5 1/2 x 3 3/4". I used a Sponge Dauber to color the rose with the Sweet Sugarplum ink. Then I fussy cut the rose, attaching it to the card along just the bottom and left side. The open right side forms a pocket to holt the tab!
Just Delightful, yes?
The patterned paper is a perfect match for this stamp set - It is called Blooms and Bliss - I love every page of this marvelous paper. I will be using it a log this summer:
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Watercolor Lifting

Watercolor is a wonderful medium. I love it because it never looks the same twice and once I get started creating, I just don't want to stop. 

Recently I found a wonderful technique called Watercolor Lift and just loved the idea. And I loved the wonderful background that this technique created for this whisper white rose.

My background is created by using Stampin' Up! watercolor paper. I used the Aqua Painter and Stampin' Up! ink pads to create a blended background. The colors I used: Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi. 

 Use Stampin' Write Markers to color the watercolor paper then wet the paper with the Aqua Painter, using it like a paint brush, until you have the look you like. If you don't have the markers, you can use stamp pads. Squeezed the stamp pad while it was closed to press the lid against the stamp pad. Then open the pad, pick up the color from the lid of the stamp pad and paint the watercolor paper. Add more or less water as you go to get the look you like.

When the paper is dry, use the Embossing Buddy to reduce static cling on the paper, then stamp the image in versamark ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Then wet the paper again and wipe with a paper towel or cloth to remove some of the ink. The embossed portion remains dark while the colors around the embossed portions are lighter, giving it this beautiful look.

You can see more about this technique in this video by Jennifer McGuire HERE

The stamp sets I used for embossing are Rose Wonder and Jar of Love to create the background images. The best part is that you can use almost any stamp to create your background - what ever you Rose Garden Framelits.

Don't forget to add a matching envelope and stamp the inside of your card to give it the perfect finishing touches.

This card features the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden thinlits. These products compliment each other.  

If you see something you like, don't miss the chance to earn a bonus with your purchase! Hurry - This bonus ends 7/31/16