Wednesday, February 24, 2021

More Blooms

I received the In Bloom bundle the other day and started to play with the set using the Paper Blooms designer paper I posted about previously.  Wow, I couldn't stop!  The two work together so well.  If you like the Paper Blooms dsp, be sure you order it before February 28.  The Sale-a-bration catalog will end on that date.  This paper is FREE with purchase until then.  If you buy the In Bloom bundle, for $48.50, you would only  need to add something small like Stampin' Dimensionals to bring it to $50.  Then you would choose the Paper Blooms paper for free.  Aren't they a nice match?!  The dies even cut some of the flowers on the dsp.  I used sentiments from Happy Thoughts.  For cardstock, I used Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam and Old Olive. Easy peasy!  Let me know if you have questions or need dimensions.

Shop for products used below.  If you spend $50, you will not only get a free item from Sale-a-bration, you will get a gift from me if you use the host code:  D2STJZGC 

If you spend $150, please do not use the host code as you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and you will get to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2 items.  Don't worry, I will still give you the gift! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Paper Blooms

Don't you just love this pretty designer paper?!!  It's called Paper Blooms and it's so versatile!  I love the crisp look of Navy with the Rococco Rose.  This paper is a FREE selection during Sale-a-bration.  Time is running out, so don't wait!  Place an order through my store (flower to the right or click on products below to shop).  Not only will you get to choose a free item (or more with additional $50 purchases), you will get a gift from me by using my host code of  D2STJZGC .   If you place an order of $150, do not use the host code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!  I'll still send you your gift!  If you really want to stock up and take advantage, spend $300 to get the adorable Punch Party stamp set (used in the heart card).  Also, if you'd like to be a discount shopper or a business builder, sign up to be on my team before the end of February!  This month has extra benefits (5 packs of 6x6 designer paper!!).  Choose $125 of any products and pay just $99 and you'll get FREE shipping and you will have until July to use your discount with no further obligation.  Of course, I'd love to help you get started if you'd like to build a business.

Anyway, on to my easy cards with this pretty paper!  I made a get well, happy birthday and baby card.  All three had bases of Night of Navy with a panel of Rococco Rose.  I used the Rectangular Postage punch on two of the three, and the Heart Punch Pack on the baby card.  The sentiments came from Punch Party.  Let me know if you have a favorite!

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The Chicks!!

I loved the Hey Chick stamp set when it came out a couple of years ago during Sale-a-Bration.  I was so excited to see it come back as a limited time set with dies! Hey Birthday Chick is adorable as well.  I used the Birthday Chick below.  The chicks are so much fun!  

I used the designer series paper from the upcoming annual catalog.  You can only get it when you sign up to be a demonstrator through the end of February.  I was able to pre-order as a demonstrator.  I love the patterns!  I chose the brights collection.  It's my favorite.  My card base is Daffodil Delight and the dsp is in Bermuda Bay and Real Red.  I colored the cute image in with my Stampin' Blends.  The little chick in the egg was die cut and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also die cut the Happy Birthday twice for sturdiness before adhering.  Let me know what you think, or if you have a favorite!

Some products used (click to shop my store 24/7):

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Enjoy the Moment

The Enjoy the Moment stamp set was an all-attendee prize at OnStage at Home in November. I was completely baffled at how to use it.  I finally sat down to ink it up and this I what I came up with.  

I wanted a sunset sort of background, so I took my Blending Brushes and inked up my paper in Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.  Then I stamped the image with Memento black and colored in lightly with light Old Olive and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  I decided to use black behind both the sky panel and the image panel to make them pop.  The sentiment was stamped on Coastal Cabana and cut with Tasteful Label dies.  I use these dies so often!  I tied some Linen Thread around the image panel and popped the sentiment on top.  I finished by flicking a black Stampin’ Write maker lightly over the image panel.

I decided to make one more, as I almost always do.  This time I used Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.  I  stamped the image on vellum with Basic Grey and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped with Basic Grey and cut with Tasteful Labels dies.  I tied some white bakers twine around the panel. The vellum was adhered with mini glue dots under the image a bit, and under the sentiment.  The Elegant Faceted Gems were added and I tucked mini glue dots under them as well.  I really enjoyed using this awesome stamp set once I got going!  There may be another coming up soon!!  Let me know which one you prefer.

Spend $50 in my store and earn a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog during February!  Use the host code of  D2STJZGC  to receive a free gift from me.  If you spend $150 or more, do not use the code as you will receive Stampin' Rewards!  Don't worry, you'll still get a gift from me.  Click to see the FREE options!

Some products used (click to shop for them in my store):


Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Pretty Perennials

I had to have this bundle called Pretty Perennials when I saw it in the mini catalog.  I love the two-step flowers, but I love the big Happy sentiment most of all. 

I recently participated in a mystery stamping zoom.  I decided to use the new designer paper from the upcoming annual catalog.  How did I get that paper before the catalog you ask?  I was able to pre-order it as a demonstrator.  You can get it as well!  If you sign up as a demonstrator, your starter kit will allow you to get 5 packs of this paper (different color families) for FREE!! That's 200 sheets of 6x6 paper. You would spend $99 and choose up to $125 in product and you'll get the designer paper for free.  Oh, did I mention the FREE shipping?  Such a great deal!  Once you sign up, you can simply use the discount for yourself, or you can try to build a business.  It's totally up to you.  There is no further obligation once you join.  Check it out here or contact me with questions.  I'd love to have you on my team!!  JOIN Shell Stampers  If you want to simply shop my store 24/7, click the flower to the right.  If you spend $50 and purchase the Pretty Perennials bundle, I'll send you a card kit as well.

February is the best time to shop!  For every $50 purchase, you will receive a free level one item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  There are some great options!  Check it out here:

Anyway, on to my cards!  Any time I participate in something like this, I cut two versions in case the first gets messed up!  Which do you like best?  The first is on a base of Balmy Blue, using the big Happy along with a piece from Stitched So Sweetly (one of my favs!).  I stamped on So Saffron and fussy cut it.  The second is on Highland Heather and I used a sentiment piece from Hippos & Friends. The greeting is from Happy Thoughts.  Let me know what you think, or if you'd like the dimensions.

Some products used (click to shop):

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

She sells seashells

Oh my, this is definitely my favorite bundle/suite in the Stampin' Up! January to June 2021 catalog!  First, I love the beach!  Second, my name is Michelle and half of my life I was called Shelly or Shell, hence the blog name.  I can still hear my Nana calling me, "Hi, Shell."  

Anyway, I created this card for a dear friend who loves soft blues.  The suite comes with a ton of products.  One is the Pearlescent paper.  It is gorgeous!  I will give you a hint though - after you stamp on it, wait a day for it to try.  If you don't, it's still pretty, but it will smudge like the second pink shell below.  

I began by cutting the Pearlescent paper with the Seaside Shells dies.  Then I stamped in different colors (Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Sahara Sand.  I used my Blending Brushes to add some Soft Seafoam on the seaweed.

I then took the die cut piece and lined it up in the Seashells 3D embossing folder and ran it through my Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.  The embossing folder so realistic and gorgeous!    

Next step was cutting a piece of the beautiful dsp (Sand & Sea) at 4 x 5-1/4.  My base is Seaside Spray cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4.  I adhered the die cut piece to the dsp with Stampin' Dimensionals under the shells. I tied a piece of linen thread and adhered the dsp to the base, stamped my sentiment (die cut with Hippo & Friends dies) and adhered with dimensionals on top and below the thread.  Lastly, I added three of the gorgeous opal rounds. I ended up making two cards and I switched the sentiments from the front to inside.

You can buy any of these products in my store.  Right now Sale-a-Bration is going on.  For every $50 you spend, you will choose a FREE level one product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Click on the products below.  Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you have questions.  

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Friday, November 20, 2020

So Thankful

I am so thankful for so many things - family, friends, my job, my business and hobby.  I could go on.  I wanted to say how grateful I am for your support of my business in any way over the last year(s).  I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I used the Love of Leaves bundle on this card for a close friend.  The base is Blackberry Bliss, designer series paper is Plaid Tidings (my fav!!!), and the leaves were stamped with Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Bumblebee.  I added a bow using Braided Linen Trim, and a few In Color Enamel Dots. 

The sentiment label is brand new from the upcoming spring catalog.  It's called Many Messages.  It's one big stamp with lots of messages, and one die to cut them all out at the same time.  You can have a stash ready when you need to make a card.  This will be available January 5.  If you'd like a catalog and you are not working with another demonstrator, please let me know! 

Shop in my store 24/7.  Spend $50 using Host Code:  J2SEWRPR, get a package of embellishments, buy this bundle and receive a card kit, spend $150 do not use host code because you will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will send you the card kit and embellishments!

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