Monday, July 01, 2019

Happy Days are Here Again!

It's that time of year -- BONUS Days!!  I love freebies, don't you?  For every $50 you spend between July 1-31, Stampin' Up! will give you a $5 coupon which can be redeemed in August.  Yes, please!  Click to shop!

p.s.  Don't forget, for every $50 you spend with me using the host code 2NN2DEJN you will receive a free gift from me!



Friday, June 28, 2019

Vibrant Vases

I posted a sketch challenge over on my Facebook business page.  I gave the sketch a whirl last night.  I haven't cut into my new In Colors dsp yet, ,so I decided to use that.  Pretty Peacock is my favorite new In Color.  What is yours?  Leave me a comment and let me know.  I'm not sure why I hadn't used it yet, but I'm glad I did.  I paired it with Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch.  I would use this color combination again.

The stamp set is called Vibrant Vases and it's a great set!  I stamped the vase on Shimmery White Cardstock in Pretty Peacock, used the solid vase to stamp over with Granny Apple Green, and then punched out.  The flowers were stamped with Pretty Peacock and colored in with Pineapple Punch and a Blender Pen.  Then I fussy cut the flowers, and adhered the vase and popped the flowers with dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay.  Isn't it a pretty font?  Please let me know what you think!




















Some products used (click to order or browse):
















Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mosaic Mood

Don't you just love the new Stampin' Up! designer series papers?!  There are so many beautiful ones.  The Mosaic Mood dsp makes it so easy to create a card!  I made two different cards for class so everyone could have an option to choose from.  I simply fussy cut the roses and the hummingbirds from the paper.  We stamped a sentiment on this beautifully shaped die from To a Wild Rose and then added the Mosaic element.  It was so easy!  I love the colors in it.  I used So Saffron as a base and added the strip of Mint Macaron.  I added texture to one with the basket embossing folder.  You could use just about any of them.  The Mosaic Tile folder would look even better!  (note to self: order that next).  I finished off the rose card with the metallic pearls, another favorite of mine!  Let me know which is your favorite!

*edited to add a Mint Macaron version below.  I needed several healing hugs type cards this week!


















Shop here:



















Not used, but it would look great!



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Friday, June 14, 2019

July Pumpkin

You will not want to miss the July Paper Pumpkin!  It coordinates with three suites from the annual catalog!  Click here to order:




You might want to get one or two of these if you don't already have them.  Just click to browse or shop.  The photos below show the entire suite.  You can get pieces of it as well.










Shop with me 24/7 and don't forget to use my July Host Code HUFFER42 with any order of $50 or more.  You will receive a free gift.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use this code as Stampin' Up! will give you Stampin' Rewards (FREE money to spend!).  If you want to talk about being a discount shopper or are looking to get into a fun business (no obligations), just contact me.  I'd love to talk to you about being on my team!  You will choose $125 of product for $99 and get free shipping!  And then you will enjoy the 20% discount.  Again, no further obligations!




Tuesday, June 04, 2019

New Best Friend!!

Well, it's here!  The brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog is live!!

Here is a card using the Free As A Bird bundle.  Oh, I just love this set!  The dsp is gorgeous!  I stamped these sweet little birdies in Memento Ink and colored in with Stampin' Blends.  The sky background was created by coloring Light Pool Party and fading with the Color Lifter.  I really love the Free As A Bird Bundle.  The stitched shapes are amazing!  I can see myself using them a LOT. 






Check out this adorable video:





And browse and shop here 24/7.  If you do not have a catalog and do not work with another demonstrator, please contact me.  I'd love to send you one and earn your business.




Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Come Sail Away!

The new Stampin' Up! 2019-20 catalog is almost here!  I was able to place a preorder as a demonstrator, and I just had to have the Sail Away bundle!  I live in New England, and the ocean is my favorite place to be.  This set has sailboats, a lighthouse, anchor and rope, and a few more items.  The dsp is amazing as well. 

Here are two cards using the suite.  I used Night of Navy as a base for both, and the pretty blue panel is made from a new In Color called Seaside Spray.  It's cut with dies from the Free As A Bird bundle.  Don't you just love the stitched shape?!  I will be using this a lot.  I stamped the seagulls, boats and lighthouse with Night of Navy as well.  I colored the boats with Stampin' Blends in Real Red and Old Olive.  You could easily use Blender pens with the inks as well.  The first card has a piece of rope beneath the sentiment stamped on Old Olive & cut with the Classic Label Punch. The next card is using a retired sentiment on Crumb Cake and I used one of the awesome embellishments with Linen Thread tied through it.  You could make this into a get well, thanks, happy birthday, congrats, graduation, etc.









Another option is the Come Sail Away Memories and More kit.  It has some great prints, amazing laser cut papers, and cards for scrapbooking or easy card making!  These are so popular and sell out fast, so be ready to order on June 4!  Check them out in the video below.




If you do not have a catalog and you are not working with another demonstrator, please message me and I'll be happy to send one out to you.  This is one you don't want to miss!  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stampin'!


SHOP HERE and receive a free  pack of embellishments by using my June  Host Code: 3XDRXTXN  with any order of $40 or more.  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the host code as you will get 10% stampin' rewards to use on whatever you'd like!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!





Happy Mother's Day, friends!  Here is one of the cards I made for my husband's godmother/aunt. The photo doesn't show it well, but the white was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I wanted it to look like textured wallpaper.  If you run this both ways through the big shot, it looks like linen.  Such a nice way to add texture!







The Tea Together bundle was used to create the cup.  This will be available in the new catalog starting June 4.  I used  the Stitched Labels framlits for the sentiment, Stampin' Blends for coloring, Balmy Blue for a base (LOVE this color), and the Gingham dsp from the Occasions catalog.  This is only available for a short time so don't hesitate!  Just click on the photo to shop.



I hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Let it Ride!!

I can finally post this card. I made it for my sister-in-law's birthday, using the Let It Ride set.  I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it in the catalog.  You can create a scene with the horse or simply just use one like I have here.  I really love the sayings in this set.  The inside said, "Live as Someone Let the Gate Open."  This is so appropriate for my sister-in-law as she has animals and does leave the gate open occasionally!





Recipe:  I started with a base of Balmy Blue, added a panel of Wood Textures dsp (3-7/8 x 5-1/8), stamped the sentiment on whisper white and trimmed to fit.  Then I stamped the horse on whisper white and die cut it with a Layered Ovals die (largest, I believe).  I started coloring in with blends.  The colors I believe I used were:  Crumb Cake light and dark, Light Soft Suede, Bronze (just a bit to redden him up a bit).  The grass is Granny Apple Green light and dark and I used a color lifter to blend it.  Then I decided the sky was too plain.  I started coloring with light Balmy Blue and it seemed too dark.  I went over it with the color lifter in a circular motion and tried to create white cloud spots  I think it came out okay. What do you think?  You should give it a try.  I love playing with my Blender Pens!  I forgot to mention, before mounting my oval, I took some Linen Thread and wrapped it around my fingers.  Then I added a few glue dots where the oval would be mounted.  I stuck a few ends down to hold it.  The final step was putting Stampin' Dimensionals on my oval and sticking it down!  Please let me know what you think.  I love reading your comments!


You can find Let It Ride, or any other products used, it in my store here (click on horses):





Don't forget to use my May Host code of  7W4KYHFM when you place an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a package of embellishments for FREE.  If you place an order of $150 or more, don't use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order ($15).  Or contact me for the ultimate deal - a starter kit with $125 in product you choose for $99 and FREE shipping, not to mention the 20% discount for you!!!

The brand new 2019-2020 Annual catalog is out and I would love to send you one if you aren't working with a demonstrator.  Please contact me for one.  It's gorgeous!  It starts June 4.





Monday, May 06, 2019

Shelli Pumpkin

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you will not want to miss this one!  Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s  co-founder designed this one.  It's vintagey (maybe not a word, but sounds good) and so pretty!!!  Even the box is pretty.  You have to sign up by May 10 to get this gorgeous kit.

Check it out here:





Friday, April 19, 2019

Everything's Rosy!

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is amazing.  I cannot wait to share it with you!  If you're not working with another demonstrator, please contact me and I'll send you a copy!

This is a brand-new item for Stampin' Up! and it's a product medley called Everything is Rosy (product#150059).  Check it out here and let me know what you think!  The sale period is May 1- May 31, while supplies last - so be ready! 









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Some samples:

















Friday, April 05, 2019

Vrooom!

I created this card for my son's birthday.  He's not really a car fanatic, but he loves metals and Batman.  I kind of think this car looks like the Batmobile, don't you?  Anyway, I used the Geared Up Garage bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  I just love this set!  I think I'm one of the few people who enjoy making masculine cards.  I like  how this set can be used with the cars, tools, etc., or simply the gears.  The dsp is great also!  I'm not sure if you can see how I tried to patina the gears.  They were cut out with silver foil paper and then dabbed it with Shaded Spruce and Memento Black and a sponge.









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Don't forget to use my April Host code of  VBEJAJFN.  When you place an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a package of embellishments for FREE.  If you place an order of $150 or more, don't use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order ($15).


Monday, April 01, 2019

Awesome storage options!



Good morning!  I wanted to let you know about a brand new storage system from Stampin' Up!  This storage is lightweight and portable!  I've been looking for portable storage for a while now and I can't wait to convert my desk!!





Check out the items here:




  Don't forget to use my April Host Code of  VBEJAJFN  with an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a free package of embellishments! 






Friday, March 29, 2019

Butterflies are back!

In case you haven't heard, the Butterfly Duet punch is back!!  It is an amazing punch that coordinates with the free Botanical Butterfly dsp in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  It also is paired with a beautiful stamp set.  If you have been waiting for this, wait no longer.  In fact, I'd rush to order it because I know lots of stampers have been waiting!  Just click to order!  If you order the bundle ($35) and add some cardstock and ink, you'll be at the $50 you need to qualify for the FREE dsp!









Free with $50 product purchase:





Here is a card I made using the punch and dsp: