Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Treat Yourself

Here is a quick watercolor card that I sent to a friend and team member.  I used Stampin' Up! watercolor paper and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I used the little pods and stacked them.  They're stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to wet my paper and then painted with my ink pads.  I used Watermelon Wonder (a retired color), Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from Falling For You which is retired.  I added some In Color Enamel Dots.




Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are almost over!  Don't miss out.  For any $50 order you place, you will receive a $5 coupon which can be used in August.  This is over July 31st though, so don't wait!  Click on the graphic to shop.  If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or you want to become one, you can buy a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription and get some bonus coupons!!




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Celebrate Dots!

I recently received these cute embossing folders from my incredibly generous upline.  I sat down to try them out.  Four cards later, I finally decided to quit for the night.  I made masculine and feminine versions. I ended up loving the color combinations, especially on the masculine one.  I will use it in the future!  There are a ton of ideas I have for the folders and I will be playing with them again.

I have a couple of tips with the folders.  Keep your paper in the folder while stamping the dots (or whatever shapes you want to use).  It will give you a little stability with the debossed letters.  And press down lightly so that the colors don't get inside the letters.  Oh, and if you get a little bit of ink in the letters, just take a white gel pen and write over it!  It's that easy.

These two little folders can easily make a WOW card and there are so many options. They are only $9 US.  Stampin' Up! has a few card samples in the store.  Go and check them out here:  Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders




Here are my samples.  Please let me know your favorite!  I used the Fiesta Textured Embossing folder in the first.  Colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.  I added Metallic Enamel Shapes as well. 

In the second one, I used Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  Again, I added some Enamel Shapes.

In the third, I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and some Fresh Florals dsp.  I used Flirty Flamingo as a base with a panel of Peekaboo Peach.  Then I tied on some Flirty Flamingo ribbon and Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.













Don't forget....for every $50 you spend in July, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in August.  That's a great deal!  There are no limits to how many you can receive.  Check it out here:



Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Christmas in July




Ho, ho, ho!  Stampin' Up!'s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to become a demonstrator! Did you know that you could join just for the discount?  There is no further obligation!  
When you sign up in July for $99, you will receive $125 in product (free shipping), a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set* from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)!  That is a HUGE deal!!  

Give yourself a gift!  Click here to learn more or sign up:  I LOVE FREE STAMPS

*Carols of Christmas

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Hey Stampers!

I just had to share this flash sale on Paper Pumpkin!  Starting today, June 29, through June 30 at midnight, you can get a fun project kit for $5!!!  This is for new subscribers only.  This is an amazing deal!  You will get an acrylic block and a cute card kit or project.  The block and embellishments alone are worth more than $5.  Go ahead and treat yourself.  Don't you need a little creative outlet? Be sure to use the promotion code to get this deal!  Click on the graphic to sign up.

Check out my Pinterest board to the right.  There are tons of alternative ideas each month and I have them on a board so you can browse.




Friday, June 16, 2017

Past Due Eastern Palace

Hi Stampers!  I was thinking about the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite last night and I realized I never posted the cards I've made so far with it.  So here you go!  Sorry I'm late.  Life gets in the way sometimes!  If you'd like to purchase this set, click here.  The dies are... well.... to DIE for!



Here are my cards.  See how versatile this set is?  Let me know which is your favorite!  Thanks for stopping by.



















Thursday, June 08, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Hi Stampers!

I am so excited about the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!  Have you seen it?  There are some amazing new products.  If you would like a catalog and you do not work with a demonstrator currently, let me know and I will send you one.

Here is a card using one of my favorite bundles - Colorful Seasons.  This bundle covers just about anything!  I made a summer, fall and winter card with it so far. I can see myself using this quite a bit. Click here to purchase this bundle:  Colorful Seasons  Or better yet, click on the flower to the right to check out all of the amazing products!

For this card, I started with Watercolor Paper, stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I water colored with an Aquapainter and the inks (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry).  I die cut a single leaf in Pumpkin Pie and embellished with some White Perfect Accents.  I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the sentiment piece.





Check out this video featuring this fabulous bundle here:



Thursday, June 01, 2017

New Embossing Paste


I can hardly wait to try out this new embossing paste by Stampin' Up!  It gives great texture to a card base.    Shop for this product by clicking on the flower to the right.  And feel free to contact me with any questions!  Thanks for stopping by.






It's here, it's here!! The new Catalog is here!

It's such an exciting day for crafters!  The new Stampin' Up  Annual catalog begins today.  There are so many fabulous products in it.  I cannot wait to place my order.  It starts at 2 p.m. EST, today, June 1st.

Check it out here:

If you place an order with me for $75 or more in product, You will receive a free embossing folder of your choice!  And I will throw in a bundle of 6x6 designer series papers as well if your order is $100 or more.

If your list is rather large like mine, consider purchasing the Ultimate Bundle!   It's a great deal. You will pay $99 and get $125 worth of products.  It ships free!  You will not have any further obligation, but you will want to at least use your 20% discount and stock up!  I would be happy to answer any questions on this.




Click here to sign up:  ULTIMATE BUNDLE

Shop my store by clicking on the flower to the right, or click here: SHOP