Thursday, January 28, 2016

PPA 285

I made this for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. Isn't this color combination delicious?!   I had a new stamp set just waiting to be inked up and I thought these pretty flowers would look great with Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride.  I hope you'll go and check out all of the gorgeous creations at Pals Paper Arts! Or better still, why don't you join us in the challenge? ** edited to add:  Ooooops!  I used Blushing Bride instead of Pink Pirouette!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You've Got This

I made this for a good friend of mine who is close to the end of her radiation treatments.  The pretty flower stamp set is a FREE stamp from Sale-a-Bration called "What I Love".  It has a great "thank you" but I really needed another sentiment for this card.  That's what I love (pardon the pun) about having a variety of stamp sets to mix and match!

"What I Love" is a three-step stamping set.  It's very simple.  You start with a light color and gradually add layers in darker colors.  It's easy and looks like you did some amazing techniques to get there. Please let me know what you think!

p.s.  If you don't know what Sale-a-Bration is, it is a catalog of FREE products.  For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a FREE item!  This runs from January 5 - March 31.  Click here to check out the catalog:  Sale-a-Bration.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Deal - SALE, SALE, SALE!!

Don't forget, during Sale-a-Bration, Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions are on sale.  It's $55 for a three-month subscription and you get to choose a FREE item from the amazing Sale-a-Bration catalog!   Just click in the Stampin' Up! store link below to place an order.  Enter item  #137859 for a three-month subscription. You will be prompted to add your free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  That's it!  Now, you can save even more by choosing the 12-month option! You would choose FOUR free items and you'd be saving $24!!   Just enter  #137861 .

You will receive an email with a code.  You will then go to Paper Pumpkin to set up an account and enter the code in the Promotional Code box.   If you are a current Paper Pumpkin customer, you will just log in and enter the code.  You'll see the 3 or 12 month credit in your account.   Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

you will just enter the code you will receive

Thursday, January 14, 2016

PPA 283

I love this color combination for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge!  I just got a big box from Mr. Brown and it was perfect timing!  I pulled out a piece of It's My Party dsp, inked up the Balloon Celebration stamp set and went to work.   I'm not sure if you can see the shimmery balloons.  I colored them with the clear Wink of Stella pen which is now available through Stampin' Up!  Let me know what you think, and please join us if you can!

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

PPA 282

What a great way to start the new year!  Love this nice clean sketch!  I had a couple of pieces of this pretty dsp sitting on my table so I decided to put them to work.  The paper and stamps are from the Occasions 2016 Catalog which goes live January 5!  Let me know what you think. Please go over to Pals Paper Arts and join us if you can!

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!!

The time has come!  The Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs are live!  For every $50 you spend in any catalog (Occasions, Annual), you can choose a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  There are some cute papers and stamps to choose from!

If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or you would like to try it out, you can purchase a prepaid three month subscription for $55 ($5 savings) and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  If you decide to treat yourself to a 12-month subscription ($24 savings), you can choose four FREE items!!

If you decide to spend $100 to choose 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration items, you really should consider purchasing the starter kit for $99 and get the best deal of all....DURING SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 5 – March 31), you’ll receive up to $155 in your choice of products with the $99 Starter Kit.  That’s up to $56 FREE!  You do not have to hold classes and you will not have any further obligation.  You will get a discount of 30% on your first order after the starter kit.  You will also get free shipping on the starter kit.  Please contact me if you are interested and I can give you all of the details!

And if that is not enough, the weekly deals are listed below.  Yes, you can buy them as part of your $50.

I know I've thrown a lot at you.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at all!  I'd be happy to talk by phone, or email or message, if you prefer!  No pressure.  

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Many thanks

Sorry I've been MIA.  It's been crazy during the holidays.  We had a great Christmas and New Years! We are still waiting for our grandson to arrive.  We thought it would be before the new year but that didn't happen.  His due date is tomorrow so hopefully he will arrive before I have to go back to work!

I made this to thank a friend for helping me out.  I used the Woodland Embossing folder.  I got inspiration from the talented stampers on Pinterest.  There are lots of fun ways to use this!  For mine, I sponged on some Lost Lagoon ink (toward the trees) and then on the rest of the sky areas I used Pool Party.  Then I stamped the Wonderland trees in Mellow Moss on top of that.  I carefully put my paper in the folder and send through the Big Shot.  I love the result.  You can experiment with lots of colors!

For the snowflake, I started with a wooden element, pressed it on a Versamark ink pad and then embossed with Pool Party embossing powder.  I dusted with a glittery embossing powder for some sparkle.  I know it's hard to see the glitter here. You have to be careful not to over heat.  I did see a little bit of smoke when I wasn't paying attention.  I do love the embossed snowflakes, then again, I just plain love snowflakes!

I plan on dusting off my craft room and getting back to a regular schedule, but I'm on call to take care of my granddaughter when the baby arrives.  Hope to be back soon!

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