Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Waterfront + Fruit Basket = Birthday in Paradise

I'm loving this new set, Waterfront!  It arrived just in time to make a birthday card for my sister who is celebrating her birthday in Hawaii!  Couldn't wait for her actual birthday so gave it to her early!  It reminds me of a time we were together sipping a fruity cocktail from a Grand Wailea pineapple cup -- didn't stay at that hotel, but the beach in front of it is a favorite of ours and they are happy to sell the drinks to anyone! I've only used the more tropical look but the Waterfront set works for mountain scenes as well.

Since I've already given the card to my sister and I failed to make note of the colors I used I'm going from memory for the supplies.

In addition to the Waterfront stamp set, I used the Fruit Basket Bundle for the pineapple.  The Itty Bitty Punches are truly itty bitty and I LOVE THEM! I used the straw from a retired set, 3 Cheers for You.

The greeting was easy to curve.  The Fruit Basket set is photopolymer so it was easy to place on the clear block and mirror the curve of the circle dies.  I love the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  


Fruit Basket Photopolymer Stamp Set
Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon
Mini Stampin Dimensionals to pop up the pineapple and stamped layer
Aqua Painters to add highlights and details to stamped images
Whisper White Thick Card Stock
Night of Navy Card Stock (or Pacific Point for circle layer)
Basic Gray Ink (for greeting)
Saraha Sand Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Island Indigo Ink
Pool Party Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Garden Green Ink
Melon Mambo Ink

Here is a picture of the cup that inspired the whole card.

You can get all of these supplies (except that cute pineapple cup) from my online store.  Please use my January Host Code, 6KU3JE92, when placing your order of less than $150. At $150 you qualify for host benefits so there is no need for the Host Code.  Don't forget that it's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose a free item for every $50 in product you buy

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Occasions Catalog 2018 Barn Door Bundle Video

Trying to catch you up on all the fun things in the new Occasions Catalog!  The Barn Door Bundle is one of my favorites in the new catalog.  I guess if I can't find a place for one in my home I'll settle for one on a card or scrapbook page! It also comes in wood mount.  Add a little bit more so your order totals at least $50 in product and you will qualify for a free Sale-a-bration stamp set

Check out this great video by Brandi Bernard.

You can order this bundle and all current Stampin' Up! products from my online store.  Be sure to use my January host code 6KU3JE92 when placing your order.  If your order is $150 in product you do not need to use the host code -- you will qualify for host benefits!

Thank you for looking!


Waterfront Birthday -- a little bit of paradise

I have been MIA, I hope you have noticed.  So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Just before Christmas I got the flu (in spite of a flu shot) and is taking me so long to feel better. I'm still congested and coughing.  Yikes -- it was a bad one! I got my new product from the Occasions Catalog and some free Sale-a-bration sets (as a demonstrator I get to order a few weeks early) and couldn't even play!  Well, I finally got to play with what I think is my one of my "new favorite" stamp set -- Waterfront.  I was inspired by another card I saw, but can't find that one.

The set has stamps that allow you to create a scene.  I used them and filled in, and softened some transitions with my aqua painter.

I used the Seaside Embossing Folder to create the "waves" on the one layer.  The circle was cut using largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Supplies: (I already gave this card to my BIL and not positive about all the colors)

Whisper White Card Stock
Night of Navy Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Seaside Embossing Folder
Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Crumb Cake Ink
Sahara Sand Ink
Island Indigo Ink
Marina Mist Ink
Garden Green Ink
Cajun Craze Ink
Crushed Curry Ink
Linen Thread
Aqua Painter
Big Shot
Stampin' Dimensionals

It was a fun card to make!  I hope you will give the "scene stamp" a try!

Don't forget that it's Sale-a-bration time.  For each $50 in product you purchase you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  You can order directly form my online store here -- be sure to use my January Host Code 6KU3JE92 when placing your order of less than $150.  If you place a $150 order you qualify for host benefits on your own!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Winter Branch Christmas Card

Just a little over a week until Christmas.  We had our first snow last night.  Only a 1/2" but it looks so pretty. Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm getting there.  The stockings are hung*, the tree is decorated, some presents are wrapped.  3 weeks ago I thought to myself "I think I'm on schedule", but I think I miscalculated.  There is so much yet to be done.  I have a few more gifts to purchase and wrap and a few Christmas cards to make.  This card is one of my favorites.

I absolutely adore this branch from the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I die cut it in Whisper White and Early Espresso and layered them for a shadow effect.  In retrospect I might have had the "shadow" below the branch to make it look like a snow covered branch. 

I used the Stitched Frame Framelits to make this rectangle.  A rectangle you say?  Yes!  I tried a technique to make a rectangle from a square die.  It is done by cutting the die part way.  Then you move the die, lining it up with the partial cut and complete the cutting.  Clear as mud? My goal is to start doing videos and when I do I can show you.

I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits to create the stars.  There is some Silver Glimmer paper behind the panel. I glued a few of the cut starts onto the card for a little dimension.

I added the single ornament hanging from the branch, using the ornament from the Chandelier Thinlits.  The ball is Red Glimmer Paper, the cap and hanger are Silver Foil Paper.

The Merry Christmas, part of the Flurry of Wishes set,  is stamped in Real Red.  3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the bottom right finish it off.  I love how it turned out

* I wanted to show you my FINISHED needlepoint Christmas stockings.  I have been working on them for years!  As my DIL and SIL and grandsons came along it took some searching to find canvases by the same designer in the same background design.  Then I had to find matching wool for the backgrounds – it wasn't made any longer.  I'm jumping for joy having these completed.

I hope you are enjoying all the wonder of Christmas.

You can order all the supplies to make the Christmas card from my online store.  I would sure appreciate you using my December Host Code for orders under $150.00  If you order $150 you qualify for Host Benefits and no code is needed.
Thank you for looking!

Merry Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Preorder your Stamparatus Today

Today at 2 pm MT! You can order your very own Stamparatus. Preorder will be open from December 5 at 2pm MT through December 30.

While this preorder will remain open December 5 - December 30, shipping begins March 19 and may be staggered depending on the number of reservations received. 

This is an innovative stamp positioner.  Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • Apply more ink precisely
  • Fewer mistakes = save money
  • Easily create multiple step images with the reversible plates

More Details

  • Compatible with photopolymer and traditional unmounted red rubber images
  • Foam mat for photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and guidelines for easy placement
  • Two open sides to accommodate larger paper sizes
  • Two reversible plates = 4 work surfaces
  • Two magnets to hold paper in place
  • Built in magnet storage on the bottom
  • It's just 8"x8"x7/8"

Watch this video for 5 things you need to know about what I think will be the best stamp positioner you can use. I was selected to help with the Leader to Leader group in developing this tool!

For more information you can click on these links

I am also just an email away if you still have questions.

Don't forget to check the Year End Sales Event.

Thank you for looking!  Want your product shipped right to your doorstep?  Order from my Online Store -- I would be thrilled to have you choose me as your Demonstrator!  When you order don't forget to use my December Host Code, AHJNNJRV, when placing your order of less that $150.  If your order is $150 or more you will qualify for Host Benefits.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Year End Sales Event and a Christmas Card Too!

 Can it be possible that the Holiday Catalog ordering period is almost over?  Stampin' Up! is offering some of the items at a discount.  Check it out!

I wanted to show you another Christmas card.  I love the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  Right now you can still get them in a bundle with the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

It's a little hard to tell that I used the Champagne Foil Sheets for the background. and that is layered onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  The main card is Whisper White Thick embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I cut the rows of houses using the Edglits and Shimmery White Card Stock. I just trimmed the houses off their rows so I had individual buildings and trees.  I glued these to the foil panel using Tombow Multipurpose Glue (aka green glue).  The trees were adhered with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  Oh, the smaller tree that is on the right was cut from Whisper White so there is a little contrast to the Shimmery White.  If you follow my blog you know that  I love that combo!

I left some of the pieces in the windows, I kinda like the look but you can punch them all out easily with a favorite tool of mine, the Big Shot Die Brush.  If you use your Big Shot a lot you NEED this tool.  Lastly I stamped Merry Christmas using a stamp from Santa's Sleigh, I used Basic Gray ink

Thanks for looking!  I'd love you to shop with me.  You can get all the supplies for this card and anything Stampin' Up! from my online store.  When you order be sure to use my December Host Code, AHJNNJRV, when you place your order of $149.99 or less.  If your order is $150 or more you do not need to use this code -- you will qualify for free product!
Happy Stampin'!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping, No Minimum, Cyber Monday November 27

Get your wishlist out now!  Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping on Monday, November 27 12:00 am through November 27 11:59 pm.  The Extravaganza, with deals up to 40% off, ends November 26 at 11:59 pm.  The two offers do not overlap each other.

This the perfect time for you to stock up on:

Don't forget to check out the 10% discounted Bundles, the Clearance Rack and you should try the new Stampin' Blends! Only need that one little thing right now? Free shipping on even that, there is no minimum order requirement.

Order from my online store as often as you want during this 24 hour period and you will get free standard delivery to your front door!  Want FREE SUPPLIES?  Spend $150 in product at one time and you qualify for Stampin' Rewards!. If your order doesn't get to $150 be sure to use my November Host Code.
Thank you so much for choosing me as your demonstrator and shopping with me!

Happy stamping