Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faux Watercolor Thank You + Sale-a-bration Second Release

Did you hear?  There is a second release of Sale-a-bration items available now.  I absolutely love the set Eclectic Expressions.  You can get it free with a $50 product order!  My "faux watercolor" is made using this new set.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White and stamped the larger watercolor splotch repeatedly with Sugar Plum, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst.  On a scrap piece of Shimmery White I stamped the same colors using the smaller splotch.  I used the scattered dots, stamping in Fresh Fig over the top of both stamping several times without re-inking.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and is die cut using my Big Shot and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  The following image shows all the stamps in the set.

I used my Aqua Painter to smudge or define some of the edges of the stamped images. The base card is Fresh Fig Card Stock. The "watercolored" panel is mounted to a layer of Basic Black Card Stock with just a 1/16" border showing.

The die cut layer is mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals, tucking some messy loops of Basic Black Metallic Thread behind it.

It's finished off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels

I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code, HZTEG7F6, when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thank you for looking! I think you will love the Eclectic Expressions set.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Panda Valentines with Brusho Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!  I made these simple cards for my grandsons.  The pandas are from the Sale-a-bration set Party Pandas, you can choose free with a $50 product order.  The hearts are Watercolor Paper spritzed with water then sprinkled with the new Brusho watercolor ink crystals and used my Aquapainter to move it around until I was pleased.  I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies to cut the hearts.

The background scatter stamp is from the Sale-a-bration second release set Eclectic Expressions.  It, too, will be free with a $50 product order starting February 16. I got a little carried away with it on one card so I over compensated and used it sparingly on the other.  The balloon is cut from a scrap of Brusho watercolored paper using the same Sweet and Sassy Framelits.

The pandas were stamped on Whisper White using Basic Black ink, they were fussy cut and I used Dimensionals to pop them off the hearts. Oh, and I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen on the white parts of the pandas  Finished the cards off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I stamped the greeting inside using the fun set Labeler Alphabet -- it is such a fun set to use and I think my grandsons will like it more than a pretty script greeting.

I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code, HZTEG7F6, when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sure Do Love You Valentine in Crumb Cake

I send Valentine's Day cards to my nephews so I needed something masculine and simple.  I reached for the Sure Do Love You Bundle in the Occasions 2018 catalog and Crumb Cake and Early Espresso – I love the outcome.

This was the only heart set I ordered from the Occasions catalog, but I LOVE the striped heart in the Heart Happiness set so I tried adding my own stripes to the heart image in the Sure Do Love You Set.   I didn't think it looked that great at first, but once I cut it and added it to the card I really like it!  Which do you like better -- stripes or no stripes? I'd love you to comment on that!

Card base and top are Crumb Cake Card Stock with a layer of Early Espresso between. The heart and banner are stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The larger leafy heart border is stamped in Early Espresso. I used a Soft Suede Marker direct to the inked heart before stamping. The heart image is popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also add a single Dimensional to the center of banner, but only used Fast Fuse on the ends.  That gives even more dimension to the card. I couldn't resist adding a single Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the heart.

I always tuck a Starbucks gift card into these cards and the Lots to Love Box Framelits set in this bundle gave me an idea.  There are two little pieces that are (I think) to be used to make a spot to pull a card from an envelope.   See those two little pieces in the bottom left corner?

Well, I thought they would be great to add tabs to hold a card.  IT WORKED!  Yay me. Here is how I did it.  First lightly mark with a pencil the outer edges of the card like this:

Then I placed those two dies (using a ruler to align them precisely) along the pencil marks and used washi tape to hold them in place.

Ran them through my trusty Big Shot and voila the card is held in place by the half circle tabs! Don't forget to erase the pencil marks.

I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, February 8, 2018

SUPPLY EXHAUSTED Buy 1 Fast Fuse Get 2 Refills FREE! 5 days only SOLD OUT

In less than a day the supply for the promotion was exhausted. While the promotion has ended, Fast Fuse is still available.

I love Fast Fuse Adhesive and I think you will too! Now is the time to try it, or stock up! For 5 days only (or while supplies last) Stampin' Up! is offering 2 refills with each Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) you buy.  The refills retail for $7.50 each and have more than twice the amount of adhesive!  Don't miss this one.

Here is a video that show tips on using this adhesive

When placing your order from my online store be sure to use by February Host Code, HZTEG7G6, when placing your order of less that $150.  Don't forget that it's Sale-a-bration time -- more free product!
I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, February 5, 2018

Winter White Birthday

This was one of my favorite cards I made and I forgot to post it!  It was for a friends birthday and I wanted to wait until after she received it, then plum forgot!

I love creating with shades of white, my favorite combo is Whisper White and Shimmery White, but for this card the Shimmery White did not give me quite enough contrast so I used Very Vanilla and I love it?  Move over Shimmery White?  Absolutely not.

I used the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.  I am so excited that this die set was not retired!  It is is being carried over so you can still get it along with some other favorites that are now in the Holiday Favorites category.  It is listed as being available only until May 31 though,  Don't miss this one.  Look at all the beautiful detail.

My Big Shot makes this stunning card come together so fast!  I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder for the Whisper White Card Stock background.  The detailed snowflakes were cut using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.  The scalloped outline was cut using the same dies but I used Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I stamped the greeting using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The greeting is from the set Dragonfly Dreams.

Thank you for looking!  I would love for you to order your Stampin' Up! product through me and be your source for all things Stampin' Up!  My online store is open 24/7!  Be sure to use my February host code, HZTEG7F6, when placing your order.  Orders of $150 qualify for host benefits so no need to use a code. 
If you have a large order you might consider choosing the Starter Kit.  For $99 you get $125 in product PLUS during Sale-a-bration you get to choose 2 free sets (that could mean an additional $101 value).  While there is no additional requirements, you might stay for the Demonstrator Discount of 20%-25%!

Happy Stampin!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hello Fruit Basket

I just love this new set, Fruit Basket, that made it's debut in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The coordinating punches, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, make the tiniest, cutest fruits! The pear strawberry pear is my favorite - love 'em both.

Its interesting to note that the punched image is a little smaller than the stamped image. I really like that it adds some more variation.

This card is quite simple and came together quickly. It took me the longest to decide wether to make the orange a watermelon or not.  I decided the orange slice would be more to scale.

Whisper White Thick Card Base 4 1/4 x scored at 5 1/2
White panel cut with the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits
Fruit Basket Stamp Set Bundle (the photopolymer set and the punches can be purchased separately)
Real Red Ink Pad
Garden Green Ink Pad
Crushed Curry Ink pad
Pear Pizazz Marker
Soft Suede Marker
Peek-a-boo Peach Marker
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Stampin' Dimensionals & Mini Stampin Dimensionals

I fussy cut the bowl and around the word "hello".  The white panel is popped up, as is some of the fruit and the greeting.

Here is a closer look

I'm going to be using this set a lot more!

Want the supplies to make one of your own?  Order from my online store 24/7.  Be sure to use my Host Code when placing your order of less than $150.  For orders of $150 and more you will qualify for Host Benefits (aka free stuff!).  Don't forget that it is Sale-a-bration time -- you get to choose a free set from the Sale-a-bration catalog with every $50 product purchase.
Thank you for looking!  I would love to be your demonstrator!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy Wishes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day!  To me that means Spring is coming.  About this time of year I keep watch for the tiny green shoots that mean the crocus are going to bloom!  But, I'm getting a bit ahead of myself.  Today I'm sharing a Valentine's card with a gorgeous Sale-a-bration set, Happy Wishes, that you can only get for free with purchase*.

The main "happy" image is inked up with two colors for an ombre effect.  I used Berry Burst on the flowers and a little into the letters, Fresh Fig was used at the top, making sure to overlap the Berry Burst a bit so there was full ink coverage.  It was stamped onto Whisper White card stock.  I used the largest heart die from Sweet and Sassy Framelits to cut the heart.

Since there are no Valentine's Day greetings in the Happy Wishes I pulled out a favorite standby for greetings, Teeny Tiny Wishes. I simply omitted the "happy" part of the greeting which is stamped with Fresh Fig ink and cut using the small label in Bunch of Banners Framelits.  There are so many little greetings in Teeny Tiny Wishes that you could use. The little greeting is popped up using  Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. The larger heart is popped up using the regular sized Stampin' Dimensionals.

For layering I used Powder Pink Card Stock embossed with the Sweetheart Embossing Folder. That is layered onto a Fresh Fig Card Stock panel. The base layer is Whisper White Thick.  I added a few Basic Pearl Jewels.

You can get all of these products from my online store

Use my January Host Code when you place an order less than $150. For orders of $150.00 or more you qualify for Host Benefits.
*It's Sale-a-bration time. You get to choose free product for every $50 in Stampin' Up! product you order.  The set I used is a double set and has beautiful images and greetings.  This particular set requires a $100 purchase to get it free.
Watch this video for more information and ideas

I would be happy to be your choice for all things Stampin' Up!  Thank you for looking.  I look forward to your comments.