Thursday, January 17, 2019

Be Mine Heart Card

Hi again!  I'm so excited to start sharing some Valentine's cards.  This first one was fun to make, I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies from the just released Occasions Catalog.  It's available with a coordinating stamp set in the Meant to Be Bundle giving you a 10% discount.

Here are the details

Base: 4 1/4x 11 Whisper White Card Stock, score in half

Layer 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Blushing Bride Card Stock

From Blushing Bride cut the largest heart, use only the thin scalloped border

From Lovely Lipstick cut the same largest heart, use only the center heart

From Blushing Bride Card Stock cut the heart border 3 times

I used a scrap piece of Vellum Card Stock, using the Lovely Lipstick heart I cut a slightly larger heart

Arrange the 3 heart borders to be as close together without overlapping (I used a post-it-note along the two sides to hold them in place.  

Apply Mono Adhesive to the scalloped heart and lay it over the heart borders then carefully trim away the hearts that hang over. 

Glue the Vellum heart the to back then place the Lovely Lipstick Heart behind those layers using Dimensionals to hold it in place.

Using Basic Gray Ink I stamped repeatedly the "sent with love" phrase from Itty Bitty Greetings, sometimes stamping without reinking.

Loop some Rose Metallic Thread and attach with a Glue Dot then place the heart.

I added a couple little hearts in the bottom corner, putting  a tiny Basic Pearl Jewel on the larger heart.

It was a fun card to make!

All of these supplies can be purchased through my online store.  I'd love to be your source for your Stampin' Up! supplies.  It's Sale-a-bration time which means that for eery $50 in product you get to choose a free set from the Sale-a-bration CatalogBe sure to use my January Host code QFU7KRX7 (when prompted online) if your order is under $150. If your order is $150 you get Host Benefits! 

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalog Launch Tomorrow

Happy New Year!  I've got a card to share with you today, but before I get to that I want to let you know that the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration launch tomorrow. I can show you these covers but I have to wait until tomorrow to link to the contents.

Details: For every $50 in product you order you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  If you were to order $250 in product you will get to pick 5 free items, you would get $25 (10% hostess benefits) AND you will get an additional $25 to spend on hostess.  Here is a look at how it breaks down

Here is my favorite option.  If you want the Starter Kit and all the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (with no further obligation):

Option 1 you get $175 in product (your choice) for just $99 with free shipping.
Option 2 get $175 in product (your choice) and the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50) for $129 with free shipping.  There is an introduction video below

Wow!  So much happening today and tomorrow.  Here is a card for your to enjoy while you are making your wishlist!

I used the First Frost stamp set and the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.  I'm excited that this Holiday Catalog item will be carried over.  But, if you want the Bundle saving of 10% you need to order today.

This is a very neutral card and I'm using it for a wedding shower I'm attending.  I started with aVery Vanilla Thick card stock base.  Used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder to emboss a Very Vanilla layer and added that you yet another Very Vanilla layer. 

I stamped the flower images in Soft Suede on scraps of Very Vanilla paper and used the Frosted Bouquet Framelits dies to cut them out.  Did you notice that there are two identical dies for the smaller flower?  One pass through my Big Shot and the cutting is done! The leaves and springs and the label were also cut from the Framelits.  I added some gold Metallic Pearls and some loops of Gold Metallic Thread. The greeting is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede ink.

After taking most of the photos I decided to add a touch of Wink of Stella to the edges of the flowers. I love how when added to Soft Suede it takes on a antique coppery look.

I hope you enjoy this card!  I love to read your comments.

All the products for this card can be purchased on my online store.  Be sure to use my January Host code QFU7KRX7 (when prompted online) if your order is under $150. If your order is $150 you get Host Benefits!  I'd love to be your source for Stampin' Up! products.   Be sure to check out items retiring today and the Clearance Rack.

Happy Stampin!


Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday Stampin' Up! Sale -- 48 hour discount, paper & embellishments

Six days. Three sales. One spectacular event.

For this first 48 hours Stampin' Up! is offering 10% on paper and embellishments in the Annual Catalog but only while supplies last.  Go to my online store to stock up now -- you have only until midnight (CST) to take advantage of this one.

There will be a new 48 hour sale following this event but they will not overlap.

Watch my blog for pictures of some of my On Stage event swaps.  Here is one of my favorites.

You can purchase Stampin' Up! products from my website 24/7, be sure to use my November Host Code ZVFC6D9B (no need to use the code if your order is $150 or more as you qualify for host benefits at that level.)  Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Snowfall Thinlits Snowflake White on White Card

Can you believe I'm making a Christmas card, I'm a sucker for a snowflake die and I wanted to share it with you!  The Snowfall Thinlits is bound to be a favorite of mine. It is part of the limited release Snowflake Showcase products, only available while supplies last or until November 30.  I will be swapping this card at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Orlando and I think this card might be my Christmas card this year.  The Big Shot makes it fast and easy and it's gonna get a workout.  Here it is!

White on white makes me happy and I love a clean and simple (CAS) card.  

For a little contrast cut the snowflake from Shimmery White Yardstick.

Step by step:

Use Whisper White Thick card stock and a 4 1/4 x 5 1/5" folded card base

From Whisper White use your Big Shot to cut circles using the Layering Circles Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Stitched Shape is the larger of the two circles and it measures about 2 3/8" in diameter

Cut the snowflake (second largest) using Shimmery White Yardstick

Each layer is adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals

Add a little bling by putting a small Clear Faceted Gem in the center of the snowflake

Finish it off by stamping a greeting in Smoky Slate.  I used one from Peaceful Noel.

That's it!  It's what I did with my extra hour on this Fall Back Day!

You can see all of the Snowflake Showcase Products here

You can purchase Stampin' Up! products from my website 24/7, be sure to use my November Host Code ZVFC6D9B (no need to use the code if your order is $150 or more as you qualify for host benefits at that level.)  Thank you for looking!


Monday, October 22, 2018

Are you ready for a sale? 15% off Select Stamps Tomorrow only!

Are you ready for a sale?
Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off select stamps tomorrow only, yep for just 24 hours so make your list!

Here is the list of stamps that will be 15% off. I especially love the font used in Friendy Expressions
Be sure to use my October Host Code WFVFTBRQ when placing your order.  If your order is $150 or more don't use that code 'cause you qualify for host benefits!  I'd love to be your demonstrator -- you can shop online with me 24/7.

I'll be back soon to show you a gorgeous card!

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, September 10, 2018

Falling Leaves Tri-fold Birthday Card

Hi!  It's been too long since I've shared a project with you.  I've missed creating during the crazy busy summer.  So, when a friend asked me to make a special card for her I jumped at the opportunity to "have" to spend some time in my studio.

I wanted something a little more memorable than a traditional opening card.  I had just been admiring this beautiful card that Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up Co-founder, posted on her blog.  I used it as my inspiration.

I used the design of a card I made nearly a year ago, adapting it to this trip-fold card.  I used a salad plate to make the curve, lightly tracing the curve then cutting with scissors.

I kept it a little less distressed than my inspiration but had fun finishing the inside.

Here is a close up of the front

You can purchase most of the supplies from my online store.  I would love to be your source for all things Stampin' Up!  Be sure to use my September Host Code, P4BVRXSH, when placing your order.  While you are shopping be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for some great bargains.  Browse the new Holiday Catalog, too!

Take some time to stamp!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Varied Vases Thank You and July Specials

So much to share for the month of July.  I'll start with this card that I'm using to include with the new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog.  After traveling for a couple of months I finally have my supply of catalogs and am getting them to my customers.

Varied Vases is one of my favorite new stamp sets for a variety of reasons.  It comes in a bundle so you can save 10%, it was designed in collaboration with a fellow demonstrator as part of her reaching  1 million dollars in sales and it's just so darn cute.  Here is my creation -- I've made several using different inks and paper combos, but this Gray Granite is one of my favorite

I think just about any color will pair well with it.  For these flowers I used Lovely Lipstick, another NEW favorite of mine.

I scattered a few Basic Pearls and then some Whisper White Bakers Twine to disguise where the two papers meet. I had planned to tie a bow but decide a knot was perfect, but NOT because I couldn't get a bow tied....really!

Here is the supply list

Varied Vases Bundle save 10% when you order a bundle




Now I need to fill you in on the current specials and promotions that Stampin' Up! is offering.  It's a great time to stock up on Designer Series Paper -- Buy 3 get 1 free 

If you have wanted to try a Paper Pumpkin subscription NOW is the time

You get 50% off your first kit when you subscribe at paper , naming me as your demonstrator, using code BLOOM0818

If you "want it all" you should consider becoming a Demonstrator.  Right now for $99 you get $125 in product PLUS a free assortment of Classic Stampin' Ink Pads.  That is a $67.50 freebie!  Contact me for more information.  

Thank you for looking!  You can order Stampin' Up! products from me using my Online Store.  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Remember to use my July host code when placing your order.  If your order is $150 no host code is needed -- you will qualify for host benefits.

Have a great week!