Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Climbing Orchid Birthday

The two things I was most excited about in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog are the stamp set Climbing Orchid and the Orchid Builder Framelits Dies.  I also couldn't wait to try the Embossing Paste.  Here is my creation using all of the above.

Here is a look at the Climbing Orchid bundle.  Save 10% when you order the two items as a bundle

Climbing Orchid Photopolymer Bundle 

The new Lemon Lime Twist is such a fun color!  I used Peekaboo Peach for the centers of the orchids.  The branches are stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The Embossing Paste was so easy to use and I love the results.  I used one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and spread the paste.  It dried very fast.  Be sure to clean your tools ASAP!

I used a stylus to add some life to the petals and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount the pieces together and when I added them to the card.

Later I decided to add a greeting.  I love the greetings in the set, but needed a birthday card so used a greeting from Beautiful Bouquet.  What do you think, is is better with the greeting or without?

Look what the Stampin' Up! concept artists made

Climbing Orchid Photopolymer Stamp Set

Thanks so much for looking!  

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Window Shopping for a Birthday Card

I have been absent from my blog.  I've been traveling but my plan was to create and blog on a regular basis.  Obviously that did not happen.  WiFi in many places was barely able to download emails and creative time was limited.  It's great to be back creating and posting!

I did manage to get this card made for my Dad.  It felt good to get my hands inky and give my Big Shot a workout.

For this card I stuck with Basic Black and Whisper White.  I used Whisper White Thick for the card base (please ignore the bent corner).  The thicker card stock makes such a difference as a card base.  I'm so excited that Stampin' Up! has added Very Vanilla Thick to the new catalog as well!

I used the candle element from the Window Box Thinlits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the  focal piece.  The Stitched Shapes Framelits cut and add a stitched look dot pattern all at once. There was a scrap piece of Gold Foil Paper on my table and I cut the candles a second time and used just the flame flames.  The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Window Shopping stamp set.  It is one of my favorite HP greetings!

I thought it needed a little something so I tied some Linen Thread onto the panel.  The card was made for my Dad and the thread seemed a more masculine touch than a ribbon.  I resisted the urge to add glitter or glimmer.  It was not easy!

Thanks for looking!  I'm anxious to show you some projects from the new catalog now that I'm home.  

When you place your order for these products remember to use the June Host Code, SDNWEGE3, when placing your order.  However, if your order is $150 or more there is no need to use the code, you will qualify for free product at that point!

Be sure to check out the new catalog.  It is beautiful.

Happy stamping


Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack.  There are some bargains there!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Watercolor on Shimmery White

Have I mentioned that I love watercolor?  This is such a fun card to make.  Endless combos possible.

Start with a base card of Whisper White Thick, my favorite base layer now!  Cut a panel from Shimmery White Card Stock.  Shimmery White is great for watercolor and offers the shimmer and a little contrast to the stark white of the base.

I used my Aquapainter to add the watercolor wash, I think I used Pacific Point and added just a touch of Blushing Bride.  Then with my fingers I flicked some water to get the water spots.  Then used the Gold Wink of Stella to splatter the card a little with just a little more shimmer.

I stamped the thank you greeting from One Big Meaning in Memento Tuxedo Black.

The leaf is cut from a scrap of Basic Black using the Flourish Thinlits. I only put glue on the spine of the leaf and I lifted the edges a bit off the card for some dimension.

The finishing touch are some sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment

I'll be using this basic layout for many more cards!  I think a happy birthday one is in order.

Don't forget to check out the retiring products -- some discounted up to 50%!  While supplies last so don't wait too long.  When placing your order us Host Code 462RNRFM for orders under $150.

Happy Easter!  Thanks for looking.  What color will you use when you make this card?


Friday, April 14, 2017

Simple Thank You & Retiring Product

Before I show you my simple thank you card I want to remind you that Stampin' Up! recently announced their retiring product.  You can see the lists here.  These products go quickly.

Now, here is my simple thank you.   I used one of the texture stamps from Timeless Textures.  Stamped it straight edge up, and again straight edge down leaving a little white space in the middle for the thank you from One Big Meaning.  I inked the texture stamp with Watermelon Wonder, stamping off once.  Stamped it onto Shimmery White.  Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad is still available while supplies last.  Be sure to pick up the refill too -- very low inventory on that.

I stamped the greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I added a few rhinestones and layered the Shimmery White layer onto a Whisper White Thick card.

The hardest thing about this card was lining up the two texture images.  I usually eyeball pretty accurately but I had to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig and that made it so much easier.

Thanks for looking!  When ordering product from my website be sure to use my April Host Code, 462RNRFM, when placing orders less than $150.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Surprise

Now might be THE best time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, the Stampin' Up! kit in the mail.  CEO Sara Douglass has designed the April Paper Pumpkin.  I like her style and am anxious to see what the kit holds.

In addition to the kit, Sara is including a surprise in every box! I love surprises.

Here is a video where Sara talks about the kit.  She mentions the "pop of color" on the box...perhaps a sneak peak?

Subscribe by April 10 to get this kit! Be sure to select me as your demonstrator!  But for a few days, til March 31, you can get 3 months for a discounted price of $55 and that qualifies you to get a Sale-a-bration item free as well. Shop in my online store at your convenience

Thanks for looking!



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Feeling Tip Top Taupe!

Okay, you might know that I love neutrals so I jumped at the chance to participate in a Tip Top Taupe & Whisper White Color Challenge. I cannot explain my love of a neutral combo but it makes me happy!

The card stock base is Tip Top Taupe cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". Add a Whisper White layer.  On top of that use the Sunburst Thinlits Die cut from Tip Top Taupe.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella on one edge the "bursts" to add some contrast and shimmer. Using the Badges and Banners stamp I stamped the banner and the No 1 circle image in Tip Taupe Taupe ink.  The banner image was stamped off once.  Both images were punched out.  I used the Best Badge and the 1 3/8" Circle punches and layered the circle image onto a Whisper White circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The Badges and Banners is available along with the Best Badge punch as a Bundle and you save 10%!  Such a deal.

Adhere the punched badge then use Dimensionals to add the circle.  I tucked some Silver Metallic Thread behind the badge and added a few Rhinestones to finish it off.

Not too fussy so I think this would work great for guys!

Don't forget that there is only about a week left for Sale-a-bration, when you get free product with every $50 purchase.  Shop online and be sure to use my March Host Code P2EUH6EX when ordering.  When your order is $150 or more you do not need the host code.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cool Treats

Finally getting some time to play with some of the products in the Occasions Catalog.

Cool Treats just makes me happy looking at the set.  While I think of bright colors when I see it, I used the Frozen Treats Dies to make a simple white on white background.  I love the Cool Treats bundle!

I used the greeting from Layering Love, stamped first in Peekaboo Peach, then off-setting it slightly restamped the image in Calypso Coral that had a little Versamark on the lower part of the greeting.  After stamping I embossed that lower portion with Gold Embossing Powder. This is the Partial Embossing Technique. It's a fun one!

The base layer is Calypso Coral  as is the layer behind the greeting.  I stamped one of the popcicle elements in Calypso Coral, added a Crumb Cake stick and a few rhinestones.

When you place your order from my online store be sure to use the Host Code P2EUH6EX for orders under $150 in product.  It's Sale-a-bration time and you can choose a free item for each $50 in product you order.  Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to become a demonstrator, join for $99 and you get to choose TWO additional stamp sets of any value.

Thanks for looking!