Saturday, August 31, 2013

Butterfly Bundle- August 29- September 30, 2013

I am seeing butterflies on everything these days.  This is a great opportunity.

Item # 135311  Butterfly Bundle (Clear)   $26.27

Item # 135312  Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)  $34.90

Friday, August 30, 2013

For the Birds 2

I have always loved this stamp set.  Maybe the reason is I like to color, but what ever the reason, using last weeks Fab Five design layout, I made another card.  I used my beloved Watercolor Pencils that have retired (sniff, sniff, sniff) and a blender pen to color the image.  It need something in the lower right hand corner so I used a button.  If I had had the Brights Candy Dots, I might have used 3 of them instead.  Oh well, they are something for me to add to my next order!!!

Stamp Set- For the Birds
Card Stock- Pacific Point, Real Red, Brights DSP
Ink- Black Stazon
Accessories- Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Bakers Twine (colored Real Red)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Circle Framelit- Secret Garden

Once I had an initial go using the Circle Framelit, the next one was so much easier to create.  I chose Blushing Bride card stock- a color I have never used.  After cutting it out, I used the Flower Garden Embossing Folder on the right side.  I realized I need something on the left edge so I punched out a border using the Scallop Edge Border in Smokey Slate and cut a little plain border using Basic Gray.  Hint, if you add a border, first cut off some from the base to keep the card the standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Next I stamped the large flower from Secret Garden and colored it in using a blender pen with Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler reinkers.  I punched out a circle in Basic Gray and mounted the flower using dimensionals.  Using the sentiment from Petite Pairs, I stamped one greeting on the front and the other inside using Smokey Slate.  The picture does not do justice to this card!  I hope you like it.

Stamp Sets- Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
Card Stock- Blushing Bride, basic Gray, Smokey Slate
Inks- Black Stazon, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories- Circle Framelit, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Circle Punch 2-1/2"

Monday, August 26, 2013

For the Birds

Posting consistently on a blog can get overwhelming.  I decided to seek the support of some of my fellow demonstrators to help motivate me.  One of these ladies suggested we complete a weekly challenge.  We chose "Fab Friday."  Each Friday a card sketch is posted and then it is up to each participant to choose colors, stamp sets, etc. and create the design.  We then post on our own blogs and on the Fab Friday site.  If you have lost your mojo, this is a great starting point to get it back.

Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Card Stock- Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink- Black Stazon
Accessories- Watercolor Pencils, Brights Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine

Friday, August 23, 2013

From My Heart- New Thinlit

I have been wanting to use the new Circle Thinlits and there is no time like the present!  Using Calypso Coral I cut it out, folded it, then.... nothing.  I had no idea what I should do next.  For inspiration I turned to the Stampin" Up! demonstrator website, Stampin' Connection and looked at samples using this thinlit.  I discovered I liked the cards that used DSP on both sides.  With that I took out my Subtles Collections' DSP and cut it to fit both sides.  I knew I wanted an image that was somewhat circular and found the stamp set From my Heart.  I stamped it on Whisper White then partly cut it out taking advantage of the circular shape but hand cutting the ends of the banner.  I stamped it again and cut out just the banner.  Then using Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral reinkers I colored in the stamped image and adhered it to the card base.  I colored in the banner and used dimensionals to attach it on top.  On the reverse side of the circle, I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White.  I used the scalloped circle from this thinlit set and cut out it out in Crisp Cantalope.  Using dimensionals I mounted the sentiment on the scallop circle and attached it to the circle.  Last I added three pearls to the bottom right hand corner.  I am pleased with the results!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Envelope Liners Framelit Dies

Here is a Stampin' Up! made video highlighting the new Envelope Liners Framelit Dies.  They are found in the new 2013 Holiday Mini Catalog on page 37 item #132172 for $26.95.  If you use the new Magnetic Platform, they are so easy to make.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Baby Tees and More.....

My daughter asked me to make a baby shower card for her.  A good friend from graduate school is having a baby.  I don't have a lot of baby stamps so I relied on the Baby Tees Wheel.  I prefer using Black Stazon ink so I rolled the wheel on the pad then onto Whisper White card stock.  For the card in Calypso Coral I used my trusted blender pen and reinkers.  For the second card in blues I used the retired (sniff, sniff, sniff) watercolor pencils, my favorite coloring tool.  This card went to a customer who just had a baby boy.  Congratulations Kayla and Gabe!

Please note the beautifully lined envelopes!!!!  I think the lining adds a very polished look to any card.

Stamp- Baby Tees Wheel, Watercolor Minis (retired)
Card Stock-  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Marina, Soft Sky DSP, Calypso Coral DSP
Ink- Black Stazon and various reinkers
Accessories- Baker's Twine, Clothespins (retired), Chipboard

Stay tuned for the next installment on Wednesday- how to make the envelope liners!

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Thinlit Card Dies!

I cannot wait for my thinlits to arrive.  I saw these amazing dies at Convention and knew I had to order one when they became available August 1st.  Mine should arrive sometime this week!  Here is all of the information.  Click on this poster for all the details.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin- Give it a Try

What is Paper Pumpkin you ask?  Paper Pumpkin is a fun stamping kit delivered to your mailbox each month.  Imagine getting a surprise each month—you get everything you need to complete a project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.) Each month a different project will be sent to you and your subscription is automatically renewed for as long as you want it. You can try Paper Pumpkin for the first 2 months and pay only $10 a month,  plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!  After this trial period it is only $19.95 a month.

Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013. You  need to visit to join.  Then click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.  You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).