Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sweetest Cherries

 

I love this cute new bundle from Stampin' Up! called Sweetest Cherries. Cherries are a favorite, it's my go to pie if I'm choosing a pie for a picnic or BBQ, or on Summer Vacation in Door County and I find myself at Aunt Bea's , Yum!  I also always love a stamp set with a punch, so I grabbed this bundle up right away when I placed my first order from the new Annual Catalog. 





I used a bunch of new products on this card, besides just the Sweetest Cherries bundle. I used 4 of the 5 new In Colors! The new collection of colors is so bright and cheery! I know I will use these a lot!  For this card I used Sweet Sorbet for the cherries, Parakeet Party for the leaves, Tahitian Tide for the 'birthday wishes' and Starry Sky cardstock for the "Sweet".  I felt bad leaving Orchid Oasis out of the card, but I thought that would be going a bit overboard. I will use it very soon I am sure! 

I also used some new 2022-2024 6x6 In Color Designer Series Paper for the plaid strip at the top, and some 2022-2024 In Color Bakers Twine pack for the bow behind the sentiment.  



To give my card a bit of a picnic feel, I stamped the cross-hatch image across the bottom of the card to act as a basket look. I also added the Basic Borders dies to the edge of my Basic White piece to give a look of a basket liner or linen napkin. 

I really wish there was some cherry pie in the house! 


Watch my How to Video here to see this card step by step.





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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Uniquely Artistic Sympathy Card

 

I needed a sympathy card this week and wanted something with a pretty but soft look. I had the Uniquely Artistic stamp set on my desk and really liked the look of that long leaf branch. I choose some colors that I think are very pale and yet also very fresh looking. I used Soft Sea Foam, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink. 

In keeping with the Soft theme, I used Blending brushes with the Emboss Resist technique for the branch.  To do this technique you need to emboss your image with either white or clear embossing powder, I used clear, and then sponge or brush over the embossed image with ink. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

For the flower I stamped in Pale Papaya ink and used a cotton swab (q-tip) to apply Polished Pink to the center before stamping onto the basic white cardstock. 

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray on Pale Papaya Cardstock with a White Crinkled Seam-biding Ribbon bow tucked in behind.

I used Iridescent Rhinestones to add some sparkle. 


See full how to video here: 



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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Windmill treat holders

 These Windmill treat holders remind me of my Great-Aunt Jean, who always had these in a cookie jar on her kitchen counter when my sister and I visited. Warm memories! 

I made these treats for Stamp Camp with the Windmill dies from Stampin' Up! The box is super easy and windmill even spins! 

The Windmill dies are in the January to June mini catalog, as is the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper used here.



See full how to for this projects, as well as tips on sizing the box to work with any treats you may be making, in my YouTube video.






Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet. 

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Big Retired products Sale!!

 Hi Everyone!! With the start of the new catalog comes my Annual Garage sale of retired goodies!! I need to sell some retired items to make way for some new. Can you help me? 

I have a LARGE list of items going here on my blog, just click the garage sale tab.  

I will also be having a HUGE sale IN PERSON this year! Yay!  I have a lot of extra items since we had to take a year off from in person events.  

The Sale will take place this Saturday May 7th, from 9 to noon, at the Lombard Church of the Nazarene (just off rt 53, just south of North Ave).  I use a room upstairs (room 202) for my classes. There is an elevator or stairs. No Credit cards, sorry, but I will take zell or venmo and PayPal, or cash.  Checks for regular customers only.

Can't make it in-person? No problem. I can ship to you or you can pick up.

 

MAY ONLY! BOGO SALE! 

MAY ONLY: BOGO!!  Make a purchase from the new catalog or spring mini catalog and choose items of equal value (use reg prices) FREE from my garage sale list!!   Yes, that's right! For example, if you make a purchase from me in May for $50, you can choose $50 from my garage sale.

You don't have to take advantage of the BOGO.  If you are a demonstrator and buy from yourself with your discount or if you are just not ready to make a purchase from the new catalog but have sale things you want to get, you can just buy at the sale prices. 





Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today's the Day!!! New Catalog Day!!!

 

  Today the new catalog goes live!! Yay! I love new catalog day and this years catalog did not disappoint. The New Annual Catalog is so bright and cheery and I just love the new colors!  Take a look through the new catalog and if your wish list is getting a little long, think about joining my team to take advantage of the awesome starter kit deal going on right now!  The Starter kit is always a great deal, choose any $125 worth of merchandise for just $99, but in May, you will get even more.


When you join in May, you will receive an additional $66.50 in new IN Color products. You will get a pack of InColor grid paper, all 5 new InColor ink pads, InColor Cardstock and InColor designer series paper. 


 


 Contact me with any questions.