Saturday, July 30, 2016

He's Lucky He's Cute!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a page that I made this week.  If you saw my blog post Thursday you saw the card I made with the Moroccan designer series paper and washi tape. Well, I thought that the Moroccan collection would work nicely with these photos that I had sitting on my desk as well.   I was looking for papers to use on some scrapbook pages this week and thought that there were not many kiddish papers this time around.  There are the fish and fox papers of course, but they did not seem right for this page.  But what did seem right was lots of brown!  I went with Early Espresso for the background, and Chocolate chip ink.  For a pop of color I added Dapper Denim.

 I used some Washi tape on one side of the photos, as well as down the left side of the page.

I used Gorgeous Grunge and Chocolate Chip ink for the splatter on the background.   The title was created using the Layering Alphabet stamp set.

That little strip of Dapper Denim added some rich texture to my page!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Just a few days left of BONUS DAYS!!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

With Sympathy

Hello everyone.  Today I want to share a sympathy card that I made this week.
There was an interesting conversation on a demonstrator forum that I go to, and they were talking about sympathy card colors and how it would seem odd to use bight colors. What do you think?  I couldn't decide what I thought on that but I decided to go with the  majority and colors from my Regals collection instead of the brights or

Do you get Paper Pumpkin? I do and one of the great things that you get each month is the Stampin' Spots. I have all of the Stampin' Up! ink pads and yet it is great to  have these little spots!  They are great to take along when you are bringing supplies to a friends house or to a crop event or something.  And now, you can buy UNINKED spots so that you can use your reinkers to make your own spots in the colors you want. So you don't need to get Paper Pumkin to get the Stampin' Spots anymore!  The spots come in a pack of 5 for $9.00
You can do this technique with markers or large pads as well, but I love the coverage that the pads bring.  Start with the lightest color and then add other colors around your image.  I then stamped the image onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with the layering circles framelits.

I used Night of Navy and Cajun Craze, which paired perfectly with the Moroccan designer series paper.  I also cut out some of the really pretty elements in the Florishes thinlit dies.  These dies are so lovely!! the intricate leaves and flowers are beautiful accents for cards and scrapbook pages.

I added a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card so that there would be a place to write my message.  I finished the inside with a bit of Washi Tape from the Moroccan collection as well.  I love that Stampin' Up! makes coordinating products that make our cards and pages look great and professional.
I remember once when I was at  a store that had a free make and take.  I had to do the card of course and so I got started and immediately thought "what is with these greens?"  The stamp pad was one tone and the ribbon and button another and not that you can't mix greens but a florescent green button on a muted artichokish base looked odd,  and then the ribbon was polka-dots with white dots on a cream base and although the card images were cute it just looked off. Meh!
That does not happen with Stampin' Up! Love it!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share some cards I made with the Foxy Friends bundle from Stampin' Up!  I am just loving all the cute animals that I can make with this set!!

First up is the Fox of course!  We made these as a couple of the projects at my last Stamp Camp.  The book mark is fun and would be really cute to give with a book for someone's birthday or any occasion.  My daughter Jillian took my sample the minute I came home.  She saw me making the samples and so when class was over she immediately asked what happened to the fox bookmark.

Here is the little Reindeer that I shared a couple days ago on my Christmas in July post.

This little mouse is so cute with his cheesy background!

This sweet little frog is just so cute!!!

And of course a cat!

The Foxy Friends bundle is so cute and right now, with the Bonus days going on, it is the perfect time to pick up this set!!   Bonus days runs through July and if you spend $50 you get a $5 coupon to use in August.  The Foxy Friends bundle is not quite $50  ($40.50) but you are going to love the coordinating 'A Little Foxy' designer series paper stack ($10.00) which will get you to $50!

I also wanted to point out another fun thing you can do with the Foxy Friends bundle!  The Snow Place stamp set has little hats and scarves, ear muffs and ties, that you can also fit on the Fox and Friends set!  How fun!

The Snow Place stamp set has a Framelits set called Snow Friends that will cut out the pieces from the Snow Place stamp set.

For the next two weeks I will send out this fun collection of Fox and Friends animal pals with  the normal hand stamped thank you card that I send to my online shoppers.  You can use the animals as inspiration for how to make your own animals from this set, or you can pop the little animals off the sheet and use them on your own projects!   Stamp campers you can use the hostess code SGC9RVM6 if your are placing an online order, or you can email or call me with an order. 

And if you order in July you will get my cute animal sheet as well as the Bonus days coupon if your order reaches $50 or more.  

Hi everyone, I just wanted to add that if you use the 'no contact' option when you order online, I will not get your information to send you the foxy animal sheet.  The No Contact option is there for those of you who don't want a bunch of spam, which I understand!  But then I don't get your address to send you a thank you card, or this month, this fun animal sheet.  You can email your address or choose that I can contact you, which ever you like.  I just don't want you to miss out on your sheet.  Thankfully the two people who ordered today emailed me with their information! YAY! I don't want to miss someone and I do love to send out a handmade thank you note to my customers!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chirstmas in July

 Hi everyone!  This week we had temperatures reach 94!!  So what a perfect day to make Christmas projects, right? Looking at some of my favorite blogs it seems that 'Christmas in July' has really been in full swing.
 I love a handmade Christmas card.  It's little touches of homemade cookies and handmade gifts that make the season special.  It shows the love that Christmas time brings.

I decided to make two versions of Christmas, one for the grown ups and one for the kids!
For the more grownup projects I focused on my all time favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree.  Do you have that one?  I think we all do!! It is the longest running stamp set in the Stampin' Up! catalog!  I have used it countless times.  It is my oldest stamp set.  Look how used it is!! And still going strong!

I started by stamping the tree image with Garden Green and Early Espresso markers.  I stamped onto Watercolor paper, which is a bit bumpy and hard to get a really crisp image but that was OK in this case because I watercolored over the image with my Aqua Painter. I did not add any more ink with the Aqua Painter, I just lightly tapped over the image to blend and soften it, and give it that beautiful watercolor look.

For the smaller name place cards I only inked up the top of the tree, to make a smaller tree, and then used my Aqua Painter on these as well.
All of the cards have a wash of Pool Party to the background to add to the serene winter scene.

I used the Brushwork Alphabet for the names.  I love that these alphabet stamps are photopolymer, it was so easy to line up the letters with my clear block!

What's hard to photograph is the sparkle!  I added some Dazzling Details to the tree branches and along the ground.  This has some glitter in the glue, but to add even more shine and a bit more coverage, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on top of that.  These trees look dusted with new snow, and the snow has texture because of the puffy nature of the Dazzling Details glue.

Here you can get a little better view of the snow and the Pool Party background.

The place cards where mounted onto Real Red cardstock, cut 5 by 3 3/4, folded at 2 1/2 so that it will stand up.

The gift tag is made the same way. I love the large "Joy" die cut from the Wonderful Wreath framelits set.

 For a card with a flare for fun I went with this cute reindeer made from the Foxy Friends stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set.  It is so much fun and makes several cute animals. To make it even better there is a coordinating paper punch!  A must  have in my opinion!!  I added a fun little red nose with some enamel dots.

I made the place cards for the kids table in the same way, folding the base short so that the white circle goes over the fold.  I made the names with the new Labeler alphabet!  This is another awesome photopolymer set, so you can easily line up the letters to spell out anything!

The tags are super cute 3 by 3 cards.  Cut the base 3 by 6 and fold in half.  A hole punch was used to add the ribbon.

One of the so many great things about Stampin' Up! products is the coordination.  The Gumball Green paper used for the card base matches the Gumball Green patterned paper which matches the Gumball Green ribbon.  Love it!  You get a really nice end result and your projects look great!

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