Friday, February 28, 2020

Easter Promise ~ So Many Ways to Color

Hi Everyone.  Today I am making some cards for my next Card Buffet and I thought I would add an Easter card to the mix.  I loved the Easter Promise stamp set. It features crocuses and I really like this flower, especially when it starts peeking out from the snow.  I really like the colors in the crocus flowers too, the yellows and purples.  I know that there are some that are solid yellow or purple or white, but my favorite is the purple with the bit of yellow at the center.

The card at the left is coloered with Stampin' Blends, which I just love using, but you can get some great results with our markers, colored pencils or Stampin' Write markers as well.  I  was thinking about this as I was making these, and I decided that I would do the same card in many different coloring mediums.
Check out this first video for the Stampin' Blends.

Here are some close ups of the many ways to color in the Crocus image.
                        Colored Pencils on Whisper White (left) and on Watercolor Paper (right).
                                                                  Stampin' Blends.
                                                               Stampin' Write Markers.
                                                                   Ink and Aqua Painter.
                                                Here is a video showing all these methods.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sale-a-Bration Coodination!

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Product Release

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Product Release

Most of us have a favorite outfit that mixes and matches and feels just right. Or the perfect food pairing that we crave. Well, just like fashion and food, crafting is sweeter when you have the perfect combinations. Stampin' Up! has made favorites from the Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration reward items even better with new coordinating products!

The popular Sale-A-Bration reward stamp set, Happy Birthday To You (#152308), is awesome on it's own, but paired with the coordinating Birthday Dies (#153590) you can do so much more! No more fussy cutting the adorable animals and balloons from the Special Someone stamp set (#151643), just get the coordinating framelits and crafting sweet cards is faster and easier.

If you are like me and many of my stamping friends, and have a punch addiction, then you'll want to get your inky fingers on the new Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (#153558). It coordinates with 4 different punches!

I think you can see why I'm so excited by these new coordinating products! They are only available until March 31st or while supplies last. I'm predicting some will sell out, so don't wait, get your new coordinating favorites today!

As always, feel free to contact me at any time! I love to discuss all things stampy!


Sale-A-Bration Coordination Product Release




Sale-A-Bration Coordination Product Release

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day punch art

Hi everyone.  I am participating in a card swap where we are supposed to highlight our punches and dies.  This card is full of punches! And, with March fast approaching, it is just in time for St. Patrick's day!
I love the Word Wishes Dies!  They cover so many holidays! There is a Merry, Happy, and Day, and you can pair them with Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Mother's, Father's, and New Years. They are sized perfectly for both card and scrapbook projects.

For the pot of gold I used the Hot Air Balloon punch.  I like it better than a circle punch because I think the shape is flatter on the bottom and tapers up nicely, but if you have a circle punch, then it would work as well.  The coins are punched with a 3/4 inch circle punch and gold foil paper.
The Leprechaun is made from the Pretty Label Punch (head), tulip builder punch (mustache and little tuft of hair under the hat), 1/2 inch circle punch (nose) 1 3/4 inch circle punch (hat).  I made the eyes with a hand held hole punch, but you can use other punches or dies that you may have, I have also used the tiny circles from the retired cupcake punch, the owl punch or circles left behind from the garage gears die.  I made the brim of the hat with just a strip of paper, rounded at the ends with a circle punch.
Colors used for the background rainbow are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape.
I made a video to show how to put it all together, with tips for lining up the rainbow background and making a shamrock out of the blossom punch.  Check it out!  

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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Friday, February 7, 2020

Best Deal of Sale-a-bration

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If you are like most stampers, you enjoy sharing your creative ideas and projects. Plus, you love getting an extra-good deal on your favorite crafting supplies. Have you ever considered becoming a demonstrator? I love what I do and I think you'd love it, too! Now is a great opportunity to join my team with our special Sale-A-Bration starter kit bonuses.

Choose $125 in Stampin' Up! products for only $99!

Plus, only during Sale-A-ration, you'll also receive three additional bonus items:
-A new Mini Paper Cutter
-A 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler
-Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

If you don't think demonstrating is for you, joining to get the discount on your personal purchases is a great benefit. You can enjoy a discount of 20% or more on all future orders. Whether you join to share creativity, hold workshops and earn money, or get a great discount on your orders, we have options. All while doing what you love to do - stamp and share!
Being a demonstrator comes with some other benefits too. We have a large community of fellow stampers who share ideas on a website hosted by Stampin' Up! This website has chat forums, photo galleries and video galleries full of creativity. There are also several Facebook groups focusing on different aspects such as scrapbooking, cards, Paper Pumpkin, and business development. Being part of my team will also give you access to our team Facebook page, as well as team card swaps, and more.



So let's recap - For only $99:

Choose up to $125 of any Stampin' Up! products of your choice for your kit. Choose from current catalogs, bundles, and Clearance Rack.

The Sale-A-Bration special kit also includes 3 bonus items: a Mini Paper Cutter, 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler, and a stamp set of your choice from any current catalog (excludes Host sets and Sale-A-Bration rewards).

20% discount! Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.

Free Shipping! The starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.

No risk! You'll have through the end of your first full quarter (June 2020) to "test drive" demonstrator discounts and benefits.

No penalty! If you reach $300 in sales during April-June, you automatically remain active for another quarter. If you don't reach $300 in sales, you can "drop" with no penalty, and you keep everything from your Starter Kit.

No catch! There's no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Kit

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

Paper Pumpkin - Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit makes nine full size cards and envelopes. Now is the best time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and earn even more rewards.

The kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount. Purchasing 3,6, or 12 Pre-Paid subscription kits will earn you FREE Sale-a-Bration products.

Coordinating Colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

As always, feel free to contact me at any time! I love to discuss all things stampy!


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