Wednesday, February 8, 2017

More Dragonflies Dreams!

This is a watercolor paper card. 
To create the background I inked the largest clear block with a Pool Party ink pad 
and a Bermuda Bay marker.  After inking I spritzed the inked block (lots!)
then stamped on the watercolor paper.

I used the Bermuda Bay marker to create darker lines in the background. 
It didn't really show.  Indigo Island might have been a better choice.  Since the Bermuda Bay
lines didn't show I stamped the corners with the dots stamp in Bermuda Bay.
The dragonflies are also stamped in Bermuda Bay and the wings are colored
with the Pool Party marker as the detail didn't always stamp completely on the watercolor paper.

Some stitched ribbon and sequins and the card is done.  The sequins are
from the Holiday mini, though retired, they are the perfect compliment to the card. 
Layered on Pool Party for the card base.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Popped Up Hearts!


I layered hearts on the raised circles of the embossed area.
Tied a ribbon round the embossed layer.  Added a rhinestone to the one heart.
Simple but elegant.
 
There's a bit of silver ink on the raised circles here and there.
Not by design.
I have cleaned this folder repeatedly.  No more ink rubs off,
until I run it through the Big Shot.  lol

Still playing catch up after 2 weeks fighting that virus bug.
At least I am better!  Stay warm and healthy!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy day here!

Thank you for all your good thoughts and wishes! 
I was selected to be a Display Stamper!  Wahoo!
My projects will be on display at the Minnesota location for Onstage in April.

I won't be sharing anything until the catalog goes live, :-(
as I signed a confidentiality agreement and my lips are zipped.

I will have lots to share that I am creating for the Occasion and SAB Catalogs. 
Wouldn't you rather see ideas for what you can buy anyway?
Like this card?


Created with Swan Lake and the NEW! Watercolor Pencils that are true to SU's color palette.
I was inspired by a swap card I received.  That card had overlapping baby swans,
so I simplified for my stamp buffet gals.  They like quick and cute, and please, easy!  lol
No masking needed this way!

The sky area is a very pale yellow created by lightly coloring
with the Daffodil Delight pencil, then washing over it with the Aqua Painter.. 
I can not get it to show in a photo.  I think a new camera is in the works for me.
After coloring the water I went back and added more color with the pencil for shadowing.
I used the Aqua Painter to blend all the colored areas.  You may use a blender pen too.

Happy stamping!

Here's a fun Onstage video!

Onstage is an event for demonstrators where training, new ideas,
meeting up with friends, prize patrol, and more happens!

Swan Lake  CM  #142977  $20.00  WOOD #142974  $28.00

Watercolor Pencils  #141709 $16.00

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bugs, yuck!

I had a doozy of a bug.  2 weeks of sneezing, coughing and worse.  Yucky!
No energy at all, and it ended as Stamp Buffet was suppose to start. 
I got through that okay though!  Feeling better, and determined not to get sick again.
Which probably means I can't leave the house again this winter.  lol

I can still stamp though!
Here is a card I created for my upline Gloria's monthly contest.
I used the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. 


Did I mention I love Dragonflies?
I have so many ideas for this set.  Now I finally have the energy to get stamping stuff again. 
I also need life to give me a break so I can stay in my stamp room for the next few weeks.  :)

I love the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. 
It is a photopolymer set, and so very easy to do the 2 step stamping options.
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Set  #142924  $21.00

These are the framelits that go long with the stamp set!
I love the group die of small dragonflies. 
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
142749

You can bundle this and save money!
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle #144728 $46.75

If you add something to bring it to $50.00 you will also get a free Sale A Bration item!
Contact me with any questions.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sealed With Love

Another swap card.


Created with the Sealed With Love bundle.  I love photopolymer sets
as I can put the images together to stamp just once.  Which is nice when making 20+ cards!

I put the kiss and greeting together on a block. This made it quick
to stamp the ovals I had cut out.  Half a doily, a bit of Baker's Twine,
a few strips of paper and my Valentine was done.
There is matching designer paper.  I do love how all of SU's products coordinate.

Inside view.  A cute row of hearts!

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Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp bundle #144705 $45.75

Sending Lover Designer Series Paper  6" x 6"  #142733 $10.00


Happy stamping!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Check out the new Occasion and Sale-A-Bration projects!

I decided to throw my hat in the ring,
and enter the Display Stamper contest for Stampin' UP!
I need to show my best work and need 3 cards, 1 scrapbook page, and 2 3D items.
It is open to all Stampin' Up! demonstrators and ends today January 6th, 2017.

My 3 cards are:
Delicate Details, a Sale-A-Bration set. 
I created a wedding cake with lace edge details.
I know you saw this yesterday but it is a cool card, I had to include it.

A close up of the mini pearls on the lace.
I like how the stamped image almost looks 3D.  That's Sahara sand ink!

The 2nd card is a rockin' 50th birthday card created with the Birthday Blast bundle.
This bundle has stamps and this cool star burst edgelit.
I love how the Large Numbers fit into the Star Burst for a specific birthday.
21, or 16, or even 11 would also work!

I love the Perfect Mix stamp set.  Who am I kidding I love all the stamps!
I want to create a memory book with the recipes from my all my Grandmas.
This will be perfect for that!  This card turned out with a nice retro vibe.

My scrapbook page.  Josh's 5th birthday.
I again used the Birthday Blast bundle to create a fun, happy page.
That winning smile of his doesn't hurt either.
You can see more of the stamped images from the stamp set on here.
This is a must have bundle!

My 3D items are a Valentine Treat bag. 
I used the gift bag punch board to create the bag.
I used the Sealed with Love bundle for this project. 
It has cute little envelopes, all kinds of hearts, both in the stamp set and the framelits. 
I used a tag as the base for the front decoration.  I ran it through twice with
the square Stitched Framelits to get the edge on the tag.  I hand cut the top edge.

This last project is my favorite and I can use it all year long!
It is a Birthday Book.  I used 6 of the Pretty Pocket cards from the kit.

Each insert gets used on both sides to write down birthdays.
Each side is one month.
Inside.  I used the Labeler Alphabet set to stamp January.
I need to invest in the Project Life set with the months!
The script in that set is much prettier.

So that's my entry.  Wish me luck!  I think it would be fun to get to stamp samples!
I'll put these on the blog again with more details soon.
I'd like to try my hand at a video for the Pretty Pocket Kit Birthday Book.
We'll see how that goes.  Right now I have no voice, as I have a cold!

Okay, off to clean the stamp room up after all this creating. 
I made a mess! lol

Happy stamping!
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The new catalogs start today January 4th!

You're going to love the new catalogs! 
New catalogs mean swap time for me!
Here is one group of swaps I created.

This card uses the Sale A Bration set, Delicate Details.
I used a lace image (it's all lace!) as an edge on the wedding cake.

The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
The folder on the base card is the Fiesta folder.
A piece of the new Sending Love 3/8" White Grosgrain ribbon
is at the bottom of the cake layers.

Inside!

If you'd like to check out what's being offered click here:
You can see all the new products at my store site.

If you are ordering and your order is less than $150,
please use hostess code PAUEMGF6

Every online order gets a surprise package in the mail!
I won't have your address if you check out with the guest feature,
so email me about what you ordered and I can then send it out to you!

Happy stamping.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

I am so happy to see the calendar roll over into 2017! 
The last year was filled with hiccups, road bumps,
and stuff I'd rather not have gone thru.  lol 
I feel I am stronger for having gone through some of it. 
I am so happy to see a new year! 

So with everything on a better path and a healthier me.  I want to get back to blogging.
I have a box of goodies for the NEW Occasion Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs,
and want to share so much with you!  These catalogs start January 4th.


If you haven't gotten your own copies to drool over,
let me know and I can mail them out to you!

Here's a card I created with the new Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set.
I was so excited to see this set in the catalog, I love dragonflies.


I used our background stamp Watercolor Wash for a background.
I inked the background stamp with markers, then spritzed with water
to soften the stamped image.
I stamped over this with a dot stamp in the Dragonfly stamp set.
The Dragonfly was inked in the Rock N Roll method then stamped directly on the card.
There are matching framelits for this set!!!
A few Rich Regal Enamel shapes, a little Linen thread, finished the card.

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FYI:  The year end clearance sale is wrapping up.
The Holiday catalog ends January 3rd. 
So if you want anything form either of these hurry up and order!

If placing an order under $150.00 please use the hostess code PAUEMGF6.
I am sending out fun surprises to everyone who places an online order!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Cookie Cutter Set and Punch

Just a quick note, the nerve regeneration part of my recovery is kicking my butt.  Like having a lightening storm in my chest  The Dr did warn me it would be bad.  I sleep all the time.  Today, Friday was the first day I did anything beyond, shower, food, and the dog.  So some of you have cards coming and I have posts to post, so hang in there, life will get back to normal again. 


A quick card we did for Stamp Buffet last month.

I love the Cookie Cutter sets and punch.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Designer Series Paper Sale

We can never have enough paper right? lol 
October 1 through 31, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!


Item #      Product Name
141663      Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

141645      Moroccan Designer Series Paper

141660      Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

141654      Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

141630      Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

141640      By the Shore Designer Series Paper
From the Holiday Catalog!
141986      Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper

141981       Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper



Please use Hostess Code 622YQAAF for orders under $150.00.

You will receive a fun surprise in the mail for your order!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Treat Displays and mini bats!

Thank you for all your kind thoughts, prayers sent, comments, and emails.
I had surgery for my shoulder, collar bone issue.  Too many details to share here. 
Just want to say I am speeding through recovery faster than even my doctor expected. 
Positive attitude is 80% of recovery!

 I own so many cool things, I either do not use them, or can not find them. 
Even though I have been decluttering for 2 years, I have way too much stuff yet!
So I have vowed to start using the things I love anyway I can.
For my upline's team meeting I made a bunch of little treats to share with the attendees.
I showcased them on this tiered flower stand.  I made treats for Fall, Halloween and Christmas.
I'll share details over the next week about all of them.
I showed the Fall sour cream containers here.


These little bats are quick and cute to make. 

Materials:
for one bat - Black cardstock - 1" x 3 1/4", 2" scrap for circle
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Googly Eyes
1 3/4" Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch


1. Wrap a Hershey Nugget with a piece of 1" x 3 1/4"  black cardstock. 
Use Sticky Strip adhesive to keep in place.

2. I attached 2 googly eyes (retired SU products but are at craft stores in other sizes)
 that had adhesive on the back already.

3. Draw a fang smile with the White Stampin' Chalk Marker.

4. Punch a 1 3/4" circle and cut in half.  Layer the halves together.
Punch along the straight edge with  3/4" circle punch to create the wing edge.
Attach to back of nugget , overlapping tips of wings slightly.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

World Cardmaking Day!


Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail?
In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out
to the person who receives it.  Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much
you care about that special someone in your life.

With World Card Making Day coming up on October 1, celebrate
by making and sending a handmade card to someone
who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5,
you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials
that can be used to share your love all year long!


Special runs October 1-5, 2016

The following products are being discounted:


ItemDescriptionDiscountRetail PriceSale Price
1383392015-2017 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1414132016-2018 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
133774Envelope Punch Board25%$20 USD/$27 CAD$15 USD/$20.25 CAD
141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%$27 USD/$36 CAD$20.25 USD/$27 CAD
129027Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE!$7.50 USD/$10 CAD
FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive


 




 Buy the Fast fuse Fuse Adhesive, get the refill free!



Complete the kit using the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 141739).
Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* 16 card bases and envelopes
* Printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4" x 4" x 5-3/8" (17.2 x 10.2 x 13.7 cm)
* File tab dividers
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut Designer Series Paper and vellum
sheets
* White cardstock tags with gold foil print
* Washi tape
* Baker’s Twine
* Sequins
* Gold paper clips

Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight,
Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo,
Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Watermelon Wonder, V. Vanilla, W. White
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Designer Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set
# 141739
Price $26.00 


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