Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Technique Tuesday

Have you tried any new techniques lately?  I saw this technique a few weeks ago on a fellow demonstrators website and I thought it would be fun to give it a try.  Want to know how we got those stripes on the front of the card?  Well, they are stamped in case you were thinking something else.  We wrapped a clear block with rubber bands and then inked the block up with Sahara Sand and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I am going to try wrapping the block with rubber bands in both directions (vertically and horizontally) and then stamp with different colors to look like plaid.  I'll post a pic when I get to make one this way.  Other items used on this card is the Butterfly Basic stamp set and coordinating Butterflies thinlits.  We used the new In-Colors Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I would love to hear what you think of this card.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Serene Sympathy

I recently had the need for a sympathy card for a co-worker/friend.  It is never a good thing when you need one of these cards but I had a great inspiration from my downline Morgan.  She recently made a card like this with her club and as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to CASE it.  So, I did!  I like the way it turned out and my friend really liked it, so that was all that mattered.  I used the stamp set Serene Silhouette's along with the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  I used the colors Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, and Basic Black.  You can check out these stamp sets or any Stampin' Up! product by visiting my website HERE.  Hope your day is filled with stampin!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Birthday

I had an awesome time earlier this week with my Upline and sideline's at our monthly gathering.  We made a beautiful card with the Hello You thinlits but we only used the "negative" part of the happy.  So, I had a "happy" that needed to go on a card ASAP.  I combined the Kinda Eclectic stamp set with the "birthday" from the stamp set Butterfly Basics to make this cute birthday card.  The balloons were stamped with Images from the Work of Art and Kinda Eclectic stamp sets.  I stamped the images and then punched them out with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  The "knot" on the balloon was made with the owl punch.  I really had fun creating this card.  I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Little Busy

Hello my faithful followers.  My apologies for not doing a better job keeping you up-to-date on all of the great things happening at Stampin' Up!  I recently started a new job and well quite frankly, I have been a little tuckered when I get home at night.  I had a Farewell Buffet on Friday evening to say good-bye to some of my favorite stamp sets and well, just didn't get a chance to show you the pics. 

Now, it is time for new products and new ideas ----YAAAAYYY.  The new Annual Catalog went live yesterday.  Have you seen it?  It is GREAT ( in my best Tony the Tiger voice).  I did not preorder many stamp sets, but I did get a lot of the new In-Color items like stamp pads, cardstock, and ribbon. 

I really hope to get some of my new creations posted ASAP...until then...happy stampin'

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Out with the Old....

Ok, I have said it 100 times, I am sure, but I LOVE this Autumn Accent Die for the Big Shot.  I have to say my, fortunately for me, I think my Fall projects will still be awesome, thanks to the NEW "fall like" framelits in the new 2015 - 2016 Annual Catalog.  the framelits Apothecary Accents featured on this card is also retiring at the end of the month.

While I am always sad to see my favorites leave, I am always excited to see how Stampin' Up! keeps their product lines fresh and modern.  If you would like to shop for any of your favorite stamp sets or other products, click HERE.  Don't forget to make something handmade today!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mosaic Madness Farewell

Oh, another favorite of mine is leaving us....*snif* *snif*.  Although I am sad about saying good-bye to Mosaic Madness, I am excited to get my hands on the new 2015 - 2015 Annual Catalog.  have you seen it yet?  Oh WOW, is my wallet in trouble!!!  Remember, the Modern Mosaic Embossing folder used here is NOT retiring.  I hope your day is filled with stampin' happiness!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Retiring Favorites

I have to say I am pretty sad to see the stamp set Postage Due retire at the end of the month.  I have created a lot of "WOW" cards with this stamp set.  This card is more of a vintage style, something I do not normally gravitate to, but I am glad I did on this card.  I hope you get all of the stamp sets you LOVE before they are GONE.  Click Here to shop for Postage Due and any of your other favorites!!