Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to Stamp a 'Picture Perfect' Rose

Happy Tuesday!

In April I posted this card and my good blog friend, Lisa, asked for a tutorial on stamping the rose. I apologize for the delay in posting the tutorial, but sometimes life gets in the way. Anyhoo, better late than never, right?!?!? 

So, here goes:


I used the Picture Perfect stamp set, which is on page 22 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.


This is a multi-step stamp set and each step is numbered (hope you can see the number printed on the sheet next to each image stamp).


I used a Sharpie on the acrylic blocks to number the stamps for you. Note that the stamps have a notch on them so you can place each one in the same direction on your blocks.


Now, I don't want to confuse you, but I find it easier to stamp in reverse order! For the first step, I stamped the #3 image with Melon Mambo.


For the second step, I again used Melon Mambo, but stamped off once.


Lastly, I used Pink Pirouette.

That's all there is to stamping a 'Picture Perfect rose!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply list:  Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette Ink, Acrylic Blocks, B, C, and D, and Picture Perfect Stamp Set

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days and July On-line Order Hostess Code

Happy Thursday!



Today starts bonus days for Stampin' Up! orders placed between July 7 and July 31. What are bonus days? For every $50 you order (before tax and shipping), you will receive $5 bonus bucks to use between August 2 and August 31! Wow-this is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered such a program. How does this work? Once you have placed your on-line order, Stampin' Up! will send you an E-mail with a coupon code to redeem in August. Please save your E-mail and also write down your coupon code so you have it handy to use in August. There is no limit on the amount of $5 bonus bucks you can earn.




Place an on-line order during the month of July using Hostess Code SXDWNVC4 and receive package of Metallic Foil Doilies (pg. 175) as a thank you gift from me. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the hostess code (you will still receive a thank you gift!). Your thank you gift will be sent to you in August along with your thank you card. Don't forget-each $50 order also counts toward my Rewards Program.



Sneak peek-during the month of August, the limited-time Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches bundle will be available for purchase!

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions. 




Thursday, June 30, 2016

More Stamps Please - Final Hours!

Happy Thursday!


Do you have a big Stampin' Up! Wish List? Have you thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If you answered Yes to either or both of those questions, then today is the time for you to sign-up as a demonstrator before the More Stamps Please! promotion ends.

For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product, shipping is free, business supplies are included, and you receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit. Plus, you get to choose two additional stamp sets to be included in your starter kit! Wowzer--that is a phenomenal offer! On top of all that, you get to have me as your up-line!

Top five reasons to take advantage of the current starter kit special:

1. $26 in free product (pay $99, choose $125 in product)
2. Two bonus stamp sets
3. Free shipping on starter kit
4. Minimum of 20% discount and commission
5. Unlimited Stampin' Up! fun and camaraderie!

Give it a try--whether you want a discount for yourself, want to dabble and be a hobby demonstrator, or want to run a business. The choice is yours.

Here are some additional details:

Promotion Period ends today, June 30, 2016

New Recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new Annual Catalog to be included in their Starter Kit

Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion

Promotion Deadlines: New recruits may sign-up on-line or by fax by the following time in order to receive the two free stamp sets:

FAX - Thurday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
ON-LINE IDA - Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

For additional information and/or to sign-up, please click HERE.




Thursday, June 23, 2016

PP300 - Celebrating July 4th

Happy Thursday!


This week the Paper Players' Challenge Blog is celebrating the 300th Challenge! Appropriately, the theme is Celebration!

I made a 4th of July card for Harry to send to his friend Danny:


Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue - Night of Navy, Real Red, and Whisper White.

I did a little 'DIY home improvement' on the window frame so Harry's adorable face wouldn't be 'quartered!'

The Silver Glimmer stars were die cut using the large star and star strip dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The Celebrate sentiment is from the April PP bonus stamp set, All About Everything.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply list:  Night of Navy and Whisper White CS, Fresh Prints DSP (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red Ink, Doily (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Hearth and Home Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and All About Everything Stamp Set

Monday, June 20, 2016

IBS Festive Greetings - Not Just for Christmas

Happy Monday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am sharing two non-Christmas cards using the Festive Greetings stamp set. I like to ‘stretch’ my stamps (not literally!) to get more use of holiday sets. I hope you like my ideas.


Today I am focusing on the light bulb and light strand images from the Festive Greetings stamp set.

Here is my first card:


The candles were created using two images from the Pretty Planners stamp set, using Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White CS. They were topped off using Daffodil Delight Ink with the light bulb for the flames. The sentiment, stamped in Bermuda Bay, is from the Petite Banners stamp set and was die-cut with the coordinating banner die from Fancy Label Dies 3. The card base is Bermuda Bay and the mat layer is Daffodil Delight.

Here’s a look at the inside:


The light strand image, from Festive Greetings, reminded me of streamers, so I stamped some fun, colorful streamers on the inside of the birthday card.

Now for a look at my second non-Christmas card:


So, how about that-I used the light bulb and light strand to create a flower!

I started by stamping the light bulb five times using Melon Mambo Ink (and yes, if you are more careful you will get a perfect circle in the middle!), then off-set a second layer five times. The light strand made a fun stem and the light bulb did double duty as a leaf. Both were stamped in Pear Pizazz. The center of the flower, stamped in Daffodil Delight, is from the Polka Dots stamp set and the lovely hello, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, is from the Summer Fun stamp set. The card base is Melon Mambo.

Have you ever used a Christmas image/stamp set for non-Christmas cards? I would like if you share your ideas for the light bulb and light strand images.

Thanks for stopping by!

















Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ready, Set, Go -- Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale Start Now!

Happy Thursday!



Starting now and continuing through tomorrow, June 10, at 11:50 PM MT, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive the June kit for $5.00!!! 

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you don't want to miss out on this special offer!

Here are the details:

- This $5.00 offer is for first-time subscribers and applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, if you wish to continue your subscription, you will be billed $19.95 + tax monthly. You may cancel your subscription or skip a month any time. A first-time subscriber is an E-mail address that has not already been used for Paper Pumpkin.

- This offer starts Thu., June 9 at 5:00 PM MT and ends Fri., June 10 at 11:50 PM MT.

- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not pre-paid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this special offer, please click HERE and use the code ONEDAYDEAL.

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Happy Wednesday!



Beginning tomorrow, June 9, at 5:00 PM MT (7:00 PM ET) and continuing through Friday, June 10, at 11:50 PM MT, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive the June kit for $5.00!!! 

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you don't want to miss out on this special offer!

Here are the details:

- This $5.00 offer is for first-time subscribers and applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, if you wish to continue your subscription, you will be billed $19.95 + tax monthly. You may cancel your subscription or skip a month any time. A first-time subscriber is an E-mail address that has not already been used for Paper Pumpkin.

- This offer starts Thu., June 9 at 5:00 PM MT and ends Fri., June 10 at 11:50 PM MT.

- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not pre-paid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this special offer, please click HERE and use the code ONEDAYDEAL.

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions.