Thursday, March 31, 2016

Flowering Fields 'Case' and Last-Chance Sale-a-bration

Happy Thursday!

Today I have a card that is a simplified 'case' from the Sale-a-bration brochure:


The Thick Whisper White CS is perfect for one layer cards. This is a card from Stamp Camp earlier this month.

Here is the inside:


Markers are perfect for coloring the floral images.


Don't miss out-today is the last day for Sale-a-bration!

Sale-a-bration has benefits for everyone:

Shop - For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye and earn SAB products free. You may browse/shop my On-line Stampin' Up! Shop here.

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! Please click here to learn more about hosting a stamping get-together.

Join - It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $155 of products! That's $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, there is no shipping charge for the kit! Click here for more information and/or to join my team. Join my team today and receive a surprise welcome gift!

Paper Pumpkin - The three-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is on special for $55 during the entire Sale-a-bration period.


Place an on-line Sale-a-bration order using Hostess Code 
QC4Q2XHA and receive a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (pg. 156 AC) as my thank you. 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 April along with your thank you card.

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


Supplies used:  Rich Razzleberry and Thick Whisper White CS, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, and Rose Red Ink, Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry Markers, Basic Pearls, Doily, and Flowering Fields (SAB) and Picture Perfect (OC) Stamp Sets

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, March 29 - April 4, and More!

Happy Tuesday! 


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, April 4 (while supplies last). 


It seems like yesterday that Sale-a-bration began, and now we are in the final stretch with just three days left! Don't miss out! Sale-a-bration has benefits for everyone:

Shop - For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye and earn SAB products free. You may browse/shop my On-line Stampin' Up! Shop here.

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! Please click here to learn more about hosting a stamping get-together.

Join - It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $155 of products! That's $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, there is no shipping charge for the kit! Click here for more information and/or to join my team.

Paper Pumpkin - The three-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is on special for $55 during the entire Sale-a-bration period.


March is Paper Pumpkin's third birthday and Stampin' Up! just shipped the ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything will ship in ALL of the April Paper Pumpkin kits. Stampin' Up! is keeping the artwork a surprise, but I am sure you will love EVERYTHING about it! Sign up by April 10 to get in on the fun.


Place an on-line Sale-a-bration order by 9:00 PM ET on Thu., March 31 using Hostess Code QC4Q2XHA and receive a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (pg. 156 AC) as my thank you. 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 April along with your thank you card.

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



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, March 22-28, and More!

Happy Tuesday! 


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, March 28 (while supplies last). 


It's Sale-a-bration time with benefits for everyone:

Shop - For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye and earn SAB products free. You may browse/shop my On-line Stampin' Up! Shop here.

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! Please click here to learn more about hosting a stamping get-together.

Join - It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $155 of products! That's $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, there is no shipping charge for the kit! Click here for more information and/or to join my team.

Paper Pumpkin - The three-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is on special for $55 during the entire Sale-a-bration period.


March is Paper Pumpkin's third birthday and Stampin' Up! just shipped the ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything will ship in ALL of the April Paper Pumpkin kits. Stampin' Up! is keeping the artwork a surprise, but I am sure you will love EVERYTHING about it! Sign up by April 10 to get in on the fun.


Place an on-line Sale-a-bration order during the month of March using Hostess Code QC4Q2XHA and receive a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (pg. 156 AC) as my thank you. 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 April along with your thank you card.

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



Monday, March 21, 2016

Tea Shoppe Window - Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!



It's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I created a flowery tea-themed card featuring a favorite retired stamp set, Tea Shoppe.


How about a Tea Shoppe with flowering tea cups in the window box! As I am a BIG tea drinker, I can see myself stopping to peek in the window of this Tea Shoppe and stepping inside for a delicious cup of tea.

I used two different patterns of paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP pack. Love the colors and patterns of this DSP! A piece of Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim makes a cute valance inside the Hearth & Home Framelit window. The tea cups and flowers were fussy cut.

Here's the inside:


I'm certain the Tea Shoppe would have tea cups filled with flowers on the tables!

As the stamp I used was a trio of different tea cups, I did a bit of masking to ink and stamp the same tea cup and then to add the flowers.

Hope you enjoyed my tea-themed card.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies used:  Always Artichoke, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White CS, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder Ink, Garden Green Marker, Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, Basic Pearls, Doily, Hearth and Home Thinlits, and Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (retired)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

IBS Poppies and Butterflies - Using Brushos

Happy Wednesday! 


For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have two cards using the Flower of the Month: Poppies and Butterflies stamp sets.

I recently discovered Brushos and wanted to give them a try for you. Today I am focusing on sprinkling, though there are different ways to use Brushos.

First up is the Poppies card:


The Poppies images and sentiment were stamped on water color paper using a Black Hybrid Ink. I sprinkled a little Yellow on the centers of the flowers and Brilliant Red on the petals, then spritzed water and watched the color form. I spritzed a lot of water on the Poppies as I wanted the color to spread. The more water you use, the more the Brushos react. A little Brusho goes a long way! I then sprinkled Yellow around the top of the card and spritzed again. Once the flowers were dry, I picked up a little Lime Green with my water color brush and painted the stems.

Here is the inside:


Again, I used Yellow and Brilliant Red on the Poppy image.


On to my Butterflies card:


For this card, I stamped the Butterflies and sentiment in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  By heat embossing the images, the Brushos will not run outside them when spritzed. I sprinkled Yellow, Brilliant Red, and Emerald Green, then watched the magic happen after spritzing.


Here is the inside:


I carried over the heat embossing to the inside as well.


Have you tried Brushos yet? I will enjoy hearing what you think of today’s technique.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, March 15-21, and More!

Happy Tuesday! 


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, March 21 (while supplies last). 


It's Sale-a-bration time with benefits for everyone:

Shop - For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye and earn SAB products free. You may browse/shop my On-line Stampin' Up! Shop here.

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! Please click here to learn more about hosting a stamping get-together.

Join - It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $155 of products! That's $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, there is no shipping charge for the kit! Click here for more information and/or to join my team.

Paper Pumpkin - The three-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is on special for $55 during the entire Sale-a-bration period. 



Stampin' Up! just shipped the one millionth Paper Pumpkin kit!
Sign-up for a prepaid or month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscription by April 10 and you will receive the April kit, which will contain an extra stamp set to celebrate this milestone!


Place an on-line Sale-a-bration order during the month of March using Hostess Code QC4Q2XHA and receive a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (pg. 156 AC) as my thank you. 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 April along with your thank you card.

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


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, March 8-14, and More!

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, March 14 (while supplies last).


It's Sale-a-bration time with benefits for everyone:

Shop - For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye and earn SAB products free. You may browse/shop my On-line Stampin' Up! Shop here.

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! Please click here to learn more about hosting a stamping get-together.

Join - It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $155 of products! That's $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, there is no shipping charge for the kit! Click here for more information and/or to join my team.

Paper Pumpkin - The three-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is on special for $55 during the entire Sale-a-bration period. 

Next month is Paper Pumpkin's 3rd birthday - don't miss out on the limited-edition box for March!


Sign-up for a prepaid or month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscription by March 10 and you will receive the limited-edition birthday box kit.


Place an on-line Sale-a-bration order during the month of March using Hostess Code QC4Q2XHA and receive a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (pg. 156 AC) as my thank you. 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 April along with your thank you card.

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





Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IBS Cherry Blossoms - Color Drop Water Coloring

Happy Wednesday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have an easy water color technique using the Cherry Blossoms stamp set and dye ink refills.


Let’s take a look at my card:


I started by stamping and heat embossing the Cherry Blossoms image with white embossing powder on water color paper. Next, I brushed water over the entire image and began by dropping yellow ink onto the centers of the flowers, followed by pink on the petals, and green on the leaves. Once that dried, I dropped another layer of the same pink and green inks.

 After die cutting the image with the largest of the Fancy Label Dies 2, I did a quick wash with blue ink while the image was still in the die. Hello, from Big Hello was stamped on a piece of patterned paper from the Vintage Floral Paper Pad, a strip of crochet trim from Crochet Trim Collection I, and a few random sequins finished off the pretty, feminine card.

Here is a close-up of the Cherry Blossoms image so you can see the two-tone look of the ink drop layering:


A coat of clear Wink of Stella over the entire image makes it super shimmery.

As I do not yet know for what occasion I will use today’s card, I kept the inside plain:


A sentiment can easily be added when I am ready to send the card.

Thanks for stopping by!