Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree set appealed to me the first time I saw it in the catalog. I love that it can be done in so many colors and styles! This was one of the cards the guests made at my Occasions/Sale-A-Bration Open House recently.



I used a simple palette of Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede to make this sweet card for a friend.  The leaves were stamped in the Pink then using a Calypso Coral Stampin' Marker and the "thumping" or "pouncing" technique, the coral was added to the stamp before stamping onto the paper.



In this picture you can better see the sparkle that was added with Dazzling Details!  So pretty how that works!  The little heart was punched from Calypso Coral Cardstock and Gold Baker's Twine tied with a bit of Venetian Lace Crochet Trim.  Very simple, easy and well received by the guests!

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
Inks:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral Stampin' Marker
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede (card base), Calypso Coral
Accessories:   Dazzling Details, Heart Punch (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack), Gold Baker's Twine, Venetian Lace Crochet Trim.


Thanks for visiting!  Have a super Saturday!


Margaret

Friday, January 30, 2015

WOW Weekly Deals!!

What wonderful items we have on the Weekly Deals this week!

Can you believe all these beautiful and desirable Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are on sale?!  And the Texture Boutique Machine in which you can use ALL your embossing folders... it's also PORTABLE!!  You can create such beautiful projects and backgrounds for your cards with these creative tools!  I love embossing on my cards and these are some of Stampin' Up's! newest offerings!  
 
Texture Boutique


Texture Boutique Machine Item # 132657
Regular Price: $29.95 US/$36.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $22.46 US/$27.71 CAN




Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133738
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133739
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 135817
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133520
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.13 CAN




Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133737
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




More Amore Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130672
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

 These Weekly Deal prices are good through 11:59 p.m. MT, Monday, February 1, 2015.

The NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG and SALE-A-BRATION is in full swing!  Purchasing these Weekly Deals makes your crafting dollar stretch even further and help you earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS!  Plus those Blendabilities are used for way more than coloring skin tones; they are your browns to the softest pink and ivory!  Love them and use these a lot!

Thanks for looking!  Wishing you a happy day and time to create!

Margaret


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hexagons For You! CCMC340

It's Thursday again!!  Time for a new challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  This week we have a beautiful color challenge:  Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray.  At first I couldn't think what to do with this combo but then I saw my Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die and started my journey with that (sometimes getting to the finish with a card is really a journey for me, with backtracks and changes of direction, especially with color challenges.  How about you?)


I knew early on that I wanted to use the Dictionary stamp on the paper behind the hexagon diecut; I stamped it off once before the final stamping onto the Lost Lagoon cardstock.  


Next I diecut the stems and leaves from Basic Gray and, using the Blossom Punch, punched out the two large flowers.  The two small flowers were also punched from Sahara Sand with the blossom punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.


 The center of the flower was stamped in Basic Gray, colored with Lost Lagoon then added a light dusting of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter adhered with a Two Way Glue Pen..  Pearls embellish the centers of the flowers.

Stamps:  Honeycomb Hello, Mixed Bunch (flower center), Dictionary
Ink:  Basic Gray; Lost Lagoon Marker
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand cardstocks
Accessories:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die (stems & leaves), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Blossoms Flower Punch, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.  

Here is the Color Challenge 340 this week from Create with Connie and Mary: 

We would love for you to take the challenge with us this week using this unique color scheme!  I really like how these colors can work together to produce lovely results!  Just go to Create with Connie and Mary's blog for the guidelines, make your project them upload it to their website! We can't wait to see what you do with it and we are always inspired by the creations of those who participate!

Also, while you're there, check out the cards of the other Challenge Team members ... they always inspired me!

Thanks for looking!

Margaret

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Hello" Thinlit Card

Do you want a card that is simple and easy to make?  I have one today using the  Hello You Thinlits Dies in the new Occasions 2015 Catalog.  This set of four thinlits contains the very usable words "hello", "you", "thanks" and "happy".

1.  For card base, cut an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and fold in half. Using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, emboss the lower half of the card front.
2.  Cut a layer of Real Red at 3-3/8" x 5-1/8" and layer with a piece of designer paper cut to 3-1/4" x 5".  Adhere this to the card base.


3.  Cut a length of White Jute Ribbon to 5-3/16" long and "flag" the ends; adhere to designer paper (I used Glue Dots for this).
4.  Using the 1/4" Circle Punch, punch only about 1/8" into top left of card (fold) to make an opening through which to thread the Cantaloupe Baker's Twine.  Tie twine in bow.

5.  Diecut "hello" from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock (use wax paper between cardstock and thinlit to help release the diecut more easily) and layer on a Real Red layer diecut with the second from smallest Deco Label Framelit. 

6.  Add several Crisp Cantaloups sequins from the In Color Sequins collection.

Paper:  Stacked With Love Paper Stack; Crisp Cantaloupe, Real Red
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine, Hello You Thinlits Dies, White Jute Ribbon, Deco Label Framelits, Big Shot, 1/4" hand-held Circle Punch, Large Polka Dot TIEF.

You can use this card for any number of occasions!  I plan to use this one for a thinking-of-you card for a friend.

Thanks for visiting today; drop by again soon!

Margaret

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cheerful Critters! CCMC339

Hello!  It's time for another weekly challenge from Create with Connie and Mary; today it's a fun sketch!


I'm so tickled to finally get to use this cute  Cheery Critters set I just recently purchased!  I like that they are so versatile; they come with a number of sayings but you can use any stamps you might have on hand that fit or just write it in yourself!  Too cute!!  This sentiment actually comes from the Groovy Love set and I was happy to find that it fit so well for my Valentine card!


 I promise these colors match the papers IRL!  The Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock matches the little cantaloupe heart on the bottom strip of designer paper!  I colored the bear with Blendabilities (which again match the papers IRL) and punched the top of the white layer with the Hearts Border Punch.  I then punched more hearts from Real Red cardstock and inlaid them into three of the negative spaces then added a fourth punched from Red Glimmer Paper.  Two more Red Glimmer hearts were added which adds some fun sparkle to the card!


Stamps:  Cheerful Critters, Groovy Love (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Black; Calypso Coral Light and Cherry Cobbler Light Blendabilities
Paper:  Stacked with Love Designer Paper stack, Whisper White, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe; Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Personal Paper Trimmer, Hearts Border Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals.

Here is the cool sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week: 


This is such a great sketch and a wonderful way to use ribbon or Designer Paper!!  We really hope you will join us this week by creating a card with this sketch then uploading it to the Create with Connie and Mary blog; all the guidelines are on there for you to see.  Also be sure to check out each of the Challenge Team member's cards this week too! 

Thanks for visiting; see you soon!

Margaret

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wonderful Weekly Deals!

What great items we have on the Weekly Deals this week!

We hope you enjoy the savings this week on these wonderful tools with which to create!!

Stampin' Write


2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 131260
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN

In Color


2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN




Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment Item # 129370
Regular Price: $22.95 US/$31.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.21 US/$23.96 CAN




2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins Item # 133630
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN




Basic Gray Baker'S Twine Item # 134587
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN




Bermuda Bay Baker'S Twine Item # 134575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN




Crushed Curry Baker'S Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN




Box Of Chocolates Kit - Digital Download Item # 133024
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

 These Weekly Deal prices are good through 11:59 p.m. MT, Monday, January 26.

The NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG and SALE-A-BRATION is in full swing!  Purchasing these Weekly Deals makes your crafting dollar stretch even further and help you earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS!  Plus those Blendabilities are used for way more than coloring skin tones; they are your browns to the softest pink!  Love them and use these a lot!

Thanks for looking!  Wishing you a good day and time to create!

Margaret
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