Sunday, March 29, 2015

Irresistible Flower Shop!

One of the great Sale-A-Bration bonus products this year is the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is already embossed with clear on white so when you add color, it retains the white pre-embossed pattern!  Very pretty!

I used three Flower Patch flower stamps to stamp Rose Red, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  Once these were stamped, quickly use a Stampin' Sponge in a circular motion to spread some of the color from the not-quite-dry ink to the background area around the flowers.  This also removes any ink from the embossing and highlights the white pattern.  Pretty cool, hmm?

The sentiment from Flower Patch was stamped in Rose Red.  A Calypso Coral flower was then adhered to the sentiment strip and adorned with a Basic Pearl.

Thanks to Patty Bennett and others for the inspiration for this technique.

Stamps:  Flower Patch, Flower Shop
Inks:  Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper; Daffodil Delight and Whisper White cardstocks.
Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Basic Pearls.

Sale-A-Bration 2015 ends on Tuesday, March 31 in case you are still planning to order and get free products!

There are wonderful new products on the Clearance Rack as well!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have some time to stamp soon!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Berry Basket & Flowers Card

Have you seen all those cute baskets made with the new-this-season Berry Basket Die by Stampin' Up?  They are sooo cute and just perfect for spring, Easter... well, I think any time of year!  You can actually use this basket die for a card as well which is what I did for this post today.  I just die cut one piece of cardstock (you have to cut two for the regular basket) and then cut it in half, folded it  on the score lines and attached it to my card front after embossing it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder in the Big Shot. 

I stamped these fun flowers then punched them out and adhered them over leaves stamped for the background.  Then I added small flowers stamped in yellow.  The final step was to add a bow of thick Baker's Twine in Coastal Cabana.

Stamps:  Flower Shop (lg. flowers), Something to Say (small flowers), Crazy About You (leaf stems), A Dozen Thoughts (hello)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Berry Basket Die, Coastal Cabana thick Baker's Twine, Pansy Punch, Small flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Handheld Stapler, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Fast Fuse, Snail, Mini Glue Dots.  

What a fun way to get more use from this great die, send a basket of greetings to a friend and brighten their day!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a stampy-good day!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Choose Happiness CCMC348

Today is Thursday and we have another great challenge for you!  This time it is a Color Challenge featuring Rose Red, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand... an unexpected but lovely combination that I really liked when I began working with it!

I used Soft sky for the card base.  Next is a layer of Rose Red and Sahara Sand Designer Paper which is stamped with Rose Red flowers and Sahara Sand leaves.

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black  and the bird in Soft Sky over it; a Soft Sky layer was placed under this and accented with small Basic Pearls.  A length of Soft Sky Baker's Twine was tied around the panel before adhering it to the base card.  I stamped one more flower on Whisper White and fussy-cut it then layered it onto the background.  

Stamps:  Choose Happiness, Flower Patch.
Inks:  Rose Red, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand DSP from Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack; Soft Sky, Rose Red, Whisper White.
Accessories:  Corner Rounder, Basic Pearls, Soft Sky Baker's Twine, Paper Snips

Here again is the Color Challenge for this week at Create with Connie and Mary:

Isn't this a cool color challenge?   We really want you to join us with your creations using this color scheme!  Check out the Challenge team's cards on the Create with Connie and Mary  then make your card and link it on the CCMC website!  That's it!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a stamp-happy day!!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WEEKLY DEALS - March 24-30!

We have some great deals from Stampin' Up! this week!  

25% off each of these products... therefore you are also saving on regular taxes and shipping as well!

Enjoy the deals while they last!

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Label Love Clear Stamp Set Item # 130622
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN

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

Fringe Scissors Item # 133325
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$10.13 CAN

Petite Petals Punch Item # 133322
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Epic Day Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Sale-A-Bration is the greatest time of the Stampin' Up! year where you receive a free premium product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 in merchandise you order!  SAB ends soon (March 31); don't miss out!

Sale-A-Bration Catalog:        
See the free gifts in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items Available:
Sale-A-Bration Second Release Products

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would appreciate your orders in my Stampin' Up! online store!  Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a stampin' good day!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Crazy about You

Last Saturday was our INK Demonstrators meeting for March... we always have such a good time, learn a lot and have a lovely lunch!  In addition to a learning a new technique for our Make and Take, we also had a card swap!  This is my card I made to swap.  We always have such a good time.  Would you like to join my team and join in the fun?

The happy color scheme of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay is taken from the fun Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper!  The tag of Bermuda Bay was embossed in the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and tied with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.  The 1-3/4" wide horizontal banner was cut from the DSP. Two large flowers were stamped then punched with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, centered with a Bermuda Bay sequin and tiny pearl.  The small flower was stamped with a flower from the Petite Petal set and punched out.

 The sentiment is from the Something to Say set and the inside says "Thank You".

Stamps:  Crazy about You, Petite Petals, Something to Say
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow (sentiment)
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Sequins, Basic Pearls, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Pumch, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Thanks for dropping by today!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kind & Cozy

It's Thursday again and time for another great Create with Connie and Mary Challenge... #347!!  Today it's a fun and easy sketch so let's get right to it!

I chose two prints from the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper plus Calypso Coral cardstock for the color scheme of the card.  The sentiment stamp was colored with markers, stamped then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.  A piece of Night of Navy was also punched  to layer behind the sentiment.  A Crushed Curry heart decorates the sentiment.

Stamps:  Kind and Cozy
Inks:  Markers:  Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green
Paper:  Flowerpot Designer Series Paper; Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry cardstock.
Accessories:  Heart Punch (from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack), Decorative Label Punch

Here is the sketch for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

If you viewed Create with Connie and Mary's Challenge blog, you would see that each talented Challenge Team Designer has a different take on the sketch.  We would love to see what you do with this sketch, so jump over to the CCMC blog to find the guidelines and create your card for the challenge!  Can't wait to see your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Happy Thinlits! CCMC346

It's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Day and this week we have a COLOR scheme using Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand and Basic Black!  Fun colors to create with! 

I cut the Sahara Sand with the On Film Framelits, added a polka-dot embossed black panel behind the opening and adhered it all to the tiny black hearts DSP.  The base card is Wild Wasabi, 4.25" x 11", folded in half. 
"Happy" was diecut from Wild Wasabi cardstock and adhered with my Two-Way Glue Pen.   The flower is made with three flowers, one punched from Wild Wasabi DSP and one from the Typeset Specialty with the Pansy Punch then one smaller  punched from the Typeset Specialty with the Petite Petals Punch and centered with a Pearl. 
In this picture you can see the texture and more details up close, including the butterfly punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

Stamps:  Remembering Your Birthday (inside)
Inks:  Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi cardstocks;  Stacked with Love DSP (black tiny hearts), Regals DSP Pack (Wild Wasabi dots), Typeset Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Glue Dots
Tools:  Hello You Framelits ("happy"),  On Film Framelits, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Bird Builder Punch (leaf stem), Big Shot, Magnetic Cutting Platform, Polka Dot embossing folder (TIEF), Two Way Glue Pen.

Here again is the color scheme for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week:  

We are hoping you will join us for the fun of creating with this color scheme!  It's a great one for the up-coming St. Patrick's Day or for Spring (which we hope is coming SOON!  : )  Just check out the guidelines over at the Create with Connie and Mary blog then get to your creative spot and jump in!  We can't wait to see what you make!

While you're there, check out the wonderful cards from all of our Thursday Challenge Team!!  We have five gifted new members and you'll love their beautiful work!  Four former members have moved to the CCMC Saturday Blog Hop and you can find them "hopping" every Saturday!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Celebrate Today! CCMC345

How about some blue skies today?   We've have so many days of grey and white (it's snowing as I write this) that this Designer Paper looks really good to me!  I'm ready for blue skies and sunshine as I know many of you in North America must be also!  Today is a super Sketch Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary, #CCMC345.

I broke out my Celebrate Today set for this challenge as the circles on the sketch immediately made me think of these fun balloons!  I diecut the Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay balloons with the Balloon Framelits then punched out the Rose Red dsp dotted balloon.  I used the Rose Red Crochet Trim from the Artisan Designer Kit for the diagonal band and added a Petite Petal flower punched from Bermuda Bay DSP. The flower center and little bow are both Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for some bling!  The banner stamp was colored with markers then diecut with its corresponding framelit.

Stamps:  Celebrate Today
Ink:  Bermuda Bay pad, Bermuda Bay and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight cardstocks; Brights and Regals Designer Series Packs; Sweet Dreams DSP (clouds) and Painted Blooms DSP (Rose Red dots); Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment Kit; Balloons Framelits. 2" and 1/4" Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Here is the fun Sketch Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary this week:  

Doesn't this look like a fun sketch?  It is!  We would love for you to join us this week by making a card using this sketch!  All the guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary blog as well cards made by all the Challenge Team members!  Come check them out also!

Thanks for visiting this week!  Happy Stamping!

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