Thursday, April 30, 2015

Flower Shop CCMC353

Today we have Sketch Challenge CCMC353 over at Create with Connie and Mary!  Since it's spring, I'm celebrating by featuring flowers on my challenge card!  We've had so much rain here lately that the wildflowers are beginning to bloom along the highways, always a welcome sight!

The card base is Strawberry Slush (Oh, how I will miss this color!) cardstock overlaid with three strips of narrow Old Olive ribbon.

Next up is a layer of Basic Black cardstock then a print from the Back to Black Designer Series Paper pack, which has been stamped with a stem from the Flower Patch set in Pistachio Pudding. (Isn't that black and white print somewhat reminiscent of a trellis?  I rather thought so...)

For the feature on the front, I used a grouping of flowers accented with Dazzling Details or Basic Pearls and tucked in a tiny sentiment punched out with the Word Window Punch.

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Flower Patch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Paper:  Back to Black DSP; Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Accessories:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearls, Dazzling Details.

Isn't this a cool sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week?  And sooo versatile too!

What would this sketch inspire you to create?  We would love to see!!... so make your creation and upload it online then link it to this sketch post on Create with Connie and Mary!  This sketch could be used for those Mom's Day or Dad's day cards you need also!

Be sure to check out the cards from the other Challenge Team members on Create with Connie and Mary too!  They always inspire me!!

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

World of Dreams - CCMC352

It's time for a color challenge today from Create with Connie and Mary!  We have a lovely trio of colors for our design:  Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Basic Gray.  

I chose the set World of Dreams with a sentiment from the Choose Happiness set for my card.  First I took a piece of watercolor paper and added Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi to it using an AquaPainter and ink refills.  After that was dry, I stamped the branch on it with Basic Gray (I had just reinked my BG pad so the ink is rather dark!)  I wrapped Jute Ribbon around the right side and added the sentiment, stamped on Soft Sky and punched out with the Label Bracket punch.

The watercolored paper was layered onto Basic Gray then on Wild Wasabi Designer Paper.  A Soft Sky card is the base behind it all.  

Stamps:  World of Dreams, Choose Happiness
Inks:  Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray
Paper:   Watercolor Paper, Wild Wasabi Designer Paper (Subtles Paper Stack), Basic Gray and Soft Sky cardstock
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, 1 - 1/4" Jute Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

Here again is the color scheme for CCMC352 this week:

Be sure to check out the cards made by the other designers this week; they always inspire me!  We would love for you join us this week by creating a card with these colors and uploading them on the Create with Connie and Mary website!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Up to 50% Off Retiring Products!!

  • Goodbyes are always hard (but a discount does help!)

Stampin' Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. 

Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to get your favorites while they are still available.  

*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26.

*Accessories are only available while supplies last

These lists will be updated DAILY so check back to find what is still available!

Check out the list and the prices then shop in my online store to get those items you want before they are gone! 

When ordering online, please use Hostess code KDVQ6F3V in the blank Hostess Code box.   Don't use the code when ordering $150. or more as your order will qualify for your own rewards.


  **Also check out the new WEEKLY DEALS**
 Remember when ordering online, please use Hostess code KDVQ6F3V in the blank Hostess Code box.   Don't use the code when ordering $150. or more as your order will qualify for its own rewards.

CHECK my online store  tomorrow for new items on the CLEARANCE RACK and

shop  to get the items you want before they are gone! 
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thank You CCMC351

We have a fun and unique sketch today at Create with Connie and Mary!  I took the opportunity to use some of the pretty Flowerpot Designer Series Paper in honor of spring!!  Yes, my taxes are turned in, my hosta lillies are up and the grass is turning green!  Time for some flowers!

I used the large solid flower from the Flower Patch set for my focal image behind the sentiment, which is from the Let Your Hair Down Hostess set!  Such a fun set and I love the font used for it.  The flower and leaves were diecut with the coordinating Flower Fair framelits.

The white background actually has tiny green polka dots so I added more polka dots with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The two patterned papers are primarily Garden Green and there is also a triangle of Daffodil Delight.

I carefully added a slender edging of Daffodil Delight to the sentiment banner for emphasis; I cut the ends of the banner with the Hexagon Punch.  Three small Basic Pearls in the center of the flower are the finishing touch!

Stamps:  Flower Patch and Let Your Hair Down (Hostess) sets
Inks:  Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Flowerpot DSP; Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponge, Flower Fair framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot.

Here is the CCMC351 sketch for this week:  

Isn't this a  cool sketch!!  We really would LOVE for you to join us this week for the challenge; just make your card according to the guidelines on the Create with Connie and Mary website, and upload it to the blog!  We'll be by to leave you some comment love!

Be sure to check out the creations of the Challenge Team Designers on Connie and Mary's website also... we have some terrifically talented paper artists on the team!!

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCMC 350 Hello There!

Today is a new color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  We are using tones of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Night of Navy for this week's creations!

I used the Bokeh technique for my background.  To create this, you simply sponge areas of colors onto White cardstock then add circles of White Craft Ink.  Using several circle punches, I made a stencil from cardstock which I used for adding the white circles.  Move the stencil around to get as many circles as you wish; it is alright for the white spots to overlap each other some also.  Let dry (the craft ink takes longer to dry; a heat tool will help!)

Next I stamped the Daydream Medallion in Night of Navy onto the background.  I used a stamp from the hostess set Hello There to stamp the sentiment and embossed it with White Embossing Powder and the heat tool.  Two petite butterflies were added for the final touch.

Stamps:  Hello There, Daydream Medallions, Papillon Potpotpourri.  
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy ink pads; White Craft Ink pad.
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, 1-3/4, 1-3/8", 1", 3/4", 1/2" Circle Punches, Stampin' Sponges, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder.

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

Isn't this a great combination?  We can't wait to see what YOU create with it!  Jump over to the Create with Connie and Mary blog and see the other Challenge Team Designers' cards then make your own project with the challenge colors!  Link you card up on the blog so we can enjoy it also!!  

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WEEKLY DEALS - April 7 - 13

 Order these and also get FREE SHIPPING now through this Friday, April 10!!  


Flower Fair Framelits Die Item # 133731
Regular Price: $24.95 US
Discounted Price: $18.71 US

Hearts Collection Framelits Die Item # 125599
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Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
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Metallic Silver Encore Pad Item # 132142
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1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
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Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
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Fun Flower Punch Item # 133785
Regular Price: $16.95 US
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Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding Item # 125583
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Discounted Price: $5.21 US

There could NOT be a better time to purchase these products!!  Save 25% off the regular price then save 10% MORE on Shipping!  What's not to love!

More details about FREE SHIPPING on my post yesterday.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy both specials this week!  Have a stamp-happy day!


Monday, April 6, 2015


Free Shipping on all orders placed between now and Friday, April 10, 11:50 p.m. (MT)!   (Any current items:  Annual and Occasions catalog, and including new photopolymer stamps not in the catalog.)

When ordering online, please enter the Hostess code S4CGU2CD in the “Hostess Code” box on the first page of your order.  (Please check to see that my name is in the upper right-hand corner of the page before beginning your order.  Thanks!I

Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required.
  • Save shipping on those things you need for spring birthdays, May Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, showers & weddings and Memorial/July 4th projects! 
  •  Stock up on cardstock, ink refills and other 2013-2015 IN COLOR products that will be retiring toward the end of THIS month.
  •  Pick up some items off your Wish List and save!
  •  Save even more with items from the Clearance Rack which are already heavily discounted!!  (SU has recently added last fall and Christmas items here!)
  •  For Paper Pumpkin subscribers, past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online.

The RETIREMENT LIST of stamps and accessories will be posted by Stampin’ Up! on April 21st.  Once this is posted, all retiring items will be available only as long as supplies last!   This is a great time to get ahead of the rush of people who waited until the last minute to get those retiring items they wanted (and some missed).  Stampin’ Up! says that when they’re gone, they’re gone!  No backorders on retiring items.

Remember the Weekly Deals which end today, Monday, April 6th. (Check back for the NEW WEEKLY DEALS will be available beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, 4-7-15)

*If you’ve been wanting to get that Magnetic Platform or some Framelits for your Big Shot, this would be a great time to save twice – once on the Weekly Deal and once again on Free Shipping!  Best Deal EVER!

Click to go to my Stampin’ Up! site then click on the    SHOP   button to access the Shopping/Ordering site.  When orders equal a workshop ($150. minimum) or more, Friday night I’ll draw for some prizes for those who’ve placed orders using the hostess code.  However, if your order is over $150., don’t use the Hostess Code and you will be able to select your own Hostess bonus products!!   Thank you so much!  

Thanks for shopping and stamping with me!


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