Friday, January 19, 2018

Card Swaps

Last week I had a demonstrator meeting for my team.  At the meeting we did a fun card swap.  At a card swap, based on how many are participating, you make one card for everyone and then you leave with tons of different ones!  I love all of these cards, I love seeing everyone's unique style and personality in their cards!  Enjoy!
 This is Karin's, I love the colors on this one.  So pretty!

 This is Nikki's, I love that soft Powder Pink paired with the Berry Burst and pops of black!

 This is Michelle's, I love this idea to use up your DSP scraps!

 This is Kristin's, I love that she used the embossing powder and there's sparkly glitter on it too!

 This is Erin's, she used the new Brusho to color the butterfly.  Beautiful!
 This is also Erin's, she did 2 one for her and one for her downline.  I love all the framelits she used on this card! 

 This is Carol's. She used the Move Me Bundle and when you pull out the butterfly it flutters!  So cool!!!

 This is Anne's swap.  I love all cards with Lemon Lime Twist!  This card is so pretty! 

This is Kim's card.  I love the colored image and the DSP! Love!!

If you'd like to join my team and join us on our next swap, contact me to sign up or sign up now here!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Stampin' Blends And Petal Passion DSP

The Petal Passion DSP in the Occasions Catalog is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!  I love all the simple black and white patterns.  I love adding accents of black to my cards.  This DSP is perfect!!!  But I love the big bold images the pattern has.  I one of the floral images down to 4x5 1/4" (6 per 12x12" sheet!).  I love to take them on the go with me with my Stampin' Blends and color them! 
Our Stampin' Blends are amazing markers, and they allow for such amazing shading and texture.  These images in the DSP are perfect!!!  You can color one flower or the whole panel like I did.  I love the bold, bright colors!  What are you waiting for head to my online store and pick up this DSP and Stampin' Blends today!

Thanks for looking, see you soon! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rainbow Unicorn

Lately, I've been obsessed with two things. Unicorns and rainbows. It's like Stampin' Up! knew that when the Occasions Catalog came out!  This card is so super cute and so easy and quick to make.  I was inspired by this card by Danielle.  I love the white base, and the white embossed greeting on the black.  The pop of color from the rainbow in the back just makes me happy!  To make my rainbow I simple took quarter inch strips of cardstock and adhered them to a scrap piece of paper.  My unicorn is colored lightly with Stampin' Blends and cut out with the coordinating framelits.  I love this card!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Star Top Box

At my class on Saturday I gave everyone a treat bag, I love to give little thank you's for those that come to the class.  This was this months thank you treat!  I love this little box, and it's really easy to make, all you need is the gift bag punch board!  That's it!!!!  I saw this box here and loved it!  I wanted to make mine a little smaller and be able to get 2 from one sheet of cardstock, so I did a few modifications to my measurements.
I started with a 4 1/4"x 11" piece of cardstock.  This gives me two per sheet-Perfect!!  The box is a great size too!  I filled mine with some trail mix bags, I got these at Target.  You could put a bunch of chocolate or any other little treat in there too. 
All you need to make this like I said is the Gift Bag Punch Board.  Instead of following the instructions on the board I simply scored it at the 'side' line every time.  I added the triangle score lines too, that helps give it that start top.  With an 11" piece of cardstock it works out perfectly that you get 5 panels on the side. 
Just trim your smaller tab and adhere it to the other side, the bottom tabs just fold in on each other to close off the bottom.  I found it more helpful to punch a 2 1/4" Circle and adhere it on the inside of the bottom as well.  If you want more info on how I made this box I'll be doing a Facebook Live video on my Facebook Page at about 12:30 MT Time on Wednesday  January 17.  I hope you can join me!

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Check out the video here

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sale-a-Bration Stamp Camp Cards

Over the weekend was my annual Sale-a-Bration stamp camp.  I love this class because who doesn't love stamp camp?  Who doesn't love to earn free stuff?  All the cards feature new stamp sets and accessories from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  I love this stamp set, Waterfront, there's so many options to making an incredible scene. I love this sweet mountain and lake scene!  
I've been drawn to these colors so much lately! Calypso Coral, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist are by far my new favorite color combo! I can't get enough of them!  This pretty card uses two Sale-a-Bration products the Amazing You Set and the Celebrate You Thinlits.
The Beautiful Peacock Set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is so pretty and elegant I couldn't help but emboss the peacock in gold and add nice rich colors to make this card really stand out.  I used Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red paired with the gold.  So beautiful!
Hands down my favorite card from the class is this one featuring the Sure Do Love You set and Lots to Love Framelits.  I also love that Painted with Love DSP that adds just the right amount of pops of gold!
This card features the A Good Day Set and it's so fun and cute!!!  My guests at my class were given the option of the bunny, deer or bird for their card.  So fun! We did some super simple coloring with the Watercolor Pencils.
Obviously it wouldn't be a Sale-a-Bration class without the Party Pandas!  This card is so sweet and cute! So much fun to make! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Wishes and Best Friends

There's so much on this card that I LOVE!!!  This card features the new Happy Wishes stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. This is one of the options that you can earn free with a $100 purchase.  This set is huge with 16 stamps in it!  You can build nearly any greeting you'll ever need!!  I also love the colors on this card and all the black, white and gold bold pops of color!  
I stamped the 'best' in Archival Black ink on some Glossy paper, then I let it dry.....for a while.  Probably about 3 days, but that's just because I got super distracted.  You defiantly don't need to wait that long.  I colored in the flowers with our regular Stampin' Write Markers. On glossy cardstock they look amazing!  I added some DSP from the Tutti-Frutti DSP pack and a white heat embossed greeting.  I finished the card with some banners of scrap paper and some Black Bakers Twine.  So cute!!!  I love it!  

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

We Must Celebrate!

 How stinkin' cute are these little critters from the We Must Celebrate in the Occasions Catalog!  I love them all! They're so much fun to color!  This super simple card is perfect to send to any special friend!
I used my Stampin' Blends to color the entire paper, including the background.  I love those animals against the bright blue sky!  I made sure to add some shadows in front of all of them too add to the complete picture.  I love this cute card!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Colored

Yesterday I shared another card made with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  Today I have this lovely card to share.  Both were stamped in Crumb Cake ink, but just check out how different a little added color makes!!  Incredible!  To color this image I used my Watercolor Pencils.  I didn't add any water because I didn't want to pick up any of the Crumb Cake, so I used them like colored pencils instead of watercolor pencils.  
To get the colors to be so bright and intense on the stamped Crumb Cake I colored the flower with my white pencil first.  After I had a nice layer of white, but could still see the flower lines and details I went over it with the colored pencils.  It's an extra step that does take a little longer but the results are worth it!  I finished the card with a white heat embossed greeting and some gold sequins and glimmer paper.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

One of the fun Sale-a-Bration options this year is the Heartfelt Blooms stamp. It's bold and sure to be a hit.  I kept today's card super simple, this would be a fun card to mass produce.  I love the look of the tag on the side and the pop of Elegant Eggplant against the Crumb Cake flowers.  So pretty!!  I have another fun look at all the possibilities of this set tomorrow! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Myths And Magic Impossible Box

This box is making it's way around social media platforms and blogs, you may have already seen what's being called the 'Impossible Box'.  Don't let the name fool you, this box is simple to make and you'll impress your friends with your brilliance when you make it! 
I found this box on Julie DiMatteo's blog.  She has an excellent video tutorial you can check out on how to make it.  So I encourage you to watch if you're interested in making this box.  My box is pretty simple and fun. 
I used Lemon Lime Twist for the base of the box then I dressed it up with the Myths and Magic DSP in the Occasions Catalog.  I fussy cut the dragon and knight from the DSP as well.  Every sheet of the DSP is glittery!  It's fantastic!  The knight and dragon are covered in glitter...I'm in LOVE!!!!! 
What makes this an impossible box?? Well when you open it the lid stays intact with the box, it just sort of floats up!  Amazing right?!  It's so cute and so much fun to make!!! 
 There's a lot of room in the box too!  You could fill it with all kinds of treats!!!
Now I'm all about modifying things, and I wanted to know if I could modify it and get 2 boxes per sheet of cardstock.  Well you can.  The difference in size is pretty huge, the smaller box definately couldn't hold the treats that the bigger one could.  But it was still fun to make. 
I'll list the measurements I used for the smaller one but to make the box please check out Julie's video for instructions.  You'll need a 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock. 
On the 6 1/2" side score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6".
On the 5 1/2" side score at 1 1/2", 3 1/4", 4" and 4 3/4". 

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Sending Hedgehugs!

I spent a lot of time coloring over Christmas break.  It was nice and relaxing and something easy that I could take on the go with me.  While I didn't need to color these CUUTEEE critters from the Hedgehugs set in the Occasions catalog I did use my blends to color around them and create the scene.  I love how adorable these guys are!!!  I added a little more color to the hedgehogs bellies with some ink and a blender pen. 

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Amazing You and Tutti-Frutti Cards

I have one more example for the week sharing the amazing Tutti-Frutti notecards.  These may be one of my all time favorite Sale-a-Bration products ever!  I'll be stocking up on these for sure!  It's so easy to make such amazing a quick cards with them!  I love this cute and simple card so much!  
I love that it looks complicated, really those are just two of the fantastic thinlits in the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  There is no stamping at all on this card. To add color to the YOU thinlit, I colored it in an ombre look with my Stampin' Blends.  I layered up some vellum, Calypso Coral Cardstock, and some DSP from the Petal Passion DSP pack in the Occasions Catalog.  Finally to finish it added some Shimmer Ribbon from the new Shimmer Ribbon Pack in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and some bakers twine. So cute! The preprinted cards makes it look like you spent hours stamping it perfectly! 

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Simply Amazing!

I mentioned yesterday that one of my favorite new Sale-a-Bration options this year was the Tutti-Frutti notecards.  Here's another look at them, the Lemon Lime Twist option this time! I also used the new Sale-a-Bration Amazing You stamp set and the new Sale-a-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits.  I just love love love that 'amazing' thinlit don't you!  Wow!  Gorgeous!  Remember during Sale-a-Bration these are items you can only earn for free with qualifying orders.  This year Stampin' Up! is two levels of earning free products.  There are items you can earn free with a $50 order and there are items you can earn free with a $100 order. The Amazing You stamp set and Tutti-Frutti Notecards are a $50 choice each while the thinlits are a $100 choice.  
There's something for everyone in this years Sale-a-Bration catalog and with two ways to earn free products it's more versatile then ever before!  Right now these products are only available to earn free during Sale-a-Bration.  Today's card is simple and classic using only Basic Black, Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist. So pretty!  I made a stack of these and took them to our zoo.  Over Christmas break we took a trip to the zoo and a few of the zoo keepers took time out of their day to let my son interview them for a paper he's writing in school.  We were very appreciative of their time and I wanted to make them a special card. 

To shop for any of these products head to my online store today!

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