Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy Birthday!

What a simple cute set!!
'Vertical Greetings', it is, and I love how the sentiments are vertical!
Sometimes thats exactly what you need for a card's design and this gives you some great sentiments to use for almost any occasion.

I pulled together some colors I wanted to use, and then didn't have any DSP that had the colors in it I needed, so I had to get creative!! Sometimes this forces me to try something new....and gives me something fun to share with you, if it works! :-)

So, I created my own "DSP" by pulling out my Stampin' Blend markers and just coloring wavy stripes in varying colors across the Whisper White card stock and then stamping an image over that in the black. Do you like? It was fun, bright and cheery, I thought. 
Imagine all the fun color combos you can do this in!! 
I can't wait to experiment with more!

Hope you have fun creating your own desires and thinking outside the box to create your own 'designer paper'. :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Vertical Greetings stamp set #141873

Timeless Textures stamp set #140517

Petal Burst embossing folder #141493

Wood Textures 6x6 DSP #144177

Basic Pearls #144219

Friday, June 15, 2018

Life Happens!

Absolutely.....Life Happens! Doesn't it?!

We can only take each day at a time......and drink lots of coffee!! Right? 

In all our business of the days and weeks it's important to carve out a few moments for ourselves and just re-set and re-group so we can face life and our families with a smile! 
Life is certainly what we make it, and how we respond to to lets face it with God's grace and make it a great day, no matter the trials it brings us. :-)

You know I love coffee, and I'm using this wonderful set again called 'Coffee Cafe'....but with a lot of color! I also used a few stamps from 'Bubble Over' for something different. 

The background was created by dropping drops of different color re-inkers on an acetate sheet, spritzing with alcohol and then dragging the paper through the ink....(it dries quickly with the alcohol) and then spritzing lightly with water which repels the ink and creates a 'bleached' look. :-) It's a really fun technique and each background piece will be unique.

Also, you know those clear rhinestones you have? Well, with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers you can permanently color them with whatever color you want to own!!
Fun, huh?!

Hope this Frappacino card makes you as hungry for one as it does me! :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Coffee Cafe #143677

Coffee Cup Framelits #143745

Bubble Over stamp set #145868

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits #145663

Acetate Window Sheets #142314

Stazon (for permanent use on acetate) #101406

Basic Rhinestones #144220

Stampin' Blends marker Dark Calypso Coral #144044

Seaside Textured embossing folder #141481

Starburst Punch #143717

Friday, June 8, 2018

Thinking of You!

So, how are you loving the new catalog?!
The new colors?!
The exciting new stamp sets?

Can't wait for all my new goodies to get here, so I can share their uses with you! :-)

I'm thrilled that the stamp set 'Climbing Orchid' was carried over to the new catalog because I hadn't had a chance to use it yet. :-) So, I hope this card inspires you to use it and have fun with any color combo you like! I went for a softer palette for this card, so I hope you enjoy it!

The background Designer Series paper is from the 'Wood Textures 6x6' pack. Best little pack of DSP ever!! I use it on so many cards! Every color of wood is in there! A must have!

Have a wonderful time shopping and crafting!

~Happy Stamping!

Climbing Orchids stamp set #143723

Orchid Builder Framelits #143747
Wood Textures 6x6 DSP #144177

Basic Pearls #144219

Petal Burst embossing folder #141493

Friday, June 1, 2018

IT'S HERE!! 2018-2019 Catalog!!

This is the most anticipated day of the year for Stampin'Up lovers!!

The new catalog is FULL of exciting new products and (YIKES) ....changes!!
The most impactful changes are the core color changes and a new design for the stamp pads!! You'll be excited to see some of your favorite colors coming back AND some of your favorite In-Colors are becoming a core color! Woo Hoo!! 
I'm thrilled.....over the moon... with Mossy Meadow coming back!! :-)

You'll LOVE the new stamp pads....maybe find it easier to open them.....AND they are now stackable!!!! (The only down side to this change is I'm VERY Type A and can't handle my stamp pads shaped differently, which means.....replacing all my stamp pads!! Ugh.)

Here's your In-Colors!!

Here's your NEW core colors! Beautiful, right?!

Here's your new Core colors complete! 
What do you think about the Neutrals?
Say 'bye' to several colors....but 'hello' to some great new ones!

If you are anything like me, you are tearing through your colors right now and re-organizing so you can fit it ALL into your stamp area! :-) 

So, have fun! Pour though that new catalog and make sure to have plenty of paper for constructing your wish list! You'll need it!