Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams!

Peach is not my favorite color.....ok, to be honest, its one of my least favorite colors....so I had to force myself to use the new Peekaboo Peach in a card design. lol. Well.....I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't as painful as I thought it might be and I find I don't mind this shade too much. :-)

The dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set was the perfect option for blending Peekaboo Peach and Fresh Fig into the wings! Top that with a little of the Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sheen to the wings (hard to see in the pic) and you have a fun card!

Hope this inspires you to reach for your least favorite colors and give them another try! :-)

~Happy Stamping!




Butterfly Basics stamp set #138816


Dragonfly Dreams photopolymer stamp set #142924


Just Add Text stamp set #143934






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Greatest Dad!

Who loves the Wood Grain Designer Series Paper pack?! I do!! It has almost every shade of wood you can find! I just received mine and had to dig into it immediately....and of course come up with a B'day card for my kids to give to their Dad. This month marks his 46th B'day....and he's just as wonderful as the day I married him!

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!!

I used some recently old and some new in this card.....even if you don't have all the stamp sets used here, I hope this will give you some ideas on how to incorporate the wood grain DSP into your card layouts. Have fun with it! (I used white embossing powder for the "You're the Best' saying which came from the recently retired set Urban District, the star embellishments came from the retired Urban Underground and the word "dad" came from the Family Reunion stamp set.)

     ~Happy Stamping!




Brick Wall embossing folder #138288



Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372


Timeless Textures stamp set #140517

Wood Textures DSP pack #144177



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hugs!

What do you think of the new catalog?!
How about those new In Colors?!
(I think they are gorgeous!!)
It's going to be a fun year!!

Here's my first card made with some of the new colors!
Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink inspired me here.....and I really like the new Lovely Words Thinlets die cuts! Love the multi uses the design allows for.....framed or not. :-)

What ideas are rolling around in your head?!

Happy Stamping!




Butterfly Basics stamp set #138816




Just Add Text stamp set #143934 


2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Pads #141818

Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon #144135


Lovely Words Thinlets #143733







NEW 2017-2018 CATALOG!!

IT'S HERE!! :-)
The NEW Stampin'Up! catalog is ready for you to peruse and salivate over all the wonderful goodies it holds inside! :-)
It is full of great stamps, die cuts, NEW ink colors and fun DSP! 
But don't take my word for it.......go check it out HERE!


Have fun shopping!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Father's Day!

What a great day to tell our Dads and our children's Granddads just how wonderful and important they are to us! Sometimes I think they get forgotten in the daily rush of our lives and so many are not given the credit they deserve for what they do and sacrifice for their families. It's easy to overlook those strong, silent ones. 
Hope you find a great way to tell those amazing men in your lives how much they mean to you and to remind them just how special they are!

Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Smoky Slate were my color choices for this Father's Day card. I used some retiring DSP and stamp sets from the Occasions catalog. LOVE them!
Hurry to order yours before they are gone!! You only have a few days left!!

Hope you are already planning your card and day with those special men in your life!

Happy Stamping!





#143077  Nailed It stamp set







Thursday, May 25, 2017

Love Without Limits!

This is one stamp set that I fervently wish Stampin'Up! was not retiring just yet. :-(
I adore the three-step stamping aspects of this set! This is a forever stamp set for my collection that I'm sure I'll go back to over and over again.....so don't be surprised if I sneak it back into some of my designs! :-) It's called "Picture Perfect" and that couldn't be a more appropriate title for this set! :-)

If you are even the least bit interested in this set....you better hurry and get it before its gone June 1st!! 

Happy Stamping!








Picture Perfect stamp set #140520



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bloom'in Birthdays!

Flower stamp sets have never really been my thing, but there have been such beautifully designed ones in this past catalog, that I couldn't resist the urge to buy them!! And.....I actually use them....a lot! :-)

One of my favorites has been "Birthday Blooms" in the annual catalog. I'm so happy that it will be returning to the new catalog! You can color it in any color and it looks gorgeous! This one I colored using the Aqua Painter.....very easy! The cutting part was the hardest in making this card. lol.
The white flower image in background was stamped with Whisper White ink.

What goes better with flowers, then a bee, right?! There's a super cute one in the new set named "Dragonfly Dreams" found in the past Occasions catalog. Another fun set you'll adore and see again in the new 2017 SU catalog! Whoo hoo!!

So, have a great time 'painting' your own flower whatever color you choose! It will look fabulous and you'll make someone happy with your handmade card or framed art made with this set! :-)

~Happy Stamping!





Birthday Blooms stamp set #140658 (clear mount)


Dragonfly Dreams stamp set #142924 (photopolymer)








Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm Here For You!

Sometimes, all someone may need to know is that we have their back and are there for them. How better to express that then with a handmade card showing up in their mailbox! :-)

This stamp set named "You've Got This" is perfect for the sentiment! Great images and sayings all in one set!

I chose to cut the stem off this flower and give it more of a 'lotus' look for this card....easier to float the image. :-)

I first stamped the flower in Versamark on Whisper White card stock and then used clear embossing powder to prevent color from bleeding over as I colored it with my Aqua Painter. Very easy and fun to do! Then simply cut out and pop up on your card!

~Happy Stamping!






"You've Got This" stamp set #139575  (clear mount)



Aqua Painters #103954

Cheerful Tags framelits #141838

Flourish Thinlets #141478




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Barnyard Fun!

Yes, yes.....I'm a little late on using a lot of my wonderful stamp sets....
That seems to be quite the norm these days. lol. I look forward to slower days when I have more time to 'play'.....so for now, you'll just have to be entertained by my tardiness in getting these ideas out to you. :-)

I adore this (now gone) Sale-A-Bration stamp set! I'm sure many of you have it, so I hope this card inspires you in some way!

I created the wooden door by stamping the woodgrain background on Crumb Cake card stock, cutting strips to create planks and just piecing them together. :-) Now, you try it! Drag out that burlap ribbon and start pulling threads and you'll create all different things!




Hardwood background stamp #133035

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372






Retirement List is Here!




Well, this is the sad and exciting time of year for Stampin' Up! enthusiasts! 
Time to see many stamp sets, paper, colors and accessories leave for good :-(.....but then we get to be excited about all the new things coming the first of June!

S0.....click HERE to see what's leaving and be sure to get your orders in ASAP, as things sell out very quickly!! Don't forget those re-inkers for your in-color stamp pads leaving this year....as well as matching card stock!

Many items are on sale!!!! :-)

Have fun shopping!!










Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017-2018 SU! Sneak Peek!!

WOW!!
What a great opportunity for you!!
Here's your chance to see and order NEW product EARLY from the up and coming Stamp'in Up! Annual catalog due to release June 1, 2017!
FANTASTIC, GORGEOUS BUNDLES!!
What a deal!!

Opportunity available May 1st-31st only to get these Bundles!
Don't miss your chance!




Home With You!

Hard to believe that a new catalog will be coming out in June!! I'm SO excited and can't wait to see all the new stamps and products that Stampin'Up has to offer us!! April and May will drag with the anticipation, lol.

Well, I better get busy using all the wonderful stamp sets I have right now and hopefully give you some ideas for what you'll want to grab before they sell out on the Retirement List....coming soon!

This stamp set is photopolymer and called "Places You'll Go." Some of you may have it, so I'm sure you'll come up with many creative ways to use it in your deigns. I think it's adorable! Who knows.....sometimes stamps carry over into the new annual catalog.....maybe this one will be one of them?

I wanted to make the globe shiny, so I broke out my Crystal Effects. If you choose to do the same, make sure your inks are very dry as some of the colors will bleed if not bone dry. I created the colored background by just using my watercolor brush and applying colors in random spots. :-) Have fun with it!

The Designer Series Paper used here is from the pack named "Falling in Love." It's a beautiful pack and is found in the Occasions Catalog.

Remember the last day for ordering out of the current catalogs in May 31st. Once the Retirement List hits, products will sell out VERY FAST, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Enjoy creating!






"Places You'll Go" stamp set #141741


"Falling in Love" Designer Series Paper #142788