Pedal Pusher with Aqua Painter

My Aqua Painter came in the mail yesterday!  I am so excited to be able to do watercolor.

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For today’s card I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Pedal Pusher, to create my own background pattern.  I stamped it in rows of Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, and Mossy Meadow.  It matted it on Whisper White and then Mossy Meadow.

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I highlighted one particular bicycle stamped in Jet Black Stazon and then I used the Aqua Painter (so much fun!) to paint in Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand.  I mounted it on Bermuda Bay and layered it over a piece of Burlap.

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My sentiment also comes from the Sale-a-bration Pedal Pusher Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Enjoy!

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Freshly Made Sketches 225

For today’s card, I really wanted to show off the beautiful Sale-a-bration DSP, Wildflower Fields, using the Freshly Made Sketches 225 Challenge layout.

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I started with a background of Blackberry Bliss and layered it with Whisper White and then Pool Party.  I embossed the Pool Party in Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I cut some of the Wildflower Fields DSP and mounter it on Lost Lagoon.

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For the sentiment, I stamped the Petite Pairs in Blackberry Bliss.  I punched the Fun Flower first in Lost Lagoon and then layered it with more Wildflower Fields DSP.  In the center of it I used a Crushed Curry button with a bit of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.

Enjoy!

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Pedal Pusher – Sale-a-bration

I just got my new Sale-a-bration item in the mail and I was so excited to put it to work.

The Sale-a-bration stamp set Pedal Pusher is available for FREE right now with a $50 purchase.  Isn’t it so cute?

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For my card, I started with a base color of Melon Mambo.  I used the It’s My Party DSP to add fun patterned designs in Melon Mambo and Basic Black.  The image of the bicycle is stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White.

I'm Here For You - Stamp It Up With JaimieTo add detail, I cut a few slivers of the same It’s My Party DSP to tuck behind my sentiment, “I’m Here For You.”  Holding it all together is a Silver Mini Brad.  The ribbon is Melon Mambo and Basic Black and comes from the Baker’s Twine Combo Pack.

Enjoy!

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Scrapbooking

Welcome to my scrapbook!  I have yet to really share with you my first love, before cards, scrapbooking.

I have three kiddos, girl, boy, girl, and when I started I decided to make a scrapbook for them each.  For now it means a lot more work, but in the long run they each have something to call their own.  And honestly, once I get the layout for one, I just do it basically the same two more times.

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I began about 2-1/2 years ago and honestly started in the present, so my kids have traditional photo albums of their baby and toddler years.  My kids LOVE their scrapbooks and when I come home from my scrapbook weekend in the fall, it’s not – Hi mommy, we missed you, but – Can I see my scrapbook?

So alas, here we go…

When I set up my double layout, I am not necessarily doing the same event or occasion or even day (although in this one I am) but I like them to be somewhat matchy-matchy.  For this one I used the 2015-2017 In-Colors and Cherry on Top DSP.

You’ll also see that I 99.9% of the time will mat my pictures.  It’s a habit and it can’t be broken.

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I also tend to take a ton of pictures and love them all, so my layouts rarely have 2 or less pictures on them.

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For what will be the page on the right, I used Cucumber Crush as my background color and highlighted with Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe.  I made a panel of banners using the Cherry on Top DSP, Crushed Curry Ribbon, 2015-2017 Washi Tape and then a detail of a Crushed Curry Button and Linen Thread.

Stampin Up - Scrapbook - Stamp It Up With Jaimie 4The sentiment “Happy Day” is from the Sale-a-bration Perfect Pairing Stamp Set and has a hint of Crushed Curry sponged around the edges.

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For the page that will be on the left, I used a background color of Tip Top Taupe with the pictures matted in Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  The sentiment “Hooray” and “You Did It” is also from the Perfect Pairings Stamp Set.

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My Lucky Stars

Today’s card was a first for me.  I hardly ever use anything but Whisper White cardstock.  If you’ve used it, you know, it’s the best paper out there.  If you haven’t tried it – I’m getting a sheet to you.  You’ll be sold!

However, the Typeset Specialty DSP Paper uses Very Vanilla as the coordinating color with Basic Black.  So, why not.

I used Very Vanilla as my background color with Basic Black layered over it and then a sheet from the Typeset Specialty DSP.  I just love the old, vintage map.

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For my sentiment, I stamped the Going Global Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay and then punched out the nautical sign with a 2″ punch.  I stamped the same image, this time in Basic Black and fussy cut the pointers (that’s what I’m going to call them).

Because the sentiment says “I thank my Lucky Stars for you,” I knew I needed a star somewhere, so I used the smallest star from the Stars Framelit Dies (part of Weekly Deals this week – see below) in Bermuda Bay.

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Just to add another depth to the card, I used the Chevron Punch to add a detail behind everything.

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Here are the Weekly Deals this week.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 29.

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PPA #288

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you’re having a crafttistic (get it, craft – fantastic) week so far!  It’s been one of those weeks for me and I have to say that sneaking away into my craft room to whip up some cards has kept my head clear.

Today’s layout comes from the Paper Pals #288 Challenge.  With March birthdays looming around the corner, I’ll be in full birthday card mode for a while now.

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I started off with a background of Watermelon Wonder layered with Whisper White and Blushing Bride.  I used the beautiful Birthday Bouquet DSP as my center focus, as well as the vertical strip layered over it.

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I love detail.  Detail, detail, detail.  Even more so, I love hidden detail (or at least detail that isn’t jumping out at you).  I used the Butterfly Thinlit Dies to create the butterflies.  I first made one in Blushing Bride, layered it with one in Watermelon Wonder, and then layered them both with a smaller butterfly, also from the Butterfly Thinlit Dies in vellum.  Over top I used a strip of Pearl Basic Jewels.

Just as a final touch, I used some Silver Metallic Thread wrapped a few times underneath the butterfly.

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My sentiment, “Happy Birthday” comes from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Old Olive.  Underneath is a sliver of Vellum paper.

Enjoy!

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Don’t forget about my special deal that’s going on right now until the end of February!
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Sunset Happy Day

My inspiration for today’s card definitely comes from the beautiful sunsets we’ve been having here lately in Upstate New York.  Excuse the blurriness, but it was going down so fast, I just wanted to capture the gloriousness of it while I could.sunset

When I saw this week’s CASE(E) this Sketch Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

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You see, one of the things I LOVE about Stampin’ Up! are the many variations of a single color.  Generically speaking, yellow is yellow, but at the same time it can have a deeper, brighter, or orangier (yes, that’s a word) feel to it.  I took full advantage of the many variations of Stampin’ Up! colors for today’s card.

For my card, I started with abackground of Cherry Cobbler layered with Whisper White.

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From there, I used different shades of cardstock from yellow to red:  Starting with yellow, we have Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Hello Honey.

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Then we have Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist, and Tangerine Tang0.  To finish off on the bottom, I used Cherry Cobbler.

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The sentiment, “Happy Day” is from the Sale-a-bration Perfect Pairing in Tangelo Twist.

Enjoy!

Don’t forget I have a special deal going on right now!  For every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping), get a free embellishment of your choice (up to $8) from me for free!  Click here for more details!
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Simple Congrats

I love the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set because although it has great stamps for fun birthday cards, it also has some really sweet, simple stamps like these sweet clouds for other occasions.

For today’s card, I went simple and low key.  I started with a background of Crumb Cake and layered it with Whisper White.  I then took the Clouds from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and stamped off Pool Party, first once (for the darker clouds) and then twice (for the lighter clouds).

Congratulations - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Stampin UpThe sentiment “Congratulations” is also from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy.  To add a pop of color, I added a strip of Night of Navy Ribbon from behind and a little hint of a Paper Doily.

Enjoy!

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Going Global Card

Happy Sunday!  If you’re visiting me from Amy’s blog – Welcome!

For today’s card I participated in the Sunday Stamps Challenge #120.

I started off with a base color of Lost Lagoon and layered it with the beautiful and clean Whisper White embossed in Chevron (love me some Chevron).  For the banners I used the fabulous patterns from the Wildflower Fields DSP.

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I first stamped the sweet sentiment from the Going Global Stamp Set in Hello Honey and then stamped it again separately in Old Olive.  I fussy cut out “Love” and attached it using dimensionals to give it a lift.  As you can see, the Hello Honey “Love” still peeks through.

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Finally, along the top I added a Lost Lagoon Ribbon with an Old Olive Button and a bow out of Old Olive Baker’s Twine.

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DON’T FORGET – SPECIAL DEAL!!

I am offering a special deal from now until the end of February.  For every $50 spent (before taxes and shipping), you get a free embellishment of your choice (up to $8 value) from me!  This is in addition to the free Sale-a-bration item you’ll earn just for shopping.  See here for more details!
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Pansy Punch Card – Weekly Deal

For today’s card I took advantage of the Pansy Punch that is included in the Weekly Deals this week!

wdFor me the bundle (Pansy Punch and Flower Shop Stamp Set) was one of my very first Stampin Up purchases.  It’s a generally good idea to have at least one flower stamp set/punch in your collection and if you don’t have one yet, I highly recommend the Flower Shop and Pansy Punch bundle.

I used Lost Lagoon as my background color and then layered it with Whisper White and the beautiful Wildflower Fields DSP from Sale-a-bration.

Pansy Punch - Stamp It Up With JaimieI punched a flower out of the top Lost Lagoon cardstock using the Pansy Punch and then scored the right and bottom of the card using the Simply Scored board.

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So as not to completely cover the Wildflower Fields DSP, I used dimensionals to elevate the Lost Lagoon over it.  In the center of the Pansy Punch, I used an Old Olive button with Linen Thread.

Pansy Punch - Weekly Deals - Stamp It Up With JaimieThe sentiment, “Happy Birthday Wishes” is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set.

Enjoy!
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