Sweet Cupcake

My card today uses a bundle I have not used in a VERY long time – The Sweet Cupcake Bundle.  There are two things I LOVE about this bundle – how yummy and real the cupcakes look because of the two and three step stamping and second, I LOVE all the different combination of sayings you can make using both the stamps and the framelits.

My card starts off with Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Last year when this In-Color came out I was very hesitant, but I quickly became a huge fan.  I love how it looks on its own and combined with other colors.  Next I took a piece of Watercolor Paper and using an Aqua Painter and Peekaboo Peach ink created a little highlight of a background for my cupcake.  I layered this on Mint Macaron cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I created my cupcake using the Sweet Cupcake Bundle.  The frosting I stamped full strength Peekaboo Peach, stamped off Peekaboo Peach, and stamped off Crushed Curry.  The bottom I created using full strength Emerald Envy, stamped off Emerald Envy, and stamped off Mint Macaron.  (By the way, did you notice that I used all In-Colors for my card?)  I lightly ran my wet Aqua Painter over both the icing an then the bottom of the cupcake before cutting them out.

Over the highlighted Watercolor Paper, I adhered some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon in a zigzag.  Before adhering the cupcake using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I wound some Silver Thread behind it.

I stamped the sentiments with Mint Macaron Ink and cut out the “sweet” using the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits and Emerald Envy cardstock.  I then adhered some Silver Enamel Shapes around the design.

Enjoy!

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED:

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  There are new items on clearance for up to 60% off and many are under $5!  Stop by the my online store to check the great deals.  Shop early for the best selection, the items are only available while supplies last!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Eastern Palace Suite – Early Release

Stampin’ Up! is offering a one of a kind opportunity to get your hands on NEW product in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  They’re offering the colorful and exotic products from the NEW Eastern Palace Suite in two bundles one month before they’re released.

Better yet – You receive free product in each of the bundles.  It’s a win-win!

  • Bundles are exclusive to the early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. Individual items in the Eastern Palace suite will be available with the release of the 2017-2018 annual catalog on June 1, 2017.
  • The new free items (Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock) are only available with the purchase of a bundle.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

Want to see the Eastern Palace Suite closer up?

To see the two bundles being offered, click on the picture below.

Come back May 1st to order yours!

Happy Father’s Day

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.

For my card today, I wanted to make a Father’s Day card.  The Nailed It stamp set is perfect for any masculine card and especially Father’s Day and sad to say, it’s retiring.

My card starts off with Basic Black as its base.  I took a pattern from the Urban Underground DSP and adhered it to the bottom of my card.  For the top of the card, I stamped the tool images from the Nailed It Stamp Set in Delightful Dijon all around.

I then fussy cut the triangle-shaped pattern paper from the Urban Underground DSP to cover the seam between the cardstock and DSP.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using the trimmer.  I adhered it on a Basic Black square and added some Urban Underground embellishments.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Davis
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED:

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  There are new items on clearance for up to 60% off and many are under $5!  Stop by the my online store to check the great deals.  Shop early for the best selection, the items are only available while supplies last!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Swirly Thank You

My card today was inspired by challenges this week at Sunday Stamps and Global Design Project.

My card starts off with Pear Pizzazz cardstock as its base.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and in the bottom corner stamped one of the swirls from the Swirly Bird stamp set in Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, and Mint Macaron ink.

Next using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, I cut out swirls in Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, and Mint Macaron cardstock and adhered them over the coordating ink color.  Before adhering it to the card, I snipped off any cardstock that was hanging off the card.

Using the Layering Squares Framelits, I cut out a frame in Whisper White cardstock using one bigger scalloped framelit and one smaller square framelit.

I stamped the sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set in Peekaboo Peach ink and adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped and cut out a bunch of flowers and adhered them around the sentiment.  Some I adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED:

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  There are new items on clearance for up to 60% off and many are under $5!  Stop by the my online store to check the great deals.  Shop early for the best selection, the items are only available while supplies last!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Happy Birthday – Polka Dots

My 10-year-old had a birthday party to attend this weekend and needed a birthday card.

And unfortunately she had a hard time finding one for her friend as all mine were either too serious or too mature, so I decided to make a fun, bright birthday card!

My card today starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and dry embossed it using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

The other day I saw a card that had watercoloring on it using Bermuda Bay and I fell in love with it.  When watercolored, Bermuda Bay is much brighter and I loved the look!

I took an aquapainter and watercolored over the polka dots in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry ink (which I started using but didn’t get the look I wanted, so I mixed it with Perfect Plum). I went over each circle a few times until I got the color I wanted.  The bottom row of purple I left with just one coat of Rich Razzleberry to give it a lighter shade.

Using the sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set, I stamped in Versamark the sentiment on Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder.  Before adhering it, I wound behind it some Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine.

This was such a fun card to make!  Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge at TGIF this week:

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED:

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  There are new items on clearance for up to 60% off and many are under $5!  Stop by the my online store to check the great deals.  Shop early for the best selection, the items are only available while supplies last!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Daisies – FMS 284

So I’ve been seeing all the incredibly cute and adorable cards demos who attended OnStage are making (of which I did not attend) using the Delightful Daisy Bundle and, well, truth be known, it’s hard because I love daisies.  They’re so happy and cheerful.  Mine bloom in July and are a sign of summer and fun.  My mom always had daisies in her garden growing up and even transplanted some of hers to my current garden.

Then I remembered I thought I had seen “daily-like” die cuts in the Oh So Succulent Bundle and sure enough – I was right!

Yea – I have daisies on my card today!!

What’s great about this card is that it’s CAS (clean and simple) AND uses only a handful of items.  My card starts off with Calypso Coral cardstock.  I took a 2-1/4″ strip of a pattern from the Succulent Gardens DSP and matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card.

Next I created my daisies using the three sized framelits in the Succulents Framelits.  I cut two out of each sized and then placed a Daffodil Delight enamel circle in the middle of them.  The largest daisy I adhered using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel and placed a Daffodil Delight enamel heart to the right of it.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Make Sketches challenge.

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG:

I will be mailing out/handing out Annual Catalogs as soon as I can in May.  If you have ordered from me in the past year, you will automatically get one.  If you haven’t ordered from me, but would like a catalog, shoot me an e-mail or click “Contact Me” above and I’ll add you to the list.  It’s a great catalog – I can’t wait to get my hands on new product!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: BC4C7KPG

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

PRODUCT LIST:

Hexagons – Just A Note

My card today starts off with Wild Wasabi cardstock.

Do you find Stampin’ Up! colors have “seasons.”  I rarely pick up Wild Wasabi in the fall or winter and I’ve used it multiple times in spring so far.

Back to my card…I then took a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock and dry embossed it using the Hexagons embossing folder.  This picture doesn’t do it justice – the impression it makes is stunning!!!  This folder is a MUST!

I matted the Crushed Curry on some Whisper White cardstock and tied around it a bow using Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine.  I then adhered it off center on the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Next I cut out a bumble bee using the Detailed Dragonfly and adhered it to the card.  I took the Basic Black marker and drew dots away from the bumble bee as if he was buzzing around.  And because he came from somewhere…

I continued the dots on the inside.

Enjoy!

My card was inspired by the challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper.

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG:

I will be mailing out/handing out Annual Catalogs as soon as I can in May.  If you have ordered from me in the past year, you will automatically get one.  If you haven’t ordered from me, but would like a catalog, shoot me an e-mail or click “Contact Me” above and I’ll add you to the list.  It’s a great catalog – I can’t wait to get my hands on new product!

RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring list and you can see it right here.  Now that the list has been posted, all items (with the exception of stamp sets) are available only while supplies last so order soon to get any of the items that you can’t live without!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

The retiring list can be found right here!  There are some awesome discounts on select products so take a peek and start your lists!

CURRENT HOST CODE: BC4C7KPG

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

PRODUCT LIST: