Stampin’ Up! Just Keep Swimming

If you’re ever stuck as far as what colors to use on a card, pull out a pack of Designer Series Paper that you like and look on the back.

Stampin’ Up! always marks what colors are in that pack and you can bank on those colors working nicely together.  I took my inspiration for today’s card colors from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, which is retiring (and while supplies last).

My card starts off with Soft Sky cardstock which I embossed using the Seaside embossing folder.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock, matted it on Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and adhered it to the card.  I took a pattern from the Coffee Break DSP, matted it on Whisper White cardstock, and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the smallest jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and stamped the water image in Soft Sky ink (stamping off first) inside the jar.  I stamped the goldfish in our new Grapefruit Grove color and cut it out (and the jar) using the Everyday Jar Framelits.  I created my sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.


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


LOVE WHAT YOU DO EARLY RELEASE – TOMORROW!

May 1-31 you will have the opportunity to order from the Share What You Love Suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! has put together 3 bundles for you to choose from.  Bundle 1 comes with one free item, bundle 2 with two free items, and bundle 3 has three free items!!

You can see the brochure here.


2018-2019 ANNUAL CATALOG

I will be ordering 2018-2010 Annual Catalogs tomorrow.  If you’ve ordered from me in the past year you will automatically receive one.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator and would like to receive a catalog, please fill out the form below:


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 any current catalog.


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CAS Love What You Do Note Cards

I am ecstatic about this Share What You Love Suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  The sentiments are perfect and the soft images are so sweet!  I’ve already been using the stamp set a lot!

Starting May 1st customers can pre-order from this suite!!!  Head below for more details.

Every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST I do a Facebook Live Tutorial.  This week I created five quick and simple thank you cards using the Whisper White Notecards, the Love What You Do Stamp Set, and the five new 2018-2010 In-Colors.

This week was, er, uh, special because although the cards came out great, I definitely made a few “oops” along the way.  Let’s just say it was live and of course I’m always bound to make a mistake…or two… 🙂

If you ever miss a video tutorial you can always catch them on YouTube.

This week’s video is below:


LOVE WHAT YOU DO EARLY RELEASE

May 1-31 you will have the opportunity to order from the Share What You Love Suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! has put together 3 bundles for you to choose from.  Bundle 1 comes with one free item, bundle 2 with two free items, and bundle 3 has three free items!!

You can see the brochure here.

Also check out the video below showing you all the items.

If you can’t wait until May 1st or would like to order these items a la carte – Now’s a perfect time to join as a demonstrator!


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring

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

With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to make beautiful feminine cards!  I think daffodils and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand.  They usually start popping around that time here in Upstate New York.

My card starts off with Daffodil Delight cardstock which I embossed using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder (carried over from Sale-a-bration – yay!).

I then took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the daffodils from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set on it in Archival Black ink.  I colored it in using an Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and NEW Call Me Clover inks.  I matted it on Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out the lattice from Silver cardstock using the Petals & More Thinlits.  I stamped the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink on a banner of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it with dimensionals.  I then added a few Silver Enamel circles around the daffodil.

Enjoy!

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

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

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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Don’t have a demonstrator?! Want to receive a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual catalog?!  Click here!
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I Just Love You Card

I’m pretty excited about tonight’s Facebook Live Tutorial.

I’m going to be making 5 CAS cards using the 5 2018-2020 In-Colors.  I’ll also show you the new ink pads and use them live for you to see!

Swing by 7:00 pm EST, leave a comment live, and I’ll draw a name at the end for someone to receive tonight’s card!

Now on to today’s card…

My card today starts off with Calypso Coral cardstock.  I then tinted some Embossing Paste with Soft Sky ink and shmeered (yes, that’s a word) over a decorative mask using a palette knife onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock.

I’m unbelievably excited about the color revamp coming in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but I’m really going to miss Soft Sky.  ::sniff, sniff::

I matted the Whisper White cardstock on some Soft Sky cardstock and then wrapped a Calypso Coral ribbon over the edge before adhering it all down.  I stamped the flower from the Petal Palette Stamp Set in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Did you know there are currently 12 Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers available?  Better yet, did you know Stampin’ Up! is adding 11 NEW COLOR COMBOS in the Annual Catalog!!!  So exciting.

I cut out the flowers using the Petals & More Thinlits and wound around some Linen Thread which I adhered next to the flowers.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink on a piece of Vellum paper and cut it out using one of the thinlits from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  I added two Calypso Coral Enamel Circles on either side of the sentiment (to hide the adhesive underneath).

Enjoy!


 

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 any current catalog.


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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #288

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I sure hope your week is going smoothly so far.  It seems as though we finally have spring here in Upstate New York.  Yesterday was filled with kids on their bikes, dirty feet, and ice cream.

I’m so excited to share with you the next Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #288 as it screams spring!  I really hope you’ll hop over to see what the design team created for this challenge and I sure hope you’ll participate!

I first started off with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Next I took a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and stamped the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and laid the Wood Textures panel over it.  I marked where it would get adhered with a pencil.  I then used the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set (which is carrying over into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog – wahoo!) and stamped a variety of flowers in Memento Black ink all around that penciled line.  I colored the flowers in using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I adhered the Wood Textures DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Rich Razzleberry Pearls (from the Share What You Love Artisan – available June 1st) around the flowers.

Enjoy!


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Don’t have a demonstrator?! Want to receive a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual catalog?!  Click here!
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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SNEAK PEEK: Love What You Do Stamp Set

There’s something so fun and exciting about inking up a brand new stamp.

Demonstrators have had the opportunity to order from the NEW Love What You Do Suite from the 2018-201 Annual Catalog.

You will have the same opportunity beginning May 1st to choose from 3 bundles featuring this brand new suite (more details below).

My card features the beautiful new stamp set – the Love What You Do Stamp Set. 

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I then took the brand new 2018-2020 In-Color Pineapple Punch and using a Sponge Dauber colored in a background.

Next I cut out two circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  On the one I stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick ink, another new 2018-2020 In-Color.  On the other I stamped the flowers in Memento Black ink.

I stamped the flower again, this time in Stazon ink (back in the Annual Catalog June 1st) on watercolor paper.  I used an Aqua Painter and the Lovely Lipstick ink pad to color the petals in, fussy cut them out, and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the second part of the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in that gorgeous Lovely Lipstick ink and adhered this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some pearls around the outside of the card to finish it off.

Enjoy!


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


LOVE WHAT YOU DO EARLY RELEASE

May 1-31 you will have the opportunity to order from the Share What You Love Suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! has put together 3 bundles for you to choose from.  Bundle 1 comes with one free item, bundle 2 with two free items, and bundle 3 has three free items!!

You can see the brochure here.

Also check out the video below showing you all the items.

If you can’t wait until May 1st or would like to order these items a la carte – Now’s a perfect time to join as a demonstrator!


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions?  I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Kids Birthday – Sponge Dauber

Every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM EST I do a Facebook Live Tutorial.  I try to make cards that show different techniques or use special tools.

This past week’s card used Sponge Daubers in two different ways.

If you catch my videos live, leave a message, at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to win that night’s card!  If you ever miss a video, you can check them out on YouTube!

Here’s this week’s video:


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 any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

I was REALLY inspired by this week’s colors!!  I love these colors together.  They just look so funky.

My card starts off with Basic Black cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Petal Passion DSP and used a Sponge Dauber to stamp Lemon Lime Twist ink in two corners.  I matted this on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhered it to the card.

Next I created my cluster in the center of the card.  First I adhered down a piece of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.  Next I stamped the banner from the Banners for You Stamp Set and cut it out using the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I trimmed off the one side (see below) of the banner and adhered it down.

I used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to make my party blowers.  I alternated Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Memento Black ink and then fussy cut them out.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on Berry Burst cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.

Enjoy!


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

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle

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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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Stampin’ Up! We Must Celebrate

I cannot say enough how much I love the Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I’m not usually one to color a lot, but they make coloring and shadowing so easy.

Although the Pink Pirouette markers (as used in today’s card) are retiring, 11 new colors are being added to the Stampin’ Blends collection.

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I then layered over it a pattern from the Petal Passion DSP and added a 1-1/2″ Pink Pirouette banner over that.

Next I stamped the animals from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored in the images using Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink on a small panel of Pink Pirouette cardstock and added a few Pink Pirouette Enamel stars in the bottom corner.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday Challenge.


CLEARANCE RACK NEW ITEMS!

Stampin’ Up! has just added a slew of new product to the clearance rack.  Items are priced incredibly low and are available while supplies last!  Don’t wait.  Check out the clearance rack here.


RETIRING LIST:

Don’t walk – run…

That is to the Retiring List – it’s now live and there’s A LOT to see!

All items EXCEPT for Stamps are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

NOTE:  You will see ALL ink pads retiring.

WHY?  Stampin’ Up! has reformatted their ink pads.  The new ink pads are easier to open and come with a new formula that prevents bubbling on the stamps!!!

There is a color revamp coming in the Annual Catalog.  Want a sneak peek?
Check out yesterday’s blog post here.


NEW CATALOG COLLECTION COLORS & RETIRING COLORS:

Stampin’ Up! is doing a whole color revamp in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!!!!

They are discontinuing 13 colors, as well as the 5 retiring 2016-2018 In-Colors.

The new color collections will feature new and returning colors.

In order to get your hands on all the new/returning colors, I’ll be offering a Color Revamp Share. Check back early June for more details or click on the option in the menu above to get my newsletter and be the first to hear about the share!

And they’ll also be adding 5 new In-Colors:


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions?  I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Birthday

First things first:  The Clearance Rack has just been updated.  The prices are incredibly low on these items so they’re sure to go fast.  Check everything out here.

Now on to today’s card…

My card today starts off with Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I then cut a pattern from the Myths & Magic DSP to adhere on an angle over it.

Next I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I first stamped the birds from the Bird Banter Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.  I then stamped the branches underneath the birds.  For a few of them I had to do the masking technique.

This is where you stamp the (in this case) bird on a scrap piece of computer paper (or Post-It) and then fussy cut it out.  You lay this paper over the stamped image (again, in this case, the bird) and then you stamp the other image over it (in this case, the branch).  This gives the illusion that the branch is going behind the bird.  (See the fourth bird down and the tail of the third bird down.)

I colored in the birds using a variety of Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I wrapped around some Bermuda Bay ribbon and tied a Linen Thread bow in it.  I adhered the Whisper White cardstock down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Bird Banter Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s TGIF Challenges.


RETIRING LIST:

Don’t walk – run…

That is to the Retiring List – it’s now live and there’s A LOT to see!

All items EXCEPT for Stamps are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

NOTE:  You will see ALL ink pads retiring.

WHY?  Stampin’ Up! has reformatted their ink pads.  The new ink pads are easier to open and come with a new formula that prevents bubbling on the stamps!!!

There is a color revamp coming in the Annual Catalog.  Want a sneak peek?
Check out yesterday’s blog post here.


NEW CATALOG COLLECTION COLORS & RETIRING COLORS:

Stampin’ Up! is doing a whole color revamp in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!!!!

They are discontinuing 13 colors, as well as the 5 retiring 2016-2018 In-Colors.

The new color collections will feature new and returning colors.

In order to get your hands on all the new/returning colors, I’ll be offering a Color Revamp Share. Check back early June for more details or click on the option in the menu above to get my newsletter and be the first to hear about the share!

And they’ll also be adding 5 new In-Colors:


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions?  I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

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