Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Thinking of You Card

Today’s card is very personal for me.

It’s created with my grandparents in mind, and which I’ll be sending to my Grandma.

It reminds me of them because my grandparents had a gazebo on the side of their house.  My Grandpa always loved his purple irises (which my Grandma hated) and there was always this playful banter back and forth about them.

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I  put a panel of Whisper White cardstock (4-1/2×5-1/2″) about 1/4 of the way into the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.  When I put it through the die cutting machine, I didn’t wind it all the way through.  I then took a piece of sponge and Gray Granite ink and very lighthandedly wiped the embossed bricks to add some color.

Underneath the bricks I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Highland Heather ink.

Next I used the My Meadow Stamp Set to create my scene using Gray Granite (gazebo), Old Olive (grass, leaves, stems), Soft Suede (tree trunk), and Highland Heather (flowers) ink.  I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut it out.

I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a Purple Posy circle and Highland Heather scalloped circle to layer underneath the scene.

Enjoy!


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


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Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Thinking of You Card

I love simple cards.
They’re probably my go-to.

And as much as I love a decked out card, simple is still my first love.

My card today starts off with Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used a sponge dauber to add a hint of Flirty Flamingo ink as a background.  I then matted this on another panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

I stamped the bird and lily pad from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored them in using Flirty Flamingo (lilies), Light Lovely Lipstick (lilies), Granny Apple Green (lily pad), Pineapple Punch (bird) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Lilypad Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick ink and cut it out with the coordinating Lakeside Lily Dies.  I covered part of the sentiment with washi tape, inked it up, removed the tape, and stamped it down.  That way only the “thinking of you” gets stamped.

Enjoy!!

Today’s card is part of our newest challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  It’s a great, colorful one with great inspiring images.  Be sure to play along with us this week!


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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons HSS 331 Card

I really stretched myself for today’s card.

I have to admit it’s not one I would normally make.
But I was really inspired by one of the pictures in the new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (the upper left corner).

This is a fun winter challenge, so be sure to play along!

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.

I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used a brayer to color over it.  I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy ink.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I used the Seasonal Layers Dies and cut out snowflakes from Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Melon Mambo ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I added some rhinestones around to finish it off.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Honey Bee Card

Happy Friday everyone!!

Today I have a quick and easy card for you.  I hope you like it!

My card today starts off with Basic Black cardstock.  I then cut a pattern from the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper.

This is beautiful specialty paper with gold detail in some of the patterns that is FREE with a qualifying purchase from Jan 3-March 31.  It is featured in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog.

I used two Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out a center from the DSP.  I adhered down the outer piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals on a panel of Whisper White cardstock and the inside piece with SNAIL.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamp Set (available Jan 3) in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s FabFriday Challenge.


2020 January-June Mini Catalog Product Share Now Open

The new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is pretty exciting and has so many great new items!

In order to help get as much new product in your hands as possible, I’ve set up a Product Share.

I have a few different options available, something for someone.  Reserve a product share and don’t miss out on any of these great new items!!

All details 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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Fun Fold

I was so inspired by yesterday’s color challenge that I decided to make another card inspired by them.

You can see yesterday’s card here.

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock.  See picture below for measurements.

I then separately stamped the flower from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored it in using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers and cut it out using the Magnolia Memory Dies.

I cut panels of Whisper White cardstock to adhere on the outside flap and inside panel of the card.

Before adhering the flower down, I stamped the other flower bud and leaves on two of the corners and colored them in the same way.  I then adhered the large cut out magnolia to the card front edge using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink.

Enjoy!



For the first time Stampin’ Up! has added stamps to the clearance rack!!  This is pretty exciting.  There’s a slew of them and they’re available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  So don’t wait.

To see all the clearance items, head over here.


From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Pay $99 for your starter kit and pick out $155 worth of product!!!  Then in August receive ANOTHER $10 coupon for more free product.

Even better yet, your Starter Kit will ship for free – that’s even more savings!!

There’s never any pressure to sell or have parties.  We just have a lot of fun!  And this means you’ll get your discount right in time for the Holiday Catalog.  Not only see it early, but preorder from it early with your 20% discount.


Starting July 1st through the 31st, earn a $5 coupon code with every increment of $50 order.  For example, an order of $50 = one $5 coupon, an order of $100 = two $5 coupons, etc.  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.

Then come August, it’s time to redeem the coupons!

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Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Card

Tomorrow…

TOMORROW!!!!!!

Is anyone else as giddy as I am?!?!  Tomorrow the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live.  We can order one of everything if we so wished.

If for some reason you have yet to receive a catalog – please contact me above in the menu with your address and I’ll get one out to you – it’s crazy good!

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a smaller panel of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and embossed it using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Call Me Clover ink.  I also adhered down a piece of Black and Call Me Clover ribbon.

I cut out a Whisper White circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the images from the Lilypad Lake stamp set in Memento Black ink on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored them in using Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I cut them out using the Lakeside Dies, adhering the bird down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used one of the dies and Call Me Clover cardstock to cut out the little plant next to the bird.

Enjoy!


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


SELECT RETIRING ITEMS UP TO 30% OFF

Stampin’ Up! has discounted select items that are retiring up to 30% off.  There is a HUGE variety of product from stamps to ribbons to dies and everything else in between.

The last day to get these items is June 3rd and they are available while supplies last!

You can check out everything here in my store.


LAST DAY!!!!!!

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is pretty amazing and filled with lots of new goodies.

To help you get your hands on all the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbons & Embellishments (without having to buy one of each), I’ve set up a product share.

How it works is I buy one of everything, cut it up, and repackage it in individually wrapped and labeled for you.  I have a number of options, including some with free shipping and free product.

For all details and to reserve yours, head over here.


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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance Thinking of You Card

Let’s take a moment to talk about how excited I am…
Today I will be traveling with 5 other ladies to Stampin’ Up!’s convention, OnStage, in Atlantic City!!!!

Besides having a blast just being together and stamping together, we’ll get the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog in our hands!!

So be sure to “like” my Facebook Page and especially my Instagram page as I’ll be posting LOTS of pictures!!

So for my card today…
I start off with Fresh Fig cardstock.

I then cut three patterns from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and matted them on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Fresh Fig cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.  I cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Using the Wonderful Floral Dies, I cut out the leaves from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I also wound around some Silver Thread under the sentiment.  I adhered everything down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge.


STAMPIN’ TRIMMER AND DIE CUTTING CHANGES

As of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, there are significant changes coming to the Die Cutting and Embossing Product Line.

The Stampin’ Trimmer and all its accessories will also be discontinued.

These are big changes and I’ve broken them all down in a post here for you to read.

The big thing is if you have the Stampin Trimmer to stock up on blades and other accessories!!!


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!

I got mine the other day and you can see them set up on my Facebook page.  I’m not done yet as I somehow was a Stampin’ Blends Storage short and a lid short, but you’ll get the gist.


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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Video Tutorial

Everyone has a style…a way they like to create.

I really enjoy making cards that are on the simple side, yet pretty and eye catching.

Today’s card was inspired by this card I made a few weeks ago…simple, yet there’s something so pretty about White and Navy together.

Today’s card is one I made last week for my Wednesday night Facebook Live Tutorial.  Normally I would be on again tonight; however, my mother, my kids, and I are going to a concert so I won’t be doing a tutorial.  I’ll be back next Wednesday night though!

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can always check them out on YouTube.

To see how I created today’s card, check out the video below:


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! COMING APRIL 1ST!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post 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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! By The Bay Video Tutorial – Watercolor Pencils

Ever wonder where to begin with Watercolor Pencils or how to use them?!

Last week in my Wednesday night Facebook Live Tutorial I walked you through some tips for using them.

The card used the By The Bay Stamp Set which is free right now and only available during Sale-A-Bration.

Tonight I’ll be making a sleeve card using the envelope punch – so fun!!  Be sure to tune in at 7:30 pm EST.  If you catch the tutorial live and leave some sort of a comment, at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If at any time you miss any of my tutorials, you can catch them on my YouTube Channel.

To learn more about how to use Watercolor Pencils and see how I created this card, check out the video below:


SECOND RELEASE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is offering a second release of new Sale-A-Bration product.

This includes a new stamp set, embossing folder, and stamp set/Designer Series Paper Bundle.  You can start earning them for free February 15th with a qualified order.


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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance Video Tutorial

I had a lot of fun making these cards last week for my Wednesday night Facebook Live tutorial.

We all have different styles, as well as different product on hand to use.

So whether you’re just starting out and may not have a lot to pull from or you’ve been crafting for a while and like a “full” card, your cards can be beautiful.

I started off with a simple design – what I call my “bronze” card – and then stepped it up for my “silver” card and then stepped that one up for my “gold” card.

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  I had someone request that I do a tutorial on how to use the Watercolor Pencils (I gave a little sneak peek yesterday on my Facebook page) so I’ll be creating a card using Watercolor Pencils and the By the Bay Stamp Set.

I sure hope you’ll join me tonight.  If you watch live, leave some sort of a comment, at the end I draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can check them out on my YouTube channel.

For last week’s tutorial on how to make these three cards, check out the video below:


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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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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