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.

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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.

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Best Birds – Thinking of You

Clearly I don’t know how to follow directions or read dates, as I did the wrong color challenge this week.  Enjoy your sneak peek at what we’ll be doing for May 18th and in the meantime, hop around to see what the real color challenge was supposed to be.

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock which I layered with a pattern from the Succulent Garden DSP.  I think took a smaller panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I created my bird and branch using the Best Birds Bundle.  I first stamped the images in Archival Black ink and then used sponges and Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight inks to color them in.  The images were cut out with the coordinating Birds & Blooms framelits.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Before adhering it to the card, I stamped the “artsy” stamp in Daffodil Delight on the Whisper White cardstock.

Enjoy!

My card was inspired by the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

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

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

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.

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Happy Celebrations – CYCI#154

This week is spring break for my kiddos, so it means quick CAS (clean and simple) cards this week.

My card today starts with Smoky Slate cardstock which I layered with a panel of Pool Party cardstock.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, using the Happy Celebrations stamp set, I stamped the “celebrate” in Chocolate Chip ink.  I used a Chocolate Chip Writer Marker to add some dots along the word celebrate.

Then I used the larger triangle from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped it in two of the corners in Smoky Slate and Pool Party ink.

Enjoy!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE…

Tomorrow I will sharing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Product Share!

Product shares are a great way to get a tasting off new Designer Series Paper and Ribbons and this catalog does not disappoint.  Although I can’t order everything until June 1st and you won’t get the catalog in your hands until about mid May, I want you to have enough time to look through and see all that the share includes.

Also, I would love to get a new catalog to you, if you don’t already have a demo.  Click “Contact Me” above and let me know!

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.

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Lift Me Up – Fab Friday 110

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge at Fab Friday this weeks.

My card today starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using a brayer and Pool Party ink I created a gradient look of color.  Next I used both the larger and smaller clouds and stamped them around the card in Pool Party ink.  I matted this on some more Whisper White cardstock before adhering it to the card.

Next I created my hot air balloon using the Lift Me Up Bundle.  The outside of the balloon was cut out of Whisper White cardstock and I used Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, and Old Olive cardstock for the inside of the hot air balloon.  I adhered the balloon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I tied a bow around the bottom of the balloon in Night of Navy solid baker’s twine.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Night of Navy ink.

Enjoy!

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.

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

I hope you are enjoying a special day with your family!  I love Easter.  It’s my second favorite holiday to Thanksgiving.  Easter brings so much hope.

Living in the Northeast, we are starting to see buds on the trees, hastas pocking through the ground, rain that just smells of grass and not snow, and those blessed birds that have returned and with them their beautiful music in the morning.  Can you believe it’s supposed to get to the 80s today!!!

For my card today, of course I had to make an Easter card filled with bright colors

My card base is Mint Macaron cardstock (which, can we just pause for a second and say how much I am going to miss this color!!!  There’s none like it in the Stampin’ Up! colors and I am almost in mourning over it’s retirement.)  Moving on – I took a panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and dry embossed it with the Petal Burst embossing folder and then matted it on Whisper White cardstock before adhering it to the card.

Next I stamped my sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on some Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Layering Ovals Framelits, I cut the sentiment out and another scalloped oval (a smidge bigger) to mat behind it.

Lastly, I stamped and cut out my flowers and leaves using the Falling Flowers Bundle.  I stamped each image in the same color as the cardstock (i.e., Flirty Flamingo ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock) and cut them out with the coordinating framelits and adhered them around the sentiment.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge at Color Throwdown this week.

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.
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Jar of Love Birthday

My card is inspired by challenges over at Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players.

My card today starts off with Perfect Plum cardstock.  I took a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock and used the wavy Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut the end of it in a wave.  Next I took a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock and stamped in Sahara Sand the Hardwood stamp first.  I traced the wave from the Mint Macaron cardstock on the Sahara Sand panel and fussy cut out the wave (leaving a bit of a gap to show through).  I mounted both cardstocks on a panel of Whisper White panel.

For my jar, I used the Jar of Love Bundle and first stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron ink directly on the Mint Macaron cardstock.  I stamped the jar image in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating framelits.  I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron inks (stamping off for the lighter shades) and cut them out using the coordinating framelits.  I adhered a few using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment comes from the That’s The Tag stamp set and was stamped in Perfect Plum ink.  It’s a photopolymer stamp so I was able to maneuver to curve it, mirroring the wave in the cardstock.

Enjoy!

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.

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