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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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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2017-2018 Annual Catalog Product Share

Do you want all of the great new papers and ribbons in the 2017 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  Product shares are a great way to get a little bit of everything.  It also allows you to try out the product before buying the full product you fall in love with.

Here are the details for my share:

New Designer Series Paper Share – $28 plus $6 for Priority Mail

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs unless otherwise specified:

  • Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Pack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack – (10) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Whole Lot of Lovely – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Naturally Eclectic – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Coffee Break – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Pick a Pattern – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Be Merry – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Birthday Memories – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Delightful Daisy – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Eastern Palace Specialty – (5) 6″ x 6″ sheets and (2) specialty paper- 3″ x 6″ sheets
  • Bundle of Love Specialty – (5) 6″ x 6″ sheets and (2) specialty paper- 3″ x 6″ sheets
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Just Add Color – (6) 6 x 6 sheets

In all, you’ll receive 116 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer paper plus 4 – 3″ x 6″ sheets of specialty designer paper!

New Ribbon Share – $35.50 plus $6 for Priority Mail.

You will receive:

  • Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Smoky Slate 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Blushing Bride 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Island Indigo 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Basic Gray 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crushed Curry 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pacific Point  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pumpkin Pie  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Rich Razzleberry  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Lemon Lime Twist Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Tranquil Tide Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Copper Trim 1/4″ – approximately 1 yard
  • Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Poor Party Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Emerald Envy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Dapper Denim 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Emerald Envy 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard

With a Ribbon & Embellishment Share you’ll receive approximately 59 yards of new ribbon!

Want it all?  $63.50+ $6 shipping by Priority Mail – and you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, and ribbons.

Want a Double Share?

  • Double Designer Series Paper Share – $56 + $7.15 shipping by Priority Mail
  • Double Ribbon Share – $71 + $6 shipping by Priority Mail
  • Double Want It All Share – $127 + $7.15 shipping by Priority Mail

I’ll cut the double shares of the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the four specialty sheets – you’ll get 6×6 sheets of those and the Eastern Palace Specialty & Bundle of Love Specialty  Designer Series Paper Stacks – you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).  The ribbons will be cut to double length.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Wednesday, May 31st 8:00 AM ET.

Invoices will be sent out through PayPal about a week before the deadline to the e-mail provided below.

Click on the Product Share tab above in the menu to sign up for your today!

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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