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.

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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.

PRODUCT LIST:

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!

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.

PRODUCT LIST: