Tuesday, June 19, 2018

String fun

We had fun playing with string in technique class Monday night.  This is an easy technique although a little messy.  It seems to work better with the lighter colors.  You can get different results depending on how you lay your string on the paper.  These are the cards we made:
This was made with Powder Pink.  I also used the new ruffled 
ribbon and pearlized doily -  so fun!

I used Soft Sky for this one.  They look like
Calla lilies to me. I even used the inked up 
string on the card - you do have to be sure it's
dry before adding it to your card!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Hand Delivered

I love new catalog time!  It's like Christmas for months!  I've had fun playing with my new sets.  I thought I'd highlight one of the hostess sets - Hand Delivered.  As a demonstrator I was able to purchase this one early.  This is such a fun set - you can make birthday cards, graduation cards, wedding cards, get well cards - so many possibilities.  Here are a few cards that I made or received in swaps.
I used the red and yellow Brusho on the left card to color 
the balloons. The card base is a new In Color - Pineapple Punch and
 was embossed using the Scattered Sequin embossing folder.
The right card has some of the gorgeous Share What You Love
Designer Series paper.  It is on another new In Color - Grapefruit
Grove with matching ribbon. I love how Stampin' Up products all match!

The left card I received in a swap. There's that Scattered Sequin embossing
folder again - this time used on a Lemon Lime Twist base
I used some Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper on the card on the right.
It is a beautiful collection of 6x6 papers that go with the Abstract Impressions 
stamp set. I also used 1/2 of a new pearlized doily. I think any bride would enjoy
receiving a card like this!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Party Pandas

I love these cute, quirky pandas!  We made these cards at the team meeting I attended last weekend.  You can get these cute pandas free with a $50 purchase.




These also use the Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes. Another item you can get free with a $50 purchase!

I added a new link to the top of my blog - it's called Join My Team.  This is a great time to get a Starter Kit.  Click the link or contact me for more information.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On Stage swaps - birthday cards

I had such a fabulous time at On Stage last week. There were 7 of us that traveled together.  I shared some  photos on Facebook of the fun we had.  I also shared some photos of Christmas swap cards I received.  Today I thought I would share some birthday swap cards.  I had to take these photos inside so the lighting isn't great.  I'll try to get photos of more swaps this weekend with some natural light.

Left: No name on this one
Right: Sarah Lythgoe from Gilbert, AZ

Left: Kasey Naue from Miami, FL
Right: Shannon Colon

Left: Geri Thode
Right: My good friend Patience Holt 

Left: Deb DeLillo from Rio Rancho, NM
Right: No name

Left: Tricia Bellingar from Bath, MI
Right: Laura Nigro from Overland Park, KS

Left: Cheryl Spears from Sulphur Springs, TX
Right: Natalie Sepulveda from Centennial, CO

Erica Cerwin


I've had so much fun looking at my swaps over and over again.  I'll share some more this weekend!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stampin' Blends

Do you like coloring? Then you will love the new Stampin' Blends!  As a demonstrator, I was able to order these alcohol markers a month early.  So I've had a little time to play with them.  They are so fun!  Here are a few projects I made with them:







These will be available for you to purchase on Nov. 1st.  And even better, Stampin' Up is giving away 100 free sets!  Just comment on the Stampin' Up post I shared yesterday.  That will get you in the drawing.   Good luck!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Merry Patterns

Only about a week left to get your name in the drawing for my extra Merry Patterns!  Here are a few cards I made with this fun set:


I love the deer in this set!  On this card I stamped
him twice - once in Crumb Cake & once in
Garden Green.  Then I cut both pieces out, trimming
off the head & legs on the green one to make a sweater.

I used Garden Green for the candles on this card.
The set comes with 2 different fillers for the 
candles.  That makes it easy to get this two-toned
look. I just stamped one set off and one set full strength.

It doesn't have to be just Christmas!


To get your name in the drawing, place an order of $30 or more by 10/18.  You can place an order online using hostess code VF4S3JZE or place an order at my pizza box class next Monday night.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Designer Series Paper bonanza!

Did you see the special going on right now for Designer Series Paper (DSP)? Buy 3 and get the 4th one free!

Here are the papers that are included in this special:

From the annual catalog - 

Be Merry (144111 - $11.00):

Birthday Memories (144118 - $11.00):

Coffee Break (144155 - $11.00):

Color Theory (144193 - $10.00):

Delightful Daisy (144137 - $11.00):


Just Add Color (144180 - $13.00):


Naturally Eclectic (144185 - $11.00):


Petal Garden (144168 - $10.00):


Pick a Pattern (144163 - $11.00):


Whole Lot of Lovely (144119 0 $11.00):


Wood Textures (144177 - $10.00):


From the Holiday Catalog:
Christmas Around the World (144629 - $11.00):


Painted Autumn (144613 - $11.00):

There are so many beautiful designs - it's hard to pick just 4!