Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Halloween Treats

We had so much fun at our Halloween Treats class last night!  All of our projects used the new Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. Here's the cute treat containers we made:

I found this cute container online from the
Paper Pixie. The cat is from the Cauldron
Bubble set. There are matching framelits
which makes it easy to cut out that 
adorable cat.

The framelits also cut out this cauldron
from the Designer Series Paper. There is a matching
stamp, so you can color your own cauldron if you
prefer.  Add a couple of strips of cardstock, a gold
library clip and a little ribbon and you have a fun
treat container.

This is the new Takeout Treats die. The bats
are from the Spooky Sweets stamp set and
there is a punch that matches. An easy way to
add some spooky bats to your projects!


Here are a few more Takeout Treat containers that my friend Virginia designed for a retreat that I went to this last weekend.
A cute Thanksgiving treat box waiting
to hold some Tootsie Rolls

I love how Virginia turned this one
upside down for a different look.

Yum!  That sentiment comes from the 
Takeout Treats stamp set that goes with the 
framelit set.

If you need a cute container to give a special someone some treats, this Takeout Treats bundle is just what you need. 

Takeout Treats Clear-Mount Bundle

The item number is 149990 and the cost for the bundle is $49.50. That's enough to get you the Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes free if you order by Sept. 25th.  If you order online, use hostess code KKKN4249

Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Falling for Leaves

I've had so much fun playing with my Falling for Leaves bundle. Here are a few cards I've made or received in swaps.
I love all the copper products we have. This
card uses copper embossing powder, copper
foil paper and copper shimmer paint!

My friend Virginia made this gorgeous card. I love
our team swaps - I always come home from with so
many lovely cards!

We made this card in my Holiday Kick-off
class. We used an aqua painter and ink pads
to color the big leaf. Add a couple of punched
leaves behind it and it's a great focal point.

My friend Kay made this card. All 
those beautiful die cuts leaves are a part of this bundle.
Another gorgeous card I received in a swap!

I sent this to everyone who came to my Holiday Kick-off
as a thank you card.  You can't tell from the picture, but
there's lots of sparkle.  I put some of the copper shimmer 
paint in a spritzer with some rubbing alcohol. I spritzed the
tiled background and the big yellow leaf.  I also took a sponge
and sponged some copper shimmer paint around the smaller
Cajun Craze leaves. I've ordered all the other colors of
shimmer paint so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of it!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Country Home

I've had fun playing with one of the new suites from the Holiday Catalog.  I used the Country Home stamp set, Country Lane Designer Series Paper and the Tin Tile dynamic embossing folder (my favorite new product).  
Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry - and my favorite
embossing folder!

Early Espresso and Crushed Curry

Copied this from Pinterest.  Not sure who designed it. Looks like
it was uploaded by Lorin Goodchild. The card base is
Mint Macaron and I colored the flowers with blends.

I also copied this one from Pinterest - from Mikel-Ann King.
Love the chicken wire behind it!  Also colored with blends.

The card base for this is Crushed Curry. I used some
of the new Galvanized metallic paper for the tin tile
strip.  To me it's like a silver shimmery white paper.
Very pretty in person.  More coloring with blends.
They are so fun to use with this set and the Holiday
catalog has some new colors. I used the new Cajun Craze
and Blackberry Bliss with these cards.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Blended Seasons

Blended Seasons is a bundle that is only available through the month of August.  I've had so much fun creating cards with this bundle.  The dies are amazing!  I thought I would share these creations with you.  What makes this bundle even better?  Bonus Days!  The bundle is $64.75 - that's enough to get a $5 coupon to spend in September.  Add the new watercolor pencils and you're halfway to another bonus coupon!

These cards were made when I attended my upline, Kay Cogbill's team meeting.  It's so much fun to figure out different ways to color these.
If you look close, you can see Wink
of Stella on the bell

You don't have to color the big flower image.
You can stamp it multiple times and use it as
a background stamp.

Some new water color pencil colors in this one.

More new watercolor pencil colors -  Flirty
Flamingo and Granny Apple Green...and of 
course some more Wink of Stella.

Here are a few more I made:



This last one just uses the framelits from
the Blended Seasons bundle.  If you look
close, you can see that they have stitching
around them. I love that!  This set is the All
the Good Things stamp set. It is one of the 
Distinktive sets so it has a lot of detail. I 
inked the stamp with Pumpkin Pie and
then used a sponge dauber to sponge on
some Poppy Parade.  I love the way it 
added even more dimension.

Here's a link to all the details on the Blended Season bundle.  Don't delay, this is only available through August or while supplies last! https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Color%20Your%20Season/0718_FLYER_COLORYOURSEASON_US.pdf


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Designer Series Paper sale

One of my favorite Stampin' Up products?  Designer Series Paper.  I love the patterns, the versatility, the colors.  I love how the colors in the paper are listed on the back of the package. I love how one side of the paper is a great pattern that goes with the theme and the alternate side is a soft, generic pattern.  Would you like to see some cards using some of this gorgeous paper? Here are a few:

Garden Impressions

Tropical Chic

Nature's Poem

Garden Impressions

Tranquil Textures



And here's a video from Stampin' Up showing all the gorgeous paper included in this buy 3 get 1 free sale - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9hLg1UWf4&feature=youtu.be


Contact me today to order yours!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tropical Chic




This is my favorite new suite this week!   There are so many wonderful new products in the catalog - I have to change my favorite each week.  You can create all kinds of leafy fun with the dies from this set. Here are some of the projects I've made with the suite:
Some of these I made at my friend Kay's Bingo night. She also loves this suite!
I think the colors in the coordinating DSP are gorgeous - Blushing Bride, 
Granny Apple Green (new!) and Shaded Spruce (also new!)
Did you notice one of these was a Christmas card?  Perfect for all your
friends that live in tropical locations.

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!