Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Designer Series Paper

I love all the gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Holiday Catalog!  Here are a few cards I made or received in swaps that showcase some of this beautiful paper.
This uses the Country Lane DSP. A perfect
match for the Country Home stamp set.

Some more Country Lane - sometimes you just
need a little strip.

More Country Lane - I love it with
the Tile embossing folder.

This is also from the Country Lane DSP.
Quite a different look than the earlier florals.
I love how Stampin' Up pairs a colorful
design with a more muted design on the back.

I received this in a swap from Heather
Robinson.  This is the Santa's Workshop
DSP - some of the designs are flocked!

I also received this in a swap. This
gorgeous paper is from the All is
Bright DSP. Love the realistic patterns.

I made this card for a swap. It
uses a little bit of the Toil & Trouble
DSP.  I stamped these bats, but there
is a design in this paper with bats that
you can also punch out.

Another swap card, this is from Kitty Seyffer.
It uses the beautiful Festive Farmhouse DSP. 
I love all the plaids!

And don't forget - you can get the Dashing Along DSP free with a $250 order/party.  Only a few more days left of this promotion.  Here are a few cards from Stampin' Up using this fun paper:

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!

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.