Thursday, July 31, 2014

Truly Grateful

Hi Everyone,

     I really loved the Truly Grateful stamp set when it came out in the Holiday 2013 catalog, so I was very excited to see it in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  I decided to use my Blendabilities to color in the acorns.  Every time I use these markers, I fall in love with them a little more.  I was intimidated at first, but they are really easy to use and I can't wait to get some more colors.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Truly Grateful, Hardwood
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Momento Black Ink
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Blendabilities in Old Olive and Crumb Cake, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Thinlets

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Festive Flurry

Hi Everyone,
    I know most people don't want to start thinking about Christmas yet, but for crafters its always a good idea to get a head start since the Christmas season is so busy.  I used the Festive Flurry stamp set (Item # 131781 in clear, 131778 in wood) and the Festive Flurry Framlit Dies (Item # 132193).  While these are not listed in the catalog, they are available until August 27th, 2014 and are still available as a bundled set (Item #133285 in clear and #133284 in wood).  I fell in love with these when they first came out and still love using them.  For this card, I colored it in with the Night of Navy Blendabilites(Available August 1st, 2014).  I even used the Blendabilities to color in the Rhinestone Jewels to make them match.  The greeting was stamped using the Endless Wishes Set that was available last Christmas season and sold out so fast.  They have included it in the new Holiday Catalog and it will be available for purchase again August 28th, 2014.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Endless Wishes
Ink: Night of Navy
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Night of Navy Blendabilities

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Striped Scallop Framelit

Hi Everyone,

     We had a great class Friday night.  It was great to see everyone who could make it and also wonderful to have a new member join us!  I thought I would share one of the samples we made using the Striped Scallop Framelit.  I have used this framelit a few times now and realized that it makes it much easier to use with our Transfer Adhesive Sheets.  That way you don't have to worry about getting it glued down.  You just peel off the back after its punched out and you are good to go.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Fabulous Four
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Accessories: Apothecary Framelits, 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Gold, Striped Scallop Framelit, Transfer Adhesive Sheets

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flower Patch

Hi Everyone,

   Here is another cased card with the Flower Patch set.  The original can be found here: As the Ink Dries. I love finding samples on Pinterest that pique my interest and get my creative side going.  I changed up the colors and the sentiment but kept the basic layout the same.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Fabulous Four
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Flower Fair Framelits, Thick Baker's Twine in Crisp Cantaloupe

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Starburst Sayings

Hi Everyone,

     I can't believe a week went by without posting.  I really had thought I posted this card earlier in the week, but obviously didn't!  Anyhow here it is for you now.  I did case it from here: Stampin' Fun with Diana, but made a few changes to make it my own.  Hope you all had a great week!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Starburst Saying
Ink: Black Stazon, Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Silver, Silver Foil Sheet
Accessories:  Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Thick Baker's Twine in Coastal Cabana, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Flowering Flourishes

Hi Everyone,
     I took out a set that I haven't stamped with in a while.  Sometimes I get so excited about new stamp sets, I forget how great some of my older ones are as well.  I paired up the Flowering Flourishes set with Petite Petals and I think they look like they were made to go together.  Have a great weekend!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Petite Petals, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone,

     Here is another sample using my new favorite set Endless Birthday Wishes.  This one is pretty girly and I love it.  I've been using the small flower, heart and star from the Something to Say set quite a bit.  The Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack coordinates with it and the punch set also coordinates with the Pictogram Punches set(also super cute!)
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes, Something to Say
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin' Write Marker in Blushing Bride, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Stamp Sets

Hi Everyone,
    Stampin' Up came out with 3 new stamps sets today!  So exciting!  Just thought I would post the flyers here so you can check them out.  Let me know if you have any questions or would like to order any or all of them.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!
     The heat has finally broken here and we are getting ready for a wedding and some fireworks tonight, but I thought I would post another sample using Endless Birthday Wishes.  Have I mentioned how much I love this set??? I did case this one from another stamper so please look at the original here: Stamping with Di
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Something to Say
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin' Write Marker in Hello Honey, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Blackberrry Bliss

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes and Updates

Hi Everyone!
     I hope everyone is finding ways to keep cool, we are having some pretty intense heat and humidity here.  Just thought I would bring everyone up to speed with some updates.

Endless Birthday Wishes:
     This very popular photopolymer set is back in stock again, but only while supplies last so please order it ASAP if you are thinking of it.  It really is a great set, I love the script and versatility of it.  Here is a sample I made with it:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Card Stock: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Moonlight DSP Stack
Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Lost Lagoon, Stampin' Write Marker in Lost Lagoon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

   These fabulous Alcohol Markers are now available in select colors to everyone to order.  They come in a 3 pack of markers - light, medium and dark shades.  The skin tone assortment has 6 markers in the pack. They have dual tips, a smaller end and a more of a brush end.The colors and other items available right now are:
  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 - $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 - $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 - $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 - $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 - $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 - $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 - $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 - $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 - $4.95)
Here is a video from Stampin' Up showing you how to use them:

If you do go to youtube there are a lot of excellent videos out there showing more possibilities with the Blendabilities!

Designer Series Paper on Sale!!!
     For every 3 packs of DSP you buy, you will receive one free.  This is a great sale and a great time to stock up on DSP.  I love Stampin' Up's selections this year.  The qualifying DSP is as follows:
  • Flowerpot DSP 133698
  • Flashback DSP 133699
  • Sweet Taffy DSP 133693
  • Confetti Celebration DSP 133692
  • Park Lane DSP 133694
  • Maritime DSP 133696
  • Lullaby DSP 133695
  • Back to Black 133700
They can be found on pages 186-187 in the annual catalog.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Age Awareness

Hi Everyone,  
     This Stamp set makes me laugh, I especially love the Thanks, Facebook stamp in it.  I am notoriously bad at remembering birthdays and totally rely on Facebook to remind me.  I also love the fact that the happy and birthday are separated so you can use them however you want to.  I got the inspiration for this card from here: ae stamps a latte.  I didn't outline quite as nicely as she did, but I do like the way it came out.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Age Awareness, Something to Say
Ink: Stazon Black, Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories:  Stampin' Write Markers in Blushing Bride and Basic Gray, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Smokey Slate, On Film Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack