Saturday, January 24, 2015

An Irresistible Wedding and a new video!

I feel super lazy today, although I cut my projects for the Monday workshop, ran a few errands and did the dishes.  We're going to Samantha's concert this afternoon and I might get some tiles started, but who knows....  I did make a card today for a wedding we have coming up.  It uses the new Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  This paper can be yours FREE with just a $50 purchase!

I used the beautiful new stamp set For the New Two which is perfect for weddings.  My girls are getting to the age where their friends are getting hitched, so I'll be holding on to this one.  

I used the Silver Encore Pad to sponge over the Irresistibly Yours DSP, then wiped it off with a paper towel.  I heat embossed the image with Silver Embossing Powder and colored the flowers with a Pink Pirouette marker (light pink and mercury are some of their colors).  Some Silver Satin ribbon finished off the card.  
Here's a video from Stampin'Up! on some of the different ways you can use this versatile paper.  Remember to click on the blog title to view the video.  

Supplies used for today's card:
For the New Two   $17.95   #138562
Brushed Silver card stock $7.95   #100712
Whisper White card stock $8.50  #100310
Silver Metallic Encore Ink  $9.95  #132142
Silver Embossing Powder   $4.95  #109131
5/8" Silver Satin Ribbon  $6.95  #134548
Total is $56.25, plus tax and shipping.  You get the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP for FREE!!!!
There are enough supplies to make 20 of these elegant cards, plus LOTS of extra DSP, embossing powder, and white card stock left over!  

For the New Two Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
For The New Two Clear Stamp Set138562
Congratulate the happy couple on their big day. This set has sentiments and images for helping you share your best wishes. Set quantity: 6.
Brushed Silver 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock 
Brushed Silver 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock100712
Basic colors, unique finishes. 10 Sheets.
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder 
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder109131
Turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. Just use VersaMark Pad, powder, and Heat Tool. 1/2 oz.
Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon 
Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon134548
Our most glamorous ribbon. Soft and sexy. 10 yds.
Metallic Silver Encore Pad 
Metallic Silver Encore Pad132142
Stamp and spritz in shimmery silver and gold. Acid free.
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper138635
This white paper with a glossy white pattern is perfect for coloring using a variety of techniques—coloring reveals the pattern. 12” x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Acid free, lignin free. 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 designs.

First appeared in 2015 Sale-a-bration brochure.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lotus Blossom with video!

Samantha is off to All-Region Band today.  She made 4th chair in the first band.  She was soooo excited that she qualified to go to All-State auditions in 2 weeks, so wish her luck.  They have practice today and tomorrow with a concert tomorrow afternoon.  John had ground school today and is taking another flight lesson tomorrow morning.  He goes straight up until the plane stalls, then he has to get it going again.  Needless to say, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they don't crash and burn - scary!!!  As for me, I made a list of all the items I need to make this year for the Li'l Bita Christmas craft show in November.  We have double booth this time, so if you have any ideas for more stuff we can make, let me know.  I have plenty of items to get started on for now, but always looking for more!!!

Today I wanted to share one of our Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  We made this card in our workshops this month and Stampin'Up! has a video on this beautiful set.  You can get this for FREE if you just purchase $50 in product from me.  Here's the video first.  Remember that you can't view this from the email, you need to click on the blog title to watch.

Here is the card we made:

I also used some of the new Painted Blooms DSP  and Painted Blooms Cotton Twine from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The best part of using this set, you really only need 1 color of ink for the flower.  You stamp the first image full strength, the second image is stamped off once, then the final image is stamped off twice and you get 3 shades of the same color!  
To get this FREE stamp set, for example, you would need to order:

1 pack Wild Wasabi card stock     $6.95
1 pack Blackberry Bliss card stock   $6.95
1 pack Whisper White card stock    $8.50
1 pack Painted Blooms DSP    $10.95
1 pack Painted Blooms Cotton Twine     $6.95
1 pack Rhinestones    $4.95
Blackberry Bliss ink    $5.95
Wild Wasabi ink    $5.95

Total is $57.15 and you get the Lotus Blossom stamp set for FREE.
You would have all the supplies to make 64 cards (32 with Wasabi base and 32 with Blackberry base), with extra DSP, Twine and White card stock left over.  THAT'S LESS THAN $1 PER CARD!!!!   *Other items you might or might not need are envelopes, adhesive, scissors and a clear block.   These would be perfect for sets of cards to give away as gifts or for any occasion.  

You can check out my online store for more information.

Painted Blooms Cotton Twine by Stampin' Up! 
Painted Blooms Cotton Twine137873
Add the perfect accent to your project with this soft, subtle trim. 3 spools: 10 yards (9.2 cm) each. Coordinates with Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi.
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up! 
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper137784
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Acid free, lignin free. Coordinates with Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi.
Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set139143
Stamp detailed, dimensional flowers by layering stamp images and colors. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image in the colors you want. Set quantity: 7.

First appeared in 2015 Sale-a-bration brochure.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

You're Sweet!

I went out yesterday and bought a new chair for my desk downstairs.  The girls had given me the old one for a birthday years ago and it was looking pretty bad.  It also wouldn't adjust up anymore, so I felt like I was sitting with my chin at the desktop.  The new one is super comfortable and raises up even higher - woohoo!
Old, sad, short chair...

New, happy, tall chair!!!
I finished cutting all the projects for the Stamporee this morning and designed cards for my Monday morning class.  I have a couple of errands to do today and some cleaning of the craft mess then I can relax for a while.

If you didn't get a chance to come to a workshop this month, I wanted to share the projects we made. Today's card is a fun and quick Valentine's Card using the new You Plus Me stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  

This card was inspired by Mary Brown's card (click here to view).  I loved the simplicity of her card, but I like to add a little more color.  This is a perfect example of how you can be inspired by someone's idea and make it your own.  
Supplies used:
You Plus Me stamp set
Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Crisp Cantaloupe, Black StazOn ink
Gold Sequin Trim, Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Hearts Border Punch

You Plus Me Clear Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
You Plus Me Clear Bundle138880
Bundle and save 15% with the You Plus Me Stamp Set and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.
Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape  by Stampin' Up! 
Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape137789
Adorn your journals, cards, more! 3 designs per package: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" (1 cm, 1.3 cm, 1.6 cm) widths. 5 yards (4.6 m) of each design. Lignin free. Coordinates with Basic Black.
Hearts Border Punch 
Hearts Border Punch133784
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a fun border.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January Paper Pumpkin

I finished up a book the girls had given me for Christmas.  It was Under the Dome by Stephen King.  He's one of my favorite authors, but this was a HUGE book - over 1000 pages.  It went pretty quickly and only took about a week to read.  There is a tv show based on the book that I've been watching so it was interesting to see how the book and show were different, but similar.  Now I'm looking forward to the next season coming this summer.  My next book up is Yes Please by Amy Pohler, which the girls also gave me for Christmas.  I'll let you know how it goes.  

I received my Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail the other day and finally had a chance to play with it yesterday.  Here's a quick video on the kit:

The kit came with supplies to make 24 of those adorable little bags.  I made one, then made a couple extra projects with some of the supplies from the kit.  

Here is what came in the kit.

Here is the package opened up and spread out - lots of value in this one!
This is the treat bag and topper I made straight from the instructions.  I really love the gold clips in the kit.  

Here's a little closer look.  The stamps are photopolymer so they're super easy to place on the heart tags.  

Here's a card I made using some of the Stacked With Love DSP and Gold Foil 

A little closer look.

Here's another card using a different Stacked with Love DS paper, 4 of the heart tags and some Gold Foil Paper.  

A little closer look at the main image.  These hearts are just layered on a piece of Real Red card stock
This is my bonus project for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  

Lots of fun layering.  

They also get to make this cute tag using the hearts cut from the card pieces.  

Try out My Paper Pumpkin for one month and see how you like it!  My subscribers get a FREE bonus project in the mail each month they receive their kits.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekly Deals & Today & Everyday!

John and I took a walk today and as we were coming around a corner, a car passed us coming from in front and as they drew near, everyone was waving at us and a man yelled "Look out!".  Then we realized Samantha was driving the Driver's Ed car with her teacher in the front and 3 more students in the back set.  Too funny!  I spent a few hours yesterday cutting projects for the Stamporee.  I'm ahead of the game this week and hope to have everything ready by Friday.  There is still room if you want to attend.  I will also have a limited number of kits to purchase with supplies, photos and instructions for the 15 cards we'll be making, so let me know if you want a set.

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals.  For more information, click here!

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price$14.95 $11.21
2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.95 $4.46
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price$14.95 $11.21
Basic Gray Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price$2.95 $2.21
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price$2.95 $2.21
Box Of Chocolates Kit -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price$2.95 $2.21
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment by Stampin' Up!
Price$22.95 $17.21

Today's card is from CrEW Stamper Laura Diamond.  Laura used the Today & Everyday stamp set from the 2014-2015 Catalog, along with some framelits dies and the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper Pack.  

Isn't this super bright and cute?!

I love the scooter image.  
Supplies used:
Today & Everyday stamp set
Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise ink, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate & Basic Gray Markers
Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry & Tempting Turquoise card stock, Sweet Taffy DSP
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Oval Collection Framelits, On Film Framelits (arrows)

Today & Everyday Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
Today & Everyday Clear-Mount Stamp Set134132
You'll love how the details come alive when you start blending and coloring the clear mount images in this set. Set Quantity: 3. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! 
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper133693
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free. Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White.
On Film Framelits Die 
On Film Framelits Die132969
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 5 dies. Largest image: 3-1/2" x 4-1/4". The camera die is a Thinlits die.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swallowtail and a new video!

It's an overcast and chilly day today in NE Arkansas.  I have another workshop tonight, so I've finished cutting, setting up and cleaning.  I'm waiting on someone to come pick up our old mattress set after John gets home and helps me haul it downstairs.  Our new one came in last week and although I love it, it's a little firm.  Does anyone have a good suggestion for a topper?  I've been researching this morning and am thinking about a wool one.  If you have a suggestion - email me!

We have lots of great new kits in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I've already shared a video on the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit, so I thought today I would share a video on the Build a Bouquet Project Kit.  I love these gorgeous flowers.  Not only do they look great in a bouquet, but they're perfect for cards, box and bag toppers, tags, pins/boutonnieres and more!  Remember that you can't watch the video in the email.  You need to click on the blog title to watch.  Enjoy!

Today's sample is from CrEW Stamper Janet Hathcoat.  Janet made her own ink pad with a baby wipe dotted with several ink refill colors.  We made wreath cards using this technique in the fall, but it also looks fabulous on this butterfly.

Aren't the colors fabulous?!

Here's a little closer look.
Supplies used:
Swallowtail and Six-Sided Sampler (words) stamp sets
Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla and Pacific Point card stock
Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo ink refills
Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch

Swallowtail Clear Stamp Set129216
Butterflies are such an amazing specimen. They're so intricate and delicate that you can't help but be mesmerized by their beauty. This clear mount background stamp will have you recreating the intricacies of the swallowtail every time you use it. Set Quantity: 1. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.
Six-Sided Sampler Clear Stamp Set130956
Hello hexies! Eight fabulous designs and three greetings will help you make a patchwork of beautiful hexagons in quilt-like fashion. The clear-mount images coordinate with the Hexagon Punch for perfect piecing. Set Quantity: 11. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.