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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bold Botanicals

Stampin' Up August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Bold Botanicals Alternative:

I used one of the Mint Macaron cards from the kit as my base, added a Tangerine Tango frame.  I took one of the Mint Macaron note cards from the kit and cut it in half, stamped the botanicals in Versamark and heat set in black embossing powder.  I then colored the images and uses  white acrylic paint to add dots.  The yellow and black circles were stamped with the bubbles stamp from Mixed Drinks.

Using the new Circles Framelits I cut out a circle from one of the Tangerine Tango note cards to use as a frame for my sequins/glitter.  The gourd and bird are from the retired Feathered Hope stamp set. The sentiment is from Lighthearted Leaves.

Thanks for taking a peek.  Have a great day.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog Reveal Invitations

Tea Party Invitations to my Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog Reveal

Sneak Peek!  Invitations made with one of the new DSP's featuring gingerbread houses, embellished with Liquid Applique'.  Bases and SU Notecards with envelopes.  The foliage is a retired stamp from one my of all time favorite sets called Autumn Days with a touch of Red Glitz.  Background pieces were cut out with the SU Layering squares and circle Framelits.  Words were cut out on the Cricut.
See you there!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mermaid Wishes

I punched various sized holes in a clear transparent sheet and followed the directions given in Helen Hannum's tutorial for Shining Spheres over at Splitcoaststampers.

I then painted the bubbles with SU Whisper White Craft Ink and patted them with a little Marina Mist ink to add a shadow.  The smaller bubbles were stamped in white, with some being outlined in a black Faber Castell Pitt artist pen for contrast, I also added some Glossy Accents here and there to make the bubbles shine.

The waves were hand drawn in pencil, cut out and outlined in black and white inks.

The mermaid was stamped onto SU Whisper White and colored with SU markers then fussy cut.

After I photographed the image, I decided to go back and add some Wink of Stella to the mermaid to give her a shiny glow.

Stamp sets:  Artful Inkables - A Bird's Song and Fun Stamper's Journey - Mermaid Wishes.
Paper:  SU Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Whisper White
Inks:  SU Craft White, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Enjoy The Little Things

This 6 1/2" square wall plaque featuring a Rose Wonder.

I cased this idea from Billie Moan of Rambling Rose Studio.  Her plaque with instructions can be found here:

I changed up my plaque by using the following Stampin' Up stamp sets and inks:

Awesomely Artistic (fern leaves and splatter) Old Olive and Watermelon Wonder
Best Thoughts, Retired (Butterfly) Sweet Sugarplum and Hello Honey
Birthday Blossoms (little flowers on right edge) Sweet Sugarplum and gold Stickles
Clearly for You, Retired (No. 5) Archival Black
French Script, Retired (French Script) Archival Black
Layering Love (Sentiment) Archival Black and Flirty Flamingo
Nature Walk, Retired (Bee) Archival Black, Hello Honey and Wink of Stella
Rose Wonder (Rose and Leaves) Archival Black, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder
Timeless Textures (Edges) Crumb Cake

The edge of my plaque is wrapped in Black and White polka dotted Washi Tape and I punched a hole in the back box to hang on the wall with a tack or pin.

A shout out to Billie for this awesome idea.

Stampin' Up 2016-17 Catalog Launch Party

My invitation sent out to all of my customers for the Stampin' Up 2016-17 Catalog launch party.  We had a great turn out with lots of food, fun and laughter.  I used the new Pop of Paradise stamp set along with various die cuts.  The card is a try fold held closed by the leaf and flower.

Here are some more photos of our event:

Make and takes featured Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners and Pop of Paradise.

Display of new stamp sets, dies, Paper Pumpkin, etc.

Display of new 2016-18 In Colors

Display of paper packs and stamp sets


Stampin' Up Flourishing Phrases and Falling Flowers

For this month's order delivery bags, I used a combination of the Flourishing Phrases and Falling Flowers Bundles.

Flourish stamps from both sets were used for the background, stamped in Archival Black ink and colored with Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz markers.  The die cut flowers are from the Flourishing Phrases bundle cut from Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango card stock.  The center Jewel Basics were colored with a black Copic marker.  The Sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases set.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms Workshop

These four notecards with envelopes and a box to hold the cards will be the focus of my July Workshop.  This set was CASED from Artisan Design Team member Inge Goot.  They are so clean and simple.  I love this look, thank you Inge. 

Stampin' Up Best Birds

Two from Stampin' Up Best Birds

Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.

Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz with burlap ribbon.

Stampin' Up Pun Intended

Two from Stampin' Up Pun Intended

Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, white embossing powder.

Smoky Slate, Basic White, Black and Gray.  Sequins and glitter paper.

Stampin' Up Bella & Friends

 Three cards that I made for my Stampin' Up Open House with the Bella & Friends stamp set.

Tangerine Tango and Whisper White

 Night of Navy, Watercolor, Sweet Sugarplum and markers.

 Whisper White, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Shimmery White and markers.

Stampin' Up Swirly Bird Flowers

Gift Bag with Tag Card

Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy.

Just Because Card

Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe (R), Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo.
Bee is from Pun Intended stamp set.

Stampin Up Bear Hug Birthday

Bear Hugs and In the Meadow.

Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Perfect Plum, Baked Brown Sugar, Watermelon Wonder, More Mustard, Lost Lagoon.  White twine.

Stampin Birthday Fiesta

Stampin' Up Birthday Fiesta.

Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, and White embossing powder.  Stickles.

Jar of Love Fireflies

Stampin' Up Jar of Love note card.

Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry. 

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise Alternative

June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise kit alternative project.  I used the cellophane bags, some of the sequins and the die cut circles from this kit to make my Create Art Banner.  I cut out the Little Letters in Basic Black, added a Flamingo from Pop of Paradise stamp set and some other sequins and washi tapes that I had in my stash.  Using SU thick white twine I strung it together and hung it from my wall card display.