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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Card


Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Card Stock,
Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder Ink, 
Flower Patch Stamp Set, matching Flower Fair Framelits dies and Suite Sayings Sentiments stamp set
Falling Leaves Darcie embossing folder
Miscellaneous Sequins

Hello Fall!

Hello Fall!


110# Recollections Vanilla Card Stock
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Scraps from my stash
Stamp Sets:  Autumn Harvest and For All Things, both retired.
Sheer Ribbon and Gold Stickles

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Faux Leather Falling Leaves

Faux Leather look applied to Darice Falling Leaves embossing folder, hand stitched around the edges.  Card stock, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Inks to match the card stock.  Stamp sets; Vintage Leaves, For All lThings.

Stampin' Up Penned & Painted

Order bags for late September stamped with Penned and Painted stamp set in Tangerine Tango,  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.  Sentiment is from Hello a Sale-A-Bration set.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Stampin' Up Bunch of Blossoms

Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch

Stampin' Up has some Special Offers for the month of September.  Last week the Blossom Builder punch was one those offers at a great price.  

For each person who ordered the punch AND the matching stamp set "Bunch of Blossoms" (page 69),  I made these order delivery bags.  This stamp set is a three step watercolor look stamp set and the punch makes it so easy to punch out all of the parts.  Wink of Stella was applied to all of the pedals and leaves and Dazzling Diamonds to the little buds.

The background flourish is from the Falling Flowers stamp set (page 127).

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Stampin' Up Greetings From Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Greetings From Santa

One of my favorite dies in the Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog is the Detailed Santa, he is adorable.  Basic Black 5x5 base. Santa backed with sparkly red and white papers, face is a flesh paper from my stash.  I used white embossing powder for the Sentiment.  Love him.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Fall Ya'll Make and Take

For my SU Holiday Catalog launch, this is one of my two make and take cards.  Not everyone participates in Halloween, so this little scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween is perfect.

Watercolor paper, Watercolors:
Dusty Durango
Crushed Curry
Old Olive
Dapper Denim
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand

Papers are various fall pieces from my stash.  SU Top Note die and Window framelit.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog Items

Some of my Open House Catalog Reveal samples:

Halloween Treat Tags

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White Heavy Card Stock
Jar of Haunts and Jar of Love Stamp Sets
Marker Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock. Real Red, Crushed Curry
Everyday Jars Thinlit dies

Christmas is Coming!

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White Heavy Card Stock
Christmas Magic Stamp Set
On Film Thinlit die

Marvy Snow Marker
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers

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.