Happy Valentine’s Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr …. it’s cold outside!  Woke up to minus 11 yesterday, and not much better today and it’s been topped off with some snow!

Glad to see you came back to check out what I did with that extra heart!  Well, it’s a super simple Valentine’s card.

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I grabbed my “Season of Style” Washi Tape … also from the Holiday catalog, and simply created lines  across on my card.   Washi tape is so fun and easy to use.  I secured the left side behind my card base, then brought it “through” the heart, so it was under one side and over the other!

Next I took the “Small Heart Punch” and punched 3 hearts out of the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Then I aligned all 3 hearts down the side of the card.  Each of the silver glimmer hearts were “popped” up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I’ve just got to add that dimension!

Next, I dug out my trusty … “Tiny Tiny Wishes” stamp set and added my Valentine’s greeting directly under the washi tape.  Can’t get much easier than this!  Quick, Simple & Cute!

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Thanks for stopping by today… sniff, sniff (wiping away tear) … this is my last post this year.  See you next year.  I will have so much more to share with you in 2014.

I want to “Thank You” for following my blog this past year … I was amazed to see that I have 12000 hits in only 6 months of blogging.  My blogger friends tell me that’s “pretty darn amazing”.  I say … I have amazing stampin’ friends!  Again, Thank You!

I wish you a very Safe and Happy New Year!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

125599

$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelits

132155

$4.95

 Season of Style Washi Tape

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

128748

$36.95

 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – WOOD

127802

$26.95

 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – CLEAR

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Love Letters …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had an awesome weekend!  I must say… “mine was great!”  I got to spend time in my stampin’ studio creating and then I had a chance to watch some amazing athletes on Sunday.  I was so excited to see that “Sugar Todd” … hometown: Milwaukee, WI skated (speed) her way into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!  I will definitely be cheering her on this January along with all the USA athletes.

And if that wasn’t enough, our beloved Green Bay Packers made it to the Play-Offs… beating the Bears no less!

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Woooo Hooo … it was a great day!

Now I’d like to show you what I was doing in my Stampin’ Studio.  I decided I was going to use items that I bought from the Holiday Catalog, and then did not use!  So here is what I came up with ….

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One of the items I picked was the “Pretty Presents Designer Tags” … normally used for Christmas (missed the boat on that one) so I decided to create a Valentines Card.

The tag is the focal point of the card, and if you look closely you will see that the tip of the tag is centered in hearts (like a bulls-eye for Cupid).

The hearts were created by layering the Framelits (Hearts Collection) onto my Real Red cardstock base … I used all but one of the hearts on this card.

I did trim off some of the tag, so it would fit nicer on the card with the hearts.

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To add a little texture, I used the “Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder” also from the Holiday Catalog (ends Jan 3rd) on my red cardstock after cutting the hearts out.  It was the script on this folder that made me think of “love letters”… and who doesn’t love to get a love letter, or a pretty card!

The only sentiment or greeting I used is the “XOXO” from the “Circle Card Thinlits“.  You can view all the neat dies that come in this package by clicking on the link.  This is one of the “flip card dies”.

So … not bad for trying to use up some of my Holiday catalog items, right?!  Let me know what you think of my tag idea (all comments will be put into a random drawing for a chance to win the Pretty Presents Designer Tags).

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Now, I bet you are wondering what I did with that other heart … aren’t you.  Well, stop back tomorrow and I will show you what a cute little card I made with the left-over heart!

Thanks so much for stopping by, looking forward to reading your comments!

Have an awesome week!  The New Year is creeping up on us!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

132179

$2.50

 Pretty Presents Designer Tags

132175

$7.95

 Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder

125599

$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelits

133480

$32.95

 Circle Card Thinlits

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Watercolor Thank You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you some more patterns from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper.  Yesterday I showed you my least favorite … today I will show you two of my favorites!

I must say, I am really beginning to fall in love with this new designer paper, and I can’t wait to host an event and let you get your hands on it.  In fact, watch for an e-mail announcing my “Sale-a-bration Stampede”… I am working on the details now, and will be sending out details in about a week.

On to today’s card share, I have used 3 more patterns from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper …

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Can you tell which are my favorites?  You’re right, it is the flowered patterns.  They were both so beautiful, I wanted to share them both.  I tied the colors together by using the yellow & gray stripped pattern … the Smokey Slate (gray) is found in the blue pattern, and the yellow from the striped coordinates with the yellow & tangerine, it then tied them together perfectly.

I began with the usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ cardstock in Whisper White, and folded it in half for the base of my card.  The mat for the card is Smokey Slate and is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  The flower pieces were cut at 3-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ and the stripped pattern was 1-1/4″ x 1-7/8″.  These will now piece together nicely on the mat… much easier to do than a puzzle.

My greeting comes from the stamp set “Lots of Thanks” found on page 29 of the Idea Book & Catalog (our main catalog).  I then cut the greeting and the Smokey Slate mat from the “Ovals Collection Framelits“.  There are 7 layer dies with this set, so they can highlight any greeting!

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I always stamp my image / greeting first, and then cut it out … that way I don’t have to worry about it being crooked, because I can always place the die where I need to.

I wanted to add a special little touch to the card, so I cut out one of the flowers from the designer paper and popped it up over the greeting.  To finish, I added a couple of “Pearls” from the jewels on page 171.  You can also click on any of the links (highlighted in pink) to view the product details.

So here you have it, some of my favorite patterns from the “Watercolor Wonder” designer series paper.

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Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to spend it with me.

Have an awesome day ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

129687

$22.95

 Lots of Thanks Stamp Set – WOOD

129690

$16.95

 Lots of Thanks Stamp Set – CLEAR

Available Jan 3

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

129381

$26.95

 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies

119247

$4.95

 Pearl Basic Jewels

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

It’s a Boy … Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday my Stampin’ Friends!

Hope this post finds you well and in good spirits.  We are having a beautiful day here in southeastern Wisconsin … we may even get to 40 degrees!  I’ll take this “heat wave” since they are predicting below zero temps in 2 days.

Today I have a cute little “Sneak Peek” card for you that not only gives you a sneak peek at the Occasions catalog, but also a Sale-a-bration item that you can earn free!

As I promised yesterday, I am going to show you a peek at the new designer paper “Watercolor Wonder” … there are so many beautiful patterns in there, I decided to showcase my least favorite~

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I’m not to big on “splotches” … is that a word?  Anyway, I decided to challenge myself with my least favorite, but I must say that I love the way this turned out.  How cute for a baby card.  I know my baby is 30 something, but I still recall that little ones are good at making “splotches”.

Once I chose the paper, I cased a pattern from our Stampin’ Success magazine, and used the new “Banner Framelit Dies” to cut out a banner from the designer paper.

Next, I punched a banner from our Sale-a-bration banner punch, but it was a bit short, so I made it longer.  I took a picture showing how to do it, but because the product has not yet been released … I can only show samples and not the actual product.  So I will be sure to show you how I did it, after the catalog release.

I used the same stamp set as yesterday, “A Dozen Thoughts” and decided to use my “Stamp-a-ma-jig” to place the words where I wanted them on the banner.  I then roughed up the edges to create a bit more texture.

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Then I just finished it off with a pretty little bow.

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy your Saturday.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

  131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

 131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

 Available Jan 3

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

 Available Jan 3

$26.95

 Banner Framelit Dies

 Sale-a-bration

FREE

 Banner Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank you!

A Sneak Peek “Hello” with deals included …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hard to believe we’re coming up on the weekend already!  I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend planned.

So yesterday I told you that I would incorporate some of the items from the “Weekly Deals” into my card, well I am excited to say I did that, and included another Sneak Peek (yes, I spelled it correctly today)  Why is it that you never see the mistake until “after” you post / send your message.  lol

Today’s card share will show you another design from the “Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards” … I really love these!  They are so easy and fun to work with …. and they make us look like artists!

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The “Weekly Deals” that I have incorporated are the “Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders”, the “Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon” and the “Fancy Flower XL Punch”.  Three on one card … not bad!

I began with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder, and used that as the anchor to my card (the one item that ties everything together).

Next, I punched out 2 flowers from the “Fancy Flower Punch”  in the “Crisp Cantaloupe” and then sponged the edges with “Tangerine Tango” ink.   I chose the color pallet based on the colors that were included in the new “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper … I’ll show you that tomorrow!

I wanted a center to my flower, so I tied a knot in the “Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon” and pulled it through the flower. Then I added a ribbon banner to pull the color into the card.

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I added the 1″ circle of vanilla … after I smeared my greeting and had to punch it out and add the “hello” on vanilla!  You know what I say … there are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to change the card!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Don’t forget to check out the new items added to the “Clearance Rack Blitz”… just click on the link to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a “Fantastic Friday!”

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Here is the ingredient list for the card.  Be sure to keep scrolling down so you can see the weekly deals.

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

 131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thougths Stamp Set – CLEAR

 118073

NOW $12.71

 Fancy Flower XL Punch (Was $16.95)

 130019

NOW $6.71

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon (Was $ 8.95)

 129383

NOW $5.96

Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder (Was $7.95)

 102892

$10.95

 Sponge Daubers

Available January 3

12.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

 

Sneak Peak, Weekly Deals, and Big News … Oh My!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.  Today I am going to share another “SNEAK PEAK” from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.

I also have the latest Weekly Deals … sweet!  Keep coming back, as I will share with you in the next few days, cards I have made using items off from the Weekly Deals…. even sweeter!

Plus …. BIG NEWS!  Stampin’ Up! will be adding more new items to the Clearance rack on Friday, December 27th.

First … my Sneak Peak!

My card share today comes from the new “Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes”.  There are 20 printed cards on Watercolor paper … 4 each of 5 designs and 20 vanilla envelopes.

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I teamed the note cards with the “Million & One” stamp set.  A little thanks to all of you who follow my blog.

I embellished the card by pairing up our beautiful butterfly punches… they looks so good  layered together.

First is the “Elegant Butterfly” punched and sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe from the 2013-2015 In Color Collection, then “Bitty Butterfly” which was punched and sponged with So Saffron.

Once layered, I topped off the butterflies with the pearls.

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Here is the ingredient list for the card.  Be sure to keep scrolling down so you can see the weekly deals.

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 126375

$16.95

 Million & One Stamp Set – WOOD

 126377

$12.95

 Million & One Stamp Set – CLEAR

 127526

$15.95

 Elegant Butterfly

 129406

$15.95

 Bitty Butterfly

 119247

$4.95

 Pearls Basic Jewels

 102892

$10.95

 Sponge Daubers

 Available Jan 3

12.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


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2012-2014 In Color Core’dinations
Item # 129957
Regular Price: $11.95
Discounted Price: $8.96

classic-pad-pear-pizzaz

Classic Pad Pear Pizzaz Item #131180
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

count-down-the-new-year-ensemble

Count Down the New Year Ensemble (MDS) Item #129002
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $7.77

crushed-curry-chevron-ribbon

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

delicate-designs-textured-embossing-folders

Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

fancy-flower-extra-large-punch

Fancy Flower XL Punch Item # 118073
Regular Price: $16.95
Discounted Price: $12.71

hardware-clips-essentials

Hardware Clips Essentials Item #129964
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

hearts-aflutter-die

Hearts Aflutter Bigshot Framelit
Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71

large-scallop-dies

Big Shot Die Large Scallop Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

needlepoint-border

Needlepoint Border Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

pop-and-place-kit

Pop & Place Item # 135290
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $17.45

tempting-turqouise-embossing-powder

Tempting Turquoise Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75
Discounted Price: $3.56

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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