So Happy Together …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

It’s finally Friday!!  Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!  I’m not complaining … my work week went very fast, and we closed the candy store on Tuesday because of the bitter cold, so it was a short week too.

Today’s card share will warm your heart.  A sweet and simple card created with heart … and with punches!  You can use it for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary.

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I knew I wanted to use our Red Glimmer Paper for the card, in fact, the entire card was designed in my head (now you know it won’t be hard to make – lol)

I simply punched out the red glimmer paper with the “Postage Stamp Punch”.  I then punched 3 hearts out of a strip of Whisper White using the Small Heart Punch.  Then I centered the 1″ Square Punch over the heart and punched out the square.  It is so much easier to center the hearts that way, instead of trying to punch the heart out of the square.

I mounted the white heart squares onto the red glimmer paper using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then mounted each of the completed squares using the Glue Dots onto the Whisper White mat.

The mat is 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is mounted onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since my “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set was still on my table from yesterday’s card … I chose the “happy together” for my greeting.

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Not to waste the hearts … I stamped the greeting onto one of them, and then layered it over the stamped greeting to add a bit of dimension onto the bottom half of the card.  The other two hearts are on the inside of the card.

You will notice that the main part of the stamping in the heart is “to”… for the two of you together!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a “happy” weekend ~

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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

122344

$15.95

 Postage Stamp Punch

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124094

$15.95

 1” Square Punch

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

Watercolor Technique Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you, a beautiful “Watercolor Technique” that I teamed up with 2 of the spectacular products from our “Weekly Deals”.  I say that because I love both of these items … the “Flower Garden Texture Impressions Folder” and the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding.

Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

I began with the “Shimmery White” cardstock… it works very well for this technique.  The Whisper White does not work, it absorbs the water too quickly.  You will also need re-inkers, paint brush and a spritzer.

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I ran the Shimmery White cardstock through the Bigshot using the Flower Garden Embossing Folder… then spritz!  Don’t over saturate your paper… remember, less is more.  You can always add more water.

I squeezed a few drops of ink out of the re-inker into something plastic, then dipped my Aqua Painter tip into the ink and “dotted” it into the flower.  The ink spreads quickly!

You can use a paint brush if you do not have a Aqua Painter yet, they work nice because you can add a bit of water when using them.

I did the flowers first, as the water absorbs into the cardstock, I added more ink to the area’s I wanted darker.  I did the green last … then spritzed a bit more to add to the watercolor look.

It may take a try or two the get the look your want, just keep in mind that “less is more” … too much spritzing with water could muddy your card.

You must let it dry, and I suggest using “Sticky Strip” as your adhesive because it will hold the card much better.  Because the cardstock is warped from the water, it has a tendency to pull away from your base card when using regular adhesive.

I added the Daffodil Delight seam binding to balance the card, and topped it off with a greeting from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set, which anchors the card.

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It’s hard to see the “shimmer” from the photograph but it is stunning!  I really love working with this paper.  Hope you enjoyed today’s technique / card share.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have an wonderful day ~

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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

101910

$7.95

 Shimmery White Cardstock

126185

$2.95

 Stampin’ Spritzer (2)

103954

$16.95

 Aqua Painters (2)

123113

$5.96

 Flower Garden Impressions Folder (ON SALE)

125583

$5.21

 Daffodil Seam Binding (ON SALE)

119851

$16.95

 Curly Label Punch

104294

$6.95

 Sticky Strip

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

You’re Lovely … and so are these sweet deals!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, the excitement of Sale-a-bration is upon us!  And, I did not forget that I promised a card share using the fabulous “You’re Lovely” stamp set.  It’s just one of the items you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration.

I also want to let you know that we still have our “Weekly Deals” going and this week we have some really great items on sale… more about that after my card share!

Today I used the “You’re Lovely” and the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  With a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) you can get either of these items for FREE … or choose from the other awesome products in the SAB catalog.  With each $50 spent … you may choose an item!

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I love that Stampin’ Up! added a touch of black into this Sweet Sorbet pattern because when you mat with the Basic Black it really creates an impact and makes a big statement.

I used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the center of the design and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also popped up the entire piece to create additional dimension.  I will tell you that “IF” I had the “Deco Labels” Framelit Dies … I would have used them instead.  Now you know what I’ll be ordering soon!

Finally, I just simply colored in the flowers using the coordinating 2013-15 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers.

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Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card …. just pick what you need, make sure it totals $50 and pick out either the stamp set or designer paper for free!!  Keep scrolling because I have also added the “WEEKLY DEALS”.

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

126889

$29.95

 Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter

119850

$16.95

 1-3/4”” Circle Punch

131260

$14.95

 2013-2015 In Color Markers

119246

$4.95

 Rhinestones

130102

$24.95

 Deco Labels  (Suggested)

Sale-a-bration

FREE

 You’re Lovely Stamp Set

Sale-a-bration

FREE

 Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper

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

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 126985
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US
Labels Collection Framelits Die
Item # 125598
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US
Pool Party Classic Pad Item #126982
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 132567
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US
Winter Wonders Kit Item # 132567
Regular Price: $9.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have an awesome Wednesday ~

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Let the Party Begin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today kicks off our annual Sale-a-bration … aren’t you excited!!  I love the new products offered this year and I would like to share a quick glance at them with you.

I also have a special product that has been brought back, but will only be available for a limited time.  So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me through a tour of all these wonderful new items!

Sale-a-bration begins today …

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I have a quick view of the products right here …

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Now let me introduce you to …

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This is our Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95.  NOW AVAILABLE!

Please not that it “ONLY” does embossing and not cutting like the BigShot.  Check out the video for some additional tips …

Click HERE to purchase this fun & portable tool!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I did not forget about the card share I promised yesterday, I will showcase that beautiful card tomorrow… see you then.

Have an awesome day!

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Zero to Fabulous in 3 Easy Steps!

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

Today I’m going to share a pretty card that can be stamped in a matter of minutes, but first I wanted to share this funny poem one of my friends posted on facebook.

It so fits this weeks weather …

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I do believe my fellow Wisconsinites would agree, and by the look of the cold front, many more states too!

OK… On to the card!  You will find this fabulously easy to make.  The greeting comes from the stamp set Million and One.  My color pallet: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant.

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The cute little flower border comes from a stamp that belongs to the “You’re Lovely” stamp set which is available in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I’ll share another card with this set tomorrow.

Are you getting excited?  Sale-a-Bration starts tomorrow!

Not familiar with our annual Sale-a-Bration special?  By ordering $50 in merchandise from any of our two catalogs or the Clearance Rack you get to choose from a wide selection of merchandise in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I’ll post the catalog here on my blog tomorrow, Jan 28th.

If you need a catalog let me know and I’ll send you one.  The FREE choices this year are awesome!

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NOW … to complete my card, I simply added some bling using our Rhinestones.  They really add a bit of sparkle to this card.  So … in three easy steps you can create this card. 1. Stamp 2. Apply Rhinestones 3. Assemble.

Stay warm and have a fabulous Monday.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

126375

$16.95

 Million and One Stamp Set – WOOD

126377

$12.95

 Million and One Stamp Set – CLEAR

100730

$8.50

 Whisper White Cardstock

105126

$6.95

 Elegant Eggplant Cardstock

126969

$5.95

 Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

119246

$11.95

 Rhinestones – Basic Jewels

Sale-a-bration

FREE

 You’re Lovely Stamp Set

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

Very Special Birthday Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today my card share is very special to me as I celebrate 2 birthdays in my family.  My granddaughter Cassie, and my sister Ruthie.  It has been almost 3 years since my sister lost her battle with pancreatic cancer … and I miss her everyday.

I wanted to create a fun, hip card that represents them both, and to celebrate each of them today.

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I began with the “Fancy Foil Designer Vellum” Polka Dots and knew I had to add flowers, because both of them love flowers.  Gardeners at heart I think!  The flowers are from the “Flower Shop” stamp set.

I have to tell you … I love this vellum because it really hides the adhesive well!  Especially the dots and the stripes!  Glue dots work well for the heart vellum.

I embossed the flowers in silver and punched them out using the “Pansy” punch.  I am so happy they make coordinating punches and I no longer have to cut them out by hand!

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I wanted a “POP” of color so I added Tempting Turquoise.  The turquoise and silver reminds me of the southwest – ahhhh, someplace warm!!

After layering the velum, whisper white, and turquoise, I punched out the center with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  Then the entire piece was popped up (adhered) to the base card with stampin’ dimensionals.  I did this to create an added dimension for the greeting.

The birthday greeting comes from the stamp set “Simply Sketched”… it is a Hostess set.

FYI … now is a good time to host a stampin’ party … Sale-a-bration begins in 2 days!  Hostesses get an extra $30 with a qualifying sales (it’s easy … I’ll help you get there!)

I wanted to add a bit more color, so I added the “Brights – Glimmer Brads” to the flowers.  Each flower was popped up with a stampin’ dimensional and placed around the circle.  I think I got the fun and hip card I was after.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a beautiful day.

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Just had to share this shot of the card when the flash made it shine!  That truly is how “shiny” it is … Sometimes photos don’t always do a card justice.  The supply list is just below this photo.

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

130939

$23.95

 Flower Shop Stamp Set – WOOD

130942

$17.95

 Flower Shop Stamp Set – CLEAR

133364

$10.95

 Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Silver

109131

$4.75

 Silver Embossing Powder

129053

$29.95

 Heat Gun

119854

$16.95

 1-3/4”” Scallop Circle Punch

130698

$15.95

 Pansy Punch

121006

$4.95

 Brights – Glimmer Brads

Hostess

FREE

 Simply Sketched Stamp Set

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

Guest Stamper … Connie H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The weekend is here, and looking at the weather reports for Wisconsin … it maybe a three day weekend!  They’re predicting lows of 30 degree’s below zero for Monday afternoon. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

If they close the store again … I’m hoping to get some extra stamping done.  Sweet!

Today I have a guest stamper … my friend and Star member Connie.  Each year I host a demonstrator retreat where the girls from my group, the Star’s, get together and swap cards, stamp, chat, laugh, and have a whole bunch of fun.

This is Connie’s swap …

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She used the Sketched Birthday stamp set, that we received at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last year.  She teamed that up with the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.

The greeting was punched out using the 1-3/4″ scallop and backed with Gumball Green Core’dinations Paper.  Connie used the Window Frame Collections die to cut it out and embellished it with the cute little 1/8″ mini brads.

You will also see the “Needlepoint Border” Embossing folder was used to create additional texture to the card.

Now … if the front of this card isn’t cute enough, check out the surprise inside …

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Isn’t that sweet!  What a nice surprise for your birthday!  The cupcake was made with the “Cupcake Builder Punch.

I must say, our demonstrator retreats are a lot of fun, and I always come home with fabulous cards from the girls.  I thank Connie for this one.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.

Have an awesome weekend ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

130423

$24.95

 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set – WOOD

130426

$17.95

 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set – CLEAR

130814

$10.95

 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

129021

$26.95

 Window Frame Collection Dies

119854

$16.95

 1-3/4”” Scallop Circle Punch

129957

$11.95

 2012-14 in-Color Core’dinations Paper

129383

$7.95

 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder

121807

$16.95

Cupcake Builder Punch

122941

$5.50

 1/8” Mini Brads

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