Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is our Sale-A-Bration product of the week!

Because Sale-A-Bration has so many delightful accessories, we paired this paper with the Shimmer Ribbon Pack to show off how well they work together. There are so many creative possibilities with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper; anyone who loves curating designer series paper will want to place a qualifying order to earn it!

It also coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle from the occasions catalog. Now that’s a bundle that could make you “pop” your lid!

This bottle created using the Vellum Cardstock and the fabulous dies in this bundle.  Want to see more?!!

Told you it would make you “pop” your top!! How cute are these samples! And so easy to make with the bundle … and when you add the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper you’ll just bubble over with happiness!!

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp Set
This set is so versatile that you’ll simply bubble over with ideas. Uncork your creativity and add some serious pop to your spritzy projects.
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, h

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
Create die-cut bottles in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 19 dies

I hope you enjoyed today’s post … a lot to take it but this product suite is just too much fun!! Remember, even if this is in the upcoming catalog, it will no longer be bundled,  so don’t wait to long … Get your 10% savings!

Thank you for dropping in today.

Enjoy you day ~


Rockin’ the Celebration!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday … Wow! And I’m hoping to WOW you with this next card. With just a little fussy cutting and our Bigshot we’ve got some real dimension and texture going on, on this card.

I am using the Epic Celebrations stamp set again and I’ve teamed it up with the Layer Squares and Shaped Stitched Framelits Dies along with the Picture Perfect Designer Paper again.  I’d like you to see the different looks you can create with the same items …

I found yet another pattern from the Picture Perfect designer paper that just shouts “celebration” so I thought what better to highlight that paper than to rock it out with the guitar.

Again, I used the Watercolor Pencils on both the guitar and the head set, earphones, what ever they are called now! LOL  Both were also popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Speaking of dimensionals, I also used them to pop up the square window so it framed the greeting!  It’s so cool to see the layer on layer but it fits into a regular A2 size envelope.

The stars are from one of our framelit dies … it gave it a more “Rock Star” look.  I often use bits -n- pieces from other stamp sets or dies, it gives you more versatility and a greater value for your purchases.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, and I hope you have enjoyed this card. I found this one a bit more gender neutral than yesterday’s card.

Have yourself a Happy Wednesday!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply Lists …


Dare to Dream

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well… this is actually my Tuesday, March 13th post but while editing, I hit the wrong button and it posted (AGH … technology!!)  Anyhow, let me show you what I’ve been up to!

For the past two days I’ve shared my creations from the Epic Celebrations, well I’ve got two more for you, so today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing those and you will get to see how fun and versatile this stamp set is …

I love this card for a young lady who is dreamin’ big … traveling, going off to collage, or heading out to explore life! I used the “Post Script” background stamp because I thought it looked cool with the tennis shoes.

The little circles on the background are what gave me the idea to create my focal point using … circles!! The tennis shoes were colored in using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen. I feel you have a lot more control using the pencils than some of our other water coloring techniques.

The little pop of designer paper comes from out Picture Perfect Party stack … and again, little circles!! The “Dare to Dream” greeting comes from one of our Exclusive Hostess stamp sets; Dare to Dream! This makes me feel like these were all suppose to be put together 🙂

Our circles were created with the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes Framelits! And while I was at it … I decided to finish it off with a few now circles by using the beautiful little Glitter Enamel Dots!

I love this card in black -n- white with that pop of color, just sets the tone to inspire an awesome young lady to “Dare to Dream”! Switch out the color and you can send off your young man to follow his dreams too.

I’m so happy you stopped by today and checked out my card.  No reason in the world you can’t Dare to Dream as well … I’m always dreaming (and workin’ towards those dreams).

Have an inspiring day ~



Epic -n- Awesome!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Mine was filled mainly with stamping … a Stamp Club on Saturday morning and a Stampin’ Party on Saturday afternoon, and some card designing on Sunday!

One of the cards I designed yesterday is the one I’ll be sharing with you today. I was having some fun with the Epic Celebrations stamp set … it is one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get FREE with a qualifying purchase.

I began by stamping my guitars onto the Wood Textures Designer Series paper, cut them out and then sponged a little Crumb Cake ink onto my guitars … gives them a little dimension ….

Then I stamped the Sheet Music Background stamp onto some Very Vanilla cardstock … I sponged the musical paper as well because it ages it some and really highlighted the guitars.

I created my background by starting with a 4″x5-1/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay. Then I sprinkled some of the Brusho directly onto my cardstock and then spritzed it with water … I did not over saturate, I just wanted speckles!

Begin lightly “Less is more” … you can always add,  but sometimes it’s hard to take it back off. I did the same with my greeting on a piece of Very Vanilla.

I then cut my greeting out with the “Layering Ovals Framelits” and sponged the edge with the Crumb Cake as well.  The greeting, the music notes, and the entire card front are matted with the Basic Black Cardstock. The entire cardfront is adhered to a Very Vanilla back.

Check this out …

I really liked the way this turned out, I glazed (covered) the guitars with the glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Not only does the glue stiffen the paper but it highlights the grain of the “wood” grain paper. Love it!!

Sometimes you just gotta play and discover all the different things you can do with the products you have in your craft room!

Thank you for joining me today, it is appreciated!

Have a marvelous Monday ~




My “Watercolor Lifting” Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It is Thursday and it’s a good day (because it’s my Friday!) I have off of my other job Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I have a Stampin’ Club on Saturday morning and then Andrea’s Stampin’ Party that afternoon and I’m so excited to share my love of stamping with them.

Today I’m going to share my card that I created using the “Watercolor Lifting” technique that I shared via video with you yesterday. I’m going to share a couple extra pictures to show you how I did it … This is my first card with this technique!!

Let’s begin with the preparation … I started with Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant Ink Pads. I used the Shimmery White cardstock because I thought it would emboss better than the watercolor paper (because my design on the stamp set was very fine) and my Aqua painter!

You will notice that I pushed my pads together to get some ink in the lids … if you don’t like this method, you could put a few drops of re-inker in the lid or another container. Either way … I generally clean out the cover before storing them.

Grab your Aqua Painter and lets have some fun!  This is so easy and looks so cool …

I put some notes on my pictures as well … in case you would like to print them out and make a tutorial. I held the sides down with a little washi tape.

I made sure to Aqua Painter had plenty of water and the tip was wet, then I picked up my first color (Melon Mambo) and began brushing it across my cardstock.  When I started my second color, I went over the first color a little so it blended nicely.

Once you get it to look the way you want (I like it a little on the dark side, remember … you will be removing some of this color).  Make sure your cardstock is totally dried. You do not want any moisture, the embossing powder will stick and you will have a mess!

Once DRY … rub your embossing buddy across the cardstock so you don’t get any flecks of additional powder on your project…. this is just a good habit to get into if your love to emboss.  I used VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder (don’t over heat).

Now that your embossing is done … you’re ready for the Watercolor Lift! Take your Aqua Painter and spread a layer of water over your project … use a paper towel to begin “LIFTING” the color back up ….

What you will get is pretty pops of color where you embossed with a beautiful watercolor background!  I love this technique and it is so easy to do. This was my very first time doing it and here is my card …

I wanted to highlight the beautiful technique on this card so it is the focal point and I popped some black behind it so it really stands out on the card.

I used the floral pattern from the “Wood Words” stamp set on page 159 of our Annual catalog and I just stamped it all over the cardstock.  The greeting comes from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set which is on page 5 of our Occasions Catalog.

I know there was a lot to read through today but I hope you understand the steps to create your own Watercolor Lift Cards.

Just think … you can do this is any color combination, including a rainbow!! Why not have some fun, pick your favorite colors and give it a try!

Thank you so much for coming back today to check out my card.

Have a great Thursday … and I hope it feels like a Friday for you too.

See you tomorrow ~




Easy Peasy Celebrations!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it through Monday, almost … before this “NASTY” storm came blowing through. Holy cow … wind & snow and up to 3 – 5 inches. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Time to go back to the stamp room!!

So … what did you think about yesterday’s “Coloring on Foils”? Cool, right! It’s so pretty, it was sitting on the shelf and when I walked past it I thought, oh … that would make a cute Easter card!!

Today, I have an easy peasy card for you …

Oh yes, another card with the Picture Perfect Designer Series paper and the Celebrate You (Sale-a-bration item). This time I used the pattern with the cute bows! I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the fact that it has a coordinating ribbon that I can make into a banner just makes me happy!! It’s the little things you know 🙂

You will also notice another little favorite of mine, the Myths and Magic Washi Tape! I also made that a banner and both coordinate with the bows on the paper. Give that card a little twist so the light hits it and ….

the washi tape comes alive!! The stars shine and it really makes the “celebrate” sparkle. I just love this look, are you with me?? So simple, and easy to make but you know this card will put a sparkle in their eyes.  Win – Win!

So glad you came to visit my blog today. Hope you’re not in this storms pass, if so … it’s a great time to make some quick cards.

Have an awesome day ~



Coloring on Foils

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a good day … it is Monday but if I think Friday is only 4 days away – everything seems brighter!! Then I step outside and it’s overcast, dreary and the wind is blowing that cold right through you, so I went back inside, put on one of my favorite CD’s and started to stamp … ahhhhh, much better!!

Yesterday I shared my Silver Foil card with you …

Pretty … Yes! But wait, we’re going to grab our Stampin’ Blend and ink pad and add some color!! What do you think …

OK … I’ll put it onto a card.  I used several different colors of my Stampin’ Blends to color the different flowers on the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog… and I’m pairing it with the Sale-a-bration item; Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper (Free with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration).

I took the Lemon Lime Twist ink and sponged it onto my Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper. It takes the color so nicely and really compliments the Silver foil paper we have embossed and colored.

I’ll be honest … I don’t like blunt edges so you’ll always see me adding a strip of cardstock or a ribbon to join my two edges and give it a softer look. Here I used the beautiful Powder Pink Ribbon that coordinates with the card base and the mat to our greeting.

The greeting is again from the “A Mother’s Flair” on page 46 in the Occasions Catalog. This set is so pretty but it’s going to be hard for me to make a Mother’s Day card this year, but it would be a nice way to honor my Mom (it’s just a little raw yet).

The greeting was cut out with our Stitched Shape and Circle Framelits Dies. I mounted it over my ribbon and then finished off the card with the Glitter Enamel Dots … if you haven’t noticed, I’m really crushin’ on these!! They go with everything!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, it is a lot quicker to make than what it looks like it would be. So try your hand at coloring on the foils … it is so pretty!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful Monday ~