Come Sail Away … Guest Stamper: Brenda M.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a masculine card and a 8-1/2″ x 11″ Suite Sampler for you.  So join me (virtually) and we’ll sail away on an open course to creativity with the Come Sail Away Product Suite.  The artsy maritime Designer Series Paper, stamp set, and coordinating dies come together perfectly to help you feel as if you’re relaxing on the cape. With some Baker’s Twine and Sail Away Trinkets, you can make handmade cards for everyone on your list, no matter where they are in their journey. With this suite you’ll soon see the endless possibilities Come Sail Away has to offer!

My background has one of the designs from the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper, and is adhered to a Night of Navy card base.  My sail boat and greeting are both stamped with Night of Navy on Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock which pulls the color out of the designer paper.  I embossed it with the “High Seas” 3D Embossing Folder that is included in the suite … it adds movement and texture to the card.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which embellish the card so nicely.  The bakers twine ties the colors together and the “helm” or “ships steering wheel” adds some fun dimension to the card and ties nicely with the greeting which was die cut using the circle dies.  The lighthouse and birds were stamped on the inside of the card to create a little interest when writing your note.  Besides … I love lighthouses!

Now … if you would like to view a “Sampler” of the Come Sail Away Suite, set your sights on this beauty, created by my friend and Stars team member .. Brenda Morateck.  Brenda used both the Come Sail Away and the High Tide Stamp sets.

Creating “samplers” … home decor pieces are really “HOT” right now, and from looking at Brenda’s, I can see why.  I will most definitely be casing her work, I just love it!! It’s going to be hung on the wall next to my Lighthouse collection.

This was the first thing that I ordered out of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog … I’m hoping this does not retire, but I do know that the 10% SAVINGS of purchasing the “Suite” or the “Bundle” will be gone with this catalog.

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a good one.

See you tomorrow ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … These items can also be found on pages 144-146 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  If you click on any item, it will take you to my stamp store where you can get more details or begin your shopping.  Thank you.

 

Darling Label Punch Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Hope this post finds you healthy and happy.

Looking for a quick and easy way to earn a Sale-A-Bration item without spending tons of time looking through the catalog? Let me say that kits are a great choice, especially for beginner crafters. You’ll get beautiful, pre-designed projects with instructions, which almost guarantees a successful creative experience.

If your looking for a step up and want your creativity to shine, start with this cute tin filled with crafting must-haves, add your favorite paper and adhesives, and begin creating! It’s a favorite of mine!

This beautiful Tin includes:
* Darling Label 6-piece photopolymer stamp set
* Clear stamp block
* Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Darling Label Punch
* 8″ x 8″ x 3″ (20.3 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm) tin

Coordinating colors: Gold, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy

Now let me show you some cute creations that you can make with this kit …

These projects highlight both the stamps and the punch.  How clever to use the punch to create a background!!  I also love the colorful background made up with scrap piece of cardstock and then utilizing the “hello” stamp that is included in the stamp set that’s included in your beautiful tin.

What a great gift this would make … add some adhesive and maybe some of those cute Glitter Enamel Dots and you’ll have plenty to Gift Yourself a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

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The tin that houses all the fun would make a great gift box too (if you decide you want the kit to sit back a create with) … I would love for you to stop back tomorrow for some additional projects created using this amazing box of fun!
Thanks you for joining me today.  In this time of uncertainty I find myself in my stampin’ studio even more as it calms me and takes my mind to a place of creativity and fun… my “escape”.  Stay healthy … Stay safe, and I’ll meet you back here.  Linda

 

God’s Greatest Gifts …International Women’s Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card for you to celebrate International Women’s Day.  A day in which we acknowledge the contributions of women.  Being in a male dominated field for over 25 years, I’ve felt the struggle of gender inequality. I’m happy to say that I now work with a company the not only respects women (and men) but celebrates their accomplishments.

I believe as women we should support each other, guide each other with the lessons we have learned… and their is no better way to do this than through building a strong network of women supporting women and friendships.

I love Pink and Gray together so that is our color pallet for today.  This is another one of my Stamping Club Cards … It’s through my Card Clubs and Retreats that I have found an avenue for building friendships (and not just with me) but with each other.  Nothing warms my heart more than seeing true friendships blossom.

Our base is Blushing Bride and the front in Basic Gray. We begin by stamping our greeting in White Craft Ink and heat embossing with White Embossing Powder. Once your greeting is done, we stamped our rose onto the Basic Gray with Basic Gray to create a beautiful and subtle background.

Our rose and leaves were stamped with the Basic Gray onto Whisper White cardstock … once dry, we used the Sponge Daubers to “pounce” the Blushing Bride ink color onto our rose image and Pear Pizzazz on the leaves.  DO NOT rub or drag the daubers across the images because it will “re-moisten” the gray ink and smear the two colors together.

The leaves and rose are die cut with the coordinating dies (When you purchase the bundle, you save 10% on your purchase). To finish off my card, I added Wink of Stella to the rose and popped the rose and leaves up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

There are always stamping tips and hints while we create in our clubs … the members share their creative ideas as well. Sometimes we end up changing the cards a touch.  I love stamping with my clubs!!

Interested in joining a Stamping Club … CLICK HERE

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and that is peaks your interest in my stamp clubs.. They don’t start back up again until September but you are more than welcome to sit in on one … either a Wednesday Night or a Saturday Morning.  I will have the dates listed on my calendar.

Contact me for more information … you can join my scheduled club, have your own private stamp club.

If you are interested in joining my Stamping family – the Star’s by Design. Message me.

Enjoy your day today, and thank you for stopping by.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Fathers Day Card: A Good Man’s Well Dressed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am happy to be back with you today because I have an awesome card to share with you, and the stamp set is available today!  It is the “Well Dressed” stamp set and I’ve paired it with the “A Good Man” stamp set from our annual catalog … perfect for Fathers Day or a birthday for Dad.

I have heard from so many of you that we need more Masculine stamp sets … well Stampin’ Up! not only listened but totally delivered on this one! Create snazzy cards for the men in your life using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. Earn this debonair stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase March 3–March 31, 2020, during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

I’m so excited to share my card with you today. Like you, I’m always on the lookout for a great masculine stamp set and this one caught my eye right away.  My brother was the inspiration for my card / design … his birthday is either a few days before or on Fathers Day!  I picked Night of Navy and Sahara Sand because I felt they were a timeless and masculine color pallet.

I knew in my head how I wanted to make the card, so I made a layout … trimming pieces until I liked the look. Here is what I came up with, and it includes the dimensions…

After designing the layout, the card was easy to put together, however I wanted to add “something” to it, so I stamped the entire background to create a look a dimension! I found that starting on the top left and stamping across the paper worked better than stamping “down” the paper … Who knew!  Then all my images were stamped in Night of Navy onto the Sahara Sand cardstock.

If you look closely you’ll see the stamping on the background ant that I added a mat on each of the Sahara Sand pieces with Night of Navy, it just seemed to complete the piece.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hat and the shoe images.  This created extra dimension and depth to the card, and it helps to protect my little key that I added to my greeting.

The key comes from the “Classic Garage Metal Elements” found in the annual catalog.  The greetings on the front and in the inside of the card come from the “A Good Man” stamp set …

The little heart stamped in Merry Merlot also comes from the “A Good Man” stamp set.  This could easily be a Birthday or Fathers Day card.  I love combining stamp sets and Stampin’ Up! makes it easy with their design coordination.

Here is a list of ingredients that I used today to make this card. If you click on any of the items, it will take you to my website and give you details about the product. You may order at this time (If you don’t have a demonstrator) or you may contact me and I can help you.

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Don’t forget that we are in the final month of our Sale-a-bration period, and you can get the “Well Dressed” stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase. Both the Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets are perfect for masculine cards, and I hope this one inspires you …
Thank you for joining me today …  Have you caught my “pun” on this card?  The “key” to being a good Dad starts with being a good Man!!  I love the way this card turned out and really like my combination of Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets.  How about you?

Have a good day.  Linda

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Many Hearts …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Every now and then I like to go back at look at things we have done in the past … a flashback.  Today I’m sharing samples from our “Meant to Be” stamp set in preparation for Valentines Day. However, don’t let hearts just be for one day of the year … we should share our hearts and kindness everyday. We need a kinder world.

Today I am going to review the many cards, and you’ll be “amazed” at all of the different styles of cards and projects you can create with the “Meant to Be” stamp set and “Stitched Be Mine” dies.  If you did not get this bundle last spring when it was available, you can still purchase the two separately and you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

I start with the very basic of cards … Stamp, Paper and Ink!  Super simple, great for our new stampers.

Simply stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock.  My next card is also simple but very pretty …

This cards adds a little more dimension when we simply add layers.  Our greeting is backed with the Lovely Lipstick Foil paper which is found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and can be yours with this bundle or a $50 purchase.

The next card introduces the BigShot and the coordinating “Stitched Be Mine” dies …

This card is also very easy to make … remember this designer paper is no longer available but the “From the Heart” Specialty Designer paper is a winner this year!

The cute little white hearts are cut from the dies included in the bundle.  Many of the dies in this set include the stitched look and the scallops edges.

The next card uses the same little white hearts … and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo…

The cute scalloped edge on the bottom is yet another die from the coordinating die set in this bundle.  I did introduce the new Stitched Rectangle dies … these are located in our Annual Catalog.  You could easily change the greeting on this card to Welcome a Baby, a Sweet Sixteen or a birthday card … possibilities are endless.

If you’re looking for treat boxes for your children’s upcoming Valentines party or a cute little gift for a neighbor or co-worker, here are some great ideas …

My next card features more of the dies, the one I’m using here actually cuts 2 hearts with one roll of your die cutting machine …

This card was done with the Grapefruit Grove foil paper is highlighted and actually comes in the same package as the Lovely Lipstick … that were Sale-a-bration items “LAST YEAR” so it you stashed it … pull it out now and start creating!!

This card uses the largest of the heart dies and the beautiful little flower die that is also included in the die set.

So many different styles … and from simple beginnings for our newest stampers to lots of beautiful layers and the BigShot.  Don’t forget all the amazing projects and treat boxes you can also make.

I thank you for joining me today … A happy Friday to you!!

Enjoy your weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

And this beautiful box die … Is on the Clearance Rack!!

 

Introducing the NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cute cards and a quick video on our NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set.  Grab a cup of coffee and join me for some fun stamping tips! Why the rush on the Little Ladybug … because next month Stampin’ Up! is offering “Coordination Products” so there will be dies to coordinate with our ladybug, more on that down further on this post. Ready …

Host a stamp party and you can earn this stamp set for free with a qualifying amount during Sale-A-Bration from Stampin’ Up!. These cute little ladybugs can work with so many of your projects. Your friends will love using this set to make their own cards so you can have a little ladybug part!

You can host in your home … or you can invite your friends to my stampin’ studio … or you can have a book party! Let’s set a date, it’s a great time to get your favorite NEW items from the Spring Mini Catalog all while earning FREE Sale-a-bration items (you and your friends) and as hostess you can get the ladybugs!

Check out these adorable cards …

Don’t you just love the “Shaker Card” on the far right … Looks like we’ll need the dies for that card.  Here is a closer look …

Oh my Gosh … they have the little ladybugs inside the shaker … I love it!  Here is more information about the Product Coordination…

Please let me know if you have any questions or when you would like to host a stamp party. I’ll get you the supplies you need to have a great party … even book parties!!

There is so much fun going on right now in stamping … I’d love you to join me. I’d be honored to be your demonstrator, if you do not have one. And if you need those catalogs … let me know!

Thank  you for joining me today, I hope yours is a good one!

Simply Sunday: Peaceful Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and you have set aside some “peaceful” time for yourself. Yesterday I shared a card using the Peaceful Poppies bundle.  Today, I will be sharing a few cards that will show how easy it is to create with our Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

First, let me share a quick video revealing all the beautiful paper designs …

Stunning, don’t you agree!?  The patterns are so pretty it was hard to pick just 2 for today’s cards. Let me start with the most obvious … the tall water colored poppies.  This one seems to be everyone’s favorite and it’s easy to see why …..

The color combination that I used is one of my favorite; Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.  These two colors compliment each other so well and they really make the designer paper shine in all it’s glory. A simple  greeting is all you need, and I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set from the Peaceful Poppies suite and punched with the Timeless Label Punch.

The next pattern is one of my favorites … the field of poppies. Poppies were always a favorite flower of mine, even as a child … my mom had them in the garden, the color is so bold and beautiful.

The poppy also commemorates the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.  Fitting that I used “sympathy” on this card, but it would be just as pretty as a birthday card.

The Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment, then I popped on a couple Peaceful Poppies Sequins to anchor the greeting.

Simple, simple cards … all you need is some beautiful designer paper and a couple of punches, that’s all it takes to create these pretty cards.

 

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your Sunday to join me and explore the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

I hope you continue to have an amazing day …  I will see you tomorrow with a card created using the Peaceful Poppies product suite.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …