Sweet, Sweet, Baby!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤

Have you noticed there are certain things you can count on always needing cards for: birthdays, thank you, and babies. Today I have the cutest cards created by our Stampin’ Up! offices. The first is Perfectly Paired from the Occasions Catalog … This caught my eye right away because of I a collection of all things Noah’s Ark.  This would make a perfect picture hanging in a child’s room!!

Also perfect for those of you who love to color … break out the Stampin’ Blends because this stamp set is perfect for them.  If you don’t have your blends yet, the watercolor pencils would be quick -n- easy and give you a totally different look.

The cute little gift bag is made with the Little Twinkle stamp set from the big Annual Catalog and coordinates with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series paper!  This is a very versatile stamp set and I have it in my collection … along with the designer paper (I use it for many occasions!).   It also coordinates with the Twinkle Builder punch, Twinkle, Twinkle Cardstock pack and Twinkle Adhesive backed sequins!!

Here are a few more projects the “just twinkle” …

The cute little “Written in the Stars” gift card in the upper left hand corner and the “Love you More than the Star’s” in the lower right hand corner would be perfect for Valentines Day or a birthday.  I think birthdays are the perfect time to say “I Love You” …. heck, that’s everyday!

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today!

Be Happy ~

 

Spring Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for spring?  With all this snow and below zero temperatures, I a sooooo ready for spring.  Warm sunny days, flowers and butterflies! Today I have some cute samples of butterflies for you … I think our Sale-a-bration Butterfly Elements are just Grand!

 

The pretty little butterflies are our Butterfly Wooden Elements that you can get for FREE during our Sale-a-bration period.  The spectacular greeting comes from our “Life is Grand” stamp set which is found in our Occasions Catalog on page 17.

Grand words for you to add grandeur where it is needed. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create eye-catching projects.

The next grouping of card samples comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and accompanied with our Butterfly Elements again …

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I hope that these cute card samples warmed your day … I’m sure they will warm someone’s heart when you copy any of these samples and send them to a friend or family member.  Cold days are great days to get some stamping done …

Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for checking in on me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series of cards.

Meet me at the bay …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with my latest lighthouse picture and step by step instructions. As I said before, I have a fascination with lighthouses and the minute I say the “By The Bay” stamp set, I knew I wanted to team it up with the “High Tide” stamp set and the lighthouse in it.  This card also features the “Masking” Technique.  I’m in awe … and in love with these two sets!

I am so inspired by lighthouses … they amaze me.  I think I said that before – lol.  You’ve see this lighthouse before (below) but I want you to see where my inspiration came from, the lighthouse is tucked behind the home (Masking Technique) and the roof of the houses are a red …

This is the St. Augustine Lighthouse if Florida … rumor has it, it’s one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States. I can not confirm that … the only thing that scared me was getting to the top!!

Let’s take a look at how I pulled this together.  I decided to use the Stamparatus because it gives you perfect placement each time, so whether you are creating multiple cards or if you “mis-stamp” and you can go over it again perfectly … it’s a great tool to add to your stamping room.

Because I’m stamping with the red rubber stamp first, I am not using the mat (pad).  Here I will ink up the red rubber stamp and then swing the plate onto my cardstock and I’ll give it a little push down.  Perfect … however, if you miss a spot or if you’d like it darker, then re-ink your image and stamp again … remember, it is already placed on the plate and the card stock is held down so it will stamp directly over your first image.

On this photo you can see my first image, you will also see another stamp (my lighthouse) on the plate.  Isn’t that cool … just flip the plate over and add another stamp.  I will be flipping my hinged plate over to stamp the lighthouse next …

My house is stamped so I need to put the mask on, but before I do that, I had to add the black pad underneath my project because I need the extra height when stamping with the photopolymer stamps.  Once set up, I’m ready to stamp the first of two lighthouse images.

Because I have the “mask” over my house, that part of the lighthouse will not stamp on it … it will appear to be behind the house.  You can also see that I am inking up the second of the lighthouse images, I’m stamping in Real Red.

I just give the plate / image a little pressure to ensure good coverage.  Once that is done … I will be able to remove the mask. It’s a fun reveal.

Time to take my project off and get ready to color … I will be doing that with the Stampin’ Blends…

The greeting I used on todays card comes from the “High Tide” stamp set. And the fun paper behind the stamping comes from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper.  This and the By the Bay stamp set can be found in the Sale-a-bration catalog and can be yours FREE.  Ask me how.

I thank you for stopping back today to check out my card.  I can actually picture myself sitting by the bay here … beats the -50 below we are experience here! Work has been called off so I will be stamping and baking today.  Both tasks are in preparation for my upcoming Spring Retreat.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

 

By the Bay Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you noticed the By the Bay stamp set in your Sale-A-Bration brochure? This is our Sale-a-bration product of the week.

This stamp set is great for masculine, feminine, or gender neutral projects because of the realistic art style and serene imagery. It was designed with coloring techniques in mind, so break out your Stampin’ Blends, your Aquapainters, or Blender pen, and get your coloring groove on!

The Thinking of You card sample is perfect for beginner stampers. By stamping the image multiple times, you can extend your images across the front of your card. Because of the way the stamp is designed, the images has an artistic, hand-drawn look and it can be left without being colored in.

The Thank You card would be great for you casual stampers. You can practice water coloring with just a few colors and get the hang of the method without feeling overwhelmed.  The Wood Textures designer paper adds to the rustic feel of the card and keeps it on the easy side.

The Lead to Happiness sample shows how mixing and layering colors together can achieve this dynamic look. You’ll fall in love with the watercolor technique and this stamp set.

Another Thank You card in case you’ve really fallen in love with your watercoloring and can’t just leave them seagulls without any color …

You’ll find this beautiful card right in your Sale-a-bration catalog!!  Our catalogs have great samples in them and are a wonderful inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by … I’m all for a walk on a sandy beach on a warm day, beats shoveling snow! lol

Enjoy your day ~

Triple My Tuesday Stampin’ Fun!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Woo Hooo … I had fun creating these projects last night, if fact, I have 3 to share with you today.  Yesterday I shared the January Paper Pumpkin video, so today I wanted to share with you my alternative projects.

Lets begin with the Paper Pumpkin itself … this cute little pillow box was fun to make and fun to stuff with candy!!

Didn’t really change anything on this little project except that I stamped the hearts on the circle background.  The hearts come in the stamp set (there are a lot of cute stamps in this set!).

My next project is an Alternative to the kit … LOL, it’s actually a mistake!!  I was watching TV and not reading the instructions a glued two of the pillow boxes together. So as I tell my stampin’ friends … “there are not mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to embellish”. So here is what I came up with ….

I remembered those circle fold cards, so I scored my boxes above the “pre-scored” line, then cut them down to sides so I could fold the flaps in … it worked beautifully.  I had to decorate my box with those cute little Chameleons.  The heart in the background and the pretty heart embellishments all come with the kit, as does my greeting.

I finished off this sweet little package of treats with the Dotted Swiss Ribbon … I just love the way this little boo-boo turned out!!  That brings me to the card that I made.  My blog followers may recognized this layout …

I told you that I loved those little chameleons, I just had to use them again … mainly because I wanted to use the greeting “You’re One-In-A Chameleon” … lol.  Again, the heart embellishments are from the kit but the large heart (although there is one in the kit) I used the “All My Love” Designer Series paper and the “Be Mine” Stitched Framelit to cut it out.

The “I” comes from the “Large Numbers” framelits and the “YOU” is from the “Celebrate You” Thinlets which were FREE during Sale-a-bration last year!  This year I’m using the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.

Hope you enjoyed todays card and projects.  When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, don’t be afraid to use it with other stamp set and accessories you already have.  This one coordinates with the “Animal Outing” stamp set.

Thank you for dropping in on me today.  Have a great day … and I hope it’s triple the fun!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Butterfly Gala

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a beautiful card to share with you today that is simple to recreate. I’ve been in a bit in a funk lately, and my creativity was just not there, so I took a few days off, when I realized that it has been a year since we lost our Mom.

While sleeping last night, this card came to me, so it is dedicated to my Mom … who “LOVED” Butterflies!!

I started with the Gingham Gala for my background and the Botanical Butterfly (SAB) Designer Series papers, along with the butterfly punch from the bundle. I used the Balmy Blue from the Gingham Gala Cardstock pack to mat my Balmy Blue Gingham paper … Blue was my Mom’s favorite color. Her bathrooms was actually this color blue with butterflies!

When punching out the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper (FREE with a $50 purchase during SAB / Sale-a-bration!) I cut out the large butterfly and attached it to a piece of vellum cardstock … this made it easier to slide the butterfly into the punch and I actually kept it on my butterfly for a 3-D effect.

The little butterflies are punched out from another pattern from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper.  All of my butterflies are highlighting my greeting which comes from the Wonderful Romance stamp set and is punched out with the 2″ Circle punch.  My butterflies and greeting are popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My card was completed with a pretty bow from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack that coordinates with the Gingham Gala product suite and can be yours free with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration period.

I think my Mom would love this card, and I thank you for spending some of your time with me as I honor my Mom.

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Have a blessed day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Are we having fun yet?

Hello … How are you doing today my Stampin’  Friends?

I have a fun post for you today … I have samples and a video to share with you today.  If you don’t have one of your catalogs, let me know … You’ve got to have these!!

I’m so excited to share products from these catalogs with you. YOU can get excited too, because if you’ve order through me in the past year … you should be getting your catalogs in your mailbox soon!!

These projects feature the Whether Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Whether you enjoy coloring or prefer already-colored paper…  you will love the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.

Did you know that you can earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for free? Plus, it coordinates with the Gingham Gala Suite from the occasions catalog.

Take a look at the video to see how all of these product coordinate, and even more beautiful sample …

What do you think? Are you lovin’ the butterflies? And how about the 5 coordinating spools of ribbon!!

I would love to show you and your friends even more, but better yet … while we’re together, let’s stamp!!  Be the first of your friends / family to host a stampin’ party (You can even use my stamp room!)  That way your friends will have time to host a party themselves and earn free products too!!

So far my hostesses have been averaging $80 – $120 in FREEBIES!!  Let’s see what we can do for you!!

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Have yourself a wonderful day ~