Simply Sunday: Just Breathe …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s good to be back!! My workload got a little more hectic than I had planned (happens to us all) but who plans on the drama … right!!  But I’m thrilled to be here today to share with you one of the cards that we created in my “Stamperatus 1” Class yesterday.

In class we learned about the parts of the stamparatus, how they interact, how to clean it and to store it. We talked about the it’s core function of “stamp placement” and the wonderful ability to create repeatable stamping. In fact, this little gem is great just for those two features alone, but it does so much more!

Here is a quick video to quickly share the basics and introduce you to the new products that came out to accessorize the Stamparatus…

Todays card features the “Hinge Technique” … we are able to do this fun technique because the hinges are not only removeable but can be moved in equal increments. It’s so easy and so amazing.

We used Cherry Cobbler for our greeting. The stamp is aligned onto my cardstock and then “picked up” with to plate so you can begin your stamping.  Once your stamp is inked, stamp directly onto your cardstock. You will then take the plate out of by the hinge, move it down one notch and replace it back into the hinge and stamp again (without re-inking) This will give you a slightly lighter image.  You will do that one more time creating the final and lightest of the 3 images.

The large leave stamp is stamped onto your cardstock and with the stamparatus you can add the solid stamp in perfect alignment every time. You see, I showed them how and where each of the stamps were placed and then everyone used the same plates to stamp their projects … what does that mean.  You have the ability to create a multitude of cards that all look the same.

The little leaves also used the “Hinge Technique” for their placement. This really is a slick little tool to help you with your card creations. Easy, fast and precise.

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday.

I hope you have a most wonderful day ~

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Throwback Thursday: Autumn Memories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing? We got a little peek of sunshine yesterday but there is rain in the forecast for the next 7 days! I like my fall to have warm sunny days with crisp cool nights … the sun of the leaves, so pretty!

Let’s have some fun and explore some cute scrapbook page layouts today! I’ll be sharing some memories of autumns past with some scrapbook pages I have done years ago …

With all the fancy gadgets and dies out there now days, we have a tendency to forget how simple yet pretty creating your own “designer” paper can be!  You can totally recreate this page by using the beautiful leaves in the “Rooted by Nature” stamp set.

To create the multi-colored leaves; you could either use the baby wipe technique or ink up the “UnInked Spectrum Pad” on page 202 of the annual catalog.  My suggested colors are …

Now there is a beautiful fall color line up!  You can also see that while some images are stamped in full color, some are stamped without re-inking so you get a nice light coloring … this adds dimension to your page just by stamping!

My next page is one of my all time favorite layouts … I also had a great time with my daughter and her two little girls that day.  Cassie, the little blond picking pumpkins asked me what size pumpkin she could get, and I told her “anyone” she could lift!!  I could not believe how strong she was … or should I say determined!!

There is not a lot of stamping on this page layout, just a little decorative edge and an alphabet set which you can find on pages 174 and 175 on the annual catalog.  The color blocking is a fun way to coordinate a page and really make your pictures pop off the page!

I hope you enjoyed my little stroll down memory lane and I thank you for coming along with me.  If you have any questions about scrapbook layouts or how to get started with stamping in your scrapbooks … message me.

Have a great day ~

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Throwback Thursday: Autumn Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share two cards that I created in 2005 – 13 years ago… Wow!

My first card is a whoot because even thought it’s been 13 years – Lovely as a Tree … Is still in the catalog, so other than the greeting, this one does not need much updating!! lol


I actually believe that this was done with a brayer and a multi-colored ink pad.  This is a great technique that is simple to make but gives you a “wow” factor!

My second card highlights the “Resist” technique, simple to do and looks cool.  It’s nice to come back to some of the techniques that we used to do before the BigShot came out!! lol

I’m not even sure what stamp set this was but if I remember correctly … it was a triple stamp! Which stamp set do you think I will use to update this card?

Let’s have some fun and recreate these cards with our current supplies. I will share these with you tomorrow!!

So … stop back tomorrow and I will go through each of these cards, but updated. It’s going to be like “flipping” my cards! Make sure you’re here for the reveal.

Thank you for checking out my blog today …

Hope your day is a good one! See you tomorrow ~

Last Chance plus FREE Rhinestones!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share one more card from the Color Your Season Bundle: The Blended Seasons Stamp set and the Stitched Seasons Dies and then we’ll take a look at all of the different and beautiful cards you can make with this one bundle … and this bundle goes away today.  True, today is the last day to order this amazing stamp set and die.

We made this card at my Holiday Catalog Launch Party …

I used the middle size die and stamped the Holly swag onto it.  The holly was colored with the Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 which are available with the Blended Season stamp set and dies. The designer paper is the Under the Mistletoe and is the driver of my color pallet.

I stamped my greeting in Real Red ink onto the Vellum Cardstock and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It is much prettier on the card than what shoes up on the photo. Oh yes … and the little berries on the holly are the pretty Red Rhinestones. YOU CAN GET THEM FREE (Keep reading)

Here is another card with this bundle in which I you could use the Red Rhinestones  …

One more Christmas card to share with you.  Kind of fun to see them all together!

What comes after Christmas … but spring! This is one of Stampin’ Up!s card creations, I just love how they created a wreath using the leaves …

I also have a card that can be used anytime during the year … Spring, Summer, you name it~

How about one more before the color weather returns and the colors begin to change …

Even the last 3 cards look so different from each other … yet all so pretty.

Next would be Fall / Autumn cards … I challenged myself because I had not used the “wheat” stamp up to this point so here it is…

The Country Lane Designer paper used on this card will first be Available Sept.5th).  Now … if you purchase the bundle today, you will qualify for the Bonus Buy and receive a $5 Coupon code to spend next month!!

Here is another card for the upcoming fall season … One of my favorites, this card was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder and colored with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 and blender pen …

I just want to remind you that this bundle is gone today.  Today is the last day you can order the bundle (See below)

I wish this was in our Annual Catalog … it is one stamp set that I have no trouble trying to come up with ideas for!  One that note, here are a few more cards ~

This card was created with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 and today is possibly the last to get them for sure …

This was yesterday’s card where I also used the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender pen …

Wow … amazing right!! So many styles, so many occasions … This is such a fun and versatile stamp set and dies.  And don’t forget the Watercolor pencils.  IN FACT, If you purchase the bundle from me and include the watercolor pencils … I will send you the Real Red Rhinestones as a special gift for shopping with me.

PLUS … It’s Bonus Days, so you will receive a $5 Bonus Coupon Code to spend in September.  That’s not all … YOU will also receive your Virtual Rewards Points from me!! This is a really sweet deal for a really sweet bundle!!

PLEASE … Let me know if you need help placing your order, or if you have any questions about this promotion.

I hope you are having a wonderful day … and let the weekend begin!

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Simply Sunday: Reflections + One

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have some new subscribers … welcome everyone!  I’m so excited today to share my reflection of the Color Your Season cards I’ve created so far (I have 2 more for my Launch Party tomorrow) and a new one to share today.

Lets begin with the Spring / Summer cards … This card was created from a mistake I made in class (there are no mistakes in stamping … just opportunities to improve or embellish!)  I just realized that I never shared the original card! lol  I must admit, I don’t always share the cards we do in class, I want them to be special for my attendees.

This is one of Stampin’ Up!s card creations, I just love how they created a wreath using the leaves …

Next would be Fall / Autumn cards … I challenged myself today because I have not used the “wheat” stamp up to this point so I’m introducing you to my creation today. This really is a simple card to create, and made easier when I looked up and saw this beautiful pattern paper sitting in front of me (I originally had a hand-stamped background) ~

Sponging is that “old” technique that will never go away … It’s quick, easy and creates a dramatic look!! When I think of wheat, I think of fields of wheat dancing in the breeze on a warm sunny day, and the golden color is so beautiful.

I cut my card front out first with the middle size die (there are 3 in the die set) and the vellum cardstock with the largest die.  I punched a 1-1/4 circle punch and used it to mask my front.  The sponging was done in Crushed Curry and at the very bottom there is a touch of Sahara Sand.

The wheat and the greeting (included in the stamp set) are stamped in Crumb Cake. I know, it looks much darker, but it is the gold tones that really bring out the richness of the Crumb Cake.

Now remember … the background for the base of my card was originally hand-stamped but as fate had it, I looked up and saw the Country Lane Designer paper (Available Sept.5th).  I laid the card front on top of it and knew that is exactly what this card need to finish it off!!

I just want to remind you that this bundle is only available for a few more days (or while supplies last) …

I wish this was in our Annual Catalog … it is one stamp set that I have no trouble trying to come up with ideas for!  One that note, here are a few more cards ~

This card was created with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 which is also leaving in a few days …

This was yesterday’s card where I also used the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender pen …

My Christmas card was created using the Stampin’ Blends … that is the beauty of this bundle.  There are endless coloring techniques you can use!!

Again, I used the Stampin’ Blends and did some fussy cutting to create the arrangement on my wreath.  The bow is cut from the Silver Foil paper and colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.

So … what do you think? Versatile right? I haven’t shown the bells yet … In class we used them for a wedding card.  Here is today’s card once more, I think it turned out even better than I imaged when I began.

Oh wow … it appears I can’t spell – lol. That is “Blended Seasons” … Oh my!!

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday. I appreciate you taking the time to visit on your weekend.

I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing day.

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Autumn Card with Watercolor Pencils …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are past the halfway point of the week and on the road to the weekend!!  Wooo Hoo! I can’t wait to share this beautiful card with you today … I created this card for my Stars Team meeting this past Saturday to highlight the beautiful Color of Seasons …

Because Stampin’ Up! is also offering a brand new set of Watercolor Pencils as a coordination product with this bundle I just had to play!! Who doesn’t love the ease of the Watercolor pencils when you want several different colors on your Autumn leaves?

Well … let me just show you, a picture is worth a thousand words (or should I say oooooh and aaaaah!!)

I stamped the images with the Momento Ink and began with the Garden Green Watercolor pencil. I used it along the vein in the center of the leaves, then I just colored in some Crushed Curry, then some Cajun Craze and finally a little Cherry Cobbler near the edges.  Each leave was a little different.

Once I was done with the Watercolor Pencils … I used my blender pen to move and blend the color.  Wow … the pencils are definitely artist quality pencils, they blend so easily and looked beautiful in spots where I hardly blended at all!

I did have to fussy cut my leaves out, but I must say that while sitting around the table with a group of friends (my Stars Team members) and just chatting & catching up, before we knew it, they were all cut out!!

After that we added just a touch of the Wink of Stella … and we did that because it really brought together the colored leaves and the die cut leaf. (The die comes with the bundle!)

Our greeting comes from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set (see below) and was punched out using the Pretty Label punch! Popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves too. The background was done with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder … the autumn leaves look so good against it!!

I can’t stop playing with this bundle … it can be used all year long and for any occasion (Even Weddings – there is a bell with a coordinating die)!! Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.

Because the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Season dies are “Limited Time Only” offer … I am hosting classes that will highlight the “Seasons”.  The first class has filled so I am adding another class on Thursday the 9th of August …

Your cards will include the envelopes … All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  Three spots have already been reserved so don’t wait / Contact me right away to reserve your spot.  Call 262-334-1009

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me …

Have a wonderful day ~

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Create Cheer, Any Time of Year

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What’s nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, this set has it all… The Merry Café Stamp set!

Use the versatile Merry Café Stamp Set to create festive cider or peppermint cocoa images to invoke cozy warmth during the holiday season.

Perfectly paired with the Coffee Café Stamp Set, Merry Café can be used to make heartfelt gestures year-round, as there is no seasons’ end to the joy of reaching out and sharing a cup to reconnect and renew friendships.

This stamp set coordinates with the Coffee Cup Framelits dies. If you already have the Coffee Café Bundle, you will definitely want the Merry Café Stamp Set to complete your set!

Don’t forget the Designer paper to coordinate with your holiday cards … On Sale Now … Buy 3 … Get 1 FREE, may I suggest the Coffee Break, Spooky Nights, Painted Autumn and the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for dropping in …

Hope you have a wonderful day ~