Throwback Thursday: Butterflies!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I thought it would be fun to share some cards that I have created for my blog or my stamp clubs from the past. Today we are going back to 2013, and the products that we’ll focus on are still in our annual catalog!

Let’s take a look at butterflies …

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The first is a card we did in my Stampin’ Technique Classes: Emerging Color Technique

  1. We sponged color – in this case, green in the center and turquoise on the rest … let dry.
  2. We then inked up the butterfly image with VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder
  3. Final step of the technique is to brayer black over the entire card front & wipe off excess ink.

The beautiful colors underneath the embossed area now emerges! We then used the butterfly punches (also still available) to accent our card.

 

The second card is quick -n- easy and really cute!

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Our background was created with the “Honeycomb” folder (still available) … the only thing you need to swap out is the designer paper! And that’s not hard because we have so many fabulous designs.

 

My last card share for our Throwback Thursday is ….

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This card also has the “honeycomb” embossing folder and the Bitty Butterfly punch is used. The stamp set is no longer available but my suggestion would be the “Serene Silhouettes” or the “World of Dreams” stamp set… either one could be used in replacing the stamp set on this card.

As you can see, some items are timeless. You can easily create these cards again, and again.  Hope I inspired you to create with your butterfly punches … spring is in the air!

Just a quick reminder …

LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION

PAPER PUMPKIN PROMOTION ENDS

$30 FREE PRODUCTS W/ STARTER KIT

Click on any item for details

Thank you for joining me today ~

Have a wonderful day!

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SUPPLY LIST FOR TODAY’S CARDS …

 

 

What I Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to enjoy the sunshine yesterday? Hope it was sunny by you! Today the clouds will be looming overhead with a chance of rain … better than snow!

Speaking of looming … our Sale-a-bration promotion is coming to an end – we have entered our last 2 days. On that note, I’d like to share a few more card samples with you that highlight our Sale-a-bration items …

If what you love is creating one-of-a-kind, handcrafted cards, you need this stamp set. Layer the flower images to make soft floral images, then add a sweet sentiment to finish it off.

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Know what we love? This exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set! It includes 10 photopolymer stamps, perfect for layering and creating depth, so your flowers pop off the paper. Use it to say thanks, I love you, or just because.

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See more ways to use this versatile stamp set in the video below:

Here’s a little sunshine from Honeycomb Happiness …

Review all things Sale-A-Bration

Don’t forget these new items released later …

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Get these limited-time stamp set /sets for FREE with your $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. But hurry—the Sale-A-Brating ends March 31! Contact me today or shop directCLICK HERE. Thanks!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ~

Hope your day is a good one!

Weekly Deals: March 29th – April 4th

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … we have another week of fabulous Weekly Deals!!  I love all the embellishments that Stampin’ Up! has been putting on the weekly deals … we all use them, so it’s a great time to stock up …

 

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Last week we had the “pearls” this week our pearls are glammed up! The Metal Rimmed Pearls are on sale this week – they are so elegant and pretty.

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And framelits are always a great buy, but it’s even better when they are on sale.  If you haven’t tried the “Gift Box” Punch Board, now is your chance while it’s 25% off / a $5.00 savings!

Click on any of the items for more details about the product or to begin shopping.

You can use ….

HOSTESS CODE: KP4XYXXA when shopping to receive a free gift.

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Only 3 days left of our fabulous Sale-a-bration where you earn FREE exclusive products with a qualifying order.

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK by clicking the box below …
Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!
Thanks for joining me today ~
Hope your day is a good one.
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Hello … and Goodbye!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and / or friends. I love this time of year … it is all about renewal and a new beginning.

It is also the time of year when our Annual Catalog is on it’s last months … this includes our 2014 – 2016 In-Colors. When the retirement list comes out in May – they will be gone FAST!! That is why I am reminding you now to get any paper, ink, or refills that you want to stock up on before they are gone for good.

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The card may say “Hello” but soon we will be saying goodbye!  One of my customers paid around $10.00 just for a refill … order now while Sale-a-bration is still on and get more bang for your buck with a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Here are our retiring products …

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You can use …. HOSTESS CODE: KP4XYXXA when shopping to receive a free gift.

Here are a couple cards that showcase the 2014-2016 In-Colors  …

BLACKBERRY BLISS ~

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LOST LAGOON ~

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MOSSY MEADOW ~

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HELLO HONEY / BLACKBERRY BLISS / MOSSY MEADOW & TANGELO TWIST!

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Let me just say … one more time, that NOW is the best time to stock up on our retiring In-Colors. Only a few more days of our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion and only a month before that retirement list comes out … and once they are gone, they are gone.

Thank you for checking in with me today ~

Have a wonderful Monday!

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LAST CALL FOR THESE WEEKLY DEALS …

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 You can use ….
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Congrats to You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally Friday! Just a quick post so you can get back to your Holiday preparations.

With less than 1 week left of Sale-a-bration … I thought I would share one of my favorites with you.

Product of the Week

Perfect Pairings Stamp Set

You will see the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog and teamed it with the Rose Garden Thinlits Die on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.

The focal point of the card is the greeting ….

Perfect Pairings Stamp Set
This stamp set is more than meets the eye—it’s nine pieces, but you can mix and match the greetings for endless possibilities!
Here’s what one of our concept artists said about it:
“This is the perfect set for a beginning stamper because it has a variety of greetings all in one. The greetings can stand alone or be combined in countless ways. Yes, this is a greeting set but the fonts are bold enough to stand alone so you don’t necessarily need an image set to go with it.”

Thanks so much for dropping in …

Have a Good Friday ~

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Weekly Deals are here!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s the day … a new set of Weekly Deals!

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Now here is a group of embellishments and tools that should be in every stampers collection. What an awesome deal on the Curvy Corner Trio punch – three punches in one for only $15!!

And pearls … well we all need a set of pearls to go with our little black dress (I mean black cardstock) any  color for that matter.

Sale: $15.00

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 Hmmm … White Perfect Accents, have you tried them? Ohhhhhhhhh … they are fun! Grab your sharpie, or if you still have your Blendabilities you can use them – I’ve used my Perfect Accents to create eyes (just color a black dot on them) or you can create any color dot you’d like.
Click on any of the items for more details about the product or to begin shopping. You can use ….
HOSTESS CODE: KP4XYXXA when shopping to receive a free gift.
Don’t forget we have less than 2 weeks of our fabulous Sale-a-bration where you earn FREE exclusive products with a qualifying order …
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Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!
Thanks for joining me today ~
Hope your day is a good one.
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Simply Sunday: Do What Makes You Happy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have my Simply Sunday card share for you … Are you looking for a fun, unique and quick way to make cards? Then let me re-introduce you to the “Project Life Specialty Card Collection”. On my March 9th post (Click Here to View) I shared a video that shows you the entire card collection!

Yesterday I shared a card that used one of the “resist” cards that was included in the kit, today I wanted to share one of the pretty printed acetate cards.

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I find this kit so fun to work with … and it’s FREE during Sale-a-bration!!  I’ll be sure to share a scrapbook page with you in the near future.

For today’s card I chose my card from the “Project Life Specialty Card Collection”first and designed around it. Knowing that the polka dots on my acetate was “Watermelon Wonder” … I chose it for my base and white to highlight.

The Whisper White is the base under my acetate and was stamped with the beautiful greeting “do more of what makes you happy” from the “Hello Life” stamp set. I attached my acetate by placing the Glue Dots underneath my polka dots.

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Next I popped up the entire card front with my Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached it to my Watermelon Wonder base.

I wanted to draw your eye directly to the verse so I surrounded it with cute little flowers.  My flowers are made from the Petite Petals punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I curled the edges of the Watermelon flower (Petite Petals Punch) down and pulled the petals of the Basic Black flower (Itty Bitty Punch Pack) upwards. They look great together, however I wanted just a touch of bling, so a Rhinestone in the center it is!

Don’t forget the Rhinestones are currently on the Weekly Deals … You can save $1.25 a pack!! That is a great deal for a product I would probably spend more on!!

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Don’t be afraid to use any of our Project Life card collections for cardmaking!! Or just try one of the already pre-cut card kits! Either way you’ll be sure to make quick -n- cute cards in no time at all.

Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your Sunday with me!

Have an awesome day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

 

Friends & Memories …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you this fine day? I’m hoping for that 64° weather they promised us … and sunshine, lot’s of sunshine!

We always talk about how versatile and how well our stamp sets and accessories coordinate, well today I’d like to share a card that I created with a unique combination.

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I began with the “In This Together” stamp set which you can find in our main catalog. I like to two friends standing together under the umbrella.  I wanted blue tones for my color pallet and picked the Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise colors from the Bold Collection.

It was the umbrella that reminded me of a card in the “Memories in the Making” Project Life Specialty card collection … It’s a FREE Sale-a-bration item! It has “resist” raindrops!

Now … I’ll be totally honest / I left a nice turquoise finger print on my card piece and did not want to start all over so I improvised! I looked through my stamp sets until I found a verse that I thought fit with my card, and yep, I told you our stamps coordinate in unexpected ways … The verse is from “Sprinkles of Life” … amazing! I love the way the theme for this entire card fit together.

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One more thing … I used the “Crystal Effects” on the umbrella and boots on my card, which coordinates with the “Memories in the Making” Project Life Specialty card resist …  the shine carries all the way through the card.

I’m not sure Stampin’ Up! even knows these three items would coordinate so well. My thought for you … experiment with combining different stamp sets and accessories, you’ll never know what you will come up with!

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Simply Sunday project.

Have a good day ~

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

 

Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you seen the Project Life “Specialty Card Collection” by Stampin’ Up! … they are in the Sale-a-bration catalog.

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It’s perfect for memory making, but it’s just as fantastic for card making! Either way, these gorgeous specialty cards are a must-have.

Project Life makes memory keeping super simple: just slip your photos and our cards into Photo Pocket Pages, and you’re done. Simple, but beautiful—watch as we show you how the specialty finishes on these cards add extra pizzazz to your scrapbooks and memory albums.

I love that they have both the “Gold” and the “Silver” metallics to choose from … Gold is a “HOT” trend right now.

Just want to share this fun Sale-a-bration option with you.  I’ll have to share some of “my creations” with you!!

Thanks for checking it out …

Have a great day!

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Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week: Pedal Pusher Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a cute group of cards created with one of our newest Sale-a-bration Stamp sets: Pedal Pusher!

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o stamp with the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set is to love it! Create your own charming scene with its pieces; take advantage of the versatile photopolymer images—it really is amazing what you can create and how effortlessly the pieces come together. And during Sale-A-Bration, this 11-piece stamp set is FREE with your $50 purchase! Watch the video below for more ideas on using the limited-time Pedal Pusher Stamp Set.

Creating cute cards is as easy as riding a bike when you have this set. Stamp the bike, add a basket, then fill it with flowers, love, whatever you want. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hoping you have a fabulous Friday!

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Hooray … You Did It!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today, I’ve been spending my time with my daughter who just had surgery. Surgery went well, but she is just trying to get the pain level down … we’re all thinking that it should be better today.

So today I’m sharing the “Hooray” card to celebrate Andrea’s successful surgery.

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We all wish her a speedy recovery … she’s not used to laying around, but I told her it was time she got to be the “princess”… lol

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere a piece of Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper to the Pool Party card.

2. Stamp the scallop image in VersaMark ink on Whisper White Cardstock, cover it with Silver Stampin’
Emboss Powder, and heat emboss it. Cut it out using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. Fold a piece of Pool Party
3/8″ Glitter Ribbon in half and snip the ends in a diagonal. Staple the circle to the top of the folded ribbon
using the Handheld Stapler.
3. Stamp “Hooray” in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it out and adhere it to the top ofthe circle. Stamp “You did it” in Bermuda Bay ink and cut it out in a pennant shape. Also adhere it to thetop of the circle. Tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine into a bow and adhere it to the top of the
circle. Adhere the entire ribbon and circle piece to the front of the card.
4. Randomly adhere three or four individual silver sequins to the front of the card.
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Thank you for stopping by today.
Have an awesome day ~
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Weekly Deals: Great Products / Great Savings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Tuesday … So I’m here to share the newest Weekly Deals with you.  Also check out more ways in which you can save on your favorite stamping supplies!

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Let’s begin with the Weekly Deals …

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I just love this week’s Weekly Deals! I can’t believe I don’t have the Flower Medallion punch, but you know it’s on my list now (along with the Happy Hearts embossing folder)  Remember, click on any of the items descriptions to get the details on the products you are interested in.

For further savings you can shop in our Clearance Rack …

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW CLEARANCE RACK

Then, if you would like to save on “all” your purchases and be the first to get the new catalogs and pre-order all the new items at a discount, consider joining my team of Star’s!

Take a Look / Click Here

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Now is the perfect time to take our “Starter Kit” for a test drive …

             It’s only $99 / Ships FREE and you can choose $155 of your favorite stampin’ supplies! (That’s $56 Free + Free Shipping!)

Take your passion for stamping and Do It for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

What I do for YOU! 

  • I host gatherings at my home where we share ideas, swap, and play with the newest stampin’ goodies! We have a great group and have a lot of fun together.
  • I also host Demonstrator Retreats … This is a fun get-a-way where we stamp, eat, laugh, swap, and stamp some more!!  It’s a blast!
  • I’m also here to coach you in your business and help you set goals, if that is the type of business you want.

PS … If you are spending $300 or more a quarter on your stampin’ supplies, why not try this and get your goodies at a discount!? CHECK IT OUT HERE

Please let me know if I can help you …

and I thank you for stopping by to check out my blog today.

Have yourself a terrific Tuesday!

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Put Your Party Pants On!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The party is not over yet!  If you haven’t heard … Stampin’ Up! released 3 more amazing products for your Sale-a-bration pleasure!  I shared them with you on Tuesday (click here to view) and I know you’ll love them.

Looking for a reason to party? Here they are. Birthday, congrats, thinking of you—and they’re all here in one stamp set. Woo hoo! Today I want to highlight the “Party Pants” stamp set.

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Here are two really cute samples made with the “Party Pants” stamp set. You’ll see more in the upcoming weeks because I couldn’t wait to get may hands on this set …

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Remember they are only available through March 31st and you can get them FREE with any $50 you order.  Order $150 and get all three plus $15 in free product! You can see them all here by clicking on the link:  NEW Sale-a-bration Catalog

More great news … The balloon in “Party Pants” matches out newest Balloon Bouquet punch! I love when everything coordinates!!

Thank you for dropping in to see me today … hope you have a fabulous Friday!

Party on …

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Weekly Deals & Sale-a-bration Surprise

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I told you that I would share my card swaps with you, but that will have to wait … I have exciting Sale-a-bration news and videos for you! Today you’ll see the NEW Sale-a-bration items…

Free “NEW” Products During Sale-a-Bration 2016

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Check out the video to learn more about these great new products …

Love glitter but hate the mess? Try our Metallics Glitter Tape. Adhere it wherever you want for super sparkly glitter that stays put. You can also color it to work with any project. Watch as we show you how.

Looking for a reason to party? Here they are. Birthday, congrats, thinking of you—and they’re all here in one stamp set. Woo hoo!
Creating cute cards is as easy as riding a bike when you have this set. Stamp the bike, add a basket, then fill it with flowers, love, whatever you want. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

CHECK OUT MORE WAYS TO SAVE ON STAMPIN’ UP!

Please let me know if you have any questions on our NEW Sale-a-bration items or the Weekly Deals.

I will be sharing those “Swap Cards” with you tomorrow so make sure you drop in.

Thanks for joining me today …

Hope your day is a great one!

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Time to Celebrate!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s time to celebrate birthdays!! Today I’m going to share a FUN card created with the “Party with Cake” and “Party Pop-Up” bundle. It is really easy to use and I have some great tips to add a pop of color without a mess.

My club members did cards similar to this one, and I’m hosting a class on February 25th to showcase all the things you can do with this fun, fun bundle. You’ll find full details in my events page.

First let me show you the card ….

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Start with the “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper … you can make endless cards with this paper stack, combine that with the “It’s My Party” cardstock pack and your ready to go!!

For our greeting … I omitted the “with cake” by putting a post-it note over it before inking up the stamp, then we pulled it off so only the words we wanted were inked.

Next, I took my “Perfectly Artistic” Designer Paper (ends Monday) from our Sale-a-bration catalog to make our balloons. I love our balloon punch with 2 sizes of balloon. (Also bundles with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set) We tied a knot in our White Bakers Twine and attached it to the balloon with a “rolled up” glue dot!

Ahhhh … Let’s get to the inside and make this card REALLY POP!

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How fun is this! And it’s really simple to do.  Fold your cardstock in half and use the crease to align your die – there are tabs on the die that you align with the crease.  I used the “Precision Base Plate” to use with my dies … then used the “Big Shot Die Brush” which helps the paper release from the dies.  I LOVE IT!!!

Here’s a great tip for coloring your die cut …

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Slide a post-it note behind your cut out and one over it …

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This simple technique allows you to color your pop up dies without getting ink all over everything else!

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Your birthday person who receives this card will love the surprise inside! This is just one of the two dies in this bundle. I have listed the items needed to make this card, click on any of the items to get the details .

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Thank you for checking out my blog today, hope you enjoyed the card and the stampin’ tips! I’d love to hear what you think … feel free to post your comments below.

Have a Fabulous Friday!

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …