Retiring: Botanical Blooms

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a very popular pair that will also be retiring! The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. This was a fun one and you can create the most amazing cards and gifts.

Just look at the variety here …

This is a card that we did in our Technique group in which they learned the “Frosted Impressions” Technique.  It’s quite easy really … We ran a “Window Sheet” through the BigShot with an embossing folder and then we used a sanding block to create the “frosted” look.

These die cut flowers are so pretty and just a touch of sponging in the center gives you a multi-colored bloom … just like the real ones!

 

This was very easy to make with the dies and designer paper.  That paper is no longer available, it retired last year.  So if you have a favorite this year … get it now, they all retire!!

I love this simple yet elegant card and so easy to create. This one I doubled the flowers so you had the lighter one peeking through.

Not sure where I found this grouping … I may have pulled it off Pinterest or the Stampin’ Up! blog but again it shows how quick and easy it is to create with this pair: The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. If you love these pretty blooms, you won’t want to miss out.  You can click on the links below for more information, or to begin shopping.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ~

Hope your day is as beautiful as a tropical flower!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

 

Day at the Beach …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Before I begin today, I’d like to send out a big …

THANK YOU!

to all of you that participated in my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  You’ve got some great stampin’ supplies, fun Sale-a-bration stamp sets, and 10 great cards with instructions!  I was busy working on those last night! Keep an eye on your mailbox within the next couple weeks for your cards and instructions!

I’m also in the process of packing and getting ready for another Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. This is where demonstrators gather for some training, stampin’ and a whole lot of fun. I’m actually going with my daughter Sarah this Wednesday … and we’ll be headed to the Shreveport, LA event.  They are being held all over the world!

This is from our November 2016 OnStage where we got a sneak peak of the new Occasions catalog (actually we got to take it home!) the one you have now.  This time we’ll get our hands on the New “ANNUAL” catalog!! I am so excited!! I need to chill a bit … I don’t want any speeding tickets on our Road Trip to fun!

I thought it would be fun to highlight and share with you some of the fabulous stamp sets in our Occasions catalog. Today we’re going to pull out the flip flops and get ready for a “Day on the Beach”.

Here are the images we saw at our OnStage …

Choose the look you want to create with our Watercolor Pencils.  The “Hello Friend” card uses the pencils with the Aqua Painter; the “Hoping” card uses them with the Blender Pens; the “Brighten” card uses only the pencils.

My favorite part … THEY ARE FORMULATED IN STAMPIN’ UP COLORS!!!

Thanks much for stopping by today.

Hoping your day is a warm & sunny one!

     

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March Madness: Card #2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have Card #2 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration! I also have some important updates to share with you concerning the Sale-a-bration gifts. Stampin’ Up! has added some new items, that is exciting, however … two of the previously released items have so to speak “sold out”. The supplies have been depleted and are no longer available.  (See Below)

Today’s card is featuring the beautiful “Floral Boutique” Designer Series paper and the “Stitched Shapes Framelits” dies, and one of my favorite techniques “Dazzling Diamond Dust”. The card is easy to make and can be done in a variety of Designer Papers and greetings!

Remember … you will get step by step instructions and the card dimensions when you choose this card and a qualifying purchase.

STAMPIN’ UPDATES:

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn and enjoy. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free the products.

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have ANY questions on the March Madness promotion (this promotion is only available thru me, Linda Schnabel) or the new products Stampin’ Up! has added to your Sale-a-bration items.

The sun is shining … Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing back a really cute Easter card and a scrapbook page! With the products we currently have in our catalog today, you could easily recreate either of these two projects.

My “technique” that I was teaching when these were created was “Dying your Glimmer Paper”.  I taught my classes how to use your ink refills and either a sponge dauber or the Stampin’ Spritzers to color the Glimmer paper … NOW you don’t have too! With the beautiful colors of Glimmer Paper Stampin’ Up! has brought out for Sale-a-bration all you have to do is punch! No fuss required!

The first is my bunny card …

Both the bunny and the eggs were created with a combination of circle and oval punches … now, I think I would use the Layering Circle and Oval Framelits. You will have a greater choice of sizes this way. The little bunny tail was made with a flower punch.

I used the same format on my scrapbook page as I did on my card.  That is one thing that I have always taught in my classes.  Use what inspires you to create what ever you need.  How do you like the little chick I tucked inside the cracked egg? Again, made with the oval 🙂

OK, I have one more card that I want to share with you that I created using the “Dying your Glimmer Paper” technique …

You could easily recreate this card using the Sale-a-bration Glimmer paper. And you know what … the “Petite Petals” punch that I used to make this card is still in the catalog!!  You know what else would be cute … the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Just because something is old (Created 2014) … doesn’t mean it can’t be new again!

Thank you for stepping back in time with me today, I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

     

Below is a list of products I used and suggested products to create that projects shown.  You can purchase any of these items by clicking on the item.  Remember that you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

Live * Laugh * Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Here today to share another card from the “Beautiful You” stamp set with a focus on creating backgrounds.  This is card 2 of my trio. The background on this card was created by “Masking” and sponging. Again, going back to basics. Simple yet dramatic.

First we stamped the lady in the lower left hand corner of our card, then we placed the “circle mask” in the upper right hand corner. Using the Soft Sky ink pad, we inked up our sponge and dragged it across the cardstock and mask to create the background. Leaving some white space gives you the illusion of clouds. Remove mask. Stamp greeting.

Then we used Sahara Sand for the lower part of the card. This was mounted onto Basic Black and then “popped up” with dimensionals onto the Sahara Sand card base.

I tried coloring the image but did not like it, so I just used my Wink of Stella brush to color her dress and umbrella! Subtle but very effective.  I think if I would have tried using the new “Watercolor Pencils” … it would have turned out, I used the markers and they were too bold for the rest of the card.

Thank You for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a beautiful day ~

  

Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017.  All $50 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!

 

Good Friends Like You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing the second card that our Technique Club made in our February meeting.  If you recall, we did the “Peek Through” technique. The layout is almost the same as the card I shared with the new glimmer paper …

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We began with a Whisper White base and cut our flower into the Night of Navy.  Our second flower was cut out from So Saffron.  Both used the Precision Base Plate on the BigShot.

We also used the stamp set more on this card as we used not only the greeting but stamped a smaller flower and a leaf as well. Because the small flower, greeting die and leaf are all open dies (not detailed like the flowers) we used the Magnetic Plate. All of the images cut out used the coordinating framelits … Love them bundles!

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We tied the entire card together with the Bakers twine. I love that you can see all of the dimension on this card!  We popped up the entire Night of Navy piece along with the greeting and Saffron flower.

You can see step by step instructions on the cutting of the two main flowers on my Wednesday, Feb. 15th post. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

I  thank you for checking in on me and my blog today. Let me know if you have any questions on this awesome bundle.

Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

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Simply Sunday: Peek Through Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we’re pulling out the BigShot to create our Simply Sunday card, which features the Peek Through technique.  This is the technique my Technique Clubs learned this month and this is one of their cards.

It’s a done in our Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White, in fact, we are using the “thick” Whisper White for today’s technique card. Our base is in the Sweet Sugarplum and our Thick Whisper White is our 4″ x 5-1/4″ front.

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We are using the Special Reasons bundle found on page 42 of the Occasions Catalog. These special dies create our “Peek Through” by cutting the flower without cutting the edge so it gives you an almost negative image and allows you to see through to the back ground. It also comes with an outline die that will cut out the same flower … so it gives you two uses!

We used the Precision plate with our flower die and placed it onto our thick cardstock and rolled it through. It cut out beautifully and easily releases the pieces, however if you have the die brush you can use that to hurry the process of removing the pieces.

You can see from this camera angle that the entire white front piece has been popped up which creates a wonderful dimension to the flower and the card.

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The greeting comes from the Suite Sentiments stamp set found on page 54 of the Occasions catalog … you’ve seen me use this stamp set many times.  Did you know that the fonts in this stamp set coordinate with fonts from some of the other Occasions stamp sets! Good to know 🙂

The ribbon is the coordinating Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon and is used as an anchor to the card. Then just a touch of bling was added to draw your eye around the entire card, and it really completes it.

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday,

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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