Three Beautiful Watercolor Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. The heat and humidity keeps me inside which was just fine with me, I have an entire box of goodies to discover from the Holiday catalog and my Catalog Launch party coming up in a week.  So … I’m starting with Halloween and working my way to Christmas. I hope you can join us because this is going to be a big one!!

I also hope you got a chance to visit my blog yesterday and check out the video.  The video showed you our August 2018 Paper Pumpkin and the beautiful watercolor card fronts and stamp set. On that note … Today I’m going to share three alternative projects from this card kit.

My first card I kept very simple yet I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors  in the card by using the Blackberry Bliss for my base and Old Olive to mat the watercolored design ….

It was such a simple way to revise the card.  I stamped the greeting onto the piece of the card I cut off and cut it out with the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals which are included in the kit!  To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly on this card … my Mom loved butterflies.

For my second card I wanted to use and highlight the touching and tender verse that was included with the stamp set.  Just loosing my Mom this January, the verse brought tears to my eyes … it shows such gentleness and concern for those suffering such a loss.

To highlight this verse: The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind  I used one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies from the Color Your Season promotion going on now. The verse was stamped onto the back of the card that I cut off and then I placed some of the greenery around it to frame it and give it some beautiful dimension.  Next I attached the floral frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals  and adhered the entire front to the Blackberry Bliss back.  I did stamp flowers (from the stamp set inside).

The third card was used because I wanted to use the die cut piece from the second card …

I love that the piece that was cut out also has the stitching (these amazing dies do a double stitch!) and that it lined up perfectly with the front!!  I tucked some of the greenery behind it again and added the twine to it … all included in the kit!  Simple yet elegant.  This Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites … so beautiful and easy to make alternative (but not necessary!)

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Thanks for joining me today. Have a beautiful day ~ 

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Do you mind if I share ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just got this in the mail today (phone call last week) I continue to be amazed at the recognition  and rewards that Stampin’ Up! pours over their demonstrators. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for the hard work that you do … you do not find that in the work force very often. (You usually get assigned more work!)

However … I could not do this without some amazing people in my life; my sister Eileen and my stampin’ friends (customers)!

Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream! It’s crazy how time flies by. I am forever grateful for my stampin’ friends /customers who continue to trust me with their stampin’ needs.

Just know that “YOU” inspire me and I couldn’t do it without you.

 

Guest Stamper: Marge G

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a treat for you, a guest stamper who shared one of her card creations with me … Marge G.

Marge used one of my favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog – the Eastern Beauty Bundle. I fell in love with this set when Stampin’ Up! offered this bundle as a “pre-order” for demonstrators and customers!

I’ve actually hosted several classes using this bundle and featured it at my 2017 Spring Stampin’ Retreat … each card was different  and we learned the many uses of the dies … Amazing!!

Thank you for checking out my blog today, I hope your day is good one.

Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!

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Thankful * Grateful * Blessed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an alternative project from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … and it has a totally different vibe than the projects included! That my friends is the amazing part of Paper Pumpkin!!

I began with the “scrap” piece … the left over piece from the leaf I used yesterday, I simply cut around it creating a new leaf!  It was too pretty to throw away! 

Then I took the “note card” and cut it in half turning it into a perfect 3 x 3 square. The note card is also embossed with the same pretty design that is on the pillow box. Then I added a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ white mat and then a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Gold Foil paper.

The greeting comes from the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and was heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. This was mounted on a folded 1/i2 sheet of Soft Suede which coordinated nicely with the embossed piece.

I added a Gold bow and popped up the “top” of the leaf and the square that it is mounted on … this card has a touch of elegance! Who knew you could do this with this kit … a little imagination is all it takes. Sharing ideas is how we all have fun creating cards and projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I will be back again tomorrow with another design from this fabulous kit!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

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Coffee Breaks and Babies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.

Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …

He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …

Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!

Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!

We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …

Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.

This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~ 

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Thanks man … You’re the best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And Hello August! Wow.. this summer is going by so fast! Hope you’re out enjoying it. I’m looking forward to a mini get-away with my sister Eileen to Door County to see Tonic Sol-fa

Tonic Sol-fa is an a cappella group from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad.

OK … back to stamping! As promised, I have another alternative to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … a bit more man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I simply used the mountain scene as I did in the original design but did not tuck it behind the circular window but put it boldly in the forefront to create a focal point. 

I cut the notecard in half and stamped the thanks which came from the exclusive stamp set that is included in the kit, as dose the cute little sun and mounted it all on the front. I then mounted that piece onto the white card.

Thanks for stopping back, hope you enjoyed.

Have a happy day ~