Halloween Birds …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Today as promised … I have a Halloween card for you.  You won’t need to hide behind the tree’s as these little Halloween birds are rather cute! Of course I am using the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

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For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to dye my “Silver Glimmer Paper”. Today’s card I dyed it Basic Black!  It really highlights my “Halloween” … which comes from the stamp set “Halloween Street”.

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I used my marker to color the “Halloween” and omitted the house and the happy.  This is a great way to change up your stamps a bit.

I highlighted two of the cute little birds with my circle punches.  Simple … Simple … Simple!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

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STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to order.  To view full details of the product or begin shopping, just click on the product pic below.

 

 

Technique Tuesday … Kissing Technique & Video

Hello Stampers ~

Today is my second post for Technique Tuesday.  I will be sharing a Stampin’ Up! video tutorial along with my card share… yes, I will have a card for you too.  I thought it would be a great way to for you to see how the technique is actually done… almost like being a member of my Technique Club.

I’m going to start with a Stampin’ Up! video that introduces you to the “Kissing Technique”.  Enjoy!

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Emily Montoya
Have you ever heard of the kissing technique?We’re not talking about the technique with your sweetie-we’re talking about the one with stamps! Check out this sample featured in this video, see how the butterflies have an extra texture? It’s the beautiful product of two stamps getting together!

Wasn’t that fun!  How did you like the finished cards … so cute.  Here is the card that I created using the “Kissing” Technique:

Now for my card …

I thought it would be fun to add a little “kiss” to the frosting on the cupcakes from the “Build a Cupcake” stamp set and kissed it to the “Hello Doily” stamp.  I inked up the the frosting of the cupcake and kissed it to the Doily to create the neat pattern you see.

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Of course I then had to pull out the coordinating punch “Cupcake Builder”. Ahhh, so much easier than cutting them out.  My color pallet for today comes from the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar … with a touch of Strawberry Slush added in!

I added a touch of the Retro Fresh DSP and topped it off with the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon.  Speaking of “topping” things off… I colored 3 of the larger pearls with a red Sharpie, and the put them on my cupcakes.

Finally, my greeting comes from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.  I don’t know what I will do when they retire that set… I use it all the time!

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Hope you take the time out of your busy day for a little kissing 🙂

Thanks for checking out my blog today!  Check out below for a list of today’s ingredients.

Wishin’ you a terrific Tuesday!

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The Fab Four …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I have been in my stampin’ studio creating all weekend … it’s been far too long since I spent an entire day stamping.

Let me start by saying that “YOU” inspire me!  Yesterday I showed you a simple card and said… “Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!”  So I went into my Stampin’ Studio and created “the Fab Four” just for you!

Now … my “Fab Four” are not the Beatles, however I think it is amazing that they are being honored tonight … “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” on CBS Television Network tonight … Sunday, Feb. 9 at  8 p.m. ET/PT — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event – the Ed Sullivan Show.

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My “Fab Four” are much easier to recreate … LOL  I decided to use the same stamp set as I did on yesterday’s card; A Dozen Thoughts.  Then I chose the “Quarterfancy Specialty Paper.  All 4 cards will use these two items.  The punch and ribbons will change slightly.

Let’s take a look at the first card share following the exact same layout as yesterday …

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I replaced the heart with the butterfly and the red ribbon to white.  A totally different look, just by changing out the paper and greeting; “you made my day” in Island Indigo!  I will have a list of ingredients at the end of the post.

Next you will notice a slight change, as the specialty paper is the “clear patterned” paper.  It allows you to use any color … I chose the Pink Pirouette and the “it’s a girl” greeting.  With the use of the large oval punch and the basic pearls, you can create a simply elegant baby card.

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My third card share … I moved the ribbon down closer to the bottom of the card and stamped my “Wish Big” greeting directly onto the new “Essentials Wooden Elements” .  They can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

Now remember, these cards look totally different but I am only using 1 designer paper packet … don’t you love it!

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For the last card to round out my “Fab Four” … I changed it up by creating a horizontal card.  Same card pattern, of a ribbon, designer paper, and a greeting!  The button comes from the “Naturals Designer Buttons” found in our big catalog and idea book.

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Banners are “hot” right now, so that is why you see them on two of my four cards… besides they look cool.  Just like the hairdo’s the Beatles had when they first arrived here in the US.

So I hope you enjoyed my “Fab Four”…  One simple pattern, one designer paper packet, and one stamp set can be your basic tools to create many different card looks.

Thank you so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR

130141

$12.95

 Quarterfancy Specialty Paper

129406

$15.95

 Bitty Butterfly Punch

127526

$15.95

 Elegant Butterfly Punch

119855

$15.95

 Large Oval Punch

126877

$4.95

 Whisper White ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

114319

$5.95

 Whisper White 5/8” Organza Ribbon

125583

$6.95

 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

119959

$5.95

 Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon

132258

$4.95

 Essentials Wooden Elements

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Don’t forget that with each $50 purchase, you will get to chose a FREE Sale-a-bration goodie!

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A Happy Birthday Note … Quick & Easy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Burrrrrrrrrr… it is cold again this week.  This has been a “heck” of a winter!  Hope you’re all holding up … even those of you in the 60 to 70 degree Arizona warmth. (tee hee)  We’re jealous!

Today I’m going to share with you a simple layout that will work with any Designer Series Paper and Stamp set.  Of course, I chose one of my favorites… you guessed it, I’m using the Timeless Talk Stamp Set and the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.

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What a fantastic Birthday card!  Gender neutral … that is always good when we are creating cards.  A bit nostalgic, and I guess that is what draws me to this stamp set.

This sweet stamp set should be a must have in everyone’s collection … I love that the greetings are included in this set.  It includes a “Thanks” … a “Hello” … and of course the “Happy Birthday”.  Seems to me that rounds it out pretty good.

This card is so simple to make, I don’t have a lot of instructions.  The only thing that I forgot to add to my list was the “Ovals Collection Framelits”.  You can find them on page 186 of the annual catalog & Idea book (the big one) or click on the link.

  I must say that I do use the Black StazOn ink pad whenever I stamp black images.  I think it works the best.

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I added a few pearls just to jazz up the card a bit, and used my “Sharpie” marker to color them black.  You “MUST” use a Sharpie / permanent marker so that it does not rub off.

Stay warm … have a wonderful weekend and …

Have a great day!

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Here the list of supplies that were used to create this card … Just click on the link to view or order.

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Timeless Talk Stamp Set – Wood / $22.95

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Timeless Talk Stamp Set – Clear / $16.95

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Modern Medley Designer Series Paper / $10.95

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 Stampin’ Trimmer / $29.95

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 Pearls Basic Jewels / $4.95

So Happy Together …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

It’s finally Friday!!  Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!  I’m not complaining … my work week went very fast, and we closed the candy store on Tuesday because of the bitter cold, so it was a short week too.

Today’s card share will warm your heart.  A sweet and simple card created with heart … and with punches!  You can use it for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary.

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I knew I wanted to use our Red Glimmer Paper for the card, in fact, the entire card was designed in my head (now you know it won’t be hard to make – lol)

I simply punched out the red glimmer paper with the “Postage Stamp Punch”.  I then punched 3 hearts out of a strip of Whisper White using the Small Heart Punch.  Then I centered the 1″ Square Punch over the heart and punched out the square.  It is so much easier to center the hearts that way, instead of trying to punch the heart out of the square.

I mounted the white heart squares onto the red glimmer paper using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then mounted each of the completed squares using the Glue Dots onto the Whisper White mat.

The mat is 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is mounted onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since my “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set was still on my table from yesterday’s card … I chose the “happy together” for my greeting.

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Not to waste the hearts … I stamped the greeting onto one of them, and then layered it over the stamped greeting to add a bit of dimension onto the bottom half of the card.  The other two hearts are on the inside of the card.

You will notice that the main part of the stamping in the heart is “to”… for the two of you together!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a “happy” weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

122344

$15.95

 Postage Stamp Punch

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124094

$15.95

 1” Square Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  THANK YOU!

You’re Lovely … and so are these sweet deals!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, the excitement of Sale-a-bration is upon us!  And, I did not forget that I promised a card share using the fabulous “You’re Lovely” stamp set.  It’s just one of the items you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration.

I also want to let you know that we still have our “Weekly Deals” going and this week we have some really great items on sale… more about that after my card share!

Today I used the “You’re Lovely” and the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  With a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) you can get either of these items for FREE … or choose from the other awesome products in the SAB catalog.  With each $50 spent … you may choose an item!

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I love that Stampin’ Up! added a touch of black into this Sweet Sorbet pattern because when you mat with the Basic Black it really creates an impact and makes a big statement.

I used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the center of the design and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also popped up the entire piece to create additional dimension.  I will tell you that “IF” I had the “Deco Labels” Framelit Dies … I would have used them instead.  Now you know what I’ll be ordering soon!

Finally, I just simply colored in the flowers using the coordinating 2013-15 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers.

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Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card …. just pick what you need, make sure it totals $50 and pick out either the stamp set or designer paper for free!!  Keep scrolling because I have also added the “WEEKLY DEALS”.

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

126889

$29.95

 Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter

119850

$16.95

 1-3/4”” Circle Punch

131260

$14.95

 2013-2015 In Color Markers

119246

$4.95

 Rhinestones

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$24.95

 Deco Labels  (Suggested)

Sale-a-bration

FREE

 You’re Lovely Stamp Set

Sale-a-bration

FREE

 Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 126985
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US
Labels Collection Framelits Die
Item # 125598
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US
Pool Party Classic Pad Item #126982
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 132567
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US
Winter Wonders Kit Item # 132567
Regular Price: $9.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have an awesome Wednesday ~

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Guest Stamper … Connie H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The weekend is here, and looking at the weather reports for Wisconsin … it maybe a three day weekend!  They’re predicting lows of 30 degree’s below zero for Monday afternoon. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

If they close the store again … I’m hoping to get some extra stamping done.  Sweet!

Today I have a guest stamper … my friend and Star member Connie.  Each year I host a demonstrator retreat where the girls from my group, the Star’s, get together and swap cards, stamp, chat, laugh, and have a whole bunch of fun.

This is Connie’s swap …

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She used the Sketched Birthday stamp set, that we received at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last year.  She teamed that up with the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.

The greeting was punched out using the 1-3/4″ scallop and backed with Gumball Green Core’dinations Paper.  Connie used the Window Frame Collections die to cut it out and embellished it with the cute little 1/8″ mini brads.

You will also see the “Needlepoint Border” Embossing folder was used to create additional texture to the card.

Now … if the front of this card isn’t cute enough, check out the surprise inside …

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Isn’t that sweet!  What a nice surprise for your birthday!  The cupcake was made with the “Cupcake Builder Punch.

I must say, our demonstrator retreats are a lot of fun, and I always come home with fabulous cards from the girls.  I thank Connie for this one.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.

Have an awesome weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

130423

$24.95

 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set – WOOD

130426

$17.95

 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set – CLEAR

130814

$10.95

 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

129021

$26.95

 Window Frame Collection Dies

119854

$16.95

 1-3/4”” Scallop Circle Punch

129957

$11.95

 2012-14 in-Color Core’dinations Paper

129383

$7.95

 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder

121807

$16.95

Cupcake Builder Punch

122941

$5.50

 1/8” Mini Brads

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.