Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Loving This Combo

I'm a little more than slightly obsessed with this color combo! I've used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green.  I'm also completlely obsessed with the new Abstract Impressions set!  This rose is my favorite and so beautiful!!!  The catalog launches in just over a week!  I can't wait!!  This is one of my favorite catalogs and I'm so excited about all the products in it!!!  It's not too late to join my team and get these new products now!  NOW is a great time to join and get a discount on all those items on your wishlist! Contact me today!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Abstract Impressions And New Colors!

If you follow me on Facebook you may have already seen this card from my Facebook Live yesterday.  I had so much fun creating it and I absolutely love how it came out!!  I used some of my favorite new products that will be available on June 1st or NOW if you want to join my team.  The card base is my favorite Coastal Cabana and I paired it with a few new colors, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.    
The butterfly is from our new Springtime Impressions Framelits, I LOVE this butterfly!  I cut it 3 times, twice from Gorgeous Grape then once with the Highland Heather.  I covered the top butterfly with lots of Wink of Stella for lots of added glimmer!  I finished the card with some Stitched Circle framelits and a new Pearlized Doily.  So pretty!!!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Share What You Love Faux Quilt

The Share What You Love DSP in the new suite of products that you can buy now is probably one of my favorite DSP ever. Yes EVER!  I love the colors, I love the patterns, I love how thick the DSP is, but mostly I LOVE that it's a double pack!!!  You get 4 of every sheet in this pack of DSP instead of 2 making this a HUGE stack of paper with endless possibilities.  I've been playing with this paper a lot, here are just a few of the things I've made with this DSP: Purses, Gift Bags, cards here and here.  Then there's today's card which is a great way to use up scraps!  I love the faux quilted look to this card and it's soooo easy to do with the Tailored Tag punch!  If you haven't purchased the suite of products there's still time to get them now!  Every bundle contains free items!  These products will all be available in June but not in the special bundles and not with the free gifts!  Don't wait SHOP NOW!
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Gorgeous Grape Butterfly

This card makes me soooo happy! There are soooo many new products on this card, I LOVE them all and can't wait to share them with you!  Let's start with Gorgeous Grape! Wow!!  For you purple lovers, I know you've waited a long time for a true and beautiful purple, Gorgeous Grape is the best!!!  You'll love it!!!!  I love it!  I keep reaching for it with multiple projects. I also used a new stamp set, Accented Blooms for the flowers.  I Gold heat embossed them then did some messy watercoloing.  I LOVE IT! 
The butterfly is die cut with our new Springtime Impressions Framelits.  I also used those same framelits yesterday on this card. I cut out the butterfly multiple times in the cardstock, vellum and gold foil.  I love the texture and dimension it adds. I added a little White heat embossed greeting stamped with another new set Itty Bitty Greetings.  I used another new color, another great purple, Highland Heather.  I finished the card with some gold sequins and trim on the side.  Sooooo pretty!!  I love this card so much!  I love how well our products all coordinate together!  

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Abstract Impresssions

One of the stamp sets I'm most excited about in the new catalog is this set, Abstract Impressions. It is a beautiful layering stamp set that I am obsessed with!  I can't wait to use this set more! First I pulled out my Coastal Cabana card stock. I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. USE. COASTAL. CABANA. AGAIN!!!!!  This has always been my all time favorite color and when it retired years ago I went through some major withdraws.  I'm so happy it's back and in our Brights Collection!  Yay!!!  I also used Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron on this card, also returning In Colors.  I used my framelit to emboss my Coastal Cabana card stock with our new embossing mats.  I'm so excited to use those more too!!      
I finished the card with a gold embossed greeting on some vellum and some gold sequins.  I love the metallic look it brings to this card.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pop Of Heart

While prepping for my retiring stamp set class I made this card. It features the Pop Of Paradise set from the Annual Catalog and the Heart Happiness set from the Occasions Catalog.  Both sets I have LOVED!!!  The Heart Happiness set is a great set to have on hand! I'm always looking for the perfect heart image and this set has a great variety of hearts in all shapes and sizes. Additionally the Pop of Paradise set is a great set with fun images.  My daughter loves the flamingo in it!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Some Of My Favorite Retiring Sets

Over the weekend I held my last class of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  It was Retiring Favorites.  We all have those sets we're sad to see go.  These are some of my favorites, if they're your favorites too make sure you grab them quickly they're only available for a couple more weeks! This first card uses the Message In A Bottle set.  I love this one, I love the fun and whimsical images and greetings!
This card uses the Watercolor Words set.  I've used this one a lot.  I love the sketchy look to the greetings and images.  I love the softness of this card and the pearls add a touch of elegance. The Daffodil Delight dots that are scattered around are from the Birthday Blooms set which is also retiring.    
The Watts Of Occasions set is a great year round set.  It has greetings fro everyday occasions as well as a Christmas one, you can easily use this set all year long! I think it makes great masculine cards.  We also used the retiring Work Of Art set to add the Crushed Curry to the light bulb.  I love this cute fun card!
Finally, we made a beautiful card using the Definitely Dahlia Background stamp.  I love this gorgeous flower!  I love the elegance of the Berry Burst and Basic Black together.  The greeting is from Just Add Text another retiring set with amazing sentiments!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Sharing What I Love!

I've shared a LOT of new stuff this week, but let's not forget there's some AMAZING new stuff to purchase right now!!!  The Share What You Love Early Release Suite is GORGEOUS!  I've been playing with the products for a while and I love them!!  The DSP alone is to die for!  But there's so much to love in this suite!  
I used lots of products from the Gotta Have It All Bundle, which is the bundle I suggest getting, once you start using the products, you're gonna want it all so just start there.  First the Love What You Do set is amazing! It's so easy to create such a fun card! Grapefruit Grove is the color you get in the bundle and it's beautiful.  I've been pulling it out for almost everything!  LOVE IT!!  I threw in some DSP and the velvet ribbon too. That ribbon is so luxurious!  
Here are the bundles again so you can decide what you need.  They all contain at least one free item so they're all a great choice to get! 
Defiantly my favorite part of all three bundles are the ink! Not only is Grapefruit Grove a new color but you get it in our new and awesome ink pad cases! 
The Gotta Have It All Bundle contains everything you need to make dozens of amazing cards!  Plus this bundle is the only place you can get the Statement Of My Heart set.  This stamp will not be in the catalog, it's exclusive to this bundle and it's only available this month! Head to my online store to shop today!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mother's Day Flowers

I have lots of new stuff to share on this card!  It's a fun and simple card but so pretty too!  First you have to LOVE that floral die cut!  Isn't it gorgeous!  It's a new framelit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  I simply cut it out of some new Mango Melody cardstock.  Come on guys, how awesome is that color!!  Definitely my new favorite orange!  I also used my Stampin' Write marker to splatter some Mango Melody to the white and the floral piece.  
The greeting is also from a new set called Itty Bitty Greetings. It is full of small amazing greetings! Can't wait to use it more!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lilypad Lake

Lilypad Lake is a new set in the upcoming catalog.  It's a great set for masculine card and more!  I have lots of fun ideas for this set!  I love the framelit that cuts the wave like image.  So fun!  I also love that bird, is it a crane? Heron?  I'm not even sure but I love it!  I can't wait to play with it more!  I participated in a swap with other demonstrators so I made 25 of these fun cards!  I can't wait to see what I get back!

To add some color to the bird I used a blender pen and some Sahara Sand ink.  I just wanted a little color so this was perfect.  I paired it with lots of Mint Macaron card stock and ink, who else is glad that color is back!  Yay!!!!
The greeting on this card is from the Varied Vases set.  This set does come with some amazing greetings but I loved the simplicity of the 'hello'.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Enjoy Life and Garden Impressions DSP

As we head into the middle and end of May there are end of school activities, graduations and more, life is just so busy! Last year I wasn't able to blog daily for the summer, this year it's looking like it might be that way too.  I have LOTS planned for the kids this summer, we're going to try to keep a very tight schedule this summer and that means cutting back on some of my hours on my business for the summer months.  I'm aiming for posting 3-4 times a week during the summer, bear with me if it doesn't happen LOL.  Last week I got my preorder from the new catalog! I had already had a lot from my On Stage order in April but this order had all the ink and card stock I was so excited to get my hands on!!! I ordered a few more new items too.  I couldn't resist! One of the items included was the Garden Impressions DSP.  I LOVE this DSP, the DSP has the most gorgeous floral patterns on it along with these beautiful organic subtle patterns.  When I saw this pattern I just wanted to stamp on it with these silhouettes from the Enjoy Life set.  I'm so pleased with how this card came out.  It's super simple, there's not even a dimensional on it!!!  But I love that simplicity with the softness of the DSP.  The card base is a new color called Soft Sea Foam.  I love this color!  This sentiment is the perfect encouraging sentiment to send to anyone.  This will probably be my summer motto. LOL!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Varied Vases

The Varied Vases set is an adorable set in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I love this set!!!  I love the fun and simple images of this set and I love that they layer so easily.  I added some lace texture with the lace image from the Touches Of Texture stamp set.   
For the flower I stamped the outline image in Wisteria Wonder then I stamped the inside of the flowers with Wisteria Wonder that I stamped off once on some scratch paper for a lighter look.  For the water in the vase I stamped the solid vase image in Pool Party but I only inked it up about half way leaving the vase half full...or half empty???  The greeting is from a new set called Enjoy Life.  I also used the Enjoy Life set on this card from a couple weeks ago.  This card is easy to mass produce, and I know I made 40 of them! I love them and how beautiful they came out!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Share What You Love Purse

The Share What You Love DSP is probably my favorite item in the Share What You Love Early Release!  Not only is the DSP a double pack, so you get four sheets of every pattern instead of two! It has a beautiful pearl finish to some of the pages, which is simply stunning!  The DSP is also a little thicker than our standard DSP which makes it a dream for projects like this!!  These cute explosion purses are so cute and sturdy with the heavier DSP.  I got the inspiration for these purses from Julie DiMatteo.  I loved her easy tutorial so I decided to make one for myself.  The rose closures on the outside are from the Share What You Love accessory kit.  They come already with adhesive on them so all you have to do is stick them to your project.  The twine on the handles are also from the accessory kit.  Included in the accessory kit are also mini paper clips and lots of beautiful laser cut tags!

The smaller one follows Julie's instructions exactly, the larger one I modified, and used a 9x9 piece of DSP and scored at 3" and 6" on both sides, then assembled as I did in the smaller one. 
So which bundle will you get in this month's Share What You Love Early Release Promotion!?!!  The Just Getting Started Bundle is a fantastic option if you're new to stamping and just want a little sample of the products in the suite.  You'll get the Love What You Do Stamp Set, some Very Vanilla Cardstock, two new ink pads, a block and as a free gift you'll get the Very Vanilla notecards FREE!  At only $57 it's a great deal!
If that bundle is a little too basic for you or maybe you're a more experienced stamper this is the bundle for you.  A Little More, Please Bundle includes two stamp sets.  The Love What You Do set and the Make A Difference Alphabet Set.  This set has an incredible alphabet along with lots of other fun sayings in it.  You'll also receive, Very Vanilla Cardstock, the Share What You Love Cardstock, some Pearlized Doilies, a new ink pad in a new In Color-Grapefruit Grove! And you'll get the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and Artisan pearls.  FREE with this bundle is Envelopes and that great embellishment kit! Wow!!!  All that for only $91.50!!!
If you're like me what you really want is the Gotta Have It All Bundle! This bundle includes EVERYTHING in the A Little More, Please Bundle PLUS....the beautiful Share What You Love DSP, the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and as a FREE gift you'll receive the Statement Of My Heart Stamp.  This is a beautiful stamp of Stampin' Up!'s statement of the heart.  This stamp is not available in the upcoming catalog and can only be earned free with the Gotta Have It All Bundle.  This bundle is $127.50.  Do you know which bundle you need?  Head to my online store and shop today!

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