Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hi Stampers!  Today I'm sharing one of the cards I did for a swap with my downline when the Occasions Catalog first came out!  It was love at first sight for me when I saw the Painted Petals stamp set so I knew I had to use it for our swap!


I love it when the idea in my head comes to life so wonderfully like this one did!  Everything about this card makes me smile...the color combination (So Saffron, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White), the ovals, the stamp images and the little embellishment I made at the top of the card!

You can find everything you need to create this card in my online store.  Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today (or contact me to order!).

Shopping List
Stamps:  Painted Petals, Dictionary
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Basic Metal Buttons
Tools: Big Shot & Ovals Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Banner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

If you are Canadian and need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would love to help you out!  Contact me today to get a copy of our current catalogs.

Have an inspired day!










Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Painted Petals Thank You

Hi Stampers!  Another card featuring the Painted Petals set today!


Soft Sky and Pacific Point are two colors that I don't use often, however, with the Painted Petals and coordinating DSP, Painted Blooms, I have been pulling them out more and more....and they go so well together!!!


My card base is Soft Sky which I sponged with Soft Sky ink.  I used part of a banner cut with the Party Pennants die for my focal point.  Everything is stamped on that banner!  I added a small strip of stamped cardstock along the top and tied some of the fab new Painted Blooms Cotton Twine around.  Have you used this twine yet?  You need to!  It's so soft and pretty and comes in three great colors....Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.

Everything you need to create this card is available in my online store so head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today (or contact me to place your order).
 

Shopping List
Stamps:  Painted Petals
Ink:  Soft Sky, While Wasabi, Pacific Point
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Pearls, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Party Pennants Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

If you are Canadian and need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you out!  Contact me today to get a copy of the current catalogs.

Have an inspired day!










Sunday, April 12, 2015

Simple Card Sunday-Painted Petals SIP Card

Hi Stampers!  Today for Simple Card Sunday I have a super simple SIP card for you.  What's a SIP card you ask?  It's a Stamps, Ink, Paper card...so you don't need any embellishments or special tools other than a cutter and adhesive to go with your stamps, ink and paper.


I used one of my favorite go to products for the card today....Note Cards with Envelopes!  Seriously, these are the best little invention for making loads of quick cards.  They come in packs of 20 pre-cut, pre-scored cards and you get the perfect sized envelopes too!  They are offered in Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  Stock up because you can do so much with these blank canvases!


Step By Step
  • Fold one of the notecards in half and trim an eighth of an inch off of one of the long sides and one of the short sides.
  • With the Painted Petals set, stamp the long stems with Wild Wasabi ink, the double roses with Marina Mist ink on the right side of the card.  Stamp the dotted line across the bottom of the card with Crumb Cake ink
  • Using a sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts set and Soft Suede ink, stamp a sentiment above the dotted line.
  • Mat the card on a piece of coordinating cardstock (Marina Mist was used in the sample).

It's so easy, there's only 4 steps this week!!!!



I did up a quick video so you can stamp along with me.


I needed a bunch of cards so, using this same idea, I made up a couple more designs.

This one features the Flower Patch stamp set.  I love how the images in this set layer....and that there's a coordinating framelit set (which I didn't use this time!).

Flowers from largest to smallest are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze

And, then there's this one that features the Crazy About You set.  I am loving all the possibilities for this stamp set.  It definitely wasn't my first choice from the Occasions Catalog, but it has become one of my go to sets lately!

Leaves are Pear Pizzazz and word is Blackberry Bliss

I am loving the possibilities for simple SIP cards!  What do you think?  Give it a try and be sure to leave a link to your creations in the comments so I can go check them out!


You can find everything you need to make these cards in my online store, or by contacting me to place your order.

As always, if you are Canadian and need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would love to help you out!  Contact me to get a copy of our current catalogs and my upcoming events list!

Have an inspired day!











Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Technique Tuesday-Bokeh Technique

Hi Stampers!  It's the first Tuesday of April which means it's Technique Tuesday around here. I've jumped on the popular Bokeh bandwagon and this month I'm going to show you my take on this fun technique.


When I was learning about this technique I watched some videos by other demonstrators and they all involved ink, water and watercolor paper.  I didn't have any watercolor paper on hand (gasp!) and wanted to do this technique quickly and without the mess.  So, out came my sponges and ink pads and plain old Whisper White cardstock.  It's quick, easy and not quite as messy as if you were using water (you will get inky fingers though!).

I did a quick video so you could see how I achieved the Bokeh look with ink and sponges!


Give it a try....you'll be hooked!


You can get everything you need to recreate this card (and do this technique) from my online store.  Grab the shopping list and take full advantage of the free shipping from Stampin' Up! offer this week!

Shopping List
Stamps: Flower Patch
Ink:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Handheld Stapler & Mini Staples, Window Sheets
Tools:  Stampin' Sponges, Big Shot & Circles Framelits

Have an inspired day!









Saturday, February 28, 2015

Floral Bouquet Explosion Box Bonus Project from Craft Project Central

It's the last day of the month and today I'm sharing Amanda's bonus project for February at Craft Project  Central.

Brighten up your home or someone’s day with this beautiful bouquet gift box. This lovely bright box topped with fun spring flowers opens up to reveal a stunning bouquet of flowers on the inside. The box also features fold out panels perfect for adding a picture and pockets where you can place a special note, gift card, or more. Give this as a gift to someone special with the coordinating greeting card and gift bag.


To get the tutorial for Amanda's bonus project you need to subscribe two or more months in a row, put the Craft Project Central badge on your blog or by referring a friend and when they subscribe let Craft Project Central know!

I hope you have enjoyed all the fun projects by the Craft Project Central designers this month.  Have an inspired day!