Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Work of Art

These cards are all the rage right now, and why  not? Work of Art is an amazingly versatile set! Check out more samples I love on my Work of Art Pinterest Board!

I will be taking the month of July off from classes (but not blogging!), except for my Paper Pumpkin Playdate on Tuesday, July 29. If you would like to come for free, order your July Paper Pumpkin kit now (or by July 10) by clicking here. Or you can order on a regular order by using the following codes:
You can order just one month at a time, if you wish. The kits are new and improved, with more supplies, photopolymer stamps, and clearer instructions. As always, I'm happy to answer any questions you have about Paper Pumpkin!

Stamps: Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punches, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Rhinestones

Friday, June 27, 2014

Moonlight Birthday Wishes

My Mixed Bunch set hasn't been getting any love, and I thought it would look beautiful in Blackberry Bliss ink! I stamped it three times on Sahara Sand and punched it out with the Blossom Punch. I crinkled the flowers a bit to give them dimension. The print is from the Moonlight Stack, and that yummy Blackberry ribbon is one of my favorite new things!

Stamps: Four You, Mixed Bunch
Paper: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight DSP stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Blossom punch, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paper Pumpkin again

In case you thought that June's Paper Pumpkin was only about pinwheels and Independence Day, here is a sample using a couple of the stamps for something totally different!

I have a serious symmetry issue. I like everything straight and even. So I thought I'd be a little crooked for this card! I stamped the stars from Paper Pumpkin on Lost Lagoon cardstock in Lost Lagoon ink. It makes a nice contrast with the polka dots. 

Stamps: June Paper Pumpkin
Paper: Smoky slate, Moonlight DSP stack, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Smoky Slate Baker's Twine (Paper Pumpkin), Little Letters Thinlits, Itty Bitty Banners Thinlits, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Project Life Birthday

I'm not much of a scrapbooker. I wish I were, though! So I bought a BUNCH of new Stampin' Up! Project Life products, and maybe one of these days I'll work up the courage to actually scrapbook with them. :-)

In the meantime, I've been making cards! This sheet is from the Everyday Adventure Card Collection on page 189 of the new catalog. I love the pattern, and it was easy peasy to add a sentiment from Blooming with Kindness (p 56) and a few ribbons to make a fun accent. The orange colored twine is actually the Gold Baker's Twine colored with the dark Pumpkin Pie Blendability marker!

It's really very simple to make cards from this collection, so if you're a cardmaker like me, grab a set and let the creativity flow! And maybe someday, we'll scrap something.

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Gold Sequin trim, Natural Chevron trim, Gold Baker's Twine with Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Weekly Deals June 24

Some really great deals this week--especially on Big Shot Framelits!

Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 Discounted Price: $20.21

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $7.46

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 Discounted Price: $20.21

Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129396
Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71

Monday, June 23, 2014

June Paper Pumpkin--Last chance to RSVP!

Such a FUN kit this month! I have two spaces left for my Paper Pumpkin Party on Thursday night--let me know today if you'd like to be there! We might be making one or two of these projects. :-) It's free, and what else do you have to do on a Thursday night?

Call, text, or email me, or click here to RSVP quickly and easily!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In Color Stripes

I took the idea for this card from a sample in the new 2014 Catalog--page 72. I loved the simplicity of it, and added a bit of sparkle with the rhinestones. It was also a great way to feature all 5 In Colors at my Catalog Kickoff Party!

Tips and tricks: Cut the strips of colored cardstock a little bit longer than the base you attach them to. It makes it easier to line them up! Then just trim off the excess.

Stamps: Another Thank You (photopolymer)
Paper: Naturals White, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents (heart punch), rhinestones

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So I'm Kinda Eclectic

This is my take on the South Pacific Convention sample with Kinda Eclectic. The zigzag edges are made with the Envelope Punch Board--I found this idea on Elizabeth Price's blog. I love all the details on this card, and you might see it again at a cardbuffet or class!

The Honeycomb embossing folder was inked and stamped--a great way to extend your embossing folders! The rhinestones are colored with the Daffodil Blendabilities, one of my favorite things to do! 

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum cardstock, Hello Honey
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Honeycomb embossing folder, Linen thread, Envelope Punch Board, Hodgepodge Clips, Rhinestones, Daffodil Blendabilities

Monday, June 16, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Party--and it's FREE!

Don't you love gifts in the mail? Give yourself the gift of a monthly crafting break with My Paper Pumpkin!

If you'd like a sample of the new, improved Paper Pumpkin kits, sign up for my FREE Paper Pumpkin Party on June 26. RSVP by June 20--you can email me, text me, or go here to do it quickly (scroll to the bottom to find the Paper Pumpkin Party, then click the envelope to RSVP).

June's kit has a patriotic theme--perfect for a summer BBQ or July home decor. Come to my Paper Pumpkin Party and learn more! Anyone who activates a subscription for at least 3 months by June 30 will receive a special surprise from me!

Did you know you can now purchase pre-paid subscriptions? Whether it's for you or for a gift, a pre-paid subscription is a great way to receive Paper Pumpkin. You can include pre-paid subscriptions on any kind of order--and you don't pay extra shipping. That means you can use it on a Club order, for hostess benefits, or with a hostess code!
(This month's hostess code is ZPMA3FJW--thanks for supporting my business by using it!)

Item      Prepaid Subscription     Price (Shipping Included)
137858      1 month                   $19.95
137859      3 months                 $59.85
137860      6 months                 $113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861      12 months               $215.40 -- save $2 per month

Friday, June 13, 2014

You're SUPER!

Great, great time at the Catalog Kickoff last night! Thanks to all who came. We had fun stamping and eating and loving the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.

One of the SUPER stars of the night was this new photopolymer stamp set! Calling All Heroes #138002  $25.95

Isn't it wonderful??? I ordered mine this morning. It's a limited time set, and it WILL sell out, so get it soon! If your head isn't already filled with ideas for this set, here are a few from the Stampin Up website to get you started:

So go order it! What are you waiting for???  Calling All Heroes #138002 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Work of Art for Tonight's Catalog Kickoff!

So exciting--a big group for tonight's Catalog Kickoff! We'll be making this project (one of 3), using one of my favorite new sets--Work of Art. There are samples everywhere out there, including some of mine here and here. It's a wonderful set that allows you to create just about anything! Swoops and zigzags, splotches, hearts, and dots. A little touch of gold makes this notecard extra fun.

Hope to see you tonight!

Stamps: Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker's Twine, Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blackberry thoughts

This card features the new Moonlight Designer Series Stack, new In Colors Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss, and the soon-to-be-released Blendabilities Alcohol Markers! I used the Rich Razzleberry marker to color the pearls, and I think this might be my favorite feature of the Blendabilities! Color ribbons, rhinestones, pearls, buttons, and more--to match your Stampin' Up! coordinated colors! Blendabilities will be available around the first of August, so get ready to love them!

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight DSP stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities

Monday, June 9, 2014

Father's Day Sketch Challenge

I've been stamping more lately than I have since my baby was born, almost 2 years ago! It feels good, and I'm hoping to keep it up. My new Little Letters Thinlits have been calling my name, and because Father's Day is coming up quickly, this card was born!

The Little Letters are darling, and they were easy to use. Love the size--so many word possibilities! You'll be seeing more Little Letters cards soon. A few other fun, new products are squeezed onto this card, too. Can you spot them???

Stamps: And Many More
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Little Letters Thinlits, Stripes Embossing Folder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Natural 5/8" Chevron Trim, Cobbler Seam Binding, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine, Basics Hodgepodge Clips

Friday, June 6, 2014

Catalog Kickoff--Last day to RSVP

I am so excited for my Catalog Kickoff class next week! If you're local and would like a FREE creative break, let me know! We'll have treats, prizes, a sale table, and 3 projects to make featuring NEW colors, NEW stamps, and NEW accessories!You won't be able to help yourself, you'll just have fun! New catalogs, too, of course, full of amazing new framelits and dies and ribbons and twines and . . . well, you'll just have to come and look! If you've spent $50 or more with me in the last year, your new catalog is free! Today (Friday) is the last day to RSVP, so I can get all the supplies ready.

Thank you to all of you who have supported my Stampin' Up! business. It means a lot to me! If you place an order in June, please use the hostess code: ZPMA3FJW

This card again features the set Work of Art in all 5 of this year's In Colors, along with some yummy new twine.

Stamps: Work of Art
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, and Mossy Meadow
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day award

Simple idea for a masculine card--whether you need it for Father's Day or any occasion!

Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Hardwood
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Ink: Early Espresso, Pacific Point
Accessories: Silver mini brads, Starburst Framelits, Argyle Embossing folder 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New stuff: A simple Work of Art!

This set was a little out of my comfort zone. I usually go for recognizable images. :-) But Work of Art is full of great shapes that make it easy to play with color and design!

This is another in my "could use it for a male, too" series of cards. Ha! It features new In Colors Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist.

Stamps: Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Red Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punches (heart)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Catalog Kickoff!


The new Stampin' Up! catalog is here! You can view it online or by going to my Stampin' Up! shopping page and browsing! (Ordering will go live at noon MT June 2)

To celebrate, I'm hosting a Catalog Kickoff Party at my home on Thursday, June 12, at 7 pm! Please RSVP by Friday, June 6, so I can prepare enough supplies for everyone. Call, text, email, or comment here!

Come and make free projects, look through the new catalog, and see the new In Colors introduced this year. If you've purchased at least $50 of Stampin' Up merchandise from me in the last year, your catalog is free!  Prizes, make-n-takes, and treats--you don't want to miss it!

I will have a table of retired Stampin' Up craft items for sale, too. Pick up some new papers or stamps at a great discount!

We have an opening in our monthly Stamp Club, so if you're interested--whether you're local or not!--let me know! It's a great way to build your Stampin' Up! collection AND earn hostess benefits. And you're going to love this year's hostess sets!