Festive Phrases and the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #349

Time for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge.  The design team members alternate weeks and it is my week.  Here's what I made.


Here is the sketch we were to use.


The optional theme is Silver Bells or Easel Card.


I chose to use the optional theme and made an easel card.  I used the super cute elf from the Festive Phrases stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I colored him in using Stampin' Blends and a little paper piecing.  The tree is from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set in the annual catalog and cut out using the Santa's Sleigh thinlits.  The Santa's Sleigh thinlits are on sale now (10% off) until November 26th.  (If you want to see another card using the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and bundle go here.)  Here is a list of all the products I used to make this card.


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This card measures 3-1/2" x 5".  This is a mailable size here in the US.  I hope you will join in the challenge and be sure to check out all the details on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Facebook group or on the blog.

Be sure to check out all that is on sale now from Stampin' Up!  Get ready for another one day sale in a few days!.

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More from the Online Extravaganza!

I love a good sale!  Don't you?  The Online Extravaganza is starting off with a One Day sale on select stamp sets.  I did a little highlight of a few of the stamp sets that are on special here and here.   Today I am going to  share some ideas on the products available November 20-26th.

Dragonfly remarkable

This card uses the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the sentiment from the Remarkable You (One Day sale stamp set) stamp set.  If you act fast you can get them both at a special price.  More information about the card can be found here.

Dragonfly Dreams

More information about this card can be found here.

Dragonfly Dreams TSOT 307

I made this card for a sketch challenge.  I wrote about it here.

Details about this one can be found here.  I have to say that there were quite a few more samples using these thinlits here on the blog.  

Time to go on to another favorite of mine, Up & Away Thinlits.

Lift Me Up split card

I talked about this card here.

Lift Me Up Sliding Easel side

I shared this card here.  If you are curious about this fun fold.  I wrote a tutorial here.

Lift Me Up ccmc 440

The Up & Away thinlits and the coordinating stamp set,  Lift Me Up  are great to make masculine cards.  Here's the post about this card.

One last sample using the Up & Away thinlits.

Lift Me Up side wave closed

All the details about this card can be found here.

Thank you for indulging me in my look back at some of my favorite projects using these 2 thinlits.  If you don't have them, this is a great time to get them.  Here is a link to all the products on sale.  Here is a link to my online store.   Thank you!

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Did You Hear?

I am sure you have but just in case you haven't, Monday, November 20, 2017 there is a One Day sale on selected stamp sets!  Yesterday, I highlighted  the Remarkable You stamp set and today we will look at a couple more stamp sets that are on sale for one day only.  Here's a link to the Online Extravaganza.

Cool Treats wave

You can get all the information about this card here   and how I made the wave edge.


Cool Treats CCMC #447

Doesn't that ice cream swirl look delicious?  Get the scoop on how it was made here.

Cool Treats washi

With the Cool Treats stamp set you can make some quick and cute cards.  

Another stamp set that is on the list for the One Day Sale is Bloomin' Love.   This is a beautiful stamp set and perfect for Valentine, wedding, anniversary,  really just about any occasion.  This set coordinates with the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits that is also on sale.  

Bloomin' Heart Rose Red side

This card was originally posted here.

Bloomin Heart TSOT 257 portrait

Bloomin Heart TSOT #257

When you cannot decide which way it looks better.  The post about this card is here.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit

Here's the link to this card.

That was just a little peek into a few of the stamp sets that are on the One Day stamp sale.  Here's a link to everything that is on sale, so far.  There will be another one day special on the 27th but I don't know any details on that sale.  I will let you know as soon as I know!  If you are going to take advantage of the Online Extravaganza, I hope you will consider shopping with me.   Thank you!

It's Coming...

What's coming?  Stampin' Up's!  Online Extravaganza.  Today the most important thing you need to know is that there is a 24 hour stamp sale November 20 only.  One of my favorite sets, Remarkable You is on list and 20% off on Monday, November 20th. 


This lovely image is from Remarkable You.   There are 4 large images that are so fun to color.  In the sample above I used the new Stampin' Blends.   Here are a few more cards I have made using this set.  

Remarkable You

Details about this card can be found on this post.

Remarkable You SDBH 316

This just might be my favorite card I ever made using this set.  Read about it here.

Remarkable You CCMC 459

For all the details go here.

CCMC 456

Here's the link to this card.

The images are large and easy to color and with all the  coloring tools Stampin' Up! offers you will have so much fun. 

Here is what is on sale from November 20-26.  There will be another flash sale on March 27th and the details will be announced soon for that sale.

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Painted Autumn DSP and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  This week we have another great sketch. 


Here's what I made with the sketch.


The only stamping I did on this card is the sentiment, which is from the Remarkable You stamp set.  The flowers and the banner are both from the Painted Autumn DSP.   


I fussy cut the flowers and then brushed the petals with Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer.  I also applied some Fine-Tip glue to the center of the flowers to add some shine and dimension.  Two simple ways to add a little more interest to the card.


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Be sure to check out what the other designers have created for this sketch.  I hope you too will join in and try your hand at the challenge.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Foil, Foil, Foil

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Welcome to another fun Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month it is all about foil!  We are fortunate to have so many foil options in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog and Holiday catalog.   


I am on a quest to find  healthy options to fill the test tubes.  I found some gorgeous bath salts at my local grocery store and I loved how wintery and jewel like they were.   I knew they would be perfect for a Christmas test tube project.  


The first foil item I used was some of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape.  I love this set of washi.  It is so pretty and perfect for holiday projects.   I also used the silver trim from the Mini Tinsel Trim Combo pack.  Love the sparkle the tinsel trim adds .  


The test tube holder is made using the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you like foil, you will love this pack of paper.  This pack of paper features classic foil designs in champagne, copper, gold , and silver.  It is so pretty.  I also used the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers thinlit cut out in silver foil.  The snowflakes are dressed up even more with clear faceted gems.  This is one sparkly little gift.

I learned how to make this test tube holder from Laurie who is on my team.  She made an adorable one for Halloween.  

Here's what you will need to make the holder;

Silver Foil:  1-3/4" x 5", 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (snowflakes)

Year of Cheer DSP:1-1/2' x 5-7/8"  scored at 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 4", 5"

Use a 3/4" punch in the center of the 2nd section of the Year of Cheer DSP (the 1-1/2" section is the top of the holder).  Punch a circle in the 4th section.  It is best if this second circle is a little off centered.  This will help keep the test tube from slipping.  Attach the first section and the last section (Year of Cheer DSP) to the silver foil piece.  Insert the test tube and decorate with the snowflakes.  

This make a super quick and easy little gift or party favor.  It will be so appreciated since the gift includes some lovely bath salts, perfect for relaxing after a long day.

Now it is time to hop along to see what Laura has created for you.

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Just Add Color DSP and the Stampin' Blends

The new Stampin' Blends are so fun to color with.  I made a few cards using the Just Add Color Specialty DSP and the Stampin' Blends.  These are quick and pretty simple to make since all you have to do is color.


I colored the leaves using the Stampin' Blends and added a black card stock layer and some Black twine and put it on Whisper white note card.   Alcohol markers do not leave marker lines so it makes coloring especially large areas so much easier.  

There are 6 different designs in the Just Add Color Specialty DSP pack and you get 2 of each design.

Here is another design from the Just Add Color paper pack. I look forward to coloring more of the teapots and cups.  



Here's another design which features watering cans and flowers.  


There are 3 other designs that I haven't colored yet.  When I do I will be sure to post them for you to see.

Want more information about the Stampin' Blends?   Click here to see what colors are available and more about Stampin' Blends.

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Bike Ride and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

It is time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.  If you follow the challenges you know that this week it is a color challenge!  


My stamp sets from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog have been feeling a little neglected.  I do feel sorry for them.  It seems like they have such a short time in the spotlight before the Holiday catalog debuts.   I decided that I would  pull out the Bike Ride bundle to create this week's card.


I made my own bike patterned paper by stamping with Powder Pink ink on Powder Pink card stock.  I used the fun challenge colors to create a fun bike with Pool Party tires!  I didn't want the bike to get lost on the Powder Pink card stock so I layered it on a Whisper White stitched circle.  Whenever I am using Night of Navy I always try and use the gingham ribbon.  I love the look of it and the ribbon ties so beautifully.


I hope you will join in the challenge and be sure to check out what the other design team members created.  

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Birthday Blooms and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Sometimes at the end of a day I just want to sit quietly for a few minutes and color.  I find it a nice way to end the day and transition to going to sleep. I could have used the new Stampin' Blends but I decided to go "old school" and use my Aqua Painter and ink refills.  


One of my favorite images to color is the big floral from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  The image coordinates beautifully with the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and this is how the idea for my card started to take shape.  I chose the colors based on the DSP and when I was done coloring I realized that I could use the image and DSP for my design team card for the  Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge #347.  

TSOT 347



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Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

 I hope you will join in and play along with the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge.  Be sure to check out what my fellow design team members created with the sketch.

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Color Me Happy and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

In honor of the debut of the new Stampin' Blends (Stampin' Up!  alcohol markers)  I decided to use them for my Create with Connie and Mary design team card. 

Here is the sketch for this week.


Here s what I made inspired by the sketch


Are you wondering what stamp set these cute little lanterns are from?  This set is called Color Me Happy. The Color Me Happy stamp set can also be purchased as part of a kit.  I colored in the lanterns using the Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party Stampin'Blends.   The great thing about Stampin' Blends is that they are meant to blend, which means no more marker lines!  It is easy to make highlights and shadowing using these markers.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  I know you will be amazed at all the different ways the sketch was used.  I hope you too will join in the challenge.

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