Saturday Spotlight on Sunday

Saturday morning I woke up thinking, I should do a Saturday Spotlight on some fun new accessory on my Facebook page. Why I even mention this is that generally I am not one of those lucky people who wakes with lots of ideas, having dreamt about them all night.  I usually wake up thinking about heading downstairs and making coffee or wondering if I can wait until my husband wakes up and let him make coffee.  So when I wake up with an idea it is a big deal and I have to implement it, before I forget. 

I decided to shine a spotlight on the 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows.  These little bows are so darn cute.  They are quick and easy to use and if you do not like to tie bows, these just might be the answer.  They are made of felt and come with adhesive on the back, so all you have to do is peel and stick.  It doesn't get much easier than that.  

Since this wasn't a planned project I had to make something to share.  Here is the first thing I made using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle.  

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Love this new bundle.  The stamp set has 37 pieces!  Lots of great sentiments in a lovely font.  I used a Fresh Fig Bitty Bow and it was a lot easier and quicker than tying a little bow.

 

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If you want to see what else I posted head on over to my Facebook page.

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Is it Manly?

I know this sounds like a game show question...Is It Manly?  Remember this blog hop post?  This is the second card I made and it didn't pass the manly test, at least according to my husband.  He said it was a nice card but wouldn't commit to manly. 

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 I questioned him extensively about specifically what about it wasn't manly.  He said the basket wasn't manly especially the hearts and also the dog just wasn't quite right.  I kind of get what he means not about the dog or hearts but maybe the overall vibe is more cute than manly.  So that leads to another question, can manly be cute?   

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Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
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Confetti Hearts Border Punch
Confetti Hearts Border Punch
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$22.00

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Pieces & Patterns and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #461

Are you ready for another fun Create with Connie and Mary Case the Catalog Challenge?  This week we are to using the card on page 18 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog as inspiration. 

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I chose to use the card layout as my inspiration.  This simple layout allows the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper to shine!

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This card is actually note card size, 3-1/2" x 5".  Stampin' Up! note cards are a great buy.  You get 20 note cards and envelopes for just $6.00 and they now come in Very Vanilla in addition to Whisper White.  

 

This is a pretty straightforward card.  The only things that took a little bit of time was deciding what patterns to use from the Pick a Pattern DSP and cutting out the flower.  

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Be sure to check out what the other designers created and all the details on how you can play along with the challenge.

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Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop...It's a Guy Thing

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Today I am posting a little later than usual. There is a good reason.  I am participating in the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop for June!  Fun right?!  The Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop goes live on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm Pacific time.   The theme this month is Guy cards.  Oh my!  Yes, this is my card making kryptonite!  I made 2 other cards before making the one I am sharing with you.  One of the cards I made will never be seen and the other I liked but my husband said it wasn't masculine.  I will share that one later in the week and you can tell me if he was right.   

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We both decided or maybe he saw the desperation in my eyes and agreed that this was indeed manly or at least handsome.  Phew!  There isn't a ribbon or bow in sight.  I did add a little shine with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, cooper foil and embossing, and just a teensy bit of glittery goodness (I couldn't resist!).  

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What is Glittery Goodness?  This is something I utilize a lot to add a little sparkle to my cards.  I cut out the solid leaf image from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and covered it with VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it using a mix of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamond Glitter (start with a 1-1 mix).  Layered over the glittery copper leaf with the detailed leaf image cut in Soft Sky card stock.  

You know how I like a challenge.  I saw that the Stamps, Ink, Paper Challenge theme this week is Masculine and I thought I would submit this card to the challenge.   I guess we all have our minds on manly projects with Father's Day on the 18th.

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 Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Cheryl has created for you!

 

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Daisy Delight and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #325

Time for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge.  The design team alternates weeks and this week is our team's turn.  I really like this clean and simple sketch.

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I adore the new Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy punch and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper.  Unfortunately the Daisy punch can not be ordered at this time.  I still wanted to use the Delightful Daisy DSP so I decided to create a card that didn't use the big daisy image and instead use the other images in the set.

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Isn't the Delightful Daisy DSP beautiful?  There are some great floral prints in this pack as well as some more neutral designs.  This is a pack of paper that will be an easy one to use.

 

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I hope you will join in the fun and play along with the challenge.  Be sure to head over to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog or the Try Stampin' on Tuesday  Facebook page and join in the challenge.

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Pieces and Patterns Wild About You

I have been organizing and sorting and getting my little craft room ready for some new stamps, paper, dies and embellishments.  My new Stampin' Up! catalog order should be here in the next day or two and I am excited!  I am already plotting and planning my next order.  There is SO much I want in the new catalog! 

While I wait for all my new SU! goodies I have been playing with the Pieces and Patterns stamp set.  I just love this stamp set and the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  

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Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine
Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine
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$3.00

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Everything is pretty simple on this card.  The only little extra I did was to fill in the heart on the bear and over the "i" with the Fine Tip Glue pen.  This gives it a little shine and adds a little dimension.  

 

If you do not have a new catalog and do not have a SU! demonstrator, I would be happy to send you the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up!catalog.  You can also see it online by clicking on the catalog picture located on the top right hand side of the blog.  

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If you are placing an order through my online store and your order is less than $150 please use this month's hostess code.  Thank you!

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Happy New Catalog!

Happy New Catalog Day!  Yes,  today is the start of a brand new Stampin' Up! catalog and it is a fabulous one!  Hopefully you already have your new catalog and your wish list ready.    I cannot wait to get a hold of more stamping goodies.  Let's just hope we don't break the internet.

Today is also the start of something new at the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Instead of giving us either a color or sketch challenge, Connie and Mary are giving us a sample from the new catalog and we get to decide whether to be inspired by the color combination or the sketch. Pretty fun huh? Ready to see this week's sample?  Ready to Case the Catalog?

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I  was inspired to use the color combination. 

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I think I am really going to like the new format for the challenge, Case the Catalog. It's is going to be so interesting to see what the design team creates and what we choose to inspire us.  

Let me tell you about my card. The jar is from the Jar of Love stamp set cut out with the Everyday Jars thinlits.   I cut the branch and the flowers using the Seasonal Layers thinlits.   The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  The Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers thinlits can be purchased individually or as a bundle.  When you purchase the Colorful Seasons bundle you will save 10%!  The leaves are from the Best Birds stamp set and cut out with the Birds and Blooms thinlits.  In the center of the bow I used a new embellishment, Faceted Gems in Clear.  The Faceted Gems also come in Gold and come in 3 sizes.  Fun new bling!

I hope you will join in the Create with Connie and Mary Case the Catalog Challenge # 460.  For all the details on the challenge go to the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the Case the Catalog challenge!

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If you do not have the new Stampin' Up! catalog and do not  have a demonstrator, contact me and I will send you a catalog.  If you are ready to order please head over to my online store.  Thank you!

        

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Eastern Beauty in Black and White

Just a few more days left to take advantage of the Eastern Palace Suite Early Release.  Here's a simple black and white card.  Using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies.

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I also cut out a layered flower in vellum for the center of the medallion.   Once I did this I wondered what it would look like in white.

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I added  Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper behind the cut out .

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I held off adding a sentiment. I am not sure who I will be sending this to but  I think this would make a beautiful wedding , anniversary, or any kind of congratulatory card.  

So, what do you think?  Black and white or all white?

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Remarkable You and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

There are stamp sets that I keep returning to and Remarkable You is one of them.  I used it again for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #459.   First let me show you the sketch.

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I followed the sketch very faithfully except that I haven't stamped a sentiment yet.  I am going leave it blank until I know who I am giving this card too.

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I used a mix of products.  Let me tell you about the products that are new and coming in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, June 1.  I used Berry Burst ink refill to color in one of the flowers.  Berry Burst is one of the 2017-19 In Colors and it is a beautiful pop of color.  The Old Olive ombre paper is from a fabulous new Designer Series Paper stack called Color Theory.  The lovely Bermuda Bay ribbon is also new.  It is the 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon and it is wonderful.  

I hope you will try your hand at this sketch challenge.  You can go to the Create with Connie and Mary blog for all the details.  Be sure to check out how the other design team members handled the sketch.

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