Sneak Peeks

Pieces & Patterns and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Time for another Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge!  Members of the design team alternate weeks and this is our week!.   This week's sketch challenge is a classic and it was so fun making this card.   First here is the sketch for this week'c challenge.

TSOT #323

TSOT #323

I used a fun new set called Pieces & Patterns and the Pick a Pattern DSP.   I love these whimsical animals!

Pieces & Patterns

Don't you love that little raccoon?  He looks like he just popped in to say hello!  Wish I could tell you that I planned that but it was another happy accident.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Basic Black for the layers.  Very clean and simple.  

Pieces & Patterns

Hope you like this quick and easy card.  If you want to join in the challenge you can go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog and get all the scoop on how to play along with the challenge.  Be sure to check out what the other designers created for this challenge.  I know you won't be disappointed.

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Sneak Peek...Pieces and Patterns

I cannot explain it but sometimes I see a stamp set that really isn't "me" but I cannot resist it.  That is exactly how the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and coordinating Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper came to live with me in my teeny stamp room.    Did I have a plan for these 2 products?  I wish I could tell you that I knew exactly what I was going to do with them but that would be a big ole fib. 

Pieces and Patterns

I especially love these 2 designs from the Pick a Pattern DSP.  These silly, whimsical animals just make me smile.   This is a quick and easy card to make. The DSP really does all the work.  I  hope it looks like the bear is sending you a hello. This was not planned but it just worked out.   I love this sentiment. Here's a tip, I used the Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the sentiment and the coverage was perfect.  I tried the Memento Tuxedo black pad first but the coverage was not as good.  I also ran a Basic Black marker around the edge of the circle to cover up the white edge.  

Are you wondering how I made the giant scallop edge?  It is a thinlit die from the Seasonal Layers thinlit.  What is brilliant about this thinlit is that it is longer than 5-1/2"  so you can comfortably cut out a 5-1/2"card front and line the thinlit up perfectly.  Meaning perfect scallops.

Seasonal Layers thinlits

Did you notice the pretty Crushed Curry ribbon?  This is a new ribbon called 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon.  It comes in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive.  It is soft and easy to tie.  Winner!

Pieces and Patterns

Hope you liked this Pieces and Patterns sneak peek.  This is a fun new stamp set and DSP that will certainly bring a smile to your face!  

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Eastern Beauty

The Eastern Beauty stamp set and the whole Eastern Palace Suite is so full of possibilities!  I know you have seen lots of ideas using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and framelits.   Here's the first card I made using this bundle.

Eastern Beauty

The only slightly tricky thing I did was to "straighten" out the sentiment.  Since this is a photopolymer stamp set, you can manipulate the stamp a bit  which is how I got a straighter sentiment.  The stamp is actually shaped to go along the curve of a circle.   Manipulating the stamp doesn't hurt the stamp and once the stamp is off the block it will return to its original shape.  I really like the font used for the sentiments in this stamp set.  

I used the color combination of Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst( a 2017-19 In Color).  The ribbon is in the new catalog and is the 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon.  This new ribbon is available in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive.  It is a very easy ribbon to tie and is not bulky.  The Berry Burst DSP you see is from the Color Theory DSP Stack.  I also used a Berry Burst  Glitter Enamel Dot for the center.  

If you are interested in the Eastern Palace Suite there are 2 special bundles available only in May.  Both of the bundles have free gifts available with your purchase.  You can see all the details here.

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Another Sneak Peek!

The time between the release of the Stampin' Up! Retirement list and the start of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog(June 1) is really tough.  It is hard to keep track of what is retiring, sold out, and well you get the idea.  It is  much easier and well fun to share with you new things.  However, I do not want to only show you new things since you will not be able to order them until June 1.  I will do my best to balance my posts that being's another sneak peek!

Bike ride stamp set, Ribbon of Courage stamp set

The card base is Chocolate Chip, a color I do not use often enough.  I used the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack (all the new In Colors!) in Powder Pink.  The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  I love this sentiment and I know I will be using it and the whole stamp set a LOT!  The little bouquet is from the Bike Ride stamp set.  The entire image was stamped!  I used 3 different stamps to create the image.  One in Chocolate Chip which is the outline image, Powder Pink which colored in the flowers, and Pool Party to color in the paper wrap.  It was very fast and EASY to create the bouquet.  This set is photopolymer so lining things up is pretty easy.   

Bike Ride stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you do not already have a SU! demonstrator and you need  a 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.  

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Here's to Another Year and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #303

I just adore this sketch for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #303.  It reminds me of one of my go to sketches.  

TSOT 303

The optional theme for this challenge is Bling for New Year's.  I don't often use the optional theme but it was just perfect for the card I wanted to make.

Balloon Adventures stamp set

I used a lot of Silver Glimmer paper, silver embossing , and rhinestones to fit the Bling for New Year's theme.  I used a new die (available January 4th) called  Star Blast Edgelit.  I bought it for a totally different reason but thought it was a perfect fit for a New Year's card.

Balloon Adventures

Isn't the sentiment fabulous?  This is from another set that is featured in the upcoming Occasions catalog called,  Balloon Adventures.   I think the sentiment was meant for birthday cards but it is absolutely perfect wish for 2017!  

Balloon Adventures


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I hope you will join in this super fun challenge!  You can go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog or the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Facebook page to get all the details and also enter the challenge.   

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Sneak Peek: Inside the Lines DSP

I am deep in the last minute Christmas rush/panic.  My list has been totally pared down and I am focusing on just the essentials.  It looks like I will be sending New Year's cards instead of Christmas cards.  It has been a tough year and honestly I am ready for it to be 2017!   

Sharing with you a peek at two new products that will be available January 4th!  Yes, Stampin' Up! will be offering watercolor pencils.  It has been a while since there has been watercolor pencils in a catalog.  These pencils are extra special because they are in actual SU colors.  Swoon! I paired the watercolor pencils with the Inside the Lines DSP which is a Sale-A-Bration choice!   Sale-A-Bration also starts on Jaunary 4th.  During Sale-A-Bration you will be able to pick an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog every time you spend $50 (before shipping and tax).   

Inside the Lines DSP

The Inside the Lines DSP is very fun to color so if you like coloring I think it is a definite must have choice.   I used the largest Scallop Square die from the Layering Squares Framelits and cut a piece of DSP 2-5/8" x 2-5/8".  Once I was done coloring I cut up the DSP and then layered it on the scallop square.  This is a very quick and simple card and a great way to practice your coloring skills.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Thursday is my deadline so what doesn't get done will just have to wait until the new year.  Wish me luck!

Sneak Peek SUnday: Dragonfly Dreams

Taking a quick break to share with you another look at the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Can you guess what DSP (Designer Series Paper) I used to die cut the black and silver dragonfly outline? Check this post for a BIG hint.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set

Have you figured it out?  If not, here's a list of all the supplies I used to make this card.  

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I love how the silver foil lines of the spider web design from the Halloween Night DSP is transformed.  It's been fun trying different ways to use this design now that Halloween is long gone.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits.  They will both be available in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog beginning January 4th!  If you want another look at this bundle, here's another card I shared using this bundle.

Have a great Sunday!

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Fun Fold Friday: Balloon Adventures

This is not only Fun Fold Friday, it is also a sneak peek!  I am sharing one of the projects we made at my last team meeting using the Lift Me Up stamp set(Occasions catalog) and the Carried AwayDesigner Series Paper(Sale-A-Bration).

Lift Me Up stamp set Carried Away DSP

I love this new stamp set.   This was a must have for me.  We live far away from where most of our family so this sentiment is one I will be using a lot.  The images in the set are also gender neutral so it solves that man card problem that plagues me.

Lift Me Up stamp set, Carried Away DSP 

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The Carried Away DSP is one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration choices.  What is Sale-A-Bration?  Beginning January 4 (start of Sale-A-Bration), you get to choose  a free item of your choice from the SAB brochure for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax)  The choices this year are spectacular! If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you work with, let me know and I will send you the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration one too!  Back to the Carried Away DSP.  The designs were made to coordinate with the Lift Me Up stamp set and since the paper is double-sided the other side has more neutral designs.  I have been playing with the paper and set so be ready to see a lot of samples with these two products!

I have a tutorial HERE of how to make your own Sliding Easel card.  

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Sneak Peek Sunday on Tuesday

Love the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set that will be officially making its debut on January 4, 2017.  It is one of those sets that not only has wonderful images but great sentiments AND coordinating thinlit dies! 

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set

Here I layered the detailed dragonfly over some Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and it is so pretty!  

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set


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Dragon fly Dreams side

You are going to love the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  If you have purchased from me in the last 6 months you will be receiving a copy of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs later this month.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and are interested in receiving these catalogs please send me an email and I will send them to you.  I would love to be your demonstrator.  

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Sneak Peek Sunday: Lift Me Up

I am conflicted if i should be doing a sneak peek of a set that is not available until January 2017(new Occasions catalog!) on the eve of the Online Extravaganza.  I am thinking that you might already know about the Online Extravaganza and the 24 Hour Flash Sale items available  tomorrow (Monday, November 21), as well as the other items available for sale from November 21-28, and that there is also another 24 hour Flash Sale Monday , November 28.  If you don't, here's more information about the Online Extravaganza click HERE.  So, I am going ahead with the Sneak Peek!

I was able to do a pre-order of some of the delightful goodies in the upcoming Occasions catalog.  One of the bundles I ordered was the Lift Me Up Bundle.  Fun images and dies that will work for lots of different occasions.  This bundle coordinates with a Sale-A-Bration choice Carried Away Designer Series Paper(DSP), which I also used.

Lift Me Up split card

This is a split card and the 2 parts are connected by the large hot air balloon.   I like seeing the sentiment peeking through the two panels.  Here's a side view to help you better see the split.

Lift Me Up side

You know I enjoy participating in Challenges and one that I look at is Hand Stamped Sentiments. I am submitting this card for their Challenge #251.  I hope you will join in their challenge too!

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and you are looking for one, I hope you will consider shopping with me!  I will start sending out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs in December so let me know if you are interested.