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January 2016

Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT) Challenge # 255

It is not my turn to design for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #255 but I couldn't resist getting in on the fun.  Here's Sketch Challenge #255.

TSOT #255

I will admit I did not follow the sketch very closely but I think you can still see the basic sketch in my card.

TSOT 255


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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

I also tried it using  So Saffron for the butterflies.  

TSOT 255 So Saffron

I still cannot decide which one I like best.  What do you think? I hope you decide to join in the challenge!  The Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge runs for 2 weeks so you have until February 9th to play along.

Another Birthday Blooms

I am moved back in to my little stamp room.  It was time to clean the carpet and you know it needed cleaning.   I should just rip out the carpet and replace it with something that is more suitable for crafting but until then regular cleaning is the best I can do.  I also now know what is slower than watching paint dry...waiting and watching  carpet dry!

Here's another  card using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It is hard to believe that I was not going to order this set.  I had the usual debate in my head, about how many flower stamps do I really need?  Well, I now know that I made the right choice.  I love this set and have enjoyed coloring the flowers so much , so the answer is yes, you need another flower set!  An added bonus is the sentiments.  Love the mix of the two fonts.  

Birthday Blooms Love Blossoms DSP front


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Birthday Blooms Love Blossoms DSP

I realize I forgot to list that I also used the Squares Collection framelits.  I used the scalloped square to cut the sweet little scalloped border.  

I still have more to do to get my little room back together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Another In Color Paper Envelope Paper Idea

I meant to share this while the In Color Envelope Paper was on the Weekly Deal but I guess it is even better to share it now that you have it in your craft supplies.

What I Love in Mint Macaron

 The Envelope Paper is lightweight and adds a lot without much bulk.  The stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog called, What I Love.  It is a pretty 2-3 step stamp set.  I like that you don't need to be perfect to make it look good.  

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I need to finish my prep for events this weekend. The list is long and I really need to learn not to procrastinate.  Before I sign off here are the Weekly Deals for January 19-January 25.  These are available while supplies last so hurry and get yours!


Birthday Blooms TSOT #254

It is time for another Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch Challenge,  number 254 to be exact.  

TSOT #254

The optional theme is Simple Elegance.

I love this sketch, so many possibilities!  The 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog has so many stamps that would work  well for this sketch.  I chose to use Birthday Blooms.  

Birthday Blooms TSOT #254

I flipped where the sentiment and  image went from the original sketch.  

Birthday Blooms TSOT #254 close

I embossed the image in white embossing powder and colored with an Aqua Painter and ink refills.   You have probably noticed that this is my favorite coloring method.  

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Birthday Blooms TSOT #254 side

I hope you join in the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge #254! 

Endless Thanks and the WWYS Challenge #46

When I saw the What Will You Stamp Challenge was to use the Endless Thanks stamp set I knew I had to play along.  I purchased this set a few months ago and well you know the sad tale I am going tell...I never inked it up!  

Wwys_46_Endless Thanks

This is a cute set with a great font and lots of great words. 

Endless Thanks Watermelon Wonder

I am happy to tell you that this set has been inked!  Yay!  I cut the outer envelope using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.  Before I closed up the bag I cut out a circle in the from of the bag using the  Circle Collection framelits.  I thought a little peek a boo window would be fun and add a little interest.

Endless Thanks 2 Watermelon Wonder

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In the Weekly Deal the In Color Envelope paper I used in on special and is just $4.50!  This is a great light weight paper perfect for envelopes and also for card making.  Since it is thinner than card stock it is fantastic for layering without adding too much bulk.  The Weekly Deal is over on Monday or while supplies last so hurry and place your order or you might miss out.

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Sky is the Limit Round the World card

Here's a quick tutorial I made to help you make your own Sky's the Limit Round the World card. Sky is the Limit


Stamps: Sky’s the Limit and Going Global

Ink: Island Indigo

Paper: Island Indigo (4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”), Soft Sky (4” x 5-1/4”) and Whisper White (4” x 5-1/4” and 2” x 3”)

Big Shot: World Traveler folder and Circles Collection  Framelits

Adhesive: SnaiAdhesive, Stampin’Dimensional

Misc: 2 pennies

  1. Using circle die  #7(SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut a circle as pictured above out of the Soft Sky card stock. Set aside the Soft Sky circle you just cut(you will use this piece in step 2).  Stamp “the Sky is the Limit” in Island Indigo ink.  Using the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing folder emboss the Soft Sky card stock.
  2. Stamp the world image in Island Indigo ink on the cut out Soft Sky circle.  Using circle die #5 (SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut out the world image.
  3. Attach the larger Soft Sky piece to the Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Do not place any dimensionals within a 1/4” of the circles edge.  Place dimensionals in the center of the stamped world image and attach it as shown above.  Again it is important that you leave a dimensional free 1/4” border.
  4. Stamp the plane on the 2” x 3” piece of Whisper White cs and cut out.
  5. Place a dimensional between the 2 pennies. Attach the plane to the top of one of the pennies with a dimensional.
  6. Slide the bottom penny between the track that is formed between the world and the larger Soft Sky piece.

Sky's the Limit detail

If your plane doesn't fly check to see if your dimesionals are too close to the track.  Also, the more you make the plane fly the better and smoother it moves.


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If you need any supplies to make your card please click on any of the images above and it will take you to my online store.  Thank you and I hope you enjoy making your own card!

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sale-A-Bration!

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog hop!  This month our theme is Sale-A-Bration.  If you are new to Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration is probably the biggest event  of the year.  In a nutshell, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Sale-A-Bration runs from January 5-March 31.   This year there are a few choices that are available for a limited time (until February 15).   The Sky is the Limit stamp set is one of these sets and it is a great set to make manly cards.  Here in the Seattle area it is especially good set to have in your stamp collection since so many  people have a connection to Boeing.  

Sky is the Limit


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Sky is the Limit 2

Wait a minute!  Did you notice that the plane is in a different spot from the first photo?  Are you wondering what is going on?  Well, check this out. 


Hope that the video didn't make you dizzy!  Yes, it is a rolling penny card but done in the round so the plane can "fly" around the world.  Isn't it fun?  The Going Places  suite in the Occasions catalog has lots of fun travel inspired product that work well with the Sky is the Limit set.  I think the sentiment "I'm Lost Without You" from the Going Global stamp set would also be fun paired with this card.  

Remember that the Sky is the Limit stamp set is only available until February 15 so be sure to get your set before time runs out.  

Now it is time for you to hop to see what the creative France Martin has to share with you!

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Be sure to also check out what fun ideas BJ Peters has thought up for you!

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Honeycomb Happiness

Isn't this little bird so adorable?  She is part of the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set which is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.  

Honeycomb Happiness

I needed a thinking of you card for a friend and thought this little birdie would make her smile.  I stamped the bird on So Saffron card stock and did a little fussy cutting.  I know, there should be a punch or die but it really wasn't difficult except for her feet.   I used the Crazy About You set for the sentiment and even though I have had this set for a little bit I don't think I fully realized or appreciated what a fantastic set it is.  There are 30 words/phrases in the set which  gives you a lot of possibilities.  

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Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection

 I also want to remind you to stop by tonight say 7ish to check out the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. This month we are all about sharing ideas using Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  I have to tell you that the card I am sharing is one of my favorites.  You can also subscribe to my blog's feed (see the right side under Social Media, there is an orange icon with a dot and to lines, click on that to subscribe).  When you subscribe you will get an email every time I post to my blog.   I gotta get this card in the mail.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tonight for the blog hop!

Botanical Builders and the Weekly Deal

So many stamps and accessories, so little time.  Just a quick post to share a card and the Weekly Deal.  I am on a mission to get my blog posts written and scheduled for the next couple of weeks.  Ambitious since I am usually writing them that day or the night before.  My hope is that it will free up some time for me  so I will have more time to play with my stamps. Wish me luck!

Botanical Builders black white and red

So many possibilities with the Botanical Builder Framelit dies.  There are 14 dies in this set which means there are so countless different combinations of flowers and leaves you can  make.  These dies are available in a bundle with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Gardens Designer Series paper.  It is quite the deal.

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Here's the Weekly Deal for January 12-18th

Bloomin' Heart Happy Birthday

The new Bloomin' Heart Thinlit dies are just gorgeous.  They are very intricate so having the Big Shot Die Brush is  definitely helpful to get all the little pieces out. 

Bloomin' Heart Rose Red

Isn't that heart just gorgeous?  I love all the detail and how delicate it looks.  I used it to attach the two panels of the card.  I love this card style and you can see other samples of it here, here, here, and here.  Here are the measurements for this card.

Pink Pirouette card base- 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4",  2" x 5-1/2"

Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper - 1" x 5-1/4", 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White card stock (inside) 4" x 5-1/4"

Bloomin' Heart Rose Red side

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