Springtime Foils Specialty DSP

I am totally smitten with the new Springtime Foils DSP!  This is one of the new Sale-A-Bration offerings and it is gorgeous!


There are 4 single sided foil designs and you get 3 of each design.  I used 2 of the designs on this card.  Beautiful paper like this makes card making easy.  The only stamping I did was the sentiment and I also added one of the Petal Passion Embellishments.


This picture does a better job of showing off the beautiful foil designs on the paper.  The other two designs are rose gold foil and they are so pretty.  The paper is also a heavier weight and would make great boxes, bags as well as cards. This pack of Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is free with a $50 order and available while supplies last.   

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Heartfelt Blooms and the Triple Time Stamping

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is an elegant and beautiful stamp set.  It is a set that lends itself to lots of different techniques.  


This technique is called Triple Time stamping. It is very easy and I think it looks great with this set.  Here are the measurements for the different layers.

Very Vanilla: (cut 2) 4" x 5-1/4",  3" x 4-1/4",  2" x 3-1/4"

Basic Gray: 4-1/4" x 11"  (scored at 5-1/2"),  3-1/4" x 4-1/2", 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"

Place all the Very Vanilla layers on top of each other like they are in the completed card minus the Basic Gray layers.  You might want to secure each piece down with a tiny bit of adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment and then stamp  the flower as shown in the sample. Stamp a few random splatters with the Timeless Texture stamp.  Carefully separate the layers and now layer the largest vanilla piece on to the cardbase.  Layer the middle vanilla piece on to the Basic Gray layer and tie a bow using the Basic Gray ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon pack.  Apply adhesive and secure it down, taking card to line up the images.  Layer the smallest vanilla piece to the Basic Gray layer and attach it to the middle layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the remaining Very Vanilla piece and then adhere it to the inside of the card.  



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This project uses 2 Sale-A-Bration products and they are 2 of my favorites.  When you place a $50 order you are eligible to receive one of these fabulous products free.  If you place a $100 order you can choose both of these products for free.  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to be a customer, hostess and/or a demonstrator.  

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Heartfelt Blooms Glitter Panels

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!  There are so many great options to choose from.  Heartfelt Blooms is one of my favorites (yes, I know I have a lot of favorites) and it is so pretty and interesting too.  The way the stamp is created it lays down the ink in different opacities which means some areas are darker or lighter.   You stamp like normal and the stamp does all the work.  I love a stamp that does all the work for me.  


What do you think?  It took me a bit to figure out the correct measurements and then once I had the image cut up I decided to glitter them.  

All About the Paper:

Very Vanilla Thick 4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2",  3-3/8" x 3-3/4" these are the panels and are cut again to measure 1-1/8" x 3-3/4", scrap for the sentiment

Basic Black  3-3/4" x 5"

Berry Burst 4" x 5-1/4" and scrap for scallop oval

To glitter the image I inked up the entire strip with VersaMark and then embossed it using a mix of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  I start with a  1-1 mix and then add more embossing powder as needed.  I call this mix Glittery Goodness.  Stampin' Up! used to sell an embossing powder called Iridescent Ice which is the inspiration for Glittery Goodness.



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Remember you can get the Heartfelt Blooms set for Free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration  If you would like to see the Sale-A-Bration catalog or the new Occasions catalog email me and I will send them to you or you can click on the links on the right hand side of the blog.  

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Amazing You and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #495

I know you have heard me say this many a time, this week's challenge was a tough one for me.  Strangely enough I had a concept of what I wanted to make and the card actually came together pretty easily.  The tough part was deciding if I liked the card I made.  I went from thinking I should probably make another sample to I like it.  


Here are the colors for the Challenge.


Are you wondering where these colors are from?  I think they were inspired by the colors in the Painted with Love DSP.    

I embossed the flower from the  Amazing You  Sale-A-Bration set with gold embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  To color the flowers I used an Aqua Painter and Rich Razzleberry ink refill.  I fussy cut the flowers and surrounded them with gold foil leaves cut using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  The "love" die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and cut it in both gold foil and Melon Mambo.  The Melon Mambo was laid on top of the gold foil to give it a gold shadow.  


This is what I really like about participating in challenges.  They force me to stretch and try new combinations and ideas.  Sometimes they turn out, sometimes they don't, either way I learn something.  

This week you really need to check out what the other members of the design team created.  The cards are all so different and inspiring.   

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Flying Home and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494!  


If you haven't guessed by now I have been having so much fun with the Flying Home stamp set.  The images are so sweet and coloring can be quick or more detailed, either way it seems to turn out.  I do wish there were coordinating framelits so it would be easier to cut out those cute little birds, bee and butterflies. 

Did you notice that I used a bird from the A Good Day set?  She's the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight bird on the lower left.   I thought she looked like she belonged with this flock.   The background paper is from the Sale-A-Bration paper pack, Bubbles & Fizz.  This DSP is free with a $50 purchase and coordinates with the Bubble Over stamp set.   The gorgeous Pool Party ribbon is part of the Shimmer Ribbon pack which is another Sale-A-Bration choice.   

This was a fun card to make and here's this week's sketch.


Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for this sketch.   I hope you will join in and  post what you create on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.

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Flying Home and the Petal Garden DSP Stack

Everyday I go for a walk.  I have been pretty lucky this winter and have been able to get out and walk in between rain showers.  Today I wasn't so lucky.  While I was out walking (in the rain) I started thinking about spring.  Once I got home and got dried off I made this card.


I used the lovely Petal Garden DSP stack with the super cute Flying Home stamp set.  Don't they look like they were made for each other?  I colored in the image using the Stampin' Blends.  


I used the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  This ribbon is very easy to work with and makes very pretty bows. 


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It was fun to mix products from the Annual catalog, Occasions catalog, and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Remember you can receive the Shimmer Ribbon pack for free with a $50 purchase.  If you need any of the catalogs and do not have a SU demonstrator I would be happy to send them to you.  

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Picture Perfect Birthday and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #493

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #493.  This week it is a Color Challenge.


The challenge colors are Old Olive, Marina Mist and Calypso Coral.  


The first thing I thought of was the paper from the Bubbles and Fizz DSP.  The Bubbles and Fizz DSP pack is really fun and bright.  This is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices which means you can get it for free with a $50 order.  I love the hearts and was reminded by one of my team members that this design works beautifully for Valentine's too.


I used images from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in the challenge colors.  Once I completed the stamping I covered the circle in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with a mix of Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Clear Embossing powder.  I think the glittery embossing livens up the card.  One of the things I really like about the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is the sentiments.  I always like when fonts are mixed in a sentiment and I especially like this hand lettered font.


I finished off the card tying a bow using the 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon.  This ribbon is super soft and easy to tie.  This is a quick card with a little bit of glittery appeal.  

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

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are Sale-A-Brating! As you hop along with us you will see lots of fun ideas on ways to use Sale-A-Bration products.  


I am using the super adorable Party Pandas set!  I think pandas are the perfect animals after all they are black and white and you know how much I love a black and white color scheme.


 This is a tri-fold card.  I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" card base and scored it at 4-1/4"  and 8-1/2".


The DSP is from the Petal Passion DSP pack and you know this is a favorite of mine.   


The sweet little sentiment is from the very useful Teeny Tiny Wishes.   This is a set that I know will have the sentiment I am looking for.   The Red Glimmer Paper heart was cut out using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.

Are wondering how you can get your own Party Pandas stamp set?  You can get this stamp set FREE!  Yes, free.  You just need to place a $50 order  (before shipping and tax) and you qualify to get this set at no cost.  This is all part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion!  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you currently with, I would love to help you.  

Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Laura Milligan has created.

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If you just came from Laura's blog then please check out what the creative BJ Peters has made.

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January ICS Blog Hop Charming Cafe

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Happy 2018!   I hope your holidays were great.  It is now time to celebrate the start of both the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  I cannot think of a better way to start off than with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  I am featuring one of my favorite bundles, Charming Cafe.  


Honestly, the Charming Cafe bundle was not even on my radar until I really looked at the samples in the Occasions catalog and was intrigued by the dies and started thinking about all the possibilities.  Once I started working with the bundle I was indeed charmed by it.


I paired the Charming Cafe bundle with the Sale-A-Bration choice Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on page 14 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I think sometimes it is easy to overlook the non stamp Sale-A-Bration offerings.  The pack contains 16 pre-printed card bases (4 each of 4 designs) and coordinating envelopes.  I am featuring 3 of the designs on today's blog post.  


In case you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration let me tell you about it.  During Sale-A-Bration for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  New this year there are even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax and shipping).   The Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes are one of the choices at the $50 level.


Did you notice that all the cards also feature a cute little bow?  These bows are from the 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows.  


Are you wondering why I did this?  Well, if you order the Charming Cafe bundle and the In Color Bitty Bows you would qualify for a $50 Sale-A-Bration reward and could get the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Pretty cool, huh?


I really like using the pre-printed Tutti-Frutti card bases.  It eliminates some of the decisions and cutting and gets me to the fun part of designing and coloring a lot quicker.  Hope you enjoyed this look at the Charming Cafe bundle and the Tutti-Frutti Card Bases.  

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Jenilee Pauls has created for you! 

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It's Almost Over

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration. It has been a great one with lots of wonderful free gifts.  You still have a little more time to get one more order in but don't delay cause  it ends today.  Here's a look back at some of the fun projects I shared using Sale-A-Bration products.

Hey  Chick Red Balloon

The Hey, Chick set was such a fun one,  Cute, cute images and sentiments.

Delicate Details PS Swap watermark

Love the elegance of the Delicate Details stamp set.

Glittery Inside the Lines SDBH 12017

Here's the Delicate Details set and the Inside the Lines DSP.  

Hey  Chick 1

Another fun "chick" card.

Inside the Lines bag and card

Here's the Inside the Lines DSP and also the Glimmer Paper stack.  

Inside the Lines Perfect day side

Another quick and easy card using the Inside the Lines DSP.

Lift Me Up split card

Here's the Lift Me Up set with the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Pretty Pocket kit

The sweet and simple Sale-A-Bration Pocket Card kit.

Lift Me Up Sliding Easel side

One more card using the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Inside the Lines DSP

One last card using the Inside the Lines DSP.

Place your order today before Sale-A-Bration 2017 is just a sweet memory.  You can go to my online store and place your order or contact me.  

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