Monthly Archives: April 2017

Scraps = Cool card layouts

Todays cards show how you can use some of those scraps you have laying around your craft space. One card is a top folding 4¼” x 5½” and the other is side folding with the same measurements.

This Fresh Fruit card features six strips ¾” x 3¾” adhered to a mat of 4″ x 5¼”, which then is backed with dimensionals and adhered to the card base.  Any of the fruit in the set could be used for the background of the greeting and you could even heat emboss the greeting for a more intense look.

This card features scraps of Serene Scenery Designer series paper, which unfortunately is sold out, but you can use any scraps the measure 5″ long and about 1 ¼” wide will work. Adhere the outside two first then center the third in the center to a base 4″ x 5¼”. Focal image of the deer was stamped off in Soft Suede and greeting stamped full strength.

I just love how these came out. Why not create a beautiful handmade gift of a series of these cards all with different designer series paper scraps, the recipient is sure to love them!

Some of the products used are on the retired list and may be sold out and are available only while supply lasts. Retiring stamp sets are available until May 22nd, then while supplies last. Numerous products can be substituted to recreate these cards.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th.   When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

·    A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND

·    A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Happy Shopping!

How about a little water coloring today?

Today’s card features water coloring, something I really am starting to enjoy. In scoping out Pinterest I came across a few designs like this and thought I would mix them up for this card.

The image from Birthday Blooms was first stamped in Archival Basic Black and let to dry while I heat embossing in white Happy Birthday from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  The Sunshine Sayings Bundle is retiring but both products will be available for separate purchase – save 10% and grab them today.

Once the image was dry, using my Aqua painter and ink a smooshed on the lid of my ink pad I colored in the flower. After letting the flower dry, I painted Smoky Slate around entire water color paper. The dried water color paper was adhered to a mat of Rich Razzleberry card stock, Happy Birthday banner was attached and Smoky Slate ribbon tied around with a bow.  Card base is Smoky Slate.

Some of the supply products used may be on the retired list, may be sold out and are only available only while supply lasts. Retiring stamp sets are available until May 22nd, then while supplies last. Numerous products can be substituted to recreate these cards.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th.   When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

·    A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND

·    A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H.

Don’t forget to check out the clearance rack for new items up to 60% off.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

 

April Sunday Stamper Cards

Happy Sunday! Today I will be stamping with my Sunday Stampers and thought I would share with you the cards we will be making. I’m using some of the retiring stamp sets and designer series paper, just remember any paper can be substituted to create the same card.

Sympathy cards are not something anyone likes to make, yet we all need them. I was asked if we could make some this month and I decided on two, one using the Wetlands Stamp set (which is retiring) and one using Rose Wonder. Either card could be used for various occasions. The Wetlands stamp card, is my go to design – sometime I use masking and sponge daubers for the background or even a swoosh style stamp. The ever famous Lovely as a Tree stamp set works well for this design as well. The choice of ribbon, bakers twine or even linen thread can take the card from masculine to feminine very easily.  The Rose Wonder card showcases a simple use for designer series paper, a label and a few die cut pieces, add an embellishment and you are done.

Since so much of the designer series paper is retiring I thought it would need if each person used a different paper for their It’s time to Celebrate card with matching handmade envelope. Don’t know about you but its been awhile since I used the envelope punch board and forgot just how much fun it can be!

When I’m planning cards for my class quite often I make samples using retired or scraps of various papers to make sure I have all the dimensions correct and like the final product. As you can see from the photo below, the Celebrate card, with the panels, works both at a vertical or horizontal layout, just adjust the size of the sentiment layer and it’s mat to work with the wording of your choice. Members of my mailing list will be receiving the dimensions for all cards today.

Remember some of the products used are on the retired list and available only while supply lasts. Numerous products can be substituted to recreate this card. All retiring stamp sets are available through May 22nd, then while supply lasts.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th.   When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

·    A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND

·    A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Happy Shopping!

 

PCC240 a Sketch Challenge

So how are you today?  I’m not bad, it’s Friday and I took a vacation day!  Last night we were with friends watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win round 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. I was hoping to sleep in today and I did, a whole 45 minutes. For some reason the dogs just don’t understand “sleep in” and need to go outside at the scheduled time each morning, oh well, weather was nice and I watched the sun rise.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge, click on the image below to check out their blog and see what idea’s their design team came up with, you might even decide to play along.

For my card I started with a card base of Tip Top Taupe, one of the retiring In-Colors and pieces of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from Beautiful You stamp set (you know the set with the lady dancing in the rain!). I stamped the greeting in Old Olive and used a Stitched Shape Framelit to die cut it and backed it with a Layering Scallop Circle Die Cut.  The Decorative Label punch was used to create an interesting finish to the tab at the top right of the Whisper White paper, a little paper clip finishes it off.

Some of the products used are on the retired list and are available only while supply lasts, unfortunately some are already sold out. Any combination of designer series paper can be substituted to recreate this card.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th.   When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

·    A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND

·    A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Happy Shopping!

For your viewing pleasure – Retiring Bundles and Stamps

Out with the OLD & In with the NEW.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th.

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

  • A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
  • A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. If you order is over $150, please use the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Happy Shopping!

 

 

PCC239 – Metallic Embellishments

Happy Monday, welcome to another week.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Metallic Embellishment Theme challenge, PCC239. Click on the image below for a link to their blog to check out their designs and play along if you like.

For my card I decided to feature the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder with Silver Foil Sheet and the Urban Underground Embellishments.  The stamp set is Suite Sayings which comes in both Clear and Wood Mount. Love how this card turned out, perfect for a variety of occasions based on what is stamped on the inside like Happy Birthday, Thinking of You or Happy Father’s Day!

Some of the products used are on the retired list and available only while supply lasts. Numerous products can be substituted to recreate this card.

In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th. When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you:

  • A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND
  • A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code QVUEB26H

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Happy Shopping!

 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter,  hope you get to spend time with family,  friends and candy !

Hello Spring Flowers!

Happy Saturday, hope you are having a good day. I’m busy making Cheesecake and Covered Oreo’s for Easter tomorrow, each family member brings something I for Easter it’s dessert, thought these would both be a pleasant surprise for the group.

Today’s card features the Falling Flowers Bundle (which is retiring 5/31/17) which includes the Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers Framelit Dies, while the bundle price will be gone, the individual items will still be available. ‘Hello’ is part of the Hello You Thinlits Dies which are retiring and only available while supplies last.

Both the flowers and leaves were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black in and die with their matching framelits. All are adhered to Whisper White which was run through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall textured impressions embossing folder. The ‘brick’ is backed with a Cucumber Crush mat and placed on a Crumb Cake card base. This is a great card to send someone to let them know you are thinking about them!

 

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

 

Embellishments = Easy card

Do you have any embellishments sitting around,  if not the Cupcake and Carousel Embellishments kit along with the matching designer series paper made for quick and easy card.

To start the card two strips of designer series paper where cut and one end punched with the Triple Banner Punch, then layered together. Next baker’s twine & ribbon there wrapped around the top and secured in the back with mini glue dots, the piece was then backed with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a Very Vanilla card base (4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″ for a top folding card). Using one of the labels from the embellishment kit, You are Amazing was stamped in Bermuda Bay and adhered to the banner. Finally a bow from the kit was adhered with Gold Metallic Enamel shape in the center to match the gold trim of the label.  For the inside, you could stamp a variety of greetings based on how you want to use the card: birthday, thank you, congratulations – sky’s the limit.

Note: Some of the products used are on the retired list and available only while supply lasts. Numerous products can be substituted to recreate this card.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

Sweet Cupcake Card

Yesterday the retiring list was made available, have you checked it out yet? If not, here is the list in PDF.

Today I have a birthday card for you featuring the Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Bundle, while the bundle is retiring, both the stamp set and framelits  will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog which goes live June 1st.

The the Cupcake sits on has a light watercolor wash in Blushing Bride (on watercolor paper) and after I used the embossing folder I smoothed out the images for a softer look using a bone folder and light pressure. The label is backed by Stampin’ Dimensionals for depth. Metallic enamel shapes in gold add a little touch of bling to the card. This is a perfect birthday card for the cupcake lover out there!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

Retiring Product List

Second post for the day – the Retiring Product List is now available.

Below is a PDF of the file.

If you click on the image above and you will be taken to my online store were you can review all the products and make your purchase today.

Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

Thank you for stopping by – Craft On!

 

 

 

 

PCC238 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge #238. Click on the image below to see the cards made by their design team and other crafters, you may just want to play along yourself.

For my card I am featuring the Happy Celebrations stamp set and Cupcakes & Carousels products.

To create my card I started with a mat of Pool Party card stock with a 2″ strip of Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper adhered about 1″ down. The tassel, ribbon, bakers twine and bow are all from the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit – the tassel was threaded on to the ribbons and adhered to the back with glue dots. The HAPPY is in Early Espresso & Peekaboo Peach on Very Vanilla and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Birthday to you! at the bottom was stamped in Early Espresso before Happy was adhered.  The entire piece is adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Remember to stop back later today to see the retired product list!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

 

Succulent Garden Easter Card

Hope you are having a good weekend. Friday we had snow and today’s high temperature is supposed to be around 70. I’m enjoying a lot of time on my sun porch, grilling some steaks and getting some crafting done.

Tomorrow (April 10th) is a big day with Stampin Up!, the retired list will be available at 1 p.m. Mountain time. Any guesses as to what stamp sets will be retiring to make room for new one’s?   As a demonstrator I will also have access to the new 2017-2018 catalog online,  just another great perk of being a demonstrator.

Today’s card uses the Oh so Succulent Bundle, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Oval Framelits. The Succulents were watercolored and topped with Clear Wink of Stella.

Hope you enjoyed the card, why not try to make one yourself , you can order the products below.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

 

Cool Watercolor Background

Happy Friday, today I thought I would share with you a card with a really cool watercolor background using watercolor paper, aqua painters and re-inkers.

To create the background I put a few drops ink on a disposable plate and added a few drops of water. Next, I spritzed water over the watercolor paper and using my aqua painter swooshed color light to dark across the paper. Once the paper was dry I adhered the batch of Dragonflies in Daffodil Delight and stamped the greeting. With this greeting the card can be used for any occasion.

Hope you liked the card, why not try this technique today!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.

 

Important Dates Reminder !

Hi there,

Now that Sale-a-Bration is over, I’m sure you are wondering about the upcoming new 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! catalog, the retiring products from the current catalogs, and basically, “What happens next?

Here are the important dates to watch for:

April 8, 2017:  Demonstrators attending a Stampin’ Up! On Stage event will see the new 2017-2018 catalog!

April 10, 2017 – 1pm MT: Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the On Stage event!

April 10, 2017 – 1pm MT:  the new 2017-2018 catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY

April 10, 2017 – 1pm MT:  the RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list as soon as I can get it published for you!

April 10 – May 31, 2017: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don’t delay!

May 31, 2017: last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.

June 1, 2017: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog.

 So, you may have noticed that there are some neat perks for being a demonstrator!!  On May 1st this year, I will be a demonstrator for 5 years and I can tell you that the annual catalog release is as exciting this year as it was when I started stamping years ago.

If you want to share in that excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family & my group, then you too can see the new catalog early!

Click on the Join my team tab for more information.

 

 

PCC237 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend. Saturday it was cold and rainy then Sunday was sunny and much warmer. We spent sometime Sunday working on the “mud bowl”, better known as the back yard. With all the rain we’ve had the last couple months and the dogs running around we needed to put down some grass seed and cover it with hay, with any luck new grass will start growing soon and the dogs will stay a little less muddy.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge. Click on the image below to be directed to their blog so that you can see the great cards designed by their design team, you might even decide to play along.

The background of my card is a piece of watercolor paper with an Emerald Envy wash in the middle. Once the paper was dry, I used versamark and gold embossing powder to create the splattered look using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The watercolor paper was adhered to a mat of Delightful Dijon cardstock and put on a card base of Very Vanilla with Stampin Dimensionals. The banner is from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper, the stamped image in Delightful Dijon is from the Moroccan Nights stamp set. Happy Birthday is from the Fresh Fruit stamp set and also gold heat embossed. The petite petal punch, 3/4 inch circle punch and tree Builder punch created the flower on the upper left corner. A gold metallic shape finishes off the center of the flower.

To go along with the card is a handmade envelope made from Moroccan Designer Series and the Envelope Punch Board. Why not make a card with matching envelope today?

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26Hwhen placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping!

600 Blog Posts!

Happy Saturday, today we are celebrating my 600th blog post, woo hoo ! ! !

I want to take time to thank everyone who stops by to visit my blog, I really appreciate the time you take from your

 

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line store. Everyone who orders from me and checks demonstrator contact will receive handmade re-useable card and small thank you gift. Remember to use the April host code QVUEB26H when placing your order to receive your thank you items from me. Happy Shopping.