Friday, June 8, 2018

Global Design Project #141

There are two things that give me a huge creative block. One is if someone asks me to make a "cute" card. I don't always do well with that. The other is being given specific colors that I have to use. However, I force myself to think outside the box when asked or if I see a challenge online that I think might be a good creative exercise for me. The GDP Challenge this week is to use specific colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry. 


I still had the Rooted In Nature Bundle on my craft desk, so decided to use it again. This card was pretty simple to create. I white embossed the leaves on watercolor paper, then just spot painted the leaves the three different colors before using the matching die to cut them out. (used a bit of ink in the lid with my Aquapainter) I think it turned out pretty well and it was quick. With summer being here and me working lots of hours in a busy tourist town, I need quick. All products Stampin' Up!


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rooted In Nature Bundle: Bold & Beautiful Samples

The Rooted In Nature Bundle just about knocked my socks off when I first saw it. There are so many ways you can go with this bundle. Vintage, traditional nature inspired, bold & contemporary (like the samples below), etc. Prepare to see many samples from me using this particular bundle, as I already have quite a few that I haven't posted yet. The trees & leaves all have their own dies!! 


For the card below, I simply stamped the bold wood cut image, then stamped the tree on top of it, slightly off setting it. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it out, layering it on top of a piece of bakers twine I had tied around the card. A simple, quick card with an awesome look. This could be done in many different colors. 


I am IN LOVE with the card below. It looks hard, but is SO easy. Just cut a piece of black cardstock and a piece of white card stock the same size. Lay them next to each other and secure to your work surface with a bit of washi tape so they don't move when you stamp the image. Stamp the image with Versamark ink. Emboss the black cardstock with white embossing powder and the white cardstock with black embossing powder. Layer all up on your card base and layering pieces. Many sentiments would work for this card, but I used the word "thank you" trimmed from a longer sentiment from this set. I think this card really has a ton of wow factor!


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Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



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Friday, June 1, 2018

Clean & Simple Cards and New Catalog Starts At Noon MT!

Good Morning! It is a super exciting time for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers. THIS IS THE DAY. New catalog ordering capabilities should be up and running by noon mountain time. Just look at the cover! (click on it and it will take you to the pdf version of the catalog).  




The samples below were made using the Varied Vases Bundle, available in the new catalog. It is a darling stamp set with matching punch that punches out the vase shapes and a few other pieces from the set. There are more than a few reasons I knew I needed this set. Besides being amazing, this set is honoring my upline Mary Fish for reaching $1,000,000 in sales with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that reach that milestone, get to have a stamp set made in their honor and they even help design it! How cool is that? 

For both cards below, I die cut a "frame" using the largest 2 squares from the Stitched Framelits dies. I only cut one frame, then snipped at the corners to create the little "shelf". 

I stamped the vase with Bermuda Bay and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, punched it out and popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals. 


For the card below, I simply cut a vase from a piece of one of my left over acrylic abstracts I had painted on watercolor paper. (I dabble in several types of art) This could just as easily be done with our designer series paper. 



The samples below don't get any easier! I positioned all of the flower stamps on the clear block at once, then stamped the flowers with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I punched all of the vases out for the first card from of some of my scrap acrylic abstracts and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. The second card was some left over watercolor paper that I had "smooshed" inks on. I think these would be great cards to have on hand, stamping the inside sentiment as you needed them. 





Look at all you get in the bundle!



Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Less Than 24 Hours!

Wow...So much is happening in the next 24 hours. Stamp sets I love are retiring and the new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! annual catalog goes live! I am listing a few of my favorite stamp sets that are retiring, along with some photos of projects I made with them. I will link all products below this blog post. 

Remarkable You stamp set: I LOVE this stamp set and am sorry to see these lovely flowers go. They are so amazing for watercoloring. I used gold and white embossing powder on the flowers below, along with watercoloring techniques. It is probably my favorite project I made with this stamp set. 


The card below was my entry for a Global Design Project. I used a bit of a mixed media look with this one. The torn cardboard was from one of my Stampin' Up! boxes I received an order in!




The background for the card below was created using my "not your Mother's shaving cream technique". Click here for video tutorial. 



This next stamp set is called Wherever You Go and has some very interesting images.  I adore the bridge. 


The card above was made using my "foolproof watercolor technique". Click here for a quick video showing how I use baby wipes to achieve this look.  Click here and here for a few blog posts with more information on the technique. 

The background for the card below was made using my "not your Mother's shaving cream technique". 


The next set is called Rose Wonder. It has matching dies. 


I white embossed the image above, before lightly watercoloring it. 


I gold embossed the image above, before watercoloring it. I actually used 2 of the stamped images and selectively trimmed the second one for the rose bud on the upper right. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my favorite projects. The specific stamp sets (and dies) are listed below. 





It’s your last chance to purchase these retiring products!  Click the links below to see which products are retiring and currently available.  


Some of these products will carry over to the new Annual Catalog (starts June 1).  However, they will be offered individually and no longer available as a 10% off  bundle.

Everything else (tools, ink pads, card stock, ribbon, embellishments & more)



View the retiring Occasions Catalog products lists here in PDF format

View the retiring Annual Catalog products lists here in PDF format



STAMPIN’ UP! COLOR REVAMP!  Stampin’ Up! is making some gorgeous,  but significant changes to their color collections effective June 1.  I’ll be sharing more information on what’s coming in a future blog post!  The following colors will be retiring from the core collections along with the 2016-2018 In Colors (with the exception of Flirty Flamingo continuing as a core color). 

Thirteen Stampin’ Up! core collection colors are retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of the Stampin’ Up! core color collection.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RETIRING PRODUCTS!
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Absolutely all retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying order of $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Depending on inventory, there are discounts on selected products. 
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, I recommend that you purchase it right away and not wait to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced. 
  • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 25, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Our ink pad design is retiring (including all current pad designs) but not all Stampin’ Up! colors.  Colors that are not retiring will return in the newly designed ink pad (easier to open, stackable, etc.) in the Annual Catalog.  I will post color re-vamp info in a day or so. 
  • The best DEAL of all on the Ultimate Bundle!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! for even more free products & discounts.  Choose up to $125 in ANY current products for sale (including retiring merchandise), pay $99 (that’s $26 FREE) and the kit ships free (another 10% savings).   BONUS!  With your demonstrator status (by purchasing the kit and joining Stampin’ Up!), you’ll be able to see the new catalog on-line NOW,  pre-order select products from the NEW Annual Catalog NOW (Share What You Love Bundles and products and the new 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads – see flyer) and pre-order May 2 (more select products from the Annual Catalog)!  All this with a 20% discount thru a minimum of Oct. 31, 2018.  YES, PLEASE!  The Annual Catalog officially begins June 1. Click here to join my team! 
Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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