Saturday, June 30, 2018

FREE Ink Pads

Did I say, "FREE"?  Yes I did.  For one month, starting Sunday, July 1st, you can get a FREE Family of ink pads.  That's 10 full-sized ink pads, absolutely FREE!

This offer is for any new demonstrator who joins in the month of July.

Now, why would you join?  Well, I can give you lots of reasons.  Take a look:

1.  FREE Ink Pads!
2.  Starter kit is only $99 - FREE shipping, and you get to customize it with products you choose, up to $125 worth
3.  New Catalog (I'm sure your wish list is long!)
4.  Discount of at least 20% on all products purchased.
5.  NO obligation to ever sell anything...unless you want to.  You can purchase for yourself (remember, you always get 20% off), you can sell to friends, you can develop a can enjoy your $125 in product, your FREE family of ink pads, and do absolutely nothing else!

Look at all those colors!  And one of these families of colors can be yours, absolutely FREE!

Head to my website, here, and click "Join the Fun", and you'll be on your way to collecting your new family of ink pads!

Friday, June 29, 2018

They're Here!

Stampin' Blends in all the NEW colors are now in the warehouse and available to order.   If you love these fabulous alcohol markers as much as I do, you've been panting to place you order.  And now you can!

Click here to order.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Take a Look at Abstract Impressions

I've recently shared a few cards using the Abstract Impressions bundle.  You can see them here and here.

Now take a look at some samples from the Stampin' UP! office:

Wow!  Are you ready to try this fabulous bundle?  You can order by clicking in the product info below.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday's "What's On the Desk?"

After a week of card clubs, I had little left on my desk today.  This was it:

Yup, that was it.  I had been playing with the Tropical Chic bundle to bring to a team meeting, but things didn't work out, and these were the two pieces the had not been trashed.  😐.   So I decided to try to turn them into a card...wait...what?


These look pretty - Shaded Spruce, Call Me Clover and Mint Macaron.

And this die is part of the suite - let's see what I can do with that.


So let's start with a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and stamp the edge print using the "hinge" technique and the Stamparatus.  I start with my cardstock in the corner and stamp all the way at the top.

Then I move the plate down two hinges (the stamp is nearly 2" tall, so this would be the next position) and stamp again.  I continue down the side of the card.

And add my window (I've cut a Layering Square in the card front; I'll be putting the die-cut leaves on the inside of my card).

How about a frame?  Using two of the Layering Squares Framelits, I cut one from Call Me Clover.

Let's see what this looks like:

OK, coming along; what's next?

Stamped leaves --the large one using Shaded Spruce is then cut with the Big Shot and the Tropical Thinlits dies.  I also cut two Vellum leaves.

And the palm leaf.

I've stamped two of the flowers using my new favorite color combo - Poppy Parade and Mango Melody.  Playing with placement after I stamped the sentiment from Another Wonderful Year.

Almost there...still needs a little something...

Done!  Stitched lines below the sentiment (using the Stitched Labels Framelits) and a piece of Mint Macaron Bakers Twine (from the Nature's Twine collection) finish this off.

I forgot to mention that I ran the card base through the Big Shot with the Subtle embossing folder--can you see the texture of the front of the card?  Almost like a linen fabric.

And that's what was on my desk this week.

Thanks for joining me and following my creative process.  Questions?  I'm just an email away.  

All products used are listed here; click on a photo to go directly to my online store.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Garden Impressions

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Demo Stamp & Chat at the home of Mercedes Weber. Mercedes is an Artisan Award winner, and regularly contributes gorgeous cards/artwork for Stampin' UP! displays.  When we get together, everyone brings a "shoebox swap" - we have all the materials for a card that we share and everyone gets to make one.

Here is Mercedes' card:

Wow!  Such a beautiful card, and the lovely Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper does most of the work.

The card base is Thick Whisper White.  The Blueberry Bushel layer was run through the Big Shot with the Subtle embossing folder for a fabulous, subtle texture - almost like linen.

The DSP is adhered to a layer of Whisper White, and then we stamped the sentiment from Abstract Impressions.  This is layered on a Smoky Slate banner with a half-piece of Pearlized Doily, and then popped up on Dimensionals over some Lovely Lipstick.

The card is finished off with a punched rose (from the DSP) - we used a 1" circle punch, then "fussy cut" slightly to make it look like it was cut out.  Genius!

Thanks, Mercedes!  This is one super-pretty card!

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