Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lifetime of Sunshine

It is Saturday.....and that means I have a fun card to share with you that you can make!
I have complete instructions (both to see here & to download!)


If this card does not make you smile this time of year....what will?
A friend of mine shared this with me, yes, she lives in Florida and gets
to see these beautiful palm trees all the time--not fair I say!

HERE ARE ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS!

If you like to stamp using your mobile device, here is the project sheet that you can just view here:

Or, if you would rather download and save to your computer, or print it out, just click on
graphic below!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0GGysLvXUG4bUFfdGNya2Z5Z1k/view?usp=sharing

Here is what you need to make this card.  If you need something, just click on any picture to order. 




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Friday, December 2, 2016

Fun New Sketch + 2 Cute Card Ideas

It's Friday.....and we have another fun sketch and 2 super cute cards for you!
Even if you are not interested in using the sketch, make sure to check out these cute cards!
I love sketches because they make me break out of my box and design a card a bit differently than I normally do!!!  I don't know about you, but I tend to design my cards basically the same all the time.  Sketches force me to do something different--and I always have fun doing so!

Here is this weeks sketch:

A sketch is just a starting place.....try different shapes, different placement,
turn it different ways.  It DOES NOT have to be exactly like the sketch!  
Use more or less layers, use papers or stamps....the choice is yours!

I team up with a couple of demonstrator friends to provide these, so sometimes the samples are fun creations that they made!  (I love my demonstrator friends!)

So, here is the first interpretation of this week's sketch.  The focus is the DSP and you all know how much I love using Designer Series Papers--it makes card making so dang quick and easy!

This is the SERENE SCENERY DSP--ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES.  


For this card--just turn the sketch the other way!

Now it is YOUR turn!  What will you create with this week's sketch?
Give it a try and head over to the BRINGING BIRTHDAYS BACK Facebook Group and share!  I can't wait to see what YOU create!


SHARE YOUR CREATIONS ON THIS GROUP:


FUN FACEBOOK GROUP--just for birthday card sharing!!!
(and a few other fun ideas!)

If you have any questions about this project or anything Stampin' Up! please contact me.  And...if you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator--I would be honored to be yours.  I have been a full-time demonstrator for almost 22 years--I love what I do and I love to help others enjoy their creativity!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Swirly Bird Card Series #10

HAPPY DECEMBER.

Really?  It's December??  How can that be.

It's going to be a crazy crazy month around here.....Besides all the holiday "happenings," one of my daughters will be moving to Missouri....and it's all happening really fast.

So, stamping time will be limited and I will be a crazy lady trying to help her move,  prepare for Christmas, and then we will be traveling to Arizona for Christmas at our other daughters....

BREATHE.....BREATHE.....

Anyways....I found that I have a bunch of cards that I have made over the past several months that I never shared.  So, I am going to use December as my
CATCH UP ON SHARING month!  I am sure many of you won't be doing a lot of stamping either, but I still wanted to share some ideas.

So, if you see things you like, make sure to PIN them to your PINTEREST BOARDS so you have them when you are ready to stamp.

JUST HOVER OVER ANY PICTURE TO GET A PIN IT BUTTON!

Yes--this is card #10 with this set.
I do think this is the most versatile stamp set ever!!!!

I think you can get a million different looks with it!


The beauty of this stamp set is that you can just change up the colors....
and BAM you have a MASCULINE CARD!!!

QUICK & EASY......THAT'S MY STYLE!!!

Since this set did not have any "words" in it, I paired it with the set
CRAZY ABOUT YOU and the HELLO YOU THINLITS

With these stamps you have a ton of options to use whatever greeting you want--for
almost ANY OCCASION!!!






CARD SUPPLIES
  • Cucumber Crush Card Base:  11 X 4 1/4
  • Whisper White Layer:  5 X 3 3/4
  • Basic Black Layer:  5 1/8 X 3 7/8



I have not used much METALLIC THREAD on the cards with this stamp set....
so, I finally grabbed it and use on this one....it adds such a nice little touch!


If you struggle with how to add a little of this thread behind an image, here is a short little video that I did awhile back showing how easy it is!



Don't forget to stamp the inside of the card!
And the envelope!



Here are most of the products used on today's card.
Click any picture to shop on-line & place your order!


If you have any questions about this project, or any of the supplies--just let me know.  I am here to help you with all your creative needs.  


DECEMBER  ORDERING SPECIAL!

Shop in my online store and use the HOST CODE:  CRU4XYFD
and I will send you a fun PRODUCT GIFT!!!!




And....don't forget about the YEAR END CLOSEOUT SPECIALS!!!!


Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  I would love to be yours!
Contact me to get copies of the current catalogs plus a great "new customer" offer just from me!





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Year End Closeouts--Don't Miss Out (+FREE Gift)

Year End Closeouts have begun in the Stampin' Up! store.
WOW--lots of fabulous products at some incredible prices!!!




Once on the website, make sure to click on SHOW ALL so you don't miss anything!

CLOSEOUTS include Holiday Catalog items, Clearance items, Overstock items.  Many of these items are ONLY AVAILABLE while supplies last--so order early so you are not disappointed!

Wonder what is retiring from the Holiday Catalog????

And.....if all of that is not enough....I have a little gift for you if you order in my store this month!!!!

Simply use this HOST CODE:  CRU4XYFD
and I will send you a fun little PRODUCT GIFT!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12 Days of Stamping Giveaways!!!!

Beginning December 1st, and continuing for 12 days, I will be having a
CHRISTMAS GIVEWAY on my Facebook Page!!!!!

It's fun.....it's easy....and YOU could be a winner!!!


Go to my FACEBOOK PAGE to get all the details and get into the daily drawings!!!



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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Best Birds Card Series: Card #2

I have another card for you today using the BEST BIRDS BUNDLE.
This set has really grown on me.....


I just did some super simple watercoloring on this card.


Want to make this card?  Here is what you need....
  • Whisper White Card Base:  11 x 4 1/4
  • Crumb Cake:  3 5/8 x 3 5/8
  • Whisper White:  3 1/2 x 3 1/2 + scraps
  • Garden Green scrap for banner
  • 1/2 Doily
A couple of Stampin' Tips..... 
  • Stamp images in the Archival Black pad so the ink does not run when you watercolor
  • I used an AquaPainter and my ink pads for the watercoloring
Do you like this stamp set??  Have you purchased it already but not really sure where to begin creating with it???  

I have a TUTORIAL available with step-by-step instructions for 4 exclusive cards + a video filled with tips and tricks!  These tutorials are great for your personal stamping, or, if you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you can use the ideas for a class or in your events!!!





Here are most of the products used on today's card.
Click any picture to shop on-line & place your order!



If you have any questions about this project, or any of the supplies--just let me know.  I am here to help you with all your creative needs.  

DON'T FORGET MY NOVEMBER SPECIAL!
Shop in my online store and use the HOST CODE:  C4G7V6VR and I will send you an awesome tutorial with detailed instructions for 25 different Christmas cards!  

Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  I would love to be yours!
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Day To Get These Deals

It's The Last Day of the BIG SALE
Don't miss out!!!!


TODAY'S 24 HOUR SALE:


REMEMBER--TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET THESE GREAT DEALS!










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Best Birds Card Series: Card #1

In October I share lots and lots and lots of Christmas cards.

I don't know about you, but I am pretty my "Christmased Out" when it comes to stamping.
My cards are all made....it's time to move on to other stamps!

Today I want to share a great all occasion card using the BEST BIRDS BUNDLE



This bundle is so fun because you can stamp....and then cut out with the framelits...
OR
You can use the detailed framelits to just cut out birds....
OR
combine both!

There are tons of options and different things you can do.


Want to make this card?  Here is what you need....
  • Whisper White Card Base:  11 x 4 1/4
  • Chocolate Chip DSP (from the Neutrals DSP Stack):  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (covers the whole front)
  • Delightful Dijon:  3 3/4 x 3 3/4 + scrap for bird
  • Chocolate Chip:  3 5/8 x 3 5/8 + 1 3/8" Circle
  • Whisper White:  3 1/2 x 3 1/2 + 1 1/4" Circle (+ scrap for words)
  • Linen Thread
A couple of Stampin' Tips..... 
  • The "texture" stamp in the Best Birds set is used around the edges of the Whisper White.  Ink it up in Crumb Cake and stamp several times, moving just a bit each time, without reinking--repeat...and repeat...
  • Stamp the "branches" in Chocolate Chip and use a Blender Pen to pull color from the stamped outline to fill in the image.  If you need a little more color, just pick up with Blender Pen from the ink pad
Do you like this stamp set??  Have you purchased it already but not really sure where to begin creating with it???  

I have a TUTORIAL available with step-by-step instructions for 4 exclusive cards + a video filled with tips and tricks!  These tutorials are great for your personal stamping, or, if you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you can use the ideas for a class or in your events!!!






Here are most of the products used on today's card.
Click any picture to shop on-line & place your order!




If you have any questions about this project, or any of the supplies--just let me know.  I am here to help you with all your creative needs.  

DON'T FORGET MY NOVEMBER SPECIAL!
Shop in my online store and use the HOST CODE:  C4G7V6VR and I will send you an awesome tutorial with detailed instructions for 25 different Christmas cards!  

Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  I would love to be yours!
Contact me to get copies of the current catalogs plus a great "new customer" offer just from me!




PLACE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! ORDER HERE
Don't forget to check out my FACEBOOK PAGE for more ideas!
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