Friday, May 19, 2017

Foxy Friday

Hi stampers!  I totally forgot that Stampin' Up shared by Instagram tip earlier this week!  It was pretty cool to see it posted!  You should follow them if you don't already!  There's some good stuff and good tips on there!

My tip was using your punches to make a cute little body for your skunk from foxy friends like I used in this card:

Isn't his little body just perfect?  Check out Instagram to see my tip!  I just love this card, it's so sweet and just kind of perfect when you don't have any other wise words this!

And I can't tell you how much I'm going to miss mint macaron.  I haven't been using it much in preparation to say goodbye, ha!  It's such a pretty color!

Happy stamping!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Celebrations - Stampin' Up Global Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hi stampers!  It's time for another Artisan Blog Hop!  Take a trip around the world with us.  If you came from Mercedes' blog and her amazing project, you're well on your way and if not, just keep clicking!

Some of us are using happy celebrations and some of us are using cool treats which is great news since both are carrying over into the new catalog!

I chose happy celebrations because...well, I just like it!  It was a hard decision because both sets are super cute!

My cards are pretty simple but pretty bold!  This set just lends itself to being bright and cheery so I wanted to pair it with lemon lime twist which is so vibrant!  It looks fantastic in a simple color combo with black and white!  I've heard a few people say they aren't a fan of it but I hope to change your mind if you're in that camp.

I used some of the eastern palace DSP and also some of the retiring pop of pink DSP.  If you haven't added this one to your stash, I highly recommend getting it before it's gone!  I love the black and white designs of that paper and will miss it! (Still working on finding a place to take photos that isn't dark in this darn house!)

For this card, I used my favorite embossing folder.  I also stamped my image right on the DSP and cut it out which is a fun way to change up this set a little.  A sprinkling of black sequins rounded things out.

For this one, I used the same concept but I embossed the letters with white powder.  Doesn't the lemon lime twist make an awesome watercolor wash background?  I used some of the background circle images and some of them are stamped full strength and some stamped off once.  I love all the color variations on this card out of just one color!

The black sequins were too much competition with my letters so I added the clear ones from our metallic sequin assortment to this one.  It's a fun look with the bold circles and the sequins being more subtle.

And finally on this card, I pulled out the coordinating embossing folders which are so much fun!  I stamped the triangles both full strength, stamped off once and then once again.  For the sequins here, I went with white which helped make the debossed greeting really pop.  It's amazing the difference a little bitty embellishment like that can make!  The cards looked naked without them, ha!

I hope I've changed your mind about lemon lime twist if you were on the fence and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  It's time to head on over to the Netherlands and visit Miriam who has something amazing to show you!

If you'd like to click around, here's a list of all of us, too!

I wasn't able to add the Eastern palace specialty paper to my supply list so please note that it should be added.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Mailable Monday - Three Ways

Hi stampers!  I hope everyone had a great weekend, it was a really fantastic one over here!  And not for any one big reason but so many little moments that added up to one great weekend.  Mother's Day was just a bonus :-)

And now for a little secret.  I don't usually care for or get many, if any, of our hostess sets.  But boy is that not the case with this new catalog.  I even pre-ordered a new set which I try not to do usually.  The in the city set is adorable and amazing!  You get 60...that's SIXTY stamps, isn't that awesome?

I whipped up three cards using the set the other day and I wanted to show the different things you can do with them.  I knew we'd be getting some new neighbors and they happened to move in last week so one of these cards is going to them.  They have a three year old boy so hopefully Ian can make a new friend!

The thing I probably like the best about this set is that it's a two step set so you can make cute cards and FAST!  All I did here was stamp the outline in black and then stamp the inside in soft sky and emerald envy.  Side note: this color combo is to die for!  I'm going to marry lemon lime twist...don't tell Jon!

Really, this card came together in seconds.  Great for someone like me who moved to a developing neighborhood, right? :-)

For my other two cards I simply watercolored the elements which is also pretty quick and since they are simple images, doesn't take much fuss (which is good for the coloring impaired like me).  Remember, for the best results, ink up in versa mark then your basic black and emboss with clear powder.

I kept this one more simple by just stamping and cutting it out with some of my layering circles.

And I stepped this one up just a tad by fussy cutting the house and tree.  I thought this one would be fun to send to just about anyone who needed a pick me up!

I hope that I've shown you just how easy it is to make a handful of cards with this set.  Sixty stamps can be a little overwhelming but don't be afraid of this one!  Add it to your host rewards and make a whole neighborhood or city!

Happy stamping!
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Mother of All Mother's Day Posts

Hi stampers!  So, as in most aspects of my life I'm lagging.  Surprise, right?  LOL!  Anyway, I wanted to share the three mother's day cards I made earlier this week for all my moms.  I guess I could have made one card for all three (yes three, we'll get to that in a minute) but where's the fun in that?  And I kind of like tailoring each card to each mom.

I made this card for my momma with the everyday hero set.  I LOVE this set and have not even come close to using it enough, dang it!  Now my mom is not big into super heroes or anything but she is the best mom around and she's a pretty incredible lady.  She likes bright colors too, so I think she'll like the new colors I used here!

I'll be missing her big time this weekend.  There haven't been many (if any?) mother's days where I haven't seen her :(

For my step mom, I used the delightful daisy suite.  She really likes flowers and this suite just kind of reminds me of her for some reason.  Do you ever just see something and it makes you think of someone?  She's the first person I thought of when I saw this in the new catalog.  The sentiment is from the oh so succulent set.  I'm STILL in denial that it's retiring!

And my third mom is my mother in law.  I made her this card because she likes mason jars :-)  She has quite a few of them decorating her house so I thought this would be cute!  Again, I'm LOVING the new in colors!  And do you SEE that cute tiny bow?????  They come with a little dimensional already glued on so you just peel and stick!  It's hard to tell in the catalog but they are made out of like a felt material, in case you were curious.

I'm not going to do a supply list since I have so many cards.  I've been skipping them with all the new stuff too, so I'll get back to them when it's updated with new supplies or I only post one card :-)

Hope everyone has a good Mother's Day...mothers and those who love like mothers alike!

Happy stamping!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fab Friday 112

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's been the longest week ever!  Jon was gone for two nights and I DO NOT stay home alone overnight.  Well, I didn't in Illinois since Ian was born!  I would either have my mom come visit or go to her house.  Not really an option in Tulsa, at least this time.  So I'm happy to have him home now (even if we are in different rooms on totally different floors of the house as I'm tying this lol)!

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!

I have a small confession...I kind of hated these colors when I sat down to work with them.  AND...I MADE them, bwhahahahaha!  Honestly, I put off doing my project as long as I could because they weren't speaking to me after having thought they were great a month ago when the pads happened to be out on my desk.

But, turns out, they work pretty well together and my card turned out ok and all of the DT cards are fabulous!

I kept it pretty simple since the colors are pretty bold and this set is just great for clean and simple!  And for bold colors!

My picture is not fabulous was rainy or SUPER rainy here most of the day so I was basically taking pictures in the dark and I swear they look a lot lighter on my phone!

Anyway, come play along with our colors...even if you don't like them lol ;-)

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Old and New

Hi stamper!  I think I've mentioned before that one of the great benefits to being a demonstrator is the pre-orders for our catalogs.  You get to order items a full month ahead of time which gives you more time to play (or sit and stare at your stuff if you're me, LOL)!  Seriously though, I love getting another month out of everything and I LOVE combining "old" stuff with the new stuff like I did here in this card.

This card uses the circle stamp from pieces & patterns.  I combined it with the little plus element from the hello lovely PL accessory pack along with the new lime in color which is quickly becoming my favorite color.  It's so vibrant and looks so great with so many of our colors!  I also used tranquil tide and I'm loving the combo of the two new in colors plus emerald envy!

This stamp set is part of a suite with DSP so I wanted to make sure to create something without using the colors in the suite.  I think sometimes we get stuck ONLY using the colors in a suite, at least I know I do.  But the options are really endless!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Soft Sayings

Hi stampers!  Quick post today.  Can I just say I love the soft sayings card kit?  I think I mentioned it already but I love it, the stamp set, and the colors!  I whipped one up quick the other day!

I made it just like the kit and it's so simple and so cute!  Sorry for the yellow cast...still working on that.  Sigh...

Happy stamping!


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