Thursday, May 31, 2018

Last Day of Our Current Catalogs

Hi stampers!  Today is it, the last day of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  While I'm SUPER excited to get my hands on some new stuff (I am still revising my list...I better get it together today for real), I'm super sad to see so many of my favorite things retire!

I was visiting my dad this week and him and my step mom were talking a little bit about my SU business with me and I was talking about retirement.  They asked why I don't keep using my retired sets much and I told them that I TRY to only use current items so I can promote those items and hopefully (lol) sell them.  And then also, I want to inspire both customers and demos alike, to USE their current items.  That being said, I keep a lot of items and stamp sets because you just never know when you may need them for a special card and this is one of those sets, I'll probably never part with!

The inspiration for this card came from some unicorn cupcakes over on Instagram!  They were exactly Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather with some gold thrown in.  I did the embossed splatter  by using a little bit of a versa mark re-inker and an aquapainter.  The key is to not use too much water.  Splatter it on then add your powder and emboss.

I really mixed and matched stamp sets on this one.  Don't forget to do that!  We get stuck in using our sets as a whole but I used the Magical Day set with the Banners For You set and my sentiment is from World's Best Trophy.  That's also a great retiring set to grab while you can!  If you want the banners bundle at the discounted price, you gotta grab that today as well!  Our bundle pricing isn't carried forward into other catalogs so while the items are available separately, you can't order the bundle and save your 10%.

Hard to see in the photo, but there's sparkly Wink Of Stella on my unicorn.  And the glimmer paper really picks up the purple tones, so pretty!  Speaking of retired products, I MAY have used the retired gold Wink of Stella to do my unicorn horn.  I just couldn't resist :-)

Make sure to grab anything you want out of either of our catalogs TODAY!  The new items will be available around 12 noon Mountain time, tomorrow!

Happy stamping!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rainbows and Unicorns

Hi stampers!  What goes together better than rainbows and unicorns?  I'm still so shocked this set didn't make it into the new catalog!  It's so on trend and so cute!  Better grab this bundle while you can!  This is probably one I won't part with!

Anyway, I was thinking the other day that I should use it with a sort of rainbow and I tried some watercolor techniques using the silicone mat and kind of the smoosh technique with the cloud decorative mask.  I basically made watercolor wash on my mat and used the mask to pick it up then lay that down on my paper.  It didn't turn out exactly as planned but I think it was pretty cool anyway!    I actually made this before I was able to get my hands on all the new inks so I used some of our returning in colors and our current colors!

I watercolored by unicorn to match and added some Wink of Stella.  My sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.  That great set is carrying over!  You need that one, too!  It's so versatile!

You've got until Thursday which is tomorrow to grab this one out of the Occasions Catalog!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This Set Is A Gem

Hi stampers!  I am very sad this set, You Are Priceless, is retiring!  I really love it and it pairs SO well with some of our updated and jewel-toned colors!  I combined Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist with two new colors, Gorgeous Grape and Shaded Spruce.  Aren't they gorgeous alone and all together?

For my background I simply did an emboss resist technique.

For my jewel that I cut out, I actually used the two step stamps in the set and then I blended the ink with my aquapainter for a bit of a different look.  I also really wanted to use this saying as my sentiment, so, Labeler Alphabet to the rescue!  WHY doesn't this set have this sentiment in it? :-)

I added a little silver and black metallic thread.  I'll be sad to see the black go, I use it a lot.  And a couple of glitter enamel dots round it out.  Trying to use those up!

Make sure to grab this one for your collection before it's gone on Friday!

Happy stamping!

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