JANUARY NEWS

1. SALE-A-BRATION REWARDS START JANUARY 28TH. Schedule a workshop with me to get your extra hostess rewards to spend.

2. ALCOHOL MARKERS FOR COLORING AND SHADING COMING THIS QUARTER

3. JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! TEAM FOR ONLY $99 and GET A TOTALLY CUSTOMIZED KIT WORTH $150 PLUS FREE REGISTRATION FOR CONVENTION THIS YEAR IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH IN JULY.

Tuesday, April 15

Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up!




Starting May 1, a selection of products will be available for purchase (below), with even more items in the NEW ANNUAL catalog on June 2.




I hope you are as excited about this as I am!!  Let's do some project life together!!
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Saturday, April 12

MORE FUN RAINBOW CARDS

HEY BLOGGIES,

I had so much fun creating my card that I showed you yesterday (see previous post), that I thought I would make a couple more with some variations..

I used the ANOTHER THANK YOU photopolymer stamp set for my words.
 This one I used a stamp from the Petals Parade stamp set and my pick of rainbow color inks.  I added a small black cardstock strip near the bottom and a cute hot pink flower accessory with a rhinestone in it. I like the way the stamping came out with the different colors.  I used rainbow colors of mini flower sequins to accent the card.

This card I again used the punched squares and rounded two corners.  I used black ink for the thanks on one of the squares.  I used a large flat backed dot for an accent on the right and the cute mini flower sequins all over.

On all three cards, the die cut thanks was from the Silhouette ecutter.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Stop back again for more inspiration, won't you?


Thursday, April 10

RAINBOW COLOR THANK YOU

HEY BLOGGIES,

Two friends and myself got together today and it was Tammy's turn to come up with the card idea that we would create.  We love getting together and sharing ideas.  Here is my card:

Tammy has an E-cutter and she showed us how she creates die cuts with it.    I am thinking I am going to NEED to get one before too long!!  I am loving the "thanks" ecut die and the cute rounded squares too!!  We used white embossing powder on the thank you on the squares, then overlapped them and popped up the overlap with stampin dimensinals.


I added very very tiny star jewels onto my card in the colors of the rainbow squares.  They finished off my card just perfectly.  I am loving this CAS card.

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I have entered this into the weekly Sketch Frenzy Friday and hope you will visit them to see what the other team members have created as well.

Please come back to visit again for more inspiration and creations.

Friday, April 4

WELL THAT IS JUST "PEACHY KEEN"

hey bloggies,

Sorry I have been a bit quiet this week.  Lots of work going on to sell our home and lots of showings so I have to leave for 30 minutes each appointment.  That equals not much stamping!!

Today I have a card to go with our current sketch on SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.  Here is our sketch to work with:

I used the sketch to start my creativity, but strayed a bit from it.  Instead of banners I used stamped arrows.  Hope you like it:

 Here is my take on the sketch with lots of fun arrows and spears.  Love the stamp set PEACHY KEEN.

 I got a card similar to this at Leadership from my roomie DJ, a demo from Austin.  Thanks DJ for the idea!!



Heat embossed the sentiment and punched it out with extra large circle punch, then popped it up on dimensionals.  I love the spring colors of the coastal cabana, baked brown sugar, summer starfruit, and crisp cantaloupe.  The card base is coastal cabana with a layer of crisp cantaloupe underneath the whisper white main layer.

Thanks for stopping by,  Pop over to Sketch Frenzy Friday to see the other team member's cards and to enter YOUR creation on the site as well.

Come back again for some more creativity, won't you?

Friday, March 28

SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY CARD

HEY BLOGGIES:

Today I have a monochromatic card for you today inspired by my Manager, Dawn Griffith.  She sent me a thank you card and gift for helping her with our team.  I loved the card so much I had to CASE it and make one also.  I just added the ribbon for a bit of a different look and to go with our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY sketch by Patrice.



Here is my card with Flower Shop stamp set and pansy punch as well as Petite Petals stamp set and punch.
The shape of the card is so unusual and fun, isn't it?  I got a card like this from my Upline Dawn Griffith and knew I just HAD to case it.  Changed it up just a tiny bit.

 Closeup of the pansies

Closeup of the naturals ribbon with one flower and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.  Go to the website and see what the other design team members created!!

Come back again soon.

Thursday, March 27

PAPER PIECED CARD - EASTER WISHES

HEY BLOGGIES,

I am right in the middle of getting our house ready to sell so we can move.  Same area just into the country more.  SOOO because of that, I have most of my craft room all packed and stored away safely.

But how can anyone go weeks without stamping or crafting??!!  I know I can't.  I made a paper pieced card today and used the sentiment of one of the 5 that I kept from packing away.

I made this card to enter at TECHNO STAMPER MONDAY.  My second card for this week on this challenge.  Also entered at Around the World Stamping.

I used the FREE DSP from Sale-a-Bration called SWEET SORBET and I sure do L O V E that paper!!  I fussy cut out some of the printed flowers from the paper as well as stamped some Petite Petals flowers and punched them out.

 Here is the card all finished.  I added some water coloring onto the DSP for shading, coloring and emphasis to some of the flowers.

 You can see the paper pieced flower and leaves in this upper lkeft hand corner.  I then popped it up on dimensionals and used my markers and aqua painter to add shading, filling and layering of colors,  LOVE IT

 The twine is the FREE SAB SWEET SORBET ACCESSORY PACK and I am loving this thicker twine.  I used a trick I saw on the web recently - I used a bit of gesso or elmer's glue in between my fingers and rubbed it on the tails of the twine.  Then I shaped it how I wanted it to be and let it almost dry before I attached it to my card.  AWESOME how it makes such a difference with the bow all shaped and pretty.  (this is before I added the other candy dots to my card.

Now you can see my candy dots (I changed out the one on the twine bow) and the completed card with the shading and coloring.  What do you think? I really REALLY liked the process because I was so much more involved with the creation by coloring, shading, layering colors and then paper piecing and adding punches.  You will see some more of these types of cards from me again.

OOPS, I forgot to show the inside of my card:
I believe the most important part of Easter:  HE IS RISEN.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Please stop back by again.  If you have any questions, let me know.
The colors I used are:

Soft Suede ink (for sentiment)
Crisp Cantaloupe
Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Summer Starfruit

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