Friday, April 28, 2017

4.28.2017...TECHNIQUE WEEK....VIDEO SIX....STAMPING WITH EMBOSSING FOLDERS

FOR THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4.27.2017....TECHNIQUE WEEK- VIDEO FIVE- CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE

FOR THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4.26.2017...TECHNIQUE WEEK-VIDEO FOUR-CREATING WATERCOLOR BACKGROUNDS USING CLEAR BLOCK

FOR THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4.25.2017...TECHNIQUE WEEK- VIDEO THREE-WATERCOLORING USING STAMPS AND STAMPIN' SPRITZER

FOR THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

4.24.2017...TECHNIQUES WEEK-VIDEO TWO- DIP-DYE TECHNIQUE

FOR THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

4.23.2017...TECHNIQUE WEEK- VIDEO ONE- WATERCOLOR STAMPING TECHNIQUES

FOR THE NEXT  WEEK I WILL BE FEATURING A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE VIDEO ON MY BLOG EACH DAY.  HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU LOTS OF INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL TRY NEW TECHNIQUES IN YOUR OWN STAMP ROOM! 

NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE OLDER AND THE PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED...HOWEVER THE TECHNIQUES WORK THE SAME ....JUST SUBSTITUTE LIKE PRODUCTS YOU ALREADY HAVE...OR SHOP THE CATALOG FOR SIMILAR CURRENT PRODUCTS! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

4.21.2017...Doily fun....

Did you know that by making a few snips you can alter the look and size of the doilies in the Occasions Catalog?  How cool is this?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4.20.2017...Bird House Card...


I love that this card is shaped!  This is a card I made after seeing a card on Pinterest designed by Chris Slogar....here is her card:


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4.19.2017...Momma Dragonfly and her babies....



This cute square easel card folds flat to mail in an envelope....but displays beautifully open as shown.  The blushing bride glimmer paper dragonflies make this card sparkle!  

And check out the copper foil version below: 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4.18.2017....FUN FOLD...FANFARE FOLD



This fun card was a CASE from a card I saw designed by Lyssa Zwolanek ...it was so cool I had to try it....here is Lyssa's card:


Monday, April 17, 2017

4.17.2017...Another RAK card....all the way from Australia!


Look at this GORGEOUS card I received in the mail last Friday!

It came all the way from Australia!  My friend Tracy sent me some Australian sunshine ( it is summer there now) and this bright and happy card!  How amazing is she!

This really made my day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

4.14.2017...CASING with Falling Flowers. . .



This post is all about CASING:  CASE (kās) v. Copy And Share Everything

In the world of papercrafting, there is no shame in copying; in fact, we encourage it!

You can copy a project exactly, or you can change some of the elements to adapt it for different needs.

Be sure to give credit where credit is due.

My card above is a CASE from the current issue of Stampin' Success Demonstrator Magazine.

Here is the card I CASED:



Thursday, April 13, 2017

4.13.2017...Crafting with my upline....


Last week I got to visit my upline Denise and we played in her craft room for a bit.  

This is the card we made using Dragonfly Dreams .....

I love the grungy distressed feel to this card.  Hope you like it too! 

And here is her sample card: 

Thanks Denise! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4.12.2017...Celebrate You...


How fun is this card!

I chose primary colors for a bold pop of color.

And the Celebrations Duo embossing folder made it soooooo easy!

I cannot say enough about the Balloon punch.....at first I was very skeptical if I would even use it.  Boy was I wrong.....I use it all the time!!!   So glad I did not listen to my inner doubt on this one!


Monday, April 10, 2017

4.10.2017....Vintage Leaves and Gorgeous Grunge


It always amazes me what you can create with a little cardstock, some ink pads, and a couple of stamps!  How fun is this card?

The background was spritzed with water and some ink applied lightly with an aquapainter.  I dried it with a heat tool and then stamped with one of the images from Gorgeous Grunge found on page 123 of the Annual Catalog.  Finally I used Versamark and stamped the dot images and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

For the oak leaf I spritzed water on cardstock and then applied different colors with aquapainter.  I dried it with the heat tool and then stamped the leaf image with Versamark and heat embossed using early espresso embossing powder.

This was SUCH A FUN CARD TO MAKE!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

4..9.2017....SNEEK PEEK....


Woo Hoo!!!!!   

Check out three of the new In-Colors coming out in the new Annual Catalog!  

Stampin' Up! has announced that they will be offering an early release bundle to demonstrators now, AND TO CUSTOMERS on May 1!!!!!   Yippee!!! 

Here are a few sneek peeks....come back on April 24 for a close up video of the products! 



Friday, April 7, 2017

4.7.2017....Easter Chickunny?


I was playing the other day and thought it would be funny to put bunny ears on a chicken.

However, when I showed my card to dear hubby....all I got was a raised eyebrow and a strange look.

Guess not everyone gets my weird sense of humor....oh well.....too bad....I think it is hilarious!

And I know just the person to send it to, who will appreciate my sense of weird ha ha.....LOL.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

4.6.2017...Strummin' Along....


This is a card I made for my step son for his birthday.

Although it turned out fine....I thought I was going to go insane trying to get the guitar strings in place....let's just say the air was a light shade of blue-lol.

The Hardwood stamp set made the guitar base easy.  A little fussy cutting and some framelit dies gave me the rest of the pieces I needed.

As I said....the hard part was getting the strings attached and getting them to stay taut.....geesh!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4.5.2017....Retirement Announcement...

Heads up !  The Retirement List is Coming on April 10th!

The Stampin' Up! retirement list will be available on April 10 at 1 PM (MT). This list will feature retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog.
 Don't wait!!!   Get your products now before the retirement list goes live to guarantee you get what you want.
Everything on the retiring list is while supplies last!!  

Products from 2015-2017 In Color collection will be the first to go. 😒 Don't miss out on these fantastic colors: 

Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron and Deligtful Dijon.

Don't miss out...order what you want prior to the retirement list release to guarantee you get what you want!  Don't be like this gal: 


My next order goes in on Thursday April 6.....if you wish to order anything contact me prior to 5 pm.  

4.5.2017...Who Doesn't Like a Carouisel ...



I made this card using the products from the Cupcakes and Carousels Suite on page 8 of the Occasions catalog.  I LOVE the DSP!

I did not have the tassels so I made my own using fine crochet cotton.

Shaker cards are fun....but time consuming.  I have discovered a super easy way to make them that I will share with you soon!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4.4.2017...Random Act of Kindness.....Look what came in the mail!


Last week I received a beautiful surprise in my mailbox from Angie McKenzie in USA.

She made me this beautiful card and sent it for no reason other than she is a wonderful gal who likes to make others smile!

It made my day!  Thank you Angie!

Monday, April 3, 2017

4.03.2017...The Marbling Technique Video Tutorial



Check out this awesome video tutorial on an oldie- but- a -goodie technique, called the Marbeling Technique. (years ago we called it the shaving foam technique)

 It is super easy and fun to do!