Monday, April 20, 2015

Amazingly Amazing



 Happy Monday!  Today's card is clean and simple - and features three stamp sets:
Bordering Blooms (stamped in Sahara Sand Ink) 

Painted Petals (one of my favorite word stamps - love it - stamped and punched with the extra large oval punch).  If you have a favorite type of stamp - clear mount, wood mount, or photopolymer, this stamp set comes in all three !  

Petite Petals  (stamped in Pacific Point ink and perfectly punched with the Petite Petals Punch - that's a mouthful!)

To finish the card, I added dimensionals to a few of the punched flowers and the greeting and a few rhinestones for some bling! 



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Don't miss it - Tomorrow we will know what is on our "Last Chance List" - and I will link to those lists as soon as they are available.   This list will have everything that is being retired from our current catalog - and we have the opportunity to order these products at discounted prices  - some up to 50% off! 

The accessories are on a first come first serve basis - and some will be gone in a matter of minutes!   Best way to get what you want??  Visit my online store and place an online order  -   click  HERE
 

Thanks for visiting today!  
 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

World of Dreams


I love this card because it makes me think of springtime and cherry blossoms!  

I am in Columbus today playing nurse for my daughter Anna as she had minor surgery yesterday. Happy to report that she is doing great and we are hoping to have some fun today- perhaps a little "retail therapy" as we call it!  LOL!  

Anyway, back to my card -  Love the color combination of Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.    This card is super easy to create - I used my Stampin' Write markers (strawberry slush and early espresso) to color the stamp used.  I stamped this twice - (re-color the image each time) and then added the "hello"  stamped with Strawberry Slush ink. 

To finish the card, I punched several flowers using the flower from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and attached them to the branches with glue dots.  I added pearls for some bling.  

I punched the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch with both Strawberry Slush cardstock and cardstock Vellum, and tied them together with a bit of white bakers twine.  

Couldn't be easier, right?  

Here are a list of supplies used to create this card for your Online Shopping convenience! 
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Thanks much for your visit today! 


 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Petal Potpourri and the Butterfly Basics Bundle is Back!





Loving the Petal Potpourri bundle in the Occasions Catalog. The stamp set and coordinating punch are bundled to save 15%.  

This card today couldn't be quicker or "cleaner".  To create this card, I started with a piece of Back to Black designer series paper - and punched a little more than half of the Flower Medallion punch which is part of this bundle, and used my snail adhesive to attach this piece to the Whisper White cardstock. 

Then, I stamped one of the flower images within the punched shape - using staz on black ink, and also stamped the "thinking of you" stamp from Gift of Kindness stamp set. 

To finish the card, I used my aquapainters and two ink colors - Strawberry Slush and Crisp Canteloupe to add some color to the flower. 

Great news today - the wait is over for the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating thinlets!    And Stampin' Up! has a great deal for them - now through April 30th -   




1.     Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!

2.     Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

          Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)


Here are a few cards I created and shared earlier using this great bundle - it is my very favorite product in the Occasions Catalog! 












Below are the products used in my Petal Potpourri card shared today, and I have also added the images for the Butterfly Basics bundle and thinlits for easy online ordering!  Just click on any image to start shopping! 


Thanks for your visit today!  TGIF!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vintage Glam Wedding Invitation


 So today I wanted to share the wedding invitations from my daughter Rachel and Gabe's wedding. 

 
 The base is brushed silver cardstock - and then I used a shimmery vanilla for the wording.  The picture really doesn't show how pretty these really are!  Many told us these were the most beautiful invitations they had ever received - well, let me just say it was a labor of love!  What a wonderful and happy time.

I had the wording pieces printed and called upon my two best friends - Rene' and Sandra to help me assemble these!  We got them done in one day!  

We used four inch wide lace - attached with sticky strip - and added a strip of  Stampin' Up! Vanilla Satin Ribbon.  The "bling" was from last year's Holiday catalog - we have a similar product in this year's catalog that would work as well (in fact I used them on the favors).  And as a precaution - I added an extra piece of the Vanilla shimmer cardstock over the front of the invitation for mailing, so that they would arrive in perfect shape!  I actually mailed a sample to myself to make sure it would arrive as I hoped it would - and it did.  
 
Here's a peek at the inside of the invitation - 




 The bottom half of the inside was a pocket that held info on the reception, accomodations for out of town guests, and the response card - and we used more of the four inch lace! 


 And here are a few more photos! 

These two stole the show! 


 And here is a family photo that I love!  We are so blessed! 

 
 Please come back tomorrow for a few more pictures! 

Thanks for your visit today!
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stampers Dozen April Blog Hop



 Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop this month where are theme is Congratulations!  For my post today, I hope you will indulge me to share a couple photos from my daughter Rachel's recent wedding to Gabe Helton.  I will share just a few today but please stop back again as I will be sharing more over the next few days!




The wedding was "vintage glam" and colors were ivory, gray and some silver for sparkle. 

I have a stack of cute vintage suitcases and used two of them for the wedding guests to place cards in when they arrived at the reception.  They sat side by side - 



Here's a closer look -  




 Supplies Used-  I used a lot of Stampin' Up! products on these suitcases -  heart framelits, banner framelits, Big Shot, brushed silver and very vanilla card stock, Lovely Romance stamp set, silver bakers twine, and Basic Gray ink.  Non stopping up supplies included lace - lots and lots of lace! We used it on everything - including the invitations! 

The silver glimmer circles were punched from our Silver Glimmer paper and stitched  together with a sewing machine.  I used these circles on some other decorations at the wedding as well.   

Here's one more photo of the girls - 



 Thanks for stopping by today - and for hopping along with us!  Please leave a comment - we love to hear from you!

Our next stop on the hop is my friend, Stella MacKay click below -  

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