Sunday, June 25, 2017

Host Blog Hop Tour





Welcome!  I am so excited to be participating in this blog hop today!  I know you will see some great creative projects as you hop from blog to blog! 


My card features the Background Bits stamp set - that is one of our exclusive sets just for our hosts! 



This card goes together very quickly, and uses just a few supplies, making it easily duplicatable!   

I have created a step by step tutorial and supply list for you.  

Click Here for Free Printable Tutorial and Supply List

EARN MORE FREE! Now through the end of June, you can earn an extra $35 in host rewards when you host a party of $350 or more! 

Get your friends together - host a party - and earn extra host rewards!  

 Of course, you don't even need to actually "host" a party -  you can gather orders together from your friends and hold a book party - and earn extra rewards once the orders surpass $350!  Please contact me with any questions, should you be interested in hosting! 




Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the hop!




 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts


 This sweet little card features the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set -  and is this year's Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set.  Stampin' Up! has a partnership with Ronald McDonald House charities - and has donated over $1.5 million to this great organization! Plus - for every stamp set sold, $3 is donated to RMHC. 




For a Free Printable Step by Step Tutorial and Supply List, Click HERE



Supplies used on my card are shown below with clickable links to my online store!



Measurements for Card: 
Powder Pink:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White:  3" x 4 1/4", plus scrap for jar

Thanks for visiting today!

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Celebrate the Man In Your Life

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It seems we all struggle with "man" cards - cards to send to husbands, fathers, sons, male teachers, etc.  When I was preparing for this swap, I browsed through the catalog and the Pieces & Patterns stamp set caught my eye.  I think it is perfect for a "man" card - no matter what his age!

Here's my card: 



I had Father's Day in mind when I created this card - we have four daughters, and I thought the four "critters" could resemble the four of them - and could use them for my husband's Father's Day card!  I think he will like it!

The four "critters" are actually fussy cut from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper that coordinates with stamp set.  The Emerald Envy patterned paper on my card front is also from the Pick a Pattern paper.  It's quite a colorful paper pack with both images and background designs.

There are great images in the stamp set, but decided to use the designer paper this time because of the cute critters - and my four girls - and Father's Day coming up !  It worked!

I added a bit of ribbon and twirled some loops of Black Baker's Twine and also a trio of circles from the Enamel Dots package.  

 Next on our hop is Carol Payne.  Can't wait to see what she has created!

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And if you would like to visit the previous blog with Sharon Burkert's creation, click below:


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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Catalog Sneak Peeks


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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen May Blog Hop -this month we are sharing some projects that are Sneak Peek's of new catalog products!

 My card today uses the This Little Piggy stamp set- it is an adorable set!!




To create this card, I started with a base of Daffodil Delight, and next a layer of Whisper White that I embossed with a new embossing folder called Oh My Stars.  

I used the lovely Delightful Daisy Designer Paper - the daisy pattern - to create a tag, and topped it with a bow, made with the new 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight. 

I cut a Daffodil Delight square from the Stitched Shape framelits to add a pop of color.   

My little pig was stamped with Archival Black ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I used an aquapainter to add some color to the stamped images with Powder Pink and Old Olive ink. 

To finish the card, I added a small Glitter Enamel Dot - these are sparkly fun!  

Measurements for my card:  
Card Base -  51/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" 
Daisy Tag -  2" x 4 1/2"
Daffodil Delight Scrap used with Stitched Shape framelits
Shimmery White - 2 1/2" x 3" 

Hope this card makes you excited for the release of our Annual Catalog and Idea Book!  It goes live on June 1!!!  I can hardly wait!  There are so many amazing new products!  But don't take my word for it - if you are from the US and don't have a demonstrator, and want to get your hands on a new catalog, just send me an email and I will see that you get one!! 

Now it is time to visit the next blog on our hop - Carol Payne's

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Or hop back to visit Sharon Burkert's Blog:


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Thanks for hopping by today!






Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Birthday Memories - Onstage Local


 Just a couple more shares from my presentation at Onstage Local in Minneapolis.  All feature the Birthday Memories Suite that will be in our new catalog that is released on June 1.  So many new amazing things in this catalog! 

If you don't have a demonstrator, and would like a copy, just send me a quick email and I will be happy to send one your way. 

email:  rmilliga@neo.rr.com 


The bundle from this suite consists of the stamp set, framelits and designer series paper pack.  The framelits coordinate with the designer series paper - first time we have had framelits like this!




This first card was one of the Make and Take cards that everyone attending the event got to make.  So cute - the fox and the banner are both cut out using the framelits - from the designer series paper that is a part of this bundle - this makes it so quick and easy! 


Here is one more card: this one features the designer series paper as well -  I used the Stitched Shape framelits to cut the squares and added some baker's twine and enamel shapes.  The cake is from the designer series paper.  




I also shared a little set of 3 x 3 notecards: 





The envelopes were made with the designer series paper and the envelope punch board.  These would be great little cards for a gift enclosure.  

Don't forget to check out all of the retiring products and the new clearance rack sale items in my online store SHOP HERE 

 Thanks for stopping by today! 
 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Products in the Clearance Rack

 Clearance Rack

There are new products in the Clearance Rack in my online store - with some amazing deals!
 These products are available only while supplies last - and some may be gone quickly, so if you see something you want, don't delay - get it ordered!!


 Check them out the Clearance Rack and Shop HERE

My card today features the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.   This set is a favorite of mine and I have used it quite a bit since its release.




To create my card, I first stamped some splotches onto the white card base - I wanted them to be light and soft for the background, so I stamped them off on a scrap paper before stamping on my card. I also stamped the greeting on the lower right hand corner of the card - this is from Love & Affection stamp set.

I stamped the dragonfly with Emerald Envy ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and punched the image out with a 2 inch circle punch. 

I used a square of Bermuda Bay cardstock and attached half of a doily.  I wrapped some Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon around this piece and attached it to my card.  To finish the card, I simply added some Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon and the dragonfly. 

Pretty quick and easy!  Supplies for this card are listed below with clickable links to my online store.
If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be honored to serve as yours!



Measurements for card: Whisper White base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 41/4; 
Bermuda Bay cardstock - 3"square

Thanks for stopping by today! 
 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weather Together


 My card today features the Weather Together Bundle that is on our retiring list.  This is a great set with great images and some really good uplifting word stamps.  It is also great for a bridal shower!



This bundle comes with framelits for the umbrella - which makes this easy to re-create.  We are so spoiled by all the framelits that are available to us!

To create this card, I stamped the umbrella onto three different colors of cardstock and cut them with the framelits.  These were popped up with dimensionals - and placed over the umbrella handles - also cut with the framelits.

I added some raindrops , stamped in Smoky Slate ink to create my background for the card.

A small banner finishes the card.

The inside of the card has a greeting and flowers - I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the images onto that.





Don't miss out on this great bundle - since it is on the Retiring List, it is only available while supplies last.  Click here to see the entire Retiring List

Supplies used for my card are listed below with clickable links to my online store.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be my honor to serve your stampin' needs.