Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Friends are Forever

 Welcome to this month's blog hop - we are sharing cards with a friendship theme! When you are reading this, I will be in Salt Lake City at a Stampin' Up! event - and I will have my hands on our brand new annual catalog!!! Super excited to see what is new! 

My card uses one of my favorite color combinations - black, white and yellow.  The stamp set is Grateful Bunch (#140691) and I have used it with the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch (#140612). Want to save 15% on these products?  Buy them in a bundle and save! See it here

The best part about this card is how quickly it goes together! Simply stamp the stem in black ink on the Whisper White card base, and add the two strips of designer paper along the right edge of the card. 

Then, stamp the flower (I did "Fussy cut" the flower, but it is quite easy to do!) and add it to the card with a dimensional.  Use a black button for the center of the flower. Create a little banner with a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the greeting, and wrap some black bakers twine along one edge.  Attach about a fourth of a tea lace doily, and add this entire piece to the card front.  That's it! Cute, quick and easy!

 I have listed all supplies used below -  

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

 If you want to hop back, you can see what Frenchie has created this month!

 Thanks much for hopping with us!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Weekly Deals

Here are this week's deals - my favorites - the pearls and the white perfect accents! Both add perfect little touches to your paper crafting!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for March!  We are switching things up again this month and doing a Color Challenge.

And here is my card:

My card features two Saleabration products.  I love the Pedal Pusher stamp set and have combined it with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper - and all the colors from our color challenge are in this paper!

I used my Big Shot with the Envelope Liner framelits to add some of the Wildflowers DSP to envelope.  Love how this dresses up the envelope and makes the card seem more special. 

These Saleabration items are only available for a few more weeks!  Saleabration ends March 31.  Don't miss out on your chance to get these free products! 

Below are the supplies I used on my card - click on any image to shop in my online store: 

And now it is time to hop over to Stella MacKay's blog -

Or hop back to Josee Smuck's blog -

 Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about my card. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bear Hugs

This cute bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set just makes me happy!  I made several of these cards for Valentine's day - and while Valentine's day is past, any day is a great day to tell someone you love them!  

 This card goes together pretty quickly -  the base is whisper white, followed by a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of designer paper from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper stack.  This paper stack is amazing - great, fun designs in a 12 x 12 pad - you can get lots of mileage out of this stack!  I used it for the little banner on the left and also for the sun ( 2 1/2 inch circle) behind the bear.

I stamped the top half of the bear with Chocolate Chip ink - and used the coordinating bear hugs framelit dies to cut him out.  Next, I cut his arms off (no animals were harmed ! lol!)  and placed them on the "fence".  

The Bear Hugs framelits also come with a heart shape framelit. 

Supplies are listed below -  click on any image to be taken to my online store!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Picture Perfect

Here is yet another beautiful card (well, I think so!) using the Picture Perfect stamp set.  

I used crumb cake, basic black and bermuda bay for the hummer, stamped her on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used a circle from the Circles Collection framelits to cut her out - then sponged the edges with crumb cake ink.  

My background is a piece of Designer Paper from the Timeless Elegance package.  I love its soft, subtle color.  
Here are the products used - you can click on any link to order these supplies!  

We also have new Weekly Deals today  - 

 And more news today -  we have three new Saleabration offerings available for free with a $50 product order! See them HERE

Here are two cute cards using the Party Pants stamp set - one of the new Saleabration offerings. Free with a $50 order!  

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Is it snowing where you are today?  We got a ton of snow last night and all the schools around here are closed!  I LOVE snow and love snow days, too!  Hope you enjoy your day today no matter what the weather!


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge!

The Stamper's Dozen are trying a sketch challenge this month - first time for our hop, and I think we all have enjoyed this!  Here's the sketch -


And here is my card - 

I used the Picture Perfect stamp set- love, love this set!  I chose a neutral palate- crumb cake, very vanilla and typeset designer paper, plus a bit of venetian crochet trim- (some of my favorites) and then  added a pop of real red. 

To stamp the hummingbird, I used just two of the stamps for the body - there are three - and then stamped the small stamp on her throat.  I wanted to use the real red somewhere else on the card - so used the real red candy dots. 

 For a step by step tutorial and list of supplies used on my card, please click HERE.

Don't forget the envelope - a quick and easy way to put the finishing touch on your card is by using the envelope liner framelits with your Big Shot - 

Thanks for visiting today!  Come back tomorrow - I will be sharing another card using this same stamp set!


And don't forget - today is the LAST day to order three of our  Saleabration offerings - these are FREE with a $50 order -   My favorite is the Sky's the Limit stamp set - available in clear or wood mount.  Great set for masculine cards!  Visit my online store HERE to Shop! and take advantage of these free offerings.

Next on our hop is Stella MacKay - can't wait to see what she has created -

 Hop back to see what Josee has created-


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Let's Eat Cake

 Isn't this a fun card?  As you know, I love tea parties and when I saw the silverware framelits in the Cups  & Kettle framelits set, this was a fun way to use them! 

So here's how this went together-
Add a piece of designer paper from Have a Cuppa DSP stack ( 4 x 5 1/4) - this is the tablecloth - and the tea lace doily becomes the placemat! 

For the napkin -  cut two pieces of  Have a Cuppa DSP for the napkin - one at 1 1/2 inches and a slightly smaller one at 1 3/8 inches -  fold each in have and put them together with the smaller piece on the outside.  

Use Smoky Slate cardstock and the Cups & Kettles framelits to cut out the silverware. 

For the plate - I used a circle framelit (fourth largest) and cut this in Whisper White cardstock.  Next I punched a 2 1/2 inch circle out of a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock  then centered the same circle framelit I used for the plate and cut this out - this created a rim for my plate.  

I used the stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and stamped on the center of the plate.  

Won't you come sit with me and eat cake?  

Below are the supplies used on my card - hope you enjoyed this!

 As you most likely know, we are in the midst of Saleabration, Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 in product you order, you get to select something free - you can view the free products HERE