Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Patriotic Theme

I am smitten with the new stamp set, Baby Bear.  Just can't get enough of it!  When I was trying to think up a card for our hop today, I knew I wanted to do something with Baby Bear.  Hope you like it! 

This card was quick and easy to create - to create the bear, you use three different stamps -  and three different colors of ink.  The stamp set has the stamps numbered 1, 2, and 3 so you know what order to stamp them in.  I experimented with a lot of different color combinations and this one was my favorite - first I stamped in Sahara Sand, then Crumb Cake, and then Early Espresso.  Tip: For best results, place the white cardstock onto the paper pierce mat while stamping the bear images.

The bear's red bow was stamped and fussy cut - don't worry - it is easy! 
I added a piece of Night of Navy cardstock that I embossed with the lucky stars embossing folder, and my Big Shot. We have a new Big Shot Platform that I used - it's a must have!  The red polka dot paper is from the Brights Designer Paper stack.  

Measurements for Baby Bear Card: Whisper White - 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2";  3 1/4"  square for bear
Real Red designer paper 1 1/2" x 5"
Night of Navy  - 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"

Supplies used on my card: 

And now it is time to hop to the next blog - Let's see what Carol has created for us - 


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Masculine Theme


Welcome to our May Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We are sharing masculine cards this month.  I decided to create a sneak peek with a stamp set from our soon to be released new catalog called Pun Intended.  This set has some great images and is already becoming a favorite of mine- it is a hostess set in the new catalog. 

Other sneak peeks on this card include some new specialty designer paper called Pop of Pink (it features black,white, pink and beautiful gold foil papers), and a bit of coordinating washi tape. I also added a few black sequins from the Metallics Sequin assortment. 

Both the camera image and the word stamp come from the Pun Intended stamp set.  The "splotches are from the Timeless texture stamp set - a must have!  Timeless Texture is available now - see it HERE 

 My husband loves photography, so I think this will be a perfect card for him! 

And now let's check out what Stella MacKay has created for us:


If you want to hop back to see what Frenchie has created, click below: 


Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  

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!