Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move!

 Welcome to our blog hop this month, as we share cards that move! 

I took several photos to show how the little ghosts move across my card: 

I had so much fun making this card -I used the Sliding Star framelits to create the movement.  See them here

Here's a quick video from Stampin' Up!with some tips for this card:  

I used a two dimes, rather than two washers, because that is what I had on hand. Also - the tip about rounding the points on the dimensionals is a good one - it really does make a difference in the spin. 

Below is a list of all the supplies used on this card- all available in my online store.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to serve as yours! 

Now please hop on to the next blog in our hop- Carol Payne

or hop back to Sharon's  blog :

Thanks for hopping with us today!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

 Cute little scarecrow card today!  Don't miss out on the new items in the Clearance Rack - updated today- some great things - see them in my online store here

 Love this cute little scarecrow!

  • Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Halloween (142252 w, 142255 c), Tin of Cards (138946), Timeless Texture (140514 w,140517c)
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Delightful Dijon(138327), Mint Macaron (138326),Crumb Cake (126975)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla cs (101650), Rich Razzleberry cs (115316) Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper  (142017)
  • Other:  Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder  (141833), Big Shot (143263), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), Aquapainters (103954), Linen Thread (104199),  5/8 “ Burlap Ribbon  (141487), Handheld Stapler  (139083), dimensionals (104430), mini glue dots (103683)

Very Vanilla cardstock : 5 ½ ” x8 ½ ”, 4” x 5 ¼”, small piece for scarecrow
Rich Razzleberry cardstock:  4 1/8” x 5 3/8”  
Petals & Paisley DSP: ½ “ x 3”    

1.    Using the Big Shot, and the Pretty Paisley embossing folder, emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock.
2.    Stamp “A happy hello” with Rich Razzleberry ink on the embossed piece.
3.    Use Mint Macaron ink and the Timeless Textures dots (stamped off) to add some splotches.
4.    Stamp the scarecrow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, and use aquapainters and ink to add color.    
5.    Punch out scarecrow with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. 
6.     Use a small bit of linen thread and twirl to create a circle – allow the ends to be loose. 
7.    Layer burlap ribbon, petals and paisley dsp and linen thread circle onto left side of embossed image and attach using the handheld stapler. 
8.    Use dimensionals to attach scarecrow. 
9.    Use two pieces of linen thread to create bow for scarecrow’s neck.  Attach with a glue dot.
10. Attach the Very Vanilla cardstock onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and attach to the cardbase.   

Monday, September 12, 2016

Paisleys and Posies

Super simple card share today! Sometimes the simplest cards are the best, though!  

My card uses the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, and the coordinating Petals and Paisleys speciality designer series paper, both from the Holiday Catalog.  The designer paper I used has a beautiful copper foil design:

Create this card:  Stamp the paisley flower onto card front with Night of Navy Ink.  Stamp the words onto the Vanilla rectangle- I love this phrase! Attach a doily and use dimensionals to attach to card front.  To finish the card, adhere the designer paper to the card front.  That's it! Super easy!!

 Cuts for this card:  
Very Vanilla card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", Very Vanilla 1" x 2 3/4"
Petals & Paisleys DSP 1/2"x 5 1/2"

Supplies used can be purchased in my online store - just click on any image. 

Thanks for visiting today!   

Heads up -  there will be new items added to the Clearance Rack tomorrow in my online store!  Often very good deals, and many will sell out very quickly!  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

God Bless America

 On this very solemn day for our country, our hearts turn to those who suffered great loss.  God Bless America.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

My tutorial today features the Sweet Cupcake stamp set - love it!

Here's the tutorial and supply list: 

     Stamp Sets: Sweet Cupcake (141498) (Bundle 142232) Touches Of Texture (w141934) (c143251)
     Inks: Watermelon Wonder (138323), Flirty Flamingo (141397), Blushing Bride (131172) Sahara Sand (126976) Smoky Slate (131179) Archival Basic Black (140931)
     Paper: Basic Black cs (121045), Whisper White cs (100730), Watermelon Wonder cs (138334)
     Whisper White Thick cs (140272)
     Other:  Stapler (139083), Linen Thread (104199), Big Shot (113439), Cupcake Cutouts Framelits (141474), Big Shot die brush (140603), 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes  (141410), Delicate White Doilies (141701)

Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2”
Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2” x 5”, scrap piece
Watermelon Wonder cardstock 3-3/4” x 5-1/4”, 1/2” x 1-3/4”
Basic Black card stock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

1.    Adhere Basic Black cardstock to Whisper White Thick cardstock. 
2.    Texture Emboss Watermelon Wonder cardstock using Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Adhere over the center of Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals.  
3.    Stamp large splatter image from Touches of Texture stamp set using Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White cardstock. 
4.    Stamp cupcake bottom image using Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp cupcake top using Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Watermelon Wonder ink.  Die cut images using Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. 
5.    Adhere a small piece of the Delicate White Doily to the Whisper White cardstock.  Wrap a piece of Linen Thread over doily, staple in place.  Adhere cupcake images over Linen Thread using Dimensionals. 
6.    Stamp greeting using Basic Black ink onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Staple in place to cupcake images. 
7.    Adhere Flirty Flamingo In Color Enamel Shapes to the card front. 

 You can shop for products used for this card by clicking on any of the images below!

Enjoy!!!  And don't forget the Special Offers  for this week end on Sept. 7 - tomorrow!
See and shop for them HERE,

It sure is great to have a long weekend, but today sure seems like a Monday to me!!!!  Have a good day!!  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Holiday Catalog Starts Today

 Today is the day!  The Holiday Catalog Goes Live! If you don't have a demonstrator, and need a copy of the new catalog, please email me - I am happy to send you one! 

Also today starts something new from Stampin' Up!  -  Special Offers!  Save 25% on certain products. We will announce new offers each week during the month of September.  Below are the deals starting today through Sept. 7th.  I love the enamel shapes - and with a savings of 25%, they are a great deal! 

See the deals HERE

 Be sure to check back this week - I will be sharing some samples from the Holiday Catalog. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


 Here 's a beautiful card I am sharing today for my Tuesday Tutorial! Enjoy!!

Stamp Sets: Falling Flowers (139553W or 139556C)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (131180) Crushed Curry (131173), Flirty Flamingo ( 141397), Sweet Sugarplum (141395) Versamark (102283)
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (141423), Shimmery White (121297), Whisper White (100730)
Other: White Stampin; Emboss Powder (109132),Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon (141298), May Flowers Thinlits (140276), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Rhinestones (119246), Stampin’ Spritz (126185), Aqua Brush (103954), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (140332), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)

TIP: Purchase the Falling Flowers Bundle #142329C or 142328W and save 10%!! 

Measurements: 8 ¼” x 5 ¾” – fold in half
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock - 4” x 5 ¼”
Whisper White cardstock  3 ¾” x 5”
Shimmery White cardstock – 3” x 4 ¾”
Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon – 5 ½ "

  1. Stamp the image in Pear Pizzazz on Shimmery White base
  2. On scraps of Shimmery White, stamp flower images in Versamark and emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; heat set
  3. Spritz images with water and use an Aqua Painter and ink from lids of stamp pads or re-inkers to colour images – centers in Crushed Curry; small flowers if Flirty Flamingo; large flowers in Sweet Sugarplum
  4. Use the Magnetic Platform and the May Flower Thinlits to cut the images
  5. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere flowers to front of card
  6. Add Rhinestones and ribbon
  7. Adhere all layers together; stamp on inside of card and outside of envelope.