Friday, September 22, 2017

Harry Potter inspired Patronus Card

Hey there! I just had to share this card with you. I was playing with the stamp set Carols of Christmas and had a brain wave. Like, a knock you out of your seat idea!
That little deer looks like a Patronus!

A Patronus Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

So, I played around with some watercoloring with Pool Party and Night of Navy ink on Watercolor Paper to get the color right, and heat embossed the deer and stars with White Embossing Powder to make it a bold, crisp white.

A Patronus Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

The "Always" sentiment is made with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set. After stamping it, I brushed over it with the Aqua Painter to blur the letters a little, then cut it with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The Silver Glimmer Paper just finished off the whole look. I just love how it turned out, and I hope it adds a bit of magic to your day.

Check out the list of supplies used below!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stampin' Write Marker Insert for Clear Case

I have recently cleaned up, and reorganized, my stamping studio to get ready for the new Stampin' Up! year. As I was doing that, I realized that the bag I was storing my Stampin' Write Markers in just wasn't working for me. So, I put them in our Clear Mount Stamp Cases, which are just $6 for the 4 of them. Now they are grouped together by color family, easy to get to, and take up much less space than in that bulky bag. I also made inserts to put inside the case to keep track of what colors are inside. And you can have them too! I have a link including all 4 color collections. They are ready for you to print, cut, insert, and done!

Stampin' Write Marker Insert for Clear Case! Free Download!

Cutting Tips: Cut along the INSIDE of the black cutting marks for the best fit.


Enjoy the inserts!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink Ruffled Card with Just Add Text & Flower Shoppe Stamp Sets

We made this card in my monthly card class, and I have to say, I love the New Ruffles Embossing Folder! It is to pretty! One this I noticed when using it was that the ruffles look right if you use the folder upside down, with the fold (or hinge) of the folder on the bottom. And with it being a Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, you only need to use one cutting plate when running it through the Big Shot.

Pretty Pink Ruffle Card made with the Just Add Text & Flower Shoppe stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Video tutorial on the blog post!

Powder Pink is such a pretty pink, that I decided to make it the feature color on this card and only pair it with Very Vanilla. The Clear Faceted Gems add just the right amount of bling to the centers of the Flower Shoppe flowers.

Here is a video tutorial of how I made this card, and a list of supplies used listed below the video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Holiday Catalog is live and special Host stamp set!

I'm so excited about the new Holiday Catalog! I'm even more excited that you get to enjoy it now too! There are so many great products to help you get ready for Pumpkin Spice everything, Trick or Treating, Thanksgiving dinner, and all of your Christmas cards and gift giving! Be sure to check it out, and let me know if you have any questions.

Host a $300 party in September and October and get this stamp set for free! Not only that, but will you get a minimum of $33 worth of free product of your choice! You don't have to host a party if you don't want to, online orders count too! And, if you place an order with me, you will get my Monthly Shopping Bonus! So many great reason to order! Take a peek at the video below featuring the host exclusive Merry Patterns stamp set.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The August Shopping Bonus Is Here!

August Shopping Bonus!

Boxwood Wreath Embellishments! 
12 cute, little wreaths you can leave round or unwrap to make a long garland to add great texture your projects!

PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $50 or more (before shipping and tax) in my online store this month and you can earn the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments FREE. Bookmark this page to have this month's required host code ready to add to your online order.

  • $50 - $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE, X3GZQCAQ for orders over $50 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. Example below on where to add your host code when ordering online.
  • $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments, as well as earn Stampin' Rewards.  
Don't forget to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack and 10% OFF Product Bundles for extra savings.
DEADLINE IS August 31st.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  My FREE bonus gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-month following when it was earned.

*This is a different code than codes for other classes/club. Do NOT use this one with class/club orders! Please use this code ONLY for this Bonus Gift order.*

  • Add items to your shopping bag.
  • Click the shopping bag link.
  • Enter the host code(X3GZQCAQ)in the box, then click apply.
  • Please be sure you are adding the host code to the host code field and not the coupon code field (see screen shot below).

Monday, July 31, 2017

Rustic Carols of Christmas Card

I just love this card! I had such a good time making it for my team to make at our monthly meeting. Our monthly meetings have to be one of my favorite events each month. I love getting together with my stamping friends to stamp and share what we've done throughout the month, and show them ways to grow their stamping!

Rustic Christmas Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set be Stampin' Up!

Rustic Christmas Card made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set be Stampin' Up!

Can you see the bit of sponging around the greeting and the loops of Copper Thread? I love the subtle little touches like that.

And a video on how I made it. There is a supply list below the video, so be sure to check that out too. You can get any of those supplies, or anything else you might need, through my online store just by clicking on the image of the item.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Carols of Christmas card in Night of Navy

At my team meeting we always make projects using new or upcoming products, and this month was no different! We made 4 cards, and this was one of them.

Make this cute card with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlet dies by Stampin' Up!

I loved the glitz of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Silver Ribbon combined with the Night of Navy cardstock. The greeting is so bold you don't really need much around it to make a great card!

Here is a video showing how I made it.

And here are the supplies I used:

Monday, June 5, 2017

New Ribbon and Designer Series Paper SHARE!

The new catalog is FULL of beautiful new designer papers and ribbons, and I want them ALL!!  So, I'm doing some product shares so "we" can get them all!  It's a great way to get a sampling of everything so you can decide what you really, really like!

Here are the details:

Collect 49 new ribbons

and 66 new designer papers!

Ribbon Share: 49 yards of Brand New ribbons!! Only $42.50 plus $6 shipping!  Or you can pick it up from me for no shipping cost!
You would spend over $400 to purchase each of the new ribbons!  This way you can "try before you buy"!

Each ribbon share needs 10 people.  As soon as I have ten I will start a NEW rsvp link for group 2 and so on.  So, if it says the event is full, contact me for the new link!
If we don't have enough participation your payment will be refunded.
BONUS: Receive a FREE roll of new Baker's Twine!

Designer Series Paper Share: 66 sheets of 6x6 Designer Series Paper from the New Catalog! Only $21 plus $6 shipping!  Or you can pick it up from me for no shipping cost!
You would spend over $150 to purchase each of the new 12x12 designer papers!  This way you can "try before you buy"!

Each paper share needs 8 people.  As soon as I have 8 I will start a NEW rsvp link for group 2 and so on.  So, if it says the event is full, contact me for the new link!
If we don't have enough participation your payment will be refunded.
BONUS: Receive 20 sheets of 6x6 retired designer paper!  (*Variety will vary per person.)

Click here to reserve your spot in the paper share!

**If you sign up for BOTH SHARES, only choose the shipping on ONE - I will combine them into ONE packet for you!!**

Monday, October 19, 2015

15% Off Stamps!

Don't miss out on the savings! Now through Friday the 23rd, save 15% on all stamps (hostess and rotary excluded). It's a great time to stock up on stamps to make all of your holiday crafts, decor, gifts, and more!
Shop online through my store, and use hostess code PYCS7HMR while shopping, to make the most of it!

Not sure how to use the hostess code? After adding your first item to your bag, click "view bag." Then, add the code in the box in the lower left corner! Easy!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

June Paper Pumpkin Alternate Projects

After posting yesterday I realized I had completely forgotten my June Paper Pumpkin samples!  Whew, five kids can make a person very forgetful! I squealed in delight when I opened this kit, I love the flower card to pieces! But, without further ado, here is what I made with my June kit...

Here are the cards as designed to be made. So cute I almost didn't want to make anything else!

This is the first set of Project Lift cards I made. I added the envelope liners as Designer Series Paper to some of the cards, and made my own little 3"x 4" envelope to keep things in. On the Kraft cardstock I stamped the big flower to make an all-over pattern. I punched the little banner out of the patterned stickers with my Banner Punch and they were so easy to put in place on the twine. With a little Wild Wasabi and Calypso Coral  cardstock these pocket cards were ready in no time! 
I made this darling little bag by stamping the large flower all over a card base in Tip Top Taupe ink, adding the envelope liner to the top, scoring it 3/4" from the center fold line, and folding the new score lines to make the bag. The twine made perfect handles, and that flower is to die for! I just love this little bag!

For these Project Life cards I used the other cards design in the kit. I just love the wooden accents, don't you? I even used the negative of the accents to make the upper Pool Party 3"x 4" card. The stickers made it so easy to make the cards for this layout! I used some Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Tip Top Taupe cardstock along with the envelope liners as well.  

  Isn't this banner party ready?! I want to plan a party just to put it up! I used two of the envelope liners, three of the envelopes, and two of the cards to make it. The Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, and Pool Party stars are die cut with the Stars Framelits, and the letters are stamped Tip Top Taupe ink with the Larger Than Life photopolymer stamp set on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2" Circle Punch. I added the wooden star accents and then popped the punched circles up with Dimensionals. Cute, fast and easy!