DATES TO REMEMBER

  • October 1-31: Designer Series Paper SALE!
  • October 7: World Card Making Day
  • October 21: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Friday, July 29, 2016

Use It Up Celebrate Today Hot Air Balloon

Same stamp set, same retired Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, but this time it's a hot air balloon!



Colors: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Use It Up Celebrate Today Balloon Framelits Birthday #2

 Today's card is basically the same as yesterday's except the design on the balloon and the strings. Yes, I cut those out by hand! It's actually not that bad since it's all straight cuts.


I had some thin strips of the Designer Series Paper left, so this is what I did on the inside of both of these balloon cards:



Also uses retired Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper

Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (retired In Color), Pool Party, Whisper White

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Use It Up Celebrate Today Balloon Framelits Birthday

Combining retired Designer Series Paper with current stamps! I had one sheet of the Winter Frost Specialty paper left and decided to make some fun balloon cards with it. Here's the first one: 



Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (retired In Color), Pool Party, Whisper White

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Creative Connection Display- Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

Here's my second display for the Stamp Share For Leaders "Creative Connection" event. This one shows the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit:


The kit makes 20 cards (with envelopes) and comes with an exclusive stamp set:


I love this set and use it a lot! 


Monday, July 25, 2016

Creative Connection Display- Thoughtful Branches & Sheltering Tree

Yesterday was the Stamp Share For Leaders "Creative Connection", which is an event for Demonstrators. There's speakers, demos, and lots of displays. I made 2 displays. Here's the first one:


I expanded my display from our Stamp Share to include the flyer for Thoughtful Branches and put it in a nice frame. 

To see the original display and read the descriptions under each image, click here. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Beautiful Branches Thinlits With Sheltering Tree!

Betty asked me to do a demonstration for our Stamp Share Tuesday night. Since I had just received my Thoughtful Branches Bundle, I decided to show how well it works with Sheltering Tree! It ended up a Show & Tell rather than a demo, but everyone liked it! This is the display I made:


Top Left: Sheltering Tree trunk- Early Espresso, Sheltering Tree leaves- Wild Wasabi

Top Middle: Sheltering Tree trunk- Early Espresso, Sheltering Tree leaves- Wild Wasabi, Thoughtful Branches- Garden Green

Top Right: Sheltering Tree- Early Espresso, Thoughtful Branches- Garden Green

Bottom Left: Sheltering Tree trunk- Early Espresso, Sheltering Tree leaves- Garden Green on Wild Wasabi, cut with Beautiful Branches Thinlits

Bottom Middle: Shletering Tree trunk- Early Espresso, Thoughtful Branches leaves- Garden Green on Wild Wasabi, cut with Beautiful Branches Thinlits

Bottom Right: Beautiful Branches Thinlits trunk- Soft Suede, Thoughtful Branches leaves- Garden Green on Wild Wasabi, cut with Beautiful Branches Thinlits

I love the different looks you can get by using these sets together!


Sheltering Tree


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Beautiful Branches Thinlits Thank You

Last night was our Stamp Share with my awesome upline Betty! We didn't get together in June so it seemed like forever since I've seen everyone! As usual, we did a swap. Here's my card, which uses a special stamp set and framelits that will be available in August! Keep reading for more info!


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (available August 2-31!)

Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits (available August 2-31!)

Colors: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White



Don't miss out on this awesome bundle! Be ready to order it on August 2nd or contact me to place your order right away! The bundle is only available August 2-31! The stamp set and thinlits MAY come back in an upcoming catalog, but not as a bundle!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Display Board- You've Got This

Picture of my display board at the Building. I try to change the samples once a month. This was June's, showcasing the "You've Got This" stamp set. I made some of them, but most are swaps I've received.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saying Goodbye

Instead of having the July Stamp-A-Stack this morning, I went to the funeral for Dean, one of John's friends. They used to drive for the same trucking company. He passed away on the 4th of July after his second battle with cancer. He was only 49. We miss you Scrapper! 


Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas In July With Santa!

Another card using retired Santa & Co Designer Series Paper, this time showcasing Santa!


I typed the greeting on my computer, printed it, cut it out, notched the ends and layered it on a strip of card stock. 

Colors: Old Olive, Real Red

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas In July With Moose!

 I wasn't sure if I should title today's post Throwback Thursday or Christmas In July, because it's both! I found some pieces of retired Santa & Co Designer Series Paper in my stash and my first thought when I looked at the pieces with the moose was "Merry Christmoose!". That was the name of the first stamp set I bought from Stampin' Up! in 2000! These were fun to make, even though there isn't much stamping on them:



The inside, with the greeting from Merry Christmoose:


This last piece didn't have any green on it, so I put it on a yellow card base instead:


Inside:


This is the stamp set- my very favorite! I don't think I'll ever sell it!


The embellishments are also retired (they were in the Holiday 2015 Catalog), but they're very similar to the new Enamel Shapes in the Annual Catalog.

Colors: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Watercolor Wings Watercolor Wishes Shades Of Blue Birthday Butterfly

This card came to be because of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" piece and a long narrow strip of Night of Navy card stock that didn't match the rest of what I had. They must have been from an older pack. I decided to make a card with them to use them up!



Colors: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

The white card piece is 5 1/4 x 8".