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Friday, April 28, 2017

Hello You Thinlits Washi Tape Thanks

I found a fun card idea to use up Washi Tape! Of course now I can't find it again to give credit to whomever came up with the idea. But thank you! I love it!

Colors: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Celebrations Balloon Adventures Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders

I'm so happy that Happy Celebrations and the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders are in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog! They were some of the first things I ordered from the Occasions Catalog. Sometimes the card stock will "crack" when it's embossed with the folders, but I had heard that using the Thick Whisper White helped. Here are the results of my experiment:

Regular Whisper White card stock. You can see the "cracks" around HAPPY. Stamping over them really makes them show up.

Thick Whisper White card stock. Still a few lines, but not as noticeable, so it does help!

You could also spritz your card stock with a little bit of water to soften the fibers before you put it in the embossing folder.

Colors: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What The Retiring List Looks Like For Me

I've been pulling all the items that I have that are retiring from my stash so I can use them before they're gone. I thought I would show you what this looks like. Here's my list- each highlighted line is something I own that's retiring:

Here are all my stamps that are retiring:

And all the tools and embellishments:

Then there is the InColor inks and refills, and all of the paper products, which I didn't take a picture of as I'm still using  them. Out with the old to make room for the new!

I found this on Facebook and thought it was appropriate, especially for this time of year!

The link for the Retiring List post is at the top right corner of my blog as the Featured Post. You can click there to see the list by category (stamps, inks, papers, etc.). As things are selling out, I'm crossing them off the list.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Darla's Beautiful You Affectionately Yours Swap

Here is Darla's second swap for OnStage. Aren't these cool?

Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White

This is called Paper Piecing- you stamp the image on Designer Series Paper and cut out part of the image, then add it over the image stamped on card stock.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Darla's Beautiful You Falling In Love Swap

My sister Darla is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. She didn't go to OnStage with us, but she did sign up for an organized swap that my downline Sandy and sideline Lisa organized. I brought her cards with me to swap, but before I left I took pictures of them. They were so cool I had to share them! 

Also uses Falling In Love Designer Series Paper which is now sold out.

Colors: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: This Little Piggy

We had our April Stamp Share Tuesday night. As usual, we had a swap, but Betty challenged us not to use anything that was retiring. So that meant no Designer Series Paper, as nothing current is carrying over. And very limited ribbon, as I only have 3 that are carrying over. I decided to use a new set that we received at OnStage called This Little Piggy.

Colors: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Whisper White

Yes, I cut out all those little piggies! 12 of each!

They were so cute I had to take pictures of them before I put them on the cards!

I love the tails!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

OnStage Project: Colorful Seasons Color Theory Chevron Ribbon Card

Last project from OnStage:

Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons

Accessories: Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack, 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Faceted Gems

Colors: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White

Did you notice another new name? Berry Burst is another of the new In Colors! It's darker than Rose Red, more purple than Melon Mambo, more pink than Rich Razzleberry. 

The big flower is actually fussy cut from one of the cards. Another gold Faceted Gem in the center.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

OnStage Project: Daisy Delight Daisy Punch Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper Thank You

Here's the third project from OnStage:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight

Accessories: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Faceted Gems, Daisy Punch

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White

Did you notice a new color name in the list? Tranquil Tide is one of the new In Colors! It's kind of a hunter green, but with a little blue. Darker than Bermuda Bay. I really like it! There are two punched flowers on this card. Did you notice the center of the flower? It's a new gem! This one is gold, but it looks darker in my picture. They come in 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8", in silver or gold.

Monday, April 17, 2017

OnStage Project: Birthday Delivery Birthday Friends Framelits Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Card

Hope you had a very Happy Easter! We had everyone here for brunch and had WAY too much food as usual! Back to the projects we made at's the second one:

Stamp Set: Birthday Delivery

Accessories: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Birthday Friends Framelits

Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pacific Point

The image of the fox and banner are not stamped, They're cut from the Designer Series Paper. With the framelits! Yes! The stamped images and the images on the paper are the same size so you can cut them both out with the framelits! Woohoo! Thank you Stampin' Up! The fox is attached with Dimensionals and the end of the banner is not attached so it can be slightly curled.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Paper Pumpkin March 2017 Bunny Buddies


Today's project is from the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit "Bunny Buddies". It makes 9 adorable bunny bags and 9 3 x 3" cards with envelopes.

Check out the cute little pompom tail!

Hope you have beautiful weather for your Easter weekend! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OnStage Project: Wood Crate With Wood Words Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Cards

One of the best parts of going to OnStage is getting to make some projects with new products! We did four projects last weekend. Here's the first, a cute little crate (there's a die for that!) with 3 fun 3 x 3" cards in a cellophane bag:

Stamp Set: Wood Words

Accessories: Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack, 1/4" Copper Trim, Wood Crate Framelits, 

Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White