Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sure Do Love You Valentine!

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to share this Valentine's Day card made with the Sure Do Love You bundle from the Occasions Catalog!  This card is copied almost straight from the catalog but I changed it up a bit to work for my card buffet.  The Catalog sample uses the new Painted Love Vinyl stickers and a different ribbon. 

Here is a video to show you how I put it all together...

The products featured are in the Spring Occasions Catalog's Painted Love Suite.  This suite is so pretty.  The paper is gorgeous with Calypso Coral,  Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry and gold accents.

 There is also a collection of Gold Vinyl Stickers to match the paper and stamps.
This coordinating die set is really fun! I love the box that it makes.  I show the box in my video above.

Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is going on now! You can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 that you spend.  You can see the whole Sale-a-Bration catalog by clicking the catalog image on the right side bar of my blog. 
And, I have a Frequent Buyers reward program as well! Download the tracker under my blog header.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tailored Tag Punch Background

Hi everyone! Did you see the new punch in the Spring Occasions Catalog!  I love it. To be honest, I love any punch really.  But this is a really fun shape and I decided to play around with it for this card, using it to make the background. 
I punched out several in each color, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky and Pacific point.  Then I adhered them in random order onto a base scrap of paper 3 3/4 by 5 inches.  I then trimmed around the edges to get a clean line.  I mounted the whole piece onto Smokey Slate then a card base of Basic Gray. 
The Guitar and "You're Awesome" stamp set come from the set "Epic Celebration", which is a choice in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  During Sale-a-Bration you can choose 1 level one product for every $50 you spend, or if you spend $100, you can choose 2 level ones or 1 level two, and so on.  This is a great time to stock up on envelopes and cardstock, or add some more ink pad colors to your collection.  You can see the whole Sale-a-Bration catalog with choices if you click on the catalog to the right.
Here is a video showing you step by step how I put this card together.

This card was inspired by a challenge at
If you are not familiar with this web site I highly recommend checking it out.  Click on the Gallery link and go to the Stampin' Up! gallery and you will be blown away by the amount of samples in EVERY Stampin' Up! stamp set.    The challenges are in another gallery and change each month.  Here is a link right to the challenges.
This month's theme is "singing the blues".  This card was for the color challenge, and I liked that the guitar added some music to the card as well.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colour

Hi Everyone! Today I want to introduce you to Brusho Crystal Colour.  Brusho is not a new product, but it is new to Stampin' Up! and it is really fun to use. 
The color is in Powder form, very fine like powdered sugar.  You can use it a few different ways but in essence you add water to get the color onto your projects.   One way to add water is with Aqua Painters.  You can wet down your watercolor paper or Shimmery white cardstock with an Aqua Painter, shake the Brusho over the wet area, and watch the color spread.  Another way is to sprinkle the powder onto the project and then spray with water.  That is how I did my sample here.
I think it's best to show you this project with a video rather than words and so I made a video.  It is a little longer than I would have liked it to be, but there was just a lot to show :)

I hope you will give Brusho a try. I plan to use it quite a  bit! I will share other ways to use it in the weeks to come.
Don't forget...
Sale-a-Bration is going on now! With every $50 you spend you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product.  My card above uses the Celebrate You dies, one of the Sale-a-Bration options.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Join for the Best Deal on Stampin' Up! products!

Hi everyone!  I want to let you know about a great deal going on right now!  During Sale-a-Bration you get an additional 2 FREE stamp sets in your starter kit!! Any two stamp sets, your choice, from either the Annual Catalog or the Spring Occasions Catalog.  And there is no price limit! Find the priciest ones if you like.  Normally the starter kit is made up of any $125 worth of merchandise of your choosing for just $99, and it ships free! When you add the two free stamp sets that could be getting another $101 in freebies (depending on what sets you choose).  Want a suggestion?
I like these three because they have really nice stamps that work on the insides of cards as well as the outsides.

 I really like this one.  Sometimes it's just hard to think of things to write on the inside of a card.  It is called Special Celebrations.  $33 in clear mount, $45 in Wood mount.

This set has inside and outside stamps, as well as a flower and flourish.  There is also a matching die set (pick that as a starter kit item?).
Flourishing Phrases is $37 in clear mount and $ 49 in Wood mount. 

This is a big Photopolymere set with a lot of sentiments.  Beautiful Bouquet is a great set to have in your collection at $27, but even better when it's free!  This one also has a die set to match.

Check out my join video to learn a bit more, and please feel free to email me or send me a message here or on my Facebook page if you have any questions at all! I am happy to answer them and get your started.  If you think you are ready, just click the Join my team button under my blog header and start right now.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share another card using products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This time I am using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  It is one of the level One offerings for Sale-a-Bration.  You earn a level one product for every $50 you spend during Sale-a-Bration. (You still earn my Frequent Buyer Rewards too!) The Heartfelt Blooms stamp looks like it would take a few layers to get the dark and light tones but it actually achieved with just one stamp. 

I have a video here to show you how to put it all together.

Sale-a-Bration is going on now, and you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product from the exclusive Sale-a-Bration catalog for each $50.00 you purchase.  There is also a level 2 stamp set that is available with a $100 purchase.  Choose 2 level ones or 1 level 2 with a $100 purchase, choose 3 level ones or 1 level two and two level ones with a $150 order and so on.  You can view the whole Sale-a-Bration catalog here.     And don't forget to use my Frequent Buyer rewards program as well! You can print out the tracker my clicking the link under my blog header.

Here is the supply list for this card:
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