August 28, 2018

Colorful Seasons Wears Joseph's Coat

Hey there and Happy Tuesday! I pray you're having an amazing day! I was up at 2 AM compliments of one very adorable Shorkie and a dandy thunder storm.....good thing he's as adorable as he is that's for sure, I mean, yes, I do get up at 4 AM normally, but 2 AM is really pushing it, but the poor little guy was petrified, shivering and shaking and slapping me like I some how had control over it.

Ok, enough about that! Today, I have a fun card to share with you using the very cool Joseph's Coat technique. I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and some fun colors including the brand new Mango Melody. I LOVE this color and it pairs really well with the Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow.

To create this card, I started with a standard card base of Early Espresso measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25" and a piece of Mango Melody measuring 5.25" x 4" and a Whisper White panel that measured 5" x 3.75". I then sponged onto the Whisper White, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow ink using Stampin' Sponges, taking care not to leave any white space.

I then prepped the panel with my Embossing Buddy, which is a powder filled "pillow" that removes any static, oils from your fingers etc. to ensure a good embossing surface. Once I was sure my panel was well prepared. I randomly stamped the leaves around the panel. I then coated the panel in clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heated it with my Stampin' Heat Tool. Once that step was complete, I used Early Espresso ink with my sponge brayer and layered the ink over the entire piece ensuring it was completely covered....this is where the magic happens! As you are layering the dark ink over your panel, the stamped and embossed images literally jump off the cardstock. The colors pop and become so vibrant. It really is amazing and produces a lot of WOW!

Now, go ahead and try it! I would LOVE to see your results! If you try this, be sure to stop by my FB page and post a photo sharing your results.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping,

August 24, 2018

Rooted In Nature

Hello and Happy Friday...yes, another day late right? Well, lets just chalk this up to one of THOSE weeks! 

My product pick for this week is the Rooted in Nature stamp set and bundle found in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I just love this amazing set and it coordinates beautifully with the Lovely as a Tree and now the Holiday catalog has a new set that will also coordinate beautifully called Winter Woods. Anyhoo, I have a couple of gorgeous swap card samples to share with you that truly highlight the beauty of this set. 

The first swap sample I have is from the talented Tami Weil. I love the colors she chose to use in this card, with the Grapefruit Grove and the Blackberry Bliss. These colors really compliment one another and this card just pops with them. 

The second card highlights the earthiness of this gorgeous set. I love the neutral colors used here with just a pop of the Grapefruit Grove from the Twine. This swap card was created by Olivia Studley and I think she did an amazing job.
Well, I'm off to prep for my Holiday swap. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. You will find all of the supplies used in these cards below, just use the links to shop in my online store. You will find the Host Code for this month over to the right of this post. In the meantime, have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,

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August 22, 2018

Looking for a Spooktacular Halloween?

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Yes, I know, odd isn't it? I normally post on Tuesday. Well, Tuesday was a just a little crazy for me and it just never happened; so here I am today!

Anyhoo, today, I want to tell you about the upcoming September Paper Pumpkin Kit, well, what I know about it anyway If you love Halloween, this is a kit you will not want to miss; but you must subscribe by September 10th to get your hands on it. So, here is what I know, the kit will contain 24 treat "holder" type projects and of course it will be a hauntingly awesome Halloween themed kit. I also know that you will LOVE it if you love the fun of Halloween. I also know that the kit will be versatile enough that if you aren't really into making "treat holders" you will be able to alter your kit to make fun Halloween cards or even fun Scrap Pages. So, my advice, don't walk, RUN to get signed up so you don't miss out on this awesome kit (it will also arrive in a specially designed box!)

For a quick and easy subscription, just click here.

August 19, 2018

Coffee and a Card Sunday - Facebook Live

Hello everyone! Well today is another Coffee and a Card Sunday and I'm mixing it up a bit by providing a downloadable PDF of materials and measurements for you! If you miss the FB Live, no worries, I will post a copy here once it's done.

All the materials will be available to order in just 2 weeks on 9/5 and I focused entirely on the Halloween sets, just because they are just too fun.
This sour cream treat holder is just too cute and a lot of fun. Who would love to find this full of treats in their Halloween loot?

Then of course there is the adorable and sweet box full of Candy Corn! Well, that is if you're a fan of Candy Corn. Unfortunately, I'm not that fan, however, hubby is so I still buy it on occasion during the Fall candy season for him. But, wouldn't you just love to serve up a little candy in this cute little Batty Box?
Download the PDF of materials listed with measurements here

And our last project for today is this fun "spooky" card made using the Cauldron Bubble bundle found in the new Holiday Catalog. Again, all the sizes and materials are listed in the PDF.

Although many of the supplies used here aren't available until 9/5, I am offering all 3 make n take kits for all orders over $50 placed by midnight Thursday 8/23 using Host Code Q66ZFVAE ; then you can use your Bonus Day's coupons in September to get your hands on these great sets to complete your projects!

Happy Stamping!

August 16, 2018

Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card/Cash Holder

Good Morning and Happy Thursday! Well, I'm over the moon excited! I've officially registered for my very first Stampin' Up! OnStage event for November! Ready or not Orlando, here I come! (Make sure you're following my FB Business Page because I will be sharing as much as I will be allowed to share.
In the meantime, I have a fun card to share with you. I actually did this card during a FB Live this past Sunday. It's a fun card and is perfect for sending those new college bound students off with a gift card or a little "pocket cash"!
I am really falling in love with this new Balmy Blue. It pairs beautifully with Night of Navy and the Daffodil Delight as you can see here. I think this card really pops with these pretty colors.
To recreate this card, you will need the product listed below. Everything is linked to my online store to make your shopping experience easier.


Night of Navy card base: 4.25" x 11" scored at 5.5" and 2.75"
In Color 2018-2020 DSP: 4" x 5.25"
Balmy Blue: 4" x 4" to cut out the pocket shaper
Whisper White: Large enough to die cut the largest layering shape from the Stitched Seasons dies
Daffodil Delight: Large enough to die cut the largest layering shape from the Stitched Seasons dies


Begin by running the Balmy Blue through the Big Shot with the Pocket die set and run the Whisper White and Daffodil Delight pieces through the Big shot with the largest layering die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Fold over the Night of Navy with the first score line to make a standard card base. then, fold back on the second score line creating the Z Fold. Adhere the Daffodil Delight die cut to the outside flap. Add the DSP to the inside of the card base and layer the Whisper White die cut on top, taking care to line it up with the Daffodil Delight to hide it on the inside. 

Next, stamp the "stitching" onto the pocket with Sahara Sand ink and the the sentiment using Night of Navy ink. Add adhesive, preferably Tear & Tape to the pocket tabs and adhere to the card front. Add rhinestones to the corners of the stitching and that will complete your gift card/cash holder. 

I hope this card inspires you to give it a try. It was a lot of fun to play with and was so quick and easy. Go ahead, grab your supplies and give it a try. If you would like step by step video instructions, visit my YouTube channel where I uploaded my FB Live session and you will be able to follow along while I make this card. And while you're there, please take a minute to follow my channel, I would greatly appreciate that. 

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Happy Stamping,


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August 14, 2018

No Line Watercolor with Blended Seasons

Hello and Happy Tuesday!Today is such an exciting day...I get to register for OnStage Live in Orlando for November! I can't explain just how excited I am to go. It will be my first ever event in person so, I'm over the moon with excitement as this is the 30 Year celebration so, I know it's a BIG deal, HUGE even. Anyhoo, I digress.

Today I want to share a card with you that I did over the weekend. I decided to play with the "no line watercolor" technique and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Of course, I am madly in love with the Blended Seasons stamp set so of course I reached for that. I firmly believe the reason I love this set so much is it's versatility. It's appropriate for any occasion, any time of the year. All you need to do is change up your color combinations and run with it. Here, I used the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 collection, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Crushed Curry along with my Aqua Painters.
The trick here is to stamp the image using a light colored ink such as Sahara Sand using 2nd generation stamping and moisten the image before applying the color, but don't make it too wet (keep a paper towel handy to blot up excess water) then add color and blend out the colors with the Aqua Painter, and add more color where needed and blend again. Be sure to watch the video where I walk you through the steps.

The measurements for recreating this card are Balmy Blue CS card base 4.25" x 11" scored and folded at 5.5" Night of Navy CS panel 4" x 5.25" and Watercolor Paper 3.75" x 5". I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White CS .75" wide and long enough to accommodate my sentiment using Night of Navy ink. I bannered one end and adhered it to the bottom left corner of the card.

This card was a lot of fun to do and really didn't take much time at all to complete. I truly hope this card encourages you to pull out those Watercolor pencils. Don't let them intimidate you and see how amazing they are to work with. I promise you will love them!
Happy Stamping,

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