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Wedding Bells and Seashells

A dear friend of mine got married on a beach in Punta Cana this month.  Creating a card for her wedding was easy with the So Many Shells stamp set which is new in the 2017-2018 catalog.  For the card, I used the triple layer technique, and I am so pleased with the results.

The phrases came from the Floral Phrases stamp set; the color combination was Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede.

This was perfect as a wedding card, but you could easily change out the phrases and use for a birthday, get well, baby, or thinking of you card!

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Everybody Do the Twist!

Lemon Lime Twist is the one In Color I am having a little trouble with.  It’s sassy, bold, and wants to stand in the spotlight.  SO NOT ME (well, maybe I am a bit on the sassy side).

Lovely Inside & Out was not on my must-have list, but it was on the preorder list.  Demonstrators tend to get those preorder items no matter what because we know other demonstrators will create beautiful items and we don’t want to miss out.

For Tuesday’s In Color Introduction stamp class, I took both challenges and went to Pinterest to get inspiration.  Pinterest did not fail me thank goodness.  However, like any self-respecting demonstrator, I put my own little twist on the design so I felt it was more “mine”.

Wink of Stella is my new stamping obsession.  When I look at a card these days, I look for a way to use WOS on it somehow.  It just perks up that friend overlay perfectly.

Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst are paired perfectly with the birthday phrase from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in black.

Come on, everybody – let’s do the TWIST!

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Mixed Drinks Step It Up Saturday

I sound like a broken record.  Wish I could put more time into my blog, and I do have good intentions.  I certainly am stamping; in fact, October is my busiest month for stamping.  However, with my other jobs and family commitments and then my major vices Facebook and Pinterest, it is hard to focus on working this part of my business.

Today’s Step It Up card features the stamp set Mixed Drinks.  Love, love, love it for fun and whimsical cards.

Here is my first extremely simple card –

I transformed it into a Z Fold Card and added some DSP and card stock layers.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

I should have colored in the umbrella and the straw.  You could add bling of course.

Hmm…is it too early for a cocktail?

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Monochromatic Monday – Sweet Sugarplum Butterflies

We are enjoying the last few days of summer here; in fact, school starts this week.  So before my blog goes all pumpkin spice and gingerbread cookie crazed, I thought I should put up one last summer card.

Today’s monochromatic color is Sweet Sugarplum.  Ok, whenever I look at this color all I can see is mauve.  So I challenged myself to create a card with it.

I did use the Fresh Fruits stamp set for the birthday phrase.  The butterfly punches, thinlits, and embossing folders coordinate nicely.  Love the rouched ribbon especially on this diagonal front.  And yes, pearls again.  I can’t help myself.

Hope you like it!

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Monochromatic Monday-Falling Flowers

Today’s challenge is creating a card with a monochromatic color palette, and my choice was Daffodil Delight.

I’m kind of crazy over our Basic Pearls, and this card uses plenty of them!  Did you know if you press the pearls first before taking them off the protective sheet, they won’t lose their glue dot?  One of my stampers suggested this, and it really does work!

The main stamp set is Falling Flowers, and the phrase is from Layering Love.

Sponging around the focal image softens the overall look.  This card lends itself with any color palette!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a post all ready to go yesterday, and for some reason, it just wasn’t showing up.  So I missed my holiday greeting for Valentine’s Day.  I did post it on Facebook and Pinterest, but wanted to share it here.

2016 Valentine love

This card features the almost-retired Perfectly Artistic designer series paper.  Today is the LAST day you can get it!  On one side, there is a shaving cream-style background; on the other side is an ombre-style background.  I used the Going Global stamp set and the You’re So Sweet stamp set for the focal image.  The Little Letters thinlets and the Happy Heart embossing folder were also used.

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Going Places-Big Dipper

Another great stamp from the Going Places stamp set is the Big Dipper image.  Make sure when you are embossing this one to use the Embossing Buddy!

In the background I adhered white punched-out stars onto Basic Black card stock, and then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Stars folder.  The little stars in the foreground are pieces from the Metallics Sequins assortment attached with Mini Brads.  I used the Banner framelits for the Big Dipper image.

 

Going Places-Big Dipper

Going Places-Big Dipper

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Botanicals for You

Embossing is one of those traditional go-to techniques that we sometimes forget to use, but when we do, the results are awesome.  The phrase in this stamp set is actually the main focal image.  It will be great to use for tags too!

A new color combination for me – Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, and Mossy Meadow.  I know winter just started, but I couldn’t help myself.

 

Stampin' Up! Botanicals for You Embossed Card

Stampin’ Up! Botanicals for You Embossed Card

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We’ll Be Going Global Often!

The Going Global suite of products is one of my favorite groupings in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  You will be seeing many examples of this set on my website and all over the internet.  The images are versatile as are the phrases.  The color combination Stampin’ Up! has highlighted in the catalog is a great gender-neutral compilation – Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla.

Going Global Lost

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Welcome, 2016!

The new year is upon us.  2015 had many happy moments, and who knows what is in store for 2016.

2016 SAB COUNTDOWN 4 DAYS

 

One thing I already know about 2016 – is that my customers are going to LOVE the new Sale-A-Bration catalog!  One of the free stamp sets you can earn when you spend $50 or more is Flowering Fields.  I love the simple coloring you can do with this stamp set and the variety of wildflowers and plants in the set.  I took the phrase “BECAUSE YOU’RE SO NICE” from the new Botanicals for You stamp set (also one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets) and omitted the “BECAUSE” for this card.  My color combination is Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, and Pear Pizzazz.  The Botanical Gardens DSP is from the new Occasions catalog.

Flowering Fields-Nice

Flowering Fields-Nice

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