Monday, January 15, 2018

You’re Inspiring Labels to Love

My card for this week features a holiday favorite which has been carried over. It’s called Labels to Love (144967 clear mount) and has a coordinating Everyday Label Punch (144668).  The sentiment comes from a new stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog called You’re Inspiring (145808).  It can be found on page 31 and is very versatile with uses for Mother’s Day, Easter, birthdays and thinking of you cards.  Be sure to check it out.  My card base is Powder Pink with a layer of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) (145589).  The flower images are from a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Amazing You (147215) only available with a $50 purchase through March 31, 2018.  I used my Stampin' Blends to color the flowers, then fussy cut them out.  If you haven't tried the Stampin' Blends markers, they are fantastic.  They are Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers released in November 2017.  They are so easy to color with and blend beautifully.  Even a novice like me, can color beautifully with them.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy wishes painted with love heart card

This card features the Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration free stamp set along with the new Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.  The heart on this card is made using a marker technique direct to the stamp, gently spritzed with water, then stamped on watercolor paper.  I used Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry markers to get the ombre look.  The secret to this technique is not to spray too much water onto your stamp.  It only takes one or two sprays to create the effect.  Be sure to let the stamp sit on the watercolor paper for a couple of minutes to absorb the liquid.  The stamp comes from the Sure Do Love You stamp set which can be found on page 19 of the 2018 Occassions catalog.  It also has a coordinating framelit set  Lots to Love Box framelits dies.  They can be purchased as a bundle to save you 10%.  I used the heart die to cut out my heart after stamping it.  The sentiment comes from Happy Wishes which can be earned for free when placing an order of $100.  I colored the flowers on it with my new Stampin' Blends markers along with the original Stampin' Write markers.  I hope you enjoy this card.  I used it as a make-n-take at my last workshop. 

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Party Panda 2018

Happy New Year everyone.  It’s been quite a long while since I’ve posted anything.  It seems Life is quite busy and blogging takes a bit of time.  I set it aside last year, but have been challenged to post weekly this year.  We’ll see how that goes.  My first project uses the Large Numbers framelits, the new Sale-a-bration stamp set Party Panda, We must Celebrate stamp set for the confetti and the happy. Both stamp sets will be available beginning January 3.

What is Sale-a-bration you ask?  It is only the best time of the Stampin’ Up! Year!  For every $50 spent on merchandise, before taxes or shipping, you earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  It definitely doesn’t get any better than free and there are no limits to the amount of items you can earn for free.  I hope you enjoy my card and I wish for each of you a healthy and very happy new year.