Monday, January 15, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

Periodically, I will use Stampin' Up! videos to showcase products. They show them better than I ever good when it comes to the basics.. and face it - there are much more FUN ways to play with our toys then re-inventing the wheel.

During the 7-Day Launch I told you I loved the Bubbles n Fizz DSP.  Because I only by sets that I know I will use over and over, I've not decided yet if I'll be purchasing the BUBBLE OVER bundle so I wanted to let the company show how much fun you will have if this is your style!


What about this set calls to you? 
Creative Blessings!


Monday, January 8, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

I absolutely LOVE 'Let the Good Times Roll' Bundle. Just super cute with lots of possibilities.
My challenge - this isn't one I'd get much use out of - but I'd love to have one to display.

If you have kids, do kids parties, have friends (maybe even you) who love roller coasters, than you will LOVE this bundle, too. Me, I'm not a roller coaster fan. I can't even ride a kiddie version at the carnival without cussing like a sailor. LOL  I loved them as a kid. I'm not sure when petrification sat in. 



Do you love roller coasters?  What's your favorite one? Is there one on your Bucket List to ride?

Here's an 80's throwback...



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN - Red Box Challenge!


Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If so, then you won't want to miss out on this NEW incentive from Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Team.

Introducing....

RED BOX CHALLENGE
Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing; (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway. We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit (US | CA) that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.
Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing--but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!
Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.
LEARN MORE ▸

LOVE TODAY PLANNER - January 2018

Here is the video for the January layout. From now on these will post around the 28th of the month prior. Just enjoying the holidays and trying to line things up for the new year!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

7 DAY TO LAUNCH - Day 1

Today is Day 1 of the countdown to the release of the 
2018 Spring Catalog and Sale A Brations Event! 
Beginning today through January 2nd, I'll be showcasing projects from the new catalogs launching 
TOMORROW!!!!

If you've been with Stampin' Up! for awhile you know this is our
Most Anticipated EVENT of the Year!

If you're new to Stampin' Up! then you are in for a 
TREAT!
I'll explain more in a minute. But first, let's talk about today's card.


I used a Daffodil Delight card base and accented with papers from the True Gentleman Collection:


For the flower, I pulled out Beautiful Day once again and used the flower.


Watercolor pencils were my color medium I outlined the flower with Pacific Point then used the waterbrush to pull the color into the flower. If I needed more color, I simply added a bit more of the Pacific Point in those areas and continued to drag the color out into the petal.

I did stamp TWO images then colored the leaf and the center.
The main focal was stamped on 3" x 3" pieces of Whisper White cardstock

On one image, I used an exacto knife to cut around the edges of the petal at the leaf area. After coloring both leaf images in Old Olive with the watercolor pencils, I then cut just the leaf out of the one image, cutting it a bit longer - past the base of the leaf 
then tucked it into the slit over the main leaf.

The center was colored in Daffodil Delight , cut out then used a glue dot to position it over the center of the main image. I chose a glue dot as opposed to dimensional because I didn't want a lot of dimension, just the impression.

Another new item from the Spring catalog is 
GLITTER & CLEAR Epoxy Shapes...
This are  a bit different from our others as this set includes raindrop shapes.
I've added a few to the flower and leaf, though they don't show up on camera.

The blue strip is 5.5" x 1"
The banner is 1.5" x 1" then clipped with the Triple Banner Punch
(so glad I ordered that punch. I use it A LOT!)

The white mat is edged with Daffodil Delight ink.


Okay.. now the reminder
DETAILS!
Beginning January 3, we release our annual Spring Catalog as well as our Sale A Brations mini.

The Spring Catalog offers great items from talented artists.
But there's MORE!

SALE - A - BRATION!
is an annual event offering you the opportunity to get MORE FREE items then ever before!

For every $50 you spend from our catalogs/ clearance, you may choose 
1 FREE ITEM from the
SALE A BRATIONS catalog. (known as the SAB catalog)

But wait, it gets BETTER!

In honor of our 30th Anniversary, Stampin' Up! has 
Stepped Things Up!
For the first time ever, there are specially marked items in the SAB
When you purchase $100 - you may choose 2 items marked $50 purchase 
OR
1 item marked $100 purchase!

During the countdown I'll be showing items from the 
Sale A Brations aka SAB
as well as more from the 
Spring Catalog...

Stay tuned!



Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Only 1 more day left to show you what you will find in the Spring and Sale A Bration catalogs that go live on January 3rd!

I hope 2018 brings you lots of Happiness and Creativity!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

7 DAY TO LAUNCH - Countdown Day 2


Today is Day 2 of the countdown to the release of the 
2018 Spring Catalog and Sale A Brations Event! 
Beginning today through January 2nd, I'll be showcasing projects from the new catalogs launching 
January 3, 2018!

If you've been with Stampin' Up! for awhile you know this is our
Most Anticipated EVENT of the Year!

If you're new to Stampin' Up! then you are in for a 
TREAT!
I'll explain more in a minute. But first, let's talk about today's card.


I chose a Night of Navy card base
and the


Petal Palette stamp/ die set.

Because I'm trying to show a variety of items from the new catalog, I chose


True Gentleman DSP.

Though I will admit that after I started playing with the card layout, I only chose a small strip.

The focal point is the Petal Palette stamp set.

First I chose one of the small stamp images and created a tone-on-tone background.
Then I stamped the large rose image on Whisper White cardstock with
Memento black. I colored everything with the
Stampin' Blends alcohol markers
I used both tones of:
Night of Navy
Old Olive
as well as the Color Lifter.
I colored the shaded areas and around the edges with the dark tone,
filled in with the lighter then pulled and blended with the color lifter.
I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla in Night of Navy
I love this lacy trim from Petal Palette and will use it a lot.
I cut one from Very Vanilla and layered beneath the sentiment and on top of the DSP trim.

Okay.. now the reminder
DETAILS!
Beginning January 3, we release our annual Spring Catalog as well as our Sale A Brations mini.

The Spring Catalog offers great items from talented artists.
But there's MORE!

SALE - A - BRATION!
is an annual event offering you the opportunity to get MORE FREE items then ever before!

For every $50 you spend from our catalogs/ clearance, you may choose 
1 FREE ITEM from the
SALE A BRATIONS catalog. (known as the SAB catalog)

But wait, it gets BETTER!

In honor of our 30th Anniversary, Stampin' Up! has 
Stepped Things Up!
For the first time ever, there are specially marked items in the SAB
When you purchase $100 - you may choose 2 items marked $50 purchase 
OR
1 item marked $100 purchase!

During the countdown I'll be showing items from the 
Sale A Brations aka SAB
as well as more from the 
Spring Catalog...

Stay tuned!