Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pretty in Pink Party Wishes Pop-Up! WOW!!!

Pretty in Pink! Don't you think?

I am lovin' this new Framelit Die from Stampin' Up! Look at this sweet & simple card below.



How stinkin' cute is this? Oh my goodness....the Happy Birthday alone makes this card don't you think?  I love the softly embossed vellum it's to die for!! You need to try this....honest!  :) 

So Blushing Bride is used here on this adorable card and it's paired with the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper add a little embossed vellum and BAM! You have a sweet little card. 

But wait....there's more.


Check out the inside.....it's the other piece of the New Party Pop Up Thinlets Dies. 
You can use either for the center and pop it up or use one on the outside like this. It's awesome!!

I did stamp some soft confetti on the inside to finish off the card and add a bit of color. 
I hope you like it.

How to's
Card Base is Blushing Bride and cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Vellum Mat is 4 x 5 1/4 
Cut a 3 x 3 of the Glimmer Paper for the Happy Birthday
Scraps of Blushing Bride for the Scalloped Circle and scraps of Glimmer and white for the other circles which are 1 1/4 for the white and 1 3/8 for the glimmer. 

**Important tip on cutting the Glimmer Paper. 

  1. Please put ir face down on  your cutting pat, lay the die on top of it and run through about 2-3 times. Glimmer paper is tougher than card stock. 
  2. Once you have cut lay it and the die on  your foam piece that comes with your Big Shot Brush and roll over it. Holy Moly!!! All those little pieces come out in a few seconds!
  3. Run your piece of Vellum though the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  4. Now assemble the outside of your card. 
  5. Glue the vellum down with a little of our liquid glue in a few of the dots that have turned a bit frosty. Or you can place a bit of tape under where the Birthday greeting will cover. 
  6. Add the Birthday greeting with liquid glue for best results.
  7. Stamp the saying in Memento Black and cut out with the 1 1/4" circle punch
  8. Cut a circle with the 1 3/8 punch for the glimmer paper
  9. Adhere the two together and add to the scallop circle. Attach to card using dimensionals. 
  10. Don't forget your little Blushing Bride bow attached with a glue dot. 
  • For the inside just cut the paper to 5 1/4 x 8 score in the center. 
  • lay the Hip Hip Hooray on top so that the pointers on the thinlets are each on a score line to center it. 
  • Now run it through your Big Shot using your Magnetic Platform and cutting pads. Don't forget your Big Shot Die Brush to make things easier. 
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this darling card and will come back soon.
If I can help with any of your stamping needs just ask or visit my website to see what's happening. 

Happy Stamping!!



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Balloon Celebration

Do you love Balloons? I do! I don't think any party should be without ..... 

So here's a little card I did featuring the new Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and matching Punch!! Oh My Goodness!! You are going to Love it!!! 

Check it out....


I love how light and airy and fun this card turned out. Do you like it? 

Here are the How To's for you. 

  1. Stamp Background piece randomly with the little spiral stamp mixing it up with the 3 colors. Attach to the Wisteria Mat and add to cad with Dimensionals.
  2. Stamp the Balloons onto a scrap and punch out. I added dots and with my White Gel Pen and Stripes with my Blender Pen right off the pad to the Wisteria Balloon. Note: Wisteria Balloon stamped on the image piece. Stamp the strings with Black Memento
  3. Attach white Image piece to the Wisteria mat and attach to the Wild Wasabi Horizontal Mat. Attach all to Card with dimensionals.
  4. Add little bows made from Black Bakers Twine using Glue Dots
Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base 4 ¼ x 11 scored at 5 ½ and folded
Wisteria Wonder Mat 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
White Background mat 3 ¾ x 5
Wild Wasabi Horizontal Piece. 3 x 3
Wisteria Mat 2 ½ x 4 3/8
White Image Piece 2 3/8 x 4 ¼
Scraps for the Balloons

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Balloon Celebrations Bundle #140810 $37.25
  • Inks: Wild Wasabi #126959 $6.50 , Pool Party #126982 $6.50 , Wisteria Wonder #126985 $6.50 , Black Memento #132708 $ 6.00
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730 $8.50, Wisteria Wonder #12222 $7.00 , Wild Wasabi # 108641 $ 7.00, Pool Party #122924 $7.00
  • Other: Black Bakers Twine #134576  $3.00 Dimensionals #104430 $4.00, Wink of Stella #141897 $8.00 , Glue Dots #103683 $ 5.25
I hope you come back and visit soon. If I can assist with any of your stamping needs don't hesitate to let me know. Just click the Contact Me Button at the top of my blog. 

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Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

What I Love


What I Love...now that's a statement! lol 
I love a lot of things, don't you? I especially love my job and the friends I have made along the way because of it. With that said....please read my post from yesterday if you feel so inclined. It will tell you a  bit more or What I Love.

Today however "What I Love" is a Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and I do love it. 
It's actually a three step stamp but you know me....I love to color. So I only used the one stamp line image and colored.

What do you think?

What I have found is it doesn't take a large image to make a statement. You can do it with small images or even parts of small images and work around it to make them pop!

I love this flower as it's so versatile. You can use the line image like I did or use the 2 step or 3 step images as well. So may wonderful possibilities. Pick a color or two  and go for it!

Did you know that you can get this set for FREE during Sale-a-Bration? 
You can just by ordering product valued at a min of $50. You get one Sale-a-Bration Item for every $50 you spend. Get one ....get them all! Your choice. 

Do you have a current Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalog? If not and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please let me know and I'll be happy to get them to you. 

How To's
Measurement:
Card Base: Whisper White 5 ½ x 8 ½
DSP: 1 ½ x 5 ½
Daffodil Strip: ¼ x 5 ½
White Images Pieces: 1 ¼ x 1 ¼

Instructions:
  1. Score and fold the card base.
  2. Add the Black patterned DSP to the bottom
  3. Add the Daffodil Strip to just above the DSP
  4. Stamp Lined Flower Image from What I Love in Black Memento
  5. Color with Rich Razzleberry Re-inker and Aqua Painter
  6. Add the Stamped and colored squares to the card using Dimentionals
  7. Stamp the “Thank You” in Black Memento
  8. Add Gold Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers for a beautiful shimmer.
Items Used
  • Stamp Sets: What I Love (Sale-a-Bration) #141276
  • Inks: Memento Black
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Daffodil Delight #119683, Botanical Gardens DSP # 140583
  • Other: Dimensionals #104430, Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush #141898, Aqua Painter #103954. Rich Razzleberry Re-inker #115664
Feel free to visit my online store or email me with any questions. Just hit the contact me button at the top of my blog.

It's such a good day to stamp!!! 
Have Fun!! 

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beyond Exciting News! & First Sight Card Share

I have a card share at the bottom....just had to share this exciting, unheard of concept first!

I have something really special to share with you today. I hope you will take the time to read it and see what we've created!

Two weeks ago 10 of us joined together in Kansas City to plan, motivate, share ideas on ways that we can best work together to train and empower our teams. TOGETHER.

This picture above represents 150+ years of direct sales experience with Stampin’ Up!  That’s crazy when you think about it.

Three days of planning, motivating, grinding ideas together so that we could do the same for our teams for FREE.  Each of us Top demonstrators in Stampin’ Up!, running our businesses at different speeds, levels, some online, some all workshop based. The ideas were incredible.  Great information, almost too much for my pea sized brain.  It was so empowering! I am so very blessed to be a part of this wonderful team. 



The picture above is the CREATIVATE TEAM……and we are working together to provide incredible training–both creative and “business training” to our teams! 
When you join Stampin’ Up! with me….you not only get ME to help you, but you get training that is backed by 150+ years of experience!!!! FOR FREE! 
We've all got a hand in it to help you be successful in your craft with ideas or in building your business. How awesome is that?!? Never before has this happened. Be among the first to join and reap the rewards and knowledge. It's going to be AWESOME and it will keep on!

Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up!? If so...I know I can help and support you in making your dream a reality. Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up! for the discount? I so encourage that! Think of it as a wholesale club of sorts and get your Stamping Supplies at a discount. Why Not!!

Here are some of the perks: 

  • You will receive $155 in Merchandise of your choice for only $99 +tax (no shipping) and all the business supplies you need to get started.  
  • 20% discount on all orders after that!
  • New Catalog previews and early ordering for new products (oh yeah!) 
  • You'll be invited to my Facebook Group "The Jacksonville STARZ 1-2-3 where all my Team Members are privy to tons of info I share from myself and the Creativate Team. TONS!!!!!
  • Best part...No Stings Attached....if it's not for you....it's okay. Just try it!

Gotta tell you....I knew and loved some of these girls before but not all. How do you come to know and love people in one weekend? 
Easy....we were honest and trusted in God and to direct us and it just happened. Don't you want to feel the camaraderie and Community we are offering?


Want to sign up now??
Just click here to join my team! I can support you more than ever and I am beyond thrilled about it. 
Have questions....call or email me. I'm happy to help!


Can anyone join? Of course!!!
Past Demonstrators
Hobbyists that want the discount
and
Part Time or Full Time Demonstrators that want to learn the Business.
Everyone is Welcome!!

Will I be your Cheerleader? 
Oh yes! I will be part of the 10 that are rooting for you!

Now onto my card share....
Today I chose the "First Sight" Stamp Set. 
Fitting name for this post don't you agree? This is the first sight you've had of what I've been up to. lol

It's a beautiful and elegant stamp set that I hope you will enjoy!

Details for my Card
  • Whisper White Card Base cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half
  • Mat cut to 3 3/4 x 5
  • Ink up the swirly image in Old Olive but before stamping remove some of the ink from the flowers with your Blender Pen. Then color in with a Rose Red Marker. 
  • Huff on your stamp before stamping (heavy breathing) to remoisten the ink and stamp first in the left top corner and then the bottom right. Make sure to re-ink your stamp for the second image. 
  • The Forever Friends is from the same set and stamped with Rose Red. That piece is 1 x 3 3/4 and I used the corner rounder on two of the corners.  
  • I then popped up the mat with Dimensionals and then the saying. I did add a snippet of White Doily to the bottom left edge of the sentiment. Pop the saying up as well. 
That's it for today....if I can help you in anyway whether it be signing up or to help with any of your stamping needs. I'm here! Just an email or phone call away. 
Need to order or sign up click here to be directed to my website.

I'm dedicating this card to the Creativate Team....
I so love these Ladies that are "Forever Friends"! 

Thanks for stopping in......See you soon :) 







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Friday, January 29, 2016

Shaving Cream Technique for Totally Techniques



Hi Everyone,

It's time for The Totally Technique Challenge Team!


It’s been awhile. It’s been so crazy busy that I haven’t had time to breathe,  but today….I finally stamped!
I’m super excited to just sit here and create…it’s so relaxing to me. Especially water coloring! Mix that with a Technique and I’m good!
For this technique I first had to select a color that I wanted to start with. That was difficult as we have so many yummy colors.  I choose Mint Macoron.

Here is my creation and the How To's





So…do you know how to do the Shaving Cream Technique? It’s pretty easy really.
  • First you get some Shaving Cream…shake the cane and squirt onto a paper or foam plate.



  • Add some drops of Re-inker to the top of the Shaving Cream

  • Then using a skewer I kind of moved it around like frosting. In a wavy pattern across and up and down. Just lightly drag the skewer.

Next place paper on top and press down lightly. You will have to scrap the foam off but it leaves a nice pattern in the color or your choice. Guess what I used to scrape it off? A Pampered Chef Brown Scraper. Works like a charm. Smile

I then had to decide on a Stamp Set and went with the You’ve got this Flower. Love this set from the Big Catalog that I haven’t used in a while. I used my Calypso Coral re-inker and Aqua Painter to color the Flower and Mint Macaron to color the leaves and stem.

A trip of our White Jute Ribbon looks sweet across the background piece I think. I felt it needed a little feminine touch. I did fussy cut the flower…I think I like doing that too…..it’s relaxing when you’re not in a hurry. lol 
I tied a little white twine to add to the flower to kind of balance it and then decided I should have a sentient. So I brought out “One Big Meaning” it’s awesome!!! Love this saying…don’t you? 


I almost forgot…I used the new “Wink of Stella” in Gold for the center of the flower. It’s so pretty. Just a hint of glitter.

Want to see what the rest of the Design Team is up to? Here they are!!




Thanks for stopping in today. Enjoy all the wonderful talent!

Happy Stamping!



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