Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lift Me Up Swap Card

As most of you know, I got to attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in San Diego a few weeks ago. I thought I would share the card I brought to swap with you today.

I participated in an organized swap, which means I met with a group of demonstrators at a specific time and we all traded cards. I also brought some extra for general swaps - trading with anyone else who asked me. I got a good variety of cards in return for mine, and it's always fun to see other's ideas!

I decided to use the Lift Me Up bundle for my cards. I was hoping it would carry over to the next catalog - and it is!

Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim
Paper: Kraft, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Triple Banner Punch, Silver Sequin Trim

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Welcome to the World!

I don't know about you, but I am in the stage of life where people I know are having babies. Two baby boys were born in our circle of family and friends in the last week and a half, and I thought it was the perfect excuse to use the Little Cuties stamp set!

I used a mix of new and old products on this card - from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to the Happy Happenings stamp set to the brand new Copper Trim, they are all must haves! Speaking of that Copper Trim, here's a close up:

You'll be able to get your hands on that June 1, but both stamp sets I used on this card are retiring, so make sure you order those soon! If you'd like to see what else is coming in June, please take my short survey and request a catalog. I will be sending them out in the middle of May, and I would be happy to send you one too! (Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be entered to win an ink pad of your choice!)

What else have I been up to lately? I'm glad you asked! I am continuing to organize my new crafting space, and I was able to purchase my very first Stamp 'n' Storage organizers. I am in LOVE with them, and can't wait to order more!

If you are in the market for some craft organization, you can use my referral link and get a 10% discount on your first purchase. I highly recommend this company, and the organizers fit perfectly in my IKEA Kallax shelf!

Here is a complete list of supplies used on today's card:
Stamps: Little Cuties, Happy Happenings
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor Paper
Accessories & Tools: Brights Enamel Dots, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Copper Trim, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eastern Palace Hello

Wow, another month has gone by without a blog post. Time flies! Luckily for you, I have a few cards to share; now I just need to get the blog posts written.

Have you seen the new Eastern Palace Suite? I still have a lot of projects to do with the retiring products, but boy is it fun to use the new stuff right away! The Eastern Palace Suite is a new set of products that will be available in the new Annual Catalog, but Stampin' Up! has released them early. Demonstrators can purchase them this month, and customers will be able to purchase them in May. Exciting, right?!

I LOVE the font of the greetings, and there are so many design options with these stamps. Then you add in the coordinating dies, and it gets even better! I had to try everything out as soon as my box arrived, and I decided to make a card to welcome a new member to my team. She joined during Sale-a-bration, and I wanted to send her a fun card with her little welcome gift.

Did I mention the DSP and the little tassels?! All of the products in this suite really coordinate perfectly, and I can't wait to play with them more!

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (NEW!)
Ink: Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (NEW!), Gold Foil, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools: Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (NEW!), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (NEW!), Big Shot, Mini Tassels Assortment (NEW!), Gold Baker's Twine (retired)

Happy Stamping!