Monday, December 31, 2018

Baker's Box Treat

I have a few last Holiday Catalog projects to share with you. This one is from a few months ago - oops!

I colored the Baker's Box with Coastal Cabana ink. I first tried to spritz it, but I wasn't getting very good coverage. I ended up using a sponge dauber to finish adding and evening out the color. I think a sponge brayer would probably be the most efficient way to add color to the box. I've since added some to my craft room!

These boxes are food safe, and I added a large slice of cheesecake to mine. This was a birthday treat for Jenna's teacher. The Glittered Organdy Ribbon finished it off with a little sparkle. I love this ribbon!

Stamps: Stitched All Around
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Baker's Boxes, Sponge Daubers, 5/8" Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Facebook Live: So Santa Card

Today on Facebook Live, I made a quick card using the So Santa stamp set. This set is so fun, and perfect for those of us who live in warm weather this time of year! Here is my card:

That sentiment is my favorite! My thoughts exactly on snow, haha! The card base is 4 1/4" x 11". The Whisper White piece is 5" x 3 3/4", and the Bermuda Bay mat is 1/8" larger at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8". All the supplies are listed below.

Stamps: So Santa
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Dark Real Red, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Soft Suede, Ivory, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, All is Bright Paper Clips

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Traditions Punch Box: Inspiration from the Catalog

Today's cards are inspired by those pictured in the Holiday Catalog.

I used the colors Real Red and Call Me Clover, and the 6" x 6" DSP Stacks as the base for my cards. Add a few coordinating ribbons and embellishments, and the cards are done! I love finding inspiration in our catalogs!

Stamps: Christmas Traditions
Ink: Call Me Clover, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Regals 6 x 6 Paper Stack
Accessories & Tools: Rhinestones, Red Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Call Me Clover 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Christmas Traditions Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Facebook Live: Quick & Easy Gift Bag

On yesterday's Facebook Live, I showed how to make a quick and easy gift bag using two sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and one 12" x 12" sheet of Designer Series Paper. I followed the instructions from Ronda Wade's video here. You can watch my demonstration here. Here are a few measurements to help you out:
Score each piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock down the long side at 1 1/2" on both sides. Score each piece at 2 3/4" down the short side, just on one side. Cut up your score line to the 2 3/4" score line on both sides to make two flaps.
Cut 4" off the top of the DSP. Then cut at 5 1/4" twice so you have two pieces of DSP that measure 5 1/4" x 8".

I am also linking up with two design challenges this week, TGIF Challenges - Anything But a Card, and Global Design Project - Tis the Season.

The tags on the bags were stamped and punched using the products in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box, on sale for only $27.00 right now! All other supplies are listed below. Please note that I used retired gold tinsel trim on one of the bags. I would recommend the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon as the perfect substitute!

Stamps: Christmas Traditions
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP (sold out), Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil, All is Bright DSP
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Traditions Punch, Versamark, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, Gold Tinsel Trim (retired), Stampin' Trimmer

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Facebook Live: Nothing Sweeter Card Box + a Bonus Card!

Yesterday's Facebook Live featured this cute Acetate Card Box and the Nothing Sweeter Bundle.

Here are the measurements for the cardstock:Call Me Clover 5 1/4" x 4"
Real Red 5" x 3 3/4"

There are SO many things you could put in here to give as a gift - Russel Stover's marshmallow Santas, Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas trees, Dove chocolates (haha, I'm sensing a theme here!), or handmade cards.

Speaking of cards, here's a bonus card that uses the tree die from the Sweetly Stitched Framelits. The stamp is from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box. I love the look of the vellum and sparkly trees!

Stamps: Nothing Sweeter, Christmas Traditions
Ink: Call Me Clover, Real Red
Paper: Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, In Color 2018-2020 DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Acetate Card Boxes, White Baker's Twine, Red Rhinestones, Christmas Traditions Punch, Real Red 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, Coming Soon!!!

Stampin' Up! is doing their Online Extravaganza a little differently this year, and you can get almost everything in the Annual Catalog on sale!


Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale:  November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 25–26
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale:  November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28
  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases
Ordering Deadline for the Tools & Ink Sale: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

WOW!!!  That’s 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog!!!!
If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store during the sale timeframes!  Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.  After that, the only thing left to do is shop!
Additional Information:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
    • Click here for a full list of the exclusions from the Online Extravaganza Sale
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to help! Otherwise, start making your wish lists and get ready to shop starting Friday! If your order is less than $150, please use this month's host code, WMQGBMFP.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Card Club: Timeless Tidings

It's time for the last month of my Christmas Card Club already! Don't worry though - I've got a few more Christmas-themed classes to go planned between now and Christmas.

This month's class features the Timeless Tidings stamp set. With your class kit, you'll receive the stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, a roll of Braided Linen Trim, and the supplies and instructions to make 15 cards (5 each of those pictured below), plus envelopes. You supply your own ink and adhesive. I used Mossy Meadow ink to complete these cards.

But wait, there's more! This stamp set goes with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, and if you'd like to add it onto your class, I will throw in 5 bonus cards (the one pictured below)!

The cost is $61 plus $7 shipping for wood mount, and $52 plus $7 shipping for clear mount. If you'd like to add on the project kit, ink, or adhesives, just let me know and I will adjust the cost for you. Per Stampin' Up! policy, you must email me for a link to purchase this kit. The deadline to purchase is November 23, and I will mail the kits out by November 30. However, if you purchase early, I will do my best to get it out sooner to you!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Facebook Live: Snow is Glistening

Are you ready for some Christmas crafting? No, not yet? Let me tell you a little secret. I craft for Christmas all year! I love to make my own Christmas cards, and we have close to 150 people on our list, so.... I need to start early! On my recent Facebook Live, I shared a card using one of the cute little Galvanized Buttons as a Christmas tree topper.

Curious about the stamps used on this card? They come from the set Snow is Glistening, which is a limited time product available to customers in November. That snowflake Christmas tree is so pretty!

You can see how I put this card together here. Thanks for watching!

Stamps: Snow is Glistening
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Accessories & Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Galvanized Buttons, Braided Linen Trim, Softly Falling EF, Big Shot

Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thinking of You with a Grateful Heart

The Falling for Leaves Bundle is so beautiful, with the intricate leaf dies and the heartfelt sentiments in the stamp set. I definitely need to do more creating with this stamp set before fall is done! Today's card is CASEd from Erica Cerwin. (Now that I'm searching for it, I can't find her post, but I know this card came from her!) I changed just a few small things. The full supply list is below.

Turn your Buffalo Check into plaid by using a ruler and Stampin' Write Markers. I sure hope this background stamp sticks around!

Stamps: Buffalo Check, Falling for Leaves
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Paper: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers, Ruler, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Big Shot, Sprig Punch, Linen Thread

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Country Home Hello

I have another Country Home card to share with you today. I colored this one using my Stampin' Blends markers.

Lots of little details in this one, including the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, the Galvanized Clips, and the Chicken Wire Elements. This is a must have fall stamp set, and so many great coordinating products to go with it!

Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends - Ivory, Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light & Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Daffodil Delight
Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories & Tools: Tin Tile EF, Big Shot, Chicken Wire Elements, Galvanized Clips, Braided Linen Trim

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Notes of Kindness Alternative Card

Last week's Facebook Live featured a simple notecard made with the stamp set from the Notes of Kindness Card Kit, and I am finally getting around to posting it here. Thank you for your patience!

The Frosted Floral Specialty paper really makes this an elegant card! All of the supplies are listed below. The DSP is cut to 4 1/2" by 3", and the cardstock frame is 4 5/8" by 3 1/8".

Stamps: Notes of Kindness
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Frosted Floral Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Pearls

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

No Line Watercoloring with Country Home

Have you seen this technique yet? No line watercoloring is a new technique to me, but I had to try it after seeing some beautiful projects that were made using it. If you're curious about how it works, you can watch my Facebook Live from today. Basically, you stamp an image in a very light color - I used Sahara Sand stamped off once. Then you watercolor using an Aqua Painter and your ink pads. Here's the result:

It's a different look, but very artistic, I think. I'll be sharing a card later this week that I used Stampin' Blends to color, and the two looks are completely different! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Shimmery White, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories & Tools: Aqua Painter, Galvanized Buttons, Braided Linen Trim, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 8, 2018

#TGIFC180: Snowflake Showcase Sneak Peek

Oh my, do I have a treat for you today! I literally got these products on my doorstep this afternoon, and I couldn't wait to use them! TGIF Challenges Color Challenge this week was the perfect inspiration, along with a sample from Stampin' Up! that I CASE'd. Here is the fun color combo:

And here is my card. I copied it from a sample that Stampin' Up! posted, just changing the colors, switching out sequins for rhinestones, and using my thinlits instead of a sewing machine for the stitched line on the bottom.

The stamped images come from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set, and the die-cuts are from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies. These products, along with the Snow is Glistening stamp set, Snowflake Trinkets, and White Velvet Paper, will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST in November.

If you want to make sure you get them, you can purchase them as part of your starter kit this month. They are all truly beautiful!

Stamps: Happiness Surrounds
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Snowfall Thinlits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Maui-Inspired Card

A new month, and a new Stampin' Up! year. Today marks the beginning of the earning period for the 2020 Incentive Trip to Maui. I have a LONG way to go to earn this trip, but I plan to work hard! The last time I was in Maui was on my honeymoon, and I have wanted to go back to Hawaii ever since. So I thought to kick it off, I would share a card inspired by Hawaii, using the Tropical Escape paper stack.

I am also hoping to jumpstart my sales this year with a fun challenge! Stampin' Up! is offering a selection of products at 10% off this week to celebrate World Card-Making Day. My favorite thing on the list - kits! Three of the four kits that are on sale are all-inclusive kits, which means you don’t need anything extra to put them together. I have set a huge goal to sell 20 kits this week. To sweeten the deal for you – if I get to 20 kits, I will gift a bonus kit to someone who purchased one this week! Each kit you purchase gives you one entry, and if you win, you get to choose which one you want for free! Woohoo! Here’s what you need to do: add a kit to your shopping cart, along with any other items you’d like, and make sure to use host code VVBWWX6W. Only those who use the host code will be entered to win a free kit. If you’d like, I can place your order for you, just let me know. I will be sharing updates and fun stuff all about kits this week in my Facebook group and on my page. If you haven't already liked and joined, make sure you do so you can join in the fun!

Here is a complete list of the sale items - you can get these on sale now through October 7. Shop in my online store or contact me to place your order.

Stamps: Southern Serenade

Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Wood Textures DSP Stack, Tropical Escape DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, White Baker's Twine, True Gentleman Buttons

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Copper Rejoice Card & Product Shares

Today's simple but beautiful card was featured in last week's Facebook live. I used the His Light stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, and copper embossing to make a stunning card without too much effort.
This card layout is perfect for using up product shares! You can mix and match the papers and ribbons, and add an embellishment if you'd like. You can even switch out the sentiment, using whatever stamp sets you already own. 

Speaking of product shares, I am hosting one now through October 10! I have three options to choose from - one for paper, one for ribbon, and one for embellishments. You can choose to participate in one, two, or all three. The details are in the graphics below.

Please note that if you participate in more than one, you will only pay for shipping once. Also note that each share is split between four people, so I need four to sign up in order to place the order. You will not be invoiced until your share is full.

If you are interested in participating in a product share, please email me and let me know which ones you would like to participate in. 

Here are the measurements and details for today's card:
*I used a Whisper White card base. It measures 4 1/4" x 11", and is scored and folded at 5 1/2".
*The Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 4".
*The Whisper White piece with the sentiment measures 2 1/8" x 4".
*I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP and the sentiment. 
*Wrap a ribbon around the card front and tie in a bow.

Stamps: His Light
Ink: Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder
Paper: Whisper White, Joyous Noel DSP
Accessories & Tools: Heat Tool, Copper Trim

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

You're Spooktacular!

Fall is here! Well, not really here in Arizona. But I hear in other places it has cooled off and the leaves are starting to change color. Before we know it, Halloween will be here, and I have a fun spooky treat to share with you today! A few weeks ago, I had a hostess who really loves Halloween, and I made this as a little gift to thank her for hosting a party.

Two Russell Stover's pumpkins fit perfectly in the Acetate Card Boxes. This is a fun and easy treat. If you'd like to see how I made it, you can watch today's Facebook Live.

Stamps: Trick or Tweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light Basic Black, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Stampin' Write Marker - Gorgeous Grape, Black 5/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Duet Banner Punch

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

#TGIFC177: Sketch Challenge

The card I'm sharing today is working double duty! I created it using the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenges, and I'll be using it in my card class this month. Check out the sketch!

I was inspired by a card I saw by Tami Hewlett a few weeks ago, and a Lularoe dress in my closet - that's where my color combo came from, and I just love how it came together!

I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set, which has not seen much use in my craft room. I'm a little embarrassed to tell you that I bought it with the kit it was originally designed for, and that kit is sitting unfinished on my shelf. Oops! I have good intentions to put it together. Some day. The good news is that this stamp set is beautiful and can be used all by itself!

I hope you like my card, and if you are local to Gilbert, AZ, join me for my card class this month and you'll get to make it!

Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite
Paper: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Accessories & Tools: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot

Happy Stamping!