Wink To My Person

As soon as I laid my eyes upon the beautiful, new Modern Heart set on page 51 of the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The sentiment “You’re My Person” is totally something I would tell the special someone I was thinking of when I bought this set. I stamped the heart in Memento Tuxedo Black so I could color it with a rainbow of Stampin’ Blends. After coloring it in, I covered it in sparkly Wink of Stella. The Stitched Shapes square die I cut it out with is a great little touch and the bright Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper and Mini Striped Ribbon are the perfect amount of boldness. I added the sequins knowing my person doesn’t really care for sequins all that much, but I liked them being white so they would take backstage to the heart. The inside sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and I added a ½” strip of the DSP along the bottom. The card base is 4 ¼” square and is the perfect size for this fun heart. I think my person will like it!

Wink To My Person
Wink To My Person inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Modern Heart
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie
Love:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Basic Sequins, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits (retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Hey Hey Hey Fun Frog Card

You know how children love attention? And how they will repeat something nonstop? Well, this card is in honor of all those times. You have to read the front of it as if you were a child. “Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey.”  You get my drift. Ha Ha Ha! This card just cracks me up to no end. Now that my youngest is turning (gulp!) 19 on Monday, I can chuckle about those days gone by when all three wanted my attention…immediately. This is a quick, fun card that comes together with some stamping, coloring and a few punches. That frog in the middle is me…and all the “hey”s are my (no longer) itty bitties.
Hey Hey Hey Fun Frog Card
The inside sentiment is from the new Well Said in the Occasions catalog.  The card makes me smile, so I thought I’d state the obvious on the inside…just like one of the kids!
Hey Hey Hey Fun Frog Card Inside
I finished it off with those stinkin’ cute flies randomly stamped on the envelope flap. This stamp set is one of the products you can earn for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Hey Hey Hey…You just gotta get it!
Hey Hey Hey Fun Frog Card and Envelope
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Well Said (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick
Tools:  3/4″ and 1” Circle Punches, 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Romantic Vellum & Blends

The Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 of the Occasions Catalog includes the most beautiful Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have wonderful memories of cards my mother used to give me for my Birthdays and other special holidays. She knew I loved the crinkly sound of vellum and the softness of the paper. I still have some packed away in memory boxes. I just had to get this DSP. I also love the rustic, romantic look of the Floral Romance Seals and the crispness of the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. These were the three items I pre-ordered back in December. It took a little time for me to warm up to the stamps and dies. But the internet always rescues – so many samples to Pin! I just got the stamps and dies this week and kicked myself for not getting the coordinating Petal Pink/Whisper White ribbon and Frosted Flower embellishments. Have no fear, though, because those are set to arrive this Wednesday! I learned long ago that I need to get all the pieces of coordinating suites. Now I need to learn to get everything at the same time. Be sure to take another look at this nostalgic suite and don’t let it slip by you!

romantic vellum & blends
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Designer Series Paper:  Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Mats

Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is going strong – purchase the Wonderful Romance Bundle of stamps and dies and get 10% off the price PLUS your choice of a free SAB item with $50+purchase. If you purchase the entire suite, you can earn TWO $50+ items or one item at the $100+ level!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Best Blue Birds Blends for an Anniversary

A friend asked me to make a card for her parents’ anniversary. She told me they liked birds and the color blue. As soon as she said that, I knew I’d be using the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies. I just love using Stampin’ Blends with the bird images because they really make me feel like an artist. So easy to use and a beautiful blended effect. I decided to add some Wink of Stella to the birds, but I’m not sure you can see it. I used the Mango Melody Dark Blends marker on some small pearls for the flower centers. Everything is die cut out and glued down, with the birds adhered with Dimensionals for a little pop. I am very pleased with this card.

best blue birds blends for an anniversary

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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So Hoppy for Sale-a-Bration!

I am always excited about Sale-a-Bration time and that has not waned in 2019! Look at this adorable frog! So stinkin’ cute! He’s part of a stamp set called So Hoppy Together and the set can be earned for FREE with a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping). But wait…there’s more! I used another item you can choose from out of the brochure. The green and black striped Designer Series Paper is from the Botanical Butterflies collection that is also a Sale-a-Bration item.  The package contains 12 sheets of double sided 12” x 12” paper that has colored images on one side and black and white on the other. Love it when I can use my Stampin’ Blends and color it exactly to match my card! I decided to use the new Gingham Gala Sequins in Grapefruit Grove to give it a pop of color.  I really had a ton of fun with this Birthday card! Click on the Catalogs tab above to see the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.

so hoppy for sab

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (SAB)
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Gingham Gala Sequins (Occasions), Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Banner Punch (Retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

graceful shimmery dragonfly
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Flowing Fountain of Sympathy

Today’s card features a stamp set on page 41 in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog. I have a feeling that this one may be overlooked by many people. It’s not bright and flashy. It a simple, sweet stamp set with lovely sentiments. I plan on using it for some upcoming #simplestamping projects. Stay tuned for more info on that.

Flowing Fountain Sympathy
And don’t forget that you can use the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to color the Pearl Basic Jewels. It’s so nice just keeping a stock of both the Pearls as well as the Rhinestones and coloring them whenever I need matching embellishments.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Flowing Fountain
Cardstock: Highland Heather, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Highland Heather
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Mango Melody
Lovelies:  Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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