Proud of My Best Guy Ever

I had a wonderful 10 days with my son. It went by way too fast. I’m so proud of all his hard work with Nuclear training with the NAVY and the man he has become. I made this card and slipped it into his suitcase for him to find when he got back to his base. Mission Accomplished!

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Stamp Sets: Suite Sentiments, Chalk Lines (retired)
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Ink: Real Red
Lovelies: Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools: Banners Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Wisteria Weather and Reminiscing

We’ve been getting hit with so much rain today, that I thought it would be the perfect time to use my Weather Together set with the matching dies. I just love thunderstorms. I remember when the children were itty bitties and scared of the thunder. I would take them outside onto the porch, all of them trying to sit on my lap, and we’d sit there in silence together…watching the lightning and listening to thunder. Bittersweet memories…

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Stamp Sets: Weather Together, Avant Garden (Sale-a-Bration)
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: A Little Foxy Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

 

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Here’s the link to the Sale-a-Bration second release:     sab_2017_2nd-release_us

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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High Tide Compilation

I just love the High Tide set in the Occasions catalog. It’s perfect for masculine cards…and we all know masculine cards are the most difficult! I just love sponging and the background of the sand, water and sky are perfect for showcasing the sponging technique.  As you can see from the photo, I cut my round stamping sponges into fourths and staple a little handle on top using the coordinating color of cardstock. As a resident of Southwest Michigan, just a few miles from beautiful Lake Michigan, I can tell you right now that this is definitely going to be one of my go-to sets!

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Stamp Set:  High Tide
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Stamping Sponges

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Softly Falling, Beautiful You

Today we take a dramatic turn from the last two whimsical posts. There are some people I know that are going through trying times right now with physical pain. One of them is my little Hunter Bunter. She’s dealing with a knee injury that happened during a soccer game.  She had looked through the Occasions catalog when I first received it and she really liked the Beautiful You set. It has sweet sentiments and lovely brush artwork. When she saw there were new Watercolor Pencils that included her favorite colors Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie, she insisted we needed them. My little enabler! I am glad that I bought them. The texture of the pencils is smooth and perfect with the Blender Pens.  I wanted a subtle background and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder seemed like a good fit, as it appears to be tiny raindrops falling. And with that, I hope a card will help cheer my Huntley up, if only for a moment.

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Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, 5/8” Organza Ribbon
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Sweet Popsicle Thread Wrapping Technique

I am absolutely in LOVE with the Cool Treats suite on pages 32 & 33 of the new Occasions Catalog – the ice cream colors are so happy and fun! Good enough to eat! The Wink of Stella puts the “pop” in “popsicle” and the Thread Wrapping Technique makes this card unique!

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Brights Enamel Shapes, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

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Bermuda Dragonfly

For this month’s stamping club card, I knew I wanted to use my favorite Dragonfly Dreams bundle, but I wanted to give it a pop of color. Bermuda Bay works beautifully with the set and the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Hunter mentioned to me last night that I seem to be leaning more towards sequins these days instead of ribbon. I think she’s right – I love the sparkle of the sequins, but they do not detract from the main image on the card. These items are available now in the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog (click on the link below).

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Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Specialty Paper:  Silver Foil, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Let me know if you want to add any of these products to your stamping stash! Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is in full swing! For every $50 in purchases, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  And if you’re one of my locals, be on the lookout for an invitation to my next Mystery Hostess Party in February!

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Best Birds Watercolor Quad

I wanted to make a couple Birthday cards and Sympathy cards. The Best Birds stamp set is perfect for either.  As I was looking at cardstock scraps, this quad of colors really spoke to me. They are so pretty together and work beautifully with the Best Birds bundle on page 53 of the Annual Catalog.

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I stamped the bird in Staz-On Jet Black on Shimmery White cardstock.  In real life, you can still see the shimmer on the bird through the ink. The Aqua Painters make painting a dream since the water is  contained in the handle.

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Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painters

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