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Friday, June 23, 2017

Over The Top Swap

I had the great pleasure of attending an Over The Top Swap, hosted by my downline Michelle.  The projects were pretty spectacular!!! We had so much fun chatting, stamping, crafting, laughing and snacking!  Here's all the amazing projects! 

 Anne designed these beautiful coasters!  Love them!

Kim M did this beautiful journal!  I love it! 

 Cindi did this amazing desk organizer!  Wow!

 Kim S did a really fun daily calendar.  I love those colors!  

 Amanda, Berry Burst frame is really cute!

 This adorable coffee and friends frame by Pam makes me want to get a cup! 

 Nikki did this incredible clothes pin wreath!  I love it!  

Michelle's sweet candle made me fall in love with that little girl!  I need the stamp set now!  

Finally this is the project I took, a far cry from the rest of the amazing projects but I love it! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Color Challenge Week 3

Every week in June I'm giving my downline a color challenge in our Facebook group.  I give them a color combo and they create cards with that combo. Last weeks colors were Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Whisper White.  This first card is by Crystal.  I love our new label punch and I love all the little accents on the corners to tie the whole card together. 

 Kristin made these beautiful sympathy cards.  These rich colors really lend themselves well to sympathy cards. 
 This is Anne's fun Father's Day card!  So bright and fun!  I just love that shirt and tie!  So cute!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fabulous Flamingo

This set was one that when I saw it I knew I had to have it.  I just love this Flamingo! It's a layering stamp which is why you're able to end up with the awesome color variation on it.  It really makes it look so realistic!  This was a super quick card that I really made up pretty fast with some supplies that were already on my desk. 
I love the texture of the flamingos feathers.  This stamp lines up so easily too!  For the flamingo I stamped in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Black.  I can't wait to play with it more!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two Pigs, Two Cards

 I have the last two little piggys to share today.  They're super cute and on a simple notecard, these card couldn't be easier! I even used our pre-cut White Note cards to save even more time!  I stamped some clouds and fussy cut the pigs and ink blended them to add some shading.  Super simple and fun! 
 Now on the outside these two cards look pretty identical and for the most part they are.  The cards are stamped the same and both say '...says Thanks' inside.  But what makes the second card stand apart from the first is this....
..the little pig is popped up on a spring instead of dimensionals so he wiggles and shakes and it's just so stinkin' cute! I could play with this card all day!  So cute!!  I got the springs from a big box craft store but you could also get the same effect with a small piece of cardstock accordion folded a couple times.  It wouldn't wiggle and shake as much but it still would a little.  So fun! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

When Pigs Fly

Today's card is cute I can barely contain myself!  I shared another piggy card on Friday and I go into further details on how I did the clouds and shading of the pig there so I won't go into here.  Check out Friday's post if you want more details.  I just love this little flying piggy!   
I love the greeting on this card, I layered it on a piece of doily and some new Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.  The inside of the cards says '..so she did'  I think this is a great inspirational card for a friend.  So encouraging and so cute!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Friday, June 16, 2017

This Little Piggy Meets Embossing Paste

Let's just take a moment and stare at this little piggy, because it's so cute and he deserves a moment in the spotlight. Awwwwwww!  I stamped him on some Powder Pink cardstock then fussy cut him out.  Initially I thought well it won't be that hard to fussy cut him, he's a pretty simple shape....then you get to the tail and well you start questioning your sanity and why you have these ideas!  It really wasn't that bad and I fussy cut 3 more pigs (you'll see them next week!) so clearly managed to survive...LOL! After he was cut out he looked like he still needed some texture so I used my sponge dauber and some Powder Pink Ink and added some shadding to him.  I used a Blushing Bride Marker to color his nose and the inside of his ears.  I used a Smoky Slate Marker to color his hooves.  The inside of this cards says 'loves you' so cute!!   
I wanted to try more embossing paste so I pulled out the cloud stencil and made some fluffy clouds.  I didn't smooth them out completely because well I don't think clouds are smooth and 2 dimensional.  I left some rougher areas on some of them to add extra texture.  After it dried I didn't like the white on white texture so I added a tiny bit of shading to the clouds with some Soft Sky ink and a sponge dauber.  I added some Lemon Lime Twist grass with a sponge dauber and ink .  This little guy is so stinkin' cute!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embossing Paste Love!

I've had a giant box of new stuff for over a week and I just now had a chance to play with it!  We took a family trip to Durango last weekend and that really messed up my play time, though I did contemplate taking lots of my new stuff with me.  Stamp Camp prep is in full swing and I have boxes and piles of new stuff everywhere!  Plus it's summer so the kids are home and hungry all. the. time. All these things together makes very little stamp time for me!  But that's ok, life happens, and I finally did get a chance to play! The two products that you'll see the most of over the next week or so will be the amazing Embossing Paste and the new This Little Piggy set.  I'm not using the set today, but just wait until tomorrow! 

Today I'm using the equally cool set, You're Priceless.  I love the gems and the greetings in this set!  They're so much fun!  Yesterday I shared my color challenge for my downline last week. This week their color challenge is Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Whisper White so I decided as long as I'm stamping I'll participate too.  This is my card.  I love it!!!  Let's talk Embossing Paste.  It's so easy and so fun!  I used a drop of Berry Burst reinker to color a small blob of Embossing Paste, then because I'm me I added a spoonful of glitter too. Now it's sparkle-berry-burst-embossing-paste YES! I used our new stencils and palette knifes and spread the paste onto my cardstock.  You do want to work quickly, not in a rushed manner, but you certainly don't want to start it and get up to answer the door or something.  I was blown away with how quickly this stuff dries, which is good and bad...Good because let's face it we live in an instant gratification kind of world and I don't want to wait 4 hours for my embossing paste to dry on my cardstock.  However, because it dries so quickly you need to be ready to wash your tools immediately.  Don't let the paste dry on your tools.  As soon as I was done spreading it, I wiped off the tools and stencil with a baby wipe then I took it to the sink and washed everything with some warm water.  By the time I was done my paste on the cardstock was dry and I could continue with my card!  Let's talk texture, because I added the glitter it's a little gritty, almost like a nail file.  That doesn't bother me but if you're sensitive to those kinds of texture maybe leave the glitter out.  I did play with the embossing paste a little more without glitter and the texture when it dried was much smoother.  So play with it and see what you like.  To finish the card I stamped the gem and greeting.  Punched a few circles and added them to my card.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  I have lots more embossing paste samples coming up!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Color Combo Challenge Week 2

 Every week in June I'm giving my downline a color challenge in our Facebook group.  I give them a color combo and they create cards with that combo. Last weeks colors were Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip.  This first card is Kim's.  I love how fun and chic it looks.  A great card to mass produce or do in a class.  Really pretty! 
Next is Anne's card and it's pretty amazing!  I love all the tools and I love how she used these colors to make a Father's Day card!  Really creative.  Father's Day is this weekend!  Do you have your card??

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Birthday Balloons

I have another quick birthday card for you today.  This one is simple but really fun and pretty.  I combined an older set and a newer one for this card.  I used the solid balloon from Balloon Celebration and then I stamped the dotty balloon from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over them.  The greeting is also from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  The gold trim adds lots of fun shine, especially the gold sticker border on the left!  So fun!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Cut Out To Be Friends With Berry Burst

Obviously we all want to be friends with the new In Color Berry Burst.  It's pretty awesome, and it defiantly sits at the cool kids table.  When you pair it up with the new Crafting Forever stamp set it's a pretty unstoppable pair.  This card came out super cute!!  I love that the scissors are 'posed' to look like they're cutting the heart....at least that was my plan I hope it comes off that way.    

I used some Versamark to add some stripes to the background of the card.  It needed something subtle the stripes are always my go to for fixes like that!  I love the sparkle from the silver glimmer paper and all the sequins!!  This is a fun card! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lots of Candles!

My husbands birthday was this week.  We love to give him a hard time about his age.  The kids think he's just 'so old!'.  I can tease him because no matter how old I get he will always be older than me!  This year is the big 39! So we made a card with 39 candles...30 on the front.....
...9 popped up inside.  Logan helped with the greeting.  We think it's pretty funny.  I had some old letter stickers and so we decided to use those for the greeting.  This is a fun and quick card, perfect for that 'older' person in your life :)

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Color Challenge Week 1

Every week in June I'm giving my downline a color challenge in our Facebook group.  I give them a color combo and they create cards with that combo. Last weeks colors were Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. This first card is Anne's I love the embossing, the bees and the all the little details with the ribbon and gems.  So pretty!! 
Kristin made this card. She did a great job watercoloring and of course I love the added sparkle of the glitter!!  
This is Cindi's card.  I love the balloons and the fun party feel to it!  Now is a great time to join my team.  We have a really fun group!  Sign up here today!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Donut Forget Paper Pumpkin

What a fun sweet Paper Pumpkin we had last month!  This one was so cute!  The kids got to play and make some too.  Megan made some for her teachers, Logan made some but I'm not sure he gave them out yet!  If you're not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber there's never been a better time to sign up!  First-time subscribers get an introductory 25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 kits! Isn't that awesome!  This offer won't last long, you have to sign up by June 10th to get the discount!  There's no better time to sign up!  So what are you waiting for sign up here

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Daisy Delight Set

The new catalog is now live!  Have you ordered?  Have you looked at it?!  Is your wishlist a mile long like mine!!?  This was one of the very first cards I made with new stuff.  First I love the Daisy Bundle but the Daisy Delight stamp set is so fun on it's own! I'm loving these tall daisy images!  I love that there's a solid image and a line image to stamp.  LOVE!!!
There's lots and lots of other new stuff on this card did you see the new Label Me Pretty set and Pretty Label punch.  Plus the Copper ribbon!  LOVE it all!!!  I can't wait to get more new stuff and keep playing!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Catalog Day!!!

It's new catalog day!!!!  I love this catalog and I'm so excited to finally be able to share it with you!  If you're in the US and don't have a demonstrator please contact me. You can check out all the new products and shop here on my website!!!  Please note shopping doesn't begin until noon MT.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Vellum Wash

I love this card so much!  The finished card is pretty awesome!  However getting to this finished card was a little questionable!  I wasn't sure how it would all work I'm so glad it did though!  The card is pretty straight forward, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit from Gold and fussy cut some flowers from the new Lovely Friends set.  The 'it's your day' greeting was heat embossed from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.  So where was my concern?  Well the vellum.  
I wanted to color the vellum but I wasn't really sure how I would do that. Vellum is a funky paper, I love it, but it's pretty temperamental and often does what it wants, despite your best efforts.  I wanted an ombre look on the vellum but I knew that I couldn't watercolor it.  Vellum cannot handle water.  Coloring it with markers would leave it streaky and not very pretty.  So I tried a different approach, I used the new Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink ink pads and I smooshed the ink pad right onto the vellum.  Starting with the lightest and working down to the darkest.  Since the ink doesn't settle into vellum very fast, it kind of just sits on the surface, I took a dry cloth (paper towel would work too) and I rubbed and blended the colors together.  This actually worked really well and I was so pleased with the result.  I put the ink side down onto the white cardstock and finished my card.  It's a really fun look and a fun technique to try!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last of the Retired Stamps

We are in the final days of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Tomorrow is your LAST day to order any retiring products.  If you've waited, now is the time to act!  I have 3 last samples from the fun Scenic Sayings set.  This is a retiring set, I love all the big and bold fun greetings.  
The cards are all pretty simple but fun and bright.  This one uses one of our notecards so there's very little prep and you could utilize lots of scraps for this card.  Make it with the colors you love!
Finally, this fun masculine card is perfect for that guy in your life.  Don't forget, there's only hours left to shop!  The new catalog launches Thursday, June 1st at noon!!!  I can't wait!!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Paper Sampler Reference Binder

Obviously, I've taken a longer weekend than normal, but I'll be back tomorrow with more card projects to share.  I've been busy prepping the June class and the kids last day of school was last week, complete with  activities at the school every day!  We've been busy and we're looking forward to some downtime.

Today I wanted to share about one of my team memebers! I have a an awesome group of team members, I'm always happy to brag about them. One member of my downline has created a Paper Sampler Reference Binder. It's an amazing product and a great tool for demonstrators for classes!  I'm so excited to have this tool to share with my customers.  DSP is so hard to tell if you love it in the catalog.  Most of the time I have to see it in person and I know my customers feel that way too.  I'm also going to love that she lists and pictures the coordinating colors with the DSP  so I can easily see what will work together for a class or a big project. This is so exciting!  Check out her blog to learn more and to order yours today!

I'll be back tomorrow with some stamped items :)

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Tulle Card

I know I've mentioned it but this Happy Birthday thinlit must go on your wishlist! It's so beautiful and it cuts so perfectly!!  I've been cutting it out of everything and sticking them to every card I make!  I sure I hope I know a bunch of people with birthday's coming up.  For this card I cut it out of Gold Foil card stock and added to a card base with a die cut circle, but the circle looked a little to plain and needed some jazzing up.  
I had some tulle in my craft room, I had picked it up after seeing some other tulle techniques on cards on Pintrest.  I cut a small piece and stuck it to the back of the die cut circle.  It adds such a cool texture and look to the card.  You guys tulle is super affordable, you could get this is so many different colors and really have a great time!  I added some flowers an embossed greeting to finish the card.  Finally I put on some new Glitter Enamel Dots. I love those! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lovely Friends One Technique Two Cards

I'm so excited we are just over a week until the new catalog launches!!!  I haven't been able to stop playing with my new stuff!  Which is putting me behind in every other part of life too!  We've also reached the end of the school year for the kids so starting tomorrow at 11am it's officially summer vacation......how did this happen so fast!?  Well luckily for me there's plenty of Stamp Camp prep they can help with.  If you haven't signed up, HURRY!!!  I'm down to my final spots for stamp camp!!  You can read all the details and sign up here.  On to the cards for today!  Today is a two for one kind of day.  I love this technique because you get two cards! 
I started with two pieces of cardstock, one Lemon Lime Twist and one Whisper White, that were the same size using a stamp positioner stamp the greeting on each of them in VersaMark then emboss.  I went with black and white powders but you could do this with metallic colors or one color and two different colors of cardstock.  Endless possibilities!  Using the stamp positioner makes sure they line up in exactly the same spot on each piece of cardstock, that's important for the next step.  Then you want to cut each in half.  Yep, just slice it up!  Then you can piece the top of one with the bottom of the other for a beautiful card, and vice versa for your second card.  How cool is that!!!!?  
You could cut your cardstock and adhere together before stamping but that presents a couple of problems.  1) If you're embossing in two colors that creates quite the challenge to carefully pour powder onto only half.  2) Sometimes it's hard to get a clean stamped image over two pieces that have been adhered together, especially in this case, the white cardstock is a more lightweight cardstock than the Lemon Lime Twist making them slightly different thicknesses which could cause a stamping issue.  I find it's just easier to stamp twice and get two perfect cards.  Each card was finished the same with some fussy cut flowers, glimmer paper and DSP.  So fun and easy! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Shaker with Lemon Lime Twist

Oh my goodness!!!  So many amazing NEW products on this card it's hard to know where to start!!!!  I guess we'll address the background first.  Yesterday I shared a card that had a ink blended circle and I hinted that there was a larger piece that the circle came from, here it is!!!!  Don't you LOVE it!!!!  I added more ink to the bottom for an ombre look but I love this polka dot background so much!!!!  As you know I used every piece of it!  Plus I got two awesome cards so Yay! 
Let's talk about this Happy Birthday die cut now.  Wow!  You guys jut WOW!!!  I love the size I love the font I love it all!!!  For this card I cut it twice once in Black and then once in Lemon Lime Twist.  I layered them together off setting them slightly so that it gives an awesome shadow effect!  Plus this is a shaker card. Seriously does it keep getting better or what??!  I went with some black and silver sequins for this card to keep that Lemon Lime Twist color the focus!  So have I made you LOVE this color yet??!  I hope so because I'll be using it lots! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!