Feb 14 2017

SUOC168 Avant Garden

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!!  What a special day celebrated with LOVE!  But no, I didn’t go with a Valentine’s Day card today.  The SUO Challenge for this week is FUN with Sale-A-Bration items!  I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Avant Garden, for my Design Team card this week, but used it in a little different way!  I was inspired by a card I saw from Amanda Bates.

 

 

Here are the details for my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of By the Shore Designer Paper has some Cucumber Crush Striped Ribbon wrapped across the front and secured in the back.
  • The 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 Garden Green cardstock layer is tucked under the ribbon on the front.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 Very Vanilla, stamp the stems and ground (leaf) with Chocolate Chip ink.  Stamp the palm tree leaves with the floral image in Garden Green Ink on top of the stems.
  • Stamp the sand with the speckle image and Crumb Cake ink several times across the bottom.
  • Sponge Soft Sky ink around the three sides and over and around the palm trees for the sky/water.
  • The greeting from Avant Garden is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.

That’s it for my card.  Check out what the rest of the SUO Design Team did over on SUO Challenges with this Sale-A-Bration Fun challenge this time, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Feb 11 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Red, White & one color

 

Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Red, White, and one other color” combination!  I first thought I’d do a Valentine…but I pretty much have those finished.  So, I went with a happy flower instead!  Can you tell what stamp set I used?  I’m feeling under the weather with a BAD cold, so this came together quick and easy!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The Pear Pizzazz balloon string was stamped for the stem of the flower on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Sending Love Designer Paper was added to the bottom of that layer, too.
  • Five of the polka dot balloon images were stamped with Real Red on Real Red cardstock, then punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (smaller balloon), then assembled around the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I slightly curled the edges of the flower petals.
  • A 1/2″ Circle was punched from Pear Pizzazz and inked with Wild Wasabi around the edges for the center of the flower.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves were stamped with the striped balloons and punched with the smaller shaped balloon, then added to the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals, curling the leaves slightly.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Wild Wasabi above the Designer Paper.

 

See…told you it was pretty simple!  I think I’d like this flower in all different colors!  OK…make sure to check out our next stop at the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our February Mini Sessions that opens TODAY!  Then continue on to Mary’s blog for inspiration or backwards to Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we opened TODAY!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 


Feb 09 2017

CCMC444 Lift Me Up

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a color challenge this week!  Remember, you can play along on our Facebook page!  Just add your link and/or photo there!

 

I pondered awhile on what set I wanted to use…then decided to pull out the Life Me Up Bundle to use.  I kept it kind of simple!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was embossed on the left side only with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (I thought they sort of looked like balloons themselves!)  lol!
  •  3 x 4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the Life Me Up greeting at the bottom with Dapper Denim Ink, then adhered to the 3-1/4 x 4 piece of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • The balloon outline was cut from Peekaboo Peach and the pieces behind alternating Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake cardstocks.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Whisper White clouds were cut and added to the front.

Like I mentioned, a pretty CAS design that I really like!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch this week!

 

 

 


Feb 08 2017

Balloon Adventures

Had two classes yesterday that featured the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies!  Great to see some faces that have moved away come back and visit!  I tried to use every piece in the set and succeeded except for the little fold-over tag…I demoed it for them.

 

Here’s another idea for them to use with the Bundle they took home with them.  We did the little gift card holder in class (reversed colors because I discovered I was out of 12×12 Bermuda Bay)!  Then I created a matching card to post here!

 

 

Here are the details for the card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock with a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper on it.
  • The balloons from Balloon Adventures were stamped with Memento Black Ink on So Saffron cardstock and Pool Party Ink on Pool Party cardstock.  They were punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with a Basic Black cardstock one.
  • The strings were stamped with Memento Black ink.  The balloons added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The tag was cut from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits from So Saffron cardstock, stamped with the greeting in Balloon Adventures and added over the strings.
  • A Rhinestone jewels was added to the Basic Black balloon.

 

The Gift Card is basically the same, only with two balloons and a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of DSP.  It was secured on the back with two circles and some Black Baker’s Twine.  I love the “Open Me Already” greeting from Balloon Adventures!

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we’ll be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 


Feb 06 2017

Special Reason

If you follow my blog, I mentioned last week that several of the Challenge Team used the Special Reason Bundle on their cards.  I decided to make a second card from something different for the actual challenge, but here’s my the original Special Reason card I was going to post.  I love the soft and spring-like colors!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Flirty Flamingo, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of In Color Patterns DSP was added across the front.
  • The larger flower from Special Reason stamp set was stamped with Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and the smaller flower twice with Blushing Bride, the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  All were cut with the Stylish Stems Framelits.
  • The were added to the front of the card, and the greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

If you want to see the other cards made with this stamp set, you can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website to see the challenge for this week!  Then play along!  And…if you haven’t signed up for our February Mini Session, now is a great time…we’ll be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!


Feb 04 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Love is in the Air

We’re back for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop with the Design Team! Our theme this week is Love is in the Air!  With Valentine’s Day coming up, we all need a valentine for our special person, don’t we?  Well, at least in the US…I don’t think it is as recognized in our other markets as much!

 

I used the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog for my card today!  It gave it a more masculine look, I think.  Will probably give this to my husband!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 5 strip of Sending Love Designer Paper is added to the bottom.  Then the 1/8″ Real Red Sending Love Ribbon is added across the front and secured in the back.
  • The outline of the balloon was cut with the Up & Away Thinlit from Real Red cardstock, then adhered to Basic Black and cut around the edges.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Love Is in the Air from Lift Me Up stamp set is stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The “postage” is cut from the Sending Love Designer Paper and adhered in the upper right corner.
  • The Sending Love Wood Heart Embellishment is added to the hot air balloon with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

 

I love it! OK…make sure to continue on around the Blog Hop to see all the Design Team creations! I can’t wait to get inspired! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary Website where you can find out more about our upcoming FEBRUARY MINI SESSION. Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

 

 

 

 

Our FEBRUARY 2017 Mini Session will be STARTING SOON with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

 

Feb 2017 Collage

Items we are using in February Mini Session:

Window Box Thinlits
Balloon Adventures Bundle
High Tide
Any Occasions (SAB)
Basket Bunch Bundle

Sign up over at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Feb 02 2017

CCMC443 Dragonfly Dreams

It’s funny how “great minds” think alike!  With today’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, you’ll notice that several of our Challenge Team Members used the same stamp set!  In fact, I used it, too!  But, when I went to upload mine and saw their designs, I decided that I would make up another card using a different set.  It’s a COOL sketch, and I know you could come up with even more ideas with it!  Our website will give you information on how to play along on our Facebook page!

 

Here’s what I did using Dragonfly Dreams Bundle:

 

 

And here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pear Pizzazz cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Tasty Treats Designer Paper was temporarily placed across the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Before adhering the DSP, the speckle stamp from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped above and below the area with Pear Pizzazz Ink, then the DSP placed over it.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower left corner.
  • On a scrap piece of Shimmer White, use the AquaPainter and Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Makers to watercolor the background.  Stamp the dragonfly image over top when dry with Memento Black Ink.  Cut with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit and adhere on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add some Clear Wink of Stella over top the wings.

That’s it!  Check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s designs over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And check out our FEBRUARY MINI SESSION that will be coming soon!  (Remember, if you signed up for the Valentine Bonus, you are already signed up for February, too!)

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Jan 31 2017

SUOC167 Sealed with Love

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Time for Valentines”.  Appropriate time of year!  Here’s one I made up with my favorite Valentine colors, Pool Party, Whisper White and Real Red!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Sending Love Designer Paper was added.
  • A piece of Sending Love 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in the back.
  • The swash from Sealed with Love stamp set was stamped twice with Pool Party Ink.
  • The Hello Love greeting was stamped over top with Memento Black Ink.
  • The 3D Heart was cut from Real Red and the slotted heart from Basic Black cardstocks and adhered to the front.  The arrow was cut from Pool Party cardstock and adhered behind the 3D heart.
  • The floral heart was stamped with Real Red and cut with the 3D heart, then the outer portion cut off.  It is adhered to the solid Real Red 3D heart.
  • The lips were stamped with Real Red.

 

OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team this time to see what they did with the “Time For Valentines” theme and they come play along!

 

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Jan 30 2017

For Sale: Stampin’ Up! Convention and Leadership Shirts

Stampin’ Up! Convention/Leadership Shirts for sale.  Shipping is extra…please email me at iluvstamping@gmail.com with zipcode.  I’ll send a Paypal invoice promptly. 
All are in very good condition, no tears or stains, only worn a few times, some only once.
 

Bashful Blue Scoop Neck Knit T-shirt – Size XXL (runs slightly small) – $10  SOLD

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15 year white cotton dress shirt – worn once – Size XL – $8

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Leadership 04 Bravo Burgundy Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt with embroidered log on breast area – Size – L – $8
(photo looks faded, but it is a nice vibrant color)

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Pear Pizzazz (Lime?) fleece pullover top with side pockets, embroidered logo on sleeve and breast pocket area -Size L – $8

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Basic Black Short sleeve, v-neck cotton shirt (very flattering) embroidered logo – Size 1X – $8  SOLD

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Very Vanilla Hooded sweatshirt with bright embroidery and logo on pocket – Size 1X –

runs slightly small, only worn once – $10  SOLD

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So Saffron textured cotton/rayon/poly button shirt with tone-on-tone embroidery logo, very flattering – Size XL – $8  SOLD

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Email me at iluvstamping@gmail.com

 

 


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Jan 29 2017

For Sale: Punches

In the process of clearing out my studio and have these Stampin’ Up! retired punches for sale.  All are only slightly used as these were my backups.

 

Top (left to right):

Mosaic:  Reg. $15.95 – SALE $9
Petite Curly Label (new in package):  Reg. $12.95 – SALE $9
Chevron Border:  Reg. $21.95 – SALE $15

Middle:

Scallop Trim Border:  Reg. $15.95 – SALE $10

Bottom:

2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch (new in package):  Reg. $16.95 – SALE $15  SOLD
Fancy Flower (new in package):  Reg. $16.95 – SALE $14
Cupcake Builder (new in package):  Reg. $16.95 – SALE $14

 

Email me at iluvstamping@gmail.com

 

 

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