Springtime Garden

Hello all! Happy weekend :) Hope yours is going well! Pretty nice weather around here, but I haven't yet felt the need to spend much time outside. That may change yet, we'll see! I did make it to the stamp room last night, and hope to get there again today as well. Should be working on pricing and sorting for garage sale, but did this instead!

I always go to challenges when debating what to try, but this time none of those really jumped out at me. Actually, I was debating one color challenge when I picked up the Garden Impressions DSP stack and flipped through it. This background popped out at me so away I went. I love this new butterfly too, and I've also seen really neat things done with the flowers. Those are both in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits set.

So we have Melon Mambo card base with an accent layer of Whisper White behind the DSP. Colors in that are Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink. The flowers are cut from Whisper White and attached over the background. The butterfly is Mango Melody and I brushed it with my Glitter Brush. I attached pieces of dimensionals under the body to attach it over the flowers. The saying and flower stamp are from Abstract Impressions.  I punched the Pretty Label from Mango Melody, added the saying in Melon Mambo and the flower in Mango Melody and brushed lightly with the Glitter Brush. Attached with dimensionals.

That's it! Wish me luck getting back up there, and feeling the need to be productive!! :) Product details and shopping links below!!


Dandelion Wishes!

Hey all!! Hope your week is off to a GREAT start! I spent some time in the craft room yesterday. Probably could have been much more productive than I was, but it's been a while and the creativity is not flowing! I did come up with something, so it's a start! I always like the color challenges that Color Throwdown comes up with so that I what I challenged myself with. Challenge indeed! Here is my card

and their challenge. Gray, Yellow, Kraft and White.  In SU! colors, that is Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

The card base is Gray Granite with an accent layer of Pineapple Punch behind the Whisper White background. The background is embossed with the Softly Falling Folder and the edges sponged lightly with Gray Granite.

For the dandelion image, I inked the 'D' clear block with Pineapple Punch and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. I then stamped the Dandelion over it with Crumb Cake. I dabbed some Gray Granite in the center with a sponge dauber and brushed just a bit of Stella on the very center. The saying is on a banner cut with the Lakeside Framelits. The saying is in Gray Granite with a few small flowers in Crumb Cake (stamped off once). Edges are also sponged and layered onto a second banner of Crumb Cake. The banner and dandelion image are attached with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to be back soon!! Product details and shopping links below!!


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July SU! News!!

Hello all! 3 quick things to share -  Two GREAT deals for you & and NEW product available!!

First, as I mentioned before, this month there is a Designer Series Paper special - buy 3, get one FREE *from a select list*! See below!

There are some absolutely fabulous papers on this list! Grab your Catalog and take a look! *click to enlarge!!

Next, this month is also the PERFECT time to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you join during July, you get a FREE Family of Ink Pads. Family equals 10 Ink Pads! The newly redesigned, reformatted ink pads! WOW!!

Again, click to enlarge to see the detail. Basically, you have your choice of Color Family, or the combination of both sets of current In Color inks. Whichever your choice, it is a GREAT deal. 10 FREE Ink Pads!! For more details on being a Demo, and a link to sign up, CLICK HERE.

And, lastly, ALL of the Stampin' Blends are available to order!! Woohoo!! Get that order in :)



Hey, all. Once again I have been missing in action! and it's likely to stay that way for a while. Summer!! I did want to share a few things though!

First, today (6/25) is the last day for the June Host Code. Use it today to order and get a chance to win some Hostess benefits. There are over $100 in orders so far so! Need to hit $150...closing at 5 pm! Shop Here!!

Second, the NEW colors of Stampin' Blends are not yet available to order. They are in route from the supplier and should be available soon. The previous colors are available, it is just the new ones that are not at this time.

Third, there will be a Designer Series Paper sale during July! From the list below, Buy 3, get one FREE!  There are on pages 189 through 191 in the catalog, and all are $11.

  • 146338 Nature's Poem
  • 146284 Twinkle Twinkle
  • 146921 Under the Mistletoe
  • 146902 Animal Expedition
  • 146897 Best Route
  • 146913 Petal Promenade
  • 146331 Tranquil Textures
  • 146289 Garden Impressions
  • 146916 Tropical Escape
Buy 3, get 1 FREE during July! Great time to stock up :)

Lastly, pencil in a Garage Sale for September 22! I've made progress sorting retired items. Likely it won't be everything, but I need to start somewhere!! More details coming soon!
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Birthday Butterfly

Hey all! Welcome back! I made it to the stamp room yesterday. Did some more sorting of old stuff, then took some time to make a card. Inspired by a color challenge, this is what I came up with!

The color challenge this week at Color Throwdown is Black, White and Aqua.

My colors are Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Shimmery White. We have several colors that would have worked for this, but Bermuda has Stampin' Blends and I haven't used it for quite a while!! The set, Beautiful Day has become a go to for me. So pretty, so quick! I stamped the butterfly on a separate piece of Shimmery White and colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends. Light first, then accented with dark, then blended. I then cut the butterfly out, went over it all with my Wink of Stella clear glitter, and attached it to the card background with dimensionals. The ribbon is the 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon in Basic Black. The saying was stamped at the bottom in Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully back soon!!

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Fab Friend

Happy Monday all!  Yes, I know. Monday's generally aren't happy. I'm dragging quite a bit myself today!! Had a good weekend though and made it to the stamp room last night, so I have another card to share!

This one was inspired by color challenge at Fab Friday.  Pinks are my second favorite color group! Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink specifically for this one.

The card base is Melon Mambo, with accent layers of both Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink. Background layer is Shimmery White. I first stamped the "blot" with Powder Pink, then added two of the flower image from Love What You Do in Memento Black. I grabbed my Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo markers and colored the flowers. After that was done, I grabbed my Wink of Stella and went over them. The Shimmery cardstock gave them some shimmer, but Stella made them pop. That doesn't come though well in the scan though. The saying was also stamped with Memento Black, and the final accent is the 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White. 

Thanks all for stopping by! I'm off to find some motivation to work around the house today, hopefully tackling some more sorting for the Great Purge of the stamp room!

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