News and Updates!

Morning all! This may get long, but read it through! Some important changes coming!

First, a reminder that My Host Code is closing today at 3 pm. Get a chance at the Hostess Benefits by pacing an order. Code is ECPMQ6QN. Shop Here! 

Second, there is a Year-End Closeout going on with items from the Holiday Mini. Some discounted, some just retiring. Some have likely already sold out, but take a peek. You find find a GREAT deal :)

The Holiday Catalog sales period ends January 4th. New Catalog starts January 5th! Bring on Spring!! Sale-A-Bration also starts January 5th. Both catalogs will be posted then (as soon as I can). Contact me if you need either, I will be ordering later today and can send them out next week.

A change is happening with Sale-A-Bration this year. They have actually broken it into two periods, one is January to February, the second is July to August. One brochure each - there will not be additional releases or items added. I have the current brochure and there is some good stuff! Free items with both $50 and $100 purchases. There is a free set for Hostesses who reach a party total of $300. And if you join Stampin' Up! During this period you receive a bonus gift from the upcoming annual catalog - 5 stacks of 6x6 Designer Series Paper. One for each color family and one for In Colors! That is a deal! Contact me if any questions about these changes! 

Next, a product change. Whisper White cardstock is going away 😞 The mill has permanently closed with little notice to SU! But, they jumped right into action and found a replacement. Basic White will be the new staple! Products will transition as Whisper White sells out and Basic White arrives. Whisper White items will be limited to 2 per item per order. Here is a list of items affected:

  • Whisper White 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)
I'm confident SU! has done the testing and this new product will be great! Two more things below 💜

First, the January Paper Pumpkin sign up period is NOW through  January 10. The Kit is Sending Hearts and will include supplies for 8 cards, 4 each of two designs with coordinating envelopes.  And there is an add on called Little Love Boxes, available January 1 for $8. Item 156842 and includes 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut decorative pieces and sentiment labels. Sign up here! 

Lastly the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss will be available to everyone January 5th!

Item 150673 $60 This cute machine has a compact footprint for easy storage and travel. The 3-1/2" (8.9 cm) platform works with many of Stampin’ Up!’s smaller dies and smaller embossing folders. Dies and embossing folders that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are indicated in the product description in our catalogs and online store. Includes 1 Mini Base Plate (Plate 1), 2 Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2), 1 Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3), and 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4).

Thanks all for stopping by today! Hope to be back soon with the rest of my desk calendar and hopefully other creations. Snow is headed our way this week so sounds like a good time to spend time in the stamp room! Happy New Year!! 


2021 Calendar part 1

Hey all, remember me? Finally some ink on my fingers today! 😍 Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Different I'm sure as it was for us. Luckily both boys made it home and we had a good time!

I started on my 2021 desk calendar today. History, this started as a Paper Pumpkin kit in 2015 for a 2016 calendar. I did that first year and really liked having it on my desk. Didn't realize there was an option to have it again for 2017 so I got by without. Then I realized someone had made the 2018 calendar and I was back in business! I didn't get a full year done for 2018, 6 of 12, but for 2019 I did a full year using my favorite then set Painted Harvest. 2020 I cheated and didn't start over but redid the calendar parts. I still like this set, but it felt like I should start all over for 2021. No bad karma to continue into next year from 2020!!

So, here is the first half of 2021! I settled on Beauty Abounds for my set. Love these dots!! Note also, these are going to be a little rough. They are just for my desk so I wasn't too worried about perfect. Partly because I forgot to change the printer to a nicer print quality! I also cut these free hand so the corners especially are rough!! And there will be retired items used, especially ribbon! 

I stuck with my same color reasoning as from 2019. There will be changes I'm sure. But, for each month I think what color goes with? January is cold, winter, snowy. So blue. This one is Seaside Spray, Pacific Point, Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate. Large dots are Seaside, small dots in both Pacific and Misty. Splatters in Smoky Slate, some full strength, some stamped off once. Base and accent layer are Misty Moonlight, ribbon is Seaside Spray, background is Whisper White.

February is Valentines day so Red or pink. This is all Poppy Parade. Red is not always a favorite for me, but I do like this Poppy! Always so cheerful! Large dots are all full strength. Small ones are a mix, some full, some off once and maybe twice. Splatters in Smoky Slate. Base and accent layer are Poppy Parade. Retired Poppy Parade striped ribbon.

March, St. Patrick's Day. Green. Not a holiday we celebrate at all, maybe we do corned beef and cabbage but that is it! But I do like the challenge of using green. I went back to an old favorite here, retired color Lemon Lime Twist. Love it! Large circles in Lemon Lime, smaller in Smoky Slate. Splatters over all in Smoky Slate, some full strength, some off once or twice. Retired Lemon Lime ribbon.

April. Generally Easter, so pastel colors come to mind with Easter Eggs. I grabbed my Purple Posy because Purple. Remember this color ink was discontinued because of issues. I'm starting to see variance. It was OK at first, but the ink is definitely more blue now than the cardstock. This is more light than I would have liked too, but I didn't want to start over. All circles stamped in Purple Posy, some splatters with Smoky Slate. White weave ribbon for accent.

May. Things are coming back to life and generally the first flowers I see around here are roses that are bright pink. So I grabbed the In Color Magenta Madness. Not sure I've used it before, but I like it! All dots are full strength Magenta and I added some butterflies to the largest circle. A few light dots in Smoky Slate. Magenta Madness ribbon for accent.

June. This might be my favorite! Summer, Flag Day, Fathers Day. Probably several options there for other colors, but one of my boys was born on Flag Day so Red, White and Blue is my choice here. I did opt for a lighter blue though and I like it. Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and Whisper White cardstock for the white.  Larger circles in Balmy Blue, smaller for accent in Poppy Parade. No splatters this time for a very clean look! That accent on the 15th will be our 30th Anniversary, wow!! 💜

Thank you for stopping by today! I will have a news update post tomorrow and hopefully the rest of the calendar year soon!

Reminder: my Host Code for December closes tomorrow at 3 pm!

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Retiring and Carry Over from Mini Catalog!

Howdy all! So sorry for the lack of communication from here! Have not been in the stamp room at all! It is starting to make me sad, but so much other stuff going on and Netflix has been winning the battle of what do to do when there is a free moment! Hope you are all staying well! I think I'm about done with Christmas shopping so maybe I can make it up there in the near future! I will let you know I've seen the upcoming Mini and SAB catties and of course they are full of fun new things 😍

On that note, SAB with be a little different this year. Actually, there will be 2! The original will occur during January and February. One catalog, no extension or additional items. The 2nd will occur in July and August and be *While Supplies Last*! Details to come on that! 🌻

OK, to the point! It is time to start the retirement process for the current Mini Catalog! Some items will continue to either the next Mini, or next Annual catalog. Others will retire, and some of those will be on sale! **Starting Tuesday, December 8!

I'm trying something here I haven't done recently, so please let me know if it does or doesn't work! The Lists are in Excel format so I've uploaded to Google Docs and hope that you can get from there! I can always email these too, just ask!

*Edited to add: I've updated the links and they should open. Hopefully! Sorry to the few of you who tried and it didn't work! Learning curve 😎

First, the Carryover List! (click to open!)

Next, the Retiring Items! (again, click!). and **NOTE** some of these are on sale! Far right column!!

Thanks all! Contact me if any questions!! 


2020 Online Extravaganza!!

 Tuesday, November 24th Only!! 10% off ALMOST everything SU!

Here is a list of excluded items. 

Note: it isn't very big compared to all the products we have in 2 catalogs!!

Don't forget the Host Code for a chance to earn Host $$!!

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Oval Beautiful

Hey all, Happy Monday. Dreary, windy and precip on the way here! ick :) Staying in and working around the house today - goal to get back to the stamp room later, after chores!

I did a little stamping yesterday. The room is a disaster and I need to spend time cleaning and sorting, but...I chose instead to pick up Life is Beautiful which was already on the desk and mounted on blocks. I pulled up Pinterest and did a quick search and found inspiration. Here are two versions of what I tried.

The card I saw was very different colored but I was inspired to try a blue/green combo so I could use the Blue Gems, specifically the blue/green ones, not the blue ones.

I didn't read the suggested colors (Night of Navy, Balmy Blue) and instead grabbed Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock.

First, I cut an oval (the largest non scalloped) with the Layering Oval dies. I held that over my Very Vanilla background and sponged on Pear Pizzazz in the center, Pretty Peacock at the top and Mossy Meadow on the bottom. The "heaviness" of your hand will lead to very different results here. Also how much blending you do. Over the oval I stamped the tree trunk in Cinnamon Cider. Both trees have dots in Pear Pizzazz. The hello one then has leaves in Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock full strength, and some off once in Pretty Peacock. The Thinking of You I skipped the Mossy Meadow and just did the Pretty Peacock. More leaves at the bottom and a saying in Cinnamon Cider. Gems added amongst the leaves.

A good start and first attempt. Many possibilities with layout and different colors! Thanks for stopping by today!! Contact me if any questions!

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Wow, time keeps flying by doesn't it? Happy November! Love the Fall colors, not so much the time change :)

Here is the November Host Code. Use when shopping online for less than $150 for a chance to earn the FREE Host $$ *IF* we reach $150.

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Jolly Gingerbread and includes 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes. The kit could also be used to create traditional cards, gift tags or other paper projects. Colors Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride. Click the Photo to go to my Paper Pumpkin site to subscribe! 💜 Deadline November 10 to receive this kit!

Check my Facebook Page for a cute teaser video as well! 

Finally, starting November 3, we have a combined sneak peek and exclusive limited time only set. Curvy Celebrations.

The sneak peek part is the Quite Curvy Bundle. This will be available in the upcoming January-June Mini catalog but is available now, early, as part of this special and only in Bundle options. The Quite Curvy Stamp set and coordinating Curvy Dies will be available separately in the Mini, but for now the Bundle is item 156228 for $41.25. Click the photos to enlarge.

The Limited Time available coordinating items are the Curvy Christmas Stamp set and Classic Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper. Available *ONLY* during this promo, November 3, 2020 to January 4, 2021. Curvy Christmas set 155364 $21.00, DSP 155969 $11.50.

And lastly, the option to buy all of the above in a bundle Deal, The Variety Bundle, Item 158396 $70.50

Thanks all for stopping by today! Let me know if I can help with anything! Happy Stamping!!

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Life is Beautiful!

Happy Thursday all! Looks foggy damp and dreary outside and it's still very dark at 7:30 am. Fall is fast becoming Winter! Here is the second card I created Tuesday night. Great color combo from my friends over at The Color Throwdown

And their color challenge. Kraft, Cream and Cranberry.

Stampin' Up! Colors used are Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla. But I used a Shimmery Vanilla (non SU!) so it is very soft and pretty! Accent layer of Merry Merlot and card base of Crumb Cake. Tree was stamped on the Vanilla with Crumb Cake. I did the shadow at the bottom and dots on the tree with Crumb Cake stamped off once so it's very light. I then went over the tree again with the sparkle image in Merry Merlot. Saying in Merlot on a separate piece of Vanilla accented by Merry Merlot attached with dimensionals over gold edged Vanilla ribbon. Gold gems for accent on the tree and under the saying. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to be back soon :) Shopping link and product list below!

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154871 Life is Beautiful * 120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 146979 Merry Merlot Cardstock * 147112 Merry Merlot Classic Ink * 147116 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 152392 Paper Trimmer * 152478 Gilded Gems * 144146 Gold Edge Vanilla Ribbon * 118491 Clear Block Bundle * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals


Hello Fall!

Hey all, hope you are all doing well! Busy here still, but hopefully slowing down with the cold weather that is coming soon! Took myself to the stamp room tonight - it's been far too long! Wasn't really intending to create anything but I came out with two cards in a short time :) Yeah me!!

Here is the first, inspired by the Maple trees in my front yard. They've been slow to turn, but honestly have so many colors right now! All the way from green to bright red and many in between!

Life is Beautiful! So much inspiration everywhere right now with the Fall colors!! I tried to space out the colors on these leaves and not muddy the colors. Tree is Cinnamon Cider. I did a "background" with the dots image in Crumb Cake, and then did leaves in Bumble Bee, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red. Hello in Real Red and the birdhouse in Cinnamon Cider. Background cardstock is a Shimmery Vanilla, accent of Cinnamon Cider and base of Bumble Bee. Ribbon also in Bumble Bee. Many different looks from one stamp set!! This was my first use of the leaves and I like how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by today! Product details below. Back soon, another Life is Beautiful card coming up for of my favorite color challenges :)

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154871 Life is Beautiful set * 153078 Cinnamon Cider Cardstock * 153077 Bumble Bee Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 153114 Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink * 147116 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 147090 Old Olive Classic Ink * 153116 Bumble Bee Classic Ink * 147086 Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink * 147084 Real Red Classic Ink * 153622 Bumble Bee In Color Ribbon * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 152392 Paper Trimmer


Hello Beautiful!

Howdy all! Happy Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you find time today to create! Me, probably not as we have football. But I do have a card to share so that is a start!

I found an inspiring color challenge recently and made another Life is Beautiful card with it. Here is the card

And the color challenge. It was over at CAS Colors and Sketches earlier in September.

Pretty simple! Card base is Cherry Cobler, accent layer is Cinnamon Cider. Background is Very Vanilla. Tree is Cinnamon, lots of leaves in Mango Melody, over stamped leaves in Cherry. Birdhouse in Cinnamon and hello in Cherry. Gold gem accents. Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Contact me if you have any questions! Note, product detail links again missing. Since the change in our websites I haven't had time to figure out a new way to do that. My old links aren't good anymore so I have lots of clean up to do! Working on it but will take quite a while! For now, item numbers are listed below the shopping link. Old school - that is how I used to do it :)

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154874 Life is Beautiful * 119685 Cherry Cobler Cardstock * 153078 Cinnamon Cider Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 147083 Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad * 147093 Mango Melody Classic Pad * 153114 Cinnamon Cider Classic Pad * 152478 Gilded Gems


Plaid Leaves!

Morning all! Happy Fall! I made it to the stamp room yesterday! Yeah me!! Broke out a new bundle (set and dies) and used my new Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. So far, so good :) Oh, and some DSP - one that is on special!!

Here is the first card.

I've seen similar online and had this in mind when I ordered the Love of Leaves Bundle (155195 $47.50). The Plaid Tidings 6x6 stack (153527) is a perfect match! Colors here are Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and Whisper White. The DSP has those plus a few more! I die cut the Whisper White top layer with the largest Rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Die set (151820 $35) and then cut a second time with the large leaf near the center. I attached a slightly smaller piece of the DSP to the back of the Whisper White and layered the card together. Saying in Cajun Craze lower left with a few Blue Gems (153547 $8).

And, because I knew a different piece of DSP would completely change the card I made another!

Melon Mambo and Mango Melody with Whisper White and Gold gems. Love them both, but this one pops! Didn't expect to like it so much!

Products used are listed below the shopping link. Thanks for stopping by today!! Contact me if any questions!!

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155195 Love of Leaves Bundle * 153452 Love of Leaves * 153567 Stitched Leaves * 149653 Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine * 153527 Plaid Tidings 6x6 DSP * 119684 Cajun Craze Cardstock * 150880 Pretty Peacock Cardstock * 100730 Whisper White Cardstock * 115320 Melon Mambo Cardstock * 146989 Melon Mambo Cardstock * 147085 Cajun Craze Classic Pad * 147051 Melon Mambo Classic Pad * 1524787 Gilded Gems * 153547 Blue Gems



Wow, the year is zipping by despite all the crazy!!

Here is a new Host Code for October. Shop Here

Remember to use when ordering less than $150 for a chance at the Host Dollars for the month! Closing this one on the 26th at 5 pm CT.

There is also a Designer Series Paper Sale this month! 15% off select packs! Click the pics to enlarge and see the numbers!

Hint: the shopping page should have a "sale" section that features all these as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to create something soon to share.

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Hey, all! Finally made it to the stamp room... So Sorry for the absence! Too many things going on this time of year! Garden out of control, State Fair, boys in and out, and football season has started! Hopefully past the worst and I can find time to stamp now, at least occasionally?

Here is a creation I came up with tonight. I'm a total sucker for these tree sets, we've had several and I've owned them all! Especially love Fall colors with them! I guess if it works to get me back in the stamp room...Here is my card

Inspired by this Color Challenge at The Color Throwdown. #colorthrowdown #CTD610

I missed being able to link to their challenge, but that's OK. I made it back to the stamp room and that is what matters at this point! Normally their challenges name the colors, but this one didn't. A little variance in looking through the blogs of the team, so I'm going with: Red (Brick Red), Yellow/Orange, Cream and Brown. 

In Stampin' Up! colors that I used we have Merry Merlot, BumbleBee, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso.

The card base is BumbleBee, a new In Color. Accent layer of Early Espresso and a background of Very Vanilla. Note: In Real Life this care is not near as off square as it looks in the scan. No idea what is up with that? I'm out of practice scanning, and with the new computer something seems off! I'll work on that!!

Back to the card. Stamp set is Life is Beautiful from the Holiday Mini. I stamped the tree in Espresso and off once in Espresso for the "dirt" under the tree. Leaves(dots) in Sahara Sand, BumbleBee and Merry Merlot. I tried it with just BumbleBee and Merlot but it seemed thin so I added Sahara, much better! Ribbon in BumbleBee Gingham, saying on BumbleBee in Espresso and Gilded Gems for accent in the tree. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Product details not listed, but email me if questions!!

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Hey, all! Happy August and hope your Tuesday was great. A few quick updates, starting with new links! Top right on this blog is always a shopping link. Today SU! released an updated platform for our Demo sites, so updated links required! If you have it saved anywhere, update it. Following is the link directly, but know you can always find it here on the blog top right, and on my Sunflower Stamper Facebook page via the "Shop Now" button! Link to copy: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=30579

Today also started the sales period for the Fall/Winter Mini catalog. So not ready, but it is time to start thinking about Fall and the Holidays!! This should help!! Catty links are always on the right side of this blog as well! Click the picture below to download the PDF file, or right click to save to your computer!

August Code next. Remember to use this with orders less than $150 to earn a chance at winning the Host Dollars for the month - if there are any :) Closing this month on the 25th at 8 pm.

Lastly, August Paper Pumpkin's theme is World's Greatest! Subscribe BEFORE August 10 to get yours! and PS, if you want to ensure you get one, do it sooner rather than later!! They have been known to run out!! This kit is perfect to show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are!! 9 cards and coordinating envelopes, regular size. Distinktive stamps. Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede and White.

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with these cards!!

Thanks for stopping by all! LMK if I can help with anything or if you have questions!!


Tasteful Touches

Hey, all! I finally made it to the stamp room AND created something! Yeah! Always feels good to have something work. Took a few tries, but that's OK! As usual when I'm out of practice I browsed through some of my favorite challenges and the color combo at Color Throwdown caught my eye. Especially after I read the colors :) #ctd604 #colorthrowdown Here is my card

and their graphic

It looks like brown, black and white but the verbal says Terracotta so... I had to reach for our In Color Terra-Cotta Tile! I haven't used it often but I like it when I do. It works great for Fall color combos so keep it in mind as we head into Fall! Also my first use of the Tasteful Touches set that is new in the annual catalog. Love all the cards I've seen with it and like how this came out. I did a background with the squares image alternating black and Terra-Cotta and stamping most off once. The background is Shimmery White which I textured with the Subtle 3D folder. Sometimes just a touch of texture is the perfect step up. I sponged the edge with Terra-Cotta ink and attached to an accent layer of Basic Black. The flower was stamped on a separate piece of Shimmery White and colored with a sponge dauber and Terra-Cotta ink. I went over it with my Wink of Stella glitter brush and attached to the background with Stampin' Dimensionals. I knotted a Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon between the saying and background stamping and attached to a Terra-Cotta card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to be back soon. It is gorgeous outside though so a few weeds are calling my name. I'm putting a link to my store below but skipping the product links for now as our base website is changing on Tuesday. If you have questions, email me. I will try to come back Tuesday or Wednesday and add products once I know what the new links will look like. Happy weekend all!


Sending Sunshine - June Paper Pumpkin

Hey all, hope you're having a GREAT weekend. Beautiful morning today!! 

I finally made it to the stamp room last night, but late and after a long day. I reached for the June Paper Pumpkin because anything else was just too much of a challenge! I've seen snippets of this online and knew it would be fun. Quick and easy, bright and cheery! 

Backstory, if you don't follow SU! or the CEO Sarah online. She started a #sharesunshine campaign a few months back and it led to a special Paper Pumpkin. She shared that she's done Boxes of Sunshine to send or give to people. Fill a box (or bag) full of fun yellow things! There's also been a card campaign associated with this during the pandemic. Here is the box that arrived in June! 

And, that is not a great picture. Much more yellow and bright in real life!  Next, inside the box - so bright and cheery!

A closer look at the stamp set, and then the kit.

Notice in the kit picture, the box is meant to be resent (or given) as a Box of Sunshine. Included label and extra die cuts! These cards were fun and perfect way to end my day. I almost didn't start them because it was getting late but I'm glad I did. Next mission, to mail them!!

There are two of each card and lots of extra pieces. The envelopes have some gold accents and would be super cute with a little more stamping. I do hope to get these mailed out this week, I've been slacking on that. I think I'm on a roll getting the kits done - don't think I've added any to the "pile" of orange boxes lately :) Now just need to get some cards rolling out the door!

Thanks for stopping by today. I've done a few things outside, have a few bills to pay then hoping to spend the afternoon in the stamp room. Even have leftovers for dinner!

Remember also that you can prepay for these *and* earn Bonus Days $$ for the 3, 6 or 12 month during July!

One month Prepaid $21 Item 137858
3-Month Prepaid $63 Item 137859
6-Month Prepaid $114 Item 137860
12-Month Prepaid $220 Item 137861


Posy Sunflower

Hey all! My first Celebrate Sunflower card! Sorry for my absence! Not enough hours in any of my days! Work, garden, lawn, taxes etc! I made time in the stamp room this weekend and made this set a priority. I have four images colored, here is the first complete card. Surprised I started with purple? :)

I started with the flower and my Stampin' Blends. I grabbed Purple Posy, then realized I could add Highland Heather as well. When I Blend, I always do the light color first, then add accents with the dark color and go back over with the light. I went all around the flower with Purple Posy. Then repeated the process with Heather. Trying to keep the Heather just to areas that should be shadowed, or near center areas. The center is Smoky Slate, same process! I cut the flower with the coordinating die, Sunflowers. There are several options here, but I used the "outline" die for the large sunflower. To make the card, I grabbed a Purple Posy base, Highland Heather accent and Vanilla background that I textured with the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. Love!! I cut leaves and stems, also from the Sunflowers die set from Soft Seafoam. Oh, I stamped the saying on the background with Highland Heather *BEORE* embossing. I put dimensionals on the back of the flower, added leaves and stems, catching the dimensionals if I could, adding glue dots if need be. Also added some Metallic thread which appears to be retired - sorry! It worked great though :) A few rhinestone accents are the final accent for this card. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know if you have any questions! Hopefully back soon, but never know! Holiday weekend on deck and son #1 joining us - woohoo!


May Paper Pumpkin - A Kit In Color

Howdy all! Here is the detail post for the May Paper Pumpkin, A Kit In Color. I reached for it Tuesday night when I finally made it to the stamp room. The June kit, Share Sunshine is also here, hopefully soon! These kits are a great way to get back in stamping mode when it's been awhile! Love this one!

The box, not the usual color!

And not the usual inside either!

The stamp set.

This kit features most of the new In Colors, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight along with Pumpkin Pie and Purple Posy.

Kit contents. This kit makes cards, 2 of the 3 are full size, one is slightly smaller. 4 of each design.

I actually used the stamp spot that came with this kit! Generally I have the ink pad so I use that, but this is a new In Color that I don't have yet. Yes, miracle I know. They are on the way :) I was just slow to place my order!

One note, then the cards. This instructions said to cut 14" of thread for the bow on each card. I did, and still have thread left. But realized 14" is a lot of thread for a small bow. I cut it in half so I have a double bow for each. 

Each kit is different, but there are generally more supplies than you need. An each kit can be done in many different ways. No one says you can only do it the way of the instructions! I generally do, but many don't!!

Finished cards.

Aren't they cute? They will be so fun to mail. The top one is the slightly smaller one, the other two are regular size. Coordinating envelopes too!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Sign up here by July 10th to receive the next Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights! Special Add On available July 1. Contact me if questions!!