Thursday, May 26, 2016

May D's Stamping Team USA Blog Hop - Masculine

Welcome to D's Stamping Team USA Blog Hop for the month of May our theme is masculine!  Thanks for stopping by and welcome from my friend, Tina's blog!

I was needing a sympathy card, but I needed it to be a bit more masculine.   My card was inspired by this card.
It has a card base of Whisper White thick.  The sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers is stamped in Memento Black ink on Whisper White regular cardstock.  Here's the details on the scene....
-Cut out a 2 1/2" circle with the punch of Whisper White.  
-Use a post-it note and place across circle to cover part of the circle for the sky area. 
-Using a sponge dauber sponge with Sahara Sand to create the bottom part of the scene.
-Place the post-it over the bottom part you just sponged.
-Place a 1" circle cut out of post-it note (use the sticky part to keep this in place) for your sun.
-Sponge Calypso Coral in the top part of the scene for the sky.
-Sponge Soft Sky towards the top of your scene and along the edge.
-Remove the post-it notes.
-Stamp in Cucumber Crush the grass/plant stamp from the Wetlands stamp set.

The scene is popped with Stampin' Dimensionals and the 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White piece is adhered with snail.

I hope you have enjoyed my card!  Thanks for stopping by and check out the next blog in our hop, Deb!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Punches: 1" circle, 2 1/2" circle

Cardstock: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White
Embellishments: Sponge Daubers
Inks: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush, Memento Black
Stamps: Wetlands, Thoughts & Prayers
Adhesives - Snail & Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Watercolor Scene

In April I attended the OnStage Stampin' Up! event in Salt Lake City.  One of the swaps I received was this one from Betti & Barbra Jotzke-Torrier from Iowa.

This inspired me to try the technique.  Here are my two cards.

These are made using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  The top (green) image is colored with markers - Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand.  The bottom (blue) image is colored with markers - Marina Mist & Tempting Turquoise.  Watercolor paper was dampened by water in a AquaPainter and then the two images were stamped on that dampened paper.  Once the scene is dry - pencil was used to add the birds & Wink of Stella was used to make the water shimmer.  A mat of Tempting Turquoise was added and sentiment in the same ink color.  The scene was popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Timeless Textures, Guy Greetings, Butterfly Basics
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella, AquaPainter, Pencil
  • Cardstock: Whisper White thick, Watercolor, Tempting Turquoise
  • Inks: Tempting Turquoise
  • Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz
  • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals

New Ribbon Share for 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

There are 32 new ribbon & color combinations in the 2016-2017 new annual catalog!  Here’s your opportunity to get a sampling of each of the new ribbons!  Most of the ribbons you will receive 2 yards – there are some that will be 3, 5, or 10 yards depending upon the amount in the ribbon roll.  In total you will receive 98 yards!  Cost is $53 and shipping is $6.80 if needed to US only via Priority Mail.  Payment must be made in advance via check (in person) or PayPal (if shipping).   Contact me today to reserve your ribbon share!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - May Flowers

Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for May with a theme of Flowers  I hope you enjoyed the great projects from the fabulous, Elizabeth!

My inspiration for this month's theme was the Asiatic Lilies that are starting to bloom in my garden.  

The card uses a base of Cucumber Crush cardstock, layer of  Basic Black, another layer of Cucumber Crush topped with a layer of Whisper White.  On the Whisper White I used the flowers from the Flower Patch stamp set in various colors (see list below) and accented in Basic Black. The leaves framelit is from the Botanical Builder set.  The sentiment is stamped in Cucumber Crush and cut out using the Washi Label punch.  

The project is a framed art piece that I will be giving to my Mom.  I stamped multiple sentiments that she can attach.  On the Whisper White I used the flowers from the Flower Patch stamp set in various colors (see list below) and accented in Basic Black.  The sentiments are from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set in Memento Black ink and punched out with the Washi Label punch.  The sentiment is accented with the Washi Label punch from Cucumber Crush cardstock. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card and project!  Thanks for stopping by and check out the next blog in our hop, Justin!

  1. Justin Krieger -
  2. Alisa Tilsner -

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Card:
Stamps: Flower Patch
Embellishments: Botanical Builder Framelits, Washi Label Punch
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black
Inks: Flowers - Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango; Sentiment - Cucumber Crush
Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Project:
Stamps: Flower Patch, Endless Birthday Wishes
Embellishments: Washi Label Punch
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Cucumber Crush
Inks: Flowers - Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango; Sentiment - Memento Black
Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016-2017 Annual Catalogs have arrived!!

The Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs have arrived!  If you are in the US & don't have a demonstrator and need a catalog please let me know.  Anyone local can pick-up for free & anyone not local just needs to pay shipping.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Girls Night Out

Welcome! It's ICS blog hop time! Our theme is ‪Girls Night Out!  My idea of a great Girls Night Out consists of stamping/crafting or gardening while hanging out with friends.  With this in mind I had to stamp a card that included flowers!

The card base is Chocolate Chip and the wood pattern is from the retiring Farmers Market DSP.  The DSP is 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" and lined up to the right side of the card base.  The leaves from the Grateful Bunch stamp set were stamped directly on the DSP in Mossy Meadow.  The flower from the same set was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Hello Honey three times & stamped three more time in order to popped the centers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The flowers & the centers were fuzzy cut.  Stampin' Dimensionals were used to pop the flowers.  The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip on a Whisper White cardstock 1 1/2" x 3 1/4" and a sponge dauber was used around the edges.  The triple banner punch was used to accent the sentiment.  My card was inspired by this card:

Thanks for stopping by my post in the ICS blog hop!  The next stop in your hop is Joni!

Card Supply List from Stampin' Up!:
Grateful Bunch Stamp Set & Punch
Chocolate Chip cardstock
Hello Honey cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Mossy Meadow ink
Chocolate Chip ink
Farmers Market DSP
Linen Thread
Triple Banner Punch
Sponge Dauber
Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

OnStage Swaps - Part 1

Today starts a series of posts for swaps I received at OnStage Live in Salt Lake City.  I've got 50 cards and many 3Ds to share with you over the coming weeks.  Enjoy!

From Jessye Chancey-Higginbotham

From Marilyn Ziunski

From Cindy Griggin
Little Rock, AR

From Becky Liggin
Little Rock, AR

From Patty Bennett

Monday, May 2, 2016

Recap of OnStage Live 2016 - Salt Lake City

Stampin' Up! held their major global Spring event in Salt Lake City in mid-April!  I was able to attend with a few friends & made new friends!  Here are some highlights!

  • Ate & shopped in Park City with friends.
  • Explored the Olympic facility in Park City.
  • While driving back to Salt Lake City we saw a moose in the mountains!
  • Met our two new wonderful roommates!

  • Having Shelli our co-founder back from her missions trip & getting to see her on the stage.
  • All attendee giveaway of the new annual catalog during the general session & being able to spend a few hours drooling over it!
  • Seeing some fantastic new product presentations.

  • Amazing presentations from fellow demonstrators!
  • All attendee giveaway!
  • Seeing more new products via presentations & sample boards.
  • Getting my photo with Stampin' Up! staff - Holly, Carrie, and Shelli & Sara (together)!
  • Learning about the new Paper Pumpkin promotion from the fabulous Bonnie.
  • Attending multiple make & take classes including getting to see the new in colors.


  • Enjoyed multiple presentations of new products & techniques from fellow demonstrators and Sara & Shelli!
  • Winning prize patrol!
  • All attendee giveaway!
  • Seeing the beautiful Temple Square gardens in full spring bloom with friends.