Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Girl's Night Out 2015-2017 In Colors Retirement Party

This Friday night I am hosting my next Stampin' Up! next - Girl's Night Out 2015-2017 In Colors Retirement Party!  

Here are the 5 cards we will be making!  Contact me to join us!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin Kit for April!!

I love the convenience of Paper Pumpkin! Every month an all-inclusive kit arrives in my mailbox with everything ready to go for a fun project or cards. For those of you in the US please contact me and sign up today (and no later than April 10) so you don’t miss the April kit, designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  For those local to the St Louis area I will also be holding an event around using this kit. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Product Based Class

Tonight I had a Watercolor Pencil product based class.  Each of the participants went home with a pack of the new Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils, blender pen, and 4 pieces of the Inside the Lines Sale-A-Bration DSP.  Below is a photo of the table and the cards we made.  I forgot to take action shots as this was a class I demonstrated & taught as we did each card.  If you haven't bought the watercolor pencils yet you are missing out.  Contact me to place an order!  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop – Birthday Bash

Happy March and welcome to another OSAT Blog Hop!   In your area did March come in like a Lion or a Lamb.  In our area it definitely came in like a Lion!  March is one of those months where it can be winter or spring depending upon the day.  I was inspired this week for my projects by our nice weather we have had lately.  The theme for this month is Birthday Bash.  I have lots of March birthdays to celebrate, so this is a great theme for me.

I decided to use the Serene Scenary DSP from Stampin' Up as I love the actual photos in this DSP.  I created a birthday card and a set of notecards that can be given as a birthday gift.  I know I definitely need to get better about gifting my cards to others!

The birthday card is a notecard made out of Bermuda Bay cardstock (7" x 5" and scored at 3.5").  The Whisper White layer is 4 7/8" x 3 3/8" and the DSP layer is 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".  The sentiment is from Watercolor Words stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  The butterfly is from Watercolor Wings stamped with Bermuda Bay in full and half strength with a Memento Black ink accent.  It's cut out using the Butterflies Thinlets.  The top butterfly layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  

The birthday gift is a pack of notecards & envelopes to use for various occasions.  This box/large envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board in Bermuda Bay and stamped in the same color with the flower from Watercolor Words.  The same DSP was used as the birthday card and embossed the same way.  The sentiment is cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.  I found this box/large envelope from another demonstrator and all the details can be found here.  I did add a small velcro dot fastener to keep the box closed.

The cards are a notecard made out of Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, and Real Read cardstock (7" x 5" and scored at 3.5").  The Whisper White layer is 4 7/8" x 3 3/8" and the DSP layer is 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".  The sentiments are from Watercolor Words stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  

Each of the notecards has a Whisper White layer inside with an accent in the coordinating ink.  The heart and flower are from Watercolor Words and the cake is from Endless Birthday Wishes.   

I hope you have enjoyed my card & project!  Your next stop in the hop is from Justin!  Enjoy!

    1. Jeanna Bohanon - http://bit.ly/2mXmsdF
    2. Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-64q
    Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Card:  
    • Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
    • DSP: Serene Scenary
    • Inks: Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Memento Black
    • Stamps: Watercolor Words, Watercolor Wings
    • Embellishments: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Butterflies Thinlets, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pads
    • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots 
    Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Project:  
    • Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, Real Red
    • DSP: Serene Scenary
    • Inks: Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, Real Red
    • Stamps: Watercolor Words, Endless Birthday Wishes
    • Embellishments: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Envelope Punch Board, Layering Circles Framelits, Velcro Dot
    • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    ICS Blog Hop Avant Garden

    Woo Hoo it's the first Wednesday of the month you know what that means RIGHT? ICS Blog hop time! Our theme this month of March is One Last Sale-A-Bration, we wanted to showcase some of the Sale-A-Bration products before this great promotion ends on 3/31/2017. If your not familiar with the promotion it's spend $50 and receive one of the Sale-A-Bration products for free, spend $100 and get two and so on! These products are only available as gifts and only till 3/31 so don't delay order TODAY!

    Enjoy the hop and feel free to leave us some love in the form of a comment, we love hearing from you!

    I needed an encouraging card to mail out, so I thought the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration set was a perfect match!  I was inspired by my daffodils that are already blooming here in the midwest super earlier than normal.  These are a few in our front yard.

    For the card the card base is thick Whisper White cardstock, a layer of Daffodil Delight ( 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"), and a later of Whisper White (4" x 5 1/4").  The flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight, the middle accent in Crushed Curry, and the leaves & stems are Pear Pizzaz.  For one flower I stamped it on scrap paper and then cut it out and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping stamp set inked in Pear Pizzaz on Whisper White cardstock.  It is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits (2nd largest oval) and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The accent cardstock layers are Pear Pizzaz (1" x 4") and Daffodil Delight (3/4" x 4").  

    I hope you enjoyed my spring inspired card using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration set.  The next stop in our blog hop is Deb!


    Card Supply List from Stampin' Up!:
    • Stamps: Avant Garden, Window Shopping
    • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz
    • Inks: Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
    • Embellishments: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
    • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals