Sunday, September 17, 2017

You Octopi My Thoughts

Another simple card.
This card uses Message in a Bottle. Cardstock is Powder Pink & Thick Whisper White. Ink is Pacific Point, Powder Pink, Pool Party (stamped off), Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted Harvest


This stamp set seems to be one of the most popular in the new Holiday catalog.
I used the stamp set Painted Harvest. Cardstock is Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Whisper White. The ink is So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Old Olive

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 136 - Gail's All About Birthdays Challenge

Gail is this weeks challenge host.
This card was so easy everything just fell into place.
Sadly the flower punches used are retired but any small flower punch you own would work. For these flowers, I use the small left over strips of Watercolor Paper that I have after cutting Watercolor Paper for other projects. I can't stand to waste such expensive paper. After wetting the strips of Watercolor Paper I drop ink onto them with an Aqua Painter. After the strips dry I punch as many flowers as I can, each with slightly different colors. I store them in containers to use whenever the mood strikes!

The Cardstock used for this card is Thick Whisper White & Peekaboo Peach. The ink is Berry Burst. I used Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder and the Stamp is Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

I made a second one trading the peach for Sweet Sugarplum.


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lovely Friends

My daughter in law always says "You make me ridiculously happy!" so of course I had to buy Lovely Friends!
This card is a fast and easy card The sentiment from Lovely Friends is large enough that there is little need for much more. The flower spray is from Word Wood. The card base is Cherry Cobbler Embossed with White Embossing Powder. The ink used is Versamark and Cherry Cobbler.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 135 - Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Judy is our challenge host this week!
For this weeks challenge, I decided to use a stamp set I've had for several months but have never inked called Best Birds, a favorite set Colorful Seasons and Flourishing Phrases.
Cardstock used is Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White & Powder Pink. Ink is Basic Gray, Soft Suede, and Flirty Flamingo. I colored the bird with Watercolor Pencils. The ribbon is retired Flirty Flamingo.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 134 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

The 5th Wednesday of any month is alway an Anything Goes Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday!
Here is my project for this challenge.
I used the Daisy Delight Bundle 
My greeting is from Colorful Seasons, the DSP is Delightful Daisy. Cardstock is Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry. Inks are Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry (Crushed Curry was used to color the Embossing Paste) I used colored Embossing Paste on Crushed Curry Cardstock after it dried I punched with the 1/2" circle punch.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 133 - Penny's All About Christmas Challenge

Penny is our host for this weeks challenge! All about Christmas! 
If you are a stamper and give handmade Christmas Cards at Christmas you might already have started thinking about what you will make this year. This challenge will give you plenty to think about!
Here is my sample for this challenge.
This image is one of the Christmas sets in the annual catalog it is Father Chrismas. I stamped the images onto Watercolor Paper with Basic Gray Ink and colored it with Watercolor Pencils. The cardstock is Real Red and Garden Green


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Now it's your turn!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Designers

Stampin' UP! has a team of designers that make the samples for all the catalogs and support materials. Here are cards they made for demonstrators to share with the Carols of Christmas bundles.






Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle 146037 Price$45.00


Carols Of Christmas Wood-Mount Bundle  146036 Price$52.00

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 132 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Marsha is hosting this challenge! Masculine "Anything Goes".
I used the stamp set Country Livin' and Heartland for this challenge.  I used the Big Shot with Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Bunch of Banners Framelits,  Hearth and Home Thinlits. Cardstock used is Soft Suede and Early  Espresso as well as Watercolor Paper. Inks are Basic Gray and Dapper Denim. Coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 131 - Kath's All About Birthdays Challenge


I'm the host for this challenge, I was happy that we decided to add a Birthday challenge to our line up.



This card was designed for my card buffet. I wanted to show how to make a beautiful background with the Glossy Cardstock. With Sponge Daubers I swirled ink starting right to left, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze, Spritzed with water.

Cardstock used is Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Glossy. I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to cut the greeting out of Basic Black Cardstock

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I'm linking this card to suo challenges.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Corals of Christmas

Loni Spendlove created this card and shared it with me. I think this is one I'll CASE>

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Carols of Christmas

This is the first card I have made with the Carols of Christmas Bundle! I am sure there will be more to follow! 
The card is all Whisper White and Night of Navy and I love how it turned out.

This bundle will be in the upcoming Holiday catalog but is pre-released for customers to order this month!

Check back tomorrow and I will share a card that Loni Spendlove made with the bundle. I loaned her my bundle while she waited for hers to arrive and she gave me two of the cards she made and said I could share them on my blog.

This card is linked to http://joyofsetschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 130 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Gail is hosting this challenge. There is an abundance of stamps in the StampinUP! catalog that work for this challenge, narrowing them down is the hard part.

This is a CASE of a card in the demonstrator quarterly magazine. I step it up and change all the colors, I used the same package of Fresh Florals DSP, just a different color and I used the same stamp set, Label Me Pretty. Label Me Pretty is bundled with the punch.

Cardstock used is Berry Burst and Whisper White, the DSP is also Berry Burst. I wrapped a piece of Organza Ribbon (from my stash) layered with a fold of Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon.

I stamped the Image from Label Me Pretty with Basic Gray Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, coloring it with ink and an Aqua Painter. Punched with the Pretty Label Punch and popped over the ribbon with Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS EARLY RELEASE!


Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle 146037 Price$45.00


Carols Of Christmas Wood-Mount Bundle  146036 Price$52.00

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 129 - Libby's All About Christmas Challenge


Libby is hosting our Challenge this week!
It is All About Christmas.


I give around 100 or more Christmas cards each year, it helps if I start making them early so this is a perfect challenge to help me get some done.


I love the stamp set Star of Light! I wish the photo really showed how beautiful this card turned out.
I used Night of Navy Cardstock for the base with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. I sponged a piece of Glossy White Cardstock with Dapper Denim, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant inks, after buffing and heat setting the inks I heat embossed the swirl and greeting with White Embossing Powder. I cut a piece of White Glimmer Paper with the Starlight Thinlits popping it up with thin strips of Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Heidi is hosting this weeks challenge, I love when we have a masculine, they are a little harder to do and we always seem to need cards for many different occasions. I left the sentiment off the front and then I will be able to add one to the inside when I have occasion to need a masculine card.
This is a fast and simple card and will be available in this week stamp classes. 

The base is Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock and the ovals are Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I love the DSP it is one from Wood Textures DSP Stack, I love this stack of paper the colors in the woods are so rich!
The image is from Heartland Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso Ink.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 127 - Judy's All About Birthdays Challenge



I CASEd card from our quarterly demonstrator magazine with a little tweaking for this card,


The Stamp set I used is Blooms & Wishes. I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the base layered with a piece of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock I stamped on the new Glossy White Cardstock, The colors seem a little more vibrant when stamped on Glossy.

Inks I used were Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Marnia Mist, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi, lots of color!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Eastern Beauty

Another card with Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallions Thinlits.
The card base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut 11" x 4.25" folded in half.  The medallion was cut into the base with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits. Medallions were also cut from Gold Foil and Tranquil Tide Card Stock and layered on top of each other. The center is a 1/2" circle of Berry Burst Card Stock. The ink used are Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide. On the inside back panel is a Circle cut from Berry Burst CS with Layering Circle Framelits.

Friday, July 7, 2017

So Many Shell

I love sea shells! I started collecting them as a 3 year old living in Samoa. My collection includes shells from there, California and Florida. 
The card stock is Thick Whisper White and Whisper White, the corners were rounded with the Envelope Punch Board. The top layer is popped up with Dimensionals. The shells are from the set So Many Shells  some are fussy cut and popped up with Dimensionals. The sand is from Touches of Texture. Inks used are Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, So Saffron(stamped off once), Sahara Sand, and Pear Pizzazz. I love the Greeting in the So Many Shells set, I love how they have both sayings for the front and for the inside.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 126 - Fiona's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Fiona is hosting this weeks challenge!
This is the card I made first but wasn't happy with it! I'm not sure why I made it landscape because when I tipped it to portrait, much better!
My card base is Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock with a layer of Whisper White ran through the Big Shot in the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle for this card. The sentiment and flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

Cardstock used is Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Garden Green. The inks are Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette and Crushed Curry.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circle Framelits as well.

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