Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Just got my new paper pumpkin kit in the mail!  I LOVE getting mail and especially mail that involves stamping!  For just $19.95 (including shipping) per month you will get a really cool surprise in your mail that contains everything you need to make some exciting projects (except adhesive).....could be cards, home decor, journals, etc.   You have the freedom to skip a month if you choose....say you are going to be out of town or something....you can stop your subscription at any time but I can't imagine why you would want to...lol!  Your welcome kit even includes an acrylic block!  Be sure to sign up by the 10th of the month so you can get started right away.  Your first package will be the welcome kit and after that it will be a new surprise each month!  Click here to get started!

Bloomin Bouquet

This is so cute!!!  If you want to order one the item number is 134542 and it is only $12.95.

Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Just got some goodies from my new catalog preorder....will be playing with the new product soon so stay tuned for some sneak peeks!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Paper Wreath!

I couldn't seem to get a good photo of this but it is so easy and fun to make!  Here is the pin I found it on.  What a great way to use up some scraps and make somethin beautiful!  It comes together in just a matter of minutes!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Two Tags Bookmarks

I can't remember where I first saw this so I apologize for not giving credit, however, I've seen this all over blogland.  It uses the Two Tags Bigz Die ..... just cut your paper and fold it before the upper cut line and there you go....add some magnets and decorate and you have a bookmark.  I used the By the Tide stamp set for the decorative circle....fits right in the 1" Circle Punch.  I layered it with scallop punches....super fast super easy project!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blue Posies

Here is another card I found on pinterest and couldn't wait to case!  You can find the pin here.  Those gorgeous flowers are from the Pleasant Poppies stamp set!  I'm loving this stamp set....I purchased it a while ago but just pulled it out and started playing with it and now I'm wondering what took me so long!  The background was made using the En Francais stamp and a medallion stamp set that has retired but Hello, Doily is very similar and would work just as well if not better.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pleasant Poppies on Kraft!

I saw this card on pinterest and couldn't wait to try it!  Can I just say I know love white embossing on kraft?  I will definitely be doing this more often!  I stamped Pleasant Poppies with Versamark and then embossed with white.  I initially tried coloring with my Copic markers which I love but they are opaque enough that I couldn't get that vibrant color.  I truly can say I love my Stampin Up markers better for this technique!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Butterflies!

This was another fun card to make!  I found it on pinterest and couldn't wait to make it!  You can check out the "original" here.  I used the largest butterfly from the Kindness Matters stamp set and colored them with the awesome Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils (so sorry to see them go).  I used the negative space from the 1" Square Punch to sponge some crumb cake ink to give the butterflies a little background.  I then punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch.  After that I placed them on tag made from the Two Tags Bigz Die.  That beautiful texture was made using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder......LOVE that!!!  That gorgeous polka dot paper is from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper......LOVE that, too!!!!  The sweet sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.....if I could only have one sentiment set I think it would be this one....it covers almost everything!  Hope it isn't on the retirement list!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Under the Sea!

Talk about a card fun to make....this one is actually super quick and easy but oh so fun to make and by the way my daughter has been playing with it .... I feel I can safely say it will be super fun for the recipient also!  I wish I could say that I had the idea for this one myself but alas I have to give credit to someone else...LOL!  Dawn from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts made this one and she gives a wonderful tutorial!!!  I'm not sure how much you can tell from the photo but it looks as if the seahorses are under water!  I used a small 3x4 ziploc type bag and put some hair gel in it....I love that it has bubbles in it!  My daughter loves feeling it and pushing the gel around with her finger to make the bubbles move.  I used the amazing By The Tide stamp set that is in the holiday mini....I so hope that this one doesn't retire!!! FYI....the SU retirement list comes out on the 24th of this month!!!  This card was made so easy by using the Ovals Collection Framelits.  I just used two sizes to make the frame around the image.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Wood Mount Packaging!!!!

I'm so happy about this new packaging!!!  I have struggled with a way to neatly store those plastic cases the wood mounted sets come in.....so glad that I'll be able to stand them up nicely on my shelves with my clear mounted ones now!!!!  I can't wait to see what other new products are coming in the new catalog!!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 Color Refresh!

For some reason I couldn't upload the video but if you want to see the newly announced color referesh for 2013 click here!  So excited so many of the previous in colors are coming back!!!  Here is a list of the retiring colors so if any of your faves are on it you may want to stock up while you can get free shipping this weekend:
Regal Rose
Pretty in Pink
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Bravo Burgundy
Not Quite Navy
More Mustard
River Rock

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin Up Free Shipping This Weekend!!!!

Just had to drop in and share this information!  Stampin Up just announced that they will be offering free shipping (excluding expedited shipping) starting Saturday, April 6th at 12:00 a.m. MT through Monday, April 8th at 11:50 p.m. MT!!!!  PLUS....the Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Brights have been discontinued due to problems with the supplier sooooo if you are interested in the Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Subtles, Neutrals, and/or Regals now would be the time to order them as they are only available while supplies last.  So....what's on your wishlist???