Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Red, White & Blue Daisies Frame

Stampin Up Tabs for Everything
Stampin Up Tabs for Everything
Happy Flag Day! I saw a post on a Facebook demonstrator group that inspired me to make this project. Do you collect notes for projects you want to make? One thing my friend Selene told me recently was to write the project idea on a post-it note and stick it to the product page in the catalog. That way you’ll know if you wanted to order a particular product for a particular reason.

This frame was a 10 minute project. I am all about the quick projects lately as I am working full time, trying to exercise and get things done every day like laundry and cooking dinner. There is a stamp in the Crafting Forever stamp set that says do something creative every day and I am really trying to live those words. It helps me by creating a to-do list on Monday of all the things I want to accomplish during week and tackling 1-2 things per day.

So back to the frame, I made it to bring in to my desk at work. I wanted to have something that would last for a few weeks since it is Flag Day and 4th of July coming up soon. I simply punched six daisies (two of each color) in Real Red Cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, and Night of Navy Cardstock. I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4” by 6” and added my three daisies. I put clear faceted gems in the centers. I stamped the celebrate on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Night of Navy ink then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.

The stamp set I used on this project is called Tabs for Everything. There are 53 stamps in the set! Here is a photo of all the stamps included:

All the products I used on this project except the frame can be purchased in my Online Store by clicking here. Spend $25 in the month of June with host code: S9FXJGSB I will send you a Stampin’ Dimensionals package as a thank you gift.

Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back on Friday with another share.

Happy Stampin’
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Tabs for Everything
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock
Other: Daisy Punch, Classic Label Punch, Clear Faceted Gems, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Monday, June 12, 2017

Stampin Up Memories & More Color Theory Card

Stampin Up Memories & More Color Theory
Stampin Up Memories & More Color Theory
Today’s share features the new Memories & More Color Theory Card Pack. I won this card pack at our stamping team meeting last month. Memories & More products can be used for memory keeping and card making. There are four different card packs in the product line along with albums, pocket pages, and journaling pens. In each card pack you receive 72 cards in two sizes, 2 sticker sheets, and 4 acetate cards. I also love that the card packs coordinate with other product suites in the catalog.

Stampin’ Up! corporate office made a video commercial on an introduction to Memories & More. Check out the video here:

I used two of the cards in the card pack for my card and I only added the thanks stamp and a bow in Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon. This card took only 5 minutes to put together. You can purchase all the supplies I used to make this card in my Online Store by clicking here. If you spend over $25 in the month of June with hostess code: S9FXJGSB I will send you a package of Stampin Dimensionals as a thank you gift.

Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back on Wednesday with another share.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Berry Burst
Paper: Berry Burst Cardstock
Other: Memories & More Color Theory Card Pack, Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, June 9, 2017

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing
Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing
Today’s share features the Paper Pumpkin kit from April 2017 – A Sara Thing. It was designed by Stampin Up’s CEO Sara Douglass. It even features her handwriting! Tomorrow June 10th ends an amazing Paper Pumpkin promotion where you can save 25% on the June, July, and August kits.

Why I love Paper Pumpkin:
·         The projects are prepped for you so creating is easy
·         It is portable so you can take it on the go – great for summer travel if you are going camping or on a beach getaway
·         It is happy mail and a surprise in your mailbox each month

If you would like to give Paper Pumpkin a try head over to my Paper Pumpkin website by clicking here. Enter promotion code: STARTHERE to get the discounts on your June, July & August kits.

Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back Monday with another share. Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies: April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit A Sara Thing, Basic Black Archival Ink, Aquapainter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Stampin Up Label Me Pretty Card

Stampin Up Label Me Pretty
Stampin Up Label Me Pretty
Today's share features the new Label Me Pretty bundle. I have had this bundle for a little while and I haven’t inked it up yet. I used the new Powder Pink in-color as a starting point. This card has a nice soft and feminine feeling. Have you checked out all the new in-colors in the new catalog yet?

Here is a photo of the products in the Label Me Pretty Bundle. Remember if you buy the bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch) you save 10%.

Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Bundle
Item # 145305  $31.50

Measurements so you can make this card:
·         Sahara Sand cardstock – 4 ¼” by 8 ½” scored in half at 5 ½”
·         Whisper White layer - 4" by 5 ¼"
·         Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper - 4" by 1 ½”

You can purchase all the products I used on this card in my Online Store by clicking here. Spend $25 in the month of June with host code: S9FXJGSB and I will send you a free pack of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back tomorrow with another share.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Label Me Pretty
Ink: Powder Pink
Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, Powder Pink Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock
Other: Pretty Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin Dimensionals

Monday, June 5, 2017

Stampin Up Daisy Delight - CASE & Switch

Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Today I uploaded a card for a CASE & Switch challenge in a training group I am part of. Our creative challenge was to find a card in the new annual 2017-2018 catalog and CASE it, but switch the stamp set. I found a simple card on Page 141 that I thought was perfect.

After a long Monday at work today creating a quick & simple card was just what I needed. I think I am in an extra grumpy mood today since it is in the mid 50’s and rainy outside. It feels like Fall in June here in Massachusetts! I am not a happy camper. Hopefully summer is on its way.

One of the things I love about this card is you could create it with any of our beautiful double-sided Designer Series Papers. Have you checked out all the new papers available in the new catalog?

Measurements:


  • Daffodil Delight card base - 4 1/4" by 8 1/2" scored in half at 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White layer - 4 1/2" by 3 3/4"

  • If you want to make this card you can purchase all the supplies I used from my Online Store by clicking here. Spend over $25 in the month of June and use host code: S9FXJGSB I will send you a free package of Stampin’ Dimensionals as a thank you gift.

    Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back on Wednesday with another share.

    Happy Stampin’,
    Christine

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Daisy Delight
    Ink: Night of Navy
    Paper: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Daffodil Delight Cardstock
    Other: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    New annual catalog is live! My Top 5 new favorites


    Happy new annual catalog day! I wanted to give you a peek into my top 5 favorites so far from the new catalog. I have been playing with some of these goodies since I returned from OnStage in early April.

    Item # 145466  $35.00 for an all inclusive kit (stamps, block, ink, 20 card kit)
    I love this kit for a new crafter or a busy person who doesn't have a lot of time to craft. All the supplies are prepped for you.

    Item # 145342  $36.75 for the stamp set and coordinating framelits
    My Mom passed away 9.5 years ago of cancer so this is top of my list and I am part of a group that does a breast cancer fundraiser every October so this is a must have bundle for me.

    Item # 145305  $31.50 for the coordinating stamp set & punch
    Ok I'm a tool girl and I love when products have framelits or punches as it is easy to create and no fussy cutting out images! When you buy the bundle you save 10% everyone loves to save money too!

    Item # 145316  $46.75 for the coordinating stamp set & crate framelits
    The bundle is part of the Wood Textures suite which I absolutely love. Save 10% when you buy the coordinating bundle!

    Item # 143958  $20.00 
    I love this stamp set for a crafter. It also has the Stampin' Up! copyright stamp which fulfills the angel policy if you want to sell your cards.

    Check out the new catalog products in my Online Store by clicking here. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of June with host code: S9FXJGSB I will send you a pack of Stampin' Dimensionals as a thank you gift. Everyone needs dimensionals in their craft room!

    View the PDF of the 2017-2018 annual catalog here.

    If you would like a hard copy of the new catalog please let me know and I would be happy to get you one.

    I'll be back on Monday with another share. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Happy Stampin',
    Christine


    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Sneak Peek! Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic

    Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic
    Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic
    Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. Work has been crazy, but I have been walking a lot to stay sane. Today is the last day of our work step challenge and I hope I finish in the top 15 so I win a $20 amazon gift card. I'll let you know the results.

    Today's post is a card I mass produced to send as an invite to my Catalog Launch & BOGO Sale on June 22nd. If you are local and would like to attend please let me know and I would be happy to send you more details.

    Measurements:
    • Whisper White card base - 4 1/4" by 8 1/2" scored in half at 5 1/2"
    • Berry Burst cardstock - 3 1/4" by 4 1/2"
    • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack - 3" by 4"
    Tips:
    • I found it was easiest to line up my flowers if I stamped the Berry Burst first and then I could line up the outline stamp on top
    • I colored in the stem with a blender pen and my Emerald Envy ink pad
    • To get the speckles I took an aquapainter added a few drops of water into the lid of my Berry Burst ink pad and  then I picked up some color and flecked the tip of the aquapainter onto my card. Use a glove or a piece of plastic on your finger or you will be covered with pink ink on your finger. :-)
    The new catalog goes live tomorrow June 1st. I'm so excited! I have more details to share tomorrow so come on by and check it out!

    Happy Stampin',
    Christine

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Oh So Eclectic (available 6/1)
    Ink: Basic Gray Archival, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst (available 6/1)
    Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Shimmery White Cardstock, Berry Burst Cardstock (available 6/1), Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (available 6/1)
    Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Stampin Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Sneak Peek! Stampin Up Daisy Delight

    Stampin Up Daisy Delight
    Stampin Up Daisy Delight
    Happy Memorial Day! I hope you had a nice weekend and if you are a veteran reading my blog thank you for your service to our great country. My weekend was low key and relaxing just what I needed some recharging of the batteries. I got to do some day trips around the area and a little shopping, eating, and drinking. Plus of course I left some time for crafting!

    I made this card this evening to play along with the Stampers with Heart sketch challenge for this week. Here is the sketch our coordinator Michelle posted for this week:

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    My super simple card features some sneak peeks into the Delightful Daisy Suite. I used the Daisy Delight stamp set and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper which are part of the suite. I want to let you know that when the new annual catalog goes live on June 1st the Daisy Punch and Daisy Bundle (stamp set & coordinating punch) will not be available due to the popularity of this item during the demonstrator pre-order period. Right now Stampin' Up! home office expects inventory the week of 6/26. I will keep you updated on the status.

    I'll be back on Wednesday with another sneak peek! Let me know if you have any questions about today's post.

    Happy Stampin',
    Christine

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Daisy Delight (available 6/1)
    Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive
    Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (available 6/1)
    Other: Classic Label Punch, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Sneak Peek! Stampin Up All Things Thanks in Tranquil Tide

    Stampin Up All Things Thanks
    Stampin Up All Things Thanks
    Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. I’m a busy lady gearing up for the new annual catalog going live next week. I am working on new catalog packets, displays, my new catalog event on 6/22, etc. all while working a very busy 9-5 job.

    Today’s share includes one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors Tranquil Tide. I needed to send a few thank you cards and this card was quick & simple. The new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack features all five of the new 2017-2019 in-colors. Here are all the images in the All Things Thanks stamp set:

    Measurements:
    Whisper White Card base – 4 ¼” by 8 ½” scored in half at 5 ½"
    Fresh Florals DSP layer – 3” by 4”
    Tranquil Tide cardstock layer – 3 ¼” by 4 ¼”

    Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back on Friday with another sneak peek!

    Happy Stampin,
    Christine

    Supplies:
    Stamps: All Things Thanks
    Ink: Tranquil Tide (available 6/1)
    Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Tranquil Tide cardstock (available 6/1), Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (available 6/1)
    Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Silver 1/8“ Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Metallic Enamel Shapes

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Sneak Peek! Stampin Up - Crafting Forever Stamp Set

    Stampin Up - Crafting Forever
    Stampin Up - Crafting Forever
    The new annual catalog debuts on June 1st and over the next week and a half I have a few sneak peeks to share. The card I am sharing today was created for our Stampers with Heart team meeting swap. The card features the new Crafting Forever and Soft Sayings stamp sets, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide in color ink pads, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, and Fresh Fig cardstock.

    Our monthly team meeting was last night and included card swapping with other demonstrators, business training, make and take projects, and recognition. If you join my stamping team and are local you are welcome to come to our monthly meetings. Now is a great time to join my stamping family since this month you can order new catalog merchandise in your starter kit which is 100% customizable. The starter kit is $99 for $125 of products. Learn more by clicking here.

    The coloring technique I used on my card is coloring with ink pads and a blender pen. You squeeze your ink pad in the middle and open the ink pad and use the ink in the lid to pick up the color with your blender pen.

    Measurements:
    Whisper White Card base – 4 ¼” by 8 ½” scored in half at 5 ½"
    Fresh Florals DSP layer – 3” by 4”
    Fresh Fig cardstock layer – 3 ¼” by 4 ¼”

    Let me know if you have any questions about today's post. I'll be back with another sneak peek on Wednesday.

    Happy Stampin',
    Christine

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Crafting Forever (available 6/1), Soft Sayings Card Kit (available 6/1)
    Ink: Basic Gray Archival, Fresh Fig (available 6/1), Tranquil Tide (available 6/1)
    Paper: Shimmery White cardstock, Fresh Fig cardstock (available 6/1), Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (available 6/1)
    Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Silver 1/8” Ribbon, Blender Pens, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue