Thursday, May 23, 2019

New Stampin' Up Catalog Arrived!

Today I received a package from my demonstrator, Kimberly.  She sent me the catalog, a survival kit with pen, wish list, post-it note, tea, candy and more.  And she also sent samples of things she created using new products.  After 10 years of being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up and knowing the work that goes into making sure your customers were treated with little goodies at the new cattie release, it was very nice to be on the receiving end!  I must say that Kimberly went all out.  I am enclosing a picture of a few of the items Kimberly created with new SU Products.  The candy includes nuggets covered with new In-color paper.  The top tag was made with a new stamp set, Sailing Home.  The tag on the bottom was made using the Over The Moon stamp set.  What I need is the Delightful Tag Topper punch Kimberly used to make the tag itself.  That punch and the Sailing Away set I will be ordering as soon as the new catalog goes live.  Of course, there are other things, too!

Kimberly also has quite a few videos showing how to use the Brother Scan N Cut with Stampin' Up products.  Her blog page is  Her Stampin' Up site is at  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

So Pretty

When I saw a card on Pinterest, I knew I would remake it.  The pattern papers are from Stampin'  Up and both are retired.  The black pattern paper is Whole Lot of Lovely and the Tango Tangerine paper is from one of the retired 12 x 12 stacks.  The ribbon is from way back.  The only current SU product on today's card are the die cuts!  They were cut using the Layering Circle Framelits.  I liked the black pattern paper when it first was released and I still do like it!  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pretty Bird

I don't usually post twice in one day, but I had to share a bright spot on such a dreary morning.  This is an Indigo Blue Bunting juvenile!  Isn't he so pretty?  Now I wonder where the mom and/or dad are hiding! Have a great day.

Fluttering Friends

Today's card was rather easy to make.  I watercolored Shimmery White cardstock using a Distress Ink pad and water.  After tapping the ink pad on an acrylic block, I added water, mixed the ink and water together and lightly pressed the cardstock on to the acrylic block.  In a couple of places the ink was very dark and I did not want that.  So, I took a piece of paper towel and dabbed it off.  When using the water and ink on Shimmery White, you don't want too much as it will cause the Shimmery White cardstock to buckle.  I used my heat gun to dry the cardstock and then splattered it with a purple ink.  After stamping the sentiment towards the bottom of the cardstock, I wrapped the ribbon around the Shimmer White, added it to a Gorgeous Grape piece of cardstock, adhered the butterfly with dimensionals and added some sequins.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Cute Little Girl

Today's pretty card was created using My Favorite Things' stamp set, Bring Out The Sunshine.  The background layers of paper are from the Peach Blossom Paper Pack by Wild Rose Studio. The card base is Stampin' Up's Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  Copic markers were used to color the images which were cut out with my Scan N Cut.  Little pearls and a butterfly embellish the scallop oval.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

You're So Tweet

The nine year old girl across the street gave John a note to give to me.  He and her dad were outside talking.   John mentioned my knee problem and Maddie went home and wrote me a note.  I thought that was so kind and thoughtful of her that I made her today's card.  I used Clearly Besotted's Some Birdie Loves You stamp set and coordinating dies. I put the card in her mailbox after the mailman was here yesterday.  I have a feeling she will be thrilled to get mail addressed just to her and not her whole family. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Beachy Thank You

I was in need of thank you cards at the same time I received a stamp set by Art Impressions named Try Folds Beach stamp set.  The objective behind the Try-Folds is that you use three images on three panels of cardstock to create a folded scene..  One day I will try making a Try-fold, but for now I used one of the images.  I liked all the images in the stamp set which included a pretty saying.  Each image is very beachy and you will be seeing cards using the various elements.  After stamping the image, I colored it with alcohol markers.  I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitched dies to cut the green and aqua layers.  My card was quite simple to create and could be used for a variety of occasions.  Have a great day!