Animal Expedition

I have been finishing my swap cards and 3D swaps for OnStage in Charlotte this weekend.  Whooo!! I have been really far behind on all of that.  But I am down to just putting the boxes together.  They will get worked on during the ride up there tomorrow.  I will share that project with you next week.

Before I get to  my card, I snapped a picture of my gorgeous azalea bush that has decided to pop out in the last couple of days.  Here it is.

 

For todays card I have a really quick and sweet card.  I have been using some Annual Catalog stamps this week and today continues that theme.  I went with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It is so adorable!  And the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the little sentiment.

 

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.  The sweet animals were punched from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!!!  I paired it with another piece of DSP from the same package.  The base colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are both on the soon to be retiring list.  They are in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  So we have known they would be leaving us.  I really do wish the Lemon Lime Twist could stay.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will share my swaps next week.  Please Like my FaceBook page, Blue Line Stamping, and you may get to see some sneak peeks at new products coming soon.

 

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A-Frame Desk Calendar

I was thrilled to receive one of these cute little calendars at OnStage in Orlando back in November.  Brian King, my upline, and our InKing Royalty Team gathered with a Team from England and Netherlands one evening.  During the evening we snacked , of course, and did a card exchange.  Lotte Noordzig-Walther made these adorable A-Frame desk calendars and I could not wait to get home and try it.  I finally ordered the calendars.  (I got mine from Taylored Expressions.)  But with the holidays, and the new products, I had pushed it to the corner of my desk.  I made my first one last week and was thrilled.  I had used retired DSP for the first attempt and now have created one with current products.  So here it is>

 

Stampin' Up!, Flowering Desert, So Hoppy Together, Broadway Bound, Jackie Beers

Flowering Desert, 148700

 

And here is a bit of the side view to see the A-Frame.

 

 

The one Lotte gave us had card stock as the base so you do not see the opposite side of the DSP.  I obviously did not think of that when I used this DSP.  But I loved the theme of sparkles and fabulous.

I used a variety of Foil Sheets on this.  I needed it to match the DSP, which is Broadway Bound by the way.  Behind the calendar is Silver Foil, behind the sentiment is Gold Foil , and the heart is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It comes in a pair of Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  I used the Lovely Lipstick for my heart.  And isn’t that heart beautiful?  It is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

The sentiments are from Flowering Desert for the Awesome and So Hoppy Together for the You can do anything.  Sometimes we need these subtle reminders that we are Awesome!!

Lotte’s directions on her blog are not in English.  Luckily the measurements were in English.  Her blog is www.alottestampingfun.nl  .  I have included the measurements below.  The A-Frame is the main point and you can decorate it as you see fit.

I hope you have a wonderful day and Thank You for stopping by.  Tomorrow is the Pals Blog Hop, so please come back and Hop Along with us and see all the great projects.

Measurements:

  • 4 X 11 7/8
  • Score at 4 5/8, 9 1/4, 10 1/4, 11 1/4
  • Fold and burnish the score lines
  • Make a Mountain/Valley with he three close together scores.  Place Tear & Tape on the end piece and attach it to the front of the A-Frame.  They should lay down and line up perfectly.

 

 

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I Am Back!!

I am back from my awesome sightseeing tour down the west coast.  We went from Seattle to San Francisco. I must say the Oregon Coast is simply breathtaking!  All of the scenery and sights were wonderful.

Today I have a pretty quick card for you.  I am trying to get back in the groove and have a lot of cards to make.  So we will get right to it this morning.

 

Dandelion Wishes, 146747

 

 

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I used the beautiful Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack as the main color scheme for this card.  I am really in love with this paper.  The colors are so bright and are some surprising combinations.  The colors I have used today are not something I would normally have put together.  So keep this combination to try yourself.

The three triangles, or squares if turned another way, are a great way to have a different look with stamp sets.  I chose the Dandelion Wishes set and stamped them very subtly with the Gray Granite. I used the Layering Squares to cut them and the Blushing Bride scalloped background.

Thank you for coming back to see me today!  I really appreciate it.

There are two fabulous promotions going on right now.

By joining as a demonstrator in July, you will receive as a FREE bonus to your Starter Kit (The Best Shopping Deal!!) a complete set of a color family of Ink Pads.  Yes, that is 10 ink pads at no charge!!  WOW!  And I would love to have you join my team.  So please contact me and let’s discuss it.  Ot simply click on the Join My Team button at the top of the page!

The second promotion is the Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP Sale.  Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is the best DSP around, and the prettiest.  So how could you go wrong when you get 1 free???  You could keep them all to yourself or share with a friend.

 

 


ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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InKing Royalty February Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I made a Happy Birthday party card!  I believe this is the “happiest” birthday card I have ever made.  So it is very appropriate for a themed blog hop.  The We Must Celebrate stamp set was the perfect set for what I envisioned.

 

Stampin' Up! , We Must Celebrate, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

We Must Celebrate, 145898

 

 

If you noticed that my animals are not in the line like their stamp is, you are very observatve.  I cut them apart!!  I know it is a shock to a lot of you, and it is the first time I have ever had the nerve to do this.  I have to say that it will not be the last time I do it.  I love the versatility it gives.  And I cut them so that they nestle back together on a large clear block just like they originally were.  A win/ win for me.

I colored the guys with the Stampin’ Blends, my favorite product right now.  The DSP is the FREE Bubbles & Fizz DSP from Sale-A-Bration.  The layers are Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  I made a banner and gave it a jaunty angle to go with my happy guys on the card.

The measurements are below the list of blog hop names.  I have some funky measurements because I started with a piece of Whisper White that was on my desk and loved how it turned out.  So I had to work with those measurements.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at TapTapStamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Jackie

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base of Bermuda Bay is cut to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The smaller Calypso Coral layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/8
  • The Whisper White is 3 5/8 X 3 1/8

 

 

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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Sweet Little Someone

I am playing along with the Global Design Project challenge again ,GDP123, and this time I will submit it within the time period.  This challenge is New Beginnings.  The set I immediately thought of is one that I have not used but a few times.  It is the super cute “A Little Wild” set.  The adorable animals make tags or can be used as front/back on a card.  I just used the front of the precious elephant for my card.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Jackie Beers, stampinup, a little wild, jackiebeers

A Little Wild, 144344

I used the blends to color again.  I told you I am hooked on those pens.  That aside, I love the elephant holding the balloon.  I think it is a cute Welcome Baby type card.  The other animals in the set would be just as adorable.

To get just the front of the elephant, I used my Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and just tapped it on the one side of the stamp.  I have found that from using the Absorber cloth to clean my stamps that I do not have the light color left.  Before I would have a pale pinkish residue that would stamp when I didn’t want it to!

The balloon is from the Balloon Bouquet Punch and is the larger of the two.  I then took the Sweet Sugarplum marker and went around the edge of the white balloon to give it some depth.  This is a great trick to use when you do not have the layering of card stock.

 

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Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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A Treat For You

Here is another of my cards that are inspired by my cleaning out my craft room.  I have a Love/Hate relationship going on with it right now!!  I am enjoying looking through the old cards.  Today’s idea came from a gift tag and I scaled it down to fit the Everyday Label Punch.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Good Day, Jackie Beers

A Good Day, 145873

 

And here is the little insert :

 

Stampin' Up!, A Good Day, Jackie Beers

A Good Day, 145873

 

When I was trying to resize the little envelope to fit the Everyday Label Punch, I realized I need to challenge myself in math more often.  Oh My!!!  It took quite a bit longer than was necessary.  In the long run, I believe the time was well spent.  I am happy with how this card came out.

The color inspiration was the Tutti-Fruitti 6 X 6 DSP.  Although I used Pacific Point instead of Night of Navy, the strawberry DSP was my inspiration.  The little ice cream cone on the note is (at least in my mind) strawberry ice cream. HaHa!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card is 11 X 4 1/4 scored and folded in half
  • The strips of Pacific Point are 1/4 X 5 1/2 each
  • The DSP is 3 X 5 1/2

 

  • The envelope is 5 X 2 3/4, score at 1/2″ down each long side, and at 2 3/8 across the center.
  • Fold and burnish all the lines.
  • When folded in half, one side is longer than the other.  Cut each 1/2 side scores off of the longer end.
  • Miter the corners on the 1/2 sides that are left
  • Use the 1/2″ circle punch to make the little half notch for easier tag removal
  • Add Fast Fuze on the sides.  Place the punched piece inside as you close so that you have easy sliding room.
  • Use the hand held 1/8″ punch to punch a hole in the end of the tag and add the desired ribbon.

 

Thank you very much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed this little card.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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