Love & Hugs

A card for Spring is what I have today.  Flowers, birds and a sweet sentiment.  I am trying to use my designer series paper that will be retiring.  Plus, I love the springtime feel of this Daisy Delight DSP.

 

Flying Home, 145929

 

I adore this stamp set, Flying Home, and am sad to see it retiring.  I have used it several times, but this is the first time I have focused on the birds and nest.  The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  I thought it went well with the Mama Bird and her babies.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I love this DSP but I also wanted to give the card some more texture.  I looped Linen Thread under the bird’s nest and then a loop of Burlap Ribbon comes from beneath the sentiment.  It gives some depth and texture and plays off of the nest.  I am trying to expand on my normal cards a bit.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate your visits and comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

The retired lists are in the two links below.  Remember that quite often the retiring colors sell out before the end of the catalog.  Especially now that there is a Color Revamp there are more colors retiring.  And please let me know if you need the upcoming catalog.  I will be happy to send you one once they are available.

Retiring Lists:

Occasions Catalog

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

Clicking on the icon below will take you directly to my online store to shop for the retiring products.

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Hello Friend

The card I have today is made using the stamp set that coordinates with a kit.  It is Hello Friend and is on page 17 of the annual catalog.  I think of it as a “sleeper” stamp set.  It really has great pieces that work great together and separately.

 

Hello Friend, 144059

 

I love this wreath.  It is a 4 Season type wreath I believe.  You could add the flowers, as I have, or leave plain, add berries, etc.  I chose a wreath for Spring.  The base and flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo and the wreath is Wild Wasabi.

The designer series paper I used is from the Color Theory paper stack.  It is a variegated green.  I cut off the lightest color in making it fit the card.  I wanted a simple way to add texture or more emphasis without really adding anything.  ( I know that sounds crazy!)  Between the variegated DSP and by placing the wreath over to the side, I think I succeeded.  It also allowed me to wrap a piece of the beautiful Whisper White Organza Ribbon and add a bow.

This is a layout that can definitely be used quite often.  I love versatile layouts, cards, etc.  Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Special Like You

I am late to the discovery as usual.  But I found a beautiful piece of “wood” designer paper on the back of the Coffee Break DSP.  I paired my discovery with the Hedgehugs stamp set for a little bit cutesy card.

 

Hedgehugs, 145879

 

I made another happy discovery in completing the card.  I was wishing for the old oval punches to use for the sentiment and trying to find a punch to use in place of that.  I found the Build a Bow punch.  Yes, the unusual shape the sentiment is punched out with is the loop from the Build a Bow punch.   I debated on cutting off the ends, but decided to make them banner points instead.  It made for a very unusual , but unique, shape.  Remember, good or bad, you saw it here first !!

I paired Soft Sky with the Early Espresso and then added Rose Red as the highlight.  The squirrel is stamped in Early Espresso and colored with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend.  I added the loops of Linen Thread beneath the sentiment layer to add a little more texture.

This is a little bit different card than I normally do but I am glad I made the discovery of the wooden DSP.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will continue to check out my cards.  I love to hear from you and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

 


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418

 

 


 

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Amazing Hearts

Today’s card is a bright and happy card.   The designer series paper and the little stamp are the stars.  I also made it a 4 X 4 card.  It would be perfect to give as a Random Act of Kindness.  You could also use the same items and make it a 3 X 3.

 

Yay You, 145946

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I have recently used quite a bit of Night of Navy as a grounding color.  Today though I have changed it up a bit and gone with Pacific Point.  It is definitely another of my favorites.  And of course, who doesn’t love Calypso Coral.  This beautiful DSP is one of the Sale-A-Bration FREE items.  It is on the reverse side of a piece from the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper.  I fell in love with it immediately.

The stamp set is one of the Host sets from the Occasions Catalog , called Yay You!  It has Amazing sentiments.  I have used one of the others and this one a couple of times.  I believe this is the first time I have used other stamps though.  It will be a keeper for me, even after it retires.  I love good sentiments.  And to finish it off, I added a matching heart from the Metallic Shapes Embellishments.

Remember that there are only two days left on Sale-A-Bration!  If thee are still items on your Wish List, now is the time to order.  And think of the retiring In-Colors as well.  They usually go out of stock before the new catalog arrives.  That means stock up on them now and reward yourself with FREE product at the same time.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a great rest of the day and weekend.  Please stop back on Monday to see what I have for you.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


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 Lovely Day

I am in love with the second Sale-A-Bration release Designer Series Paper named Springtime Foils.  It is probably one of the most beautiful ever.  And if you are into 3-D it is the perfect weight for boxes, etc.  I have simply used one of the pretty pieces and lightly colored sections with the Stampin’ Blends in Light Old Olive.  It colors wonderfully as well.

 

Lovely Wishes, 145924

 

Isn’t that paper gorgeous??  It comes with the silver embossed stems and leaves and the addition of the gold touches.  I merely colored the leaves with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from Lovely Wishes.  I gold embossed it over the stamp, which seemed to mimic the paper design.  Metallic paper is difficult to photograph.  Especially when you do not have really good lighting.  It is Gold Foil DSP behind the sentiment.  And to finish it off, I added a Gold Metallic Shape.

I always feel like I am cheating a little bit when I do not stamp very much on a card.  However, there is no way I could stamp and have it as beautiful as this DSP.  This was a second release of SAB.  Please do not forget that SAB ends on the 31st!!  You don’t want to miss out on some of these great products.

I hope you hav a great day and will stop back tomorrow to see what I have for you.  The complete supply list is at the bottom of the page.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


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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Simply Amazing

This card is “amazingly” simple and quick!  Did you catch that?  It actually is true.  Other than cleaning the stamp to change colors, it is a couple of stampings and done.  Take a look and you decide .

 

 

Stampin' Up!, Amazing You, Heartfelt Blooms, Jackie Beers

Amazing You, 147215

 

 

Do you see what I mean?  This was so quick that multiples of it would be a piece of cake.  I simply stamped the Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Smoky Slate, cleaned it, and then stamped in Night of Navy.  The “Amazing” is the thinlit die  from Celebrate You Thinlits.   I did use the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet, which turns the words into a sticker.  A definite Must Have in your tool box of supplies.  No more making a mess with glue for detailed dies. WooHoo !!

I do have to admit to CASEing this from a card I found in my swap box.  It came from one of the ladies in my Stamp Club in one of our swaps.  I love going through these occasionally.  They are perfect for giving inspiration.

 

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The center of the flower is the White Perfect Accents.  It fit “perfectly”  (wow, I am on a roll today) with the muted tone of the Smoky Slate.  And a tip for you:  you can color these with the Stampin’ Blends to get any color accessory that you need.  How awesome is that?  To finish off this cute card I added the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon with just a little knot.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it and your comments.  I hope you have a great day!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


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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