Fabulous

This is my second card using the super cute stamp set “You’ve Got Style”.  This lady is just adorable and a super “smile” card maker.

 

You’ve Got Style, 143898

 

I did not use any designer series paper today.  That alone is unusual.  I also did not start with a color combination or even a plan.  I know, crazy!  I stamped the lady and her kitty and then started coloring.  I used markers this time instead of watercolor pencils.  I wanted a bolder look.

After I got everything colored, I then decided on a color scheme and knew that it had to be bright.  Therefore Real Red and Daffodil Delight seemed to fit perfectly.  Since I did not use any designer paper, I felt like it still needed some background design.  I looked around and came up with this stamp from Oh So Eclectic for a random background pattern.  I think it worked perfectly.  Also, I could not leave off some “Bling”.  So the necklace and the kitty each received a small rhinestone for some sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I very much appreciate hearing from you and reading your thoughts on the card.

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Oh Happy Day

The set I have focused on today is one that totally escaped me the first look through the catalog.  Then, as usual, I began seeing beautiful cards made with it and I wondered what set it was.  DUH!!!  The one I have made for today is a 4 X 4 card, and could be a birthday or wedding card, or even a gift enclosure card.  I believe this is one of the most versatile sets in the catalog.  Say hello to the Happiest of Days stamp set.

 

Happiest of Days, 143796

 

 

I love this Designer Series Paper!  It is from the Coffee Cafe suite and is called Coffee Break DSP.  I chose this little pattern and went from there for the other colors.  I did the coloring of the gifts with my Stampin’ Write Markers and just added a little rhinestone to the right side bow.  It just really needed some bling since it is shaped like a starburst or pom pom.  And then I added a second rhinestone to the sentiment banner.

This is such a cute card and so quick and easy to make.  I hope you will give these smaller cards a chance.

 

JULY IS BONUS MONTH: For the month of July, for every $50.00 you spend, before tax and S&H, you will receive a $5.00 coupon. You can redeem the coupon on any order in August. There are no limits to how many coupons you can earn. But your order of $50.00 must be in one order. It cannot be 2 $25.00 orders.

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY !!! If you have every considered joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator , or thought what a great deal the Starter Kit is, Now Is The Time to really check it out!! During Christmas in July, you not only get the regular Starter Kit for the low price of $99.00 (where you receive $125.00 of product), but you get what SU is calling the Basic Tool Kit. This includes a pack of grid paper, paper snips, a bone folder, 2 of the D size clear stamping blocks, a snail adhesive, PLUS the new, not even released yet: Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. So you are getting, at NO additional cost, all the tools you need to get started, plus this new stamp set. The stamp set will be in the Holiday Catalog coming out in September. WOW!! you are now receiving almost $200.00 worth of products for the original $99.00. And I promise you that there are no fees or penalties if you decide not to continue as a demonstrator after you get the kit. But if you did decide to give it a try, you would be one of my team members, and an InKing Royalty team member. This is the best group of stampers around. So if you are at all interested, please contact me and let’s discuss everything.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  The products I used are listed below.  You can click on any photo and be taken directly to my OnLine Store.

 

An Eclectic Lovel

Today’s post is all about the beautiful stamp set Oh So Eclectic.  It is so nice, and has matching framelits.  Although I did not use them on this card.  At our OnStage for demonstrators earlier this year was where we got the first look at the new catalog.  This set is showcased on the front of the catalog.  I immediately loved it, and then I won it on one of the Prize Patrols.  I was , and am, a happy camper !!  Here is today’s card.

 

Oh So Eclectic, 143940

 

My color combination for today is a favorite of mine.  I just love Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  But Old Olive is a great pair to any bright in my  opinion.

My card could probably be considered a little eclectic as well. I layered quite a bit of stamping.

  • The base card is Rich Razzleberry
  • The Sahara Sand layer is embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder
  • The Old Olive layer is stamped with one of the leaves from the set in Old Olive ink
  • I wrapped a strip of Fresh Fig ribbon around the Old Olive layer.  It really matches the Rich Razzleberry
  • For the top layer I inked a clear stamping block in the Sahara Sand ink and stamped it first
  • I then added the variegated leaves randomly
  • I stamped the solid / variegated full flower in Rich Razzleberry and then the outline flower in Memento Tuxedo Black ink over top
  • I add the Glitter Enamel Dots in the yellow to the center
  • I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it with the 1 1/4 circle punch
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch
  • I added an Enamel Shape in Old Olive to finish it.

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will give this beautiful set a try.  There are so many ways to utilize it on cards and gifts.

I must continue to mention the awesome Christmas in July special for new demonstrators.  If you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator or just want an AWESOME deal, now is the time.  There are no penalties or pushes for you to remain a demonstrator.  You can purchase this wonderful starter kit with some super bonuses for 99.00 and receive almost 200.00 in products.  And like I said, there is no penalty to drop.  You can continue for a while and get our 20% discount or drop the next day.  You would become part of my group and I would give you all the support I can.  And you would become an InKing Royalty which is the best group out there.  Everyone is supportive and very creative.  You would love our group.  So if you are interested at all, please give me a call and let’s talk.

The supplies I used today are listed below.

 

Good Friends

When I first saw the Lovely Friends stamp set, I thought the main sentiments were way too large to easily work with.  Boy am I silly !!!  After I began seeing some beautiful cards made with the large sentiments, I had to rethink my position.  And the stamp set won!  I now love it and wonder why in the world I ever thought it was too large.

 

Lovely Friends, 143763

 

The colors I used today are:

I took my color inspiration from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper .  I think this paper set is probably my favorite of all time.  And especially the sheet I have used.  It has so many beautiful colors in it.  I focused on the Peekaboo Peach and Wisteria Wonder, even though they are not listed in the colors of the paper.

The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder with a layer of Daffodil Delight.  The DSP layer just sort of peeks out from behind the sentiment layer.  The sentiment is stamped in Wisteria Wonder.  The flowers, which come from the Lovely Friends stamp set as well, are stamped in Peekaboo Peach that is stamped off for the solid layer.  The top layer is full strength Peekaboo Peach.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  One leaf is stamped onto the sentiment layer, with the other two stamped on scrap paper.  The flowers and the extra leaves are fussy cut out.  Do not panic, it only took a couple of minutes. (smile)  For the final touch I gave each of the flowers a rhinestone in the center for a little bling.

I also stamped the flowers and leaves on the front of the envelope.  I love a decorated envelope and for me stamping something on the front is easier than decorating the flap.  I believe it says “There is something special in here!”.

Hopefully this card has convinced you to reconsider Lovely Friends if you were of the same opinion I was in the beginning.  I think you will love it!

The Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July is an Awesome Deal for those interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

If you have ever considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, now is the time! There is a great special going on right now. Our normal Starter Kit is $125.00 worth of product for $99.00 with Free Shipping. During the Christmas in July special, you get an additional $72.00 of Tool Kit type product and one of the new Christmas stamp sets that will be in the Holiday Catalog. So you will pay $99.00 for $192.00 of product! That is a super Wow!!
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The products I used today are listed below.  You can click on any photo and it will direct you to  my online store.

Thank you for stopping by today.

 

Dragonfly

I was playing with stamps and scraps today.  I know we all have the little pieces of paper left from trimming layers from card stock and usually I throw mine away.  But I have seen some beautiful cards made with laying a mixture of colored strips together as a background.  Brian King has done this a couple of times.  So I decided to give it a try.  I had already made the border with a stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and then tried to combine to two!

 

Detailed Dragonfly

 

So this is the result of combining the items from my stamping table.  A multi-colored dragonfly with a few posies hanging around.

I did not have a color inspiration…..it was more….what will go with these scraps I have?  HaHa!!  I do not think that is a normal method of color inspiration!  But I think it did work in this case.

  • I glued the strips on to a scrap of card stock at an angle
  • I die cut the detailed dragonfly from Pacific Point card stock, and again from the Whisper White card stock
  • I had already stamped the flowers and leaves from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set
  • I layered Pacific Point base card, and the Basic Black layer
  • I placed the multi colored scrap behind the Top Layer and once positioned properly taped it down.
  • I added the top layer to the Basic Black and added the Blue Dragonfly by placing a glue dot on the body and the head, but leaving the wings free.
  • I added some rhinestones for bling and All Done…

 

This card could be used for almost any occasion and was such a fun card to create.  I will definitely think of my strips of “trash” card stock differently from now on!  I hope you will give this a try and please show me your results.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Thank you for stopping by today.  The products I used are listed below.  You can click on any photo and be taken to my online store.

 

 

Pink and White Birthday

I don’t know about you, but I like to have a few birthday cards on hand.  Usually it is for me when I get busy and forget a birthday or someone asks if I have a birthday card they can use.  The ones I like to keep for these type needs are the quick and easily reproducible.  Today’s card is one of those.  Although this one is done in the shades of pink, obviously it would be perfect in any color.

 

Happy Birthday Thinlits, 143700

 

Did I not say this was a simple card?  Wow!  A Thick Whisper White card base, a layer of Berry Burst card stock, a layer of Whisper White card stock, and a topping of the Color Theory DSP Stack.  With the Happy Birthday Thinlet as the icing on the cake.

As I was cutting out a “Happy Birthday” one afternoon, it dawned on me that I should have some of those on hand.  So I took a full sheet of Whisper White Card Stock, added the Multi-purpose Adhesive sheet to it, cut it in half and went to town.  I got 8 Happy Birthdays from the sheet.  That is my Tip of the Day for you.  It only takes a couple of minutes and is the perfect thing if you need a quick card.

The only things I added to this card that may not show up well in the picture, is that I did some splatter on the white and Color Theory DSP.  I probably should have done Fresh Fig instead of Berry Burst for it to be more noticeable.  After I added the Happy Birthday, I went back and put a few of the Iridescent Sequins just to give it a little bling.

I hope this will give you some ideas for quick and easy cards to work on.

Before you go, there are a couple of Stampin’ Up! promotions I wasn’t to mention.

  •  First is the extra Host Rewards for June, which is only a few days away from running out.  But there is still time if you will contact me.
  • Second is for July and August.  For every $50.00 you spend in July, SU will give you a Code for $5.00 to use on an order that you place in August.  You may think that $5.00 is not much, but Hey…Free is Free!  And there are several items in the catalog for $5.00 and under.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!!

Below are the products I used in today’s card.