Jar Of Love

My card for today was for my friend Michelle’s birthday.  I didn’t want to post about it until after she had received it in case she saw the post.  Since yesterday was her birthday and I know she received the card, here it is:


Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent demonstrator

Jar of Love, 141587


I really adore this stamp set.  I grew up with a lot of mason jars being used for all sorts of things.  And they were the first thing my Mom went to for a flower vase.  This set is a must have!  And please remember the set is carrying over to the new catalog, but it will not have the bundle price.  With the current catalog bundle price you can save 10% on the stamp set and dies together.  And you really do want the dies.  It makes popping up the flowers just so easy.

Ok, now to card details. There are current and retired mixed in the card.  The base is Old Olive card stock with the Brights DSP stack used on the right side and a scrap from some retired DSP on the left.  I was looking for a complimentary/contrasting paper. I stamped the jar in Bermuda Bay to mimic the blue Ball Mason Jars I remember.  The water is Soft Sky.  The stems are Old Olive.  The peach flowers are Peekaboo Peach stamped off for the large part and full strength for the small section.  On the one I tried Calypso Coral and wasn’t as excited by it but though all flowers look a little different…right?  The blue flowers are Marina Mist stamped off and full strength.

The flowers are all cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies that are part of the bundle.  A must have!!  Some of the flowers are flat on the paper and a few are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimenstionals.  The black centers of the peach flowers really just make the flower pop.  For the blue flowers I added small pearls from our Pearl Basic Jewels.

The For You is cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.  I am really sad to see those on the retiring list.  The little paperclip is a retired item. However there are some cute paperclips in the Occasions catalog with the valentine suite.  I have them and just could not put my hands on them.  Don’t you hate when that happens!  The strip of ribbon is just to help tie in the flower colors a little bit.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out today’s project.  I really appreciate it and hope that you liked this birthday card.  I would love to see your thoughts in the comments.

Please do not forget the Retiring list!!


The supplies I used today:

A Friendly Wish

Today’s post is from a favorite set.  I just love the sayings and have really used it quite often.  And unfortunately  it is on the retiring list.  So many great sets are on the list …”insert really SAD FACE” !!


Friendly Wishes, Stampin’ Up!, 139579, $19.00


This is such a cute card .  And who would not just love to receive it?  It would definitely put a SMILE on your face.  It also puts a smile on your face as the maker of this sweet card, because it is a quick and easy one.

  • The base layer is Melon Mambo 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, and folded in half
  • The white layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Pop of Pink DSP is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The banner pieces are both just a smudge over 2 ” wide, to accommodate the stamp and 5″ tall ***
  • ***I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch on both pieces. These both cut down on the finished size of the banners.
  • The banners are taped together and raised with our GOTTA HAVE THEM Dimensions.
  • The ribbon is the Thick Baker’s Twine in Melon Mambo.

There you go, such a quick and cute card.  And as I am trying to make myself use up all of my DSP (like I could possible use it all – HAHA!!), it is really quick to make.

Please remember that Retiring Items are mostly “While Supply Lasts”, so if you are thinking of a few items consider ordering them now.  You can click on the Retiring Banner to go directly to the retiring list in my online store.  You can also click on the card, or the SHOP button at the top of my page.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visiting and I love your comments.


The supplies I used are listed here:

Watercolor Background with Touches of Texture

I am so very happy that Touches of Texture carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  And with losing Gorgeous Grunge we definetely need the splatter and other background pieces.

My card today is a very simple background.  I made this card for a swap at OnStage and did 14 backgrounds in about10 minutes.  I put drops of reinker onto a clear block and then used the aqua painter to spread it on the Shimmery White card stock.  The Shimmery White is perfect for this.  Don’t get me wrong, I love watercolor paper but I find it hard to get a clear stamped image sometimes.  With the Shimmery White, you easily get a clear stamped image and the added bonus of the “Shimmer”.

Her is my card:

Touches of Texture, watercolor, Shimmery White, basic pearls, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent Demonstrator

Touches of Texture, 143251, $33.00


I hope you like this as much as I do.  This is such a simple technique.  It would be easy for beginner stampers and can be stepped up if more pizzaz is wanted.The unevenness of the watercolor makes it unique even if you are doing 14 like I did. No two look alike and that is great.  I added two different sizes of the basic pearls to the open flowers for some added texture.

The layers are basic layers of base = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, next layer = 4 X 5 1/4, watercolor = 3 3/4 X 5.  So easy !!

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Remember that the retiring list is out and is only while supplies last.  So make your list of “Must Haves”, stock up on your favorite DSP, and just press the SHOP button at the top of my page.


Products I used today:

Watercolor Touches of Texture

We learned this wonderful watercolor pencil technique at our last InKing Royalty Team meeting from Jennifer Spiller.  She is such a talented artist!  She showed us how to use our framelits in a totally unexpected way.  We traced around, or inside, the framelit  of your choice with a watercolor pencil. Next you color inside, and this can be light, dark , or in between.  Then take an aqua painter and spread the color around.  It is so much fun to play with this technique.  I hope you will give it a try once you see my card.

The card is so fun to make and is actually pretty quick to make as well.  Here it is:


Watercolor Touches of Texture


I chose the layering squares framelits and used the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil. You can use either Watercolor paper or Shimmery White card stock for this technique.  On this card I did use watercolor paper.  I traced around the framelit and then went around it again a littler darker.  Next I just took the aqua painter and went to town. To me at least, you should “go outside the lines” !  It gives it a definite watercolor look. I have found that I need to occasionally wipe off the aqua painter because I tend to get too much water.  This is just something you have to play with to find your own method!!

Once the square was dry, I stamped the flower from Touches of Texture in Memento Black ink and then the solid of the flower and the splatter are also Rich Razzleberry ink.  I did go back with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and color in the center of the flower.  I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

I did not feel that this card needed any additional layers.  So I just mounted it onto a Rich Razzleberry base card.

I hope this card has given you a SMILE today!  Thank you for visiting my blog and I do love to hear from you in the comments.

The supplies I used are:


Pun Intended

I think many customers, and myself included, tend to forget about the Host Exclusive stamp sets.  Because you can use your reward dollars on anything in the catalog, these sets get lost.  I try to remember to remind my customers that these sets are a great Bang for Your Buck!  They are discount priced and can only be purchased by the Host.  So please give these stamp sets another look before the current Annual Catalog ends.  With the new Annual Catalog there will be New Host Rewards sets available.

Today’s card was made with the Host exclusive set Pun Intended.  This set is so cute and works especially well with our Note Cards and Envelopes (p.176) for just a quick card.

Today I used this cutie pie set and paired it with the Moroccan DSP.


Pun Intended, Moroccan DSP, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers Independent Demonstrator

Pun Intended, 141804, $9.50


It may look wacky, but I intentionally did not center the camera circle in the other one.  In my mind at least, it looks like a lens. HaHa, or I’m looking at it oddly!

Anyway, I used Moroccan DSP with Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla card stock.  The Mint Macaron circle is embossed with Petal Burst Embossing Folder to add some depth.

The supplies I used today are:


You’ve Got This !!

Today’s card is one that is very versatile, and looks great in any color combination.  This combination is a little different, but still pops.  I just adore Smoky Slate and Rich Razzleberry is my favorite “Rich” color.  The stamp set, “You’ve Got This” is my idea of a full card in one set. You have everything you need without having to utilize other sets as well.  That being said,  the background design is probably my favorite of any and I use it with quite a few different stamps.  What do you think?


You’ve Got This, 139575


The colors are not the greatest in this photograph, but the card is Smoky Slate with Rich Razzleberry as the highlight.  I stamped the background with Smoky Slate onto Smoky Slate.  It looks a lot darker doesn’t it?  The flower is stamped in Memento Black ink as is the greeting.

The trick to this card, or at least my idea of Easy Coloring, is to stamp it on scrap and then just swipe the marker back and forth.  It does not matter that you are coloring outside the lines since you are going to be cutting the flower out.  And I love the variegated look you get from the uneven coloring.  You can make it more or less variegated, whichever is your preference.

I used Rich Razzleberry on the flower petals and Pear Pizzazz on the stem and leaves.  The Touch of yellow ribbon is from some scraps I had in my ribbon bag.  I added it to help the flower center show a little better.  I cut out the flower and adhered it with dimensionals.  And there you have it, a pretty simple card to pull together.  I have used the exact same layout without the cut out flower and it looks great as well.  I usually do that with white card stock to stamp on though.

The supplies I used today are: