Crafting Forever

Before I get to the project for today……There have been quite a few messages from Stampin’ Up! in the last couple of days.  Some are well received and other not so much.  One thing I have tried to tell myself is that change is good.   Wether it is family, work, or fun, there will be change.  So please do not panic over the discontinuing of the Stampin’ Trimmer and the Big Shot.  My hopes are that the replacements will be even better!

The good and bad of the reception to the latest news is what inspired today’s card.  Crafting is my hobby and I plan on doing it until I simply cannot get the body to work that way.  So I was thinking of the “Keep Calm, and Craft On” sentiment and wished I had it.  LOL!!!  Here is today’s card.

 

Crafting Forever, 143958

I used the Whisper White notecards and envelopes for the project today.  No cutting or measuring, just stamp on the pre-scored card!  It could not be easier to do.

The two stamp sets I used here are from the annual catalog.  The Crafting Forever is so great for quick cards for crafting friends.  And the Playful Backgrounds goes with so many stamp sets as a subtle background.  For this background, I stamped off one time for the stripes and then stamped full strength for the circles or bubbles (I’m not sure which they are?).

The stamp itself was stamped on a scrap, colored with Stampin’ Blends and then cut out.  I raised it with a couple of dimensional.  The final touch is the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.  I would love for SU to do more of this type ribbon.  The subtle variations make it match so many more colors than the name itself.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Pal’s Blog Hop and please come back tomorrow.  All of the supplies, as limited as they are, are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

And here is a video showing the versatility!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing

I have a card to share today that is pretty much  an “any occasion” type card.   It was really quick and easy to make.  And it is almost a one stamp set card.  At the last minute I decided to use a background stamp instead fo leaving the card base plain.  Either would work wonderfully.

 

Stampin' Up!, Incredible Like You, Amazing Life, Jackie Beers, Crackle Paint

Incredible Like You, 148708

 

I love the sentiment, “You Are amazing”.  Anyone would love to receive a card with that as the sentiment. I know I would.  It may not show well in the photo, but the ends of the sentiment are torn instead of cut.  It looks very nice in person but may not show well in the photo.  I have been into “tearing” this week.  Remember my card from Tuesday?  LOL!

Other than the sentiment, the stamps are all from the Incredible Like You stamp set.  I have a tip for you in stamping the flower.  Normally I stamp the solid image first and then the definition image second.  With the photopolymer stamps lining these two step images up is a piece of cake.  Until I tried this very light color of Blushing Bride!!  I could not really see the solid stamped image.  So I tried it in reverse and stamped the dark definition stamp first.  That worked amazingly!  All I had to do was line up the bottom of the stamp and it was perfect.  Please keep that little tip in your tool bag when using a very light color.

I found another unexpected result with the Granny Apple Green stamping.  I stamped the stripes in Granny Apple Green and looked for a different green for the leaves I wanted to add to the flowers.  None seemed to work without really standing out.  So I tried the Granny Apple again and stamped off once .  It was perfect.  Well, actually it would have been perfect had I stamped the leaves full strength and the stripes lighter I think.  Regardless, I was pleased with the result.  It is the exact tone of color and shows up surprisingly well without contrasting with the stripes.  Who Knew???

The background is made using the Crackle Paint background stamp.  I love the look this gives.  Background Stamps are so unique and give such different looks depending on the ink you use.  I love using the same Ink as Card stock, like I did today.  But I also like just using Versamark to do a light image.  Although Versamark leaves a darker image on very light card stock.  Another of those anomolies!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday for another project.

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The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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A Little Note for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today.  There’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

For my take on our Hop Theme, I took the name seriously!!!  I went with GREEN, GREEN, and more GREEN.  It is nice to get outside of your normal comfort zone.  I hope you like it.

 

Butterfly Bounty Thinlits, 148536

 

I used three shades of green for this project.  The base is Mossy Meadow, the background layer is Pear Pizzaz and the top layer of the butterflies is Soft Sea Foam.  The designer series paper is the Floral Romance DSP.  It contains both the Mossy Meadow and the Pear Pizzaz.  So instead of trying to decide which piece to use, I opted for both of them.

Of course the star of the show is the Butterfly Bounty Thinlits.  They are fabulous.  There are 20 dies in the set!  The large one I used is actually two.  They could be used individually or layered on top of one another like I did here.  An almost “must have” is the Multi-purpose adhesive sheets to easily adhere these two pieces together, and add it to the card as well.  It makes life much less frustrating!!

The die is actually two butterflies larger than the three that are attached together.  The one on the bottom and one extra were attached also.  I decided it was too large and cut the two off.  Then I decided I needed the smaller of the two to hold my little sentiment banner.

The sentiment is from the second butterfly bundle in the Occasions catalog, Butterfly Gala.  It is punched out with the Classic Label Punch.  Of course I needed to add just a touch of bling to my card.  Butterflies are so elegant that I knew pearls were the proper accessory for these beauties !

I have included all of the products I used at the bottom of the post.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. Just Peachy Stamping

 

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Jackie

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Inspire

The Artfully Aware stamp set is a wonderful stamp set and has the flexibility to show Support and Love for a number of reasons / causes.  I have used it a couple of times but have never posted one of the cards.  When I looked at it yesterday, I just thought how Inspiring people going through difficult situations can be to others.  I know I admire them for their courage and determination.  I also know that I have absolutely nothing to complain about!  Sorry for the narrative, but this is where I got the inspiration for this card.

 

Artfully Aware, 149447

 

This sentiment is from the stamp set Part of My Story.  I LOVE it!!  That is an awesome set with several perfect sentiments.  I saw this one as perfectly matching the Artfully Aware set.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you have an awesome weekend and will return next week for new projects.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Sunshine

The title of today’s post may be a bit misleading.  I was hoping for sunshine as I made the card I am sharing with you.  I am ready to see some blue skies and sunshine!  We have had rain for several days.  I know there are people up north who have a lot of snow and freezing conditions.  I am certain they would like some sunshine as well.

My little touch of Spring and sunshine is in a fairly simple card.  I used the Incredible Like You stamp set. The card is made with only stamps from that set.  I love to do this sometimes.  It shows how well the sets can work alone.   Plus this set has some really sweet sentiments.

 

Incredible Like You, 148708

 

For this card I used shades of green and shades of yellow.  The flower is a Two Step flower.  The base color is Daffodil Delight and the definition layer is Mango Melody.  The greens are Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzaz.  The Old Olive Linen Thread (which is super nice!!!) was a last minute addition and sort of covers the bit of whimsical stripes I had placed on that end.

I did add a butterfly from the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper Botanical Butterfly for a little added texture and pop.  The DSP is still available even though the Butterfly punch is out of stock at the minute.  Truthfully the butterflies are very easy to fussy cut, but the Butterfly punch is going to carry over to the next Annual Catalog.  That is only a couple of months away!  Wow, time is flying!!  Get the Designer Paper now and FREE during SAB, then you will have it when the punch is available again.  You cannot beat FREE products.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and will return on Monday.  And as always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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You’re The Reason

Today I am sharing with you a Paper Pumpkin Kit card.  At least the stamps are from the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I did not use the cards provided.  I do not normally share these because if I have received mine, then it is too late for you to sign up to receive it as well.

If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!, it is a monthly subscription and you receive a box that you open to discover the month’s surprise project.  Usually they are cards.  Occasionally they are some type of treat holder.  The January PP was a kit with quite a few pillow box treat holders that you decorate ( all decorations included).  Also, you receive one or more Stampin’ Spots of ink.  These are mini stamp pads.  Hint:  if you collect a number of these, they are perfect for use with the Stamparatus!  Or you can purchase the “Uninked spots” available in the Annual Catalog.

Anyway, I totally fell in love with this month’s kit and especially a few of the sentiments.  The one I used is probably an all time favorite sentiment.  Here is my card.

 

Gingham Gala 6X6 DSP, 148554

 

Is that not just about the best sentiment ever?  “You’re The Reason I Smiled Today”.  That just makes me smile to say it.  Maybe I am just being crazy with the rain and needed to smile!

The February Kit is about succulents.  This Succulent in a cup was just screaming to be colored.  And I had to use that sentiment, so here we are.  If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please contact me.  It is a great way to get started as a new stamper.  I also know several people who bought the kit for themselves and a friend who lives away.  They Skype or FaceTime and put the kits together at the same time.  I love that idea!

The Paper Pumpkin link is on my Shopping page at the bottom, or my Demonstrator Page under events.  Or, you can get to my Paper Pumpkin link by clicking (This takes you to the protons and SAB is first, Paper Pumpkin is a just a bit further down the page)     Click Here For Paper Pumpkin

Thank you for visiting today!  I know this was a bit different in that you cannot purchase the stamped image or the sentiment.  But you can purchase the other pieces I used.  That list is at the bottom of the page.

I also wanted to remind you about the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!  Yes, it is the Join Promotion.  There is NO Obligation for you to do any more that order your Starter Kit.  And you have the option to get the Tote Bag, which this is the only way to currently purchase it is with a Starter Kit.  I promise it is a very nice bag.  I will use mine other than just to carry my supplies to workshops.  The next paragraphs explain the two Join Options.  I hope you will think about it and contact me so we can chat about it.

 

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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