You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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Peony Love

I have commented a few times regarding the Peony stamp set and that it is my favorite flower.  Today’s card is a bit of an  elegant version using that stamp set.  I rarely do cards on the elegant side.  I hope you like this one.

 

 

The only item from the Peony Garden Suite that I did not use is the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.  And it would have worked with this card.  I just didn’t think of it.

I really adore this Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder.  It is pretty regardless of which side of the embossed paper you use.  It is another folder that is a bit on the more subtle side.  I like that very much.

The small peony flower is just so pretty.  I stamped it with Gray Granite Ink and colored just the highlights of the blossom with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  The leaves were colored using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut and then raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Gray Granite as well.  I stamped it towards the bottom of the card stock and then punched using the Label Me Lovely punch.  The added touch is the Elegant Faceted Gem.

I wanted a bit more for grounding the sentiment and flower.  So I used a 3 X 3 piece of the Peony Garden DSP.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners and then layered the Square Vellum Doily on top.  This could be placed square or diamond angle.  I liked the diamond better.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card and will leave some comments.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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This Little Piggy

I am a little sad regarding today’s card.   I love these adorable little guys in the This Little Piggy stamp set and am sad that this will be my last card with them.  I made a quick 4 X 4 card to share the love.

 

 

I used shades of blue for the piggy card.  That is an appropriate color for my friendly pigs!  The base card is Blueberry Bushel, followed by Pacific Point, and then Balmy Blue.  I inserted some Whisper White to even out the white of the piggy layer.

The piggy is stamped in Calypso Coral Ink and colored using both of the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the sentiment of the pig.  I then stamped the Love in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  The heart is cut using the Stitched Be Mine Hearts.  It is the smallest of the stitched / scalloped hearts.  I added the ribbon and bow to hold the heart.

These are really quick and simple cards to make.  I love the 4 X 4 and 3 X 3 versions.  They are great for gift inserts, and as a Thinking of You little card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please join me tomorrow on the Monthly Pals Blog Hop.  There are quite a few participants with some great projects for you to see.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

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Blossoms

Today I am sharing one of the New Release Sale-A-Bration Items.  It is subtle on the card, and that is a great definition of the item.  Have you guessed what it is?  Yes, It is the So Very Vellum.  And it is more beautiful in person.  I love the soft colors.

 

 

The vellum comes with this embossing already done for you.   All of the sheets have the same embossing.  The vellum I chose for the background is the Soft Sea Foam one.  I used the Highland Heather Vellum for the flowers.  They are die cut using the Dies from Forever Blossoms Bundle.  The embossed vellum gives an added definition to the petals.

The stamp is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  It also is die cut using the bundled dies.  That is such a great focal point for any design you could come up with.

I stamped in Smoky Slate Ink and then colored with Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.  For the bow, I used the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is simply wonderful to work with.  I don’t usually do multiple loops with ribbon, but this is so silky and thin I went for it.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have new projects each day to share with you.  And this coming Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop, you will not want to miss that.

Sale-A-Bration is heading towards the final month.  Please don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get an awesome amount of product for very little money!  And the fun of joining my team, as well as InKing Royalty.  We share a great community of stampers and you could be part of it!!

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

 

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Music

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!  When I made this card, I did not realize, or I didn’t think of it being Valentine’s Day.  I just adore this stamp set.  It is the Music From My Heart.  I saw a sampler someone had made the other day and it was so pretty.  I decided to make a card from that idea.  But for a music lover, or music teacher, the sampler would be an awesome gift!

 

 

I am not a Red and Black person at all.  But I love it for this card.  They seem to just fit this perfectly.  I have a couple of layers going on with this card.  I usually layer, but this is a bit more even for me.  I just didn’t like the black on the red then red on the black.  I felt like it needed to be broken up a little.   The thin Whisper White layer fixed it for me.

I stamped all of the images in either Memento Tuxedo Black, my GoTo black, or in Real Red.  The squares are from the Layering Squares Dies.  I used the smallest ones that would fit my idea.  The Real Red Ribbon down the side is the Real Red Double Stitched Ribbon from the Mini Catalog.  I was so happy that I had that.  I was trying to make it work with a White ribbon and it just wasn’t the perfect thing.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have an Awesome Day and Wonderful Weekend!!

 

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

 

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February Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because this month’s theme is “Art from the Heart” and we think you’re going to love it! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My card is definitely from the heart.  It is covered in hearts and is perfect for anyone you love.  But it does not have to be for Valentine’s Day.  This one would be appreciated at any time.  Besides the hearts, I have an unexpected choice to pair with them.

 

Stampin' Up!, Waterfall Card, Over The Moon, Jackie Beers

 

I have made a Waterfall Card to share my From the Heart theme.  I had not made one of these in years.  The ones I have made previously were single layer with the waterfall on the front and you added your wording to the bottom of the waterfall.  This one is a bit different in that I placed the waterfall on a full size card.  So you have the inside to add extra sentiment and your love.

Here are some of the pulls to show the different images.

I hope this gives you a different perspective of the Over The Moon set !  I think these guys and gals are just adorable and a fit for many occasions..

I am going to do a quick video on how I made this, but I am sure there are several on YouTube already.  I will say that the most important aspect of the building of your layers, is to not glue down the cross bar.  That has to be secured with brads or in a way that only the edges of the strip are attached.  Otherwise your waterfall cannot pull through.

I have listed all of the supplies i used  at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to take a look.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11th, for our “Critter Card” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects with animals, birds, butterflies or insects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art

 

 

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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