I Am Back!!

I am back from my awesome sightseeing tour down the west coast.  We went from Seattle to San Francisco. I must say the Oregon Coast is simply breathtaking!  All of the scenery and sights were wonderful.

Today I have a pretty quick card for you.  I am trying to get back in the groove and have a lot of cards to make.  So we will get right to it this morning.

 

Dandelion Wishes, 146747

 

 

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I used the beautiful Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack as the main color scheme for this card.  I am really in love with this paper.  The colors are so bright and are some surprising combinations.  The colors I have used today are not something I would normally have put together.  So keep this combination to try yourself.

The three triangles, or squares if turned another way, are a great way to have a different look with stamp sets.  I chose the Dandelion Wishes set and stamped them very subtly with the Gray Granite. I used the Layering Squares to cut them and the Blushing Bride scalloped background.

Thank you for coming back to see me today!  I really appreciate it.

There are two fabulous promotions going on right now.

By joining as a demonstrator in July, you will receive as a FREE bonus to your Starter Kit (The Best Shopping Deal!!) a complete set of a color family of Ink Pads.  Yes, that is 10 ink pads at no charge!!  WOW!  And I would love to have you join my team.  So please contact me and let’s discuss it.  Ot simply click on the Join My Team button at the top of the page!

The second promotion is the Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP Sale.  Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is the best DSP around, and the prettiest.  So how could you go wrong when you get 1 free???  You could keep them all to yourself or share with a friend.

 

 


ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Pearl Flowers

The Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is by far my favorite of all time!!  I have used it several times since I received my Pre-Order for the new catalog.  And I cannot stop using it.  I may need intervention!  But in addition to the AWESOME paper, I am showcasing a new fold.  Or it could be a new cut, or both!  Here it is and then I will explain what I mean.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Abstract Impressions, Share What You Love DSP, jackiebeers, Jackie Beers

Abstract Impressions, 147513

 

 

That DSP just shines!   Actually it really does shine.  This is one of the sheets that has a pearlized look to some of the flowers.  The little pearls in the flower centers are the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  They are just too cute!

The Fold/Cut is a little different.  Since the DSP is card stock weight, it can serve as a card base without feeling flimsy.  To achieve this look, I cut the Smoky Slate card stock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  I scored it at 4 1/4, the normal folding point for an A2 card.  But I did not stop there.  I went back to my cutter and with the score line at 3/4 on the trimmer ruler , I cut off the rest of the panel.  (And I was able to use that cut piece to make the top layer with a bit leftover.)

The DSP is cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I burnished my fold on the Smoky Slate layer and placed adhesive on the inside of the 3/4 section.  Then all I had to do was line up the DSP with the rest of the base and fold the small section over on top of it.  Easy Peasy and perfect alignment.   An added bonus is that when you open the card, you get to see the other side of this beautiful DSP!!  WooHoo!!  That is always a problem for me when the DSP is gorgeous on both sides.  I hate to hide one of them.  With this Cut/Fold, I do not have to hide either side.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it and would be happy to answer any questions if I was not very clear on the instructions.  I have listed all of the products used at the bottom of the post.  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

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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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Tilted Vases

Today’s card is a little Wacky as opposed to yesterday’s Bright card.  I will return to normal cards next week…maybe 🙂  I have used Mary Fish’s Million Dollar Stamp Set, Varied Vases and the matching punch for my card.  I am in Mary’s 3rd tier so I feel appreciative of this wonderful bundle.  It really matches Mary and has her signature tulip in the set.

 

 

Varied Vases Bundle, 148381

Remember that the title for today is TILTED Vases.  Actually the vases are the only things aligned straight on the card.  This card came about from items left on my stamping desk.  It is a bit different, but very bright and happy.

I stamped the vases with Gray Granite ink on the white layer as well as the outer two stamped onto scrap paper.  I colored all three with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and then punched the two outer vases using the matching Vases punch.

Even though the red layers are Real Red cardstock, the red flowers are Lovely Lipstick marker on the left and Real Red marker on the right , with Pink Piroutte Stampin’ Blends in the center.  The Washi tape seemed to match the Tutti Frutti DSP so it serves as the table for the vases.

When I was deciding the final layout, I bumped my layers and they went a little askew.  That made me rethink the normal layout and this is what I ended up with.  Sometimes you just go with the flow….what’s laying on your desk and the result of moving your layers.  A happy ending as far as I am concerned!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope to see you back on Monday morning.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends.  I will be remembering those who helped us to enjoy the freedoms we have.

Retiring Products List:

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

 

 


 

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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Beautiful Day for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! We are grinning from ear-to-ear with excitement over all the amazing, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to love what we are sharing today. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer sneak peeks at new products from the upcoming catalog. What fun! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My Top of the List Favorite from the new Catalog is the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  Actually, it and all that is in that Suite of products!  From the banner above, it would appear that Brian King loves this paper as well!!  My card for today focuses on quite a few of the products, but especially the DSP.

 

Love What You Do, 148042

 

As I said above, I have used quite a few products from this AWESOME Suite.  In doing so, I have a lot more texture than I normally do.  Of course the star is the Designer Series Paper.  As an unexpected touch, I let it be the main focal point and added a little extra with different ribbons. (All of the supplies are listed at the very bottom of the post.)

The sentiment is part of a “Must Have” stamp set as well.  It is Love What You Do and has beautiful flowers, backgrounds, and sentiments.  I know I say it is all a Must Have, but this catalog is really over the top as far as I am concerned and I do want it all!

One other unexpected item on my card is the lighter base color, which is Petal Pink.  It is an Oh My! color.  I think it has a touch of light peach to the pink.  Whatever it may have, it is gorgeous.  And it pairs well with other colors both bold and bright.

Thank you for stopping by my page on the Blog Hop.  I very much appreciate it and love to read your comments.

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Deb Cozzone . 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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

    Retiring Products List:

    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

     

     


     

    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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    Price: $16.00

     

     

     

Spring

I am once again focusing on some of the retiring products.  Today’s feature is the Host Rewards Stamp Set, Background Bits, and the ever popular Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

 

Background Bits, 144029

 

Because this is a Host Rewards stamp set, the only way you can get this gorgeous set is to either host a party, or have a qualifying order.  But, since you are stocking up on your favorite retiring product, this is the perfect time to do either one.

I love the soft Spring colors of this DSP and I tried to coordinate the stamped flowers by using the Wisteria Wonder marker to tie it together.  And of course the Petal Burst Embossing Folder always is a great pairing for flower stamps and/or DSP.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you are interested in earning this set before it is gone, please let me know.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Retiring Products List:

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

 

 


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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Sweet Thoughts

Friendships Sweetest Thoughts is a perfect springtime stamp set.  I love it and will miss it at the end of next month.  Today I have paired it with the Fresh Floral DSP that includes the current In Color Family of colors.

 

Friendships Sweetest Thoughts, 145826

 

 

I believe the DSP pairs perfectly with the little flower cart.  I have mixed my reds in this.  I used Berry Burst Card stock and DSP, Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend, and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend for the bird.  Who knew it would all mesh pretty well???

The cart is stamped and colored with the Stampin’ Blends and then cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Instead of placing it under an oval cut into the DSP, I decided just to layer it on top.  Without a background layer, the single layer lays flat enough that it appears to be underneath.  A win for quick and not having to measure to find the center!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have included all of the products used at the bottom of the page.  Remember the Retiring Lists.  The stamp set and DSP are on there.

 

Retiring Products List:

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

 

 


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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