Saturday, February 18, 2017

Awesome Watercolor Pencils

Hello Stamping Friends,

Dropping by today to share with you a great video about the awesome watercolor pencils that are in the Occasions Catalog. Did you get yours yet? If not, after this video you are certain to want to get a set for yourself.

They color so nice. They are soft and smooth to color with which is a big plus for this chic who hates scratchy pencils.

This video will show you several different ways to use the watercolor pencils so you will have lots of options once you start coloring yourself.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Is It Spring Yet?

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday. Woohoo, I made it through the week (even if I only worked 2 days because of vacation). Let me tell you, it was not easy getting back into the routine of things after being away for 8 days. We had a great vacation, guess that's why it's that much more difficult to swing back, especially when you come from a warmer climate back home to almost a foot of snow. Yuck! Not the reality check I needed. So my question is, Is it Spring yet? I'm ready!

Since we don't really have any Spring weather (looking out my window says something way different) we are sharing some cards with flowers to brighten anyone's day over at Sisters in Stamping.

This card was fun to make and used many of the stamps in the Gift from the Garden stamp set. No time soon that I'll be using any of those things to garden with, well, perhaps the boots to keep my feet dry while shoveling. (HAHA)

This was a relatively easy card to make. Straight stamping on white cardstock. The fun part of this card is the color blocking with the squares and rectangles of colored cardstock.

Enjoy your day and of course the rest of the weekend. Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more Spring Flowers inspiration.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Color Challenge with Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

I can hardly believe another month has passed and it's time for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop again. This blog hop makes me realize just how fast time goes by and I'm not sure how I feel about that if you know what I mean.

Anyway, it is here and this month we are doing a color challenge, night of navy, watermelon wonder and mint macaron. I guess I cheated a little bit because I used the Sale-a-bration designer series paper, Carried Away for my starting point since it has those three colors in it.

I used markers on the hot air balloon to color it the three different colors. Who wants a hot air balloon that's all one color? The more colorful the better or so I think in this case. That's not always the case, though so don't say I said it for everything.

I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock scored at 5 1/2". Then I cut 1 1/4" off the top front flap of the card so you can see the inside a little bit. I then used a 2" circle punch to punch a half circle out of the front flap, which is where the hot air balloon is.

On the inside whisper white cardstock, I stamped the two different size clouds in night of navy. You need some clouds to float a hot air balloon.

The outside strip of designer series paper is 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" and then the layering piece of watermelon wonder is 5 1/2" x 1 1/2". Then I just knotted a piece of watermelon wonder striped ribbon around that before attaching it to the base of the card.

The greeting was heat embossed (yep, that's something I don't do too often) in white to make it really pop.

Don't forget to hop on over to the next blog to see more inspiration for this color challenge.  For complete list of supplies, scroll down.

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Last Day for a Great Special

Hello Stamping Friends,

You know today is the last day for the special I have been running for the last week. Part of the special is that you can earn a raffle ticket for the Balloon Adventure bundle. Today's card was made using the bundle. Check out Saturday's post which had a video using the bundle if you haven't already.

A pop up card is a card that is loved by anyone of any age, it's not just for kids. Imagine the surprise on their face when they open the card and it moves. It's just so much fun and birthdays should be full of fun and surprises.

The dies for this bundle make it simple to make a pop up because it even creases the inside in the appropriate spots. The little banner inside is great for a greeting too.

I have a special treat just for you. I am away this week. You know while the cat's away, the mice will play, right? Well, you are the mice and you still need to play while I'm away since I can't offer any classes. So, get out your catalogs, pick some new goodies and save while you are at it. That's right, I'm running a great special this week for you. Continue reading to get all the good details.

Special is available From Wednesday, February 8th through Tuesday, February 14th

So see the above bundle? You will get one raffle ticket for each $50 you purchase for a chance to win this bundle. How awesome is that? And the deal gets even better, read on.......

When you Purchase:
$50 - $99 (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 10% off your order (yep, FREE shipping for you)plus one raffle ticket for the bundle plus one FREE Sale-a-bration item

$100 - $149 (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 15% off your order (FREE shipping and a little extra) plus two raffle tickets for the bundle plus two FREE Sale-a-bration items

$150 or more (prior to shipping or tax) you will receive 20% off your order (FREE shipping and a lot more) plus three raffle tickets for the bundle and the BONUS is you will receive host benefits based on your total order amount at least three FREE Sale-a-bration items.

Remember, it's one FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $50 that is ordered (prior to shipping and tax)

So get that catalog out, start making your list, check it twice and send me your order. Remember I need to have your order by Tuesday, February 14th. Heck, just thinking perhaps you can tell your loved one you "need" new Stampin' Up! supplies for Valentine's Day this year.

Have fun picking out new things. Let me know if you have any questions.

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