Friday, June 30, 2017

Let's Hear it for the Red, White & Blue

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday! Happy end of June! Happy beginning of 4th of July Festivities!  A whole lot of happy going on here. Since it's Friday, that also means it's time for a post with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are focusing on the Red, White & Blue. Pretty appropriate for the time of year.

For my card, I decided not to use any stamps. I know a lot of people don't necessarily have patriotic stamps on hand to make a card, so I wanted to show you you can still make one without using any stamps.  I used Night of Navy, Whisper White, & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. I cut the stripes from cherry cobbler to be 1/2" wide and placed them on a sheet of white cardstock that is 4"x 5"1/4". I then used one of the heart framelits to cut a heart out and the star came from the popcorn die thinlits. The heart is attached to the card using dimensionals.

To finish the card off, I used a basic black marker to add some doodle designs. I'm really happy with the finished look. It turned out just like what I had envisioned in my head. (We all know that doesn't always work out, lol)

Don't forget the awesome promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers that is only valid until midnight tonight (June 30). Try it out for 75% off the regular price.  You will get an awesome craft kit delivered right to your door with all the supplies you need to make great craft projects/cards.


Retired Stamp and Accessory Sale (2 Days Left)

Whether you weren’t able to make the bingo or you want to shop again, you aren’t going to want to miss this event. I have added over 70 new stamp sets and many, many great accessories since the night of the bingo as well. If you didn't get the new 2017-2018 catalog yet, this would be a great time to stop by and grab one. Plu

FREE GIFT to all who come and purchase from the retired tables too. You're not going to want to miss this.

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bonus Days are Here Again

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you or your customers spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Has your wishlist grown since the new catalog came out?

Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 you spend July 1 - 31, 2017 (before shipping and tax), you'll get a $5 bonus days coupon that you can use August 1 - 31, 2017

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!
You will need a valid email to receive your coupon code.
Last year was our first year doing this kind of promotion and it was wildly successful so we know it is just the thing to help you get some things from your wishlist in both July and August. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

$5 Craft Kit - Don't Miss Out!

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have a great deal for you. Check this out. I love Paper Pumpkin because it's a craft kit that gets delivered right to my mailbox every month that has great stamps, ink, accessories and instructions to make fun cards or treats.

Have you been wondering what Paper Pumpkin is like? Well, TOMORROW would be the perfect day to find out. For 24 hours only, from 11.59 p.m. tonight to 11.59 tomorrow night--that means JUNE 30th--a Paper Pumpkin subscription will be available to new subscribers only for $5.00. Be sure to use the promo code ONEDAY0717 and to please select me as your demonstrator

Friday, June 23, 2017

Time to Party with Some Balloons

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing cards with balloons. After all, what's a party (specifically a birthday party) without balloons? Balloons are so cheerful, fun and festive. And of course, Stampin' Up! has plenty of balloons for you to choose from to make some awesome projects.

I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday thinlits die to make this card. And by no surprise at all I used the awesome new color:  Lemon Lime Twist. It's my all time favorite. I mean I do have a car in this exact color scheme and I absolutely love my car. It's so fun. (except there's no hiding, everyone knows it's us because there aren't too many of them around the area.

Anyway, back to the card. Notice the background on the card is a bunch of different festive, birthday type greetings. They are all found in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I DID NOT randomly stamp them all over the white cardstock. I used a large clear block and arranged each individual saying on the block to make my own background type stamp. Then I just stamped it twice on the cardstock. Way better than stamping each one individually. Try it out, you'll like the ease of stamping like this.

Once I stamped the "background" I stamped the flower stamp randomly all over in black.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more party balloon ideas.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's Hear it For the Guys Blog Hop

 Hello Stamping Friends,

A month has already passed since the last Stamper's Dozen blog hop, I can hardly believe it. This month we are focusing on the guys in our lives. Whether it's Father's Day (coming up on Sunday), a graduate or even your favorite guy's birthday, you're sure to love this month's ideas.

You would think being that I have a husband, two sons, grandson, brother, and lots of brother-in-laws that I would be full of the guy ideas, but I must be honest with you, I AM NOT. I struggle with guy cards I think because I just like the frilly girly stuff so much. So when there is a guy challenge I embrace it, accept the challenge and am usually quite pleased with the end result.

This card was no different. There's no bling, no frills, not even a ton of layers (which I also really like) but I must say, I am quite pleased with the end result.  First I stamped the truck in basic black on watercolor paper, then I did a clear water wash around the truck to have the ink (from reinkers) "float" around the paper to make the sky and ground. Then I watercolored the truck using an aquapainter and reinkers. If you want you can easily change out the Happy Father's Day greeting and switch it to suit any need you may have. The greeting is stamped in whisper white craft ink on basic black cardstock.

To finish it off, I just used a basic black marker to add some darker detail to a few spots on the truck. Hope you are inspired. If you want to learn how to make this card or even watercolor contact me to schedule your own private class. I'd love to show you and your friends how easy it is.

Next up, we have Bonnie's great project. Click on the Next blog button below to go to her blog.

If you're just starting here at my blog, you missed out on Judy's, so click the previous blog to see that.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.