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Friday, January 19, 2018

It's all Going to the Birds

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week is all going to the birds. We are sharing with you cards made using a bird theme. There are a few great sets in the 2018 Occasions catalog focused on birds and there's also several great sets in the Annual catalog as well.


For my card, I used the Bird Banter set from the Occasions catalog. Such a fun set that is great for parties and celebrations but I chose to make my card into a thank you card. We really should send out more thank you cards and let those around us know how grateful we are for all that they do for us.

I embossed the background using the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder because I thought it was a great way to have the birds "in a tree" surrounded by leaves. I punched out 3 different size circles (2 1/2", 2" and 1 3/4") before stamping the different bird images on them. Yes, some details of each bird is "cut off" but that is exactly how I wanted it.  I then used the awesome Stampin' Blends to color each of the birds. I drew the branch under each bird using the Bronze stampin' blend.

I decided to stamp the thank you greeting right onto the same circle as one of the birds to not take away from the overall look of the card.

I'm so happy with how this turned out. Imagine the possibilities when you switch up the colors. Every card you make can loo so different. Be creative and have fun.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more bird ideas.

Also, Sale-a-bration is going on now. Book your personal class for you and your friends soon. You don't want to miss out on this great once a year sale.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another Stamper's Dozen blog hop. There's always so many great ideas shared and this month's hop is just as good. We are sharing with you some awesome ideas using Sale-a-bration products that you can earn for FREE. So let get started and begin to Sale-a-brate.

Remember for every $50 you order in product (prior to shipping and tax) you will get to select one Sale-a-bration item of your choice for FREE. New this year is a few products that are at the $100 level for FREE.

The Epic Celebrations stamp set is a perfect set for those adolescent boy cards that always see so difficult to come up with.  The set includes two sayings, head phones, sneakers and the guitar, along with a little dot stamp that is great for backgrounds or just that extra little something a card might need.

I used the new Stampin' blends to color the guitar after I stamped it with Momento Black Ink. I used the Petal Passion designer series paper from the Occasions catalog for the background. Yep, who would have thought something that says petal and passion together would work for a masculine card. Well, this paper sure does the trick thanks to the back side being not so "girly."

I finished it off with some light bermuda bay dots around the edges of the guitar and the greeting. Seriously, it was the perfect touch.  The guitar image is just attached with snail adhesive but the greeting is attached with dimensionals. Don't worry, they are there. I know you would have thought something was wrong if I didn't use my favorite tool.

The inside was stamped with the other greeting, "You're Awesome"  on whisper white cardstock. I love this card because it can be used for a variety of celebrations. It's not just a birthday greeting.

Keep hopping. Make sure to go all the way through to see each of the projects. You won't want to miss any.

Click the link below to head over to Bonnie's blog.

Click the link below to head to Judy's blog.

Make sure to visit everyone's blog and feel free to leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Time for Some Sale-bation

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's that time of year that we all love; Sale-a-bration. Yep, that's right, FREE stamps and products. Who doesn't love FREE. The awesome part is that we are just at the beginning and we have even more products that will come out in a few weeks for you to choose from so get your order placed now in order for you to be ready for more awesome freebies when the time comes.

This week with the Sisters in Stamping we are focusing on some Sale-a-bration items so be sure to head over there for more inspiration.

I used the Epic Celebrations stamp set for my card. It's a great teen boy stamp set. Actually, I think those sneakers would be adorable in pink with a little glitter. How fun would that be?  I think I'll have to try it. (Michele, don't worry, I won't make you make a pink card)

Anyway, better get back to this card. Dapper denim and emerald envy were my starting point for colors. Then I decided a little crumb cake was in order for the dotted background and carried that through with my sneakers as the focal point. The sneakers were stamped on crumb cake and colored in with the light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends marker. The naturally eclectic designer series paper  was a nice little accent piece for this card.

Remember, during Sale-a-bration you get to select one item for every $50 in product that you order (prior to shipping and tax). And new for this year are a few $100 options that are even bigger and better than the $50 options. Be sure to get that ordered placed because in a few weeks you will have even more items to choose from that you will just have to have.

I have several dates open for workshops. Book your party and earn even more FREE product during Sale-a-bration.  Better yet, join the Stampin' Up! family and get $125 in product, plus two free stamp sets of your choice from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions catalog for just $99. No strings attached. Ask me about it today. 

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more Sale-a-bration idea.s

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bring on the New

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you. It's a chilling, windy day here in Northeast PA. Wind chill is almost 20 below zero. Now that's cold. My poor dog needs to go outside but she just can't handle the cold. It took her about 6 door openings before she actually got up the courage to go out and do her thing. The first three times, I just opened the door and she turned around. Then she went out but came right back in. I feel so bad for her. God bless all the people that work outside this weekend as well as the homeless. I pray they find shelter.

Here we are another Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing cards made using product from the brand new Occasions catalog that went live just 2 days ago. Do you have your copy? If not, let me know and I'll get one out to you. I have to say I love this catalog. There are so many fun stamps and accessories.

Despite the cold temps, I decided to use the Flying Home stamp set. I know there aren't any little birds outside chirping right now but it is a cheerful card. I love the saying too. I used the Stampin' Blends to color this image after I stamped it with Momento Black ink.

The two embossing folders I used I thought were a perfect compliment to the card. The top leaves go with the leaves on the branches and the bottom wood grain mimics the nest. Don't you think?

Anyway, don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what the other sisters are sharing today.

Thanks for stopping by. Please stay warm this weekend. (I think it's a perfect time to stamp. 😉😜😉)