Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Little Bit of Shine



I wanted to play around a little with my clear embossing powder.  It's hard to show in photos, but what I did here was stamp the butterflies with Versamark and then heat embossed, using clear embossing powder.  After I cut out several 'celebrate' I stacked them together and glued them.  I then, dipped the entire word in Versmark ink pad and sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set it.  It gives it a kind- of patent leather -look, don't you think?

I'm adding this to the CAS(E) this Sketch for this week.
CAS(E) #334
Here is the sketch:

You should check out some of the other great takes on this sketch.




What I did:
STAMPS: Butterfly Gala Stamp set (SU!)
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Cream(SU!) card base: cut 5.5 x 8 1/2 scored at 4.25, Cream(SU!) cut 5.5" x 4.25" , adhering it to the card base with Tape’ , after everything running it through the embossing folder with some  crumb cake ink rubbed on it.
CARDSTOCK: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist (All SU! cardstock)
INK:Versamark, Crumb Cake for the embossing folder.
OTHER: Pinewood Plank Embossing Folder (SU!), Double Butterfly Punch (SU!)Snail
You can really see the shine here.
Adhesive(SU!),  Celebration die cut(Ellison), Clear embossing Powder (SU!), Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!), liquid glue.
TECHNIQUE: I dabbed a little crumb cake ink from the ink pad, directly on the embossing folder.  Ran the cream cardstick through using Pinewood Plank folder.  I stamped a few butterfly images using with Versa Mark and immediately sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.  Once dry, I punched out the butterflies and placed them on the card.  After cutting out several 'Celebrate' I glued them together and dipped the entire word in clear embossing powder and heat set it.  Using liquid glue I adhered the entire word over the butterflies.


What have you used your clear embossing powder for?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fall/Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak

Being a Stamping' Up! Demonstrator has its perks! I was able to get  look at the Fall/Holiday Catalog last month.  Better than that, I was able to place an order.  I've been playing a bit since it's all arrived.  Here are a few of my products. If I wasn't dealing with a back injury I would have much, much more.

I'm so excited to share the new catalog with all my customers.  If you are not a customer of mine- reach out- I would be happy to have you join us on our stamping and paper craft adventure.  I've included step by step directions on making this treat holder using Stampin' Up! DSP reversible paper.  This is thick paper that makes great boxes, treat bags, and holders! Treat holder directions are at the bottom.

Here is a sneak peak of some of my favorite products:


May absolute favorite is this 'Feels Like Frost' Paper and Die cuts.  This paper is gorgeous! This would make a very simple card front as well as some beautiful background paper for a scrapbook page.




If you can click on the image and zoom in, you will really get to see the beautiful detail.



Toile Tidings.  I had to have this entire suite.  Check out the distinctive Cardinal stamp.  This is one of the samples I played with above.
The paper is beautiful and this is
12 x 12 DSP













Night Before Christmas is some beautiful 6 x 6 double sided paper.  There's the cutest stamp set that coordinates. There is also an entire kit that all the pieces, directions are included for several projects.


Hope you liked the sneak peak. I will get out the Catalogs to all my customers Sept. 4!
IN the mean time here are the directions for the Easy Treat Holder.  I did this with 6 x 6 paper, but if you want a larger treat holder, start with a larger square.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Cute as an Elephant


Less is More and CAS(E) this Sketch
Isn't that a phrase?  Needed to create a Get Well card and wanted to combine some of this week's challenge. Less is More has a color challenge. CAS(E) this sketch had a fun sketch this week that I will be entering my elephant card in.




















I used an older stamp set and dug deep into my scrap pile to get the colors. I stamped the elephant using grey and colored it in with colored pencils.



I hope the intended recipient will enjoy this cute card.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Redeem Your Codes

 It's time to search your email for all those codes that you earned in July.  Having trouble finding them all- search 'You Earned a Bonus Days Coupon Code' in the search box.  I went ahead and printed mine out and put them with my catalog.

The directions are below on how to go about 'cashing them in.'  

I had fun with one of the new stamp sets, last night.  This may be one you passed on, but as I took a second look, I thought of all sorts of ways to use it. The set is called 'Check You Out'.  

I am a Technology Coach at my school and the Librarian.  I love this set to use as a Thank you card for all my volunteers and Clerks.  A friend just had hip surgery and am created this to give to her.

As we are starting to gear up to go back to school, I sent this one out to my Clerks with a little gift card telling them how excited I am for another year!.  


What Did: 




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Stamp Set: Check You Out (SU! 19-20 Catalog)
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Smoky Slate(SU!) card base: cut 4-1/2 x 11 scored at 5-1/2, Bermuda
Bay(SU!) cut 3-1/2 x 4-3/4, Whisper White with Stitched rectangle Die. Used a scrap of granny Apple green to punch 1" circle
 INK:Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate.
 OTHER: White embossing powder, Snail Adhesive(SU!), dimensionals, Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
TECHNIQUE: First, I stamped the smoky Slate with the hearts- this creates background without using DSP paper.  I 'built' the owl top down>owl, green book, next book, last. I stamped the sentiment in Versmark and then used white embossing powder and heat set it. I adhered everything with Tear & Tape, except I used dimensional for the sentiment circle.


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Only A Few Days Left!

Don't forget- You have 3 days left to place your order, in order to get free product. For every $50 you spend- whether it's a demonstrator order, or hostess order- you get and voucher for $5 free product to use during the month of August.
 I just placed my order and got $20 in free vouchers!! This is a great time to stock up on what you go through during the year- adhesive, paper, dimensionals, stamp cleaner- and of course those new stamps you've had your eyes on!


Some Facts:

  •  An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email. Deadline: July 31, 2019, by 6:50 pm (mt)
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. 
  • If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned. There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.


 Shop Between: July 1st – July 31st USE Host Code WXRTA3KB when you order online. For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend in between July 1 and July 31, you’ll get an email with a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you redeem at later date.

Spend $50 and get a $5 in coupon!
Spend $100 and get $10 in coupons!
Spend between $50 – $149 and use the Host Code: WXRTA3KB to receive your Coupon/Coupons. If you spend more than $150, don't use hostess code- you get additional free product!
 Start your order HERE


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Bonus Days Are BACK!



Bonus Days Are Back!! Stampin’ Up! 
offered this promotion last year.  
And good news,  it was  so 
successful that Stampin’ Up! 
decided to bring it back 
again this year. Yay!!  What a great 
way to earn Bonus Coupons for
 items on your BIG wish list

A Card to Inspire You

I'm Joining in on Cas(e) this sketch this week.  
Here is the sketch that is the inspiration.  Take a look at the website when you get a chance.  There are so many creative ideas.

I used some retired Stampin' Up Sets: More than Words, Cool Treats, and Hello Cupcake.  I even used a little glitter.  Any of you who know me, know how I feel about glitter. If you are the first one to comment or email me a message about my glitter feelings I will send you a free gift.  

Here is my card:






Can you see the Glitter?









-More About Bonus Days-

Shop Between:  July 1st – July 31st

For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend in between August 1 and  August 31, you’ll get an email with a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you redeem at later date.   
  • Spend $50 and get a $5 in coupon!
  • Spend $100 and get $10 in coupons!
  • Spend between $50 – $149 and use the Host Code: WXRTA3KB to                     receive your Coupon/Coupons.  Start your order HERE
  • Spend $150 and get $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to use NOW and 
  • $15 in Coupons to spendLATER. I love that!!
 And even better news… there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.  
Woo Hoo!! 

Redeem You Coupons Between: August 1st – August 30th

This is like receiving Kohl’s Cash but for paper crafting. What a PERFECT time to stock up on the essentials – Cardstock, Envelopes, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Designer Series Paper, etc.  Check your supplies and make a list! 
  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between 
  • July 1 – 31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days Coupon that you can redeem between August 1 -30, 2018.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days                coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon                    codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot                           be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward                      earning coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product,                                excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid                        Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or               throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number                          of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • See the Bonus Days FAQ’s here.
  • See a tutorial on how to redeem your Bonus Days coupons here.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Utterly Exhausted!

Less is More #398
 I Haven't been entering many challenges lately, but trying to get back to it this summer.  Great to start with Less is More Challenge: Single Layer, Spots #398.
As strange as it seems, one layer is difficult to accomplish.  I used an old wood block stamp set I have had for years from Stampin' up! called Farm Fever.  I love this set because it has some cute characters wishing you well when you are sick.  I paired this with a new set Beauty Abounds.  This has so many beautiful images of butterflies and some Beautiful sentiments, but it also include this sponge/ splatter looking stamp, that crates the perfect edge to any single layers card. Order Beauty Abounds from My Store and I'll send you a free gift! Use use the Host Code: WXRTA3KB 

Beauty Abounds




What I did

 STAMPS: Used an Old Stampin' Up! Set,- Farm Fever combined with a new one: Beauty Abounds.
Ink Basic Black and colored in with Stampin' Blends Light Flirty Flamingo.



What do you think of the faux splatter along the edges?