Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners

Hi Papercrafters!  It has been a nice break to not blog!  Now that summer is here, I can channel my efforts into posting more often.

Creating is more in line with what I love to do.  While I don’t really mind the administrative end of this business, my Etsy Shop takes up alot of my time and so do my honeybees, garden…you get the idea.

Stampin’ Up! came out with a NEW stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.

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I used the NEW 2016-2017 In Colors to create this fabulous little sentiment on the front of the card.  While I did not use the coordinating punches below, this set is bundled for 10% discount as shown below.  The stamp set also coordinates with the Classic Label further down the page.

To add and interesting border, I grabbed the doodle stamp from Tin Of Cards and used that around the edges in the Archival Black.

I am loving the NEW In Colors, they are so fresh and fun.  I know you will like them as well.

Thoughtful Banner and Duet Banner Punch Bundle

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Classic Label Punch

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Be sure to use my Hostess Code for this month.  Simply enter it at checkout for a FREE gift!

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Watercoloring Inspiration!

Watercoloring Inspiration!

This Pinterest inspired card brings on thoughts of Spring and the warmer weather!  While the early flowers are starting to POP and the birds are chirping, getting outside is on my mind.  The blue color palette is totally a Spring Thing!

I love the watercolored look, however, I always look at watercoloring with mixed emotions.  You never really will have the same look twice, even when you really try.

I pulled out my Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painters and Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Island Indigo and just started playing.  Here’s the thing!  That’s all you just have to do.

Watercolor BlueChristine’s Tips:

The BIGGEST tip I can give you!   Make sure your paper has water on it.  On this card, I did not go to the edges of the paper with the water.  Even with the Aqua Painter, have a little cup of water handy.  With the tray of your Ink Pad, mix water and a drop or two of your color.  Here I started with Lost Lagoon and only added one drop to the tray.  Beginning at the top, I only touched the Aqua Painter to the paper, letting the ink just roll through the paper.  I then added a little more water to lighten the color.  Tip:  Keep a light hand on the darker inks.  Remember, you can always add water to lighten it.

More BANG for your buck!  An Aqua Painter, Watercolor Paper and Ink are probably three items you didn’t know you needed.  Watercoloring is BIG right now!  Give it a try!

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Online Extravaganza Is ALMOST OVER !!!

Online Extravaganza is Coming ALMOST OVER!

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To view the product offerings, click here!

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during Stampin’ Up’s! week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Details:

  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • Demonstrators must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

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Mixed Media Mojo!

Mixed Media Art!

Sometimes the best way to way to get your creative juices flowing again is to go in a different direction.  Art is a VERY personal and intimate process.  Now!  I am NOT saying I am an artist. however, any of us who thrive on daily creation, would agree that all our pieces are works of art.

Many of you know that I adore clean and simple projects with easy lines and geometric shapes are my passion.  But periodically, stepping outside one’s own comfort zone, releases an energy that is beyond words.  Let me begin by saying that working in Mixed Media is NOT for everyone!  I guess the winter blues have taken hold and I needed the help of the sunshine to bring about this piece.  So, off I went into my retired Designer Series Paper stashes and pulled out LOTS of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and even Tangelo Twist!

This piece is an 8″ x 8″ canvas that was easy to begin and complete.  Starting small is the key!  Trust me on this one!  In January, I got a Silhouette Cameo and have been playing with it.  You’ll notice that on the left is some retired paper cut out into the stems and leaves.  Yes, that is an element from Cheep Talk (circa 2009 Annual Catalog) now in digital form that I cut out with my Silhouette.

The Butterfly Thinlits in the Occasions Catalog came in handy as well as Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set that are current.  I used modeling paste colored in Real Red and the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask from Stampin’ Up!  You simply gotta love the Project Life journaling pens to outline all the papers and images.

Christine Pyrch Mixed MediaSo for now, please indulge me and let me share my artwork with you.

All the inky best,

Christine

It’s HERE! 2015 Occasions Catalog

This color combination has got to be one of my favorites so far with the NEW catalog!

Bermuda Bay & Night Of Navy!

Makes for a wonderful MANLY card idea or just use it for gender neutral giving.

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Let me introduce you to the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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2015 Occasions Catalog

 AND,  the 2015 Sale A Bration catalog!  Remember!  For every $50 order placed in any catalog, you will be able to choose a Sale A Bration item at no cost from the catalog below!  LOTS of choices this year!

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Year End Closeouts!

Just in time!
Year End Close Outs

Details:

  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 – 5 January 2014.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.
  • Online ordering can add non-Year-End Closeout items to your order.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.

Use Hostess Code to  QA4DXXTD

To see Year End Closeouts

Happy Shopping!

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Gift Box Punch Board

Gift Box Made With Gift Box Punch Board

Flower Patch Gift Box

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • Watch this super quick video on using your new Gift Box Punch Board.  It makes it easier to understand how to use it.
    • Change up the cardstock.  Instead of using solid cardstock or Designer Series Paper, MAKE your own!
    • Since Fall is rapidly approaching, I wanted to use my Flower Patch Stamp Set along with the Autumn Accents Die to create something a little different.
    • Burlap needs no introductions.  Perfect for the coming season.

How to Use The Gift Box Punch Board

 

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Daisy Heart Art Card!

Daisy Heart Art Card

While my mantra is clean and simple, quick and easy, sometimes the mood strikes and you gotta make a card that takes a lot longer.  Today’s card, is still clean and simple, but not quick and easy.

Your Stamping TeacherYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

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