Quick Card Idea! Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper

Happy NEW YEAR to each and everyone of you!

Need a quick card idea?! I am all for it! No need to grab all your supplies to send a card. The Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper and a word stamp are all you need as well as a coordinating cardstock base.

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There is still time to take advantage of the Year End Close Outs. 

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Another Totally Trees!

Totally Trees!

When I get a NEW stamp set, one of the things on my agenda is to see how many ways I can use it.  Otherwise it wouldn’t be versatile.  I know that word is thrown around alot these days.  Everyone wants to get their money’s worth.  I am no different.

thinking-of-youAs you know, I love a clean and simple look to my cards.  Putting just two colors together, really makes this wonderful little set incredible.  Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  Thinking Of You cards are perfect to send for just because, get well and even your sympathies.

This gorgeous card makes quite a statement and it takes no time at all to complete.

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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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Clean and Simple Water-coloring With Reinkers!

Clean and Simple Watercoloring With Reinkers!

As you can see by my stamp choices, I am totally loving this FREE stamp set,  Field Flowers from the Sale A Bration catalog.  With only just over a week left of this yearly sale, I wanted to squeeze in the cards that I was recently making. I am becoming slightly obsessed with watercoloring.  Perhaps I may even add an In Studio class in the Spring for local attendees!  What do you think?!

Just the other day, I posted this card using a watercoloring technique.  I added the water and the color separately, letting each color dry before I put on a different color.  I even hastened the drying time with my heat tool.  Yes, you can do that!

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  • I started in the middle with Tip Top Taupe.  In this case, I did not overwater the area.  I simply added a very small amount of ink from my reinker and gently spread it around.  Let it dry.  Lost Lagoon is to the left and Mint Macaron is to the right.
  • Use your heat tool to hasten the drying time.
  • That sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  I fell in love with the fonts and bought the kit just for that stamp set.  Hehe!  Sometimes I do that!
  • Those little sequins were pulled out of a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the best all inclusive kits on the market today gets even better for April.  To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. Stampin’ Up! is keeping the art a surprise, but we know you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! This is just our little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!

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Thinking Of You With Grateful Bunch!

Thinking Of You With Grateful Bunch!

This Occasions Catalog has been my most favorite to date!  I’ve been at this Stampin’ Up! thing for almost ten (10) years and I have to say it seems to get better than ever each year.  Honestly, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I guess you could say that I should feel exhilarated with each catalog, but some years, it just doesn’t do it for me.  For example, this past Holiday Catalog wasn’t feeling the love for me!  Okay!  I said it!  One thing you won’t find me saying is that I love everything in all catalogs.

I don’t know about you, but I go to the bundles right away!  I LOVE to see what my 15% discount will get me on top of my 25% discount for being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Now you are probably thinking to yourself, “I don’t get 25%?!”  I only get 20% discount on purchases.  Well, I will tell you that my title allows me that extra 5%.  I’ve earned it!  If you are a Bronze Elite or above, your discount is 25%!

 

yello gratefulThe card above features the Grateful Bunch Bundle and the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack.  One of the things that I noticed about this card, is the little sheen with this color.  At first I thought it was Basic Gray, but I think it appears to be Silver.

Using the Archival Basic Black ink, I stamped the flower image and then colored it in with my Crushed Curry marker.  Punching them out, adding a dimensional and then a little rhinestone to the center completes the look.

The “Thinking Of You” is from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set which has some wonderful sentiments to add to your cards.

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