Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weekly Deals: February 2 - 8

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! for February 2 - 8:

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Remember, you still earn Sale-A-Bration products on the Weekly Deals, too!  You get to pick one Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 order (before tax & shipping).

The Hostess Code for February is FJBBEG33 .  Use this code when you check-out online to receive a special thank you from me!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's A Party!

Happy February!  The theme for my Just Cards Class this month is "Birthday Bonanza."  Everyone always needs birthday cards, so we will be making them this month.  February is a big birthday month in my family -- we have 5 people celebrating.  So, I will be using my cards right away!  

One of the products we will be using in this class is the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.  Here is a video from Stampin' Up!

I am working on the final designs this week, so I will share them with you soon.  Also, I will be planning a Make-Up Class from the Just Cards Class:  All You Need Is Love in early February.  A little storm named Jonas cancelled a few classes...

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Be My Valentine

Here is the last card from January's Just Cards Class:  All You Need Is Love.

I just LOVE the new Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Bundle!  I saw a little sneak peak of the fabulous heart thinlit in a Periscope broadcast by Stampin' Up! and I knew I just had to have it!  I could not wait until I got this bundle in my hot little hands, and I have been creating with it ever since.  

I like that it is versatile -- it is NOT just for Valentine's Day.  I am busy working on some cards that use this set for other occasions, and I will share them with you soon.  I also like how the artwork in this stamp set coordinates with the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  

Here is a close-up of the flowers attached to the heart:

I stamped the solid flower stamp with Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White card stock, then stamped the outline flower stamp with Rose Red ink right over top.  It is easy-peasy to line these images up because the stamps and the thinlits have little "pointers" on them so you can line them up like a pro!

I attached the Rose Red heart to the Whisper White square with our 2-Way Glue Pen, then attached the flowers to the heart with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I finished the flowers with our Basic Pearls for a romantic look.

The Whisper White layer was attached to a Rose Red layer, then the whole thing was attached to the Blushing Bride card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Be Mine banner was attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, as well.  

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

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And, here is a video from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Perfect Wedding Card

Here is the third card we made at my Just Cards Class:  All You Need Is Love.

We used Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, and Very Vanilla card stock with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Blackberry Bliss is one of my all-time favorite In Colors!  This is one of the 2014-2016 In Colors, so be sure to get it before it retires at the end of May.  In fact, I always suggest that people stock up on the retiring In Color products they want during Sale-A-Bration.  They can select a free Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 order they place (before tax and shipping).  

Here are the supplies we used for this card:

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And, here is a video from Stampin' Up! about the Rose Wonder Bundle:

Let me know if you are interested in ordering this wonderful bundle!  

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

You Mean The World To Me!

Here is another card from my Just Cards Class:  All You Need Is Love:

I used Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand card stock for this card.  Where did I get that color scheme?  Well, I pulled it right from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack!

Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack
#140581   $8.00

One of my favorite new products is the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is great from masculine cards, travel cards, and memory-keeping.  So versatile -- I love it!

World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
#138289   $7.50
We used Sahara Sand card stock with the World Traveler embossing folder, then sponged Sahara Sand ink along the edges and over the embossed areas to give it more depth.  SNAIL adhesive was used to attach it to the Basic Black layer.  

I cut 3 pieces of the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack in 1/2, 3/4, and 1-inch widths, then layered them together.  They were attached to the center of the Sahara Sand layer with SNAIL adhesive, too.

The globe stamp was inked with Delightful Dijon ink and stamped off once on scrap paper, then stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock.  The greeting was inked with Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped right over top of the Delightful Dijon.  We cleaned the stamp, then inked it with Lost Lagoon ink and stamped it on Lost Lagoon card stock.  

Next, we used our Paper Snips to fussy cut out the banner with the word "Love" in it.  The globe was punched out with our 2" Circle Punch, then the Lost Lagoon Love piece was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The whole thing was then attached over top of the Designer Series Paper strips with Stampin' Dimensionals.
You know I love Stampin' Dimensionals, and they were used once again to attach the Basic Black layer to the Lost Lagoon card front.

We used the globe stamp and Delightful Dijon ink on the inside of the card, once again stamping off once on our scrap paper and then stamping on the Very Vanilla panel.  The greeting was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink over top.  The layers were attached to the inside of the card with SNAIL adhesive.

I hope you like this card!  Here are the products we used to create it:
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Happy Stamping,

Just Cards Class: All You Need Is Love

February is just around the corner, so the theme of January's Just Cards Class is "All You Need Is Love."  These cards are perfect for Valentine's Day or just to say "I love you" to someone special. Here is the first card:

This is a quick and easy card -- only one stamp is used!  The inside greeting is from the fabulous Suite Sayings stamp set.

Suite Sayings
Wood-mount  #140709   $29.00
Clear-mount   #140712   $21.00
I pulled the color scheme for this card right from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.

Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
#140548   $8.00

I used our Sweetheart Punch to cut 3 hearts for the front of the card. The Crumb Cake layer was embossed with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then attached to the Rose Red card front with SNAIL adhesive.  The Blushing Bride card stock was layered on top of the Rose Red, then attached to the Crumb Cake layer.  The 3 hearts were attached with Stampin' Dimensionals, and the Whisper White Baker's Twine bows were added with Glue Dots.  I added a small strip of Designer Series Paper at the bottom of the inside panel to coordinate with the hearts on the front of the card.  

I hope you enjoyed this card!  It would work for Valentine's Day, or as an all-occasion card for someone special.  Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Happy Stamping,

Monday, January 25, 2016

"Snow" time to blog!

I apologize for the radio silence that last few days, but we have been a bit busy with a little storm named Jonas.  We had almost 30 inches of snow here in my little corner of the world!  

Between preparing for the storm (bread, milk, and toilet paper!) and cleaning up after the storm (I think we need to invest in a snowblower!), I have not had much time to create or blog.  

However, I am sitting here on the couch now with some ibuprofen on board for my sore muscles so now is the perfect time to write! I think I can type without hurting -- LOL!

So, I will finally have more information about the projects of my Just Cards Class:  All You Need Is Love.  Come back soon!

Happy Stamping,