Sunday, January 16, 2022

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello

 

Time for a Sketch Challenge


I love a good sketch challenge. This one from Freshly Made Sketches looked simple but was a little more challenging than I expected.



I started with a stitched circle but it seemed too plain so I add a circle underneath that looks like a wreath to me, and it seemed perfect with the birds I wanted to use.



I stamped the bird with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I colored it with Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol ink markers.

If you want to see what other crafters created with this sketch check out Freshly Made Sketches.


Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'








Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Stampin' Up! New catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

 Release Day!!


Stampin'Up is releasing its new Mini Catalog today and Sale-A-Bration begins. It's a WIN-WIN!! New products and Free stuff.  You can see a pdf of the new catalog by clicking on the photo above or following this Link

Click on the photo below to see the 2022 Sale-A-Bration brochure full of exclusive products you can get for free with a qualifying purchase 




Here are some of my favorites


For my pre-order, I only ordered 3 of my favorites because with the Christmas season in full swing I knew I would have very little time for crafting until after Christmas Day. 


My first favorite is the Daffodil Day Dream bundle because Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and this stamp set has a large set of dies so you can paper piece a set of daffodils. I also got the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series paper pack for FREE as part of the SALE-A-Bration deals.


My next favorite is the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle. I love the boots, watering can, and flower pots in this set.




My third favorite is the Seas the Day Bundle. I love the large die that cuts the frame and bubbles out. I think this will pair beautifully with the Seascape set from the annual catalog. I plan to combine the 2 sets to make a diorama car using the diorama dies. 






Once you look over the new catalog and SALE-A-Bration brochure please share your favorite in the comments. I love hearing from you!


Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'








Wednesday, November 17, 2021

New at SU! Blog Hop Sweet Little Stockings

 


Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month we are featuring Holiday projects. Get ready to see some amazing projects!

For my cards, I choose my favorite holiday, Christmas!! And I decided to use my favorite new Christmas product suite, Sweet Little Stockings.

I love this suite. The Sweet Stockings Designers Series Paper makes it so easy to create a cute, quick, and easy card and the stockings dies and Jolly Felt are perfect for making stockings to fill with adorable dogs and cats.



For my first card, I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colors instead of the usual red and green. My card base is pool party cardstock and the mat is the 2021-2023 In-color Polished Pink. I used the Scalloped Contours dies to cut the mat.

I started my stamping by creating a mask so that I could get the animals stamped inside the stockings.
I stamped the cat and dog head on a post-it note and fussy cut them. I stamped the animal heads on the Basic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then I put the mask over them and stamped the stockings.

I used Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers to color my images.


My second card is a fun fold card that was fun to make but hard to capture in a photo



I used the traditional Christmas colors and the adorable Sweet Stockings Designer Series paper.

Here is a little video clip to show the fold.


To make the fold score a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock in the portrait position at 4 1/4 and in the portrait position at 5 1/2. After scoring cut the bottom left corner off. 


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to, Diane Browningplease scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.





Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'








Happy Holidays! New at SU! Roll Call, November 2021

 

Stamping the Cape: Pretty Pumpkins

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Be Jolly

The Flying Stamper: Eden’s Garden

Dekijkkast: Peaceful Cabin

Carterie Plus: Sparkle of the Season

Creative Juice by Loni: Merry Melody

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Snowflake Wishes

Stamping Flair: Happy Holly Days

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Encircled in Warmth

Scraphexe: Momente der Ruhe (Peaceful Cabin)

Stamping With the Copper Cropper: Sweet Little Stockings

24/7 Inkspiration: Sweet Stockings Suite

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New at SU Blog Hop Harvest Meadow Suite

 New at SU Blog Hop: Masculine Cards



Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month we are featuring Masculine Cards. Get ready to see some amazing projects!


  I needed some masculine cards because October is Pastor appreciation month and my church is celebrating. I choose to use my favorite suite from the newest mini catty, the Harvest Meadow Suite.  I love the new Cork Specialty paper and the sentiment in the Nature's Harvest stamp set was perfect for the occasion



I used the 2020-2022 In-Colore Misty Moonlight cardstock for my card base and I put a layer of Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper as the next layer. I made a frame from the cork specialty paper and I cut a different piece of the Designer Series Paper(DSP) for inside the frame 




I used the Stitched Rectangles dies to create the frame and for the sentiment, because they added just a little extra detail.  used the Harvest dies that coordinate with the Nature's Harvest stamp set to die cut some foliage. 



Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to, Loni Spendloveplease scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.



Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'




October 2021 New at SU! Roll Call:  Masculine Cards

 


Products I used to create my card:

 


Harvest Dies
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$38.00

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sweet Stockings

 Stampin' Up! Sweet Stockings for FMS # 507


Today's card is for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I decide to use the Sweet Stocking Sweet for this card because I love the adorable cats and dogs in this suite.



My card is a standard A2 size and is made from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The first layer is Old Olive card stock, and then I added a layer of Sweet Stockings Designers Series Paper (DSP)

I die-cut some images from a separate piece of the DSP and used dimensionals to put them on some die-cut cardstock.



The sentiment I used is from the Sweet Little Stocking stamp set. It is stamped with Old Olive ink.I added Matte Decorative Dot from the Sweet Stockings Suite.


I always have so much fun creating a card for the Challenges at Freshley Made Sketches. Anyone can enter a card. You can see all the other entries at Freshly Made Sketches.


Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'








Products I used to create this card: