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Friday, April 6, 2018

Year of Cheer DSP Birthday Card

Hello Stampers!
 
As I write this post, I am getting ready to head to Hartford Connecticut in two days to attend Stampin' Up!'s Onstage conference and am pretty excited.   I will get to attend CenterStage Friday before the Onstage event.   Meet with stampers that are part of a group I will be riding with and meet new stampers I have never met.   Learn new tips, get the new catalog!!!! and have some awesome make and takes.   Next week I will post photos and some things from Onstage. 

I decided to try out the year of cheer DSP that we had in the holiday catalog. I cut a piece of the starburst paper and sponged it with some of my favorite colors.   I took a piece of black Cardstock and put a piece of the adhesive sheets behind it and ran it through the Big Shot with the Birthday thinlits die.  It was so easy to adhere the Happy Birthday to the card.   I mounted it on a Marina Mist card base.   I was going to add some rhinestones, but figured I would save those to add when I actually use the card.....If going to one of my grandsons or nephews, I won't be adding those.




Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations whether I come up with the designs or I CASE completely...

Get creative today and make a card and send a card!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Birthday Card - great for teens

This card I made my great nieces.   I sent the first one out since her birthday was yesterday!   Whew, on time!   I CASED this card from Ann Clemmer, a fellow demo.   While we are on opposite sides of the US, we get inspiration from all over.   I think it was a twitter feed and I am rarely on twitter.    Spending too much of life with family and friends, but I do see tweets from time to time.

The DSP I used is the Picture Perfect DSP 6x6 stack in the Occasions catalog, it is probably one of my favorites ever  I have used over half the pack and plan on getting another pack to help with with all the birthday cards I send. 

I used the Epic Celebrations stamp set from Sale a bration and the Celebration You thinlits also in the Sale a bration catalog, but those thinlits will be in the upcoming new catalog in June!

I layered the DSP with black and used black  card stock for the thinlit greetings too.   I glued them on with the Fine tip glue pen.    I colored the sneakers in with Wisteria Wonder reinker and aqua painter.   The other one I did for my other great niece I colored the sneakers in Pool party and added glue and dszzling diamonds glitter on the shoes.





Hope you get a chance to get crafty today.    I have Emma duty.....She's my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter, so you know I am not getting too much accomplished in the crafting area today!!!   But I'm loving spending time with her.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ice Cream Cone Birthday!!! Triple Scoop Only 7 more days of Sale a bration

I haven't used this stamp set in a long time!   This is one of the cards from class the other week.

This is a great all around birthday set for anyone....I mean who doesn't like Ice cream???

I used Emerald Envy as my color base.....I just have so much of that card stock that I wanted to use some of it up.   I continued with the ribbon in Emerald Envy too.....so soft and flexible.
The tree builder punch is great for those "ice cream scoops".

YEP there is only 7 more days of Sale a bration!   a chance to get something for FREE with a $50 purchase and more.





So head on over to my website, place an order for $50 or more and you can choose one of the many items Stampin' Up! is offering  for FREE.   Make sure to check out all the other FREEBIES you could choose from.    When you place your order, use the Hostess Code:  4FNXM3NE to get in the drawing for Hostess Freebies that I give away each month....but you gotta use the Hostess code.

Another thing about Sale a bration - Stampin' Up! gives you 2 FREE Stamp sets, any price when you join my team.    I gave out the 2 Stamparatus that I had to the first 2 to join my team.   BUT I have lots of other goodies for anyone else joining my team.....and that is just the extras in addition to what Stampin' Up! gives you.   Join on my website, or contact me to join and I will help you thru the process.   It takes just minutes (once you choose what you want in your starter kit and your 2 FREE stamp sets)!


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Post it note Holder and only 8 more days of Sale a bration

I have been carrying a post it note holder I found in my craft room.   I probably made it 10 years ago.

   So for April's class we are making an updated version.   Here is my old one.   I have been using it often since I found it about a week ago.



Here is the one we are making in class. I used Emerald Envy card stock and ink,  Peekaboo Peach ribbon, card stock and ink and whisper white card stock and the Everyday Label Punch.




Here is the one I made on my Facebook business page, Stampin with stampergirl on Wednesday, check out the video too how I made it there.    Stampin with stampergirl 


I used Flirty Flamingo card stock, ink and striped ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White card stocks too.  This time I used the Tailored TAg Punch that is in the Occasions catalog in the True Gentlemen Suite....I have used this punch many times, but none for guy cards.....yet.


Only 8 more days left of Sale a bration..... Purchase $50 and get to choose an item for FREE - Lots and lots to choose from.

AND that is not all ---Another thing about Sale a bration - Stampin' Up! gives you 2 FREE Stamp sets, any price when you join my team.    I gave out the 2 Stamparatus that I had to the first 2 to join my team.   BUT I have lots of other goodies for anyone else joining my team.....and that is just the extras in addition to what Stampin' Up! gives you.   Join on my website, or contact me to join and I will help you thru the process.   It takes just minutes (once you choose what you want in your starter kit and your 2 FREE stamp sets)!


I hope you get to create something fun today

Carol


Friday, March 23, 2018

Countdown to end of Sale a bration with Pandas!!!

There are only a few more days to take advantage of Sale a bration....  Nine, yes just 9 more days!

Today I am showing some cards I made with the Panda set - which I didn't want!!!!   I just wasn't excited about that set.....that is until I started seeing so many cute projects made with it.....so I ordered it and when it arrived, it was in French!   Even though this set is one for free, I really wanted it in English and had some plans to use it for my husband for our Anniversary February 14th.   So, I put it in an envelope and sent it back and got an English version.

I used it to make this card and this treat holder for our Anniversary.   I made my husband 25 cards and treats for our 25th Anniversary.  This treat holder is really tiny....It held a mint hard candy!


This is one of the cards I made him using this Panda set


I had my Stamparatus and wanted to try it out.....So I used this set again to make a Thank You card for my nephew.    This is the card I made for my nephew who brought my computer "up to speed"   It was so slow...

Aligning up the Thank You's straight was SO simple with this tool....really another item "I didn't want or need"  or so I thought til I got one!




Here is another Panda card I made with the same color theme.... Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist.   I made 25 of these and sent them out to customers and friends back in Maryland who I have not seen in a few months.   I really miss them....and my daughters and grandchildren !!!!!!

I shoulda coulda used the Stamparatus for this card, but I didn't....   I thought about it the other night when I did a Facebook live video over at Stampin with Stampergirl. - check it out...    With the 2 plates to mount stamps on and 2 sides of each plate, I could of made these is probably half the time that it took me.

Live and Learn.    The Panda set is only going to be avaible to get for FREE for 9 more days.

So head on over to my website, place an order for $50 or more and you can choose the Panda Set for FREE.   or check out all the other FREEBIES you could choose from.    When you place your order, use the Hostess Code:  4FNXM3NE to get in the drawing for Hostess Freebies that I give away each month....but you gotta use the Hostess code.




Another thing about Sale a bration - Stampin' Up! gives you 2 FREE Stamp sets, any price when you join my team.    I gave out the 2 Stamparatus that I had to the first 2 to join my team.   BUT I have lots of other goodies for anyone else joining my team.....and that is just the extras in addition to what Stampin' Up! gives you.   Join on my website, or contact me to join and I will help you thru the process.   It takes just minutes (once you choose what you want in your starter kit and your 2 FREE stamp sets)!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A double open card

I loved this card   If I can figure out how to do a GIF, I will and share how it opens! 

A short post today since I am on the run today.....Visit my Mom and Adela

Church to stock the children's Sunday School classrooms.






This card opens up by pulling outward the inner layer of the Berry Burst card stock.     The base was made with Berry Burst card stock and for the moving part too.  There is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and then the Picture Perfect DSP on the card.   The greeting is from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set using Lemon Lime Twist ink.   I added 2 ribbons next to the greeting to give it a little sparkle.   The ribbons is the Lemon Lime Twist striped and the Berry Burst Silver edged ribbons.   

When I figure out how to make a GIF, I will show just how cute this card is!!!!

Sorry for the short post earlier today and was glad I could add this description to this post.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Springtime foils DSP

This is a card I cased from Pinterest - I roughly cut out flowers for all those at class last week and they used the blends to color in and then fussy cut out.  The Springtime foils DSP is a fabulous FREE Sale a bration item. 



Stamp set:   Petal Palette
Thinlits:  Petals & More thinlits for greeting, Layering circles - large scalloped circle
Card stock:  Powder Pink card and scallop circle, dotted DSP is Springtime foils DSP
Accessories:   Powder Pink finely woven ribbon, delicate white doilies, dimensionals
Inks:   Memento Black, Stampin Blends:   Pink Pirouette light and dark and Old Olive dark and light

To take advantage of Sale a Bration, you only have 12 days left to get FREE itemsfor a $50 purchase.
One of those could be these Springtime Foils DSP..... of course your choice

check out my website for all the offerings for FREE for Sale a braiton -  Use the Hostess Code for March -  4FNXM3NE when you order.   And if you want to join my team........contact ME



Friday, March 16, 2018

Brusho and Facebook live

I opened my Brusho and tried it for the first time on Facebook live  It was going so well....Well that is until I found out the audio portion was not working!!!!  Here are the cards I made with the papers I used the Brusho on. 

It was quick and easy,  the longest part was letting it dry.  You can also heat set it, which I did a little bit after the video.  Then the papers were curled so I set them under three acrylic blocks for the night and they were almost completely flat come morning.

I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Swirly Bird stamp sets with versamark ink and white embossing powder.   Then came the Brusho and water - Prussion Blue and yellow.   I loved how they turned out.  I die cut the Butterfly using the yellow and Gamboge powders and the Butterfly Basics stamp set. 

The fourth piece I haven't done anything with yet.  What should I do?   I might cut out some dragonflies, or butterflies or maybe some flowers.   What do you think?

It was really a lot of fun, getting messy.   The mess was kept at a minimum.    You can go to my Facebook Business Page, Stampin with stampergirl;  and check out the video....of course there is no sound, maybe til the end.!



If you have these Brusho colors and haven't opened them, like me just waiting....Get them out and play.   Make sure you have some paper down to protect your workspace.   Make sure you have a paper towel or two to help with excess water.   And Get Creative!

Carol


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Scrapbooking traditional, and Memories and More style

I haven't done scrapbooking for years, but that is going to change..

I founds some ladies who want to do some scrapbooking and truth be told.....I have a lot to do.    I am in the process of transferring some memories from my first trip to Disney with my girls.  Now they are married with children of their own.

This first page is from our Memories and More style of scrapbooking or memory keeping.   The 6 x 8 photo pocket pages have divided areas you add your photos or papers, embellishments, memorabilia to each section and you are done.   Turn it over and put another set on the other side, or leave blank.



This next page is the same style of memory keeping, just a larger page, 12 x 12


Here is a 2 page spread, traditional style.   12 x 12 paper.   places for photos and journaling  Just need page protectors and your done.   This layout is so versatile and could be for any occasion, trip or memories.




If you have stayed with me to the end of this post, this maybe your lucky day.   The first person who I can hand deliver these to who comments on this post will get these.   The rule is you must comment here and as long as you can meet me either in Palm Bay, Florida area or Baltimore, Maryland area.  You win!



I hope these inspire you to get those photos out of the boxes and into albums!



Carol

Monday, March 12, 2018

Petal Palette

Petal Palette is such a great Suite of products in the Occasions catalog.   I have used some of the flowers on projects and cards.   This suite has stamps, framelits and DSP and I have used them all.   This card, I used inks and markers directly onto stamps then stamped them onto the card stock, changing colors.   I used washi tape to block off the area of the greeting.    I mounted the stamped panel with dimensionals onto a white panel that was embossed with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and onto a Pool Party card.   I added the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon after putting the card together, in between the dimensionals.



I am waiting on Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  I don't know how I missed this in the first few hundred times I looked through the Occasions Catalog!!!  A HUGE BARGAIN!  $10 - gets you 72 double sided cards, 52 are sized 3x4 and 20 are 4x6 along with 2 accent sheets, 2 cardstock sticker sheets and 2 acetate card overlays with white print.   I wonder how many cards can be made with just this one card pack, I am sure more than 72!   Memory pages!   

This pack is on backorder, but can still be ordered.   I don't know if these will be in the next catalog, but if you order these while on backorder, you will get them when they arrive in the warehouse.   After the retired List comes out sometime early next month, if they are on the Retired List, I am sure they will sell out fast!    Check out Pinterest for these card packs, there are so many gorgeous cards and projects made with these.   

Want to order yours?   Go to my website and order them, the item number is 145952.   Use Hostess Code 4FNXM3NE, this will get your name entered for the Hostess Rewards.   Order $50 or more and get a FREE Sale a bration item-your choice from all the offerings in the Sale a bration brochures.  Also with a $50 order, you will get an easel calendar from me....in your favorite color!





Hope you get a chance to get creative today.


Carol