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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!


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!


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 your favorite color!

Hope you get a chance to get creative today.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

My cards from my class in January

This post got lost somewhere along the way.....So I am at least sharing the photos of our class in January...The first card is the most chosen free stamp in Sale a bration, at least with my customers.

This first card is a Sympathy card - we all need them and this is so quick and easy, and in any color.  Make a few in different colors to have on hand when you need one.   It uses the Heartfelt Blooms that is a Free stamp set during Sale a bration for a $50 order.   

The 2nd is a Ghirardelli candy holder -   The first time I made it was probably 8-10 years ago.  I have made it several times using the word window punch.  BUT now the Classic Label punch works even better to hold a Ghirardelli candy.

The 3rd project is a masculine Valentine card, Anniversary card, or just Love you card.   I CASEd from Pinterest of course.

This last card uses this amazing items from the Painted with Love Suite on pages 18-19 of the Occasions catalog.   Don't you Love this designer series paper?   It is so much more in person.  I used the dies and stamps from the Sure do Love you set and framelits.  The lined heart framelit is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in the Annual catalog.    

Here are all the projects together.   

Hope these cards inspire you to share the love!!!!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Guest Stamper Joyce Clark

I want to encourage my stampin' friends and customers to get creative, have fun make a card or more and brighten someone's day.   A friend, well we have been friends for over 50 years....and avid stamper was searching Pinterest for ideas for a 1 year old birthday card.   She saw two she liked and asked my opinion.   I liked them both, but since it is for her great niece, I said whatever you choose, make the colors something pink.   That is what she did  and I think it turned out great!   Don't you? 

I encourage you to get creative, email me your creations and I will post them here on my blog.  She received the Panda set FREE with the purchase of $50 in Stampin' goodies before shipping and tax.   You can choose that set too, or many other great items.   I have that set and only used it once for my husband's Valentines cards.    SO, she has inspired me to pull that set out and get creating.

Joyce's card uses Sweet Sugarplum card stock and the glitter paper from last year's Sale a bration is Sweet Sugarplum and the ink and hearts are too. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Markers and Washi Tape

I did a Facebook live video over on my Facebook Business Page - Stampin with stampergirl - I shared a  few things about products that Stampin' Up! carries:   the first is washi tape -  did you know you can use washi tape to decorate a card?  You can also use it to mask an area  on a stamp you do not want ink on.   Simply put the washi tape on the stamp you do not want inked, then ink your stamp and then remove the washi tape and stamp your image onto card stock.  Another way to use washi tape is to mark your items when sharing them with others,  The 2nd thing I shared was Black inks,  did you know Stampin' Up! carries two black inks inks?   Basic black archival ink is used when you are using something with water.... regular markers, the  aqua painter or blender pens.  Memento black ink is used with alcohol markers, like our Stampin' Blends and used in any stamping. The 3rd thing I shared was our Marvelous markers.  You can use them to color in the stamped image, like the flower image on the left at the bottom.  You can also color directly onto your stamps.   When you have a stamp that needs several colors on it, like a flower or tree or any stamp, you color onto the stamp with the markers and then breathe onto it and stamp onto your card stock.  The flower on the left sample at the top is colored with markers and stamped. 

I hope that these tips help you in your creating.   


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rainbow card for Loss of a Pet

A Good friend and fellow demonstrator lost her cat this past week and you know the pets are our family.  It was her child I wanted to send her a card but did not have any cats stamp sets any verses so what happens when you don't know what to use?  Pinterest to the rescue I found a poem and typed it in word on my computer and printed it out on whisper white card stock and stamped it with the Swoosh from The Number of Years stamp set in different colors of the rainbow.  The paws are from an old stamp I have had  probably for 20 years.

What do you search Pinterest for?   Card ideas, stamp sets, recipes- YUM.   It has been a great resource for me, mainly for card ideas, verses and making gifts and items for themed events.

Speaking of Pinterest!  Every week, at least once, I receive a email from Pinterest that someone has liked my Pin.   Most of the time it has been the same Pin at least since I first pinned it.  SO anyone who places an order this month is going to get that item that is my #1 Pin.   It's made out of paper, that is all I'm sayin'!!!

Want to order the Number of Years stamp set?   Or any order, hop on over to my website and place your order...Don't forget to use the Hostess Code:   4FNXM3NE   The Hostess Code and this offer is only good til March 31st.   Using the Hostess Code gets you in the drawing for FREEBIES - new items from the catalogs.

I hope you have time to get stampin' today!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Sympathy cards.....

Sympathy cards!  We  all need them but we usually don't have them when we do need  them.  I needed a sympathy card last week so I made one.  This week I needed  another sympathy card so I took my own advice and made two.  You have to cut the card stock in half to begin with so you might as well make the second card.  It's a lot easier when you have all the stamps, inks and tools sitting out to make the one card, to go ahead and make the second card.   One messy desk + two cards = happiness!

I searched Pinterest for a minute and CASEd a card from Connie Babbert.   I used a different flower stamp and used some of these clear epoxy shapes that are in the Occasions catalog.   Did you see those or did you miss them?  They are on page 33 and you get 176 for $7 !!!   A  great deal in my book and I think the way I took the picture you can see the these "little dew drops" on the flowers.

The flower is from the Sale a Bration FREE with a $50 purchase.   The set is Amazing You and has a coordinating thinlits set that you can get for FREE with a $100 purchase.  The thinlits will be available in the new upcoming catalog that comes out in June, but not the stamp set.   The stamp set is just available til March 31st!   

Monday's Minute Tip - In just 87 days the New Annual Catalog will be out! We don't know all the things that are going to retired, but what we do know is this: The 2016-2018 In Colors will be retiring and that includes card stock, inks, DSP with those colors, ribbons, embellishments....anything with those colors. What you need to do now is purchase any of those that you need/want because they will sell out in hrs when the Retiring List comes out sometime in April. Don't delay, Order yours TODAY!
Go over to my website,
or contact me to place your order.
Don't forget to use the Hostess Code: 4FNXM3NE to get your name in for a drawing for the Hostess Rewards.

AND here is a card I made in about a minute..... OK about 3 minutes using Flirty Flamingo ink, marker and card stock. I used the marker to color on the rubber stamp the colors I needed and then stamped on white card stock. I repeated the coloring again for the 2nd flower. I used the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, squeezed the case of the pad to get ink on the lid and used Aqua painter and that ink to color in the flowers. I added some of those cute epoxy stickers (dew drops) on the front of the card. It really was fast.
Enjoy and Be Creative Today

I hope this inspires you to make 2 cards the next time you get creating to make a card.

Enjoy and Be Creative Today

Friday, January 19, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

This is a new kind of stamp from Stampin' Up!   It has a Patent Pending....and It is called a Distinktive stamp. You can't buy this set is a Sale a bration stamp set, FREE with a $50 order.    I didn't need another flower stamp set and had no intentions on getting it.   When I placed my 2nd preorder ( a perk for demonstrators only) I decided to get it for the Greetings! Who was I kidding???!!!  

This stamp makes an impact no matter what color you use, if you use layers, or embellishments or not.   Here are a few I did in different colors and styles.

This first card I used Daffodil Delight ink and stamped the flower all over on Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the greeting from Colorful Seasons in Archival Basic Black ink.   No layers and no embellishments.   Super quick and easy.

This next card we made at my class in January.   I stamped the flower image in Bermuda Bay ink on a Bermuda Bay card.   I also stamped the flower image on a white panel in Bermuda Bay ink and placed it on top of a black panel card stock.  I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink and punched it out with the new Tailored Tag punch and sponged the edges in Bermuda Bay ink and used dimensionals to add to the card and also added some small pearls on either side of the greeting.

I made a bookmark using Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate inks on Whisper White Cardstock and punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, added the greeting in Basic Black Archival Ink from the Stamp Set Artistically Asian and tied some Bermuda Bay Ribbon on top.

This card uses a Tranquil Tide card base and layered Lemon Lime Twist.   I stamped the flower with Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White card stock and used Fine Tip glue to make it shiny on top.    I stamped the dots from the Perennial Birthday stamp set with Crumb Cake ink, stamping off first each time.  I stamped the Greeting, also from Perennial Birthday in Basic Black Archival ink.  I tied some Tranquil Tide ribbon with a knot at the top.

I kept my Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime inks out for this one.   Stamping the flower in both colors on Whisper White Card stock.   I stamped the greeting from Big on Birthdays with Basic Black Archival ink.   - Next time I will used my Stamparatus to stamp that greeting as it didn't turn out as dark as I would have liked.   I tied some Lemon Lime Ombre ribbon with a knot. 

Here are all the cards together.   I made these in about 20 minutes (plus drying time for the Fine Tip Glue).

I hope you enjoyed these cards, they were a lot of fun to make.   Easy and quick.   

You can only get the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set with a $50 order and from now until March 31st.   
Order from my website and get it delivered to your door.  Use Hostess Code XKQU2XDY and get in on a drawing for some FREEBIES from Me.

Sale a Bration is a great time to purchase Stampin' Up! merchandise, when your order totals $50 before shipping and tax, you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale a bration catalog.

It is also a great time to be a Hostess.   When your party or order totals $250 before shipping and tax, you get an additional $25 in Hostess Dollars to spend.

It is also a great time to join my team, The Heartful Stampers .  You get to choose $125 in merchandise and pay only $99. and Shipping is FREE.  In addition, you can choose any 2 stamp sets from either the Annual Catalog or Occasions Catalog for FREE, any price, your choice.
Also the first 2 people to join my team will receive a Stamparatus (from Me).   Contact me to join my team or if you have any questions.

If you have any questions on these cards or any projects or products, don't hesitate to contact me.   

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

In December when the Stampin' Blends came out, Stampin' Up! also had a Kit and Stamp set that is great for using the Blends.   The kit is not in any of the catalogs, but is available to purchase.

 Here is the information for the kit and stamp set:

#144609 Color Me Happy Project Kit - 16 cards, envelopes some with foil-edged and embellishments $25
#144069 Color Me Happy clear mount stamp set $19
#148034 Color Me Happy BUNDLE - the kit and clear mount stamp set   $39.50

#144062 Color Me Happy Wood mount stamp set  $27
#148033 Color Me Happy Wood mount BUNDLE  $46.75

To order any of these or other products, go to my  website and place your order.  Now through March 31st, for every $50 order you place, you get to choose a FREE Sale a Bration (SAB)  item.  Don't forget to use the Hostess Code for January, XKQU2XDY  to get your name in for a drawing for Stampin' freebies.

Happy Stamping!