Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Celebrate the Men in Your Life

Celebrate the men in your life! 

 Hello Stampers!
 What a perfect and timely theme we have this month!  It seems everyone has difficulty with men's greeting cards.  I am truly no exception.  However, this month, I have a true need for a card to celebrate the man in my life!!  I have been totally absent from blogging and posting for almost 2 months.  Where have I been? What have I been doing?  Closing my husband's Family Practice of medicine!  He is retiring from private practice!! YAY!!  SO happy for him...(and me...:-)   So, I thought I would share his retirement card with you.

I am absolutely in love with the Memories and More card packs!  The Bring on the Sunshine piece is from the "Color Theory" pack. I trimmed the sides and the top of the card to make it fit my A2 card. With this card you can see how all of our stamp sets, accessories and thinlits go so very well together. The Happy Retirement sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and of course the chairs and drinks were cut out with the Seasonal Layer thinklits.

If you look closely at this photo, you can see the drink looks shiney (wet) and dimensional. I used the fine tip glue pen to add that detail.  It gives the same effect at the retired Crystal Effects with a lot more accuracy!  I hope you check out the Memories and More card packs. They can make your card making very quick and easy.  Below the buttons are a list of the supplies needed to duplicate this card. Simply click on the icon to order from my store. THANK YOU! 
Click on the Next button to go to the talented Rachel Yurkanin's blog
Or the Previous button to see what the inspirational Carol Payne shared this month.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Carrying Over

Hello Stampers!
Welcome to another Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!! Wow...the retiring list has already come out and we must bid goodbye to a lot of stamps we love but, there are some fabulous carry-overs!  That is the focus of this month's blog hop...stamp sets being carried over.  Here is my take:
I went to On-Stage local in Minneapolis last week and was inspired by a swap I received from LeeAnn Greff to make this card.  I love her color combination!! It is Night of Navy paired with Wisteria Wonder.  The flowers are from the stamp set Touches of Texture. I colored the flowers and leaves by picking up Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz ink with my clear Wink of Stella.  This is a quick way to add subtle glimmer to the image.  The centers of the flowers have a tiny dollop of Silver Dazzling Details.  Can you spot "something new"?  I just HAD to use a lovely sentiment that will be available in the new annual catalog which will be available on June 1st. Of course, anyone not wanting to wait that long can get them May 2nd by becoming a demonstrator. I LOVE being the first to get all the new stuff!! Just sayin'!!!
Here is a close up of the flowers that were first stamped  with Night of Navy onto Whisper White.

Here you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and the tiny dollop of silver Dazzling Details.
I can see this image and color combination working for so many different cards!! I hope you like it.  See below for all the supplies I used to create this card. (except the new sentiment) Simply click on any of the icons to order on-line today!

Thank you for stopping by.  Now, you can move on to Rachel's blog to see what she has to inspire you. Did you miss Carol's inspiration? Click Previous button to go back.
 Happy Stampin'!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retiring Soon...

Hi Stampers!

Stampin' Up! is retiring products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out!  Most items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so, click HERE and order today!!
There are discounts up to 50% off.  Our NEW annual catalog will be available on June 1. 

Again, HERE are the products the sun will be setting on May 31st. 
Be a good friend and forward this to your friends!
Happy Stampin'! 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Food Challenge

Hello Stampers!
Again, thank you for hopping along with us for inspiration!  If anyone knows me well, they know that I LOVE ICE CREAM!! Who doesn't!?!   I have a fun fold, fun food card for you today!  (Try saying that 5 times quickly)  This card was designed by my team leader, Barbara Vogt.  The Baby Wipe technique, as shown HERE by Amy Koenders, was used to make the ice cream.  This fun fold card uses the Cool Treats bundle. Enjoy the card and inspiration. 

The supplies:
Stamps: Cool Treats (142982) or the Cool Treats Bundle (145181)
Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141416); Peekaboo Peach (141417); Whisper White (100730); Early Espresso (Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974); Flirty Flamingo re-inker (141402); Peekaboo Peach re-inker (141403)
Other: Big Shot (143263); Frozen Treats thinlits (142756); Lots of Labels thinlits (138281);  1 3/4" circle punch (119850);  1 1/2" circle punch (138299); Sprinkles Embellishments (142741);  Fine tip glue pen (138309);  Multipurpose liquid glue (110755); Baby wipes.

Flirty Flamingo: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Peekaboo Peach: 5-1/4" x 7" scored at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2"
Early Espresso:  scrap (for the hot fudge topping)
Whisper White: 5" x 3-3/4"
DSP: (2)  5" x 1-1/4"

Please click on the items you need below to order from my on-line store if you live in the United States and do not have your own demonstrator.
Now, off you go to see what Rachel has for you this month!