Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Kaleidoscope Technique

Now that I have my kaleidoscope template I can't stop making cards.
I love how this simple template makes a perfectly uniform card!  There is NO WAY I could have ever done this without it and my Stamparatus!
Recipe:
C/S: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil, Lemon Lime Twist & Berry Burst

Kaleidoscope Stamping - Stamparatus & Pretty Kitty

I had fun today playing with my Stamparatus and the Kaleidoscope technique. 
I love how this card turned out.  After I created the template for the technique I inked up the kitties with Momento ink so I could use my Stampin' Blends to color the kitties.

The Impossible Card Technique

Here is a really fun fold card. The technique is called "The Impossible Card".  Such a cool looking card. The base is made of a 6"x 6" piece of cardstock.
With so many wonderful products retiring at the end of May I wanted to do a card that featured some of those products. This card features: Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Pansy punch, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi ink & cardstock and (my favorite DSP) Delightful Daisy.  I love how this card turned out as did my technique stampers. 

Another Animal Outing Sample

I wanted to show you another adorable sample I made using the Animal Outings stamp set. 
The rhino was colored with the light smokey slate Stampin' Blends. Also used on this card is the Florish Thinlits and the Layered Leaves textured impression embossing folder - it pairs perfectly with this stamp set.

Team TwINKle Belles Get Together

   

I love getting together with my TwINKle Belles . Life has been so busy for me with my full time job that I haven't had time to spend with them. That will definitely have to change! We got together today to talk about the new catalog, share ideas and craft. Above are the cards that we made. The 1st one using 2 new 2018/19 stamp sets that will be available in June - Animal Outings and Birthday Backgrounds. The Belles got to use the Stamparatus today to make the panel on the left - such an amazing tool!. The 2nd card (cased from Mary Fish) uses Beautiful Bouquet - a lovely stamp set that is carrying over to the 2018-19 catalog and the 3rd card uses Florish Thinlits - also carrying over to the 2018-19 catalog.  I am looking forward to our next get together. 
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2018 On Stage Event - New Products Coming Soon!

Last weekend I spent the day in London Ont. at an On Stage 2018 event.  I really enjoy attending these events. There were about 500 demonstrators in attendance in London. There were simultaneous events held in several other parts of the world!  One of the benefits of attending the April event is that attendees are privileged with an advanced copy of the 2018 - 2019 catalog along with prizes and fabulous ideas. One of the stamp sets that we all received was this adorable set called Animal Outings. I think I will be playing a lot with this set!
I created a mirror image of the giraffe by stamping the giraffe onto my craft & rubber mat and then laying the cardstock onto to transfer the ink. Although there is a coordinating set of framelits, I am not able to purchase them until the demo preorder begins on May 1st so I cut them out by hand. You too can get this set an more if you join my TwINKle Belles team.  
I have used the Stampin' Up! Blends to color the giraffe and check out the fancy laser-cut paper leaves!  Check back this week for additional samples.


Quick and Easy Delightful Daisy Birthday Card

I spent an amazing couple of days in London Ontario at the On Stage event. Lots of changes coming with the new catalog including (of course) retiring products. Many of the items on this card will be retiring - sniff sniff
Card details:
This card has been created using Wild Wasabi (retiring) as the card base. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
The side border was created with the Decorative Ribbon border punch and Pool Party cardstock. 
I added a layer of my favorite DSP (Delightful Daisy - retiring) and stamped the Stylized Birthday (retiring) in Night of Navy.
This card is quick and easy.

Copper Threaded Focal Point

Sometimes it takes patience to get the design just right. I can't tell you the revisions that this card went through to finally land on a design I love.
The supplies used on this card include:

  • Delightful Daisy DSP
  • Celebrate You Thinlits
  • Copper Foil paper
  • Copper Thread
  • Scallop Circle Framelits

Epic Celebrations

Inspired & Cased from Emma Goddard
Hello Stampettes! Today's inspiration comes from Emma Goddard. The card features the Epic Celebration stamp set (Sale-A-Bration set) and the stitched edge ribbon.  Now this card is a bit fussy when it came to lacing up the 2 pieces of cardstock. So tons of patience is required. 
The colors featured are Pacific Point, white and silver. 
This will be a great card for a teenage boy!
Happy stamping!

Mixed Drinks Celebration

What a perfect pairing! The Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Thinlits with the Mixed Drink stamp set. 
To get the 2 beer mugs to face each other  (mirror image) I stamped the mug (faces with the handle to the right side) on my silicone mat and then transferred the ink onto white card stock. Such a great tip shared by a fellow Canadian demonstrator Jackie Bultje. I colored the mugs with my Daffodil Blends marker. Makes coloring a breeze.

Rainbow Builder Framelits

Here is another card made using the Rainbow Builder Framelits. I am starting to realize the potential of these.  
This is a "rainbow bridge" card. The inside of this card says, "Sorry for the loss of your furry friend (stamp set - Sorry For Everything 143820).
The greeting was stamped using the SAB set - Heartfelt Blooms.
Have a fabulous Monday! 


Rainbow Builder and Shimmery White Cardstock Tutorial



Yesterday I shared a card featuring the Rainbow builder framelits. Today I am sharing the tips (above) to making that card (below).

Party Panda's and Rainbow Builder Framelits

Party Panda's and Rainbow Builder Framelits.
To save paper I used shimmery white c/s and placed all the framelits onto a 4" x 4" piece of card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. Then I colored the rainbow with my Blends. Once dry I used Versamark and clear embossing powder to make the rainbow shiny.


Save The Date - Sale-A-Bration Party

I am holding a Sale-A-Bration class on Feb 18th @ 1pm and YOU are invited!

Come make 5 awesome cards featuring the SAB products - Party Pandas, Heartfelt Blooms, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits & Epic Celebration. 

Class starts @ 1pm at my home.


Registration is required to reserve your spot.

Registration is $15 or FREE with a $60 order placed at the class.

Register here. 

Black Velvet Painting - Waterfront

When I saw this card I immediately thought of the black velvet paintings (I vaguely recall one of Elvis from when I was a kid).
Shout to fellow demonstrator, Kymberly  Newman who designed the card - referring to it as Black Magic.  Using her design I recreated the technique using brighter colors.
My first attempt I used darker colors but it didn't "pop" off the card like this one. 

This Little Piggy with Barn Door Thinlits

 What goes better behind the sliding barn door than the adorable pig from the "This Little Piggy" stamp set? 
My tech club gals had a great time making this fun card. 
As you can see the barn door moves from one side to the other. My tip is instead of using pennies (too heavy) or washers, use the cardboard that comes in the 12 x 12 DSP packages (the white cardboard) and punch out 1/2" circles.
Works like a charm!

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WOW! 15 Minutes And the Reservation Window Closed

Today was the day that Stampin' Up! opened up a new process of reserving a brand new item. They took the approach of enabling a reservation window for delivery in Feb 2018.
Well, not surprisingly, the Stamparatus proved to be a much sought after item as it only took 15 minutes for the supply of items to run out.
But don't worry!  There will be another reservation window open in early Dec!
For those of you that tried to reserve your Stamparatus, I am sorry that they went so quickly. For those of you that were able to reserve.... Feb will be hear before you know it!

Reserve Your Very Own Stamparatus!


What is a Stamparatus?  It is an amazing stamp positioning tool that will change the way you stamp!
At the On Stage event this past week, Stampin' Up! introduced this new tool. Be sure to watch the video to see how amazing the tool is. You won't want to miss out on the reservation of the Stamparatus.

RESERVE HERE (YOU WILL NEED TO LOG IN FIRST AND HAVE AN ACCOUNT)


Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  1. Make multiples with ease
  2. Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  3. If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  4. Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  5. Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  6. Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Reserve your very own Stamparatus during the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window. Delivery will be on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.

Check out the FAQ on the Stamparatus here
Click here to find out how to reserve your Stamparatus

Recessed Panel Using Delightful Daisies DSP

I saw a really pretty card made by Monica Gale on Pinterest that inspired this take on the card. It uses the new daisy punch, Delightful Daisies DSP and Colorful Seasons framelits. It is hard to tell but I have done a recessed panel (the DSP) on this card. On the inside I have created a Book fold.  More to come on the inside of the card later in the week. 

Hearts Come Home & Mini Pizza Boxes



So excited! How stinkin' cute is this?  Today, my new friend, Lesley Lendon, from the UK graced me with this adorable Mini Pizza Box set! Thank you Lesley! Love this little gift. It features the Mini Pizza boxes - she cut out a window and stamped the sleigh and reindeer with stazon. The image in the back was sponged. It really looks 3D!

Stampin' Blends - Available Nov. 1st

A few years ago, Stampin' Up! introduced alcohol based markers. Due to manufacturer issues, they pulled them off the market until such time that they were confident that the markers lived up to Stampin' Up! high quality standards. Recently, Stampin' Up! relaunched the markers to the demonstrator community. As of Nov. 1st they will be available to the market at large. Check out this video!

Eclipse Technique Using Tranquil Tulips

Well my fall technique clubs are under way. This weekend marked the 1st month of the 6 month club. We had a fabulous time crafting. I taught 2 new techniques. The Eclipse technique shown here was one of them. The design is based on a card that I had seen done by Sandi MacIver.  Because the "Happy" is so big, the card is actually an 8 1/2" x 11" folded in half!  A large card with lots of space inside to write a wonderful message to the special person that will be getting this card!
I used Berry Bliss, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist as the main colors - all 2017 - 2019 In Colors.