Coffee With a Friend!

Spending time at a little coffee shop with a good friend is one of my favorite things to do. It’s nice to go to an out-of-the-way place, the kind without big crowds, where you can chat and relax for a bit.

Yesterday I was able to do that with a dear friend and I made her this special card to let her know how much I enjoyed our time together 🙂 I have to say I love this Coffee Cafe stamp set and framelits! I had so much fun making this card with the cute little heart paper and the coffee bean leaves!

And what do you think about that cardboard-looking sleeve for the coffee cup? The framelits make that! I used Crumb Cake card stock ~ didn’t it come out so realistic?

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Early Espresso card stock
and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Sweet and Sassy Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread

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The Daisy Delight Bundle is Back in Stock!

Yeah, the Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock!  It’s been on backorder and we aren’t sure how long it will be available, so I recommend you order while it’s available 🙂

You can click on the photo above to go right to my
24/7 online store and order now.

Today I’m featuring some cards I’ve made using this fabulous bundle. The punch itself has become one of my go-to punches.

In the photo above you can see one of the sheets of the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. And let me tell you it’s gorgeous!

You can do so much with the daisy punch. The pink and white daisy has 3 punched flowers, and the yellow daisy has 2 flowers. The daisies can be as simple or full as you want!

DON’T FORGET about my June Bonus Gift! If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! For all the details, CLICK HERE.

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Oh My Goodness, Graceful Garden!

It’s true, oh my goodness I love this stamp set! I love roses and this is a set of beautiful roses and leaves. Every day as I sit in my craft room I look out a window to my rose garden (I know, it sounds like an old song!). We didn’t even plant it, it was here when we bought the house, and it is such a pleasure to look out at the roses every day!

The background for today’s card was fun and easy to do. Actually I used our Pattern Party Decorative Masks and sponged Flirty Flamingo ink over the mask with a Thumb Dauber. I used a fun Host Stamp Set called Background Bits to add some more interest. It has a stamp with faint handwriting on it. Then I splattered the whole background with some Soft Suede ink. This is how you make your own designer series paper!

Ok, I just have to stop and show you my little stamping partner. Elie sleeps on her pink leopard blanket while I stamp. I called her name to get her to look up for this photo. I think she’s upset that I woke her up 🙂 Ok, back to my card…

Pretty Pointer: To add depth to a stamped image, use a Blender Pen to add more color. On this rose, I stamped it first in Flirty Flamingo and then went back in with some Powder Pink ink and my blender pen to give more substance to the flower.

Graceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 143849  $19.00

To add even more interest I shredded some of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and laid it across the card below a strip of the same ribbon. It acts like a surprise ~ when you see it, you think ooh, look at that fun stuff 🙂

My Special Offer for June!

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
as my gift to you!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Graceful Garden, Background Bits
Ink: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink card stock
Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Blender Pen, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Aqua Pen, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments: Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

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Crafting Forever!


Have you done something creative today? This card is to remind you to take a minute, or a few minutes, and relax, create something!

Over the weekend I had fun making a bunch of these cards ~ and I loved it! I sat and colored the handles of these scissors with my Lemon Lime Twist Marker and totally relaxed! The card is simple, just a 2″ x 4″ panel stamped with scissors, a doubled up Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, and a stamped, punched circle!

Crafting Forever Clear Stamp Set
Item No. 143958 $20.00

This is such a fun stamp set for a crafter! I’ve already used it quite a bit. It’s one I’m going to keep in my permanent collection 🙂 To find out more, just click on the photo of the stamp set above.

Here’s how the cards looked all lined up! I sent these out with my ribbon shares. Did you take advantage of my ribbon shares? Quite a few people did. If you didn’t catch it this time, I’ll be doing it again when the Holiday Catalog comes out in a few months, so be watching!

My Special Offer for June!

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift to you!

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A Rustic Hello!

Today’s fun card is for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! These challenges are so much fun! There’s a lot of freedom in choosing three elements you want to use from the tic tac toe board. Here is the board for this challenge:

For my card today I chose the far right vertical row: wood, yellow, and embellishment. The wood was easy…the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect! The sheet I’m using here looks like a piece of wood with white peeling paint, love it!

Ok, so I’m crazy about the Oh So Eclectic Bundle. There are so many possibilities! The leaves here are stamped with a cross-hatch leaf stamp and then die cut with coordinating dies. And I love these flowers! You use two dies to cut the lacy-looking flowers, and then just one of those dies to cut the Whisper White background of the flower.

One thing I really like about using this Wood Textures paper is that it’s a super quick way to make a rustic shabby card (and I really like shabby!).

Would you like to try your hand at this week’s tic tac toe board? We’d sure love to have you! Come on over to tictactoechallenge.com!

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift!

 

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron and Old Olive card stock and Wood Textures dsp stack
Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels

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Ombre Pink Drink!

Have you seen that Starbucks has a new Ombre Pink Drink? It’s SO pretty!! And knowing that I had the new Coffee Cafe Bundle and I hadn’t used it, I just had to see if I could recreate this drink on paper! 🙂

The cup was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I did the same thing with the ice cubes but used Clear Embossing Powder. I think they both look the same, but I like it. Then I used a sponge dauber and sponged Powder Pink ink on the lower section of the cup and Melon Mambo ink on the upper portion of the cup.

Do you see that little corrugated tag? Isn’t it adorable? I’m loving the Corrugated Elements, there are hearts and ovals and tags. Here the tag is tied up with a piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and Linen Thread. I would like to give you some of the Corrugated Elements FREE…

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Versamark Ink, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy,
White and Clear Embossing Powder
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Tools: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Corrugated Elements, Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, Linen Thread

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Just Breathe!

Don’t you like this sentiment? We all need to stop and take a breath, don’t we? And, really, wouldn’t you like to receive a card with this sentiment? It says that the sender knows that you are going through something or are busy, and they recognize it and care. I love it!

And this card is easy to make! We love quick and easy! The ombre background is a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I think it looks a bit like an ocean or a sky. The daisy is Daffodil Delight card stock punched our twice with the new Daisy Punch. The center of the daisy is a White Perfect Accent.

The sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set was stamped with Dapper Denim ink. This card has bold statement elements but it’s simple. I like it!

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item No. 143726
CLICK HERE for more details.

Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Item No. 144193
CLICK HERE for more details

So I say this to you today….Just Breathe. Whatever you are going through, just take a minute and take a breath, stop what you’re doing and breathe. I hope this gives you a moment of peace in this busy world.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Hi friends! How are you doing today? You know, when I write my posts I’m thinking about you, and I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. I know you’re busy and you could pop on other blogs, so I appreciate that you’ve chosen to stop here! And, I call you Friend, so this card today is for you!

Now I have to tell you that this isn’t a birthday card, but the stamps I used are from the stamp set called “Happy Birthday Gorgeous.” It’s one of those sets with great sentiments and fun elements, it’s super versatile and I think it’s going to be one I’ll use over and over.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Item No. 143662

The die-cut word “friend” is from the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. I used a bit of retired washi tape and a tiny heart from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes. The colors on this card are bright but go together surprisingly well (Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party).

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the debut of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge I told you about! You’ll love the challenge, and wait till you see my card 🙂

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New Catalog is Live: 3 of My Favorite New Products!

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is now live (as of noon MT on June 1st)! So many new things, new colors, new papers, new ribbons! I have lots of favorites in the new catalog, but today I want to show you my 3 top favorites (I wonder how many favorites I’ll end up with as I start to play with everything?!). Here are 3 videos from Stampin’ Up! demonstrating these 3 products:

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle.
Item No. 145356 (clear) and Item No. 145355 (wood)

I love the colors, the designs, and all the different ways you can use this bundle! I also love the new Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon that you will see demonstrated in the video.

The Love Today Planner Kit.
Item No. 144257

Planner girls cheer!! Yes, Stampin’ Up! now has a planner and it’s a beautiful one at that! I’ve been tapping my fingers like crazy to get ahold of one of these! I love the colors, blue and gold and pink, oh my goodness!!

Embossing Paste and Masks!
Embossing Paste Item No. 141979, Palette Knives Item No. 142808,
Pattern Party Decorative Masks Item No. 144103

Texture, texture, texture! Embossing paste is a quick and easy way to add an interesting element to your cards. See how easy it is in this video!

And here’s what we’ve been waiting for:  THE CATALOG!!
(click on the picture below to view the inside!)


Monthly Host Code Giveaway

If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store during the month of June, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G when you order, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! See all the details HERE!

My Pretty Paper Rewards

For every $50 product purchase (not including tax and shipping) you will receive one (1) Pretty Paper Reward. Earn 10 Pretty Paper Rewards and you will receive a FREE stamp set from me (up to a $25 value!) See all the details HERE!

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Countdown to the Catalog with Crafting Forever!

This is our last countdown day! Tomorrow the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live and we can order anything! I’m so excited! Even as demonstrators we can only order limited items early, so we are all just as excited as our customers 🙂

Crafting Forever is one of the sets we received prior to the live catalog and I have to say I really like it! I think every crafter is going to want this set. And the sentiment used on today’s card is my advice and encouragement for you: Do something creative everyday! For me it is really important to create, it relaxes me and gives me some time by myself. That’s important in our busy world 🙂

I especially wanted to show you this card today as it features the new 2017-2019 In Colors. Each color is “washed” over Watercolor Paper with an Aqua Painter. It creates a nice background for the pot of brushes, don’t you think?

Are you ready for tomorrow? Do you have your wish list made out? I do, but I keep changing it!!

Stampin’ Up! has a special incentive for the month of June ~ for any order of $350 or more you will receive a bonus reward of $35!  You will already earn Stampin’ Rewards of 12% on your $350 order, that’s $42. Add on top of that there will be the $35 bonus, so you will receive $77 in FREE PRODUCT of your choice from the brand new catalog!! WOW! You will probably want to rework your wish list now, like I did!!

In the next few days I’m going to be posting my 10 favorite items from the new catalog, so be watching!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Crafting Forever
Ink: Soft Suede, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shape Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
Embellishments:  Gold Binder Clips

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