Oh Boy Oh Succulents!

These little beauties are just too much fun!  It’s amazing how card stock turns into flowers so quickly!

It all starts with the Succulent Framelit Dies.  You die cut the flower pieces and start sponging the edges…by the time you layer the pieces on top of each other you have a gorgeous little succulent!

Do you believe this one started with Pool Party card stock?  Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry ink morph it into something very real looking!  (You can see some of the Rich Razzleberry ink on my fingers!!)

They turned out so pretty that I had to make an arrangement!  I had a little tiny pail I’d been saving for I don’t know what, and I stuffed it with some moss and just set the succulents on top!  To make it permanent, I think I might stick the flowers to the moss with a hot glue gun…but that’s for another day.

You’ve got to try these!  I was a bit hesitant at first, but they go together super-fast, so give them a try!  And, right now you can get a special gift for your qualifying order.  Go for it 🙂

Oh, I almost forgot, during the month of March I’m giving away a little something extra, so be sure to take advantage of that too!  It’s a great time to get some Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Paper:  Pool Party, Old Olive, and Mint Macaron card stock
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry 
Tools:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,
Sponge Daubers, Bone Folder

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The Wonderful Rose!

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Oh my goodness!  This Birthday Blooms Stamp Set is so beautiful!  Don’t you agree?

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The Blender Pen is your best friend when coloring a gorgeous stamp like this rose.  It allows you to give the shading that makes this flower so realistic.  The flower and leaves were stamped in Memento Black Ink and then colored with the Blender Pen.  The flower and leaves were fussy cut and then raised up with dimensionals.

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Do you see the little bit of doily hidden under the lower section of the flower?  Just a bit of added sweetness!  The background here is some Watermelon Wonder ink lightly painted with an Aqua Pen.  The key is the Shimmery White Paper, it’s made for watercoloring and has tiny little sparkly flecks that can be seen in the light!  So pretty!

Here are the products I used.  Click right on the item to learn more!

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Beautiful Botanicals!

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For You.  Such a great sentiment.  You can use it for anything:  birthday, sympathy, hello, Valentine’s Day, anything!!  Add some gorgeous flowers and you have the perfect card!

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So I love these flowers.  They are made using the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  I love the way they cut the petals right out leaving a little flower frame.  Then you just pop those insides up for these fabulous 3-D flowers!  There are also dies for the centers of the flowers.  And, what do you think about these lacy leaves?  Everything you see is created with the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Blooms stamp set ~ a fabulous bundle offered by Stampin’ Up!

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Today a group of stampers are getting together and each of us is bringing a card for everyone to make. This is the card I’m bringing ~ along with all the supplies to make it.  I really wanted to show my friends this fabulous set.  Now each person is bringing a card for the others to make, so I’ll come home with quite a few pretty cards, and I’m hoping to post them here for you to see!

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 140819

Botanical Builders Bundle

If you order this bundle, you will get one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  Look through the Catalog here on the right-hand side of my blog!

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Last Day of Pink Week!!

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So, for the last day of Pink Week I had to use a black and white striped background.  I love black and white stripes.  They are kind of a thinn over at Kate Spade shops.  I’ve always moved black and whet stripes, and this card gave me enough room to do t!

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These great stripes were created using the Decoratve Masks, Stripes..  I used sponge daubers to apply the ink to the paper using the Basic Black Inc.  I’m so loving these Botanical Builders Dids.  You can make so much with them!

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It was so much fun to run the different colors of pink through the aching and look how it ca=me out!  For the sentiment, I just used little stripes of white card stock, a piece of Melon Mambo card stock, and a little piece of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (gorgeous!).  A little portion of a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a few sequins finish it off.

Thanks so much for joining me for PINK WEEK here on the blog.  It’s been so much fun to use my favorite color in every card.  Don’t forget about Sale-a-Bration:  order $50 in product and get a Sale-a-Bration item FREE!!  Just click the Shop Now button above and check everything out!


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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose…

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Do you ever try to make a card shown in the catalog?  I do 🙂  It’s called “case” or “casing,” and this care is cased from page 37 of the Occasions Catalog (click the catalog on the right to check it out!).  Mine turned out a little bit different, but I’m just crazy about it.

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Both the rose and the leaves are stamped in a 3-step process using 3 different stamps to create the multidimensional effect.  Doesn’t it look realistic?  It’s easier to do than I expected, and so much fun to see it come to life as you stamp another layer.  Here is a video which shows how it works:

Did you notice this is a photopolymer stamp set?  Think clear, see through, easy to do the 3-step process!

Picture Perfect Stamp Set (Item No. 140520)

Picture Perfect

Why don’t you try copying a card from the catalog?  It’s fun!

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Here are the products I used to make this card.  Just click on any item to find out more and to shop in my store!


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New Catalogs — Picture Perfect!

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Wow!  The new Occasions Catalog is now live!  And what you are seeing here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets called Picture Perfect…love, love, love!!  This is a 3-step stamp set and both this beautiful flower and the leaves are stamped several times to give this gorgeous depth!

Now, let’s see those catalogs!!

First, the Occasions Catalog ~ CLICK ON THE COVER TO SEE WHAT’S INSIDE!


And the Sale-a-Bration Catalog ~ CLICK ON THE COVER!

Sale-a-Bration Catalog

On today’s card I wanted to show you several new things.  What do you think of the pretty green border on the bottom of the card?  It’s cut using a die that is part of the new Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  This is the coolest die set I have ever seen!  It has pop up flowers and all sorts of things!!

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The sentiment on the card was stamped on the new Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  This is some intricately designed vellum that coordinates with the new Botanicals line.  Here’s a close up of the vellum laid on top of some Pear Pizzaz card stock:

Pict Perf on Botanical Vellum

Do you believe how pretty this is?  You can only get this vellum FREE with a $50 order.  It’s a special FREE item just available during Sale-a-Bration ~ starting today!  You will love it!

Keep checking back as I’ll be showing you lots of fun ways to use all these great new items!

Happy stamping!


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Botanical Beauty!

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Another sneak peek for you today!  I’m totally loving the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (available January 5th)!  Isn’t this flower gorgeous?  And look at those leaves.  These dies are delicate and intricate and GORGEOUS!!

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The colors I used for this card are Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  They are both 2015-16 In Colors and blend together beautifully.

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I love the way this flower die has little pop up petals!  Isn’t that cute?  And the sentiment is from one of the new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets called Botanicals For You.  This stamp set will be available to you FREE (yes, FREE!) beginning January 5, 2016, with a $50 order!!  The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs go live on 1/5/16.  If you need a catalog, just email me.

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Scallops and Pink Flowers!

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So….we are coming up very soon on our new Spring/Occasions Catalog!  Can you believe it?  I know, I know, it’s not even Christmas yet.  But we think ahead and we want you to be ready for all those Spring events!

Now, there’s nothing new on this card, but it IS a case of a card in the new catalog!  If you like this card, just wait until you see the new beautiful flower stamp sets in the catalog!!

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The pretty scalloped layer is from the Striped Scallop Thinlit Die.  Don’t you love it?  It gives such a lacy look…and this is just a little section of the scallop.  This die is available now.  Why don’t you get a little Christmas gift for yourself?

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This is just to get you thinking about all the possibilities coming up in the new year.  I’ll be showing you some samples and sneak peeks soon, so be watching!


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Beautiful Blackberry Bliss!

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We all love Blackberry Bliss, don’t we?  I think it’s one of the best colors Stampin’ Up! has, and it’s gorgeous with everything!  Here it’s paired with Hello Honey and Very Vanilla for a fall-ish combination.

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The stamp set used on this card is Awesomely Artistic, one of my favorites.  I love the delicate flowers.  For this card I stamped the flowers in Blackberry Bliss and then used a Blender Pen to lightly color the tiny petals.  Then the flowers were fussy cut to give them an even more delicate look.

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This card could be used for any occasion.  I’m thinking birthday, encouragement, thinking of you…can you think of some others?  I like to have cards like this on hand for different situations that might come up.  Personally, quite a few of my friends have birthdays in October, so I’m planning to use it for a birthday 🙂

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Flowers and Lace for a Birthday!

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Do you have months on your calendar that have lots of birthdays?  I sure do.  So many of my friends have September and October birthdays…I’ve got to get busy here and get some cards ready!!

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I’m loving this new Festive Flower Builder Punch.  You can do so much with it!  Here’s a great video on how to use this neat punch.

For this card I wanted to use black and Very Vanilla, with a Melon Mambo accent.  I really love pink and it makes me happy when I use it 🙂  Plus I love lace, so I put a few laces together with the Melon Mambo ribbon.  You can’t lose with lace and ribbon and flowers!

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Do you have huge birthday months on your calendar?  I’d like to know, leave me a comment!

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