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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Welcome to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Today is the FIRST Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I’m so excited you are here!!  This is our debut challenge and it is a fun one.  The tic tac toe board we are playing with is below. Each square is an element you can use when creating your card. Use any three elements/supplies on the board as long as the three elements you choose form a row, column or diagonal on the challenge board.

For my card today I used quite a few elements from the board. I’ll tell you about them below 🙂

The first element is heat embossing. I embossed the flamingo from the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set using white embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment in gold (another element). I have to say I love this sentiment and I am “tickled pink” about this whole stamp set!

The next element is stripes. I used a cute little stripe stamp from the new Tabs for Everything stamp set. And the stripes are set on a white (element) circle (element) and tied up with a bit of white baker’s twine (element). See how fun this challenge is? I just couldn’t help myself, I had to use as many of the elements as I could! When I look at the challenge board, my card makes the diagonals in both directions, the center vertical row and the top and bottom horizontal rows. You can tell I had fun 🙂

Why don’t you play with us? Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website (tictactoechallenge.com) to enter your card! You can also see what the other designers have created ~ I can tell you their cards are beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today and being a part of our first challenge!

All Products Used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo and Tabs for Everything
Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark, White and Gold Embossing Powder
Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Triple Banner Punch
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Tea Lace Doily

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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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Peggy’s New Catalog Ribbon Shares-Order Now!

26 yards of ribbon for only $20!

What is a ribbon share?

A ribbon share is an opportunity for you to get a little bit of the FABULOUS new Stampin’ Up! ribbons without having to buy an entire spool! I cut the spools of ribbon into 1-yard lengths and you get 1 yard of each ribbon. This is a great way for you to have lots of ribbons on hand for your card making without having to make a big investment!

How does it work?

I’ve chosen my favorite new ribbons for you. You will receive 26 yards of ribbon for only $20, plus $5 shipping (see below). If you want to participate, email me with the words RIBBON SHARE in the subject line and I will send you an invoice via email. (Please watch your inbox for the invoice and also check your junk mail in case it goes in there!) To secure your place in the Ribbon Share, you must pay the invoice within 24 hours of receipt.

I will place my order for all ribbons on June 9th. Please allow 2 weeks to receive your shares as I have to order the ribbons, sort, cut and mail all of the ribbons after I get them 🙂

Please see pages 198-199 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog for close up photos and further descriptions of each ribbon described below. (Just a note: the photo above is by way of example only, some of those ribbons are not in this ribbon share.) Here’s what you will receive:

  1. NEW IN COLORS: 1 yard of each of the five 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbons ~ total 5 yards.
  2. CRINKLED SEAM BINDING (my personal fave!): 1 yard of each of the four 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.
  3. GINGHAM RIBBON: 1 yard of each of two Gingham Ribbons ~ total 2 yards.
  4. SHIMMER RIBBON: 1 yard of each of four 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbons ~ total 4 yards
  5. SHEER RIBBON (love these colors!): 1 yard of each of four 1/8″ Sheer Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.
  6. MINI SEQUIN TRIM: 1 yard of each of three Mini Sequin Trims ~ total 3 yards.
  7. STITCHED-EDGE RIBBON: 1 yard each of four 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.

These are not all of the new ribbons offered by Stampin’ Up! in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, they are just my favorites and the ones I think will be the most popular 🙂

Please remember when you email me with your share order, please put in the subject line the words RIBBON SHARE and  make sure that I have a correct mailing address for you.

Shipping within the U.S.:  $5.00
Pick up in Escondido, California:  FREE

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