Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sale-A-Bration is Almost Over!


There's only about 3 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration 2018.  Did you earn what you wanted to yet? If no, there's still time! One of my favorites from this year's SAB is the cute Party Pandas stamp set.

These simple images make cute cards in a snap! And when you pair them with the Stampin' Blends, it brings those cute little guys to life and adds great dimension!

Here's a card I made with them recently.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309) to add dimension to the hat, balloon, and envelope.  My glue was giving me a little bit of a fit on the balloon but it still looks cool.  It just adds to the handmade look.  And that's the point of making our own cards, isn't it? So embrace the imperfections because they make our cards unique and wonderful!

I used my light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends (145054) to give my pandas shadow and dimension.  Light and dark Cherry Cobbler (144598) and light and dark Pool Party Blends (144605) were used for the other accents.

Here's another one of my favorite SAB stamp sets in action:

That's it for today! I LOVE Sale-A-Bration.  It's one of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year!

There's still time to earn free Sale-A-Bration products and I would so appreciate your business.  I try to send at least a handmade card to everyone who orders through my online store and I'm trying to come up with a rewards program for my loyal customers. That's a work in progress :)  But for now, if you spend at least $30 this month using the March Hostess Code at the top of my blog, I'll send you a gift as my way of saying thank you!

Thank you so much for visiting me today.  Make it a great and crafty day!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March Stampin 'N Hop Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop! I'm Rebecca and I call Utah (US) home. This month we are featuring product from the second Sale-A-Bration offering. I chose Eclectic Expressions because that was the stamp set that first jumped out at me when I saw the new releases. I love the elements and sentiments.

I didn't have a particular card design in mind when I created this card other than I wanted to do an emboss resist technique with White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132). My favorite technique!

The ink colors I used were Tranquil Tide (144085), Bermuda Bay (131171), Wild Wasabi (126959), and Lemon Lime Twist (144086) with a little bit of black thrown in for good measure.

Once I stamped all the images, I couldn't see the greeting very well so I decided to stamp it again in Black Archival ink (140931). I offset the second stamping a little so there was a slight white shadow. I think it turned out so cool!

Then I added more stamping and some Lemon Lime Twist sequins from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack (145609).

And that's it! This card could totally be masculine or feminine. I love when that happens!

Thanks for visiting me today. Make today a great and crafty day! Have fun hopping!

Rebecca :)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weather Together with lots of texture


I'm popping in today to share a fun card.  Sometimes I get my best ideas as I'm falling asleep at night and this was one of them!

I did a quick watercolor wash with some Smoky Slate ink (131179). I opened my embossing paste (141979) and it had dried out some.  Tip: If that happens to you, just add a few drops of water, let it sit for a few minutes then stir.  Add a few more drops of water at a time until it gets back to the consistency it's supposed to be.

Anyway, I just decided to use it dry because I knew I would get awesome texture for my clouds which I made using the cloud stencil (144103). And I was right! See?

Before the clouds completely dried, I sprinkled some silver stampin' glitter (133756) on them to give them a little sparkle.  Then I stamped the raindrops and added some clear raindrop epoxy shapes (145632).

I love how bright the umbrella looks agains the gray sky.  Just how I pictured it in my head.  I used my Stampin' Blends (147475), of course ;), to color the umbrella. The sentiment goes perfectly with that happy umbrella.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I did making it!

I would love it if you would visit my online store.  If you use the March Hostess Code at the top of my blog and place at least a $30 order, I'll send you a gift as my way of saying thank you!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Work of Art by Stampin' Up!


Once upon a time (several years ago), I attended my first Stampin' Up! event.  It was held in a local movie theater.  I was SO excited to be able to see new product before it even came out.  And while I didn't win any Prize Patrols that day, everyone received the Work of Art stamp set.  I've played with it here and there since but it mostly just sits on my shelf.  

Well it jumped out at me this week and I pulled it out again.  I found a new love for this set! I've been obsessed with watching paint pour videos.  Look it up.  It's a thing and it's so fascinating! Anyway, I decided to make my own abstract art and turn it into cards.  To get a little creative jumpstart, I just searched for "abstract art" in my search engine and up popped loads of inspiration!  Here's my first creation.

The colors I used were Powder Pink (144084), Tranquil Tide (144085), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Pool Party (126982), and Calypso Coral (126983).  Some of the stamps I inked up fully and some I inked up partially to get different looks. This makes me want to experiment some more and maybe frame them to give as gifts!

Here are a few more projects using the Work of Art stamp set (134111).

And that's it! Do you have the Work of Art stamp set? Leave a comment below with your answer and tell me which of these is your favorite card.

Thanks for visiting.  Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Same Card Design, Two Different Occasions


I'm here today to share a fun card design I sketched in my notebook recently.  I love using sentiments as part of the background design.  I used the Sunshine Wishes flower die (141489) to cut 3 flowers, one cut from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (144110), one from Tranquil Tide card stock (144246), and one from Daffodil Delight card stock (119683).

The background is stamped with the Thank You sentiment and the bubble splatters from the new Sale-A-Bration set Eclectic Expressions that you can choose for FREE with a $50 order. Then I ran that panel through my Big Shot (143263) using the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder (143710).  I finished the card off with some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262) and some enamel shapes from the Subtles (141679) and Brights (141680) packs.

Here I used the same design but changed the card color (Crumb Cake card stock 120953) and stamp set (Sunshine Sayings 141591).

And that's it! A simple card design you can customize to whatever occasion you need.  Which one appeals to you most?

Thanks for visiting me today! Make it a great and crafty day!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stampin' Blends


I've already told you how much I love Stampin' Blends.  Before I show you some cards I've made with them, here's Carey from the Stampin' Up! Home Office to show them in action:

Here are some cards I've made recently using Stampin' Blends.  Some are cased from other Demonstrators.

This last one I pretty much straight out copied. LOL.  Except the demonstrator made a different card size so I changed the size and altered the placement of the lanterns.  I should have made note of who the designer of this card was. If it was you, thank you for your inspiration!

And that's it! In case you didn't get my message before, I LOVE Stampin' Blends! I almost have the complete set.  I've been accumulating them slowly.  :D

Thanks for visiting me.  Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stamping, Visiting and Eating!


I held my Occasions/Sale-A-Bration Open house this past Saturday.  It was so much fun for me and I hope it was fun for my visitors. The friends, the stamping, the food.  And the weather.  Unseasonably warm and perfect!

This is how I set up some of my displays.

And, of course, the food!

This was our Make & Take

I just love Stampin' Blends and share them with my customers as much as I can.  Our cute Mermaid's tail is colored with the light and dark Calypso Coral Blends.  So pretty!

And that's it! A small peek into my Open House.  They are a lot of work but so much fun!

Thanks for visiting me!  Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CASE-ing the Catalog


I'm sharing a card today that I CASEd (Copy and Selectively Edit) from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Did you know our catalogs are more than just a list of products and prices?  The Annual Catalog is an invaluable resource for card and project ideas.  I decided to make the card on the bottom right using the color combo at the top of the page there which is Old Olive, Rose Red, and Crushed Curry.

One of the best things about CASE-ing is if you don't have that particular stamp set, you can substitute for any stamp set you have!  In this case I used the Hostess Set Tranquil Tulips (143767).  I just love this set.  It's so sweet and pretty.  The sentiment is from Lots of Love (143799). To get just the right sized circle to cut out the sentiment I used one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits (141705).

This is a really simple card and sometimes I love to do that.  Just simply stamps, card stock, and ink.

And that's it!

Pull out your catalog and find a card that appeals to you.  Create it as is, or change things up a bit.  CASE-ing is fun and rewarding!

Just a reminder that when you place a $30+ order in my online store using the February Hostess Code at the top right, I'll send you a pack of the Brights Enamel Dots!

Thanks for joining me today! Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Springtime Foils


I'm playing with the new Springtime Foils DSP that will be available as a new Sale-A-Bration item starting February 16th!  These are gorgeous papers in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold foil designs.

I knew all this floral piece needed was a little corner cluster.  Gold embossing (109129) on Blushing Bride card stock (131198) pairs fantastically with the rose gold in the DSP.  The Banner stamp is from the Banners for You stamp set (141710) and die cut with the Bunch of Banners die (141488).

The background of the DSP isn't ivory but it isn't exactly white either so since I mounted it on a Thick Whisper White card base (140272), I decided to tie everything together with a peek of a Delicate White Doily (141701).

Then, of course, I had to add some Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128) just to bling it out even more.  This is a simple, yet stunning card that would be perfect for a wedding or anniversary, don't you think?

Well that's it!  What do you think about the rose gold trend?  Honestly, I didn't used to like it but I'm loving it more and more and can't wait to create with this gorgeous paper again!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Make it a great and crafty day!

Rebecca :)

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