Friday, February 28, 2014

Picture Challenge

OK - I am a day late.
For some reason I was thinking on Wednesday it was Tuesday and I had another day to get my card done for the challenge.  Not sure why I want another day of work!  LOL  Better late then never to join the challenge.
Here is another DOstampers challenge.  Like I said previously I had my days mixed up and posting this a little late.  You are more than Welcome to join us in our challenges every Thursday.

Love how bright and cheery the colors are.

If you have never done a picture challenge before let me explain what it is all about.  You take the picture and pull something that catches your eye.  From that you create your card or project.  For this challenge I took the colors and the Butterfly.

I did the Thumping Technique on the Butterfly.

This technique is so easy to do, but it makes such an effect on any project that you create.  How this is done, take your stamp and ink it up using the lightest color that you will be using.  Next take your desired colors of  Stampin' Up! markers that go with your project.  You will then take the brush end of the marker and tap/thumb it to your stamp in various places.  Repeat this with all the colors you have chosen.  When that is done you will huff on your stamp and stamp image onto your cardstock.  And that is how the Thumping Technique is done.  Easy isn't it!?!?  Of course I had to add a little sparkle to the butterfly with the rhinestones.

The Stampin' Up! products that I used to this card is as follows:

Cardstock & Ink
Bermuda Bay Crdstk    1131197     Ink   131171
Daffodil Delight               119683               126944
Tangerine Tango            111349                126946
Whisper White                100730

Stamp Sets
Papillon Potpourri    Clear mount    123759      Wood mount    132058
Summer Silhouettes                          126447                                132082
Regarding Dahlias                              130327                                130324

Big Shot         113439  (You can get this 1/2 OFF.  I can show you how to do that!)
Modern Mosaic Impression Folder      129984
Perfect Polka Dot Impression Folder   117335
Basic Rhinestones              119246
Elegant Butterfly Punch   127526

I hope you join us next Thrusday!!!  I will post on time next time.  LOL

Thank you for Stopping!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Starburst Technique

Love this Technique!!!

Have you ever looked at a project and thought to yourself "there is no way I can do is going to be to hard".  This is what I thought about this technique.  I also thought that it would be to hard to teach my technique club member's.......It wasn't!!!!  It is so easy!!

I really like how this turned out with the Sweet Sobet DSP.  The colors in this paper are so comforting and yet has a pop to it.  Right now you can get this great Designer Series Paper for FREE!!!  And many other Stampin' Up! products.  How?????  Let me tell you!  
It is Sale-A-Bration time!!!
For every $50.00 you spend you get to choose a item FREE from the 

If you would like know how to do this technique and more, I can help you with that.  Every month I hold a class in my home, that I teach 2 different techniques using Stampin' Up! products.  Then with those techniques you make a card with each technique.  Whats even better than that is, the friendships that you will make and a night out of the house!  Couldn't get any better than that.  You can find out more information about my Technique Club here.  You can also get it TO GO!!

The products that I have used on this card is as follows:
Cardstock & Ink
Sweet Sobet DSP  (FREE from Sale-A-Bration)
Whisper White
Sahara Sand
Pool Party, Summer Starfruit or Pistachio Pudding.  (You choose.  This is the Pc under the word enjoy)
Black Stazon Ink

Stamp Set
Simply Celebrate  (From the Occasion Catalog)

Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack  (FREE from Sale-A-Bration)
Stampin Trimmer
Stampin Dimensionals

Hope you  "ENJOY"  today's card!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mom & Dad Valentine

I know it is passed Valentine's Day...but I had one more card to share with you.

Grandkid gave this to Mom & Dad!

I sent this to my grandkids that live in TX, so they had something to give Mom & Dad.  I also sent flowers to them from the kids.  

They loved them!!

For the card I did the Chalk board technique.  I really like the look of this technique.  I am sorry, but the DSP is retired from a few years ago.  But...I did use the Hearts of Flutter Framelits to cut out the great flags.  And always you have to add a little bit of Bling!

I hope you enjoyed all the Valentines cards as much as the receivers did!

Thanks for Stopping!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!

This card was for my Granddaughter.  I have been sharing all the cards that I have made for my grandkids and I wanted to share this one as well.  I know it does have some discontinued products on it.  I know....BAD ME!  But it was too cute not to share!

The embossed background on the Real Red cardstock is a current embossing folder that you can get FREE!!!  As most of you know it is Sale-A-Bration time and you can earn FREE products.   If you haven't seen the catalog yet you have to go check it out!!!  There are allot of NEW products.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pink it up!!

LOVE, LOVE the colors!!! This color combination is so soft but yet with the Melon Mambo it has the WOW effect.  Love when the challenges come on Thursday's, then I know I only have 1 more day of work and I can play with my stamps.

After seeing the color combination I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use for my main focal point.   The set I used for the flower, is a new set in the Occasions Catalog  called "Simple Stems".  What is so great, with this stamp set you can use the "Secret Garden Framelits" to cut out some of the flowers.  Stampin' Up! makes it so simple for us to create our fabulous projects!!!  For the greeting on the card, it comes from another set out of the Occasions Catalog called "Simply Celebration".  Love this set!!

For the rest of the Stampin' Up! products that I used are as follows:

Silver Glimmer     124005
Smokey Slate        131202
Pink Pirouette       111351
Whisper White      100730

Smokey Slate        131179
Pink Pirouette       126956
Melon Mambo       126948

Stamp Sets
Simply Celebration    Clear Mount    133224     Wood 133221
Simple Stems              Clear                133101      Wood 133098

Candy Dots      130931
Candy Dots Brads   132293
Big Shot            113439
Secret Garden Framelits   129372

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine Puppy

How cute is he!!!!

This cute little guy is for one of my Granddaughters, Teagan.  She is all about puppies!!  In fact they just got a new puppy, her name Como.  It is named after Como Park in MN.

Isn't she the cutest!!!!
OH and Como as well!

One of my favorite things to do in stamping is punch art!  And Stampin' Up! gives you all you need to make it easy.  The variety of punches and now their Framelits & Dies, it is endless of images that you can create. 

The products that I used to create this cute little puppy are as follows:

Cardstock & Ink
Real Red Cardstock   102482    Ink Pad   126949
Basic Black           121045
Sliver Glimmer    124005
Whisper White     100730

Big Shot      113439
Hearts Collection Framelits    125599
1 3/8 Circle punch    119860
1 3/4 Circle punch    119850
3/4 Circle punch       119873
Full Heart punch      119883
Small Heart punch   117193
Word Window punch   119857
Modern Label punch    119849

And for the Background that is Embossed on the Real Red cardstock is a NEW embossing folder that you can now get FREE!!  You really have to check out Sale-A-Bration this year!!!  Once again Stampin' Up! has out done themselves!!

I hope you come back soon to check out the rest of the Valentine's that I have done for the rest of my Grandkids.

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Minion

Happy Valentine's Carson!

To start off I have to thank for this card.  I did case it with just a minor change.

My grandson Carson just loves the  "Despicable Me" movies.  So when I came across this, I knew this would be his Valentine from Grandma.  

The Stampin' Up! products used in this card are:

Daffodil Delight
Basic Black & Marker
Red and Silver Glitter 

Big Shot
Heart Framelits
3/4 Circle Punch
Mini Heart Punch

I hope you like it.  I will be showing you more of the Valentine's for the rest of the grand-kids this week. 

Don't forget it is Sale-A-Bration Time!!!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Petite Petals Challenge

It's Thursday and time for the DOstampers challenge for the week.  This weeks challenge is a picture challenge.  Love - Love this one!  The picture has such bold colors, which is right up my alley.  With the cold weather that we are having here in MN, this gives us hope that it will be Spring soon!!

I do have to Thank Glenda Collins for the great layout!  I had cased the layout from a card that she did.

When I saw the picture for the challenge this week I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use and the color scheme that I was using.  This one was an easy one for me.  Petite Petals had to be used soon and this was my chance to use it.  The Petite Petals stamp set and punch just came out in the Occasions Catalog.  What is so great about this set you can now buy the Stamp set and the punch as a bundle and save 15%!  How great is that!!  Also in the picture above if you maybe asking yourself where did that twine come from???  Let me tell you can get it all FREE right now through Sale-A-Bration!!!!  It can't get any better then that, can it!!

Also in this card you are going to see a few things that you haven't seen before.  Why?  Because they are new products from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  You have to check them both out. really have to check out the FREE products you can get in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  You are not going to believe it!!  

Below is a list of Stampin' Up! products that I used to create this cheerful master piece.

Cardstock and Ink
Melon Mambo     115320
Daffodil Delight    119683
Whisper White     100730
Gingham Garden DSP    129310

Stamp Sets
Simply Celebrate   Clear Mount  133224  /  Wood   133221
Petite Petal   Clear Mount   133155   /  Wood 133152
   Remember you can Save 15% by buying the punch at the same time!
     Clear Mount   134822   /  Wood   134821

Big Shot                       113439
Decorative Dots Impressions Folder  (FREE Item in Sale-A-Bration)   133520
Pearl Basic Jewels     119247
Petite Petals Punch  133322

You are more than WELCOME to join in on the fun of the DOstampers Thursday Challenges.  If you do participate please let me know your link to your post and I will post it here with the rest of the DOstampers links.




Thanks for stopping!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Going for the Gold!

Let's get the gold!

With the Olympics starting tomorrow night, what a perfect card to get the excitement going!  Who doesn't want the gold!!!  

I have to thank Stampin' Up! for the card today.  This is cased from page 90 in the Annual catalog.  I made a change or two, hope you like it.  I am starting to fall in love with the new Silver and Gold products that Stampin' Up! is coming out with.  They have added Washi Tape , Ribbon and more in the Occasion Catalog that is out.  If you haven't checked out the catalog yet...what are you waiting for?!?!  Also they have come out with a Card kit "Good as Gold", that you can get FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog when you order $50.00 in product.  There are so many FREE products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you are going to want!

The products that I used for this card is as follows:

Cardstock and Ink:
Gold Foil Sheet     Item# 132622
Night of Navy                    100867
Whisper White                   100730
Pacific Point Ink                126951
Crushed Curry Ink            131173

Stamp Sets:
Regarding Dahlias        Clear Mount  130327 
Gorgeous Grunge  (One of my Favorites!)  Clear  130517


Aqua Painter
Water Wonder Washi Tape  (NEW)

Occasion Catalog

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Don't forget about Sale-A-Bration that is going on now!!

Happy Stamping!