Friday, January 12, 2018



Today I wanted to share a few videos from Stampin Up about some of the new products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

This is the  Heartfelt Blooms stamp set:

I am waiting for this stamp set to come in, but looking forward to making some very simple, but elegant cards with it.  This set is free with a $50.00 purchase.(before S&T)

Next is the Mixed Medallions Card Set:

Also free with $50.00 purchase. (before S&T)

Next is Amazing You Stamp Set:

This is also free with a $50.00 purchase but you can also get the die cuts that coordinate with it free with $100.00 (before S&T) I love this set, so versatile.

Next is Happy Wishes Stamp Set:

This is a big set, unfortunately I do not have it yet 😀  It is free with $100.00 purchase (before S&T)

The last one is the Bubbles and Fizz DSP:

This paper coordinates with the Bubble over Bundle in the Occasions catalog.  Also free with $50.00 (before S&T)

Want to earn 2 free stamps?

Sale-a-Bration is one of the best times to sign up, because of the extra stamp sets you get.  I am offering something as a bonus!  If you sign up during Sale-a-Bration with me I will also give you a free stamp set from my retired set of stamps. (bundles not included)  If you choose a set that has coordinating punch or dies with it we can work out a reasonable price.

Along with getting 2 free additional stamp sets you have until June 30th to meet the $300.00 quarterly minimum. 

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This makes it a perfect time to try it out.  Maybe you just want to do it for the discount, or maybe you want to pursue it a little further. You have extra time to work on it.

Let me know if you have any questions about some of the new products or joining my team.  If I don't have the answer I will find it.

Come join my team!  Let's stamp and create together!

Happy Stampin'.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lots of Lavender


Today I wanted to share something from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The Lots of Lavender set is free during Sale-a-Bration with $50.00 purchase before S&T.

On a piece of Glossy Card stock (2 1/4" x 4 3/4") Sponge with So Saffron, Powder Pink and Rick Razzleberry.  Keep in mind Rich Razzleberry is a very dark color, so sponge off before sponging on your piece of glossy paper.

Stamp the Lavender bundle and the Happy Birthday in Memento Black add ribbon and the new bling from the Occasions catalog.  Emboss the Basic Black piece with the new Petal Pair Embossing Folder.

Attach all the layers and your finished.

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Remember if you don't have a Sale-a-Bration of Occasions Catalog, let me know!

I mentioned last week that I was also using Mail Chimp.  I have tweaked it a little, so let me know if you have issues. 

Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Brusho Happy Birthday and It's Sale-a-Bration Time!


Happy New Year.  I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season.  Here we are into 2018.  Can you believe it.

Our first grandchild is due in a few weeks and 😀 we are so excited.

With a new year always comes all the resolutions everyone makes.  I personally don't like to do that, because I feel I am just setting myself up for failure.  If you are one that does do that, I wish you all the luck!  Although it's not a resolution, I do plan on getting better about posting.  I know I have said this before, but, kudos to all those demonstrators or carfter's that post everyday.  I know it takes a lot of time and effort.

Before I tell you about today's project I want to let you know that the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs are live.  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st, and Occasions runs through May 31st.  If you don't have a catalog, you have several ways to get one.  You can sign up for the Stampin' Palooza, details here, and you will receive a free copy.  Or, shoot me an e-mail and we can make arrangements for you to get a copy.

On to today's project.  We have a new product in the Occasions catalog, it's called Brusho.  I am loving it.  Today I am going to share a couple quick cards I made using Brusho.  I have some many ideas of other things to try with this product.  But, for today I kept it very simple.

Brusho is a very fine powder, and when mixed with a liquid it blends all the powders together.  When you get your Brusho you don't need to pull the tab and open the bottle, just use a push pin to punch a hole in the top.  A little goes a long way with this powder.

I used the yellow and the Gamboge which is an orange color.  Sprinkle the powders on the Water Color paper and spritz with water.  You will see when the powder hits the water it all starts to blend together.  If you don't think it's dark enough, you can add more powder.  Set aside to dry, or dry with a heat gun.

After it is dry stamp with Memento Black Ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Randomly  stamp the ink splotches with Black Ink.  Attach Ribbon and layer onto Basic Black then Crushed Curry.

The one was also done on Water Color paper using the Prussian Blue, Moss Green and a little bit of the Yellow.  Be careful with the blue it can get very dark.  A little goes a long way!

Stamp Happy Birthday with Basic Black then, I added a 1/2" strip of Basic Black paper and Bermuda Bay ribbon on top. (it is free with a $50.00 purchase in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog).  The bling is the new Adhesive Sequins and a pearl colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends.  Layer on top of Basic black and Bermuda Bay.

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I hope you enjoyed today's project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Side note:
I have been in the process of sending e-mails through a site called Mailchimp.  I am trying to link blog posts with Mailchimp, so bare with while I figure out all the details.  Please let me know if something doesn't work like it should. 

Happy Stampin',

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Retiform Techniques

Today I wanted to share a new technique, well new to me.  I have seen this technique all over pinterest, and decided to give it a try.

I am not sure how, or why it is called "Retiform", to me it's more like a collage.

After making one card of course I had to try several others.  This one I used Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, So Saffron and stamped with Early Espresso.

I added just a little bling to top it off.

This one I used Old Olive and So Saffron for the sponging, and stamped with Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.

Added just a little Early Espresso Ribbon(retired).

As I was working on these I glanced down at a stack of Christmas stamps and the Beachy Little Christmas was staring at me.  I had not used this stamp set yet, and was struggle with what to do with it.

I have to say I like how it turned out.  I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slat for the sponging and stamped with Basic Gray.

As far as instructions on how to do this technique you can find several different videos on pintrest or youtube. I did use the small sticky notes to mask off, but the larger ones would work better.  I also used a dauber to get the crisp edge around each section.  I thought it worked better then the sponges for that part.

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Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Stampin',