This is a place for me to share my passion for making cards using Stampin' Up! products.
I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and love to share what I do.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lovely Lakeside Reflection

This was a fun (with a bit a challenge) card to make. I enjoy trying different techniques, and this was no exception. I stared by stamping the trees directly on the card, then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to "reflect" the trees onto the water. I then used darker markers for the upper trees and lighter markers, with a lighter touch on the reflected trees. The grass, water ,sky and sun were all sponged.

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Daffodil Delight (119667), Pool Party (122938), Soft Sky (131181), Stazon Jet Black (102283), Wild Wasbi (109014)
Stampin' Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Wild Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (Sold by collection: Brights (131259), In Color 2014-2016 (133654), Regals (131262), Subtles (131259)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730)
DSP - Watercolor Wonder (ret.)
Accessories - Always Artichoke Seam Binding (ret.)

Monday, November 23, 2015


I haven't used my retired Blendabilities in quite a while, so I decided it was time to pull them out. I really need to make more cards with cut objects. I find the task of cutting to be very relaxing.

I was inspired by two other card designs: one was by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator; and the other was a YouTube video I found on Pinterest that I pinned on my Techniques & Tutorials board.

Stamps - Remarkable You (139894)
Ink - Stazon Jet Black (101406)
Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi (all retired)
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight (119683), Midnight Muse (ret.), Whisper White (100730)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Don't Wait!

Stampin' Up! - last call for products from the holiday catalog

We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to contact your customers and let them know to order them before they're gone!

Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day by 4:00 PM (MT). 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

All Stacked Up

Isn't this a fun card to celebrate someone's birthday? The black and white background looks like confetti whirling around. And who could resist a triple scoop of ice cream?

Stamps - Sprinkles of Life (139971)*
Ink - Bermuda Bay (115655), Cucumber Crush (138324), Tip Top Taupe (138325), Watermelon Wonder (138323)
Card Stock - Basic Black (121045), (Bermuda Bay (131171), Cucumber Crush (138335), Tip Top Taupe (138336), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Whisper White (100730)
DSP - Everyday Chic (138445)
Accessories - Large Oval punch (119855), Tree Builder punch (138295)

*Sprinkles of Life is a stamp set which benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Single Oak

I continue on my quest to make masculine cards. It's not that they are so difficult, it's just that less masculine cards are easier.

Stamp - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Always Artichoke (126972), Early Espresso (126974), Marina Mist (119668)
Card Stock - Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
DSP - Mocha Morning (ret.)
Accessories - Crumb Cake satin ribbon (ret.), Hearth & Home Framelits (139666), Stripes embossing folder (ret.)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Window with a View

I have a friend in the hospital, in the city. I have made several cards for others to send to him, but I made this one so I can send it. I imagine his view is more cityscape than landscape. So, I'm sending this to give him a little touch of home to look at.
Stamps - Hardwood (133035), Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar (ret.), Crumb Cake (126975), Marina Mist (119668), Mossy Meadow (133645), Soft Sky (131181)
Markers - Early Espresso (set-119703)
Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar (ret.), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories - Hearth & Home Framelits (139666)
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