Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sale-a-bration Final Days...MORE fabulous freebies!

Sale-a-bration is winding down and Stampin' Up! is making it sweeter than EVER!!  They are now offering a selection of catalogue items as options to redeem for FREE!!  Check out these awesome products:

Just like the other Sale-a-bration reward items, these items are available FREE with a $60 order. There is a special item code to redeem these as Sale-a-bration items, so be sure the click HERE to view the flyer and find the special codes.

Don't miss out on this chance to earn these CURRENT catalogue products for free. Place your order before March 31st.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Medallion

Happy Monday! I hope you've had a good weekend. Ours was hectic, but good as my parents were finally able to get down for a visit. They've been snowed in most of the winter and we haven't seen then since early fall. It was so good to spend time with them and to celebrate and very late Christmas! I sure wish they lived closer.

Check out today's project...

I am sorely in need of some thank you cards, so I sat down and started playing with the Make a Medallion Sale-a-bration stamp set. Oh. My. Goodness! I am in love!! It is so easy to layer the different images to create beautifully detailed medallion images! The fact that the layers are all different stamps means it is easy to add different colours without having to fuss with markers and/or masking. Here is a closer look...

Isn't that GORGEOUS?? Here I used Pool Party and Mint Macaron inks to create the medallion. I die-cut it using the Layering Circles framelits. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray and punched using the Classic Label punch. See that lacy doily peeking out from behind the medallion? Did you know they come in every colour Stampin' Up! offers? Just ink up a dauber and sponge on the colour...so easy to create custom-coloured accents!
Now, a word about the bling...that glimmer paper is to-die-for! It is another of the second round of Sale-a-bration offerings and it is beyond yummy! It just happens to be Mint Macaron, making it the natural choice for my project ;)

On the inside I stamped more medallions along the outer edge...I truly love these images!

If you haven't yet gotten your hands on this set (or the yummy glimmer paper for that matter!) time is running out! Sale-a-bration ends in just eleven days AND supplies may run our before then. Be sure to place your order today to make sure you don't miss out. Now, in case you need some more inspiration with this set, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a totally different take on it!

Have a great week!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wedding Wishes

Whew...this week is flying by! How is it Wednesday already? Why is it that holidays pass so quickly? I still have so much on my To-do list and the week is half over. Time to get cracking. I sure hope you are having a more productive week than I thus far!
Today I have a pretty wedding card I designed for my All-occasions card buffet next week.

I used products from the Falling In Love Suite to put this card together. I love the way that Stampin' Up! offers these suites of products that coordinate beautifully to make designing super quick and easy. Here I began with a Very Vanilla card stock panel that I embossed using the Falling Petals TIEF. I layered that on some silver foil card stock, but before I did, I die-cut a heart to use for matting behind the sentiment. The DSP heart is die-cut from one of the lacy patterns in the Falling in Love DSP. For both the DSP and the silver foil hearts I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.

The sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set. It and the frame around it are heat embossed in silver. I then die-cut the detailed floral strip using the So Detailed Thinlit dies. Sooo pretty!

I added a Falling in Love embellishment and a couple of rhinestones for some sparkle and mounted the entire panel on a Sahara Sand card stock base.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set in silver.

I think this will be a popular choice at my buffet next week! Now to get busy prepping ;)

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sending Smiles for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Mine is extra-fabulous because it is the start of my March Break. A whole week to catch up on projects around the house and, of course, stamp! Wahoooo!

Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

Here is my take on it:

I actually designed this card weeks ago. I had my challenges mixed up and thought this one was up last month...oops! The nice thing is that it was done WELL in advance, which is a pretty rare occurence for me these days! I used some Carried Away Sale-a-bration DSP for the banner element, die-cutting it with the Banners Framelits. The background Whisper White panel is embossed using the Seaside TIEF.

I created an ombre look on the balloons by first inking the entire stamp with the lighter shade of ink (Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride) and then dabbing on the darker shade with a sponge dauber. I used Emerald Envy over the Mint Macaron and Rose Red over the Blushing Bride. I used the Up and Away Framelits to die-cut the balloons.
The sentiment and clouds are stamped in Smoky Slate ink on a Whisper White circle which I die-cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I layered the white circle on a Blushing Bride scalloped circle, which I cue using the Layering Circles Framelits.

I added some Blushing Bride Baker's twine (retired) and a little silver enamel heart for just a touch of shine.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's projects and then give our sketch a go. We'd love to see your take on it, so be sure to share it with us at Sunday Stamps.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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