Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PETAL PASSION AND MORE!!

Hello Stampin' Friends!!

I have a lot of pictures to show you today of what I have been up to this month.  With the graduation for my granddaughter from collage, birthday celebrations, and Mother's Day; it has been a very busy month for creating.  Remember, you only have a week left to order Stampin' Up! product that will be gone forever (some even on sale).

I so loved using the new Stampin' Blends to color the soon discontinued Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  I only had a small piece of this particular design left and it was perfect for creating Mother's Day cards for my daughters'.

Same card, just another piece of the designer paper -- I loved doing these.
I loved how the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Pager added "style" to the You've Got Style Stamp Set.  This is another tri-fold card I made for my sister's birthday this month. 
This is the second fold of the birthday card.

This is the back fold of the birthday card.
I had to make a quick graduation card for my granddaughter, who love vintage/shabby chic.  So of course I pulled out my Paper Pumpkin Kit from last month to make the perfect card for her.  This is the envelope.
This is the matching notecard I made for the inside of the envelope -- perfect to hold her gift money.

Until next time when I feature all new product,

Sandi

"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.  I did not come to call the righteous but the sinners."

Sunday, May 6, 2018

USING STAMPIN' UP'S! BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER PAPER

Okay my stamping friends, it's that time of year when the new 2018-2019 SU Big Catalog will be out with totally new designer paper, which I can guarantee you are going to love.  If you are like me, I still have lots of designer paper left over from this year (and, yes, some I want to save for my scrapbooking).  I have some beautiful samples to really make some WOW projects/cards using your designer paper.  I have 2 tri-fold card samples (Ronda Wade provided the instructions) and another project I made by updating my older Mini Buckle Purse previously deigned in 2006 that holds up to 8 notecards (3" x 3") and envelopes.  I hope you like them as much as I did making them (so easy and fun)!!

Actually, I had a hard time using this beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper because it is so beautiful and is brand new from the Share What You Love promotion going on for customers until the end of May -- but coming in the new catalog.  I call this a Mini Buckle Purse to hold 8 notecards and envelopes -- it is so beautiful in person.  I used the new Share What You Love Stamp Set on all of it, except the "Happy Birthday" sentiment that comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set being carried over to the new catalog. 

I had so much fun creating this Tri-Fold card, using the retiring Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, the You've Got Style Stamp Set (carrying over to the new catalog), and Blender Pens.

Here are pictures of the matching envelope, the first fold on the front of the card, the second fold in the center, and the back fold.  This card was made in less than 5 minutes and 5 more minutes coloring the front.

Here is another sample of a Tri-Fold Card using the new Share What You Love Stamp Set and the retiring Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here is what the inside folds look like.
Now take out your designer paper and show it off in your cards and projects -- there will be newer and better product next year to play with!!

Until next time,
Sandi

"Withhold not, O Lord, your compassion from me; may your kindness and your truth ever preserve me."  -- Psalm 40-12

Monday, April 23, 2018

POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE

Hello stamping friends!!

Just a reminder that it is time to get those "must have" Stampin' Up! products that will be discontinued on May 31, before they are all gone.  Click here to start shopping now for the products that will be gone forever.  

I have so many favorites, but I wanted to show you a couple of cards I made this last week using product that will be discontinued.  

I love this set, using the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, the matching Birthday Friends Framelits, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  I purchased the entire suite for my kid's and grandchildren's scrapbooking albums -- plus it makes such cute cards!!  A must-have purchase before it retires!!

I made this card for my daughters' birthdays, using the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set, coordinating Pocket Framelit Dies, and the Petal Garden and Tuti-Frutti Designer Series Paper Packs.  The Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set and coordinating Framelit Dies will not be retiring, but will no longer be sold as a "bundle," with a 10% discount (you will pay full price for both).  The sentiment is from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set" and carried over to the new catalog.  (The buttons are retired SU product colored with the new Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends to match the Sweet Sugerplum Cardstock retiring.)

Close-up of the tiny envelope I made to fit the pocket, using the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring).

Close-up of the back of the envelope and gift money wrapped in belly band.

Inside of the card (had to cover up my hand-written note), using the retiring Great Big Greetings Stamp Set and flower from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set.
Don't wait to purchase product on the retired list -- once it is sold out, it is gone!!!

Until next time,
Sandi

"When the just cry out, the Lord hears them, and from all their distress He rescues them."
-- Psalm 34:18

Sunday, April 1, 2018

HAPPY EASTER MEETS BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOR

Happy Easter my stamping friends!!!  Yes it has been a while since I have posted, but I'm still stamping and creating.  Today I wanted to show you a few cards I created using the awesome Brusho Crystal Color and the new Hold on to Hope and You're Inspiring stamp sets.  I so love the Brusho because you never know what you are going to get when designing your card.  I did 20 First Communion cards using the Brusho for my background, and they all turned out a little different (depending on where I sprinkled it or how much I sprinkled).  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them.

Along with the Brusho Crystal Color for the background, I used the new Waterfront Stamp Set (embossed with Black Embossing Powder) for this card.

This was my Easter card to my Pastor, using the new Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, Matching Framelits, and Gold Embossing Powder.

Easter card for elderly members at my church using Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes, the new You're Inspiring Stamp Set, and the Bow Builder Punch for the sentiment.  (Inside sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set.) 

First Communion card using the Brusho Crystal Color for the background, Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and matching Framelits, and Gold Embossing Powder.
Until next time,
Sandi

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."  Psalm 118:22

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

IT'S TIME FOR SALE-A-BRATION 2018!!


I don't know about you, but I get so excited every year at this time because it is Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time until the end of March!!  That means free stuff for everyone who orders at least $50 from Stampin' Up!!  Yep, for every $50 you order you get to pick from the new Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog one item (e.g., order $100 and get 2 free products, $150 you get 3, and on and on!!!).  Besides ordering from the annual big Catalog, don't forget to check out the new Occasions Mini Catalog that launched today -- it's gorgeous!! 

This would be a great time to buy the new Stampin' Blends -- you will totally love them for coloring.  Buy all 27 of the Stampin' Blend colors for $121.00 (Item #147475), the coordinating "Color Me Happy Project Kit," for $25, (#144609); and a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, for $6 (#132708) and you will earn/pick 3 SAB products and $15 in free product rewards.  Below I have a couple of samples using the new SAB free "Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set," using a new patent pending "Distinktive" surface that you will love.

The new SAB Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set, using the cling wrap technique.

The new SAB Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set, using the Stampin' Blends to color.

A swap card I made using the "Heartland" Stamp Set and SU's markers to color -- I love my markers also, but this card would have been awesome if I would have used my new Stampin' Blends.

Until next time,
Sandi
 
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him." -- John 3:17

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FLORAL STATEMENTS AND DECORATIVE MASKS

Hello my stamping friends!!

I just wanted to pop in real quick to show you a couple of new cards.  We are having such beautiful Fall days here in Michigan it is hard to stay in the house creating (even though I love to stamp!!).  So I did a couple of quick watercolor cards yesterday using the same stamp set, but different colors (I loved it so much).  I also have a card using a different technique with the new Decorative Masks.

I just love the Floral Statements Stamp Set.  I ended up making two of the same cards, just using different colors.  I watercolored  these with our ink from the Stamp Pads -- very easy and quick cards, but a real WOW!!

Watercolored with the Blushing Bride and Old Olive Stamp Pads.
 
Another new product I am in love with (because I love to create backgrounds) is the awesome new Decorative Masks.  You get 4 different decorative masks in the package, for only $6.00!!  Typically most people use these with the new Embossing Paste, but I wanted to try applying just ink with a sponge to create this beautiful background.  I love the look.  Also used on this card:  Just Add Text Stamp Set, the new Leaf Punch, Fresh Fig Ribbon and Cardstock, Lemon Twist Ink and Cardstock, and a half doily sponged lightly with Fresh Fig Ink

Until next time,
Sandi

"Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths." -- Psalms 25:4

Sunday, September 24, 2017

THINKING OF CHRISTMAS 2018

It's that time of year when I start thinking of getting ready for Christmas -- my favorite holiday of the year!!  A couple of weeks ago I started using some of the new stamp sets and product from the 2017 Holiday Catalog (another awesome catalog full of product I just have to have!).  Here are a few of the cards I came up with so far:

This card uses the new Carols of Christmas Bundle (stamp set and Thinlits Dies).  A very quick and easy card, but beautiful in person.


This is my version of an old-fashioned snow globe.  I got this idea from Pinterest and just changed it up a bit.  It uses the new Night in Bethlehem Bundle (stamp set and Edgelits Dies).  The base of the snow globe uses the new Everyday Label Punch on a piece of the new Champagne Foil Sheets (after punching, just cut it in half).  I also used the foil sheet to cut the Edgelits Die for the town.

Another quick and easy card using the new Everyday Label Punch and the Lots of Labels Framelits layered behind the punched sentiment.  I love the new Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper and new Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon goes perfect with this paper.  And an old favorite from last year, the Sweater Embossing Folder to make this card look all warm and fuzzy!

And for all of you who like to send a picture card, this card will really bring it up a notch!!  Again I used the new Carols of Christmas Bundle (stamp set and Thinlits Dies).  Simply use the Thinlits Dies to cut the vellum frame to layer on your picture and stamp the sentiment -- how easy is that!!  You only apply glue dots to the top of the vellum so it can be lifted from the bottom to view the photo.  This makes a "really personal card" that you can write a nice note inside for the family that is receiving your treasured memories.  Something about getting a handwritten note versus a printed picture postcard really warms my heart.
Until next time,
Sandi

"Every good and perfect gift is from above." -- James 1:17