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Stamps: A Fitting Occasion, Fancy Friends Kit
Ink: Early Espresso, Pale Plum, Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Pale Plum, Crumb Cake,
Accessories: Storytime DSP, Linen Thread, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Modern Label Punc, Rhinestones, Fancy Friends Kit, Sprtizer Tool, Pale Plum Marker, Subtles Buttons, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, hung up cute clips, Gold Smooch Spray
WHOA! You know a week has flashed before your eyeballs when you just posted your color challenge from last week yesterday and now your posting the next one. The good news, I'm on top of it this week. That's a GREAT feeling.
I wish I could take a picture of my face when I put this color challenge together. Perfect Plum?
Okay, a little confession time! I've used my Perfect Plum ink pad about 2 times in the last 5 years.
Don't throw rocks at me, it's just not my "thang!"
This is when challenges come in handy. They PUSH you to try new things or in my case a very neglected color and find something GREAT about it. While Perfect Plum may not be my favorite color choice I'm quite excited about the end result of this card. Not to mention I used less of my favorite colors (Early Espresso & Crumb Cake) and a huge chunk of the Perfect Plum. When you look at the Raspberry Ripple next to the Perfect Plum it's really pretty. I *cough cough* LIKE it! Ah… the beauty of a challenge.
I'm calling all my paper crafter friends out there to play along. YES, YOU. Join me in the color challenge and push yourself a little. Leave a link in the comments or on my Facebook Page and share your project. I would **LOVE** to see it.
If you couldn't already tell, this card has a sneak peek again. See that CUTE Arrow Clip? It's darling and it's NEW. I won't be holding back too much longer and I'll be sharing some new products with you.
Let me tell you about the stamp set I used on this card. It's cute and needed the dust bunnie cloth. Not sure why I didn't pull this great set out sooner. Meet the stamp set, A Fitting Occasion! I love how the majority of the stamp images fit within a coordinating punch. That just makes stamping life EASY. Thank you, Stampin' Up!
Another product I used on this card is SUPER fun and the PERFECT Stocking Stuffer gift for a teenager, teacher or new stamping friend. This is the Fancy Friends Kit. You will notice on my card above I used the "friends" stamp image. All of the products below are included in the kit for only 15.95. INSANE. TWO stamp images, little spots… WOW!!
I think I know what you are thinking.
Stocking Stuffer? What about ME?
I understand, that's why I have one. <smile>
I highly encourage this little kit if you are looking for a gift or you want to make FAST little notecards to friends and family. Did you know that our notecards can be mailed? Absolutely!!
Here is a little peek at a card I made but I added the Ticket Punch.
Get it now while supplies last! Visit my Online Store to order yours today!
I have MORE!!! I have to share these cards I just received in the mail yesterday. SO awesome.
This card below came from Stampin' Up!
When I get a card from Stampin' Up! it's a one of those moments when your feet are planted to the floor you are SO excited. This is the Advisory Board Reunion Luncheon invitation. Just beautiful. I love it!
This next card is from my way on up there Upline Jill Olsen:
Isn't the BOW just gorgeous? I love both of these cards and it did bring a smile to my face when I opened each of them.
I think that wraps up Wacky Wednesday!
You can find all these great supplies in my Online Store.
Make sure you check out my Online Shopping Rewards Card that you receive when you order through my Online Store.
Have a GREAT day! XOXOXO
You are probably still laughing from the previous post so let me calm you down with a pretty Fall card. Hee Hee. I'm also excited to tell you that I'm stamping this week with my girlfriend Cathy from Colorado Springs. We were stamping maniacs last night. We belted out the coolest projects and we have lots more coming in the next few days. We literally have a list. SO fun!!!
Here is the card for the day-
Yes, another Gently Falling stamp set card. Good news… I've put the stamp set to rest for a little while. We need to move forward to a few other holidays. LOL! This is a simple layout. I added one fun product on this card to add texture to the focal point of the card. My favorite wheel, Music Notes. I wheeled lightly over the leaves using More Mustard ink. I really like how that looks. Hopefully those dang music notes are going the right way. I can be silly like that.
You can find Fall pretties like these above in my Online Store.
Have a FABULOUS day. I'm off to stamp like a crazy woman.
Trinity Update: I laughed so hard at your comments and stories that you shared with me. Oh, they made my day. Some of you even shared fun pictures. I shared these comments with Brandon and Lexi as we laid in the bed on Saturday night. The kids re-lived the Trinity moment and once again we were laughing. Laughter is so good!
Now onto Fall Furry!
I've been on a huge Fall kick trying to get many cards done with all kinds of Fall stamp sets that I have. I was quite surprised at how many Fall stamp sets that I own. This week I will showcase the many Fall stamp sets I have! I hope you won't mind.
Today's card uses the Day of Gratitude stamp set. This set comes in both Clear (#121148) and Wood Mount (#120835). You can find this stamp set on page 28 in the IB&C. Here is a peek of the stamp set-
There is also a BEAUTIFUL matching wheel called Bright Blessings (# 115626).
I believe this stamp set came out last year. I wore this set OUT. My favorite technique with the large medallion stamp within this set is the Rock n Roll technique.
Take a peek:
For this card I used a few random stamps on to the top half of the card using VersaMark ink on More Mustard cardstock. I then adhered the Spice Cake DSP to the bottom and added a little Pool Party cardstock. The large Medallion was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock using three colors of ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso, and Pool Party and using the Rock n Roll technique. I stamped the sentiment onto Pool Party using Early Espresso. I added a little More Mustard button and a pearl inside. Super fun. Don't forget to stamp your envelope. It should not be naked.
You can find all these pretties in my Online Store. Have a GREAT day!
Kimberly update first… This week is the BIG Founder's Circle event in St. George Utah. It's a trip for the Top 100 demonstrators to attend and to me one of the best trips ever. You are spoiled the entire time you are there and Stampin' Up! goes way out to make the experience the VERY best. I'll miss it this year as I decided to be with my little Gem's. No regrets because I am sure there will be more Founders Trips. Gives me incentive to continue to work hard. <smile>
It's hard with Russ away and leaving the kids with family. While my family would take them in a minute flat I have no worries when they take them I just feel like I am the one that needs to be home with them right now. I love my girlfriends but there is something about when these two cuties put their arms around your neck and hug you tight. It feels so good. Right now things are going SO great with the kids I want it to stay that way. I'm excited to hear all about the trip from my girlfriends attending and I know they are going to have the BEST time ever!
Remember Sue who made the cool sunshine boxes for the kids? She sent the most amazing "Grand" Finale for the kids. I'll be sharing as soon as I can get them still to take a picture. Again Sue, you are amazing. We love Sue!!
The little Gem's pulled a prank on me this past Sunday. I'll share the full report tomorrow. It was hysterical.
I'm gently falling into a trap of using this stamp set for everything. Though isn't it the BEST ever when you can keep getting a ton of "mileage" on a good stamp set. It makes me giggly happy when I can see my stamp set black from over use. If it's clean rubber that means I wasted my money. This set is becoming a nice dark shade of rubbah! WHOO HOO!
Here is a card I made with the intentions of making LOTS of them…
I loved the entire layout of the card because it was fairly easy. To finish this card off I decided to stamp the leaf onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede Craft ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I took a dauber and used Pool Party, Cajun Craze and More Mustard ink to color inside the leaf. Then using my snips I cut the pretty leaf out. I plopped it onto my card using dimensionals and then admired my card.
There was a BIG problem. I needed to make a TON of this card. While I loved the added leaf I knew this card would not be my friend after making them in bulk. The leaf had to go. I think it's fun that you can add just one element to a card and give it a little more dimension and WOW factor.
I decided to go with this version:
This version was a little easier to make in bulk and I love those big buttons. You can find these beautiful buttons HERE. Again, I love the pool party added to these fall colors.
If you are looking for more Fall Stamping supplies, take a look in my fancy Online Store filled with tons of fun products. Don't forget to check the samples there too. Very pretty.
Make it a great week.
You are simply WONDERFUL for all the advice that you gave Brandon and I about his iPod. I was pretty horrified with what I had done and I'm pleased to announce today that the iPod WORKS! There is no trace of a problem either. I love White Rice. It's my new friend and Brandon's too. We were doing high fives in the kitchen as we started it up. Brandon was doing some type of dance around the kitchen and I sat there sweating bullets prayerfully thanking God that I had not ruined it. The three of us couldn't believe it and we couldn't wait to tell Russ. Can you believe it? Again, thank you for all your advice. You are so kind. This card is for YOU!
It's no secret that the Gently Falling (#123804) stamp set and matching DSP is one of my favorite Fall sets and paper this year. I love how the color Pool Party compliments all the colors in the paper. It's truly a beautiful color that I think we would typically only use as a Summer color. Maybe that's just my opinion but I never would have thought to use it in a Fall project. I love how Two Step stamping looks and the beauty of clear stamps make this fun technique even better. To make this card I used a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock as the base. Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 4 x 10 1/2 and folded it in half. I then mounted this onto the Crumb Cake card base. Super simple and a fun way to make a card.
I hope you are having a FABULOUS Monday. I know this is going to be a GREAT week!!