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Post Christmas Happenings

Post Christmas Happenings

 

Christmas day was amazing spent with family.

After we attended our morning church service we came home to unwrap the gifts.

Brandon and Alexis enjoyed all of their gifts and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.

It’s the day after Christmas that cracks me up.  We are typically low key, relaxing around the house playing with our new toys.

It also brings on a post Christmas purge.  Not just for me but for the kids too.

I’ve already cleaned out my closest, and my office.  Oh my WORD.  The stuff… the STUFF!!!

 

Relax and Unwind

These last few weeks we have been on overdrive.  I’m sure each of us could say this same thing.  I adore the Christmas season, but I have to admit that the “busy” gets overwhelming.

I wish I could fit in all of the festivities that I want, but the closer we get to Christmas the more exhausted I feel.

It’s nice to chill out at home without an agenda.

Although we have some scheduled events coming up, the big plan is to RELAX.

I’m looking forward to some peaceful creating time.

 

Hello …Vertical Garden

I wanted to share another card I created for the display at OnStage using the Vertical Garden stamp set.

This big hello image is perfect to use with our Ombre’ stamp pads.

 

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The image is a two step stamp.  I stamped the solid hello image first, then added the second image which outlines the word hello using Bermuda Bay ink.

 

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I love how the Vellum butterflies added a soft touch to this card.  The butterflies were punched using the Elegant Butterfly punch.

 

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Quick Tips 

  • Attaching Vellum to cardstock can be tough because you don’t want to see the adhesive.  To overcome this little problem, I try to find a way to hide the adhesive.  I placed a Mini Glue Dot in the center of the Vellum butterfly and attached to the card.  Then I attached the gold Enamel Dot over the same area where you could see the Mini Glue Dot.  This was a perfect way to hide the adhesive.
  • The Ombre’ stamp pads are a fantastic addition to our inks. To get a perfect Ombre’ look when using these pads, simply tap your stamp image in tiny circles onto the pad and then stamp your image.  The small circular motion will allow a nice even and clean image when stamping.

This stamp set has been a joy to create with and one that you can use for many different projects.  If you are looking for more ideas using this set make sure to check out this post HERE.

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You can find great stamp sets, ink, cardstock and amazing embellishments in my online store.

Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

I’d love to be your creative coach and share with you as you begin this hobby or if you are ready to step it up a notch.

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End of Year Close Out Sale 

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Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden- More Great Ideas

There is nothing like starting the week with a bang.

Today I’m sharing three ideas using the Vertical Garden stamp set.

The Vertical Garden images can make quite an impact on ANY project.

 

Let’s Get Started!

 

One of the great things about the Vertical Garden stamp set is how the images can fit any type of project.

For instance, I’ve created three different projects today including a welcome baby card, hello card and even a scrapbook page.

 

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Creating this first card, I was a little giddy with the frames in the background.

I love the Pop of Pink Designer Paper and it was perfect addition to this card.  Realizing the black and white stripe would probably be a little too drastic in color I decided to place a piece of Vellum over the designer paper to soften the look.

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The Vertical stamp set, a two step stamp set was fun to use with Whisper White craft ink and the Watermelon Wonder ink.  SO pretty and SO soft.

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Vertical Garden- Welcome Baby

 

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Finally, a stamp set with an image that can open many doors.  Welcome baby, welcome home, welcome love… the list can go on with a simple “welcome!”

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This stamp set worked beautifully with the Made with Love stamp set.  The baby onesies were stamped and then die cut using the Baby’s First Framelits.  A quick and simple card for a beautiful new baby.

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Scrapbook it!

Finally, the scrapbook page.  Wow, it’s been a long time since I created a traditional scrapbook page.

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Vertical Garden stamp set provided the perfect title and background for this layout about Paris.  Just like the welcome image, you can only image the phrases you can create with the hello image.  Hello Paris created a perfect title for my layout.

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I paired the hello image with the Labeler Alphabet to spell “Paris”.  Think of all of the words you can create to pair with both the hello and welcome stamp images.  WOW.

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See all of the products used for these projects in the clickable links below.

 

Your Choice with Vertical Garden 

When I create with any stamp set, I’m always looking for the different ways it can be used.  This simple stamp set, created to pair with the Vertical Garden Project Kit has so much more to give.  Truly a set that can be used on many great projects.

Vertical Garden will be available on January 4th when the Occasions Catalog goes LIVE.  It will be an exciting day as we start a BIG promotion with Sale-a-Bration at the same time.  I’ve heard through the grapevine that the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs are rolling into mail boxes.  ohhhhwwwweeeeee.  This is so exciting.  It’s almost here.  It’s almost HERE!!!

Meanwhile… may your Monday be spectacular as we head into this last week before Christmas.  I’m still working on a few projects and hoping that I’ll be finished in time.

My secret this week will be this…  a big attitude of “let it be!”  In other words, I know there will be things that WILL NOT get done.  L

 

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

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Oh So Succulent- Sneak Peek

Oh So Succulent- Sneak Peek

Happy Friday! I’m sharing a fun sneak peek of the Oh So Succulent stamp set today.

This stamp set is part of the Succulent Garden Suite made up of fresh florals and endless options of creativity.

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Oh So Succulent Tips

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One of my favorites about this stamp set is the greetings.  Especially the one on this card.

Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • Stamp the solid image using So Saffron ink, then lightly tap the edges of the image onto the Mint Macaron ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • The outlined image is stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate was placed over Bermuda Bay cardstock and placed along the edge of the card.
  • Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes were added to the center of the flowers and around the floral arrangement.

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  • Wrap the banner around the Whisper White cardstock and staple in place.

 

 

 

Mix it Up!

The Oh So Succulent stamp set is perfect to mix with a few favorites from the Holiday Catalog.

 

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The basket image stamped in this card comes from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Use a sponge inked with Pool Party ink, sponge in a circular motion to create a background.   Then use Cucumber Crush ink sponging over the Pool Party ink blending the inks together.
  • Stamp the basket, color using Soft Suede ink and Early Espresso ink using a Blender Pen.
  • Add the Metal Rimmed Pearls to accent the card.

 

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Find the products I used above in the clickable links below.

Did you see THIS Sneak Peek of the Oh So Succulent stamp set?

Here is another fun card using the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  Can you tell I love this stamp set?

Don’t forget to PIN it!  Just hover over the card images and save to your pin boards.

 

Be Inspired 

Start creating your wish list of NEW Occasions Catalog items. These items will be available on January 4th which will also kick start Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year- Sale-a-Bration.  For every $50 you spend you can receive a free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

 

Click HERE to see new product videos featuring the new Occasions catalog products.

If you have purchased products from my Online Store within the past year you should be receiving your complementary catalog in the mail soon.  If you do not receive by the end of December, let me know right away.  I will gladly send you one.  Fill out the form to receive a copy of the catalog.  

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Did you miss the latest Artisan Team Blog Hop? It was the last one for the 2015-16 Team.  Click HERE to be inspired.

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

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Vertical Garden Stamp Set-Sneak Peek

Vertical Garden Stamp Set-Sneak Peek

I have another fun sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog today!

This time I’m pulling out one of the samples I created using the Vertical Garden stamp set.

This stamp set coordinates with a project kit, however I created a ton of projects not using the kit.

This goes to show how versatile a stamp set can be and the many other ways you can use it.

 

Hello Friend 

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One of the great things about this set is the fonts.  There are 7 photopolymer images that come with this set.  There are two words (Hello & Welcome) as well as a few other beautiful images.

The Vertical Garden stamp set is a two step stamp set, however today I’m using it “one way!”

 

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Tips & Tricks

  • The “hello” image was stamped using the Bermuda Bay Ombre Stampin’ Pad.  To achieve the Ombre look with these pads simply tap the image to the ink in tiny circular motions.  It works every single time!
  • The “friend” image is from the Crazy About You stamp set.  Tons of greetings to choose from and I love the sweet and simple fonts in this stamp set.
  • I paired the Fabulous Foil Designer Series Paper over the Serene Scenery Designer Series paper.  I love how this created a beach look.
  • To keep the Foil and DSP intact, I stapled them to the Whisper White cardstock layer.  This way no adhesive shows through your Fabulous Foil Acetate.
  • The banner scallops were created using the Layering Squares Framelits.  Die cut a scallop square and then cut to fit your banner.  These tiny scallops create a beautiful embellishment.

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Embellishments I Love

 

A few simple embellishments were added to finish the card:

  • Delicate White Doilies
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

 

The Vertical Garden stamp set will be available on January 4th, 2017.  This set will be perfect for card makers and scrapbookers with these large word images.  I have a scrapbook page I’ll share soon.  It’s a favorite of mine already.

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You can see all products used for this card in the clickable links below.

The stamp set Vertical Garden stamp set is not shown in the product list below until the stamp set is available on January 4th.

Supply List

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

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New Tutorial Available

The December Tutorial is now available.

Purchase $50 in my Online Store in December and get the tutorial FREE.

SUBSCRIBERS: Tutorial was emailed on Saturday, December 3rd. Email me if you DID NOT receive it.

 

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Document Your December 

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Are you ready to document the most wonderful time of year through memory keeping?

You may remember last year I offered a Hello December Online Class sharing daily photo, journaling and title prompts to help you create a magical keepsake for years to come.

I’m excited to offer this class again. YAY YAY YAY!!!

Before you click the link to read more about it… I want to tell you a few things….

If you purchase the following products from my Online Store you can receive the tutorial FREE.

Click HERE to learn more about the Hello December Online Class!

Happy Sunday!

Totally Trees Stamp Set-Stampin’ Up!

Totally Trees Stamp Set

Today’s card is all about the trees using the Totally Trees stamp set!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree this is a perfect choice.

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Creating Fall Scenery

The name of this stamp set explains it all. Trees, trees and more trees!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree there are abundant choices within this stamp set.

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Creating a fall scene was easy by adding a few fall color combinations such as Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink.

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • The card base for this card uses Crushed Curry cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″).
  • The top Whisper White panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Create dimension by layering the top Whisper White panel onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/2″) with a (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

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  • To create the multicolored tree use a Sponge Dauber with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • Create the banner using Crushed Curry cardstock (1/2″ x 4-1/4).  Tuck the right side under the Whisper White top panel.
  • The greeting comes from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.

 

Create Any Season 

Like I’ve said earlier, this stamp set gives you plenty of options to create any season simply by changing the color combination.

Here are a few color combinations for different seasonal trees you could try:

Winter Scene

Spring Scene

Summer Scene

Fall Scene

You can let your imagination run wild with all of the color combinations and the different types of trees available to work with using the Totally Trees stamp set.

 

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Another tree set to consider and it’s an oldie but goodie is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  By far one of the most widely used stamp sets by customers and again, you can create many beautiful scenes.

Finally, the choice is yours.  It’s what I love about stamping.  There are tons of options for us to create any beautiful tree scene.

If Totally Trees stamp set is on the top of your list, click HERE to purchase your stamp set today.  Get started creating beautiful handmade card sets for family and friends.

Click the links below to order any of the products used today.

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