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Lift Me Up-Artisan Blog Hop

Lift Me Up-Artisan Blog Hop

Exciting blog hop today with the Artisan Team using the Lift Me Up Bundle.  I love hot air balloons and this set not only has beautiful balloon images, but it also has great greetings to go with it.

 

On Cloud Nine!

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I’m definitely on cloud 9 with this card.  One of the tools I used to inspire me when creating this card was pattern paper.  The coordinating paper, Carried Away,  is filled with bright, beautiful colors.

The Carried Away Designer Paper Pack is FREE with a $50 purchase from any of our current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  You can find this paper on page 7 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

 

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I would have never paired these colors together on my own.  I love how we can be inspired by different pattern papers or by using the catalogs from Stampin’ Up!

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Tips & Tricks 

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  • Die cut the clouds using Watercolor Paper and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.  Once I die cut the clouds, I used Mint Macaron ink and my Aqua Painter to watercolor.
  • I created a unique background by die cutting four squares using the Stitched Shapes framelits and Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  Once these were die cut, I attached each of squares onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using dimensionals.
  • Lastly, I created a fun look by die cutting the intricate balloon image from Whisper White cardstock.  After die cutting, I positioned the balloon onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock and die cut using Stitched Shapes largest circle die cut.

 

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Using Subtle Tones

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I decided to use more subtle tones for my second card still using the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Crumb Cake cardstock is a perfect color to add with any of Stampin’ Up! coordinates with all colors.  I used White Craft Ink to stamp the balloon image.  Make sure the ink is completely dry before die cutting.
  • To create a rolled edge on the banner, wrap the cardstock around your Paper Piercing Tool.  To keep the cardstock in place, add a Mini Glue Dot to the end.
  • Create layers by using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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Find all the products used for today’s projects in the clickable links below. 

Be Inspired

The Lift Me Up bundle is a great set for all occasions and especially if you love to create handmade cards to send uplifting messages to friends and family.

In addition to what I’m shared with you today, there are more inspiring projects to see from the Artisan Team.

Up next is my dear friend Louise, who creates the most beautiful projects all the way from Austraila.  Her projects always have the most elegant touch to them.  Click the button below and enjoy this hop from artists around the world.

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Fun With Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Creating with the Tasty Trucks stamp set has not only been fun, but super creative.

This FREE sale-a-Bration stamp set is one you will enjoy the abundance of stamping opportunities.

I’ve seen this little truck turn into adorable options such as an ambulance, UPS truck and even a postal truck.

Of course, I’m always pretty simple when it comes to using this set but I have a few ideas I wanted to share.

 

Four Cards To Inspire You

 

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While you have many foodie images to choose from I fell in love with the cupcake image.  Maybe it’s because I would be giddy if a cupcake truck was found in my area.  Can you imagine? A girl can dream.

 

 

Try this Color Combination!

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Taco Tuesday

Another favorite with this truck is the tacos.  Taco Tuesday is a BIG deal in my house.  Seriously, my kids can change their attitude in a heartbeat if I say it’s Taco Tuesday.

 

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I paired this image with one of my favorite pattern papers, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. The images in this paper are a perfect match for any Taco Truck.

This card will be perfect to give one of my kids a little kick in the pants when they are feeling gloomy.

 

Congratulations 

I love the look of generation stamping and the different color hues you can see the more times you continue to stamp.

That is exactly how I created this card below using the congratulations image with the Tasty Trucks stamp set.

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The fonts in this set are simple and perfect in size to create small thin banners.

Try this Color Combination

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Playful Patterns 

Lastly, I wanted a card that was really playful and I love how you can achieve this look using our Designer Series Paper.

This card and the congratulations card above both use a FREE Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration products called Carried Away.  This paper has an array of beautiful bold colors to use for your projects.

 

 

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Peekaboo Peach is a new InColor that I haven’t used enough.  I love how this looks watercolored and it’s perfect for spring paper crafting. I will definitely be pulling this color more for my spring projects.

Try this Color Combination!

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Watercoloring the truck after stamping the image onto Watercolor paper provided the best way to color this image because of the size.
  • Fussy cutting the truck gave me the ability to add the truck as another layer onto the card.
  • The taco truck awning was paper pieced using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.

 

Ready to Create? 

Create each of these projects using this FREE tutorial.   Click Here to download and enjoy!

 

 

Celebrate with Sale-a-Bration!

If you find the Tasty Trucks stamp set on your wish list, click HERE to shop Online in my online store.  This stamp set is free with a $50 purchase.  You will also receive my exclusive tutorial for free when your order reaches $50.

See more Sale-a-Bration inspiration HERE.

 

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I’m starting a new 6-month subscription of this tutorial with NEW designers.  They are AMAZING artists.

I’ve had a sneak peek of the February tutorial and the projects are STUNNING!

 

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You can get this tutorial a few different ways, let me explain. 

  • Spend $50 from my Online Store- receive it FREE
  • Subscribe for 6 months (Feb-July) and you will pay for 5 months, getting the 6 months FREE. Subscription is $75.
  • Purchase the tutorial individually each month for $15.
If you are a member of my team you receive this tutorial FREE.

Subscribers receive the tutorial automatically on the first of each month.

Tutorials are automatically downloaded after purchase.   You can see past monthly tutorials HERE.

Become a Subscriber and BE Inspired!!

 

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Friends Across the Miles

Friends Across the Miles

While we might have friends across many miles, we can still bring a smile to their face.

The Lift Me Up stamp set from Stampin’ Up! came to my rescue!

 

 

Coordinating Products Together

One of my favorite things about Sale-a-Bration this year is how Stampin’ Up! created products in the Occasions Catalog that coordinates with a product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

This set is a great example.  The Lift Me Up Bundle comes with the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

Lift Me Up stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

On Page 7 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog, you will find the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  When you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products from my store, you can receive the Carried Away Designer Series Paper for FREE.

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I used the Carried Away Designer Series Paper for this card as well I used the paper to inspire my color combination.

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Tips & Tricks

  • The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4 x 11.
  • Attach a piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)  onto the left side of the card base using adhesive.
  • Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″) using the large hot air balloon image.  Attach this to a piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″).
  • The clouds were die cut from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.
  • The greeting was stamped onto Smoky Slate cardstock and then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • Load your Aqua Painter with Night of Navy ink, then brush over the Delicate White Doily.  Heat set with Heat Tool to speed up the drying process.

 

 

Friends Across the Miles, Lift Me Up stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Whether you have friends far away or near, you can definitely lift someone up using the Lift Me Up stamp set.

 

 

 

Hot News! Don’t Miss This

All new 6-month  Subscription for this amazing tutorial.  This tutorial has been a huge hit.  The projects are ALWAYS  using Stampin’ Up! current products and different projects such as cards and 3D items.

I’m starting a new 6-month subscription of this tutorial with NEW designers.  They are AMAZING artists.

I’ve had a sneak peek of the February tutorial and the projects are STUNNING!

Hot News! Don’t Miss This Over the last 6 months, I’ve offered a fun tutorial bundle each month which included 12 tutorials from designers all over the world. This tutorial has been a huge hit. The projects are ALWAYS using Stampin’ Up! current products and different projects such as cards and 3D items. I’m starting a new 6 month subscription of this tutorial with NEW designers. They are AMAZING artists. Exclusive Tutorial Bundle You can get this tutorial a few different ways, let me explain. Spend $50 from my Online Store- recieve it FREE Subscribe for 6 months (Feb-July) and you will pay for 5 months, getting the 6 month FREE. Subscription is $75. Purchase the tutorial individually each month for $15. Subscribers receive the tutorial automatically on the first of each month. Tutorials are automatically downloaded after purchase. You can see past monthly tutorials HERE. Become a Subscriber and BE Inspired!! Subscribe, Exclusive Online Tutorial,

 

You can get this tutorial a few different ways, let me explain. 

  • Spend $50 from my Online Store- receive it FREE
  • Subscribe for 6 months (Feb-July) and you will pay for 5 months, getting the 6 months FREE. Subscription is $75.
  • Purchase the tutorial individually each month for $15.
If you are a member of my team you receive this tutorial FREE.

Subscribers receive the tutorial automatically on the first of each month.

Tutorials are automatically downloaded after purchase.   You can see past monthly tutorials HERE.

Become a Subscriber and BE Inspired!!

Subscribe, Exclusive Online Tutorial,

 

 

Hey Chick, Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Hey Chick, Sale-a-Bration is Here!

It’s hard to believe Sale-a-Bration is here.  The excitement of this promotion has been building for months!

Before I share today’s card, let me start with an apology.

If you read yesterday’s post, I completely led you astray on accident.

I edited the post late afternoon, but in case you did not see it I wanted to update you now.

The Glamper Greetings stamp set IS still be available!

I’m thankful for a kind demonstrator who helped me out with a carry over list from the Holiday catalog.  You can find it HERE.

 

Let’s Chat About Sale-a-Bration

This time of year is super exciting for so many reasons.

Today the new Occasions catalog products are available.  Now THAT is major excitement.  There are so many great stamp sets and accessories you are going to love.

Here are a few reasons why Sale-a-Bration is exciting…

  • Every $50 purchase you can choose a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.
  • Join Stampin’ Up! and receive TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice on top of your starter kit.  The starter kit is $99 and YOU can choose what goes in it.  To sum it up: You choose $125 retail product for $99 + 2 FREE stamp sets any price.
  • As a hostess, you can receive $25 extra when your party sales reach $250.

 

Hey, Chick! I’m FREE!

I love chickens, and especially a stamp set with chickens in it.

This Sale-a-Bration stamp set is going to be a HUGE hit and especially for those who love to watercolor.

The chicken images in this set are all line images, meaning they are open for you to color with your favorite coloring tools.

 

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Stampin’ Up! has added Watercolor Pencils back into our product line.  There are 12 pencils in the pack, each providing a creamy soft texture when coloring.

Tips & Tricks

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It’s been awhile since I’ve used Watercolor Pencils, but I love how easy they are to use with a Blender Pen on Whisper White cardstock.

Here are a few tips & tricks I used for this fun chicken card.

  • Stamp the image using Archival Basic Black ink.  Heat set the image using a heat tool, or let the ink dry very well before water coloring. I used a Blender Pen to water color the chicken image.
  • The Urban Underground Suite has perfect products to coordinate with the Hey Chick stamp set such as the designer series paper as well as the Hexagon Dynamic  Textured Impressions embossing folder,
  • Stamp the chicken and the greeting onto cardstock, then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These will be available mid-January.

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

  • Lastly, I added my favorite twine using the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, taking one piece of twine from the ribbon and curling a few times in my palm and stapling to the focal image.

 

Create & Sale-a-Brate!

Make sure to check out the new Occasions catalog products in my Online Store HERE.

Remember, you can choose a FREE stamp set like the stamp set I’m using today, Hey Chick, from the Sale-a-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend.

Click to view the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog online.

 

Is your wish list WAY TOO LONG? Join my team and not only do you enjoy a discount of amazing products, but also a community of stampers who love to share ideas and the love of stamping.

Become a part of a growing team of talented stamping artists and enjoy the abundance of opportunities that lie ahead.

This could mean being your best customer and receiving a discount or running your own stamping business with friends to cheer you on.  These friends will become lifelong friendships.  Being a part of my team, we help each other succeed.

If you want more information or have more questions, I would love to chat with you.  Just email me directly.

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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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Can You Find Happiness?

Happiness…

I think that everywhere we look we can find happiness in something.  Don’t you?

I say this because even in my darkest of times I still found joy in small things. When I mean small… I mean like really small.  Somedays just getting out of the bed was joy.

I bring this up because I think we tend to focus on to much of the negative and not enough of the positive. Plus, my card inspired the emotions.

Tonight at dinner (9 pm mind you) we finally had the chance to sit at the dinner table together. Our lives with these teenagers keeps the pace on a level that I don’t particularly like but I know it’s a season.

Casual conversation was happening and then all of a sudden we were a family of 4 arguing about the stupidest things.

I continued to eat as the others decided to argue.  Just as casual as the conversation had been I looked up at my family and asked a simple question.

“Does this bring you joy?”

You could of heard a pin drop.

Faces of my children are now long and they could see mom was quite annoyed but I repeated, “Does this bring you joy?”

I proceeded to tell my kids and husband that during dinner it was the one time I had each of them captive to sit and enjoy each other.  Time to ask the little things about the day and how it went.  Arguing was not joyful and despite their better judgement I was sure it was not bringing them joy but tension instead.

In that moment I asked another question. “What brings YOU joy?”

Our conversation changed around the table tonight as we talked about this and the dialogue between the kids and Russ and I turned from ugly to a bit more enjoyable.  This isn’t always the case but I will tell you I was firm in my decision that at my dinner table we would speak kindly and find joy in the small things.

I don’t know where most of you are in your family life but I can bet you have been in this “mama” position I was in tonight.  I will say that raising teenagers is definitely been trying on most days, but I think we are going to survive.

I think.

 

My Joy

While raising my kids is joyful (let’s be real… they are hormonal teenagers) my joy comes from creating.  I love seeing how people react to something handmade.  It’s happiness for me.

Today I am sharing a little Valentine for my prince.  This is when I love to shower him with tons of cards leading up to Valentines day.  In short it’s my way of showing my love and guilting him a bit.  (just keeping it real!)

It’s also a TGIF Challenge so you can play along too!!

Happiness, Project Life, Stampin' Up!

I decided to pull out my Project Life stash to create this card.  I was so surprised how quickly this came together.

Remember this- if you are in a pinch and need a card, pull out your Project Life stash.

Memories in the Making- Project Life

Happiness, Project Life, Stampin' Up!

I pulled out my latest addition to my Project Life stash- Memories in the Making.  I used the Accessories kit on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog and the Specialty Card Collection that is FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with every $50 order.  See page 8.

Tips & Tricks

I started this card with the Whisper White Thick cardstock.  I love using the thick cardstock for my card bases.

My greeting came from the Accessory Pack and was a 2 x 2 Project Life card.  I simply punched the card using my 1-3/4″ Circle punch.  The Gold Acetate card was die cut using the Circles Framelits.  The acetate is a little too thick for your punch.

The elements were adhered onto the Project Life card and then I added a Basic Black matte to the back of the card to give it a pop of color.

The sweet enamel shapes were a simple addition to also give a pop of color.

Happiness, Project Life, Stampin' Up!

I wanted quick and simple today and that’s exactly what I created.  In the process, I created happiness for myself knowing that my special someone, my Prince will enjoy it.  He really is my HAPPY.

I hope this encourages you in a few ways today.  First, find joy in the small things even when times are tough and you are struggling.  Second, pull out your Project Life stash if you have it.  Use it to capture those memories or make a quick card.  Either way, enjoy the process and find happiness.

Happiness, Project Life, Stampin' Up!

Want to play along with the TGIF Design team this week? It’s simple.  Our challenge this week is Valentines.  Visit the TGIF challenge blog and be inspired. Create and Share… Let others find joy in your happiness too.

Happiness, Valentines, TGIF, Stampin' Up!

 

 

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE. Click HERE to read all the news…

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Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.