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Happy Celebrations-Artisan Hop

Happy Celebrations-Artisan Hop

Happy Artisan hop day.  That means lots of inspiring projects are about to be shared using the Happy Celebrations and Cool Treats stamp set.

I’m over the moon to share another project using the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I have enjoyed this stamp set and coordinating embossing folders more than I ever thought I would.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

So Very Happy

Actually, I’m sitting at Starbucks as I write this post and I’m not so very happy.  I’m outside sitting at the tables because it’s a comfortable 80 degrees and no humidity (that’s a miracle) and inside the Starbucks, it feels like -30! I didn’t bring a jacket so I figured sitting outside would be fine. That’s until I started feeling ants biting.  I’m guessing this is a no win situation… however I’ll make it a winner because the weather is gorgeous.

Okay, back to happy.

This card really made me happy because I love Watercolor Paper.  There is lots of watercolor paper on this card and a few other fun details.  Let’s get started.  I’m excited to share with you.

 

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Tips & Tricks

  • I started this card using a piece of Watercolor Paper 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Using my Aqua Painter, I added a quick watercolor wash in the center using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I cut 3 different size circles then watercolored each using Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Old Olive inks.  WHOA! These colors knock my socks off.  I love how they blend. Each of the circles was attached to the main Watercolor Paper.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

  • One of the details I fell in love with on this card is the doily.  We all know how much I love the little details, but this doily peeking above the circle makes me squeal.
  • The sweet scallop edge comes from the Cutie Pie Thinlits which is being discontinued.  I’ve loved this thinlit and mostly used it for the scallop.  Make sure to grab it if you love it.  It’s only available until the end of the month.
  • The best news about the Happy Celebrations stamp set… it’s being carried over into the NEW catalog.
  • Notice how that small strip of Basic Black cardstock really pops next to these colors? Love that.

 

Be Happy with Happy Celebrations

You can click the photos to see more details on each of the products in my Online Store.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Here is the coordinating texture embossing folders- Celebrations Duo.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

 

The Last Details

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Lastly, I had a few details to finish the card.  Sequins are one of my favorite quick and easy embellishments and don’t forget the Enamel Shapes.  I love that our Enamel Shapes coordinate with our colors.  One more thing, I love how that little clip is holding on to my greeting.

 

Be Inspired!

It’s time to be inspired and see more inspiration using the Happy Celebrations and Cool Treats stamp set.  Your first stop is the creative Louise Sharp.  Simply click the button below to enjoy the hop.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

 

Eastern Palace Bundle

One last thing… the Eastern Palace Bundles are only available until May 31st.  Don’t miss out on this incredible deal.  Click HERE to see the bundles.  Remember, if you purchase these bundles through my Online Store, you will receive TWO tutorials with a total of 39 cards, 3D projects for you to create.  Click HERE to read more and see a sneak peek of the tutorial.

Need ideas? Check out my Tutorial Library.  Create in the comfort of your home.

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Make today GREAT and stamp something pretty.

You can find links to the CURRENT products I used for today’s projects below.

 

Price: $110.00

Be Happy and Celebrate

Be Happy and Celebrate

Are you filled with happiness? Is there something you want to celebrate? Today I’m all about being happy and celebrating the little things.  I’m happy to share with the artisans today, and I’m especially glad that I was able to get time to stamp.

While my time as a mama has kept me from my stamp room the past few weeks I celebrate the tiny gaps of time, I can stamp. It makes my heart happy!

Today, be inspired by the artisan team.  Let us celebrate the little things.

 

Happy Celebrations

Today I’m sharing a few cards using the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I love the word art in this stamp set.  Plus, I am in love with the coordinating Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Celebrations Duo.  If you heard a loud squeal, it was me!  I embossed my first piece and let out a big SQUEAL! Oh my word, they are FANTASTIC!

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

The deep impression that the Celebrations Duo creates is great.  Even better is when you add a little watercolor to the embossed area.  HOLY MOLY!

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

Here’s the thing, when I applied the watercolored ink over the embossed area I put it on very wet.  I love how the ink pooled and created a shadow around the letters on its own.

 

Tips & Tricks

  • I cut the 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon in half to create a thinner piece.  You will notice that the ribbon started to unravel, but this created such a fun look.
  • The Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder looks fantastic on Watercolor paper as I used on this card.
  • I created an Ombre on the watercolor paper using Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Watermelon Wonder inks.

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

So Very Happy 

I realize I’ve been pretty absent from my usual blogging.  I have so much to tell you and promise to let you in on the happiness soon.

My next card made me giggle with joy.  It describes how I’m feeling lately.  Although I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with “things” happening, the happy meter has been high. Being happy is a great thing, and I think I will frame this card as a reminder of the days my happy meter is low.

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

Tips & Tricks

  • I stamped the word happy onto Watercolor paper using Archival Basic Black ink.  Then I watercolored over the entire image using Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Watermelon Wonder inks.  Then I fussy cut the letters.
  • I used the “Happy” from the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders on Whisper White cardstock.  I then stacked the words over, so there was a whole lot of happy coming from this card.
  • The polka dots were stamped using Calypso Coral and stamped off once before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock.
  • I used the leftover ribbon from the last card to add to this card.
  • Look closely, and you can see I watercolored my Delicate White Doily to Calypso Coral.  Boy, can this make you happy quick?  Isn’t it wonderful we can make these doilies ANY color we want???  YES!

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

 

Celebrate Your Happiness

 

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

I don’t know about you, but many times I have to remind myself of all the goodness that surrounds me.  I can quickly get caught up in a lot of negative Nellie stuff.  It’s not healthy.  Let’s remind us to put on our happy pants and spread that happiness to others.

Now be inspired and HAPPY by seeing what the other artisans are sharing today.  If anything, find a little time to create, and I’m quite sure you will find happiness.

Click the button below to see what the amazing Lousie Sharp has created today.  Be prepared to be amazed by her soft, delicate touch she puts on every single project.

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

Price: $110.00

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration-Artisan Blog Hop

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration

 

Today’s Artisan blog hop is an explosion of Sale-a-Bration inspiration.

Let’s face it, Sale-a-Bration is a huge hit this year with a fantastic product line up.

I love looking on Pinterest and seeing all of the great ideas.  I’m even more excited to see what the Artisan team has up their sleeves today.  Let’s get busy.

 

Avant Garden

When I saw the samples in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I couldn’t wait to use the Avant Garden stamp set.

Typically I don’t reach for a floral set, but the samples were so inspiring I couldn’t wait to ink this set myself.

 

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

First thought when I inked up this gorgeous flower was water coloring.  I love how this card turned out with a few simple water coloring techniques.

Tips & Tricks

 

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

 

  • Create a watercolor wash using Crumb Cake ink and Aqua Painter onto the Watercolor Paper (2-1/2″ x 4″) first.  Let the ink absorb and dry.
  • Stamp flower image using Archival Basic Black ink then watercolor image using Pear Pizzaz and Flirty Flamingo inks. Stamp the dots image over flower image using Crumb Cake ink.  To achieve a soft look, I stamped off several times before stamping over the flower.
  •  Tear the bottom of the Watercolor paper and curl one end. I like to use my Aqua Painter to saturate the paper, making tearing very easy.  Once torn, attach this piece to another piece of Watercolor Paper measuring 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting and die cut using Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Attach with a small doily and twine underneath the die cut.

 

 

Finally, attach the watercolor paper to your card front of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and then onto your Whisper White thick cardstock base (4-1/4″ x 11″).

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

Solid Flower Image

I wanted to try my inking hands using the solid flower image, and I love how this card came out.

 

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

I kept this card pretty simple, so the focus was on the beautiful flower.

Tips & Tricks 

  • The flower was stamped using Calypso Coral ink, then watercolored around the image using Sahara Sand.
  • I fell in love with the beautiful Metallic Ribbon on page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Not only does is look fantastic with the shiny gold and silver accents, but also it’s very pliable.   I’m totally impressed, and this is FREE (one silver, one gold) with a $50 purchase.
  • Lastly, the Petal Burst embossing folder was a perfect background addition for this card.

 

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

 

No doubt, the Avant Garden stamp set will provide a delicate touch to any handmade cards with the beautiful floral images and fonts.  Let’s not forget the FREE factor as well.  Every $50 you spend in my online store you can receive a free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

Look at all of the great products available this year.  

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

 

Be Inspired! 

The inspiration doesn’t stop here.  It’s time to see what the Artisan Team has created.

Your next stop is with my friend Louise Sharp.  Oh boy, are you going to love this gals designs?  She has the art of bringing a soft, beautiful look at every single project.

 

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

 

 

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Fresh New In Colors- Artisan Blog Hop

Fresh New In Colors- Artisan Blog Hop

Hooray for FRESH & NEW! The In Colors are now available and I’m excited to share a project that really shows their beauty!

First, let me tell you that I kept these cards simple, and quickly duplicatable for mass production.  If you ever hear the words MASS production from me, it will always be followed by the word- QUICK!  I am a lazy stamper so it has to be that way.

In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

 

I pulled out my new stamp set Love & Affection and wanted to see how this set looked with all of the new In Colors.  WOWSA. I don’t know what I love the most… the colors, the embossing folder or the beautiful cardstock.  They all made my heart do a little pitter patter.

In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

Dapper Denim…. isn’t it so Dapper?

 

Create It!

Each of the cards are the same design with the only difference being the colors used.

  • Start with your card base of Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11.  Mat with another piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the flower image and center pieces onto a the top portion of a Whisper White cardstock 4 x 5-1/5.  Each of the center flowers used Crushed Curry ink.  Layer a piece of Vellum cardstock 4 x 5-1/4 over the Whisper White using Fast Fuse.  Make sure to place Fast Fuse around the middle of the Vellum so that the adhesive does not show.
  • Texture emboss using the Floral Affection Impressions Folder using the Big Shot with each of the new In Color cardstock measuring 2-7/8 x 4. Mat each of the embossed cardstock pieces onto another piece of cardstock the same color measuring 3-1/8 x 4.
  • Stamp the greeting (which I love by the way!) onto Basic Black cardstock (3/4 x 3-3/4) using VersaMark ink and then heat emboss with White Embossing powder.  Create a banner on the end of the Basic Black cardstock and attach to the Texture Embossed layers using a Handheld Stapler and then onto card front using Fast Fuse.

In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

 

Loving that Peekaboo Peach! SWOON!

I love how the greeting looks embossed with White Embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock.  WOWSA!

Here are a few more of the NEW In Colors:

In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

Emerald Envy… so bright!

 

In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

Flirty Flamingo… A beautiful pink that you will fall in love with!

What is your favorite? 

I would love to hear from you… What is your favorite? I noticed I was stingy and didn’t share a full card of the Sweet Sugarplum In Color.  It’s a beautiful shade of purple that I guarantee is going to be a hit.  So which one does your eye capture first? AND a big question… Which one do you think is MY favorite??

 

Time to Hop! 

It’s time to hop along over to Krista’s blog and see what inspiring project she will be sharing with us today.  Just click the button below and it will take you to her inspiring project.  Make sure to hop along all of the Artisan blogs to see what amazing projects they have lined up today.

In Colors, Love & Affection, Stampin' Up!

 

 

PS- I can’t wait to share all of the news from my trip.  XOXOXO

Crazy for Blooms-Botanical Blooms

Crazy for Blooms-Botanical Blooms

 

Blooms on the flowers are in full force here in Florida.  My allergies can tell you for sure.

I think this could be the worst year I’ve had for allergies living here.  The pollen is outrageous, but the blooms are beautiful.

I’m excited you are visiting today as the Artisans are sharing flowers galore.  They are pollen free and pretty to look at and for this I’m grateful.

Botanical Blooms

From the beginning that I laid eyes on Botanical Blooms I had a feeling I would struggle with this suite.  It’s interesting how this entire suite has grown on me and I can honestly say I love the framelits that coordinate with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Same Set-Different Colors

I’ve created to cards to share today both using the Botanical Blooms but both using different color schemes.  I love how they both turned out.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

My inspiration for the colors on this first card started with the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  I started the first layer with stamping the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on the Shimmer White cardstock and then started to build the card from there.

 

 

 

Quick Tips to Create 

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

  • Having a Sponge Dauber on hand was perfect to darken the color of the cardstock using the coordinating ink.
  • I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets large splatter image over the Mint Macaron flower for added texture.
  • The It’s My Party Enamel Dots make for a perfect flower center.
  • I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for the greeting.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Bright Blooms Color Change 

I couldn’t help but try using the Botanical Blooms using brighter colors.

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The little tiny flower image just made me giggle with joy.  I love when a stamp does that for me.  It’s so tiny and CUTE.  I love how it looks in the different colors coming down the cardstock.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Quick Tips to Create

  • I used the Oh So Lovely stamp set for the greeting.
  • Once the tiny flowers were stamped, I started building up my flower bouquet using Mini Glue dots to keep in place.
  • I added a thread from the White Jute ribbon under the flowers.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Botanical Blooms can be used so many different ways.  I love when you can look at a stamp set and see more than just a flower.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

I hope you are inspired to create using the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  It’s definitely a keeper and will be carrying over to the new catalog.  That’s AWESOME news.

 

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

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

Hop Along & Be Inspired!

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Price: $110.00

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Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Going Global, May Hostess Code

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 Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!