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New April Tutorial and Hop!

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New April Tutorial and Hop!

It’s hard to believe I haven’t blogged in forever. Time is flying and school is keeping me way busier than I had imagined. However, I am grateful for the opportunity.  I was able to sneak some time away to stamp and as always it’s good therapy when you can get your hands inky! I’m excited to share a fun card with the Tutorial Bundle Design Team, plus a new tutorial is available.

April Tutorial

Magical Day Bundle

This month I used the Magical Day bundle and had a ball coloring these adorable dragons and knights using my Stampin’ Blends. Regardless of the coloring medium you choose, these little images are the sweetest for any little’s or big kiddos.

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Fun Fold Tips & Tricks

I created a fun fold card that is super easy yet fun for any occasion.  Below are some tips to create this card.

  • The card base is 4 1/4″ x 11 using Smoky Slate cardstock.  Score the card at 1 7/8″ and 7 3/8″.

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  • Stamp the greeting on the inside of card onto Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Embellish the card using the Myths & Magical Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper has beautiful Iridescent glittered designs that make a card pop quickly!

 

Little Details

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There are so many possibilities with this stamp set, especially when coloring the magical images.  I love how this bluish dragon looks with a few speckles of Dapper Denim and a splash of Smoky Slate. The best part… the Magical Mates Framelits Dies make this set easy to work with.  Simply stamp and die cut and place on your card.

 

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One of the last details I love to add are sequins, rhinestones or pearls.  They are simple yet always finish off a card.

Whether you have a birthday or want to brighten anyone’s day, the Magical Day stamp set is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Be Inspired!

Looking for more inspiration? Grab the April Tutorial and enjoy 13 tutorials filled with great ideas. You will find cards and 3D projects with step by step instructions. Don’t miss out.  Click the picture below to purchase. The tutorial is automatically sent to you upon purchase!

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Now enjoy an amazing blog hop filled with great ideas.  Simply click the links below to follow along.

 

 



All New February Tutorial Bundle

All New February Tutorial Bundle

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It’s time for a brand new February tutorial with a few new team members.  Check out our new line up of tutorial designers for the next 6 months. This month we also have a GUEST designer. That means 13 tutorials are bundled into this fantabulous February tutorial.  WOWSA!

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Purchase Your Subscription for the next 6 months! 

One way you can enjoy this tutorial every single month is by purchasing the subscription.  This is only open for purchase for a limited time.  You get the perks of getting the tutorial sent to your inbox on the first of every month for the six months. You also save money by purchasing the subscription.  Essentially you are paying for 5 tutorials, getting the 6th tutorial absolutely FREE.

 

Simply click the button below to purchase your Subscription TODAY!

Subscription for purchase only the month of February.

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Amazing You Sale-a-Bration

The Sale-a-Bration products are amazing this year with a great selection of beautiful stamps and accessories.  It decided to use the Amazing You stamp set with a few extra fun products for my card this month.  Remember, the blog hop is a sample of projects using the stamp set we used in our February Tutorial.  You will definitely want the tutorial with amazing instructions and ideas.

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Tips & Tricks

I love how this card turned out and it’s super simple with a little fussy cutting involved.

  • I created a background using the flower from the Amazing You stamp set on the top half of the card.  Once stamped I colored the image using my Blenders Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry.  I also added a little Daffodil Delight in the center of each flower.
  • The bottom DSP is called Petal Passion.  It’s AWESOME.  You can find it at the bottom of page 23 in the new Occasions catalog.

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  • The greeting was stamped onto Basic Black cardstock, embossed using White Embossing Powder and attached to a few layers of cardstock.
  • The silver foil was die cut using the Petals & More Thinlits dies.  I love that lace die.  SO beautiful.
  • I stamped one flower onto Whisper White cardstock and colored the image, then fussy cut and added to the card front.

 

All the Details

As you know, it’s all about the details for me.

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I always manage to find a special place for a Delicate White Doily!

New February Tutorial, Stampin' Up!

 

Be Inspired!

Now it’s time to be inspired by the rest of the team and see the beautiful projects they have made.  First stop is Linda’s blog.  She’s always super creative.  Make sure to check it out.  If you get lost on the hop, simply click one of the links below.

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Please visit each of the incredible All-Star Designers:
Did you miss last months blog hop? Click HERE to see great inspiration using Sale-a-Bration products!
PS- I’ll resume my trip to Israel soon.  It’s been a few busy weeks.  All fantastic, just busy.

Purchase ONLY the February Tutorial 

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Products Used

 

 

Supply List

Be Inspired -Tutorials!

Make sure to visit my tutorial library filled with great ideas.  Each tutorial has 12 tutorials packed inside.  Ideas include cards and 3 D projects.  Don’t miss these amazing professional tutorials!

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Happy New Year! January All Star Tutorial

Happy New Year! January All-Star Tutorial

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It’s hard to believe a new year has started.  I’m super excited to see what is in store for my family in 2018.  I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions.  I’ve never kept one, so it makes no sense in making them.  Honestly, I live day by day never knowing what’s in store or what God has planned.  I just live and enjoy!Today I’m sharing a fun card using the Lots of Lavender stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for All-Star Team Blog Hop. Lots of Lavender is the set I chose to use in our January All-Star Tutorial, and it’s beautiful!

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Sweet Florals

This sweet set is perfect for the spring and if time had permitted I would have made something with a sweet lavender sachet.  I can think of numerous projects to use this set, but I chose to make a simple card using a fun technique that I always love to use.

Lots of Lavender, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • I stamped the lavender image along the side of the Whisper White paper so that only the flowers would show.  I used Wisteria Wonder ink for the solid image that colors the flowers.
  • To stamp the leaves, I used Old Olive ink.
  • I wanted to add a little color around the flowers which was easy to do using my Aqua Painter and Soft Sky ink.  It’s just a little addition, nothing to take away from the flowers.
  • Once everything is stamped, I added splatter using Rich Razzleberry ink and an Aqua Painter.
  • The scallop border was created using the Window Box Thinlits.
  • To create the greeting I cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock (1″ x 4″). Then using my bone folder, I loosened the fibers so I could peel the cardstock layers. Then I stamped the cardstock using Basic Black Archival Ink using the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday.  I love this font and like how this greeting finished the card.  Both stamp sets will be available for purchase starting January 3rd.

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Be Inspired

Now it’s time to be inspired.  Next on the blog hop is the talented, Linda.  Simply click the button below to see her beautiful project.

 

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Supplies Used

Below you will see all of the supplies used. 

 

Price: $110.00

Merry Cafe Artisan Hop

Merry Cafe Artisan Hop

It’s hard to believe this is the last Artisan Blog Hop!!  Two amazing years and today will mark the last one.  I have to giggle just a little bit over the last card I’m sharing with the Artisan team.  My card screams KIMBERLY!! We are sharing the Merry Cafe Stamp Set, and you know yours truly loves her coffee.  

Merry Cafe

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Being on this team the last two years has brought so much joy. It’s stretched my creativity many many times and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share what I love with you. I could get big time sappy, but I think you know how I’ve felt about this team and Stampin’ Up!  It’s been a fantastic journey.

Before I give the details on this card, I also noticed another big milestone.  I’ve been blogging for TEN years.  How in the world did that happen!  Alexis was almost 4  years old. She was so little.  If you are new to my blog, I’m grateful you are here, and you can go back and read many many many stories.  Ten years is a long time.  It all started with a cross-country move from Jacksonville, FL to Colorado Springs, CO.  I wanted a simple way to share my love for stamping with my customers.  What a milestone December 2017 brings.  Thank you to the many many readers for always reading and your encouragement.

 

The Details

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Let’s get to the details about this card.

I’m a huge coffee drinker!  When a coffee stamp set is available, it’s automatically going to be a purchase made by me.  What I love about this stamp set is how it coordinates with the other coffee set in our Annual Catalog.  Having the framelits available also makes it even more convenient to use with both stamp sets.

I used the Burlap Stamp Set on the Crumb Cake cardstock to add texture to my background.  This is a perfect stamp set for any background you want to create.

Using my markers made creating the greeting with different colors super easy and gave the greeting a little pop of color.  Markers are a wonderful coloring tool to use, especially if you are just beginning.  You can have all of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful colors.  Make sure to check out our Markers.

I also love the Stitched Felt Embellishments! These add the perfect touch to any project and they are fairly flat for the ease with mailing.

 

Simple & Sweet Layers

Of course, keeping to my true myself… I added many layers of designer series paper.  I love how you can mix and match our designer papers to create fun and festive projects.  You can see my supplies at the bottom of this post in the clickable links.

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Lastly, no card of mine is complete until I add the signature Delicate White Doily to the card.  I can’t help it, I love these doilies and I love how they add so much sweetness to any card.

 

Be Inspired!

I encourage you to take a whirl around our last 2017 Artisan Blog Hop and see the wonderful creativity these incredible artists have created.  They have been a fantastic team to work with.   Your first stop is my dear friend Louise Sharp.  Her delicate details and gorgeous projects have been an inspiration to me all year.  Simply click the button below to be inspired.

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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

December Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

December Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

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I can’t believe it’s already December! I think this past year has flown by at lightning speed.  The good news is the Tutorial Bundle Design Team is ready to release the December Tutorial and it’s AMAZING.

Here is a sneak peek of our December Tutorial!

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Going Far

If you have never seen the Tutorial Bundle or this blog hop, it’s a special one.  I used the Going Far stamp set for this months tutorial and to inspire you for this months Blog Hop.  That’s the beauty of this design team.  Not only do we have a tutorial packed with great projects (cards and 3D), but we also share a different project on our blog hop for more inspiration.

 

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The Going Far stamp set was perfect to use my Stampin’ Blends.  In fact, interestingly enough I’ve not created a background using stamp images in forever.  I love how this card turned out and love how the colors pop!

Tip: I used the following Stampin’ Blends to color the globe images: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  

 

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One of the reasons I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends is the rich color it provides. It’s so beautiful.

 

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You will notice that I also went over the greeting with my Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to make the greeting pop just a bit more.  I added a few more embellishments to the greeting to complete the card.

 

Be Inspired 

Now be inspired by our amazing Tutorial Bundle Team. Simply click the button below to follow along with the hop.  You can purchase the December tutorial at the end of this post.

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December Tutorial Release!

Looking for new ideas to inspire your creativity? The December Tutorial is filled with fantastic projects you don’t want to miss.  These ideas are not seen anywhere on the internet and great to look back on anytime for inspiration for only $15!

You can simply click the button below to purchase the December Tutorial!

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Supplies List

 

Price: $110.00