Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PCS December ~ Winter Radiance


The winter frost is closing in.  It's the time of year you'll find lots of shimmery, glistening and frosty sites.  It's with those thoughts in mind the design team has created their projects for "Winter Radiance", the December issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.
 
The projects this month include various snow-themed projects, winter reindeer and sparkling greeting cards.  The template for this month is a "Winter's Keepsake Box".



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday


Dates: November 19-28, 2012

Details

The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! So during these 10 days only, you  can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)


Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96
 

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96


You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.

Thanks,
Karen

Stampin Up offers Texture Boutique



'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

**We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)

Includes: Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
$29.95

Includes: Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Click on the "Shop Now Button" to start shopping!

Thanks,
Karen

PCS November 2012 - Merry & Bright



The holiday issue of the Sampler is here.  Time to get your winter crafting underway.  The "Merry & Bright" issue contains an array of winter projects.  Find creative gift wraps, Religious luminaries, ornaments and of course, holiday greetings.

The template for the month is a "Yule Log Gift Box:

Below is a peak at my card.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler - "Halloween Hoopla "


Are you ready for some ghoulish and glamorous ideas for Halloween?  If so then you'll want to check out the October issue of the Sampler.  This month we share those delights for the haunting holiday.

The template for the month is the "Ghouls Hangout".  

Below is the sneak peek of my project.  You can take a look at the other sneak peeks here.


Thanks for looking!
Karen

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler Pocket Acorn Blog Hop


Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler “Pocket Acorn” blog hop featuring our 3D Pocket Acorn template from the September issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler entitled, “Autumn Amdist”, which offers project ideas to transition your paper crafting from summer to fall.

If you have followed the Pocket Acorn Blog Hop, you have come over from Gisela Lemus' blog. Don't you just love her acorn?  I love the embossing on the top and that pretty green bow.

This is what I came up with using the Pocket Acorn Template ……….

Standing upright
Top Off 
Open

The template comes on two pages (page 1 base and page 2 top).  I printed the template onto my cardstock and cut out using my paper snips, scored on the scored lines and assembled my acorn.   Than I had fun decorating the acorn with some leaves leftover from my project for September issue (I just love these colors).

I don't want to waste any more of your time, so head on over to Heidi Baks' Blog by clicking on the "Click here" and check out her take on the Acorn.  I loved that she made it into a hanging acorn, so clever.  



Thanks for stopping by,
Karen




Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler - "Autumn Amdist"



It's the time of year when the landscape changes from the brilliant brights of summer, to the rich earthy colors of fall.

The September issue, "Autumn Amdist", offers project ideas to transition your paper crafting from summer to fall.  This issue also offers the newest template, a Acorn Pockets.

Below is a sneak peek at my project.  I think fall is one of my favorite seasons; love the all the colors.  


Monday, August 20, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler - Sublime Nuptials




The August issue has arrived.  This month we've compiled another special wedding issue.  "Sublime Nuptials offers project ideas for late summer and early fall themed weddings.

Below is a Sneak Peek at my Fall Wedding Project - I love those colors.


Here's a look at all the sneak peeks.  If you have an upcoming wedding, head on over to the Paper Crafters Sampler.  


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler - July



It is that time for the Paper Crafters Sampler.  

Who doesn't enjoy the exuberant colors of summertime?   Those radiant colors that enhance our fun in the sun. 
The July 2012 Sampler celebrates the brillant array of summer colors.  Looking for a way to bring summer into your home without the heat, check out the "Summer Spectrum" issue.

Below is a peek of my project, don't forget to click on over and view what this month's sampler has to offer.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PCS June Sampler



The June 2012 Sampler - Penned Post is here.  It is full of ideas to bring back the basic of letter writing.  Remember the days of letter writing?  Hop on over and take a look at what the sampler has to offer.


Friday, April 13, 2012

April 2012 Paper Sampler Issue


The April 2012 issue of the Sampler has arrived!  If you're a fan of Vintage style then you don't want to miss this issue.  Filled with Vintage inspired projects, included a 3D corset, the newest template designed for Sampler subscribers to coinside with this month's theme.

I had so much fun making my project for this month's sampler.  Can you see the little sneak peek of my project in the image above.   This sampler is filled with wonderful vintage inspired projects.  Go on over and take a look at the other sneak peeks.

Thank you for looking!
Karen

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Smooches Suite Promotion and Retired List Dates

Click on the Shop Now Button at the top right corner
The Summer Smooches Products are full of bright colors, patterns and a darling little Petite Purse Bigz L Die just in time for your spring and summer projects.  I will be posting some Summer Smooches Projects this week.  

RETIRED LISTS DATES
Can you believe that the new catalog is only a couple months away? With the new catalog strategy, the current catalog will end on May 31, and the new catalog will begin on June 1. And with new catalogs always come retiring products!

Here are the dates:

  • Retired Stamp List will be released on April 15, 2012. - This list will be available through May 31, 2012. 
  • Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. - These lists will be available through May 31, 2012. Retiring accessories and Décor Elements will only be available while supplies last, so if you see something you want, I encourage you to place your orders early.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email.
Thanks,
Karen



Saturday, March 31, 2012

Winner of PCS High Tea Blog Hop

The winner of the PCS High Tea Blog Hop is 

Donna Bagwell from http://www.stampinginthewoods.com/

Congratulations, Donna you will be contacted by Melanie Schulenberg to receive March Issue.  

Thank you everyone for joining us on the PCS High Tea Blog Hop,
Karen

Everybunny 12 x 12 Double Page Layout


Here's a look at the double page layout on the make n take I had last weekend.  Does that bottom left corner look familiar? Usually when I do a make n take, I always try and have a few extra's pieces cut out especially when it involves the big shot.  I don't like stopping to cut out extra pieces.  I love the Everybunny Stamp Set in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.   

You can take a closer look at the individual pages below.  

Page 1
Page 2

I know this week I have been using the Everyday Enchantment Paper in the SAB catalog, but today is the last day. :o(  If you did not stock up on this paper make sure you place a $50.00 order or more online and get the paper pack free.  I love the fun colors in this paper pack.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave me a comment.  


If you want to see more SAB inspiration, take a look at all of the SAB 2012 creations.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Karen


Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted


Stamps:  Everybunny (#122707, pg 48), Notes & Details (#122060, pg 159)

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB), Very Vanilla (#124301, pg 180), Pool Party (# 122924, page 176), Calypso Coral (#122925, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122926, pg 176), 12 x 12 In-Color Paper (#124328, pg 176)

Punches/Dies:  Framelits Dies Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6, Occasion Mini Catalog), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464, pg 211), Blossom Punch (#125603, pg 17), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (#120893, pg 221), 5-Petal Punch (#119880, pg 210), Bird Builder Punch (#117191, pg 213), Blossom Petals Bullder Punch (#121808, pg 213), Extra-Large Oval Punch (#119859, pg 212), Large Oval Punch (#119855, pg 212), Scallop Oval Punch (#119856, pg 210), Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder (#119976, pg 218), Ovals Originals Dies (#114525, pg 220), Framed, Oval Scallop (#114521, pg 222)

Ink:  Pool Party (#122938, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122935, pg 176), Calypso Coral (#122939, pg 176),  Staz On Stamp Pad (#101406, pg 203), Soft Suede (#115657, pg 180), Daffodil Delight (#119667, pg 177), Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights & Neutrals (#119804, #119805, pg 202)

Embellishments: Everyday Enchantment Brad Pack (#127279, pg 7 SAB)

Accessories:  Aqua Painters (#103954, pg 203), Stamping Sponges (#101610, pg 203), Crop-A-Dile (#108362, pg 207), Paper Snips, (#103579, pg 208),

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Heaven Blessed Easter Card


Here's a quick Easter Card that I made last week, again I had some leftover pieces sitting on my desk.  I thought instead of putting them away, I should put them on a card.  I love the images from the Heaven Blessed stamp set in the Occasion Mini Catalog.  They are just so cute and fun to watercolor.  If you have not noticed I have been on this water-coloring kick, I find it so relaxing.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen


Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB), Very Vanilla (#124301, pg 180), Pool Party (# 122924, page 176), Calypso Coral (#122925, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122926, pg 176),

Punches/Dies:  Large Sizzlits Die (#125592, pg 7), Edgelits Dies (#125595, pg 7), Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch,

Ink:  Pool Party (#122938, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122935, pg 176), Calypso Coral (#122939, pg 176),  Staz On Stamp Pad (#101406, pg 203), Soft Suede (#115657, pg 180),

Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon Pack (#127279, pg 7 SAB), Calypso Coral Ribbon,

Accessories:  Aqua Painters (#103954, pg 203), Stamping Sponges (#101610, pg 203),

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)




Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Egg Card





I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Blog Hop.

This is a card I made using leftover pieces from a make-n-take that I had over this past weekend.  I cut those paper doilies out so I really wanted to use them.    I just love using them to cover the ovals so they look like decorated Easter Eggs.  The middle small oval/egg, I used a little leftover rick rack from the tasteful trim die to decorate it.
Let me know if you have any questions.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted

Paper:  Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB), Very Vanilla (#124301, pg 180), Pool Party (# 122924, page 176), Calypso Coral (#122925, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122926, pg 176), 

Punches/Dies:  Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (#120893, pg 221), Bird Builder Punch (#117191, pg 213),  Extra-Large Oval Punch (#119859, pg 212), Ovals Originals Dies (#114525, pg 220), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858, pg 210), Large Sizzlits Die - Paper Doily (#125592, pg 7, occasion Mini), Scallop Trim Border Punch

Ink:  Calypso Coral (#122939, pg 176),  Soft Suede (#115657, pg 180), 

Embellishments:  Everyday Enchantment Brad Pack (#127279, pg 7 SAB), Basic Pearls, Calypso Coral Ribbon, 

Accessories:   Aqua Painters (#103954, pg 203), Stamping Sponges (#101610, pg 203), Crop-A-Dile (#108362, pg 207), Paper Snips, (#103579, pg 208),

Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PCS High Tea Blog Hop

*NOTE – High Tea blog hop officially starts March 28th so if you’re here a little early, be sure to come back and see all of the projects the PCS design team has created for you.

Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler “High Tea” blog hop featuring our 3D teapot template from the March issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler entitled, “Orange Blossom Tearoom”.   
With the current trend of tea images in the paper crafting world, it only seemed appropriate to offer a tea-related template, and that is our newest “High Tea” 3D, teapot.
Now-a-days, teapot come in so many sizes and shapes, it was easy to select one for my inspiration.  What did you think of what I’ve created ………. 




I had fun making this little teapot.  It would be wonderful for a little girls tea party.  My daughter had a fun time playing with the teapot, pouring little candies out.  

Now, feel free to go back and take another at Regina's teapot images or select the “Click Here” button below and hop on over to Gisela's blog.   



**Leave me a comment here on this post by Friday, March 30th and you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE copy of this months Paper Crafters Sample which includes 8 fabulous projects and this adorable template so you can make your very own teapot.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card - Redo

This is one of the four cards I gave my Hostess for the workshop I had this past weekend.  She likes red so I thought I would do the same card that we did at the workshop but use Poppy Parade.  I wanted to also show my customer how you can easily change a card around using the same design but different colors; Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Natural Ivory and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.  I love the Peach Parfait and Pool Party but after I made this card, I really like these colors too.  I hope you enjoy the card.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (#122617, pg ), Elementary Elegance SAB (#125122), 

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (#126154, pg 7 SAB), Natural Ivory (#101849, pg 181), Pool Party (#122924, pg 176), Poppy Parade (#119793, pg 176),

Punches/Dies: Large Sizzlits Die –Scallop Trim Border (#118402, pg 211), Curly Label Punch (#119851, pg 209), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (#118138, pg 216), Framelits Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6)

Ink: Pool Party Ink (#122938, pg 176), Poppy Parade Ink (#119782, pg 176), Soft Suede (#115657, pg 180)

Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (#125582, pg 23-Occasion Mini),

Accessories: Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203),

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Glue (#110755, pg 206)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Uncharted Territory Birthday Card


Here's a card the other card that I had for my workshop.  I used Sketch # 25 of Freshly Made Sketches from last week.  When I made it last week, I had the intention to upload on Freshly Made Sketches.  Oh course it also seems to take longer to get the pictures taken and uploaded.  

When I want to make an masculine card and I need a little inspiration, I always take a look at the sketches from Freshly Made Sketches.  I can always come away with a great sketch and a great looking masculine card.

The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes is one of the SAB 2012 Freebie Items.  

I hope you enjoy the card, let me know what you think.   

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Uncharted Territory Card (#120456, pg 101), Petite Pairs (122497, pg 164)

Paper: Riding Hood Red (#111348, pg 179), Not Quite Navy (#100867, pg 179), Crumb Cake (#120953, pg 180), Natural Ivory (#101849, pg 181)

Punches/Dies: 1 ¼” circle punch (#119861, pg 212), 1 3/8” circle Punch (#119860, pg 212), 1” circle Punch (#119868, pg 212), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes (#123128, pg 218), Square Lattice (#119976 pg 218)

Ink:  Riding Hood Red (#111836, pg 179), Not Quite Navy (#103008, pg 179),

Embellishments: Metallic Brads (#119741, pg 199), 3/8” taffeta Ribbon Not Quite Navy (#122978, pg 195)

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool (#116631, pg 207)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206) ,


Monday, March 12, 2012

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card



This is one of the Make-N-Take cards for a workshop I had this past weekend.  I love the Peach Parfait and Pool Party colors together.  Since I only get to play with these colors together for a little longer, I am going to play away.  I hope you enjoy the card.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  Remember you can always place an order online 24 hours a day or send me an email.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (#122617, pg ), Elementary Elegance SAB (#125122)

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (#126154, pg 7 SAB), Natural Ivory (#101849, pg 181), Pool Party (#122924, pg 176), Peach Parfait (#119794, pg 176),

Punches/Dies: Large Sizzlits Die –Scallop Trim Border (#118402, pg 211), Curly Label Punch (#119851, pg 209), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (#118138, pg 216), Framelits Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6)

Ink: Pool Party Ink (#122938, pg 176), Peach Parfait Ink (#119783, pg 176), Soft Suede (#115657, pg 180)

Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (#125582, pg 23-Occasion Mini),

Accessories: Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203),

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Glue (#110755, pg 206)


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blossom Thank You Card


I had to make a bunch of thank cards last week and I wanted to play with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, I love the plate BTW.  This is the card I decided to make.  It would have been a easy card without the sponging but I wanted to highlight the score lines and I think you have to sponge with this SAB Designer Series Paper because it already has some shading on the paper.  

BTW:  I love the Simply Scored Tool but I just love it with the Diagonal Plate.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Petite Pairs (#122497, pg 164),

Paper: Pool Party (#122924, pg 176), Poppy Parade (#119793, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122926, pg 176), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (#126154, pg 7-SAB)

Punches/Dies:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464, pg 211), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858, pg 210), Blossom Punch (#125603, pg 17), Blossom Petals Builder (#121808, pg 213), 1" Circle Punch (#119868, pg 212),

Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Ink (#1115657, pg 180), Poppy Parade (#119782, pg 176),

Embellishments: 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon Lucky Limeade (#122977, pg 194), Everyday Enchantment Brad Pack (#127279, pg 7 SAB),

Accessories:  Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203), Simply Scored Tool (#122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (#125586)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Sticky Strip Tape (#104294, pg 206)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wisteria Wonder Doily Easel Card


Sorry it has been over a week since my last post.  Lately I have been so busy stamping that I have neglected things around the house, so I took some time off from stamping.  The other day when I sat down to stamp, this is the card I created, do you like?  I know this one did take some time but since it is a birthday card for my mother, I wanted to spend a little extra time on it.  

First I grabbed some paper from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I stamped my Doily Stamp with White Craft and Embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I took my card base in Wisteria Wonder and the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to make my lattice background.  I used the Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon and the Whisper White Organza Ribbon to make the rolled flowers.  I added some pearls and a double loop organza bow to add to the extra softness to the card.   

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Hello Doily  (#122845, pg 150), Hostess - Happiest Birthday Wishes (#122617, pg 10), Apothecary Art (#125527, pg 24 Occasion Mini)   

Paper: Whisper White (#100730, pg 180), Wisteria Wonder  (#122922, pg 176), 

Punches/Dies:  Petal Cone (#121810, pg 221), Lots of Tags (#114508, pg 224), Extra Large Oval (#119859, pg 212), 1" Circle Punch (#119868, pg 212), Scallop Trim Border (#118402, pg 211)

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder Ink (#122936, pg 176), Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731, pf 180), 

Embellishments: 5/8" Organza Ribbon (#114319, pg 195), Wisteria Wonder (#122973, pg 194), Jewels - Basic Pearls (#119247, pg 198), Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577, pg 26)

Accessories:  Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203), White Embossing Powder (#109132, pg 201), Simply Scored Tool (#122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (#125586) 

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Sticky Strip Tape (#104294, pg 206)


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our Creative Corner - Off the Page Challenge



A couple weeks ago, Tui Nathan asked me to be a Guest Designer this week for "Our Creative Corner".  I was so honored and I couldn't wait to play along. The challenge this week is:  "Over the Edge" - create a card, or paper craft item with a design element that is not restricted to the boundaries of the card edges, and continues to flow off the edge of the card, for instance this could be a die cut element, a sentiment banner, a fussy cut image, ribbon etc. Push your design to the edge .... and have fun!"

If you have not notice, lately I have been in love with these multi-loop bows, so I knew this would be the item that went off the page.  I am not sure about you but I usually always start with designs in my head, I have to think it through before I sit down to create something.  Oh course sometimes, I do sit down and what I was thinking, just was not working out.  This was one of the cards, I'm not sure why but this is my second attempt. I could not find room on the front of the card for the saying.  That is when I decided to turn it into a Easel Card.  Take a look at the Easel Card Open, which I guess when you look at it open, the frame-lit is another element that flows off the card.

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I love these colors together, can you believe that Blushing Bride is set to retire at the end of May. I had so much fun playing along and joining "Our Creative Corner" this week.  So if you have not already, hop on over to "Our Creative Corner" and take a look at what the other designers created and you should play along.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Happiness Shared (#120534, pg 122), Petite Pairs (#122497, pg 164)   

Paper: Watercolor Paper (#122959, pg 181), Very Vanilla (#101650, pg 180), Sahara Sand (#121043, pg 180), Perfect Plum (#101889, pg 178), Blushing Bride (#119796, pg 176) 

Punches/Dies:  Framelits Dies Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6, Occasion Mini Catalog), Scallop Oval (#119856, pg 210), Large Oval (#119855, pg 212), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175, pg 219), Corner Rounder

Ink:  Staz On Stamp Pad (#101406, pg 203), Watercolor Wonder Crayons (pg 202), Perfect Plum (#101437, pg 178), Sahara Sand (#105208, pg 180), Blushing Bride (#119786, pg 176)

Embellishments: Very Vanilla ½” Seam Binding Ribbon (#120999, pg 195), Jewels - Basic Pearls (#119247, pg 198), 

Accessories:  Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203), Aqua Painter (#103954, pg 203), Dazzling Details (#124117) 

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), 



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SAB 12 x 12 Double Page Layout

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Here's a 12 x 12 double page layout that was a make n take for a crop this previous weekend.  I think it showcases some of the new products in the mini catalog.

Let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (#125117, pg 6 - SAB), Mixed Bunch (#125537, pg 17 Occasion Mini), Notes & Details (#122060, pg 159)

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB), Whisper White (#124302, pg 180) , Peach Parfait (#119794, pg 176), Pool Party (# 122924, pg 176), Lucky Limeade (#122926, pg 176)

Punches/Dies:  Beautiful Wings (#118138, pg 216), Framelits Dies Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6, Occasion Mini Catalog), 2-1/2” circle punch (#120906, pg 212), 3” circle Originals Dies (#122125, pg 220), Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Dies (#113469, pg 222), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464, pg 211), Boho Blossoms (#119858, pg 210), Blossom Punch (#125603, pg 17), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (#120893, pg 221)

Ink:  In Colors Markers - Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (#123002, pg 176), Peach Parfait (#119801, pg 176),  Staz On Stamp Pad (#101406, pg 203)

Embellishments: Pool Party ½” Seam Binding Ribbon (#125582, pg 23, Occasion Mini), Everyday Enchantment Brad Pack (#127279, pg 7 SAB)

Accessories:  Crimper (#101618, pg 207), Bone Folder (#102300, pg 207), Paper Piercing Tool (#116631, pg 207),

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)

Masculine Cards

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I needed to make a couple Masculine Birthday Cards.  I grabbed the Well Worn Designer Series Paper and got to work.

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The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes is one of the SAB 2012 Freebie Items.



Let me know what you think
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


STAMPS: Happiest Birthday Wishes (#122617, pg 10), On your Birthday (#111664, pg 163), Delightful Dozen (#122650, pg 167)

PAPER: Well Worn DSP (#122359), Cajun Craze (#119684), Soft Suede (#115318), River Rock (#108640), Not Quite Navy (#101722, pg 179)

INK: Soft Suede Classic Ink (#115657), Cajun Craze Classic Ink (#119671), Not Quite Navy (#103008)

RIBBON: Retired Ribbon (Sorry, I like using the Grosgrain Ribbon for Masculine Card) Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine (#1000982,  pg 194)

PUNCHES:  1" Square Punch (#124094, carryover from Holiday Mini), Postage Stamp Punch (#122344, pg 212), 1-1/4" Square Punch (#119865, pg 212), Stars #2 Originals Dies (#113461, pg 220), 1" circle punch (#119868, pg 212)

ACCESSORIES:  Regals Designer Series Buttons (#119744, pg 197), Square Lattice Embossing Folders (#119976), Stripes Embossing Folder (#123128, pg 218)



ADHESIVES: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mixed Bunch meets Twitterpated DSP

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Crazy week so far, Monday our power went out for about 6 hours and when it came back up, I had no internet, until late Monday Night.  :o(   Yesterday I have been  working on a make-n-take for a crop this weekend and I broke my big shot.  AAARRGGHHH.  To tell you the true, I am not sure what happen, it just got locked and than it clicked and now I can use it but it just takes longer.  It clicks and wants to spit out my sandwich.   Oh course it is older than 3 years, so the warranty is no longer good.  I have to order a new one because honestly, I can't live without my big shot.  I use it all the time.  

Back to the post, this is the other card that I had at my workshop this past weekend.  I wanted to show the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Blossom Punch and the new Designer Buttons (I love these buttons, great size).   I know this card has a lot of punching but the customers loved making this card.  I also showcased how to center the border punch on the card.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Paper Measurements:
DSP – Baja Breeze 5 ¾” x 2”
DSP Flower Print – 5 ¼” x 1 ¾”
Ribbon – 7” & 10”
Whisper White – (2) 5 3/8 x 3 7/8” & Scraps
Blushing Bride – 8 ½” x 5 ½” & Scraps
Scraps of Pear Pizzazz & Baja Breeze

Supplies:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs (#122497, pg 164), Mixed Bunch (#125537, pg 17, Occasion Mini)
Paper: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406, pg 13, Occasion Mini), Whisper White (#100730, pg 180), Blushing Bride (#119796, pg 176), Baja Breeze  (# 111352, pg 178), Pear Pizzazz (#119795, pg 176)
Punches/Dies: Large Sizzlits Die – 1 1/40" Circle Punch (#119861, pg 212), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464, pg 211), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858, pg 210), Blossom Punch (#125603, pg 17), Scallop Trim Border (#118402, pg 211), Blossom Petals Builder (#121808, pg 213)
Ink: Blushing Bride (#119786, pg 176), Baja Breeze (#111833, pg 178)
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (#122330, pg 195), Twitterpated Designer Buttons (#125579, pg 12)
Accessories: Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203), Aqua Painter (#103954, pg 203)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206) , Multipurpose Glue (#110755, pg 206)


Monday, February 13, 2012

Swap Card - Framelit Label Fold

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Here's a card that I made for a local Demo swap, I know this card took some time.  Luckily, I only had to make 15.  I made this into a Mother's Day card but it could easily be use for with any occasion but no matter the occasion the receiver will know the love that was put into this card.  Sorry, I keep using these colors together but I can't help it, I just love the color combo.

This card is similar to the Valentine Treats I made for my daughter which can be found here but I scored at 2" and 5 1/4" (starting at the label end).     I hope that makes sense.   The cardbase is 4" x 5 1/2"


Let me know what you think!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370, pg 157), Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (#125117, pg 6 - SAB)

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB), Natural Ivory (#101849, pg 181) , Peach Parfait (#119794, pg 176), Pool Party (# 122924, pg 176)

Punches/Dies: Square Lattice (#119976, pg 218), Beautiful Wings (#118138, pg 216), Word Window Punch (#119857, pg 209), Modern Label Punch (#119849, pg 209), Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (#127709, pg 13, SAB), Framelits Dies Labels Collection (#125598, pg 6, Occasion Mini Catalog)

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Ink (#1115657, pg 180), Pool Party Ink (#122938, pg 176), Peach Parfait (#119783, pg 176),

Embellishments: Pool Party ½” Seam Binding Ribbon (#125582, pg 23, Occasion Mini), 

Accessories:  Frost White Mist Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755, pg 206)




Friday, February 10, 2012

Lovely as a Tree - Birthday

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I needed an easy masculine card for a workshop that I have this Sunday.  When I was working on my husband's card from the Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I was reminded of the card that Tracey made from "My Creative Side", her card used the tree image from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set and I really liked it.  I thought I would use that image on the card this weekend.  This image is an easy image to watercolor.   Are you surprised I did not sponge the edges or use any shimmer mist.  Did you see the card I made yesterday using the same sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree (#115026, pg 114), Happiest Birthday Wishes (#122617, pg 10)

Paper: Paisley Petals (#122367, pg 184), Very Vanilla (#101650, pg 180), Early Espresso (#119686, pg 180), Always Artichoke (#105119, pg 179), Watercolor Paper (#122959, pg 181)

Punches/Dies: Decorative Label Punch (#120907, pg 209), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes (#123128, pg 218), Square Lattice (#119976 pg 218)

Ink: Always Artichoke (#105219, pg 179) StazOn Jet Black (#101406, 203), Watercolor Wonder Crayons - Regal (#119803, pg 202), Watercolor Wonder Crayons - Neutrals - (#119805, pg 202)

Embellishments: Metallic Brads (#119741, pg 199)

Accessories: Aqua Painter (#103954, pg 203)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206) ,


Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 February Paper Crafters Sampler



The issue of the 2012 February Sampler will release tomorrow, February 10th.  This issue is loaded with great Easter Projects.  

Take a look look below at the sneak peek of my project.


Make sure you check it out.  

Thanks! Karen



FMS21 Sail Away with me

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The name of the stamp set, always brings the David Gray song to mind, such a great song.  Here's a card that I made using Sketch # 21 from Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I needed to make my honey a Valentine's Day Card, and I thought this sketch was a great start.  My husband loves sail boats so I grab the "Sail Away" retired stamp and some leftover retired Designer Series Paper - Nautical Expedition.  Now I know this stamp and Designer Series Paper are retired but both are available as downloads on "My Digital Studio".  Did you know that during the month of February you can download the 30 day Free Trail?   Tomorrow, I will show you another card that I made using the same sketch but with all current products.  

If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen