Sale-a-Bration 2018 Kicks Off!

Yay!  Today is the start of Sale-a-Bration, as well as, the release of the Occasions Catalog.  There are lots of fantastic products available in the Occasions Catalog and over the next several weeks, I will be sharing projects using some of the products available.  The other excitement is the kick-off of Sale-a-Bration.  From now until March 31, you can earn free products with qualifying orders of $50 or $100.  The free product is just one of the perks of Sale-a-Bration.  It’s also a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up!   When you join as a demonstrator between now and March 31, you receive your starter kit at $99 USD/$135 CAD, along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets in your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Best of all, you will reap the benefit of saving on your future orders.  It’s a win-win!  Contact me for more details or join the fun now.
One of the free stamp sets available with a $50 order (before tax & shipping) is the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Sets.  Check out the video below to learn about this new “Distinktive” stamp offered by Stampin’ Up!
My set should be arriving soon and I look forward to sharing samples with you. 
You can check out the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration offerings by clicking here.
Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon! 





Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the card class this past Monday, I thought it appropriate to include a Pink Ribbon card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set bundle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Powder Pink cardstock and ink, as well as, the same color in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack were used for creating the card.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate on the Whisper White cardstock oval.  It is a simple card to make but conveys a wonderful message.

Pink Ribbon Card using Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage Bundle

Also be sure to take advantage of Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale offered until October 31 by Stampin’ Up!  Purchase 3 of the select papers available listed below and get another one for Free! (seriously – who doesn’t like free?!):

#144180   Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper
#144137   Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
#144118   Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 
#144111   Be Merry Designer Series Paper
#144163   Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
#144155   Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
#144185   Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
#144110   Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
#144168   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
#144193   Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
#144177   Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
#144629   Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
#144613   Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

As you can see – there’s lots of DSP to select from and with no restrictions on the amount ordered it’s a great time to stock up.

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon to see another project.
As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  

Enjoy your weekend and look for my next post on Monday.

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Double the Fun – More Eclipse Shadow Cards

Hi all!  Before moving on to share cards from the Eclipse Card class, I’d like to ask everyone to say a prayer for the safety of those along the Texas coast.  Hurricane Harvey has caused major flooding and water continues to cause flooding.  There are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose homes have flooded and they will be faced with months of cleanup. 
Last post, I shared one of the cards from the class held on Eclipse Day.  Below are two more of the cards that were made by attendees.
The first card uses the same shadow technique as the previous post.  Using the dies to cut two layers of the same letter and “shadowing” one behind the other.  For this card, the Large Letters Framelits were used to cut the main greeting from Always Artichoke and Whisper White cardstock.  The word, friend, comes from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and was stamped using Always Artichoke ink. Notice the leaf – it’s from the Painted Harvest stamp set and punched with the coordinating Leaf Punch – these items are from the Holiday Catalog will be available for purchase starting September 1.  Note:  The Large Letter framelits are a must set!  The uses are limitless.  Yes, the may seem pricey but well worth the investment so start saving and add them to your “must have” list.  So Saffron cardstock was cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Gold Metallic Thread was attached behind the oval.  A piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was layered atop the Always Artichoke cardstock base. 
Shadow Card using Stampin’ Up! Large Letters Framelits & Delightful Daisy DSP
The second card featured uses the emboss resist method to create a shadow card.  The flowers from the  Host set, Background Bits, was first stamped in Dapper Denim onto the Whisper White cardstock square.  After cleaning the stamp, Versamark was used to stamp the image again and White Embossing Powder was added and heat set.  To create the shadow, the image was stamped “offset” – to ensure desired placement, the Stamp-a-ma-jig was used.   After cooling, a sponge was used to color Dapper Denim ink across the stamped panel.  The panel was cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered atop a Dapper Denim cardstock square cut from the Layered Squares Framelits.  The Just a Note stamp is from Flourishing Phrases and was stamped using the Dapper Denim ink.  The card was finished with a piece of Color Theory DSP cut into a banner using the Banner Punch and embellished with three Glitter Enamel Dots.  Card base is Dapper Denim cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the main layer.


Emboss Resist Technique using Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Stamp Set
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon to see another project.
As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating!  
Note:  You can print off the Supply List below Project Materials for items used for these projects.
Have a great week!
#eclipsetechnique, #shadowtechnique, #embossresist, #stampinup
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 Oops – inserted incorrect product in materials list, should have listed Large Letters Framelits, Item #141712, price $99.00


Celebrating the Great Eclipse – Stamping Style!

What a fun week at the monthly card class!  The class date coincided with the “Great Eclipse” across the United States and since our area was going to experience approximately 97% totality, I decided the class had to celebrate the event.  The four card designs featured various shadow layering techniques and to add to the celebration, everyone received viewing treats at their work stations. 
It was definitely worth taking a few minutes away from stamping to watch the historical event.  Best of all, I was able to snap a photo of attendees before the class ended!
Today, I will detail one of the shadow cards and follow with the remaining cards in the next post.  In the card featured, the Happy Birthday Thinlit was used to cut Night of Navy and So Saffron cardstock pieces which became the feature sentiment.  By offsetting the Night of Navy layer when adhering it to the So Saffron layer, the shadow effect was created.  To highlight it even more, Whisper White cardstock was cut using the largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The card base uses So Saffron cardstock and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is found in the Delightful Daisy DSP package.  Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon completes the card.
Shadow Card using Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit in Night of Navy & So Saffron cardstock
FYI:  My next post will be up much sooner…since my husband retired, my schedule has been somewhat disrupted but now we seem to have settled into a routine so I can get back to my activities on a regular basis!
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more project ideas! 

As always, contact me with any questions.
#shadowcard, #eclipse, #happybirthday, #nightofnavy, #sosaffron, #delightfuldaisy
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CASEing the Stampin’ Up! Catalog

On page 163 in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is the stamp set, Floral Statements.  It is one of those sets that can easily be overlooked but the two stamp set is great for creating quick, yet elegant cards.  I decided to recreate the Thanks card from the catalog with one exception – some bling was added!  As I was preparing to color the stamped image, I tested a couple of coloring methods with the aqua painter – one method used the Powder Classic Stampin’ Pad and one used the Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  Since some water coloring was involved, Shimmery White cardstock was used.  So which method do you think was decided upon? 

Watercolor fun using Floral Statements Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

If you guessed the Calypso Coral with the Aqua Painter, you’re correct!  It was a pleasant surprise that the color was almost a perfect match with the Powder Pink cardstock layer.  Plus using the watercolor color pencil made it quick and easy to color.  The leaves were colored using the Old Olive watercolor pencil and an aqua painter.  I had fun making the card and will be sharing variations using the stamp set in future posts.

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more project ideas!
As always, contact me with any questions.

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Christmas in July!

Ever thought of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and having your own business?  Or thought of becoming a demonstrator to reap the benefits on your personal orders as a hobbyist?  Now’s the perfect time! 

With your $99 Starter Kit purchased between July 1-31, you’ll also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack ($72 value).  The Essentials Gift Pack includes the following:

Essentials Gift Pack
Item Number Description
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Contact me for more details (Margaret Knight)
or signup online using the following link to join my group:

Come join the fun!