Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Get an inside look at February’s Paper Pumpkin kit

If you have considered signing up for Paper Pumpkin, here is a fun video about the creative process for February's kit.  Succulents have been a very popular theme lately!

During Sale-A-Bration, you can receive Sale-A-Bration rewards (at each $50 spent) and as always host reweards if you spend over $150. The 12 month subscription would net $20.90 in host/hostess rewards to spend as you please.  Now, is the time to act if you are interested in maximum benefits with your Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription.

Contact me for more information or to place your Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription order today!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

More Monday Meant to Be All My Love Valentine

So, I was going for MORE, and there definitely is. I think I might need to learn when to stop though. :D  I just couldn't on this card...It seemed like "all the things" wanted to be on my card. The pretty flowers from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies were colored with wink of stella and reinkers.  Wink of Stella is everywhere! I put it on all the dies and on the flowers stamped in the inside of the card...You get Wink of Stella, You get Wink of Stella and YOU get Wink of Stella!

I had to go back and take a picture with flash so you could see it though! The last three pictures have no flash of course.

Glue dots were my friend on this card, and I really enjoyed adding the Balmy Blue Gingham Gala Adhesive-Back Sequins.  I thought they just looked iridescent rather than blue especially on this card.

I can't decide which suite (Forever Lovely or Meant to Be) I like better for Valentine's Day (obviously!). Which is your favorite??

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Simple Sunday Meant To Be Valentine's Card #simplestamping

It's no secret that Simple Stamping #simplestamping is difficult for me.  I do like the way this card stamped up though...Just Real Red, Thick White cardstock and the Meant To Be Stamp Set made a cute card though.  There are plenty of places to rest your eyes even if I do want to add rhinestones and some Wink of Stella. Be Sure and check back tomorrow for More Monday for a stepped up version of this card.

In the interest of complete honesty, I did use the Simply Scored tool as I do on every card I make with a Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardbase. Creating a scored line for the fold looks much neater, so I couldn't fail to do that. I also used the Stamparatus for easy and accurate placement of the large heart and sentiment.

As far as new stampers go, I really think I would now recommend a Stamparatus rather than blocks. It is so useful to perfectly place your sentiments and to make more than one of the same card.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lasting Lily Stampin' Up! Heat-Embossed Chalkboard Marker Magic

A Quick As A Bunny video for you today showing how I colored the cards using this technique to create a white Calla Lily on Basic Black Cardstock. I hope you enjoy this coloring tutorial!

Friday, January 11, 2019

My Inky Friends Time to Sale-A-Brate Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Time to Sale-A-Brate! Blog Hop. We're showcasing the stamp sets or products that you can get for free with a $50 or $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. 

If you'd like to see the list of participants, here's a link to the My Inky Friends Blog. You may have arrived from the blog hosting Staci's Precious Parcel Creations. Isn't her bank box adorable? I can't wait until my order arrives with that kit. It looks like such fun!

I chose the Lasting Lily set which is free with a $100 purchase.  In order to have a nice looking image, one doesn't want to have too much ink with this one. I made a video showing that I used a sponge dauber to apply ink to the flower portion so that the ink wouldn't pool on the stamp.  I used the Stamparatus for placement. (It can be seen further down on this page.)

First, I made a simple one layer card. Then I added ribbon, a sentiment, pearls and a Pineapple Punch card base for the card shown here.

After making that card, I decided to try the Heat-Embossed Chalkboard Marker Magic technique. That may not be the name, but it is a good descriptor for it.  

The steps are:

  • Use an Embossing Buddy to reduce white splatters. 
  • (I also use a paintbrush to remove anything I can see before embossing.)
  • Stamp in Versamark (that is not too juicy)
  • Cover with whisper white embossing powder 
  • Shake off Excess and look for any white speckles with paintbrush
  • Heat with heat tool until melted solid
  • Use Blends or Stampin' Write markers to add color to the flower, stem and leaves. 
I love the look of this technique. It is close to a representation of a white Calla Lily to me.  I'll post a video for the coloring of this card tomorrow.

It also looks nice in pink, so I used both of the Flirty Flamingo Blends to create a similar card.

Then, I decided it would look striking with the gingham designer series paper. I had an image remaining so.....

Now, it is time to travel to Michelle's Paper Conversation Blog and see her lovely designs with the Hello Cupcake set. 

Thanks for hopping!

I also want to say, "Thank you" to my sweet friend, Charlet Mallett of Painted Orange, for helping me find the new graphics. She created the new blog header and worked to get just what I needed/wanted, and my blog is updated and more "me".

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