Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!! I lost my dad in 2009 but still think about him daily, especially on Father's Day.   Life is not the same without him.  Here's a picture of the two of us 33 years ago when I got married.  Give your dad a big hug and let him know how much you love him!!

I'm off to my craft room!  Have a great day!!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Wildflower Meadow

Hi Friends!

This was a fun card to make!  I used the stamp Wildflower Meadow along with the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder. In order to get all of the different colors, I used my Stampin' Write markers directly on the rubber. Once you've finished coloring, it is important to huff all over the stamp to reactivate the ink as it will start to dry out as you are finishing.  It does take some time but I think the results are so pretty!  The finishing touch is running it through the embossing folder.  I was a bit intimidated a first to do this but it is very easy to line up your stamped image in the folder.  Of course, you could choose not to use the folder and your results will still be beautiful!

If you are thinking about purchasing both of these, you can buy them individually or purchase them as a set and save 15%!  You can order online HERE.

Have a great day!


Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Four You
Ink:  Strawberry Slush stamp pad, Markers:  Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL
Tools:  Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spotlight on Tools The Magnetic Platform

This is my VERY FAVORITE tool in the new catalog!!!  I just received mine last week and I love it!  When using Framelits, they tend to move around while on the multi-purpose platform.  A common trick to keep them in place has been to use post it notes.  But now with the new magnetic platform, no more post its!! When you place your Framelit on the platform, it instantly stays in place.  You do have better results with cutting plates that are flat but at the moment I don't have any flat ones and it is still working just fine. (There is a warning on the side of the platform that this product should not be used by anyone with a pacemaker.)  Here's the video again on how to use the platform if you didn't get a a chance to see it a few weeks ago when I posted it!

Have you purchased the Magnetic Platform or is it on your Wish List?   Please post your comments below.  I would love to hear your thoughts about it!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Washi Tape

Hi Friends!
I almost didn't post this card because I can't decide if I like it or not.  I used our new Gingham Garden Washi tape.  Washi tape is so popular now and I have to admit that this is the first time that I've used it.  It is so easy to peel off the roll and adhere to your card.  I'm sure I will be making many more cards with this fun product!

I've also used a new stamp set and punch on my card!  I used one of the stamps from the set Label Love and punched it out with the Artisan punch.  How did I get the different colors on the stamped image?  I used my Stampin' Write Markers directly on the stamp!   If you would like to purchase both the stamp set Label Love and the Artisan punch, be sure to use the Bundle order numbers.  You'll save 15%! (Wood Bundle:  132723, Clear Mount:  132722)

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  If you would like to order any of the products I've used on my card, you can visit my SU! online store HERE.


Stamps:  Label Love
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Gingham Garden Washi tape, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Tools:  Artisan punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Six-Sided Sampler

Hi Friends!
We have unbearable heat here in California this week.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!!  It is supposed to cool down and only be in the 80's today. So happy about that!! 

Yesterday I had a Catalog Kickoff and this is one of the cards we made.  I used many new items on it first of which is one of our beautiful new In Colors, Coastal Cabana.  I wasn't sure what colors would go best with it so I consulted my Color Coach and found that Calypso Coral was a match.  I never would have paired these together but I was very pleased with how pretty it looked.  I also used our new stamp set, Six-Sided Sampler with the Hexagon punch.  You could spend all day making different variations with this stamp set and punch.  Change up the colors, vary the stamps from the set and the placement of your stamped pieces and you will have some stunning results!!  

Have a wonderful day!

You can visit my Stampin' Up! online store 24/7!

Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma- jig
Tools:  Hexagon punch

A Dozen Thoughts

Six-Sided Sampler

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mosaic Madness #3

Here is my last Mosaic Madness card (well, at least for a while)!!  This one combines both of the images I used on the cards earlier in the week.  I stayed with my favorite color combination - Gumball Green and Midnight Muse! I do have a rhinestone in the center of each shape.  I do love the pretty glimmer and glitz of a few well-place rhinestones!!  

Thanks for much for stopping by!  Visit my ONLINE STORE to purchase the products used to make this card!


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Create a Cupcake

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Stamping Sponges
Tools:  Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Big Shot, Mosaic Punch, Word Window Punch

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mosaic Madness #2

Today I have another card using the set Mosaic Madness.  It is very similar to the one I posted HERE but it is a different stamp and the placement is different.  I do have a rhinestone in the center of each shape - it is a little hard to see them in the picture. There are so many different cards you could make with this one set!  Tomorrow I will have one more for you (if you are a club member, we will be making it)!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can order the product to make this card at my online store!


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Tools:  Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Mosaic Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Grab Your Greetings!

This is the perfect time to get three greeting sets 25% off the regular price!  This sale lasts until June 30th!

Sweet Essentials
Petite Pairs
Sassy Salutations

If you would like to place an order, you can visit my online store HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Mosaic Madness

I was finally able to sit down and play with some of my preorder goodies this weekend.  My card today uses a set called Mosaic Madness.  I LOVE that it has a matching punch!!  It makes it so easy to assemble a quick and cute card. (If you purchase the two together, you can get a 15% discount with the bundle)  My background is one of our NEW embossing folders called Modern Mosaic which coordinates perfectly with the stamp set and punch!

I used one of my favorite combinations of Gumball Green and Midnight Muse.  My sentiment is from the set Fabulous Phrases, a set that I reach for over and over again.  It is punched with the small oval punch and the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.  I was going to attach some rhinestones to the front but I sent the card off and the rhinestones tend to pierce through the envelope.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you would like to order any of these products, you can visit my Stampin' Up! online store, here.


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Mosaic Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Punch, Small Oval Punch