Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beautiful Blendabilities!

Starting August 1, you will be able to order the full line of Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!  If you haven't heard about Blendabilities, they are Stampin' Up's line of alcohol markers and they are amazing for coloring.  Here is a video showing some basic techniques for using the markers.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This is what happens...

This is what happens when you get together with thousands of crafty people:

I made 48 cards to swap at convention, and these are the cards I got in return. I was blown away by the creativity and talent of my fellow demonstrators. Some of them had made hundreds of cards to swap. That's serious business!

I loved every card, but I am showcasing some of my favorites below.

By Dina Catrillo.  Stamp set:  Tap Tap Tap.

By Renee Cole.  Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Work of Art.

By Debbie Muche.  Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic.

By Sheila Barthel.  Stamp set:  Work of Art.

By Sharon Denison.  Stamp sets:  Flower Patch, For You.

By Cheryl Parker.  Stamp sets:  Sea Street, Work of Art, Gifts of Kindness.

By Carol Slack.  Stamp set:  Hot Diggity Dog.

By Deborra Allen.  Stamp set:  Kind Koala.

By Mary McCannon.  Stamp Set:  Perfect Peacock

Swapping was a fun way to get new ideas and tap into the creativity of others.

Click on the picture below to learn about current promotions from Stampin' Up!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Inspiration Overload! (and Vote for Me!)

Hi everybody!

The last 2 days I have had the wonderful opportunity of attending Stampin' Up! North American convention.  It has been inspiring on many levels.  One of the things that has been extra exciting is getting to play with some new products before they are released.  Last night I attended a class where we got to get creative with watercolor.  I made this card from a kit we were given to play with.  The great thing about the kit, which will be available in the upcoming holiday catalog, is that you can make the cards exactly as the instructions direct, or you can use the kit elements to create your own card designs.

I am entering my original creation in a contest with Stampin' Up!  I would sure appreciate it if you would follow this link to Pinterest and like my card.  I can't wait to share more of the inspiration and ideas from convention.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Open Sea

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  It has been glorious weather here in Utah.  I like to say that Utah puts on her pretty dress at this time of year.  The tulips are blooming everywhere, and the trees are full of blossoms.

Today I would like to share a card that I made for the monthly card club that I attend.  This card originally started out as a tri-fold, but when I added the hardware tab, the flap on the left kept popping up, so I just glued it down.  I will definitely use this design again, only I will save paper by making a bi-fold.

To make this card as a bi-fold, begin with a base layer of cardstock cut to 8-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches and score at 2-3/4.

The world map image is from the stamp set "The Open Sea" and is stamped on a 3 x 3 piece of cardstock with the edges distressed with brown ink.

The sentiment stamped inside is no longer available.  The cardstock that it is stamped on is 2-3/4 x 4 inches.

I have a "thing" about exposed brad backs, so I punched a circle of coordinating paper and glued it on top with a glue dot.

I used Stampin' Up's Big Shot Framelits envelope die to make coordinating envelope liners.

The patterned paper is old from my stash, as is the little hardware tab.  I love this card design so much, I am going to use it again on a card for next month's card club.  I love that the card will look totally different because of different paper and stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Goodbye means hello...

It's that time of the year...Stampin' Up has announced its retiring products.  It's sad to see so many favorites go away, but it is exciting to think about all of the new products that will be coming out with the new catalog.  Check out the retiring list and act fast if there is something you want, because supplies are limited and some things will sell out quickly.  Stampin' Up is offering free shipping through April 25th, which is another incentive to act fast!

SHOP NOW! and be sure to choose me as your demonstrator :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What Exciting News!

I can't tell you how excited I am to share this exciting news from Stampin' Up!  If you are a scrapbooker, you may already know about Becky Higgins and Project Life.  If you don't know about it, you should!  Project life is a simple way of organizing photos and documenting your life.  Stampin' Up will begin offering exclusive versions of Project Life Products May 1st.

To learn more about it, check out THIS POST from the Stampin' Up blog:

Also, here is a video with more details:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sale-A-Bration Preview Valentine Card

Hello!  I'm excited to share a sneak preview of some Stampin' Up products that you can earn for free during the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion beginning January 28th.  For every $50 in Stampin' Up products you purchase, you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for free!  Here is a Valentine card I made with some of the free products.

See those cute little flags?  They are from a stamp set called Banner Blast and they were cut out using the coordinating punch which can also be earned for free with a qualifying purchase.  If you are interested in receiving a Sale-A-Bration catalog, please email me at