August 17, 2017

Eastern Palace Elegance

Today I used some pre-made card bases for a bunch of Thank You cards that were very much needed.  I used the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set for my sentiment and punched it out using the 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch.  I decided to add the fun accessories that come with the Eastern Beauty Suite: Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Mini Tassels and the Eastern Palace Specialty Design Series Paper.  Check out each unique card...
Thank you for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card.
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August 15, 2017

Kylie's August International Highlights

http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/07/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am joining a group that is being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project.
http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/07/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
Our theme for this month's highlight is Teachers Gifts.  It is so wonderful to thank our educators for all their hard work and get ideas before the end of the year is suddenly here! This gallery will give you many ideas on what you can do to say thanks to your those very special educators in your life. 
For my project I made a mini treat bag that can be used to hold a little note card and gift card for that special teacher.  
I used a variety of products from Stampin' Up! for this project. The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits has 12 dies with two different word dies as well. I used the Foil Frenzy DS Paper for the base of this and then added the embellishments using Tangerine Tango and Gold.
The FOR YOU sentiment was die cut using Very Vanilla card stock and then I took a gold sharpie and added the color to give it a bit of a tarnished look. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the little die cut bow.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.  Here are all of the products I used for this card:

August 14, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!!!

It's Happy Mail Monday!  I cannot tell you how thankful I am when I receive these hand made beautiful cards.  It is such a blessing to be able to share the joy of stamping with you.
These cards are each unique in their own individual way.  I love how you can see such a variety of styles when you connect with other stampers. Thank you so much for stopping by today :)



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August 12, 2017

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August 10, 2017

Everyday Labels To Love for #tttc010

Today I played along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #010.  Make sure to head over and play along!  For this challenge, the board was created by Design Team Member Nicole Watt.  Take some inspiration from the challenge board below, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what you are challenged to create! 
I chose the three squares down the left side of the board using the metallic, anything but a card and green.  I decided to make a Christmas Gift Tag with my Labels To Love Stamp Set and Everyday Label Punch from the upcoming Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!
Click HERE for a PDF list of supplies to make 50 of the Easy Christmas tags with full assembly instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are loving the projects you are seeing from the Holiday Catalog.  Make sure to check out my Pinterest Board featuring lots of great ideas with these new products.  

August 9, 2017

Pals August Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My project is made using the new Cat Punch and coordinating Spooky Night DS Paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  As a demonstrator I get to pre-order items and try them out before they are available to everyone.  
For the inside and sentiment I used the new Spooky Cat Stamp Set that also matches perfectly with the Cat Punch.  This was one of my top "must have" items in this year's Holiday Catalog.
I grew up watching a little TV Show called "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and she had this adorable, well; maybe not so adorable, talking cat named Salem.  As soon as I saw this design series paper, that is what I was reminded of.  
And being a cat lover myself, I happen to have my very own black cat named Fang.  He always seems to know when it is time to stamp and make cards.  He usually gets out all the ribbon...lol!
Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.


Blog Hop Line-Up:

August 8, 2017

Bits & Pieces For #GDP099

For this card I followed along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP099This week is a fun theme challenge. I chose to do an anniversary card as my own anniversary is coming up soon and I thought this was perfect for it.  To play along, head over to the Global Design Project and see what the design team came up with this week. 
I used the Background Bits Stamp Set for my sentiment and punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I decided to use the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies along with the Starburst Punch for the background layers.  The color mix is:
 
I added a little bit of silver metallic thread and some rhinestones for some bling.  This will make a great anniversary card for my hubby next week :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card.



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August 7, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!

It's Happy Mail Monday!  Here are some of the wonderful cards I received this last week.  This one comes from the Stampin' Up! CFO congratulating me on a recent sales goal I achieved.  I cannot tell you how thankful I am to all my stamping friends and team for helping me along the way :)
I cannot tell you how blessed I feel to open my mailbox and see these hand made cards.  These two cards come from some very special people: Lisa & Kristin.  

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August 5, 2017

August Featured Product

Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set
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August 3, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet for #tttc009

Today I played along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Make sure to head over and play along!  For this challenge, the board was created by Design Team Member Felicita Johnson.  Take some inspiration from the challenge board below, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what you are challenged to create! 
I chose the trio down the right side of the board using the plants, stacked sentiment and all things round line.  I cased this card from my pal Windy Ellard, you can see her original creation HERE.
 
Of course I changed it up a bit to make it my own creation.  For the background I stamped the stems and leaves in Old Olive onto the Whisper White card stock.  Then I embossed using the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  These colors make such a pretty card and work so well with the Petal Garden Design Series Paper Stack.
If you are loving the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set as much as I am, make sure to check out my featured product in August here.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for this card:
 


August 1, 2017

Just For You...#GDP098

For this card I followed along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP098This week is a cool sketch challenge. Check it out!  To play along, head over to the Global Design Project and see what the design team came up with this week. 
I decided to flip this sketch on it's side on my card.  Then I used the Jar of Love Stamp Set for my sentiment and die cut it out using the smallest oval die from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.  The Banner Triple Punch was the perfect tool to make these fun flags.  The color trio is:

The background design series paper comes from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP pack that is in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I love how pretty and soft this paper is and how great it works with the Fresh Fig card stock.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card.

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