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Monday, July 21, 2014

"I Freakin' Love You" and Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper Pumpkin New


Subscriber Promotion

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. 
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. (BUT IF YOU WANT TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION - NO WORRIES....but I do not think you will!)
  • You and your customers need to visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join. Please use my name! (thanks!)
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And here is my card for today!  I freakin' love you - my customers!  I have some new and exciting things coming your way!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blendabilities

Have you tried the new Blendabilities?  Here are TWO examples using the new alcohol-based markers.  I will also link you over to the technique videos on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel!  If you haven't subscribed to their channel, do it now!  Their videos are so very helpful!


I LOVE this In This Together Stamp set and found it very easy to color using the Skin Tone Blendabilities Markers.  I added Susan Campfield's video below so you can check it out - she does a great job explaining exactly how to do it!  (Thanks to Susan as I copied her design as well!  I loved it that much!)
Here's my favorite Chevron Background again and isn't that shaded Blended Bloom flower so beautiful?  Check out the videos below.

Basic Techniques:
Blending a Floral Image:
Susan's video on coloring the "In This Together" girls:



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hot Diggity Dog

Quick and Easy 
This card is super quick but super easy!  I just had to get the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set when I saw it in the catalog!  It's perfect for me as a dog lover!
We made this card as a part of my Back to Black Designer Series Paper Class and they also received a roll of the White Cotton Ribbon.  Did you notice the rhinestone on the doggie's collar?  So cute!  Today is the last day of convention and tomorrow I travel back to Tampa.  Look for some posts updating you on convention early next week!  :)  Thanks for picking me as your demonstrator!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Convention Display Stampers Day 2 with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Oh' Baby... lots of babies in my life lately.  I have about 10 friends having them (or had one recently) so I needed some quick and easy baby cards.  This one works for that!  Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration is focusing on our Display Samples again and this is my second one using Big News.  (And no BIG news from me other than today is my BIRTHDAY!)
I used my favorite Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper - it's thinner than our normal Designer Series Paper and comes with double the amount of sheets in the pack (24 sheets).  It's just like real newsprint and I love it!  Speaking of love, who doesn't love the new bundle with the Something for Baby stamp set and matching framelits?  Super cute and EASY!  I love anything I don't have to fussy cut myself!

Thanks for checking out two of my display samples!  Catch you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Convention Display Board with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Today I have one of my examples for the Display Boards here in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up! convention!  Our team of designers was chosen to create a display board and we each featured a stamp set.  My stamp set is "Big News" and I was very excited to use this set!
I used the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri stamp set to create this card.  Isn't it so cute?  I just love the colors together - Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding.  The sequins are the New In-Colors look super adorable with the sponged background!  Have you used the Dots and Strips Decorative Masks yet?  If not, you NEED to get them!  You get two masks for only $2.95.  Go order them right now (and you will need sponges or daubers as well)!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday using "

Happy Birthday
Today is my sister-in-law's birthday so this card is for her!  I used the Back to Black Designer Series Paper as the background on the Real Red card stock.  I put two different patterns together to make this design!
Do you love the flower?  It's from the So Very Happy stamp set and it has my favorite little guy on it - an owl!  If you have the Blossom Punch, it coordinates with it.  I punched a plain real red flower and layered it underneath.  Oh, and the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack has that mini red flower that I put in the middle of the white flower.  So CUTE!

See you tomorrow for one of the display board creations I made!  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sketch Challenge with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Quick post today... have lots to prepare for.... I made this card using two cards from the Project Life kit!