Polka Dots

Did you know that today is National Polka Dot Day! Who knew? Well, obviously people who like polka dots. Polka dots are so much fun. They are so light, refreshing and…well, just fun! So I decided to do a card using them.

First I had to find paper.

Luckily Stampin Up! has a wide variety. Polka Dots come in all the color families we have, including the in-colors. They come in the handy 6X6 size

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Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
 

Subtles 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 

Regals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
 

In Color 2017–2019 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 

In Color 2018–2020 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 

I decided to do a Valentine’s Day card using the notecards and the Hey Love set. I’m going to be doing this card for a group of 10 -12 year olds, so I wanted something cute and that stamp set fits.

Such a quick and easy card if you need to make a bunch for a child’s class or event. And that skunk is too cute, as are the other images in the set. Makes me sad that my kids are past the age where they need cards like this.

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Hey Love Cling Stamp Set
 

 

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
 

 

 

Smoky Slate Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
 

 

 

Real Red Light Stampin' Blends
 

 

 

Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
 

 

 

Regals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 

 

 

If you need some quick and easy valentines, this is a great set. It’s simple enough that your kids can help .
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Love at First Sight

Did you ever see something and just know you had to have it. I felt that way when I saw the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the look of vellum and the two designs in this pack are just gorgeous. I’m also a sucker for leaves so the other two patterns grabbed my attention too. Plus you get three of each sheet instead of the normal two. It quickly made it’s way into my shopping cart.

I was anxious to use it so I decided to use hearts since that was the theme of my class this month. Here is the card I made.

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The stamp set Part of My Story is a Sale-A-Bration item so you can get it free with a $50 purchase. There are other wonderful item that you can earn too. Contact me if I can help or you would like a catalog. Or go to the Shop Now button and get this beautiful vellum for yourself.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by.

New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I used to but I stopped a few years ago. In reality though, I think I’ve always made them in the back of my mind. I just wanted to avoid not keeping them. Most of them involve organization! So this year I am again going to try to get organized.

I love the planner Stampin Up! has come out with. I used their old one for over a year before they came out with this one. I wasn’t going to switch but this one has a holder for a pen and I’m always loosing them.

You can start in any month because the dates are blank. I decided to start this one in January because it’s the beginning of the year and that goes with new resolutions.

I love the weekly pages because you can use them in so many different ways. I divide mine into three sections for the different things I want to keep track of. Some people use them for journals and they would be so fun to decorate.

Since I used the old one for quite awhile, I’m sure this will help me keep to my organizing resolution.

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Love Today Planner Kit
Love Today Planner Kit

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$37.00

Love Today Planner Kit Refill
Love Today Planner Kit Refill

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$27.00

The Love Today Planner is on sale in the clearance rack. But I don’t know how long it will be there. I hope your New Year is a good one and you can get organized if you are not (like me!). And I just wanted to mention that my daughter took the pictures!

Perks Of Being A Demonstrator

One of the perks of being a demo is that you get the new stuff first! I just love opening my boxes from Stampin Up! Of course I love opening any package that has good things in it, but when I know it has new product to try, I’m extra excited.

Here is my latest!

It has some new product that will only be available during November. I can’t wait to share some ideas with you! So stay tuned for some fun cards and projects.

And if you’re interested in more of the benefits from being a demo check out my link here. I would love to have you join my team and start enjoying the benefits now.

Happy Stamping!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you get to spend the day crafting. Unfortunately I won’t get to spend as much time as I would like. To many things to do (like housework) that I have been neglecting lately. But I did want to share another card I made using Country Home.

 

I even used little pieces of a Q-tip to make cotton! Love this set!

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the World Card Making Day sale. You can find the items here. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/10040/world-card-making-day?utm_source=olo&utm_medium=main-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh

Have a great day!

Four Seasons of Country Home

I was playing with the stamp set Country Home and wishing they would have made it with all the different seasonal stamps. I love the milk jug and pitcher. I have some of those around my house because I love the look.  It is right up my alley. So I went digging to see what I could find to make it something I could use all year long. Here are the cards I came up with.

Autumn

I used the watercolor pencils on this one and embossed the Galvanized paper with the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder. You are going to want this one!

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Christmas/Winter

This one uses the Designer Series Paper Joyous Noel. This paper is fabulous. Pictures don’t do it justice. I also used the stamp set In Every Season for the next 3 cards. It was a prize patrol at our last Onstage event (perks of being a demo! ask me how) and I hadn’t used it yet. Absolutely perfect to add the different seasons.

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Spring

For this one I used the Stampin Blends to color.

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Summer

Who doesn’t love daisies in the summer. Back to watercolor pencils on this one.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks for looking and contact me if you want any of these products.

 

Blended Seasons

This month only you can order the bundle Blended Seasons. It is a great set for year round crafting and I have been having fun playing with it. Since fall is coming up on us, I made the following card.

 

I love the look of the three different colors of foil paper. Sorry the picture quality isn’t good. My camera died and I can’t find the charger! So I used my phone. But you get the idea. I love how it pops on the blackberry bliss DSP.

 

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After I finished it I thought that it would make a great Christmas card too, so I pulled out the glitter paper and here is what I came up with. Same basic layout with a different die and a different season!
Both of these cards look so much better in person. They shine and glitter and look so nice.

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This set is very versatile and it is only available in August. The best part is that during the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is having their Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon good in the month of September. And guess when the Holiday Catalog goes live. That’s right. September.  So take advantage of both specials and save.
 Look for more ideas for this set in upcoming posts too.
Have a great day!
Brenda

Sitting Pretty

The Sitting Pretty bundle was one of the stamp sets that I knew I wanted to get right away. I love the bench die cut and my mind was full of ideas on how to use it. One of the ways I decided on was to do white on white.

Sitting Pretty

 

I love this layout because you can use it with so many different sentiments.

I added the little bird in this one.

All that with just white. Can you imagine it with color!

 

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New Ink Pads

Stampin Up has come out with a new ink pad design along with a whole new color refresh. There are some wonderful new colors that will be so fun to work with. I am especially loving the new purples, Gorgeous Grape (I do live in grape country) and Highland Heather. And the new in colors are fabulous too.

New Ink Pad Case Design

The new design of the ink pads makes them easier to use. Here is a video showing how.

Isn’t that easy! If you need a catalog so you can see the new ink pads and colors, just let me know and I will be happy to get one out to you.

Have a great day!

Aren’t They Cute

Can I tell you how much I love the new paper in the Love What You Do suite? It is so pretty. Here is a scrapbook layout I did using one of the sheets.

 

I just love the colors and patterns in it. The subjects are pretty cute too! Hard to believe that my youngest is now 20. I miss all the cuteness that goes with them when they are little. But I love the friendship that I have now that they are older. Now I just have to figure out what year this was taken so I can date it. I think I’m a little behind on my scrapbooking.

This paper is available this month only in a bundle. Starting in June you can buy it by itself but if you are like me and want it now here is the link to buy it. In a previous post here, there is a video showing the different bundles available. Take a look at the video to see what you can purchase.

Just a little hint. When using the paper to mat a bigger photo, make sure you cut out the middle of it and make a frame. No sense wasting all the beautiful paper.

Thanks for stopping by to look.

 

It’s A Beautiful Day!

It really is a beautiful day! Warm weather has finally arrived and it is actually going to get up into the 70’s today. I am going to be going outside to do a few things and enjoy the sunshine but I wanted to post about a pre-release from Stampin Up!

Share What You Love Suite

This is a new item in the new catalog and we are able to buy it a month before the release date. Here is a video that shows the different bundles.

Aren’t they fantastic! Love the free stuff.

Here is the ordering information.

Just Getting Started bundle – 149524 – $57
A Little More, Please bundle – 149525 – $91.50
Gotta Have It All bundle – 149526 – $127.50

This is a card I made using the paper and stamp set. The paper is absolutely gorgeous and it comes in a big pack of 24 sheets. I did a scrapbook page using it that I will share tomorrow.

This special is only good in May so don’t wait. The free stuff is gone on the 31st. Hope the weather is nice where you are and you get to enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

More Apron of Love Cards!

More Apron Of Love

Okay, this will be my last post on Apron of Love! Maybe. I really do like this bundle and time is running out to buy it. I wanted to show a few more cards I made with it.

Fabulous Work Of Art

This would be such an encouraging card to send to a friend. To remind someone that they are special and unique would really make someone’s day. I love the artsy feel to this with the paint splatters and the crafty paper.

 

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Don’t Forget Dad

Since I made one for mom, I thought dad deserved equal time! I love how this one turned out using the tongs in dad. My hubby is king of the grill!

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Mother’s Day Treat Holders

With Mother’s Day coming up I thought it would be a good idea to get out the gift bag punch board and make a treat bag and treat holders using the Apron of Love set. In my last blog  I mentioned some other projects I would share so here are two of them

Gift Bag Treat Holder

I used the Delightful Daisy paper because it is so bright and pretty and also feminine looking but I think this project would look cute in a variety of papers.  I used the small setting on the punch board and its the perfect size for a couple chocolate treats. Who doesn’t love getting chocolate.

 

Gift Bag

The little oven mitt is so cute. You can’t tell in the picture but it is embossed to give it a quilted look.

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Nugget Treat Holder

Here is another cute treat holder perfect for Hershey nuggets and is great for gift giving.

Nugget Treat Holder
Nugget Treat Holder

I used retired product for this. It’s a great way to use up some of you retired stock. I think I’ll go through mine and make up some of these cute treat holders for the ladies in my church for Mother’s Day. Who wouldn’t love to get some chocolate!

I plan on sharing some other ideas using the Apron of Love.

Aprons Aren’t Just For Cooking

I’ve been playing with the Aprons of Love bundle this week and have discovered that aprons aren’t just for cooking. I am reminded of when I was younger and my mom and grandma were cooking.  They always wore aprons. Especially on Sunday so the wouldn’t get their dresses dirty. I have one or two hanging around and occasionally will wear one. It’s also fun to see my daughters put one on every once in a while. But I think the time of aprons for cooking has passed. I don’t know many people who use them anymore. But here is a cute card that can be used for a Starbucks gift card holder.

 

Starbucks Happiness is a Cup of Coffee Card

Apron of Love card, Starbucks gift card holder

 

I also used the Coffee Cup Framelit Dies and the Coffee Break DSP.  The paper has green in it so I made the apron green to match Starbucks! I did fussy cut the little cups even though there is a die to match.

 

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Heat Tool

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I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but many of my friends are so I think this will come in handy for some upcoming events. I have some other ideas for the Apron of Love set that I will be sharing over the next few days. It has been a fun set to play with and I hope you will stop back to see what else can be done with it. I even have a scrapbook page in mind for pictures of my daughters when they were younger wearing aprons while cooking. Now I just have to find them!

Celebrate the Good Stuff

Celebrate the Good Stuff

It’s always fun to celebrate the good stuff! A couple of things happened recently that were worth celebrating. We sold a house that we were flipping, my oldest daughter is home for spring break, and my broken arm is healing nicely and physical therapy is going well (although slow!) We went out to dinner to celebrate with two of my girls and were planning on a movie, but we were all so full after eating that we decided to just go home and chill. Probably would have fallen asleep in the movie theater.

So when I saw the challenge over at CAS on Sunday, I knew I was going to make a card. With a theme of celebrate and the use of sequins how could I not do it. There were plenty of cards posted to inspire me. And I have plenty of sequins.

I had used the set Picture Perfect Birthday is a class recently and decided to use the celebrate the good stuff saying. Then I had to use the party horn or whatever they are called! My kids loved these when they were little. Who am I kidding. I loved them too.

I love the bright colors in this card. Celebrating should be fun and these colors are so lively.

 

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Today is also the first day of Spring too, although we still have snow on the ground around here. I’m hoping for some warmer weather soon because that will be something to celebrate! I’ve been stuck inside long enough. I hope that you find something good to celebrate too.