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It’s a birthday fiesta!

I love the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta bundle!  It’s perfect for this time of year.  Since I live in San Antonio, Fiesta is a big deal.  For 10 days in April, the whole city celebrates with all kinds of events and parades.  Inspired by the city’s festivities and the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I created this card for a dear friend who’s birthday is in April.  It’s a fun sketch created by Angela McKay. 

Stampin Up birthday fiesta cardWith the bundle it’s easy to create all the elements on this card.  I love the ‘papel picado’ banner.  So easy to create.  I die cut the banner in Whisper White then stamped each banner with bright colors.  To create the light color background on the banner I stamped off then stamped the detail of the banner with the stamp fully inked.  To make my card shine, I used clear Wink of Stella all over the ‘Tempting Turquoise’ background and added sequins in Bermuda Bay and gold and basic rhinestones.  I love how it turned out.

To see more inspiration for this challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You have until noon Monday, May 1st, 2017 to submit your creation.

Birthday Fiesta card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer stamp set

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer set, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Gold Sequins

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Just a Note to LIFT your Spirits

I was inspired to create this card by the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle and the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments of Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.

Using the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle which includes the ‘Lift me up’ stamp set and ‘Up and Away’ thinlits dies was so easy to create the beautiful die cut hot air balloon and clouds with this set.

Although the color challenge was to use Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate, I used Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride to create an hombre effect on the balloon.

Stampin Up Lift me Up hot air balloon cardDifficult to see but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the hot air balloon.  I also used basic rhinestones on  the balloon for extra shine.   Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration and take the color challenge.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Lift your Spirits card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Lift me Up

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride

Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Up and Away Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, retired 3/8 inch ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon.

 

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Acorny Thank You

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I created my card with the Acorny stamp set and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp set and with the punch it makes it so easy to create cute little acorns.  I wanted for the acorns to stand out so I put them on a layer which I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder.

Stampin up Acorny Thank you card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how this sketch inspires you.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Acorny Thank You Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Acorny Thank You stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet

Ink:  Mossy Green, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Acorn Builder Punch, Punch Corner Project Life, Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Textured Folder, Gold Cording Trim, Into The Woods Designer Series Paper

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  Thank you to all my subscribers for your visits!

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Happy Mother’s Day Doily card

Don’t forget mom or the one who cared for you like mom.  My mom passed away many years ago and my grandmother and aunt were there for me and my siblings.  My grandmother has also passed away but I still have my dear aunt.  She’s the one who now cares for me like my mom.  So to all moms and those who have given love, care and support like a mom, Happy Mother’s Day and know we appreciate all you do.

This week’s challenge is a color challenge- Summer Starfruit, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black.  These colors were suggested by Bobbie Trost on our Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.  She did a great job with this color combo.  I would not have thought to put these colors together.  I love them!

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I hope these colors inspire you to create and share your project with us on Hand Stamped Sentiments.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Happy Mother’s Day doily card

Size:  5″ w x 5″ h

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen, Mixed Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Summer Starfruit; DSP Polka Dot Parade

Ink:  Real Red, Bashful Blue

Acessories:  Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Blossom Punch, Decorative lab l Punch, White Tea lace Paper Doily, Basic Pearls, Antique Brads, 1/8″ mini brads, Whisper White Organza ribbon

Butterfly headband

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun challenge – Anything but a card Challenge.  My project this week inspired by spring, is a headband with felt butterflies.  I wrapped a headband in white grosgrain ribbon then die cut butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies die.  I embellished with rhinestones and there you have it, a headband to please any little princess.

Butterfly headband

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Hop on over to HSS and be inspired by our talented team.  I hope you join us this week and play along!

Hand Stamped Sentiments

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Butterfly headband

Material: non-Stampin’ Up! Felt

Accessories:  White Grograin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Beautiful Butterflies die, non-Stampin’ Up! plastic headband

Come make more than 10 fabulous holiday projects! Get your friends together and sign up to have fun. There will be fall/Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas projects. These projects would be great as gifts for co-workers, friends, teachers, neighbors, or best yet- kept for yourself! There will also be door prizes and giveaways throughout the day (must be present to win).
FREE stuff during the camp
Earn tickets to enter for door prizes and giveaways. Here’s how…
10 tickets for signing up during the EARLY BIRD registration
8 tickets for registering a friend that is not already on my mailing list
5 tickets for every Stampin’ Up! $25 order (not including ship/tax) placed the day of the camp

We will also have a name badge contest. Make your own name badge and wear it to this event. The badge with the most votes will win a prize.

Stamp Camp Details:
Camp Date: October 1st from 10 AM- 4 PM
Camp Cost: $40 (includes lunch) if you register on or before Sept. 23rd
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: pre-pay now till September 9 and get 10 door prize tickets to help your chances to win even more!!
Registration pre-payment deadline is September 23rd – If you register after this date or pay at the door add $10 to the registration f

Location:  Point Bluff Clubhouse located in Roger’s Ranch
From Hwy. 281 and Loop 1604, travel west on 1604 to Bitters/Rogers Ranch Pkwy. exit, turn right into Rogers Ranch, left on Point Bluff Drive.  Clubhouse is on the right as soon as you go through the gate.
Want to Register- do it NOW, you don’t want to miss this event

Stamp Camp $40 (includes lunch)

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