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A Bouquet of Flowers for My Wonderful Mother

Since mother’s day is tomorrow, I wanted to post the mother’s day card I made for my aunt who is like my mother.  She has loved and cared for me and my siblings since our mother passed away when we were very young.  She’s always been there for us and are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life.

Stampin up Bouquet Bigz L Die mothers day card

I created the flowers with the Bouquet Bigz L Die.  I followed this video to make these flowers.  I didn’t use the stems part of the video since I adhered the flowers to the card front with a glue gun.  For sparkle, I added Dazzling Details to all the flowers.  To add a touch of vintage I used Typeset DSP paper.  The pretty lace ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace trim is from the Occasions catalog.  So pretty!  The sentiment is from the retired stamp set Delightful Dozen, but you can use any sentiment.  This card would also be a great for birthdays or thinking of 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

For My Wonderful Mother Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: retired Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate; DSP Typeset, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Bouquet Bigz L Die, Basic Pearls, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, bone folder, Dazzling Detaiols, Silver Glimmer paper, non-Stampin’ Up glue gun (to adhere flowers)

A Kinda Eclectic card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re having a color splash challenge with the colors of Hello Honey, Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  My card was inspired by one in the Stampn’Up! Idea 2014-2015 Idea Catalog on page 69.

The card base is Whisper White and I rounded one of the corners of the card by tracing a half circle on the corner then cutting the round with scissors.  I stamped the flourish with Hello Honey from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set then adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily.  I stamped two flowers from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  The larger flower I stamped with Momento black ink and colored it with Night of Navy and Marina Mist markers.  The smaller flower is stamped with Marina Mist.  The sentiment and butterfly are stamped from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I die cut the flowers with the Fun Flower and Petite Petals punch.  I used the Elegant Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  The sentiment was die cut with the Apothecary Accents franelit.  The inside of the card is layered with a Hello Honey striped paper from the Lullaby DSP.

Kinda Eclectic Stampin up card

The designers at Hand Stamped Sentiments have more projects to inspire you.  So hop on over to HSS and join the challenge.

 

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

 

A Kinda Eclectic Card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:   Kinda Eclectic, Flowering Flourishes, Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Momento Black, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Hello Honey

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Fun Flower punch, Petite Petals, Elegant Butterfly, Apothecary Framelits, Tea Lace Doily

Honey Bees and Flowers are Backyard Basics

My inspiration for this card is based on Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge – Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.

Creating this card was easy with Stampin’ Up’s! Backyard Basics framelits, stamp set and Honeycomb embossing folder.

Stampin' Up!  Honey bee Honey Comb card

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Join us this week for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge – Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.

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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.

Backyard Basics card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Backyard Basics

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry

Ink:  Markers:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Backyard Basics Framelits, corner rounder punch, Whisper White satin ribbon

Mosaic Madness and Thinking of You

The new stamp set Mosaic Madness is one of my favorites.  It has so many wonderful shapes and so versatile.  The card I created for Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge is for a color challenge – Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush.  Such yummy colors!  They just scream SUMMER!  The colors of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush are from the new In-Colors collection for 2013-2015.

This was an easy card to make.  I CASED it from the May/June Stampin’ Success.  I just changed the colors and added more bling.

Mosaic Madness - Thinking of You cardI hope these colors inspire you to join us at 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.

Mosaic Madness Thinking of You card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush; DSP:  Quatrefancy Specialty

Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Mosaic Punch, Whisper White Twine

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at 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.

MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

It’s here…The new 2013 – 2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!

Wow!  So many cool items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Click the links below to see the new catalog and resources.  My order is on the way and I’m so excited to share tips and ideas with you using the new products! For my customers I have a special event next weekend to launch the catalog in fun paper crafting style!

View the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog Online (Flash)
Annual catalog PDF
Catalog Sample Supply List PDF

FREE STAMPIN’ BY GENNY COLOR CHARTS:  I use these charts while playing with paper, stamps and ink.  They’re a great resource along with the COLOR COACH.

color pages 2013-2014

Color Coach

NEW Color Coach 130118

COLOR CHARTS:  Updated 2013-2014 Color and Card Stock Organization.   This FREE pdf includes a spot for all Stampin’ Up! Color Collections and In Colors.   Click here to view and print.

MORE STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS

View the 2013-2014 Celebrando Creatividad Online (Flash)
Celebrando Creatividad PDF
Stampin’ Supplies PDF

Carryover

Holiday Carryover List  Click HERE to view ALL holiday products that will continue to be available for purchase but are not in the new catalog.

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May 31 – June 30, 2013:  SAVE 25% on three must-have Stampin’ Up! greeting sets!
 Learn More.

  6a00e54f95df928834019102c6129d970c-800wiSAVE 15% on the new Stampin’ Up! Bundles.  See all the NEW bundles in one place!

The little things

The inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge inspired me to create with My Digital Studio.  I love creating with My Digital Studio because it’s so easy and fast.  So many downloads!  There’s also a new upgrade.  So if you have My Digital studio be sure to visit MDS online to upgrade.

I created this 8″ x 8″ page inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

stampin up enjoy every moment

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Be inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  We’d love to see your project.

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.

MDS Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Basic Black

Layers:  Cardstock Daffodil Delight, Designer Series Paper \Mocha Morning – 11

Embellishments: 

Satin Ribbon – Old Olive

Button bouquet\Pink Pirouette Button Bouquet

Stamps: Baroque Motifs\flourish, Enjoy Every Moment\little things

Punches:  1.25″ Circle Punch

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

Something for Everyone – The Retired List is Here!

It’s a big day today hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and you get the chance to get them before they’re gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!  WOW, some items are discounted so don’t wait.  See all the products now by clicking on the links below.

Retiring Stamps – PDF (Available April 24 – June 3, 2013)

Retiring Stamps – Sortable Excel file

Retiring Accessories – PDF (Available April 24 – June 3, 2013 or while supplies last)

Retiring Accessories – Sortable Excel file

Visit my blog to be updated on what’s available.  For the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing a daily (Monday – Friday) update of current inventory (and what’s sold out).

So many items to choose from but order now for best selection!  To place your order from website click here or email me to place your order.

Happy Mother’s Day Peacock card

Has spring arrived where you live?  Here in San Antonio it gets warm then it gets cold but I know when May arrives it will be warm everyday.  I love spring and it inspired me to create this card with the sketch we’re featuring at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used the peacock from the World  Treasures stamp set for the focal point of my card.  I first stamped it in More Mustard then used my 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch to punch the peacock out.  I stamped the peacock again in Island Indigo and cut out the body to layer over the More Mustard.  The rhinestones are colored with a Sharpie to match the Island Indigo.  The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo from the Teeny Tiny Wishes and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  The layers are Fan Fair DSP, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.    I adhered the Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon and the Large Scallop Island Indigo to the Crumb Cake layer.  It’s also embellished with basic rhinestones colored with a Sharpie.

Stampin Up Mother's day card

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s day card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your sketch inspired project.

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 Peacock card

Stamp Sets:  World Treasures, Itty Bitty Banners, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Designer Series Fan Fair

Ink:  Island Indigo, More Mustard

Acessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, , Large Scallop Edgelits Die, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Island Indigo 3/8″ ruffled ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie, dimensionals

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