“For All Things” meets Blackberry Bliss

I absolutely LOVE the new “For All Things” stamp set in Stampin’ Up’s! 2014 Holiday catalog.  It definitely is a great stamp set to use in creating a fall themed card.  For today’s projects I decided to think outside the fall themed box however and took my inspiration from the Color Me Autumn designer series paper that is also in the new catalog. There are two pieces of the Color… Read More »

Happy Birthday “Nuts”

Today’s card is one that I would classify as a “5 Minute card”…quick and easy!!  It uses the “For All Things” and Sassy Salutations stamp sets and goes together with little or no effort!!  It also would be a great card for a man and we all know how difficult those can be to create!! I love the acorn image that is in the “For All Things” stamp set.  I… Read More »

For All Things Label Love!

Well…hard to believe today is September 1….where did the summer go??  My card today features a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set ,”For All Things,” that can be found in the NEW 2014 Holiday Catalog.  If you are one of my customers who has a September birthday, this is the card you received in the mail from me this year. Fall is a season that I love…and I especially LOVE the… Read More »

Blendabilities Swallowtail

Stampin’ Up’s! Swallowtail background stamp really is a beauty!!  I have to admit however that I haven’t used it as much as I should.  I decided to give it a try using Blendabilities Markers and this card is the result.  Using the Blendabilities really created a gorgeous butterfly!! Here are my project notes: Swallowtail background stamp (W 131943, C 129216) was used with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (132708).  Remember that… Read More »

Blendabilites Bloom with Hope

I’ve got two more cards I’m sharing today that are created using Stampin’ Up’s! new Blendabilities Markers.  The card you see above was the card I sent to all my customers who have a birthday during the month of September.  I created it using the Bloom with Hope hostess exclusive stamp set.  The flower was colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Marker.  Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers were used… Read More »

Papillon Potpourri meets Blendabilities Markers

Blendabilites Markers from Stampin’ Up! are an AWESOME way to color line stamped images.  Stampin’ Up! sells twelve different colors of Blendabilities markers.  Each color pack contains markers in three shades -light, medium and dark.  You can see all the color choices on page 212 of the Annual Catalog.  So far, most of my experimenting with the markers has been using three of the same shades together on the images… Read More »

Message to my Blog Followers…

Dear Blogging Friends… This summer I have had quite a bit on my plate outside of my blogging life and with all that was happening I just didn’t have time to update my blog as I would have liked.  My goal for this blog has always been to create a post for every weekday.  I tend to be a “Type A” person, so my inability to post everyday has left… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Big Shot FREE Bundles

  During the month of August Stampin’ Up! is has a Big Shot Promotion going on. Purchase the Big Shot and get a FREE bundle. Already have the Big Shot? No problem, you can purchase the bundles themselves for 15% off. There are 5 bundles to choose from. Go to my online store and click on Big Shot and Bundles link in the left sidebar to see what’s available.

Hexagon Hive and Hexagon Punch

I absolutely LOVE how Stampin’ Up! products work so well with each other.  The quilted flower card I shared with you yesterday had a layered hexagon sentiment piece.  I’m back today to share with you how I created those hexagon layers. Here’s a photo that will show you how I did it. The Hello Honey hexagon was created with the Hexagon Punch (130919). The Lost Lagoon hexagon was cut from… Read More »

Hexagon Hive Quilted Flower

For those who like quilting, the hexagon piece that is cut from the Hexagon Hive die (1329650) is a great way to make a paper “quilted” flower.  All it takes is a few scissor snips and you’ll have a paper quilted flower shape you can use on a handmade card. The process isn’t difficult, it just takes a bit of patience.  Find the area of the paper hexgon piece where… Read More »