Friday, February 16, 2018

PERENNIAL BIRTHDAY CLASS:

Hello there! I'm so excited to offer you this amazing class I have coming up. Make plans to attend the Perennial Birthday Class on Sunday, February 25th from 1-4pm at the Stampin' Pad. Make a stack of 16 birthday cards with envelopes to have on hand PLUS you'll get to keep this beautiful box to store them in!

One of my favorite parts of this kit are the tabbed dividers for month-at-a-glance reminders of upcoming birthdays for that month. You'll never forget another birthday again!

There are 2 options for this class. Option 1: You can order the Perennial Birthday Project Kit only and use my stamp set to stamp your cards. You'll leave with 16 birthday cards & envelopes & the box to store them in. The cost for this option is $35. Inks & adhesives are provided.

OR you can choose Option 2: You'll get the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and the Perennial Birthday clear-mount stamp set. You'll also get the Perennial Birthday Add-On Class and BONUS cards for FREE! (see these below). PLUS you'll get the Tutti-fruitti Cards & Envelopes for your Sale-A-Bration reward! You'll leave with your own Perennial Birthday stamp set, 16 birthday cards & envelopes & the box to store them in, the Add-On Class for FREE, the Tutti-fruitti Cards & Envelopes and the Bonus cards for FREE.  You'll go home with 23 cards! The cost for this option is $60. Inks & adhesives are provided.

The Perennial Birthday Add-On Class features 4 cards made with the Perennial Birthday stamp set and Tutti-fruitti Cards & Envelopes. The cost for this class is $15. OR you can get the class for FREE if you choose Option 2. You'll get the Tutti-fruitti Cards & Envelopes as your SAB reward as well. You'll only use 4 card fronts and envelopes from the kit and then you'll keep the remaining kit to make more cards with at home!

If you order Option 2, you'll also get this BONUS card set for FREE, along with the tutorials!
Below are individual pictures of each card:







You'll make 4 of each of these cards with the Perennial Birthday Project kit, along with storage box for $35.







The Add-On Class consists of these 4 cards with envelopes for $15, or FREE with Option 2.





These are the 3 BONUS cards you'll get for FREE with Option 2, along with tutorials so you can make more at home with your own stamp set!

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 20th. Please let me know which option you want along with payment so I can get your kit/stamp set ordered. These cards were really quick & easy to put together & they are really gorgeous with the gold accents. The quality of this kit is amazing-I just can't say enough good things about it! I hope to hear from you soon:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TNT! TUESDAY REMINDER:

Hello there! Happy Valentine's Day to you! This is one of the cards we'll be making at my upcoming TNT! Tuesday Class. We'll be playing with the Stampin' Blends Markers and I'll be sharing tips & techniques with you. If the DSP and flower look unfamiliar to you it's because they're part of the brand new second release Sale-A-Bration items that will be available on Friday! I'd like to introduce you to the lovely Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, a product you can get for FREE with a $50 order! The DSP includes 3 sheets of 4 different designs, with a mixture of copper, silver & gold foil. And it colors beautifully with the Stampin' Blends Markers:)

We'll also be making these beautiful cards using the Color Me Happy Bundle which was designed to work with the Stampin' Blends. The Color Me Happy stamp set and Color Me Happy Project Kit can be bought separately or as a bundle, which saves you 10%. They're both only available while supplies last, so they'd be perfect to order at Tuesday's class and get the class for FREE!

Each attendee will get to make one or two of these cards, depending on how many are attending. Make plans to attend TNT! (Tips & Techniques) Tuesday on February 20th from 6-8 at the Stampin' Pad. The cost is $15 or get the class for FREE with a $25 order! The clear-mount Color Me Happy Bundle is $39.50 and the wood-mount set is $46.75. Add a few Stampin' Blends Markers to bump up your order to the $50 mark and get a FREE SAB product, like the gorgeous Springtime Foils DSP!

Please let me know if you plan to attend TNT! on Tuesday so I can have a little surprise for you! I hope to hear from you soon:) Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, February 9, 2018

HAPPY HOUR CLASS:

Hello there! We had so much fun at my Happy Hour Class last night! My daughter Olivia hooked us up with some scrumptious drinks & cupcakes, and we made some really cute Valentine's Day projects. I made each of the attendees this adorable cupcake box filled with chocolate yumminess:) You can watch the video on the SU! site to see how Sara made this gorgeous cupcake holder using a Mini Pizza Box as the base! http://www.stampinup.com/en-us/connect. If this link doesn't work, just go to www.stampinup.com and scroll down until you see it.

They each made a sweet little card to match their box using the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes and Painted with Love Specialty DSP. We used the Sure Do Love You Bundle to add the Powder Pink heart and stamped the sentiment with Calypso Coral ink. We stamped the little leaves with VersaMark onto Vellum Cardstock and heat-embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder. I added a Gold Foil banner and Delicate White Doily, along with a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow tucked underneath. And I was really excited to come up with a new embellishment! I scattered a few Glue Dots to the projects and then added Gold Glitter to them to make some Gold Glitter Dots-too cool!

For this sweet panda card, we used the SAB set Party Pandas, which is an option that you can get for FREE with a qualifying order. I started with a Real Red base and added a piece of Petal Passion DSP. I ran a strip of Pick A Pattern Washi Tape across and added a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper on top. I then used the Everyday Jar Framelits to cut the heart border from a piece of Real Red Cardstock. I tied a piece of Basic Black Baker's Twine around the hearts and tied a bow. I stamped the panda in Basic Black Archival ink and punched him out with the 2" Circle Punch. I attached him with stacked Dimensionals and glued the hearts in place with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. I stamped the sentiment with Real Red ink and used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out. I tucked it under the circle with Mini Dimensionals.

And speaking of Party Pandas...we did some partying along with them! I may need some bartending lessons from Olivia before the next Happy Hour, as I may or may not have made our drinks a little on the strong side:) We're already looking forward to next month and what she'll have in store for us:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK CARDS:

Hello there! Back today with some fun projects using the SAB set Beautiful Peacock. I came up with this card for Card Buffet and will be available to make one more time in March. I started with a Berry Burst base and stamped the background with the same color ink. I added a strip of Fabulous Foil Acetate to the bottom with Glue Dots and added a piece of SAB Shimmer Ribbon along the top with Liquid Tombow.

I inked up the feather stamp with Tempting Turquoise ink and then used a Sponge Dauber with Bermuda Bay ink to ink the center. I then used another Sponge Dauber and blended Tranquil Tide along the bottom. I huffed on the stamp and stamped it onto Whisper White Cardstock. I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch it out. I then stamped the peacock with Berry Burst ink and cut it out with Paper Snips. I adhered it on top of the feathers with Dimensionals.

I then used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a scalloped circle from Gold Glimmer Paper and attached it to the Whisper White circle with Glue Dots. I added a Delicate White Doily to the back with SNAIL and attached it to the card base with SNAIL as well. I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink and punched it out with the 1" Circle Punch. I attached it with a Dimensional and added a Shimmer Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot.

I removed 4 sequins from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and attached them with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. I finished it off with a couple of Gold Foil swirls cut out with the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits for a fancy wow factor!

I was so excited to add a new member to my Team LOL! last month! I had a swap with my downline at one of our monthly meetings and this is the card Barbara made. I love how creative she was with this set by using the feathers to make a wreath!



I'm not exactly sure on colors, but it looked like she started with a Very Vanilla base and added a layer of Garden Green Cardstock that she embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. She wrapped some Linen Thread around the cardstock several times and added a rectangle of Crumb Cake Cardstock.



She stamped the leaves in a circle to form a wreath and used the dot image with Cherry Cobbler ink to look like berries-love it! She stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler onto Very Vanilla and attached it over the wreath. She used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to add a couple of faux Enamel Shapes. Barbara is going to be a huge asset to Team LOL! and I can't wait to see more of her creative projects:)

The next 3 projects are from the SU! demonstrator website. They give us weekly emails with all kinds of inspiration for projects and business training. I don't have as much time to spend creating as I used to, so I'm really happy to have this invaluable resource with some more samples to share with you:) This is an adorable little 3" x 3" card which utilizes the 3" x 3" Whisper White Envelopes that carried over from the Holiday Catalog. I started with a Tempting Turquoise base and stamped the background with the same color.

I stamped the feathers with Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch. I stamped the peacock in Tempting Turquoise ink and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached it to the feathers with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with Tempting Turquoise onto Soft Sky Cardstock and flagged the end. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper underneath using Liquid Tombow. I attached it with Dimensionals.

I finished it off with a few Iridescent Sequins that I attached with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. You could make a little stack of these tiny cards and they're the perfect size to tuck inside the Mini Pizza Boxes!



And speaking of Mini Pizza Boxes, how cute is this adorable little box? It would look much better with some homemade cookies inside, but I didn't have any on hand, and didn't want to temp myself by baking some:) I kept the Mini Pizza Box flat and ran it through the Big Shot using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framleits. Make sure you cut the panel which is the top of the box. The bottom doesn't work so well (eye roll).


I then stamped the feather image with Lemon Lime Twist around the opening to form a wreath. I stamped the flowers with Berry Burst, stampin some off and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the sentiment with Whisper White Craft ink onto Berry Burst Cardstock and heat-embossed it with White Embossing Powder, and flagged both ends.

I cut a square from a retired cello bag, or you could use a Window Sheet, and adhered it to the back of the lid with Fast Fuse. I attached a piece of a Delicate White Doily to the back of the sentiment with Liquid Tombow and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. I tied a bow from Whisper White Baker's Twine and tucked it under the banner with a Glue Dot. I finished it off by sprinkling a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels around it.

This is the last project I have to share today and it features the Brusho crystals. I started with a Whisper White Thick Cardstock base. On top of that I added a layer of Watercolor Paper. I spritzed a little water on the paper tying to form an S shape down the center. I then sprinkled on some Yellow & Gamboge (orange) Brusho and spritzed it a little more.

I then tried to add a few Prussian Blue crystals, but failed miserably. I realized after the fact that the artist used the dot image stamp to get the tiny drops of blue, grrr. I used my Heat Tool to dry the paper and flatten it back out. I then attached it to the card base with SNAIL. I stamped the peacock with Night of Navy ink and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached it with Dimensionals.

I tucked a piece of Burlap Ribbon underneath and added a strip of Gold Mini Sequin Trim on top with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment with Tangerine Tango and adhered it with Dimensionals above the burlap. Oops, I need to back up a little. Before I adhered the peacock I stamped the feathers with Tangerine Tango once the paper was completely dry. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Metallics Assortment that I attached with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow.

I hope you were inspired today by these lovely projects and will have some ideas for the Sale-A-Bration sets you choose. I have my Happy Hour class tomorrow night so I won't get any new projects posted tomorrow, but I'll be back soon with some more Sale-A-Bration inspiration for you! Thanks so much for stopping by:)






Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EPIC CELEBRATIONS:

Hello there! Today I have lots of inspiration for you using the Sale-A-Bration set Epic Celebrations. To be honest, this didn't do too much for me when I first saw it. It took several orders before it finally made the cut, haha. But I've seen some amazing projects made with it and I'm warming up to it. I'll share some of them today. For this card I started with a Smoky Slate base and stamped the background with Smoky Slate ink as well.

I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to get the curve at the bottom of the Silver Glimmer Paper and the amazing Myths & Magic Specialty DSP. I attached the strip of glimmer paper to the DSP with Glue Dots & then adhered both to the card base with SNAIL. I used the same thinlits to cut out the swirl from Smoky Slate Cardstock, and cut it in half. I cut out a Basic Black oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached the swirl pieces to the back with Glue Dots. I then attached the oval to the card base with Dimensionals.

I stamped the guitar with Smoky Slate ink and colored it with Bermuda Bay & Smoky Slate light & dark Stampin' Blends. I then used a Basic Black Marker to go over the guitar outline, and added a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black ink and cut it apart with my Paper Snips. I adhered the sentiment & guitar with Dimensionals. I finished it off with a few Brights Enamel Shapes.

 Next up is this awesome gift card holder from Erica Cerwin. I'm a big fan of her work and got the tutorial for this with Ronda Wade's Online Convention. I used Bermuda Bay Cardstock and stamped the background with the same ink. I made a belly band from the SAB Bubbles & Fizz DSP. I punched a circle from Whisper White Cardstock using the 2" Circle Punch & stamped the background image with Fresh Fig ink. I adhered it to a piece of Fresh Fig Cardstock that I punched out with the Starburst Punch. I then stapled a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon to it & mounted it to a 2 1/4" circle punched from Silver Foil.

 I stamped the headphones with Bermuda Bay ink onto Bermuda Bay Cardstock & cut them out with Paper Snips. I did a little coloring with a Whisper White Watercolor Pencil and attached it to the circle with Dimensionals. I added a couple of Brights Enamel Shapes. I stamped the sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and added the background with Fresh Fig ink.

I used the Classic Label Punch to punch out the insert for the gift card to slide into. How fitting to pair this fun gift card holder with an Itunes gift card! It's the perfect gift for any teen you need to buy for.


The idea for this card was waiting for me when I logged into the SU! demonstrator website today! I started with a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock. I stamped the guitars onto a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP with Memento Black ink.

I then added the background image with Old Olive ink, stamping off some of the images. I cut out a circle using the Starburst Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper & adhered it with Glue Dots. I then wrapped a piece of Basic Black Baker's Twine around the DSP twice and tied a bow.

I adhered the DSP to the card base with SNAIL. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and used the 2" Circle Punch to punch it out. I then attached it to the card base with Dimensionals. A super quick & easy card to put together!

I got the idea for this card from Shannon Lane on Pinterest. It doesn't show up well in this photo, but I used a Sponge Brayer in Pool Party ink along the edges of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the shoes in Memento Black ink and the dot image with Calypso Coral ink, stamping some off.

I mounted the Whisper White onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and then onto a Lemon Lime Twist card base. I stamped 'You're' with Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the 2" Circle Punch to punch it out. I layered it onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock punched with the Starburst Punch.

I then added 2 strips of DSP from the Tutti-Fruitti 6" x 6" DSP Stack with SNAIL to keep them in place and then stapled them. I stamped 'Awesome' with Bermuda Bay ink and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached it on top of the DSP with Dimensional pieces. I finished it off with a few Subtles Enamel Shapes.

Probably my favorite project is this card from Allison Okamitsu at www.nicepeoplestamp.com. She has a video so you can easily put this together. I started with a Real Red base and added a layer of Pool Party Cardstock that I stamped with Pool Party ink as well. I stamped the guitar with Memento Black ink and colored it with Ivory, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler light & dark Stampin' Blends. I then cut it out with Paper Snips.

I punched a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock with the 2" Circle Punch, and the starburst from Basic Black Cardstock using the Starburst Punch. I layered them together with SNAIL and added a Silver Metallic Thread swirl to the back with Dimensionals. I ran a piece of Myths & Magic Washi Tape at an angle and attached the starburst circle on top.

I stamped the sentiment with Whisper White Craft ink onto Basic Black Cardstock and heat-embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I cut it apart and attached it and the guitar with Dimensionals. I finished it off with a few Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

I used several of the same products on several of these cards, which would earn you this stamp set for FREE! For example, you could order the 2" Circle Punch, the 2 1/4" Circle Punch and the Starburst Punch, and that would get you past the $50 mark to earn the Epic Celebrations set! I hope you were inspired by all of these amazing projects today. Now I'm off to make some samples with Beautiful Peacock. Make sure to stop back for some more fun ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by:)