Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's time to Celebrate Today

What says CELEBRATE more than a bouquet of beautiful balloons?  Absosmurfly nothing, I say!  Another sneak peek of the Occasions Mini catalog featuring the new Celebrate Today stamp set.  Lots of options to play with beautiful balloons and a wonderful set of matching Big Shot Framelits. You'll be able to bundle them both and save 15%. Everyone loves a deal :)

Be sure to Celebrate Today and stamp stamp stamp!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Little things make a difference

Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.  I'm playing with a gorgeous stamp set from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog today called Lotus Blossom.  I'm in L.O.V.E!  It's a 2-step stamp set that adds layers of petals in multiple colors to create these brilliant flowers.  My flowers are a combination of Island Indigo and Pool Party (right) with Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder (left) with the stems in Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  Gorgeous.  Love it!

What I really love, however, is a little step up I used to create this card.  I employed some Stampin' Spritzers to add just a little touch of color to the background.  It's not a stark contrast but it makes a definite impact to the design.  Check it out.

The image on the left has no spritz.  It's just a plain ol' white background.  The image on the right has been spritzed with Wild Wasabi on the bottom and some Pool Party on the top.  It's not a lot but that little bit really does make a nice difference to the background, right?

The process is simple.  Add a few drops of reinker to your Stampin' Spritzer. I tend to use 4-6 drops depending on how deep I want the coloring. Add rubbing alcohol to your spritzer. I usually go about half way.  Give it a little shake and spritz spritz spritz.  A nice little extra to add to your cards.

Grab your Stampin' Spritzers and give them some love?  Don't have any?  I can hook you up!  Sale-A-Bration starts January 6.  With a $50 purchase, you can get the beautiful Lotus Blossom stamp set for FREE!!  Click the SHOP NOW link above to start shopping!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

January Classes

With the launch of the new Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration, we're celebrating in Kelli's Korner with some fun and fabulous classes.  Check out our Meetup Group to register for any of these great classes.  Be sure to become a member of the group to get regular updates on our classes and events!

Stampin' Bingo - Win new merchandise from the Occasions Mini and a chance to win $50+ in the grand prize coverall!!  Register here -->

Birthday Surprise - It's time to get your birthday cards ready for 2015 with this fun One Sheet Wonder class. Choose from two dates.
Saturday session -->
Monday session -->

It's a sneak peek...From the Herd

Have I really not posted anything since August??  Holy cow. How life gets in the way of the little extras.  Life at our house got a little out of control for a while.  I seem to have said that quite a bit over the last couple years, huh?  That's what I love about crafting, though. It's always there when the dust settles. If I can get my act together, I'd have months worth of blog day at a time :)

I just got my Occasions Mini Catalog pre-order this week.  This is quite possibly one of my favorite catalogs that Stampin' Up! has ever put out.  The stamp sets are amazing. the accessories are awesome.  I love the colors.  It's just GOOD.  It put me in a super mood to start to play with all of my new goodies...and gave me an awesome creative outlet.

I got out my Blendabilities to play with this new Herd of beasts.There might just be some new Blendabilities colors to play with starting in January.  I won't confirm or deny anything but do you see anything you've not seen before??  You should :)  The new From the Herd stamp set spoke to me as soon as I saw it. So, I stamped, I colored and now, I have a lovely belated card since that's the way I tend to roll these days.

I'm gonna try to do this a little more frequently.  I might even post some of the other non-stamping projects I've been working on.  Maybe. We'll see :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

She Believed She Could

It's been a busy couple of weeks here.  With school starting again for everyone and my big child moving back to college, things have gotten a little hectic.  I've been stamping, just not sharing.  If I could get someone to work on just taking photos and blogging for me, I'd be in a great place!  Any takers??

I'm more than just a stamper.  I do a lot of crocheting also.  I've taken on a personal project this year to create hats for the local shelters.  I'm also making chemo caps to donate to women who need them.  I have a couple caps ready to mail out to someone special and couldn't let the package leave without including a special card.

I've always loved this saying and I thought it very appropriate. To me it speaks to the inner strength of a woman, be she a rising business executive or fighting the fight of her life. It motivates me. I really love it :)

Besides the meaning, I think my favorite element on this card is the butterfly.The butterfly was stamped using our Classic ink in Mambo Melon but the coloring was done using the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Blendabilities.  Did you know, our Classic Ink Pads are water based making them "smudge free" when working with your Blendabilities? Cool, I know!  Cool factor #2 is the pearl center of the butterfly is our Pearl Basic Jewels that have been colored with the Mambo Melon Stampin Blendabilities. We can make everything match!

The background is sponged on Whisper White.  I almost got out my brayer to do this one but thought better of it. Some brayering is coming soon, tho. I miss my good ol rubber roller.  That's all for now, folks.  Until next time, Happy Stampin!

Product List
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad*

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals Aug 19