Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge in the Flower Patch

Every Saturday morning I meet one of my best girlfriends at our local farmers' market.  Our first stop every week is to the flower stand. (Actually, it's like stop 1.5 since we browse the beautiful fresh flowers as we wait for our coffee.)  There is something very calming about having fresh flowers in my living room each week. I don't know just what it is but if I miss a week of the market, I feel a little incomplete.

My last visit to the market flower patch inspired me to make the card from our very own Stampin' Up! Flower Patch. This is a new photopolymer stamp set being offered in the 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalog.  It's a great 2-step stamp set, meaning, you stamp image over image (over image) to create multi colored, dimensional flowers.  The clear photopolymer stamps make it super easy to perfectly place your images without having to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig or other positioning tool.

Flower Patch also has a set of matching Framelits so you can cut out each of the flower pieces with ease (if that's your thing) and create lovely, layered flower images.

A couple things I did with this card that I think is pretty cool.  If you blow up the photo, you'll see that each flower has a matching rhinestone center. Stampin' Up! doesn't carry colored rhinestones. We do, however carry Stampin' Blendabilities which color our rhinestones beautifully! Simple, easy, matching accessories are in the house!  I'm teaching you this and 11 other cool Blendabilities techniques in August. Did you see my blog post?

Another addition on this card was Gorgeous Grunge.  I just can't leave well enough alone. The white space just wasn't doing it for me so, I got rid of it in an awesome way! I think Gorgeous Grunge has a place on just about every card, a little or a lot. It's just FUN!

Go out and visit your own local flower patch. I hope this card has inspired you to also play with your Flower Patch!!  Happy stampin'! Product List

Friday, July 18, 2014

12 Stampin' Blendabilities Techniques Class Announcement

It’s time to unleash your inner artist!
Discover the vibrant colors and beautiful shading you can create with alcohol markers!
Explore the affordable and easy to coordinate color sets of the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blendabilities alcohol marker 3-color sets!
Reserve your spot today and get ready to learn some of the many alcohol marker techniques that I know you’ll love using again and again!
We will create 5 projects in this class, each featuring a different technique.  You will need your own set of Blendabilities markers in any color.  Class cost DOES NOT include a set of Blendabilities.
Class special - Available until August 10 ONLY
Choose your favorite set of Stampin' Blendabilities for 20% off, delivered at time of class. $11.84 including tax/shipping (Regular $14.23 w/ tax & shipping) All colors available! Click here to select your favorite color.
Add a Stampin'Blendabilities Color Lifter for $5
Follow this link to register today! --> http://www.meetup.com/kellistamps4u/events/195788432/

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New this week!

Wow!  There's so much new stuff to see from Stampin' Up! this week! First, you MUST check out the weekly deals!  The new chevron ribbon is one of my personal favorites and this week we get it in Smoky Slate!
Now you have to check out some just released photopolymer stamp sets!  They're quickly becoming one of my favorite products to stamp with.

Christmas has come early!

Do you remember our little girls? Here are their matching little boys!

Don't forget about our newly available Stampin' Blendabilities as well!

What a great week to be a Stampin' Up! customer!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Masculine Technique Cards Class REGISTER TODAY!

World Map & Traveler Card Stamping Class If you love color, travel, stamping techniques or having those elusive masculine cards on hand this class is for you!

This class focuses on some of the hottest colors on trend right now. The Blackberry Bliss is amazing! I'll show you how to include these colors effortlessly as well as go to techniques such as Collage, Sponged Backgrounds, Sponged Stamp, and Faux Antique Paper. Let me show you how pairing these rich colors with the World Map background stamp and the Traveler stamp set creates cards to fit a world of occasions! Reserve your spot today and join me on this worldly tour!

Registration is available now on my Meetup!

Saturday, July 26 at 10:00am  http://www.meetup.com/kellistamps4u/events/193594342/

Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP!!

What a great sale!! During the month of July, buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get 1 FREE!  That's a $10.95 value!  Summer is a great time to stock up.  Check out the DSP available with this sale by clicking any of the links below. This offer is available on individual orders OR your hostess club order!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Big Ways, Small Ways to use the Envelope Punch Board

I'm working on a swap card that focuses on the use of the Envelope Punch Board. Hummm...Aside from making envelopes, I enjoy the file tab look that the punch creates. Using that as my inspiration, this is my first pass at my design for the swap. Whatcha think?
So, the quick run down on what I did.  The background was made using the new Designer Masks that had been spritzed with a Reinker/Alcohol combination. I added some Washi Tape to the top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Envelope Punch Board to create the "file tab". Score. Fold. Stamp using Something To Say.  To keep the little file tab closed, I punched the heart from Something To Say with the new small heart punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attached it just to the side of the file tab with a Dimensional.

I'm not sure if this is my swap yet or not.  I'm going to keep playing and see what else I can come up with!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery!

I admit it openly. Sometimes I don't have an original idea in my head. If it weren't for Pinterest and the Internet in general I may NEVER do anything creative.  Sometimes, I can come up with something kinda cool on my own and I love to post it.  A while back I posted this Sea Street card on my blog and then onto Pinterest.  It gets a bunch of shares which makes me quite proud :)

We do a card swap as part of my monthly hostess club meeting. My friend Patty made a very cool Sea Street card.  She asked if I recognized it from Pinterest.  Recognize it? I posted it!!  She had no clue :)  I gotta say, I felt like a proud mama. I got to see my card inspire someone who had no idea I was their inspiration AND I get to keep it.  Patty's card is on the left, mine on the right.  It made me happy!!