Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday Card - #GDP121

Hey peaches! Surprise! I am in fact having my regular Wednesday blog post. I apologize for any confusion but we’ve had to move a couple of things around and the schedule had to be readjusted for this week, but next week will be scheduled a little differently, with a post on Monday (as usual) and then a post on Thursday instead of Wednesday.  Sorry for any confusion. Now, onto today’s project!



This week I’m participating in the Global Design Project weekly challenge, and this week is a color challenge-my favorite!!! It's a beautiful mix of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach. If you haven’t heard of the Global Design Project, check them out here. They provide some amazing fun crafty theme challenges each week. There are also some great samples created by the GDP design team for inspiration so definitely go check them out!



So for my card today I started by using so adorable goodies from the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite. I took a 5” x 3 3/4” piece of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock and embossed it using the Simple Stripes textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I adhered that to my Peekaboo Peach Cardstock base. Then I used the same embossing folder to emboss a 1/2” piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock in landscape orientation, so that the stripes go from top to bottom, not side to side. After I ran it thru, I folded it in half and cut snips almost all the way through, just stopping at the middle to create my own Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon. Since, unfortunately this ribbon is no longer available, I decided to get creative and create my own and I love how the stripped embossing folder helps me to know where to cut.



I also cut out a banner in Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock, stamped ink Sweet Sugarplum Ink and a scalloped circle, using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. Then I stamped and cut out a few party blowers, candles, and bows from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. I just can’t seem to stop using this set! It’s so fun and festive and it’s packed with great images and sentiments that are perfect for and celebration! I added these to my card, along with some Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine. To finish off my card, I added a few sequins from the  Iridescent Sequin Assortment. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!


I also added a picture below of how I stamped the inside of my card. I think it's fun when you open a birthday card and the party continues on the inside.


Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!



Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!


To order online: 
January 2018 Hostess Code:
AKUEKT69


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams Thank You Card with Watercolor

Happy Monday peaches, and to those celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, happy MLK Day! I’m just popping briefly to share a quick card today. I wanted to share with you a little about layering and what my process looks like. Often times (well almost always, lol) I prefer having a TON of dimension on my projects. I feel that it gives them so much character and interest. I just love looking at cards and projects where there’s so much to look at. I feel that the veauty is in the details. I can’t always capture all the details in my card that you would appreciate in person, but I generally always include these. It is part of my personal style and one that makes my projects mine. Layers make all the difference in my opinion and my card today is packed with them.



For my first layer, of course I start with my base and build up. I took a panel of Whisper White Cardstock, measured at 4” x 5 1/4” and my Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and ran it through my Bigshot. Then I took a piece of Watercolor Paper, measured at 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”, my Aqua Painter, and my Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad and Bermuda Bay Ink Pad to prepare for a little watercoloring. I began with my Lemon Lime Twist on the upper left portion of my watercolor panel and then the Bermuda Bay in the bottom left, working my way to the center with both colors so that they mix in the middle. Then I took my Aqua Painter, dipped it in each of the inks one at a time and splattered some drops of each color onto my watercolor panel. Then I set it aside to dry.

Next I used the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies to create my dragonfly. I started by cutting out a solid dragonfly out of a Window Sheet and then stamped on it in Versamark with the more detailed dragonfly stamp. Then I mixed some Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder with some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter and sprinkled it on top of the stamped image and heat set it. Then I used the smaller, more detailed dragonfly die, and cut out a white one and adhered it on top of my embossed dragonfly image. I’ve included a close up of the wings in the picture below so you can hopefully see the detail in the wings that the powder mixed with glitter created. I just LOVE it!



To complete my card and, of course, add more details, I added a few flowers from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit, some sparkle from my Wink of Stella Pen, and some coordinating sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and that finished off my card for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post! By the way, my next post this week will be on Thursday instead of Wednesday as I will be participating in a blog hop. See you Thursday!


I also wanted to include how I've been stamping the back of my cards. I just love my new Artisan Design Team stamp!


Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!



Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!


To order online: 
January 2018 Hostess Code:
AKUEKT69


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop


Hello Peaches! I'm here to participate in another fun blog hop with The Stamp Review Crew! If you're not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew , they are a group of very talented international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together on the first and third Monday of each month to bring you all kinds of delicious inspiration that features a different stamp set each new Monday. 

The blog hops are archived at The Stamp Review Crew blog and you'll be able to click through the hops at any time, going directly to the posts as you wish for any of the hops. Just click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also. If you have already started the hop, you will have come from the lovely and creative Bronwyn Eastley.


For this hop, we are featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. This set is loaded with birthday, party, and celebration images and sentiments. I just love the stamps in this set that can be used as party noise makers or even candles. it's so versatile! This set comes from a suite of products called Picture Perfect Party Suite.  




For my card today I started by creating a circle focal point, using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. I cut out a scalloped circle from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and then layered on a smaller circle from Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (DSP). You'll notice the adorable panda at the center of my card. He is part of the Party Pandas Set and one of the free sets you can get during Sale-A-Bration. Then I used my Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad and the confetti stamp to stamp confetti randomly across my Peekaboo Peach Cardstock panel. I cut another piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and cut slits in it to create a fun layer of paper under my sentiment which is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist Ink. To finish it off I added a few sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and my card was complete! 



I've also included a bonus card that I created using these same products.





Well, those are my projects for today's hop! Thanks so much for hopping along! Next stop is the very talented Kelly Kent! Check out her lovely blog and project!



Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD your customers spend, they’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving your customers more flexibility and options for their free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If they spend $50, they get one free level 1 product.
  • If they spend $100, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
  • If they spend $150, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!



Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!


To order online: 
January 2018 Hostess Code:
AKUEKT69


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!


Picture Perfect Birthday Card - #GDP121

Hey peaches! Surprise! I am in fact having my regular Wednesday blog post. I apologize for any confusion but we’ve had to move a couple of t...