Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stampin' Up Thankful Life Stamp Set ~ Sketch Happy

Hello Friends!

I have been playing with that sketch from my team's page again.  I love a good sketch challenge!  This time, I decided to make some cards with the Hostess Stamp Set from Stampin' Up Thankful Life.  I almost overlooked this set.  All 3 of the floral images line up perfectly!

I modified the sketch again slightly.

Here are my measurements:
Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4, sweet sugarplum

Layer 2a (top): 4" square, chocolate chip
Layer 3a (top): 3 3/4" Square, shimmer white
Layer 2b (bottom): 4 x 1, chocolate chip
Layer 3b (bottom): 3 3/4" x 3/4", shimmer white
Rouched Ribbon, Sweet Sugarplum

The vase is Sweet Sugarplum, stamped off once on a scratch paper.  I stamped the highlight for the vase full strength.

Next, I stamped the vine piece in Soft Suede.  I stamped off the lightest flower using the Sweet Sugarplum ink pad (meaning i stamped it on scrap paper first to make the second stamp lighter, then added the final flower full strength.  So it's really only two colors, but I love the stamped off effect for the flowers.  

I made a few extras for current customers who have placed some surprise orders on my page (thank you for that!).  

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Here is a list of all the supplies I used with links to my store in case you need any of them.  Please note this is a hostess only stamp set so you can earn one of these with any order or party over $150.  

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Thanks again for dropping in!  


Reverse Words Stamp Set and Sketch challenge

Hello Friends!  I am so excited to share with you today using the new Reverse Words Stamp Set!  Every week, my team and I do a sketch challenge on our private team Facebook page.  This weeks sketch has me particularly inspired.  See, when I use a sketch challenge to create a card, it takes one of the design elements out of the mix, and seems to make the whole process go quicker!  This weeks' challenge looked extra challenging, but I omitted the bottom layer and flipped the sketch.  
Here are my Measurements:
Base Layer is: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4", sweet sugarplum
Layer 2: 4" square, chocolate chip
Layer 3: 3 3/4", shimmer white, stamped with the Reverse words image.

I started by stamping the "cheers" from the Stampin' Up Reverse Words onto the shimmer white card stock.  Next, i painted on top with the clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush.  Next, I stamped the flowers from the Basket Bunch Bundle, and used the big shot to cut them out.  I used the wink of stella brush and a Sweet sugarplum marker, to add extra ink to the die cut flower.  

Next, I stamped the flower image multiple times to make a border down the left hand side of the card.   I painted on top with Wink of Stella.  If the directions didn't say on it that you are not supposed to wear Wink of Stella on your skin, I would probably use it as eyeshadow, it's so awesome!  I added a large jewel pearl to the top of each of the flowers to complete my cool border.  

Here is the supply list for this sweet and simple project, in case you need any of the supplies.  Thank you for stopping by! 

Love, Selene

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stampin Up Avant Garden, Happy Birthday Wishes

Today was a super fun, long overdue family day!  We headed out to Dave and Busters with my daughter and her friend to have a little fun for the day.

I'm home and ready to share another sweet Sale-A-Bration Sample with you featuring the Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set.

The measurements for this card with directions, along with a few others will be emailed to my regular customers, downline and mailing list over the weekend!  Want to get in on that email?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Sale-A-Bration Products are Available Starting Today!

Today is the day!  The Second Sale-A-Bration offering of products is available!  I'm so excited!  I already shared this card over on my Facebook group for my customers and friends.

There are three ways to make the most of the Sale-A-Bration season!  
When you spend, host or join!

Spend: Every time you spend $50 with me in my store, you can choose one item from either the first or second offering catalogs (for the items marked FREE ~ with the hot air balloon graphic

Host: If you reach $250 in sales by hosting an event, or if you place a $250 order in my store  you also get an extra $25 in host credits!

Join: Still the best deal in the book, I'll tell you more about that here on Thursday.  Join my team for only $99, and pick out $125 (your choice) in product.  Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, you add on any two free stamp sets!  My team has so much fun, we do weekly sketch challenges, monthly meetings and have wonderful online community using the Facebook platform!

Here's a quick project I created today to share with you with the brand new glimmer paper!  First, here's a link to the complete supply list.

I cut the Mint Macaron Shimmer Paper with the leaves, and the Sweet Sugarplum paper for the flower and congrats.  In between, there's plain Early Espresso card stock to break up all that shimmer!

All the layers went together with liquid glue, except the cut expresso layer on the flower.  i used 1/4 of a dimensional to pop up that layer just a little bit.

Next, I added a drop of the glue from the fine tip glue pen.  It dried completely clear like a brad or candy dot on top of the glimmer paper.  I am so in love with this paper!
Here is another gorgeous shot of this dynamic card!

The super awesome Shannon West did a video that show the three new projects in action, you can catch a peek right here.  

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  If you need to place an order, you can place it using my current open host code 3NG6ZTXD.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stampin' Up! Watercolor with Markers Card Class featuring the Little Cuties Stamp Set In Person, To Go, or Directions Only

One of my favorite Go-To techniques is Watercoloring with Markers.  I can't wait to share it with you, either here in my studio or right in your stamping space!

Join me for this wonderful class on Thursday in person, or grab your kit to go and I'll mail to you.  
  • 9 AM or
  • 6:30 PM
  • To GO
Get your packets, pre embossed, pre cut, bows tied, so all you have to do is stamp, learn the techniques and assemble!  They are ready for you to have fun!

You'll make 3 birthday cards and 2 baby cards.  They are just so sweet and I love the colors!

To GO? You have options, the first three options are shipped to your door.
  • Include the Little Cuties Stamp Set and Aqua Painters ($39.53 value) for $45
  • Include the Little Cuties Stamp Set ($19.76 value) for $27 
  • Get just the pre-cut kit for $15 
  • Get just the directions for $10
Place a qualified order using host code CKZSWTZ6 in your shopping cart and get the kit shipped to your door for free.  Click here to shop in my online store.  During Sale-A-Bration, get a free Sale a Bration choice for every $50 that you spend in the store.

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Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.

Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:

Stamps: 142990 Little Cuties Stamp Set
Ink Pads: 140932 Basic Grey Ink Pad, 126974 Early Espresso Ink Pad 
Markers: (ink pads could be substituted if you don't have the markers)
Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, So Saffron.

Recommended supplies to have on hand:
129026 Fast Fuse
103954 Aqua Painters 

For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.

Thank you for the opportunity to stamp with you!