Hand Made Cards

In Color Sneak Peek

Time for another little sneak peek at one of the NEW In Colors available June 1st!!
I was busy yesterday making cards for a swap I am participating in using new items from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Those that attended our On Stage event earlier this month were able to pre-order some items so we had time to make some samples to share with you before the catalog is available.
Lemon Lime Twist Swaps
I am really liking this year's In Colors. 
The first card I made is using one of my new favorite colors -- Lemon Lime Twist.
It is such a bright fun color -- it makes me feel HAPPY.

The In Color designer paper has great prints that might look familiar -- they are some of our favorite prints from this year's Floral Boutique paper.
You also see a sneak peek of a new Daisy punch and a fun new embellishment -- Clear Faceted Gems.  I used words from a new stamp set -- Wood Words.

Here's a fun card I saw on display at OnStage.
Lemon Lime Twist No Bones
I love the combination of the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the No More Bones stamp set.
You get another sneak peek here with another new punch -- Circle Tab -- love it.


Perfect Mix - No One Measures Up

Today's card makes me think of my mom. 
She always has home made goodies for us when we go to my parents house.
She makes me home made noodles (she even makes gluten free ones for me now).
She bakes the best apple pies, brownies & cookies.
The Perfect Mix stamp set is full of fun baking and cooking images and I love the little sayings in the set too.  I like to cut the words from the images to give me other options with the stamps.

No One Measures UpCard Tips:
Perfect Mix Stamp Set (retiring)
* Card Base -- Sweet Sugarplum - 4 1/4" x 11"
emboss card front with Elegant Dots embossing folder (retiring)
* Mint Macaron -- 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" (retiring)
* Smoky Slate -- 2" x 5 1/2"
stamp oven mitt and spatula randomly over strip with Smoky Slate ink
* Lace Doilies
* Whisper White -- cut out with Stitched Shapes Framelit
stamp measuring spoons and words with Basic Gray ink
color spoons with Mint Macaron marker
use a Blender Pen with Mint Macaron stamp pad to color inside of spoons lighter shade


Perfect Mix - You're Great

Today's card uses a few products that are retiring soon.
Have you checked out the retiring list yet -- some of my favorite items are on the list and many are on sale -- some up to 40% off.
Click here to view the list
You're Grate
Card Tips:
*Perfect Mix stamp set (retiring)
* Card Base -- Bermuda Bay -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
* Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4"
* Subtles Designer Paper Stack -- Pool Party Dot -- 2 3/8" x 3 7/8" (retiring)
* Pool Party -- 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
emboss with Large Polka Dot embossing folder (retiring)
* Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon -- 6" (retiring)
* Bermuda Bay -- 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
* Whisper White -- 2" x 3 1/4"
stamp grate and words with Memento ink

Supplies used on this card:

Supply List

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack - the prices are awesome.
Place an order of $35 or more and I'll send you a little gift.
Please use Hostess Code #9XFKAX9F.
Reminder that you earn ONE Customer Loyalty Token with each $50 order.
Collect 10 tokens and choose any stamp set (up to $25) FREE!!!


New Clearance Rack Sale & Sneak Peek

Clearance Rack
I LOVE A SALE -- how about you???
Stampin' Up! just added a bunch of items to the Clearance Rack and the prices are FABULOUS!!
You HAVE to go check it out!!
Just Click HERE and then Clearance Rack

I have another sneak peek for you from the Annual Catalog.
It's a bundle called Birthday Delivery. 
It's a very vintage bundle -- the BEST part is there is a matching framelit set.
BUT, the framelit doesn't just match the stamp set -- it also cuts out images from the
designer paper.  WHAT???  How cool is that?
Birthday Delivery
Isn't this FUN!!!
The designer paper is bright and cheery.

Are you getting anxious for the new catalog and ordering new products?
I have a way for you to start purchasing some of the new items earlier than June 1st.
All you have to do is join my StampBees team (click Join the Fun at the top of this page).
That's right, starting May 2nd, when you purchase the Demo Starter Kit,
you can choose NEW Annual Catalog items in your starter kit. 
You get to choose $125 in product for just $99 -- shipping is FREE.
I would LOVE you have you on my team.
Just pop me an email and let's talk.

Just a Note

Do you ever send a card to someone just because -- that's right, no birthday, no anniversary, no holiday, no special reason at all!!!
Today I have a card for you to send just to say HI!!!
Flourishing Phrases
Isn't it pretty???
So very sweet and simple yet very elegant.
The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock all ready for you to write a quick little note to let someone know that today you were thinking about them.

This card is also a little sneak peek of one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors.
This is Fresh Fig and it is a very fun shade of purple.
It's deeper that Rich Razzleberry and I think it's a very rich color.
You'll be able to order this great new color starting June 1st.

Card Tips:
* Card Base -- Fresh Fig -- 4 1/4" x 11"
* Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4"
* Fresh Fig -- 3" x 4"
* Whisper White -- 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
* Fresh Fig -- 1" x 2 1/4"
* Whisper White -- 7/8" x 2 1/8"

I stamped the flowering image from Flourishing Phrases with Fresh Fig ink
Then I used a Blender Pen to drag some ink into the flowers -- this gives you a very soft, subtle shade of Fresh Fig
Stamp Just a Note with Fresh Fig
I added Rhinestones in two corners
(the Rhinestones were on the Retiring List but they are sold out now -- no worries, there are new Rhinestones coming in the Annual Catalog in June)

Place any size order by Sunday, April 30th and send you this card.
Please use Hostess Code #9XFKAX9F

Sneak Peek -- Eastern Palace Bundle

The new Annual Catalog is just around the corner (June 1st).
Stampin' Up! will have a special deal coming your way in May and those that attended my
Bunco for Autism got a little sneak peek at what it will be and one of the new In Colors.
Eastern Palace
It's a great bundle of products called Eastern Palace Bundle.
We used the stamp set called Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions framelits and the coordinating Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper.  They also got to use one of the new In Colors -- Lemon Lime Twist which we paired with Dapper Denim -- great color combo.
I especially love the framelits -- so many great dies in this set.
Eastern Palace Closeup
Look at the detail of the back medallion and so many layering options -- love it.

This bundle will be available for you to purchase during the month of May so you only have to wait one more week.  I can't wait to do some more playing with it to show you more possibilities.


Bunco for Autism

Bunco for Autism
Last Saturday I participated in a blog hop with other demonstrators to help with Autism Awareness -- Click Here to see the post

I wanted to do more than just a blog hop -- so, Friday night I held a fundraiser, Bunco for Autism.  The funds raised are being donated to an organization called Autism Speaks. 
I had never played Bunco before so I had helpers to explain the game (only 2 other participants had played before).  We had such a great time. 
Bunco Playing
There was a ton of laughing going on while everyone was rolling the dice.
We played two full rounds of Bunco and then moved to another room to stamp three cards.
Two of the ladies had never stamped before -- love newbies!!!
Bunco Stamping
Pam and Carmen both decided stamping was ok.  The Big Shot was a little much for them for their first time, we all know they will fall in love with it very quickly.

Here is one of the cards we made.
Builder Birdcage
This was the first time I used the Builder Birdcage stamp set.
It was so fun to combine the different pieces -- you could have fancy bird cages like this one or simple cages on a chain -- so, so cute.

Card Tips:
* Card Base -- Sweet Sugarplum - 4 1/4" x 11"
* Pear Pizzazz -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
* Succulent Garden designer paper -- 3 3/4" x 5"
* Sweet Sugarplum -- 2" x 5"
* Whisper White -- 1 7/8" x 4 7/8"
stamp three bird cage pieces with Memento ink
stamp two birds with Sweet Sugarplum ink
* Sweet Sugarplum -- 1" x 2 1/4"
* Whisper White -- 7/8" x 2 1/8"
stamp Happy Anniversary from So in Love stamp set with Memento ink

I can't wait to pop this card in the mail -- hmmm...who's anniversary is next.

Supplies Needed for this Card:

Special Day with Special Reason

I've share my Kids Stamp Class with you that last couple of days.
I have one last project to share with you.  They made a card to go with the chalkboard gift from yesterday's post.  I figured this card worked for Mother's Day or even just a Mom -- I love you card.

Special Day CardThe card uses the fabulous Succulent Garden designer paper -- I love this paper.

Peggy's Card Tips:
* Card Base -- Mint Macaron -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
* Basic Black -- 4" x 5 1/4"
* Succulent Garden designer paper -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
* Basic Black -- 1 3/4" x 4 5/8"
* Succulent Garden designer paper -- 1 5/8" x 4 1/2"
* Basic Black -- 2 3/4" x 3 1/4"
* Whisper White -- 2 5/8" x 3 1/8"
stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Memento ink
stamp flower from Special Reason with Sweet Sugarplum ink

Here's one more picture as we ended our class.
Look at the smile on LaKendra's face -- THIS is why I do the kids stamp classes!!!!
The kids all wanted hugs and to take a picture with me and their projects before they left.
So much fun!!!

Here are the supplies used to make the card: