Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mary's Guest Stamper!

Today I have the honor and privilege of being a Guest Stamper at Mary Fish's Blog Stampin' Pretty! I am part of Mary's wonderful group called the Pals and I just love being a part of such a fun group of Guys and Gals! The entire group is a fabulous support team and I am blessed to be a part of!

When I sat down to try and create something to share today I wasn't sure where to start.I decided that I wanted to feature my favorite Bundle from the new 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! The Butterfly Basics Bundle has a complete two case stamp set and a stunning trio of dies that come in the Bundle together. You get a huge bang for your buck and trust me, you will love it! I wanted to show the different kind of cards you can create with this Bundle so I decided to create a pair to show how versatile it can be.
My first card uses Very Vanilla as the main background and a card base of Crumb Cake with a matting layer of Bermuda Bay. I used the largest die in the Butterflies Thinlits Dies set cut from Very Vanilla as my main focus on this card. I used a Sponge and Soft Sky Ink to create the tonal coverage on the large Butterfly. I used a few Glue Dots to stick this Butterfly down and I also added the fabulous 'Happy Birthday' sentiment to the card base with some Bermuda Bay Ink. I love how simple yet elegant this card turned out. It really makes this butterfly pop!
For my second card I wanted to use the same Bundle, but time time I wanted to draw more attention to the stamps and not focus on the dies the color pallet for this card is different as well. I used a Whisper White focus with pops of color on the stamped images. The fern image and the butterfly image are again from the Butterfly Basics Stamp set, I simply love seeing these images stamped out! The butterfly is stamped in Calypso Coral on Whisper White cardstock and used the smallest of the three dies to cut out this image. I then stamped fully in Pear Pizzazz on the Whisper White Cardstock base. Then while keeping the fern stem in the same spot I once more stamped the image without reinking the stamp. This gave the fern a more subtle layered look. I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment in Calypso Coral and then used a Glue Dot to attach the butterfly to the card base.

Two very different feeling cards both created by a simply fabulous new Stamp Set and matching Die Bundle, Butterfly Basics Bundle! If you haven't picked up this bundle yet, now is the time! We are in the midst of Sale-A-Bration and with every $50 purchase you get to select one Reward from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! You can't go wrong! It's my favorite time of the stampin' year! If you decide to place an order today because you need this bundle as much as I did simply visit my Stampin' Up! website - Jackie Diediker and add host code: BQR3AUT4. All online order using this code will be entered to win a fun gift from me!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed my project! If you would like to join my newsletter to hear about promotions, offers, classes, and events email me at jackiediediker at gmail dot com to sign up!
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Twitterpated!

Today I thought I would share with you a fun Valentine's Day creation featuring one of our new Occasions Catalog stamp sets You Plus Me!

When I first saw the You Plus Me Stamp Set I was instantly looking forward to using the sentiment 'twitterpated'. It has such a nice sentiment to it, and I think of Bambi whenever I see it, just makes me smile! I used a simple 3x6 piece of Whisper White Cardstock to created a simple note card. I punched out this darling heart using the Sweetheart Punch. I then stamped the sentiment 'twitterpated' under the heart in Cherry Cobbler so it would stand out a bit more. Then to finish off the card off and give some dimension to the negative space I attached a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square of Strawberry Slush Cardstock to the underside of the front panel using Dimensionals. I think this little notecard would put a smile on anyone's face and they can be made easily in multiples. Perfect for a Valentine's Day swap at any school or party!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #236 - Sketch Challenge!

I got the chance to play along with the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #236 - Sketch Challenge. Each week the Pals Paper Arts team creates fabulous samples and invites their readers to join in! This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge!
I had such a great time playing with this week's sketch challenge! There are so many amazing items in this year's Occassions Catalog that you will love to get your hands on! Today I decided to play along with this week's challenge by using several of these new items. I used the Stacked with Love DSP Pad, the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape, and the You Plus Me Stamp Set! I used the colors in the Stacked With Love DSP Pad which include Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, and instead of using Real Red, I made this card pop by adding some Cherry Cobbler. I simply love the patterns in this paper as well as all the wonderful colors! I stamped the sentiment from the You Plus Me Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler them cleaned the area of the stamp where the arrows are to color those arrows in with a Crisp Cantaloupe Marker from the 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, which are a part of this week's Weekly Deals!

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Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! is still doing Weekly Deals! Each week they discount a select variety of items for everyone to enjoy! This is a great way to take advantage of some special prices on a range of items. My list this week has the 2013-2015  and 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, the Stampin' Blendabilities Markers Skin Tone, 2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins, and all three colors of the Baker's Twine - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Basic Grey! You can always order 24 hours a day on my Stampin Up! website or contact me and we will place an order at whichever fabulous product you have your eye on!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you stop by again soon! Have a wonderful day! If you would like to receive my newsletter and keep up on all the Stampin' Jackie news and updates please email me at jackie.diediker @ gmail.com. Order today at Stampin' Jackie Shop!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stampin' Pretty Pals January Blog Hop!

 
Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin' Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month - the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-Bration products too. If you don't know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products - contact your me to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sue Becker at RnR Stamping. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

There are so many amazing items in the Occasions Catalog this year so I had the hardest time deciding what to feature today. I eventually decided to showcase two stamp sets the first up for today is this soft and pretty creation using the Painted Petals Stamp Set. I was lucky enough to win this stamp set as part of a prize patrol at our Catalog Launch. I pulled out the Very Vanilla card stock and used touches of Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi to make this card come together. It seemed so elegant that I didn't add any embellishments, but a simple one would work nicely as well.
For my second card today I have a creation using the fabulous Lotus Blossom Stamp Set which is part of this years Sale-A-Bration items. Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the year, in fact as a customer this was the time that I would order all the supplies I needed to get me though the year.
This card uses Strawberry Slush ink and cardstock as well as some Pear Pizzaz. Then to tie it all together I used the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine. I stuck with a similar color combination, this time with some of the Whisper White. This card also has a simple and elegant feel too it, and most of the work is done for you with these lovely layers to these stamps. I love the detail that is shown when you layer these stamps together.

Be sure to check out all the amazing new items in our Occasions Catalog and our Sale-A-Bration Catalog, you will not be disappointed!

The next stop is Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next month.

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  1. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #233 - Sketch Challenge!

I got the chance to play along with the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #233 - Sketch Challenge. Each week the Pals Paper Arts team creates fabulous samples and invites their readers to join in! This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge!
I had such a great time playing with this week's sketch challenge! There are so many amazing items in this year's Sale-A-Bration catalog that you will love to get your hands on! Today I decided to play along with this week's challenge by using several of these new items. I used the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, the Best Year Ever Embellishments, and the Best Day Ever Stamp Set! I used the colors in the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and Embellishments which include Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Sahara Sand. I simply love the textures in this paper as well as all the wonderful colors! I also added a small pearl to each of the flower centers for a nice finishing touch.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

I wanted to take the time to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas! I do hope that you are spending time with your family or loved ones. Have a wonderful holiday!

When I saw the stamp set Get Your Santa On it instantly made my must have list! Yes, more Blendabilities creations, but I simply love these markers! I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tones, and Old Olive Blendabilties Collection Markers. I used the fabulous Lucky Stars Embossing Folder for the texture and the wonderful Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies that I trimmed down for the main Santa in the chimney stamp. I also added a bit of Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon that I think ties this all together.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you stop by again soon! Have a wonderful day! If you would like to receive my newsletter and keep up on all the Stampin' Jackie news and updates please email me at jackie.diediker @ gmail.com. Order today at Stampin' Jackie Shop!
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