Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - Happily Ever After!

I got the chance to play along with the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #249 - Color 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 working with this sketch! I am preparing to be a vendor at a Bridal Fair this weekend and I am creating plenty of Wedding samples to show the type of custom cards I can create and I thought that this sketch would be perfect to help me build my collection! I paired the the sentiment from Big News with the colors Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Daffodil Delight. I wanted to create a bright and fun card that could be perfect for any part of a wedding, and this sentiment and Fun Flower Punch helped me do just that. To finish off the flower I also used a floral center from the Beautiful Bunch Stamp Set as well, the touch of Daffodil Delight gives this card a pop! Then to add one final touch I covered the flower in Crystal Effects for some shine and to hold it's shape better as well.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Retirement List is Live and New Weekly Deals!

It's that time of the year when Stampin' Up! announces their retirement list from the Annual Catalog. What does that mean to you? Well, Stampin' Up! is making way for new products by clearing out some of their inventory and lots of great items are available at a discount! You can shop HERE to see all the amazing Retiring items this season!

We also have a new set of Weekly Deals! I simply love Weekly Deals because I can easily build my collection off of the featured items every week at a discount! This week my 'must have' list includes the Oranate Tag Topper Punch, the So You Stamp set, and the Sweet Dreams Collection - Buttons, Designer Series Paper, and Washi Tape!
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Birthday and Butterflies!

Good moring! Today is a wet day here, but that doesn't stop me from loving spring! Spring is filled with colors and nature, and when the two mix it is always wonderful!

That was my inspiration for today's card, Spring! I used what has quickly become my favorite bundle in the 2015 Occasions Catalog - the Butterfly Basics Stamp set andthe Butterfly Thinlies Dies! I used the fabulous Flower Pot Designer Series Paper for a bit of pop and a Very Vanilla cardstock to make the card stand out. I love how this card turned out, it just screams spring!

They have been out of stock for a bit, but now they are back AND with two great deals! You can order the Butterfly Thinlits Dies at a 15% discount OR you can order any of the three offered bundles that are already discounted and choose your choice of three wonderful Sale-A-Bration items! Which will you pick?! Don't delay, order today!
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - It's For You!

I got the chance to play along with the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #247 - Color Challenge. Each week the Pals Paper Arts team creates fabulous samples and invites their readers to join in! This weeks challenge is a color challenge!
I had such a great time using these colors together! I paired the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch with these three fun colors Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, and Perfect Plum. I also used the Banner Framelit Die to make the Perfect Plum banner stand out from the Blackberry Bliss and Elegant Eggplant, I just love how this turned out. The punches I made in the Whisper White Cardstock reminds me of Swiss cheese, and created a wonderful contrast between light and dark. These colors are so pretty and soft together, I had a blast working with them!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stampin' Pretty Guest Stamper - Hooray It's Your Day!

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 Card Kit from the new 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! The Hooray It's Your Day Card Kit 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 cards that are designed for the kit by Stampin' Up! as well as four alternative cards I created!
This card uses all the same pieces that come in the kit, but featuring the Bermuda Bay Washi Tape that comes in the kit with these darling flowers that I use Daubers with Strawberry Slush and added Basics Jewel Pearl Embellishment centers.
For my second alternative I used the radiant stencil and used Daubers to create this Bermuda Bay background and the Pistachio Pudding closing edge. I love how this design really draws attention to this fabulous balloon included in this kit, perfect for any Birthday Boy.
I used Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight to this fabulously embossed card base. I then added some ink to the 'Hello' wood embellishment and this darling star accent.
For my last card I have used both of the stencils that come in this kit to create a background scene. I used Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight with the stencils and I added this wonderful tag using the sentiment 'It's All About You Today' as the cards focus with these fun balloons and stars. This card would be perfect for not only a Birthday card, but also and congratulations card too!

If you haven't picked up this bundle yet, now is the time! You get so many supplies you will even have left overs too! If you decide to place an order today because you need this card kit as much as I did simply visit my Stampin' Up! website - Jackie Diediker and add host code: HVFWYAZG. All online order using this code will be entered to win a fun gift from me!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop - Earth Day!

 
Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April where every day is Earth Day.  This month we are showcasing projects that use recycled, reused or other earth inspired elements and colors.  We hope you enjoy the Pals creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley, number 5 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
For my project today I decided to reuse some of the great paper that was a part of our Occasions Catalog. If you received an Occasions Catalog this year than you know that the outside of the catalog came in a paper wrap advertisement of Sale-A-Bration. With Sale-A-Bration ending last month I had a stack of Occasions Catalog with the advertisement still in place. I don't want to confuse customers so I started cutting off this extra cover to hand out to new customers I may meet this spring. I was left with a stack of awesome designer paper that I think it a bonus to the Occasions Catalog. What to do with these extra pages? Well stamp of course!

I made this pair of cards - one notecard and one full sized card to use as a gift set for the next baby birthday party I attend, which is coming soon! I simply love using this Something for Baby stamp set and it's so easy to use and create with, these sets come together quickly!

The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery' s Owlery
  3. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  4. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  5. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  6. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  7. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Site
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  14. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  17. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Bit of Bow Fun!

Good morning! Today I have card I created last month while playing with some of my new toys from the Occasions Catalog! I simply love the patterned papers in the Stack with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the amazing Bow Builder Punch!

I am loving the spring items in the Occasions Catalog, this Bow Builder Punch is so much fun to play with! Pairing this trio of Bows with the Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die really makes these Bows pop! I love putting these Bows together with the Glue Dots, they are just so simple to use!

Check out the BIG sale that kicks off on Monday!
Today is Day 2 of the 5 Day Sale for FREE SHIPPING at Stampin' Up! Plus, today new Weekly Deals were unveiled, check them out now! Get yourself a double dipping of sale goodness!

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