Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: August 26 - September 1

Here are this week's deals:

Shop this week's deals HERE.

Don't forget about the current promotions!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
  
Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle!


You'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That's up to a $60 value absolutely free! 

Already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount. See all bundles, HERE.

TFL and keep creating!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Thank You Worth Its Weight in Gold

My oldest son starts kindergarten tomorrow! Sorta...

He will be attending a private kindergarten, but due to his age, he will have to repeat kindergarten next year for the public school system.  We are a little disappointed but at least he will be advanced for his age.  I've had to adjust my mind set.  I'm considering this K-4 for him.

Either way, he is leaving his current classroom and teachers.  These two teachers have been amazing and I can not thank them enough for all they have done for Timothy!  He had some serious teacher trust issues and they have helped him get past it.  I am so appreciative of them.  At the end of summer party I gave them a card and gift card as a small token of our thankfulness.

My card was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest.  When I saw it, I knew immediately what I had in my stash to recreate a similar card.

Here's my take:

A different view (the glittering gold makes it hard to photograph)

These cards use a variety of Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, and other products.   The ribbon looks more yellow in the pictures but it had a gold gleam to it.  It started off as white Stampin' Up! seam binding and I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.  Compared to the glittery gold, it doesn't quite compare.  If I do the card again, I would leave out the bow.  Instead I would do another Strawberry Slush strip along the bottom and some smaller embellishment in the corner - maybe some bling, enamel dots, sequin...

The teachers enjoyed the cards and in the end that's what really matters!

TFL and keep creating!

Supplies:
Pattern paper from the Papertrey Ink Beautful Brushstrokes Make It Market Kit
Gold glitter embossing powder Recollections at Michael's
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Bottles for Crafting, Gold


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: August 19-25, 2014

Here are this week's deals:




Shop this week's deals HERE.

Don't forget about the current promotions!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
  
Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle!


You'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That's up to a $60 value absolutely free! 

Already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount. See all bundles, HERE.

TFL and keep creating!

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Cutest Baby (Card)

Babies in general are just the cutest. I personally am the super proud mom of three of the cutest boys ever! That being said, much of my papercrafts tend to have a masculine feel to them. I don't do a lot in pinks and yellows, not a lot of flowers or things like that. I love them, but they don't really go with pictures of boys doing flying leaps and shooting hoops, you know? What's this have to do with this week's card? Since I had an extra sheet of the polka dot embossed, watercolored background after last week's card, I wanted to use it in this week's card. (This was from my first attempt at the watercolor/emboss technique. It came out pretty well except for my very first dot...my brush was too wet and the color spread too far. I kept the piece anyway since the rest looked good. I figured I could use it on another card. Well, after I trimmed off the messed up piece, of course.) After searching Pinterest for some inspiration, I came up with this baby card.


The card can be used for a baby shower, a congrats on the pregnancy, or a congrats welcoming the new one.  Colors can easily be changed for a boy.

I used this technique for watercoloring and the rest is really the magic of stamps with coordinating dies or punches.  Easy card to recreate!

Don't forget about this month's promotions -  Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber (Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Use promo code: HALFOFF2) and the Big Shot & Bundle!

TFL and keep creating!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: August 12-18, 2014

Here are this week's deals:

Shop this week's deals HERE.

Don't forget about the current promotions!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
  
Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle!


You'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That's up to a $60 value absolutely free! 

Already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount. See all bundles, HERE.

TFL and keep creating!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Banners, Embossing, and Watercoloring..Oh my!


This week's Stampin' Up! only project was inspired by this card from Erna Logtenberg and this technique for watercoloring.

I'm discovering Strawberry Slush is hard to photograph! When I first finished the card at night I wasn't too thrilled about it.  For some reason the colors seemed off, but I changed my mind in the morning light.  I love the way the colors tie together. Can't wait to give the card to my co-worker next week!

Don't forget about this week's deals and the Big Shot & Bundle promo!

TFL and keep creating!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: August 5 - 11, 2014

Here are this week's deals

Shop this week's deals HERE.

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
 
Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $19.95+ tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time—really! So, go on, give it a try.

Also this month, Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle! promotion.  You'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That's up to a $60 value absolutely free!


Do you already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount. See all bundles, HERE

TFL and keep creating!