Saturday, March 28, 2015

Striped Scallops

A few weeks ago we were visiting my in-laws and I spotted this beautiful shirt in one of the catalogs they receive.  I instantly loved the colors and they immediately made me think of our Stampin' Up! colors. 

Over the years I've seen other Demonstrators make a card using colors they had seen in catalogs or advertisements, so I decided I would do that with this one.

This is what I came up with:

Using So Saffron for the base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 5 1/4") then using the Striped Scallop Thinlits Die (133734) I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.  I also used scraps of Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow to cut out pieces to go inside the scallops.

I finished it off with a sentiment from Hostess Set - Bloom with Hope, stamped with Chocolate Chip ink, also onto a piece of scrap card stock - Crisp Cantaloupe.  Don't you just love using up those scraps?!  I tied a piece of Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine from the Painted Blooms collection from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

Thank you for looking in today!  It's SATURDAY!!
~ Donna
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Thanks For Being You

When I saw this stamp set as one of the Sale-a-Bration freebies, I could hardly wait to get it and color it with my Blendabilities, but then, they were discontinued!  Argh!!  So, I had to figure out a better way to fill in the letters.

Yes, I could color them with my Aqua Pens or our Stampin' Write markers, but I wanted something else and ended up spotting this idea from Angie Leach and loved it!  Thanks Angie for the great idea!

There's some fussy cutting involved, but that was great therapy for me this week when I was making them.  It was perfect timing!

On this first card I didn't put a mat under the DSP and I wished that I had, so the rest of them I added a bit of color and another mat.


Base - Whisper White 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
Mat - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
DSP - 5 1/4" x 4"
Mat - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

I have a story to go with this one.  Don't you just love the dots on this?  I do, so much, but I had to convince myself to cut the DSP to use the dots.  Why you ask? 

THIS is why, the back side of the beautiful dots is the gorgeous 12 x 12 flowers that just kill me to cut into pieces!  SO, when I (ack!) cut the THANKS out and cut the DSP rectangles, I couldn't turn the paper over.  It was just too painful! 

Sigh... but, I think it was worth it, don't you?

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great weekend!
~ Donna
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

One Week Left and Clearance Rack Updated!

Sale Alert!  Sale Alert!!  New Clearance Rack Items Added!
The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack has just been updated with some pretty amazing products! These items and much more.  As always, these are while supplies last and the good stuff will go right away, so hurry and get yours!  Shop my clearance rack now.
Our biggest sales event of the year isn't just about sales-it's about rewards, too! Earn free products when you shop, join as a demonstrator, or host a Stampin' Up! party!
Here's a quick review of some of my Sale-a-Bration projects. 
  • Shop
    • It's simple-one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping). Get those products you've been wanting, and earn more for free at the same time!
    • Orders over $300 receive a bonus $25! (On top of $50+ free)
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    • It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! as a new demonstrator!
      Choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when you join between January 6 and March 31, 2015:
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit
Don't miss out on some great savings in this last week of Sale-a-Bration!

Thank you for looking in today!  I look forward to hearing from you!

~ Donna

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's a Girl!

Get ready to see more of this adorable bunny!  So many great uses for this one!  Today's bunny is announcing the celebration of "it's a girl, it's a girl, it's a girl".

Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" - Blushing Bride
Whisper White 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
DSP 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Blushing Bride 2 7/8" x 4 7/8"

Thank you for looking in today.  More bunnies to come!
~ Donna
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals - March 24 - 30th

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy the sneak peek of this week's Weekly Deals! They will be available to order at the prices listed, March 24th.

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Label Love Clear Stamp Set Item # 130622
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Fringe Scissors Item # 133325
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$10.13 CAN

Petite Petals Punch Item # 133322
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Epic Day Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sale-a-bration Coloring Videos

Three Sale-a-bration Coloring Videos
With the recent announcement that Blendabilities Markers have been discontinued, Stampin' Up! has released three new videos featuring a variety of other awesome coloring options!  Learn how you can add color with Stampin' Write Markers, Sponges, Aqua Painters & Blender Pens to achieve some amazing effects on your projects. 

1.  Coloring on Sale-a-Bration Vellum
Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack - Sale-a-bration

2.  Watercoloring with Aqua Painters 

For Being You Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

3.  Coloring with Blender Pens and Ink Pads

A Happy Place - Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

My understanding is that Stampin' Up! hopes to find something to replace the Blendabilities Markers, hopefully in the near future. 

I am still using mine and sharing them with you because I know some of you have invested in them and still want to be able to use them to their fullest.  So please know you will still see them on my blog, but if you don't have them to use, there are other ways to color and have beautiful results with products that we do still carry.

Thank you for looking in today.  Wishes for a great week ahead!

~ Donna

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Best Day Ever Bunny

I have found my next new love!  Happy Easter Bunny - Minus the Easter (for now).  When I first spotted this stamp in the 2015 Occasions Catalog, I fell in love with the bunny, but mostly just the bunny.  Don't get me wrong, I like the whole stamp, but the bunny is what I really wanted.

So... (don't panic please) ... I cut the bunny OUT of the stamp!  EEEKKKK!  I know, I heard you all shriek there.  But it's okay, because I have two Happy Easter Bunny stamps.  Does that make it a little better?  ha ha!  The little eggs and sentiment were saved as well and are set apart so I can ink up just what I want, depending on the project.  Pictures at the bottom...

Here is the first card I made with my single bunny.  Isn't he (or she) just adorable?  There are so many cute things to do with it.  My boss, Karen, loves one of my other cards that has the Best. Day. Ever. with Cheerful Critters.  If you missed it, you can see it HERE.

I stamped the bunny first on a post-it note and fussy cut it out to make a mask.  Then I stamped bunny on the card and then put the post-it mask over it so I could stamp the flowers around.  The flowers are from Painted Petals using Wild Wasabi and Calypso Coral.

The "clouds" in the sky are also flowers from Painted Petals stamped with Soft Sky.

If you have a weak stomach when it comes to altering your stamps, you might not want to see the next two pictures.  *wink*  You've been warned...

So, will you give it a try?  If you need another Happy Easter Bunny, you can find it at my store!  Just click any of the pictures below from the "My Stampin Blog" links.  IF you are reading this in an email, you will need to go to my blog to see the pictures.

Happy Sunday!

Thank you for coming by today!

~ Donna
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Phoenix, AZ, United States
I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!