Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Painted Blooms Monogrammed

I recently received a promotion in my Stampin' Up! adventure and to celebrate, my Sweet Upline, Lorri Heiling, presented me with Sophisticated Serifs - a set I've been wanting since I first saw it. 

I can hardly wait to play with it more, but for now, here's my first creation using Painted Blooms DSP and the letter "D" (for Donna, of course!).

This set comes with two full alphabets in upper case.  Two sizes, perfect for the fancy monogram you would see on fancy schmancy cards (see page 44 in the Occasions catalog).  That's what I'm planning next!

The card above is Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush with the great little tulips from Painted Blooms and tied up with Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.

Here's another color combination I'm planning to work with next.  Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss.

Which combination do you like best? I'm just thinking of all the possible colors that can be used with just this DSP alone!  Think of all the other beautiful papers that will also work - awesome!

Thank you for looking in today.  To purchase any items shown - just click on the picture links below!

~ Donna

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Berry Basket, or is it Beary Basket?

Here is another adorable project we made at our weSTAMP Regional event on Saturday.  I've been trying to resist this Berry Basket Bigz Die, but I don't think I'm going to be able to now!

Is this the cutest basket you have seen?  I think I love it so much because every summer my Mom and I would go to my Great Aunt Annie's farm in Indiana and we would always have blackberries and especially strawberries to pick.  Aunt Annie always had these "old fashioned" baskets and these really remind me of them.

They are SO easy to put together.  A couple of glue dots on the border (pink here) and a couple of staples on each side of the basket and it's done!  Just fill and enjoy!  After decorating, of course!

On the front of the basket is the adorable bow made from the new Bow Maker Punch - so cute using the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Just remember when putting your bow together, if your pattern needs to be running the same way (such as these hearts), you'll want to turn your paper upside down and punch an extra "tail" piece so the hearts will be upright. 

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
~ Donna
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Team Meeting Regional Event

My amazing upline, Lorri Heiling, hosted another "Regional Event" for our team on Saturday.  We had Prize Patrol, a beautiful gift bag and yummy snacks provided by several of our team members.  Part of our event also included seven make and takes and every one of them was fun to do and turned out great!

I'll be sharing them over the next week or so, in between my own creations.  I trust you will come back each day and check them out.

Here is one of my favorites.

We embossed Real Red card stock with Large Polka Dots embossing folder (133739).  Lorri pre-cut the black mats under the DSP and since we each had a pack of Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack (137779) in our gift bag, we were able to cut out the tops for the mats.  Aren't they beautiful?

We also made an envelope liner using the Envelope Liners Framelits (132172) from the DSP stack for our You + Me card.


Come back tomorrow to see another project.  There are so many fun and cute things we made and I'm anxious to show them off!  Thanks again to Lorri for an amazingly fun day of crafting with the girls!

~ Donna

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

It's Anniversary Day for hubby and me.  Eighteen years today.  This is the card I made for my hubby.

The new part is the great back of the card stamp that's in a new Photopolymer set!  This is a perfect stamp for making a card for someone special.

Thanks for looking in today! 

~ Donna

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Love is Kindness Anniversary Card

I thought I'd try my hand at something a little different today.  Inspiration for this comes from Cindy B.  She does a much better job at sponging, but I think this turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

The base is Bermuda Bay 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  The next layer is Basic Black 5 1/4" x 4" and then Whisper White 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".  I used the corner rounder from Project Life on the Basic Black and the Whisper White only.

The sponged on colors are Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi and the Tulips are colored with Blendabilities Melon Mambo and Old Olive.  The Rhinestones are colored with the darkest of the Melon Mambo.

I just LOVE coloring the Rhinestones and Pearls with the Blendabilities.  Mostly the Rhinestones because they look like beautiful colored jewels!

Remember, you can earn FREE Blendabilities during Sale-a-bration.  See the flyer for details!  If you would like an Occasions Catalog or the Sale-a-bration booklet, please let me know and I'll be happy to send one to you!  I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator if you don't already have one.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Friday!

~ Donna

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cheerful Critters Hello You!

I finally had a chance to play with my Hello You Thinlits Dies and I'm really happy with how they came out.  The "thanks" card idea came from Martha Inchley.  Mine is a standard card size and I used a sentiment from "And Many More" (134273) because I wanted it to be more mine.  Thank you Martha for the idea to get me going!

After finishing it I thought maybe it needed more but didn't want to attempt modification and mess up what I had done.... have you ever done that?  Ack!  So, instead of adding to it, I made a second card with the bunny and added some DSP from Sale-a-bration - Best Year Ever (138633) as well as ribbon also from Sale-a-bration (138634). Both FREE with Sale-a-bration.

I added some pretty little flowers and colored the Rhinestones with my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

To the "thanks" card I added some gold foil stars for a little shine!

Thank you for looking in today!  We're over half way through the week with a big weekend ahead!

~ Donna

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January My Paper Pumpkin

Oh my goodness, these are so cute and were so much fun to put together!!!   Quick and easy and came out beautifully.

All I need now is more candy!  Each bag holds a serving of m&m's perfectly, which is 1/4 cup.  I could have put in less, but who wants less candy?  Right?

There are 24 bags in the kit, so I recommend getting 4 bags of m&m's (if that is your candy of choice, of course).  Then again, if you snack as you fill, you might want 5 or 6 bags.  tee hee!

If you haven't signed up for My Paper Pumpkin, what are you waiting for?  These kits just get cuter and cuter each month!
For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has lowered the price of the 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you  can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!
Why did we choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you'll love.
  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects. 
Thanks for looking in today!  Happy Thursday!
~ 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!!!