Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wild About Flowers Retirement Card #2

This card was for Linda and I have to say, it was a big hit!  I admit, I really love how it turned out.  The coloring on the boots was SO SIMPLE using our new Watercolor Pencils (available January 4th).  Oh my goodness, this was so easy and look how pretty and rustic they came out.

I stamped the boots from Country Livin' with Soft Suede and then using the Early Espresso watercolor pencil, I just colored where the shadowing lines are on the boot.  Then gently using a Blender Pen smoothed out the pencil marks using a circular motion.  Added a little more where I wanted it a little darker.

Next, stamp the boots again onto a post-it note and trim just around the top of the boot, leaving the rest of the post-it whole so that the stems/leaves stay "inside" the tops of the boots.  The stems are stamped with Old Olive and the flowers with Real Red.  The stems and flowers are from Wild About Flowers.


Soft Suede - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Pacific Point - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White 5" x 3 7/8"

Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Real Red

Here is a peek at all three.  Tomorrow I'll share the details on the last card you see at the bottom.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Wild About Flowers Retirement Card #1

Well, Thursday night was my last chance to make Retirement Cards for my three bosses who are retiring today.  I guess procrastination worked, I got all three made and they are all different!  It feels good to have the creative juices flowing.

Here is the first of three.  This one is for Helen Purcell, who is our County Recorder (at least until midnight on December 31st).  She won't see my blog, so her card is safe to post before giving it to her.  The other two will post Saturday morning.

Helen loves the color Red, so Real Red it is!  

Base - Real Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4" - embossed with Festive Textured Impressions.  Be sure to emboss on the setting with both tabs open all the way with your Big Shot.  My first attempt tore the paper.

Old Olive 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Whisper White 5 1/2" x 2"

Real Red Ribbon from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.

Stamps:  Wild About Flowers
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive

Thank  you for looking in today.  Be safe this weekend if you have New Years' Plans!  We plan to stay inside where it is safe!

~ Donna

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Little Pumpkin Thanks

On Christmas day I received a surprise order from a new customer for a subscription of Paper Pumpkin.  I was so excited I had to pull out my special Paper Pumpkin Stamps that I received at Convention 2015 and make a thank you card.

Don't you just love the Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach combination?

Simple layout that can be used with any stamp set.

Peekaboo Peach:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Flirty Flamingo:  5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White:  5" x 3 7/8"

Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around the middle

Flirty Flamingo:  3 3/8" x 2 3/8"
Whisper White:  3 1/4 x 2 1/4" 

Don't forget a little love for the envelope!

Thank you for looking in today!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I fell in love today...

Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! sends out an email to all Demonstrators with exciting news, updates and videos.  Well today, I fell in love with this video and I simply have to share it with you.  This is going on an order tomorrow for myself (since I can order early - Yay!).  YOU can order it next week beginning on January 4th (or today if you join my team!)

Click on the video below to check out Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and of course the stamp set when you purchase it as a bundle - page 42 of the Occasions Catalog.  If you don't have a Demonstrator and need a catalog, please let me know and I will be happy to send one to you, along with the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

You are going to LOVE this, I promise.  Let me know what you think.

IF you are reading this in your email, you may not be able to see the video.  If that is the case, go to my blog by clicking on the title at the top of the email.  It should take you directly to my blog for this day.

Happy Wednesday!  

~ Donna

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Balloon Adventures Sneak Peak #1

While this set used is from Balloon Adventures from the upcoming Occasions Catalog (just a little over a week away!), there are no balloons in this particular card.  There are some great balloons though in this set and in the Pop-Up Thinlits that go with it.


Emerald Envy 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Pacific Point 5 1/4" x 4"
Party Animal Designer Series Paper 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Party Animal Designer Series Paper 5 1/8" x 2"
Pacific Point - 5 1/4" x 2 1/8"

For the sentiment - I used two different sizes.  I think I'd rather use the largest sizes instead, but I used the next two down from the largest for my two.

Inside sentiment is also from Balloon Adventures.  There are some great sentiments in this set.  I can hardly wait for you to get your hands on them.  More to come this week as I play with them.

Thank you for looking in today!  It is going to be a rough week for me as I only have four more days with two of the greatest ladies I know as they are both retiring at the end of the week / year.  It is going to be so sad without them at our office next Tuesday (January 3rd).

Happy Last Tuesday of 2016...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Santa Thank You

It may be too late to send out Christmas Cards (at least in time to arrive) but who says we can't use Santa to send a Thank You card?

I wanted to make something fun to send out and decided to use Santa from Cookie Cutter Christmas and Naughty or Nice from Greetings from Santa.  Inside I used Thankful Thoughts.

Real Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2', scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - Stitched Shapes Framelits (the largest round one)

5/8" Organza Ribbon
Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim (for Santa's hat)
Stampin' Write Markers - Real Red, Basic Black, So Saffron (buckle)
Wink of Stella (for the white parts of Santa's suit).

Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Greetings from Santa, Thankful Thoughts
Ink:  Real Red

Thank you for looking in today.

It is going to be a fun evening for us as we are going to my oldest son and his girlfriend's house for a quick dinner of my homemade chicken and noodle soup and gift exchange.  I'm really looking forward to going.  She has to go to work, but at least we'll have a little time to spend together.

Happy Friday and Christmas Eve Eve!

~ Donna

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