Friday, March 31, 2017

Final Sale-a-bration parade

It's finally here--the FINAL day of Sale-a-bration.  This is your last chance to place an order and earn FREE products.  It is also your last chance to sign up and get TWO FREE stamp sets when you join plus have the opportunity to earn one more FREE stamp set in April, May, or June.  If you want to talk to me to answer questions, you'll need to contact me before 5pm today.  After that, you can still buy and join by accessing my website, but I will not be available to answer questions.  And, don't forget that you can still RSVP yes for the April online class through tonight.  That will give you a chance to use your purchase of the stamp set for that class toward earning a Sale-a-bration item.

So Much stamp set
In honor of the last day of Sale-a-bration, enjoying viewing this gallery of some of the cards I have created using Sale-a-bration items.  Some of these have been featured on this blog before and some are new.
Metallic Ribbon
Metallic Ribbon
In Between the Lines DSP

Reverse Words Stamp Set
Tasty Trucks stamp set

Avent Garden stamp set
Metallic Ribbon

Avent Garden Stamp Set

Designer Tee Stamp Set

Designer Tee Stamp Set

So Much Stamp Set
Tasty Trucks Stamp set

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

In Between the Lines DSP

Metallic Ribbon
Reverse Words stamp set

Pretty Pockets Kit

Tasty Treats DSP

Tasty Treats DSP
Tasty Trucks stamp set

Carried Away DSP
If you still would like to take advantage of Sale-a-bration or even join or shop afterward, you can do it here.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Video: Sale-a-bration Card Making

Sale-a-bration is nearing it's end.   In fact, it will be finished tomorrow night.  So, in honor of Sale-a-bration, my video this week will be making a card with Sale-a-bration products.  Also, in honor of Sale-a-bration I have extended the RSVP time for April's online class through tomorrow night, March 31. 

Check out this week's video to see how to put this card together as well as get to watch some show and tell.

Products needed to create this card:
The stamp set was a Sale-a-bration item--Tasty Trucks
The Tasty Treats DSP is also a Sale-a-bration item, but it also available in the Occasions catalog.  To get this as a FREE Sale-a-bration item, you must enter the Sale-a-bration item number.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Card for Two Challenges

I've had such a great time creating for challenges, I spent some time this week looking for more.  :)  In fact, the two that I decided to follow inspired me to create one card that fits the criteria for both challenges this week.  This card fits SUO Challenge #171--A Favorite April Theme and Fab Friday 108. 

My favorite April theme (at least on the years it falls in April) is Easter.  So, I started thinking about an Easter themed card and decided that would work for the SUO Challenge. 

I actually began my creative process today working on the Fab Friday challenge.  The first step in any color challenge is to inventory my own products and see what I have in each color of the challenge.  I did have ink in Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, but only paper in Mint Macaron and So Saffron.  That helps me decide what color the card base will be and brings the design together in my mind.
Once the card was finished, I realized I had created an Easter card which would work for the SUO Challenge as well.
 To see the other entries in these challenges, check them out here:
SUO Challenge #171 | A Favorite Easter Theme
Fab Friday108

Products needed to create this card:
           Whisper White
           Subtles DSP Stack
            Carried Away DSP (Sale-a-bration)
              Swirly Bird
              Sprinkles of Life
        Peekaboo Peach
        Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
 Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

To purchase products to make this card click on each individual product above or shop in my store here

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tasty Treats--Best Decision Ever

I ran into a dilemma today.  I wanted to focus on Sale-a-bration items this week during the last few days of Sale-a-bration.  But, I also got a box today with new products that I wanted to spend time playing with.  What to do?  I finally settled on a project using both new stamps and a Sale-a-bration item.

I have just been playing with the "Best Decision Ever" stamp set today.  This is one that is only available to Demonstrators and I have been so excited thinking up all the possibilities for it.  I'm glad I went ahead and added it to my collection.  It is retiring and won't be available soon.  So, if you love it, you might want to consider becoming a demonstrator today.  :)  I'd love to have you on my team.

I plan to use a card we made in class this month for my customer cards, so I wanted to make something special for those who had the chance to make that card for themselves.  I used the Tasty Treats DSP on the notecards along with some to decorate the envelopes. This paper is stunning.  You need to see it for yourselves.  Enjoy the pics of the individual cards.


Products needed to create these cards:
Paper:  Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes
            Tasty Treats DSP OR Use Special Sale-a-bration Item Number
Stamps: Best Decision Ever stamp set (Demonstrator Item)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
        Peekaboo Peach
        Watermelon Wonder
Basic Grey Thick Baker's Twine (RETIRED)
Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (RETIRED Holiday Trio)
Urban Underground Embellishments

To order any of the products used click on the individual links above or shop in my store here

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Global Design Project 079 | Theme Challenge

I didn't manage to get this week's Global Design Project finished until last minute yet once again.  But, I've been spending all week designing this project in my head.  When challenges are announced, I try to figure out something that will both fit the challenge and what I happen to be focusing on that week.  While that doesn't always work, it did this week.  I am focusing on Sale-a-bration items through the end of March.  When I think about the theme for this week, I immediately thought of food trucks.  One of my favorite parts of visiting fairs, carnivals, festivals, etc. is checking out all the amazing food truck availabilities.

Whenever we have visited an amusement park, so I wanted to create a card with multiple food truck options.  I had so much fun using different DSP, and coloring tools to create several different themed food trucks.  Which one do you like best?

Check out all the other designs for #GDP079  as you think about amusement parks this week. Click here to check out the other entries in this weeks Global Design Project.  Let these cards transport you in your imagination to the amusement park of your choice. 

Projects needed to create this card:
Paper: Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
            Whisper White Cardstock
            Festive Birthday DSP         
            Pop of Pink DSP  
           Carried Away DSP (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp: Tasty Trucks (Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
         Emerald Envy
         Melon Mambo
         Tempting Turquoise
         Peekaboo Peach
         Watermelon Wonder
         Crushed Curry
         Basic Gray
2016-2018 In Color Markers
Blender Pens
Watercolor Pencils

To buy the products needed to create this card, click on each individual product above or click here to shop in my store.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March Card Class--Sale-a-bration Items

Tonight was my final class before Sale-a-bration ends and we got to play with Sale-a bration items.  I am always so impressed with every one's creativity at class; I always wish I could remember to take pics of all the cards.  I love how everyone interprets the same design a little differently and leave class with individual and equally beautiful cards.  However, I can't ever remember to take photos, so you just get to look at mine.

This design was inspired by Cynthia Millan's entry on the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop.  I decided on Sweet Sugarplum since it was the only color I had enough cardstock for class and the matching ink color.  We had so much fun using an embossing folder with the Big shot as well as the heat gun and embossing powder and the emboss resist sponging technique.

Products needed to create this card:
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
           Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Avent Garden Sale-a-bration
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Heat Gun
Emboss Buddy
White Stampin Emboss Powder
Sponge Dauber

The next project was choosing a piece of In Between the Lines DSP for the front of a card and color in as much of it as you want.  You can choose to draw attention to any part of the design or choose to leave it all uncolored for the recipient to color in themselves.  We got to play with markers, watercolor pencils, and blender pens.

Products needed to create this card:
Paper: Cardstock in your choice of colors
            In Between the Lines (Sale-a-bration)
Markers in your choice of colors
Thinlits in shape of your choice
Big shot
Watercolor Pencils
Blender Pens

For our new technique card of the night, we got to try the Marbling technique together.  I had first tried it at home using my favorite cool colors: Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, and Garden Green.  After a couple of tries, I decided those colors were a bit too dark for what I had in mind.

So I switched to different colors: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet Sugarplum.  I love those colors together I made 11 cards with them and then decided those were the colors I would be using for class.  I also decided these would be my customer cards for the month unless you were at class tonight and made one for yourself. 

Which color combo do you like better?

Products needed to create this card:
Paper: I used Shimmery White Cardstock--any white cardstock will do
           Coordinating card base to ink colors used
Stamp Set: So Much (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Black or Grey for sentiment
        Refill colors of your choice for marbling
Shaving Cream

Are there any stamp sets or other products you would like to play with at a card class sometime? 
To purchase products to create these cards, click on individual products above OR click here to shop in my store.