Celebrate You Thinlits

Have I told you lately how much I love the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies that I got for FREE?n  Yes, I said free.  During the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration you can earn products for free with a qualifying order and these dies are part of the amazing selection.

This card is super easy to make.  I used the chevron stamp from Work Of Art and stamped it in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party.  The Stamparatus makes this so easy to do because of the moveable plates.  Then I cut the words out of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  The whole card took less than ten minutes to make.

Remember, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st so don’t miss your opportunity to get these dies (or other merchandise) for free.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or single order) and you can join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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Color Me Happy With Stampin’ Blends

Stampin’ Blends are the best invention since the napkin!  Ok, who remembers what that is from?  Be careful.  You might show your age!  Anyway, Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers.  That means you can blend two or more colors together to make light areas, dark areas or merge colors together better.  They don’t leave coloring lines like some markers do.  They are awesome.

Another great thing about Stampin’ Blends is you can color Designer Series Paper and ribbon with it.  I did not color the ribbon on this card but you can color white ribbon to make it any of the Blends colors.  I colored the Designer Series Paper called Pick A Pattern using the Dark Bermuda Bay and the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.  I also colors the word “thank” using the Light and dark Bermuda Bay Blends.  It was super easy to do and I love how the Designer Series Paper came out.

If you don’t have any Stampin’ Blends yet, you really should try them.  They are so easy to use that even I could do it!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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Super Duper

Today is my son, Sam’s birthday.  Sam has grown into an amazing man (it is hard to say your son is a man!).  Rob and I are very proud of him.  He is an amazing cardiologist, who is finally going to be done with his schooling on June 30th and get a real job!  He is an awesome father to Madelyn and Nolan and he is just a really nice guy.  It is hard to believe that he is 34 today.  I am not sure how that happened so quickly but it is true.

I made this card using the stamp set called Super Duper.  I love this set because the sentiments are all big and as you know, I love big sentiments.  I stamped the “YAY!” in Bermuda Bay and then cut it out using the Layering Circle Dies.  I cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Stitched Shaped Dies.  I stamped the balloons in Pacific Point and cut them out by hand.  As you know I am not fond of fussing cutting but I think I did pretty well with these balloons.  Luckily they aren’t complicated shapes.

The Designer Series Paper is called Bubbles & Fuzz.  It is part of the Sale-a-bration Catalog which means you can get it for free with a qualifying order!

Here is a picture of Sam and Madelyn at their first Father-Daughter Dance.  I am not so sure about the beard but I guess he is too old to ask him mom about it.

Happy birthday, Sam.  I hope you have an awesome day!  Your dad and I love you.

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Remarkable You With Bleach

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  We used an old but fun technique using bleach to make this card.  The fun part of using bleach is you never know what color you will get.  We used Night of Navy for this card and as you can see, the bleach turned the card yellow.  Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral also turned yellow with bleach while Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi turned to an off white color.

To make this first we stamp the flower from the stamp set called Remarkable You in Versamark.  Then we embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  After this, we “colored” the petals with my Aqua Painter that had bleach in it instead of water.  The embossing helped to keep the bleach inside the petals.  You have to let it sit for a couple of minutes to do its thing.

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Oh So Eclectic

Oh So Eclectic is one of those stamp sets that is part of a Suite that Stampin’ Up! puts together to make it easier to match things up for you.  The Suite is called Naturally Eclectic and includes this stamp set, the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Designer Series Paper (Naturally Eclectic), three colors of matching cardstock, Ribbon and Card Overlays.

I used the stamp set, Oh So Eclectic with the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies to make this card.  By the way, if you buy these in a Bundle, you can save 10%.  I love that Stampin’ Up! makes dies to cut out the shapes in the stamp set but the best part is they include other dies that do more.  The cut out background is an example of this.  There is also a die in there that just embosses.  It is very cool!

The cardstock colors I used are Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate.  The ink colors are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.

The sentiment is from Heartfelt Blooms which is a stamp set you can get for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order.  If you buy the Bundle in wood mount, you will be eligible with that alone.  If you buy the Bundle in clear mount you just need to add something small to your order to qualify.

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The Stamparatus & Celebrate You

I am sure you have heard of the Stamparatus by now.  It is the Stampin’ Up! new positioning tool that will be available for purchase in the new Annual Catalog that begins on June 1st.  Stampin’ Up! did make it available to reserve one early so a lot of us already have one.  It is an awesome tool that every stamper needs to have.

Here is a video showing you the basics on how the Stamparatus works:

To make this card I positioned a stamp where I wanted it to go onto the cardstock, inked it up and then stamped it.  Then I moved my card 180 degrees and did it again in the opposite corner.  I did this for each of the stamps on my card.

I di this with each stamp so both corners looked exactly the same.  When I was done stamping, I added the words Celebrate and you using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  You can get these dies for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.

The cardstock color I used is Whisper White, Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo.  The ink colors are Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

During Sale-a-bration you can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order) or join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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Celebrate You Thinlits & Stencils

The internet is really an amazing thing.  You can find anything on there.  Now, you can’t always believe everything you see and read but there is a lot of useful information out there.  If you are looking for new stamping ideas or techniques there is a wealth of web sites out there.  The best part is it is ok to use a technique you found.  It is called CASEing (Copy and Share Everything).  There is a certain etiquette that if you know where you got the idea from, you should say so but sometimes you don’t know where it came from.  All you need to do is say that you “found this on the internet but don’t know who came up with it”.

I happen to find this technique using masks or stencils on the internet.  Jennifer McGuire did a video about it and I thought it was amazing.  All I did was place a mask over a piece of Whisper White cardstock (it helps to use Washi Tape to keep it in place) and sponge color over it.  Then I moved the mask a bit and sponge another color.  I did this four times to make the background in this card.  The colors I used are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party.  Each time I moved the mask so there was only white space and then sponged.  Isn’t it awesome?!

The stencil I used is from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set.  It was simple to do and I love the results.

The word “celebrate” is a die from the Sale-a-bration Catalog called Celebrate You Thinlits.  The ‘you” is from another Sale-a-bration item called Amazing You.  You can get either or both of these items with a qualifying order.  The leaves are from the Leaf Punch.

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