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Showing posts from April, 2017

Eastern Palace Gift!

Don't you just love new Stampin' Up! product? I know you've all seen some sneak peeks of some amazing stuff from the new catalog releasing in's pretty amazing, right? Don't you love even more when that new product comes with a ton of ideas for using it? I want to give you those ideas! I love to inspire you! I've been working on something with some demonstrator friends of mine that I know you're going to love! Read on for details...

The Eastern Palace suite is being released for purchase starting May month BEFORE the new catalog comes out. This suite is amazing - full of beautiful Designer Series Paper that feature three of the new in-colors Lemon-Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, and Tranquil Tide. The stamp set is absolutely gorgeous and so versatile...and those Eastern Medallion Thinlets! I can't get enough! They really spruce up a card!

Do you see those stickers? They are this beautiful rich gold...and those tassles! I. Love. Them. The photo…

The Wilderness Awaits

It's spring time in Wisconsin, which means I am getting outdoors more. Some of you may know this, but I am an avid hunter and fisherwoman. This nice spring weather always sets in my cabin fever, and I can't wait to get out on the lake fishing and watching the wildlife. This is exactly what I was dreaming about when I made this outdoorsy card!

How do you like that camo background? It was so easy to make! Just follow my step-by-step instructions:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

STAMPS – The Wilderness Awaits (c-139365, w-138962), Touches of Texture (c-143251, w-141934), Balloon Adventures (142823)PAPER – Always Artichoke (105119), Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318)INK – Basic Black Archival (140931), Soft Suede (126978), Always Artichoke (126972)OTHER – Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Bone Folder (102300), Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (11075…

Global Design Project 082 | Sketch Challenge

Warning! You may experience adorable overload with my sneak peek of this stamp set from the new annual catalog! This stamp set is called "This Little Piggy", and it is so stinkin' cute! I won it from the prize patrol at OnStage local, and I couldn't wait to get stamping with it! I used it for this week's Global Design Project challenge.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge! You can click the sketch below to play along!

I had a lot of fun with this challenge, and it gave me inspiration to create with my NEW stamp set! Here's what I created inspired by the sketch:

Oh my! Isn't that pig adorable? I just love it! I practiced some of my watercoloring on this card, and I think it turned out great!

Naturally I used one of the new in-colors for my card base - Powder Pink! Isn't it just perfect for coloring in that super cute pig too? I love it! It is really complimented by Soft Sky in the background...don't you think?

I had a lot of fun with th…

Retiring Products List

It's here!!! Stampin' Up! has released the list of products that are retiring!...and there are discounts up to 50% off! My advice to you is to please place your order right away if you want/need any of the items on this list. Every year, items sell out, and I truly don't want you to find that your top wishlist item is gone!

Click on the direct links below to see all the retiring items in each category:

Stamp Sets
Everything Else!
You can download or print the retiring list below:

Retiring List: Stamps, Bundles, & Everything Else listed by page number PDF
Retiring List: Updated by Stampin' Up! with items out of stock LIVE LIST

Here are some things you need to know:
No minimum purchase required!Retiring items ARE ELIGIBLE for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders!All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last (this means when they're gone, they're gone!)Due to high demand for s…

Global Design Project 081 | Color Challenge

Hello Stamping Friends! I hope you are enjoying your week - I have been feeling under the weather trying to fight off a horrible cold so I'm healthy for On Stage this weekend in Minneapolis! I was going stir crazy laying around last night, so I headed up to my craft room to work on this week's Global Design Project. This week the Global Design Team crafted a color challenge - you can click the palette below to play along.

I spent some time pondering what my free choice color would be. After all, if I am chosen as the winner of this challenge, then I get to be the guest designer for the next color challenge! That would be such an honor! I finally decided on Crumb Cake...

For the watercolor effect on this card, I stamped onto watercolor paper first in Night of Navy and then spritzed with water using my Stampin' Spritzer. I was generous with my spritzing and then turned my card different ways to get the color to run all over my card.

I helped along the drying process with my …