Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Open Sea Birthday - FMS124

Happy Hump Day!!!   

Playing along with one of my Favorite Sketch Challenge Blogs -- Freshly Made Sketches.   When I saw the sketch I was going to do something with flowers and/or Spring themed, but than spied my World Map Background Stamp and the light bulb went on.    I love the technique that the Stampin Up! Annual Catalog demonstrates on page 23; gently dragging the ink pad over cardstock to create a multi-colored background.   

I hope you enjoy my Project! 

 Close-up of the Ship from The Open Sea stamp set.  Hand-cut, and water-colored.
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  World Map, The Open Sea, Four You
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla
Ink:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Espresso Bakers Twine, Natural Designer Buttons, Snips, Dimensionals, Aqua Painters

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hello You! - TSSC302

Saw this Sketch Challenge from TechnoStampers Blog and wanted to play along.    Once I spied the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Regarding Dahlias stamp set.   So I pulled out my Embossing Powder and Heat Tool and started to work.  After embossing the image, I took my Aqua Painters and Ink pads and water-colored the Dahlia.   LOVE! 

  We have had so much snow here recently, I am pulling out all my BRIGHT SPRING colors to "will" on warmer weather (hope it works).    The Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (#132994 $10.95) is my favorite in the Occasional Catalog -- there isn't one sheet I don't love!   

We don't have any solid Tangerine Tango Ribbon, so I decided to make my own!   I colored the 5/8" Organza Ribbon (Whisper White) with my Sponge Dauber and Ink pad.   You can also use our Stampin Spritzer (with rubbing alcohol and reinkers) to color it as well.   The ribbon really does "take" the color wonderfully with either coloring technique.  

Hope you like my Project! 

Close-up of the Embossed Dahlia!  Beautiful! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Accesories:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Snips, Organza Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Aqua Painters

Stampin Up! Weekly Deals & More

Here are the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin Up! -- items are while supplies last!


 LOVE THE PAPER PUMPKIN KITS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN, BUT DIDN'T SUBSCRIBE IN TIME??   WELL, YOU ARE IN LUCK!   YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE SOME OF THE PAST KITS (FULL OR REFILLS;**refills do not include stamps or ink**).   To order please contact Stampin Up! via phone (below).

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Banner Blast - FMS123

Decided to play along with the Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.   I wanted to do something different and "out of my box".   Not sure if I am in love with my card, but wanted to share it with you.   

The cardfront was covered in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (Occasional Catalog #133000 $4.95).  I than took the Banner Punch from the Sale-a-brations Catalog and punched it three (3) times.   Next I embossed three (3) images from the Banner Blast Stamp Set (Sale-a-brations catalog) in Gold Embossing powder, punched them out and mounted them on the cardfront with a dimensional.   I wrapped the Gold Sequin Trim around the "washi tape cardstock".  I than mounted the Washi Tape cardfront onto a Gold Foil Sheet with dimensionals which was adhered to a Very Vanilla Cardbase.  

I hope you enjoy my project!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Banner Blast (Sale-a-brations)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheet
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  Banner Punch (Sale-a-brations),  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool.

Tag Topper Card Closure

Saw this folding/punching technique on Pinterest and knew I had to try it.   Click here to view the video tutorial.   Please note you will have to adjust the scoring for US measurements -- score at 4 1/4" as you would to make a standard A2 card.  

This will definitely be making an appearance at a future class of mine!  What a special card to make and send to someone!  

Love the saying on the front of the card?   I do. . . . it's from the Starburst Sayings set from the Occasional Catalog.   You can save 15% if you were to buy the stamp set with the coordinating framelits (Wood #134817 $44.95 or Clear #134818 $38.95)

Here is the card "opened" 

Card "closed" with Ribbon
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-brations)
Ink:  Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Stitched Satin Starfruit Ribbon

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By The Tide Birthday - MOJO332

Saw this Sketch Challenge from Mojo Monday and decided to play along.   I have to tell you, I just LOVE the New Tag Topper Punches from the Occasional Catalog (Angled #133323 & Scalloped #133324 - $22.95 each).   Made the card extremely easy to make finish!     
I made a Masculine card, because I never seem to have one around when I need it.   The By The Tide Set is perfect for Masculine cards too.   I hand cut the fish and circle, and glad I took the time because it adds great dimension on the card.  I know framelits and punches make things go "quicker" but I don't mind spending time hand cutting images out to get the look I want.   

I hope you enjoy my project! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  By the Tide and Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink:  Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Angled Tag Topper Punch, Linen Thread, Snips, Dimensionals, Sanding Blocks

Gingham Garden Pop Up Box Card

Here is another amazing tutorial card from SplitcoastStampers; it's call the Pop Up Card Box.   The card looks complicated to make, but I would recommend watching the tutorial video a few times as well as printing out the instructions.   My card came together pretty easily thanks to my Stampin Trimmer.   This card does fold flat for mailing but is larger than the standard A2 size, so you will need a larger envelope, but again Stampin Up! has the solution with our Envelope Punch Board.   

I look forward to making more of these awesome Pop Up Box Cardsd -- My club members will be making my project at this month's gathering.  

 Folds Flat for Mailing!  Make an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board!  
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Backyard Basic
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Stazon
Accessories: Backyard Basics Framelits, Stampin Trimmer

Sunday, February 9, 2014

You're In My Thoughts - Block Builder Card

This is the Wednesday Tutorial presented this week on Splitcoaststampers site.   Click here for the step-by-step directions to complete the technique.    The technique is very versatile and is fairly simple to complete with a good trimmer and some patience.  

Here are some suggested words/sayings:

Some ideas:
--Baby Boy or Baby Girl
--Love You
--Get Well
--Good Job or Well Done

I am this card for a long-time customer who has been in out and of the hospital for almost a years time.   I wanted to send her an extra special card to let her know I have continued to pray for her recovery.    

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Best of Greetings, So Very Grateful, and Morning Post Alphabet
Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party and Whisper White
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-brations)
Ink:  Stazon, Pool Party
Accessories:  Snips, Trimmer, Dimensionals, Markers

Friday, February 7, 2014

You're Lovely - SAB - FMS122

Getting back into the crafting groove with a Sketch Challenge from one of my favorite blogs --  Freshly Made Sketches.    I decided to use several of the products you can earn for FREE from the Sale-a-brations catalog!     I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and Accessory Pack -- the colors are just amazing and make me think of Spring!!  

How can you earn these and many more amazing products for free?  

Now through March 31, 2014, earn a free Sale-a-Bration product for EVERY $50 you spend on Stampin Up! products (excludes tax and shipping).  Even items from the on-line clearance rack can be included in your order.  Spend $150 (excludes tax & shipping) or more and your will receive three (3) Sale-a-bration products AND earn Hostess Benefits!  

As a Hostess you can earn and EXTRA $30 in Hostess Dollars once your party sales exceed $300!   Let's get you and your crafty ladies together and have some fun!!!  


For just $99 AND FREE SHIPPING!!  Normally you get $125 in product of your choice, but during Sale-a-Brations you will get an additional $25 in product!!  Choose $150.00 for your starter kit when you join my team!!

Take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2014 with no obligation to purchase anything more or host workshops/classes.  There is no penalty to drop.

Become a member of Shelle's INKredible Stampers Team!  Both Hobby and Business demonstrators are welcome!!

Now for the Sketch Challenge!! 

 LOVE the Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  You'r Lovely
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Whisper White
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Stazon, Pool Party
Accessories:  Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Pool Party Twine), Sponges, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stampin Up! Weekly Deals & More. .

Here are the Weekly Deals for February 4th through 10th.   Aren't they AMAZING!!

Look what Stampin Up! brought back. . . . . . Are you as excited as I am?!?!  

Check out all the Holiday Carryover items here!  

You've got 20 cards at your fingertips for only $19.95
Kit includes:
Cardstock & Envelopes for 20 cards
Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & Clear Stamp Block
Stampin Dimensionals
Basic Gray Stampin Spot (mini ink pads)
Full Color Instructional brochure

The Circle Monogram Stamp comes in Photopolymer only.  Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended.  Coordinates with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860).  Purchase separately.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blessed Easter Love -- Modified Case

A friend of mine needed an Anniversary card for her hubby and while I was on Splitcoaststampers for some inspiration, I found what I was looking for (card by OSusanna).   I modified the card by excluding the scalloped edge, adding ribbon and changing the Sentiment.    
The tulips are stamped twice, one set was cut out and "popped up" with a dimensional.   Love the effect -- really finishes the card nicely! 

The Sentiment is from the Best of Love Stamp Set.   Don't forget you only have until March 31, 2014 to purchase any of the "Best Of. . " sets.   They only come in Clear Mount and are only $14.95.   For EVERY 6 Best of sets you purchase, you can earn a FREE stamp set (value up to $14.95) from the Main Catalog OR Occasional Catalog.   Collection cards must be received at Stampin Up! by April 30, 2014.   To view all Best Of stamps click here

I hope you like my take on the card!   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Blessed Easter (Occasional) and Best of Love
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper:  Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasional)
Ink:  Stazon, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Snips, Real Red and Basic Black Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals