Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HEARTFELT CREATIONS COFFEE MUG CARD

I am ever grateful to my friend MJ for a Starbucks Mug. It's the best I ever got and it keeps my Starbucks delight warm or piping hot for 4 to 8 hours.  I also get a complimentary Starbucks grande every single day in January.  To thank her I sent this handcrafted card using Heartfelt Creations coffee stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I also sent a similar card to my mother as she loves coffee like I do - maybe not Starbucks, probably good 'ol Maxwell House. What kind of coffee or tea do you drink?

I really loved stamping and die cutting this card, but even more than that I loved watercoloring the card and adding crystal effects to highlight the ornate details.  Makes me enjoy my coffee all the more today.

Monday, January 22, 2018

SU! SALEABRATION HEARTFELT BLOOMS

This is an amazing Stampin Up! stamp set called HEARTFELT BLOOMS that you can earn for FREE during SALEABRATION with qualifying purchase (in US, it is $50 before tax/s and h). I love this set. We used it for our crafting day to celebrate our friend Lisa's milestone birthday. We had a great day. Watch for photos from the day this week.







Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set147202
Price$0.00
A beautiful, photographic bouquet in a gorgeous vintage look. A one-step stunner for all your projects! Stamp in one color or stamp in a neutral color and color in your favorite shades.

Our new Distinktive stamp lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth. 

Our clear-mount stamps 
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time. 
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 4 rubber stamps 
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, e, d

This is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive item. With a qualifying order of $50 this item can be added to your shopping bag.

Happy Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set147227
Price$0.00
I used this set for the sentiment inside the cards
This set is easily the most versatile from the Sale-A-Bration brochures. You can endlessly create sentiments with this one, simply a must-have!

Our clear-mount stamps 
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time. 
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quanitity: 16 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h, i

This is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive item. With a qualifying order of $100 this item can be added to your shopping bag.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

REMARKABLE STAMPERS BUNDLE UP TOUR! BRAND NEW SU!


I chose to use the bundle BUBBLE OVER for this tour.  I'm really excited about this tour and about this set. I think there are so many possibilities for birthday cards and wedding and congratulations cards, new babies, any celebration. And speaking of SALEABRATION, SU! has it going on now. Purchase $50 US or $100 US and earn FREE products.
One of the free products is the coordinating designer series paper that goes with this set. I just had to have it.





Bubble Over Photopolymer Bundle146082
Price$40.50

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp Set 
This set is so versatile that you’ll simply bubble over with ideas. Uncork your creativity and add some serious pop to your spritzy projects. 
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, h 

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies 
Create die-cut bottles in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. 
* 19 dies 
* Largest die: 3-3/8 " x 1" (8.6 x 2.5 cm) 
*Use with Big Shot
Below you can click on the other members of the tour and enjoy the Bundles as you Bundle up wherever you are in the world and it might be anything but warm.
Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper147244
Price$0.00
Let all things "pop" off the page with this funky paper!

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White

This is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive item. With a qualifying order of $50 this item can be added to your shopping bag


Monday, December 25, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! CARD USING SU! NIGHT OF BETHLEHEM

I made this "eclipse card" for my husband for Christmas.  May you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.  Best Wishes in the New Year!




Night In Bethlehem Clear-Mount Stamp Set145282
Price$21.00
With these beautiful silhouettes you can recreate the Christmas story and send those around you the powerful message of joy and love.

Our clear-mount stamps 
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time. 
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, h, i
NOTE: The NOEL is a die from Anna Griffin

Saturday, December 23, 2017

WHY DO YOU NEED THE ALL HEARTS COME HOME CHRISTMAS BUNDLE?

Check this video out to see why you need the entire bundle.


HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!

It's been a tough few months over on my side of the world. Work has been busy and keeps me from blogging but not from crafting.  I've tried to get most of my Christmas cards out.  Here's the latest creation using Lovely As A tree by SU! and some deer from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

STAMPIN BLENDS - REMARKABLY CREATED BLOG HOP

Have you heard?  SU! has come out with a NEW and IMPROVED Alcohol Marker - STAMPIN BLENDS.  They are really awesome. I love blending colors and making my projects look realistic.  Here are some samples created with the blends.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CRAFTING WITH MY SMALL GROUP - THE CARDS

My small group from Nativity recently got together to craft - stamping and scrapbooking. We had a lot of fun. Here are some cards we created.

With this first card, they learned how to heat emboss and how to use the Big Shot to die cut.

They learned how to dry emboss with the Big Shot and distress with this card.  Stamps by SU! dies and embossing folders by Tim Holtz.


And this card is for Thanksgiving. Kelly and I stayed later with Mary who was still scrapbooking - to create this card. It is also a great Fall Thinking of You or Gratitude card.

 I really love this card for Autumn and may create the same or a similar card for my work group.