Last call for Sale-A-Bration!

This time of year always seems to fly by at light speed!  Well maybe it is all times of year lol!  I can’t believe tomorrow is already April 1st!!  Anyway, that means that today is the end of Sale-a-Bration!  So you only have a few more hours to get in on some of the super cute items that come for free with a $50 order.  One of my absolute favorites this year is this Botanical Butterfly DSP.  It is so cute and the colors are so perfect!  Best of all, many of the butterfly images fit right in the Butterfly Duet punch!  I love this the most!

Here’s a trick to punch out just the large butterfly from the paper and not damage any surrounding images with the smaller butterfly part of the punch.  Trim the butterfly from the paper and then use a post it to create a “handle” so you can put the butterfly image in the punch.  It works every time!  See pics below:

Butterfly Duet Stampin' UpButterfly Duet Stampin' Up

I love the lemon lime twist, grapefruit grove and highland heather together in this card, I think this color combination is so pretty and springy 🙂

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Supplies:

More Sale-a-Bration Beauty!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 111!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dani’s beautiful work.

I just can’t believe this stamp set and framelits set are FREE!!  Gosh, I love them so much!  Today’s card features a mix of the stamps and the framelits and I couldn’t love it more!  Only one more month of Sale-A-Bration, don’t miss these beauties:  the stamp set is free with a $50 order and the framelits are free with a $100 order 🙂

Amazing You Stampin' Up

Amazing You Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The watercolor swoosh of Fresh Fig sets off the framelit words perfectly.  After the watercolor background dried, I added a splatter of Bermuda Bay on top.
  2. I gave the die cut “amazing” some heft by cutting it once in Bermuda Bay and two more times in Whisper White.  I love how you can see the white behind the Bermuda Bay,
  3. The entire card front is offset on the front of the card and the flower die from the May Flowers Framelits picks up the Lemon Lime Twist in the stamping and the “YOU” die cut.  The offset and the die cut add interest and make the whole card front pop.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!

Mountain Magic!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 110!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Elizabeth’s beautiful work.

If you have not played with the Waterfront stamp set yet, you absolutely must order it now!  It is so easy to create amazing art work with!  You just need the set, watercolor paper, some ink and water.  The results are simply stunning!

Waterfront Stampin' Up

 

 

Waterfront Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I used several colors to stamp my mountains and I used various amounts of ink (stamping off several times with some images).  After layering the images many times, I went back in with an Aquapainter and melted my images together.  Colors used:  Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide.  I did the same thing with the water using Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim and Pool Party.
  2. The lone bird is from Wherever You Go stamp set.  If your image isn’t dark enough on the Watercolor Paper, fill in with a Basic Black marker.
  3. I love how the sentiment floats over the card with the landscape coming through the vellum

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Elizabeth’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!

Bubbly Super Bowl Fun!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 109!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Elizabeth’s beautiful work.

Oh my word!  The Bubble Over stamp along with the free Sale-A-Bration paper and the coordinating dies (Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies) are so much fun!  I thought it would be fun to make something with this set for Super Bowl Sunday although my “drinks” look pretty tame and not really Super Bowl party worthy lol 🙂  The best part about this suite of products?  You can get the paper totally free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!  It features my absolute fave colors Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay…yummy!!

Bubble Over Stampin' Up

Bubble Over Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I cut the bottles out of vellum and colored them with Calypso Coral Blend from the back to get my color coordinated “liquid” in the bottle.
  2. Dimensionals and glue dots adhered all the parts together and gave the card front tons of dimension!  For the straw, I added a glue dot near the bottom and then slid it “into the bottle”.  It was the last thing I added to the card.
  3. Guess what silver foil is perfect for??  Bottle caps!!  That bottle cap die is the cutest evah!

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Elizabeth’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!