Thursday, July 24, 2014

For You

If it is Thursday, then it is time to play at PPA.  Follow the link to play:

This week we have a great sketch challenge by Nicole Watt:

If you have been following my posts lately, you have probably noticed that I have been doing many clean and simple cards (CAS).  This is another CAS card.

The colors are Lost Lagoon and Whisper White.  The sentiment and stamped image are from the stamp set About the Label.

I just love this little gift bag image and to make it stand out, I doubled up on the dimensionals.  I used one strand of the white Baker's twine to actually hang the "For You"  tag from the handle of the bag.

Please join us and play along with this week's sketch.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This week's deals

Each week Stampin' Up! has a sale on selected items.  Here are this week's deals:

If you have a Big Shot or any other die cutting machine, I recommend the Bitty Banners framelits set.  I cannot tell you how many times I have used  those banner shapes to dress up my sentiments on a card.  They are especially useful if you make 3 D papercrafts.  They give your project the WOW factor.  Try them out; you won't be sorry.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Peacock

Not a fan of coloring?  Love to fussy cut (when it is an easy cut)?

Well, have I got a project for you!  Here is my Pumpkin Pie Peacock.  Yes, I know, you've never seen a pumpkin colored peacock, but we're artists, we are allowed artistic license, right?
So here it is:

What I did was stamp the Perfect peacock image on this pumpkin colored DSP from the Sweet Taffy collection, using memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The card is sitting on the DSP I used.

Here is a close-up of the stamped DSP:

I also stamped the image on a 4.25" X 11"  piece of Whisper White card stock scored at 5.5".

Then I snipped the tail and wing feathers and paper pieced to the image on the white card stock using the Tombo glue. I cut on the outline of the feathers and let the tendrils show through from the image that was stamped on the white card stock.  The secret to paper snipping is a good pair of paper snips.  You need a pair (like the ones below) with ground tips that cut all the way to the end of the blade.  It makes paper snipping and fussy cutting a breeze.

Of course, then there was some coloring of the leaves and flowers with the blendabilities.  I took a few artistic liberties there also.  So, of course, now I am on the lookout for other DSPs to use so that this Perfect Peacock can shake a mean tail feather!

 Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

When I Need a Friend

Sometimes you just need a very simple card.

I am using this card for The Paper Players challenge this week.

As you can see, it is Clean and Simple (CAS) and Monochromatic.  The cardstock and ink color is Marina Mist.

July Paper Pumpkin

It's Paper Pumpkin day!  I received my July Paper Pumpkin box in the mail this week and wanted to share the box opening with you.

Here is my video:

Here is the link to a Stampin' Up! how-to video for this month's project:
July 2014 Paper Pumpkin

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Home is Where the Heart Is

Over the last two day, the Stampin' Up! Convention has been in full swing in Salt Lake City.  I am one of the demonstrators who is not attending convention.

My upline, Mary Fish, has put together a card challenge for those of us who have stayed home this year.  Our theme is "Home is Where the Heart Is".

I am still fully engaged with the new Kraft card stock and the new In Colors.  This card features Blackberry Bliss.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals

Each week Stampin' Up! has weekly deals where certain products are discounted.  This week's weekly deals are listed below:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Typeset Specialty Paper

I used Stampin' Up!'s new DSP called Typeset Specialty.

 Right now, a purchase of 3 DSP gets you one free!
Check out pages 186 and 187 in the catty.


During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase!