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Friday, February 12, 2016

My Final Four Valentine's Day Cards

Hello my friends, 

Well it seems it has happened again, time has passed me by and before I knew it, I got four days behind. So I will post four cards here now and try my best to list all the supplies as I do not have the list with me right now. And because I will be busy in the next few days, I don't think I'll be able to post any more before Valentine's Day so these will have to be my final four. 

OK, so on with with cards. 

I created this card for a dear friend of mine and already mailed it to her. I hope she likes it as much as I did creating it. I was inspired by a card similar to this one. But me being me, I changed it up a little to make it my own. 99
I used the following Stampin' Up! Products
* Baked Brown Surgar card stock for the base
* Real Red card stock
* Whisper White
* Rel Foil sheets
* Sheltering Tree
* Blooming stamp set
* Real Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake inks
* Basic Rhinestones
I believe there are a few other stamp sets I used but can remember the names at this time. I'll update the post when I have time to locate them.

Onto card #2
I created this card for another dear friend and it's already in the mail to her. 
This was my own design so I hope you like it.
I used the following Stampin' Up! Products for this card

* Earlly Espresso card stock for the base
* The pink layer is a combination I created by sponging Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Rose Red and I believe a little Watermelon Wonder
* Top layer is Crumb Cake with Hardwood stamped with Early Espresso ink
* The heart is cut out with the Hearts Collections Framelits dies (retired)
* Bloomin' Love Thinlits dies
* Pink Glimmer paper
* Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
* Whisper White card stock
* Pink ribbon and Pink enemal dot are from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit

Card number three
I really like the way this one came out. I think I saw something like this on Pinterest. 
These are the Stampin' Up! Products I used
* Basic Black card stock
* Crumb Cake card stock
* Going Places Designer Series Paper
* Real Red card stock
* Red Foil sheets
* Sky is the Limit stamp set from the 2016 SAB
* World Map stamp 
* The LOVE is from a retired Thinlits dies set that I cannot remember the name right now
* Real Red cotton ribbon
I like this card because although it's a smiple card, it really pops with the red.

OK, now for the last card in this group.
I love making scenic cards using several different stamp sets. When I saw all the beautiful stamps sets in the 2016 Occasions catalog, I saw this card in my mind. I hope you like it.
Here is the list of Stampin' Up! Products I used or this card, and although this is a one layer card it really has a lot going on
* Beautiful Ride stamp set
* In the Meadow stamp set
* Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
* I can't remember which stamp set the 'Love You Always' came from
* Stampin' Sponges
* Red and Yellow watercolor pencils (retired)
* Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Sarah Sand, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink pads
* Aqua Writersk

Well, that's it folks, my last four Valentine's Day cards for this year. I do hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog to check out all my cards. If you would like to order any or all of the supplies I've listed,, please visit my online store. If you have any questions, please email and if you could please leave me a comment to let me know if you've enjoyed these cards.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two more Valentine's Day cards

As promised, here are two more Valentine's Day cards.

I had so much fun creating this card because it was a real challenge.
Here are the Stampin' Up! Products I used for this card
* Rose Red card stock
* Blushing Bride card stock
* Love Blossoms DSP stack
* Pearls from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit
* Rose Red bow from Love Blossoms Embellishment kit
* Pink half pearls from Love Blossoms Embellishment kit
* Bloomin' Love Thinlits dies
* Bloomin' Love Stamp set
* Rose Red Stampin' Write marker
* Melon Mambo Stampin' Write marker
* Garden Green Stamin' Write marker


Here is a peak of the inside of the card. 
I use Grovey Love stamp set as well as the Bloomin' Love stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalog. 

Here is my second card
I saw a similar card like this on Pinterest. The original card used the Bird Builder punch to create the rose. But because of the new stamps and dies in the 2016 Occasions catalog by Stampin' Up! I was able to create a rose that really looks like a rose. 
Here is the list of products I used for this card
* Real Red card stock
* Whisper White card stock
* Basic Black card stock
Old Olive card stock
* Foil sheets (silver)
* Foil sheets (red)
* Boho Chic Embossing Folder
* Bird Builder punch
* Metellic Foil Doilies (gold)
* Cups & Kettle Framelits dies
* Rose Garden Thinlites dies
* Itty Bitty Accent punch pack (heart)

Thank you stopping by my blog to see my cards. I hope you are inspired to create your own Valentine's Day cards. Please leave me a comment. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Playing Catch-Up!

Wow, I just cannot believe how fast time flies even when you're not having fun. 

I had to go to a few appointments so I got a few days behind in posting my Valentine's Day cards each day. So now I'm going to make an attempt to catch-up from the 4th of February. I guess that means I'm four cards behind. LOL

OK, so here is a card I made a few days ago (actually before I started this count down) but I hope you like it just the same
This is a heart-shaped flip card. It didn't turn out the way I saw it in my head but after I was finished I kind of like it. 
This is what it looks like when it's opened. 
So let me tell you what I used to make this flip card.
On the front and the inside right side, I used the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (pink) from the 2016 Sale-A-Bration catalog. This DSP is only available by purchasing at least $50 of Stampin' Up! Products and if you purchase before February 15, 2016. 
I also used the following:
* Blushing Bride Glimmer paper from the 2016 Occasions catalog 
* Dazzling Diamonds Glimmeer paper
* Basic Black card stock
* Whisper White card stock
* Bloomin' Heart Thinlits dies
* Hearts Collections Framelits dies (retired)

OK, now onto my second card. 
Although this is not actually a Valentine's Day card, you can convert it into one just by using a different stamp on the clouds.
OK, for this card, I used the following:

* Crumb Cake card stock (card base)
* Real Red card stock
* Soft Sky card stock
* Cloudy Day Embossing folder (retired)
* Whisper White card stock
* Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
* Confetti Hearts Border punch
* Fine-Tip Glue Pen
* Beautiful Ride stamp set (2016 Occasions catalog)
* Sky is the Limit stamp set (2016 Sale-A-Bration catalog) Limit Time product
* Word Bubbles Framelits dies (retired) for the the clouds

So that's it for today. I will try to get two more post either tonight or tomorrow. 
If you have any questions or comments, please either leave me a comment or email me.

Thank you for visiting and Happying Stamping

February 8, is the last day for this Weekly Deals

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Day 4 of Valentine's Day countdown

Hello Paper Crafters and Stampers, 

So here is my 4th Valentine's Day card and here is the list of supplies I used

* Blushing Bride card stock
* Roose Red card stock
* Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper
* Itty Bitty Accent punch pack (heart shape)
* Hearts Collections Framelits dies (retired)
* Rhinestone Basic Jewels
* It's my Party Enamel Dots
* Bloomin' Love stamp set
* Sheltering Tree stamp set
* Gorgeous Grung stamp set
* Silver Metallic Thread


I hope you like my card. Please leave me a comment. 
Happy Stamping!

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Day 3

Well, as promised here is my day #3  Valentine's Day card. 
I really enjoyed making this card. Here are the supplies I used

* Balloon Builders stamp set (heart shaped balloon)
* Friendly Wishes stamp set
* Teenuy Tiny Wishes stamp set
* Watermelon Wonder card stock and classic ink pad
* Blushing Bride card stock and classic ink pad
* Caplyso Coral card stock and classic ink pad
Whisper White card stock
* 1" Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin ribbon
* Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
* Sweetheart punch
* Basic Black Stampin' Marker
* VersaMark ink pad
* Stampin' Emboss Powder - Black
* Embossing Buddy
* Heat Tool

First I glued all the layers starting with Watermelon Wonder on the bottom, followed with Blushing Bride an then Calypso Coral on top. The last layer is Whisper White, but first I stamped it repeatedly with the three colors of classic ink and the balloon shaped stamp. Once done, I used the Heat Tool to dry all the ink. I then used my Embossing buddy all over the entire card. I used VersaMark ink and the "Love You" stamp from the Friendly Wishes stamp set and stamped it in the center top portion of the card. I used the Black Embossing Powerl over the stamped image and used the Heat Tool to heat set the Black Embossing Powder.
I then used the Watermeon Wonder Stain ribbon and wrapped around the bottom portion of the card making sure to leave about 1/2" of the stamped balloons showing. I adhere the ribbon to the back of the card layers. 
I then adhere the layers onto a Whispere White card stock base (8-1//2" x 5-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4")

Now I know you know that Stampin' Up! Does not have a heart-shaped balloon punch so let me tell you how I made the heart shaped balloons. 
First, I used the Balloon Bouquet punch and Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral card stocks. Then I put the put the balloons into the Sweetheart punch (top part only) and punched out the top part of the heart shape. I did have to use my paper snips to make the tops of the heart a little more round because they come put a litte pointy. 
I used "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp from the Teen Tiny Wishes stamp set and the Basic Black Stampin' Marker, I inked up one word at a time and stamped it onto the heart-shaped balloons one word per balloon. I then used the Blushing Bride Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the bottom of the balloons and tied a knot and let the string hang down.
I used a few Stampin' Dimensionals to pop-up the two larger balloons and adhere all the balloons on the bottom left corner of the card.

There you have it, my Day 3 Valentine's Day card. 
Hope you like my card. Please leave me a comment and Happy Stamping!

I Guess I Goofed

Yesterday I posted Valentine's Day card as my countdown to Valentine's Day because I thought it was the 1st of Feburary but I discovered today that this is actually the 3rd of February so somewhere I lost a day. 

So, since today is the 3rd and not the 2nd, I guess I owe you all two Valentine's Day cards today. 

Here is my day 2 Valentiinel's Day card
This card is a Magical Marquee card. I had so much fun making this card. I've made a marquee card before but not like this one. First of all, this card is made with a belly band an I used some products from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit from the 2016 Occasions Stampin' Up! Catalog. 
This is what the card front looks like without the belly band. When you open the card, the marquee window (that's in a heart shape) will also open. 
This is what the inside of the card looks like. So you can see the heart shaped window is now opened and I stamped it with the heart from th Bloomin' Love stamp set. 
I use the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack along with Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake card stock. On the belly band I used the foil heart from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit ass well as the Rose Red Bow ribbon on a gold paper clip. I also used the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper in the center. Inside the card, I used some of the string of pearls an Blushing Bride satin ribbon. I did have to use the retired Hearts Collections Framelits Dies, but how can you make a Valentine's Day without hearts? LOL

OK, that's it for now. I will post another Valentine's Day card after my iPad charges up. Please leave me a comment to let me know if you like the card or if you have any questions. 
Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Count Down to Valentine's Day

I wanted to post a Valentine's Day card starting February 1st to February 14th kind of like an advent calendar, but I'm a little late on day one. 

Oh well, here is my Feb. 1 Valentine's Day. 

Here is the list of supplies I used:
* Groovy Love stamp set
* Red Red card stock
* Whisper White card
* 3/8" Woven Satin Ribbon - Real Red
* Stampin' Dimensionals


I hope you like it and will come back for my Feb. 2nd Valentine's Day card
Until then, Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Deals, Deals, Deals

Today is the LAST DAY for Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Products. There is also a FLASH SALE today on certain items so come shop with me to get some awesome deals.
Click here to get to the Extravaganza event!


 In addition, you can also shop the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog and  Retirement list.



And don't forget about Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - these items change out every Tuesday so you will want to check out this list ASAP

Shop my online store now for everything Stampin' Up!

One more item to remember please, when placing your online order with me, please remember to use Hostess Code NGKAUW27 prior to checking out.

Thank you and happy shopping

Merry Christmas to all

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sale of a Life Time

Wow! You don't want to miss this! Stampin' Up! has just started the Online Extravaganza where you can save UP TO 50 percent on selected items. And to start off this fantastic sale, there is be a Flash Sales today, November 23rd. So get those fingers type to log onto my online store as start shopping!
Click here to get access to the list of items that are on sales
Online Extravaganza

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My First One Sheet Wonder

I have often wondered what a 'One Sheet Wonder' meant, so after doing a little research of my own I discovered how fun it is to make cards (and other projects) using one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).

So here is my very first One Sheet Wonder
This is my first sketch I made on a chipboard from a DSP package. I was trying to create cuts that were not all squares or rectangles so I included a few diamonds and tags in my sketch. However, I quickly discovered that it wasn't going to be so easy cutting out this  sketch, so this is what I ended up with
When I started to cut the 12"x12" DSP, I end up with these cuts and I thought 'OK, I can work with this'.
In addition to the ONE DSP, I used two Real Red, two Old Olive and two Smoky Slate card stock and one Whisper White as well as the Whisper White card based.

I couldn't believe I was able to make 17 cards. However, because I wanted to make one card using the Festive Flower Builder punch to make a poinsettia flower card, I used a little bit more Smoky Slate and Real Red card stock for a total of 18 cards. I know that you are really suppose to use only one stamp set to make all the cards but I used two. I used the 'Reason for the Season' stamp set only for the poinsettia card.

I had so much fun making these cards that I decide to offer a 'One Sheet Wonder' class. It turned out great and they were amazed at how many they could make using one 12"x12" DSP in a short amount of time.

Here are individual pictures of my cards so you can see them better;





Supplies used:
  • Lots of Joy stamp set (139468 C) $19.00
  • Reason for the Season stamp set (139730 P) $21.00
  • Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702) and Smoky Slate (131202) card stock $7.00 each
  • Real Red (126949), Old Olive (126953) and Smoky Slate (31179) Classic Stampin' pads $6.50 each
  • Basic Rhinestones (119246) $5.00
  • White Perfect Accents (138416) $5.00
  • Snowflake Elements (139638) $6.00
  • 1/8" Striped Ribbon (139615) $8.00
  • 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137) $5.00
  •  Festive Flower Builder punch (139682) $18.00
  • Decorative Label punch (120907) $18.00
  • 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850) $18.00
  • 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860) $16.00
  • 1" Circle punch (119868) $13.00
  • 1" Square punch (124094) $16.00
  • Tree punch (135859) $18.00
  • Tree Builder punch (138295) $18.00
Wow! That's a lot of punches. LOL
If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these items to make these cards, please visit my online store anytime and don't forget to check out theWeekly Deals!, the  Clearance Rack ,  2015-2016 Holiday Catalog and the Holiday Catalog retirement list
 
Happy Stamping!