Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Last chance to buy these products

Tonight is my 'Sunday' that was a pleasant day at Balboa Park touring the Model Railroad museum and the Japanese friendship garden. It was so lovely!  I was inspired to come home and create.  I tried something new - a treat card. I am so unhappy that these are retiring.  I'm wondering if there are more of these that I can stock up on!  Here is what I created tonight

These were created with the You Plus Me stack. I love this paper!  I wonder if its sold out or if I can stock up on some more...   This is the bundle:

You Plus Me Clear Bundle 138880


I am so happy with these mini 3 x 3 cards. I love to stamp a little bit, draw with an aqua painter and cut perfect diecuts with the framelets. Cute & fast, my favorite gift to send out.

Butterfly Basics Clear Bundle

139323 Price$51.75

Chalk Talk is retiring sadly, but thankfully Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss are staying around! 

If you'd like to see how to create these, come by one of my stampin' up classes. Or if you'd like to create, you can shop 24/7 on my online store

Card swap

Watercolor Wash

This is a quick card that can be made simply and quickly.I was experimenting with the direct marker to stamp technique and the aqua painter. I prefer the soft watercolor wash that you achieve with the aqua painter.

Some use a marker - like I did above- in a wash technique. I didn't like the streaky look of the marker technique.  With a few more minutes and supplies, you can create a stepped up card like this one

I achieved this superior wash and real watercolor look by using water color paper, blackberry bliss ink (directly from the ink pad) and an aqua painter. I added a candy dot to the bitty butterfly for the 3D look. This is a 3 x 3 mini card that is so appealing to me right now! These are what I am giving to my attendees as a thank you for attendance,

Would you like to learn this super easy look? Come to a card class with me on the 18th of this month

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stampin'Up! Celebrate Today Shaker Card

I absolutely love this shaker card. The movement that shaker cards give are something unique - maybe not just unique to SU! but I've never been moved like this with Hallmark. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Marker to Stamp technique

New technique today, stampers!  I've been playing around with the retirning list. I sure will miss Strawberry Slush & Coastal Cabana. I was working with watercolor wash on watercolor paper when I started directly coloring on the stamp for a darker color. It looks great and is super quick.  Stampin' Up! has a video all about it.

If buying the whole stampin' write marker set is cost prohibitive for you, I like the in colors. You can buy all of the 5 colors and its much more affordable. Paired with the ink pad & paper kit, its a great way to get into stamping without spending your whole paycheck.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Project Class: Berry Basket

I want to try something new! I love seeing everything that Stampin' Up has to offer and sharing it with you. I don't want to share with you things that don't interest you. One way that I share things that are cool is with a project class.  Like with the Chalk Talk project earlier this year, I will show you how to create with a specific project that every one has bought in preparation for the class.  One super cute new product from stampin' up! is the Berry Basket dies here

I can imagine so many different ways to use this... what do you want to put in this cute little basket?  Contact me for a Berry Basket Product class date :)