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DESTASH!

I’m clearing out some of my older stamp sets to make way for lots of new ones! 🙂 Check out my Etsy shoppe this week for barely-used stamp sets at STEEP discounts.

Card Games, Stampin UP Stamp Set, DESTASH

Have a fabulous Monday!

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October 11, 2010 at 8:33 am 1 comment

Hope You Can Cling To

TGIF!! *Today is the LAST DAY of my FREE shipping promotion!! Place your order by midnight CST tonight (either on my website or through me) to receive free shipping!*

I’m participating in a very worthy challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.com – the Hope You Can Cling To challenge! We’re gathering cards to send to breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

I will always have a very special place in my heart for MD Anderson. Several years ago my mom underwent surgery there to remove several cancerous organs. She has MS, so this was a very risky proceedure. The doctors and staff took wonderful care of her and she has been CANCER FREE ever since. I thank God when I think of MD Anderson and I’m so thankful for this chance to help other patients there!

One challenge was to make a pink holiday card (any holiday except Valentine’s). I created this pink Christmas card with some retired SU! products and the watercoloring technique I showed you several days ago.

*Sorry for the awful lighting but I finished this up after dark so I had to work with the overhead lights. Ick!

Just wanted to share this to showcase the amazing challenge going on and that holidays don’t have to be in the traditional colors to be fun. 🙂

Have a fabulous Friday!

October 8, 2010 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Texas Two-Steppin’

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I have a SUPER SIMPLE little watercoloring project to show you today and it includes only TWO steps. Seriously, you can’t color any easier than this!

Materials: Stamp (Because I Care, earn this FREE as a hostess), Watercolor paper, Stampin’ UP! Classic Ink Pads (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie), Aqua Painter, scissors, Dimensionals, needle and thread, Early Espresso cardstock and ribbon.

*Before starting this project, with your Stampin’ UP! ink pads closed, gently press the top down toward the ink pad inside. This will transfer some ink to the lid – this is what you’ll use for the next steps.

1. Stamp your desired image in solvent ink (such as StazOn). Do not use Stampin’ UP! ink or any other water-based ink for this step as it will run once we start watercoloring.

2. Painting Step 1: Fill your Aqua Painter with water according to the package directions. Place the tip of your Aqua Painter in the lid of your ink pad so it soaks up some ink.  

3. Painting Step 2: Press the Aqua Painter bristles to the watercolor paper to transfer the ink. The color will be strongest right after you pick it up, and will fade as more water and less ink is put down. There’s NO wrong way to do this, so play around with it! 🙂

*When you’re ready to change colors simply wipe your Aqua Painter bristles onto the watercolor paper until it runs clear.

4. Continue putting down ink colors until you’re satisfied with the image.

Tada, totally colored and it took about 15 minutes (which included finding my Pumpkin Pie ink pad in a box in the garage!) TWO steps – YOU can do this! 🙂

I cut out the flower, added it to a hand-cut tag of Early Espresso cardstock, stamped the included sentiment from the stamp set, hand-cut and added a few stitches. Retired So Saffron ribbon finished it off:

Want to see this technique in action?? Host a workshop with me and we will create a similar item with your guests and you can earn this stamp set FREE! Contact me today! 🙂

October 5, 2010 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

Simple Birthday Thanks Versitility

I love stamps (obviously! ;)) but I especially love stamps with versitility. I like to use my purchasing power to really get milage out of my supplies. Take for example the “Simple Birthday Thanks” stamp from Stampin’ UP!

Simple Birthday Thanks Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

While I love the simple thank-you note on the inside of the cupcake, did you know you could take that out? Before I mounted this stamp I used an Xacto knife to cut out the wording portion (and the wording on the identification sticker). These I mounted separately so I can use just the cupcake, just the wording, or both.

Here is a paper-pieced version of this cupcake in my Mama Bear Stamps Etsy shop right now (I used scraps for this people – YOU can do this!!)

King Kandy, Candyland Collection Embellishment
And here are some examples of this stamp used with Stampin’ UP! supplies:
Cupcake Card Project by Stampin' Up!
Cupcake Thank-You Card Set Project by Stampin' Up!
Thank-You Cupcake Card Project Sample
All these designs (and so much more) can be created with just this ONE stamp! And for only $17.95 it’s a steal!
If you love this Stampin’ UP! stamp (and all the others!) you can earn it FREE just by inviting your friends over and stamping with me and the gang! Contact me today to set up a workshop in your home or mine and enjoy all the fun, creativity, and FREE products Stampin’ UP! has to offer!
Want even more fun? Visit the “Join My Team” tab at the top of my blog. Demonstrators receive FREE stamps and supplies, free catalogs, everything you need to share the joy of stamping with those you love. Plus, receive extra goodies throughout the year from me and our big SU! team! 🙂
Have a great and creative week everyone!

May 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm 1 comment

Quickie

Just a quickie to link to another blog I love! 🙂 Jennifer McGuire has a post on her blog today using all Stampin’ UP! stamps! Who doesn’t love Jennifer?! Her work inspired me to start stamping a few years ago and I haven’t looked back! 🙂

Check out her blog post here and let me know which new product you’re most excited about in the NEW Summer Mini Catalog. There just MIGHT be a bit of blog candy for one random comment… 😉

May 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

It’s HERE!

The Summer Mini Catalog is finally HERE! I’ve had this hot little baby in my hands for a while, but now you can ALL view it! 🙂

Stampin’ UP! has put together this fabulous video about the new products. Check it out, then view the mini catalog over on the right sidebar of my blog. To purchase any of these products, simply click the “Shop 24/7” button. And if you’d like to be one of the first people to host a Summer Mini workshop, just let me know!

Have a great week! T

May 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Color Combo Friday, Tart & Tangy

If you’ve seen many of my cards/designs you know I’m in love with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. This set is so versitile and a great price ($12.95!) This Stampin’ UP! sample is a great example of how to use this set in an unexpected way:

Fruit Card Project by Stampin' Up!

Here are some fabulous inspiration pieces in this color scheme from around the web:

1. Lightroom New Zealand three sheep color landscapes - Shot on the Nikon D3 - Color graded in Lightroom - Vivid green grass landscape clouds & sky nature at it's best, 2. Sweet Thing - Big Eye Dolly Doodle, 3. deconstructed lamb tagine with grilled apricots and olives, 4. Rusted weathered and colored door from Guadeloupe, 5. just A piece of "banana cream tart", 6. 11100 - Train Steam Engine - Rusted, 7. Female Olive-backed Sunbird, 8. My Complimentary Gift Wrap!, 9. ice cream?, 10. Rust on Rust - EXPLORED Oct 24/08, 11. coconut and lemon cream balls, 12. Michaela Reading, 13. Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 14. a little ice-cream treats, 15. come my tiny metal children, 16. The old moated castle

Supplies used for the card:

Best of the Bunch Mini Note Kit

Tart & Tangy

Dusty Durango 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Kraft 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Dusty Durango Classic Stampin’ Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

Elementary Ribbon Originals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

¾” Circle Punch

1” Circle Punch

Purchase everything needed for this project (and many more) by clicking the “Shop 24/7” button on the right.

Have a great weekend!

April 23, 2010 at 11:24 am 1 comment

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