Sunday, August 13, 2017

SSC159 Refreshing Pink Grapefruit

Hello All!  Time for another Sunday Stamps challenge.  Take a little time for yourself, and come stamp with us!

This week's color combo reminds me of pink grapefruit.  I love pink grapefruit, but it doesn't like me so much.  :(  Can you guess what set I would grab for pink grapefruit?

Stampin' Up Lemon Zest
I used Global Design Project Challenge #96 for the sketch.  And this was a bit of "What's on your desk?", as I was determined to use up a scrap piece of background card stock that's been sitting in my bin forever.

Here is this week's color challenge.  The closest Stampin' Up colors are Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade.  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.


Stamps: Lemon Zest, Distressed Dots BG; Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels, Lemon Builder Punch, Sponges, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Gurus: Positively Picturesque Tutorials

Hi All!  I have a quick and sweet card to share with you from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit, Positively Picturesque.

Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin July 2017 Positively Picturesque
The card sketch comes from Global Design Project #096.

Paper: Pool Party, Lemon-Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White; Ink: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, July 2017 Positively Picturesque kit, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Alternative ideas and projects is a great way to get more use out of your Stampin' Up product.  As part of the exclusive Paper Pumpkin Gurus group of demonstrators, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive 11-13 FREE private tutorials & exclusive project ideas each month.  Each tutorial includes photos, step-by-step instructions, all measurements, and full supply lists.  Here's a sneak peek at this month's alternative projects.

And a quick look at how this month's kit was originally designed.

Remember, Stampin' Up releases monthly videos illustrating how to create each kit's cards on their Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.  Past kits and refills are available for subscribers in the Stampin' Up online store.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Carols of Christmas Early Release

Are you excited to get a peek at the upcoming Holiday Catalog?  How about getting a jump start on your Christmas card creating?  Hey, good news!  Stampin' Up! is giving us an early release of a bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  AND my friends at Stamp Review Crew just had a blog hop with this set, which will give you lots more ideas.  See all the details below.

Here's a look at the stamp set and thinlits. The Card Front Builder thinlits, as the name implies, make beautiful detailed frame lines for any stamp set!

A couple more samples -

And the pricing -

Don't forget to use those Bonus Days coupon codes you earned last month on your purchase!

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

SSC158 Pick A Character

Good morning, Everyone!  Time for another Sunday Stamps challenge.  This week, a sketch.

The Holiday Catalog is around the corner.  I know, already?  Right?  Time to push ahead with inking up those Annual Catalog sets before they get set aside for a while.

The cute bear from Pieces & Patterns was dying to get on paper, so I helped him out.

Stampin' Up Pieces & Patterns
Today's sketch is created by Claire.

Stamps: Pieces & Patterns; Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP, Color Theory DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Basic Black; Accessories: 3/8" Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, Banner Punch, Aquapainter, Stapler, Sewing Machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Hope you'll stop by and visit us at Sunday Stamps!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Retired Stampin' Up! for Sale

Retired Stampin' Up! for Sale

Well, the good news is that we are moving forward in our move to a farm property nearby.  My daughter is excited and sad at the same time, but there are horses in her future.  Bad news is I need to sell some stuff, not only because there is no room on the shelves anymore for the new things, but the thought of packing up my stamp room has me a little hyper.

I've had a hard time even culling the items that I am willing to part with, and I will be adding more as I continue the process.  Make sure you check back, but the first round can be found on eBay.  Lots of inks and markers.  Below is a snapshot of the stamp sets.

Retired Stampin' Up! for Sale

Make sure you stop by and check it out!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stampin' Up Wood Words

The Wood Words bundle arrived this week.  Ok, I can't be the only one.  I see all these samples convincing me this bundle is fabulous.  But when the stamps arrive, I just stare at them wondering what to do with them.  This doesn't always happen, but this is one of those cases.

If you've experienced this, don't despair!  You just need to throw the idea of a planned design out the window and just play.

This set reminds me of Americana, so that determined the color scheme, and I looked around for a sketch I liked.  I settled on CAS(E) this Sketch #231. I've got a little rooster at sunrise action going on.

I'll have to see if I can come up with another Wood Words project in the upcoming week.

Stamps: Wood Words; Paper: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, Banner punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tall, Skinny Cappuccino

I have a quick tall & skinny notecard to share with you.  In Starbucks speak, a tall, skinny cappuccino.  Mmmmm, my favorite!  With caramel sauce!!

Stampin' Up Coffee Cafe
This card uses a past sketch from Sunday Stamps.

Stamps: Coffee Cafe;  Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Kraft Corrugated Paper, Coffee Break DSP; Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso; Accessories: Linen Thread, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot.