Friday, January 31, 2020

1/31/2020 - CAS(E) this Sketch & TGIF Challenges - Amour

Happy Friday - Today's card is using 2 challenges - TGIF & CAS(E) this Sketch! These 2 are my favorite challenge site and I am very thrilled to be able to combine them together. I decided to use the current SU Mini Catalog paper and the related suite items for this card. For the heart paper doily, I use my exacto knife to cut out the heart and pop it on dimensional and then the sentiment are also added onto the mini dimensional for more layering. I really like how simple this card turned out, I hope you like it too.

Challenge: #tgifc249 & CTS#357
Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty,
Colors: Flirty Flamingo
Papers: Whisper White, From My Heart DSP,
Others:  Dimensional, Heart Doily, Classic Label Punch, Metallic Pearls, 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

1/29/2020 - Tuesday Morning Sketches - We'll Walrus be Friend

Happy Hump Day! Today's card is using Tuesday Morning Sketches. When I saw this sketch, I wanted to have the images behind the 3 circles in the middle and I though We'll Walrus Be Friends will be a good stamp set to use! It took awhile to figure out what size of circle will fit in the strip of DSP and also need to figure out if the images will show up underneath the circle too. The coloring is using the SU Watercolor Pencils with Blender Pen. I decided to leave the sentiment blank outside and whenever I am ready, then I will stamp it inside the card. I hope you like this card I am sharing today.

Challenge: #539
Stamp Sets: We'll Walrus Be Friend
Colors: Memento Black, SU Watercolor Pencils
Papers: Whisper White, Gray Granite, Twinkle Twinkle DSP
Others:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensional, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1/28/2020 - Fab Friday - Happy Birthday

Today's card is using Fab Friday Sketch Challenge. I love all the DT's cards and when I saw the sketch, it reminds me of my card from 1/24/20 so I used the same colors to create another fun rainbow card using the 2018-2020 SU In-colors. The card didn't take that long to create - BUT it was sooo hard to put those little tiny dimensional on the back of the sentiment! Also, I didn't have a long enough strip to create a banner so decided to add a strip of silver glimmer paper for the banner. I hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: FabFri181
Stamp Sets: Label Me Bold
Colors: 2018-2020 In-Colors
Papers: Whisper White, Blue Berry Bushel
Others: Silver Glimmer Paper, Dimensional, 

Monday, January 27, 2020

1/27/2020 - Just Us Girls & CASE-ing Tuesday - Birthday Wishes

Today's card is using two challenges - Just Us Girl Photo Week & CASE-ing Tuesday on FB. This stamp image is from one of my favorite stamp set - Butterfly Wishes but for some reason I don't used it enough so I wanted to use it a little more in 2020. The image is color in with the SU markers and each butterfly's detail are just so unique. I used a lot of different elements and colors for this card and I hope you will enjoy it.

Challenge: #520 & #235
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Wishes
Colors: Shaded Spruce, Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaroon
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry, Nature's Poem DSP (retired)
Others: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Nature's Twine, Dimensional, Decorative Ribbon Punch, Pearls 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

1/26/2020 - TGIF Challenges - Just a little note

Happy Sunday - Today's card is using TGIF Challenges - CASEing from the Mini Catalog or SAB brochure. I used the Mini catalog cover card on the bottom right and re-create it to make it into a semi- Valentine's card. I paired the From My Heart DSP with the Check You Out stamp set for this cute card. I think this card is suitable for anyone since the sentiment said - Just A Little Note.

Challenge: #tgifc248
Stamp Sets: Check You Out
Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Soft Suede
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede,
Others: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Nature's Twine, Dimensional, 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

1/25/2020 - CASE(E) this Sketch / Paper Craft Crew - Amour

Today's card is using CAS(E) this sketch! I really like DT - Donna's card so decided to follow her lead on creating this card. This is also for Paper Craft Crew Challenge for Photo Challenge. I used the painter's tape to tape off the side and then use my SU ink pads and sponge to *color* in the area with Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy seed Parade. Then stamped the Effie Tower Image in black and added a cute Amour sentiment to finish off this quick and easy card!

Challenge: #367 & CTS#356
Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty
Colors: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy seed Parade, Stazon
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black
Others: Dimensional, Parisian Beauty Framelits, 

Friday, January 24, 2020

1/24/2020 - Global Design Project - Hello

Happy Chinese New Year Eve - Today's card is using Global Design Team to CASE the designer. I love her original card with the rainbow colors and kind of wanted to do the same so I pulled out my new stamp set from the SU mini occasion catalog and went to town. The colors I choose here are the going to be retired soon 2018-2020 In-Colors. I was surprised to see that these are also the majority of the colors from the rainbow!! I kept the card pretty clean and simple and already have a recipient for this wonderful card. I can't wait to send it to her!!

Challenge: #220
Stamp Sets: Label Me Bold
Colors:  2018-2020 In-Colors
Paper: Whisper White, Pineapple Crush,
Others: Scissor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1/22/2020 - Freshly Made Sketches - Life is a......

Happy Hump Day - Today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch. The sketch is quite simple and I wanted to show off the new DSP I got from the current SU mini catalog. I kept the card pretty true to the sketch and very simple. All the stamped images are from Parisian Bundle. I hope you like this quick and easy card today!

Challenge: FMS419
Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty Stamp Set
Colors:  Pool Party, Petal Pink,
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Parisian Blossom DSP,
Others: Layering Circle Dies, 1" Circle Punch 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1/21/2020 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Showered with Love

Today's card is using one of my favorite challenge site - Try Stampin' on Tuesday, there is a sketch as well as a word inspiration. When I saw the word - WET, immediately I knew I want to use the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set that I just got last week from the current SU mini Catalog. I did a really quick and easy technique called Paper Piecing - where you stamped an image on the designer series paper so it has pattern on there already. I also used some retired DSP from last year. All the colors are pretty soft and subtle. I hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: TSOT440
Stamp Sets: Under My Umbrella
Colors:  Stazon Black, Gray Granite,
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Soft Sea Foam, 2019-2021 pattern DSP,
Others: Umbrella Punch, Silver Twine, Stitched Circle Dies, Dimensional 

Monday, January 20, 2020

1/20/20 - Sunday Stamps - Free as a Bird

Happy Martin Luther King's Day, sadly I do have to work today. Today's card is using Sunday Stamps Challenge for this fun bird card. I embossed the Whisper White with the folder (leaves) and color in the bird image using watercolor pencils with Aqua Painter! The rest of the card came easy together. I used the stitched shape dies for the circle but the layering Bermuda Bay is just 2 1/2" Circle punch. Hope you like this quick card I am sharing today!

Challenge: SSC222
Stamp Sets: Free as a Bird
Colors:  Stazon Black, Watercolor Pencils
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Bird Ballard DSP,
Others: Embossing Folder (retired), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stitched Shaped Dies, Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils, Ribbon (retired) 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

1/18/2020 - CASE-ing Tuesday - Life's Showers Bring Love's Flowers

Today's card is using CASEing-Tuesday on Facebook - for 2020 Sale-A-Bration on page 15. I always love this site because they actually give you dimension of each pieces. So instead of overlapping for the designer series paper, I just lined them up straight. I used the new stamp set I just got from the current Mini Catalog. For the oval part, I decided to just go with a simple ribbon. Hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: #234
Stamp Sets: Under My Umbrella Bundle
Colors:  Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake.
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, From My Heart Specialty Paper
Others: Umbrella Builder Punch, Dimensional, Red Glimmer Paper, Flirty Flamingo Ribbon (retired) 

Friday, January 17, 2020

1/17/2020 - Global Design & CAS Colours Sketches - Rain Or Shine

Happy Friday! Today's card is using 2 challenges: Global Design Theme Challenge and CAS Colours  Sketch. The theme I decided to go with is Celebrate Friendship! This is a perfect sentiment for dear friend that may be far away but on your mind. I pulled out my newly arrived stamp set from the SU Mini Catalog and paired it with the current 2019-2021 in-colors. I also used a very fun and easy technique called Paper Piecing technique, where you stamped the image onto a designer paper and cut it out. I did that with the umbrella and the rain boots. It's hard to see but I also color in the rain boots a little bit for some dimension. I hoe you enjoy this quick and easy card today, thank you for stopping by!


Challenge: #353 & #GDP223
Stamp Sets: Under My Umbrella Bundle
Colors:  Terracotta Tile,
Paper: Whisper White, 2019 - 2021 in-colors DSP, Crumb Cake,
Others: Umbrella Builder Punch, Dimensional, Flower Embellishment (retired), Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1/16/2020 - Freshly Made Sketch - Amour

I was away for business in Seattle, finally back home and opened up my new Stampin' Up orders and was so happy to be able to create again. Today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch. Love the simple sketch so I was able to have some focal point to make this card really pop. I used the Parisian Beauty Bundle along with the coordinating paper. I used the negative image of the Paris Tower and added Amour in the middle. I think this card turns out very elegant, what do you think? Thank You for stopping today!

Challenge: FMS418
Stamp Sets: Parisian Beauty,
Colors:  N/A
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Parisian Blossoms DSP, Glimmer Silver Paper, Petal Pink
Others: Parisian Label Dies, 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1/15/2020 - TGIF Challenges - Thank You

Today's card is using TGIF Challenge. I decided to show-case the 2019-2021 in-colors DSP since I have a stash of them and need to be used. I also wanted the stamp image to showcase the in-colors too so I colored in the Thank You with the markers (although it's a little bit hard to read/see). I already have a recipient for this card so I hope she like it.

Challenge: #TGIFC246
Stamp Sets: Accented Blooms
Colors:  2019-2021 In-colors
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, 2019-2021 In-Color DSP,
Others: Tailored Tag Punch, Gold Sequins, 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

1/12/2020 - CAS(E) This Sketch - It's Your Birthday

Happy Day!
Today's card is using CAS(E) this Sketch to create a birthday card. I used the retired DSP from last year and paired it up with We'll Walrus Be Friends. The walrus is a focal point and I used the Stampin' Blends to color in the walrus in Smokey Gray & Party Pool. I also punch out glitter hearts to add some interest and I really enjoyed making this card!

Challenge: CTS#354
Stamp Sets: We'll Walrus Be Friends
Colors:  Memento Black,
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP (retired), Pool Party, Glimmer Paper
Others: small heart punch (retired), Stitched Shape Dies, Classic Label Punch, 

Friday, January 10, 2020

1/10/2020 - Fusion Winter - Snowman

Happy Friday! It's a groggy morning here in the Chicago area. Today's card is using Fusion Winter. I had a left over piece of the half circle of DSP from a previous card so it's perfect to fit into this sketch. I am also in need to restock some of my Christmas stash so I decided to use the Snowman Season for this. This stamp set is such a great one for coloring using markers or Watercolor pencils. Hope you enjoy this card today.

Challenge: Fusion
Stamp Sets: Snowman Season
Colors: Memento Black,
Paper: Whisper White, Let it Snow DSP, Silver Paper, Balmy Blue
Others: Stitched Shape Framelits Dies, Oval Framelits Dies

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1/9/20 - Freshly Made Sketch - It's your birthday

Today's is Thursday and I am really excited because my folks are coming back to Chicago to stay with us for awhile to take care of Hunter, I can't wait to see them. Today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch. I needed more Birthday card for this month so that's exactly what I did with a sentiment from We'll Walrus be Friends. I love the simplicity of this layout and added a layer of the retired DSP to make it pop a little. The daisy is on a dimension with a little retired Dots for some shimmer effects. I hope you like the card I am sharing today.

Challenge: #417
Stamp Sets: Daisy Lane, We'll Walrus Be Friend s
Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP (retired), Soft Sea Foam
Others: Medium Daisy Punch, Classic Label Punch, Stitched Rectangle Die, Rhinestone, Dots (retired) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

1/8/2020 - January 2020 Stampin' Up Newsletter

Hi everyone - Happy 2020!

I hope that you had a great holiday breaks and enjoyed lots of quality times with your friends and families! 

January 3, 2020 is the start of the new Mini Catalog. I know that I say this a lot but I really this catalog, there are so many bundles that I want to get and I just can't decide what DSP to get to pair them up with my bundles. My uncles and dad all played golf at one point in their life so for sure I will get the Clubhouse Bundle. I will get Parisian Beauty Bundle to create some Valentine's / Love card for February. Under My Umbrella Bundle will be great to create some spring theme cards as well as Mother's day card. 

Sale - A - Bration is also happening right now (1/3/2020 - 3/31/2020). For every $50 you spend before tax and shipping, you can pick an exclusive items from the brouchure for FREE. This is such a great time to stock up on some of your favorite cardstock and SU supplies while getting some FREEBIES. There are Level 1 Product ($50+) and Level 2 Product ($100+) that coordinates with items from the Mini Catalog. There is no limit on how many items you can earned! 

I've attached both of the PDF Files for SAB and Mini Catalog in this email or you can view them online. For customers that placed an order with me this past year, I will be mailing your catalog soon as I totally forgot to put it with the mail selector with SU (so sorry for the delay). 

Remember to check out Stampin' Up on Youtube to see more of the items close-up and some product ideas. 

If you decided to place an order with me that's less than $150 in January, please use hostess code - KMXWJ9ZZ 
so I can make sure to send you a TY card/gift. In addition - I will be giving away a FREE bottle of Snowfall Accents Puff Paint from the Holiday Catalog for the FIRST person that place an order with me in 2020! This item is no longer available to order and will be a great additional craft item to use for your Christmas project this year.

Thank you and have a wonderful January! As always, let me know if i can help with any of your crafting needs! 


1/8/2020 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday! Today's card is using Try Stampin' Or Not On Tuesday Sketch Challenge! I always love a good sketch and for today, I wanted to use a stamp set that I haven't inked up for awhile called Butterfly Wishes. There is a floral/branch images that's very whimsical and I think it's perfect for this. I also added a birthday sentiment as I have so many friends birthday in January so this will be for sure one to send off to them. Hope you enjoy this card today.

Challenge: TSOT439
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Wishes
Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Share What you Love DSP (retired)
Others: Rhinestone, Stitched Nested Label Dies, 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

1/7/2020 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Awesome at Any Age

Tuesday - Today's card is using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. When I saw this sketch, I knew I want to use Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating punches for this! I used two difference sizes of the daisy and layer them together to add some dimension. The fern is stamped on Whisper White with Garden Green - which is a new color I just add into my stash! I already have a recipient in mind for this card so I hope she will like my creation!

Challenge: Sketch #350
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Birthday, Daisy Lane,
Colors: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Terracotta Tile,
Paper: Whisper White, Terracotta Tile, Mosaic Mood DSP,
Others: Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Rhinestone, Gem, 

Monday, January 6, 2020

1/6/2020 - CAS(E) this Sketch - Happy Day

Another Monday - I made a very quick and easy card today using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. The simple layout always give me a little hard to create something because you can keep it simple or you can go all out and make it extra special. I decided to keep it quick and simple but just cutting out the Hummingbird from the DSP and also use the DSP to be one of the layer. I also embossed the Terracotta Tile with an embossing folder. Then I added a quick sentiment and with some trim and voila, here is a birthday card ready at your finger tip! I hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: CTS#353
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Birthday
Colors: Crushed Curry
Paper: Very Vanilla, Terracotta Tile, Mosaic Mood DSP,
Others: Stitched Shaped Dies, Banner Punch

Friday, January 3, 2020

1/3/2020 - The Paper Fun Challenge - Thanks for Being You

Happy Friday! Today's card is created for The Paper Fun Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Friendship. It's also using a sketch from FB CASE-ing Tuesday. I wanted to do more watercoloring / coloring this year so I pulled out an image I can color from Free As A Bird stamp set. I used the blender pen to make sure the coloring smooth out itself so you can't see any lines. I finished the card with a cute ribbon and a sentiment that's suitable to give to a friend! I hope you like this card I am sharing today!  

Challenge: #13
Stamp Sets: Free As a Bird
Colors: Bermuda Bay, Stazon Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Bird Ballard DSP, Bermuda Bay,
Others: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Trim

Thursday, January 2, 2020

1/2/20 - Let It Snow Christmas Cards

Happy 2020!! I hope everyone had a great New Year celebration. For me, sadly it's back to work. Today I want to share a batch of cards I made few days ago. Since the new Occasion Catalog is coming out tomorrow - 1/3/2020, I need to use up some of my retired Christmas Paper and build back my inventories. These 4 cards are following a card I designed last month and I thought it's a great way to use up / show case the designer paper. I will be placing an order soon for some new goodies from the 2020 Occasion Catalog then I will have more new *toys* to play with!

Challenge: N/A
Stamp Sets: Let It Snow
Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Whisper White, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Blueberry Bushel,
Others: Holiday Rhinestone