Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! and SuperCat to the Rescue -- Weekly Deals and a New Photopolymer Set!

Holy Bargain, Batman!  They're here -- a whole bevy of new deals...

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die (129267), originally $14.95, but on sale this week for $11.21!

Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit (133431), originally $9.95, but on sale this week for $7.46!

Celebration Basics Kit (133007), originally $14.95, but on sale this week for $11.21!

Crushed Curry 3/4-inch Chevron Ribbon, (130019), originally $8.95, but on sale this week for $6.71!

Curly Label Punch (119851), originally $16.95, but on sale this week for $12.71!

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, (119275), originally $15.95, but on sale this week for $11.96!

Pumpkin Pie 3/4-inch Chevron Ribbon, (130015), originally $8.95, but on sale this week for $6.71!

Summer Happiness Kit Digital Download MDS, (130076), originally $9.95, but on sale this week for $5.96!

And now for the project...

I love the new Calling All Heroes set (138002).  There are *SO* many possibilities!

I paired it with the darling cat from You Little Furball for a bit of fun...  

  • The word bubble was fussy-cut and I used my Circles Collection Framelits.  
  • Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red make up the color palette.  
  • Glimmer paper adds to the Kapow! factor.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Striped Scallop Thinlit Video Tutorial

Today's post features a new Stampin' Up! product, the Striped Scallop Thinlits die.  I've entered this project in two challenges.  The color palette is inspired by both, the Case Study Challenge (CSC199) and the Runway Inspired Challenge (RIC64).

I've also filmed a quick Studio Snapshot video with some tips and tricks.  

Remember {THIS POST}? I wrote about the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die and gave some tips in a video tutorial there, too.  

Here are this week's new Weekly Deals. If punches are on your list, you're in luck this week!

1-inch Square Punch, 124094, Originally $15.95 -- on sale this week for $11.96!

Gold Baker's Twine, 132975, Originally $3.50 -- on sale this week for $2.63!

Large Triangle Punch, 133375, Originally $15.95 -- on sale this week for $11.96!

Little Labels Punch Pack, 126881, Originally $15.95 -- on sale this week for $11.96!

Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon, 131207, Originally $5.95 -- on sale this week for $4.46!

Mini Metallic Clothespins, 133320, Originally $3.95 -- on sale this week for $2.96!

Scallop Edge Border Punch, 119882, Originally $15.95 -- on sale this week for $11.96!

Summer Smooches Kit, Digital Download, MDS, 129601, Originally $9.95 -- on sale this week for $5.97!

I hope your week is off to a good start!  Leave a comment below and let me know what is one thing still on your Summer Bucket List.  I need to make s'mores. ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thank You and Birthday Cards for Shabby and MOJO Challenges

This is a quick post, as I'm off to our Relay for Life today and I need to finish packing...  These cards were created, inspired by the Mojo Monday MOJO353 and The Shabby Tea Room TSTR226 challenges.  Here are the sketch and inspiration photo.

Here's the scoop:

  • I used the Large Polka Dot TIEF to mirror the boots' big dots in the photo.  
  • The inspiration for the color palette comes from the photo, as well.  We've got Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe.  

  • Pearl Basic Jewels add a fun touch to the left edge (also my super-sneaky way of adhering my vellum -- I just snuck some Two-Way Glue in small dots beneath the pearls on the vellum), flower centers and on the sentiment.
  • My Label Bracket punch gave the sentiments that extra touch on the sides.

  • The Four You stamp set has really useful and fun sentiments.  Both of my cards' sentiments come from this set...
  • I made simple tissue paper flowers by punching plain tissue paper with my 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch and then sponged Pink Pirouette ink on them.  

These were fun and easy to make.  I love the shape of the Labels Collection Framelits.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet & Pretty CAS with Hostess Set from Stampin' Up!

I love this sweet set from Stampin' Up!  Earn it for *FREE* with any $150 merchandise order (or workshop).  It's a Hostess Exclusive!

Studio Suggestions:

  • All Abloom DSP Stack gives quick style to this card
  • A corner punched with the Project Life Corner Punch, repeated throughout the card, gives a subtle detail.

  • Love the simple beauty of a single color...  Strawberry Slush, an In Color for 2013-15!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

{Watercolor} Hexagon Notecards

Today's projects were created for a couple of challenges.  They were inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge, RIC63, below:

The first project was entered in the Mojo Monday Challenge, MOJO352.  

And here's another...

  • Spritzing the watercolor paper with clean water first makes it ready to receive the colors from the ink pads.
  • Refer to this video for tips on using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit:

  • Hide the adhesive on the vellum piece behind the other layers.  It's hard to hide adhesive with vellum, so you have to be tricky...

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  A Happy Hooray (W134009, C134012)

Papers:  Watercolor Paper (122959), Pacific Point (111350), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (131197), Melon Mambo (115320), and White Vellum (101856) Cardstocks

Inks:  Daffodil Delight (126944), Melon Mambo (126948), Pacific Point (126951) and Bermuda Bay (131171) Classic Inks, and VersaMark (102283)

Artist's Flair:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit (132965), Big Shot (113439), Honeycomb TIEF (129378), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Hexagon Punch (130919), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Aqua Painters (103954), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

{Weekly Deals} from Stampin' Up! and a CAS Notecard

Tuesdays at Stampin' Up! mean Weekly Deals and here's my latest CAS project...

I entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches (FMS143), Friday Mashup (FM167), Case Study Challenge (CSC198) and CASology (CAS102 -- "Float") Challenges. 

Studio Suggestions:
  • I watercolored the background of the wagon piece (my "float) before I colored in the image with my Stampin' Write Markers. I used my Aqua Painter and Marina Mist Classic Ink.
  • The Large Polka Dot TIEF adds fun texture. 
  • The Case Study Challenge (CSC196) inspiration photo guided me in my color palette:  Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
  • The layout was inspired by both the Case Study Challenge photo and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS143), which I flipped.

  •  The arrangement in the upper left corner was created with the Pansy and Ticket Duo Builder punches.

  • That yummy Daffodil Delight ribbon?  That's the new Cotton Ribbon.  So nice to work with and my knots and bows look fantastic.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  For the Birds (W132001, C126407)

Paper:  Watercolor Paper (122959), Very Vanilla (101650), Daffodil Delight (126944), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Pumpkin Pie (105117) and Old Olive (100702) Card Stocks

Inks:  StazOn Jet Black Ink (101406) and Many Marvelous Markers (131264)

Arstists' Flair:  Large Polka Dot TIEF (133739), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Big Shot (113439), Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon (134559), Pansy (130698) and Ticket Duo Builder (126883) punches, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) and Linen Thread (104199), Aqua Painter (103954)

And now for the deals...

Artisan Label Punch (130920) -- Originally $15.95, but on sale this week for $11.96!

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil (133363) -- Originally $10.95, but on sale this week for $8.21!

Retro Fresh This and That Journal (132998) -- Originally $10.95, but on sale this week for $8.21!

Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape (133001) -- Originally $4.95, but on sale this week for $3.71!

Silver 1/8-inch Ribbon (132137) -- Originally $4.95, but on sale this week for $3.71!

Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon (131152) -- Originally $8.95, but on sale this week for $6.71!

Sweet Shop Kit Digital Download MDS (129339) -- Originally $9.95, but on sale this week for $5.97!

Click {HERE} to shop!