Festive Phrases for the Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop

I am excited to bring you a  project using the Festive Phrases Stamp Set for our Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop this month. We are 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators bringing you an assortment of 12 projects the third Saturday each month. This month our theme is our 2017 Holiday Catalog that you may purchase from beginning September 1st.

Have you ever turned the page and fell in love with a stamp set? Well, that’s what happened when I saw the Festive Phrases set, especially the silly little elf hiding behind the Happy Holidays sign! Oh my gosh, I am simply in love with him and have a few other ideas up my sleeve.

For this card I went to the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. I just love that you can use this paper for projects from elegant to rustic and just plain fun.

It might be hard to tell, but I added an illusion of snow on the top of “Happy Holidays” by running Wink of Stella across the top.

I looped our Cherry Cobbler Stitched Ribbon and tucked it on the side of the top matt.

Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes for accents on the upper right corner completed the look.I am sure you are getting excited to see the new 2017 Holiday Catalog while browsing through our samples. Which items will be at the top of your wish list? I hope you choose the Festive Phrases as one of your must haves! If you aren’t currently working with a demonstrator and would like your own copy, just comment and I will contact you to send one your way.

Click the button below and it will bring you to Susan’s Holiday Catalog project.

 

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Here is the list of Bloggers

  1. Rachel Pine
  2. Karie Beglau
  3. Judi Anderson   You are here
  4. Susan Simpson
  5. Tricia Butts
  6. Lyndsay LaRae Carara
  7. Courtenay Heuston
  8. Tashana Lundy
  9. Carly Middleton
  10. Sharleen Luciano
  11. Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

Carols of Christmas Early Release

 

I am excited to be sharing a card using our Carols of Christmas Bundle, an early release Bundle, today. Before I get to the card I want to remind you that. . . . .

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Now, let’s get back to the card. . . .

The bundle consists of the Carols of Christmas stamp set and The Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. and will be available for you to purchase on August 1.  These thinlits dies are sure to be one of your favorites in turning ordinary cards into extraordinary! I can see using these on a variety of cards from anniversary to  the young at heart and every occasion in between. (almost made it from a to z!) They will also be great to use in your memory albums; as frames for pictures, page edges, and amazing page and pocket embellishments.

The card I am sharing today has a few quick & fun techniques that bring it to a simple but WOW card.

Let’s start by making the background by using the sponge and spritz technique. Using Whisper White cardstock as a base, I masked off the bottom to create snow drifts and the edges to create a white border. I then sponged Soft Sky from the bottom to about midway to the top. Next I sponged Night of Navy to the top of the card overlapping the Soft Sky a bit so they blend seamlessly. Using our Spritz Sprayer I spritzed water over the entire piece & let it dry to create depth in the sky.

I created the top by cutting an edge after using the moon and star thinlit from Night of Navy. I mounted this onto Whisper White and trimmed it to match the Night of Navy.

I cut the trees from Always Artichoke cardstock. Adding our embossing paste to create snow  is added dimension and texture. In some areas it even looks like it is melting!

I decided to add some Silver Metallic Thread behind the trees for added glitz and simulating the glow from the moon.

I assembled the card by layering the Whisper White onto Night of Navy and then a Soft Sky card base. I added the top cut from the Cardfront Thinlits. Next, I embossed the “PEACE” in sliver by omitting the “On Earth”, added the trees using our new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, and stamped the deer in Soft Suede ink.

Wanting a bit more glitz, I used my Wink Of Stella on the cut outs at the top and then added “Stella Snow” (as I call it) by tapping the Wink of Stella pen against my finger to add specks over the card..

 

I love customizing the inside of cards also. For this one I sponged the edges using both, Soft Sky and Night of Navy inks.

 

 

 

I used the negative from my trees to sponge a few using Always Artichoke ink.

You probably have noticed I haven’t put a verse on the inside yet, I will do this when I go to send this card as I like to personalize it.

 

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the Carols of Christmas Bundle. This stamp set is one of two I am featuring in this month’s Christmas Card Class so be sure to visit my Calendar of Events for more information.

 

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One Day Sale!

Take advantage of this one day sale! Are you like me and have several upcoming events that you need to get gifts for? Why not get something unexpected….. give them a surprise in their mailbox! My answer… Paper Pumpkin! First-time subscribers can get their first month for $5.00 at this one day sale! That’s right. FIVE DOLLARS, that’s a savings of $9.95. So take a look at your list of upcoming special people and send them this complete paper craft kit in the mail that is great for all ages. My 2& 3 year old granddaughters love doing these with me as so does my 80 year old mom.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of this ONE DAY SALE now!!

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Exclusive, FREE, Projects monthly!

Really? Exclusive, FREE, Projects Monthly? That’s right. Sign up for my Monthly V.I.P. Publication and you will receive FREE projects in your in-box every month along with my other V.I.P. members. Are you wondering what you receive in this publication?

My V.I.P. members receive a variety of exclusive projects, Tool Tips, Techniques, and Techniques that they can access as many times as they wish. I send them pictures, a supply list, and step by step instructions for each project. What types of projects do they receive?

  • a card
  • a memory page
  • a non-card/memory page project
  • a technique, with a project using the technique
  • I answer questions that they send me
  • I give a tool review and tip or two for that tool
  • first to know & register for my events
  • first to know my specials
  • before the holidays I send them 12 weeks of projects to help them prepare for holidays

How often do they receive an email? I send them the main publication every month then they receive an email at the beginning of each week that lets them know what events are happening and which they need to RSVP for that week. They also receive a variety of BONUS projects/tips/techniques in these emails.

My June publication just went out. Don’t want to miss what they received? I would absolutely love to send it to you! All you have to do to receive Exclusive, FREE Monthly Projects is sign up for my Monthly Publication in the upper left hand column.

Here are a few samples of past projects.

A past card idea:

 

 

 

A scrapbook idea.

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A great card for your child’s teacher.

With all the last minute activities going on at the end of the year I want to help you show your appreciation with a great card for your child’s teacher. You can easily make this card or have your child help you. This card can be used for any friend but I thought the primary colors made it perfect for that favorite teacher.  I used a few retiring stamp sets, Love & Affection (141545 )  for the verse and flowers, and Papillon Potpourri (123759) with coordinating punch for the butterfly. The You’ve Got This set (139575) made for the perfect sky background.  The flower stems and leaves were doodled using a Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker. I created the tree with our Tree Builder Punch (138295 ) and Layering Ovals Thinlits(141706).

I’m not sure about you but I just love a simple card that has such cuteness like this one! I did a Facebook Live FREE Class on how to make this card. You can watch it here. You will also need to watch part 2 for the completed card. I did add the colored pearl jewels and sponged around the oval with Emerald Envy ink after the video ended. As you watch the class you will see I tried a few different items on the tree, I ended up coloring the pearls (119247) with a red Sharpie marker. I love how it turned out, don’t you?

The Love & Affection  and  The Papillon Potpourri       stamp sets are retiring so you will want to be sure to order them no later than May 22nd because after that they will only be available while supplies last.

Now that you have a great card, filled with cuteness, for your child’s teacher all you need to do is find a little gift  just as sweet!

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop- Garden in Bloom

I am so blessed and honored to be participating in my first blog hop with some of my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to bring awareness to Autism. We are raising funds for Autism Speaks to enhance lives today and accelerating solutions for tomorrow.

 

A small fact about Autism is that it was added as a special education in 1991 and now is the sixth most common classified disability in the U.S.

 

 

The card I am sharing today uses the following; Garden In Bloom stamp set, Hello You Thinlits, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, & Brights Enamel Shapes. I kept with the colors of Autism by using; Real Red, Dapper Denim & Daffodil Delight cardstock & inks.The doily adds a touch of softness to the card.

The word “friend” is also from the Garden in Bloom set, I used my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the word friend and omitted the rest of the verse. I just love how the font used goes with the Hello thinlit.

 

I would love to have you make a donation to Autism Speaks today. If we all give a little we can make a big difference! Click the image below and you will be directed to my fundraising page. After you donate please send me a message and I will be happy to send you one of the thank you cards I have prepared just for you!

Please be sure to visit all these fabulous blogs of stampers who have joined in on today’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop.

 

                                                Until we meet again,

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Bumble Bee Pouch

I just loved creating this Bumble Bee Pouch with the paper flower last week in my Facebook Live class. Using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (#144728) paired with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660) creates a cheery pouch that is sure to put a smile on the face of the person who receives it.

The pouch is created using Daffodil Delight cardstock (119683). Wanting to add a pattern without distracting from the 3-D bees, I stamped the bees on the back of the pouch in Crushed Curry (131173). I also added the scattered dot image around the edges of the pouch front.

This image also shows the details of the hand made flower.

Adding the 2 circles from the Owl Builder punch (118074) to the back of the bees make a quick and easy way to add color to the bee bodies. I also added a bit of shimmer to the Bumble Bee Pouch by adding Wink of Stella (141897) to the bee’s wings.You can also see the scattered dots details in this picture.

Added a bee to this flower to add a fun accent. I wrapped the Bumble Bee Pouch with 5/8″ Mini Striped Watermelon Wonder Ribbon (141433). To purchase the products I used visit my ONLINE STORE HERE.

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Creating all the elements and accents on this Bumble Bee Pouch was so much fun! I hope you enjoyed it.

                              Til we meet again,

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Avant Garden in Yellow & Black

I needed to use some colors to brighten up a dreary winter day so what better colors to pick than black & yellow. I chose the Avant Garden FREE Sale-A-Bration set for today’s card. I love this set because it has wonderful on-trend floral images as well as an assortment of sentiments. I decided to add a little twist when using the flower images. I love the stem with the leaves and decided to add the soft flower image on top. Now you could do this one of a few ways; 1) omit the flower from the stem by using Stampin’ Write Markers, or 2) just stamp the image and fussy cut the flower, add a Stampin’ Dimensional and place over the stamped flower. I chose the quicker of the two, the second choice!

I went to my stack of Designer Series Papers and chose the black & white patterns from the  Pop Of Pink Specialty Series Paper. Just perfect for the look I wanted.

 

 

 

This is the first card I created. I add some black Metallic Thread behind the flower and some Metallic Enamel Shapes. I didn’t have any current Daffodil Delight Ribbon so I dug out some from my retired drawer. I am sure it will  put a smile on the face of the person I send it to.

 

 

Here are a few more I made with some of the different patterned paper in the Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper package. Do you have a favorite?

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                                                                                                       Part 2

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                                                                  Until we meet again,

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have a special treat for you today. . . . . this 8×8 framed art piece using the Sealed with Love Suite products. I do a monthly class in which we are currently doing holiday themes. We make the art the month before we will display it in our homes. The 8×8 frame is the perfect size to display anywhere in your home or office at work! I decided to use only products from the Sending Love Suite because I find it so versatile ( did you see the treat boxes I shared yesterday?).

The girls just LOVED this one! In fact I made over 30 kits for them to make! Several are making 2-4 and giving them away as gifts. I have one girl making them for a wedding shower gift for a shower she will be attending this spring.

If you would like more information on my framed art classes, either in person or how to receive the kit in the mail just leave me a comment below.

Items I used:

Sealed With Love Bundle: #144705

Sending Love Designers Series Paper Stack #142733

Archival Black Ink #140931

Real Red Classic Ink #126949

Rose Red Classic Ink #126954

Vellum Cardstock #101856

Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246

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                                                                             Until we meet again……

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Valentine Treat Boxes

Valentines Day is tomorrow so it’s time to fill those treat containers! I shared these on my Facebook Page a few weeks ago. If you haven’t finished (or started) creating those special treats for those dear to your heart, these are quick to make. This is a view of three of the 10 goodies I made to share with friends. This view shows the front & 2 top views.

The top box shows the ribbon tied around the box with the tag. The bottom left box shows you the front of the box with the punched out space so you can see some of the goodies inside. The bottom right box is the top of the box & how I decorated it. The acetate sleeve that comes with these White Gift boxes (#142000) helps to hold the goodies inside!

Decorating the boxes was a snap, I used products from the coordinating products from the Sending Love Suite.

Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (#142733)

Sealed With Love Stamp Set (#142815)

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Real Red Classic Ink (#126949)

Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678)

This is a close up of the details of the top. I just absolutely am in love with the Metallic Enamel Shapes! They add a bit of sparkle to this project.

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