Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beautiful You Water Color

Happy Sunday Stampers! It was a chilly and rainy day today here in Tucson and the perfect day to create in the craft room.  I am in love with Stampin' Up's new watercolor pencils and needed to create two birthday cards for some lovely ladies in my life.  I love how vibrant the hues are with these pencils and that they are finally true to Stampin' Up colors, meaning they match our inks and papers and coordinate with all our products!



The pencils glide smoothly over all types of paper and are wonderful to use with Stampin' Up's blender pens or aqua painters.  Depending on the intensity and saturation levels you are wanting to work, that will determine your use of a blender pen or aqua painter.  For my projects today, I worked with aqua painters and watercolor paper.

Aqua Painter (blue) and Blender Pen (black)
Here is a great video created by Stampin' Up showing the watercolor pencils and showing them in action! 

As always, you can purchase these watercolor pencils, blender pens, aqua painters, and other great Stampin' Up items 24/7 from my online shop.  Click the link here to shop now!  Use this months hostess code of KQV23KZ7 to receive a surprise item from me!



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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Success! New Catalog Open House!

Success! My first catalog open house was held yesterday since moving back to the States almost six months ago and it was great! While living overseas I was unable to sell Stampin' Up, so my business was on hold the last four years.  I was eager to get back into the business I love and share my creativity with others and an open house for the new Occasions catalog was just the event we needed!

Don't those projects look GREAT?!

Seven ladies attended yesterday and we crafted, chatted, and munched on snacks.  As a door prize, I gave out a My Paper Pumpkin kit as well as a free entry to an upcoming class.  Camila, our winner, was very excited to have won! We used the Beautiful You stamp set from the Occasions catalog and I demonstrated a card using the Tasty Trucks stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  If you spend $50, you can receive the Tasty Trucks stamp set for FREE!

Beautiful You Card 



Were you not able to make the event yesterday but still want to join in on the fun?  The event will close for orders on Tuesday and there's still time to place an order from the great products in the new catalog.  Use the code YZHTG2B6 to get free shipping!  Check out the great items from the catalog here!

I hope to see you at one of my next events! The Valentine's Day class will be held on Sunday, February 5th at 2pm or Monday, February 6th at 7pm.  Choose a date that works for your schedule as each event will be making the same projects.  Price to attend is $10 and includes all supplies to make three cards.  RSVP with prepayment is required to hold your spot and to ensure supplies are prepared.  RSVP deadline is February 1st!  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It doesn't get any better than FREE!

Sale-a-brate good times c'mon! Every year when Stampin' Up's annual Sale-a-bration promotion begins, my husband sings this song and gets it stuck in my head! It's great though because this IS the best time of the year because who doesn't like FREE items!!
 
 
 
During Sale-a-bration, which runs starting today until March 31st, purchase $50 of any Stampin' Up products and receive a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog! The more you spend the more you get for free and there are some great items you can get!
 
Items can be purchased from the annual catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog which launched today! Click on my side bar to view the catalogs and shop direct.  There are some great products for Valentines day, brides, birthdays and more!
 
Plus During Sale-A- Bration you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn FREE products: shop, host, or join! For each qualifying order you place, you’ll earn a FREE Sale-A- Bration item—including orders from the new occasions catalog! Plus, for each qualifying party you host, you’ll earn even more Stampin’ Rewards for your party sales. Finally, when you join, you’ll get an extra TWO free stamp sets in your Starter Kit (any value-no kidding)!
 
Sale-a-bration is the BEST time to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so contact me today with any questions you may have!

Shop for your Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalog goodies today by visiting my website here!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Day for Online Extravaganza!

Hello stampers! The last day of the annual Online Extravaganza is here! Check out these great savings that are on sale Monday only! The bell punch is a great tool for your holiday cards and perfect for easy crafting!

Check out my website to order these and other great items on sale! www.stampinblondie.stampinup.net!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Springtime Birthday Card!

Happy Spring and Happy Easter to my readers! I haven't been working in my craft room as much as I would like lately but I have a card to share with everyone today!  My moms birthday was last month and I had to wait for her to receive her package before I could post this card.  Of course shipping times from Italy take forever so now that it finally has arrived, I can post the card!

 
 
I love this Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up! It reminds me a lot of one of their past stamp sets (and a highly sought after set which means I will never get rid of mine) called Branch Out.  This set can be used for making scenes from all four seasons.  For the background paper, I used the Irresistibility Yours Designer Paper from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It is originally white with an embossed fan design and I sponged the background to give it the teal color using Bermuda Bay ink. 
 
 
 
This is a two step stamp set meaning you stamp one image first and another over top which is a great way to combine colors.  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter and gets to spend time with family and friends!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Better a little late than never!

Hello stampers! Its been a while I know but life has gotten in the way and I have not been able to do much stamping lately BUT I was able to sit down yesterday and knock out my Christmas cards! Yes, yes I know, Christmas was three days ago but like the title of this post says, better late than never!

I was able to work with a new stamp set that I got from Stampin' Up called Wondrous Wreath.  This is a beautiful stamp set that is great for all occasions not just the winter holidays.  It is a three part stamp set which means the stamp has three layers you can add to it for depth and dimension.  I love that you can make this a fall, spring, or winter wreath.  Its definitely now one of my favorite stamp sets also because you can purchase the match framelits to cut out the wreath to give it a 3D effect.


I love the simple look to my card this year with the use of the embossing folder and the framelit to cut out the bow.  Its hard to tell in the photo but I used all three layers on the card and there are some leaves that are a darker color than the others by using the second step stamp.


I hope that the receivers of my card this year enjoy the design and I know that I enjoyed making my cards this year!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Workin' In the Craft Room!

Ciao readers! Its been a while! I have been so busy with work, Girl Scouts, going home to the states for a month, and other activities that I haven't had a lot of time to work in the craft room lately.

I just wanted to stop by and show a little something I have been working on today.  Its the August My Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up.  The kit is a great way to assemble beautiful cards in a short amount of time! Perfect for me!

This is one of the mini cards that comes with the kit.  The heart is already die cut, I just stamped the sentiment, added some pop up foam dimensionals and boom! Its done! Super simple card in less than five minutes.



Want to learn more about My Paper Pumpkin or interested in receiving the monthly kit?  Stop on by https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/signup/ and learn more!