Sunday, May 29, 2016

Artful Expressions

Hurricane Season is here, and on the coast, we are experiencing Tropical Storm Bonnie. Lots of wind and rain. She blew away our plans for a cook out today. But peach season is right around the corner and South Carolina sells more peaches than any state except California, and we can use the rain.

The first card was done with a brand new stamp set that will be available in just a few days! June 1 the new 2016 catalog will be online. You can place an order by linking to my online store from the side bar at the right.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Catalog Items

These products will be available on June 1. Can't you just feel how soothing and relaxing sitting in an outdoor swing would be. We have one and I love it! I sit in it every day, weather permitting of course. This morning I took a tray with my breakfast and some dog biscuits out with me. Cricket, our Australian Shepherd, and I had a nice breakfast while watching the birds in one of the front flower gardens. We saw 2 different types of woodpeckers, a Carolina Wren splashing it up in the bird bath, and some brown headed cowbirds with their beautiful song. It was funny watching a boat tailed crackle chase the downy woodpecker off the suet feeder! The other usual visitors were on the feeders as well: cardinal, blue jay, chickadees, and purple finches.

Added May 29:
I could not get a good color representation at night, and the scanner didn't show the brick pattern that the embossing folder makes well. So I'm including both versions! I really want you to see how lovely this stamp set works up. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

More Sneak Peaks From The New Catalog!

This stamp set, has coordinating paper, washi tape and Thinlits Dies!! I simply ADORE blue and white, I even collect blue and white porcelain. When I saw this product suite, I swooned!!!  Isn't it gorgeous? I can not wait to get my hands on this!!! These cards were made by Carrie, from the home office.
This stamp set and coordinating paper has so many possibilities, and I just love the fun colors.
This collection of papers has a photo realism style, and Carrie stamped over top of one of them for the first card. The stamp set is one of those 3 step stamping combos. I never would have thought of this. It sure would be fun to stamp with her for a day.
The Christmas selections in the catalog are lovely this year and the designer series paper is  yum!

Stamp Your Art Out!

My monthly class was today, and we created these pretty cards:

Project Details
Wild About Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Mossy Meadow: card base- cut 4 ¼ x 11 score at 2 ¾ and 5 ½ 
                            3 ½ x 5 ¼ (framelit)
Watermelon Wonder: 2 ½ x 4 and 4 x 5 ¼
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ and 3 ¾ x 5
Whisper White: 3 x 4 ½ (Framelit) and 2 ¼ x 3 ½ (inside)
Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron

Lots of Labels Framelits
Project Details
Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
                        3 ¾ x 5 stamped layer
                        2 x 2 ½  die cut
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride/Wild Wasabi, Old Olive/Flirty Flamingo
Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with Sharpies
Butterfly Framelits, Sponge Daubers

Project Details
Awesomely Artistic, Party With Cake
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
                          1 x 4ish strip for greeting
Blushing Bride: 4 x 5 ¼
Sahara Sand: 3 ¾ x 5
Rich Razzleberry: 1 7/8 x 4
Melon Mambo:  ½ x 2 ¼ 
Gold or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer: 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ -Birthday Thinlit
Blushing Bride Glimmer: Banner Punch
Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo
Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Party Pop Up Thinlits, Bitty Banner Punch, Washi Punch

Monday, May 16, 2016

New In Colors From Stampin' Up!

Meet the 2016-2018 In Colors. Aren't they gorgeous?
 The banners are a new punch/stamp set bundle. The stamp set has over 50 greetings in it!!
 Peekaboo Peach
 Flirty Flamingo
 Sweet Sugarplum
 Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sneak Peeks from New Catalog

With this stamp set and coordinating punch, you are going to be able to make virtually any animal with pointy ears and four legs. This stamp set and punch will be available in the new catalog beginning June 1!!

coordinating papers!
Blossom Builder Punch and Stamp Set
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You can make all these flowers with this bundle!!
This is one of the new kits that will be available.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Color Combo Aid

Don't you just love it when you see pretty color combos to use on your projects? So do I! In fact, I've been busily compiling combos for a few weeks, and inputting the RGB numbers for the perfect color replication of Stampin' Up! colors. I've devised an easy to use chart with nearly 200 combinations on it.  You can get your own copy FREE with any order of $25.00 or more. Below is a snapshot of just part of the handy tool. It's been updated with the brand new 2016-2018 In Colors.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The New Catalog is Coming!

The NEW annual catalog will be available for orders on June 1st!  I am SO EXCITED, because this is my favorite catalog so far! I just know you will love so many things in it to love, and just wait till you see the new In Colors! Oh my, they are just gorgeous! My favorite In Color set so far. Did I mention that I was excited?

Here is one of the new stamp sets that will be available for you to purchase. It's called Sitting Here and has 14 stamps in the set. There are also some greetings, a bird, a cat image, but as much as I love animals, I am not fond of cats. They bring back memories of being bitten in the face, clawed in the arm... tetnus and rabies shot. I still would pet and cuddle one if I was sure it was very gentle, except for the fact that I am allergic to them:( The only type of animal allergy I have. Go figure!

Se the video below with another idea for this charming set and a technique to use when stamping the puppy.