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Beautiful Bluebonnets

Wowsers, it has been a crazy couple of weeks!! Sorry for the delay in posting the latest creation!! How are you enjoying the new catalog? I am IN LOVE with it!! I have to keep telling myself I have a year to get all my favorites!

We got a copy of the new catalog in April, and we were able to pre-order selected items last month. So, when I cruised through and saw the Wisteria Wishes bundle, I HAD TO HAVE it!! I adore wisteria flowers in bloom! I also saw making bluebonnets by stamping the image upside down! Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and the two new In Colors were perfect for making this vision come to life!

I first stamped on a piece of Basic White the stems with Garden Green to cover the bottom of the piece of paper. I then used the Stary Sky ink to stamp the matching floral trio on top. To make the white portion of the bluebonnets, I stamped the single bloom stamp with Craft Whisper White on top of the Stary Sky.

The splatter was created by firmly tapping the Stary Sky Light Blend on my Bone folder a couple times. A quick sentiment was added using Basic Gray and the Whisper White Crinkle ribbon was used to finish off the focal point. I used Stary Sky cardstock mat and ran it through with the Gingham Embossing folder. This was all adhered onto the Orchid Oasis card base. Super quick! My girls at my Sweet n Simple class loved it!

Need a few items off out of the NEW catalog?? Here is the host code and link if you would like to shop with me! I can mail a catalog to my loyal customers too! (Those who have shopped with me in the past year)

It’s such a wonderful month to join Stampin’ Up! too! They are offering on top of the already wonderful, customized starter kit-an In Color Bundle!!! It’s time to save on all your future purchases by getting the Starter Kit deal! You have until May 31st to become a demonstrator and get $66.50 of brand new 2022–2024 In Color products for FREE. Re-cap: for $99 plus local tax, you will get to choose up to $125 in current product PLUS the items listed:  2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. Plus, free business supplies, free shipping, and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! 

There are so many wonderful perks of being a demonstrator too!

  • Become part of our wonderful community
  • Attend exclusive demonstrator only events
  • Have access to products early
  • Receive a copy of our catalogs early
  • Participate in philanthropic events
  • Get a 20% discount on our magnificent coordinating product
  • Join our exclusive demonstrator only Facebook group & my personal team FB page
  • Opportunity to earn a supplemental income to support our passion
  • Access our demonstrator only weekly newsletter – Succeed Weekly
  • Receive training information and access resources to help you through your first year and beyond.

My absolute favorite part of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is meeting new friends that we can create and connect together!

I hope to be creating more soon! The end of school is coming, and I will be having knee surgery in a week. I pray I can slow down and enjoy more creativity! Thank you for stopping by today!

Product List
Wisteria Wishes Bundle (English)
$47.50
Wisteria Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Wisteria Dies
$35.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Gingham Embossing Folder
$7.50
Starry Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Starry Sky Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Orchid Oasis 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Starry Sky 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Coloring Fun

Delicate Layered Masks

The Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative masks are one of the WOW items that I played with from the 2022 Mini Catalog! I have a few color combos that I love to put together. This card shows the Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight mixed with Basic White and a card base of Just Jade (retiring the end of this month).

Both the Mini Catalog and the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog have a wonderful array of masks to choose from! Plus, they are a great tool for beginner stampers along with experienced crafters! There are so many uses!!! You can use Sponge Daubers, Blending Brushes, Embossing Pastes, Stampin’ Spritzers, and so much more!

I used the Blending Brushes to color this card. I first placed the Basic White piece on the Stamparatus Plate and held it down with washi tape. I used side of the mask with the bigger flowers to color the Daffodil Delight. Next, I followed up with the other side of the mask that has the thinner flower lines with Crushed Curry. To complete the look, I used Just Jade with the leaf masks.

I wanted a simple sentiment on a small piece of Smoky Slate. Just enough so it stood out but didn’t take away from the main image! The Night of Navy piece is dry embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder. Pearls are the final touch to make this card a masterpiece! And it was so easy too! Why not give it a try?

There are only a couple weeks left until the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and other items retire for good! Browse through link to get your favorites before they are gone! I love to spoil those who help me and my business! I will send you a thank you gift for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Product List
Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
$10.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00
Gingham Embossing Folder
$7.50
Potted Succulents Dies
$39.00
Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Techniques

Delicate Daffodils

I recently showed how to make this gorgeous daffodil card on a Facebook live. The video shows how many techniques you can create with the Soft Pastels Assortment! A super affordable product and with all the great creations you can make with these, it’s a great coloring tool for your stash!

For this card I used the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and stamped the daffodil bunch with StazOn Black. I used this ink because the StazOn is an alcohol-based ink, and the water coloring will not bleed the lines of the stamped image.

To mix your colors: All you need is an Exacto knife and a small art cup/pallet to mix your colors. First you will lightly scrape off some of the pastel color into a small pallet. Next you can use your Water Painters to slowly drip water into the dry chalk and mix really well. Now you are ready to paint in your daffodils!!

I love that water coloring is so forgiving! Don’t worry if you get a little outside the lines! I used a Paper Lattice (retiring) and a piece of So Saffron behind it for the backdrop. It remined me of a trellis for a garden!

To finish off your card, just add a sentiment and a little Linen Thread-voila! The Last Chance list is selling out fast! Be sure to browse the items that are still remaining by clicking the button below! If you shop using this button, it will alert me you used this month’s host code! That means I will send you a thank you gift for choosing to shop with me!

Check out the other wonderful uses for the Soft Pastel Assortment!

Product List
Daffodil Daydream Bundle
$54.75
Daffodil Daydream Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Soft Pastels Assortment
$9.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Stāzon Cleaner
$6.00
Water Painters
$12.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Paper Lattice
$6.00
Double Oval Punch
$18.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Techniques

Watercolor Waves

I love the new Waves of the Ocean sneak peek suite! My late mother LOVED the ocean and I was so happy that she spend the last 10 years living a mile from the Gulf Coast! Seeing the pelican sitting on the pier and the ocean waves just bring back happy memories for me with my mom!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, but it took on a shape of its own! I grabbed my Fluid Watercolor paper and stamped the wave with VersaMark and followed it with White Embossing powder! Once that was heat set, I spritzed the whole sheet of paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer very liberally. I wanted it good and wet so the ink colors would create movement. I used drops of ink refills followed by water drops on Acrylic Blocks for my pallet. I used the Water Painters to pick up and spread the ink colors.

The suite has a limited edition has Blue Foils 12×12 collection to make the cards/project pop! You should see the Rhinestone Waves Jewels too! I chose the Costal Cabana foil for the mat and the Costal Cabana cardstock for the card base.

The pelican was stamped half in Smoky Slate and the other half Soft Suede. I added a little Blushing Bride to his beak with a Blender Pen and a little ink. Next, I sponged the pier poles with Soft Suede to tone it down. Then I popped it on the paper with Dimensionals.

The finishing touches were adding Wink of Stella to the whole wave to create the sparkle from the sun! I wish you could see it in person! A few birds and the sentiment cut out with the Waves Dies.

I just love it when card just come together with ease! I can’t wait to make a scrapbook page using this and the GORGEOUS Waves of the Ocean DSP! Grab yours before the limited-edition products run out!

I love to send out thank you gifts for your orders! I also have a frequent buyer card for repeat purchases! You get a $30 shopping spree on me with 10 punches on your card! Want to go shopping? Here is the host code for March 2022! This is great to use if you want to order a under $150. If your wish list is long-open a new order for yourself and get those host rewards!

Or better yet, join for the discount! Plus, you can PRE-Order from the NEW Annual Catalog 2022-2023 April 1st!!! There are so many amazing reasons to join us! Meet new friends, get new inspiration for your projects, demo only FB pages, events, and my private FB page & newsletter!

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Product List
Waves Of The Ocean Suite Collection (English)
$79.25
Waves Of Inspiration Bundle (English)
$51.25
Waves Of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Waves Dies
$34.00
Waves Of The Ocean 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
$6.50
Blue Foils 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$10.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Water Painters
$12.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00