Bubbles & Bubbly and sweet Lavender!

Hi Friends,

Sweet lavender and the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Bubbles & Bubbly have a symbiotic relationship! — in my humble opinion……..

When I saw this adorable stamp set, I KNEW I’d be using it to create lots of gifts.

I first took a piece of Whisper White cards stock and ran it through  the Big Shot using the Subtles Embossing Folder. (LOVE THIS FOLDER!)

Next I took Pool Party ink and used my Aqua Painter to brush on the splash background. Random and in one direction is the key here. That piece was layered onto Pool Party and then Highland Heather card stock.

On a separate piece of paper, I stamped (with Staz-On) the tub image and the ducky on the towel.

The Stampin’ Blends were used to color the parts of those images. AND I LOVE TO COLOR!!!! I also stamped ‘Pamper Yourself’ on a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and put lots of bubbles in Pool Party! My Bone Folder ruffled up the ends of the paper just enough to give a bit of texture.

After I finished coloring, I fussy cut the tub and ducky out–easy-peasey! Popped a few Dimensionals on and placed them onto the Pool Party layer.

Baker’s Boxes are so versatile and I choose to use them. Of course I had to add some color so I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with Pool Party refill ink. Spritz here and there and the Baker’s Box has some flair!

Tear & Tape was needed to attach the Highland Heather layer to the top of the box. Lastly of COURSE I had to add shine!

A bit of resurrected Crystal Effects on the tub gave it just enough contrast. Wink of Stella completed the necessary finishing touches…voila!

NOW INSIDE the box are four Shower Frizzies! I made them all by myself with a bit of help from Mrs. Google! LOL! They smell so nice and really work well. Simply place one Shower Fizzy on the floor in your tub and the shower water will cause the fragrance to waft all around! RELAXING!!!!

This makes a great gift for your women friends!

What do YOU think?

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Jar of Love meets mini Tic Tacs!

Hi Friends,

The Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits were used to make this cute treat!

But before I tell you a bit about it, I want to THANK  Demonstrator Robin Johnson for sharing this project with me! It was her design and I appreciate her talent!

Jar of Love and Tic Tacs!

What do YOU think?

I stamped the small jar with black Memento ink then cut it out with the corresponding Framelit Die.

The Tic Tacs were attached to the center of the jar using two Glue Dots then put it in a 2″x8″ cello bag. Then I tied about 8″ of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the neck of the jar and tucked it into the cello bag.

The cello bag was cut down to accommodate the topper. I laid the cello bag inside the topper and stapled it together.

Calypso Coral card stock was cut at 2 1/2″ x 3″ and scored at 1 1/2″. I added a piece of Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ then Snailed it onto the folded Calypso Coral piece.

The Layering Ovals Framelits were perfect to make the background piece and I used the ‘For You’ from Cake Soiree to stamp the message.

Just to give it a tad of pizzazz, I added a Glitter Enamel Dot!

What do YOU think? I think this would be a CUTE favor for Thanksgiving or Christmas ! Imagine the possibilities!

Valentine’s Day favor using the candy hearts or even St Patrick’s Day with a Peppermint Patty! Stay tuned for more versions!

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Love You To Pieces meets Reese’s Pieces!

Hi Friends,

When I saw how CUTE Love You To Pieces stamp set was, I knew I had to have it!

I see so many possibilities with it – in all colors and with lots of candies!

This is one Pillow present I gave to my peeps at OnStage in Orlando AND in Maine. ( I love showering my peeps with little love gifts—passing it on and I SO APPRECIATE my peeps!!)

Stampin' Up! Love You To Pieces

These were so easy to make!

A few Reese’s Pieces in out little cello bags –topped over with a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.

Then I used the FUN puzzle pieces from the Love You To Pieces stamp set!

FUN FUN FUN and I think cute!

What do YOU think?

Can’t you also see this set being used for other occasions?

I can –stay tuned!

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Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving card

Hi Friends,

I do love the Fall!

The smell of autumn is intoxicating to me.

I love the colors which tell me the summer has worked very hard…now is time for the leaves to ‘rest’.

So when I saw this Stampin’ UP! Falling For Leaves stamp set, I knew I had to have it!

Here is my very own version of a card I will be excited to send.

The base is Merry Merlot and the next layer is Old Olive.

I embossed the Very Vanilla layer with the NEW Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder.

You can’t  see the impressions…. well because it’s ‘subtle’ but in real life, it is VERY nice.

It adds just enough texture to give it some extra ‘subtle’ attention!

Next I took the leaf stamps and using Old Olive, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze inks, stamped then cut them out with the Thinlits.

Then for just a bit of pizzazz, I took Old Olive ribbon and Linen Thread to make a small bow. This was attached with a Glue Dot.

In the opposite corner I just had to add a Gold Faceted gem.

The message was layered onto a piece of Merry Merlot and adhered with Dimensionals. AND of COURSE I just had to use a bit of Wink of Stella –here and there for interest. To me, Wink of Stella is a must fro any project–it adds a sparkle of interest!

What do YOU think?

Please feel free to add your comments below.

I LOVE to hear YOUR opinions!

As always, I can make a Long Distance Package for you. Tell me how many cards you’d like to make and I’ll get your kit prepared! Don’t like the colors I used? You can tell me what your preferences are and I’ll customize it for you.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You card

Hi Friends,

This week I’m in Orlando for our 30 year Stampin’ Up! Celebration convention!

One of the FUN things we do is create cards to swap with other Demonstrators ( over 5000 of us!!!)

This is one Swap card I designed.

I used Gray Granite as the base –such a subtle color –I LOVE it!

The next layer is Coastal Cabana embossed with the Layering Leaves Folder.

Then I took a piece of the Silver Foil card stock and layered Frosted Floral DSP on top of that.

Those papers are soooooo beautiful–one side has a muted shimmery appearance to it. GORGEOUS!

The Silver Foil paper makes the designer paper really POP!

SO I swapped these with my house mates  and I’ll show you what I received in return when I’m back in Massachusetts.

I’m SURE I’ll have some gorgeous cards to share with all of you!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa

Hi Friends,

Ho-ho-HO! This adorable Stampin’ Up! stamp set Signs of Santa makes me LAUGH!

Here is the card I made all by myself! HA HA HA!

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa card

FIrst, I love the expressions on ALL the elves and Mr and Mrs Claus!

Look at this little impish elf!

He’s popped up with a few Dimensionals.

I LOVE the predominant color palette – Poppy Parade and Garden Green. Festive and bright!

It was fun making this one by using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits and the Santa’s Workshop DSP.

My message was used with the Silver Foil Paper and the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies.

Yet another option for holiday cards!

I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please contact me!

 

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