Thinking of Sponging?

Hi!  Welcome back!  Today I am kicking off the week with a little sponging.  This is a card we made at a workshop recently.  I had seen a similar card on Song of My Heart’s blog – she had received it from Linda, a fellow demonstrator in Australia.  So thank you, Linda, for the inspiration!

SU! Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree

I used the Paper Doilies in the Occasions catalog – did you know that they are Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other making them perfect!!  For this technique, use the side you do NOT want facing up to do your sponging then just use the other side for our card.

This card is sponged with Delightful Dijon – one of the In Colors that will be retiring in May.  If you haven’t set, seriously consider stocking up on the In Color products now – they sell out fast and the re-inkers have started showing up on the back order report.  (And don’t forget the card stock!!)

The ribbon is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards that was still available last I knew.  It is very pretty with metallic thread weaved through it.

The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Don’t forget, I am hosting a Virtual Facebook Party on Wednesday night to say Goodbye to Sale-A-Bration.  Click this link to join in the fun!

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Hi!  Welcome to the weekend!  Today I have a card that was a Make & Take at the Stamp/Scrap the Day Away last weekend.  It features the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper:

This pack of Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheerful – making it perfect for birthday cards!  The sentiment is the single stamp – Stylized Birthday – and is perfect for both male and female cards.  I also love the single glittery balloon – that was made with the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper – which unfortunately – is sold out.  However, you could sponge any color on the Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper to recreate this card.  The strings are made from the Thick Bermuda Bay twine.  These cards are quick to make – so if you are looking for a cute design for mass production – look no further.

There is just 1 week left to Sale-A-Brate.  Two more products have sold out – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders are no longer available.    I’d get that order in before everything is gone if I were you!  Happy shopping!

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Goodbye Sale-A-Bration

Hi!  We are in the final week of Sale-A-Bration – how did the time go by so fast?   Items are selling out fast – 2 more items sold out yesterday – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders.  Wow – that was quick!!

I am hosting a Virtual Facebook Party on Wednesday, March 29 from 7:30-9:00pm EST to say Goodbye to Sale-A-Bration.  If you’d like to join the party, click on this link: Virtual FB Party

Can’t make it?  I am offering a FREE gift to all who make a purchase through my on-line store here using this

Hostess Code:  E2HFB3RN

I am $1200 away from my sales goal and this my final push to reach my goal!

If you have a long wish list – consider joining my team!!  Sign up by March 31st here:  JOIN MY TEAM

Not only do you get to choose $125 worth of product for just $99 plus tax – you also get an additional 2 FREE STAMP SETS!!  Choose the 2 most expensive sets and your kit could be worth $200!!     There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION, NO REQUIREMENTS after you purchase the kit.  You can drop without making a single purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you at the party on Wednesday!

Watercolor Dragonfly

Hi!  Sorry I have been MIA the last week – life got a little crazy and I had a few other commitments I needed to complete.  I hope today’s card makes it worth the wait.

Stampin' Up! SU! Dragonfly Dreams

I love how this card turned out!  The Dragonfly Dreams bundle is one of my favorites – is it yours?

For the background, I scribbled on a piece of Watercolor Paper with the following Watercolor Pencils:

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pacific Point

Then, start at the top and use an Aquapainter to spread the colors -working toward the bottom.  You do not need to clean off the brush between colors – but you DO NOT want to go back up without cleaning off the brush – ask me how I know.

The Dragonflies are die cut from Basic Black card stock, then colored with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  Here is a close up of the dragonflies.

Stampin' Up! SU! Dragonfly Dreams

The Watercolor paper is layered on Basic Black.  The base is Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Black/Gray twine from the Holiday Catalog to finish off my card.

There is only a little over a week left of Sale-A-Bration and items are selling out fast!  If you haven’t gotten your FREE favorites – don’t wait to order!   Also, Stampin’ Up! added 7 catalog products as FREE items.  Here they are:

The following exclusive Sale-A-Bration items are also still available:

Shop my on-line store to get your FREE goodies before they are gone for good!    Hostess code: E2HFB3RN gets you a FREE embellishment of my choosing!

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You Are Amazing

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s March Project Highlight featuring the stamp set All Things Thanks in the Occasions Catalog!  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here –

Stampin' Up! SU! All Things Thanks, Delicate Details

For my card, I used the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration set – (FREE with a $50 USA purchase prior to S/H and tax).  Here is what I did:

  1. Align all stamps on the largest clear block in any order.
  2. Ink with Versamark and stamp on Whisper White card stock.
  3. Sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder and tap off excess.  Make sure all Versamark is covered with powder.
  4. Heat set with the heat tool.
  5. Ink up a sponge brayer with Soft Sky ink  – roll over the top of the card.
  6. Ink up sponge brayer with Marina Mist ink – roll over the middle of the card
  7. Ink up sponge brayer with Dapper Denim ink – roll over bottom of card.  Apply as little or as much ink as you like until you get the Ombre effect you desire.
  8. Use a paper towel to wipe ink off of the embossed images.
  9. Layer image on Dapper Denim panel.
  10. Wrap Basic Black baker’s twine around left hand side of panel.
  11. Adhere panel to Whisper White base.
  12. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink on whisper white scrap.  Die cut with layering oval framelit
  13. Die cut Dapper Denim oval with Stitched Oval Framelit
  14. Attach sentiment to Stitched oval then attach to card.

Hope you like my use of the All Things Thanks stamp set!  If you do, please go vote for my project here.

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Rainy Day

Hi! Today I have a card we made at last night’s Beautiful You Watercolor class.  This card feature the lady with the umbrella image.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

For this card, we sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom using a scrap piece to mask the top half of the card.  Then covered the bottom and sponged Smoky Slate ink on top.  Next, stamp the swish stamp in Smoky Slate and the girl in Black StaZon.  The girl’s dress is colored using the Basic Black watercolor pencil, the umbrella with the Basic Gray watercolor pencil and the legs very lightly with the Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencil.  A Blender Pen was used to blend and shade the colors.  After coloring, take the Basic Gray pencil and lightly draw random lines for the rain.

This was the favorite of all the cards made last night.

If you have not yet tried out the Watercolor Pencils and this stamp set – you are missing out!  They are such fun products to play with.

We are winding down for Sale-A-Bration and the Card Tin is now SOLD OUT!  Don’t miss out on any of your other favorite FREE rewards – place your order today!!  Shop my on-line store here.

I’d love to hear what you think of this card!

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Brighter You

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card we will be making at this Friday’s Beautiful You Watercoloring class!  I am so excited for this class!  I love the Beautiful You stamp set and can’t wait to share some watercoloring tips with my attendees.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

The image is colored with the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack .  You will find all these products in my on-line store.  Just click on the image product below to be taken there.

Don’t forget we are in the last month of Sale-A-Bration!  Just a few more weeks to earn FREE products!  Purchase $50 worth of stamping goodies (prior to S/H and tax) and choose any 1 Sale-A-Bration product for FREE!  Just click on the brochures to the right to see all your FREE choices!

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Hey, Chick!

Hi! Back today with a card we made at the Sale-A-Bration class Saturday night.  Did you know if you place a $50 (USD) prior to S/H and tax with me -not only do you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from Stampin’ Up! – you get a FREE class using Sale-A-Bration products from me!  The class is held each month of Sale-A-Bration and we make 3 projects.  Long distance customers, I mail out the complete projects 1 week after the class!

Stampin' Up! SU! Hey Chick

Isn’t this chick just adorable!  I love the floppy feathers on its head.  For this card, we used the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The body is colored with the Daffodil Delight pencil, the feet with Pumpkin Pie, and the feathers on the head were done by coloring first with Melon Mambo – blending that out, then going over with the Pumpkin Pie pencil.  I thought it turned out pretty well and matches the Watermelon Wonder Designer Series Paper.

The Whisper White panel for the chick is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and the black mat is 2 11/16 x 2 11/16″.

What do you think?

If you place an order by March 31st with me, you will be invited to join in the final FREE Sale-A-Bration class!  Orders of $150 or more will also qualify you for the Big Sale-A-Bration Celebration party I host!  Last year 13 people qualified for this party – they were given goody bags, Make & Takes, games with prizes, and treats!  My way of thanking you for supporting my business!  Long distance customers received the same goody bags, the completed stamped projects and a prize!

Shop my on-line store here so you don’t miss out on any more fun!  Orders less than $150,  hostess code E2HFB3RN is active for your use.

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SSOTM – Blooms & Wishes!

Hi! I am excited today to announce the March Stamp Set of the Month – Blooms & Wishes!

Stampin' Up! SU! Blooms & Wishes

I just love this set and the font for the sentiments and am excited to use it for the March Stamp Set of the Month!  If you are interested in participating in this month’s SSOTM Club – simply purchase the following recommended items using this hostess code: SBEY2SK4

Recommended purchase:

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set – 141784 – $21.00
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper  – 141654 – $11.00
Or place an order totaling a minimum of $32.00 prior to S/H and tax using the hostess code.

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You must use the specified hostess code so I know you are taking part in the SSOTM.  Deadline for ordering for March’s SSOTM is March 10th.   Tutorials will be emailed on March 15th.

Why would you want to take part in SSOTM?  It allows you to purchase on a budget, you will get ideas on how to use your stamp set and as a BONUS – you will earn $25 in FREE merchandise after participating in 5 SSOTM offerings!

There is NO OBLIGATION or TIME COMMITMENT.  Each month I will feature a stamp set and create 4 cards/projects using that set.  There will be a recommended purchase for the month (typically $30-35 – but some months may feature a bundle that might cost more).   If you would like to take part in that month’s SSOTM, simply place an order for the recommended amount using the specified hostess code for that month’s SSOTM and you will receive a tutorial with pictures and step-by-step directions for the 4 projects.

If you order $50 or more – you also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item – and don’t forget there are 3 new rewards to choose from as well!

Still not sure – here is a comment I received on the February SSOTM tutorial:

“Thanks Teresa,

I love all of them! Can’t wait to make them. Great images to follow too. It will be a summer adventure for the winter!”

– Kate
If you have any questions about the Stamp Set of the Month Club – please let me know!
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Easter Treat

Hi! Today I have a little Easter Treat Pocket for you which is made using the Sale-A-Bration Pretty Pocket Cards kit!  You can get this kit for FREE with a $50 US purchase (prior to S/H and tax).

SU! Stampin' Up! Pretty Pocket Cards, Basket Bunch

The box is made by taking one of the pocket cards and doing the following:

  1. Score 1/2″ in from the existing score lines (pretty much score at the tip of the arrows).
  2. Score 1/2″ out from the original score line (this is scoring on the back panel – so on one edge – score in from the edge at 1/2″
  3. Score directly below the doily design
  4. Cut 1″ below the score line made in step 3
  5. Create tabs in the middle of the bottom by cutting on the two score lines made in steps 1 & 2.
  6. Add Tear & Tape on the middle tab
  7. Add Tear & Tape on the back side of the flap under the doily (Tear & Tape cannot be shown in the picture below as it goes on the other side)
  8. Assemble box and decorate as desired.

Here is a picture of the pocket card scored and cut:

The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set and is stamped in Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock.  My little box holds jelly beans and a little Lindt Chocolate Bunny.

This is one of the projects my guests made last night at the FREE Sale-A-Bration they earned for placing a $50 order in the month of February.

Three new Sale-A-Bration products were released on Tuesday – have you checked them out yet?  Here they are in all their fabulousness!

SU! Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Shop my on-line store here to earn your FREE products today!

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