Remembering the Sixties

This layout and the idea came from a card my friend and upline, Linda Heller did a couple of weeks ago. But I’m a child of the sixties…I said sixties not hippies so I thought I would add a little 1960’s to the card. I wish it were a VW Van but you can’t have everything. The car does tells the story and the rainbow…well think of it as a headband. IMG_1266

Some Like It Cool…Some Like It Hot

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Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

What a difference color makes both in card stock and lighting. Normally I would not photograph in such different lighting situations but I tore up the white card to make the “hot” card and couldn’t duplicate the lighting or the backgrounds. I did made a few changes on the second card…rounded the corners and added the pearl to the focal point. I like both…which is your favorite?

Remember, Stampin’ UP! has a special offer for Designer Series Paper…buy 3 pack and get 1 more for FREE. What a deal! See pages 150 – 154 in the Stampin’ Up Catalog to see all the beautiful papers. Click HERE to Shop Online.

Free Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper – Buy Three, Get One FREE

I love the Designer Series Paper in this year’s Annual Catalog. If you’ve been trying to figure out which papers you want to purchase – well, Stampin’ Up! is making it easier for you to narrow down the list.  Pick four – and pay for three.  Pick eight – and pay for six.  Do you see how this works?  Look on pages 151,153 and 154 of the Annual Catalog and start picking your papers!  *Specialty DSP and Paper Stacks are not included in this promotion.  This offer runs through July 31.  Don’t miss out! Click HERE to Order Online.

Let’s Hear It For Banners!

Swap Card

I love banners! So when I saw this layout on another card, I knew I was going to have to use it. So with changes, I hope I have made a card that lives up to the sketch.

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party & Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Quatrafancy

Ink: Strawberry Slush Ink Pad & Strawberry Slush

Framelits & Embossing Folder: Apothecary Accents & Modern Mosaic

Punches: Modern Label

Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewel

Going To The Circus

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I love this Designer Series Paper. Yes, I know it’s retired. But I thought you might like to see this card I made for my grand nephew. He turned seven years old and we share the same birth date…no news about my age. This was a fun card to make so I made two…one for him and one for me. 

Paper Pumpkin

A "once a month surprise" to give to yourself. Each month for just $19.95 you receive a beautiful orange box just right for a little me time. The kits will have a different theme each month, cards,  3-D projects, etc The price includes shipping...only tax will be added to the price. You can't afford not to try one for a least 1 month. You may cancel your subscription at any time.

A “once a month surprise” to give to yourself. Each month for just $19.95 you will receive a beautiful red box just right for a little “me time”. The kits will have a different theme each month, cards, 3-D projects, home decor, etc. and will include everything you need to finish your projects. Plus, your first month’s order will include a Stampin’ Up acrylic block to use with the stamps included in the kits.

I have a group of Paper Pumpkin subscribers that meet once a month at my home…sometimes you just need a jump start. If there are multiple cards in the kit, we make one as shown on the instructions and one jazzed up card and you will still have additional cards to finish as you see fit. The meeting are always on a Sunday afternoon, usually the last weekend of the month.

The My Paper Pumpkin cost is $19.95 includes shipping…only tax will be added to the price. You can’t afford not to try My Paper Pumpkin for at least a month. You may cancel your subscription at any time. To order and for more information click HERE. When you order, please name me, Emily Turner as your demonstrator. Thanks! I know you will love your monthly surprises.

When Is A Ticket Not A Ticket…

When It’s A Tree

Ticket Christmas Tree

I was looking at the ticket punch and wondering what you could do with that tiny little ticket. I started punching tickets out of scrapes of silver glimmer paper…the tickets looked like little bricks. From there I tried to build a wall using the traditional brick pattern…it was OK…but this tree is better. I used Whisper White for the card and the first layer, then a little border of Gumball Green around the Cherry Cobbler…built the tree and topped it with a star. The Merry Christmas is from the Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set.

Very graphic and simple!

Wishing You Peace

Serene Silhouettes, Summer Silhouettes and Greetings of the Season Stamp Sets

The roots of the bush are the flower stem from Summer Silhouettes turned upside down and the bush with the beautiful red birds is from Serene Silhouettes. The greeting is from Stampin’ Up new Holiday Catalog…four greetings written in lovely fonts. The greeting, birds and frame are all Cherry Cobbler red. Stampin’ Up does a great job of color coordination. If you are working on a project i.e. Christmas cards and run out of ribbon there is always more available.

The Greetings of the Season Stamp Set is available from my Online Store just click here and you can order your set just in time for Christmas Card Making.

Fall Card Class

Falling Leaves

This card is as close as we get to beautiful fall leaves here in Central Florida. I used French Foliage SS and markers to color the stamps. I know the Rich Razzleberry ribbon is retired but I couldn’t resist using it…so perfect for this card. I folded the tails of the ribbon over the horizontal ribbon so I would not have a big bump and the button would sit flat on the card. The insert for this card is decorated with a single leaf. The stamp is available on the USPS website. Happy Birthday Linda!

Edgelits and Framelits

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Don’t you love the neat label shapes on this card. I am good with scissors…well not exactly. The labels were cut with Stampin’ Ups new Edgelets and Framelits Dies. We now have a number of these sets which coordinate with our new Stamp Sets. The flower stamp on this card is from our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. If you are interested in seeing more of these products or joining my Stampin’ Up family contact me HERE. There is a link on the site to our new 2012-13 Catalog as well as to my Online Store.

Snow Festival Christmas Blocks

I love this new Designer Series Paper, Snow Festival. When I saw the sheet with the squares, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. These are the blocks we sold a couple  of years ago. I saved two boxes, hopefully you did too. If not, maybe they are available online or you have some someone cut you 3″ wood blocks. Two sheet will cover five blocks. I love this Snow Festival DSP. Many of the designs are linear and make great strips to decorate cards and boxes.

Happy 4th of July

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How Lucky We Are

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

Stampin’ Up and My Digital Studio

This card is the best of both…a mix of the Stampin’ Up’s new Great Sport Stamp Set for traditional card making and My Digital Studio (MDS) for the finishing touches. The front of the card is both traditional and MDS…the inside is 100% MDS. Using both mediums is the best of everything. I hope you like the card and you will try all that Stampin’ Up has to offer. Please visit my Online Store for everything your Stampin’ Up heart could desire.