Thursday, July 23, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Giveaway and 50% Off Deal!


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, now is the perfect time!  Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). Offer is valid for new subscribers only.  

Guess what else?  I'm giving away two of these past Paper Pumpkin kits on my Facebook page!  Click here to find out how you can win!






Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Watercolor Wishes - 20 Amazing Cards in 60 minutes!

I get asked a lot where I come up with my creative ideas.  The honest truth is, I lay awake in bed many nights with a million ideas running through my mind.  Last night was one of those nights.  It's hard to sleep when you just want to make pretty things!  To cure my creative itch, I turned to my Watercolor Wishes card kit that Mr. Brown just delivered.  I'm telling you, this kit is amazing!  The cards are super cute and it comes with everything you need, including the stamp set, ink spots and even a clear block.  The best part, though, is that I literally made all 20 cards (with envelopes) in only one hour!


This is one of my display boards (well, actually, they are old crib springs) in my craft studio.  I'm updating the display samples and I thought these looked perfect!  Want to see close-ups of the finished product?  Take a look at these photos:





















Aren't they pretty?  I followed the examples in the enclosed instructions exactly, but one of the things I love about Stampin' Up!'s kits is that you can mix and match and customize and make these however you want.  I would love to see what you come up with!



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Friday, July 10, 2015

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

As a stamper, one of the most difficult things for me is having to make a sympathy card at the last minute.  I also go through a lot more sympathy cards than many other occasions, so it seems like I'm always out of them when I need them.  How many of you can relate?

Today's card is one that I made for a friend who lost a family member this week.  This stamp set was instantly one of my favorites in the new catalog.  I just love how the sentiments are so beautiful, and how they are just begging to be heat embossed.


I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful today!

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