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30 January, 2015

Lotus Blossom Thank You

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is the last (BOO!) of Lotus Blossom week and it's another gorgeous card, if I do say so myself! Having used just one color for the other four creations, I've used 2 for today's card, Strawberry Slush and Blackberry Bliss, so you could say this card is berry-licious!


Card: Whisper White, folded base, panel and extra for stamping
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake
Markers: Strawberry Slush Stampin' Write (from 2013-2015 In Color pack) and Blackberry Bliss (from 2014-2016 In Color pack)
Stamp sets: Lotus Blossom, Hardwood and Painted Petals (sentiment).
Tools: Flower Medallion Punch (available separately or as part of the Petal Potpourri bundle) and Paper Snips

Stamp the step one Lotus Blossom stamp in Blackberry Bliss onto Whisper White. Complete the blossoms with Strawberry Slush ink, stamped off once. Fussy cut with Paper snips.
Stamp the Hardwood onto the panel in Crumb Cake. Punch with the Flower Medallion near an and and trim to even if need be. KEEP the punch out for another project! Attach panel to folded base card.
Ink the sentiment stamp with the Strawberry Slush marker, then color the "thank", top and bottom of the "you" with the Blackberry Bliss marker. Stamp in the aperture.
Attach the blossoms with Mini Glue Dots.

It's so hard for me to choose a favorite from the five very different cards I've created with a stamp set that's become a new favorite! Can you help me choose, please? Here's a reminder of the others (click on pix to be taken to the post for details)...





Challenges...
#44 AG at Crafting From The Heart
January Linky at DL.ART

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I'll be back on Sunday with special post, so I hope you'll join me then. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Em

29 January, 2015

Emboss Resist Lotus Blossom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Welcome to day four of Lotus Blossom Week! If you've missed any of the other posts, or you'd like to take another look, here they are... Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Regular readers will know that I've recently discovered the gorgeous emboss resist technique and I'm trying to incorporate it into designs whenever I can. Perhaps I'll add an "Emboss Resist Week" into my to-do schedule for the blog? Please let me know if that's something you'd like to see and if so, which stamp set you'd like me to try it with?

For today's card I've used an emboss resist panel with the foliage from Butterfly Basics as the background for gorgeous Blackberry Bliss Lotus Blossoms...


Card: Whisper White, folded base, panel and extra for the Lotus Blossoms
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz
Stamp sets: Butterfly Basics, Lotus Blossom and Painted Petals (sentiment)
Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stamping Sponges and Paper Snips

Stamp the foliage from Butterfly Basics in Versamark 3 times onto the Whisper White panel, varying the height. Cover with White Embossing Powder and heat. Leave to cool.
Stamp the 3 step Lotus Blossoms in Blackberry Bliss onto extra Whisper White, stamping off before layers 2 and 3. Fussy cut with the Paper Snips.
Sponge Pool Party ink over the embossed panel to cover.
Stamp the 2 step Lotus Blossom stems onto the panel in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off before the second and varying the height.
Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals in Blackberry Bliss onto the panel and attach to the folded base card.
Attach the blossoms to the base with Mini Glue Dots.

Although this card isn't the quickest to create, the finished look is well worth the effort. I love the design! and hope you do too.

Challenges...
#44 AG at Crafting From The Heart
#64 AG at Creative Fingers
January Linky at DL.ART

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Lotus Blossom creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

28 January, 2015

Lotus Blossom Frame

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As I was creating the first couple of cards with the Lotus Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Up!, which you can see here and here, I looked at the spare piece of paper which I was stamping off on and it gave me an idea. From that idea came today's card...


Card: Whisper White, folded base, panel and extra for the sentiment
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Stamp sets: Lotus Blossom (step 2 stamp) and Trust God
Tools: Decorative Label Punch

With the Whisper White panel laid vertically, stamp the blossom in Tempting Turquoise onto one of the lower corners, then next to it. Reink the stamp and stamp in the other corner, turn the card and stamp again. Repeat until you've created a frame. Attach panel to folded base card.
Stamp the sentiment in Tempting Turquoise, punch out with the Decorative Label punch and attach to panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I love the look and will definitely be trying it in other colors soon!

Challenges...
#168 AG at Word Art Wednesday
#108 AG at 613 Avenue Create (second entry)
#44 AG at Crafting From The Heart

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I'll be back tomorrow with my fourth very different Lotus Blossom creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

27 January, 2015

Gorgeously Grungy Lotus Blossom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

For today's card, the second of this week's Lotus Blossom creations (if you missed yesterday's you can see it here), I've teamed refreshing Strawberry Slush blossoms with a Crumb Cake Gorgeous Grunge background and one of my favorite sentiment stamps from the Painted Petals set...


Card: Whisper White, folded base, panel and snippets for stamping
Ink: Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Lotus Blossom (FREE with Sale-A-Bration!), Gorgeous Grunge and Painted Petals
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Stamping Sponges and Paper Snips

Stamp the 3 step blossoms in Strawberry Slush onto a snippet of Whisper White, stamping off once for the second and third stamps. Fussy cut with your Paper Snips.
Randomly stamp the Gorgeous Grunge stamp in Crumb Cake over the cut panel and attach to the folded base card.
Stamp the sentiment in Strawberry Slush onto another snippet of card, punch out with the Decorative Label punch and sponge the edges with Crumb cake.
Attach the three blossoms to the right edge of the card using Glue Dots and attach the sentiment in the center with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I gotta say I absolutely LOVE the card! With such a heartfelt sentiment it would be perfect to send at any time of year, but perhaps especially so for a birthday?

Challenges...

#131 Birthday at CASology
Take Your Pick (Colors) at Papertake Weekly
#161 at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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I'll be back tomorrow with another, very different Lotus Blossom card, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

26 January, 2015

Zingy Lotus Blossom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The Lotus Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Up! has been sat on my desk for almost a month and while I've used a few of the sentiments in the set on other cards, I've been a bit apprehensive of using the flower stamps! So totally silly, I know! All that changed this morning and I spent a few hours playing and you know what? I LOVE it!

I've seen so many great designs created with the set, but I thought I'd start of by creating a simple card using only the stamps in the set and a couple favorite punches...


Card: Whisper White and Tangelo Twist
Ink: Tangelo Twist and Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Bracket Label and Decorative Label punches

Stamp the three step blossoms onto a spare piece of Whisper White, stamping off once for the second and third layers and fussy cut (this is quicker than you might think!).
Stamp the two step stems onto the bottom of a panel of Whisper White and layer this onto a Tangelo Twist panel then onto the card base.
Attach the flowers with a few glue dots.
Stamp sentiment onto Whisper White and punch with the Bracket Label. Layer onto a Tangelo Twist Decorative Label and attach above the blossoms.

Challenges...

#108 AG at 613 Avenue Create
January Linky at DL.ART

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Lotus Blossom creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

23 January, 2015

Amazingly Amazing With Petal Potpourri

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! I'm honored to have you here and truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another created with the versatile Petal Potpourri stamp set from Stampin' Up!, this time teamed with a sentiment from Painted Petals...


Card: Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Markers: Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush Stampin' Write (from 2013-2015 In Color set)
Stamp sets; Petal Potpourri and Painted Petals
Tools; Flower Medallion punch (from Petal Potpourri bundle) and Decorative Label punch

Randomly stamp the flower onto a Whisper White panel and once onto another piece, (I started by stamping the now hidden one in the center). Attach to folded card base. Color the additional bloom with Crisp Cantaloupe, punch out and attach to the panel.

Color the sentiment stamp with the Crisp Cantaloupe marker and then carefully color the "you are" and "amazing" with the Strawberry Slush marker. Punch out. Punch another from Crisp Cantaloupe, cut in half horizontally and trim the points. Layer behind the sentiment and attach to panel.

Challenges...
#17 AG at Inspiration Destination
#123 AG at Aud Sentiments (second entry)
#43 AG at Crafting From The Heart

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Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one! I'll be back on Monday, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

22 January, 2015

Emboss Resist With Petal Potpourri

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! I'm honored to have you here and I truly do appreciate each of you more than you know!

I loved creating and sharing the emboss resist cards with you last week. So much so that I had to have a go with the Petal Potpourri stamp set too...


Card: Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride and Versamark
Stamp sets: Petal Potpourri and Tag Talk
Tools etc: White embossing powder, Bracket Label Punch and Stamping Sponges

Stamp the image in Versamark randomly on a Whisper White panel, cover with White EP and heat. Stamp the sentiment in the same way onto more Whisper White and punch out with the Bracket Label Punch.

Sponge ink over both the embossed panels and attach to the card base.

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#107 AG at 613 Avenue Create
January AG at 3 Girl Jam

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I'll be back tomorrow with the last of this week's Petal Potpourri creations, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

21 January, 2015

Zingy Refresh Renew Rejoice

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

We've reached the middle of Petal Potpourri week and if you're feeling tired today's zingy, zesty colors, together with the beautiful sentiment from the Indescribable Gift stamp set from Stampin' Up!, will hopefully give you a boost...


Card: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey
Ink: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey
Markers: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey (from 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write set)
Stamps: Petal Potpourri and Indescribable Gift
Tools: Bracket Label Punch

Stamp the two smallest stamps from the Petal Potpourri set randomly onto a Whisper White panel, (I started with the flower shape and filled in the gaps). Attach to Tangelo Twist panel.

Scribble the Hello Honey marker all over the sentiment stamp, then carefully go over the bottom half of the letters with the Tangelo Twist. Huff on the stamp to moisten if needed and stamp onto Whisper White. Punch out with the Bracket Label and attach to one punched from Hello Honey. Attach to card.

Challenges...
#183 Color it at HIMRC
#123 AG at Aud Sentiments
#167 AG at Word Art Wednesday

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Petal Potpourri card using one of the other stamps in the set, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

20 January, 2015

Birthday Card With Petal Potpourri

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Regular readers might recall how much I love creating my own backgrounds and also using the Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up! Today's card is created using both those techniques, with the new Petal Potpourri stamp set...


Card: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon
Ink: Lost Lagoon and Pool Party
Markers: Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Stamp sets: Petal Potpourri and Tag Talk
Tools: Flower Medallion and Bracket Label punches

Stamp the flower image from Petal Potpourri randomly onto a panel of Whisper White and once onto a spare piece. Adhere panel to folded card base. Color the additional one with the lightest shade of Coastal Cabana Blendie and punch out.

Stamp the sentiment from Tag Talk on Whisper White and punch out. Punch piece of Lost Lagoon card and layer together.

Attach sentiment and flower to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Challenges...

#130 Friend at CASology
#123 AG with a twist at Artistic Inspirations
#129 Birthday for a girl at Brown Sugar

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I'll be back tomorrow with another, very different card using the Petal Potpourri stamp set, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

19 January, 2015

Many Thanks With Petal Potpourri

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more you know!

I absolutely LOVED taking part in my first ever blog hop on Saturday with my Pinkie sisters and wanted to create a card to thank all of them and indeed all of you too! I've used two of the new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! to create the card, Petal Potpourri and Lotus Blossom, plus an old favorite, Petite Petals. Both the Petal sets have matching punches, so creating the card took no time at all...


Card: Whisper White
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Petal Potpourri, Lotus Blossom (sentiment) and Petite Petals
Tools: Flower Medallion (available in a bundle with Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals punch

Stamp 2 flowers in one color and one in the other and punch out. Use a mini glue dot to adhere together.
Stamp the sentiment 3 times onto the card base and adhere the flowers.

Challenges...

#53 Clean and Quick at CanYouCaseIt
#36 AG at Scribble and Scrap
#186 Punches and or dies at The Paper Shelter

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I'll be back tomorrow with another card created using the Petal Potpourri stamp set, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

17 January, 2015

Pinkies Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

This is the first time I've joined my Pinkie sisters for the hop, so I'm super excited to be among such such amazingly talented ladies! I absolutely LOVE all the new goodies, so it was difficult to choose which to use for today's project, but regular readers might not be surprised to discover my choice... The Butterfly Basics stamp and die bundle!


Card: Whisper White 10" x 5" folded to a 5" square card base and 4 3/4" square. Coastal Cabana and Vellum for the butterflies
Inks: Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Butterfly basics
Die: Butterfly Basics
Embellishments: Basic Pearls colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities

I LOVE the way the vellum adds another dimension to the already gorgeous butterfly and would love to know what you think. 

Click the next button below to continue the hop with Ilse


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Thanks again for stopping by. I'll be back on Monday, so I hope to see you then.

Hugs,
Em 

16 January, 2015

Watercolor With Butterfly Basics

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly do appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another created using the gorgeous Butterfly Basics die from Stampin' Up! I LOVE the intricate dies in the set and have teamed it with an easy to create background using my never before used (NBUS) Aqua Painters...


Card: Crumb Cake 10" x 5" folded to create a square base, with extra for the butterfly. Whisper White 4 3/4" square
Ink: Melon Mambo
Die: Butterfly Thinlits
Tools and embellishments: Aqua Painters and Basics Pearls colored with Melon Mambo Blendabilities

The card is perfect for the latest challenge at CAS-ology...

#129 NBUS at CAS-ology
SDC178 Color Splash at Stampotique Designers
CAS at Top Tip Tuesday

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I'll be back TOMORROW with a very rare, but very special Saturday post, as I join my Pinkie sisters for a blog hop, so I really hope you'll join me.

Hugs,
Em

15 January, 2015

More Emboss Resist

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I absolutely LOVE the emboss resist technique I used on the card I shared yesterday. What I didn't say is that that card was the first time I've EVER tried the technique. I had so much fun creating the card that I had to do some more!

I've used the same focal image from the gorgeous Butterfly Basics set from Stampin' Up! as I did yesterday, but the look is very different...


Ink: Versamark and Pool Party
Card: Whisper White
Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Tools and embellishments: White Embossing Powder, Stamping Sponges and Crystal Effects

Challenges...
#23 AG at Art By MiRan
#16 AG at Inspiration Destination
AG at Through The Craft Room Door

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation using Butterfly Basics, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

14 January, 2015

Emboss Resist With Butterfly Basics

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know.

The focal image in today's card is another of the stamps from the gorgeous Butterfly Basics stamp set. It's the first time I've used this particular stamp and also the first time I've used the emboss resist technique for the background..


Card: Whisper White and Strawberry Slush
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark and Blushing Bride. 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Tools: Clear EP, Sponge, Bracket Label Punch

Challenges...
January Linky at DL.ART
#42 AG at Crafting From The Heart
AG at Imagination Crafts

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Butterfly Basics creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

13 January, 2015

Butterfly Basics Trio

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another I've created with the gorgeous Butterfly Basics stamp and die bundle from Stampin' Up! I created it especially for the latest challenge over at CanYouCaseIt? where there is a color challenge using Pool Party, Gold and Whisper White and I've kept my card CAS this time...


Card: Whisper White
Ink: Versamark and Pool Party
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Tools: Gold embossing powder, Butterfly Basics dies and Decorative Label punch

Challenges...
#52 A Color Challenge at CYCI
#35 AG at Scribble and Scrap
Dies and punches at Stamping Sensations

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Butterfly Basics creation that is very different to those I've shown you so far, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

12 January, 2015

In The Pink With Butterfly Basics

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly do appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today was inspired by a similar one created by Virginia "Wirg" Hampson, a Stampin' Up! demo from Sydney, Australia, using the gorgeous new Butterfly Basics stamp and die bundle from Stampin' Up!


Card: 5" x 10" Cherry Cobbler, folded to create a 5" square base. 4 3/4" square Crumb Cake. 4 1/2" square Very Vanilla, plus extra for the butterflies

Ink: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo for background and butterflies. Cherry Cobbler for the sentiment

Stamps and Dies: Butterfly Basics bundle

Challenges...
#106 at 613 Avenue Create
#159 at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#122 at Artistic Inspirations

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation using the Butterfly Basics set, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

09 January, 2015

You Are Amazingly Amazing

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

There are so many gorgeous stamp sets in the new Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! and I've used another to create today's card, Painted Petals. I've stamped it with beautiful soft, subtle colors, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Pool Party, softening the look even more by stamping off...


To complete the design I added in a few butterflies from the new Butterfly Basics stamp set and I'm really happy with it.

Challenges...
NBUS #3 at djkardkreations (stamp set)
#165 AG at Word Art Wednesday
Something New at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

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I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then. Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great and SAFE one.

Hugs,
Em

08 January, 2015

Refresh, Renew, Rejoice

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Regular readers might recall how much I LOVE the Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up! If so, it might surprise you to hear that it took me until yesterday to use them this year! What??? It was well worth the wait though and I can't wait to get my hands on the FOUR new sets from the Occasions catalog!

Stampin' Up!'s new Indescribable Gift stamp set is perfect for not only Easter, but any time of year thanks to the other sentiments in the set, including the one I've used on today's card...


I stamped the image in Memento ink on Whisper White card. I've colored the flowers with the Pumpkin Pie blendies, the leaves with Old Olive and the branch with Bronze from the Skin Tone set.

The dual color look of the sentiment is easy to achieve thanks to the 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. Using the brush tip, I colored it all in Hello Honey, then went over the lower part of the letters with the Tangelo Twist marker.

To complete the card I popped the white panel onto Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist using Stampin' Dimensions and added a few more to the sentiment, which I'd punched out with the Bracket Label punch.

Challenges...
NBUS #3 at djkardkreations (stamp set)
#165 AG at Word Art Wednesday
Something New at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge



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I'll be back tomorrow with a more subtle design, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

07 January, 2015

Celebrate Your Big Day

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I created the card I'm sharing with you today using one of the FREE stamp sets, Big Day, that you can get during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration event. If you missed yesterday's SAB and Occasions catalog launch post, you can see it here).

It's the first time I've used the set and I love it! There are five stamps in the set and I've used them all to create the card; the 3 I've used for the sentiment panel, the tiny candle and the fifth, a delicious birthday cake which is hiding inside for the recipient to find...


I've stamped everything in what else but Crumb Cake ink, then colored the lettering and banner with my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write marker from the 2013 - 2015 In Color set, and I then layered the Whisper White stamped layer onto a Crisp Cantaloupe panel. To add a finishing touch of glitter I've used Dazzling Details on the candle flames, although the photo doesn't shown this well, I assure you it's there!

Challenges...
#194 AG at Party Time Tuesdays
Use Glitter at House of Cards
#203 Something New at Sweet Stamps
NBUS #3 at djkardkreations


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I'll be back tomorrow with a card created using one of the new stamp sets from the new Occasions catalog, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

06 January, 2015

New Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Launch

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today is the day many of you have been waiting for! It's the day that Stampin' Up! have launched the new Occasions catalog, which you can browse right now online by clicking here. The great news is that you can order right now from my Online Shop.

That's not all though. Yep, they are spoiling us! Today is also the day that Sale-A-Bration 2015 launches! From today until March 31, 2015, for EVERY £45 you spend you'll be able to choose a FREE item! There are lots to choose from and you can browse them here


I mentioned in yesterday's post how much I like all the goodies in the new catalog and how I want all of it! The same was true six months ago with the launch of the last seasonal catalog and so I chose to join Stampin' Up! then. 

Now is an even better time to join than it was then because in addition to all the great benefits of joining, including choosing £130 products and paying just £99, you'll also get to choose either 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items or a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the new Occasions catalog. Click here to see all the benefits of joining.

If you'd like more information about any of the new products or about joining Stampin' Up and my "Creative crew", give me a call on 0151 200 2110 and I'll very happily answer any questions you have. Alternatively you can email me at emlouisef (at) gmail (dot) com. 

I look forward to sharing some of the creations I've made with the new products and indeed I'll be back tomorrow with a card created with one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, so I hope to see you then. 

Hugs,
Em 




05 January, 2015

Sending Wishes Your Way

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments on my New Year's Eve post. I'm honored to have you here and truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

A quick reminder that today is the last day to order from the Seasonal catalog and the Year End Closeouts also end this evening. So if there's anything you wanted but haven't got around to buying yet, there's only a few hours to do so!

The Occasions catalog that launches tomorrow (January 6, 2015) is packed with so much goodness and my personal wish/ shopping list is almost endless! The card I'm sharing today gives you a sneak peek of some of the goodies, so enough chatter...


I've used the new Butterfly Basics stamp and die bundle to create the card. Regular readers will perhaps not be surprised that it was at the top of my "Must have" list as soon as I saw it, because of my love of butterflies!

I stamped the foliage from the set in pear pizzazz 3 times for the graduated look onto a Whisper White panel. The Sentiment is one of 3 in the set and is stamped in Melon Mambo onto more white and punched with the Decorative Label punch and layered onto Crisp Cantaloupe. The delicate butterfly is the second of 3 in the die set and has been cut from Strawberry Slush card.

To complete the design I layered the stamped panel onto a Pistachio Pudding base card, added Basics Pearls to the butterfly body and popped the sentiment up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Challenges...
#181 Pinks at Hiding In My Craft Room
January Linky at DL.ART
A is for Anything Goes at ABC Challenge
January ~ Dies and Punches at Stamping Sensations

All the products I've used to create the card are available 24/7 in my Online Shop. Click the images below to be taken straight to them.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I'll be back tomorrow with another colorful creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em x