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Quick and Cute Piggy

I've got another cute little piggy card to share with you today. Its very simple but very sweet.

I used watercolor paper and aqua painters to watercolor the little pig. Its as simple as squeezing the lids of the inkpads, into the pad itself and picking up the deposited bit of ink on the inside of the lid with the aqua painter and coloring the image. I used the new "in color", powder pink, as well as flirty flamingo and a bit of pear pizazz for the grass.

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How do you like the new "Oh My Stars" emboss folder that I used on the whisper white background? Pretty cool, huh?

I cut the scallop circle from the crumb cake cardstock with the Layering Circles framlits and also used the crumb cake cardstock for the card base.

I finished the card with the new powder pink finely woven ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

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On the inside, I used the verse "Says Thanks!" I'm just loving This Little Piggy and I think you will too!

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Colorful Seasons- My #1 Pick from the New Catalog

When I first saw the new Stampin Up catalog, the first set that I knew that I had to have was "Colorful Seasons."

Its perfect for all seasons and has coordinating dies to match. The leaves, the snowflakes, the flowers and branches, even an adirondack chair. This set covers it all for every season of the year.

I started with this beach scene. We actually did a similar card at my card class last week using the adirondack chair instead of the beach chair on this card. Both look equally fabulous.

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I tweaked this idea from my demonstrator friend, Kim Peck, and I love it! I sponged, peek a boo peach, so saffron, pool party and sahara sand across the card to emulate sky, water and sand.

The beach chair was stamped in pool party and sahara sand and the words and the birds are in early espresso ink.

The birds did not come with this set- I borrowed them from the " Wherever You Go" stamp set.

I punched the sun out with the 1.5" circle punch and used the wink of stella brush in clear over top to get the shimmer on the sun.

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Ahhhh... makes me wish I was at the beach right now.

Hope you like this calming, beachy card and I'm so glad you stopped by to visit.

Check out this awesome stamp set and bundle pictured below, before you go. You'll see why its my #1 pick!

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My Favorite Colors and Last Chance Deal

I made a card with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and tried it in my two favorite colors- pink and green. Melon mambo and Lemon Lime Twist to be exact. I also threw in a bit of black.

This stamp set is amazing! I kept building and building with all the various stamps and came up with this beauty.

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Its crazy how much I love this set. Don't forget, you too can own this set as a special purchase bundle this month!

Sale ends on MAY 31st- so get it while you can. This special offer will not be in the new catalog. See DETAILS BELOW:

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These great samples were inspired by some amazingly talented Stampin' Up Artisians.

 

Remember- YOU can order these SPECIAL BUNDLES until May 31st- see prices and items listed below.

The Premier Bundle comes with FREE very vanilla thick cardstock and very vanilla envelopes.

The Starter Bundle, comes with FREE very vanilla note cards and envelopes.

They both include 3 of the NEW In Color ink pads and the Premier Bundle includes the coordinating thinlits- a must have!

The thinlits have at least 42+ different creative combinations!

Click on images below to order on May 1st!

 

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Card Class - Featuring Eastern Palace Suite

I actually remembered to take "people" pictures at class this time. Well, truth be told, Heather and Sharon reminded me or I would have missed the opportunity again.

Most everyone had finished and left, but there were a few ladies still stamping, chatting and looking over the long, 10 page retired list, trying to pick out the last "must haves" of the current catalog.

Sharon and Heather trying to decide what they cannot live without, before its gone forever.

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We made this beautiful card with the stamps and framelits from the Eastern Palace Suite. This is available during the month of May only, as a Special Bundle purchase. This card uses both the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelits. Check out the new Lemon Lime Twist "In Color." Isn't it gorgeous?

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Here's a closeup of the focal point. I love that the dies can be used in over 45 different combinations.

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Nikolette busy at the Big Shot, creating her masterpiece.

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Here's a cute card made with one of the retiring stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog, Always an Adventure. I got this cute idea from a card that I saw on pinterest made by Erica Cerwin. I tweeked it and added a few of my own touches

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I think Debbie was happy with her darling handstamped cards.

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One last card to share today. Its made with the Nailed It stamp set. Simply masculine card in wild wasabi, basic black and crumb cake. Perfect for Fathers Day or that special guys birthday.

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Marjie and Sharen are lending each other a helping hand to complete the final touches on the Nailed It card.

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Be sure to check out the Eastern Palace Bundle below. This special will not be in the new catalog, so get it before the end of the month. Its more than amazing AND both bundles come with free gifts. Can't beat that!

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One of my all time favorite stamp sets is Retiring.. so sad

I was hoping the day would never come... One of my all time favorite stamp sets and coordinating dies are retiring. I loved "Flower Patch" from the moment I laid eyes on it.

The flowers are so stinkin' cute and the coordinating framelits fit just about every image in the entire stamp set.

Its truly is an awesome duo. I've used this set so many times for so many occasions. I used it in every ink and cardstock color imaginable as well. So, in honor of its retirement, I've made up a few cards to share with you as a final fairwell to one of my favorite stamp sets ever.

We will be making one of these cards at Kim's Card Class next week. I won't say which one... it will be a surprise to those who are attending.

Here's the first one. Quick and easy, but ever so cheerful, sweet and lovely.

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The colors that I chose for these cards are: Pool Party, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizazz and Wild Wasabi. This is a 2 step stamp set so I layered the colors on top of each other for this dimensional look.

Soft sky was used on this card in place of the pool party. I used the coordinating framelits on this card as well.

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One more card to share with you.

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And here's a fun close up :)

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I hope you enjoyed this set as much as I do. And if you don't have it, you're going to want to get it. There's nothing like it, even in the new catalog. Its awesome and amazing and fabulous and thats the honest truth!

If you'd like to see more samples, click on the Flower Patch link in the list on my sidebar. It will take you to the other cards made with this set, that I have posted on my blog. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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Cards from Class

I want to share 2 cards from Card Class last night. They are fun and full of color and sass! Plus they are both super easy to make.

The first card is made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog. This is one of my favorite birthday sets. I love the fonts and just the awesome size of the stamps in the set. I also used some bright cheerful colors on this card. First of all, I chose the Festive Birthday Designer paper for the balloons, which I punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The colors in this paper make me smile. I love the bold, bright, rainbow of colors!

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The next card is also bold and fun. For this card, I used the Confetti Celebration stamp set from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.

The star in this set works perfectly with the Medium Star Punch. This birthday card is simple and to the point. I think thats what I like most about it. A dimensional behind the star gives this card a nice dimension.

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Once again, I was too busy chatting and having fun with my guests, that I forgot to take people pictures. Oh well, theres always next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at these two card class cards from last night. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until the next time..

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