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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop - May



Hello Friends!! Today I am participating in the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop! if you have never heard of this fantastic group let me tell you a little bit about it.

The Random Act of Kindness (RAK) group is a group of Stampin' Up! crafters (demonstrators and customers - anyone that loves Stampin' Up! products can participate) all around the world that commits to send cards among each other, you can send one card or as many as you would like, this is a group on Facebook and if you are interested in participating on this group, you can join HERE

People from all over the world post the cards they are receiving and how these cards are lighting their days.. so it is a really cool group to participate in, and it helps us make a difference in someone else's life, I am always so excited to see how people react when they receive any of my cards in the mail.. they know how important they are, and that someone took the time to make a card for them.. it puts a smile on their face, plus lets face it, when we only get bills on the mail, it always is fun to receive a hand made card on the mail, don't you agree?? 

This is the first time I am participating on the RAK blog hop, so for this time I wanted to show the cards I am sending this month to the people I randomly selected from the group.. 

Here are the pictures of the cards I am sending





Even if you are not part of this group, make a plan to  send your handmade cards to your loved ones, I am sure they will feel the love and you will make their day happy.. 

Thanks a lot of stopping by today, don't forget to visit everyone participating on this blog hop, so you can see what cards they have sent or maybe which cards they have received!! it is always fun to see these cards.. Below is the full line up!



Happy Stamping!!  

Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF 

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Facebook live 4/19/18 - quick and easy cards



Hello Friends!, here is my last card for the week showcasing the Remarkable You stamp set that is retiring in May!! I am also showcasing two other cards that were made with different stamp sets, the Garden in bloom that is as well retiring at the end of May and the Beautiful Day Stamp set that still will be available in the new catalog. 

Please note that until May 25th, Stampin' Up! is guaranteeing the availability of the stamp sets, however after this date, it is only while supply lasts, ALL other items retiring are already while supply lasts, so be sure to get your favorite items ASAP, there are a lot of great items already discontinued!! 

These three cards were made during a Facebook Live event in April. I usually do a Facebook Live event every Thursday at 7pm CST, so be sure to join me as I show you how to make Three easy and quick, yet beautiful cards in these events..  I hold these events at my Facebook Page HERE

This first card is using also a retiring color, Marina Mist and as you can see I colored the stamped flowers with the Stampin' Blends, I also added wink of stella on the flowers to add some sparkle to the flowers.. I absolutely love how it looks when you apply Wink of Stella 

Remarkable You Stamp Set

Here is a close up picture of the card, so you can see more of the details.. 

Remarkable You Stamp Set

The following card is using the Garden in Bloom, this stamp set is really great as it has the line image and the bold image, so you can stamp and color the flowers, these are considered Two Step Stamping Stamp Sets, and is also a fabulous stamp set as you can use a lot of coloring techniques with these type of stamps, you can stamp the bold image and not line image and you get a watercolor look, you can only stamp the line image and then pick your favorite coloring technique, you can do what I dis on this card and use both the line and the bold images.. so you can get different beautiful looks with each of these options. 

By the way, the color I used Flirty Flamingo was one of the retiring in-colors 2016-2018, however this particular one has made it to the core colors that Stampin' Up! has, so it is a returning color and will be available with the new catalog.  



This final card was actually inspired in a swap I got at a Stampin' Up! event called On Stage!! and when I saw this card swap, I knew I wanted to recreate it!! 



You can see the video tutorial for these three cards below, I go over measurements as well as instructions and tips to make these cards, I am sure you will enjoy watching it..  Please let me know if you have any questions :)

Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make these cards, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....


May Hostess Code HSK999JF 





Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Soon to Retire! Remarkable you stamp set


Hello Friends!! As mentioned previously this week I am featuring the stamp set Remarkable You, which is retiring at the end of May, this stamp set is just perfect for coloring and so I paired these cards with showing you how to use the Stampin' Blends!! which are the Stampin' Up! Alcohol Markers..

These markers are of great quality and they make super easy your coloring experience, you will feel like a pro when using them! I love that you don't see the strokes you make when coloring and that you can blend the colors really nicely, also starting June 2018 Stampin' Up! is releasing NEW colors on these markers!!! How exciting is this!!! 


Here is the card for today, I used Calypso Coral as the card base, and I colored the flower with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, you can see how well these markers color coordinate with Stampin' Up! products!!, I don't get tired to mention that one of the biggest advantages of using Stampin' Up! products is how well everything coordinate, embellishments, card stock, designer series paper, inks, markers, everything!! so the designing of your projects is made so easy, as you just pick the color you want to use and everything else color coordinates perfectly as you can see on the card below..  

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! Blends (alchol markers)!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #stampinblendsarethebest #coloringmadeeasy

You can watch the below video tutorial where I go over measurements and instructions to make this card, also I give some tips on how to color with the Stampin' Blends!! I am sure you will enjoy this tutorial!



Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF 





Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Go for Greece Blog Hop


Hello Friends!! Hope you are enjoying the week, today I am participating in an international blog hop where fellow demonstrators will be hoping to show you different projects and get you inspired. What I like of this group is that you get to see the projects from around the world, and you get to meet other demonstrators with whom you might not be familiar as they are in other regions..

As I mentioned on my previous post this week I am featuring cards using the Remarkable You Stamp set, which is retiring at the end of May!!


You can see below the image of this stamp set! you can see all the images are just perfect for multiple coloring techniques, where my favorite is using the Stampin' Blends!! Stampin' Up! alcohol markers which are perfect as they color coordinate with the Stampin' Up! colors, which is a great feature as you can design your cards even easier when everything color coordinate, don't you agree?? 

Remarkable You Stamp Set

Talking about the Stampin' Blends, with the new catalog, Stampin' Up! is releasing 11 new colors for these markers!! how exciting is that!!! I cannot wait to get all of them, as I mentioned earlier this is  by far my favorite coloring technique!!  I love how well these blend together and the fact that you can do shadowing with these markers without seeing the strokes of your coloring is another great feature when using this markers. 

Fort his card, I used the leaves image and colored with the old olive Stampin' Blends combo, which has a light and a dark shade of this color, keep in mind that you need to use the memento ink, for you to get the best results when blending with the Stampin' Blends, this will prevent picking up the black ink from the image, just make sure that your image is completely dry before you start coloring, but honestly this ink does dry fast.. 

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! Blends (alchol markers)!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #stampinblendsarethebest #coloringmadeeasy

For this card I used as well the word "Friend" from the "Lovely Words" thinlits, another great die set that is retiring at the end of May. 

As I have been mentioning in the last weeks if you like any of these items be sure to get them before they are gone as once they are gone, they are gone for good!!

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! Blends (alchol markers)!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #stampinblendsarethebest #coloringmadeeasy

Below is the video tutorial for this card, where I go over measurements and instructions on how to make this card and how to color using the stamping blends, I made this video back in October 2017 when the Stampin' Blends were released!!  I am sure you will enjoy watching this video and get some great tips.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Do not forget to visit everyone's blog participating on this blog hop, I am sure you will get a lot of inspiration from all the talented demonstrators participating today.. here is the line up.. you are @ Alejandra Gomez - USA



Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF 





Monday, May 21, 2018

Soon to retire - Remarkable you stamp set!!


Hello Friends!! This week I will be featuring cards made with the stamp set Remarkable you!! this is the stamp set that I used back in October 2017 when the Stampin' Blends got released!! the images on this set are just perfect for coloring!! I am sure you will enjoy coloring these flowers with the Stampin' Blends!! so for this week I will be featuring cards with this set and coloring with the Stampin' Blends! 

This card is  super easy to recreate and you can see that the flowers really make this card look great!, also note that I added Wink of Stella on the flowers, so even though I only added a little bit of color on the actual flower, it shines really nice in person! 

You can see on this picture the colors I used for making this card.. Using alcohol markers really make super easy your coloring experience! 

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! Blends (alchol markers)!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #stampinblendsarethebest #coloringmadeeasy

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! Blends (alchol markers)!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #stampinblendsarethebest #coloringmadeeasy

Here is the video tutorial, where I go over measurements and instructions as to how to make this card! I also go over some tips on how to color using the Stampin' Blends! I am sure you will enjoy watching this tutorial!


Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF 



Saturday, May 19, 2018

NEW Release Share What You Love Bundles


Hello Friends!! here is the final card for this week showcasing the newest products from Stampin' Up! being released!! 

Are these bundles not great?? I honestly think that the Gotta Have It All Bundle is the best, which is the one that has the embossing folder as well as the Share What You Love designer series paper!! 

Just want to remind you that when you purchase any of these bundles thru me, you also get a tutorial to make Eight cards in addition to the ordering incentive and the embellishement of the month, just remember you need to use the hostess code shown at the end of this post!!  you can see all bundles available in the pictures below 




This card was the make and take that we made during the On Stage back in April, this is an event that Stampin' Up offers where we get to see the newest products as the new annual catalog is also released at this event.. These events are so much fun as all the demonstrators get together as we enjoy using new products, we get prizes, and have some stamping time with friends, and get lots of inspirations from the different presentations and samples being shared!! 

Check out blog post with instructions on how to make this card with TIPS and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Share what you love suite!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #thankyoucards #brandnewproducts #sneakpeekproducts

Measurements
Card base in Mint Macaroon 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Very Vanilla 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", Share What You Love designer series paper 3" x 4" and a strip of 1" x 3 1/2", Vellum 3" x 4" 

Instructions
  1. Fold in half the card base using the bone folder and stamp flowers in mint macaroon radomly. TIP - use the piercing mat under the paper you are stamping to get a better image as this stamp is photopolymer
  2. Glue down the Vellum and the designer series paper in an angle, and then add the strip of designer series paepr as well as the pearlized doilie, then add the ribbon 
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide and punch out the corners using a circle punch, add this piece to the front of the card using dimensionals and add pearls as you like


Check out blog post with instructions on how to make this card with TIPS and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Share what you love suite!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #thankyoucards #brandnewproducts #sneakpeekproducts

This card is great as this features all the products from the bundle! and you can see this is a very simple card to make yet it looks gorgeous. 

Below is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF 





Friday, May 18, 2018

NEW Release Share What You Love Bundles


Hello Friends!!,  here is the fourth card showcasing the Share What You Love Suite! and as mentioned before these are brand new products from the upcoming catalog that is being released in June!! 

You can start getting these products in May by purchasing these bundles.. and depending on the bundle you pick, you get FREE items.. I honestly think that the best one to get is the Gotta Have It All Bundle!! as this one includes three items for FREE, but it also has all the products!! I love the Share What You Love designer series paper.

You can see below the three different bundles being offered in May, and when you purchase any of these bundles thru me, using the hostess code shared below, you will get a tutorial to make EIGHT cards with this suite!! I am sure you will love them!!  plus don't forget that any of these bundles will qualify to get the ordering incentive, which is the card kit to make Four cards as well the embellishment of the month.




The card today is very simple and quick to make.. I love using the embossing folder for the background as it add a really nice dimension to the card.. I also added a twine under the focal point to add texture to the card and though this suite doesn't include the faceted gems, you can see a sneak peek of another product coming up in June, these gems come in mint macaroon, grapefruit grape, blackberry bliss and black, these come in different sizes and thou these gems are not part of this suite, they color coordinate really well with the Share What You Love suite!

Check out blog post with instructions on how to make this card with TIPS and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Share what you love suite!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #thankyoucards #brandnewproducts #sneakpeekproducts


Measurements
Card base in Very Vanilla 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", rectangle in Very Vanilla  2 1/2" x 3", card front in Powder Pink 3 3/4" x 5"

Instructions
  1. Fold in half the card base using the bone folder 
  2. Emboss the Powder Pink Card front using the Lovely Floral embossing folder and stamp the corners with the little flowers in powder pink, glue this piece to the card base, add the twine to the card front (make sure you form loops as shown below)
  3.  Stamp the rectangle using the smudge image in mint macaroon (TIP- make sure you use the piercing mat when stamping, as this set is photopolymer, that will help have a better image), then stamp the longer flowers in Soft Suede, then the little flowers in Powder Pink, and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss, add a faceted gem to the flower and then glue this piece to the card front using dimensionals 

Check out blog post with instructions on how to make this card with TIPS and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Share what you love suite!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #thankyoucards #brandnewproducts #sneakpeekproducts

Below is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, there are some items that are not yet available until June, so I cannot add it to the supply list, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



May Hostess Code HSK999JF