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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Picture perfect party - party pandas and celebrate you thinlits


Hello Friends!!, Here I am sharing another quick and easy card using some products from Sale-a-bration!!! as you know I love the party pandas stamp set, and this is a great set to add to you stamping collection!! seriously, you will not want to stop using them!!! and the best part is that these are FREE!!! so that is way awesome, but remember these are only available thru March 31st, after then these cute pandas will not be any longer available :( so don't miss out on this cute pandas!!

As I mentioned, this card uses several items from Sale-a-bration, one being the stamp set Party Pandas, another is the Amazing you Stamp set and the celebrate you thinlits!! this is the first time ever that Stampin' Up! offers thinlits during Sale-a-bration promotion!! and these are amazing, the words are perfect for a lot of card making projects!! and the font is just so beautiful! All these products can be earned FREE when you place orders on my online store, the Party pandas and the Amazing you stamp sets are both FREE with $50 of products, there are no limits and the thinlits are FREE when you have a $100 order, again there is no limit, so you can get all three FREE with one single order of you can get them in multiple orders.. ha! :)

Honestly, all the products that are being offered during Sale-a-bration this year are just gorgeous!! and Stampin' Up! just released more items to the selection of products you can get for FREE on this promotion, so don't hold on orders, as this is the best time to be stocking up on your stamping supplies as you get a lot of items for FREE.. 

Well now for my card, I am featuring the picture perfect party designer series paper (DSP) which is really cheerful, I love the colors they have in this pack and this DSP is seriously great for a lot of occasions! 




You can see from the close up picture that I added some shading with the stampin' blends markers!! I used the lighter shade of the smoky slate for the body and face and the darker shade of the pink pirouette for the cheeks, I love how this little detail adds so much personality to the panda, don't you think?

I colored the party hat on the panda with the in-color markers, and then of course I added the wink of stella on top of the party hat cause why wouldn't you?? right?? I absolutely love the shimmer look that you get after adding the wink of stella!! all things looks better with wink of stella!! no discussion.. lol 


You can see the video tutorial here, so that you can follow how I made this card, you will find out that making this card is super easy!!




Also below is the supply list of items I used in this card, so if you need anything to duplicate this card you can click on the images below, which will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items.. 

Don't forget that during 2018, anyone placing an online order with me will get the monthly card kit, if your order is $50 or more you will get the monthly accessory of the month, you will receive these the following month as this is a monthly ordering incentive. Please note that you need to use the hostess code for the month..

February Hostess code is 2CZZVCAP

Also don't forget that Sale-a-bration is still going on! and this means you get free products when you place orders on my online store!! no limits, for every $50 or $100 you get to choose an item from the sale-a-bration brochure!!! 



If you have any questions let me know!!

I appreciate your continuous support :) happy stamping :)





Monday, February 26, 2018

Petal Passion Memories and More Card pack

Hello Friends!!! Happy Monday!!! I am so excited to show you another quick and easy card that you can make in no time!!!

By now you all know that I enjoy cardmaking but don't have much time to enjoy as much as I would love to, with a full time job, a husband and a little one, my time gets filled pretty quickly, so I have learned to still enjoy this paper crafting passion of mine, but I need to come up with quick and easy cards, so I can squeeze cardmaking into my life..

Honestly speaking I feel like paper crafting really keeps me sane, and when I don't create I feel like the stress starts to build up, so I really think that still making time to make cards has helped me to keep myself sane and in check :)  and learning how to make quick and easy has even made this better for me, as I get the instant gratification on finishing my cards in no time.. I feel frustrated if I have to spend a lot of time in one project, specially cause that means multiple days, as I don't have much time available in one single day, so quick and easy has become more and more my go-to for paper crafting.. I am sure you can relate with me..

I still want to hand made my cards and make one-of-a-kind card to a special someone, but I need to accommodate the fact that time is not so much available lately.. ha!




This card used the petal passion memories and more card pack, and the cake soiree stamp set for the sentiment, really there is little stamping and the coloring is so easy when using the stampin' blends markers, I love our alcohol based markers, they make it so easy to color, and it all looks so professional, you can blend the colors so easy and I love that you don't see the strokes you make when coloring as with other non-alcohol based markers.. 

As you can see on the close up picture I added wink of stella to the flowers as this adds the shimmery look on the flowers, making them look even more beautiful, don't you think?



Using any of the memories and more card packs that we have available makes the card making process so easy, as you just need to embellish and don't have to spend too much time in the designing process.. also because all the products from Stampin' Up! color coordinate beautifully, this process is even easier, as the embellishments, paper, ink all color coordinate perfectly, so give it a try next time you are making a card.. you will see how easy this is :) let me know how it goes.. 

As always, below is the list of items I use to make this card, you can click on any of the images below to go to my online store where you can purchase any of the items you need to duplicate this card. 

Also don't forget that in 2018 when you make an online order with me using the monthly hostess code, I will send the monthly card kit for you to make FOUR cards..

The hostess code for February is 2CZZVCAP

Also it is still Sale-A-Bration time so for every $50 or $100 you get a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.. there are no limits!!!





Thursday, February 22, 2018

Different type of stamps offered by Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends!! today I am sharing a video I made to show the different type of stamps that Stampin' Up! offers, from time to time I get questions as to what are the differences on the different stamp sets, so hopefully you find this helpful.. 

Let  me know if you have any questions or if there is something in particular you want me to show you, I know a few friends have asked me about showing the big shot and what do we do with it, and when to use the different platforms, so I will be doing a series about the big shot as well soon.. :)

Type of stamps : Clear-mount and wood-mount and Photopolymer

I think I get most of the questions regarding Clear-mount stamps, please know that these are the ones we mount on the acrylics, but the stamp type is exactly the same as the wood-mount, it is the red rubber stamp, you cannot see thru the stamp, and it allows a really good image when stamping, it has a foam cushion built in, whether it is the wood-mount or the clear-mount, which helps in the stamping process.

Some things to consider.. you might want to cut the edges of the red rubber stamps so that you don't get "unwanted shadows" when stamping, for clear mount, you might not want to put the stickers on the foam part, I found that for TX if I put the sticker, my stamp would not cling as well to the acrylic block as when they don't have the sticker, if you however want to add the sticker, you might want to add some non permanent glue, so they cling better to the acrylic block.. also be sure to always clean your acrylic blocks, if there is grease on it, sometimes stamps will not cling as well.. 

As far as storage of Stampin' Up! stamps sets, the wood-mount stamps comes in a thicker case as it needs to fit the stamps and the wood blocks, and the clear-mount stamps comes in a DVD-like box, so it is thinner and it is more convenient for me, as I don't have much space in my stamping room, so also consider the space that you have for storing your stamps.. :) like I mentioned in my video, I truly prefer the clear-mount stamps over the wood-mount.

Finally there is the photopolymer stamp sets, these are the clear stamps and you can see thru the stamps, so when positioning in a stamping project is key, this would be the prefer option, Stampin' Up! has been great about this, as most of the two-step stamps are now being manufactured in photopolymer, making your cardmaking experience so much easy, as in the past we would need to use tools like the Stamp-a-magic, which honestly I loved using, but it was not everyone's cup of tea ;-)

Things to consider on the photopolymer type of stamps is that they get stained as you used them, no matter how well or soon after using them you clean them, this is totally normal, there will be some left over stain to the stamp, however this will not impact in no way your future projects with this stamp, it will always stamp in the color you are inking, I really don't mind this natural staining but I know some people get really bugged when the stamp look brown-ish, just know they show how well loved they are :)





Hope you have enjoyed this video and if you have any questions please don't hesitate in contacting me.. 

Also don't forget that we are still on Sale-a-bration, so for every $50 or $100 you spend on my online store you get a free item from the sale-a-bration brochure!! this is the best promotion that Stampin' Up! offers, so don't miss out.. :)

Appreciate your continuous support!



Monday, February 19, 2018

Petal passion Memories and More card pack and coloring!!

Hello Friends!!! here I am sharing another quick and easy card to show you how you can make a beautiful card just by coloring.. :)

I am sure you saw that coming! ha! I love coloring with the Stampin' Up! blends, these are alcohol based markers and so it makes the coloring super easy!!! and what I love the best is that as the name says it you can blend the colors to get shades and to give dimension to your projects!! 

Do you like it?? and a little secret on this card... there was no stamping involved on this card SSHHH!! lol.. I used one of the cards from the petal passion memories and more card pack!! and added a word that I die cut from the sunshine wishes thinlits..  seriously how easy can this be, right?? 



Here is a close up picture of the card so you can see more details on the coloring, I used 4 colors for this card, cherry cobbler, old olive, night of navy and daffodil delight combo packs!! 

And of course I added some Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers to add some shimmer to them! I love how nice the wink of stella complements the blends markers!!! Don't you think?



By the way, bellow is the supply list of all items used on this card, if you want to purchase any of these items you can click on the pictures bellow which should take you to my online store where you can get these items, also don't forget...


And this means FREE products for every $50 you spend!!! there are no limits!! who does not like FREE products!! right??

Thanks a lot for your continuous support! I truly appreciate it! 






Friday, February 16, 2018

Petal Passion Memories and More card pack

Hello Friends!!! Today I am sharing a quick and easy card for a thank you card!! 

This particular card has almost no stamping involved!!, I used one of the cards from the memories and more pack and stamped the sentiment from the petal palette stamp set!



I colored the flowers with the stampin' blends markers, it is always so easy to color with them, and so it makes this card super easy to recreate.. and as usual I added a little of the wink of stella to the flowers!! I love using it to add some shimmer to the cards!! it always add something to the cards, don't you think??


And here is the list of items I used to make this card, you can click on the images bellow which will take you to my online store, where you can purchase any of the items so you can recreate this project!!

Hope you have enjoyed this project!!, let me know if you have any questions.. I will be happy to help you.. 

Thanks a lot for your continuous support!!






Thursday, February 15, 2018

Additional items added to Sale-A-Bration!!!





Hello Friends!! I just wanted to let you know it is still Sale-a-bration time and to make it even better Stampin' Up! released a few more products that you can get for free!!!

Click on the Picture below to see the new products being released!!!



Remember that you get FREE products for every $50 that you spend in my online store!!! there are few items only available when purchasing $100.. let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to help you :)

Thanks a lot for your ongoing support 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cake Soiree


Hello Friends!!, here is the card I am sharing today, this is using one of the stamp sets from the Sale-a-bration offering, this is happy wishes and it is a great set as it has lots of sayings!!! 

This is one of the items that you get FREE when purchasing $100, it really is great for a lot of occasions!! 


I used the sweet soiree specialty designer series paper which is really nice, all the sheets have silver foil!! so it adds a great look to your projects.. and it has lots of floral patterns, I think this DSP is really beautiful!


And as usual here is the video where I show you how to make this card, you can see it is super easy to make! hope you enjoy the video tutorial!




And bellow is the supply list with all the products I use, so you can recreate this project. If you need to purchase any of the items you can click on the pictures that will take you to my online store where you can get these items. 

and don't forget ...
 
so you get FREE items from the sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 or $100 you spend on my online store!!! there are NO limits!!!

Thanks a lot for stopping by!!





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pencil holder - great gift for any occasion!

Hello Friends!!! the project I am sharing today is not really new, I made these back in December for my craft fairs and I really never shared these with you .. so here they are!! 

I love how these turned out! and they are super easy to make! now I am always looking in the dollar section from Target for the pencils as they always have different designs for the pencils! I am sure these are going to be great gifts for any occasion! and I really think these would be really nice for teachers, don't you think??  



You can see below the video where I show you how to make this cute pencil holder! please know this is not my original idea, I always get great ideas from fellow demonstrators. 




Bellow is the supply list to make this project, if you need any of these items you can click on the pictures which will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of the items I used, so you can recreate this pencil holder.

Don't forget!!!.. 


For every $50 you get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!! and who wouldn't like FREE products!!!

Appreciate your support as always!  





Friday, February 9, 2018

For the love of creating Blog hop



Hello Friends, here I am participating in the blog hop for the love of creating, and the theme for this hop is 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration items, so make sure you visit all the participating blogs, I am sure you are in for a treat!

My card entry for this hop is a quick and easy card using the hedgehugs stamp set! these little critters are super cute, don't you think?? 

You can see more details on the coloring of this little guy.. I used the soft suede ink pad and then colored his body with the stampin' blends markers!! I love coloring with these alcohol markers!! and did you see I added cheeks to this little fellow, I think it adds a little personality to him.. right? ha!


Here is the video tutorial if you want to see how to make this cute card! hope you enjoy!



Please don't forget to see all the participants on this blog hop, I am sure you will enjoy all the creations and will get a ton of inspiration.. :)




Also below is the supply list of all the items I used on this card, if you are interested in any of this items you can click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of this items!!! don't forget....



so for every $50 you spend in my store you get a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!!! YAY!! who doesn't like FREE products??? 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting me.. I will be more than happy to help you :)






Friday, February 2, 2018

Facebook Live Feb 1, 2018 - Picture Perfect Party and Party Pandas!!

Hello Friends, Here I am sharing the projects I made during my last Facebook Live event, if you don't know yet, I do a Facebook live event every Thursday at 7pm CST, on my Facebook page, in these events I show how to make quick and easy cards, you definitely don't want to miss it.. you can like my page or follow it and turn on notifications so you know when I go live!

You can see my facebook page HERE



Here is the first card we made, I love how this turned out with the balloon out of the glimmer paper!! 


You can see more details on how I colored the little panda!! 


This is the second card we made!! I painted the party hat with regular markers and then added the Wink of Stella, please know that you have to clean the wink of stella once you finish as it will pick up some of the color from the markers..  


Here is the close up picture of this card, you can see again the coloring of the little panda!, I love how the sequins add dimension to the card!


And the third and final card of the night is below! again this is super easy and quick to make!


I added also sequins to the card and I just love how these look!


Here is the video of the Facebook live event! hope you enjoy the replay of this event!, it was fun making these cards with the ladies that joined me.. hope you can join us next week :)



Below is the supply list of the items I used to make these cards, if you click the pictures below, these will take you to my online store where you can purchase these items!! don't forget... 



So for every $50 you spend on my store you get an item for free from the Sale-A-Bration offering!! so don't miss out, you can get the party pandas for FREE!!!





Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sale-a-bration samples!!!


Hello Friends!! Today I want to share some cards we made at a bingo event with my upline!! It was a great event and this is the first time I played Bingo Stampin' Up! style, I might be incorporating this on my schedule soon as it was really fun! and we all loved it!! there was food, Bingo games,  prizes, goody bag, and stamping! seriously it was tons of fun!! I can't wait to schedule my own.. :)

We made these cards using products from the sale-a-bration offering!! you can see the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper, the Tutti-Frutti cards & envelops and of course the Party Pandas stamp set!! all of these products are great!!  

You can see all the colors included in the Tutti-Frutti cards & envelops, though this coordinates with the Tutti-Frutti suite from the occasions catalog, you can see this goes well with the Bubbles and Fizz DSP, the colors are very cheerful and happy!


What I loved so much of these cards is that they all were super easy and quick to make, yet they all look amazing! so these type of cards are just perfect for me... 

Look at the enamel pieces, it just gives the perfect little something on this card.. 


And what about the coloring of the hat!! this was colored with the Calypso coral and the pool party blends markers, super easy!!


Same for his balloon, colored with the bermuda bay blends markers, on this one we did the lighter color first and then the darker..


And you can see the balloon on this little panda colored with pool party blends markers, again coloring with the blends makes it so easy, it is really fun to blend the colors as it is super easy to do.. you need to give it a try!!! 


Hope you have enjoyed these samples using mainly products from sale-a-bration, remember that for every $50 you spend you get a free item from the sale-a-bration brochure.. you can go on my online store by clicking any of the images below, where you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping :)