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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Card making idea using the Blended season bundle!


Hello Friends!! Here is another card using the blended seasons bundle! as I have said during the blog posts this week, this is the last week to get the blended seasons bundle!! this bundle is only available during August!! so don't let it go!! the framelits are gorgeous!! I love that this add stitches to the positive and negative area of the die cuts! this is very clever as you can use both sides for your projects! see below the picture of the stamp set and the framelits! 

This stamp set is very versatil and good for several occasions, and so this time the card I am featured is perfect for Christmas!  This card was colored with the second assortment of watercolor pencils! this is one is also great as it includes some of the colors from the revamp! so you get really great new colors!!  

TIP -  Do not forget that when you are coloring with the watercolor pencils or any watercolor technique is best to use the stazon ink pad! as this is alcohol based and so when you use water to blend the color it will not pick up the black ink on to your coloring area! 


Check out the blog post where I show you card making ideas, thic card features Stampin Up's Blended season Bundle!  You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardmaking ideas #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

By the way, we really don't know if the watercolor pencils will be available after August or in future catalogs, so this is the best time to get them to complete your collection.. 



And by the way did you see that shimmery look on the bow on the bell? yes you guess it correctly, I added Wink of Stella on this element! I love how adding wink of stella makes it so easy to add a little wow to your projects! give it a try! and you will fall in love with this perfect tool..

Keep in mind that when you are using it over watercolor pencils you also lift a little bit of the color on the brush, so remember to clean your wink of stella when switching colors, to not end up mixing colors as well as when you are done, so the the next time you use it is ready to go! 

How do you clean your wink of stella, you might ask? very simple, just color on a piece/scrap of whisper white cardstock and until it is clear, it is clean! very simple and easy don't you think? 


Check out the blog post where I show you card making ideas, thic card features Stampin Up's Blended season Bundle!  You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardmaking ideas #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

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

Don't forget that Bonus days ends at the end of August!! so right now anyone placing will get a coupon for every $50 that you spend in Stampin' Up! products!! and you can start redeeming them in September!! which you can use these coupons on brand new items from the upcoming holiday catalog that is being released on September 5th!! is that not great?? 



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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Card making ideas using the blended seasons bundle



Hello Friends!! Here I am sharing another card using the blended seasons bundle! As I had mentioned in previous blog posts this is the last week to get the bundle, as this is a bundle that will only be available during August, so if you like it, don't let it go.. :) Get it while you still can.. this will not be offered again.. you can see below the pictures of both the stamp set and the framelits included in this bundle. 

In addition to this Stampin' Up! released a second assortment of watercolor pencils!! which are really nice and include brand new colors from the color revamp!! so if you liked the first set of watercolor pencils, you will surely love this pack! 



The card today features the watercolor pencils!! I love coloring with these pencils! For this particular card I used the Flirty Flamingo and the Granny Apply Green pencils.. and to add some wow factor to the card I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella, this adds the shimmery look to the flowers!! 


Check out the blog post where I show you card making ideas, thic card features Stampin Up's Blended season Bundle!  You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardmaking ideas #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

To embellish the card, I added a few basic adhesive-backed sequins to the front of the card, the pack comes with five colors and they really are perfect to add a little something to your cards.. 


Check out the blog post where I show you card making ideas, thic card features Stampin Up's Blended season Bundle!  You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardmaking ideas #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Same as with the other cards I shared with this bundle, I have to admit are not my original designs, these cards were made during our demonstrator meeting. I always enjoy our demonstrator meetings as we get training, swap opportunities, idea sharing, stamping presentations, raffles, and there is always stamping involved as we usually make four make and takes, so we always get lots of ideas, in some cases we even get new stamping techniques.. these are truly really fun and exciting!

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


Don't forget that Bonus days ends at the end of August!! so right now anyone placing will get a coupon for every $50 that you spend in Stampin' Up! products!! and you can start redeeming them in September!! which you can use these coupons on brand new items from the upcoming holiday catalog that is being released on September 5th!! is that not great??   



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR 





Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 2018 - Enjoy the little things in Life Video Blog Hop


Hello Friends!! I am super excited and honored as I have been invited to be part of the design team for the Enjoy the Little Things in Life Video Blog Hop!  This is a group of demonstrators around the world that makes a video blog hop once a month. This month's theme is the upcoming products from the NEW Holiday Catalog!! So be sure to check everyone's blog as you will be able to see all the great products coming up starting September 5th!

As you blog hop on this event with us, be sure to have a pen and paper to start your wish list! as you will fall in love with so many things, this year the holiday catalog is amazing!!! I am no kidding you! the suites on this new holiday catalog are just beautiful.. and since this event is actually a video blog hop, you will be able to see how to make all the different projects that are being shared on this event!! so you can see in action all the NEW items! 

The card I am sharing today is super easy to recreate and it is using one of my favorite suites! if you are looking for quick and easy cards to make for the holidays this suite will definitely be perfect for you! and in fact in the next months I will be releasing two online classes around this suite so that you can make your Christmas cards in no time! :)



This card has little stamping as you can see, and uses as the focal point the designer series paper! The Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper is super nice! And what is best is that several of the images on this pack can be die-cut with the coordinating framelits! so no fuzzy cutting!! is that not amazing?? plus it makes it so quick to come up with cards! As I said this suite will help you create awesome cards for Christmas! 



Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!!



Thank you so much for stopping by today on my blog! and please remember to visit all the blogs participating in this Video Blog Hop as I am sure you will love to see all the upcoming products from the Holiday catalog being release on September 5th!

Below is the line up of all the blogs participating in this event! 



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



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR 






Monday, August 27, 2018

Card making ideas with Color your season promotion!


Hello Friends!, today I want to show you one card making idea using the blended season bundle which is part of the Color your season promotion! this bundle is only available during August 2018, so if you like it, this is the last week to get it! 

This bundle includes the blended season stamp set as well as the stitched seasons framelits! (you can see them both in the pictures above) 



As for the card that I am sharing today, it is really easy to put together, and in no time! so you can recreate it without much trouble! the little flower die cut comes from the framelits set on this bundle! and of course I added wink of stella to the flower to add something special to this embelishment, and I also added a sequin to the flower center, I think this look really nice. 

I have to say that this card is not my original design, this was one of the cards that we made during our monthly demonstrator meeting in August, I love that we create cards in our meetings that we can use for our upcoming classes.  

Also see that silver and petal pink bakers twine? I think it looks fabulous and it coordinates really well with the card.. 



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

During August there are Bonus days!! where for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products you get a $5 coupon that you can redeem in September!! the best part is that beginning September 5th the new holiday catalog goes live! so you can redeem all your coupons with brand new products! (please note that Stampin' Up! will be emailing you directly your coupon, please do not loose it! 



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR 






Saturday, August 25, 2018

Card making ideas for birthdays - Facebook live event

Today I want to share the Facebook Live event from Thursday 8/23 where I showed card making ideas for birthdays.. 

I love how easy all of these are. Please note that this video is a little longer than most of the videos I share here, because I actually made all three cards on the same video, I go over measurements and tips and tricks to create all of them.. 


Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check this Facebook live event where I show you how to make three quick and easy cards, I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's products! And in this video I feature card making ideas for birthdays.  You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

I am sure you will enjoy watching how to make these cards, all of them are quick and easy and can be recreated very easily, you can also substitute the designer series paper or the stamps to anything you have available, you just need to copy the layout and you are set!! we call that in the Stampin' Up! world "casing" (CASE - copy and share everything). 

And if you love these cards, you can get a chance to win the card kit to make these cards, you just need to comment or share the video on Facebook HERE! every week I do a drawing for the card kit of the cards I made the previous week during the Facebook live event! CLICK HERE to watch this video on Facebook and comment or share, if you do, you get entered on the drawing!! 

Remember that these Facebook live events happen every Thursday at 7pm CST.. that being said, the first two weeks in September I will not be doing these events because we are expecting to have our new baby girl on August 31st, so I don't think I will be able to do these events at least the first two weeks as I will have surgery.. so I know I will need some time to recover.. However, still check out my Facebook page, as I am planning on releasing videos during these days on my business page HERE.. so you can still get some inspiration for card making ideas while I am out.. :)



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



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR 






Tuesday, August 21, 2018

For The Love of Creating Blog Hop - Holiday catalog!



Hello Friends!! Today I am participating in the "For the love of creating" blog hop, where several of us will be showcasing products from the upcoming holiday catalog!! I am sure you will enjoy hopping from blog to blog while seeing all the beautiful creations from my fellow demonstrators! 

I recommend you take your time visiting all the participating blogs and start your wish list, all these products will be available starting September 5th, once the new Holiday catalog goes live!

Now, if you cannot wait till September 5th to get your hands on these awesome products, you can always get these products ASAP as part of the starter kit and you can even save some $$$. Keep in mind that the starter kit is where you select $125 worth of products and only pay $99 + taxes, there is no Shipping!! so it is our best deal all year round! you can read more about the perks of getting the starter kit HERE

The card I am showcasing today features the First Frost stamp set and the coordinating Frosted Bouquet framelits, as well as the frosted floral designer series paper. This suite is beautiful and what I love the most is that you can use it all year round, not just for holidays!


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's First Frost Bundle!  You‘ll 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 #handmadecards #friendshipcards

The designer series paper on this suite is shimmery! This makes all your projects look so beautiful, I am not kidding you. Make sure you watch the video tutorial below so you can see the products in more detail.  

One thing to note with this set of dies is that there are two flowers that have duplicate dies, so it makes it easy to die cut multiple of these flowers! I love that Stampin' Up! is doing this more often in their framelits sets! 

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's First Frost Bundle!  You‘ll 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 #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! 


Thank you so much for stopping by today and for participating on this blog hop! make sure to visit all participating blogs, I am really sure you will get lots of inspiration as you go thru all the blogs showcasing new products from the upcoming holiday catalog! you can see the full line up below!




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!! 



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR 





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog


Hello Friends!! Today I am participating in the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!! and I am particularly excited about this one as we are showcasing projects using products from the upcoming holiday catalog!! Be sure to visit all participating blogs as you will get lots of inspiration as you hop with us!

These products will be available for customers starting September 5th, but if you are a demonstrator you can start ordering any of these items already!! OR you can get the starter kit and get any of these items on your starter kit, remember you pick $125 worth of products and only pay $99 + tax, NO Shipping!!! To read more information about the perks of joining Stampin' Up! or getting the starter kit CLICK HERE

As you are hopping around with us, be ready to start your shopping list, as I am sure you will love so many new sets from this catalog!! I can promise you, this NEW Holiday catalog is AMAZING!!

The card I made for this event features the First Frost stamp set and the coordinating Frosted Bouquet framelits! As usual you can get them separately or you can get them as a bundle and save 10%. 

First Frost stamp set and Frosted Bouquet framelits

What I love about this stamp set is that it could be used for holiday-fall related projects but also for any other seasons (spring-summer come in mind). The flowers on this stamp set have a watercolor look, which is so trendy these days! and these flowers have framelits to cut these out!! so no fuzzy cutting for you! LOL 

If you pay close attention to the framelits picture above, you will notice that there are two flower framelits that comes double! so you can cut two of the same flower at the same time, which I think it's a time saver! Is that not cool??  

Check out the blog post where I show you how to make a quick and easy card, this card features Stampin Up's First Frost Bundle!  You‘ll 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 #handmadecards #friendshipcards

This card was inspired in a card we made at Onstage earlier this year. Onstage is one of the Stampin' Up! events that happens about twice a year where demonstrators get to see what is coming up, as well as play with some of the upcoming products.

Here you can see the card made at Onstage so you can see it is the same layout! You can see the blog post about this card HERE. There are measurements and step by step instructions!

Card using Share what you love Bundle

And here is a close up picture of the card today!! Below are the instructions on how to make this card! :)

By the way, the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!!! the designs are printed on Shimmery white paper, so it has a pearlized look that makes your projects look fantastic! so you really want to get a pack of this! I am sure you will love it as well!  


Check out the blog post where I show you how to make a quick and easy card, this card features Stampin Up's First Frost Bundle!  You‘ll 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 #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Measurements
Card base in Gray Granite 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Whisper White 2" x 3" to die cut the sentiment, Tranquil Tide 2" x 3", Frosted Floral Specialty designer series paper 3" x 4" and a strip of 1" x 3 1/2", Vellum 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" 

Instructions
  1. Fold in half the card base using the bone folder and stamp flowers in gray granite randomly. 
  2. Glue down the Vellum and the designer series paper in an angle, and then add the strip of designer series paper as well as the pearlized doilie. Add the ribbon using glue dots.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide and die cut it with the smaller tag from the Frosted Bouquet framelits, die cut the larger tag from the framelits in Tranquil Tide, glue these tags together so you get a nice border around the sentiment.
  4.  Add the sentiment piece to the front of the card using dimensionals and add pearls as you like.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, as I mentioned earlier, please don't forget to visit all participating demonstrators on this hop! I promise you, You will fall in love with lots and lots of the new products coming up!




Below is the supply list for some of the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can buy any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I appreciate your support, also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  Remember that on September 5th you can start purchasing the new products from the Holiday Catalog!



 Hostess Code YFFNEJYR