Monday, May 22, 2017

Pop Up Paper Dolls ~ Crafting Forever stamp set

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this new stamp set with you! I just love it! It is called "Crafting Forever". The name its self is great but I love love love the pot of paint brushes, as my favorite thing to do is use my Aqua Painter, and the scissors are super cute!










When I read the sentiment "We are cut out to be friends I thought of two things, cookie cutters (because I love to bake and do every year with friends) and paper dolls. 

In addition to the new stamp set, I am also using some new paper and embellishments.  The paper is called "Color Theory" and comes in a 6 x 6 paper stack of 48 sheets. Don't you love that Paint chip look?   Also check out the little glitter enamel dots.  They come in a pack of 160 in a variety of sizes and shades of Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Dapper Denim. 








The paper doll chain pops up out off of the card base as you open it and it is just a super sweet card to send to a friend.





I made a quick video to show you how to put it all together. 





















I would love this set even if it just had this little stamp block image that says 'made with love'! how sweet is that? I embossed it on the back of my card and I think this stamp will just sit on my desk permanently to go on the back so all my cards! Love it!!
If you would like to trace my paper doll you can print out the template here. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

This Little Piggy, No line Watercoloring


Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to show you this super fun new stamp set called This Little Piggy!  I was lucky enough to receive this set at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event this past April! So Fun! It's such a cute set and I couldn't wait to ink it up!








My favorite pig from this set is the flying pig.  I love the saying that goes with it, "She Believed She Could, So She Did."  I have a little wall art with that saying in my craft room, so I knew that was the pig to use first.   I decided to make a big of a whimsical card, with the cut out words and the watercolor background.  This would be cute note card to send to a girl friend or even a cute note card set as a gift. 
I used the No-Line water coloring technique on this card.  This is a fun look and easily achieved. I used Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party markers to ink up the pig image, then stamped onto watercolor paper.  I then used Aqua Painters and the same color ink to color in the pig. 
Check out the video below to see the process step by step.














Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the This Little Piggy stamp set! The new catalog goes live in just a couple weeks! Can't wait!  Are you excited too?  Did you know that you can choose some Pre-order itmes in your starter kit if you join during May?!! You can! There is a large list of items that you can get RIGHT NOW if you join as a demonstrator.  Choose $125 worth of products for just $99! and there is no obligation to stay on, but I hope you till.  Watch my Join video (link under the blog header) and click the join button to get started!  Questions? Contact me today! bethrush@issinternet.com



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Use your scraps! 2 card ideas to help you use those strips of scraps

Hi Everyone!  Many years ago, I wrote up a blog post about using up your paper strip scraps.  You know, those thin little strips we all end with a ton of as we use up are designer series paper. That old blog post continues to get A LOT of views all these years later. Most of the items I used in that post have since been discontinued, so I thought I would make a new sample using scraps.
Here is a link to the old post in case you want to check it out.
  For this version I used the Bold Butterfly die to cut out a butterfly shape from the Background of my cardstock, and instead of using the butterfly, i used the negative space from the cut out.  I placed strips of designer series paper behind the cut out.







On this second version, I adhered strips of designer series paper to a scrap of thin paper (I used the grid paper I work on) and then used the Butterfly thinlit to cut out the shape.









Both samples use the Butterfly Basics stamp set. This is a great stamp set with many images that would be great for layering. I love the two sentiments that come with this set, "Sending wishes your way" and "Happy Birthday" both in a beautiful font.
The designer series paper used here is from the Moroccan collection, which is on sale right now! YAY! .   There are a lot  of great papers and ribbons and more on sale in both the Clearance Rack and the Retirement sections of the online store, click my shop button to go straight to my online store and see the deals!  These are While Supplies Last, so don't delay!








I made a quick video with step by step instructions for both versions of the card. 




Look through your paper stash and see what color combinations you can come up with!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Sweet Scrapbook page

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a scapbook page that I made this week.  I am using the Cool Treats stamp set and the Frozen Treats framelit dies! These are so cute and I am super happy that they will be carrying over into the next catalog.  These fun ice cream images are perfect for some summer fun!
These are photos of  my sister spoiling my little David, who is now a very tall David! 15 Years old!








I love the dies that go with this suite. How perfect is this  melting Popsicle? 
I added some sponging and a slight shadow of Wink of Stella, which isn't showing up in the photos but looks great in person.










The Large Letter Dies are great for titles and I would recommend them for any scrapbooker!















Did you notice that the sentiments in the Suite Sentiments stamp set have the same font as other sets in the catalog? They are meant to work along side other stamps sets to give you even greater options!




When a stamp set and die are introduced in a catalog, they are often bundles at a discount of 10% off.  But, when they are carrying into the next catalog, they are no longer bundled at a discount, so I encourage you to grab this bundle now! It is so much fun and you will get a lot of use out of it this summer!




Check out the video I made with this suite last month for some cute card ideas.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Want to craft but feel like you don’t have the right supplies? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin! First-time customers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August. Contact me for details.
Paper Pumpkin is a full kit with a stamp set, paper, ink and all you need to complete some fun projects including full instructions so you will know just what to do.  The kits vary each month and you will end up with some fun Stamp sets and ink spots that you can use again and again.

You can check out what has come in past kits to get an idea of what's to come.  Go to the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest page to see lots of samples.  https://www.pinterest.com/paperpumpkin/

Click on my link to go right to my Paper Pumpkin sign up page. https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=95176

Here is what we got last month...