Monday, September 18, 2017

Purple Painted Harvest

Hi everyone.  I made a second version of today's card using some non-traditional sunflower colors. 
It's the same card as the previous post, but I switched it up to Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant with Early Espresso centers. The leaves are Always Artichoke.
Which version do you like better? Yellow or Purple? 














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Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to share a new card using the Painted Harvest stamp set.  This is such a pretty stamp set for fall and I just love the soft way that the stamp images is created.  This is a two-step stamp and the images layer beautifully to create the end result.  For this card I used Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango, with an Early Espresso center.  The leaves are Two step as well and I used Garden Green.
What do you think about that Burlap background? I love it! I purchased that stamp when it first came out and then somehow forgot all about it! So glad I remembered it for this card. It is stamped in Crumb Cake.



I made a quick video showing some tips and tricks for using this pretty stamp set.



And here is another card I made with this set last week.


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Million Views! What?!

Every once and a while I check my blog stats and I guess it's been a while since I looked last but wow! What a surprise.  I finally passed a million views! I took a screen shot to save, maybe I'll add it to my bulletin board as a reminder to keep on plugin' along!  I started this blog in June of 2011, so I did take quite a while to get to a million but that's OK, I'll take it!  Now to get my YouTube channel there!
As a fun way to share this occasion I will put all customer orders from September into a hat and choose a winner of the Tranquil Tulips stamp set.  Such a pretty stamp set!
To get in on the fun place an order during the month of September and use the host code  KBJA7UKW
and I will enter you into the drawing.  You can also take advantage of my frequent buyer rewards program as well, click the tab under my blog header to see what that is about.  If your order is a large one ($150 or more) I don't want you to miss out on the Stampin' Rewards that come with that, so don't use the host code, just shoot me an email and I will add you to the drawing. bethrush@issinternet.com. 
Any Questions? email me! I am happy to help you figure it all out.   And while I am feeling happy about my million views achievement, Join my team and I will enter you name as well!   September is the last month of our Stampin' Up! Business year, so I might as well finish it with a bang!














Thanks for stopping by today!!
Oh, and there is still time to take advantage of this Paper Pumpkin Special! 
 Get 50% off your first month of Paper Pumpkin when you sign up between August 11 and September 10th.  Cancel at any time, even after the first kit! but I know you will Love the Fall and Winter kits! They are always the best.


Want a Little? place an order and take advantage of my Frequent Buyer Rewards program.
Want a Lot? Orders or $150 or more get Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!  And, you also get    my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program as well!
Wish you could have it all?  Join my team! Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive discounts and perks all year long, with no obligations to buy more.  Get $125 worth of products for just $99 right off the bat, then continue to get more as long as YOU like, stop when you want.  (I'm hoping you'll love it) Watch my Join Video to learn more. Click the Join tab under the blog header.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pick a Pumpkin!

Hi Everyone!  Today I want to share a fun new project with the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  This is a super fun bundle. I love all the dies that come in the set.  Stampin' Up! has really out done themselves with the dies lately.  Normally the dies just cut out stamped images but lately there have been added elements and even texture only dies in the sets.  In the Patterened Pumpkin set for example not only do the dies cut out the stamps but there are fun vines and leaves, and little background dies and a cut out pumpkin. Fun for sure.
Aren't these dies so fun?!!

Aren't these samples from the catalog great?













And here is my sample.  I think this is a really great bundle.  Can't you just picture it on a scrapbook page? I can :)   Maybe I'll have one to share with you soon!!

Oh, and bonus, the dies also cut out the pumpkins in the Spooky Night designer series paper!!














Here is a video showing how to put this card together.
 


And here is my supply list...

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Thanks for stopping by today!!
Oh, and there is still time to take advantage of this Paper Pumpkin Special! 
 Get 50% off your first month of Paper Pumpkin when you sign up between August 11 and September 10th.  Cancel at any time, but I know you will Love the Fall and Winter kits! They are always the best.



Want a Little? place an order and take advantage of my Frequent Buyer Rewards program.
Want a Lot? Orders or $150 or more get Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!  And, you also get    my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program as well!
Wish you could have it all?  Join my team! Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive discounts and perks all year long, with no obligations to buy more.  Get $125 worth of products for just $99 right off the bat, then continue to get more as long as YOU like, stop when you want.  (I'm hoping you'll love it) Watch my Join Video to learn more. Click the Join tab under the blog header.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

50% off Paper Pumpkin

Hi Everyone.  There is just a few more days to get your first month of Paper Pumpkin 50% off !! Subscribe by September 10th to take advantage of this deal.  Click the Paper Pumpkin button link to the right of my blog post to join.  You can cancel at any time, even after the first month, but I am hoping you will love it.  We got a little bit of a hint in our Tuesday Demonstrator newsletter today, here is what it said...
... With only one week left in our Fall into Savings promotion, now is the perfect time to invite your friends and neighbors who have never before subscribed to Paper Pumpkin to get 50% off the fall-abulous September kit, which (spoiler alert!) includes stylish, laser-cut, gold foil stickers and layers of autumn leaves for stamping.
September’s kit is exceptionally beautiful, so if you have customers who are crazy for fall, share the news about this exciting deal before it’s too late! Just tell them (and anyone else who has been showing interest in Paper Pumpkin) to sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 by September 10.

Hopefully it was OK to cut and paste from the demo memo, it didn't look to insider trading so I thought it would be fine :) 
And subscribers can buy past kits and refills while they last too.  There is a Halloween kit with test tubes for candy from last Halloween! Fun! Check them out https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=102602&dbwsdemoid=0095176
Feel free to contact me with any questions! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dappled Sky, Galaxy sky, Watercolor Splatter? What do you call it?

Hello everyone.  I made a whole bunch of cards with a technique for which I don't know the name.  I am calling it a dappled sky but maybe it has a name and I just haven't heard of it. Who knows.  And my name is not really good because you can do this with so many color combinations that a "sky" is only one version of many.  But anyway, I thought I would share them with you.




I started playing around with some color combinations and Wink of Stella to see what the effects would be.  It is really so much fun and you can make all sorts of color paper pieces and save them to use when ever the mood strikes you.


Here is a video showing step by step how to make the fun effect.





Here is one piece that I used to cut out leaves.  I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo on Watercolor Paper.












This piece uses Night of Navy, Pool Party and Blushing Bride, with a splatter of Wink of Stella on Watercolor paper.


















This card uses Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz with splatters of Wink of Stella as well, all on Shimmery White cardstock.






It is so hard to photograph the sparkles from the Wink of Stella Splatter but hopefully you can see the speckles here.











This card uses Pacific Point, Pool Party and Wink of Stella on Watercolor Paper.












Close up so you can see the speckling.















These cards use Night of Navy with Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Wink of Stella on Watercolor paper.











This version has a tiny bit of Crushed Curry as well.
I cut it out with a Layering Circles Framelit to make the card focal point.















This card uses Night of Navy and Pool Party on Shimmery White cardstock with some splatter of Wink of Stella.


















I hope that you will give these a try, it really is fun to see the different color combinations.   The cardstock will curl up when you wet it, so it's a good idea to tape the pieces down with some Washi Tape. 










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Thanks for stopping by today!!
Oh, and there is still time to take advantage of this Paper Pumpkin Special! 
 Get 50% off your first month of Paper Pumpkin when you sign up between August 11 and September 10th.  Cancel at any time, but I know you will Love the Fall and Winter kits! They are always the best.


Want a Little? place an order and take advantage of my Frequent Buyer Rewards program.
Want a Lot? Orders or $150 or more get Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!  And, you also get    my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program as well!
Wish you could have it all?  Join my team! Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive discounts and perks all year long, with no obligations to buy more.  Get $125 worth of products for just $99 right off the bat, then continue to get more as long as YOU like, stop when you want.  (I'm hoping you'll love it) Watch my Join Video to learn more. Click the Join tab under the blog header.