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Monday, February 23, 2015

Embellished Kraft Grid Journal


Hi There,

 Today I have a super fun little project that is perfect for gift giving. This would be an amazing idea for a teacher's gift or really for anyone because it is the perfect purse size. My Stampin' Up! upline, Patty Bennett, asked for volunteers to embellish these journals and they are being showcased on her blog today. With mine I just had to use this amazing stamp set called "Sheltering Tree" item # 137163, which can be found on page 22 of the current "Occasions Catalog". This catalog runs through June 2nd so don't miss out on grabbing this one. I have also used the "All Abloom" paper stack, item #133703, from the main catalog page 185. This collection of 48 sheets of 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, which are perfect for card fronts as well as these adorable "Kraft Grid Journals". The embellished spine is simply a piece of lace which came in the "Artisan Embellishment Kit" item #137909 also in the current Occasions Catalog page 27.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Creative Blog Hop


Dear Friends,

Today I am doing a little something different. A Stampin' Up! friend of mine invited me to participate in a creative blog hop. I have been asked to create a crafty project and answer 4 crafty questions. Then at the end of my post I will nominate 2 of my friends to participate in the blog hop next week. First my "get to know ya" questions.....

        •  What are you working on?
Currently I am working with The Paper Nest Design Team as well as promoting myself as a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator. I signed up for Stampin' UP! because I love the quality of the products. Their paper, inks, and stamps are some of the best in the business. They also color coordinate their products into 4 color families which makes creating a lot easier.
        •  How does your work differ from others in your genre?
My work varies from super simple to super intricate.  My passions are always challenging me, because I do love a challenge. I am very much a team player which is why I love design team work. I also use both DT work along with SU! work as a motivator to stay active in my love of paper crafting.
        •  Why do you create what you do?  
Because a handmade card is made with love and it means something to the recipient. Creativity has always been a part of me no matter the project. I always strive for greatness and a lot of times I even surprise myself. 
        •  How does your creative process work?
Everything revolves around color. I love matching papers with embellishments, with inks and mediums. It all begins with a color scheme in my head. Before I even begin coloring a stamp I envision the color scheme and I choose my papers. Once my papers are chosen then I color my image. When that is complete I choose my embellishments and complete the card. That is the beauty of Stampin' UP! is that all their supplies coordinate so with them it all begins with a piece of designer paper. 
I have asked Sharon Noble over at Creative Ramblings and Tammy Louise over at Handmade by TLC to follow me in this blog hop. I want to thank Marcee Rodgers over at the Craft Bin blog for asking me to participate.
Now on to today's project.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green and Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive are a perfect Su! Inks and papers for this. I have used Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities to color the focal flower and have used a Sentiment from the "Flower Shop" Stamp set along with two of Stampin' Up!'s amazing punches, Decorative Label and Modern Label.
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Vivid Vases ~ Using Blendabilities Alcohol Markers


Welcome Back,

Today I have a spring card using an amazing stamp called "Vivid Vases" by Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases" can be found on page 167 of the current SU! catalog. I have colored this beautiful stamps using Blendabilities Markers, which is an alcohol based marker. They come in 3 markers sets in lots of the Stampin' Up! color families. I have also used the "All Abloom" 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper stack that can be found on page 185 of the catalog. This stack of paper is perfect for card fronts as well as all your spring cards. 

Currently during Sale A Bration you can qualify to get these marker sets for free. Click HERE for more information on that special.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Polka Dot Pieces

 Hello Friends,

I have a double treat for you tonight. I have been playing with some of my Stampin' Up! supplies and created these two fun cards. While designing the white floral card I took extra photos so you could see how it all came together. I will post those below. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email. I would love to hear from you.
Below are all the supplies you will need to recreate these cards. ~ Enjoy!
to shop for supplies simply go to www.fairystampland.stampinup.net
Thank you for shopping with me :-)
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Papillon Potpourri


 Hello Friends,

Today I have a fun card for all of you. Just in case you don't already know, I am a lover of "Winged Things", especially fairies, dragonflies, and butterflies. So this Stampin' Up! set was a must have from the 

I was in a pastel mood last night when I was designing this. It was a lot of fun to make. I love how the butterflies seem to be flying off the page.

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Would you like FREE Stampin' Up! Products? Have you heard of Stampin' Up!'s Sale A Bration Extravaganza?  If not simply message me or visit my website at www.fairystampland.stampinup.net

Want to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? Simply Click HERE to get started!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ Spring Release w/ FREE PRIZE!

 Hello Stamp Lovers,

Today I have a SPRING project to show you. I am so over winter!!! This project features a rubber stamp by The Paper Nest Dolls. Her name is "Spring Basket Avery" she can be found on The Paper Nest Dolls website under "Newest Arrivals". The Paper Nest Dolls are giving away a beautiful Spring Prize Pack over on their blog. To be eligible to win the main prize you must leave a comment on the PND blog and become a follower, if you are not already a follower. Simply click HERE to visit the main blog.  

Now on to my project using one of the newly released stamps. This is Spring Basket Avery.  As soon as I saw her I knew she needed blonde hair. I had such fun matching her colors to the designer paper. It just really spoke to me.
 Below is a close up of my coloring. I have used Copic Markers in the following colors:
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E53, E55
R20, R21, R22, R24
BG11, BG13, BG15
Y18, YG61, YG63
Here is a close up of the corner flowers.  I have used basic paper flowers along with a leaf style die from Noor! Designs Dies. I have also used a second die of theirs in the back ground.
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I am entering this card into the Marker Pop Challenge

Friday, February 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch Stamp Set with Matching Dies

Hi Friends,

Today I am coming to you with a really fun spring time card. I am ready for the weather to warm up aren't you? The name of this stamp is called "Flower Patch" and the coordinating dies are called "Flower Fair Dies" The two work together beautifully.

 Check out the raised detail. I used Su! Dimensionals for the 3-D effect here.
 The background die cut came from a set of nesting dies called the "Window Frame Collection" and the sentiment stamp came from the "Chalk Talk" stamp set.

Please see below for all of the product list and if you ever have any questions don't hesitate to contact me. See you next time!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BIG Announcement!!!!


Hello Friends,

Today I am coming to you as a NEW Stampin Up! Demonstrator. I will be featuring new cards each week using Stampin' UP! Supplies. I will also bring you the "Deals of the Week" so that you don't miss any sales. Currently SU! is in the middle of their amazing "Sale-a-Bration" Special which happens only once a year! With each $50 purchased from my website you will be able to choose a FREE item.Click on the catalog photos above or simply go to www.fairystampland.stampinup.net

 These deals are ONLY discounted until Feb. 9th, 2015

Now for my first Stampin' Up! Card on my blog. The beauty of Stampin' UP! is the quality of their product. The products are also made where even the novice can produce beautiful cards. No experience needed. Below is a simple card I made this evening and I made two to show that the design can be used in either direction.

Supplies used are listed below.
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Monday, February 2, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ Fairytale Collection: Frog Princess

Hello friends!

I am in love with the new Fairytale collection over at "The Paper Nest Dolls". Today for my DT card I am bringing you the beautiful "Frog Princess". I had so much coloring her with my Copic markers. I hope you all like her.

 I have used a Martha Stewart Punch along with beautiful Noor! Design dies by Joy Craft. These are quickly becoming a favorite of  mine. The sentiment is a stamp by "Whimsy Stamps" and was stamped with Stampin Up! Ink and colored slightly with Copic Markers. Flowers were added from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 Here is a close up of the detail.
 and just a quick and easy inside. The tag is simply there in a pocket so you can leave a message to the recipient.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you would like to view the entire "Fairytale Collection" by the Paper Nest Dolls simply click "HERE"