Cheers to 50 Years!

Hello July! This month is my birthday month, but let it be known that I’m NOT turning 50:

I’m 18 with 32 years of experience!!!

However, many of my friends *ARE* reaching this fabulous age, so it is time to make a few cards to commemorate their “experience” and the color challenge over at the Global Design Project seemed spectacularly celebrational.

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Order any of the supplies by clicking on them and go create something beautiful today!
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This Little Piggy Found Zen

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This little piggy is happy it’s Friday!

Today’s card was inspired by #tgifc113 and the fact that the “This Little Piggy” stamp set was sitting on my desk, begging to be used today.
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So if you’ve never tried the Bokeh technique, I’ll show you how I did this one (there are a few different techniques, but this one is the easiest for me). I started with a piece of Pool Party card stock and sponged Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo in circular motions on the top. It won’t look pretty at this point. Never fear~ It gets better!

Next I took a Window Sheet and punched different sizes of circles in it. You could also use the circle framelit dies and your big shot. Lay this over the top of your dried, sponged card and apply plenty of Whisper White Ink with a sponge dauber. Remember to make some of the circles go off the edge of your paper!

 

I like to find a circle stamp (or two) in some of my other stamp sets to add a few stamped circles after the sponging too. This little circle was pulled from the “Sweet Home” set, but any will work. IMG_4593 Next I stamped the happy pig on top using Night of Navy ink and also stamped it on Powder Pink card stock to cut out. I don’t mind a little fussy cutting to make this cute guy really pop off the card. FullSizeRender 7

The flower was stamped/cut out from Daffodil Delight and as I wanted to keep it clean and simple today, I simply added a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots in keeping with the Bokeh theme:

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Ready to try your hand at the Bokeh technique? Thanks for shopping for the supplies in my Stampin’ Store!  Remember to use my host code (posted in the right column) if you are ordering less than $150 as I draw a name for a free gift each month from friends who use the code. If you order over $150, you get to choose Stampin’ Rewards with your order!

Wood Words and TGIF Sketch

It’s a lovely day to send a card! This one is going to my friend Isabel who placed an order on my website (and ordered this stamp set):

It was inspired by the #TGIFC111 sketch:

Order the supplies to create your own and I’ll send you a thank you card as well! Just click on the products:
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Make time to send a card to a friend today!

Thoughtful Daisy Card

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? They cheer and brighten a room and are always appreciated, so here’s a happy daisy card to make & give ~ inspired by the Global Design Project Sketch #GDP090.

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This bundle (and more specifically, the daisy punch) has been SO POPULAR that it is on backorder at Stampin’ Up!…. but it will be available later this month, so put it on your list (or contact me and I’ll order it for you when it is back in stock). It’s going to be a staple in your craft arsenal for years to come!
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Sweet, Just Like You!

There is more to the Cool Treats bundle than just ice cream: Like this adorable Strawberry Card! But hurry: While the stamps and dies will be in the new catalog, you can bundle them together and save 10% before May 31st, and after that day, the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper will be retired!

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Watch how fast it comes together:

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Eastern Palace Fun Fold Card

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Only a few more days to pre-order some opulent products from the upcoming catalog in exclusive bundles! The Eastern Palace Suite has some gorgeous pieces to build a “whole new world” of crafting and I’m sharing a tutorial with you today:

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Download the tutorial and Order your Eastern Palace bundle before May 31, 2017 and you’ll receive either the Very Vanilla notecards & envelopes FREE (starter bundle) or the Very Vanilla card stock and Medium Envelopes FREE (premier bundle), along with another .pdf tutorial from me for 3 different cards to create from your order!

 

The Cherry to My Sundae

Is it Ice Cream season yet? Mother Nature can’t make up her mind in Utah this week, but Cool Treats are always in season when paper crafting:

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Get this Cool Treats Bundle for 10% off when you order it before May 31st! 

I followed the sketch from TGIF Challenge #108 for this card…it’s sweet and simple:

 

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Falling For You: Love and Valentines Day

Ready for Valentines Day? Here’s a little inspiration to get you going:

This worked so well with the TGIF Sketch Challenge this week:

Perhaps you don’t have one special person yet: Don’t fret! This could also be a wedding or anniversary card, just by switching out the greeting (also included in the stamp set) and it’s fun that there are matching sentiments for each greeting to put on the inside (or as a “tag line” under the flourishing font of the main greeting). 
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Ready to create some unique decor for Valentine’s Day? Come to my Valentine Sampler Class on January 31st! 

Birthday Card: Challenge Accepted

Couldn’t resist the TGIF challenge this week because I have a LOT of fabulous “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper that needs to be used up and what better way than to color block?
Here is the card (demonstrated live on my FB page during Lunch with Loni today):

 And a birthday card (just like a lady) needs a little bling, so of course I used the gold glimmer paper for the numbers!

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DID YOU KNOW? I am live on FB each Monday at lunchtime (12:30 MST) sharing crafty stuff with you like this card? And you can also find me on Periscope a few times each week (working on making a set time there, too).

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Mojo for a 20th Anniversary

20 years ago my sweet friend Ann had been a customer for a while and finally had to ask me if she could be a demonstrator…and of COURSE I said YES! And what a journey we’ve been on together. It’s the greatest of blessings from sharing what you love when you find a like-hearted friend!

Inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge #438, I crafted this card to send her (to match the flowers she should be receiving today):

The colors I used were Daffodil Delight, Eggplant Envy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush and can I tell you that EVERYONE needs the Number of Years bundle to celebrate moments that COUNT?!? So incredibly versatile! 
Thanks for visiting: Create something beautiful today to share with someone you love!
P.S. Before you have to ask me (like Ann did), I’d be over the moon if you wanted to become a demonstrator on my team, too 🙂  Join before March 31, 2016 and choose $30 more in your starter kit for Sale-a-Bration (that’s $155 in products for only $99!) 

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