Clearance Rack Update!

Every so often Stampin’ Up! updates the clearance rack to include previously available products at a discount. Check it out and order online here today before it’s gone for good! Don’t forget to use my September Host Code: 6AH6CKUG to earn a little “Extra Sparkle” with your order!

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Colour Combo Blog Hop: IV

It’s time again for the monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop and WOW was this combination a challenge! Our hop host uses a random generator to pick the colors that we are going to use each month and that’s how we ended up with 3 greens. Fingers crossed for a more forgiving combo next month!

I cased the card I created from one Melody Hyde shared on Instagram last week. I was struggling with how I was going to make this colour combo work and decided to just start trying something! I inked up a Stampin’ Block with Mint Macaron and placed it down on my water color paper. Then I did the same with Coastal Cabana at a perpendicular angle.

Using my aqua painter I filled in and smoothed out the ink until I was satisfied with the saturation and the blending. Sometimes when you watercolor two colors that don’t mix well you end up with a muddy look to the colors. When I was happy with the blend I got I used my heat tool to dry the watercolor paper. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut my focal panel.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp my sentiment from For The Love Of Felt in Basic Grey ink. I know that stamping on watercolor paper can be a challenge so using my Stamparatus was a must so I could stamp over and over again! I added Call Me Clover Enamel Dots to fulfill the color combo requirement. Finally, I embossing my Smokey Slate base with the Subtle 3D Folder and assembled the card.

I’m very pleased with how this card turned out and I might try it with another colour combination in the future! Don’t forget to click the “Next” button below to continue on the hop. Thanks for stopping by!

Colour Combo Blog Hop Creators:

  1. Silke Trapani – (DE)
  2. Sandra Herzof – (AT)
  3. Liz Yuille – (UK)
  4. Caroline Peck – (US) <-You’re Here!
  5. Christin Buchel – (D)
  6. Anastasia Radloff – (US)
  7. Samira Merzouk – (DE)
  8. Tricia Butts – (US)
  9. Bettina Reisinger – (AT)
  10. Pia Gerhardt – (DE)
  11. Rebecca-Jo Unwin – (AU)
  12. Angelique Nederpel – (NL)
  13. Tatiana Grubler

2019 Holiday Catalog and DSP Sale

The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is live! Visit my store by clicking the shop now header. Use the September Host Code (6AH6CKUG) for “Extra Sparkle” when shopping this month! You can also view a PDF copy of the catalog here.

I hope this video helps to get your creative juices flowing! I know I’m super excited for all this Holiday Catalog has to offer!

Not only is today a great day because the Holiday Catalog has been released, but today also starts the 2019 Designer Series Paper Sale! Use the September Host Code (6AH6CKUG) for “Extra Sparkle” when shopping this sale! Click the “Shop Now” header or any of the DSP thumbnails below.

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! Take advantage of this excellent opportunity and stock up on lots of pretty paper!

  • The fine print:
    • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
    • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
    • In the online store, if a customer orders four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, they will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
    • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Toot, Toot!

I just recently started to focus on my online presence regarding my Stampin’ Up! business. When you check my posts you’ll see that I’ve added supply lists to them and tried to detail how I created the card or project I am sharing!

I really like sharing via Instagram because it’s a whole lot easier to post a picture with a quick blurb than it is to write out a whole blog post, but I’ve been diligent in making sure I put in the work! About 2 months ago I created this blog post and posted the card on my Instagram account.

If you recall I made the card for a Freshly Made Sketch challenge (I love sketch challenges) and I was trying to get to their blog so I could participate in another challenge! I hastily typed “Freshlymadesketch blog” in the address bar on my internet browser and you would not believe what came up!

THAT’S MY CARD! Omg, I can’t believe that my card was showing up in the images for that particular search! So I started to look into the stats of that particular post on my blog, and Instagram, and Pinterest! What, omg, someone Pinned my card!

This particular card has been viewed by almost 700 people and that’s just the ones I can count! I’m so excited to see my work shared all across the internet and to me this proves that all of the hard work I’ve been doing to build my online presence is working.

If you’ve made at all the way to the end here all I’m really trying to say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone who is following along here on the blog, but also on Instagram, and Pinterest! I hope to continue to bring more crafty content to you and have more OMG moments when I see my creations out there!

Brightly Gleaming: ‘Tis The Season

I shared this card on my Instagram last week for the Global Design Project #202 Sketch Challenge. I had just received my 2019 Holiday Catalog pre-order and I couldn’t wait to play with all of the goodies inside.

Christmas is exactly 4 months away! What this means to me is that I need to get moving on my Christmas cards. I always have good intentions and then I start to see what everyone else creates and I get overwhelmed! This year I’ve created a project called “Sparkle and Stamp Christmas Camp” where each month I host a class revolving around 1 Christmas Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Its a really great idea and I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter if you want to hear more!

The above sketch was our inspiration for this challenge. This is a great sketch to use DSP and small sentiments with! Can you say Itty Bitty Greetings! Or Itty Bitty Birthdays! Or…wait for it…Itty Bitty Christmas from the 2019 Holiday Catalog (live September 4)! You’ll definitely see me use this sketch again.

Thank you for visiting me today!


This super clean and simple card was made for the FabFri169 challenge due last week! I love the Fab Friday challenges because I get two weeks to work on them or fit them into my crafting schedule! You can check out the challenge blog here.

Below is the sketch for inspiration this week. Sometimes I loosely follow sketches and others I follow them to a T. Can you tell which I chose for this card? Ha! I’ve always wanted to use the tree slice image from Rooted In Nature as the main focal image and this was the perfect sketch for that!

Wondering how I made the wood slice so vibrant? I embossed it with clear embossing powder over Early Espresso ink! It’s a great way to add embellishment and pizzazz to a most masculine card.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Early Espresso and then cleaned it with my simply shammy. Then I inked the image up with versamark, stamped it down in the same place, and used clear embossing powder before heat setting. Finally I cut it out with my Layering Circle dies. Voila!

The linen thread I used is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I wish I could order additional color of linen thread! It’s a great touch without being overtly frilly!