Good morning! By the time you read this, I should be (all things being equal!) sitting on an airplane with Amy Koenders. Getting ready to wing our way to Salt Lake City. OnStage, baby!
Now, for those of you who don’t know me – I’m not really a “whoo-hoo”-er. I’ve been known to be a “WHOOP!”-er – but only at horse shows and only when my fave gaited Saddlebred is passing in front of me and I’m showing my support.
I. Don’t. Whoo-hoo. At least not “for real” – I might do it in jest…but that’s it!
Miss Amy said a scary thing the other day while we were on a Google Hangout meeting. It had to do with her plan to whoo-hoo on the plane.
I’m very much hoping she was joshin’ me! Otherwise, I’ll be obligated to disavow her. At least for the duration of the flight! Do lots of sleeping or pretending to sleep. Put my headphones in – hopefully there’s a good movie…
We’ll see what happens!
Any-hooch. Let’s talk about my card for today, shall we? 🙂
I went back to my favorite bundle in the Occasions catalog – the Grateful Bunch bundle. I played with some watercoloring and punching and and some Timeless Textures and then I added a sentiment from Petite Pairs. Fair warning….put yer shades on and take a look-see:
This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, #167:
I started by making a watercolor panel with the 2014-2016 In Colors – kind of an homage! Using my Aqua Painter and the ink-in-the-ink-pad-lid method, I created my “art” – on a piece of my Canson 90Lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. This method is where you squeeze the closed ink pad so the lid picks up ink from the pad and then you pick that ink up with your pen. I didn’t use a lot of water – it was actually just damp enough to spread the ink.
Then, using Basic Black Archival Ink – I stamped the large flower (the large one that’s in the three-image stamp) from Grateful Bunch all over my dry panel. Using the Blossom Bunch punch, I punched out all the flowers. And I very gently rolled their petals with a bone folder.
For the card front, I used a Whisper White panel and stamped the splotches and splats image from Timeless Textures over the top portion of the panel, in Tangelo Twist. I also took a moment to sponge the edges of the panel in Blackberry Bliss.
And then I just lined up my watercolored blossoms and stuck them down with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Easy peasy!
For the sentiment, I stamped the Petite Petals phrase in Blackberry Bliss on a strip of Whisper White. I fussy cut a banner on each end, and edged it with my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it over the bottom row of flowers.
I SNAILd the panel to a mat of Tangelo Twist card stock. And added a large Rhinestone Basic Jewel to each of the flower centers. The card front was done. How quick was that?? 🙂
For the inside, I kept it real simple – just a Whisper White panel with more Blackberry Bliss sponging – matted on Tangelo Twist. Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the secondary sentiment from Petite Pairs in Blackberry Bliss in the middle and that was it!
I SNAILd the liner into my Blackberry Bliss card base and popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
The Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Tangelo Twist splotches and splats from Timeless Textures…
…and a liner cut from a Lost Lagoon piece of the 2014-2016 In Colors DSP Stack, using my Envelope Liner Framelits.
Et Voila! I so love this stamp and punch set. And I’m really kind of loving how the little flowers look cut so randomly from that one piece of watercolored paper! What do you think?
So – when you’re stocking up on the 2014-2016 In Colors – don’t forget the DSP Stack, okay? It’s a great value – you get a lot of paper, ready to do whatever you need to do!
Tomorrow is Thursday, so that means Happy Stampers Blog Hop! We’ll go live at 7am Eastern – and we’re doing a sketch challenge this week! Hope you’ll stop by and hop a little!
P. S. There’s still time to get an order in to get your spot in line for a new 2016 -2017 Annual Catalog – free!
HOST CODE FOR 1 Apr – 15 Apr 16: FJJRBUGX
HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG COMING SOON!
The time is growing near when we’ll say good-bye to the 2016 Occasions catalog and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! The announcement of the Official Retiring Product list will be made on 18 Apr. That’s when those In Color products we’ve loved for the last two years will start to leap off the shelves – so be sure to stock up now!
In mid-May – I’ll be sending new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs to those folks who’ve ordered $50 or more from me in the past 12 months. Ordering opens for the new catalog on 1 June – so….you want a catalog! 🙂
If you haven’t ordered from me – there’s still time! Just click on my Online Store icon over there to the right side of your screen and get shopping! Just be sure to check “Yes” at the screen that asks you if your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (that would be me!) can contact you! I promise I won’t bug you – but if you don’t select that, I can’t see anything about you – so…I can’t send you your ordering gift, sign you up for my Rewards Program or send you a catalog! Nuthin’!
This is the last week of Weekly Deals….just sayin’!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 Apr – 18 Apr 16!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 18 Apr!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
Flowers were punched from Canson 90Lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Tangelo Twist Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x ~2″ (sentiment banner)
2014-2016 In Color DSP Stack (in Lost Lagoon): envelope liner
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK
ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE 2014-2016 IN COLORS!
Don’t forget to stock up on these 2014-2016 In Color Supplies – once they’re announced as retiring (coming up in the not-too-distant future!) these are the things that fly off the shelves like Krispy Kreme Donuts when the “HOT” Sign is lit up!
Washi Label Punch Permanently Out of Stock
Stampin’ Up! announced today that the Washi Label Punch has sold out completely and we won’t be getting any more in stock. So, that means it’s going to remain Not Orderable. If you’ve ordered the Washi Label Punch and it was backordered – you’ll be receiving a refund from Stampin’ Up!
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply. When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.
If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂