Friday, January 18, 2019

Gingham Gala DSP with Well Written

My friend Susan is featuring simple cards, including
use of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  That put a bug
in my head, so I had to play with the Gingham Gala
Designer Series Paper on (Occasions) page 35.  This
card sketch is an easy way to use up excess DSP strips,
that may or may not be of equal widths.

I added the coordinating SAB Organdy Ribbon found
on page 7 of the SAB catalog.   I attached bows, but I'm
not positive that I like them.  

The sentiment comes from the Well Written 
Framelits Dies on (Occasions) page 27.  I took the
"birthday" cutout and removed "birth", so make
it a more general greeting.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Geared Up Garage

This is the new Geared up Garage with coordinating
Garage Gears Thinlits Dies on page 43.  You can get
10% off when you purchase them as a bundle.
This bundle lets you create cards with different looks,
because of the many different components!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Bloom by Bloom with Well Written Framelits

This card features the Bloom By Bloom Occasions set
on page 25.  It is a very interesting flower set, that I had
a chance to "borrow" when stamping with my friend Mary.
It gives a 3-d appearance when stamped, because of the
large, loosely formed petals.

The vines, sentiment and butterflies on either side of the 
focal image were created with dies from the 
Well Written Framelits Dies on page 27.  This is an
extensive collection of dies, that coordinates with the
Well Said Cling set (containing 51 stamps!) and
can be purchased as a bundle, with 10% off.

I hope that everyone is safe and warm.  We got 7-8 
inches of snow and the roads are pretty miserable.
Driving tends to feel like sledding on the roadways!
A friend went over my walks and drive 3 times
with her snowblower, but those darn plows are
so good at dumping chunks in my driveway!!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Stamp Off Dear Doily Bundle

Greetings friends.  Susan, Buffy and I are revved up
for the new year, with a stockpile of new Occasions
and SAB (Sale-A-Bration) stampin products.
Today, we are sharing our favorite(s) from the
 Occasions Catalog.

This was really a difficult challenge for me, because I
have several favorites from the Occasions Catalog.

I love the Butterfly Gala bundle on page 35 because
of it's simple elegance and coloring options.

The Geared Up Garage Bundle (page 43) is such a
welcome collection, because of the masculine vibe.

But I had to go with the Dear Doily Bundle on page 47,
featuring the Dear Doily Cling set with coordinating
Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  You get so much bang
for the buck with this bundle!  The sentiments work for
Love, Thank You and Sympathy, so it really multi-tasks.
The Framelits can be used in so many different ways,
to create a variety of looks.

For the flower, I made a template and set it up on
my Stampartus.  As you can see, the template allowed
me to quickly create a variety of flowers, that were
positioned perfectly on the die cut "blanks".  As you might
also notice, you can see a bit of the washi tape at
the bottom of the flower stamp.  This enables you to easily
remove the cling stamp, even when left on
the Stamparatus overnight.

This card features Flirty Flamingo and Granny
Apple Green, with Basic Black to anchor everything.

Now it is time to click on over to see what Buffy
and Susan have picked as their Occasions favorites!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Occasions Catalog Videos

Here are some great videos that demonstrate
new Stampin' Up! Occasions product.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Butterfly Gala and Butterflies Galore!

I like butterflies, but am a tad picky about the "look"
of the butterfly.   Fortunately, the new Occasions Catalog
offers several variations on the butterfly theme.
I really enjoy the Butterfly Gala set, with coordinating
Butterfly Duet Punch on page 35.  It enables you to
both stamp and punch two butterflies simultaneously, 
which is pretty quick.  I love the fact that Butterfly Gala
allows you to either color the butterflies, or stamp their
wing colors.  Additionally, you can earn coordinating
components from the SAB offerings, including the
Botanical Butterfly DSP (p 9) or Pressed Wood
Butterfly Elements on page 8.  The DSP allows you
to punch out colored butterflies, giving you additional options.

You might have noticed the new Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder in the background.  That is the lovely 
Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
on page 11.  It is an amazing folder that adds a 
delicate nuance to any card.

There are a number of videos, released by Stamping' Up!,
that show new Occasions and SAB product.
This one, featuring the different Designer Series Paper
in the Occasions is particularly helpful!