Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial: Embossing Resist with Corner Garden

The Embossing Resist technique is one of my favorites, and this beautiful card showcases it monochromatically with one of my new go-to colors: Lost Lagoon (one of the new Stampin' Up! 2014-2016 In-Colors) Download this printable tutorial for the card below and try it at home.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMVlF0eVBlTFFibk0/edit?usp=sharing

Original card created by Kelly Acheson
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Half-Price Paper Pumpkin...and a Free Gift?

Seriously, what are you WAITING for? This is better than a presidential invitation!
https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=810

BUT WAIT! THAT'S NOT ALL!!
When you sign up by September 10th, you also get a FREE Framed Love Paper Pumpkin Kit:

We are betting that you'll love My Paper Pumpkin so much (and want to continue subscribing) that we are willing to give it to you {almost} free. I love getting that little red box in the mail each month and let me give you a little hint: If you love giving Halloween treats, you're not going to want to miss the September kit (which you have to pay for by September 10th anyway!).

How about another tip? If you host a $400 Stampin' Up! party, you get to choose a 1/2 price item: You *could* choose a 3, 6, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription and get it 50% off for up to a whole year!!

C'mon and try it...I know you'll love it!
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial: Beautiful Bunch Belly Band Card

Isn't this a fun card to kick-off September?  I love making belly band cards with the Envelope Punch Board (they are SO QUICK AND EASY!) and this one was designed by my friend Kimberly Myers. I'm happy to be sharing it with you!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMQk1JWUhrMDVvODA/edit?usp=sharing

You can click on the photo or HERE for a printable .pdf tutorial. Go forth and create a wonderful September!
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Shakin' It Up with the Owl Punch

Over on the Friday Mashup today, the challenge was to create a shaker card with an animal. The Owl Punch is still one of my favorite punches, so out he popped for a cameo appearance on this birthday card, along with a sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set, which you can get FREE when you host a qualifying party before October 31st !

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Holiday Catalog 2014: Make it FUN!


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I met a woman who was done with her holiday shopping this week: WOW! Can you imagine how fun and relaxing Christmas would be if you were prepared? I can help! Click the image above to start (or finish) your shopping or just view the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog here.

Being crafty is always more fun with friends...and you could get this stamp set when you invite friends over to play with you! Just give me a call to plan a crafty event: 801-376-8685
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/loni/hostaworkshop

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial: Bloomin' Blendabilities

Time for another confession: I wasn't sure that I wanted to try the Blendabilities Markers by Stampin' Up! ....  you see, I'm a pretty simple stamper and they looked like "too much work". But I am so delighted I tried them because alcohol based markers are SO very versatile I'm discovering!

Here's just one fun way to use these new markers: Emboss a stamped image using white embossing powder on black paper and use your Blendabilities to color the embossed image! This appeals to me because I don't need to be careful...I can color over the black paper and it doesn't show up, so easy-peasy crafting for Loni ;)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMVVFRc1Roc3UxNHc/edit?usp=sharing 
Another fun thing about this card...I used an embossing folder to "stamp" the flowers on the front! Click on photo or HERE to download a printable tutorial!

Like Pringles, I couldn't stop with just one, so here's another version of Bloomin' Blendabiliteswe made at my last Blend with Friends Class...if you missed it, make sure to register for the next one

(like the stars? A sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog...coming August 28th)

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Yes, I know the You're Amazing stamp set is retired, but it's one of my favorites and I'm having a hard time letting it go! Baby steps, baby steps..
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial! Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It's hard for me to choose my favorite flower. Each blossom is unique in it's smell, the way it looks, how long it lives, when it blooms and even in the emotions it evokes: Give me tulips and I am instantly with my (much younger) family at the Tulip Festival petting llamas and delighting in the joy of my children. Hand me a red rose and my heart skips a beat for my husband who would send them to me on special occasions before we were married. Walking past honeysuckle makes me 7 years old and I want to pull apart the flowers and suck out the honey!

Maybe that's why I {LOVE} the quote on this fresh card: Every individual flower puts their face to the sun and OWNS their distinctive beauty! Shouldn't we do the same?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Noi7nMGqTIttYe_Awg3c7tHd2kvBhuYO8s12zbSt-1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Click on image for .pdf tutorial or click here.
To shop for supplies to make this card, visit my Stampin' Store.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is it too early for Christmas?

My husband and I enjoy Sunday afternoon drives and not long ago we noticed a few homes with Christmas lights still up...then I pointed out we can't say "still" because after June 25th, we are officially on the downhill slide toward the holidays = Now we should consider these merry folk "EARLY" with their decorating! So I'm just helping you get a jump on the holidays and help you create some lovely greeting cards EARLY with the Big Shot August Special and the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits:

Card Recipe (All supplies from Stampin' Up!): 

Stamps: Bright & Beautiful stamp set (Holiday Catalog!)
Ink: Silver Encore pad (132142)
Paper: Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum (133364), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Accessories:  Stars Framelits (133723), Big Shot, 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137), Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132817), Silver Embossing powder (109131), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

And special thanks to Create with Connie and Mary for the beautiful sketch challenge this week (CCMC315)...it was perfect for this card!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Blend with Friends: Class and Tutorial

Have you tried the new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!?  You'll feel like an artist once you get your hands on these amazing new coloring tools and the best way to try them out will be at my Blend with Friends class, August 14th in Spanish Fork, Utah. There are two times to choose from: 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. so just let me know which you will be attending ASAP so I can prepare for you (and a friend).

At this class you will create a card, a "stained glass" box (show below), a gift bag and tag. You'll also go home with a brand new BLENDED BLOOM stamp (included in the class fee).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMSTlDTWhQZ3ZTZ00/edit?usp=sharing

And let me thank you for dropping by: Click on the image to download a FREE tutorial for the Stained Glass box!
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Don't Miss Another Month of Paper Pumpkin!

We interrupt this blog to bring you a Public Service Announcement: The dangers of missing another month of My Paper Pumpkin are very serious, folks! Do NOT let this happen to you or someone you love:


To assist you in preventing loss of income, health or happiness, Stampin' Up! has offered to let you receive your first two months at 50% off (new subscriptions only) when you subscribe by September 10th...just enter code HALFOFF2 when you subscribe.
https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=810


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