Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By the Tide Watercolor Card

Hi Stampers!

It's summertime, so how about a beachy card?  Today I have a card for you made with the By the Tide stamp set.  This set is really great for making all kinds of cards.  I made a background paper by inking an acrylic block with three different ink pads. Then I spritz it with some water and stamped the block on some watercolor paper.  It made a cool watery looking background.  Then I stamped and embossed the images in gold.

I layered the stamped image over a scrap of the burlap ribbon that was sitting on my desk. I frayed the ends a bit for some added texture.

I hope you liked my beach inspired card.  Where is your favorite beach?  Let me know in the comments!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - July 28th

Check out the fantastic weekly deals on sale beginning today July 28th thru August 3rd!  Contact me if you have any questions!  I would love to hear your thoughts on the products in the comments below.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

50% Off Sale: Try out Paper Pumpkin for 2 Months!!

From now thru September 10th, 2015, you can subscribe to the Paper Pumpkin kit of the month club for half the price!  If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. A deal like this is too good to pass up!

Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family#every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
Here's a peek inside the July 2015 kit:

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

Here's a look at all of the wonderful items that are currently available on Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack. Snatch up these deals before they are gone!
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Project Life and Stampin' Up! - Photo Tips

Hi Stampers!

Have you tried out the Project Life sets from Stampin' Up!?  They are really awesome and are made in all of the Stampin' Up! exclusive colors.  You can check out all of the different card sets available on my online store HERE.

Today I'm sharing a video that the Project Life creator, Becky Higgins, made with 10 tips for photographing your every day life.  I hope you enjoy the video!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

May 2015 Hip Kit Club - Kill a Kit

I had recently signed up to receive the Hip Kit Scrapbooking monthly club.  I have not been disappointed so far with the kits. They are chock full of tons of supplies.  I get the main kit, the embellishment add on, and the card stock add on.  I got 7 layouts out of this kit and I still have a lot left over to add to my stash!

Here are all of the layouts that I made with this kit!

1. Mud Buds: All supplies from the kit except for the wood button accent which is from Freckled Fawn and the piece of olive seam binding which is from my stash.

2. In the Sunshine: All supplies from the kit except for the wood button accents which are from Freckled Fawn.  I also lifted this layout from Wendy Antenucci.  You can find her beautiful layout HERE.  You can see she did a lot more layering of embellishments than I did.  I'm getting there but layering is still a challenge for me - especially layering embellishments!

3. Giant Citrons: All supplies from the kit.  When I saw all of the citrus designs in this kit, I couldn't stop thinking about this photo from our 2013 trip to Italy.  I'm getting a little better here with layering the embellishments!

4. Budgie Buddy:  Hubby is probably not thrilled I'm posting this online, but too bad!  This pic is super adorable!  All supplies are from the kit.  I really love the woodgrain paper.

5. Raise Your Face Up to the Sun:  All supplies from the kit.  I made this layout after watching the first installment of Scrapbooking for Mortals on the Victoria Marie youtube channel.  Please go check out her videos!  I was really happy with my layering on this layout.  I was also experimenting with mixing up different fonts for my title.

6. Sisterly Love?: All supplies from the kit.  Another experiment in layering!  I was trying to pair up papers that would look OK with the orangey color of the photo.

7. More Please: This was the last layout I made with the kit and it ended up being my favorite out of all of them!  I was really trying to focus on the concepts I learned in Victoria's video and I think it really paid off!  I love the colors and the layering on this one!  

Thanks for looking at my layouts from my May 2015 Hip Kit club kit.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  :-)