Sunday, June 25, 2017

I am totally in love with the new Embossing Paste & Colorful Seasons Bundle!!! 
My big brown box of new goodies {or BBB as we demonstrators like to call them} 
arrived a few weeks ago & I have finally found some time, 
in between our two new rescue puppies to play :) 
~My Inspiration~ 
{as if I needed any} 
   
I couldn't wait to try out the new Embossing Paste, so I used that as my 
starting point for this card. It comes as a white paste which can be colored 
using ink refill if desired. In this case I left it white. I used one of the new 
decorative masks over my card stock & simply smeared the paste over it 
with a palette knife, lifted the mask off & let it dry. It only takes a few minutes 
to harden & you are left with a really neat, raised design. This stuff dries 
fast so make sure you close the lid & wash any tools right away. 

You can see the effect the paste has in the textured background. 
Once it was dry I lightly sponged it with Marina Mist & Soft Suede. 

For the embellishments I used the fabulous Colorful Seasons Bundle. 
This set has so many stamps & dies in it, all the seasons are covered. 
The branches are die cut from copper foil paper, the leaves & 
blossoms are in Very Vanilla with the edges sponged in Soft Suede & 
touches of gold heat embossing. The main flower is the Pansy Punch & 
stamped with a flourish from the Timeless Textures set in Early Espresso. 
A little nest of gold thread behind & a gold faceted gem gives it the 
finishing touch. I also used the *thank you* sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. 

So my verdict on the Embossing Paste after my first play? 
Love, Love, Love this stuff!!! 
Can't wait to see what else I can do with it. 
  
 
  
Stamp Sets: Colorful Seasons *Bundle*, Timeless Textures, Teeny Tiny Wishes. 
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil. 
Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, VersaMark. 
Accessories: Embossing Paste, Decorative Mask, Palette Knives, Pansy Punch, 
Gold Metallic Thread, Gold EP, Gold Faceted Gem, Sponge Daubers, 
Heat Tool, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Big Shot & Accessories. 
 

~Thinking Of You~  
Stamp Sets: Colorful Seasons *Bundle*. 
Card Stock: Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Watercolor. 
Inks: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Soft Suede. 
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots, 
Embossing Paste, Decorative Mask, Palette Knives, 
Aqua Painter Brush, Big Shot & Accessories. 
{I used the *baby wipe technique* for my leaves}. 
 

~Happy Birthday~ 
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Butterfly Basics. 
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Thick Whisper White. 
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist. 
Accessories: Embossing Paste, Decorative Mask, Palette Knives, 
Metallic Enamel Shapes, Clear Glitter Brush, 
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch. 
 
I was sad to see that they retired the Butterfly Punches 
& the Papillon Potpourri stamp set :( 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  

~May Stampin' Up! Workshop~ 
*Simply Spring* 
  Use Hostess Code: ZQCGJRSR 

~Simply Spring Scrapbook Page~ 
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings, Swallowtail. 
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, 
Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist. 
Inks: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, 
Tangelo Twist. 
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Pearl Jewels, 
Rhinestone Jewels, Brights Enamel Dots, 
Big Shot & Accessories. 
 
  

~Stained Glass~ 
Stamp Sets: Touches Of Texture, Warmest Regards. 
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum, Thick Whisper White, 
2016-2018 In-Color DSP Stack, Vellum. 
Inks: VersaMark, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, 
Old Olive, Always Artichoke. 
Accessories: Silver EP, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 
Metallic Enamel Shapes, Glue Dots, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, 
Dimensionals, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, 
Layering Ovals Framelits, Bow Maker, 
Big Shot & Accessories. 
  

  ~Grateful Bunch~ 
Stamp Sets: Grateful Bunch, One Big Meaning. 
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White. 
Inks: Memento Black, Pacific Point. 
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, 
Flourish Thinlits Dies, Blossom Bunch Punch, 
White Perfect Accents, White Baker's Twine, 
Glitter Brush, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, 
Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Big Shot & Accessories. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Yay! 
Doug & I are happy to announce that we are going to be 
great uncle & auntie, again!!! :) 
My nephew & his wife are expecting {their first} 
a baby boy in August, Yay! :) 
They love Colorado & the great outdoors. 
My handmade baby shower gift to them :) 
Congrats Tony & Courtney! 
*Group Hugs~Lots Of Love* 
 
~Butterflies~ 
 
~Dolphins~ 
 

Monday, April 3, 2017

~Paper Pumpkin~  
 

~April 23td Stampin' Up! Workshop~ 
~Embossing Folders~ 
Amy Will Be Our Hostess! Yay, Amy! :) 
Use Hostess Code: V9FGXQGN 
Shop Here: Penny McGonigal~Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator 

~Hexagons Dynamic~ 

Stamp Sets: Nailed It, Guy Greetings. 
Card Stock: Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper. 
Inks: Black StazOn, Archival Basic Black, Real Red, 
Delightful Dijon. 
Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic EF, Build It Framelits Dies, 
Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies, Urban Underground Elements, 
Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Blender Pens, 
Big Shot & Accessories. 
 

~Seaside~ 

Stamp Sets: Seaside Shore, By The Tide. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, 
Window Sheets, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Falling In Love DSP. 
Inks: Archival Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise. 
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Glitter Brush, 
Basic Pwearl Jewels, Seaside EF {on back order}, 
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 
Big Shot & Accessories. 
 

~Brick Wall~ 

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Jar Of Love, 
Kinda Eclectic. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Marina Mist, 
Serene Scenery DSP Stack. 
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Sky. 
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Bitty 
Butterfly Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, 
Brick Wall EF, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Basic 
Pearl Jewels, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Baby Wipes, 
Stamp Case, Big Shot & Accessories. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

~Paper Pumpkin~  
 

~March 26th Stampin' Up! Workshop~ 
~Shaker Cards~ 
Kayla Will Be Our Hostess! Yay, Kayla! :) 
Use Hostess Code: ZKPF37MW 
 

~Rose Garden~ 
Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder, Papillon Potpourri. 
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets, 
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Falling In Love DSP. 
Inks: Archival Basic Black. 
Accessories: Elegant & Itty Bitty Butterfly Punches, 
Bone Folder, Clear Glitter Brush, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, 
Foam Adhesive Strips, Falling In Love Embellishments, 
Silver & Blushing Bride Sequin Trim. 
 

~Dragonfly Dreams~ 
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Papillon Potpourri, Avant-Garden. 
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Thick Whisper White, Window Sheets. 
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black. 
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Clear Glitter Brush, 
Blender Pens, Bermuda Bay & Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White 
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, 
Bone Folder, Itty Bitty Butterfly & Scalloped Tag Topper Punches, 
Foam Adhesive Strips. 
 

~Up & Away~ 
Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up, Work Of Art, Wonderland. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, 
Peekaboo Peach, Window Sheets. 
Inks: Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Old Olive. 
Accessories: Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, 
Dimensionals, Sprinkles Embellishments, Clear Glitter Brush. 
 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

~Are You A Butterfly~ 
{Some Non Stampin' Up! Supplies} 
 
 
~The Doctor~ 
{Some Non Stampin' Up! Supplies} 
 
 
~Coffee Beans~ 
{Some Non Stampin' Up! Supplies}  
 
~Time To Chill~ 
Stamp Sets: Jar Of Love, Snow Place, Watercolor Wash. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White. 
Inks: Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie. 
Accessories: Clear Glitter Brush, Softly Falling EF, 
Snow Friends & Everyday Jars Framelits, Dimensionals, 
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz {retired}. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

~February 12th Stampin' Up! Workshop~ 
~Wings~ 
Nicole Will Be Our Hostess! Yay, Nicole! :) 
Use Hostess Code: A4XQAUJF 
Shop Here: Penny McGonigal~Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator 

~Butterfly Friends~ 

Stamp Sets: Garden In Bloom. 
Card Stock: Hello Honey, Thick Whisper White, Vellum, 
English Garden DSP. 
Inks: Black StazOn, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Old Olive. 
Accessories: Old Olive Baker's Twine, Blender Pens, Clear Glitter Brush. 

~Dragonfly Dreams~ 
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge, By The Tide. 
Card Stock: Emerald Envy, Thick Whisper White, Watercolor. 
Inks: Black StazOn, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky. 
Accessories: Gold Metallic Cording, Spritzer, Dragonfly Thinlits. 
 
~Bird Song~ 
Stamp Set: Best Birds. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Window Sheets, 
English Garden DSP, Watercolor. 
Ink: Archival Basic Black. 
Accessories: Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Blender Pens, 
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolor Pencils.