Category Archives: Color Inspiration

Delicious Colors & More!

In Color 2013-2015

What do Brown Baked Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush have in common? Well besides making you hungry they are the 2013-2015 In Colors that will be retiring in May of this year. So you’ll need to get your full of them before they are gone for good.

But wait, there’s more…

Free Shipping 04-2015

That’s right! FREE Shipping for 5 Days Only!! Make your list of retiring In Colors or anything else in any of the catalogs and you during this limited 5 Days Only you will not pay a cent in shipping! That’s a 10% discount right there!

Simply Awesome Cards!

I had four wonderful ladies at my card class this past Saturday and we made 5 sets of simply awesome cards using a semi-monochromatic theme. Sometimes the simple things stand out the most!

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Here are a couple of pictures of the group which include; Shirley, Sandra, Kelly and Amelia.20140830_111501 20140830_111427

These are the stamp sets we used:

Perfect Pennants 133230

Perfect Pennants Clear Stamp Set 133230

Bravo 135380

Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set 135380

Lots of Thanks 129690

Lots Of Thanks Clear Stamp Set 129690

Million One 126377

Million & One Clear Stamp Set 126377

Cardstock used:

VV I101650

Very Vanilla Card Stock 101650

BB 121045

Basic Black Card Stock

Punch used:

Punch 119882

Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882

Have a create day!

Creative Ideas

Yesterday I attended a demonstrator get together where we gave demonstrations, shared ideas and swapped cards. Below a just a few of the creative ideas that were on display, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


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Tomorrow I will share the cards we swapped and some of the cards we made.


Don’t forget, today is the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION. For every $50 of products you purchase you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, in order words; order $50 you get one Free product, order $100 and you get to pick two Free products. Most of these products are exclusive and will not be seen again, some of them may show up in the new Annual Catalog in June. Just don’t delay and place your order today!

Custom Wedding Card…even the Envelope Liner!

My sister attending a wedding this past Sunday and asked me to make a wedding card. I usually like to match my cards to the invitations when possible, here’s the invitation.

Wed Invite

And this is what I came up with.

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Inspired by the invitation colors I used the following card stock colors: Basic Black for the card base, Whisper White to layer and then an embossed piece of Smoky Slate for an elegant look. I tried matching the monogram and ribbon.

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I used the same embossing folder (Fancy Fan) for the envelope flap.

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Using My Digital Studio I printed the inside of the card on Whisper White cardstock and then used the largest framelit from the “Labels Collections”. I also made a custom envelope liner with the names of the bride & groom. I printed the liner on regular copy paper because I didn’t want a bulky envelope and then used the large envelope liner framelits for a perfect fit!

Leftover Glitter, No Problem!

What to do with leftover glitter and burned out light bulbs… just add some glue or Mod Podge® and you have glittery decorations!

Glitter Bulbs 1

Just brush your burned out light bulbs with glue or Mod Podge® then pour glitter over them and presto! Use coffee filters to pour your glitter in and you can pour it back into the receptacle when done. Use a new coffee filter for each color. Have fun!

Glitter Bulbs 2

Flutter, flutter, flutter… Without Change There Would Be No Butterflies.

Butterflies undergo a series of physical transformations known as metamorphosis.  It’s incredible that the caterpillar sheds its skin several times during this stage. It then seeks a sheltered spot, suspends itself by silken threads and sheds one last time to reveal skin that will harden to form the chrysalis or pupa. Days, months or even years later, depending on the species, a fully developed winged adult butterfly emerges from the chrysalis and the cycle begins anew. Without change there would be no butterflies!

Stampin’Up! is changing the way you can obtain the Butterfly Bundle by offering 15% off now through September 30, 2013.


If you are just building your crafting collection, Butterflies are a must-have staple since they’re always in style and can be used on projects for any occasion! The coordination of these products makes them fun and easy to use too.

If you already have the stamp set or punch (or both), you can buy the bundle to give away the extra; everybody loves butterflies and it’s not too early to start stocking up for the holidays, they make a great gift!

Butterfly Info

This 15% offer will only last until September 30, 2013, don’t miss out!

Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set

Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Bitty Butterfly Punch

A Little Water To Spread…

As a Stampin’Up Demonstrator we get a lot of ideas and inspiration from the home office and I wanted to share one of these great techniques with you!

Need a unique embellishment for that next project?  Watch as Carrie takes an embossed stamp image, adds a little water, then lets the ink spread with the aqua painter.  You have to give this technique a try!

How did you Spotlight your Family Reunion?

Stampin’Up! has come up with a wonderful way to spotlight and document your family reunion in this awesome Family Spotlight Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) – Digital Download

Family B Pics

Family Spotlight Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) – Digital Download
134596 ~ Price: $17.95

Download includes:
* 26-page photobook designer template
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 28 embellishments

Remember you can customize this Photobook your Family Colors or just leave as is.

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* Digital exclusive
* Perfect for documenting your family reunion
* Capture all the fun and awkward moments
* Perfect keepsake or gifts
* Coordinates with the Family Spotlight Ensemble

Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Wild Wasabi

Paper Pumpkin fun… Seriously!

This past Thursday, a few of us got together to put our latest Paper Pumpkin kit together and, of course, we had to kick it up a notch or two!
This set included the following:

  • Three stamps “seriously, you kick booty and love your guts”
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot
  • Linen Thread
  • Brushed Nickel Buttons
  • 4 Not Quite Navy Card Stock with Diamond Patterns for the card base
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock with Wavy Patterns
  • Two sets of stickers to stamp on (call out and thick arrow)
  • 4 White Envelopes

I immediately thought the Bootiful Occasions and Carry On stamp sets would be a great add-on to this kit. Here are the cards we created.IMG_20130502_203406_888 IMG_20130502_203330_583 IMG_20130502_203247_061

We had a lot of fun and can’t wait until we get the next kit. It’s so easy to just put them together as is or you can do as we did and kick it up a notch with additional stamps or accessories. Just let your creative side take over, we all have one!

You can sign up for your very own Paper Pumpkin subscription by clicking on the link below. If you are local to the Central Florida/Orlando area, you get to come to my Free Paper Pumpkin Kick It Up Class. You bring your Paper Pumpkin kit and I supply all the additional card stock, stamp sets and accessories.

Sign up today by clicking HERE

Zahira, Karletta and Lisa

Zahira, Karletta and Lisa

Newest Digital Downloads and May Sale

MDS Logo BannerBelow are the latest downloads for My Digital Studio and it looks like the “Be Yourself May Kit” Digital Download is going to be one of my favorites with all the vibrant colors and awesome embellishments. Then you have the “Hello Word Ensemble” Digital Download with so many options for a Baby Shower Invitation, Banners, and Water Bottle Wrappers, basically all you need to plan a shower start to finish!

Don’t forget the FREE “Be Yourself May Wallpaper” Digital Download, every month Stampin’Up! will release a FREE Wallpaper Digital Download. You can try it and all you have to do is download the FREE 30-day My Digital Studio trial. You can get all of these wonderful Digital Downloads from my Stampin’Up! Website just click on “Shop 24/7” widget on the right or click right Here!

Be Yourself May Kit - Digital Download   133426 ~  Price: $9.95

Be Yourself May Kit – Digital Download
133426 ~ Price: $9.95

One of the vibrant Designer Series Paper from Be Yourself Digital Download

One of the vibrant Designer Series Paper from Be Yourself Digital Download, see some more below

Be Yourself May DSP 4

Be Yourself May DSP 2

Be Yourself May DSP 3

Here is the 10-piece stamp brush set from the Be Yourself Digital Download
Here is the 10-piece stamp brush set from the Be Yourself Digital Download
Hello World Ensemble - Digital Download  133528  ~ Price: $19.95

Hello World Ensemble – Digital Download
133528 ~ Price: $19.95

Hello World Banner

Hello World Sign

Designer Typeset Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  134597  ~ Price: $9.95

Designer Typeset Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download
134597 ~ Price: $9.95

Be Yourself May Wallpaper - Digital Download  133427  ~ Price: $0.00 FREE

Be Yourself May Wallpaper – Digital Download
133427 ~ Price: $0.00 FREE

Now get ready for the BIG sale starting in May-25% off tons of digital downloads and print products. Wahoo! Time to get downloading and designing.