Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Control Freaks are Celebrating Little Birthdays!
The Control Freaks have something sweet for you this month....Little Birthdays! Whether it's for a little boy, a little girl, or even a baby's first birthday, we have some adorable projects to celebrate the occasion! If you started at the beginning, that was with the lovely and talented Kelly Acheson over at A Stamp Above. I am number two on the list, and there are only five of us this month, so it's going to be a quick hop.
I have to tell you, I was a bit stumped at first about what I could make, because I don't really have any kid-themed sets in my stash. Flowers? Oh, you betcha! But kiddie things? Not so much. Then I remembered that I did have the new Fable Friends cling stamp set that I had gotten for Spring and Easter, and wouldn't you know it....and there was an adorable bunny that would be perfect for a little kid card!
So, I went to work and came up with a boy AND a girl card! Seriously, is this not the cutest bunny rabbit you've ever seen? It looks so earnest, like it's asking for something so sweetly....pretty please?
I used Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP (back in stock!) for the boy card, backing it with Night of Navy mats, and showing both the large and small gingham print. I thought the background needed a little texture, so it was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. The greeting (on both cards) is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.
The bunny's shirt was colored with light and dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends, the bunny with Crumb Cake light and dark and just a touch of light Flirty Flamingo was added to his ears. He was cut out with the largest Stitched Shapes oval, and some Night of Navy was sponged to make the oval pop a bit.
The sweet little girl birthday card is next. I thought for this one the rabbit needed to be white to really show off her rosy cheeks. *smile* She was colored with Flirty Flamingo light and dark Stampin' Blends, and then cut with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit and adhered to a Flirty Flamingo mat.
This card needed some feminine frills, and what better way to add some than the doily in the Doily Builder Thinlits? I cut two white ones and adhered them to the Powder Pink card base, then added a strip of Flirty Flamingo DSP to cover the overlap.
The tiny flowers in the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins added a bit more sweetness, don't you think?
Thank you for stopping by today! Up next is Melissa Stout, aka The Stamp Doc. I can't wait to see what she made!
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Stamp Review Crew - Butterfly Gala
Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew - Butterfly Gala edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. You may have come from Lauren's blog, Crafty Little Peach, or are just starting here. Either way, follow the links at the bottom to go on to the next stop, or click the banner above for the blog roll.
When this hop was scheduled several months ago we had no idea that the Butterfly Duet Punch would be so popular and go on back order. I had made a project using the punch, but decided to make something different for this hop, since the punch isn't projected to be back in stock until the beginning of April. I wanted to show something that you could duplicate NOW!
My first card is pretty much #simplestamping using black and two other colors of ink, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay. I am soooo tired of clouds and rain that I just had to do something with bright cheerful colors!
Thankfully, the Organdy Ribbon Pack from Sale-a-Bration is supposed to be back in stock March 4th! The striped DSP is from Botanical Butterfly, another Sale-a-Bration item that coordinates with this suite.
My second card also uses Lemon Lime Twist as the main color, with some of the beautiful Gingham Gala DSP (due back in stock on Feb. 18) and Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.
The butterfly was colored with dark Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends, blended together to get a Lemon Lime Twist color.
I wish we had LLT Stampin' Blends, but I don't think that's going to happen, since it's an In Color that will retire the end of May. *sniff* I just think LLT and black POP together, don't you?
That's all I have to share today....up next is Stesha, over at Stampin' Hoot! She always makes me ohh and ahh when I see her creations!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
As I am sure most of you are aware, this is Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration time. From January until the end of March, you can earn bonus (FREE) items with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more. And that's just peachy, because there are some cute things to be had!
But did you also know that there is a huge bonus in the Starter Kit?
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For only $99 you can choose $175 in products; anything you want! That's an extra $50 on top of an already great deal on the starter kit. And shipping is FREE on the kit, too, so you're saving even more.
If you were going to spend about $100 anyway - just sign up and get a lot more bang for your buck - an extra $75 in goodies! (Remember - FREE shipping on that kit, too.)
|Look at those sweet tiny butterflies!|
You truly do not have to do anything else....the kits is yours to keep no matter what. If you like getting SU products at a discount, you will save at least 20% on any future orders for as long as you stay active. Here's a quick graphic to explain it better:
It astonishes me how many people don't take advantage of this deal. There is absolutely no further obligation of ANY kind! Why would anyone not take advantage of what is essentially a 44% discount (during SAB) on products they love?! If you have any questions, please reach out to me - I'd love to answer them with no pressure, I promise!
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