Monday, January 29, 2018

Stampin' Up! Barn Door Bundle

Want to make an interactive slider card? The Barn Door Bundle comes with the Barn Door Stamp set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies.  You save 10% when you order it as a bundle! This set is featured on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog. I Cased this card exactly as it is in the catalog. The sentiment coordinates when you slide the door to the left.
It was so easy to make. You will need some Size #8 Flat washers to make your sliders.  Stampin' Up! put together the video below to show you how to make this card.

You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Barn Door
  • Colors & Ink: Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Old Olive, Almost Artichoke
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread
  • Tools: Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Flat Washers Size #8
  • Big Shot: Sliding Door Framelits Dies

Friday, January 26, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #2 - MIFDC2

Today I'm playing along with another design challenge from My Inky Friends. Today's color challenge is inspired by page 35 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog featuring, Berry Burst, Soft Sky and Lemon Lime Twist.
We would love it if you took part and joined in on the fun. All you have to do is design a card and upload it to the My Inky Friends Blog. After the link closes on Friday, February 14, 2018, we will post a winner. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword MIFDC2.

  1. Follow the general design of a sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin’ Up! colors will be listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
  2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
  3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery.  Please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky.
  4. Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
  5. Have fun!
You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Lovely Wishes (Occasions Catalog), Butterfly from December's Paper Pumpkin
  • Colors & Ink: Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Shimmery White
  • Embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Lots of Labels Framelits, Leaves from December's Paper Pumpkin

Friday, January 12, 2018

My Inky Friends Blog Hop: Time to Sale-a-Brate!

Welcome to My Inky Friends' Blog Hop! This month's blog hop features the brand new Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is Stampin' Up's annual event where you earn free items from the SAB catalog with every $50 or $100 spent. SAB runs from January 3 - March 31st. Should you get lost during the blog hop, you may find a list of participants on the Inky Friends blog page

You may have arrived from Twila's blog, Stamp a Little Longer, where she featured the Happy Wishes SAB set. I'm featuring the cool and trendy Epic Celebrations stamp set found on page 12 of the SAB catalog. It's free with any $50 purchase. 
I used this fun color combo of Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Whisper White. This card would be great for a teenager and would work for a boy or a girl. 
Here's a look at how I assembled all of the pieces. First I stamped the shoes with Memento on Night of Navy cardstock and colored them with a Whisper White watercolor pencil. I cut out random circles with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. The laced piece is a 1-1/2" x 4-1/4" strip of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I punched 6 holes with my Crop-a-Dile, added some white eyelets from my stash and laced the piece with Solid White Baker's Twine.
I stamped the sentiment by coloring on the stamp with Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin' Write markers. The featured shoes are stamped with Memento and colored with a Basic Gray watercolor pencil. 
I decorated the inside with extra pieces cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. The inside sentiment is stamped the same way as as the sentiment on the front using Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers on the stamp.
This matching gift card holder was created using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. This set looks so cute with an iTunes gift card. Just glue the bottom portion of the circle down and the gift card slides nicely in place. Can you spot where I used all 6 stamps from the Epic Celebrations set in my projects (shoes, guitar, headphones, 2 sentiments and splatter dots)?

Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello and leave a comment. Now it's time to move ahead to see how Sarah used the Beautiful Peacock SAB stamp set. Hop on over to Sarah's Ink Spot to see what she created for us.
You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Epic Celebrations (SAB Set Free with $50 Purchase, page 12 SAB Catalog)
  • Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break DSP
  • Colors & Ink: Memento, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
  • Embellishments: Solid White Bakers Twine, White Eyelets, Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB set Free with $50 Purchase, page 9 SAB Catalog)
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-a-Dile
  • Big Shot: Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
  • Watercolor Pencils: Basic Gray and Whisper White

Monday, January 1, 2018

We Create January Blog Hop - Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Time!

Happy New Year! Welcome to our Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month. Beginning January 3rd, there will be two Stampin' Up! events happening: The 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalogs go live. The Sale-a-Bration (SAB) catalog has free items that you can get with either a $50 or $100 purchase. I'm featuring the Bubble Over Bundle which premiers in the Occasion Catalog. I'm also showing you the coordinating Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which premiers in the SAB catalog and it's free with a $50 purchase. As a Stampin' Up Demonstrator we get to pre-order items which is a lot of fun! 

I used the Rock 'n Roll Technique on my simple version. I inked the bottle stamp with Lemon Lime Twist, then rolled the edges of the inked stamp on the Bermuda Bay ink pad then stamped. If you try this technique, always ink your stamp with the lighter color first so that you won't ruin your ink pad and roll in the darker color. The bottles were cut out with the coordinating framelits. I used the embossing blade on my trimmer to make the center border lines, then stamped the bubbles inside the lines.
I stepped it up by adding the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which will be free in the SAB catalog with any $50 purchase. The framelits coordinate with the paper, so the only thing stamped here is the sentiment. The Basic Gray ribbon is also a SAB item, free with a $50 purchase in the Shimmer Ribbon pack which includes 3 different rolls. 
I couldn't stop crafting. I stepped it up a third time by creating a bubble stencil with one of the framelits and using the Shimmery White Embossing Paste. Once this dried, I sprayed the piece with water and sprinkled new Brush Crystal Colour (will be available in the Occasions Catalog, page 26) in orange and yellow and spritzed some more. 
I hope you enjoyed my creations. Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to my creative friend Julie's blog, See Julie Stamp by clicking the Next Blog button below:

You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. Remember, you can only order from the Occasions Catalog starting January 3rd - May 31, 2018 and from the SAB Catalog starting on January 3, 2018 until March 31, 2018. I used these supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Bubble Over (Occasions Catalog)
  • Designer Series Paper: Bubbles & Fizz (SAB item)
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black Memento,Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
  • Embellishments: Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB item), Shimmery White Embossing Paste, White Perfect Accents
  • Tools: Tear & Tape Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Bottles and Bubbles Framelits Dies (Occasions Catalog), Layering Circles Framelits Dies

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