Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Still Stamping with the Just Keep Swimming Stamp Set

One can't be addicted to too many things, right?  Crafting addictions are not a bad thing, right?  Okay, now that we've got that settled, let's talk about my new creation.  Yes, I'm still stamping with the Just Keep Swimming stamp set AGAIN - my current addiction.  I totally love the "three step stamping" feature of this set and how the images virtually come alive when you stamp them.  Here is the card I created.



I've moved on from the monsters to the gummy bears!  They really do look good enough to eat - but I'm not a big fan of eating gummy bears - too yucky in my mouth!  I also pulled out the Stampin' Up! Ombre Pads and was amazed at how easy they make shading!  Matter of fact, it was so easy, I did a quick video to show you which is below.


Lastly, here is a list of the supplies I used for this card:




  Lots of info in this post!  What items are on the retired list?  Just Keep Swimming stamp set, Bermuda Bay Ombre pad and Calypso Coral Ombre pads and Cupcakes and Carousel Embellishment Kit!  Shop now or forever hold your peace! 

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Phyllis


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Birthdays Go Round and Round on the Carousel

Last month I had a class featuring the stamp set - Carousel Birthday.  Actually, when I scheduled the class, I was going to focus on the Cupcakes and Carousels Paper Stack, Embellishment Kit and cardstock pack, not the stamp set.  However, I kept finding all these card samples using the set that I couldn't resist!   I wanted to share with you one of those cards.


Lots of layers and lots of fun creating this!  Now, I thought I was going to have a cut out the tops of the seats in the carousel - but noooooooo!   There is a framelit for that in the Up & Away Thinlits Die that coordinates with the Lift Me Up stamp set!  I couldn't believe it - here I was wondering how everyone was cutting those things out so perfectly every time!  Duh!!!!  Sure did make this card easy!

Listed below are the product used:


While the Carousel Birthday stamp set, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral Stampin' Write' Markers are on the retired list - they are still available - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  You can click the "SHOP NOW" below or on the particular item above to shop!  

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Phyllis


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Love my Global Stampin' Sisters!

As the end of the Occasions Catalog offering is right around the corner, I've been pulling out those stamp sets that I haven't used yet.  Oh goodness - I'm embarrassed to tell you how many I have.  

One set that I think is so darn cute is called Just Keep Swimming.  It has gummy bears, monsters, fish, macarons and gems - all in one set!  Interesting, but fun combination.  While I was surfing the web, I came across a card using this set created by Carol, I believe her last name is Richter.  She is from Selb, Germany.  Yes, you read it right - Germany!  I love her style and I just had to attempt to duplicate a card that she made, so here you go!   And, I just couldn't bear to crop out my stamping feline - Marley!!



See - I told you - isn't that just too darn cute!!  So now, how did I step out of my comfort zone?  I pulled out my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and outlined the monsters and hearts.  I also drew the squiggly lines under the hearts and monsters and the three little dots.  Yikes - me and free hand drawing on a card - who would have thought!  Of course, I had to add googly eyes - because, well, I just had to!  I also love the combination of the monsters with the umbrella!  Now seriously, who thinks of these things!?  Carol, of course.  No, I don't know her, but wanted to make sure I gave her credit for inspiring me!!!

Listed below are the products I used to create this card:


Just a reminder that the Just Keep Swimming Stamp and Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder are retiring and are only available while supplies last!!


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Phyllis


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Went Live!

 Received my box of goodies from Stampin' Up! today featuring all new products!   Did a live stream video on my Facebook page!   CLICK HERE to check it out and see bunches of good stuff!!!

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Phyllis


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I Won!

I'm still experiencing whirlwind of excitement from this past weekend's On Stage Local event and getting my hands on the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  I truly do love getting together with my fellow demonstrators and the Stampin' Up! staff.  Nothing but happiness!!

I wanted to give you a sneak peak at one of the new stamp sets I won!  It is called Ribbon of Courage and was inspired by Patty Bennett, a Million Dollar Sales Achiever who is a truly loving and giving demonstrator - it is only fitting that she would inspire this wonderful set!  There is also a coordinating framelit set!!!!  Here I am with Neal (he rocks)!!!

 
Can you tell how much fun we had!!!! 

Have a wonderful day and more sneak peeks to come!! 


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Phyllis


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Sun is Setting


It's that time of year when we say goodbye to the retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories to make way for the new!  As as hit - I've seen the new and it is fabulous!

CLICK HERE to view the retiring list.
CLICK HERE to place your order.

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Phyllis


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Do You Love to Save Money?

I know I do!  Here's a chance to purchase some fabulous products at 25% off!!!  Good through September 21 only and while supplies last!!  Click on the photo to get more product information!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trick or Treat - Lots of Them!

I'll admit it - I love making cards and find more uses for them than 3-D projects.   However, when I stumble across a method to create boxes with ease which more than likely utilizes the tools you have at home, I definitely take notice!    Now, add easy to that and you are definitely singing a song that I love.  Stampin' Up!'s Donna Griffith released a video showing not only how to make one box, but how to make a box any size!  Yes she did and if she was next to me, I'd give her a great big hug!!!   Of course, you know I had to pull out some of my new Halloween Night Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock and see if it was as easy as Donna made it look.  BINGO - she's such a great teacher.  I love my box and quite frankly, I could sit here and make boxes all day long.  So, let me share my creation with you!





The size of this box measures 7" x 7" and is 2-1/2" high.  You can fill this baby up with lots of chocolate and whoever the receipient is will be indebted to you for life!!! 

So, sit back, relax and CLICK HERE to watch the video.  Prepare yourself because you'll be making these addicting boxes for every occasion.

Here are the products used to create my box:



Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping,
Phyllis


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