Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

It's beginning to look a  lot like 
CHRISTMAS???

Well, not actually, it's still summer here, Fall doesn't even officially begin till the 22nd!

BUT at Stampin' UP!  Christmas begins tomorrow!!  Well, being able to order from the new Holiday catalog, anyway.

And, if you wish, you can begin by watching the Stampin' UP! YouTube videos.
Here is one using one of the products from the new Holiday catalog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNQDXr-IB8

I was able to pre-order some of the stamps and other products and although I can't show you the inside of catalog nor the products IN the catalog, itself, I CAN share a card or two I have made using these products!!  I will be sharing those over the next few days.

I am totally excited about the products that I ordered and I think you will be too.

On a sad note, the Thoughtful Branches bundle will no longer be available after the inventory is depleted.  They initially said that August 31st would be the last day to order UNLESS they still had some in inventory.



Here is a note from Stampin' UP!

We will continue to make the Thoughtful Branches Bundle available while we have supplies; once our inventory is depleted, this exclusive bundle will no longer be available, nor will it be offered in future publications. 

I am bummed that it won't be made available in a future catalog, as I have had a blast playing with this stamp set and it cuts so beautifully!!!

So if you have been on the edge thinking you might like to have it but not sure, all I can say is.....after today, it will only be available while the inventory lasts. supplies last.  So, don't wait too long!!

If you would like to see a few cards that I have made using this bundle, I had posted some ideas on my blog here,  here and here .

Hope you have an awesome day and don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!!

Hugs,
Char








Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree

I decided to do a tree featuring apples.  It was a quickie so could have made a sky and other things to add to the card, but wanted something simple.

Afterwards, I thought about making the apples shiney....but they aren't shiney on a real tree....so guess it's good left as is!

Tomorrow is the last day you can order Thoughtful Branches and then it will not be available after that.  UNLESS it sold really well and they decide to bring it back!!  But, that's not a given!  LOVE this set!!!!

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card.





Have fun stamping!!!

Hugs,
Char

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hydrangea Card

Yet another card that I did using the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  This time I made a Hydrangea!

It doesn't show up really well, but after I cut out the pieces for my 'Hydrangea', I stamped them with Heat & Stick Powder and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then, embossed it again.

I attached one flower to the stem and then attached the other on top of that with a some Stampin' Dimensionals.

After attaching the 'flowers' to the card, I added tiny pearls.

I will list the 'ingredients' for the card at the end of this post!

Have a Fantastic Day!!!

Char


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Yes, Another Thoughtful Branches card

 I just have to keep sharing this awesome set till August 31st!!  I love it that much!  Besides, after August 31st, I will still be using this set but I won't be able to share it because it will be GONE!!!

Here is a card I made using the stamp from the set.  I just laid my smaller whisper white card stock over my 4 x 5 1/4 layer and stamped.  First off, though, I used my markers to color onto the stamp so that it would have the color of 'turning' leaves on each leaf.  Then, I stamped all over my cardstock.

After doing that, I matted the smaller card stock to the layer and attached it to my card.  I left enough room to stamp the sentiment.

If you look closely at the stamp set, the stamps seem a lot smaller than they actually are.  I think that was done to be able to fit them all onto picture.

I will list the products used to make this card below.  Now, I used markers to color my leaf, but you could also use a sponge dauber and your ink pad of the same color.

Simple card, yet still screams FALL!!!





Have a great day!!!!

Char

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thoughtful Branches.....going, going.....

Since the Thoughtful Branches bundle will be gone after August 31st, I wanted to be sure to show you how versatile this set is.


See all those thinlits?  Well, you can use them to create trees, Hydrangea bushes, Pumpkins, Animals and of course there are also leaves, birds, apples and really great sentiments as well.

Here is one card I did, recently, using SU re-inkers and the Aqua Brush.



Believe me, when I saw this stamp set, I thought to myself....I don't need more trees and leaves but I am SO GLAD I caved!!!  I have had so much fun creating with this set.

Here are the supplies you will need to create this card.









Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Creating Watercolor Backgrounds Using Your Clear Block



I have been having fun using my re-inkers and acrylic blocks to make water colored cards, lately.  Here is just one way you can do some water coloring on your card.

Tomorrow, I will show you how I used my re-inkers, our acrylic blocks and Aqua brushes to do yet another card using the Thoughtful Branches bundle.

Stay tuned!!

Have a great day!!!

Char

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Weather Together Stamp Set and Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies by Stampi...


I thought this was a fun video showing different ways to use the Weather Together Stamp set and Umbrella Weather framelits.

You can buy just the stamp set, just the Framelits or save 10% and buy the bundle.


Remember there is just one week left to order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set/bundle.  Click on a picture and get yours before they are gone!!


Here are some cards I have made using this awesome set!!!  









Hope you have a great day!!!  Take some time to PawsNstamp!!

Hugs,
Char