Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Gorgeous Friend and Inspiration

Today's sample is actually yesterday's sample.  One of my dearest friends had a birthday yesterday.  We have been friends 15 years and have seen ourselves go from recent college graduates to wives to mothers.  We have had job changes, family challenges, and times when we didn't see each other at all because life just took hold of us.  She will always be one of my favorite people in the world and this was the card I created just for her.

Of course, now that her birthday helped me break through my creativity block on this Inside the Lines designer paper offered only during Sale-a-Bration, I can't stop thinking of all the ways it can be used for paper piecing.  This project uses the sheet with all the tiny flowers.  I wanted to teach with it in my class but I didn't want it to be a 30 minute card.  Now my customers and friends can experience watercoloring with this paper without moving into my house for the weekend!

You just stamp the woman's silhouette on the Whisper White and run it through the Big Shot using the Stitched Shapes framelits (seriously, what did I do before I bought these?!?!)  Then you mount that on the Basic Black and put that on a folded Whisper White card.  I stamped the saying on the strip of Whisper White and then tied a piece of the Silver/White Metallic ribbon (also a Sale-a-Bration offering) around the end. 




I colored the flowers and leaves using the Watercolor Pencils and then covered it with a little Clear Wink of Stella for a nice splash of bling.  For the second dress, I colored the background using the Daffodil Delight and then colored over that with the Calypso Coral pencil.



Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Whisper White, Basic Black, Inside the Lines DSP
  • Ink: Archival Black
  • Stamp Set: Beautiful You
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Blender Pen, Watercolor Pencils, 3/8 Metallic Ribbon (SAB), Dimensionals, Scissors, and Adhesive

Speaking of Watercolor Pencils, these are back in stock!  The demand for them is high because they are great quality and coordinate with our Stampin' Up! colors.  They will likely go on backorder again so if you are interested in purchasing, please do so soon!

IT'S TIME TO SALE-A-BRATE!


It's time to Sale-a-Brate!  From 1/4 through 3/31, you will be able to select an exclusive Sale-a-Bration (SAB) offering for each $50 in merchandise you purchase in a transaction.  Check out the great offerings by clicking the catalog link to the right and stop by my Online Store to earn them today!

Please use hostess code F4UZMXAN when checking out!

If you are interested in hosting, you can earn an additional $25 in free merchandise with a party of $250 or more.  Contact me today if you want to bring the party to your place!

WHAT IS PAPER PUMPKIN?


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  It lets me show people that I am thinking of them while taking much needed time for myself to do something I love.  I'd love to see if it's the crafting solution for you as well! 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


During Sale-a-Bration, you can also purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for only $55 and pick out a Sale-a-Bration offering of your choice!

JOIN MY TEAM

If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick out any two stamp sets of your choice and add them to your kit for free!  With the 2017 Occasion catalog out now, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Contact me today for more information or sign up here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy 

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