Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For Peep's Sake

As you may or may not know, my team name is Paper Peeps.  I also refer to my customers as my Peeps!  So when I saw this set I squealed!  This card is super simple to create, but super cute!
The designer series paper I used is actually a FREE choice with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  It's called the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper.  You can see all of the fabulous SAB choices HERE.  Remember that you get a FREE item with each $50 you order, so a $150 order would actually get you 3 SAB items PLUS $25 in FREE Hostess Dollars to spend!  

Even though this set is geared towards Easter time, I plan to use it for way more than that!  Loving the two sentiments that say "For Peep's Sake" and "You Crack Me Up".  Both are things I say in my daily life, so having a stamp for that....perfect!!  

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Masculine Monday

It's time for another Masculine Monday!  This one is simple and fun!  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler steal the color show for this manly card.  Whether it's a colleagues birthday or retirement, this easy to put together card is sure to steal the stage!
Start with a Basic Grey card base measuring 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Run your Hexagon Hive thinlit through your Big Shot with a piece of Basic Black Card stock.  Put that piece on the same size Whisper White piece to back it.  There is also a piece of 4" X 5 1/4" Whisper White on the inside of the card to write your message.

The Cherry Cobbler card stock is cut at 3/4" X 4 1/2" and flag it with a pair of Paper Snips or your Banner Punch.  Punch a 2" Circle in Basic Grey.  Stamp "Celebrate" from the Celebrate Today stamp set with Momento Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White measuring 1" X 2 3/4" flagged.
Tie a piece of Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon around the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Put 3 dimensionals on the back of the strip and place it on the card.  Using SNAIL adhesive put the Celebrate banner in the center of the 2" circle.  With a Dimensional on the top and bottom of the circle, adhere it over the banner and onto the card front.  

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Fun February Classes next Friday!

Birthday Bash Class
Friday, February 27th 7PM

Create these super fun projects that include a variety of techniques including heat embossing, fun folds and box making! Class fee is $15 or FREE with a min. $25 order that evening!  Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips.  This class will also be available by mail by placing a minimum $30 order by February 11th using Hostess Code YW6AHFNC  and I will mail you this class for FREE! 

Just Cards Class
Friday, February 27th 7-9PM

Join me for a relaxing evening of stamping!  Create these 6 all-occasion cards, envelopes included.  This class is perfect for a beginning stamper or someone looking for a relaxing way to spend an evening crafting.  Cost is $12 or FREE with a min. $20 order with me that evening.
Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and RSVP by Feb. 25th HERE.
This class is also available by mail, Place a minimum $25 order using Hostess Code YW6AHFNC by February 25th and I will send you these projects for FREE!  Click HERE to order!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Calypso Coral Butterfly Love

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is I get to attend monthly meetings with fellow team members.  I love the commodore with other women surrounded by stamps!  The best part of those meetings are swaps!  We make up around 15-20 of the same card front and 'swap' them with other demos for their card front.  Not only is it fun to see everyone else's style and creations but it's a great way to get ideas!  This particular card is the one I created for our last meeting.  I love the combination of colors and the butterfly framelits are so one of my favorite products right now! 

The butterfly is actually stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pear Pizazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then the butterfly is cut out with the framelits.  It gives the butterfly a little more interest and, well...pizazz!  You've seen me use the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper before.  It's one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration choices and it has an emboss resist type of feel.  There are several different patterns, this one is the flower pattern.  I used a sponge dauber and my Calypso Coral Ink Pad to color the piece before wiping it clean with a napkin.  You want to be sure to do this step before you attach it to your project not only to give it a beautiful finish, but to keep the recipient from getting all inky.  

Click HERE to see all of the awesome Sale-a-Bration choices this year!  Remember you can choose an item for each $50 order you place, so a $150 order would qualify for not only 3 Sale-a-Bration choices, but also $25 in FREE Hostess Dollars!  

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

I was very flattered to be nominated by Jody Brechbill for a Creative Blog Hop last week.  You can see her blog HERE.  To pay it forward I will be nominating two incredibly talented women in my life Connie Heisey and Robin Merriman.  Can't wait to see what they come up with!

This card showcases the new Pink Pirouette Blendabilities found in the 2015 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up!  I love using these markers!  Once I colored the flower, leaves and stems I fussy cut it out and then attached it to the Typeset Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the Pink Pirouette card stock panel on the front and the inside of the card using the Sweetbriar Rose Stamp inked in Pink Pirouette.  It adds a nice textured effect to the front of the card and carries through the color and design to the inside of the card for a nice finish.

Petite Pairs is an 'oldy but goody' stamp set I often go to for small sentiments.  It nicely fits on this 1 3/8" circle and allows for the Very Vintage Button.  

I hope you like this project and find some inspiration here to create your own!
Now onto my questions and answers!

1) What are you working on?
Right now I'm working on my March Classes.  I have my Just Cards Class and an Easter Class to create for!

2) How does your work differ from those in your genre?
I feel like my personality is what differs the most.  I'm a fun loving, energetic and giggle ridden thirty something.  I want my work to reflect my personality.  So you will often see fun, whimsical projects from me with some serious and more labor intensive ones sprinkled in.  As a stay at home mom to 3 little ones I know how important time is, so I try to simplify everything.  The simpler the better!

3)Why do you create what you do?
I create for lots of reasons, but the biggest reason is to bring joy to others.  There is something to be said for a room of women playing with paper.  The laughter and joy is contagious and heart warming.  We all need more of that in our lives, and it's my personal goal to share my passion for paper with as many other people as possible.

4)How does your creative process work?
It usually starts with a purpose.  Whether I'm working on cards for an upcoming class or need a blog post project.  Then I pick a stamp set.  I might pick something new or something I have been wanting to use for a while.  Then it's off to Pinterest!  I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest.  I typically search that stamp set and see what other people have come up with and go from there.  I might like the layout they used, or the color combination and work from that.  I do occasionally CASE (Copy And Share Everything) someone else's design, but for the most part my work is completely my own with inspiration from other talented demonstrators.

As previously mentioned, I am nominating two incredibly talented women, be sure to check their blogs next Monday, February 23rd to see their posts!