Sunburst Botanical Blooms

Botanical Blooms

Two posts in one day? Yep! I’m posting again to catch up and show you some of the cards I’ve made with items that will be retiring soon. I don’t want you to miss out if you’re interested in any of these products. Today’s card features 3 retiring products . . the Sunburst Thinlit die, the Botanical Blooms stamp set and my all time favorite Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Botanical Blooms, Sunburst

Today’s card was made to celebrate a special birthday. The lines in the background was created with Gorgeous Grunge. I stamped a couple of the images from the Timeless Texture stamp on the die cut and on the stitched circle. The numbers are from the Large Numbers Framelits cut out from gold glimmer paper and the flowers are from the Botanical Blooms.

Botanical Blooms - Endless Thanks

Here’s another card using Botanical Blooms which I’m not sure if I posted before. One of the features I love about this set and the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits is the border and the dimension in the flower Click here and here for some more cards using the Botanical Blooms set.

I started creating links to cards I’ve made with Gorgeous Grunge, but as I was doing that, I realized that I’ve made so many that you would be clicking forever. So I’m going to highlight only the ones made with other stamps that are currently retiring or will still be in the new catalog. Click here and here and here and here for Gorgeous Grunge. If you like to see more of the Gorgeous Grunge you can click on my search button. This is one set I would highly recommend!!

Click here to see a simpler card with the sunburst thinlits.

Hope you enjoyed going down memory lane with these sets. Did you know that the Botanical Builder Framelits are half price and the Botanical Blooms is discounted right now? Too good a deal to pass up!

Thanks for stopping by . . .  till next time . . . Brunie

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Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

Are you a super hero fan? Do you love watching all those Marvel movies or other super heroes? I do and so does my family. I believe we’ve seen all or most of the super hero movies so I knew I had to get the Everyday Hero stamp set. I made this card for my son who does indeed love watching super hero movies. I couldn’t think of any masked flying super hero out there so I made him into my own Superman version . . . he just forgot to take off his glasses when he changed into his alternate costume without the ‘S’.  He actually reminds me of the Incredibles but that’s not who I wanted him to be for this card.

I went for a happy birthday sentiment from the retired Big Day Sale-A-Bration stamp from a couple of years ago since there wasn’t a birthday sentiment in this set, but you will find many other fun images and sentiments. I also added the Urban Underground Embellishments, which unfortunately is on the retiring list and supply has been depleted. The Everyday Hero is also on the retiring list but it is still available until May 31.

There are only a few days left for the retiring items and I still haven’t shown you some of my projects that include products that will be retiring soon. I may have to do more than one post the next couple of days so be on the look out for that.

Here’s some exciting news! On June 1st the new 2017-2018 Annual catalog debuts with some great stamps and products!! I’ve gone through the catalog a couple of times and I’m making my list of items to get. One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to see the new catalogs first and preorder select items before the catalog is live. Want to get your own catalog and see what all the excitement is about? If you’ve ordered from me or have attended my classes this past year, I’ll be happy to give you one.

On a personal note. . . If you’re one of my regular readers, I apologize for the absence. It’s been hard getting back on track after my mom’s passing in addition to all the family events that have occurred since then, thankfully they were happy events, like my Dad’s 80th birthday celebration, my daughter-in-law’s baby shower, and my 2 month old grandson’s dedication and celebration. Although sad not to have my mom present in these type of celebrations that she loved being part of, I am thankful for these wonderful blessings God has allowed in my life at this time.

As we think of what Memorial Day means today, I want to say to all those super heroes who bravely and sacrificially gave their lives to protect our country, THANK YOU!! Words are hard to find to express my gratitude for your courage.

Thanks for stopping by . . .  till next time . . . Brunie

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Beautiful You – A Tribute to My Mom

Beautiful You

Today’s project was one we made at my February class. I used the Beautiful You stamp as my focus for this canvas piece of art.

Are you wondering how I made this? You may think it was stamped directly on the 3″ x 3″ canvas but it was not. It was actually stamped on a coffee filter cut to fit this canvas size. I tried stamping directly on the canvas with our ink pads and stamping on tissue paper and gluing it onto the canvas but I wasn’t satisfied with either one. Then I tried a coffee filter and it was perfect – no image gaps or bleeding. I loved the way it came out – looks like it was stamped directly on the canvas. The small heart is from the Jar of Love set.

I’m sharing this project with you today as a tribute to my mom. She passed away a week ago on Friday April 7 after almost 20 years of suffering with various ailments that stemmed from one particular disease. There were 3 other times she was near death but because of God’s mercy she miraculously bounced back. Throughout those 20 years she had short stretches of doing well and other times she was in and out of the hospital and rehab. This last time when she went into the hospital we felt she was not going to bounce back and although she got to go home for 3 weeks, it was not the same. She was weak and pretty much bedridden. She then developed an infection that took her life. I am thankful that she went peacefully and was surrounded by those she loved and is now healed in God’s presence.

My mom was a person who cared for those less fortunate. If you needed a place to live, her home would be open. She was a protector to those she felt were not being treated right. She brought joy to those who knew her. She laughed and had fun. She loved to play games with family and friends and enjoyed watching sports of any type. She loved to cook for everyone, and she was very generous to those in need. She loved being around her family. I will miss spending time with her and will cherish the memories of a mom who loved me. She was a wonderful person and she was loved!

Thank you for letting me share this personal story with you.

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Thanks for stopping by . . .  till next time . . . Brunie

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Goodbye Sale-A-Bration 2017

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration.

In case you missed it here are some of the cards I made using FREE items from this year’s Sale-A-Bration.

Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks

Hey Chick

Hey Chick

Delicate Details & So Very Much

So Very Much

Designer Tee

Designer Tee, Delicate Details & 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon

Hey Chick, Any Occasion

Any Occasion & Hey Chick

Delicate Details

Delicate Details

Can you tell which are my 2 favorite sets? Yep, Hey Chick & Delicate Details.

It’s not too late to shop and get your favorite Sale-A-Bration product. Click here to shop at my online store. Sale-A-Bration ends tonight at 11:50 Mountain Time.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

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Delicate Details Birthday

Delicate Details

Today is my mom’s 78th birthday and this is the card I made for her. Unfortunately she’s in the hospital right now so I wanted to make something cheerful yet soft. She loves lace and what better stamp to use than the Delicate Details from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I wanted something dainty so I added some lace trim and one of the Falling In Love Embellishments on my flower and of course, pearls to give it that soft look.

Recognize the big flower? It’s from the Flower Shop set and the small ones from the Petite Petals set. Did this card cheer up my mom? Did she like it? Yes indeed and she loved it!

There are 2 more days to shop to get your FREE Sale-A-Bration item. I would recommend this set – it makes such a nice background. Check out another card using this set? Click here.

Shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack, Occasions and Annual Catalogs. Click here.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

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Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release

Today there was a 3rd Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration release that comprises of items from the Annual and Occasions Catalog. Here are the items:

2017 Sale-A-Bration 3rd Release

One thing you need to remember is that in order to redeem any of the above items, you must use the item numbers in the picture since the ones in the Annual and Occasions catalog will not give you a free item. Although these items in the 3rd release will be available after Sale-A-Bration, they are FREE now. All items in the SAB catalog and 2nd release will not be available after March 31 or while supplies last.

Don’t miss out on all these Sale-a-Bration items!

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

If any of these Sale-A-Bration items are on your list, make sure to get them soon before they’re sold out. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack, Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150 and you’ll receive a small gift from me.

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Any Occasion & Hey Chick

Hey Chick, Any Occasion

 

Today’s card features Hey Chick & Any Occasion, two Sale-A-Bration stamps used to make this humorous thank you card. The ‘thank you’ from the Any Occasion set was stamped in Night of Navy, cut with scissors, then adhered with half of a Stampin’ Dimensional. The embossed circle was sponged with Tempting Turquoise whereas the Pear Pizzazz banner was not. Do you see the difference in how the sponged circle embossed area stands out more?

These 2 sets will be gone soon. Sale-A-Bration is almost over and supplies are available while they last so don’t let these get away. Click here to see another Hey Chick card.

I apologize to my readers for not posting regularly. Life has gotten a bit hectic dealing with taking care of several family members. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post tomorrow or Wednesday how you can create 2 cards out of 1 embossed card so make sure to come back.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

If any of these Sale-A-Bration items are on your list, make sure to get them soon before they’re sold out. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack, Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150 and you’ll receive a small gift from me.

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Sale-A-Bration Designer Tee

Designer Tee

There are 3 weeks until Sale-A-Bration ends. That also means that as Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end, items are available while supplies last. One of the items that already sold out is the Card Tin, but there are still some great items available. Today I want to share several of those items that I used for this card – Delicate Details, Designer Tee and the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon combo pack.

I decided to make t shirts with a message of encouragement. All these sentiments are from the Designer Tee set. They can be used on the t-shirt as I did, or simply stamp them right on the card. I used the Delicate Details set for the background and the silver metallic ribbon for my embellishment. I like this ribbon combo pack because it gives your card instant bling.

So what do you think of this color combination? I don’t remember if I’ve ever used a bold color combo like this one, but with the background and card base being neutral, I think it works. What do you think? Leave me a comment below telling me whether you would use this color combo or not.

Want to see another card with the Delicate Details? Click here.

That’s all for today . . . Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

If any of these Sale-A-Bration items are on your list, make sure to get them soon before they’re sold out. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack, Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150 and you’ll receive a small gift from me.

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Beautiful You Birthday

Beautiful You

How would you feel if you received a birthday card with the ‘Happy Birthday, Gorgeous’ sentiment? It probably would make you feel good, wouldn’t it? The sentiment and image is from the Beautiful You stamp set.

I embossed strips of Sweet Sugarplum card stock with the large polka dot embossing folder and then applied clear Wink of Stella. Of course, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits – one of my favorite framelits. The image was stamped with Black ink and then colored with a blender pen.

If you don’t like to color, you can do some paper piecing. What is that? That means you stamp your image on Designer Series Paper or solid card stock and then cut it out. So for example, you would stamp the lady image on DSP and then cut out her dress and adhere it to the image. Whether you color or paper piece, it doesn’t matter as this is very stylish lady.

The Beautiful You stamp has become a favorite for many – how about you?

That’s all for today . . . Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Sale-A-Bration has only a few weeks left so make sure you don’t miss out. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack and the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150.

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Fresh Fruit Birthday

Fresh Fruit

I like when you can build on top of another stamp like I did with this card. First I stamped the Hardwood image and then I stamped with the Fresh Fruit set to create this pretty birthday card. The sentiment is from the set Cool Treats. Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to create with this set yet. It sits on my desk calling me – actually screaming to be used, but other projects get the priority.

The pretty ribbon is a freebie from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It comes in a pack of 2 – gold and silver – very pretty. The colors for this card makes me happy. This was a quick and easy card to make – those are the best kind, aren’t they?

The Fresh Fruit set is not just about fruit but has pretty flowers. The circle swirls are also from the set. Check out another card using Fresh Fruit.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Make sure to check out the 3 new items that were added to the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Click here to see them. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack and the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150.

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So Very Much

Delicate Details & So Vey Much

Today’s card is a quick and easy card which does not require too many supplies. I combined two Sale-A-Bration stamps – So Very Much and Delicate Details to make this clean and simple card. The ‘Thank You’ is big enough that you don’t need anything else.

The card was cut at 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/8. This way you can see the doily image at the bottom. In order to have the doily image across the card, I stamped it twice. I used a couple of the In Color Enamel shapes to finish the card. Here it is closed . . .I put a small amount of temporary adhesive in the middle so you can see it closed.

Delicate Details & So Very Much

This is a great card when you need lots of thank you cards without taking up too much time.

Do you have the So Very Much or Delicate Details stamps? You can get either one by purchasing $50 of Stampin’ Up! products and then it’s yours FREE. Purchase $100 and you get both of them FREE.

There are 3 new items that were added to the Sale-A-Bration catalog last week. Click here to see them.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Want Stampin’ Up! supplies? Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack and the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code 2YBYKG4H  if your order is less than $150.

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So In Love With Mediterranean Moments

Mediterranean Moments

I know Valentine’s Day is over, but I still have some cards I haven’t posted yet so I thought I would share another one with you. I used several stamps to create this card but the main focus was done with Mediterranean Moments and So In Love.

Mediterranean Moments

There are two techniques I used on this card – the first being that I made an opening of several layers with the Layering Square Framelits so that the main image can still be viewed in the inside when it is opened. I also used the masking technique on the table and chair image.

Mediterranean Moments 3

The original image has 3 chairs, but I only wanted 2 for a cozy, romantic meal so I covered one of the chairs with a post it note when I inked up the stamp. The outside border was done with one of the images from Timeless Textures to give it a vintage feel.

When I look at this card, it calls out to me and makes me want to go out to a warm and quiet place for 2 – my husband and me. Do you feel it, too?

I like the Mediterranean Moments set – it’s different from the other sets in the catalog. Make sure to check it out on page 29 of the Occasions Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . .hope you find a nice, quiet and romantic place of your own . . . Brunie

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Baby Bear Valentine

Baby Bear Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re doing something special with someone you love – whether it be your spouse, a child, a friend or someone who simply needs to be shown some love.

Today’s card is one that I made for my grandson who’s turning 2 at the end of this week. I love this Baby Bear set – it looks so realistic and you can stamp him any color you want. My grandson loves balloons so I thought I would make him a bear with a special heart shape balloon. Isn’t it cute?

Can you guess where I got the balloon string? I used one of the strings from the Balloon Adventures set and the balloon was die cut with the Love Notes Framelits. See yesterday’s post for another card with these framelits.

Want to see another Baby Bear card? Click here.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . .have a wonderful and special day . . . Brunie 

Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Clearance Rack and the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code G3WFWB22  if your order is less than $150.

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Lots of Love

Lots of Love, Sealed With Love

I don’t know what the weather’s been like where you live, but here in NJ we’ve experienced Spring, Fall and Winter all in one week. Although it hasn’t been a bad winter, I’m ready for some spring weather and no more colds. However, it’s great weather for staying home and creating cards for Valentine’s Day.

Today’s card features the host set Lots of Love and Sealed with Love. This set has some cute images and works great for Valentine’s or any day you want to show the love.

Here are the details to this card . . . Stamped the background with the hearts from the Sealed With Love set using Real Red ink. The lady bugs were colored with the blender pen and I adhered two heart enamel shapes. I also used some crystal effects (retired) on the lady bugs to give it some shine. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder and the white cardstock was die cut with the Love Notes Framelits to get that cute dimensional look. This set of framelits is a must have for your Big Shot dies collection. It makes nice borders and 3D hearts.

Have you taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration? It’s still going strong. For every $50 purchase in any Stampin’ Up! products, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code G3WFWB22  if your order is less than $150.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie 

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Inside the Lines

Do you like to color? Do you have coloring books? If so, then you’ll like the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.

Watch this video to see what you can do with the paper.

Would you like to get the Inside the Lines for FREE? All you need to do is purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products. Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code G3WFWB22  if your order is less than $150.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie 

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High Tide

High Tide

I’m always drawn to lighthouse stamps because I love visiting lighthouses. When I saw the High Tide stamp set in the Occasions catalog I knew that eventually it was going to wind up in my stamp collection. Everything you see on this card was stamped with images from the set which also has 4 nice sentiments.

Isn’t High Tide a nice set for stamping your own peaceful beach scene?

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products and get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code G3WFWB22  if your order is less than $150.

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Happy Stamper Custom Tee

Custom Tee, Tie-Dyed

This happy stamper Custom Tee was easy to make with the T-Shirt Builder Framelits. The background was easily done with the Tie Dyed stamp which you can also use on the t-shirt for a tie dyed look.

This sentiment caught my eye immediately. After all, who’s not happy when they’re stamping and creating? Did you know that the T-Shirt Builder Framelits coordinates with the FREE Designer Tee set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog? You can use the Designer Tee set with or without the framelits. Many options to make your own custom tee with these 2 sets. Another stamping sentiment in the Designer Tee that I like is  “When in doubt: STAMP”.

Here’s a video that shows you how to use both of these sets and the framelits.

Are you a happy stamper? Express it with a Custom Tee.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products and get it FREE! Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs.

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Painter’s Palette Valentine

Painter's Palette Valentine's

Can you believe January is almost over?! That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a card I made several months ago to celebrate the occasion.

I created this card with the Painter’s Palette stamp set – different than all the other cards that I’ve made with this set. Click here and here to see other cards with the Painter’s Palette set. I used to work in an office and right outside my office was a bulletin board. Regularly I would find that my push pins were not where I had placed them but instead were used to create different shapes – it drove me crazy, but that was my inspiration for this card. I used the push pins image to create a heart. I stamped the pins in two different colors and then cut each one (unfortunately, no die available for this set). The crumb cake cardstock and ink was made to look like the cork on the bulletin board.

This is a 4″ x 8″ card scored at 4″. You could use a business envelope or better yet you can make your own envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. Cut a 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper or solid cardstock at 9-5/8″ x 9-5/8″ with the score line at 3-3/8″ to make your envelope.

Wouldn’t this make a fun different kind of Valentine’s Day card?

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Want to get the Delicate Details stamp? Purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products and get it FREE! Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code AZWNKH42 if your order is less than $150.

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Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder

Happy Celebrations & Helping Me Grow

Today’s card features the stamp set Helping Me Grow and the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder. I also used the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamp set for the border. This new embossing folder is a little different from the others as it debosses the image versus raising the image.

Watch this video to see how it works in combination with the Happy Celebrations stamp set.

What do you think of the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder? Isn’t it great?

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

Want to get the Delicate Details stamp? Purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products and get it FREE! Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code AZWNKH42 if your order is less than $150.

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Hey Chick Sale-A-Bration

Hey Chick

Today’s card is using the FREE Hey Chick stamp from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. When I first saw this set, I knew it would be on my list to get. I think it’s so cute especially the one with the hair. Think of the sentiments you can use to create funny cards with this set.

To make this card, I combined a couple of stamp sets – I used the grunge from Happy Celebrations and the sentiment from Better Together and added some Washi Tape on the corners.

So what do you think? Does this card make you happy?

Want to get this set? Purchase $50 in any Stampin’ Up! products and get it FREE! Click here to shop at my online store 24/7 for products from the Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and Annual Catalogs. Please use host code AZWNKH42 if your order is less than $150.

Thanks for stopping by . . . till next time . . . Brunie

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