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February 2013

Feeling Sentimental Island Indigo Color Challenge

DSCN3064Hi Everyone! Here's my Island Indigo color challenge card using Feeling Sentimental Sale-a-bration stamp set. Part of the challenge was to use the color pallet of Fan Fair Designer Series Paper.

So I choose Crumb Cake, More Mustard and Very Vanilla to inspire the color combination of the card.

Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental - Exclusive Sale-a-bration items (free with $50 order)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, 2011-2013 In-color Designer Seriers Paper Pack
Ink: Island Indigo, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot die-cutting machine, Oval Framelit Die set, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge Daubers
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, More Mustard Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon

It's amazing how the little things really make a card. Adding the rhinestones really made a big difference and helped finish the card!

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Flower Trim - Customize Color

DSCN3057Hi Everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm gaga about the new Flower Trim ribbon 126869. And  you can color coordinate with your Stampin' UP! card stock and designer paper but adding color to the ribbon! You can add a customize color three ways: With ink pads, Stampin' Write Markers and Stampin' Reinkers!

Classic Stampin' Ink Pads - use a Sponge or Sponge Daubers to apply ink color directly to the top of the Flower Trim.

Stampin' Write Markers - brush the side of the marker over the top of the flower to accent the top of the petal.

Stampin' Reinkers - add a few drops of reinker to a small amount of water and soak.

Combine all three! - for the most depth of color...try a combination of 2 or all of the color applications!

Here's a step by step on using the reinkers.

Add a little water to a plastic cup. I found that just enough to cover the ribbon is perfect. Add about 4-5 drops of reinker. If you do not get the color you are looking for, you can always add a few more drops.

Stir the ink. At this looks like you are ready to dye Easter eggs! Same idea ;) only we are dying the ribbon.


Cut off one or a section of the Flower Trim and put into dyed water. I use a wooden skew/plastic spoon to push ribbon under. Reminder to wipe off skew/spoon with paper towel inbetween colors.



DSCN3053Just like dying Easter eggs, the color saturation will be lighter than the original dye. If you want to add more color to the dyed flower trim, you could sponge with color and/or marker. From left to right, is the dyed only, dye with sponged  ink, then dye with ink and sponged ink with marker. Daffodil delight is with sponge and sponge and marker.
DSCN3057I really wanted the Daffodil delight to be more yellow out of the gate, so I let a sample of yellow and Wisteria Wonder soak overnight! Here are the comparisons. I flipped on the back side so you can see the color saturations. The top yellow right is the base color. For me...I really like the overnight coloring.

I love finding new ways to use something. Another way to use reinkers! & Now I have custom color flower trim ready to go! Look for the dyed flowers in use in an upcoming post!

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.   Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in it. ~ unknown

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Sale-a-bration...Half Over!

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Hi Everyone! Sale-a-bration is half over ends March 22. If you have a few minutes....keep reading to see my take on how maximize Sale-a-bration...even up to joining for a net of NO COST to you for the Starter Kit!

Sale-a-bration lets you get FREE items 3 ways:
***Spend! For every $50 in product you purchase on the same order, choose a FREE Sale-a-bration (SAB) item.
***Host! - Host a party of $150...get a Free pack Silver Glimmer paper plus your hostess benefits.
           Host a party of $400...get a Free pack Silver Glimmer paper PLUS a SAB hostess bundle of Sycamore Street Designer Paper, Ribbon and Brad Pack, and Madison Avenue stamp set! PLUS your hostess benefits! (It's a great time to be a hostess!)
***Join! - Stampin' UP! including 25% more FREE product when you join during SAB! Get up to $156.25 in product for $99...WOW!

Got a few minutes to read some ideas I have to maximize Sale-a-bration?! Read on!

*Your personal order...when one's personal order is $150 or more of product, you qualify for Stampin' Rewards! They are the same benefits as a party total! If  your wish list is what your personal order would look like this:
-Three(3) FREE Sale-a-bration items (1 for every $50 in product) - clearance rack items count towards this too on an online order!
-FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper
-$25 in FREE Stampin' Rewards shopping on whatever you want!

Ask your crafy friends and family if they need anything and tack the items onto your order to get to $150!

Host! Stampin' UP! now has online Hostess Codes...meaning your friends and family from all over the USA can now support your party! Their orders ship directly to them! Call or email me to arrange a party. Whether you live near or far, I can faciliate a party for person or virtural through videos...Contact me if you are interested! or 260.242.1011 after 5 pm EST.
I work hard to get my hostess to their party goals...and we're a team to make it happen!
So - If you have a big wish list and/or plan to purchase -why not hold an online or in-person party to earn hostess benefits!

-Add your guests' orders to yours to earn hostess benefits! (wink - you've supported their's their chance to support yours!)

Join!...woozie...the deal of up to $156.25 for $99 is awesome in and of itself on a customizable Starter Kit with no further obligations...but how would you like to join...for a net of no cost to you!? Stay with me on this one...Get the kit for "free"! here's how..

Join for $99 AND then host your own party! Don't worry...I'll help whether in-person or virtural! We'll work to get your party to $400. At a $400 party, your demonstrator income is 20% or $80 then when the month closes, you would qualify for Volume Rebate of 5% or $20. For a grand total of $100. You just earned money to pay for the Starter Kit! One orders the kits with a credit card...With a $400 party, you'll earn the money back to pay for it!

Want to take even MORE risk out it?

Hold a party...again :) we'll work to get it to $400. If it does, you then join and the party goes under you! Same as above...your customers and your sales. If the party doesn't reach $400 and you don't want to'll still be the hostess and get all the great hostess benefits! You'll win either way.

To find out a little more about Joining Stampin here!

So those are my thougths on how one can maximize Sale-a-bration. Have a great day!

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.   Today's inspiration is from the lyric's from Billy Joel's Tell Her About It. Tell someone special to you today how you feel about will make both your days!

Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason to accept
That you're for real

Tell her about it
Tell her all your crazy dreams
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means
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Easter Treat Holder & Chick Punch Art

DSCN3046Hi Everyone! Let's get ready for some Easter and Springtime treats! It's decorated with Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set...FREE as a Sale-a-bration item. (Spend $50 in product...choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item!)

2 samples for decorated for Easter..the other for any spring - I found the flower JuJu's at Dollar Tree. To see how to easy this goes together, please check out my video tutorial!

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.   Start a blessings/thankful jar! Each day, write down something you're thankful for, were blessed with, etc... and put in a jar. On New Year's Eve, get out our jar and read a year's worth of all the positive things in your life! Thanks Joanie for the inspriation idea!
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Dressed Up Framelits..3 Fashion Looks!

DSCN3035Hi Everyone! I feel like a little girl again playing around with the Dressed Up Framelit Die set 130101 {smile}. Serious fun with this set! Project Runway watch out, as I have 3 fashion looks for you today using the dress form die from the set. The 3 looks are a floral pick, card or bag and a framed art!The 3 looks also have for the skirts are Blossom punch, ribbon, and flower kit. And each look has it's own project use!

Look 1 - Make a floral pick! Mount the form on a wooden skew wrapping in Calypso Coral Ruffled ribbon. The skirt is made using the Blossom punch 125603 and Tea for Two Designer Series Paper 129311. Punch 3 blossoms and cut in half. Using a Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker from the 2011-2013 In Color Set 123002, color the Flower Trim Petals. 126869. Rhinestone Basic Jewels make the necklace.119246. Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral Cardstock were used for the dress forms.

Ideas for use with Look 1 - Floral Pick - Party decoration for Mother's Day, birthday party theme, or give to the dancer in your life at her next performance along with her flowers! AND what a fun project to do with your daughter/granddaughter and friends...maybe at the next sleepover!





Look 2 - Special card or gift bag accent. The silky smooth Two-Tone Ribbon in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red129294 layered on top of the Crumb Cake Ruffled Tulle (I had some left over from the Holiday Catalog) is so super sweet! Stamp a florish type stamp over the top...Best Friends Forever used above. This time, Pearl Basic Jewels are the necklace 119247. Ovals cut from Oval Framelits 129381 and embossed with Fancy Fan folder127751.

Look 3 - Framed Art or a Scrapbook Page! This picture is simply adorable!!! And I used min. adhesive so I can slip a photo in the bottom right side. Using Basic Black cardstock for the dress form really pops the Pool Party color tones. The skirt is made from flowers found in the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit 131395. DSCN3030
Fold the flowers in half and layer. Belt is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight 119254. Necklace is a Large Pearl Basic Jewel 125577 and White Baker's Twine 124262. Stamp sentiment from Feel Goods (w 129681, c 129684) with VersaMark and heat emboss white emboss powder. Die cut out using an  Apothocy Accents framelit die 127003. 2011-2013 In-Color Designers Series Paper used as background 122384. Oval Framelit used in Whisper White Card stock.

Ideas - gift giving, room decor, scrapbook page


Here they are side by side, then as individual thumbnail pictures you can click to see more detail.



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 I used hot glue to keep the layers in place. I hope you have fun designing looks for  your Dress Up Framelits.

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.   The soul always knows what it needs to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ~ Carolyn Miss
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Another Spring Sampler Easter Card - Sweet & Simple

  DSCN3018Hi Everyone! As you can see (wink), I'm having fun trying different looks with the Spring Sampler set (wood mount 125510, clear mount 125512). One could change up the sentiment and use this card all spring! I got the idea to use the Hearts a Flutter 130159 banner die from p. 23 in the Spring Catalog. I loved the look of it! 

This sweet and simple card is flash to make. Use Stampin' Write Markers to color all stamp images. When using markers, I like using the side of the marker to color.

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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Write Markers: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, Garden Green, Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine, Scallop Edge Border Punch

The designs in the paper graduate color, so there are actually tons of tones to pick out to color coordinate! I would recomment Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers 119702 to match with Sunshine & Sprinkles.

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.  An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
                                                                                - Maurice Masterlinck

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Spring Sampler Easter Card

Hi Everyone! Crazy but it's time to think about making Easter cards and projects! Spring Sampler stamp set (wood mount 125510, clear mount 125512) comes loaded with 24  adorable images for spring! Stampin' Write Markers made for easy coloring on the stamps before stamping.

Spring sampler


Stamps: Spring Sampler
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Stampin' Write Markers: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron
Punches: 7/8" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, Extra Large Oval, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 2-1/2" Circle
Tools: Big Shot Machine 113439,  Square Lattice Folder 119976



Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.  "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way". ~ Carl Sandbury

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Dress Up Framed Art


Hi Everyone! When I spied Patty Bennett's project, I knew I had to make it! Above is mine, which is a near duplication of hers. It uses the new Dress Up Framelit Dies 130101 and Hung Up Cute Clips 129389.Dress upSo many cute projects using this die set. With Mother's Day just around the corner, this would make a super cute gift! I found the frame at Walmart.

I used a Sponge Dauber 102892 and Daffodil Delight ink126944 on Whisper White Organza Ribbon 114319 to 'color' my ribbon! A Mambo Melon Stampin' Write Markers (119702 Brights Collection Marker set) was used to add color to the Flower Trim 126869 (my spool had 100 flowers on it!).

Stamp image from Betsy's Blossom (wood mount 126004, clear mount 126006) using Lucky Limeade ink 126984. Die cut with Dress Up for a perfit apron fit! Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882 and Whisper White 100730 made trim. I think I will add some Basic Pearl Jewels 119247 to this one!

The belt is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla 119960.
DSCN3002Heat Emboss White Emboss Powder 109132 using Lacy & Lovey stamp on Wisteria Wonder 122922. Victoria Crochet Trim and a Flower Ribbon 118481 make the sash.

And lastly, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon 121884 makes for a pretty belt.
The Designer Paper used is Sunshine & Spinkles 126922 and More Amore 129309.

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life. My family might tell you I'm the rightest person I know...LOL so this quote is for me!
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain

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