June 28, 2016

Puffy PIllows


Technique #2 -- Puffy Pillows.  Also this is a CASE, it was well received by our club members.  It's a little difficult to tell from the picture, but the pillows are actually puffy looking...and of course, everyone had to touch the sample before they got started on theirs!  The technique is very simple ... lay the pillows face down on the Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Using a rounded edge (end of aqua painter works well--stylus tip is a little harsh) just rub along the edges of each pillow, place a dimensional inside, and that's it! -- Puffy Pillows.

The stamp set is called Sitting Here, a nice "comforting" stamp.  The colors are Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, and Black.  The pillows are just colored in with different markers.

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June 22, 2016

Watercolor Smoosh Version two

My deepest apologies for my followers...I think this has been the longest in between blogs.  So much going on personally.  And I really miss stamping and blogging.  Hopefully I'm back!

Today's card is from one of our technique cards.  The background I called Watercolor Smoosh V2.  Prior when watercolor smoosh was done, the block was inked and spritzed.  For this one, the "D" block was inked with bermuda bay, soft sky, and pacific point (marker).  Then the instead of spritzing the block, the watercolor paper was spritzed, then gently touched with a napkin/paper towel, then applied to the block.  Sometimes an aqua painter was used to spread the ink.

The Swirly Bird bundle is so cool!  There are so many possibilities with this set.  Flowers, boats, kites, birds....just lots of fun stuff.  A must have from this catalog!

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June 02, 2016

Extra Stampin' Rewards

Stampin’ Up! parties are the best kind of parties: you can hang out with friends, make cute projects, and get free products. You read that right—free products! Plus, you can get EVEN MORE free products in June. You’ll get $35 in extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a stamping event with $350 or more in orders. What a way to sweeten the deal!

Ask me for ideas on projects we can make at your stamping event, and let’s get you on my calendar!

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2016-2017 New Catalog


The new 2016-2017 catalog is here! Click here for your pdf copy.


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May 31, 2016

Cactus Paper Pumpkin Alternative

I am really loving the Paper Pumpkin.  This is last month's "leftovers".  The original kit was a wreath, but it had all kinds of green cactus looking pieces, so that's what I made.  The little flower is just from a scalloped punch trimmed into fourths.

Although most of the items on this card have retired, I just wanted to feature my alternative to Paper Pumpkin.

Have you subscribed?  Check it out!  (Reminder, please select me as your demonstrator--Karen Philipp).  Thanks.


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May 19, 2016

Wilderness Awaits

Hi Stampers.  I sure hate it when life gets in the way of my stamping!  That's what has happened in the past few weeks.  Hopefully I'm back!

Today's card is a nice guy card.  The duck from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set was stamped on sahara sand and lightly colored.  The background uses the Woodland embossing folder (returning in the 2016-2017 catalog).  I'm going to miss the mossy meadow in color.  Such a rich color....but the new in colors are very pretty.  Check them out below.  Only two weeks to wait!

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May 05, 2016

Gel Pen Shadow

This is one of the technique cards from last month.  I called it gel pen shadowing.  It's pretty basic, actually.  Simply use a gel pen and highlight the flower on just the outside edges of the petals, not the entire image.  Once the "shadow" is added, it makes the entire image just pop! (Unfortunately the gel pen is on the retired list) ... The timeless textures stamp was also used for the background to give it a little more depth.

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April 26, 2016

Wild Plastic Background

This month's technique was fun.  When the card was designed the retired list had not yet come out.  Unfortunately the background stamp, It's Wild, is retiring.  I love the way the background looks like water (thanks Stamping School).  The background was stamped in soft sky, then dotted with plastic wrap (on the stamp itself).  Stamp the paper, then sponge over the top with soft sky.  The fish are stamped with From Land to Sea in soft suede.  It's hard to tell, but the fish have been colored with Clear Wink of Stella, which makes them look like real fish scales.  The other colors are Pool Party and Soft Suede for the background.  Have fun with the technique!

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April 20, 2016

Going Global


This is one of the technique cards we made for April.  I will record a video of the actual technique in the near future ...everything shown on this card is being retired (other than the sahara sand and black paper), that was not planned! 

The world map was stamped with Archival Gray Ink.  The globe and stars were from the Going Global stamp set.  The color of the globe and sentiment are Lost Lagoon, and the other paper is from Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.  ALL retiring!  When this card was created that wasn't the case!  Check out the retiring list tab for the most current items available.

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April 18, 2016

Retired List


Starting today, Stampin' Up! has marked down retiring products up to 50% off! Take advantage of these deals while supplies last until May 31, 2016. Check out the sale prices and SHOP NOW in my Online Store to get your favorites before they're gone!  SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!!!

Some items will go quickly.  Feel free to email me your order.

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April 14, 2016

Retiring 2014-2016 In Color Products

On April 18, the retired list comes out, and one of the biggest demanded items are the retiring in-color products.  They are typically sold out within minutes--especially inks and refills!

If you don't want to miss out on any of the colors or refills that you would like, please email me with your order, and I'll get the order submitted before the 18th to ensure you'll still get your items without them being sold out!


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April 05, 2016

Nice Cuppa Easel Card


Technique #2 .... Easel Card.  A Nice Cuppa is the perfect bundle for this card.  Below is a sketch with the dimensions.
Enjoy the video.



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April 02, 2016

Stamping in the Ditch


It's been a while since I've been able to create my technique videos, but had some extra time and here they are (for last month).  I'm calling this technique Stamping in the Ditch.

Enjoy the video.



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March 31, 2016

Pedal Pusher

One last look at Sale-A-Bration items.  I love this set -- Pedal Pusher.  You have until Midnight tonight (CST) to place your $50 order to get any Sale-A-Bration set free.

Click here to place your order! 

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March 23, 2016

Spring Robin


Sale-A-Bration ends March 31!!!  Have you gotten all the free stuff you were hoping for?  The cute card (again a CASE) showcases the Honeycomb Happiness SAB set.  Don't you just love the little chick, but it makes me think of spring coloring it as a baby robin.  It's simply stamped on watercolor paper using the black Archival ink, then "painted" with early espresso, chocolate chip, tangerine twist, cherry cobbler, and daffodil delight.

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.  And remember, for every $50 you spend, you get one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.



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March 18, 2016

Bloomin' Heart Egg


This card is so pretty in real life.  It is a CASE from Pinterest, but I couldn't resist copying.  The blushing bride glimmer paper was cut out using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die (turned sideways behind the oval).  The Easter blessing sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  The pretty embellishments are from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  So simple, but so pretty.

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