Monochromatic Best of Brides and Babies

Best of Brides and Babies

It’s been a busy and fast week, hasn’t it?! I have been really working hard and time in the craft room has been pretty slim. I always miss being creative. This is how I refuel my “cup” so I decided that it was time to play with some paper! The Pals Paper Arts team is celebrating 200 challenges this week! I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel to be part of this great group of crafters! I have only met a handful of them but I feel like they are all very special people in my life. We share our ups and downs and encourage each other with our words of support. But, I digress…

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The challenge this week is a sketch challenge – with a twist. We are encouraged to make a monochromatic card. I so LOVE monochromatic cards but I learned today that they are NOT as easy as they look. I really loved the textures of the embossing folders yet felt they needed to be broken up just a little. What do you think?

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Best of Brides & Babies (retired)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Ink: VersaMark, Baked Brown Sugar
  • SU Tools: Fancy Fan Emboss Folder, Modern Mosaic Emboss Folder, Delicate Designs Emboss Folder, Circle Collections Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Clear Emboss Powder

 

This card is for a sweet couple we know who will be getting married in June. I sure hope they like it! AND, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mysecretstamper@gmail.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

 

HUGE News from Stampin’ Up!

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

 

 

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

 

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

 

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

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Project Life Items

This is SO EXCITING! If you have any questions, please let me know. I absolutely can’t wait to see these products! Till next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Elegant and Easy Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Watercolor Wonder

The Scallop Tag Topper Punch is so fun to use! I showed you a cute little paper bag that I made out of DSP with it (click here). With my card today it is holding a pretty flower that I made out of Watercolor DSP. As most of my cards are, this is a very quick and easy card to make. Most of the time is giving the flower a little time to dry after spritzing it with alcohol.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Express Yourself
  • Paper: Calypso Coral CS, Watercolor Wonder, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: Calypso Coral
  • SU Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Punch, Scallops Embossing Folder, Oval Scallop Punch, Oval Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Organza Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Large Pearls, Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Doily

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mysecretstamper@gmail.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

 

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie