Thursday, May 24, 2018

Varied Vases Bundle for Facebook Live

 Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you the projects I created for my Facebook live video this week. This project trio features a "sneak peek" of the new Varied Vases bundle and Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. which will be released in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog on June 1st. 

There is a link the the end of this blog post with a PDF file which has all of the measurements for the projects along with a supply list. 

 First, I created a simple card pocket to hold a seed packet. 
These would make a fun little gift for a friend and can easily be mailed. 
 Next, I made this card with one of my favorite patterns in the Garden Impressions DSP. 
This card also features one of the new colors that will be coming out in the new catalog: Mango Melody. I love how it looks paired with Night of Navy, don’t you?
 My last project was a little box that I measured to fit a scented votive candle. 
I used a votive from Yankee Candle Company, because they are my favorite, but I’m sure any other brand of votive would fit just as well.
 That little vase of tulips just makes me smile. 
It’s so bitty and cute! 

You will probably want to watch the Facebook Live replay to see how this comes together. I shared the details there. 


All of the products I used to create the projects will be listed along with the measurements. 

Also, if you put in an order in my online store ($30 minimum) by Tuesday May 29th, 2018 at midnight, I will send you these three make and takes for free! You will receive all of the supplies to create the projects but it will NOT include any stamped images (per Stampin’ Up! policy).  

Please use Hostess Code GV97KNZQ 

That’s how I will know that you ordered and so that you get your make and takes. ($30 minimum)
If your order is over $150, please DO NOT use the Hostess Code, so that you can earn the Hostess Rewards. I will still send you the make and takes, along with an extra gift. 

Remember, orders must be placed by Tuesday May 29th, 2018 at midnight for these make and takes. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects. Remember that I’ll be back on Facebook Live next Thursday May 31st at 2:30pm CST, so be sure to join me then. Until next time...

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sea of Textures Swap Cards

 Hello there stamping friends! I wanted to share with you today the card I made for our monthly team swaps. Our theme was “water” and it was awesome to see how everyone on the team interpreted the theme. We had watercolored cards, cards with vases filled with water and even a watermelon card. I took the theme pretty literally, mostly because I really wanted to use a brand new stamp set that I recently received in my new catalog preorder. Wink, wink. 

This set is called Sea of Textures and will be available starting June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. There are also matching Framelits for this set and both with be available as a bundle with a 10% discount in just a couple more weeks. Even though you can’t get them now, it’s a fun little sneak peek of what is to come! 
 Here is a close up of some of the details. My color combo is Blueberry Bushel (which is a NEW In Color), Coastal Cabana (which is returning in the new catalog) and Lemon Lime Twist. I thought this combo had a very “oceanside” feel to it. I added some extra texture with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and of course, those little pearls. 

The background circle behind the octopus was stamped using the textured stamp in the set. I inked it up multiple times in different ink colors to blend the colors together. I stamped some of the colors “off” a bit so they weren’t too dark and then stamped the little plant fully inked up in Blueberry Bushel. I really like how it came out. 
I added couple of pops of the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper for some sparkly detail. This paper IS retiring on May 31st, so if you love it like I do, stock up now! In addition to the Glimmer Paper, I also added some of (my favorite) Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the Lemon Lime Twist coral piece. It’s not as bold as the Glimmer Paper but it just adds another fun element to the card. 

To be honest, this stamp set is not my “usual” style. Turns out, I LOVE it! There was something about that little octopus with the “thanks for reaching out” sentiment that I though was too fun to pass up. I can’t wait to play around a little more with this set!  
Finally here is a quick shot of the inside of my card. I left some space for a handwritten note. I just don’t think a card is finished unless you "dress up" the inside. To make it even more fun, you can also stamp your envelopes, as well. Just a little extra touch that makes a big difference. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used below (minus the Coastal Cabana cardstock…oops). Keep in mind again that the stamp set, framelits and 2 of the colors (Blueberry Bushel and Coastal Cabana) are NOT available until June 1st. 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
Anne Marie


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Share What You Love Suite for Facebook Live

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you the projects that I created today on my Facebook Live video. I can’t stop using the products in the Share What You Love Bundles which are an early release from Stampin’ Up! during the month of May. There is more information about these bundles at the end of this post. 

My first card was inspired by Shannon West from the Stampin’ Up! home office who shared this amazing idea to showcase both sides of your Designer Series papers. 
I just love how the opposite side of the DSP carries into the inside of the card. 
It’s so bright and cheery! 

My second project using the Narrow Notecards and coordinating box from the Lots to Love Box Framelits. This Framelit is retiring on May 31st, so buy it while it is still available. 
Here is the link to CLICK to buy it in my online store. Plus, it is on sale right now for 30% off! I completely forgot to mention that in my video. Get it before it’s gone!   
Here are some of the extra card boxes I created to give as gifts. 
They are perfect for little note cards “on the go.” 
Here are a few additional ideas using the Narrow Note cards.  You could share one with a friend you are meeting for lunch, or maybe a "thank you" for your favorite Starbuck’s barista who knows your order as soon as she sees you. A little card can really brighten someone’s day, you never know! 
My final project is a Gatefold card. There is something about this color combo that I am loving right now. I’m so happy Mint macaron is making a comeback on June 1st! 
A look at the inside of the card and a peek at the Wink of Stella detail on the flowers on the front of the card. You don’t HAVE to add the Wink of Stella...but I think everything is better with a little sparkle. 


All of the products I used to create the projects will be listed along with the measurements. 

Also, if you put in an order in my online store ($30 minimum) by Tuesday May 15th, 2018 at midnight, I will send you these three make and takes for free! You will receive all of the supplies to create the projects but it will NOT include any stamped images (per Stampin’ Up! policy).  

Please use Hostess Code XRX2GXF9 

That’s how I will know that you ordered and so that you get your make and takes. ($30 minimum)
If your order is over $150, please DO NOT use the Hostess Code, so that you can earn the Hostess Rewards. I will still send you the make and takes, along with an extra gift. 

Remember, orders must be placed by Tuesday May 15th, 2018 at midnight for these make and takes. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects. Remember that I’ll be back on Facebook Live next Thursday May 17th at 2:30pm CST, so be sure to join me then. Until next time...

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

You can click on any of the images below to head over to my online Stampin’ Up! store and I’ve also attached a video to take a look at the Share What You Love Bundles in more detail. 

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