Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Circles of Wisdom with Cuttlebug Mania

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

It’s Cuttlebug Mania time!  We are taking a Sentimental Journey with Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I really enjoyed working with the set of sentiments we were given.  Hop on over to Crafty Sentiments Designs and check them out.
Challenge – Let’s take a Sentimental Journey
(Use a sentiment on your project)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize,
link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks (June 23 through July 6, 2015). 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!
Challenge guidelines:
Max 3 entries per person
You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine,
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges.
Please tell us what products you've used in your post!!!

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I chose to use last week’s Mojo Monday sketch #402 for my card design.  I really love their sketches. 

Here are the details:
Stamp set:  Petal Potpourri and sentiment by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White and All Abloom (retired)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Lost Lagoon
Misc:  Circles Collection Framelits Dies, Fun Flower punch, SNAIL adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Now it is your turn to create a project featuring a wonderful sentiment.

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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to Get FREE Stamps in June

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/belindabaker/jointhefun
The new 2015-2016 annual catalog has some wonderful stamp sets in it, and you can choose two for free when you join as a demonstrator in June.  What is better than getting paid to have fun ... getting paid and receiving some amazing benefits!  You can do as little or as much as you want, depending on how much you want to get involved.

What You Get:
  • Product Discounts
  • Exclusive Rewards
  • Early Access to new products
What You Earn:
  • Free Products
  • Exciting Trips
  • Oh, and money!
What You Do:
  • Create with beautiful products
  • Share creative fun with friends
  • Inspire others and be inspired
Contact me to sign up, or get started online!

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Moonlight Thanks

Are you having a serene Sunday?  It is generally quite around here on Sunday's.  It is another wonderfully sunny day.

I have another card using the Moonlight DSP that is now retired.  I just love this paper stack.  It is/was very versatile.

This is very similar to the card I shared on Friday the 5th.  I utilized the reverse of some of the papers used on Friday's card ... that is what I love about the Stampin' Up! paper stacks.

Here are the details:
Stamp set:  Simply Wonderful SAB 2015 (vintage)
Card stock:  Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP (vintage)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Misc:  Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Regals Candy Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

This card is entered into the follow challenges:
 
Don't forget that there are only THREE days left in the Paper Pumpkin Sale.  Click HERE to read about all the details.  I would love the opportunity to be your Creative Coach.  

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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

More Paper Pumpkin Projects!

Grace and Peace to you on this wonderful Sunday morning!  May your day be blessed with rest, reflection and worship.

I wanted to share a few more Paper Pumpkin projects with you today.  There are only THREE more days left in the Paper Pumpkin SALE.  Now is the time to act for a 50% saving on your first two kits.

I don't know about you, but I love to get HAPPY MAIL!!!  And Paper Pumpkin is certainly Happy Mail!  It is exciting to see that red-orange box waiting for me on the front steps ... I get to open a surprise kit each and every month I am subscribed.  Here are a few of the wonderful projects I have had the chance to make in the past year!

Shaker card fun!!!
This is the birthday shaker card from the All Shook Up kit.  I really liked that we were given die-cut strips that included varied sizes of stars to punch out to use as confetti in the shaker cards.  We were also given sequins to add a bit of sparkle.

Just love the colorful card base included in the Birthday Bundle kit.
Love, love, love the colors of this kit.  We got an Island Indigo Stampin' Spot to coordinate with the colorful card bases.  The stamps in this set are wonderful, but who doesn't like balloons.

Now is the time to act on this wonderful sale.  Click HERE to begin your very own Paper Pumpkin experience.

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Remember, there are only days left in the Paper Pumpkin Sale, see banner at the top of my blog for more details.  I am looking for seven NEW subscribers.  Won't you come and play along with us?

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Flowerpot Good Thoughts

Hey, hey Crafters,

It’s me again with another creation.  I am so excited about this card I just had to get this one posted today. 
This is another card for my aunt’s card collection.  I think she will really like this addition to the collection.


Here are the details on this cutie:
Stamp sets:  Flower Shop and Perfect Pennants
Card stock:  Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Midnight Muse Core’dinations (vintage) and Flowerpot DSP (vintage)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango and Midnight Muse (vintage)
Misc:  1/2” Circle, Pansy, Petite Petals, Itty Bitty Accent Pack and Corner Rounder punches; Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card is entered into the following challenges:



 





Just a reminder: there are only a few days left in the Paper Pumpkin Sale.  Click HERE to read about all the details.  I would love the opportunity to be your Creative Coach.  

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Make a Wish in Black, Green and Red

Happy Saturday,

Here comes the sun!!!  I am getting a bright and shiny start to the weekend with tons of sun and soaking it up while it lasts.  More rain is on the way this next week.

I am currently working on a batch of card for my aunt as she doesn't get out to shop much and I love making cards.  My aunt needs more masculine cards than frilly cards.  I chose to go in a more graphic direction for this greeting.

A fun graphic wish.
I used a sketch from Atlantic Hearts to accomplish the graphic look of this card.

Here are the details:
Stamp set:  Perfect Pennants
Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black Core'dinations (vintage), Fresh Prints DSP stack - red (vintage) and Trim the Tree DSP stack - green (vintage)
Ink:  Real Red and Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  1/2" Circle punch, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta (vintage), Candy Dots (Brights & Regals), Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

This card is entered into the follow challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - #229 Birthday
Simply Create Too - #87, Masculine

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - #110







   
Color Throwdown - ctd345













Don't forget that there are only a few days left in the Paper Pumpkin Sale.  Click HERE to read about all the details.  I would love the opportunity to be your Creative Coach.  

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Moonlight Friend

Welcome to a Sensational Saturday!

I hope your Saturday is Sensational.  It will be sunny and warm here and I am looking forward to the seasonal change.  I have a 'sunny' card to share with you today as well.  This is similar to the card I shared with you yesterday.  The difference is the banner dies I used and the colors are the reverse side of the colors shared yesterday.  I enjoy working with double-sided designer paper.


This is again inspired by my friend Deneen.  Go check out her beautiful card for your own inspiration!

Here are the details of my creation:
Stamp set:  Simply Wonderful SAB 2015 (vintage)
Card stock:  Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP stack (vintage)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Misc:  Banner Framelits Dies, 2014-2016 In Color Thick Baker's Twine SAB 2015 (vintage), Whisper White Baker's Twine and Stampin' Dimensionals

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Theme: Anything Goes + Stash: Your Choice - Patterned Paper and Baker's Twine
Craft Your Passions - #263 - Anything Goes

A reminder that there are only FOUR days left on the Paper Pumpkin Sale.  Click HERE for more details about Paper Pumpkin.  New subscribers will get a 50% SAVINGS on the first TWO months of their subscriptions.
Here are some other helpful links:
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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Friday, June 5, 2015

Moonlight Hello

Happy Friday!

Here again with another card.  I have been quite busy using up some retired paper to clear out my stash to make room for new products.  I am running a little behind on getting that accomplished.

I love the contrast between the Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss on this card.
After I made this card I left it on my craft desk ready to be photographed for publication.  I passed by several times and my eye was drawn to this card each time.  The deep purple and bright gold colors are a real eye-catcher.  My friend Deneen  made a card for the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Bling that inspired me to make this card.  Thank you Deneen for the inspiration!  Go check out here card for your own inspiration!

Here are the details of my creation:
Stamp set:  Four You (vintage ... I love this stamp set)
Card stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP stack (vintage)
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Misc:  Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Stampin' Dimensionals

To make the starburst effect on this card I cut six 1" x 6" strips in half diagonally and began adhering them to the left side of my card base at the 2.5" mark.  This is a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.50") card.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Theme: Anything Goes + Stash: Your Choice - Patterned Paper/Rhinestones
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craftroom - HIMCR #201 - Freestyle
Inkspirational - #83, Surprise Color Challenge:  PURPLE - Blackberry Bliss  

A reminder that there are only FIVE days left on the Paper Pumpkin Sale.  Click HERE for more details about Paper Pumpkin.  New subscribers will get a 50% SAVINGS on the first TWO months of their subscriptions.

Here are some other helpful links:
Shop with me 24/7, click HERE
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Selection of Paper Pumpkin Kits

Hey, hey Crafters,

Just a few more days are left on the Paper Pumpkin sale.  If you are a NEW subscriber and you sign up before June 10, 2015 you will get 50% off your first TWO kits ... that's like 2 for 1!!! Here are some more samples of past Paper Pumpkin kits.

Seriously Amazing was the first Paper Pumpkin kit I received. 

I really enjoyed working with this kit.  The die-cut panels are super.  BTW, a perk of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is that you can purchase past kits. 

Fun Shaker card kit.  Too much fun and very creative!
I love Shaker cards and had never put one together until I received this kit.  All Shook Up was an appropriate title for this offering.  It came with nine cards and envelopes and three different sentiments:  Hello, Happy Birthday and Thank You.  The stamps for this kit are sure to be an asset to your stamp collection with three background stamps and three sentiments.

Love You Alot was a popular kit.  I just love the little bows!!!
These cute note cards and tag-like envelopes were crazy fun to work with.  This set was themed to make Mother's day, Father's day and Thank you cards.  There is so much more that can be done with this kit because of the sentiments.  I think the rope-like stamp was terrific for framing a card and adding wonderful graphic interest.

May 2015's Paper Pumpkin kit was a super duper kit.  There were bags and cards included in this Birthday Bundle kit.  There are so many possibilities with this kit.  Here is a peak of the featured projects.
The die-cut gift bag is super fun and I love the stamp set!!!
Now it is your turn to join in on the fun.  I am looking for seven NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  Come join in on the fun and share your creativity with my group.

Here are some other links you may be interested in as well:
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sew You Stacked Love

Crafters,

Here is another card from my recent card making frenzy.
This card went together quickly once I figured out the designer papers I would be using.  Two of the pattern papers read more like plain card stock, but upon closer look there is a pattern.  This is a simple design that I really like.

Here are the details:
Stamp sets: Sew You and Birthday Bundle Paper Pumpkin kits
Card stock:  Whisper White and Stacked with Love DSP (retired)
Ink:  Calypso Coral and Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Banner Framelits Dies, Circles Collection Framelits Dies and Stampin' Dimensionals

This card is entered into the following challenges:










Freshly Made Sketches - #189
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Father's Day or a Special Man card
The Pink Elephant - TPE301 - Masculine Birthday
Stampin' Royalty - #280 Masculine Projects
Double Click Skittles - #23 - Father's Day/Man Project
AAA Cards - #40, For the Guys 

Once again, have a wonderful day!
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Remember, there are only days left in the Paper Pumpkin Sale, see banner at the top of my blog for more details.  I am looking for seven NEW subscribers.  Won't you come and play along with us?

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Birthday Abloom

Hello Crafters,

I have been working away at my craft desk and have lots of cards and projects to share in the next few days.  Took me half the day to photograph and edit all the photos ... WHEW, what a day!

Here is the first card of the latest batch.
I am really love this patterned paper.  It is from the All Abloom Designer's Series Stack from Stampin' Up!  It has just retired and I am busily trying to get some of this paper utilized before getting the new patterns now available in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

Here are the details:
Stamp set:  Crazy about You
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush (retired) and All Abloom DSP stack (retired)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (retired)
Misc:  Hello You Thinlits, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 2-Way Glue Pen and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

This card is entered in the following challenges:









 

Have a wonderful day!
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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dotted Lullaby Thank You

Happy Tuesday!
Today is the last day to pick up the Lullaby Design Series Paper.  I will miss this paper as I will miss the 2013-2015 In Color Collection.  But today Stampin’ Up! released a new In Color Collection for 2015-2017 … check it out here. 

With this last card in the series I used very simple diagonal strips of the Lullaby Designer Series Paper to create a backdrop for the focal point … thank you.  A simple and effective design. 
Love the fun Polka Dot texture!

This card is one in a series that I made with Lullaby Designer Series Paper.  I CASE’D this from Sharon Armstrong of TXStampin’.  It took less than an hour to get all of the cards made.  I will be doing this again with a different set of six designer series papers.  Here are is a picture of all the cards made in this series.  I will be featuring them on other posts.

This is a 4.25” square card that features 1” squares for a quilted look.  The flower from Crazy About You is featured on this card.  Stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe it is just the right amount of color for this card.

Here are the details (all products Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamp sets: Crazy About You
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and 2013-2015 Stampin’ Write Markers (Baked Brown Sugar)
Misc:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Thick Baker’s Twine: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe; Framelits Dies: Bitty Banner and Circles Collection; Hello You Thinlits Dies, Punches: Hexagon and Flower Medallion; Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Zig Zag, Honeycomb and Large Polka Dot; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive, Small Dots Embossing Folder by Darice

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Have a wonderful day!
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Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda