New Color Week: Day 8!

Do you ever struggle with where to begin when you sit down to craft? Staring at an empty craft table or even a blank piece of Crumb Cake cardstock can be overwhelming when you are surrounded by supplies. The Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog is a great resource not just for the best crafting supplies on the planet (in my opinion!), but it can also be a great tool for idea generation. Today’s featured project was inspired by a project on page 18 of the brand new 2018-2019 Idea Book and catalog. I love the card above in general, but I really fell in love with the purple and ocean blue color combo. So I used that inspiration and added in one of my favorite “ocean” themed stamp sets Magical Mermaid and came up with this: Sometimes all we need is a little starting point to get our creativity flowing. I must say that I think this was my favorite project during New Color Week. How about you? Which project was your favorite? I’d love to know! Comment below! In the meantime, here is the video for today’s project: The color combo for today’s card was Gray Granite, Coastal

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New Color Week: Day 7!

We’re in the home stretch of my New Color Week kicking off the brand new colors introduced in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog. And I think I’ve saved my two favorite cards for last. Today’s card is a favorite because it uses my much loved High Tide stamp set. Here’s a sneak peek: Nice and “beachy” just the way I like it! Today’s color combo features the brand new Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody. Of course there is some Crumb Cake in there as well and a bit of Soft Suede. This color combo actually matches the new Best Route Suite — it has some amazing Memories and More cards that are going to be great for those travel albums! Here is today’s video showing you how I put together today’s card: And here is the finished project: Don’t forget about my new Color Club — a great way to get all 16 new colors in the core color families on a budget. You’ll be able to get all 16 new colors (ink pads, refills and markers), two a  month for 8 months. It’s a great way to get the whole collection without breaking the bank. As a perk, you’ll

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New Color Week: Day 5!

Happy Friday! I have to admit Fridays don’t have the same joy as they used to have when I worked 9 to 5 — but that’s because every day feels like Friday to me! I love being able to be my own boss, set my own schedule and save time for what is important to me. And with that in mind, I want to share the amazing starter kit deal with you today. If you are finding a lot of new stamping toys you “must” have for your craft room, listen up. 🙂 Did you know that for just $99 plus tax, you can select $125 worth of product of your choice… anything out of the catalog? Well, you can. And you know what’s even better? You get a 20% discount on anything else you order moving forward (for as long as you’re an active demonstrator). There is no obligation to sell or host events (you can totally buy the kit because it’s an amazing deal), but hosting a class or two a month can cover the costs of all your own goodies, or even make you some extra cash to cover a bill or two! If you love to

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New Color Week: Day 4!

We’re on Day 4 of my New Color Week featuring brand new colors from the Stampin’ Up 2018|2019 annual catalog. I thought it might be helpful if I shared a picture of all the brand new colors. Here they are: Some amazing new colors, yes? Which one is your favorite… I must admit that I’ve only used it a tiny bit so far, but I’m kind of in love with Soft Sea Foam. And just looking at this photo made me want to do a card with Soft Sea Foam and Gorgeous Grape (and maybe add in some Highland Heather, too!). As a member of my new Color Club you will get all of these colors PLUS the returning In Colors: Coastal Cabana, Mossy Meadow, Flirty Flamingo, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Poppy Parade. Don’t worry — if you still have those colors from previous years, you can just let me know and we can swap it out for another color you don’t have. This is going to be so much fun… each month you’ll get a fun package that includes two ink pads, two ink refills and two markers plus a some extra goodies from me. We’ll have a

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New Color Week: Day 3!

I’m having so much fun playing with these new colors this week. Do you have a favorite yet? It’s so hard to choose! Anyway, on to today’s card. I pulled out “Fred.” Fred is the octopus in my Sea of Textures stamp set. I really wasn’t sold on the stamp set because of this little octopus … he was a little too “real life” for me. But he has quickly been growing on me so of course I named him! Now I can’t imagine my life without “Fred”… (ha!).  I love the two sentiments in this set, too. The “thanks for reaching out” is perfect and I love “Have a wonderful adventure” — it could be used for so many things. Here is the card for today. I’m using Poppy Parade and Balmy Blue as my highlighted new colors and of course I threw in a little Crumb Cake, too. I love the dies that coordinate with this set. They are called Under the Sea and they have so many amazing elements like sand dollars, netting and little “cut out” fishies, which I use on this card. You can see that in better detail in the video below. Here’s today’s

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