Thursday, April 26, 2018

Facebook Friday (on Thursday!): Magical Mates

Hello everybody! It's time for Facebook Friday but on Thursday! My kids are off tomorrow and trying to do FB Live when they are home is disastrous!

This week I am showcasing one of the most popular suites in the Occasions Catalog- Myths and Magic! I am shocked that it is retiring! I had to play with it and show you how fun it is before it's gone forever! 

If you are unable to join me live, I will upload the recording here afterwards. 

First up is a Bath Bomb box! Bath Bombs are incredibly popular these days and make a great gift But, we need to fancy it up first! 

Second, a Hand Sanitizer holder featuring a unicorn bottle from Bath and Body Works! 

And last, a treat for the boys. It has a "birthday cake" create pie inside from Walmart. 

They have all the products I used and measurements for each project 

***Remember, if you put in an order ($30 minimum) by 
Monday April 30th, 2018 at  midnight, 
I'll send you all three make and takes for free!  
And, if you bump your order up to $50, you'll also 

But, your order MUST be in by Monday at midnight!! 

You must use Hostess CodPWKB697X
That's how I'll know you ordered! 
Unless your order is over $150- don't use the Hostess Code so you can get the
Hostess Rewards. I'll still send you the projects! 

Prize Patrol!
Congratulations to last week's winners: Tina Burton won the Paper Pumpkin and Christine Shannon has won the Post Script stamp set. Ladies, I've emailed you! And the winners of the ribbon for sharing my video are Ellen Peckler and Susan Little. Email me your address ladies! 

This week, I'll be giving two Hostess Sets: Background Bits and Dare to Dream. Please make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter below.  
One of the ways to enter is to join my email list- You can do that here. 
 I will choose the winner during next Friday's Facebook Live (2:00 CST)!

Make sure to click on the Raffle Copter below to enter. It will close next Thursday

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kick off the Summer with two fun Mini Classes To Go! 
Deadline to register is May19th



Stamparatus Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the official Stampin' Up Stamparatus Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group. If you've been following me for a while, you've probably seen me use the Stamparatus quite a bit. Since receiving it, it's became a staple in almost every project I make!

I decided to show you my favorite use for the Stamparatus- Background stamps! The Stamparatus makes stamping with these large stamps so easy! You can rein and stamp it several times to create a dark solid image. In my project today, I not only stamped it in black, but also in Versamark to create a "sheen" across the whole image.
Because I was using the motorcycle as my focal point, I wanted a background that coordinates. I thought the marbled background could give us the look of oil you might see on the floor of a garage! Below is the photo I used for inspiration. 

Unfortunately, I just could not capture the shiny texture with my camera. But, you'll be able to see it better int he video hopefully. 

I love to use the Stamparatus for background stamps, but as you've seen in this hop, there are many other ways to use this amazing tool. I also used it to create movement with my motorcycle and to stamp my sentiment. 

Video Direct Link:

This is a great "dude" card and is a great project to try out several different uses of your Stamparatus. I hope you enjoyed it and will give it a try! 

If you'd like to see more posts I've created using the Stamparatus, you click here and scroll through all of them (this post will be the first post that comes up.) You can also check out Stampin' Up's Pinterest Page with some great Stamparatus videos and projects. Remember, this tool won't be available until June 1st! I highly recommend you put it on your first new catalog order that day! 

Alright, it's time for you to hop along to the next wonderful Demonstrator who happens to be Jacque Williams! 

Here is the official Blog Roll of all those participating in this blog hop:
Allison Okamitsu
Anja Luft
Aude Barbara
Dena Rekow
Erica Cerwin (You are here!)
Jacque Williams
Jose Hoogeveen
Products used in this project:

Kick off the Summer with two fun Mini Classes To Go! 
Deadline to register is May19th


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Brusho Punch Art

Hello everyone! I have quite a bit to share with you today! On Friday's Facebook Live, I told you how I had made a special gift tag for my friend Kay Cogbill. Well, that one tag kind of opened the flood gates for me and Brusho! I have been slow to warm up to the watercolor crystals, but I finally found my groove and couldn't stop making these really fun punch art shapes using the Brusho backgrounds. 

Here is the original tag I mad for Kay's little gift. 

And here are all the others I made that day! 

 Some were more red.

Some were a mix. 

 Some were more coral.

Some were blue! 

And some were yellow! All punched from backgrounds I had created with different mixes of Brusho. 

So, I wanted to showcase how fun this is on Facebook Friday and I designed this card, using the Butterfly Framelits. But, sadly, before I could go live- they sold out! 

So, I changed it slightly and went back to the flowers. And that is the video you can see here today! 

You can find all the supplies here:


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Myths and Magic- Stamp Club To Go!

Hello everyone! Today, I want to share with you the third project I created for my Stamp Club To Go. I offer three projects: a card, a 3D and a scrapbook page or optional card. This month, I used the Myths and Magic Suite (retiring!!)

First, I'll show you the card. I actually used it a my swap at On Stage too! 

And second, here is the scrapbook option. I fussy cut all those amazing images from the DSP!! Sometimes, you don't even need to stamp because the paper is so amazing! You can see the entire suite of products here. 

Have you heard about my Stamp Club To Go program? 

If you aren't familiar with my Stamp Club To Go, you can find all the details here. I make three different projects for the members in my clubs in turn for their monthly order. I mail all of them out after I receive their order. In their six month membership, they also receive "Stampin' Rewards" one of th months. (Thats FREE stuff of their choice! The most popular benefit is the high coveted spiral bound catalogs they receive in May. And, my custom coils arrived yesterday!! I'm ready to start binding them once they arrive in early May. If you'd like to join my Stamp Club To Go program, now is a great time! Check out my details page and send me an email. New clubs start in May! 

And, if you love the Myths and Magic suite, you won't want to miss this week's Facebook Live!!It's n THURSDAY this week, so make sure to set a reminder !!

Bird Banter Stamp A Stack Class to Go
Deadline to register is April 24th


Monday, April 23, 2018

New In Colors!

Hello everyone! Today, I want to showcase our upcoming In Colors. These are four of the five and they will be available from June 1 2018 to May 31 2020! And, guess what? I love ALL of them!! I don't say that every year, but this year, I truly LOVE them! 

These cards were made for my downline swap this month. My team does a swap each month and this month's theme was "Spring." Now, I can't claim the apron as my original idea.  Susan Campfield  made these little aprons to match out new logo. I decided to recreate these as cards to showcase the new In Colors. (I excluded Grapefruit Grove because it didn't really go with the others.)

I used the retiring Lovely Friends stamp set to create the aprons and then Apron of Love for the sentiment. 

PS- I was trying new settings my phone to take these pictures and... well, they are less than stellar and I've already given them all away so I can re photograph them!

Anyhow, these colors will be available June 1st. If you are a bight color fan, you will LOVE these!! 
Remember, our 2016-2018 In Colors retire at the end of May! Make sure you've gotten all of those before they are gone! 

Bird Banter Stamp A Stack Class to Go
Deadline to register is April 24th