April 2017 Stamp of the Month

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April is here and that means a new Stamp of the Month!  This one is a throw back to growing up with the Partridge Family reruns. In fact, I saw another consultant create an adorable card using the blocks from the bus.  I need to find it again, because it was totally scraplift worthy!  🙂

SOTM Card Folio

I was inspired by another consultant, Cassie Ingersoll, who created a really cute card folio last month. I recently taught it at a workshop in my home.  Here is the folio that I created with papers from Some Kinda Wonderful. I did some paper piecing on the front cover, but everything else was stamped and colored with ShinHan Markers.

In addition to using the SOTM, I used a couple sentiments from the Flower Market stamp set. I kept the cards simple and easy for mailing, so only embellished with the Black & White Dots since they are nice and flat. 

I’ll link the rest of the cards below. I also took a photo during the construction of the pouches for the cards.  I used the Base & Bling Adhesive Strips which are currently on sale in the Clearance section of my website!  That adhesive is really strong and is perfect for 3D projects like this.

Don’t forget that you can get this stamp set for $5 with a $50 purchase or for $17.95, but it is only available in April.  If you purchase the set from me, I’ll send you the instructions for creating this folio with 6 cards!

Join My Team and Get a Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book

The new Idea Book doesn’t go live to customers until May 1st, but, if you join my team today, not only will I send you a copy of the Seasonal Expressions 2, you’ll also be able to order from it immediately!  Contact me for more details.

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There’s Nobunny Like You

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February 2017 Stamp of the Month

Feb. 2017 SOTMI’m having such a fun time creating cards using little critter stamp sets lately.  As soon as I saw the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book at the launch event for consultants back in December, I knew that I had to get this stamp of the month.  I feel equally excited about the April SOTM, as well!  Okay, I admit to already purchasing the March SOTM, too…it isn’t critters, but it is adorable!

I designed this card in Cricut Design Space.  Yes, I seriously miss Studio J, but Design Space has quickly become my go to design tool for both cards and scrapbook pages.  I like the opportunity it provides for creativity and outside-the-box thinking.  For instance, I knew I wanted my little bunny to be standing in grass.  The stamp set comes with a cute stamp for grass, but I decided to use the grass from the Artbooking Cricut Collection.  Since it only comes in a small strip, I welded it to a square and then sliced the whole thing so that it would fit on the background cardstock.

Click here to shop for SOTM!The Whimsy Fundamentals paper collection is so perfect for this card.  Here is a list of all the products I used on this card.  As of the writing of this blog post, some of the inks are listed as out of stock, but they should be available mid-February.

 

February Tool Tip–Blending Pen

Click to view a larger image.Have you ever used the Blending Pen?  If not, I highly recommend it.  On this card, I stamped the bunny onto White Daisy cardstock in Memento Black and colored the image with the Watercolor Pencils.  The Blending Pen blends the colors together to allow for shading and smooth colors.  It makes the coloring process really easy, because I don’t have to worry about covering the entire surface with the pencils or try to hide pencil lines.  The Blending Pen will smooth it all out!

Painting with Ink

Shop for ToolsIt gets even better…you can use the blending pen with your inks, as well.  Regardless if you have the new or old pads, you can simply squeeze the lid to transfer ink onto the inside cover.  Then use a variety of tools to paint with the ink.  The Blending Pen and Shimmer Brush don’t need water, but the Waterbrush and Paintbrush Set may depending on the look you are going for.  You can also add drops of Re-inker into the lid!

Let me know when you have used this tool tip!  I would love to see whatever you create.      

Join My Team in February!

Become a Consultant Today!So, here I’ve been going on and on about the wonderful Stamps of the Month, so I figured I better let you in on how you can get your own sets for FREE!  Join my team in February and you will earn all three sets for FREE (that’s $53.85 in retail value)!  Did you know that you now can host a party (in person or online) and use your hostess rewards to pay for your new consultant kit?  Ask me for more information.  

Join My Team Today!Also, former consultants can sign up for only $50 this month with a no kit option.  You will still receive the $50 in SPC and the FREE Stamps of the Month!  Talk about a great deal.  I can’t wait to have you on my team!

   

 

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Earn 4 Free SOTM!

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April2013-CC-JoinMyTeamIf you have been thinking about joining my team, April is the month to do it. As a new consultant, you will receive all of the remaining stamps of the month for this Idea Book for FREE! That’s a $71.80 value plus shipping and tax are FREE! So, a $49 kit will get you over $200 in product…plus, you can order anything else you want at a 22% discount. Can you see why I love this company?!


Stamp of the Month

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April: My Sunshine (available April 1-30, 2013)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (regularly $17.95).

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This stamp set also coordinates with images on the Artiste Cricut cartridge!


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