Sympathy Card for Mojo Monday 328

Hello Friends,

Today my card is for the family of an elders wife who passed away very recently. I’m really grateful that this card came together the way it did; The mojo sketch was an excellent fit as well as the colors, and the sweet sorbet DSP. ┬áSince I’m new to stampin up, I only have this one sympathy sentiment, and I cant think of a stamp it would go better with than this one from the Best of 25 years stamp set for this particular card. I also think the crisp cantaloupe is a nice calm color. So, I like this card alot, and I’m really glad I get to give it to such a special family!

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See Ya Later Alligator! FMS119

Today I am sharing my card for freshly made sketches. FMS out did themselves with this really fun sketch, and I’m so glad I waited for this sketch to show off this stamp set!
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So I really love this card, but the color is off by a bit. For example, the card base is early espresso, no black… it looks like my old camera from 2004 is just isn’t cutting it anymore…oh well, its been a good long run. (btw, if any of you have camera suggestions, please do let me know! )

So, now that the disclaimer is out-of-the-way, here it tis…
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Supplies
Paper Early Espresso Core’dinations, Lucky Limeade**, Calypso Coral, Sent with Love DSP**
Ink Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade**, Calypso Coral,
Stamps See Ya Later*
Accessories Decorative Dots Embossing Folder*, Chevron Embossing Folder
* Sale a bration products
** Clearance Rack products! Hurry, only available while supplies last!

Also! dont forget about the paper pumpkin promo! Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by February 10, and you will receive the 2012-2014 in color marker set (which is almost the same price as the kit itself!). Even better, sign up before January 25th and list me (Kristen Bowles, 77005) as your demonstrator, and I’ll send you a thank you with some stampin up products in the mail! AND after you sign up with me as your demonstrator, I would LOVE to show off your creations each month, so send me a picture of your monthly products, and I will feature them here on my blog!! I’m really excited about this, and I hope you are too! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!!

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Click here to buy Stampin up products, including items from the occasions catalog!
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Oh Happy BIRTHday and PPA188

Happy Wednesday!
Today I am sharing with you a birthday card I made with some of my new items in my last stampin up shipment, and for the PPA challenge! YEAH! This card features the Starburst Sayings bundle with the framelit dies… by the way, I LOVE bundles! They give you so many more options. Now, the original starburst saying says “oh happy day”… and I think you can leave it just like it is for a wonderful birthday card. I just wanted to add a little extra, so I used the stampin up markers to stamp the BIRTHDAY from a stamp in the “see ya later” set, a sale-a-bration stamp set. I like the results! I pulled the colors for this card from sale-a-brations sweet sorbet DSP. Using the DSP for color inspiration is easy and always comes out looking great!
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Supplies
Paper Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP*
Ink Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps Starburst Sayings, See ya Later*
Accessories Starburst Framelits Dies, Decretive Dots Embossing Folder*, Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbon**

* Sale a bration products
** Clearance Rack Blitz products! Hurry, only available while supplies last!

Also! dont forget about the paper pumpkin promo! Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by February 10, and you will receive the 2012-2014 in color marker set (which is almost the same price as the kit itself!). Even better, sign up before January 25th and list me (Kristen Bowles, 77005) as your demonstrator, and I’ll send you a thank you with some stampin up products in the mail! AND after you sign up with me as your demonstrator, I would LOVE to show off your creations each month, so send me a picture of your monthly products, and I will feature them here on my blog!! I’m really excited about this, and I hope you are too! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!!

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Click here to buy Stampin up products, including the NEW clearance rack items!

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PPA 187 Valentines Card for the Single Girl

Hello!

What a weekend! This post is late (soo sorry!), however I have a good excuse…. First, this past week was the first week of school. Second, I went to the leadership conference open house!! . It was REALLY exciting! I got to see all sorts of great cards that different demonstrators made, learn some new tricks, AND make my own stamp using the undefined set! Pretty darn cool :D.

Also exciting, is that I got to register for My Paper Pumpkin, and received one of the old kits (which you will see cards from later this week!) However, I’ll go a head and let the cat out of the bag that if you order before February 10, you also receive the 2012-2014 in color marker set (which is almost the same price as the kit itself!). Even better, sign up before January 25th and list me (Kristen Bowles) as your demonstrator, and I’ll send you a thank you with some stampin up products in the mail! Also, if you send me a picture of the products you made from your paper pumpkin kit each month, I’ll post it on my website!
I’m really excited about this, and I hope you are too! Feel free to email me if you have any questions

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without further or due, the single’s girl valentines card for PPA 187

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Ok so this card is a simple card using the PPA 187 challenge colors and the Language of Love stamp set. The little “I like you” stamp is from the Sale-a-bration stamp sets “your lovely”…. I really like the fact that this card casually says “I like you”… its cute, its not over stated, and well, I seriously doubt I’ll be giving this to anyone this year, but there might be a small chance I’ll give it to someone likeable…. (love is just a little too serious… :p)

Thanks for stoping by, and please feel free to leave a comment!

Supplies
paper Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White
ink Soft sky, Real Red
accessories chevron embossing folder, needlepoint embossing folder
stamps Language of Love, Your Lovely*

*Sale-a-brations product

Click here to buy Stampin up products, including the NEW clearance rack items!

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Thank You for the Birds

Happy Hump Day!

Today I would like to share with you a card I had originally made for a previous challenge, but then felt compelled to make a completely different card. However I do love everything about this card, from the color to the sentiment, it just *happily* screams KRISTEN! :p

Not only do I love island indigo, but I also love the 2012-2014 in colors. I can tell you, I will be using these in colors long after they leave stampin up’s catalog! I also had to buy the in color clearance DSP recently… not to mention that the DSP used for this card is also clearance …. haha, anyone see a trend here?!!? (I LOVE a good sale!) But not everything on this card is just old hat… can you see the sale a bration influence on this card?? The banner in summer starfruit is embossed with the decretive dots embossing folder!

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and a better close up…..

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Supplies
stamps Lots of Thanks
Paper Island Indigo, Whisper White, crumb cake, Summer Starfruit, Birds of a Feather** DSP
Ink Crumb Cake
Accessories Decretive Dots Impressions Folder*, stampin up dementionals

*Sale-a-brations sneak peak
**in the clearance rack (and at an excellent price too!! ) Hurry and get it while supplies last!

Click here to buy Stampin up products, including the NEW clearance rack items!

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Bright flowers for a Grey Day

Hello!

I hope every one has enjoyed going back to work.. except for those snowed in up north.. Baby its COLD outside!

Instead of focusing on that, I wanted to share a card I recently made with some of Stampin’ up’s beautiful card stock and an old stamp I bought before I started using stampin up products…. As much as I enjoy this flower stamp, its SO nice to just buy things from one site… Stampin up really takes so much of the guessing work out of card making with the stamp sets and stamp/punch or stamp/framelet bundles! And, just this evening I received my most recent shipment from Stampin up!! So be prepared to start seeing more cards from the current Occasions catalog!! (the new stamps look even better in person than in the magazine!)

I hope this bright cards makes your day just little happier during this harsh winter storm! And the first Fusion challenge is an excellent place to show it off! I could totally see a picture just like this stamp in the beautiful room on the fusion website!

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Supplies
Paper Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
stamps Simply Sketched (hostess set), random old flower stamp (not stampin up)
inkTangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Thanks for stoping by!

First day of Occasions Ordering and Mojo 326

Hi Friends!

Today my card displays my favorite stamp set from the occasions catalog called Peaceful petals! I love this card, and hope you will too! This flower is just one of five stamps in the set along with 2 sediments. I couldn’t quite find the right DSP to use for the vertical strip, so I just made one out of the leaf stamp, also from this set! The vertical leaf montage is super easy and I love the way it looks! I’m going to have to create another card with the same montage. Something else I did differently was that I used paper that was more saturated than the ink I used for the stamps. For example, the flower was painted using the aqua painters with Daffodil Delight but the card stalk is summer starfruit. The same goes with greens; pear pizazz and old olive. I hadn’t set out to do this, but in my opinion, it just gave the card more of an earthy look. To keep the earthy look I used Crumb cake as the card base.

Since today is the first day to order items out of the occasions catalog (Click here to see the new occasions products! ) I’ll send anyone who would like to buy items from me a free catalog!

Now the card and Mojo’s sketch:

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Peaceful Petals Stamp Set

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Supplies
Paper whisper white, old olive, summer starfruit, crumb cake
stamps peaceful petals, lots of thanks
inks daffodil delight, pear pizzazz, crumb cake
accessories brights candy dots, old olive 3/8″ striped organdy ribbon*, aqua painters

* in the clearance rack (and at an excellent price too!! ) Hurry and get it while supplies last!

Click here to buy Stampin up products, including items from the occasions catalog!

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