Remarkable You & Work Of Art

Here are another couple of stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of May.  The flowers are from Remarkable You.  This stamp set has been around a while but it is fairly new to me so I will miss it.  It is such an elegant stamp set and is prefect for so many different occasions.

I made the background of this card using the stamp set called Work Of Art.  This is a fun set full of swooshes and other fun shapes that can be used to make a card more artistic.  One of my favorite all time sentiments is from this set.  It says “You are a fabulous work of art”.  I just love that!  Of course, my father used to say “you are a work of art” and I don’t think it was meant in a nice way.  I always detected a bit of sarcasm in his voice.

The colors I used in this card are Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and So Saffron.

Here are a few more cards I made in the past using these sets.  Remember, they are only available while supplies last or May 31st (whichever comes first).

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Celebrate You Thinlits

Have I told you lately how much I love the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies that I got for FREE?n  Yes, I said free.  During the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration you can earn products for free with a qualifying order and these dies are part of the amazing selection.

This card is super easy to make.  I used the chevron stamp from Work Of Art and stamped it in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party.  The Stamparatus makes this so easy to do because of the moveable plates.  Then I cut the words out of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  The whole card took less than ten minutes to make.

Remember, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st so don’t miss your opportunity to get these dies (or other merchandise) for free.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or single order) and you can join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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Work Of Art

This is a quick and easy card you can make in a very short time.  I think it would be a good masculine card and a feminine card.  You could do it in different colors to change it up.

I used the stamp set called Work of Art to make it.  I am so happy this set is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog.  I was going to make it all in Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim but decided it needed a pop of color so I added Cherry Cobbler.  The new Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies also give it a little more definition then just using a plain circle.  The Stitched Shape Dies will be in the new Annual Catalog that begins on June 1st.  Stampin’ Up! decided to release them early.  They became so popular that they sold out in a couple of weeks!  Luckily Stampin’ Up! got them back in inventory so they are available again.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC46


This week the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge was given to us by Jean.  Jean wanted us to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) masculine card.  Here is the picture she gave us to go by:

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Isn’t it a cute picture??  Here is the card I made for this challenge:

Guy Greetings, Work Of Art

I used a couple of different stamp sets for this card.  The anchor came from Guy Greetings.  Guy Greetings is the perfect set to use for a masculine card.  It is one of those sets that I will keep forever because it is so good for this.  Another nice thing about that set is it comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer!  The “waves” are really the chevron stamp from Work Of Art.

Check out the other creations made by the Watercooler Wednesday Artists HERE.  They are awesome!

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Watercooler Wednesday WWC39


Today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is a color challenge by me!  When I do color challenges I like to even challenge myself and believe me, it was a challenge to put these colors together!

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The best stamp set to use when you have some colors that you have no idea how to use together is Work Of Art.  You can do anything with this set!  Plus, who wouldn’t want to get a card that says “You are a fabulous work of art?!?Work Of Art, WWC39Now it is your turn to create something using these colors.  Check out the other Watercooler Artist’s creations and upload your work of art HERE.


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A Simple Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics, Work of Art

Whenever a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out there are certain sets that I have to have immediately and then there are others that don’t catch my eye as quickly.  Then I start seeing all these samples online and of course, I have to have it.  Butterfly Basics is one of these sets.  I am not a big butterfly fan (as you already know from a previous post) but after seeing a ton of cards made with this set, I broke down and bought it.

Work of Art is still one of my favorite sets so I used that for the swooshes in the background.  I cut the butterfly out with the Gold Foil Paper and then added some sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.  The sentiment is from Sheltering Trees (love the font on all the sentiments from that set!).

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Watercooler Color Challenge

Four Feathers, Work Of Art, For All Things

The other day I was in my stamp room trying to design a new card and wanted to use some colors I haven’t used in a while.  I pulled out Night of Navy and was trying to figure out a couple of other colors to use when I got an email from the administrator of the group that does the Watercooler challenges.  The email said the next challenge was a color challenge using Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Silver.  Perfect!  I now had my my colors.

I didn’t have any silver cardstock so I decided to heat emboss the card using Silver Embossing Powder.  The middle feather from the stamp set called Four Feathers is embossed with silver as well and the chevrons from Work of Art.  The sentiment is from For All Things.

If you would like to see the other cards made with these colors you can go to the Watercooler Challenge Web site starting at 10:00AM.   There are some awesome creations there.

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A Wetlands Work Of Art

Wetlands, Work of Art

This is another card we made at the class I did at the local Arts Association last month.  I forgot to post it earlier and found it hidden on my desk.  If you ever saw my stamp desk you would know why things get lost easily.  I like being organized but when I start making cards, it looks like a hurricane of paper hit the place.  At least I clean everything up when I am all done so the next time I stamp I can make a huge mess all over!

We used the stamp set called Work Of Art to make the swishes (or swooshes) across the background.  The little Pipers and the Cattails are from the set called Wetlands.

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Another Work Of Art

Work of Art

I needed a really quick birthday card this week so I decided to use the Work Of Art stamp set.  This is a new set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Well, I guess it is not all that new anymore since I have been using it since I went to the Catalog Premiere in April.  That is the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  You get to see things and own things before anyone else.  You all know I am not a patient person so I love getting things early!  The Holiday Catalog is coming out on September 1st and as a demonstrator, I was able to see a copy of it early.  Then on August 1st I can order from it!  I can’t wait!  You can be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator too!  Just click on my Join Now Button for more information.

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Happy Birthday, America!

Work of Art

I can not take the credit for designing this card although I don’t really know who originally did one like it.  I found it on Pinterest and each time I saw it, it was done a little differently.  I even changed it a bit myself by embossing the star (flower) on top of the blue.  So, whoever first designed this card, you did a great job!

I used the Work of Art stamp set to make the blue and the red stripes.  The star was actually a flower from the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  I thought it also looked like a firework or a star.

Happy Birthday, America!

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