Humming Along and Home to Roost

Humming Along and Home to Roost

Even in the Deep South, it can get downright cold in January.  Since I love Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencils, what better way to while away the long winter days than color!  The Humming Along Cling Stamp Set and the Sale-A-Bration Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set were the perfect stamps for my projects.

HUMMING ALONG CLING STAMP SET

This was one of the stamp sets that was demonstrated at OnStage Orlando in November, and I loved it at first sight.  There’s a beautiful flower, a hummingbird (we love hummers!) and sentiments to complete the project.

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I stamped the hummingbird in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored it with Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I used a strip of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from the Humming Along Cling Stamp Set, stamped in Memento.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White Cardstock for this one, since it adds just a touch of shimmer.  The hummingbird is stamped in StazOn Ink, then colored with Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Red Rhinestones were the extra touch of bling I wanted.  The Stitched Labels Framelits Die gave a touch of texture to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base.

 

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Shimmery White Cardstock, stamped with StazOn Ink then colored with our Watercolor Pencils.  I also used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and the Everyday Label Punch for the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set.

But there’s also a gorgeous flower with this stamp set!  This is one of Stampin’ Up’s new Cling Stamp Sets, found in the Occasions Catalog.  Three great sentiments, too.

 

For these two flower images, I used Memento Ink, then the Watercolor Pencils, and the Blender Pen.   The blue flower is Pacific Point and the pink flower is Flirty Flamingo.  I used the light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blend to add contrast around the flowers and make them pop.

Humming along blue flower

The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is the perfect background!

humming along pink flower

I stamped the flower in Versamark on the Pear Pizzaz Cardstock.

Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration Items is the Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set.  This stamp set is one of the FREE Items you can choose with any $50 Product Order.  Look at the great sentiments!

I used Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper for these,  stamped the images in StazOn Ink, then used the Watercolor Pencils and the AquaPainter to color them.

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For these I used Whisper White or Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored with Stampin’ Blends.    I used the Stitched Labels Framelits, and the Pinewood Planks and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

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One of the items in the new Occasions Catalog that I used is the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  One of my VERY favorites that is already getting a lot of use!

Lots and lots of Framelits in this incredibly versatile set!

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SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 31ST!

There are three ways Sale-A-Bration is a real celebration!

  1.  SHOP during Sale-A-Bration and with each $50 or $100 Product Order, you get to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item, and there are MORE Items coming February 15th!
  2. HOST during Sale-A-Bration and get EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards to redeem for FREE Products!  Let’s get your party booked TODAY!!12.05.18_HOST_SAB_PREEARN_US
  3. JOIN Stampin’ Up! and the Crafting on the Hill Team during Sale-A-Bration and get $175 in Product of your choice for just $99, shipping included, or add on the beautiful new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129, PLUS your $175 in Product.

Just click on the Join the Fun tab at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net, or better yet contact me and we’ll get together to sign you up!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are HERE!!

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are HERE!!

The NEW 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are HERE!!  Always so wonderful to get started on Valentine’s and SPRING Cards!

OCCASIONS 2019 CATALOG

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SO many lovelies in this new Catalog, but one of my very favorites from the moment I saw it is the Butterfly Gala Bundle!  This Bundle creates the most beautiful projects! It includes the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the Butterfly Duet Punch.

 

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I’ll be posting pics in the next few days of some of the projects I’ve already created using this Butterfly Gala Bundle.

Sale-A-Bration 2019

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Sale-A-Bration rewards you THREE different ways!

The first way is that you can SHOP and for each product purchase of $50 or $100, you get to select a FREE Item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  One of my favorites actually coordinates with the Butterfly Gala Bundle and it’s so versatile.  It’s the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, FREE with a $50 Product Order.

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

Second, you can HOST a party during Sale-A-Bration and earn an EXTRA $25 in FREE products in addition to the normal Hostess Rewards.   Contact me TODAY to get your party booked!

Third, and BEST OF ALL, Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafting on the Hill Team and get $175 in product for just $99, shipping included.  That’s right–$175!!!  OR, get $175 in product AND the beautiful new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129, shipping included.  You can join on my website, but I would absolutely love to sit down and talk to you about all the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and a member of the Crafting on the Hill Team of awesome stampers!

Find copies of both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs online at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net, or just contact me to find out how you can get your FREE Catalogs!

JANUARY SCHEDULE

Fast and Fabulous Monthly Cards Class, now held the THIRD Tuesday of each month  January 15th, 6:30-8:30 PM

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

We’ll be using the NEW Butterfly Gala Bundle and Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the NEW Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs to make these beautiful cards.

New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order placed with me.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, January 13th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.  Directions given when you RSVP.

Bring a friend new to me and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash.

INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU KIT CLASS

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM

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This is going to be a FUN night of assembling one of the NEW Card Kits from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I’ll have the assembled Kit and alternatives. You will use my Incredible Like You Stamp Set as well as Stampin’ Ink Pads to complete at least one of each card in the Kit.

Kit includes:
* 16 printed card bases
* Laser-cut card front overlays
* 16 printed envelopes
* Glimmer, printed, and silver foil die-cut accents
* Grapefruit Grove Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive dots
* Adhesive-backed rhinestones
* 6-5/16″ x 5″ x 2-5/16″ printed polypropylene storage envelope (so pretty!)

Cost is $32, which includes your Kit to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs with matching envelopes and a lovely storage envelope.

Please bring scissors and any additional adhesives you may wish to use. RSVP by January 12th with payment to allow time to order Kits! Credit and Debit Cards accepted.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio. Directions will be given when you RSVP.

SPRING INTO STAMPING

This is a very popular Class I held last spring during Sale-A-Bration and I decided to bring it back!

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This is a THREE MONTH CLASS, but you may attend any number of Classes.

Dates: 

Tuesday, January 29th   

Tuesday, February 26th     

Tuesday, March 26th

6:30-8:30 PM

This Class is for beginning stampers or those who just want a refresher course so they can get back into stamping and papercrafting. Make 2 cards with step by step instructions. Learn about things like:

1. Stamping—how to stamp clear images
2. Inks—which inks to use for different applications, as well as how to use Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads
3. Adhesives—how to select the best adhesives for different projects
4. Cardstock—how to choose the correct cardstock for your projects
5. Big Shot—how to use this awesome diecutting and embossing machine

If you have scissors, adhesives or a Stampin’ Trimmer, please bring them. If you don’t, come anyway and I’ll help you know how to select them!

We will create 2 cards each month, envelopes included, with lots of teaching, tips and techniques. Cost for this Class is $10 and your payment will be your registration. Please RSVP by 2 days before Class.

BONUS OFFER
Join my Stampin’ Up! Crafting on the Hill Team during Sale-A-Bration and get a FREE Class Pass for one of these Classes!!

All Classes are held at Crafting on the Hill Studio. Directions will be given when you register.

It’s going to be an exciting month, so come join in on the Stampin’ Up! FUN!!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Tin Tile and Shimmer Paint

October Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

Lots of fun cards at the October monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  We used two new products found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  Crafty, creative FUN!

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I used a 5″ X 3 3/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was beautiful just like that, but I really wanted to use the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to make the pattern pop.  I mixed a few drops of Soft Suede reinker and a couple of drops of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, then used a Sponge Dauber to sponge it randomly over the Crumb Cake.  Love the shine and shimmer it created!

I mounted it on a 5 1/4″ x  4″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, which was mounted on a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base.  The sentiment is mounted on a piece of the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

We used Lovely As A Tree, one of Stampin’ Up’s oldest stamps sets, to create another fall card, stamped with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.

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Again, I used the Sponge Daubers in Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight for the fall colors on the trees, then sponged Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake for the grass.  It’s mounted on Cajun Craze Cardstock.  The Rooted in Nature Designer Series Paper at the bottom is mounted on Mossy Meadow Cardstock and the Petal Palette Sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow.

For the third card, I went with something totally different and totally vintage.

Very vintage blue

For many years, I’ve loved blue and white china and even have a blue and white plate inherited from my maternal grandmother, which I still treasure.  So when I first saw this lovely Very Vintage Hostess Stamp Set in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, I knew I had to stamp it in blue.  The new InColor Blueberry Bushel is the perfect blue!  I stamped off the lace images, but stamped the flowers and sentiment full strength, then mounted it on a piece of scalloped oval Blueberry Bushel.

This Very Vintage Stamp Set is available to order with any $150 order, OR if you host a party for me and have $150 in sales.  Contact me to talk and get your party on the books!

November Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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Tuesday, November 13th, 10 AM-12 Noon or 6:30-8:30 PM

This is my monthly Cards Class held the second Tuesday of each month. Come join us for the November monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  Make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, envelopes included.  Cost is $12 or class is FREE with a $20 Product Order placed through me.  Please bring scissors and all adhesives.  I do have SNAIL double sided adhesive available for purchase.  RSVP by Monday, November 12th!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Painted Harvest Card Ideas

Fall into Autumn with the Painted Harvest Bundle

The Painted Harvest Bundle is so much FUN to create lovely autumn projects!

Here are a couple of the cards I’ve created using this set:

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There a SO many different color combinations you can use for these flowers to create so many different looks!  I like Crushed Curry as a base, with Cajun Craze or Tangerine Tango as the top.  Early Espresso is my preferred color for the center, stamped 2 or 3 times to get the desired effect.

The top card is stamped on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and the leaves are stamped in Garden Green.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso, then I used the Pretty Little Labels Punch and mounted it with dimensionals.  (Or “puffy dots”!)  A strip of Burlap Ribbon was just the right finishing touch!

The bottom card is stamped onto Very Vanilla mounted on Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green on Old Olive Cardstock, then punched with the Leaf Punch.  There are 2 small pieced of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper bannered at the top corner.  The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso, then punched with the Everyday Labels Punch and mounted with dimensionals.

 

This fantastic Painted Harvest Bundle includes the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and the Leaf Punch.  The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is included in the DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BUY 3, GET 1 FREE SALE, October 1st-31st.  Go here to get this Bundle and get 10% off, and go here to find out about the Designer Series Paper Sale!

Tips and Tricks for using this lovely Painted Harvest Stamp Set:

  • Stamp all layers of the image
  • Make sure your ink pads are well inked
  • Use nice, even pressure when stamping
  • Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • Keep in mind that lighter colors won’t show up as deeply as darker colors
  • Play around with saturation levels (e.g., stamping full strength vs. stamping off) to get your desired look
  • The stamp is not supposed to match the flowers on the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

 

Quick and Easy Cards Class

 Second Tuesday of each month at 10 AM-12 Noon, and 6:30-8:30 PM. 

This monthly Quick and Easy Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful handmade cards. For this class we’ll be using the Pick a Pumpkin Suite and the Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set to make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

**Class is $15 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, October 8th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper

I’m here to be your Creative Coach and bring out your “inner crafter!”

 Just contact me and we’ll talk!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®