Painted with Love Sampler and Card

Painted with Love Sampler and Card

What a winter we’ve had here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia!  Arctic cold temps (colder than Alaska!), snow and ice.  But I’ve begun my SPRING Countdown on my Facebook Page, which I’ve done for several years and now have requests for every year.  A fun way to look forward to spring!

But first…Valentine’s Day!!

Painted with Love Suite Sampler and Card

The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is just so elegant and gorgeous, I’ve loved working with it.  The whole “Love”ly Suite can be found in the NEW Occasions Catalog. I love samplers because they’re just something pretty to create and enjoy, as home decor or a gift.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now, and have decided to offer a Class in February.  But today I really wanted to work with this Painted with Love Designer Series Paper to create a Valentine’s Sampler.

One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up products is that everything is coordinated for you, which helped inspire me in the design of the Sampler.

Love sampler with logo

I used an 8 X 8 Melon Mambo base.  The Whisper White squares are 2 1/4″.  I used 9 different patterns from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper cut into 2″ squares.  The accents are a gold Metallic Foil Doily, as well as hearts cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies in gold foil, Sweet Sugarplum and Powder Pink.  The large gold foil hearts are the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.

I also created a coordinating card to go with it, using some of the same products on a different scale.  So easy when Stampin’ Up products are already coordinated for you!

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January Class Cards

Despite the weather, we were able to have the Quick and Easy Cards Classes last week and had a fun time creating some cards and a 3D project.

 

 

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We used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies to create a box decorated with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Calypso Coral Cardstock was placed behind the die cut image, then the die cut heart was used on one of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  You can fit four of these cute little cards in the box!

The Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set was used on the other card, stamped in Soft Suede Ink.  Strips of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper provided the perfect background for this beautiful stamp. The sentiment is from the You’re So Inspiring Stamp Set in the new Occasions Catalog.

SALE-A-BRATION TIME!

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With EACH $50 Product Order, you earn a FREE product of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  That’s right–FREE!!!  And this year Stampin’ Up has added even more rewards for purchasing a $100 Product Order, including a coordinated Stamp and Dies Set.

And there are actually THREE WAYS to benefit during Sale-A-Bration!

  1.  Shop and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item with EACH $50 Product Order.  No limits to the number of FREE Sale-A-Bration Items!
  2. Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and get $25 EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards with a $250 party.  That’s in addition to the usual Stampin’ Rewards and the Hostess Gift you get from me!  Just invite several of your friends for some FUN stamping time and I’ll take care of the rest.  You can even host your party here at the Crafting on the Hill Studio.  Contact me today so we can get YOUR party booked.  Win-win!!
  3. JOIN THE CRAFTING ON THE HILL TEAM and get two FREE Stamp Sets!  Join the Crafting on the Hill Team January 3rd-March 31st and get TWO FREE STAMP SETS from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs, a value of up to $101!!!  That’s in addition to the Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit of $125 in product of YOUR CHOICE for $99, shipping included.  PLUS, you will get a 20% discount for at least six months and become a part of this FUN group of crafters!

Contact me today to find out how to get your FREE Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

Want to know more?  Go to my website at www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click on the “Join the Fun” tab.  Or contact me TODAY and let’s get you started!

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!®

 

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit Class

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit Class

 

 

Thursday, November 9th, 6:30-9 PM

Crafting on the Hill Studio

This is going to be a FUN Christmas Card Kit Class!

The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit makes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, including gold foil lined envelopes. 
Kit includes:
* 20 card bases, 5 each of 4 designs, folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
* Envelopes with gold foil liners
* Cardstock 
*Printed die-cut accents and backgrounds
* Gold Mini Sequin Trim

 

Cost of this class is $25, which includes your own Watercolor Christmas Project Kit. I will furnish the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set, Inks, and dimensionals. You just need to bring scissors and adhesives. 

I’ll be serving Christmas cookies to put us all in a festive mood for some fun Christmas crafting! We’ll also play a couple of Christmas games with PRIZES!!

To RSVP, payment MUST be submitted to and received by me BY NOVEMBER 1ST. Credit Cards are accepted. OR, you may order the Kit through my online store at www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net.

Please contact me with ANY questions!

 

To learn more about the sponging technique, be sure and come to the December Quick and Easy Cards Class on Tuesday, December 12th at 10 AM or 6:30 PM.

Team Meeting and Open Stamp Time 

Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30-9 PM

This is a GREAT opportunity to come see and hear more about Stampin’ Up products and our Ultimate Starter Kit Bundle where you CHOOSE YOUR OWN products!

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Time for our SPECIAL Crafting on the Hill Fall Team Meeting!!
–Meeting Time beginning at 6 PM. We will talk about joining Stampin’ Up, and FLEX POINTS, what they are, how YOU earn them, and how you can earn FLEX POINTS for OnStage Orlando next November, when Stampin’ Up will celebrate their 30th Anniversary. BIG Event!!!
–A soup and sandwich supper will be served, and you may bring chips, drinks and a snack, if you like.
–We’ll be making two projects, FREE to Team Members.
–After the meeting, we’re going to have our very first Open Stamp Time. Here’s what Open Stamp Time is:
**You bring your cardstock, DSP, scissors, embellishments and any type of adhesive you will need (probably need to bring LOTS!) You may also wish to bring stamps, dies or punches that I don’t have.
**Also, please bring your trimmer and stamp blocks (with your name on them). I’ll be sharing mine, of course, but have a limited number!
**You will have access to my Stampin’ Up inks, stamps, dies and punches.
**You will have a FUN time creating!!

This event is FREE to all Crafting on the Hill Team Members. There is a $10 charge for all others, but if you sign up to join the Crafting on the Hill Team that day, it’s FREE for you, also!!

Please RSVP by November 1st.

Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit

Did you know that for just $99 you can get the following:

  • Our Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit of $125 of products OF YOUR CHOICE for just $99, shipping included.  A FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit is also included.
  • A 20% Product Discount on ALL purchases for at least 6 months.
  • Become a member of the fabulously FUN Crafting on the Hill Crafters.

Want to know more?  Contact me TODAY and let’s get you started!

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!®

 

 

Cute piggies!

 

Here’s a smile for the day!

Crafting on the Hill Team Member, Elizabeth Adams, absolutely fell in love with the This Little Piggy Stamp Set when we got a sneak peek at OnStage Savannah.  Here’s one of the adorable cards she’s crafted with it:

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Isn’t it adorable?  Of course, so many of us immediately thought of a “certain” precious children’s story, or of a “certain” movie about a very precocious little pig.   She stamped the pig image on watercolor paper, then cut out that and a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Too, too cute!

Here’s the This Little Piggy Stamp Set and you can order it here.

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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!®

 

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!®

 

Savoring the last of Summer and Planning for Fall

Seems like everyone has a favorite season, and mine is most definitely summer, with spring coming in a close second.  I love being warm!  But I love that we live in a place where we get to experience seasonal weather for all four seasons.  And fall is absolutely spectacular here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia!

So because it’s still Summertime, we played with water in the August Quick and Easy Cards Class.

Wonderful Ways with Watercolor

We made a watercolor card using Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum Classic Ink Pads and the Aqua Painters on Shimmery White Cardstock.   The Daisy and sentiment are stamped in Berry Burst and the Shimmery White Cardstock is mounted on Berry Burst Cardstock.

One of the versatile uses of the Stampin’ Up Classic Ink Pads is that you can press down on the closed Ink Pad and put ink on the lid, so that when you open it, you just pick up the color from the lid with the Aqua Painter.  You can also use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly mist the paper with water before watercoloring.  So many different options, it’s fun to experiment and find what works best for you! The inks were layered on the paper, with Sweet Sugarplum across the top, then Berry Burst, then Fresh Fig, constantly blending them.

The Shimmery White Paper is so easy to use for watercoloring, and is a slightly different texture from our Watercolor Paper.  Once I got started, I just had to create some more watercolor cards, since it was just too fun!

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The stamp sets were the Delightful Daisy and Colorful Seasons and the punch is the Daisy Punch finished off with a Faceted Gem.  Just love the cool summery colors on this card!

I also wanted to use the High Tide Stamp Set to create a watercolor card, appropriately!

watercolor seaside w logo

For this card, I used Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist combo and mounted the Shimmery White Cardstock on Marina Mist Cardstock.  I liked the more natural color of Crumb Cake Cardstock for the card base.

And Fall is most certainly coming, so I used leaves from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set to create my first autumn card of the season.  I used a Stitched Shapes Framelit to cut out the sentiment, then added some Metallic Accents sequins and a linen thread bow to complete it.

watercolor leaves w logo

Then I decided I HAD to do just one more card with the Delightful Daisy Bundle!

daisy dsp card w logo

I just LOVE this Designer Series Paper!  It’s just SO easy to use to make a beautiful card quickly.  This daisy and sentiment were stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the Designer Series Paper is mounted on Wisteria Wonder Cardstock.  The Thick White Twine Bow completed the look perfectly!

Here’s the Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch.  Just click on the image for more info.

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And here’s the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  EVERYTHING is coordinated for you!  Click on the image for more info.144137g

 

COMING SEPTEMBER 1ST–

THE NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG!!

You’re going to LOVE the Fall and Christmas Products in this new Holiday Catalog!  Want to get YOUR copy?  Contact me today to find out HOW!!!

 

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!®

 

 

 

 

Summer in the South…

There’s nothing quite like the delights of Southern Summers!  I love the long days and warm nights, the sound of the katydids at night, watermelon and snapping fresh green beans on the front porch.  The best part of the summer for me has been visiting with the grands–ALL of them!  Being with them in TN and Maryland has sidetracked my blogs this summer, but what joy for this Nana!  A favorite part of the summer for the kiddos is….

Bike Rides!

At the Crafting on the Hill Summer Stampin’ Team Party last week, we made a card using the fantastically fun Bike Ride Bundle.  I got my first bike for my 9th birthday, and it was BLUE, so I had to make this one blue!

Bike ride with logo

  • I stamped the bike body, tires and rear mount in Pacific Point, one of my favorite Stampin’ Up colors.  Bike rims are stamped with So Saffron.
  • The handles, seat, and brake are stamped with So Saffron, but you could also use a So Saffron marker.
  • The basket is the two stamp baskets, both stamped in Early Espresso.  The base was stamped full strength, the second stamp was stamped off.
  • The flowers were stamped in Wild Wasabi, then colored with Calyspo Coral and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • The “road” and the banner are Crushed Curry from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery Stamps Set (one of my favorites!), stamped in Pacific Point.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out Pacific Point Cardstock and the sentiment.
  • Adhere the strip of Color Theory DSP. Mount the tires on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use glue dots to attach the bike body and rear mount to the tires, then attach to the card base.  Adhere the basket, then the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On each tire and the banner, I used coordinating Enamel Shapes.

Such a great summery card!

Here’s the Bundle I used:

Bike Ride Photopolymer Bundle

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Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas–And Watermelons!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit was One in a Melon and it’s luscious!  It was my first experience stamping images of one of my favorite fruits.  Yummy!

Here are couple of the alternates I made:

June 17 PP Kit alternates

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Perfectly Picturesque and it makes some stunning cards.

July 17 pp kit tulips

I altered the mountains to look more like the beautiful mountains of North Georgia!

July 17 pp kit mountains

I used the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper–really liked how the colors coordinated.

July 17 pp kit hooray

Not a subscriber?  Become one today by going here

and get access to the refill for this and several other Kits.

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!®

Happy Happenings!

OnStage Savannah, Saturday, April 8th–SO much FUN!

team pic

There was a whole BUNCH of us in Savannah and we had an absolute blast just being together!  And, oh yes, we also got to see the NEW Annual Catalog coming on June 2nd.  I hope that you will LOVE it as much as we all did!!  Look for more info SOON!!

 

Here’s a card made for the monthly Quick and Easy Cards Class using s Flirty Flamingo for the background.  The Jar of Love Bundle is the coordinated stamp and dies set, with the jar stamped in Dapper Denim and flowers stamped in Pink Pirouette.  The White Lace Doily just sets it off perfectly.  Definitely one of my favorite coordinated stamps and dies bundles!

jar of love pink

 

PAPER PUMPKIN PATCH PARTY!!!

Want to more about Paper Pumpkin?  Come join us for this SPECIAL FREE EVENT!

**Monday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Crafting on the Hill Studio

**Make two FREE make and takes using a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

**See samples from past Paper Pumpkin Kits.  

**Already a subscriber? Come “play in the Patch”, bring your Kit and we’ll assemble our April Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I’ll have alternative ideas and suggestions for you for this very special kit!

Find out more about how YOU can subscribe!

 RSVP by Friday, April 21st

 

 

I would love to have come join the fun with Stampin’ Up on the Crafting on the Hill Team!  Just go here to find out more!  

Some of the awesome benefits:

–Get an Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit of $125 of product of YOUR CHOICE for just $99!

–FREE Shipping!

–20% discount on future orders!

Want to know more?  Just give me a call 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!®