Southern Serenade

Southern Serenade

Southern Serenade Parade of Colors!

The Southern Serenade Stamps Set from the Occasions 2018 Catalog just sings to me!  Such a beautiful set and paired with the Stampin’ Blends it produces gorgeous projects.

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This is colored with the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combos.  I adhered it to half of a Doily and the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, mounted on a sheet of Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  I added a piece of the Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon for just the right accent.  The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade Stamp Set, then cut out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.

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The Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Combo Set just makes the flowers pop!  I used Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock and paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  The sentiment is from the Petal Palette Stamps Set.  I used the Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon for a contrast.

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I entered this card in an online challenge, and I won!!  Woohoo!  Pool Party is one of my favorite colors, so that’s what I used here, as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  I used the Banners For You Stamps and the coordinating Bunches of Banners Die Set for the sentiment.

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I thought the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack provided a great contrast with the Pink Pirouette.  I used the new Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add a little more texture.  Linen Thread is one of my favorite accents–so versatile!

 

Lovely lace and great sentiments really make this Southern Serenade Stamp Set a “not to missed” item to order!

Stampin’ Blends are incredible.  They easily make me look like an artist!  They’re available as a complete set, or you may purchase them singly or as a combo pack.  Such a great variety of colors! You really need to see, feel, touch them to see what beautiful projects they produce.

 

There’s an upcoming Class where you can do just that!

Stampin’ Blends Class

Tuesday, February 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up’s premiere alcohol markers. These high quality dual tip markers each have a light and dark shade to give you the best blending experience.

This class includes:
1. Two Stampin’ Blends of your choice (suggest you choose a light and dark shade of two different colors)
2. Color Lifter Stampin’ Blend
3. One fourth of the Color Me Happy Project Kit
4. Time of instruction and practice with the Color Me Happy Stamp Set.

Class Supplies needed:
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

2. Adhesive
3. Scissors
4. Bone Folder

If you do not have the Memento Ink Pad, you may add $6 to the class fee and I will order you one. I also have SNAIL adhesive runners available for sale.

Class fee is $28. Deadline to sign up and pay class fee is Friday, February 9th, so class supplies can be ordered. You may let me know your color choices when you sign up and pay.

You may view the available colors at www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net.

Quick and Easy Cards Classes

Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th, 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 Petal Palette Suite to make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of both the 2018 Occasions Catalog AND the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

**Class is $15 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order. FREE Sale-A-Bration Product with each $50 Product Order!
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday,February 11th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend and you AND your friend get a FREE Grab Bag of Stampin’ Up Products worth $20!

Sale-A-Bration!

For EACH $50 Product Order, select one FREE Item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  NEW Items coming February 16th, including Designer Series Paper and a Deep Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!  Cannot wait!

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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!®

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!®

 

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!

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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.

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

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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!®