Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog

Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog

This Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog set reminded me of my childhood 🙂  Yes my moms house was filled with hanging plants in the old macrame hangers… Lol… apparently that’s a good thing since it evoked happy feelings!

This card was created for a color challenge here on stampingcatstudio.com, and I loved the bright pops of color!  The card is super easy to create.  Just start with an A2 card base in Whisper White cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  I stamped each of my plants and the sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed close.  Then I mounted these on the background colors Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and black.  Each of these was cut 1/8″ bigger than the white.

A simple tip I share is that you can change the color of your ribbon.  For example, here I used Melon Mambo marker on the white.  However, you can also use alcohol based Stamin’ blends markers, ink pads, or re-inkers!  A color to match every project!  How cool is that??

And here is the Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog video tutorial:

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Stampin Up! Sale A Bration 2nd Release!

Stampin Up! Sale A Bration 2nd Release!

Oh my goodness check out what is new and amazing!!  Eclectic Expressions Stamp set, Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, and the beautiful Blossoming Basket Bundle!

Stampin Up! Sale A Bration 2nd Release!

During Sale A Bration host a party of at least $250 and receive an additional $25 in Free Hostess products!  Or become a demonstrator and receive a discount on your purchases all the time!  

Love to stay up and create? Or is anytime creative time for you? Want to get a discount all the time? Maybe pay for your hobby… or make an income from something you enjoy? Join the Creative Cat Crew and get so much more!  We are the Creative Cat Crew … and we would love to have you join us!

Stampin! up! as a company, has amazing benefits! A great discount off of your product to begin with, early ordering, sneak peeks, exclusive magazines, and more! Did you know that as a Creative Cat you get so much more!

If you want to be a part of the team that learns together, stamps together and has fun, this is the team!
Exclusive Facebook group just for our Cat Crew, so you can learn, grow, and participate no matter where you live!
Lots of fun incentives and contests! Live far away?? No problem!!! You will be sent any projects and gifts!  One on one help when you need it! Support just for fun or if you want to build a business!

What are you waiting for? Join the Creative Cat Crew today!!

Right now Stampin’Up! is offering free shipping on their starter kit, it’s only $99, and you get to pick out $125 worth of product! That’s $26 in free product! Purchase the starter kit with no obligation! You have nothing to lose, and lots of fun to gain!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! Don’t wait any longer! Join today… and see all the extra perks you get! I can’t wait to be part of this hobby with you! Either for fun or as a business, you choose what suits you! Happy Creating!

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018

Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018 … All entries are due by February 24!

This weeks color range is Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Old Olive and Neutrals.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

  1.  Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
  2. Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
  3. Click the blue box that says DONE!

It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)!  I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY!  (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)

Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.

Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

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My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront

My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront

My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront is a leap of faith on my part!  When I shot the video I had just had a class with mixed experiences!  It reminded me of how some folks LOVE to color and others don’t!  Whether it stems from patience or process each technique offers something for everyone!  This happens to be an actual scene, however Brusho is amazing as just a background and is much more forgiving that way! So for the folks who wanted more control that may have been better to start with.

Watch for my upcoming tutorial on just doing a background, it’s so easy!  In the meantime here is my good, bad, and not really ugly…lol…  I love the impressionistic look and am not so OCD that I can’t appreciate the messy look… she says smiling!  However, that being said, I love to color!  In truth I enjoy every step of the process and don’t mind going slow.  There is a definite learning curve (I’m still on the lower rung!)  But I LOVE the possibilities!  So just play!

And, as always, remember to make your envelope pretty!  This makes such a huge impact for such a little effort!

Take a look at My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront video tutorial:


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My Simple Tip For Keeping A clean Stampin’ Scrub

My Simple Tip For Keeping A clean Stampin' Scrub

My Simple Tip For Keeping A clean Stampin’ Scrub!  Well, who says you cant teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks?  I recently had a big cardmaking stamp event at my home, and I have always kept a stampin’ scrub at each station.  And we all know they do get full of ink!  Even if you try not to, I’ve stamped off before cleaning, used wipes (alcohol free of course!), etc… 

After the event I cleaned them all in the bath tub, thinking the whole time there has got to be a better solution!  I normally rinse them all under warm water until they run clear.  Then I add a bit of Dawn mild soap using my hands to clean, rinse again until they run clear.  After that I stand them all up on their sides for a few hours, then I come back and run warm water again until they run clear.  Let stand again for a few hours and then repeat.  At this point I’m usually good to go!

Here’s where I was thinking there had to be a better way!  The pads get inky waaaaaaayyyyyy too fast!  And my solution?

My Simple Tip For Keeping A clean Stampin’ Scrub video: