Color Fusers Blog Hop: July 2017

Another first Monday of the month, another Color Fusers Blog Hop!

This month we used Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

To showcase the colors, I used the You Move Me stamp set and coordinating Move Me thinlits.  I love that the detail of the butterfly is separate from the base, so you can use two colors.

I adhered the butterfly with dimensionals to give it a little lift, but let’s be honest, I ALWAYS use dimensionals on my projects!

I added the lemon lime twist ombre ribbon, which is B-E-A-UTIFUL!!

Well, thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all the other creative demonstrators amazing projects!

 

Color Fusers Blog Hop: June 2017

After a short break, we are back!

The colors this month are amazing!  These are definitely colors I use a lot in my creations.

To showcase these colors, I used two sets from the new annual catalog.

First I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set with coordinating Happy Birthday thinlits die.

What a versatile set!  You can use the balloons or add a feminine touch with the flowers.  Seriously,  I just started stamping flowers and could’ve done this for hours making different patterns.

Next up, I used the In the City hostess set.

What a fun set!  So many options with all the different building shapes….

Be sure to visit the other amazing artists using the links below:

 

Wood Words Stamp Set **SNEAK PEEK**

I have been playing with my new stamp sets and am currently “stuck” on Wood Words.

Look how beautiful the flower stamp is.  I used this design to showcase the new In Colors for 2017-2019.  The finely woven ribbon is wonderful to work with too!  It’s very soft and very manageable.

The cut out of the rooster was created using the coordinating Wood Crate framelits.

Roosters and flowers aren’t your thing?  How about stars, moons, and hearts?

I made 3 x 3 cards using the moon, star and heart coordinating framelits.  They make great baby gift cards.

For the heart card, I punched a 1 1/2 inch circle on scrap paper and masked the card front to only stamp the background within that circle.  I love the way it came out!

Lastly, I made stack of cards as a thank you to my cousin who hosted us for dinner when we were out in Minnesota for OnStage.

The original design did not intend to add words, but I felt the sentiment from Wood Words fit perfectly.

And, yes, I did hand cut each image of the Minnesota outline.  No two cards are the same 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Paola

Cinco de Mayo Birthdays!

Only a Stampin’ Up demonstrator would get excited about the Birthday Fiesta stamp set because her husband’s birthday is May 5th.

And to think, I had to wait ALL YEAR to give him his card and coordinating gift box because I couldn’t buy the set until June of 2016 even though I saw a sneak preview of the catalog in May.

Here is it!

I even decorated the inside with the Fiesta Birthday DSP.

This set is now retiring.  So, if you like it, be sure to purchase it before May 31, 2017.

 

Hope you had a nice Cinco de Mayo!!

~Paola

2017-2018 Stampin’ Up Catalog **Sneak Peek**

Hi All!

Boy it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here….

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Onstage Live in Minneapolis, and the new 2017-2018 annual catalog was revealed!!  Look at these adorable projects we got to create!

Let me tell you that wood textures DSP is ah-mazing!!

Those who attend OnStage are given the opportunity to pre-order items, so OF COURSE I just had to….

Check out the adorable birthday card I made using the wood textures designer series paper and seasonal layers thinlits.

Lastly, with every new catalog, they retire the old In Colors and introduce new ones.

Take a look at the 2017-2019 In Colors.

 

The new catalog will go live on June 1st.  Contact me if you would like a copy of one.

~Paola

 

Color Fusers Blog Hop: March 2017

Welcome back to the Color Fusers Blog Hop!

This month we are showcasing Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder & Wild Wasabi.

I used the Custom Tee, coordinating T-shirt Builder framelits & Tie Dyed sets to create my card this month.

The sentiment is from Lift Me Up stamp set.  All items can be found in Stampin’ Up’s Occasions catalog, which is available until May 2017.

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, with Peekaboo Peach DSP and Wild Wasabi DSP cut out using the Sweetheart punch.

I even did fun thing with the DSP, highlighting the word love…

This card would be great for an anniversary or newlyweds.

Please check out the rest of the team’s awesome creations:

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Paola Phillips (you are here!)

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

Debbie Henderson

Cindee Wilkinson

 

Thank you for stopping by!

Color Fusers Blog Hop: February 2017

Hello and welcome back to the Color Fusers blog hop!!

 

I have to say I had so much fun making my project for this month’s hop.  As you know, January through March are Sale-a-bration months with Stampin’ Up!  What is Sale-a-bration you ask?  It’s time to earn FREE products with every $50 purchase.  One of those products this year is the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It is designed for coloring and is awesome to use with the Watercolor Pencils from the latest Occasions catalog.

I then used my Paper Snips to cut out the watercolored image. For the spots within the flowers I used a paper piercing pad and the edge of my snips to cut those sections out.

I then attached the cut out image to the card front using dimensionals.  If you’re like me and you save the trim, it makes for great smaller pieces that fit behind smaller paper cut outs.

Well, here is the final project —

I used calypso coral for the base of the flower, bermuda bay for the stems, early espresso for the flower center, and peekaboo peach for flower petals.

Here is the inside of the card —

Well, hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are now inspired to get going on your watercoloring!

Here are the rest of the members of the Color Fusers team —

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul

Paola Phillips     <<<< you are here! yay!

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

Debbie Henderson

Thank you for stopping by!!

Color Fusers Blog Hop: January 2017

Happy New Year!!

The color fusers blog hop is back!

Love this color combo.  To me it has an 80’s retro feel, so with this in mind I used the Custom Tee and Designer Tee stamps sets to display it, along with the T-Shirt Builder Framelits (available in the 2017 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog — available January 4th).

As we head into the new year, many of us have our new goals, resolutions, and plans.  Consider this card your inspiration and encouragement, that you CAN and WILL succeed this year.

Speaking of inspiration… check out the rest of the team’s awesome creations:

Patty Bennett

Paola Phillips   <<< you are here

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

Debbie Henderson

Don’t forget the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog will become available, beginning January 4th.  Need a catalog? Contact me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a FANTASTIC new year!!

~Paola

Christmas Card Ideas!

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since I last posted….

However, I have something fun to share.  I’ve been working on my Christmas cards and I wanted to share those ideas with you.  I make picture cards and always struggle between the balance of stamping art and the picture itself.  This year, I did primarily z-fold cards and a few 5 x 7 cards.  I really like the z-fold cards because they showcase the stamping art and the picture separately.  They also fit in the standard 5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ envelopes Stampin’ Up sells.  For the 5 x 7 cards, I make my envelopes using the Stampin’ Up punch board.

Below is a collage of all my card designs.

Be sure to check back these next few days to see more instruction on how I made the different designs.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

**2017 Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalog Sneak Peek**

I know we’re all getting ready for the holidays and preparing for cozy, warm evenings by the fireplace, but I had to share my AMAZING experience at the Stampin’ Up! regional meeting in Madison last weekend!

What an amazing  company to be a part of!

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Here I am winning a prize patrol – which means a FREE stamp set!

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These were just some of the goodies we got as participants.

However, the most exciting part was to be able to preview the upcoming 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, to go live in January!!

As a demonstrator who attended I was able to pre-order some of these amazing new and ADORABLE products.

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Here is a sample of the Life Me Up bundle, with coordinating designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

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I cannot wait to play with the other products, and I will be hosting classes and parties to share these projects with you!

For now, back to our holiday Occasions catalog and those projects… come back to see some fun Thanksgiving and holiday season creations….

~Paola