Giveaway Winner and My Favorite Stampin’ Up! Products from the New Catalog!

Hi All!

First, the winner of the Peerless watercolor palette is… Cathy Schlecker! Cathy, I emailed you. Congrats!

Second, today is a big day at Stampin’ Up!. It’s the last day you can order from the old catalog, the last day you can order from the Occasions catalog, and the first day you can order from the new 2015-2016 catalog! It’s the one day you can order from all three catalogs.

If you are interested in seeing what I ordered this morning, you can read about it HERE.

Congrats again to Cathy! Have a great week!

Darlene

Peerless Watercolor Dandelions and GIVEAWAY!

Peerless Dandelions

Hi All!

Today I’m using a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that is NOT retiring, phew! It’s called Summer Silhouettes. I heat embossed the dandelions and then used my Peerless Watercolors to create the background.

If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors and how I store them, you can view my tutorial HERE. And, if you’re interested in HAVING these watercolors, welcome to the giveaway!! :)

Peerless Palette Peerless Palette

It’s a mini travel palette of Peerless Watercolors! Beth over at OliveMeArtsie sent it to me to give away. Isn’t she awesome? Thank you Beth! The entire palette is 6″ x 4″. Each color is 3/4″ square.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:59pm CT. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

If you love giveaways, I am giving away MULTIPLE big storage units from Stamp-n-Storage over the next few months at LiveLoveCards.com. All you have to do is be a member and upload a photo of your craft space. It’s so fun to see where everyone in the community is doing their work! The first giveaway will be THIS THURSDAY, May 28th. CLICK HERE for details.

Okay, onto the video for today. I included lots of little crafting tips. Enjoy!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Peerless colors used: Alice Blue, Heliotrope, and Orange Yellow

Summer Silhouettes
Summer Silhouettes
wood|clear
Stampin' Up! Flower Patch
Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
EH|SSS
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
EH|SSS
Masking Fluid
Masking Fluid
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Ranger Broad Water Brush
EH|SSS
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Vellum
Vellum
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
EH|SSS
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Absorber
Absorber
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
EH|SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape

Last Day for Entering the MISTI Giveaway!

MISTI Giveaway!

Hi All!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway! Join my subscription site, LiveLoveCards, for a chance to win a MISTI! Subscribe monthly and your name goes into the pool once. Subscribe yearly and your name goes in 3 times. You can view the details HERE.

Not sure what you want for Mother’s Day? I offer gift certificate subscriptions!

May’s challenge just launched. Watercolor! Come and join the fun. :)

Good luck!

Darlene

Explosion Cards!

Explosion Card

Explosion Card

Hi All!

Today I have two examples of an “explosion card”. The fold used in this card is called a Turkish Map fold and it has been around for a long time. I thought this was the perfect time to break out my Owl Punch! The inside is made using printer paper so that it has almost no bulk. So, when you open it, it’s very unexpected. I made the card in a “celebrate” theme so that it could be used for birthday or congratulations. Here is a photo of the card completely open:

Explosion Card

I used Copic markers to create a textured belly for each owl. Here is a close-up:

Explosion Card

When I first started creating this card, I filled my background with lots of very colorful balloons. When I put the owls on top of this background, it was just too busy. So, I left the balloons as-is and made it into a completely different card with the cutest little bunny on the front:

Explosion Card

Explosion Card

Explosion Card

The front of both of these cards is very simple because I wanted the inside to be a vibrant surprise!

MISTI Giveaway!

Don’t forget that you can join my subscription site, LiveLoveCards, for a chance to win a MISTI! Subscribe monthly and your name goes into the pool once. Subscribe yearly and your name goes in 3 times. You can view the details HERE. Good luck!

Enjoy the video below!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: R85, YR12, Y15, YG17, BG11, BV02, 0

Stampin' Up! Owl Punch
Owl Punch
Big Birthday Wishes
SSS Big Birthday Wishes
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons
SSS Birthday Balloons
My Favorite Things Woodgrain Background
MFT Woodgrain
EH|SSS
Penny Black Sweet Home
Sweet Home
EH|SSS
Avery Elle All Squared Up
Avery Elle All Squared Up
EH|SSS
Litte B Heart Dies
Little B Heart Dies
EH|SSS
Scallop Circle Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH|DB
Rose Red
Rose Red Ink
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Soft Sky
Soft Sky Ink
Wisteria Wonder
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink
SSS Dark Chocolate
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
SU|SSS
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
ekTools Trimmer
ekTools Trimmer
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Additional Supplies used for Bunny Card:

Copic colors used: W1, W3, RV00 (bunny); B21, B26 (balloon); G7, G14, YG41 (grass); R85, YR12, Y15, YG17, BG11 (banner)

Baby Party Animals
Baby Party Animals
Lila's Heart
Lila’s Heart
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
EH|SSS
MFT Say What Dies
MFT Say What Dies
EH|SSS
Handwritten Notes
Handwritten Notes
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker

MISTI Giveaway!

Hi All,

Iliana over at My Sweet Petunia has offered to support my LiveLoveCards community by giving away a MISTI! Watch the quick 1-minute video below for details on how you can enter once or even multiple times. Deadline to enter is Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:59pm US CT. Good luck!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.