24-Hour Flash Sale

24-Hour Flash Sale

Flash Sale, Stampin' Up!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 23. That’s the day you can scoop up all the Stampin’ Up!® Stamp Sets on your wish list (and maybe some that aren’t!) at a 15% discount. Lots of my favorites are on there – Beautiful Day, A Good Man, Share a Little Sparkle, Let it Ride, and more from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

The sale is 24 hours only on Wednesday, October 23. Place your order early, because once the reserved sets are gone, the price reverts back to the catalog price. (Please note that bundles including these stamps are not on sale.) If you’re interested in becoming a demonstrator, you can add these sets to your starter kit (at the sale price, while available).

Here’s the list of stamps that will be discounted Wednesday only.

Flash Sale

Flash Sale, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up!, Flash Sale

Because of the time sensitive nature of this sale, you will need to place your order online to be sure you get the stamps you want. If you use the Host Code 2JSJJG2S and your order is over $50, I’ll send you a gift from me!

Remember – the sale is only being held Wednesday, October 23, so be sure to order your favorites then.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

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Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another Stamp Off Friday Challenge! This week, it’s a sketch challenge.

How fun is that? My card is not at all what I had planned, but I like the way it turned out.

Winter Woods, Cup of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

I used some “leftovers” from a class to create this frosty winter scene. First, I adhered the strips of the gorgeous Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock. Next, I stamped the bare trees from the Winter Woods Stamp Set on Purple Posy Cardstock using Highland Heather Classic Ink. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trees so that I could stamp over them with VersaMark ink. I wanted them to look frosty, but I still wanted the Highland Heather Ink to show through, so I used Heat and Stick Powder, one of my favorite retired Stampin’ Up!® products. You use it like embossing powder, heating it just until it melts. It’s very sticky, so you can add glitter without having a mess after. So cool. After the powder melted, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

In retrospect, I could have used Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. That would have worked just as well, and all products would be current. So let’s pretend I did that.

The sentiment is from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink on Night of Navy Cardstock, then embossed with the gorgeous Whisper White Shimmer Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Everything is layered to a Purple Posy card base.

Please check out what Jackie and Susan have created this week. And if you want to give the sketch a try, please send me your creation!! I’ll happily post it here.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Set Sail for a Happy Birthday

Set Sail for a Happy Birthday

As much as I love the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog and creating cards for the fall/winter holidays, I also love so many products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I find that I tend to neglect them when the new seasonal catalogs come out, so I’m determined to play with them often!

Sailing Home, High Tide, A Good Man, Birch, Waterfront, Stampin' Up!

For today’s card, I used a few stamp sets from the Annual Catalog – A Good Man (the sentiment), Waterfront (the water, sun), High Tide (birds), Sailing Home Bundle (sailboats, wheel), and the Birch Background Stamp (also the water).

First, I stamped the water from the Waterfront Stamp Set in Seaside Spray and Pacific Point Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped the Birch Background in Whisper White Craft Ink and heat embossed with Shimmer White Embossing Powder. In real life, this looks just like when the sun glistens on the water.

To create the sky, I first stamped the sun from the Waterfront Stamp Set in Mango Melody Classic Ink, then sponged Balmy Blue over the top of the card, leaving a little bit of space around the sun. I finished it off by lightly sponging Daffodil Delight Classic Ink around the sun.

After I added the birds from the High Tide Stamp Set using Shimmery Silvery Delicata Ink, I realized I hadn’t left room to stamp…anything. No problem! I stamped the large and small sailboats from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White card stock scrap, then die-cut with the Smooth Sailing Dies. You can bundle the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies through June 2, 2020 and save 10%.

I colored the sailboats with Ivory, Dark Crumb Cake, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, then added them to the water with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Instead of using an ordinary label or tag, I decided to add the sentiment to the wheel die-cut from the Smoth Sailing Dies. I stamped the sentiment (from A Good Man) in Pacific Point Classic Ink on a Whisper White card stock scrap, then punched with a retired punch. But have no fear! You can use the Layering Circles Dies and get the same result. I was pinched for time and the punch was handier than the dies.

The wheel from the Smooth Sailing Dies is diecut from the woodgrain design from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I added the sentiment to the center and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I layered the stamped layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pacific Point Cardstock, then to a Seaside Spray card base.

Although this looks very involved, it was really simple to stamp and came together quite quickly.

Be sure to check back Friday for a BS&J challenge. This week, it’s a sketch. It will come as no surprise to Jackie and Susan when I say that I’m still scratching my head over this one. I haven’t even started it. I can’t wait to see what I come up with. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Fall Daisies

Fall Daisies

Fall is absolutely my favorite season. Apples, pumpkins, soups and stews, colorful leaves…what’s not to love? Well, hayrides make me sneeze, but I can live with that.

Last Friday, Amelia got out of school early, so Wesley and I took her to a local farm market. We have a lot of farm markets in this area; this is, after all, apple country. The one we went to Friday has lots of kids to do, particularly play areas – a castle, pirate ship, wooden tractor to play on, swings, and of course, the cow train.

It’s kind of hard to see in this photo, but the cars look like Holstein cattle and it’s pulled by a tractor. Two of the cows are large enough for adults in case a child or two can’t (or doesn’t want to) ride alone. The last time we went, Amelia had a blast riding the train, but, sadly, this time, it wasn’t running. She didn’t seem too disappointed, though. She made several friends and enjoyed the apple cider doughnut holes. I was disappointed; I was hoping she’d want someone to ride it with her and I was ready to volunteer.

I didn’t get much stamping done this weekend, but the fun we had made up for it! Here’s a thank you card I made last month.

Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!, Daisy Lane

I wanted to use the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, but I also wanted it to feel a little like fall. It looks a little more like fall in real life than it does in the photo!

First, I sponged ink on a black and white design of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. I didn’t write down the colors I used and the card has long since been sent. I’m sure I used Petal Pink and Purple Posy. The darkest color is Highland Heather (I believe).

I stamped the large and small daisies using Highland Heather Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then sponged colors inside. I used a mix of pinks, purples and blues.

After adding the sponged DSP to a layer of Basic Black Cardstock, I added both layers to a Purple Posy card base. Then I added a strip of Basic Black Cardstock to the front of the card and added the punched daisies with a Pretty Peacock Faceted Dot in the center.

The sentiment – from Good Morning Magnolia – is stamped on Petal Pink Cardstock with Highland Heather Classic Ink and punched with the Tailored Tag punch.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Make Your Dreams Come True

Make Your Dreams Come True

Happy Friday, Stamping Friends! I hope you have wonderful plans for the weekend. I sure do. Amelia’s school lets out early one Friday each month (the other Fridays they have field trips in the afternoon) and today is the “early dismissal day!” I am so excited! (You can probably tell from all the exclamation marks.)

Amelia has been wanting to ride the “cow train” at a local farm market, and I offered to take her last Saturday when we had our whole day together, but she said, “But I want my daddy to be there!” Oh, how could I refuse, right? So Wesley is going to pick her up from school, bring her here to change clothes and then we’ll have lunch and hit the farm market today.  Or maybe we’ll have lunch at the farm market. Whatever we do, I can’t wait – especially since it’s close to my parents’ house and we can maybe drop by to see them before we go home. Amelia and I had a weekly visit to Mimi & Papa’s before school started. Since school, she’s only been there one time. I think they’re all having withdrawals.

Ok – I know you’re wondering what a “cow train” is. I’ll take a picture and post it on Monday.

And more big news. Amelia just lost her second tooth today. WOW! I think I was in second grade when my teeth started falling out. Apparently I was a late bloomer.

So here’s some information about me you may not know (or want to know). I love to play word games, and there’s one app I have that I play every day. It’s Wordscapes. Usually I only play the daily challenges, but if I have an easy day, I’ll play a few more. Each series has different landscapes that are gorgeous! Sometimes it’s a beach scene, or a desert, or mountains, or…well, you get the idea. One of the scenes was a mountain sunset and I wanted to recreate it.

Snow Front, Stampin' Up!, Leave a Little SparkleI love this sunset/sunrise scene. (If you’re a morning person – sunrise. But if you’re like me – sunset.) When I finished it, though, something was wrong, but I wasn’t sure what I needed to change. So I showed it to my design expert, Sandy. “The water is too dark,” she said. Yep. That was what was bothering me. So I added some Whisper White Craft Ink to the water with a Blender Pen to lighten it up a bit, and I love it now. Sandy is the bomb!

So here are the card details.

First, I stamped the mountains from the Snow Front Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog in Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Ink on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Then I added some ground using Crumb Cake Classic Stamping Ink. Next I added the water in Night of Navy. (This was the problem. I should have used a lighter ink to start with! Try using Seaside Spray or Balmy Blue.) And finally I added the trees in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.

Since I wanted this to be a sunset card (or sunrise, for you morning people), I added some streaks to the sky using Stampin’ Blends. I have no idea what colors I used, because I made this weeks ago. But there are purples (Highland Heather or Purple Posy), pinks (Flirty Flamingo/Rococo Rose), oranges (Pumpkin Pie/Mango Melody) and yellows (Daffodil Delight). Check out your sunrise/sunset and use the appropriate colors.

The last thing was to stamp the sentiment from the Leave a Little Sparkle Stamp Set (Amelia’s favorite stamp set. Today, anyway…) in Versamark Ink. I embossed with the Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

If you make this card like I did, your Night of Navy water will be too dark. I simple painted some Whisper White Craft Ink over the Night of Navy using a Blender Pen. Perfect! The water went from being the focal point to just a backdrop for the sentiment. Sandy – you’re the best!

I layered the stamped 3-3/4″ x 5″ Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock, then to a Gorgeous Grape card base.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have an amazing weekend!

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Birthday on Daisy Lane

Birthday on Daisy Lane

Can it really be Wednesday already? They say the older you get the faster time flies. Whoever “they” are, they’re right! It seems like I just blink and another week has passed.

If you follow my blog, or if you’ve been reading for awhile, you know I’m the “B” in the BS&J Stamp Off every other Friday. The “J” is Jackie who has a birthday this month. I’m usually really late with birthday cards. I procrastinate, because I want cards to be perfect for the person I make them for, and then I’m late for the birthday. Or I make the card early, I forget where I put it, and I’m still late. Susan, the “S” is BS&J, is always early with her cards. In fact, I’m expecting a Christmas card any day now. Jackie is also always on time, so I made an extra special effort in August and October to get their cards to them on time.

Here’s the card I made for Jackie.

Stampin' Up!, Daisy Lane

I had so much fun creating this card! I have a tunic that I wear with skinny jeans, leggings, and capris that kind of looks like this. It’s Amelia’s favorite top. Whenever she picks out my clothes for the day, that’s the top she picks. And when I wear it (and she hasn’t picked it out), she always tells me how much she loves it. She’s so funny. She even drew a picture of me one day when I wore it, and she added the flowers.

Anyway – when I was thinking about a card for Jackie, I was wearing said top and it gave me inspiration.

I decided that the Daisy Lane Stamp Set was perfect for this. I stamped the ferns several times in VersaMark Ink on Basic Black Card Stock, then heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It was simple and quick to color them with a Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. This is an awesome way to have lightly colored images on a dark background.

Next, I stamped the large and small daisies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I used Night of Navy, Lovely Lipstick, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers. I may have used some Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray, but it’s been awhile since I made it, and I can’t remember.

I punched the daisies with the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches, then added them to the card. The sentiment stumped me for a few minutes. I didn’t want to cover too much of my daisies, so I didn’t want to add a punched tag. And, as usual, I didn’t leave room to stamp a sentiment. So – Well Written Dies to the rescue! I die-cut birthday and wishes from Lovely Lipstick Cardstock and added it to the card. (Hint: Be sure to save the “i” dots from birthday and wishes!)

I added the Basic Black layer to an Old Olive card base.

So – Happy Birthday, Jackie! Hope you have a marvelous day!

If you’re interested, you can see Susan’s card here. I had so much fun making both of these cards for my dear friends!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!

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Christmastime Is Here

Christmastime Is Here

Doesn’t this remind you of a song from A Charlie Brown Christmas? It’s one of my favorite Christmas movies (second only to White Christmas).

The Stampin’ Up!® Christmastime Is Here Suite makes me want to sing. This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available to purchase beginning November and are while supplies last only. Before I show you the entire suite, here’s a sneak peek card I created using the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Roses Dies.

Stampin' Up!, Christmastime Is Here Suite

Isn’t this lovely? I used one of the Roses Dies to cut the image from the DSP. I was so happy when I discovered the large die worked with the paper as well as the stamped image! And look at the gold on the DSP. So gorgeous!

Another DSP design is the background on the card. I used two different dies to create the “lattice work” from Poppy Parade Cardstock and the border from Gold Foil Cardstock.

The final diecut is the sentiment tag. I stamped Merry Christmas – from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog – using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink on Soft Seafoam Cardstock, then die-cut using the tag die in the Roses Diecuts. So easy!

Here’s the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

Christmastime Is Here, Stampin' Up!

You’ll be able to purchase the entire Christmastime Is Here Suite, the Christmas Rose Bundle (Christmas Rose Stamp Set and Roses Dies at a 10% savings), or any of the individual products – Christmas Rose Stamps, Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP, Roses Dies, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, or the Christmas Rose Bracelet – separately.

You can order any of the Christmastime Is Here products beginning November 1. Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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