Thursday Focus – Dragonfly Dreams

Hello!  It has been forever, right?  Well, actually, not so much – it just seems that way… I have had several posts scheduled to run for you while I have been crazy running… but I did it wrong!  Be prepared to get a few “back up” posts, as I want to show you all of the stuff I had made for you!

Right now I want to show you a card I made for a teammate’s birthday recently…  I used the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, some watercolor pencils, and a whole lot of Wink of Stella!!  I love that stuff!

And here is a closer-up of the dragonflies… I will record a quick video for you for Monday to show you a fun watercoloring speed-hack!

I also stamped the dots using So Saffron to make them soft… and colored several of the dots with Wink of Stella to make them sparkle like morning…  Impossible to see from the still photos, but I also made a few Wink of Stella dots on the vanilla to make it sparkle too!
Be sure to hop over to Robbie to see what she made using this great CARRYING OVER set!!

Movie Monday – Avant Garden

So last week my Wednesday gang did a fun challenge – we copied a card one of our friends made…  So Fun!  I loved this card made by my friend, Helen, so I copied and posted it for you.

But I don’t think you can tell just how easy it really was… You could make stacks in minutes!  So I thought it may help you if I did a quick video to show you how easy it really is…  Here you go!

If you see any supplies you really need, then please click on the photo below and it will take you straight to my store!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday Focus – Wait, What?? New Saleabration stuff??

Yep, you heard right!  Stampin’ Up! has added a few new items to our Saleabration offerings for the last week of the special.  My friends and I over at the Thursday focus have decided to hop through a bunch of ideas for you, using the newer Saleabration stull!  Don’t delay – if you see something you NEED, you need to jump on it right away – all Saleabration items are “while supplies last”, and you only have until March 31 to snap them up!

Here is what I have for you today:

There are actually two of the new Saleabration items in this card – do you see them?  One of them is the Seaside embossing folder, and the other is the Tasty Treats designer series paper!

When I first saw that paper, I thought the images may be too child like for anything that I would need in an entire pack of paper, but did you know our papers are all double-sided?  Usually, if one side has a larger bold print, then the back side has a softer, more subtle effect… I am using the “B” side here (only you old people like me know what a B side is…).
Here is what I used to make this card:

and here are the rest of the new Saleabration offerings:

Now be sure to hop over to Robbie and see what she has for you!  Please stop back on Monday for Movie Monday, where I will be showing you the quick and dirty (not so dirty) way I made yesterday’s card!  Thanks for hopping along!

Coloring Down the Lines – CASEing your friends…

Good morning and welcome to our Wednesday morning Coloring Down the Lines blog hop!  It has been a pretty crazy week around here!  If you are just popping by, be sure to scroll down too… I had a post last night, that was for the Thailand Achievers Blog hop…  There are tons of good ideas out there – that is for sure!

Today we had a super fun challenge… find some project on the next person in line’s blog, and CASE it.  CASE, for those of you who may not be familiar with that term, it means Copy And Share Everything!  I had fun browsing through Helen’s website to see what I wanted to case… and boy, is she one talented lady…

Here is the card I found on Helen’s blog:

cute, right?
Well, I wanted to make a quick card like this too, but instead of using the same colors she did, I changed it up a bit, and only made one color of the flower – I just stamped off part of the time to make it look like there were different ones… See??

This was Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi.  I love how it turned out… then I got excited and did it in another color too!

This one is Watermelon Wonder!
I had so much fun playing with Helen’s design, that I made a quick video on it… Wanna watch it?  Well, you will have to wait until Movie Monday!  Be sure to stop back next week and I will give you all of the tips, tricks, and sizes of everything I used!

Be sure to hop over to Helen right now and see who (and what) SHE cased!  Thanks for stopping by – be sure to come back tomorrow to follow along with our Thursday Focus and see what products we have decided to use to inspire you!

March Thailand Achievers Blog Hop

Last Call for Saleabration

Can you believe it?  Saleabration is almost done for the year… (*sniff sniff*).  As excited as I am to see what new fun will come with the new catalog launching in June, I am sad to see this great special end…  We had some fabulous offerings this year, several of which are already sold out!!  I thought I would show you one more project in my Reverse Words series.
You may have seen this one that I posted not long ago:

and you might have loved this one from my video last week:

But I just knew we could get a little more masculine version of this card out to you! Check out this project:

So fun when you combine the Mixed Drinks stamp set with this Reverse words set!  You could easily make a stack of these cards in 10 minutes!

Easy Peasy, right?

Be sure to hop along here, and feel free to stop back and check out all of the “ingredients” in this project!  Again, my name is Amanda Frankel, so that is where you are right now in the list..I wonder what the next Achiever will show you about the Saleabration item they may miss!

Here are the supplies I used;

Stop back tomorrow to see what our Coloring Down the Lines group is up to this week!

Thursday Focus – New Saleabration additions!

I am getting a little bit weepy thinking about the end of Saleabration.  This is about the time that it hits me that it is almost over…  we have to wait a whole year for it to come again… *sniff sniff*… So, if there was anything you saw, in either the Saleabration catalog, or in the new additions that you couldn’t live without… then jump now, before it is So long, Saleabration!!

This week’s focus for our gang is something from the new additions to the Saleabration selections!  There are three new items to choose from, and they are all pretty cool!  Click HERE to see them all!

Here is the very simple card we made in class the other day.  As simple as this card is, it got rave reviews from the whole class!  Everyone loved how elegant it looked (and how easy it was to make!)… Who couldn’t use a stamp set like that in their stamp stash?  Check this out:

Soft and elegant, right?  It could be the pink champagne-like color of Blushing Bride, that makes this one so classy, but I am telling you, this set is fun in just about every color you choose.  Here I have used the Blushing Bride cardstock, inkpad, and even the Blushing Bride sequin trim… (I just plucked a few sequins off the end and stuck them on here… See?

There really are so many possibilities with this set!  I just made a great video (that is uploading right now), showing so many other fun projects!  Be sure to check back here on Monday, 320 to see the video!  In the meantime, be sure to hop along to Deb- the Flying Stamper to see what she has for you from the new Saleabration release!  Thanks for stopping by!