February 28, 2017

Perfect Sentiments for #GDP076

Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP076
This week we are casing Kylie Bertucci. She is one of the co-creators of the Global Design Project along with Louise Sharp. Remember that when you CASE a project you can Copy And Selectively Edit - so take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colors, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own. Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and plan to play along and see all of the fun projects.  

I was inspired by the floral look of Kylie's card.  I used the Suite Sentiments stamp set for the sentiment. I also used the Detailed Floral Thinlits with the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper for added sparkle.
Do you love the look of the Glimmer Paper?  Choose the Glimmer Paper Stack as your free item when you spend $50 during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-bration until March 31.  See all the Free Sale-A-Bration item choices.  Click HERE to shop now.

February 26, 2017

February 21, 2017

Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for February

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for February 2017. This month our theme is the "Sale-a-Bration". We want to show you some more ways to make the most of your Sale-a-Bration items. Have you collected them all yet? 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity. 
Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Stamping Serenity, Glimmer Paper

My Sale-A-Bration project shows off the Glimmer Paper Assortment Stack that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase from Stampin' Up! beginning today!  Here are the colors I used for this glittery project:
I also used the Marquee Messages Stamp Set stamping in Sweet Sugarplum Ink and embossing with Copper.  I used a copper sharpie for the added bling in the starbursts and along the side of the marquee.  See the bottom of this post for a full list of project supplies.

Click HERE for a list of the NEW Sale-A-Bration Items that you can earn for FREE with each $50 you order from Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

February 20, 2017

Thankful Life For GDP075

Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP075. The theme challenge this week is so much fun!  I hope you are inspired by this week's challenge.  Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and plan to play along and see all of the fun projects.  
I used the Host stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Thankful Life for this project.  You can purchase this stamp set with your Stampin' Rewards.  What are Stampin' Rewards you ask?
Well when you place an order of $150 or more you earn Stampin' Rewards.  And during Sale-A-Bration you can earn even more!  Check out the chart below:

Project Details: 
  • I took the Blooms & Bliss DSP and layered that over a piece of Island Indigo card stock, then layered that over the Mint Macaron card base.
  • I stamped the vase in Island Indigo ink on Sahara Sand card stock.  Then I stamped the three step flower stamps in Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand Ink.  This was super easy as there is a tab on each stamp that helps you line it up just right :) 
  • Once I was finished with the stamping I adhered the image to a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and layered it over the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • I  stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Life stamp set in Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then die cut it out using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and adhered it to the front of the card.
  • I die cut a butterfly using the Bold Butterfly Framelits with the new Sale-A-Bration item 6x6 Glimmer Paper Stack in Mint Macaron. 
  • As a finishing touch I added a layer of pearls to the vase base.
Are you ready to Sale-A-Brate?  Choose a free item for each $50 you spend until March 31.  See your Free Sale-A-Bration item choices. Three brand new items will be available starting February 21.  Click HERE to shop now.
 Here is a list of all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this project:

February 19, 2017

Special Deal!!!!

Stuck Together Adhesive Bundle just $49.95

($60 value including free glitter)

The Bundle Includes:
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen: No more sticky messes! Reach for this when you need whisper-thin strands of glue. The slender precision tip lays down a fine line of glue—great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, teensy embellishments, and bits of glitter. ($7 value)
  • Mini Glue Dots: Super sticky, instant dots of adhesive. No fumes, no mess, no drying time. Holds heavier embellishments. Includes 300 Dots ($5.25 value)
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive: This super-strength adhesive bonds instantly and neatly. Safe for memory preservation projects; great for 3D projects. * 13.1 yards ($10 value)
  • Fast Fuse REFILL: Refill your Fast Fuse Adhesive applicator. This super-strength adhesive bonds instantly and neatly. Safe for memory preservation projects; great for 3D projects. * 21.9 yards  ($7 value)
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive: Strong adhesive with tearable paper backing for easy sticking. Perfect for boxes and 3D items. *1/4 inch wide * 27 yards ($7 value
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue: Crafters' dream glue! Multipurpose Liquid Glue adheres glitter and other embellishments. Strong bond; dries clear. * 0.9 oz. * Fine tip for details and broad tip for large areas ($4 value)
  • Dimensionals: Every project I create has at least a dozen dimensionals. Double-sided adhesive foam dots add depth and dimension. Instant bond. * 300 dots ($4 value)
  • Snail Adhesive: SNAIL is double-sided, permanent adhesive. It applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your project, so your hands and work area never get sticky. * 13.1 yards of adhesive * Easy to apply and refill ($7 value)
  • Snail REFILL: Don't buy a new SNAIL Adhesive dispenser--refill the one you have. * 13.1 yards ($4.50 value)

When you order the Stuck Together Adhesive Bundle you get one FREE Silver Stampin' Glitter!

 You also get to choose one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration Items, including the three new release items. 

You will be directed to choose your free item upon completion of your payment.

Makes a great gift, get one for yourself and one for a friend! 

February 17, 2017

February 14, 2017

Thoughts & Prayers...

For this card I used a three tier layout using Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock along with some retired sweater weather design series paper. 
I love how the tree fills the background and draws your eye to the sentiment.  Thoughts & Prayers is such a wonderful stamp set to use for sympathy cards.  So sad to make, but so easy to send.  This card is going to a very dear family at the tragic loss of their son. 
On this Valentine's Day, please let your loved ones know how much they mean to you, even if it's simply with a hug or a smile :)

February 12, 2017

Fun With Watercolor Pencils!!!

Have you checked out the watercolor pencils from Stampin' Up! yet?  If not, make sure to see the video on all the fun you can have using them and check out these projects using some of the newest stamp sets below. 

This project features the Beautiful You stamp set and the watercolor pencils used with the Aqua Painter all from Stampin' Up!
This project features the Day At The Beach stamp set with the watercolor pencils and the Aqua Painter from Stampin' Up!
This project features the Mediterranean Moments stamp set with the watercolor pencils and the Aqua Painter from Stampin' Up!

February 8, 2017

Glimmer Make A Medallion For MOJO483

Today I played along with the Mojo Monday 483 card challenge.  It was an awesome sketch challenge this week from Julee Tilman.  Plan to play along and head over to Mojo Monday and see all of the fun projects.
I had to pre-order the 3 new sale-a-bration items from Stampin' Up!  They just arrived today and the Mojo Monday sketch was just the ticket to use the Make A Medallion Sale-A-Bration stamp set and the super glittery Glimmer Paper.  Both of these FREE items will be available to earn beginning February 21.  During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose 1 free item per $50 you spend until March 31.  Make sure to get your favorite free Sale-A-Bration items before they are gone! 
Project Details: 
  • I  stamped the sentiment from the NEW Sale-A-Bration Make A Medallion stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then punched it out using the Classic Label punch.  A trick I found to get the Classic Label punched to the right length of your sentiment is to punch out once making sure it is lined up to the correct length on the left side.  Then punch a second time lining it up as shown in the picture below on the right side.  This way you can use the Classic Label punch for a variety of sentiment lengths.
  • I then layered the sentiment over the NEW Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  I cut the layer of Glimmer Paper out using the smallest framelit from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
  • The stamped Medallion is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped in Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White card stock.
  • The layered design series paper background comes from the retired It's My Party Design Series Paper Stack and is layered over Whisper White card stock.
  • For a finishing touch I used the some retired Mint Macaron ribbon lace.  Let me tell you I am going to be sad to say goodbye to Mint Macaron when it retires this May!
    Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!  I have listed all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this project below.