Become a Creative Genius!

Don’t you love it, when you can create depth in a stamped image?  I do, and that’s what I really love about the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  It makes you look like a creative genius!  This stamp set has 21 images that include sentiments as well as floral and nature images and the depth is created with the Two-Step (or Three-Step) stamping by layering one image on top of another image.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin' Studio

I stamped the flower by using all 3 floral images and Melon Mambo Ink.  The first image (with the thickest lines) was stamped off twice before stamping on Whisper White.  Next up was the medium lined floral image which was stamped off once before being stamped directly on top of the first image.  Finally the thin lined floral image was stamped full strength on top of the first two images.  I finished the flower off with Shaded Spruce leaves that were stamped off once.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin' Studio

I used one of the prints from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper packs for the background and I am thrilled with how it so beautifully coordinates with the stamped image.  The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is one of the many papers that are part of the buy one get one free special going on this month, that’s a 25% savings!  Have you stocked up on your favorite Designer Series Papers?

Stampin' Up! Buy 3 Get 1 FREE special, Stampin' Studio

Check out all the papers included on this special 

More with the Varied Vases Bundle

If I haven’t convinced you that you need the Varied Vases Bundle yet, maybe today’s card will do it.  Once again, I’ve used both the Varied Vases stamp set and the Vases Builder Punch to create a sweet card.

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases stamp set, Vases Builder Punch, Varied Vases Bundle, Stampin' Studio

Color Combination

Stampin' Studio Color Combination

The card base is Melon Mambo with a layer of Whisper White and a layer of Powder Pink that has been run through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  Next, I added a piece of the Granny Apple Green Texture Weave Ribbon.  After cutting out the label with the Foliage Frame Framelits, I stamped the scallop boarder and stem in Granny Apple Green and the Hello sentiment and flower in Melon Mambo.  The leaves and flower  were punched out using the Vases Builder Punch.  The vase was punched out of the Garden Impressions Designer Series paper.

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases stamp set, Vases Builder Punch, Varied Vases Bundle, Stampin' Studio

Supply List

Price: $110.00

Greece is the word!

I am so incredibly thrilled to announce that as of last night, I have officially earned the 2019 Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Greece.  The Greek Isles to be exact!  That’s right, Dave and I will be enjoying 7 nights on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas next summer, thanks to all of my incredible stamping friends.  Over the years you have become like family to Dave & I and we are sincerely grateful for your love, loyalty and support.  You are the best!

Next years trip is July 7th- 14th and we’ll go to Rome Italy, then Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakoton Greece.  How amazing does that sound?  My sister Peggy (my first team member) and her husband Tony will be going too as she earned the trip and another team member Amanda Waldhart is super close to earning the trip too!  

We leave next Thursday on Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Incentive trip to Alaska, (I know, the perks for this job are incredible!) and I  had set a goal to earn next years trip by the time we left for Alaska and thanks to all of you I did it…we did it!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

If taking one of these amazing trips is something you’re interested in, why not join my team and work towards earning the 2020 trip to somewhere amazing!  There’s a great starter kit offer going on right now!  You can read about it HERE

Thanks again, you are the best!