New 2017 Sale-a-Bration Choices are here!

Sale-a-Bration flyer cover with 2017 additional choices on nwstamper.com

We all love getting free stuff… I mean, really – who is going to say “You want to give me a free stamp set or glimmer paper?  No thanks, I’m good.”  Sale-a-Bration is a fun promotion each year with lots of ways to get extra perks for your time and money. Starting this week – they have added 3 cute additional options for you as part of the 2017 Sale-a-Bration incentive.  Check them out and let me know what you think!

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Fun Embossing Technique & Valentine’s Day Special!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I am running so far behind but I wanted to make sure to get this post up for you… not just because I have a special Valentine’s Day Promotion at the end of the post!  But I also love this technique – it was one of the designer paper techinques from January’s Terrific Techniques class and I thought you might all enjoy it too.

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Spotlight Collage Technique with Inside the Lines Paper

Spotlight Collage card with Inside the Lines designer paper

Hello!  I’m back to share with you a fun and easy card that shows a neat Spotlight technique.  So, if you’ve seen the spotlight technique before, it is the idea of having a larger black and white area – usually filled in with line art images – and then coloring in just a little bit of the area to make that spotlighted area POP!  Well, in this case, the Inside the Lines designer paper (**free through the end of March with a $50 order) makes it super simple for you!  This paper pack is all about the current coloring book trend and gives you 12×12 sheets of paper just begging for you to color them in.

Which brings us back to this technique, I just started with one big piece of the patterned paper and then I cut it into 3 parts.  You can size these however you want, I just recommend: (more…)

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop – Sending Love Notes

Sending Love with the stitched shapes framelits
Welcome!  Its time for another Inspire, Create, Share Blog hop!  This month we are trying to help get you inspired to finish up those love notes and treats for Valentine’s Day!  I have this fun card for you – so please, keep reading and check out more about how I made it.  Then leave me a comment letting me know what you think before hopping off to see what other awesome projects the rest of the gang made for you. 🙂 (more…)

Vintage Celebration Card with Carousel Birthday

Pattern paper can really make a card interesting and fun… but don’t think you have to stick to rectangles and mats!  Play with your patterns and use them to create different shapes in your backgrounds.  Like this Carousels & Cupcakes designer paper, it makes the perfect backdrop for the pretty and vintage Carousel Birthday stamp set.  Especially when you start coloring and sponging your pieces.

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A Chic Just For You Card with the Falling in Love Suite

Stampin up So In Love card with So Detailed band

Do you remember the Bokeh technique?  The big trend for making your cards look like they had the out of focus light spots?  Well, I shared how to make your own in this blog post, but sometimes I want to go the quick route and just use pretty paper like this Falling in Love designer paper!  It has a bunch of cute patterns including multiple bokeh photo-realistic designs!  (You can see all the prints in my Occasions Catalog walkthrough video starting at 26 mins HERE)

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