Masculine Mallard Watercolor

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Our little farm is growing and we were blessed (I think) with twin calves this week!  We are still watching the herd because we’re not quite sure if mama is fully accepting one of the twins.  Tomorrow we’ll know for sure, but if we end up having a little orphan my oldest kiddo has decided to take on the challenge of raising the calf – a big responsibility I’m interested in watching. 🙂

It may be calving season in the pasture, but it is duck season in my stamp room this week! I wanted to use my watercolor pencils, so I selected a few of my favorite stamp sets perfect for watercolor techniques.  And because the Sisters In Stamping theme for this week’s Fabulous Friday is birds, I easily landed on The Wilderness Awaits stamp set.

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I’m sure there are plenty of ways to use this set, but it just screams “masculine” to me.  So I immediately paired it with the Guy Greetings and In the Meadow stamp sets.  The mallard obviously needed to be the star of the show on this card, so I used various pencil to get the colors right, then blended them together using my Aqua Painters.  Based on the watercolor results, I pulled in black and Crushed Curry cardstock to highlight the colors further and frame the art.

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Fibers and texture are always a bit challenging for masculine cards.  Here I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to enhance the clean lines.  When trying to decide on fibers, I realized that my Gold Sequin Trim was nearby and the thread matched my color palate really well.  So I pulled off about 10-15 sequins and set them to the side for a future project.  Then I trimmed and separated the thread, and incorporated the fibers randomly around my stamped image.

If you are interested in trying this project yourself, these are the products you may need.  Just click on the thumbnail below to start an order through my online store!


The Wilderness Awaits Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 138962
Price: $25.00

In The Meadow Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 140751
Price: $28.00

In The Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 140754
Price: $20.00

Guy Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 138825
Price: $52.00

Guy Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 138828
Price: $39.00

Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 137178
Price: $26.00

Aqua Painters
Item: 103954
Price: $17.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00
Here is another look at my Fabulous Friday project.  Please be sure to visit the Sisters In Stamping blog for other bird themed projects!
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Thank you so much for stopping in today!  Stay tuned for updates on the twin calves, and have a blessed weekend!

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:  January 4th – March 31st

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BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

February 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: H4QJDDMM

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the NEW Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack!

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I Love You A Watt!

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There are just a few days before Valentines Day – are you ready?!  Today, I helped my girl prepare treat boxes for her class.  But I couldn’t forget my own Valentine!  With him in mind, I created this masculine card with a bit of humor to show him just how I feel.

I Love You a Watt card / Anniversary card / Valentines Day card / Pun Intended photopolymer stamp set / Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder / 2016-2018 In Color card stock / Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

This Pun Intended stamp set, an exclusive hostess reward, is so much fun.  It can be used for any age group and fits so many occasions!

I Love You a Watt card / Anniversary card / Valentines Day card / Pun Intended photopolymer stamp set / Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder / 2016-2018 In Color card stock / Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

To make these images pop, I stamped the light bulb on both the Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach card stock.  I then fussy-cut the peach colored bulb and glued it to the white.  I then applied Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the little heart in the bulb to add a bit of shimmer.

I Love You a Watt card / Anniversary card / Valentines Day card / Pun Intended photopolymer stamp set / Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder / 2016-2018 In Color card stock / Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I wanted various levels of texture on this card, so I used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on my Emerald Envy card stock base.  I also took some Basic Black Bakers Twine and peeled apart the pieces.  These pieces of string were then loosely bunched together and attached to the back of the top layers of card stock.

If you are interested in trying this project yourself, these are the products you may need.  Just click on the thumbnail below to start an order through my online store!


Pun Intended Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 141804
Price: Hostess Rewards

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Item: 132708
Price: $6.00

Basic Black Bakers Twine
Item: 141682
Price: $3.00

Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Item: 141897
Price: $8.00
Here is one final look at today’s Fabulous Friday project.  Please be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog for other great Valentines Day cards and ideas!
I Love You a Watt card / Anniversary card / Valentines Day card / Pun Intended photopolymer stamp set / Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder / 2016-2018 In Color card stock / Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com
Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:  January 4th – March 31st

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BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

February 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: H4QJDDMM

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the NEW Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack!

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NEED A COPY OF THE OCCASIONS OR ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
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Clearly Cute Treat Box

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Welcome back everyone!  Yesterday we learned that winter is expected to stick around a bit longer.  I wonder if that means we’ll see any more snow this season?  Regardless of the weather, I love looking outside my windows while stamping away in my craft room. Windows allow you to see treasures both inside and outside.

You can capture that same magic in your paper crafting projects by using Window Sheets. This Fabulous Friday, we are seeing clearly with Window Sheets.  For my project, I created this super cute treat box perfect for Valentines gifts, or for any occasion.

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These boxes are great party favors.  I’ve also used them as placement cards for holiday tables – a fun way to assign seats and give a treat to your guests.  To see another version of this box, check out my previous post here.

This box can be modified to fit the treat of you choice – chocolate kisses fit perfectly in a 1-inch squared treat box.

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I added a strip of window sheet to the center of my box so that it is easier to see what’s inside. Since I used DSP, it is really fun to see the reverse side of the paper through the window sheet as well.

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The fox was cut from another sheet of the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack.  I paired him with an over-sized mushroom stamped from the Foxy Friends photopolymer stamp set.  I originally planned to include the word bubble of hearts too, but it was off-scale and needed to be removed.

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The ends of this treat box are simply squished together and tied off.  I used about 6″ of Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine, which provides just the right amount of fiber.

If you’re interested in trying this project, or something similar, here are the Stampin’ Up! products you’ll need.  Just click on the thumbnail below to start an order through my online store!

Gift Box Punch Board
Item: 135863
Price: $20.00
Simply Scored
Item: 122334
Price: $30.00

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set

Item: 141549
Price: $27.00

Window Sheets

Item: 142314
Price: $5.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine

Item: 141688
Sale: $3.50

Thank you so much for visiting!  Here is a final look of today’s project.  Don’t forget to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog  to explore other projects using Window Sheets.

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings

A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack / DSP / treat box / candy favor / valentines / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:  January 4th – March 31st

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BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

February 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: H4QJDDMM

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the NEW Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack!

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Getting Ready for Valentines Day

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In the spirit of planning ahead, the Sisters In Stamping are working on Valentine’s Day treats and gifts.  I don’t know about you, but I find I’m always behind schedule in planning for events and holidays.  But this year, I’m focusing on planning better, so I’m so glad that the SIS are taking this Fabulous Friday post (two and a half weeks early) to prepare us for this national day of love!

Valentines treat pouch / Pop of Pink Specialty DSP / White Delicate Doilies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Today, I’ve prepared a quick treat pouch using a couple strips of Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.  There really is nothing to this box/pouch.  One strip is scored to create the outside layer, and another strip is scored in a way to shape a box to tuck in a treat and not spill out the sides.  No measurements, just a bit of eyeballing.

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I stole the hearts and Happy Valentine’s Day stamp from my January Paper Pumpkin.  This month’s kit is for Valentine’s treats, buy my daughter has already claimed them for her classmates.  I was able to sneak out a few hearts before she could notice, and I really think they completed this project perfectly.

Valentines treat pouch / Pop of Pink Specialty DSP / White Delicate Doilies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The mess of layers offer various colors and textures.  I like pairing the delicate doilies with modern striped banner, and then add touches of gold to make it shine. Oh, and I LOVE these mini paper clips to hold it all together.  When I first saw these in the Occasions Catalog, I thought they would be too small to really hold, but they are quite strong!  I don’t have to worry about this package falling apart.

If you’re interested in trying this project, or something similar, here are the products you’ll need.  Just click on the thumbnail below to start an order through my online store!

Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack
Item: 142766
Price: $5.00
Delicate White Doilies
Item: 141701
Price: $3.00
Gold Sequin Trim
Item: 132983
Price: $5.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126948
Price: $6.50
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
Item: 137859
Sale: $55.00
(Reg $59.00)

Thank you for visiting!  Here is a final look of today’s project.  Please be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping for more Fabulous Friday SAB projects for Valentine’s Day!

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings

Valentines treat pouch / Pop of Pink Specialty DSP / White Delicate Doilies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

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BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

January 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: 3EPR7ASS

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the NEW Lace Doilies offered in the 2017 Occasions Catalog!

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NEED A COPY OF THE OCCASIONS OR ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
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