Saturday, April 30, 2016

Black and White Backgrounds

Random stamping has always been a challenge for me, but these 3 Ladies have this technique mastered!!

Alicia TreDenick used Wisteria Wonder for her color and I love the POP of the embossed Flowers.  Grateful Bunch is carrying over to the NEW catty, I might have to give this Bundle a second look.


Jenelle Hehman used only Black and White.  She was an Angel swapper, standing by in case someone did not show up.  So glad I was able to swap with Jenelle.


And this last card was another Angel Swapper but no name.  She used Birthday Blooms in a different way with the Lots of Labels Framelits.



3 Awesome cards using very simple techniques!!  Love them!


The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Black and White Go Wild again!

2 more swaps using Designer paper and 2 Flowers in this batch of cards.

Jane Staples Michigan used Old Olive with a Go Wild panel, Triple Banner punch, Pansy punch, Work of Art sentiment.


Barb Welch AZ, used Pink Pirouette and Every Day Chic Designer paper.  Both Go Wild and Every Day chic are great papers to have for any occasion!!  Friendly Wishes provides the sentiment and I love how she inked Friend on the Pink paper and trimmed out to fit over the top of the stamped image.  Subtle ways to add pops of color!  The Flower is from Botanical Blooms Bundle.


Dina Lazendorf  St Louis, MO. chose Daffodil Delight and colored her pearls.  Flower Shop and Pansy punch.  Decorative Dots embossing folder.




























Vanessa Zhong made this stunning Sympathy card with Tip Top Taupe.  She cut the Rose from Rose Wonder in Black, then cut another from Tip Top Taupe.  Then used the Tip Top Taupe scraps to fill in the bloom of the Rose!  Amazing how the Rose pops on this card.  Pearl accents and Decorative Label punch.  Save those scraps and make some Roses BLOOM!!!

Rose Wonder Bundle from the Occasions catty.


The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Black and White And Butterflies

I am falling in LOVE with Black and White and 1 color.....how about you? 

Connie Bjork used Island Indigo on this Butterfly Creation.  Fluttering embossing folder and Watercolor Wings Bundle.  The 1/4 Cotton ribbon is retiring and love the way it ties!!


Patricia Todd took Gold to a new level on this card!  Gold Bow, Gold Foil Butterfly, Gold Sequins, Metallic Thread and Ribbon.  Go Wild Designer paper stack.


Lorrie Skinner from Michigan made this Remarkable card with Melon Mambo!!  Remarkable You stamps, Trio punch and a Window Sheet make this card so beautiful.  The Lotus was embossed and colored on the inside to show thru the Window Sheet. 

Go Wild Designer paper stack.


The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black and White Wedding Worthy

Weddings are right around the corner and here is a GREAT way to showcase the Brides Colors with Black and White.  You could even make these cards up in Black and White and then add your color later!

Tine Petko used Tempting Turquoise on this Wedding card.  Suite Sayings, Hello You Thinlits and Sweetheart punch.


Kay Bake used Blushing Bride on this adorable Sweetheart punch art card.  Softly Falling embossed the hearts.  Suite Sayings for the Sentiment and a Petite Petal flower at the waist. 


Marilyn Bennett chose Silver as her color and this Glimmer paper is Blinding!!!  BYOP provides the Sentiment.  Perfect for any Bride and Groom.



The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Black and White Swaps + 1 Color

This was an amazing swap!!  Full cards using Black and White and 1 additional color.  My color was Rich Razzleberry and I posted that card before Onstage.  Today I am posting a few of the OVER the TOP cards in this swap.  WOW the work and effort that went into these swaps was amazing.  I hope they inspire you!!

This card was made by Rachael Dechant Colorado.  Layers, folds, fussy cutting on Real Red Flowers!!

Rhinestones, Punches, Ribbon and Designer paper!!  Stamps Picture Perfect, Sentiment Suite Sayings in the Occasions catty.

Julie Finney went over the top with this Calypso Coral Butterfly creation!  WOW WOW WOW!!

And the inside with the Swooshes from Eveything Eleanor and 2 more Butterflies!! Fluttering Embossing folder, Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Thinlits.


And finally this Over the Top card with 24 punched flowers and 12 Rhinestones on each card!!  There were 22 people in this swap!!  Laura Fernsler made this swap with Pool Party as the plus color.  I bet her hands hurt with all that punching!!

But what a GREAT idea and way to use up scraps of paper.  In fact gather your scraps and get to punching!!  This card would work for any occasion!!

Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Banner Framelit from Large Numbers Framelits


The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net



Monday, April 25, 2016

General Swaps 3

These 4 swaps use "Timeless Texture" form the Occasions catty, a must have grunge set.  You'll understand why as you scroll down.....


Linda Olsen used Basic Gray and Black on this Simple and Gorgeous card!!  The Butterfly is such a nice embellishment!


Pat Stockton, NC combined Timeless texture with Petite Petals.  Love the subtle colors on Shimmery card stock.


This card is Simple, yet STUNNING in person.  Filigree from Timeless Texture, Sentiment from Sheltering Tree, Butterfly, Silver Thread, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon.  Love it!  Carol Sanderson, WA.



And what a great background for the "Traveler" locomotive with "Timeless Texture" stamped tone on tone with Island Indigo!  Kristi Kildoo, PA.


The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Sunday, April 24, 2016

General Swaps 2

Gorgeous Grunge is here to stay!!  At least for another year!! And here are a few swaps using this set.

Joy Barkofske used one of my favorite color combos, Black, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  And a Butterfly always looks good!

Dana Mosley, Phoenix Az uses the "Apple of My Eye" from the Occasions Catty with some Grunge.  Love how REAL these Lemons look and the "Have a Cuppa Designer paper stack" is the cutest!!


And here is another card by Joy Barkofske with the Splatter is Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Marina Mist.  How cute, How simple and pick any Sentiment to fit your Occasion!!


This card by Geralyn Skalny, Michigan used "Work of Art", another grunge type set that is carrying over to the New Catalog.  So easy and nothing I would think to do.  Stamp 3 Swooshes, Cut out Butterfly.  Punch out little pieces and back with another Piece of Whisper White.  Add Sentiment and Coax the Wings up on the Butterfly.  BEAUTIFUL!!







The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Saturday, April 23, 2016

General Swaps 1

It is pretty amazing how a group of SU demos can take a few stamp sets and make such wonderful cards!! 

First up is an adorable card using Cups and Kettles, sadly this bundle will not be carrying over to the NEW catty, so get it while you can!  This is such a cute idea to add a Tea bag to the card!  And I think Washi tape would be awesome behind the Tea bag.......I have plenty to use!  The Sentiment and Coffee beans are from a Retired set. No name on this card, but I will be making a similar version for the next Stamp A Stack.


Roanna Davis used the Negative of the Silverware in Cups and Kettles to create this adorable invitation!!   The Banner is from "Large Numbers" Framelits Dies, all in the Occasions catty.


Rose Wonder Bundle and Everyday Chis Designer paper make this Beautiful card by Gerri Andrade from Escalon Ca.  I love how she cut the rose out of the White panel, then cut again out of Basic Black and then backed with the Everyday Chic paper.  You could use these pieces and parts to make all kinds of beautiful cards and not waste a thing!! 


Olive Barnes, Concord, Ca. made this over the TOP card!!  Lots of product and cutting!  Botanical Blooms and Jewel, Silver Doily and Glimmer paper, Lace Doily and Everyday Chic Washi tape.  Lots of Layers and Texture!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net
 

Friday, April 22, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Swap cards 4

This group of cards are more Classy and Sassy.......you will see as you scroll down!

Shimmery White card stock with Black and Tempting Turquoise.  Designer Paper stack, Love this pattern and so happy this pattern carries over!!  Flower Shop and the Pansy Punch also carry over HOORAY!!  Evelyn Wood made this stunning card.


Lots of Texture on this card by Carrie McHale Minnesota.  Decorative and Elegant Dots embossing folders, tags and the textured Flower from Flower shop. 


Dina Lanzendorf, Missouri has a great idea with the Confetti Stars punch.  Back with some color and add the Confetti to the card front, with a little less Tombow, LOL see we all have issues!.  Clean and Simple!  Love it!!


And this SASSY card by Marilyn Bennett will Blind you in person, but Oh so Cute and the Bow Tie!!  Sentiment is from "Happy Happenings". This gal was in all 11 groups of this swap and had to make a different card for each group!!  That is a total of 154 cards! 
Shannon West the creator of the Hash Tag received 154 cards, 1 from each of us swappers and the Organizer also.  It will be interesting to see where all our cards end up helping folks Celebrate their Birthday with a HAND stamped card!
I challenge you to create Birthday cards for ALL your Friends and Family.  Say HB on Facebook by all means, but take it a step further and surprise them with a card in the mail!



The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Thursday, April 21, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Swap cards 3


This group of cards used Designer paper is lots of adorable ways!


I'm not sure what this style is called it looks like a Capital I set to the side, allowing the sentiment to show. " It's My Party" designer paper is the STAR.  Love all the colors and how many ways this paper coordinates with all our colors!  Thanks Linda Moore from Maryland for this beautiful swap.


Deseree Krumm combined these "It's My Party" patterns and Mint Macaron Baker's twine bow.  The Glimmer paper in between really pops!


"Party Wishes" Bundle and 'It's My Party" pair well for this adorable card by Lisa Schultz, Minnesota.  Clean and Simple!  The Occasions catty has it all!


I am pretty sure this paper is from the 2014-16 In Color paper stack.  Delightful Dijon lace ribbon and 'You're Sublime" from the Big catalog.  Thanks Jackie Walker of Florida for sharing your swap!
Coloring and Wink of Stella!!




The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Swap cards 2

Today's swap cards are more Whimsical and would work for Adults or Children!


Jessica Hill from Salt Lake City used "Balloon Celebration" on this adorable card!  Confetti Embossing folder, Enamel Dots, all from the Occasions catty.


Fran Trischetta used the same stamp set and this adorable dog from "Hey Girl" in the Big catalog page 45.  So cute!


This card has it all!  Bears, Balloons, Cupcake and Candle!!  Janet Muse of Colorado has these "Bear Hug" bears peeking thru the Window of "Happy Home".  "Party Wishes" and the matching punch bundle do the rest.  All from the Occasions catty. 


Kay Bake put some "It's My Party" Designer paper Pants on this Bear and he looks ready to PARTY!!  The sentiment is from a retired Sale-a-bration stamp set.




The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Swap cards 1

I was so excited for this swap and it did not Disappoint!!  FULL cards that I can send or donate to the Ronald McDonald House!  RoseMarie ran a great swap.  11 Groups of 12 people in each group and we were done in 30 minutes!  I will post the names of the swappers below each card and identify the stamps used.

Love this card with Watercolor Wash on Watercolor paper by Sharon Denison using "Number of Years" in the Occasions catalog.
Diorama card by Patti Ford Daniels using "Birthday Blossoms" in the Big catalog.  Love the tone on tone stamping with Island Indigo on Pool Party.  This card stands alone for Display!


Love the use of the Negative Butterfly by Jamie Thornton and this Birthday Bouquet Designer paper from the Occasions catty.  The Pool Party Glitter ribbon really shines!! 


More Birthday Bouquet paper and Pool Party ribbon by Dori Schneider with Blushing Bride Butterfly punches! 

This Soft and Lovely card by Fran Kennedy of Alabama is so Beautiful!  Blushing Bride, vellum, Butterfly, Pearls and a Botanical Jewel!  WOW!

The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Monday, April 18, 2016

Retired Items are Posted!!

Lots of items on SALE and going away.  Some items have SALE prices, these will go quickly.  Also watch for WOOD or CLEAR.  Choose the stamp set medium you prefer!! 

These items go FAST and the website is having some issues at this time, so if you try to order be patient.  Hopefully things will calm down soon. 
  • Accessories will be available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up will keep producing retiring stamps until May 22 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).
Place your order Online and use the Hostess Code AQUS6P29.  I will be sharing some current product with everyone who orders and uses the Hostess Code.
 
I've also added a FREE Paper Pumpkin Make & Take this Sunday afternoon 3-6pm. 
RSVP at:  www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net  SEE a Sneak Peak from the May kit!!
 
 
Thanks for you support,
 
Kathy
 
816-806-4087

#6monthstampingoals Paper Pumpkin Style!


Every year there is a challenge.........and this year we were challenged to hold 1 more event each month for 6 months.  With the Royals schedule that does not give me much time, but I have scheduled a Paper Pumpkin event each month for the next 6 months.  Most of these events are Sunday afternoon after a Royals Home game.  The game will be on and we can stamp, chat and cheer on the Royals!!

I have added an event each month and you can see them at www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net 
Please RSVP if you want to attend.

  
These Paper Pumpkin events are for EVERYONE!!  If you are a subscriber, bring your kit and get tips on the featured projects AND make 2 Alternative projects for FREE!  NOT a member, come and make the 2 Alternative projects for FREE!!  All I ask is you bring your tape runner adhesive! 


This months kit is an adorable wreath, I will get mine together in a few days and a BONUS stamp set to celebrate the 3 year Anniversary and shipping of the 1 millionth kit!!  The Alternative projects will be cards using the Bonus Stamp set and a Surprise using the Wreath Stamp set. 

What an AWESOME gift this wreath will make!  Mother's Day is right around the corner, these would be adorable at an Assisted Living or Nursing Facility.  Use the Frame as a Name plate!!!  Great Home D├ęcor and you can change the look to match the Seasons, Dorm Room or Classroom, Office cubicle, so many options.  Use the 6 Tags for gifts and look at that EXTRA Stamp set.....love the cards we can make with this one!!

And you can GIFT a subscription to anyone.  As a member you can purchase past kits and refills, check the website weekly to see what is available for purchase.  Spoiler ALERT, I have seen the May card kit, you are going to LOVE it!!

Here is the Wreath and Stamp set videos!

https://youtu.be/Hvdle-BErxE

And the Extra Stamp set:

https://youtu.be/RcxXdVezH_w


I will post some projects in a few days.  In fact I am so inspired I am going to put that wreath together while I watch the Royals!!  That's what I love about Paper Pumpkin.......it's ALL in the box.  All you need are some scissors and adhesive and you are ready to roll!!

Here is what I accomplished in my recliner today in about 20 minutes!!  Will put the rest together and have on display for the 4/24 Class.




And I have all this left!!  Need to purchase another smaller wreath or who knows what I can come up with to use this cute leaf trim!

The NEW HOSTESS CODE  is AQUS6P29 and will close on Saturday April 30th at 6 PM.
If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 179-181 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.    www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net