We are on the Move!

Hi Stampers. I’m sorry I haven’t been around a lot lately.  It’s been a busy month!  I’m up to my elbows in packing boxes and fighting to keep all of my craft items handy and accessible. (Hubby thinks they could be packed.  But, hey, you never know when you might need that pack of faceted gems…. right!?!?)

It’s official – my husband of 27 years and I are packed up and ready for our move to Twin Falls, Idaho.  We leave Northern California next Saturday and are headed to Twin Falls in a 17′ U-Haul.  Most of the house is all packed up and ready to go.  My craft area is the very last that will get packed up next Friday.

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Don’t worry.  This move is a good thing for my Stampin’ Up! business.  I plan to be much more active this year.  Our Stampin’ Up! year starts on October 1st, the day we pull into Twin Falls.  It will be a fresh start all around!

I have many excited things planned for this new Stampin’ Up! year and this new adventure in our lives. You may have already noticed the weekly newsletter.  I also plan on being more active on the blog and mailing out more cards to you – my customers.  I am also starting to offer more incentives and discounts for those of you who purchase from me.  You are gonna love it!

You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?  That’s where I offer the best deals to my loyal customers! Sign up!

handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

One of the things we will miss is our “adopted” family that is staying in California, they are Vegans and very happy to be living in Rohnert Park.  Home to the very first Amy’s Drive Thru Restaurant.  They serve organic and vegan fast food.  A much healthier version of fast food!  These cards are made with the recycled food containers from a recent visit there for lunch.handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

For this card I started with a simple Crumb Cake card base and added some designer series paper and some card stock cut with the stitched shapes framelit dies in Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, topped with a square cut from their packaging.  A simple sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a large oval punched out of Very Vanilla card stock.  A Bermuda Bay scalloped circle behind it sets it off beautifully and matches the colors in the logo.

Guess, I’m now a true Crafter if I look at fast food wrappers and think – “Gee, I can make a cute card with this”.

See you Sunday for another blog hop!

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Showcase

Hi Stampers.  I’m back again with another blog hop.  This one is for the SUO Demos/Designers Facebook group.  This Blog Hop is for WOW projects made using items from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogMy card features the new stamp set called Half Full. This stamp set was designed by Stampin’ Up! demo Linda Bauwin when she reached One Million Dollars in Stampin’ Up! career sales.  I find that just amazing that she hit One Million Dollars in sales.  Just WOW!

For my project I made a Twist and Pop card.  I love fancy fold cards and this one packs a definite WOW!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

For this card I used the new Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set with Fresh Fig card stock as my base and Gold Foil as my accent. The cover features one of the new Foil Snow Flakes from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

From the outside it looks like a standard card but opens up to the awesome twist and pop mechanism.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

You will want to be sure to sign up to follow my blog, as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this card in a future post.

Coming from the Northern California wine country, this is how we dream of a White Christmas!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

This super cute surprise pop up folds away easily and effortlessly to once again become a standard size card.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card below with links to purchase the items from my store 24/7 online.

To continue along on the blog hop and see more WOW projects, please use this blog hop line up list.  Happy Hopping!

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My Favorite Holiday Pals Hop

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Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”.  Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

When asked what my favorite holiday was I was stumped.  I don’t really have a favorite holiday.  I like the spirit of the holiday season but not the commercial aspect of the whole season.  I find it annoys me and I look forward to New Years just so all the advertising and push to be materialistic will stop!

But, I did find myself enjoying this last Labor Day.  I got to spend the day at home with my hubby snuggled up on the couch watching TV and drinking my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.  There is something about a Pumpkin Spice Latte that makes me feel all warm and cozy and ready for a cool afternoon of relaxation…

So I chose to do a gift card holder, for a coffee gift card, featuring a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Hello Fall Pumpkin Spice Gift Card Holder made with Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Stamp set by Queen B Creations

This gift card holder starts with a Chocolate Chip card base 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″.  There is an additional score line 2.5″ inches from one of the sides.  Next there is Pumpkin Pie card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″, 2.75″ x 4″ and 2.25″ x 4″.  Next up is a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla and Wood Textures DSP 2.5″ x 3.75″ and 2″ x 3.75.  The coffee cup and lid from Merry Cafe is stamped in Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with the Coffee Cups Framelits on the Big Shot. I then used Cajun Craze ink to stamp the greeting on the coffee cup and the small coffee cup on the inside.  These stamps are also in the very versatile Merry Cafe stamp set. Hello Fall Pumpkin Spice Gift Card Holder made with Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Stamp set by Queen B Creations

On the inside, I used my 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch a half circle where the gift card will go.  I did this after adhering the layers, but before I used the tear and tape on the top and bottom making the pocket to hold the gift card.  The half circle allows you to grab the card to remove it.

Gift cards are all the rage now days.  With many of our family out of state and shipping costs being what they are I can see sending this cards out for Birthdays, Christmas, Thank You cards… Just all sorts of occasions!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

 

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Try Paper Pumpkin for HALF OFF!

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Hi Stampers.

Have you been curious about Paper Pumpkin?  This is a monthly kit option offered by Stampin’ Up!  It’s a great way to get a small crafting kit once a month that has everything you need to complete a stamping project.  They are awesome for people new to crafting or those who may want to take a project on the road.  These kits make great portable options for meeting up with a friend at a coffee shop for coffee and an card or and afternoon of crafting with your child or grandchild.  The ideas are endless.

This fantastic deal ends on on Sunday – so you need to act NOW!

Fine Details: Fall into Savings Promotion

  • First time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Go check it out!

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Hang Your Stocking

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Hi Stampers. As promised I’m back today with a blog hop.  I’m hopping with the Global Stamping Friends again.  This time we were given a color challenge.

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We were challenged to use Night of Navy, Pool Party, Smokey Slate and Whisper White.  In honor of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog release today, I chose to do a Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stocking Framelits were used to make this cute Christmas card by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a night of Navy card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I then adhered a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pool Party card stock.  Next I stamped one of the tiny designs from the hang your stocking stamp set randomly on a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Smokey Slate in Smokey Slate ink (I was aiming to look like wall paper).

For the fireplace, I used a 4″ x 1.25″ strip of Whisper White card stock and ran it through my big shot with the bricks embossing folder that I had inked up with my sponge roller and a little bit of Crumb Cake ink.  The mantel was made using a 1.5″ x .5″ strip of Whisper White that I also inked up with the sponge roller and Crumb Cake ink.

I used the Christmas Stocking framelit dies with Whisper White and Night of Navy to make the adorable Christmas stocking.  I accented it by using Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler card stock and the holly and berries framelits from the same set.  The bough of greenery was make using a die from the Pretty Pines thinlet die set. (Note: I used two of them and over lapped them a bit for a fuller look.)

I hope my card inspires you to start considering what you will be making for Christmas cards this year. (Yes, I realize I’m saying that as I sit here avoiding the heat outside that is over 100 degrees!  But, hey, good time to enjoy air conditioning and shopping online.)  Did I mention the new Holiday Catalog is live now?  To see the PDF version of this catalog – CLICK HERE.  Go check it out!  You can shop in my online store 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. 🙂

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If for any reason you get slightly lost please use the roll call to help with navigation.

Blog Roll Call

  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Sharleen Luciano
  6. Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Karie Beglau
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard <— YOU ARE HERE
  14. Marieke Bart
  15. Christina Walker
  16. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  17. Sarah McDermott
  18. Amanda Bates
  19. Jenn Curtis Charles

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2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogHi Stampers. It’s HERE – It’s HERE!!!  Today is the day that you can order from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  To see the PDF version of this catalog – CLICK HERE.

If you need some inspiration on how to use some of these awesome products – Stampin’ Up! has you covered!

Here are more videos from Stampin’ Up! featuring product from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog:

Play Merry Little Christmas Suite

Play Snowflake Sentiments Bundle

Play Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Play Year of Cheer Suite

Play Hearts Come Home Bundle

Play Graveyard Gate Bundle

Play Carols of Christmas Bundle

Play Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

Play Quilted Christmas Suite

Play Smitten Mittens Bundle

Play Be Merry Kit

Play Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!

 

STAY TUNED  –  I will be back later today with a blog hop

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Rustic Wedding Wishes

Hi Stampers.  I was recently asked to make a rustic wedding card.  For those of you that know me, I’m not the rustic type. LOL  With some brainstorming and a little bit of inspiration from Pinterest – I came up with this card.

Rustic Wedding day card made using Stampin' Up! Better Together stamp set and the wood textures DSP by Queen B CreationsThis card starts with an Early Espresso card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a layer of Garden Green card stock 5.25″ x 4″. Over that I adhered a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Better Together Stampin’ Up! stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and trimmed it to the height of the stamped greeting and flagged the end of the strip with the Triple Banner Punch and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals.

I saw the wedding couple hearts on Pinterest and thought they would look adorable against the wood texture DSP.  I used the retired heart punch, but you could easily use the sweet & sassy (heart) framelit dies.  The bride was cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and basic pearl jewels.  The groom was cut from Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  I cut a small V out of the Basic Black heart and glued it to the white heart.  I then cut the bow tie from the cookie cutter punch in Basic Black card stock.  I sponged just a touch of white ink on the edges to make the bow pop a little and attached it with mini stampin’ dimensionals.

I then punched some small flowers out with the itty bitty accents flower punch.  I adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.

Rustic Wedding day card made using Stampin' Up! Better Together stamp set and the wood textures DSP by Queen B CreationsFor the interior of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and glued a small strip of the Wood Textures DSP that was leftover from the front onto the left side.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  To finish it off I punched a few more flowers with the itty bitty accent punches. I noticed they didnt stand out enough, so I sponged a little Daffodil Delight ink onto the edges.  They were adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.

cash in your stampin' up bonus days couponsTomorrow, Thursday, August 31st (2017) is the last day to use those bonus days coupons!  Make sure you have used yours!  If you need any help, feel free to contact me.  We wouldn’t want you to miss out on FREE MONEY!

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogBy now, you should have your hands on a copy of our awesome 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!!  You can start placing your orders for product from this awesome catalog on Friday, September 1st (2017).  Come back on Friday for another blog post and a link to see this catalog digitally online.

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Thank You Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.  Welcome back for another Remarkable InkBig blog hop.  This months theme is “Thank You”.   Thank you is something I cannot say enough to those of you wonderful people who support me in doing a business that I love!!  I am so blessed to be be able to make money from my passion of stamping and creating!

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Thank You card by Queen B CreationsThis Thank You card is made with the Daisy Delight bundle.  It comes with a stamp set and a daisy punch.  It was so popular that right after release the punch went into back order status.  It is once again available for purchase and is a great buy!

The card starts with an Old Olive card base (5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″), next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of So Saffron card stock followed by a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White.  I stamped the Thank You in Night of Navy and then adhered a 2″ x 5″ strip of DSP and a 6″ strip of Whisper White ribbon over that.  I wrapped the ribbon around the back side and adhered it with glue dots.  I then adhered that layer to the So Saffron layer with stampin’ dimensionals and the So Saffron layer to the card base with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Thank You card by Queen B CreationsI stamped two of the daisy from the daisy stamp onto So Saffron card stock with So Saffron ink and punched them out with the daisy punch.  I curled the edges with a bone folder and then offset the petals and adhered the two together and both to the card with dots and finished off with a pearl accent in the middle. (When I made this card – the clear faceted gems were on back order – but they are not any more – check them out, they are awesome!)

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Thank You card by Queen B CreationsI kept the inside of the card simple by using a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamping the greeting in Night of Navy ink and the small daisies across the bottom in So Saffron ink.

Again, I can’t say enough how thankful I am for all of you that support me in this wonderful journey I can Stampin’ Up!

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Anniversary Blog Hop

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop BadgeHi Stampers.  Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends First Anniversary Blog Hop.  We hope you enjoy our project and are inspired to break out the stamps and ink.

I’m featuring a custom card I made as a special order from my Etsy store.  Can you guess who it’s for?

Custom Card Creation for a legend by Queen B CreationsI’ve started with a Basic Black card base using my Card in a Box template – see more info on that HERE.  I then covered it with Gold Glimmer Paper.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers framelits to make the “Look who’s turning 82” on the back. I sponged the edges with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie ink using sponge daubers. I just LOVE the new MINI stampin’ dimensionals  They worked great for attaching the numbers to the back.

The piano and flames were cut out using my Silhouette Cameo, using Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Gold Foil card stock.  That was used as my focal point based on the store HERE.  The car, records, record label and dog are his.  I printed the photos onto Whisper White card stock and cut them out with my paper snips.  I did the same thing with the guns and the words God and Family.  I used Basic Black ink and a stamp from the retired stamp set Happy Happenings to stamp onto a balloon I punched out of Crushed Curry card stock with the Stampin’ Up! Balloon punch.

The flap on the left side has the badge from the One Wild Ride stamp set embossed onto Pumpkin Pie card stock. I then used white embossing powder to emboss the work “journey” onto a piece of Basic Black card stock, flagged the ends and placed it over the word journey on the badge with mini stampin’ dimensionals to give it some extra pop.

Custom Card Creation for a legend by Queen B CreationsThe buyer requested a custom message on the right flap, I have blurred out the names to protect the buyers identity.  This card was ALOT of fun to create!  I hope he loves it as much as I loved making it!

If you don’t currently have and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you are working with and wish to purchase any of the materials used in this card, I’ve provided links below to my online store.  Be sure to use the monthly hostess code for your chance to win this months hostess credit!  (HOSTESS CODE: S4GV43QJ)

Please be sure to follow along on our blog hop, there are many more fabulous projects awaiting you.  Click this “next” arrow to go to the next blog on the list.  I’ve provided a list below of all the blog posts in case you get lost.

global stamping friend blog hop next buttonBlog Hop Line Up:

1. Sharleen Luciano
2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
3. Amanda Bates
4. Donna Gray
5. Anastasia Radloff
6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
7. Jan Musselman
8. Marieke Bart
9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
10. Stephanie Nash
11. Ellen Woodbridge
12. Lisa Ann Bernard  YOU ARE HERE!
13. Karie Beglau
14. Vicky Wright
15. Tricia Butts
16. Anita Wifladt
17. Jenn Curtis Charles
18. Rachel Macleod
19. Christina Walker
20. Kimberley Anne Morris
21. Sarah McDermott

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New Deals on the Clearance Rack

clearance rack update  Get up to 60% off on Stampin' Up! itemsHi Stampers.

A new season is almost here, and that means it’s time for some change. What else does it mean? New Clearance Rack deals! Visit my online store now and save up to 60% on select products. These deals won’t last forever though, so fill up your shopping bag before supplies run out!

Today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  That means that I’m having card class in Petaluma!  I hold a card class in Petaluma on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9 pm.  We have a lot of fun socializing and creating.  I would love to have you join us!  These are the cards we will be making tonight:

using new items from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

These cards are made using new Stampin’ Up! sets Painted Harvest, Count My Blessings and Half Full.  Half Full was designed by a “Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever”.  She sold over 1 million dollars worth of product so far during her Stampin’ Up! career.  How amazing is that!?!?  I just love my job and all the possibilities!

Have you “liked” my Facebook page yet?  I share lots of information there and have my events listed there as well.  If I feel brave enough, I might even try to do a “Facebook Live”.  What do you think?  Would you watch me create?

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