April 7, 2020

Sending Spring Cheer

Greetings,

I'm working from home and have become calendar challenged. What day is it?? Yeesh!

I thought I'd share a win-win project with you today. I pulled out another pack of retired dsp and went to work creating. Here is a sample of some of the cards I made.



I ended up making 40 cards! I placed 4 cards and envelopes in an Acetate Card Box along with a note and left them in neighbor's mailboxes. I had fun making the cards. The neighbors enjoyed receiving them and I'm sure the recipients enjoyed reading the notes. I guess that made it a win-win-win!

Share your talents and help spread some cheer!

Happy stamping!

March 25, 2020

Greetings all,

I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. What a whirlwind this has been. In the work world, I am a human resources professional. I've spend the past days talking with employees about work reductions, communicating benefits information and settling into my home office, aka my dining room. This is crazy stuff!

As the name of my blog suggests, I get my rest and relaxation from stamping. I have a quick share today of a CASE of a Mary Fish card. These were sent, and unfortunately I need to make more, to employees who were laid off from work. I figured they could use a bright spot in their day.


The Poppies suite did all the work for these cards, DSP, thinlits and sentiment, I was good to go. For the card bases I pulled coordinating cardstock colors that are listed on the DSP pack.

Hope you take a few moments to brighten someone's day by sending a hand crafted card. I know it would be appreciated.

Take care and stay well!

March 17, 2020

Scrap by Scrap, Bloom by Bloom

Greetings!

I hope this finds you and yours well. This certainly is a crazy time for our world. My son is coming home tonight for I don't know how long. He is a senior at UW Madison and his fridge is empty😋 I feel so bad for all that he is missing in the coming weeks. His time for "adulting" arrived a bit prematurely!

On Sunday, I was talking with Beth, my friend and fellow stamper. We each agreed that being confined to home and our "happy places", alias the craft space, wouldn't be such an awful way to spend time. We then got into a conversation about DSP. You know the one, hate to cut into it, have too much of it (is that possible?), just like to look at it. After we hung up, I was inspired to pull out a package of retired Happiness Blooms DSP odds and ends, the coordinating Bloom by Bloom stamp set and get to work.

I had one full sheet of dsp, so started with a purse.




I perused Pinterest for card ideas and layouts.









Note: same layout, different orientation



When working with smaller scraps, a great place for inspiration is One Sheet Wonders. There are lots of ideas on how to cut up one sheet of paper to use on multiple cards. You will use your dsp down to the last scrap!

I still have a way to go!



I'll share my filled purse and the rest of my cards when they're completed. 

I challenge you to get creative with your dsp - even the last scrap!

Have fun stamping and stay well!

March 10, 2020

Friend Like You

Greetings stampers!

I always ask my class participants for requests or ideas for projects they'd like to make. For class this week, Deb requested a project using Pigment Sprinkles or Brusho (the watercolor crystal product from the last annual catalog)

I found some wonderful ideas using the Friend Like You stamp set and coordinating Friendly Silhouettes Dies. I wanted the watercolor art to be the focal point and this set is perfect!

With any watercolor project, no two items will be the same. Because I was creating for a class, I needed to create a background that others could mimic.




The first background I made by giving my watercolor paper multiple spritzes of water to get it wet. My project uses the Brusho crystals. I added the colors one at a time starting with the lightest color, sprinkling the the colored crystals onto the damp watercolor paper. I used a Stamping Spritzer to disperse the color crystals and push them around the paper. I repeated the process with the second and third colors. It took some time for me to get enough red into my sunset. The spritzing water was hard to control! I also found that some of the crystals blew off of my work area and I had a bit of a mess by the time I was finished. I love the final project, but need something a bit cleaner for class!




My second card uses the same three colors, but instead of pushing the color with the spritzer, I used an aqua painter - much cleaner! I wet the watercolor paper, sprinkled the colored crystals onto the paper and moved them around with the aqua painter. The look is much more blended than the first project.

* I used Thick Whisper White for the base cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
* Basic Black is cut at 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
* Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper is cut at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
* I used the Stamperatus for the sentiment. The Watercolor Paper is more textured than  
  the card stock and I wanted to assure a solid, bold impression.
* The Friendly Silhouette was cropped in Basic Black card stock

The colored crystals are fun to play with. I'm amazed at the variety of looks I could get using different tools and techniques. The Pigment Sprinkles come in Stampin' Up! colors and coordinate perfectly with other SU! products.

So, please leave a comment - which card do you prefer? The first or the second? I'd love to get your opinion!



March 4, 2020

Perrenial Essence

Greetings!

When looking for a simple WOW card, I often look for ways to use Stampin' Up designer series paper. The papers are so beautiful, they can easily take center stage. I also tend to be a bit of a dsp hoarder, so like to find layouts that use dsp and encourage me to take a trimmer to my paper!

I found a card by Jeanne Ciolli that I absolutely love! At first glance, I thought it would be a great card to create at one of my classes  - NOT! I am not a carpenter nor a mathemetician; it sometimes is trial and error until I get all the cuts correct. This one was a bit of a challenge for me, but well worth the effort.


Is that gorgeous or what!! 

I started with a 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Perrenial Essence dsp. On the 4 1/2" side cut at 3 3/4", 3", 1 3/4", 3/4".

Lay the pieces in order. I didn't trim the middle piece. Based on your dsp, trim a bit off the top and bottom of each of the pieces to create panels. The coordinating mats were cut 1/8" larger than the dsp.

I heat embossed the sentiment, first inking the stamp with Versamark, then Blackberry Bliss. A few pearl accents completed the project and off it went to my bestie!

Pull out your dsp and give a go!

Base: Petal Pink 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", 5 1/2" x 4" - this piece I embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder
Mat: Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Peaceful Moments

February 25, 2020

Peaceful Poppies


Greetings all,

Yipes! It's been a while since I've posted anything. That sure doesn't mean I've not been crafting.

As a hobby demo, I get lost in my world of paper, glue and ink. I've been having lots of fun with the Peaceful Poppies Suite. I'm drawn to floral designs and this one had me hook, line and sinker from the time I saw it.

I stamp to relax (RnR - is what it's about!). At the end of a work day, I often don't have the energy to create something new, so I often CASE other people's projects. My project today came from SuzyStamps. 


I love Suzy's project, but after a long day, it took me a bit to get the measurements right - it was a long day! So you can enjoy making this beautiful card without having to think too hard, I'll share my measurements (in inches). Have fun!

Base: Flirty Flamingo cut at 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2
Layer: Old Olive cut at 4 2 10 1/2, score at 2 5/8 and 5 1/4 
DSP: 3 3/4 x 5 and 3 3/4 x 2 3/8
Scraps: Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Momento Black, Mossy Meadow
Stamps/Dies: Painted Poppies Bundle and Peaceful Moments Bundle 
Accessories: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic                         Jewels

September 4, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Catalog is Now LIVE!

Place your holiday catalog order now!


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You can now order from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog! There's no time like the present to start creating your Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday projects.

Need a catalog? Send me a note and I'll get one in the mail to you.



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Welcome Stampers!
If you or someone you know would like to join one of my stamping groups, contact me for more information. We make 3 projects per class using a variety of products and techniques and have lots of RnR while creating.

Come join us!




My Pinecone Rewards


What are Pinecone Rewards? Pinecone Rewards are my way of thanking you for being a frequent shopper at RnR Stamping. You earn a pinecone for every $25 increment you spend on Stampin’ Up! Products through me and can redeem for a FREE stamp set of your choice from any current catalog when you reach 20 pinecones.

HOW TO EARN PINECONES
  • Earn a pinecone for every $25 you spend with me (before tax and shipping). Example: A product order of $24 would not qualify for a pinecone. A product order of $51 would qualify for two pinecones ($25 x 2).
  • Separate orders cannot be combined to reach a pinecone
  • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and pinecones. Click here for a handy pinecone tracking sheet.
  • Earn 20 pinecones and redeem for a FREE stamp set of your choice from any current catalog. Shipping and tax are on me!
  • Submit your qualifying pinecone orders and choice of stamp set by emailing me at rnrstamping@gmail.com and attaching your pinecone tracking form.
  • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and order your stamp set.
  • Pinecone rewards can only be used for stamp sets.
  • Rewards are based on merchandise total before shipping and tax.
  • Pinecone Rewards expire two years from their order purchase date.
  • Pinecone Rewards are only valid on Stampin’ Up! Orders through Sue Becker.



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Do you have friends who enjoy stamping or who may want to get their fingers inky and give stamping a try? Please ask them to join you at an upcoming class or to choose me as their demonstrator. When your friend purchases $50 or more, you'll get a gift and so will your friend!




August 27, 2019

Magnolia Packaging

Because my sister chaffeured me, grocery shopped for me and got me out of the house while I was recouping from surgery so I wouldn't go crazy, I picked up a small treat for her and, of course, had to create a fun package!


I based the package on a Pootles tutorial, adjusting the measurements to fit a bottle of hairspray. I just can't get enough of this Magnolia suite.


The flower was created using the Magnolia Memory thinlits. You can make an even larger flower by adding another layer of petals using the Hot Air Balloon punch. The Organdy Striped Ribbon added a beautiful and delicate touch. So pretty! 

I was more excited to give the package than what was inside. Thankfully, my sister appreciates paper crafting!

Questions? Comments? Leave a message below and I'll follow up with you.


August 15, 2019

Welcome New or Casual Stampers!

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about stamping? Or, maybe you have done some stamping, and are looking for a relaxing evening with paper and ink. I have an opportunity for you. Contact me with any questions you may have. Happy Stamping!











June 4, 2019

The 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog is Here!

Greetings All!

A quick post to let you know that the 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live today!



Click HERE to view the catalog


If you need a copy of the catalog send a quick note to
RnRStamping@gmail.com


Click HERE to SHOP!

Enjoy!




May 8, 2019

Score 6 for the Blog Hop!






Welcome to the Pals’ May  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Six scores and seven days ago I created the Tented Gift Box thanks to a tutorial by Sam Hammond. I was looking for a way to package gifts for nurses week. I work in health care and simply HAD to create fun packaging for the nurse's gifts. This project began in my ribbon drawer, oh what vintage product to use. I impressed myself by emptying 3 spools!!





After completing 31 boxes, I thought, what's one more? And now we come to my blog hop project.


                   Card stock: 
                   Daffodil Delight cut at 8" x 10.5"
                                             on the long side score at 3 1/2", 5", 8 1/2" & 10"
                                             on the short side score at 1 1/2" & 6 1/2"
                   Night of Navy cut at 3 3/8" x 4 7/8"
                   Whisper White and Night of Navy scraps
                   Gingham Gala Daffodil Delight cut at 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
                   Stamp sets: Daisy Delight, A Big Thank You
                   Embellishments: Faceted Gem - gold, Night of Navy Ribbon, Layering Ovals 
                                              Framelits

To show you how quickly you can recreate this project, I made a video tutorial. My intent, as initially stated in the tutorial was to post the video with no editing. WELL....I had bow malfunction and didn't want you to cope with that, so off to editing I went!



Please post a comment if you like this project. I love to hear from you.


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Anything with Wings” projects. Don’t miss the fun!


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up


April 30, 2019

One Way to See Life Half Full

I make an effort to be a glass half full kind of person. I don't tolerate a lot of negativity - life is too short for that.

Linda Bauwin's Million Dollar stamp set, Half Full (#144999) has wonderful images and sentiments to add a positive note to your day.



To create this card:
Card stock: 
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Basic Black 5 1/4" x 4" Very Vanilla 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

  • Mark the Very Vanilla piece at the halfway point on each side using a pencil
  • Use tape or Post-It to create a mask using the pencil marks made above
  • Lightly sponge each masked triangle using Blushing Bride and Soft Seafoam
  • With the mask in place stamp the triangle with glasses from Half Full and Sheet Music
  • With mask in place, sponge the edge of the mask with Momento
  • Stamp the wine bottle image
  • Color with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendabilities
  • Create the shadow with Smoky Slate and an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen
  • Cover the label with clear Wink of Stella for a bit of added sparkle
  • Layer the pieces onto the base



Click here to see another card using this technique. The possibilities are endless!

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April 23, 2019

A Note of Encouragement with Artfully Aware

I currently have five people in my world who are experiencing major medical struggles, several of them are co-workers. I wanted my colleagues to know they are being thought of by our leadership team so created a few cards we all signed at our morning meeting and popped them into the mail. In spite of all they are experiencing, I hope the thoughts and sentiments provide a smile to their day.




The Artfully Aware stamp set was a perfect choice for a card from the team. I'm not an artist or even a really good color-er (I know, that's not a word, but you get it!), but the Stampin' Blends make shading so very easy. You'll find the list of products used in this project below.


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Welcome Stampers!
If you or someone you know would like to join one of my stamping groups, contact me for more information. We make 3 projects per class using a variety of products and techniques and have lots of RnR while creating.

Come join us!

My Pinecone Rewards
What are Pinecone Rewards? Pinecone Rewards are my way of thanking you for being a frequent shopper at RnR Stamping. You earn a pinecone for every $25 increment you spend on Stampin’ Up! Products through me and can redeem for a FREE stamp set of your choice from any current catalog when you reach 20 pinecones.

HOW TO EARN PINECONES
  • Earn a pinecone for every $25 you spend with me (before tax and shipping). Example: A product order of $24 would not qualify for a pinecone. A product order of $51 would qualify for two pinecones ($25 x 2).
  • Separate orders cannot be combined to reach a pinecone
  • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and pinecones. Click here for a handy pinecone tracking sheet.
  • Earn 20 pinecones and redeem for a FREE stamp set of your choice from any current catalog. Shipping and tax are on me!
  • Submit your qualifying pinecone orders and choice of stamp set by emailing me at rnrstamping@gmail.com and attaching your pinecone tracking form.
  • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and order your stamp set.
  • Pinecone rewards can only be used for stamp sets.
  • Rewards are based on merchandise total before shipping and tax.
  • Pinecone Rewards expire two years from their order purchase date.
  • Pinecone Rewards are only valid on Stampin’ Up! Orders through Sue Becker.



Refer a friend
Do you have friends who enjoy stamping or who may want to get their fingers inky and give stamping a try? Please ask them to join you at an upcoming class or to choose me as their demonstrator. When your friend purchases $50 or more, you'll get a gift and so will your friend!




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