All About the Lemons

Several weeks ago, it was my birthday and I wanted to share a super cute gift and card I received.  

Isn't this just adorable?  I always liked this stamp set, Lemon Zest, but never got it.  Sigh...my loss.

You can't help but to notice the card and picture match.  That is so my friend.  She's very matchy matchy.  Gotta love it. 

Now, I'm not positive of all the materials that were used.  The yellows are probably Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight and the green looks like Old Olive.  For the patterned paper, I wish I knew what it was, if it was Stampin' Up! at all.  I looked on the current DSP, and I didn't see anything that resembled it.  Oh well.  

Wouldn't this picture be adorable with a bowl of lemons?  I have it in my stamp room, but I have to get something to go along with it. It's got me thinking.

Have a great weekend!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You

The countdown has started until we see Megan again.  Today is 21 days.  Hopefully the time will go by fast.  We did talk today on the phone.  That always makes me feel good.

I created this simple card today.  Out came the Rooted in Nature Bundle.  

It's hard to see, but the tree is stamped with Versamark and embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder.  It's so easy to do, but packs a big impact. 

I tried doing the words the same say, but I had trouble reading all the words.  Instead, I used Tranquil Tide.  On the Soft Sea Foam, it looks great.  A simple ribbon at the top, and your card is done.  

Soon the retirement list will be coming out.  That's always a sad day.  That means the In-Color from 2018-2019 colors will definately be on that list.  If you want any markers, ink pads, ink refills or cardstock I wouldn't hesitate to place an order.  Once we sell out of those items, they will be gone.  

  Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

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Heat Tool
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Storage by Stampin' Up! is here!

This is NOT an April Fools Day Joke.

Starting today, you can order the new modular storage solution - Storage by Stampin' Up! And it's available for ordering starting today!

It is a free-standing system that you design based upon your personal needs.  Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories.

Here are some other benefits about this system:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Here is a configuration chart if you want to look at the specific products. 

    

Don't worry about them going away any time soon.  This system will be featured in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  No order limits apply to the system.  If the supply starts to get too low during the initial ordering, Stampin' Up! might turn off the ordering for them, but not to worry.  They will be back.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

  

 

Time for Tulips

It's time for vacation.  Well, soon it will be.  We booked some of our travel plans this weekend.  We are going to see Megan in England!!!   One part of our vacation is going to Amsterdam, Holland.  We are going late April which is perfect time to see all the tulips in Holland.   Megan and I are so excited to see the tulips.  There are several places around Amsterdam to see the tulips, so now we have to narrow down where exactly we want to go.  Oh the choices we have to make.  

The tulips have been on my mind, so here's my card.

The tulips are from the Varied Vases stamp set and the pitcher is from Country Home stamp set.  Both sets I haven't used in a while. 

I actually have a pitcher just like this on my table with red tulips in.  These tulips are Rich Razzleberry, but close enough.  They are still beautiful.

The pitcher is stamped in Smoky Slate and had to be fussy cut out.  It wasn't too bad except for inside the handle.  Take your time and you will have no problem cutting out the inside.  I also used Wink of Stella on the entire pitcher, because... why not?

The Birthday Wishes is from Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set.  After it was stamped and punched out, I didn't like how it looked.  It was just a little too long for that space.  I decided to cut it in half and now they look like two arrows pointing different directions.  I kind of like it.    

The patterned paper is from Country Lane, which is unfortunately retired.  If you have a small scrap, dig it out and use it!  Or, you can also use a different embossing folder for the texture.  The Mint Macaron piece is embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.  Finally got to use that one too!

I can't wait to see the real tulips in Amsterdam!!  It will be an experience we won't ever forget.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

tams# 32014

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Coffee Time

I hate to say this, but I haven't spent much time in my stamp room the past several weeks.  Obviously, things are very tense at work and it just leaves me emotionally drained when I get home.  Today, I made it down there, put a few things away and that was it.  Hopefully, Sunday will be spent in my stamp room.

I made this card several weeks ago for a food or beverage swap.  The Coffee Cafe stamp set came out for this one.  I was glad to use it again.  It has been awhile.

The emboss resist technique was used for the words under the coffee cup.  I used clear embossing powder and VersaMark on the words then sponged color over.  The ink brings out the words more so you can see them.  It's a super easy technique and fun to do.

What do you think of this color combo?  As I was making this card, it was definately growing on me.  Growing up, a near by high school had school colors very similar to Real Red and Balmy Blue.  Using Rich Razzleberry bring out the more classy version of that.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

tams# 31958

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Coming Soon...NEW Storage by Stampin' Up!

I am so excited for this new product coming out starting April 1st.  Stampin' Up! is coming out with new modular storage for all your Stampin' Ink Pads,  Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Re-Inkers.  You will be able to see everything at a single glance.

It's a modular product so you can experiment for what works best for you.  This also means that you can add and adapt these modular pieces to your needs.  You can purchase exactly what you need.

Here are some details about the specific pieces.  The ink pads are stored right by the markers!  Perfect since the markers should be stored on the side.

These pieces are meant to be stored vertically, on any flat surface.  The material is a lightweight, but durable plastic.  They can be easily  transported for any event or just if you need to reorganize.  Just take what you need.   They are also free-standing which means they are not mounted to the wall.    

They will be available to order starting April 1st.  No order limits will apply.  The Storage by Stampin' Up! will also be available to order in the next Annual Catalog.

By the way, this is not an April Fools joke.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

 

Cute little gifts

It's always nice to have a few little "gifts" on hand in case of emergency.  Now, I use the term gifts very loosely.  They are actually just little things to give someone if they aren't feeling well.

Being sick is just no fun.  We all hate it when we have a runny nose and run out of tissue.  Wouldn't it be nice if you were handed one of these when you are just feeling lousy? It's practical, inexpensive and can just make you smile.

Make a tag.  Wrap a piece of DSP around the outside with some ribbon and you are done.  Wouldn't you smile if you received this?  

It's been a long cold winter this year.  There was plenty of snow that needed to be shovelled.  Look at this idea.

This little hot cocoa holder would warm any heart.  Wouldn't you just love to hand one or two of these out to someone who just came in from the freezing cold?  I don't know how anyone wouldn't appreciate this little gift.  Change the tag to anything you need.  

So, here are two super easy little "gifts" that can be made very inexpensively and kept on hand for last minute ideas.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

Cactus Birthday

This morning I needed a birthday card.  Talk about waiting until the last minute, but it escaped my mind this week.  I wanted to use the Flowering Cactus stamp set since I haven't used it lately.  

I will admit, it's the first time since the Color Refresh that I have used Poppy Parade.  When it was an In-Color several years ago, I really liked it, but with all the brand new colors we had to play with, Poppy Parade just pushed off to the side.  

Actually, this card is pretty much all new or returning colors.  Interesting how things turn out that aren not planned.  I didn't even think about that until I am just now looking at the card. .  Ok, Blushing Bride isn't new, but the rest are.

 

This Flowering Cactus stamp set would not normally be my style, but it's good to try new things.  I do LOVE the versatility of this set.  It can literally be used for anything - birthday, sympathy, get well, just because.  Should I go on? 

The saying is from Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set.  There are so many sayings that cover just about anything.  And also a few that I probably won't use.  That's bad on my part.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

tams# 31733

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