Happy Birthday

Sorry this picture has a shadow cast upon it.  I didn't notice it until after I uploaded it for my blog.  

I received this for my birthday.  Isn't it just super spring-ish?  Is that even a word?  I'm not sure myself.

The embossing folder, Lovely Floral is used on the Daffodil Delight.  It's one that I do own, but hardly use.  No idea why not because I really do like it.  I'm not sure, but I hope it's not on the retirement list.  

The Basket Weave is another embossing folder that I wish I did own.  I keep saying that it will be in my shopping card, but it never gets put in there!  

Everyone is gaga over these butterflies.  They are in the Occassions Catalog, Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and also a bundle!  Yes, they come with punch. Stampin' Up! would never let us fussy cut that much.  

 

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

Birthday Thinlit

Happy Birthday Thinlit.  It's short and sweet.  Nothing fancy and that is what makes it great.  

The stamp is from Gorgeous Grunge that retired several years ago.  I loved that set and was disappointed when it retired.  It went with everything.  Who doesn't love a little bit of splatter?

Add some ribbon and bling and you have a great card.   And even better because it could be feminine or masculine.  Ok, maybe eliminate the bling for a masculine card.  But, the black rhinestones would also work on a masculine card.  Got any of those left?

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful sums up this birthday card.  I don't know what stamp set the words are from.  But I know the sender, it was a Stampin' Up! stamp.  Or, maybe I'm wrong and it's from a pack of DSP.  

I know the butterfly is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch.  Butterflies are so popular right now.  They are just the right little touch a card could use.  

Most cards don't use two different ribbons or twine together, but I like how this one looks. 

Would have thought to put Fresh Fig with Bermuda Bay, but it works.  I'm always amazed how people put certain colors together and it works.  These two wouldn't have been pair together in my eyes.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

I Believe in You

I will definately miss Lovely as a Tree.  It is the oldest current stamp set.  Now, I don't remember how long it has been around, but I can say it is over 10 years old.  For Stampin' Up!, that is old.  Look at it here.  My set is so old, it's in the wood blocks.  Now that's before they started offering clear stamps.

This is the oak tree from that stamp set.  For some, it reminds us of the Tree of Life from Disney's Aimal Kingdom!  

Anyway, I didn't want the tree to be just one color.  Take two markers, I used Mossy Meadow and Old Olive, and roughly color the tree with the two markers.  Make sure you don't cover up the first color with the second color.  By using the two diffent colors, it gives more dimension to the tree.  

Lovely as a Tree, you will be missed.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

tams# 32670

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Last Chance Products

Don't forget the Retirement List is currently going on.  These products will be available until June 3, or while supplies last.  Through May 24, the stamp sets will be guaranteed to be available, but not the other items.  

This list is unusually long remember.  It's because some stamps are being retired in the wood form, and might be coming back in the new Cling form.  Isn't that great?!  The Cling form really cling to the acryllic blocks.  They are really nice.

I think all the Stampin' Up! world is crying over these two products retiring.  We know they are replacing them, but we haven't seen the replacements yet.  I'm sure it will be fabulous, but until then, Farewell to the Stampin' Trimmer and Big Shot.  You are going to be a tough act to follow.

To view the Annual Catalog Retirement List, click here.

To view the Occasions Catalog Retirement List, click here.

Contact me with any quesstions!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

Hi There!

Good-bye to the Hanging Garden Stamp Set.  It was a simple set, but I liked it.

It was a great set to use the Stampin' Blends on.  I didn't have to blend much on this card, but they make coloring so much easier.  No need to worry about those nasty lines.

The bottom piece of DSP is actually vellum.  The best way to adhere this is by using the Fine Tip Glue pen.  Other adhesive might be seen through the vellum.  That would ruin a perfectly good card.

I used the Layering Ovals framelits for all those ovals.  Only the top two are a full oval.  The remaining ovals are cut in half.  Definately do not want those showing through the vellum.  The ribbon hids the bottom of the ovals if they are not cut perfectly.  This gives a most polished look to the card.  If you don't have any ribbon, use a piece of cardstock.

Before you add the ovals, make sure you have enough room for the saying.  It fits perfectly, doesn't it?

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

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Clearance Rack is Updated!

Clearance Rack

Have you heard the good news?  The Clearance Rack has been updated!  That always makes for a good day!

Everything on the Clearance Rack are discounted up to 60% off.  There is DSP, embellishments, ink, and even framelits!  Here are a few favorite of mine.

 

 

 

This is just a small amount of items that are on the Clearance Rack.  It's hard to list them all.  Go to my shop for the complete list and prices.  

Don't forget, the Clearance Rack is while supplies last.  So don't wait too long.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

 

Good-bye Flowering Cactus

Today was a long day at work, but a good one.  As of now...I'm on VACATION!  That's right.  Tomorrow is all about getting ready and we leave Wednesday evening for London!  Hard to believe that's it's actually here.  There's a lot to do yet, but it'll get done.

I went outside of my box with this stamp set.  Typically, I would pass on this, but I was glad to have this one.  

Clean and simple was pretty much the theme of this card.  The four different inks made for easy visual interest.  I used 4 out of 5 of the In-Colors that will be retiring.  It's so sad to see them go.  The two I will miss the most are Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  

This card would also be pretty if you would mat the Whisper White on any one color used in the card.  Food for thought on that one.  

 

 I've seen the new In-Colors online, but not in-person.  I'm excited to finally get my hands on some products.  The online thing is great to get a sneak peek, but doesn't take the place of in-person.  Being a demonstrator, I will get to pre-order some items before the catalog goes live, June 4. 

The catalog looks pretty yummy too.  There is one stamp set that stood out to me.  It's with a windmill and tulips. Hmmm.  I will be seeing the tulips in Amsterdam, Holland next week.  I can't remember what the name of the stamp set, but it's calling my name.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50