Color Popping Birthday

   Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard

This card was facebook inspired - yep that's where my inspiration came from.  A friend of mine posted a card for another friends birthday with these colors.  I loved the color combo and immediately had to go give it a try.  I don't think I ever would have put these colors together without that inspiration.  The colors are;  Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay.  Oh, and a little gold too.

Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcardI embossed the greeting from Big on Birthdays stamp set in gold which is complemented by the gold foil cardstock layer.  I added a balloon from the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits and the Balloon Bouquet punch.

  Happy Celebrations, Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #happycelebrationsWell, you know when you make 1 card, you must make 2.  So with these colors on my craft table, I did a little watercolor wash in the background on watercolor paper.  Seriously, this seems to be becoming my new favorite technique!  Then I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set with a balloon from the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits and it turned out pretty cute too!


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April Card Buffet Menu

High Tide, Hardwood, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #hardwood, #hightide, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #masculinebirthday, #stampinupdemo, #cardbuffet, #stampsinthemailAre you ready for some High Tide?  This stamp set from the Occasions catalog has eluded my crafting table until now!   What a fun set!   You can expect this card as one of the options for the April Card Buffet.   I paired it with the Hardwood background set which seems to be a perfect match as well.  A nice masculine card. 

The card buffets are a customer favorite class.  They are a Come. Make.  And Go class.  5 cards for $5 or free with a qualifying purchase.  This monthly class will next be on April 12 4-8pm or April 13 12-8pm.  You can check out the full menu here

Happy Happenings, Irresistibly Floral, Stampin' Up!, #happyhappenings, #irresistiblyfloral, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #cardbuffet, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemonstratorHere's another fun card teaching the emboss resist technique using the Irresistibly Floral designer series paper.  This one is super fun and easy to do.  Come to the card buffet and find out just how easy it is! 


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2015-2017 In Colors

All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors,, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcirclesWhat 2015-2017 In Color is your favorite?  Which color will you be stocking up on?  Are you ready for your favorite 2015-2017 In Colors to retire?  We are just a month away from the retiring list to come out and these colors will be on it;

  • Mint Macaron
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Delightful Dijon
  • Tip Top Taupe

All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors,, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcircles

I wanted to highlight all of the colors on this card.  And they have been amazing!  The sentiment comes from the "All Things Thanks" stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Do you love the little embellishments with the metallic shapes?

Confetti Celebration, All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors,, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcircles, #confetticelebration, #birthdaycard, #butterfliesthinlitsToday I am highlighting the Delightful Dijon color including the backgrounds designer papers.  Simple layout with scraps I found in my bin!  Yes, including the Gold Glimmer paper Butterfly Thinlit! 

I can't wait to hear what your favorite In Color is from this collection.  Be sure and stock up on your favorite color including cardstock, ink and ink refills.  I can almost guarantee that when the retiring list comes out, the colors you want will be gone, gone gone!



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Succulent Garden Spring Frame

Succulent Garden, Oh So Succulent, Dragonfly Dreams, Jar of Love, Sunshine Wishes, Sheltering Tree, #succulentgarden, #ohsosucculent, #jaroflove, #dragonflydreams, #shelteringtree, #beautifulyou, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #3d, #springframe, #frame, #stampinupframe, #stampinupdemo

GORGEOUS!   Yes!  Here is what I have been promising to my awesome customers who love the frame classes!   Here is your insert for spring!   Super happy with how it turned out!  I used some of my favorite stamp sets and framelits of all time!  I can't wait to start shipping this beauty!  

Succulent Garden Frame

Here's one of my favorite collages in the frame.  Sunshine Wishes and the Botanical Builder framelits create this collage on top of the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  

I often get asked how I decide on the colors for the frames.  It's easy - I pick a designer series paper and use the colors in that to guide me.  When you use that color scheme - you can't go wrong!  

You can make this frame at my next product based class time - April 26 or 27.  Check out the details on my Events & Tutorials page.


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Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies

 Our Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies are bursting onto the scene just in time for spring! Every March kit comes with nine bunny cards and bags. Watch their personalities emerge as you customize each one with a face, ears, accessories, and a pompom cottontail. They are simply “ear”-resistible!  What an awesome kit just in time for spring!

Bunny thing

Seriously, I couldn't resist these fun bunnies.  Yes, I know that bunnies aren't for everyone!   Well, if you are one of my Paper Pumpkin customers, you'll be receiving bonus tutorials on other amazing projects you can make with this kit.  Do you want a sneak peek?

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Check out these Flow(ears)!   Yes, made from the bunny ear stamp!   FUN!

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If you are figuring out that you are missing out, here is a special invitation to check out the April Paper Pumpkin.  It is designed by our own Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO.  Her style is bright and bold with a little bit of sass.   There is a sneak peak of a new in color - and a gift!  

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You Are Remarkable

Remarkable You, Stampin' Up!, Watercoloring, #remarkableyou, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #watercoloring, #popofpink, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping

When one feels like doing some adult coloring. .. pull out the watercolor paper and your AquaPainter and have fun!  The Remarkable You stamp set is perfect for watercoloring.   And of course if you want to be proficient at watercoloring, get off to a great start by using watercolor paper.  Yes, it might be a few more pennies, but, you'll be very happy perfecting your techniques with it.

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I simply did a rough cut around the flower with my paper snips.  It is popped up on dimensionals.  With the watercolor paper being heavier, it's sure success!

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Here is another watercolored sample using Remarkable You.  Again watercolor paper as the base.  Use the lines on the stamp to tell you where to add a little more color.

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Moral of this story?  Use watercolor paper to easily create awesome watercolored images!


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Oh So Succulent

Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden, Sending Thoughts, #ohsosucculent, #succulentgarden, #sendingthoughts, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #freetutorial, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycardYippee!!   Today's Tutoring with BJ card was chosen because it showcases the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  If you recall from Tuesday's post, you can get this fabulous Succulent Garden designer series paper for FREE as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion!   In case you missed it, Stampin' Up! added 7 new items to the Sale-a-Bration freebie list!

Sale-a-Bration, Final Days, Stampin' Up!, #saleabration, #finaldays, #newsaleabrationitems, #stampinupdemonstrator,, #bjpeters

If you've been living in seclusion and have missed the deals in Sale-a-Bration, here's a quick reminder;

  • Shop - With every $50 in merchandise, you can pick 1 item from Sale-a-Bration - see all of the items here.
  • Join - Get $125 in merchandise that you pick for $99 AND 2 free stamp sets of any price when you join my growing team!
  • Host - earn an extra $25 in free product when you host a party - or put in your own big order!  LOL 

Check out how cute the focal point is on this card!  Perfect combination of the Oh, So Succulent stamp set, Succulent Framelits and the Succulent Garden designer series paper!

Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden, Sending Thoughts, #ohsosucculent, #succulentgarden, #sendingthoughts, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #freetutorial, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycardSince this is a Tutoring with BJ on Thursday - make sure to download your FREE tutorial!

Download Oh So Succulent Tutorial


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