Happy Mail

Today I received a darling hand stamped card in the mail from my friend, Connie Heisey.

Oh how I love getting happy mail! Connie made this card with the beautiful "Oh So Succulent" stamp set and coordinating framlets... which is retiring, by the way. So, get it while you can!

It has so much dimension and color. I like the way she sponged the edges of the petals. It looks like a real flower!

I just love this soft and subtle colors of this card.

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Here's a close up of all the layers. The framelits in this set are amazing!

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Thanks again to Connie, for my fun surprise in the mail today. I skipped the whole way back from the mailbox!

And... thank you for stopping by!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.

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Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:

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This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:

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A close up of the strawberries:

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The juicy pear:

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It looks so cool and good enough to eat!

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And a little spray of flowers..

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It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?

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Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

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Sneak Peek- Stampin' Up! On Stage Event- Richmond, VA

This past weekend, I traveled to Richmond, VA with my bf, Raelene. We attended one of Stampin' Up's regional events for demonstrators only.

I have to say, we had so much fun- as we always do at these amazing training opportunities that Stampin' Up provides for us.

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We received so many gifts! I attended a leaders event on Friday night, called Centre Stage. In addition to a fabulous dinner and guest speaker, we received a couple great gifts. This apron was one of them... If you're local, you'll see me sporting this darling smock very soon. Even though, my bff, Raelene wasn't able to attend, I didn't forget about her... I saved my double chocolate cake just for her!

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Raelene made this adorable gift for me. She's got some mad skills and I love everything she creates. Isn't this darling gift box and post it note pad, gorgeous?

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This is our bags, badges and some of the goodies we received at check in. Oh wait..... what do I spy in this photo? Why its the NEW 2017-2018 "In" Colors! This isn't the best lighting, but these colors are so pretty in person. You are going to love them.

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And.... here's a look at some of the free stuff that we hauled home! Yes, you are seeing some of the new 2017-2018 Stampin Up Catalog products!

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Ta Da! Here's a sneak peek of what's coming in June. Isn't it beautiful?!

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I hope you enjoyed a few sneak peeks from our wonderful trip and Stampin Up On Stage event.

Stay tuned for more coming soon.

Until then....

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 

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Stampin' Up! Retired List - Get your favorites before they are gone!

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The Stampin' Up Retired List has just been released! Stampin' Up has to make room for all the new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 catalog, so unfortunately many, many, MANY items have to go!

You'll want to get your favorites and stock up on accessories and stamps that you have to have. Many items are discounted on the list and the discounts are up to 50% off!!!

I have to give you fair warning, the items are "while supplies last" and if are a Stampin' Up regular, you know that I'm not kidding when I say, that you should not wait to get the items you want!

 
 

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017.

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You can order anytime on my website: www.kimwilliams.stampinup.net

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