Rainy Day – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #595

Hi There,

I think I was channeling my inner Mary Engelbreit today with the polka dots and colors.  Rain can be a bit depressing but when you use bright colors I think that changes things.

I created a puddle for my image to be standing in and used Stampin’ Up! Crystal Effects to make it look real.  Check out the complete tutorial below or better yet stamp along with me.


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This is the last day to take advantage of the Free Shipping special going on at Stampin’ Up! Be sure to not miss out ends April 8, 2013.


Here is a link to my online Stampin’ Up! shopping page where you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Lean on Me (item # 122285)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron and More Mustard

Ink: Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Real Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and StazOn Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Big Shot Machine, Adoring Accent Edgelit, Stampin’ Write Markers (Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Bashful Blue & Crumb Cake), Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Top Note Die

Cut one Label from the Label Collection (2nd to the smallest size) out of Whisper White card stock and the next size up out of So Saffron card stock.


Stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up! set Lean on Me using StazOn Jet Black ink.

Colored the coat and boots using So Saffron marker, umbrella and pants using a Real Red Marker, Added Crumb Cake marker to the underside of the umbrella.

Colored the hair with More Mustard marker and skin with Blush Blossom marker.

Added more Blush Blossom marker to the cheeks (twice).

Added More Mustard marker to the coat, boots and hair.

Colored the rain drops and added a puddle using the Bashful Blue marker.

Added Crystal Effects to the puddle to give it some shine and bring it to life.

Colored in the ground using a Luck Limeade marker.

Sponged in a bit of Sahara Sand ink in the sky.

Sponged More Mustard around the two labels.

Die cut a Top Note out of Real Red polka dot card stock.

Cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of So Saffron card stock and embossed it using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Big Shot Machine.

Cut an accent piece out of More Mustard card stock using the Adorning Accents Edgelit.

Added a Whisper White card stock base, 5.5″ x 4.25″ panel of Real Red,  Sponged More Mustard around the So Saffron Embossed panel and sponged Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges of the Top note.   Added the More Mustard accent piece and pierced holes in each scallop.

Here is the finished project measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

Over the weekend I was busy, busy straightening a few of my gardens up.   I tackled the strawberry bed and thinned out my strawberry plants so they will be more productive.

Filled my strawberry jar with some of the excess plants and shared the rest with neighbors.

Russ and I also cleaned out our small barn.  I’m moving the chickens to bigger quarters.  More news on that later.   We also did the task of bringing home a truck load of mulch and shoveled it out of the truck into a pile, then cleaned up the yard and deck furniture.   I’m tired and it’s only Monday, lol.

I couple of pics from this morning in the yard.

Here birdy, birdy. . . . .

Until my next post. . . . . .


Weight loss in 2013: 19.7 lbs


Stampin’ Up’s Color Refresh! I love color and I know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who Stampin’ Up! is and what they offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so I am thrilled to share Stampin’ Up’s updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as I am by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 Stampin’ Up! did a big color renovation and shared their plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep their colors on trend. Well it has been three years and I am excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! Stampin’ Up! is welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. Stampin’ Up! did anticipate increased demand and based their forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone–including your own personal purchases. We encourage you to get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)


Item Description Price
131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Read On . . .

  • We’re introducing the line with these five products, but we’ll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we’re only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
  • You get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?
  • Bundle ordering deadlines:
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)


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Spring is definitely in the air, and we can’t wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here’s your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

We’ve bundled it with the coordinating 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 – May 30, 2013

Price Description Item #
$23.95 Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) 133899

What if you already have the punch? Don’t fret! Just buy the set!

Price Description Item #
$14.95 A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) 129090

*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Spring Surprise Order Deadlines:
Phone: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX and Online: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)


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Check this out, you can now get a monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! that includes exclusive stamps and everything you will need for a great project.  You can get more info on this great product at www.mypaperpumpkin.com They even have a try me kit!  You won’t want to miss out on even one of these kits. . . . . . .  Please select me as your demonstrator when placing your order.


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Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)

Note:  if you have actual tokens from my old program they are still good.





2 responses to “Rainy Day – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #595

  1. Shelly Schmidt

    Your card is so bright and cheery- love the colors together! I always enjoy your pictures of your yard, and what you are up to! My hubby grew up in the country- my allergies would not cooperate with living in the country : (

  2. Love your card! Thanks for sharing!