Monday, July 24, 2017

Eastern Palace Scrapbook Pages


I just love the fun, bright colors on these pages!!!!!  The new Lemon Lime Twist In Color is honestly my favorite summer color!!!  And, to think, when I saw a sneak peek of the new In Colors (Stampin' Up! surveys a handful of demonstrators to see what they think of new products), I wasn't even sure I liked this color!!  It's hard to believe that now :)


We start our fun page with a Melon Mambo base, then added a couple of pieces of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to our page, along with a piece of Dapper Denim card stock.



Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  144147



Next, we stamped those fun circles and stars (from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set) in Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Melon Mambo ink.

We also die-cut that Lemon Lime Twist flower using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and added one of our (awesome, new!) Clear Faceted Gems to the center of the flower.



Eastern Beauty Stamp Set  143675



Eastern Medallion Thinlits  143725



Clear Faceted Gems  144142




Our second page has a similar feel - using more of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.




We clustered a bunch of circles in the top corner of this page - using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and Eastern Medallion Thinlits (these come in a bundle, too!), Layering Circle Framelits and 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" Circle Punches.  A couple of Rhinestones in the center of our Melon Mambo Circles complete the look!




Eastern Beauty Bundle  145308



Layering Circle Framelits  141705




1 1/4" Circle Punch  119861




1 1/2" Circle Punch  138299




2" Circle Punch  133782




Rhinestone Basic Jewels  144220



I hope you enjoyed these pages!!


If you like to make fun scrapbook pages like this, you should consider the next.......

Scrapbook Class.....

at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio (209 E Superior St in Alma, MI) on Tuesday, August 29 anytime from 4-9pm.  We make three 12x12 page layouts for $15 or the class is FREE with an order!

And…  mark your calendars going forward…. This class meets the last Tuesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm.  So, if August doesn’t work for you, maybe another month will!  

Just RSVP to me at amy.frillici@yahoo.com for the next class or to answer any questions you might have.



AND....

Make sure to......

 Use Host Code:  KF7CYP3Q

when you order online (you're going to want to make these pages, too)
!


I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise with your handmade card (and you'll also receive a Bonus Days coupon code from Stampin' Up! - see all the details here)!!


I hope you have an Inkspired day!!



Friday, July 21, 2017

Stampin' Up! Soft Sayings Card Kit and More!!


I'm featuring 4 fabulous cards using the stamp set in the Soft Sayings Card Kit in today's blog post.

Check out the cards here...



Here's a peak at the Soft Sayings Card kit...


https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=145466&dbwsdemoid=2035972
Soft Sayings Card Kit  145466


https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=145466&dbwsdemoid=2035972
Soft Sayings Card Kit Pieces  145466


I am loving this kit itself right now, and then when you can show how to make simple cards using the stamp set in the kit, along with a few additional products, it makes the kit even more versatile (and a "must have" product!!).



Here's a quick video on how to make this card (and... the techniques used on this card are also used on the other cards, too!)....



direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgSF9SJKAy4&t=1289s

Did you know?????

If you become a subscriber to my Youtube channel, you'll never miss out 

on a thing (I promise)!!

 

So, what did you think of this card??  Don't you just love this stamp set??  And how about those fun coloring techniques??  Leave a comment below and let me know!




Here are all the supplies used to make this card....

click to order here!!

 

Make sure to use Host Code: KF7CYP3Q when you order!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144131&dbwsdemoid=2035972
144131 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack







https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144135&dbwsdemoid=2035972
144135 Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=119860&dbwsdemoid=2035972
119860 1 3/8" Circle Punch







https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144220&dbwsdemoid=2035972
144220 Rhinestones



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=140931&dbwsdemoid=2035972
140931 Basic Black Archival Ink Pad





https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=131179&dbwsdemoid=2035972
131179 Smoky Slate Ink Pad



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144086&dbwsdemoid=2035972
144086 Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141709&dbwsdemoid=2035972
141709 Watercolor Pencils



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=102845&dbwsdemoid=2035972
102845 Blender Pens



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=103954&dbwsdemoid=2035972
103954 Aqua Painters




https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141897&dbwsdemoid=2035972
141897 Wink of Stella Glitter Brush



https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=126199&dbwsdemoid=2035972
126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat



Make sure to......
 Use Host Code:  KF7CYP3Q
when you order online!


I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise with your handmade card!!


I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much to Ronda Wade for her inspiration on this card!




If you like to make fun cards like this, you should consider the next.......

Simple, Beautiful Card Class.....

at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio (209 E Superior St in Alma, MI) on Wednesday, August 9 anytime from 4-9pm or Friday, August 11 from 1-3pm.  We make 4 cards for $15 or the class is FREE with an order!

And…  mark your calendars going forward…. This class meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  So, if August doesn’t work for you, maybe another month will!  
Just RSVP to me at amy.frillici@yahoo.com for the next class or to answer any questions you might have.


I hope you have an Inkspired day!!



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

trip to thailand!!


Sooooooo, we've just made it back from Thailand, and I'm having so much fun reliving all of the wonderful memories made there by going thru my pictures.  I wanted to share a few (well, maybe more than a few!) of the pictures I took on the trip with you :).  I hope you enjoy!  And.... if you ever get the chance to go to Thailand, do it!!  The people are so friendly and helpful, the country is beautiful and the food is amazing (and healthy!) :).


Here we are the first morning in Bangkok at breakfast in the hotel (with Jenny, our tour guide of sorts, and my friend, Brenda, who joined me on this trip).  Jenny had actually lived with Brenda's family here in Michigan about 9 years ago as a foreign exchange student.  They've kept in touch over the years through facebook (gotta love technology!) but have not seen each other in those 9 years.  Jenny prepared a fun itinerary (seriously, a typed 4 page itinerary!) for our time in Bangkok!  It was an amazing experience :).



These are pics from our hotel overlooking the river in Bangkok...




We took a couple of fun water taxi rides on the river....





Then, we found a tuk tuk driver to continue our tour of the city.....







We visited the Wat Pho Temple, home to a huge reclining budha.....






Afterwards we had lunch at a Thai restaurant and enjoyed the most amazing passion fruit juice....






Life on the streets in Bangkok....




A wonderful open air market.....  Lots of fun vendors to shop from, and we even had a fabulous foot massage at the market!





The view of the river from our hotel room....




Jenny and I the next morning before we started our adventures....



Elephants are very prevalent in the Thai culture, even in the landscape!



We took another tuk tuk ride (Brenda did not drive!).  They drive on the opposite side of the road in Thailand, so we didn't even consider driving!



We visited the famous Jim Thompson house.  He was an American architect that came to Thailand in the 1940s after World War II and became an importer of Thai silk,  He also built a fabulous house from 6 smaller teak houses that he found throughout Asia.  We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the house, but we did take a few pictures of the restaurant that is on the grounds of his house.  We had one of our best Thai meals here (and more yummy drinks, too)!  The mango ice cream (served with fresh mango, white sticky rice and coconut milk) was amazing!!







We were able to take pics of the outside grounds area of the house as well...














After an amazing 2 days in Bangkok, Jenny escorted us the the airport for our flight to Phuket (an island in the southern part of Thailand).  She was such a wonderful host, and such a sweet girl!





Here are a few pics of the amazing resort that Stampin' Up! found for us in Phuket, Thailand.....
























To see a full video tour of our resort, just click here!


We visited a market in Padong, Phuket (these markets pop up everywhere in Thailand!)......









We also went on an adventure in a speedboat to Phang Nga Bay.  We started from this marina.  One of the things that we noticed in Thailand is that they use many natural resources (like these tree limbs for the dock posts).  And... the scenery we saw while on the speedboat was breathtaking....












We also visited a famous gypsy floating village.  It's literally a village built on the ocean, with shops, restaurants, and even a school!































We also went on a guided canoe trip to a stunning lagoon....












Stampin' Up! treated us to an amazing final evening event at the Blue Elephant restaurant, which is housed in a historic Phuket mansion.  Here we are at the resort before we headed out for the evening....




















Thailand will forever hold a special place in my heart.  It was a fabulous trip!!



Thank you to Stampin' Up! and all of my wonderful customers and downline for another amazing trip!!