Bee Happy Sampler

Bee Happy Sampler

Can you believe it, we are already moving into the 1st full week of 2020! I’m kicking things off with my Bee Happy Sampler. It’s just too cute and what better message for the upcoming year.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I would love giving it a play. My WOW Club Member, Connie, is having a party this week. Because Connie is an avid scapbooker, I wanted to design something she could use in that part of her crafting. Hence, the Bee Happy Sampler was born.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up’s product coordination is the best. The Honey Bee bundle in the new Mini coordinates perfectly with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper offered in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the second block, of my Bee Happy Sampler, I wanted to create a little bee hive scene. One of the best parts of creating samplers is that the blocks can also be used and adapted into cards. And did you notice the texture in the background. I created that with the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Love!!

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, those bees are just too beautiful. Because I spritz them with Champagne Shimmer Mist, they sparkle and shine.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the “sunshine” background, I used a sponge brayer loaded with Crushed Curry ink. That’s a quick and easy technique. The letters, cut with the dies from the Hand Lettered Prose set, were also spritzed. I love the sparkle.

Because I’m still recuperating from my recent nasty fall, I couldn’t film a video for my Bee Happy Sampler.  But, I did peck away at the keyboard to give you a very detailed PDF. Hope you can enjoy this and create a Bee Happy Sampler of your very own.

Bee Happy Sampler Instructions

Fabulous News!

To make ordering supplies quick and easy, here’s my supply list. Just click any of the items to start filling your cart in my online store. By using this month’s host code, 4DXZJPCS, when placing a $50 order (before tax and shipping), you earn so many fabulous benefits.

  1. A FREE Sale-A-Bration item.
  2. A handstamped thank you card and package of the new Champagne Rhinestones from me.
  3. For every $25 in your order, you earn a WOW Customer Loyalty Point. Earn 12 and get $25 FREE WOW from me. All the details of that program can be found here.

I would very much appreciate your business.

Bee Happy Sampler Product List

Hopefully, I’ll be back to 100% very soon. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow

I LOVE creating samplers. Are you ready for my Winter Sampler? I’m going to feature lots of the products in our Let it Snow Suite. You can find all those on pages 18-21 in the Holiday Catalog.

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Ok tell me, does this not make you smile? It’s just such a happy  piece. And you know what, if the cold weather we’ve been having is any indication, this might be the year we see some snow flurries in Louisiana. So, I’m ready!!

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Let it Snow suite include the cute Snowman Season Bundle. That one includes the stamp set and the snowman builder punch. There has been some very popular items in the suite. First off, the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint has been a BIG HIT!!! All you have to do is apply it, heat it up with a heat tool and watch the magic happen. 

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the “sleeper” die sets, (in my humble opinion) you may have missed, is the gorgeous Stitched Brightly Dies. Those can be found on page 29. That’s what I used to create that lovely star image. Because they are so beautiful, I decided to isolate one of the Christmas trees on the other die to create the square with the lone Christmas tree.

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The swirly images that accent the top and bottom corners of my Winter Sampler, are die cuts from the Stitched Stars Dies. That set will take you long past the holiday season.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you wondering how I created those sparkly snowflakes? First, I cut three sets of the images, using the die in the Christmas Layers Die set. Then I applied a coat of our new Shimmery Crystal Effects, sprinkled on some of the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and let it dry. The effect is dramatic and was the perfect touch to my icy Winter Sampler.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to pick up a pack or two of the Let it Snow Specialty DSP. Those stinkin’ cute snowmen came from the paper. One can be punched while the other two easily fussy cut. Want to create a sample for yourself or to give as a fabulous gift? Not only do I have a FREE video tutorial for you, but a full PDF instruction file.

Just click this link to download and print or save.

Let it Snow Sampler Instructions

If you need any supplies, be sure to order early. The season is fast approaching and all items in the Holiday Catalog are while supplies last.  Some have already made history, so don’t let that happen to your favorites.

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow Suite Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Good Morning Magnolia Sampler

Good Morning Magnolia Sampler

My WOW ladies LOVE my sampler classes. As soon as I saw the gorgeous Good Morning Magnolia bundle, I knew there was a sampler in my future. Today is the big day, here it is, my Good Morning Magnolia Sampler. 

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Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog will launch tomorrow, June 4th.  That’s your opportunity to order this fabulous new Good Morning Magnolia bundle, along with lots of coordinating products. Check them out on page 37.  If you don’t have a catalog, be sure to request one from me today.

Want to create one of these samplers? Would you like a pre-cut kit? I’ve got an offer for you.

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Here’s how to get your own pre-cut kit of my Good Morning Magnolia Sampler.

  • Order the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper from my online store. (links below)
  • Use my Host Code  YX3GQD2F when placing your order.
  • Order must be placed between June 4 through June 9, 2019.
  • Kit Fee: Free with the order as outlined above All you pay is Priorty Shipping of the kit to you. I will email you an invoice after I’ve been notified of your order. This payment will be accepted via PayPal.
  • Kit will include the following:
    • Pre-Cut kit of all papers and die cuts to complete the Good Morning Magnolia Sampler.
    • All ribbons, trims and embellishments.
    • Full color PDF Instructions emailed to you.
    • Access to my Video Tutorial.
    • NOTE: The 12′ x 12″ designer series paper is NOT inclulded in the kit. You will use one of the sheets from the dsp package that you will receive when you order.
    • All kits will be mailed out no later than June 20, 2019.
  • What you will need to complete the Good Morning Magnolia Sampler as shown in the photos.
    • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso, Petal Pink
    • Stampin’ Blends: Dark Petal Pink, Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Mossy Meadow
    • Stamp Sets: Good Morning Magnolia, Butterfly Wishes
    • Punches: Butterfly Duet
    • Dies: Magnolia Memory
    • Supplies: Wet Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, Die Cutting Machine, Acrylic Blocks or Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers or Stampin’ Sponges.
    • For display, a 12″ x 12″ white shadowbox frame. (Mine was purchased at Michael’s)

Click the thumbnails below to order your Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper from my online store. Be sure to use the Host Code, YX3GQD2F, to qualify for your  Good Morning Magnolia Sampler kit.

If you have any questions are need any help placing your order, contact me here

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Blessed Encouragement Sampler

Blessed Encouragement Sampler

I’m excited to share my Blessed Encouragement Sampler with you guys today. One of my lovely students will be hosting her party this week. My club members give me some input on the project they would like me to design for their special night. This month, I was challenged to create a project with these parameters: “Something to celebrate a dream, a wish, a milestone in my life that I can add to a scrapbook page. Elements to go on a page to celebrate this time in life and all the hard milestones in the last few years. Encouragement for the future.”  With that, I started with her favorite color palette and created the Blessed Encouragement Sampler.

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If you guys visit here often, you know I LOVE texture and layers. Our fabulous embossing folders and dies made that easy with this design. You’ve got to have the Tin Tile and Country Florals embossing folders in your stash of art supplies. They are fabulous! Then, by rubbing on a little Petal Pink ink, over the embossed image, it really made all that texture pop off the page.

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Sometimes, as women, we forget how much we matter. I wanted Connie to know that in a special way. So, I included that message in the 1st block of her sampler. That very important “You Matter” is from the Around the Corner set. And, did you know that butterflies are a deep and powerful representation of life? Incorporating that symbol in the first block of the sampler was extremely important.

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In the second block, I thought I would give a little encouragement with the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage. So sad that set will retire. It can be found on page 114 of the current catalog. But hurry, it will be gone by June 4th. You won’t want to miss it.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blessed Encouragement Sampler, Stampin' Up!

We all need to seize the moment and the sentiment in the third block of my Blessed Encouragement Sampler reminds us of that very important message. This one too, comes from the Ribbon of Courage set. See, I told you that you should scoop up this set.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blessed Encouragement Sampler, Stampin' Up!

Last, but certainly not least, we could all use some beautiful flowers in our lives. Nature is so inspiring. Flowers symbolize things like beauty, hope, patience and joyfulness, just to name a few. The flowers in this block are from a brand spankin’ new set. The Floral Essence set will be offered in a bundle format. Don’t we all love punches? Yes we do! And of course I know you’re asking, where does that beautiful “Blessed” come from. Yep, that’s another new set, To a Wild Rose. It’s becoming one of my favs. Those two will be available beginning June 4, 2019.  Be sure to request your new catalog here

I was happy to create a video tutorial so that you can replicate this one.  Sit back and enjoy! Please let me know if you create my Blessed Encouragement Sampler for someone special in your life. It would make me very happy!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Large Mat – Calypso Coral CS – 12” x 12”
  • Center Mat – Petal Pink CS –  8” x 8”
  • Floral Edge Die Cuts – Whisper White CS – 5” x 7 ½”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions. Using a sponge dauber, lightly ink the elements in the die cut with Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks.

Block #1

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Butterfly – Petal Pink CS – 4 ¼”  x 3”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions, ink in Petal Pink ink.
  • Spiral Rose – Calypso Coral CS – punch one 1 ½” circle, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Cut a spiral and roll with a tweezer, secure closed with wet blue. Pear Pizzazz CS – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions.
  • Small Flowers – Petal Pink CS –  2 ½” x ¾”, punch three flowers using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Pear Pizzazz CS – ¼” X 4”, punch six leaves using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ½” x 1 ½”, stamp the image from Around the Corner in Calypso Coral ink. Fussy cut the image.

Assembly Block #1

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Wet glue the spiral rose to the pear pizzazz flower.
  3. Wet glue the unit to the center of the butterfly.
  4. Wet glue the butterfly body to the center of the embossed mat.
  5. Create the three small flowers, gluing two leaves to each flower. Wet glue the flowers to the embossed mat. Adhere the pearls to the center of the flowers.
  6. Pop the sentiment to the lower right hand corner with mini dimensionals.

Block #2

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage set in Calypso Coral. Die cut the image with the die from Smooth Sailing.
  • Sentiment Accent – Calypso Coral CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, cut with the die from Smooth Sailing.
  • Ribbon – Calypso Coral 3/8” Satin Ribbon – Approximately 11”
  • Embellishment – Frosted Flower – one clear – color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend

Assembly Block #2

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Cut the Sentiment Accent die cut in half, lengthwise. Wet glue to the back of the sentiment, forming a frame at the top and bottom.
  3. Apply three strips of tear and tape to the center of the embossed mat. Loop the ribbon over the tape, securing it to the embossed mat.
  4. Pop the sentiment.

Block #3

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Heart – Calypso Coral CS – 3 ¼” x 4” – cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 ¼” x 4” – stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Calypso Coral, cut the image with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Small Hearts – Petal Pink CS – 1 ½” x 1 ¾” , cut a section of the border die from Be Mine Stitched, isolating 3 different sized hearts on the die. Spritz the hearts with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Ribbon – 5/8” Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink – 6”

Assembly Block #3

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the mat securing to the back with scotch tape.
  3. Pop the sentiment to the Calypso Coral Heart. Pop the unit to the center of the mat.
  4. Wet glue the small hearts to the sentiment heart.

Block #4

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 5”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” – embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Focal Squares – Calypso Coral CS – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” – next the largest and next to the largest stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes set and run through the die cutting machine. Keep both the frame and the center die cut to form the focal image.
  • Sprigs – Sahara Sand CS – 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” – die cut two images with the die from Frosted Bouquet. Spritz the images with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Flowers – Petal Pink CS – 8 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp four flower images in Calypso Coral from Floral Essence set, punch the images with the Perennial Flower punch.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 ¼” x 11” – stamp six leaf images in Pear Pizzazz from the stamp in the Painted Harvest set. Punch the images with the Leaf Punch. Twist the petals with tweezers.
  • Banner – Petal Pink CS – 1” x 5”, punch one edge with the Triple Banner punch, run through the die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Whisper White CS – 1” x 5”, punch one edge with the Triple Banner punch. Stamp the sentiment from To a Wild Rose set in Calypso Coral.
  • Banner Accent – Calypso Coral CS – 3” x 1”, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched.

Assembly Block #4

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Off set the squares and wet glue together.
  3. Adhere the sprigs to the back of the square with scotch tape.
  4. Create two flowers by offsetting the images. Pop the images together with a dimensional.
  5. Wet glue three sets of leaves to the back of each of the flowers.
  6. Wet glue the flowers to the solid square.
  7. Wet glue the banners together.
  8. Wet glue the accent to the bottom of the “Blessed” banner.
  9. Secure the banner to the offset squares with scotch tape.
  10. Pop the entire unit to the block. **NOTE – do not pull the back off the banner at this point. You will do so later.

Final Assembly

  1. Wet glue the 8” x 8” mat of Petal Pink to the center of the 12” x 12” Calypso Coral mat.
  2. Dry fit all the blocks to the Petal Pink mat. Adhere each to the mat with dimensionals.
  3. Wet glue the floral die cuts to the upper right and lower left of the Calypso Coral mat.
  4. Frame in a 12” x 12” shadowbox frame.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you need for this project. Supporting me in this way, helps me share even more creations with you in the future.

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
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$5.95

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Strong & Beautiful

Strong & Beautiful

Welcome! I’m pretty proud of the project I’ve got to share with you today. My inspiration was the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, which has so many lovely positive messages. The gorgeous papers in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack coordinated beautifully.  And then the magic happened, when I laid a sheet of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper on top. Voila!

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Did you know that you can earn both of those gorgeous paper packs for FREE during the remaining days of Sale-a-Bratoin 2019?  Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and you can earn either one. 

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Each of the sweet little blocks on the framed piece are also part of the Petal Promenade papers. Isn’t it lovely? Just cut the blocks into 3″ x 3″ squares and you’re ready to start creating each little vignette. Can’t get any easier than that.

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And my color combination came from the papers of course. I used Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I just love the softness and elegance. 

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My butterflies were stamped using the Beautiful Gala set. It’s so easy to create whatever colors you want, because there are stamps to fill in the color as well. I’ll bet you are dying to create one of these for someone very special in your life. I’ve created three so far, one for a very dear friend, one for my daughter and of course one for my Mom. I would love to share the process with you and have filmed a tutorial so you can create right along with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base – Petal Promenade DSP – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Overlay – Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mat – Grapefruit Grove CS – 8″ x 8″
  • Element Mats – Petal Pink CS – Four @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Element DSP – Petal Promenade DSP – 3″ x 3″, ink all in Petal Pink ink
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 3″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, sentiments cut with the die from Wonderful Floral, Butterflies punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 6″, cut four with the die from Wonderful Floral
  • Sprigs – Smoky Slate CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and Copper Foil Paper – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut four of each with the die from wonderful Floral
  • Small Flowers – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1″ x 8 1/2″, punch 12 flowers with the Bitty Blooms punch.
  • Small Doilies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4 , cut two with the die from Doily Builder
  • Trim Accents – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut four with the die from Doily Builder
  • Basic Pearls – 12
  • Metallic Thread – Copper – crate two 8 loop wraps
  • Champagne Shimmer Mist – spritz butterflies, flowers, and smoky slate sprigs.

Ready to create? Need some supplies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Click any item to begin your shopping cart. Place a $50 order and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 item. Please use my March Host Code, G42C9TDW. As a thank you, I’ll send you my MarchThank You Gift, a pot of Copper Embossing Powder.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Dragonfly Dreams Decor Frame

Dragonfly Dreams Decor Frame

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’ve got a special project to share. This 12×12 Dragonfly Dreams decor frame was a joy to design. One of my lovely club members requested a project highlighting the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams set.

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So many beautiful things on this piece, it’s hard to know where to start. I guess I’ll start with the inspiration. Because we live in Southeast Louisiana, we have lots, I mean lots of dragonflies in my garden. We also are in the middle of the fog season. The weather just doesn’t know what it wants to do. There’s nothing like seeing the low drifting fog and little garden creatures interacting. It hit me there. I wanted the little scenes in my Dragonfly Dreams decor piece to look like they were flying around in the reeds, in the fog mist.

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Now, how was I going to create that foggy look? To the rescue came the subtle embossing folder. Stamping on top of the embossed mat gave it that sketchy look, almost like fog mist. I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the elusion of reeds and foliage in the garden. The Dragonfly needed to really sing. So, I cut it out with our new Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper. Did you know that you can earn that gorgeous paper FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration? WOW!!!! It has a hologram effect, hard to photograph, but I hope you can see the different colors reflected in the light.

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One of my signature flowers is the one tipped in acrylic paint. It gives the flower a vintage look. I used the 4-petal flower punch for my petals and a 1 1/4″ circle, spiral cut, to form the center. Those gorgeous accent leaves and side die-cut detail were cut with the dies from Wonderful Romance.

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The sentiment from Part of My Story started the message on this piece. Choosing the perfect accent words was next. The “amazing” was die cut with the die from Celebrate You. And the sweet little “friend” is one of the many word dies from our new set, Well Said.

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Another fabulous new die set is the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  That’s what I used to make the “friend” title pop. Are you inspired to create one of these for your very own or to give to a special friend?

You can download my FREE PDF Tutorial.

Need some supplies? I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. My January Host Code is D6WZP2XV.

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much again for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this one.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!