Monday, February 19, 2018

Berry Burst Eastern Medallions

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card featuring the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I like how the stamp is curved to fit around the die cut. Colors are Berry Burst and Whisper White.


I love how when this thinlit is cut with the Big Shot, the design stays attached in the cardstock and lets the background show through. Here's a close up so you can see how cool it looks. Most of the thinlits in this set cut out normally and they look great, too, but at least one other thinlit stays attached like this one. I'll post a card using that die soon so you can see it, too.


If you want a stand alone medallion/flower, it's easy to snip the little connecting pieces between the petals like I did in the sunflower card seen here. Two uses from one great die!

These items are available as a bundle (click here to see it and order). During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), add another small item to your order (to get over $50), and you can get a free SAB item, too. Current Hostess Code: QNZAPX4V.

This Mixed Medallions Card Kit might be a good SAB choice since it's a similar style. This card set is FREE but it's only available during Sale-a-Bration and only with a $50 order. Don't miss out!



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine Treat Bag

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Yesterday I posted the Valentine Eclipse card that we made in last month's club. Today I have another project from that club class. It's a treat bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

I have to confess - this isn't my bag. There was a little mishap with my bag, so the band is mine but the bag shown is actually one that one of my club members made.


The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the hearts are from Tabs For Everything, The DSP is retired, but since I found 5 packs of it in my stash, I decided to use it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love Eclipse Card

Here is my first attempt at an Eclipse card. I've been thinking about trying this technique for a while but when one of my club members asked about doing one, that was all it took for me to finally give it a try. We made this card last month in club.


Supplies:

Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Tabs For Everything (the heart), and Good Greetings (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Big Shot: Large Letters Framelits

Sorry the sentiment is from a retired set. You could use the Be Mine or XOXO stamps from Bloomin' Love and they would look great there -- maybe even better.

This angled shot shows the letters a little better. They are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, but I highly recommend using the Foam Adhesive Strips. For one thing, they are skinnier so they fit under the letters better. I had to cut up a lot of dimensionals. For another, they are a little thicker than the dimensionals, so you'll get a little more contrast showing.


Letters with openings, like the O, can be left empty or the center cut out can be put back in. If you put the center cut out back in, be sure to glue it down flat. I liked the extra pop of red on this card. If your image spans onto or over the center, I think it looks better with the center back in.

I hope you'll give this technique a try. They are kind of addictive. The whole time we were making this card, people kept coming up with words and names they wanted to use for Eclipse cards. 

If you are in the Garner/Southern Wake County/Raleigh, NC area and you'd like to join us to make 3 fun projects a month, a new stamp club will be starting in April. I also allow non-club members as space permits. Contact me for more info.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Epic Celebrations Guitar

This card was made with the Epic Celebrations Sale-a-Bration (SAB) set. I think it's great for teenager cards, but doesn't have to be limited to teens and young adults. I'm pretty sure some of the members of our Praise and Worship team at church would enjoy receiving this card as would probably any guitarist.


I used the Aqua Painter and ink to color the guitar. All of the stamps are from Epic Celebrations, which you can get for free with a $50 purchase through March 31, 2018.

Here's a picture of all the stamps in this set:
 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fast Fuse - Buy 1, Get 2 Refills FREE

Update: This sale has ended. According to what I've seen, Stampin' Up! went through a huge amount of Fast Fuse in a short time. WAY MORE than the whole 5 days of the last sale. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The other deals at the end of this email are still available.



The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Back!

As promised, Stampin' Up! brought back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal! For five days only, when you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE—while supplies last! This is the perfect time to stock up and save. So, hurry and get those orders placed. This deal will be gone before you know it!

There is no limit! Order as many as you want!

Remember, if your order is over $50, you get a free Sale-a-Bration item.

February 8–12, 2018 -- While supplies last!


Click HERE to BUY NOW

Hostess Code: QNZAPX4V

Fast Fuse is a great product! It comes in a handy dispenser, similar to SNAIL, but is a stronger adhesive for those projects that need a little more holding power.

I use Fast Fuse for lighter 3-d projects, such bags made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and DSP.
Its extra strength helps pieces embossed with an embossing folder adhere better and stay put.
I've even been known to use it with ribbon and embellishments.
This is definitely an adhesive you want in your stamping kit!

Check out this video by Stampin' Up! for tips and information and then look below for a few tips I've learned that will make your Fast Fuse experience even better:



1) Use a light hand. You do not want to press down hard when using your Fast Fuse.
2) When you are done running the adhesive on your project, use a flick of the wrist (kind of like making a check mark) to break the tape as you remove the dispenser from the project.
3) If adhesive globs up on the dispenser, especially around the area where the tape comes out, clean it off to keep the tape running smoothly.

Promotion Details:

To receive your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills will be added to your order automatically. Once they’ve been added, the price listed for the two refills will show $0.00.
  • This promotion will not apply when ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • This promotion is while supplies last only.
  • Based on our forecasts, we have over-purchased to try to ensure we have enough Fast Fuse Adhesive in stock to support high demand during this promotion.
  • However, due to challenges sourcing this product, we have a large—but finite—amount of Fast Fuse Adhesive we are able to sell.
    • We will turn the promotion off if our Fast Fuse Adhesive supply reaches a predetermined threshold. So don't delay. Place your order now!

  • Want to save even more?

    *What a Gem Paper Pumpkin kit is 50% off through Valentine's Day!

  • *While you're ordering your Fast Fuse, check out the Clearance Rack.
  • *Place a $150 order and get free Stampin' Rewards.
  • *If the order gets to $250, you'll get a bonus $25 in Stampin' Rewards.

  • And, if you still want more savings, join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my team.

  • *Choose $125 in Stampin' Up! products for only $99 (and no shipping!).
  • *Through 3/31/18, get 2 free stamp sets with your starter kit.
  • *New demonstrators save 20% on their orders.
  • *Opportunities to earn more free stuff with the Stampin' Start program.
  • *Contact me for details or click here to join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my team.
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018

    Heartfelt Blooms Open House Card

    I had my Occasions Catalog/Sale-a-Bration (SAB) open house today. Thanks to everybody who came. We had a great time!

    Here's the card we made. It uses 2 SAB products, which means you can get them for free when you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! products (one each per $50 purchase). I try to keep open house cards a little simpler for several reasons -- I'm never sure how many people will come, so simpler cards make for easier prep and less waste; sometimes I get new stampers and I don't want them to be overwhelmed; and it reduces wait time if a bunch of people show up at once.


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms (SAB item) 
    Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
    Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
    Ribbon: Shimmer Ribbon Pack (SAB item)

     While designing the card, I also made this variation. It's very similar but I switched the colors of the background layer and the ribbon. Because the Bermuda Bay ribbon is thinner, I made the Very Vanilla top layer a little smaller.


    The Calypso Coral layer is textured cardstock. It's no longer available, but it's what I had on hand. You could use smooth cardstock. I only mention it in case you notice it looks different. I like the look of textured cardstock so I bought a lot when it retired and I use it often on my personal projects. I have enough that if you'd like to try it, I can sell you some. Just let me know.

    I took a quick picture of the snacks before everyone showed up but once people where there I was so busy answering questions, helping people with their cards, and visiting that I never thought about pictures again until everyone left.


    If you are local to the Raleigh/Garner area, I hope you can make it to one of my events. I love meeting new stampers and we always have a good time.

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

    What's New With You? NC SU Demos Blog Hop

    It's time for another NC Stampin' Up Demos Blog Hop. This month the theme is What's New With You? It can be anything new - from the new Ocassions or Sale-a-Bration catalogs, a new technique, a new idea - anything, as long as it's new to us. I'm sure you'll see lots of great ideas as you travel through the hop.

    I decided to use the stamp set, Fortunate to Know You, from the 2018 Occasions catalog. I particularly like the assortment of messages that look like the fortune from the fortune cookie. It's a fun set that you can use for a variety of occasions.


    For the first card, I stamped the take out box and fortune cookie message on Whisper White, the fortune cookie on Crushed Curry, and the chopsticks on Crumb Cake. Then I cut out each element and adhered it to a Real Red background layer on a Whisper White base. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the fortune. I colored the heart with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker and the box handle with Smoky Slate.


    This card is similar, but requires more coloring and less cutting. I still have the Whisper White base and Real Red background layer. For this card I stamped directly onto a Whisper White layer, except for the top cookie which was fussy cut and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The heart is again colored with Real Red and the handle with Smoky Slate. I wanted to color the fortune cookie with Crushed Curry, but could not find my marker. So, I dug into my retired stuff and pulled out my More Mustard Stampin' Write marker. I have to admit, I really miss that color. It's perfect for so many things, especially Fall cards.


    This last sample is a simple, one layer card. I positioned the fortune cookies so I didn't have to cut out any of them. I like the other two cards more -- who doesn't like more layers and popped up elements? However, I make birthday cards for our Card Ministry at church and was looking for a quick card since I make so many at one time. I was on the L2L team and just got my Stamparatus, so I'm thinking I'll be able to stamp these up in no time! I colored these fortune cookies with Crumb Cake. It's not my favorite. I think I'll look a little harder for my Crushed Curry marker before I start cranking these out.


    I hope you enjoyed seeing how the same stamp set and similar layout can look so different. The single layer card is fine, especially for what I need it for, but a few layers and some cutting really step it up for only a little more effort.

    The 2018 Occasions catalog goes live on January 3rd. Do you have yours yet? For those of you in the Raleigh area who don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'm having an Open House on Saturday. You can come by and find out about my upcoming classes, do a make-and-take, get an Occasions catalog, and more. 

    Thanks for joining us for this month's blog hop. Next up is Sue Stapp.


    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/suestapp/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2152011/entry/n_c_demonstrators_november_blog1

    Here's the entire blog hop list in case you get lost somewhere along the way:

     Toni Campana
    Tamra Davis
    Jo Anne Hewins
    Tracie Evans Langley
    Laurie Meier
    Sue Root - You are here.
    Sue Stapp
    Frances Wagner

     

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    Merry Cafe

    I know...Christmas was yesterday. But at our house we have several celebrations with different parts of our family. Today was our final Christmas celebration, so I have a final Christmas card to share with you - as well as a couple of other cards that use the cute set, Merry Cafe, and the coordinating Coffee Cup Framelits.




    Merry Cafe and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (the DSP on the middle card) are retiring January 2nd and only available while supplies last.

    You can cover a lot of holidays/seasons with this stamp set:


    Look at all these gorgeous designs:


    These cards were all made as part of a shoebox swap at a demo only event I attended. Unfortunately, I don't have the names of the demos who designed and brought each of these cards. If you're reading this post and one of these is your card, leave a comment and I'll add the credit.

    Monday, December 25, 2017

    Peace On Earth

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Here are two variations of the same card, using the Carols Of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits. The message is one that shows up at Christmas but in truth should be at the forefront year-round.

     We made this first card in stamp club a couple months ago. If you'd like to learn make cards like this and other great projects, as well as fun techniques and fancy folds, consider joining my Stamp Club. A new round  is starting in January. Contact me to get more information or to sign up. Details are also available here.


      I made this next card as part of a shoebox swap at a demo event earlier this year. I think I used it for inspiration for the card I designed for club but that was so long ago, I don't quite remember. There's been a lot of stamping going on since then!

    I like the darker colors of the card I designed but I also think the snow and the sparkle from the Silver Glimmer Paper are nice. It's interesting to me how cards can be very similar in design but have a different feel based on the papers used.


    The Card Front Builder Thinlits and Carols of Christmas stamp set are retiring when the Holiday Catalog ends on January 2, 2018, so be sure to get them before they are gone. The retiring list can be found here.

    Sunday, December 24, 2017

    Gift Tags

    As you wrap those last minute packages, here are a few ideas.

    These tags are made with the Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label punch, assorted Designer Series Papers, Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Jute Twine. 


    The outer tags were made by me but designed by Martinette Horner as part of a project we made at the NC Stampin' Up! Demos event I went to in September. If you'd like to attend events like this, join my team and we can go together. Getting together with other demos is lots of fun and just one of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Contact me or check out my website for more details.

    I designed the other tag, but apparently the ribbon was added after the picture was taken.

    This tag is made with the Many Mittens Framelits. The thread I used is retired, but Stampin' Up! offers lots of ribbon and Baker's Twine options that would work.
     

    The tag opens up to put a message inside. These framelits have a coordinating stamp set, Smitten Mittens, that has a TO/FROM stamp in it. However, the stamp I used comes from Cookie Cutter Christmas. The message comes from Nature Sings. I got this idea from Pinterest but modified it some.
     

    I came up with another cute idea using the Many Mittens Framelits - a Christmas ornament. Instead of making it like a book, just layer the three layers (Real Red front and back with Sahara Sand in the middle).  Be sure to attach the hanging ribbon inside as you glue the layers together. The ornament hangs the opposite way of the tag (band up).


    Many Mittens includes some dies that emboss and I used one of them to emboss the band on the back of the ornament. It gives it a finished look.
     

    This ornament also looks cute hung on a bottle of wine you are giving as a gift, such as a hostess gift. It does double duty because it dresses up the bottle for gift giving, but then the recipient also has the ornament. You could also use this to embellish a package instead of a bow.

    Several of the items in today's post are discounted and/or retiring when the Holiday Catalog ends. These items are only available while supplies last. Check it out at my online store. While you're there, check out the Clearance Rack which was recently updated. Current hostess code is BDBZUZSX.

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    Carols Of Christmas

    We made this card earlier in the year at Stamp Club. It was made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits.


    Sometimes club members like to add their own spin to a card. This variation was done by Corothy.
     

    Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits are both available through my online store. Thanks for choosing me as your demonstrator.

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Tree Ring Birthday Card

    I chose this Designer Series Paper (DSP) because the age of a tree is determined by counting its rings. It seemed appropriate for a birthday card that refers to the recipient's age. Of course, it's for a 79th birthday.


    I think this sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set is such a nice thing to say to someone. Who wouldn't like to be told the world is a better place because they're in it? The 79 was cut with the Large Numbers Framelits and Big Shot. Obviously you would die cut the age of the recipient. The DSP is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack.

    The recipient of my card is a gardener, so it's just one more way this card was personalized for him. However, this is a great gender neutral card that anyone would enjoy. It's not all frilly so is masculine enough for a man, but the imagery of the tree rings works for a man or a woman.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite DSP. There are so many great ones to choose from., it will be interesting to see what people answer.

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Colorful Seasons Fall Card

    Here's another card featuring beautiful, colorful leaves. This time the leaves are stamped instead of die cut. The stripe across the front is cardstock that has been scored along every line on the Simply Scored. The lighter colored leaves were created by stamping off, which basically means stamping a second time before re-inking.


    Here's the inside of the card:
     

     Supplies:
    Stamps: Colorful Seasons
    Ink:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
    Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
    Big Shot: Layering Circle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits
    Tool: Simply Scored


    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Today's the day...

    Today's the day to get FREE shipping from Stampin' Up! That's right - no shipping on any order. No minimum shipping, so if you just need a few things now's the time. No limit, so if you need lots of stuff you can save some serious money. Nothing is excluded.

    Stock up on the stuff that doesn't usually go on sale --

    Cardstock
    Envelopes
    SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, and don't forget the new Mini Dimensionals. Love those!

    Maybe you've been waiting to get some basics like a bone folder or scissors.

    Do you need new Big Shot pads or want the magnetic platform?
     
    Stock up on cutting blades and re-inkers. That way you'll have them on hand next time you need them.
     
    Order a gift for a friend - or multiple friends - and your Christmas to-do list just got shorter. With free shipping, if they live far away, you can just send it directly to their house.
     
    A card kit is a great gift for a new stamper. They're also great to have on hand if you need a card in a hurry.
     
     Is there something you've been wanting to try? The new Stampin' Blends markers or an embellishment, maybe? Go for it.

    The Clearance Rack is full of great deals and with no shipping some of that stuff's a steal.
     
    This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are two catalogs full of ideas.
     
    Order online using hostess code MNVA2YN7 (for orders under $150; over $150, collect your own hostess benefits) or send me your order by 9:00pm if you want to be part of the group order. Either way, get a free gift from me as a thank you. Sale ends 11:59pm MT

    Thank you so much for reading my blog. As a reward for making it the whole way to here, I have a card to share with you today.


    I used the Baby Bear stamp set and Labeler alphabet. Yes, the cute little bow is part of the Baby Bear set. I believe the ivy is from a retired set but I know there are current sets with something that would work.

    Remember, you can get the supplies for this card and anything else you want with free shipping today.

    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    NC Stampin' Up Demos November Blog Hop


    Welcome to this month's North Carolina Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Anything Christmas or Hanukkah. I'm sure you'll get lots of great ideas as you travel through the blogs this month.



    My card is a Christmas card, but by changing out the sentiment it could be a Hanukkah card, a general Seasons Greetings card, or appropriate for any winter occasion.


    I used the Swirly Snowflakes die and my Big Shot to create the beautiful snowflake border. One of the dies cut the border with the tiny holes and another cut the snowflakes. Another die makes a row of tiny holes like the ones on the border. Some of the stampers ran that along the white strip to the left of the snowflakes. It was pretty both ways. Swirly Snowflakes is part of the  Snowflake Sentiments bundle.

    The sentiment is from the stamp set, Nature Sings, and was cut out using the Layering Ovals framelits. The Pool Party scalloped oval that is layered behind the sentiment was cut using the same set of framelits. The pretty snowflake paper is from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.

     Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza sale. Huge savings!

    Tomorrow is free shipping from Stampin' Up!

    If you order online, today or tomorrow, please use hostess code MNVA2YN7 and receive a thank you gift from me.


    Thanks for stopping by. Next stop on the blog hop is Sue Stapp.

    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/suestapp/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2152011/entry/n_c_demonstrators_november_blog1

     Here's the entire blog hop list in case you get lost somewhere along the way:
    Sue Root - you are here 

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Colorful Seasons Fall Card

    Flash Sale on Monday, 11/27/17 (midnight to 11:59pm, MT). FREE SHIPPING on your whole order! Everything included, no limits. Please use hostess code MNVA2YN7.

    I love Fall cards with colorful leaves and this one is no exception. The leaves were die cut with the Seasonal Layers Framelits, which are part of the Colorful Seasons bundle and the background was embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Both techniques require the Big Shot.

     

    The pennant was hand cut and then stamped with words from Thoughtful Banners. I chose this saying because I was making the card for someone specific and this is the message I wanted for her. When we made this card in club, most of the stampers chose sayings related to the season. Stampin' Up! has lots of great sets with sayings, so there are plenty of options. 

    The Gold Satin Ribbon was on the Clearance List when this was a club project. It appears to be gone now. I think the Burlap Ribbon would look good in it's place. It would give it a more rustic feel. 

    To shape the leaves, I folded them in half from left to right and then folded them back and forth from top to bottom, like a fan. After I opened them, I re-folded any lines that were not creased enough. You can also use your bone folder to create the "veins" of the leaves. If you use the bone folder, it will look more precise than my method. 

    Remember, FREE shipping on Monday, 11/27/17, so it's the perfect time to get the supplies to make this card.

    Monday, November 20, 2017


    Big savings are always a favorite in my book and this sale definitely has some items I want.

    There are 3 parts to this sale, so look closely at dates.

    Monday Nov. 20th: 24 hour stamp sale: 20% off selected sets.
    Nov. 20 - 26: Exclusive deals priced at 10% to 50% off.
    Nov. 27: 24 hour flash sale.. check back soon for all the details.

    The 11/27 flash sale items have not been announced yet, but you can see the other items here:

    http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Online%20Extravaganza/Item%20List%20Flyer%20US.pdf

    You can shop online using hostess code MNVA2YN7.

    And just to get you a little more excited, I'm going to share some projects and a video using some of the sale items.

    The Coffee Cup Framelits are on sale. You can use these alone, but there's a great coordinating stamp set and some delightful Designer Series Paper (DSP) you can get at regular price to go with them. Photo courtesy of the  Stampin' Up! facebook page.

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    Cool Treats stamp set is only on sale Monday, so don't delay in ordering this. Photo courtesy of the  Stampin' Up! facebook page.

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    This video features the Bloomin Heart Thinlits (11/20-26) and some of the projects use the stamp set Bloomin Love (one day only, 11/20). The presenter is Brandi Barnard, who some of you might remember visited one of my classes last year.



    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Remember to take advantage of this great sale by shopping online using hostess code MNVA2YN7.

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Stamparatus Is Here


    Some of you know that I was selected to be part of the Leader to Leader (L2L) program which was actively developing a new product for Stampin' Up! Well, that project is now ready to unveil. Our project is the Stamparatus, a stamp positioning tool. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it! 

    This tool will be great to help you position your two step stamping easily and accurately, eliminating waste and frustration. And imagine the time savings when doing multiples of the same project.

    Check out the video to find out more.

     

    So, how do you get one? Funny you should ask. Stampin' Up! is trying something new to get these out as efficiently as possible. Beginning 11/16/17 (Thursday) at 4:00pm, you can reserve a Stamparatus which will be available in early February.

    The details as I understand them are as follows:

    1) You must have an online account. If you don't have one, just click Create Account at the online store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator.

    2) Between
    November 16–30, 2017, reserve your Stamparatus. There will be a Stamparatus page. Go there and you'll see what to click to make the reservation.

    3)
    Reservation quantities are while supplies last. This is to avoid backorders in February. I suggest if you want this, that you make your reservation on 11/16/17 (or as soon as you see this email).

    4) If you miss out on this reservation period, there will be another one in December, to be available in mid March.

    5) You have to enter your credit card number, but you won't be charged until you finalize the order when it is available in February. At that time, you will be able to order as normal, using a hostess code and taking advantage of any promotions.

    6) Price is only $49. That means you'll almost have enough to qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item. You can only reserve 1.

    Let me know in the comments what you think about the Stamparatus. That's also a good place to leave any questions. Or, you can always contact me at the email address in the header.


    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    High Tide Lighthouse

    I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend at the beach with the awesome Youth Group from our church. The weather was beautiful and even though the water was pretty cold, the youth and at least two of the counselors went for a swim. We didn't have a lighthouse near us but I saw the photo of this beach-y card on my phone and thought I'd post it in honor of my great weekend.

    The Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine is retired but there are some other colors of baker's twine you could substitute or maybe the Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon.

    Hope your weekend was as good, or even better, than mine!

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Metallic Dragonfly

    This card came from the Demo event I went to in September. Each table was given a box full of assorted supplies and we were challenged to make a card using only items in the box. This is what I made.


    I love all the shiny metallic items currently available from Stampin' Up! This card has Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) as well as Copper and Champagne Foil Sheets. Check out the online store (when you get to my site, click Shop Now; if you order, please use hostess code MNVA2YN7; thank you) for even more metallic fun - other DSPs, more colors of Foil Sheets, Washi Tape...

    The dragonfly was cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and Big Shot. As I said, everything was already done and in the bag so I don't know which stamp set the sentiment came from. I like it so I should find out. Anyone know? If so, please leave a comment to let me know. Thanks.

    Do you have a bunch of scraps and random pieces laying around? Why don't you give this challenge a try and see what you come up with?

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