Friday, July 14, 2017

Daisy Delight Thank You

I've been having fun creating cards for my Quick and Easy Cards class on Monday.  There's just something about a card that doesn't have a lot of layers and that goes together quickly.  I know I sometimes subscribe to the more is better philosophy when simple can be quite stunning.   I was inspired to put the white daisy on the coordinating Designer Series Paper and then on white again after seeing a box made by a demo in Europe.  While the box was not quick and easy, the white on DSP on white is, and I knew I wanted to do something along those lines.    

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Life's Short Lemon Zest Card

Life's short...squeeze it for all it's worth. This set, Lemon Zest, is a fun new set with a range of sentiments to express your mood.  And when you need a quick no nonsense card, this is a great go to set.  

I am having my first ever, Quick and Easy Cards class on Monday night, and this is one of the 5 cards we'll be making.  I wanted another excuse to pull out some of my new stamp sets, but I wanted it to be a quick and easy class - just like the cards will be.  It will be great for beginners and for any stamper who loves to stamp and wants to make a few cards!  

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Catalog Stamp-a-Stack

It was a great weekend for stamping!  I had fun creating with all new stamp sets as well as a couple new embossing folders and a punch.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One In a Melon Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Getting a Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail once a month is so much fun.  Though I may not get the kits made immediately, I do open them right away.  It's a fun surprise at the end of the day with my stack of bills and junk mail. But this month's kit arrived yesterday, and I started putting it together today!  I made the gift bag just as it was designed.  I just love the watermelon tissue paper tucked into that watermelon striped bag. But just for fun, I made some changes to the note cards.  I added a layer of Emerald Envy and Whisper White to the preprinted note card before stamping another watermelon and my own sentiment.  To learn more about Paper Pumpkin, click here.  If you'd like to purchase a one month subscription for yourself or for a gift, visit my online store.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Stationary

At the end of the school year, I make note cards with my students so they can practice their writing skills by writing letters in the summer.  I stamp and address one to me, and I encourage the kids to write me a letter with the promise that I'll write back.  It's so much fun to go to the mailbox and find one of their letters.  Last year was my first year to do this, and they trickled in throughout the summer.

Some year I will be organized and will have a stack of cards ready to send back as soon as I get a letter from one of my students, but for now, I am creating as they come in.  So today I had fun making a teacherish card to send back to two of my kids.  I want some bigger words and have my eye on the hostess set You're Delightful for future cards.

I used some retired products with the kids and on my own cards, but I did use the new Crafting Forever stamp set and masked the stamp with the 3 pens so only one stamped on the card.  Such a fun set!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Gluing Made Easy

In yesterday's post, I promised a great tip for gluing those intricate die cuts that was neat and easy.  As I was putting 30 of these together, it was especially handy and made for quicker work!

Put a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (green lid glue)  in an empty container lid and dab it on using a small piece of a Stamping Sponge.  Be sure to work with a Silicone Craft Sheet under it to avoid sticking to your workspace.

If you are someone who has a heavy hand with the glues, I recommend you give it a try.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Life is Beautiful Adirondack Chair Card

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen a couple of pictures of this work in progress.  (And if you don't, please hop over there and start)!  I was getting it ready for a demonstrator swap and it was one of the first projects I did for the new catalog.  I made 28 of these and got 28 different cards back from my demonstrator friends - so much fun to get that package in the mail!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is going to be a regular in my rotation because it is so versatile.  It includes beach chairs, leaves, flowers and snowflakes so each season, it will be new again!  

To create the sand and water, I tore the top edge of cardstock and Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  Our cardstock has color throughout so you get a colored edge even after tearing.  But if you tear towards yourself on the Designer Series Paper, you get the white edge for whitecaps on the waves.  I did borrow some stamps from High Tide for the sand, grass, and birds.  Check back later this week for my best tip for gluing all of those chairs on neatly!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Just Breath Adirondack Chairs

This new thinlit is hands down my favorite in the new catalog. I've always loved Adirondack chairs, and this set is so versatile because it represents all of the seasons.  Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits will be in my regular rotation.

The combination of 3 of the new In Colors for the chairs is really what made the card.  Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink look so great together.  To create the sand, I use the water stamp from the High Tide stamp set and tore the top edge of my cardstock.   I finished it off with the birds.  Who wouldn't want to be sitting in one of those chair right now?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Summer Love New Catalog Card Class

This event started as a Christmas event, then we added a spring class, and now I'm excited to say we are doing a new catalog event.  Please join us and enjoy using all new catalog products!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Retiring Products Some Discounted up to 50%

Each year to make room for some great new products, Stampin' Up retires some of our favorites.  Here is a PDF list of retiring products. Things are while supplies last so for best results go to my store and order online.

Here are a few samples made with soon to be retired stamp sets.

Most of the time, I am happy to usher out the old to make room for the new, but I am sorry to see Oh So Succulent on that list.  Join us Tuesday to make this sampler before it's gone!  Class fee $25 or free with a minimum $40 order.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Basket Bunches Sucker Holder

I was finishing up putting away the goodies from the retreat I went to a few weekends ago, and I wanted to share this cutie my friend Liz made.  Look at all of the pieces and detail she put into each sucker holder!  There were 18 of us so it kept her busy for a while!

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Monday, April 3, 2017

A Bunch of Birthday Cards

Every once in awhile, I like to do strictly birthday cards for my stamp-a-stack.  So this year I decided to  do the birthday cards in my birthday month so I can easily remember when we did them.  Many times we do all occasion cards that can be made into birthday, but these are pretty clearly birthday only!  (We will sneak in an Easter bunny card too this month.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Basket Bunch Easter Card

When I opened the Occasions catalog, I just knew I needed the Basket Bunch stamp set and framelits!  I've made spring cards and of course this little guy is perfect for Easter.  Stay tuned for more projects featuring this awesome set!

We'll be making 3 of these guys on Friday and Saturday at our monthly stamp-a-stack along with some birthday cards.  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stamping Retreat

I had so much fun last weekend at our ImPECKables group retreat.  I worked on my scrapbook layouts, cards and projects.  It's a great chance to spend time with my stamping friends and make some new ones!  Here are just a few of the table treats!  Definitely a highlight of the weekend!

Oh So Succulent Sampler

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I am so excited to be hosting this 8 x 8 Oh So Succulent Sampler class Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:00.  With a lot of help from team members, Rae Anne and Becky, I came home from my retreat last weekend with this project ready to go.  I just love it, and I know you will too!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside the Lines Color Spritz

If you're not sure you want to color this Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, you can always spritz it!  A few drops of reinker and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer to creat a light background makes for a quick card!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Global Design Project #GDP074 - Perfect Mix

I've been busy creating for a stamp class Tuesday night and planning for a March event.  But once in awhile, it's fun to have someone tell me what to make.  When I'm needing a little break and to revive my creativity, I like to participate in a challenge. I knew I wanted to use my new Perfect Mix stamp set, and this Global Design Project #GDP074 was right up my alley.

I used a banner from the Lots of Labels Framelits and did some paper piecing for the mixing bowl.  After adding a little Whisper White Baker's Twine, I was done.  Quick and easy.  Thanks Global Design Team for the inspiration!

Beautiful You Reflection Technique

For anyone who has been stamping for awhile, the reflection technique has been around.  But not many stamp sets lend themselves to the technique.  I've used Lovely as a Tree several times, but now Beautiful You has changed all of that!  I started out with the umbrella lady, but then I decided to try the dancing lady.  I can't decide which one I like the best.  So Tuesday night, my stampers get to choose.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cool Treats Holder

Doesn't this paper and stamp set just make you think about warm weather?  It's going to be record breaking warm today so I'm getting my stamping done this morning and plan some yard work for this afternoon.

We'll be making this clever little box Tuesday night at my stamp class.  The Cool Treats stamp set and product suite is about my all time favorite in this catalog!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Tasty Trucks Birthday

Oh my goodness!  Tasty Trucks was one of my two favorite Sale-A-Bration sets the first time I saw the catalog.  I chose to use that set for a demonstrator swap card that I created back in December, but this one was for last weekend's Stamp-a-Stack.  We were already using the watercolor pencils with a blender pen so I decided we should keep with the blender pen and use the stamp pads.   For anyone who had never used the blender pen, it was a great chance to learn a couple of different ways to use it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Thanks to My Paper Pumpkin, I put my valentines together pretty quickly for my class last night.  I altered the set a little and left off the wooden arrows.  I've seen them tear into a handmade project pretty quickly so I knew they wouldn't be missed.


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You don't know what you are getting ahead of time, but there are so many alternatives out there on Pinterest even if you aren't crazy about the kit, some clever person will use it in an unexpected way.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sealed with Love Valentine

I spent some time this weekend getting ready for my Stamp-a-Stack next weekend.  I am pretty pleased with my cards this month and we will be doing 4 designs instead of the usual 3.  Here is the Valentine card we'll be doing.

Here's a close-up of the envelope.  Such a fun little detail!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Valentine Sampler Sealed with Love

I had my stampers here last weekend for team meeting.  One of our Make-n-takes involved a tub of valentine supplies. We all work together and created this fun sampler.

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Catalogs!

We had a great weekend stamping Friday night and Saturday morning. All of our projects featured stamp sets from the new Occasions or Sale-a-bration catalog.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Thank You Notes with Scraps

Thanks to the icy weather before Christmas, I'm going back to school and will be having a Christmas party with my students on our first day. I wanted to be prepared with thank you notes since we are well past Christmas.  How do you use your scraps? I used a piece of 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 DSP on a note card.  It's a quick thank you card and a simple way to use up some scraps. If you're using card stock and standard envelopes, make your center image a little bit bigger or post it in the upper half of the card.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Online Ordering Thank You Gifts

Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to a new year of stamping and scrapbooking!  I'm also looking forward to my new thank you gifts to customers who order $40 or more online.  If you are a scrapbooker, I will send you the pieces to create a quick 2 page 12 x 12 layout.  All you'll have to do is drop in photos and create your title.  I'll send you a picture of my finished layout and the pieces you need to duplicate the page.  And each month, there will be a new layout!!  Be sure to use the hostess code that can be found in the upper left-hand corner of this page.  

What about those of you who don't scrapbook?  I haven't forgotten about you!  I will send you a couple of finished cards or card kits at the end of each month.  No two will be alike!

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