Thursday, September 27, 2018

Quick and Cute Little Note Card Idea

We've decided to do an extended Garage Sale this Friday and Saturday, so I thought today would be a good time to feature and quick and cute card. 
Do you need a quick and cute idea?  Grab a note card, a stamp set, a couple of punch and let's get at it.  
Choose Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst and you've got a winner.  Sometimes, you just want something quick and cute.
September Events
EXTENDED GARAGE SALE!!! 
                   --- Friday, September 28 / 8:00-4:00
                   --- Saturday, September 29 / 8:00-NOON

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.  (while supplies last!)

October Events
Oct. 8 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Project, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Kit poinsettia.
     CLASS FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Oct. 20 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
     6 Beautiful Christmas Cards
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

November / December Events:
Nov. 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30     Mixed Media Christmas Project
     PAY TO REGISTER ON WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Cards, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Card Kit.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Birthday Card and a Little Fall Vignette

Here's another version of a Fall card I made using our Blended Seasons stamp set.  I made a big batch of these for the September birthday cards for our church to send out.  I'm actually using this same stamp set for their October birthdays and I'll be sharing that card soon.
I layered 2 punched pieces to create the focal piece of the card.
Notice how the top layer pops when you add a black mat behind it.
Here's a little Fall vignette for you to enjoy.  I made this sampler several years ago and am still enjoying displaying it each Fall season.

September Events
EXTENDED GARAGE SALE!!! 
                   --- Friday, September 28 / 8:00-4:00
                   --- Saturday, September 29 / 8:00-NOON

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.  (while supplies last!)

October Events
Oct. 8 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Project, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Kit poinsettia.
     CLASS FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Oct. 20 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
     6 Beautiful Christmas Cards
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

November / December Events:
Nov. 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30     Mixed Media Christmas Project
     PAY TO REGISTER ON WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Cards, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Card Kit.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Watercolor Poinsettia Project

Today's project was inspired by a fellow demonstrator.  I fell in love with the project as soon as I saw it.  We'll be making this one at our October 8 Scraps and Prayers class.  I love how my version turned out.  Take a look.



September Events
TODAY --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.  
               (while supplies last!)

October Events
Oct. 8 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Project, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Kit poinsettia.
     CLASS FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Oct. 20 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
     6 Beautiful Christmas Cards
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

November Events: 
Nov. 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30
     Mixed Media Christmas Project
     PAY TO REGISTER ON WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
December Events:
Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Cards, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Card Kit.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Timeless Tidings: A Gorgeous Card Kit

If you've followed my blog for a long time, you'll notice that I've had to eat my words a bit about not enjoying card kits as much as starting from 'scratch' for my design.  Stampin' Up! now offers some card kits that are cute, fun, and beautiful - depending on the kit.  I've enjoyed making several of them now and the one I'm featuring today is just gorgeous.  It has the most beautiful watercolor images you can imagine.  We'll actually be using the kit for our October project, as well as our December cards in my Scraps and Prayers classes.  Take a look.



Aren't these gorgeous?  If you decide to purchase your own kit, you'll be able to make 20 cards.

September Events
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.  
               (while supplies last!)
October Events
Oct. 8 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Project, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Kit poinsettia.
     CLASS FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Oct. 20 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
     6 Beautiful Christmas Cards
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

November Events:
Nov. 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30
     Mixed Media Christmas Project
     PAY TO REGISTER ON WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.
Dec. 10 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00
     Christmas Cards, showcasing the Timeless Tidings Card Kit.
     PAY TO REGISTER ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

Monday, September 17, 2018

My Favorite Detailed Lace Project

In my previous post, I shared some fun sheets in various colors that I made from using spritzers with our lace overlays as stencils.  Here's the wonderful project I made using a spritzed lace sheet as my background.  I love it!  I must give credit to this wonderful artist for the inspiration.  Here's my version of her project.
I spent a long time on this project and loved every minute of the creative process.
Remember this sheet (below)?  This is what was under the layer I used for today's project.  I will still have this sheet to make some coordinating cards --- or another project:)
Love it!  This fits into a 12 X 12" frame.  I chose a white frame because it seemed to best compliment my project.  The color story is Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.
September Events
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.  
               (while supplies last!)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Detailed Lace Magic

Making magic, using our Detailed Lace CS?  Who knew!  Gather some 12 X 12" CS, a package of our Detailed Lace --- actually called Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper --- a few favorite colors of reinkers mixed with alcohol in our spritzers, and let the magic begin.  Here are some of the results from my efforts. 

1.  Berry Burst project:
Here is the lace overlay that I spritzed.
Here is the Whisper White CS that was under the lace when I spritzed it with Berry Burst.  It's so pretty!
2.  Here is the Whisper White CS that I placed under another lace overlay.  
I'll share what I did with the lace piece in another post.  It's pretty amazing, if I say so myself.
This is a color story using 2 colors --- Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to share the project I made with the lace.  Keep checking back so you don't miss it. 

3.  Coastal Cabana project:
Here is the Whisper White CS that was under it when I spritzed it.  
4.  Granny Apple Green project:
I love how this one turned out, too.  I intentionally left the color a little more uneven, to give more interest.
Now ... I have a lot of cutting apart of all these sheets to do.  Check back for some future posts to see what I make with all the pieces.

September Events

September 15 --- Saturday Stampers / REGISTRATION CLOSED
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 11; no exceptions.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PAY TO REGISTER.  DON'T MISS OUT!!!
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Free DSP? Yes, please!

Just a reminder today --- For the month of September, you can host a qualifying party (or order a qualifying amount just for you, to stock up on holiday project supplies) and earn a free package of Christmas DSP.  It's called Dashing Along and it's really pretty.
If your individual order OR your party order is $250. or more, you will receive a free package of this DSP --- in addition to your regular hostess benefits.  Also, you'd qualify for my special offer which runs through September.  If you're placing a qualifying order as an individual, do NOT use the September Hostess Code.  You want all the hostess benefits to go directly to you.

September Events

September 15 --- Saturday Stampers / REGISTRATION CLOSED
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 11; no exceptions.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PAY TO REGISTER.  DON'T MISS OUT!!!
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Foliage Frame Framelits for Gift Packaging and a Stamparatus Tip

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to spoil my customers with little gifts, created using stamping and paper-crafting materials.  Here's a peek at one of the gifts I made for those placing orders of $35. or more during June-September.  They will also be getting one more surprise gift, along with getting to choose a prize from my prize basket.  Fun!  You can still get in on the fun through the end of September.
I really liked our new Floral Frames stamp set the first time I saw it.  I was surprised at my struggle with getting the stamp to be placed exactly where I wanted it.  Then, I came to my senses and realized the solution was simple and right in front of me.  I used the negative pieces from the die cut, along with a lined sticky note, to help me get it placed exactly where I wanted it, using my Stamparatus.  After getting it positioned correctly, I just popped the die cut back into the negative piece and stamped.  Now it was fun and easy and I could make multiples for gifts and know each one was exactly right.
I wrapped wide Washi Tape around my magnet to make it easier to handle.
Look closely and you can see that I watercolored all the leaves around the circle.  I really like how these turned out.  Shhh!  I'm not telling what the surprises are inside the pillow box.  There are actually 3 little surprises inside.
September Events:
September 15 --- Saturday Stampers / REGISTRATION CLOSED
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 11; no exceptions.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PAY TO REGISTER.  DON'T MISS OUT!!!
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tin Tile Fall Decor Project

I've worked on this project for a long time and am so happy to share it with you today.  We'll be making this project (minus the frame) at our Sept. 17 (note - a week later than usual) Scraps and Prayers class.  (Mon., Sept.10 is the deadline to pay to register for this class.)  This project was inspired by the framed project on page 42 in our new Holiday Catalog.  The first time I saw it, I could hardly wait for my pre-order to arrive so I could make my version of it.  And here it is.
I knew I wanted to use an 8 X 8" square frame, with a shallow shadow box look to it.  I looked high and low and the only ones that I could find did not have removable glass.  This project needs to show all the texture and dimension to the layers and would never look the same behind glass.

My solution:  I bought an inexpensive frame with a metal backing that had a text painted on it.  I simply covered it with DSP (after a little painting) and built my project from there.  I had to add an extra piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, as well as DSP, but I made it work.
The star of the entire project is the 'tin tile' layer.  It is created using our new Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF --- an absolutely amazing embossing folder.  I added layers of ink over it, to give a slightly distressed/aged look to it.  An interesting thing about this project is that it mixes a variety of metals together --- copper, tin, gold glimmer --- while still maintaining a rustic look.
I know you've heard me say it before, but this was one of my most favorite projects ever.
September Events:
September 15 --- Saturday Stampers / REGISTRATION CLOSED
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 11; no exceptions.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PAY TO REGISTER.  DON'T MISS OUT!!!
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Circle of Flowers Card

Here's another card from a favorite old stamp set.  Again, I used Stampin' Blends for the coloring.
I love the little bunny.

September Events:
September 15 --- Saturday Stampers / REGISTRATION CLOSED
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 10; no exceptions.
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hostess Code ID Change / Flying Home Card

Please note new ID for September Hostess Code. 
September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach. 

And here's a card for you today from a retired set that I still really like.  Using Stampin' Blends really made the colors look great.
This mama has a big job, keeping 3 hungry babies fed.

September Events:
September 15 --- Saturday Stampers
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 10; no exceptions.
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Our Holiday Catalog is Available for Ordering

Our beautiful new Holiday Catalog went live today and you can order to your heart's content.  Enjoy!
CLICK TO SHOP OUR HOLIDAY CATALOG.

September Events:
September 15 --- Saturday Stampers
1:00-4:00 / Fall and Christmas cards / $20.00 / Pay to register by September 8; no exceptions. 
September 17 --- Scraps and Prayers (I've postponed class by one week.)
5:30-7:30 / Fall Project / $15.00 / Pay to register by September 10; no exceptions.
September 21-22 --- Fall Garage Sale / 8:00-4:00 (Both days)
-- Class attendees may 'shop' after class while they're here.

September Hostess Code
HWWJDSP9
September orders of $35. +
- Earn surprise (you pick!) gift.
- Earn free Color Coach.
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