Friday, May 31, 2019

Fridge Displays In My Studio

Today's post will be brief because I'm trying to put the finishing touches on my prep for hosting my PEO group here next week.  I'll be teaching them how to make a couple of cards.  I'm really looking forward to it.
Today, I thought I'd share a couple of fridge displays I have in my studio.  Even though I have a pretty large studio, I still use every inch of space that I can find to share displays.  Being surrounded by previous cards and projects I've made helps inspire everyone when they're here and they inspire me when I'm working on new cards and projects.
These are two of my favorite projects I've made, along with some of my many spools of Baker's Twine.  I love when you can have supplies out and ready to use and are actually part of the decor:)
I love Scrabble tiles and thought I'd use a few to decorate the front of the fridge.  When I have time, I plan to add on a couple more words.  The button magnets are some of my favorite projects that I actually use every day.  Do you have any past projects that you use to decorate your home?
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June 10 -- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18. 
Pay to register by June 8
We'll be making some more beautiful cards and enjoying using some fun, new products.  I'll have a couple of really fun ways to use the Stamparatus to share with you, as well as a new fun fold card design.   I hope you can join us.

SAVE THE DATES

June 23 --- 2:00-5:00 / Get ready for fun!  
Summer Open House / New Catalog Party


June 28-20 --- 8:00-5:00 Friday / 8:00-Noon Saturday
MY ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
I'll have lots of stamping and paper crafting products for sale.
Come and find a good bargain!

 RETIRING PRODUCTS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTS:
     Occasions Catalog Retiring Products List
     
     Annual Catalog Retiring Products List
Lots of products are already sold out so shop now if there's something you still want to try to get.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, too.  You'll find lot of great bargains. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gear Up! Our Tin Tile TIEF is Amazing!

If someone told me I could only keep one TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) in my studio, I would (after the shock wore off) choose the Tin Tile TIEF - hands down.  It is amazing.  I've used it for so many things, including cards and projects, as well as working with Brusho, Foils and Shimmer Paints.  I have a lot to share with you today, so let's get started.  Enjoy!

In this photo, I've used the Tin Tile TIEF to emboss some of our foil CS.  It looks good in every color!
In the photo below, I embossed Galvanized Metal CS and 'painted' it with Copper Shimmer Paint.  I was out of copper foil at the time and came up with this for my 'Plan B' to complete my project.  By sanding it a bit (later), I was able to give it a look of aged copper.
Below, I 'painted' this Thick White CS with Silver Shimmer Paint.
Below is a project I made with the foil and the Galvanized Metallic CS when it first came out.  We made this at our Scraps and Prayers class.  I love it and still use it to decorate in the Fall.
And now, here's my 'Geared Up' card.  I love the classic cars of the fifties!
I actually used Black Brusho over the embossed CS for this card and then used 'direct to paper' to add silver ink over this piece.
Gears ... tire tracks ... how fun!
I added Wink of Stella highlights to my 57 Chevy, but they don't show up in the photo.  When my family moved to the East Coast when I was going into 8th grade, we made the trip in a Dusk Pearl 57 Chevy Station Wagon.  Oh the memories we had in that fun car.
Aren't the little embellishments just stinkin' cute!

Hey, you stayed with me until the end of my post.  Good for you!  Now go stamp something and, if you don't already have this TIEF, you need to order it.  You'll love it!
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June 10 -- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18. 
Pay to register by June 3
We'll be making some more beautiful cards and enjoying using some fun, new products.  I'll have a couple of really fun ways to use the Stamparatus to share with you, as well as a new fun fold card design.   I hope you can join us.

SAVE THE DATES

June 23 --- 2:00-5:00 / Get ready for fun!  
Summer Open House / New Catalog Party


June 28-20 --- 8:00-5:00 Friday / 8:00-Noon Saturday
MY ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
I'll have lots of stamping and paper crafting products for sale.
Come and find a good bargain!

 RETIRING PRODUCTS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTS:
     Occasions Catalog Retiring Products List
     
     Annual Catalog Retiring Products List
Lots of products are already sold out so shop now if there's something you still want to try to get.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, too.  You'll find lot of great bargains. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Lovely Lattice with Brusho Card

I have 1 more Brusho card to share with you today.  This one uses an emboss resist technique with a stamp set from our past Sale-A-Bration --- Lovely Lattice.  Enjoy!  And don't forget ... 1 more week until the new catalog goes live!  I already know what I'll order next. 
I did an emboss resist on the inside of the card, as well, and I added a bit of Brusho to the envelope to coordinate everything.
We won't have Brusho in the new Annual Catalog but we will have Pigment Sprinkles and they'll come in 6 Stampin' Up! colors --- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo.  I think these colors are a perfect variety and will be a fabulous opportunity for producing even more creative projects.  I love that they have an inside lid with holes for easy sprinkling onto your project.
If you did not get a copy of the new catalog in the mail from me, I will have some here in my studio later this week that you can stop by and pick one up.
On a personal note ...
We had the privilege of attending the memorial service of a dear friend this weekend.  She raised a family that was the picture of a Norman Rockwell painting / Dick and Jane story book.  What an honor to have known her for so many years.  We lifted our voices in praise to God for letting us share in the life of such a fine Christian woman.  Besides her family, music was such an important part of her life and it was evident in the beautiful singing in which we shared with so many music lovers in attendance.  We were reminded to live our lives to the fullest and be the best example we can be for our family, friends and loved ones.  We'll miss her very much.

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June 10 -- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18. 
Pay to register by June 3
We'll be making some more beautiful cards and enjoying using some fun, new products.  I'll have a couple of really fun ways to use the Stamparatus to share with you, as well as a new fun fold card design.   I hope you can join us.

SAVE THE DATES

June 23 --- 2:00-5:00 / Get ready for fun!  
Summer Open House / New Catalog Party


June 28-20 --- 8:00-5:00 Friday / 8:00-Noon Saturday
MY ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
I'll have lots of stamping and paper crafting products for sale.
Come and find a good bargain!

 RETIRING PRODUCTS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTS:
     Occasions Catalog Retiring Products List
     
     Annual Catalog Retiring Products List
Lots of products are already sold out so shop now if there's something you still want to try to get.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, too.  You'll find lot of great bargains. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dear Doily Brusho Card / 2 Versions

One thing I love about Brusho is that you can do the same technique but it always comes out a little different.  Here are two cards using the emboss resist technique.  Each background is different.  I especially like the one with a little touch of green.
You can emboss the images before or after the background on these cards.  The one on the left was embossed before creating the Brusho background and the one on the right was stamped after creating the Brusho background.
Which card do you like the best?
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June 10 -- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18. 
Pay to register by June 3
We'll be making some more beautiful cards and enjoying using some fun, new products.  I'll have a couple of really fun ways to use the Stamparatus to share with you, as well as a new fun fold card design.   I hope you can join us.

SAVE THE DATES

June 23 --- 2:00-5:00 / Get ready for fun!  
Summer Open House / New Catalog Party


June 28-20 --- 8:00-5:00 Friday / 8:00-Noon Saturday
MY ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
I'll have lots of stamping and paper crafting products for sale.
Come and find a good bargain!

 RETIRING PRODUCTS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTS:
     Occasions Catalog Retiring Products List
     
     Annual Catalog Retiring Products List
Lots of products are already sold out so shop now if there's something you still want to try to get.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, too.  You'll find lot of great bargains. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tutorial for Stamping Text Pieces Using the Stamparatus

Remember our beautiful Christmas card kits we had last Christmas?  With this kit, as well as many other fun kits, there are little pieces that require careful placement for the stamped text.  Once we got the Stamparatus, this became an easy process.  It's this simple:
- Using the negative pieces to guide the placement, along with sticky notes, you can achieve perfect placement every time.
- Once you have the placement exactly where you want it, remove the sticky note.
- Holding your piece in place with a new sticky note, ink up your stamp and stamp the piece for your card.  It works!






Here are the cards with the perfectly stamped little pieces.  Now, to catch up my last couple of Paper Pumpkin kits.

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June 10 -- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18. 
Pay to register by June 3
We'll be making some more beautiful cards and enjoying using some fun, new products.  I'll have a couple of really fun ways to use the Stamparatus to share with you, as well as a new fun fold card design.   I hope you can join us.

SAVE THE DATES

June 23 --- 2:00-5:00 / Get ready for fun!  
Summer Open House / New Catalog Party


June 28-20 --- 8:00-5:00 Friday / 8:00-Noon Saturday
MY ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
I'll have lots of stamping and paper crafting products for sale.
Come and find a good bargain!

 RETIRING PRODUCTS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTS:
     Occasions Catalog Retiring Products List
     
     Annual Catalog Retiring Products List
Lots of products are already sold out so shop now if there's something you still want to try to get.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, too.  You'll find lot of great bargains. 
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