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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ready for Quilts?

Probably not yet...still too warm!  But coming September 1st in the brand new Holiday Catalog is a beautiful suite of quilting products--for paper of course!  Take a look:

I'll be showcasing more sneak peeks from the holiday catalog until September 1st; be sure to come back to see what's coming!

Need a Holiday Catalog?  If you don't have a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, please contact me for a copy.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Still Lovely!

Lovely as a Tree is a stamp set that has been around F.O.R.E.V.E.R.!  You must have it in your stash!  At our Card Club this month, Bonnie brought this for us to make:

What a lovely (and very simple) card!

The oak tree was stamped with Night of Navy ink, and cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then layered on a Layering Circle of Night of Navy.

The card base is Night of Navy, and the Whisper White layer took a trip through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Beautiful!

A strip of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the white layer, and the leaves were punched with the new Leaf Punch, available when the Holiday Catalog goes live next week.

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and punched with the Classic Label punch, then layered on a hand-snipped piece of Night of Navy.

What you can do with just one color of ink!

Don't have Lovely as a Tree?  Click on the photo below and be whisked to my online store where you can get this classic set.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse Celebrations

It's Eclipse Monday and I'm having a special for anyone placing a $25 online order here, today only.

Get a FREE package of Black Rhinestone Jewels, featured in the new Holiday Catalog, page 53.

Just place your minimum $25 order (be sure to NOT click "no contact") and I'll send you Black Rhinestones by September 10th (I have to order them on September 1st).

So place your order today, and be rewarded with Black Rhinestones!

Enjoy the eclipse!  But remember not to look directly at it!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Welcome Home

I just got back from a quick trip to Portland, OR.  My son and daughter-in-law, and my darling grandson, Declan, moved there last month, and I HAD to see their new home.

And of course, I had to make a card:

Map it Out provided the great US map.  And I thought it was perfect to mark Portland with a star!

Other products used are new, from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  First is that adorable house:

This actually looks quite a bit like my son's new home, a 125-year old farmhouse-style structure that needs LOTS of remodeling.  Think "fixer upper".  But it's my son's dream (and fortunately he has the skills) to turn it into a palace for his wife.  And he'll be true to the time period--he's even refinishing the original windows!

But I digress...back to the card.  😁😁😁

The house, along with two other styles, is featured in the Hearts Come Home set.  Obviously I didn't do a great job of coloring it, but since I was making the card at 11:00 p.m. the night before I was leaving, I went with it...I used Old Olive and Peekaboo Peach markers, along with Basic Black for the roof; colored, huffed and stamped.  Then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes framelits, layered on two more of the Layering Circles dies.

The background paper is new too - the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I love that this paper has patterns that can be used all year round!

It was hard to leave them on Sunday night, but I know they're in a good place, and a wonderful home.  What more can a mom ask?

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sneak Peek

Itching to order some of the new holiday catalog products?  Well here's a little sneak peek of some of the wonderful Designer Series Papers available September 1:

Need a catalog?  If you don't have a Stampin' UP! demonstrator and would like a FREE holiday catalog, contact me and I'll be happy to drop one in the mail for you.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Just a Note

At our Card Club this month, I featured this card:

I love Crafting Forever, and wanted to use the pen on my card.  But I needed some other "things" to add, so check out the extras...

We started with a 3" strip of the wonderful Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  We stamped the Sheet Music background stamp on it, using Smoky Slate ink.  "A Note for You", from Wood Words, was stamped in Island Indigo at the bottom of the strip.

Our Island Indigo layer took a trip through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, giving it a wood-grain look.  To this we adhered our Wood Textures strip.

The gorgeous Island Indigo 1/4" Ombre Ribbon was wrapped and tied around the card, which was then adhered to the Crumb Cake base.

To finish off the front, we stamped the words from Background Bits using Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock; this was cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits and adhered to an Island Indigo oval cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.

The pen from Crafting Forever was stamped in Island Indigo ink and fussy cut (easy peasy with my Paper Snips!) and popped up on some dimensionals.  And the finishing touch?  A few Glitter Enamel Dots.

Can't wait to send this note to a special friend.

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