'Twas the middle of summer
And the pool was all full
With adults and their children
Just trying to stay cool.
The ladies were all dreaming
While out on their rafts
Of visions of paper and lace
and making Christmas cards and crafts!
Come beat the heat and join me as celebrate Christmas in July. We'll make Christmas cards, tags, and more.
Raffle tickets for prizes given for:
***This class will be available "To Go" for $25 + shipping. I cannot send stamped images, and I will provide a PDF tutorial, along with suggested materials list.
See you there...with bells on!
Creative Coach, Stampin' Up!
Every 2nd Sunday, I host a card class in my neighborhood clubhouse. It's open to anyone who wishes to come and attendance varies depending on the season and weather. This past Sunday, I had two new ladies whom I'd never met before come join me. How exciting it was to learn that the are both avid paper crafters!
Despite the heat - it was 85 degrees in the clubhouse!!! - we spent 2 1/2 hours getting to know each other and making cards. We focused on the new 2016-2018 In Colors and the Painter's Palette Stamp Set. I love the bright, fun patterns on the Playful Palette Designer Paper stack, too.
We had fun browsing through the new catalog, with both ladies making big wish lists. They both took advantage of Stampin' Up!'s special offer of receiving TWO FREE stamp sets with the purchase of the starter kit, too. They each saved over $120 + free shipping! That's just incredible!
The Hubs and I just got back from spending 9 days in one of my favorite places - British Colombia, Canada. We spent 3 days each in Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler, getting healthy doses of city, island, and mountain culture, food, and fun. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, it was wonderful introducing my east-coast husband to the beauty the PNW has to offer. It was truly difficult to board the plane home!
After taking the overnight red-eye flight to Toronto, we finally made it home after a full 18-hours of travel. A quick bite of lunch with the Lad (who was unable to go with us do to summer classes), a 2-hour power nap, I completely unpacked and put away everything. It felt great to be done with that and not have to worry about walking around suitcases for a week (or 2). My reward? To spend a little me-time in my stamping studio.
I have a super busy week ahead, with 5 card classes between now and next Saturday! I did some prepping before I left, but there's still more to do. Last night, I was working with the Painter's Palette Stamp Set and Playful Palette Designer Series Paper. This is going to be a bright, fun class for my Iced Tea and Card Making class on Sunday. I think the colors - Emerald Envy, Peekabo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride are perfect for summer-time cards.
Did you know, for the month of June, you can get TWO Free Stamp Sets? For just $99, you get
Here is the recipe for my card: