Just 1 week until Christmas...are you ready? I'm in last minute mode here, as the Lad and I prepare to fly to California tomorrow. I can't wait to see my niece and nephew. Nothing says Christmas like seeing it through the eyes of a small child. I'm also going to visit one of my Stamping Bee Team members, Heather Tyman, while I'm out there. She lives about 2 hours away from my sister. I can't fly all that way and not stop in and do some stamping with her, right?
It's times like this I'm grateful for CASE-ing Tuesday. I didn't have to think up the sketch; it was already in the catalog. I just had to put my own creative touches on it. Go ahead, give it a try. Find a card you like and use it as your inspiration.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday178.
Base: Poppy Parade, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Poppy Parade, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with the Curls & Swirls Textured Embossing Folder.
Layer 3: Basic Black, Scalloped Oval Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White, Stitched Shape Oval Framelit
There are still 5 spots left for New Year's Bingo on Sunday 12/30. Please email me if you'd like to register.
My last Christmas Card Club was Saturday. Over the last five months, over 1000 Christmas cards were by hand, to be sent with love to friends and love ones. I had a blast designing and prepping them for all my Christmas Card Club members. But now, I feel a bit like the parents in the Night Before Christmas. I'm ready for my 'long winter's nap'!
I promised myself that I wouldn't get any of my new 'toys', out to play with until all my Christmas prep was done. and I'm so excited to bring you sneak peaks of the new 2019 Occasions products, which will be available starting on January 3rd. This week, I'll be featuring the new Happiness Blooms Suite Today, I feature the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set and show you how to use one basic design to make 3 different cards.
Do you need a new Occasions Catalog?
The Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs are here! All customers who have ordered from me in the last 6 months will recieve one. If you do not yet have a demonstrator, and have not shopped from me in the last 6 months, I'll be happy to send you one. Simply send me an email with your name and full mailing address.
Today's Measurements will be for the Avid Crafter Stepped Up Card.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2:
Layer 1: Lovely Lipstick, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Blueberry Bushel Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
Just 2 spots remain for this Spring's Stamping in the Mountains 3-day retreat in the beautiful town of Blowing Rock, NC! Price includes lodging, 6 home-cooked meals, and a free card class, goodie bag, prizes...and more! Registration closes January 1. Click on the photo to learn more. Or email me to register
Today is the final day of my All Things Thanks Series. Are you ready for Spring? The Wedding Season will be here before you know it. And what better way to create Sweet & Simple thank you cards than with the sheets of trim-able elements found in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.
My Tip of the Week is to use those squares and rectangles of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to create lovely focal points for your sentiments. They're already designed for you. All you have to do is trim and stamp.
Base: Petal Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder
Layer 1: Gray Granite, 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Petal Pink, 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 3: Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, 3" x 3"
Tomorrow will be our last Crafty Saturday for two whole weeks. Please join me for tomorrow's Facebook Live crafting at 9 am, on my Facebook Page. Leave me a comment on the Facebook Live tomorrow for your chance to win 5 free cards from me!
As I came in from shoveling my driveway the other night, all I could think about was palm trees and tacos. Because those two go together, right? Well, they do in San Diego! The Lad (and my parents) are traveling with me to my sister's house this year and he's made me promise we'll eat as many tacos as possible. Challenge accepted, Dude!
Then, I headed to my studio, grabbed the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, and in just a few minutes had created this great tropical All Things Thanks thank you card. If that isn't #simplestamping, I don't know what is!
Holiday Discount Closeouts
The holiday closeout sale is happening now through January 2. Don't miss out on these great deals. Offers good while supplies last. And every $25 purchase receives a free Spirited Snowman 4-project tutorial!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2" Circle Punch
Just 3 spots remain for this Spring's Stamping in the Mountains 3-day retreat in the beautiful town of Blowing Rock, NC! Price includes lodging, 6 home-cooked meals, and a free card class, goodie bag, prizes...and more! Registration closes January 1. Click on the photo to learn more.
Last night, I experienced the positive power of social media. I got a text from a friend I hadn't heard from in almost 20 years. A few years older than me, she lived with my family one year when she went to business school. I was shocked and happy to hear from her. But probably not more shocked than when she ended the conversation telling me is about to become a grandmother! It just doesn't seem possible. Are we really in that generation already?
So...today's card All Things Thanks card is dedicated to my friend, Debi and her new grandbaby.
Base: Petal Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Gray Granite, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Gray Granite, 3 3/4" x 2 1/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 2"
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