Good Morning! This week is crazy busy around here...I've got the 16-Card Extravaganza on Saturday. I'm finishing up my paper shares - I hope to have them out by Friday. I made 35 swaps last night and will finish up bagging them and getting them in the mail by tomorrow. AND...BOGO starts today, right here ONLINE. (Click here to go to the BOGO Page)
How am I doing it? Well, I couldn't do it without all of my helpers: Rosie, Julia, Susan, and Pam. They all work so cheerfully behind the scenes. Whether they're cutting paper, assembling packets, or stuffing envelopes, we always have a great time chatting, laughing, and crafting together. I couldn't do this without them!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, die cut with the Springtime Impressions thinlets dies
Layer 3: Whisper White, 3 7/8" x 3/4"
Layer 4: Scrap of Night of Navy, die cut with the Springtime Impressions thinlets dies
July 2018 - Get Ready for 80's BINGO!!!
August 2018 - Christmas Card Club Begins in August!!!
Can you believe another week has come and gone and we're already back to CASE-ing Tuesday? And this week's card is a loose interpretation of the CASE-ing Card. First of all, the one in the catalog was all cattywampus, and you know how much I like straight, predictable lines. Plus, I really, really, really wanted to use my new Tropical Chic bundle! This was one of my top 10 pics from the new catalog and I hadn't even gotten to play with it yet!
I'm waiting on my order of Designer Series Paper. It was supposed to be here yesterday, but the UPS man just waved at me as he drove by. I even had gone outside to greet him, but he delivered a new lawn mower to my next door neighbor and got in his truck and drove away. I was crushed!
Still, I just couldn't wait any longer to use the Tropical Thinlets. I grabbed a sheet of paper from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper and got to work. It certainly has a more subdued feel, but I really like it, and I hope you do, too.
Want to play along with CASE-ing Tuesday? Makeover the card (pictured below). 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 #CASEingtuesday151
Base: Soft Sea Foam, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 2: Fresh Fig, 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 3: Mint Macaron, 3" x 3"
Layers 4, 5, 6,: Crumb, Cake, Mint Macaron, and Soft Seafoam Tropical Thinlets Die Square, cut out with a Layering Square that's just slightly bigger than the Thinlets die.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
Memorial Day is more than bbq's, the beach, and great sales. It's about remembering and thanking those who have served so that we may enjoy our freedom. Without our brave service men and women, those bbq's, trips to the beach, and sales at the mall would not be possible.
So...to them, I say "Thanks for Everything!"
Base: Whisper White Thick Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Blueberry Bushel, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Real Red 5" x 3 3/4"
June 2018 - Annual Product Share Registration Closes June 2.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
I received a text from a friend this weekend, with the news of a frightening diagnosis. She has a strong support system in place, a faith as deep as a river, and is doing all the right things to follow up and take care of herself. She's been in the forefront of my mind this week and last night, I just new I had to make her a card to show her I'm thinking of her.
We've all experienced that. A phone call...an email...a text...a conversation with news that rocks our world. Where once, everything was right and in the blink of an eye, there's news so completely unexpected, creating a problem we didn't even know existed. We're left shaken to the core and wonder how we'll ever get out of this wrinkle in time. But through hope and faith, we find our strength to get up and carry on. We do what needs to be done, finding comfort in others who are there with support and love.
With faith, all things are possible.
I couldn't decide between the Oh My Stars and Ruffled embossing folders. Which do you like best?
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock,
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
1. Place Layer 1 partially inside the embossing folder, leaving 1 1/2" inches outside the folder. Run through the Big Shot.
2. Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy in the un-embossed part of Layer 1.
3. Wrap Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham ribbon around the card and tie a knot in the front, right where the embossing begins and ends. Trim ends.
4. Adhere Layer 1 to base with plenty of dimensionals We don't wan't any saggy middles!
What are you celebrating today? Is it a birthday? An anniversary? A new job? A new baby? An upcoming vacation? Or simply that it's Thursday and not Monday? Whatever the reason, do it with joy and spring in your step, just like this happy little fox from the Birthday Memories Suite. Reminiscent ofRichard Scarry's Busytown Books, or the animated characters from Disney, these happy, lighthearted woodland animals will bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter what the occasion.
And can you believe there is very little stamping on this card? The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits make for quick work with this lively suite. All I had to do was run the paper through theBig Shot and stamp the sentiment on the banner. That's it! Seriously cute and amazingly quick..
Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4 "
Layers 3 & 4: Pacific Point and Real Red scraps, 1 1/2" x 4"
and 1" x 4" respectively, and cut with Triple Banner Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, cut with Oval Stitched Shape Framelits
Layer 6: Shapes cut from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
***Michelle's tip: A little bit of ink goes a long way! You don't need to saturate your sponge. Simply tap it a few times in the ink pad, and use a gentle "flicking" or brushing motion against the edge of the paper, to give it a nice, defined outline.
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