I'm off to the vet with two sick pups this morning. I'm so thankful for all of you. Thank you for understanding. I'll write more later!
In the meantime...enjoy these flowers. I'm so glad I get to Share What I Love with all of you!
Two important things to remember...June 15th is the absolute last day to sign up for both the June Card Club - gorgeous! - and the 16-Card Extravaganza on the 23rd. I have just a few packets left for that one. Both are available in person or To Go. #CraftWhenYouWant Email me to register for one or both!
Usually on CASE-ing Tuesday, I try to do a variation on the card of the day. This week, however, I tried to get it as close to the original as possible! The Rooted in Nature bundle is one of my favorites in the new catalog. And it's HUGE! The 16- stamp set comes in two stamp cases, plus, there are 12 dies! Whether you like evergreen or deciduous trees, there's something here for you.
The Rooted in Nature bundle will be just one of four stamp sets featured at my 16-card extravaganza on June 23. Who knows...this simple watercolor technique might just be included! Register by June 15 to attend in Person or get all 4 kits "To Go" so you can #craftwhenyouwant!
Play Along to Win!
Create a card based on the parameters for our 150th Case-ing Tuesday Challenge to be entered in the drawing for a Darling Label Punch Box. No purchase is necessary to enter, but you must create a card and post it to the Facebook Challenge Thread.
The challenge starts on Tuesday June 5th and ends on June 11th, 2018 at midnight EST. Only US residents are eligible for the drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly.
Base: Soft Suede: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
It's a Lovely Lipstick Monday Morning! After several days of heat & high humidity, there is a cool breeze in the air this morning and I'm happy to have the house opened up to get some fresh air. Air conditioning...a necessary evil. Can't live without it, but it just makes the house feels so claustrophobic. Don't tell...but I'm seriously counting down the days until fall!
However, summer does bring so many beautiful flowers. My roses are blooming all over and my front and back yards are covered in Lovely Lipstick blooms. Such a pretty and vibrant rosy red! so cheerful, even on the hottest of summer days.
Speaking of Varied Vases...
Junes's Sweet & Simple Sunday Card Class features the Varied Vases Bundle. And starting this month, we'll be making 8 cards instead of 4! So many of you are telling me you can't bear the thought of sending your cards, we'll make 2 cards of each design. This gives you one to keep and one to give away! I can't wait to share the gorgeous class with you. Please email me no later than Friday, June 8, to register.
Date: Sunday, June 10 (Register by June 8)
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: My Studio in Chapel Hill (Directions provided with RSVP) | Get your Full Kit "To Go"
Cost: Free with $20 purchase, (or $20 for Supplies) | To Go option please add $7 priority shipping
***Bring a friend and you both receive 10 FREE cards from my rack.
Base: Lovely Lipstick, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: In Color 2018–2020 Designer Series Paper
1. On Layer 2:
3. Adhere all layers to card and finish with 2 small pearls on the center flowers.
June 2018 - Annual Product Share Registration Closes June 2.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
When did words like 'dapper' go out of style? I'm glad to see it used in the Truly Tailored stamp set. And while I didn't use the Tailored Tag Punch from the bundle, I did make a tag! How fun to have a gift tag that matches the card. Pretty spiffy!
I love a bundle with punches! They're so quick and easy to use. No getting out your Big Shot; no time spent searching for framelits. Just stamp, punch, and you're good to go. Bundles with punches often have a lower price point, too, them great for those of us watching our crafting budget.
May's Sweet & Simple Class (May 6th) features the Truly Tailored Bundle. We're going to make 4 masculine cards that are sure to appeal to even the most discerning of gentleman. (Please note: this is on the FIRST Sunday, not second Sunday due to Mother's Day).
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 1 7/8" x 5", punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paer, 1 3/4" x 5"punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 3: Tranquil Tide, Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelit
Does anyone else struggle with cards for guys? I tell myself to be conservative with embellishments, but oh it's so hard not to add a bow or glimmer dots somewhere. I guess that's why I like the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. It adds just enough design without needing a whole lot of extra stuff to jazz it up.
Speaking of bow ties...the Lad used to love to wear ties and sweater vests when he was very young. Oh...he'd go to kindergarten and first grade all decked out in a little dragon tie. He was super adorable.
I did have fun with this week's CASE-ing Challenge. Using designer series paper as your focal point, really makes quick, Sweet & Simple cards, that don't require a lot of extra work. Truly...this came together from start to finish in 10 minutes or less.
Why don't you give this week's challenge a try? Create a card based on this week's sketch and post it on our CASE-ing Challenge Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you create!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper,
5" x 1 3/4"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Tailored Tag Punch, cut in half lengthwise
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, Tailored Tag Punch
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