Hey everyone and welcome to Crafty Saturday. I'm at the beach (again) this weekend! This time, I'm down in Hilton Head. So, I thought I'd pre-record my Crafty Saturday for you, so you can get busy crafting this weekend. Wish you were here!
Today...use up your designer series paper scraps by cutting them in to 3/4" strips. Talk about #SimpleStamping!
Base: Melon Mambo, 11" x 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Melon Mambo, 5 1/4" x 4, embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder.
Layer 2: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, strips of 6" x 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, Pretty Label Punch
Click on photos below to learn more!
What's the first thing you do when you get home from vacation? Do you plop on the couch and save unpacking for later? Or do you carry your suitcase straight to the laundry and get to work? Last night, the Lad and I got home from the beach around 5:30. We unpacked the car immediately and he carried everything upstairs, while I quickly sorted through the mail. And what happy mail it was too! There were two registrations for October's Crafting in the Mountains Retreat, along with lovely cards and notes about how excited they were to come.
Then...it was time for ice cream. The Lad used to work at S&T's Soda Shop in Pittsboro all through high school and into college. Whenever he's in town, he stops by to say hello to friends and eat some of the best ice cream around. Since I was still in vacation mode, I splurged and had a Toasted Almond Hot Fudge Sundae. When we got back to the house, he fixed some issues I was having with my TV's. The Wii needed set up downstairs and the Roku needed set up in the studio. Hooray! I just love that kid!
He had to go back to the mountains this morning. His best friend is graduating and he was going to the ceremony and then celebrating with him and his family this afternoon. I am so very thankful that he got the time off work to vacation with everyone last week. We spent a week making memories and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I do get sad when he goes back home - you'll hear my voice crack at the beginning of the video today because he had just left. It breaks my heart to say goodbye and I wait impatiently to hear he made it back home. I am so grateful I could craft with you this morning to help keep my mind off him leaving. I have a whole day of self-care planned so I can make it through the rest of my weekend without crying - too much.
Happy Mother's Day everyone...I hope you are surrounded by love, family, and friends.
Today's Tutorial and Measurements
Love What You Do
Layer 1: Calypso Coral, 5 1/2" x 1 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 5" x 1 7/8"
Layer 1: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 5 1/2" x 1 7/8"
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Wow! What a busy weekend. Thanks for your patience while I got this posted from Crafty Saturday's Facebook Live! It was so much fun to craft with you on Saturday. I hope you'll join me again soon!
Remember...most of the products shown are on the Last Chance retirement list. Once they're gone - like the Bitty Blooms punches - they're gone for good!
Today's Tutorial Measurements
Bag: 12" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper
Score at 2", 5 3/4" , 7 3/4" and 11 1/2"
Turn your paper and score on the next side at 2" and 10".
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 6" x 3"
Layer 1: Petal Promenad Designer Series Paper, 3" square
Layer 2: Whisper White Pretty Label Punch
Layer 3: Petal Pink Itty Bitty Blooms Punch
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When I took the dogs out this morning, I noticed that my iris has bloomed overnight. Just look at these gorgeous and vibrant colors! I rushed upstairs, grabbed my Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, and set about recreating my garden in bloom!
What inspires you to create? Is it by occasion? Is it nature? Or is it something else entirely? Leave me a comment below - I'd love to know!
It's going to be a VERY busy weekend here in my studio. Tomorrow begins with Crafty Saturday, my weekly Facebook Live at 9 am, followed quickly by my Retirement Party.
No, I'm not retiring! We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s Last Chance List and saying goodbye to favorite colors and stamp sets. I've got so many coming, I had to add an additional time slot! Then, at 5:30, my Stamping Bee Team is coming over to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We're having tacos and sangria, as well as having a card swap and doing some stamping in the New 2019-2021 In Colors! It's going to a great day spent stamping with so many of my friends.
Then, on Sunday, my entire family is spending a week at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Won't you join me next week when I'll be Stamping at the Beach!
Base: Gorgeous Grape, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: So Saffron 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Gorgeous Grape Starburst Punch
Layer 4: So Saffron, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Welcome to Crafty Saturday! It was great to be here live with you. Let’s make something Sweet & Simple with the 2019-2021 In Colors: Pretty Peacock; Roccoco Rose; Terracotta Tile; Seaside Spray; and Purple Posy.
Which one is your favorite?
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: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4:
In Color Cardstock Strips: 1/2" x 3 3/4"
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