Summer days, lazy days...late blog days! My apologies if this doesn't post at it's normal time. My niece and nephew are visiting from California and when they are here, all sense of common time are out the window! They are so much fun to be around. Yesterday, we went to see Cars 3 at a matinee. Then rushed home to have a quick bite to eat, and then swam until bedtime. Well, it was dark at least. We left the pool with my 4-year old nephew wanting to know what was for dinner! They are just so full of energy! Always on the go. They're here for one more week and I can't wait to see what new adventures await us this week.
Can you believe this is the first time I've used the Sheltering Tree stamp set? I know, I know...it's on everyone's favorites list, but I just now bought it. And I'm go glad I did. This quick card took me no time at all and it reminds me of summer.
I had a studio full of friends last night. No, I didn't have a class. Rosie, my helper stopped by to help me prep a class, and then Pam stopped by to bring me some Touches of Nature Elements and Gold Faceted Gems that I forgot to get at Stamp Camp a week ago. As we were sitting and working in the studio, I had this overwhelming sense of, "Yes. This is exactly what I've been building. A place for friends to gather, laugh, share, and be together." It was such a wonderful evening and one I will hold onto for years to come.
Do you like heat embossing? I hadn't done any for quite some time, but at my Fixer Upper Class on Saturday, we did some heat embossing on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. The card was beautiful and everyone commented on how much fun they had embossing. As I was driving home, I remembered I had the Hello Friends Heat Embossing Kit on the shelf in my studio. So Sunday, when I was supposed to be prepping for Stamp Camp, I pulled the Hello Friends kit out to play.
This kit makes 15 cards, 3 each of 3 different designs, and uses 3 different heat embossing techniques, some of which I'd not done before! And they went together very quickly. In fact, I needed a 'thinking of you' you card for a neighbor Sunday afternoon and this was just perfect!
This kit is not all-inclusive, and you will need a heat tool, ink, aqua painters, and the Hello Friends Stamp Set. Or, you can come to my studio on Saturday, August 5th for Kit Night (6:30-9 pm) and use my stamps, ink, and heat tool on your Hello Friends kit. Kit night is free for anyone who's pre-purchased a kit. Last time, we had 12 ladies assembling a wide variety of Stampin' Up! kits, including the very popular, Oh Happy Day! kit. So, dust off those kits sitting on your shelf, or order a new one, and bring them on over. I'll also have a few on hand to purchase, in case you see something else that you like. (Did I mention there will be nachos and margaritas, too?) Just send me an email and let me know you're coming by August 2nd.
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