I know why they call this designer series paper Happiness Blooms, because no matter how bad a mood I'm in, when I grab this paper off my shelf, I just feel happy! I've been working on my taxes since Saturday and I think I finished them last night. Well, that's what I said when I handed them over to my CPA. Now comes the dreaded waiting. What better way to combat tax anxiety? Hit my craft studio, of course?
How many of you craft your cares away? I know I do. Seriously, I can be in the worst mood, or worried, or sad, but when I enter my studio, that's my safe space. I can forget my troubles and create something beautiful. It's as if the mind can't create beauty if it's focused on the negative. So...next time you're feeling low, grab your stamps, paper, and ink and go craft. I know you'll feel better that you did!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Calypso Coral, Rectangle Stitched
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Rectangle Stitched
Layer 5: Whisper White, Rectangle Stitched
Scrap of Night of Navy and Calypso Coral
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Sssssshhhh...don't tell! But I'm a wee bit behind in sending out Thank You cards. So this week...we'll be making oodles of thank yous to get you and I stocked up enough to last us a good long while.
Today's card is the exact same card I made for Crafty Saturday last week. Only this time, instead of using the Butterfly Botanicals Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration, I'm using Petal Promenade. This is a very much a #simplestamping card! Not only that, but you can get 16 cards from just 1 sheet of 12" x 12" designer series paper! It's a true #1sheetwonder.
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Base: Very Vanilla Note Card
Layer 1: Mossy Meadow 3 1/4" square
Layer 2: Petal Promenade 3" square.
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Hello and welcome to another Crafty Saturday. It's rainy and cold today - the perfect day for stamping! I wanted to share some Stepped Up Stamping today, using the same basic design but four different ways. No matter your level of of comfort or expertise, there's something here for stampers of all stages.
Today's Video Tutorial and Measurements
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 3" x 4"
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It's #CaseingTuesday and, staying true to my Thank You Card theme, I've created a card using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set found in the annual catalog. I added a few more layers than the original sketch, and change the square for a few layered circles (1 3/4", 2", and Starbust Punches), but the basic design is the same. A few basic layers and a single stamp makes this #SimpleStamping indeed!
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Use the sketch to plan out your card. 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 #CASEingtuesday187.
Talk about a stamping weekend! Friday night, I drove 2 hours to stamp with a new group of ladies. We had a blast stamping and assembling the Made to Bloom Card Kit. This all-inclusive kit is perfect for beginning stampers and is even prettier in person! We had so much fun stamping, laughing, and sharing that we're getting together again in March & May!
Then, on Saturday, I spent the morning cutting more packets for Sunday's Sweet & Simple Class! I had several last minute RSVP's and you know I can't say no to anyone who wants to come stamp with me!
I did take a break Sunday afternoon when my parents and I went to lunch and attended Cirque du Soleil's Cortero. It was a great show and a completely different stage than I'd seen with Cirque before. As always, it was extremely disappointing when it was over. But I got pretty excited Saturday night when someone from Cirque liked a photo on my Instagram account!
Sunday night, I was back at it, cutting paper for Sunday night's Stamping Bee Team Meeting! This meeting was extra special because Tanner Smedly from the Stampin' Up! home office came to visit! Oh my goodness...everyone was so excited. Tanner was amazing - gracious, friendly, and answered everyone's questions and took suggestions with good natured patience. We had a great meal with a nice Asian Chicken salad, lots of fruit, French Bread, and two yummy home made desserts. And...we did a little Stamping It was a jam packed evening and once everyone left, and I got the food put away and the kitchen cleaned, I sat by the fireplace and watched Victoria on PBS.
This is the heart of my business. To do what I love...to share it with others...and live a purposeful and meaningful life while building up and empowering other women and men to do the same. If you'd like to be part of this amazing team of stampers, and share in what we love, we'd love to have you! Our next team meeting is Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 pm.
This week, I'll be showcasing butterflies! There are several in the the Occasions catalog and I'm just loving them all! Today's card was my featured swap card for the Stamping Bee Team Meeting yesterday. It's another very good example of #SimpleStamping.
Base: Whisper White Thick cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11
Layer 1: Highland Heather, 2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
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