My trip to California was pretty spontaneous. I bought my ticket just 3 days before I boarded a plane. I had lots of behind the scenes things go do to get ready on such short notice. This includes, making all my cards for my blogs for the week. I came across my pack of beautiful Petal Garden Memories and More cards and very quickly put together a lovely sympathy or thinking of you card in just a very few minutes. All I did was trim the edges and add a simple but heartfelt sentiment. It really doesn't need much more than that, to let someone know you're keeping them in your thoughts.
If you haven't tried making cards using a Memories and More card pack, let me know! I'd love to come make some with you. I also have full class tutorials for the Petal Garden and Sale-a- Bration Sweet Soiree Card Packs. Sweet, simple, but no less beautiful. Give theses Memories and More card packs a try.
Base: Rich Razzleberry 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Layer 1: Old Olive, 5 1/4” x 4 1/8”
Layer 2: Memories and More card, cut down to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8”
You. Are. Simply. Amazing. You are! Really! And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Have you seen this stamp set? It's the Amazing You Stamp Set and it's FREE with a $50 purchase through the end of March. And it's what was featured on today's CASE-ing Tuesday sample.
This is such a fun stamp set. The fonts are super playful, and they're all individual, which makes it fun for stamping in multiple colors. Now, the sample card has flowers stamped with the stamp set, and colored with the blends. But, you know me, I'm a pretty paper girl and I just had to use that gorgeous floral paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper pack. Not to bad, right?
Come play with us! Create a card using today's sketch and post it on the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you create!
Base: Soft Sky, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Soft Sky Layering Circle Die
Layer 4: Whisper White Stiched Shape Framelit
I've been playing with the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog all week. There's just so much great texture, it's hard to believe you can get this effect from just a single stamped image. Even harder to believe, is this stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase!
Here are some things I've learned while using this set:
Which do you prefer?
Rich Razzleberry or Dapper Denim? Which is your favorite card? Leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page and be entered to win the card of your choice on Monday, 1/29.
I'm feeling behind this Christmas season. There aren't any presents under the tree; they're all still in boxes in my office. You have to climb over them to get to the printer! I haven't done any baking, and my grocery shopping list gets bigger by the minute. And the Lad comes home for Christmas tomorrow night. Time to get it together and get this Christmas in full swing.
I have been busy crafting, though. Today, I'm putting 100 swaps in the mail. And my cards for next Saturday's Bingo are all designed, as are the cards for the Big Occasions & Sale-a-Bration KickOff Party on the the 6th. My sample display boards are almost full and my head is full of design ideas for my 2nd Sunday Sweet & Simple Class (Jan. 14), as well as my Stamping Bee Team Champagne Celebration and team meeting. What fun! So much to look forward to in the New Year!
Whether you're hitting the mall for some last minute shopping, rolling out another batch of cookie dough, or getting ready to bake some pies, take a deep breath and remember to breathe. You've got this! Enjoy the season and fill your heart and home with love, not stress. And most of all, I wish you a lovely day.
Base: Rich Razzleberry, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 3: Rich Razzleberry Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Whisper White Stitched Shape Circle (smallest).
1. Run top layer of the base through the Petal Burst Textured Embossing Folder, sandwiching it between the folder so only the top of the base is embossed. Set aside.
2. Using the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set (available Jan 3), stamp leaf outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Layer 2. Then, stamp insides of leaves with Wild Wasabi. Stamp leaf shadows with Smokey Slate, stamping off on scratch paper first. Add color to the flowers using the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends, and fill in and add shadows to the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin' Blends. Adhere to Layer 1 and add to card.
3. Stamp sentiment in Rich Razzleberry onto Layer 4. Adhere to Layer 3.
4. Add dimensionals to Layer 3. Wind some Silver Metallic Thread around your fingers and attach to dimensionals. Add to card.
Registration for 16-card Occasions Kick-Off Event as been extended to December 26th to accommodate the holidays. Please email me to me to register.
This event is available, to go, as well. Get your complete kits "to go" and ready to assemble with PDF and video tutorials. OR, get the PDF and video tutorials only. Please email me for more details.
Stampin' at the Beach Retreat - March 16-18
Just 10 spots remain!!! Come let me spoil you...This weekend event will provide you with some time to catch up on those projects while being pampered! You will have space and time to work on the projects you bring and the rest is taken care of... it's all about YOU!
This is a perfect time to work on your scrapbooking, increasing your stash of cards or any other craft you choose to do ! Click here for more information, or on the photo below.
As I was cleaning my studio last night, finding room on the shelves for all my new Occasions and Sale-a-bration products, these little birds just spoke to me. This is the Flying Home Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog (available Jan 3), is one of the sets I got in November at OnStage, and in the back of my head, I've been wondering just what I was going to do with it. I normally start with a card sketch in my head and work around it. This time though, I started with the stamped image and the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.
First, I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. It dries quickly and doesn't smear or run with the Blends. Coloring is so soothing; once my mind calmed down, I was able to visualize the rest of the sketch. I found a small piece of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper, and knew in an instant that had to be my background. Using a small piece like this, adds some sparkle and shine without being the focal piece of the card.
Once I was finished, it needed just a wee bit more. There aren't any sentiments in the Flying Home Stamp Set, so I set about finding just the perfect one. And wouldn't you know it, Sheltering Tree had just what it needed.
I can't wait to share from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration with you.
Base: Old Olive, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Foil Frenzy, Lemon Lime Twist Chevrons, 3" x 3"
Layer 2: Crumb Cake, 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, Largest Stitched Shapes Square (2 5/8" x 2 5/8")
Upcoming Events:There are TWO upcoming events, which, due to the holiday shipping season, must be registered for by Friday, 12/15 - Bingo! (Saturday, December 30) and the 16-Card Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Quarterly Kick Off (Saturday, Jan. 6). Don't miss either of these fun and fabulous events, both featuring brand new stamps and products from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. Email me today to register!
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