I received a text from a friend this weekend, with the news of a frightening diagnosis. She has a strong support system in place, a faith as deep as a river, and is doing all the right things to follow up and take care of herself. She's been in the forefront of my mind this week and last night, I just new I had to make her a card to show her I'm thinking of her.
We've all experienced that. A phone call...an email...a text...a conversation with news that rocks our world. Where once, everything was right and in the blink of an eye, there's news so completely unexpected, creating a problem we didn't even know existed. We're left shaken to the core and wonder how we'll ever get out of this wrinkle in time. But through hope and faith, we find our strength to get up and carry on. We do what needs to be done, finding comfort in others who are there with support and love.
With faith, all things are possible.
I couldn't decide between the Oh My Stars and Ruffled embossing folders. Which do you like best?
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock,
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
1. Place Layer 1 partially inside the embossing folder, leaving 1 1/2" inches outside the folder. Run through the Big Shot.
2. Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy in the un-embossed part of Layer 1.
3. Wrap Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham ribbon around the card and tie a knot in the front, right where the embossing begins and ends. Trim ends.
4. Adhere Layer 1 to base with plenty of dimensionals We don't wan't any saggy middles!
The Scenic Sayings stamp set was on my "Must Have" list last year, and is retiring at the end of May. I'm pretty sure I bought it just for the "Oh Happy Day" sentiment! And as you can see, I used it a lot! It was just the perfect size and could be used a a nice variety of happy occasions.
And the set made perfect thank you cards, too!
Sadly, the Serene Scenery paper is all sold out, but the navy and white Floral Boutique and Seaside Shore papers are still available. Inventory is low though, so order your soon! The Scenic Sayings stamp set will be available through the end of May. Click the links below to view the full retiring list.
Click here to see the Full Retiring List.
Click here to see the Discontinue/Sold Out List.
Click here to see the full list on my website.
When I read Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop featuring the Eastern Palace Suite, I thought Allison Okamitsu's card was stunning! I decided to CASE it, putting my own special twist on it. I love how she used the combinations of Eastern Medallions cut out to showcase and highlight the Eastern Palace Designer Paper behind them. I added my own special twist by adding the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to the center of the two medallions, and little ones scattered in some of the empty white space. Don't you love how the sentiment curves around the medallion? I think it fit's just beautifully. For the base, I used Dapper Denim, with a layer of Daffodil Delight in between it and the top layer.
The Eastern Palace Suite is available starting May 1st. And on May 7th, I'm hosting my monthly Coffee & Cards class where you can come try these amazing products yourself. This class will be cut and ready for you to assemble....I'll do all the work and you have the all fun! And if you bring a friend and both of you make 8 cards each.
Class is $15, or Free with qualified purchase. Please bring adhesive and paper snips. (Extra adhesive on hand to purchase if needed).
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Place: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill NC
RSVP: By midnight May 3
Wow! The Clearance Rack has been updated overnight. You've got to come check this out. Savings of up to 60% off, including Entire Suites of products. This is amazing! These savings won't last long; everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Check out some of these great savings by visiting my online store.
Friday's are just made for sketch challenges. For anyone who crafts over the weekend, this gives you the weekend to plan and prepared. My Stamping Bee team sketch challenges begin on Fridays and end on Wednesdays, with a random winner selected on Thursday mornings. It's so much fun to see what everyone has created over the course of the week!
This week's challenge features the Eastern Palace Suite of products. I really can't stop playing with this set. It's so vesatile. There's 21 stamps and 14 dies that all coordinate together. With all those pieces. your projects will be unique and fresh each time.
Don't wait until June! The Eastern Palace Bundles are available starting on May 1st. This gives you a whole time to play with brand new products before the new calendar launches! Register for my May 7th Coffee & Cards class and see for yourself, just what an amazing set this really is.
Would you like to play along with my Sketch challenge? Simply post your card in the comments below.
Prize Patrol! It's what everyone waits for at OnStage, because after all, who doesn't like FREE prizes, especially when it's a new stamp set! This adorable little piggy is part of the This Little Piggy stamp set from the 2017-2018 catalog. Isn't it cute?
This card took me less than 10 minutes to make, too. It's just a single layer of Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped the image in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and then, using my Aqua Painters, I water colored him using my Blushing Bride Ink Pad. Then, I used my Old Olive and Calyspso Coral Watercolor Pencils to add a bit of color to the grass, leaf, and flower. In no time at all, you have a quick card that will brighten someone's day.
The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog isn't available until June 1, 2017, but Stampin' Up! demonstrators can pre-order from the catalog starting on May 4th. That's just one of the special reasons to join Stampin' Up! Not to mention, you can save 20-25% on all of your orders. Sound too good to be true? Join my Stamping Bee team today to order your new products a whole month early!
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