I'm not a paper hoarder. In fact, I love using my designer series paper as the focal point for my cards. I do have a tendency though, to keep looking for just the right card for my favorite papers.
I felt sick when I realized that my absolute favorite paper, Birthday Bouquet. is retiring and I still had whole sheets I hadn't cut yet. I had a Card Making 101 class coming up, so I decided to do a One Sheet Wonder class, based on the template from my friend, Seongsook Duncan. Using only one sheet of 12" x 12" designer series paper, we made 11 cards! And since so much ribbon and other embellishments are also retiring, it was fun to really jazz these up.
I love how soft and feminine the Birthday Bouquet paper is. It coordinates with Blushing Bride, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron.
To see a full list of Stampin' Up's retiring products, please click here.
Until next time...Happy Stamping!
This month's NC Demo's blog hop features Mother's Day cards. I absolutely love everything about the this card - Nice Cuppa Stamp Set; Have a Cuppa designer series paper; and the the Have a Cuppa framelits. I have to admit, when I presented this to my monthly Sip and Stamp earlier in the month, I was worried about how much Melon Mambo was used in this card. However, they quickly assured me that you can never have too much pink!
I found out at the recent Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City, that this gorgeous tea set is retiring. Sadly, as I write this, the framelits are sold out. If you're interested in the Stamp Set, designer series paper, or cute little Have a Cuppa embellishments (not pictured), be sure to order yours soon. When you place your order, please use hostess code: 2TG26G69.
Hello, and welcome to our Autism Matters Memory Keeping Blogging Hop. We are all excited to be sharing with you a Memory Keeping Project today to raise awareness for Autism.
As a Montessori teacher, as well as a public school teacher, I have worked with many autistic children from all ends of the spectrum. Autism is the third most common developmental disorder being diagnosed today, and it is so important for us to become more aware of how we interact and work with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
We hope you enjoy the project that we are sharing today. Every dollar that is donate, no matter how small helps so many.You can donate any amount the Autism Awareness Foundation. Lee Conrey been a great encouragement in our efforts to become more aware, and raise money for this cause. You can visit the donation page HERE. Our goal is to raise $5000.00 so each and every dollar donate goes to help us meet that goal.
Lets get started with the blog hop line up.
1. Janet Wakeland
2. Katina Martinez
3. Kylie Bertucci
4. Wendy Cranford
5. Candy Rattray
6. Selene Kempton
7. Patty Chanall
8. Michelle Iriny
For my project, I used the Love Story Project Life Card and Accessory Pack to create a journaling project. All the verses are built around the theme of "love", which in times of stress, we all need to remember who we love, and who loves us. And the Love Story Project Life is retiring and on a deep discount until the end of May, or while supplies last.
Thank you for joining us for this Autism Matters Memory Keeping Blog Hop.
I was looking for something bright and cheery this weekend, and I was in a hurry. I love to make quick cards using Project Life cards - the bright colors and images make a huge impact. The Let's Get Away card kit is one of my favorites.
For this card, I actually combined two different Project Life cards - the sun and the bicycle. A little cheer washi tape and voila!
And then, I went to open it...*sigh*.
Know any left-handed people who need a cheery thank you card???
I met my Hubs almost 11 years ago, country line dancing at a club in New Jersey. (He's the one in the blue shirt and long hair). Yeah, I know...line dancing in New Jersey? You just have to trust me when I say that[some of] those Jersey boys can dance! I can just hear Lydia Fielder laughing all the way from Texas!
Anyway...right after we started dating, he came down with a terrible cold. Being a kind and considerate girlfriend (I'm the one with the long fake blond hair), I immediately ran and bought him tea - herbals full of echinicea and other terrible tasting but good for you stuff. As I drove to his house, I started second guessing myself. Was he going to think I was weird bringing him all this tea? As it turns out, he was a big believer in the healing power of herbs and teas. Score another point for him!
Tea, as it happened, is his second drink of choice. Mix in a little honey and whiskey and it quickly becomes tied with #1 - straight whiskey! The first time we vacationed together, I was surprised when he pulled out a plastic baggie filled with a whole variety of different teas when we got to the hotel. Years later, he still packs tea on when we travel. And when I travel by myself, I've often found tea bags packed away in my suitcase as a surprise. Even in the middle of a hot and humid North Carolina summer, he'll make a cup of tea before bed. And he's the first to grab the echinicea tea when he doesn't feel well.
The Have a Cuppa bundle and coordinating designer series stack is the perfect stamp set for us. As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought, "Now there's a stamp set the Hubs would like."
I'll be featuring the Have a Cuppa bundle and coordinating designer series paper stack at my April 10 - Second Sunday Sip & Stamp class. We'll make 4 cards using this very versatile stamp set. Whether it's Teacher Appreciation, Mothers' Day, of just to brighten someone's day, this stamp set is for you.
This class is also available by mail. I'll send you all your pre-cut paper and embellishments plus step by step instructions on how to assemble. You use your own stamp sets and ink. Cost is $15 + $6.10 postage. Just use the RSVP button below to sign up.
Happy Stamping...I'm off to have some tea!
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