I got the highest praise last night after I finished this card. I showed my son, who actually looked up from what he was doing, and said, "Oh, I like that one.". Usually, I just got , "Uh huh", so I guess I did something right this time!
Sometimes simple is best. And, true to my paper addiction, there is no stamping on this card! It's just paper. Even the balloons were die cut using the new Birthday Friends Framelits to cut out balloons from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and the sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Thinlit. It's perfect for those last minute birthday cards.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Daffodil Delight, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (Polk Dots), 5 1/4" x 4"
Other cutting: Balloons and Happy Birthday Dies
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Just 9 days until the new catalog comes out. Do you have yours? I'll be happy to mail you one, or come to my New Catalog BOGO event on June 3 to pick yours up and shop from my store.
Every quarter, I have a special day set aside to celebrate the success of my team members who promoted or grew their own teams during the previous quarter. As a special treat, they got to spend the whole day crafting in my studio with me.
I love spoiling my team! There was a complete card class using the Eastern Palace bundle, compliments of friend, Selene Kempton. There was also some additional goodies from the new catalog preorder, and a handmade journal.
We began our stamping day making cards from the new Soft Sayings kit. I can't wait to show you how beautiful these cards are in person! The kit is all inclusive, too, so that means you get ink, stamps, embellishments, pre cut card bases, and even water colored envelopes. The whole kit makes 20 beautiful cards. We just kept oohing and ahhing over each one as we finished it.
Then we took a break for lunch at the Breakaway Cafe . It was nice to sit, visit, and get to know each other a little better. The rest of the afternoon was spent learning some water coloring techniques that I had taught last year, and putting together the card class. It really was a fun day and the time just flew by.
Crafting is so much more fun with a friend! Would you like to come craft with us? Is your wish list over $125? Then consider joining my Stamping Bee Team! We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month to inspire, delight, and share. Plus, you could earn a fun day crafting with me, too! Contact me today for more information.
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It's hard to believe...but May 22 is the last day that retiring stamp sets are guaranteed in stock. After that, they are on a "limited to stock on hand" basis. I thought I'd showcase just a few of my absolute favorites, before it's too late.
Don't wait until it's to late. Be sure to order your favorite set before it's gone!
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My grandmother, who's birthday was today, was a stickler for us sending thank you cards for all gifts received for holidays and special occasions. I remember feeling so guilty when, months after my wedding, she mentioned, "Aunt Mary told me she never received a thank you card from you." To this day, every time I use my favorite paring knife, I think of Aunt Mary, my grandmother, and that thank you card!
It's been a very busy month and I found myself needing a new stack of thank you cards. I wanted something cheerful and summery and the new Delightful Daisy Daisy Designer Series Paper (available June 1) is just the perfect thing. I really like this bigger patterns for creating quick, simple cards. it really doesn't get much easier than this! The hardest part is going to be sitting down and addressing all of them!
I send thank you cards each month to everyone who attends a class or makes a purchase from me. So, you should be watching your mailbox for your own very special thank you!
Base: Daffodil Delight or Calypso Coral, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2",
scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper , 5 1/4" x 4
Layer 2: Whisper White, 1" x 4"
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Sometimes, it's the simplest things in life that mean the most. Our son is home from university for the summer - he just got home on Friday - and I wanted to spend Mother's Day enjoying our time together. We went to the little town of Hillsborough and arrived just in time for lunch at a fun little gourmet pizzaria. It was a beautiful morning, with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky. Of course, our table on the patio had no umbrella, and that southern sun quickly got hot! Then, we went for a 2.5 hour hike along the Eno River. Both the Lad and the Hubs took their camera and we enjoyed walking through the shade of the forest, looking for signs of wildlife and trying to identify the trees and undergrowth.
It was a lovely day. The Lad gave me a "49ers Mom" coffee mug and the Hubs gave me a beautiful pair of teardrop pearl earrings - and a beautiful card he just whipped up yesterday morning! It's a simple, single layer card using the Rose from the You've Got This stamp set, and the sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams set. It brought tears to my eyes knowing I am so loved.
I hope you and the women in your life had a wonderful Mother's Day.
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I'm now taking reservations for 2017 Paper and Ribbon Shares as well as the Smile! Stamp! Repeat! Summer Stamp Camp. Save your spot today!