I knew when I saw the Come To Gather Suite on the incentive trip that I would have to have it. But sometimes you just never know how much you're going to love a suite until you actually play with it. Last night was the first time I'd pulled the Come To Gather Suite off my shelf and I couldn't stop using it. In fact, I made all this week's projects at one time and found myself disappointed when, at 12:30 am, I realized I had finished all my projects for the whole week of blogs. I wasn't done designing yet! This is truly a suite that you could use over and over again and not tire of it at all.
Today's card had me searching for colors I rarely use: Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze. I'd never used the two of them together and they're gorgeous! Have you used these colors together before? I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! includes the list of coordinating colors used in their Designer Series Paper. Speaking of Designer Series Paper...Did you know that there's a SALE going on right now? When you buy 3 packs of designer series paper, you get 1 FREE! This is a sale that you're just not going to want to miss!
Crafty Saturday Paper Pumpkin Challenge Winners...
And the two winners are....Ashley Wells & Becky Vincent! I'll be getting those Paper Pumpkin project packets out to you this week.
That was fun! Let's try another challenge. Like I said earlier, I love the colors on today's card. Now it's your turn. Create a card or project using Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake and either email it to me or post it on my Facebook Group by Sunday, 9/15. One lucky winner will be announced next Monday for a prize from me! Have fun!
Base: Merry Merlot, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Cajun Craze, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (cut 2)
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4" (cut 2)
Layer 3: Come To Gather Designer Series Paper Scalloped Layering Square Die
Layer 4: Cajun Craze Layering Square Die
Layer 5: Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Square Die
Layer 6: Merry Merlot, Gathered Leaves Die
Click on the photos to learn more.
My mother came over the other day and needed two get well cards. Can you believe, in all my collection, I only found two! She took what I had and I've had a note that I need to make more soon. So today, for #CASEingTuesday, I made 2 quick get well soon cards using the new Harvest Hellos Bundle.
This is a great stamp set and I love that there's an Apple Punch! Oh my goodness...it punches out the whole apple, stem, and leaves! And what's great, is there's also a pumpkin stamp and guess what? The punch punches out the pumpkin, too!
The Harvest Hello Bundle is available for all your fall and winter crafting needs beginning September 4th. Or, if you're aStampin' Up! demonstrator, you can order it now!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
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 or Social Media. #CASEingTuesday214.
Base: Crumb Cake
Layer 1: Brights Designer Series Paper (Poppy Parade or Granny Apple Green)
Layer 2: Whisper White
Small pieces of Whisper White (for apples) and Early Espresso (for stems)
If I learned anything from having the flu last week, it's that I didn't have any "Get Well Soon" cards. That, and I was so sick I didn't even feel like making cards. So, on the first day I felt like a human again, I went to my studio and made one. I wanted something cheerful and I found exactly what I was looking for in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. Just like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, big bold flowers need to be the focal point: big flowers, simple sentiment. Got it!
Join me this week as we explore more about this delightful Humming Along Stamp Set. It's been sitting on my shelf for months, just waiting for the perfect moment to share with you.
And remember...I'm running a special from March 1-March 10. Any order of $25 or more will receive a free Needlepoint Nook Tutorial. Simply use the March Host Code: C4CYEDDB and I'll email you the tutorial right away.
Base: Shaded Spruce, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Soft Sea Foam, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Soft Spruce, 4" x 3"
Layer 4: Garden Impressions, 4" x 3"
Layer 5: Shaded Spruce, Starburst Punch
Layer 6: Soft Sea Foam, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 7: Whisper White, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Click on the photo below to learn more.
Wednesday night, I returned from my weekly torture session (ie., yoga) and found an message from my sister. She was at the urgent care with my brother-in-law. He'd fallen playing soccer with the kids in their cul-de-sac and torn his Achilles tendon. A trip to the orthopedist yesterday revealed it is a complete rupture and surgery will happen today to reattach it.
Bam! Just like that...Life happened. And you just have to roll with it. Life for the next few weeks and months will look different in their house. And they may regret, like so many of us when life happens, not having a bedroom or at least a full bath downstairs. Thankfully, school ended for my niece and nephew yesterday, and I've offered to fly out to California to help if needed.
Life...it just happens. And coffee certainly helps!
Base: Early Espresson, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Crumb Cake, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla, 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 4: Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Coffee Cup Die
Layer 6: Early Espresso, Coffee Cup Lid Die
Layer 7: Very Vanilla, Coffee Sleeve Die and Textured Die
Inside Layer: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
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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