My son, aka 'The Lad', called me last night and of course, that just made my day. He was making tacos at 10 pm for dinner, and telling me all about how much he loves his new job. I'm just so incredibly proud of him. So in the midst of making videos, finishing tutorials, packing up card kits, and just the general flurry of last minute preparations for tomorrow's mini retreat, I decided to make a card for him. The crafter in me is screaming, "ADD A BOW OR TIE A KNOT! DO SOMETHING!" But knowing my boy, he's going to love the masculine simplicity of this. And...I used his favorite color, too!
Wishing you all a 'Crafty Weekend'. Come join me tomorrow morning at 9 am for my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live. I think I'll take this card and see what we can do to 'jazz it up' a little. What do you think?
Base: Pumpkin Pie, 4 1/4" x 11
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
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As I mentioned yesterday, I'm showcasing some amazing guest stampers from my Stamping Bee team this week. Today's Forever Lovely Card was designed by Amy, who was chosen to be one of two display stampers for the Occasions catalog release. Amy's work is stunning. She has two little boys and uses her crafting time as her 'me' time.
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This week and next are super duper crazy here at Making Memories. Saturday is my one-day mini retreat and I'm busy as a bee (a Stamping Bee that is!) getting ready for that! And my Paper Share and Club go out next week, too! With all that, I thought I'd share some gorgeous cards that two of my Stamping Bees made for my new product display boards.
Each time there's a new catalog, I ask for help from my Stamping Bee Team to see if any would like to do some display stamping for me. This time Anthea and Amy took on my challenge and I was blown away at how beautiful their work is. Anthea chose the Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala Bundles with all the beautiful butterflies and Amy used the pretty floral Forever Lovely bundle. They both have very different styles than I do and that makes it even more special. I love seeing how they envision how these bundles look through someone else's eyes. I always find myself thinking, 'Why didn't I think of that?"
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Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Lemon Lime Twist, Stitched Shape Framelit+ Layering Squares Framelit
Layer 3: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White for Butterflies, Butterfly Duet Punch
Yesterday, at our monthly team meeting, we were finally able to have our annual Stamping Bee Christmas party. Originally scheduled for the second Sunday in December, we were snowed out by an extremely early and unexpected snow storm. Then, it was going to be the New Year's Eve afternoon, but my son got sick while at home and I didn't want to expose everyone to something. Then, they were predicting ice and snow all weekend, but I kept an close eye on the weather; I did not want to have to cancel it again! Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and while cold and rainy, we did not have to cancel our plans.
Our Stamping Bee Team meetings always include dinner. Sometimes, we meet at a local pizza party, and sometimes I cook a main and everyone brings something to share. Last night, there was chicken pot pie, a lovely kale and brussel sprout salad, a delicious fruit salad, mini lemon cakes, and prosecco. The group was smaller than expected, but there are new grandbabies on the way, people in mourning, and a nasty virus going around. Still there was plenty to eat, lots to share, and of course a lot of stamping.
This time, we did a Shoebox Swap. We always swap cards. We design a card and bring enough for everyone in attendance. This time, instead of making them up in advance, we cut and prepped everything, and brought all the pieces for everyone to make them at the meeting. We put all the project boxes on a table, and each person took one box each, made their card, then returned the box to the table and got another one to make. It really was a lot of fun! There was lots of oohing and ahhing and a few new techniques thrown in for good measure. Everyone went home with 6 new cards share or keep for their own inspiration.
Stamping, swapping, enjoying a good meal, and getting together to support one another is what the Stamping Bee team is all about. Whenever we get together it's always a great time! And we're making plans to go to the local OnStage convention in Charlotte in April. Watch out! We'll be the ones having the most fun!
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It's cold and gray today...the perfect day for crafting. I"m running a fresh loaf of bread over to my parents, then spending the whole day up in my studio, getting ready for my mini-retreat next weekend. Plus, I have my Sweet & Simple Class tomorrow AND my Stamping Bee team meeting tomorrow night. It's going to be a very CRAFTY WEEKEND!
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Pouch: All My Love Designer Series Paper, 8" Square
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