Life is Grand! My son was home this weekend. And while there was some car trouble with 3 trips to Advance Auto, there was also homemade blueberry muffins, a lunch at Tijuana Flats, and s quick dinner of tomato & basil ziti. He left my house at 8 pm, with a 3 hour drive up to the mountains in a 'new' used truck that he's only driven 10 miles max. Needless to say, I'm not sleeping until I hear that he got home safely.
This week, we're going to talk about Distinktive Stamps, specifically the Life is Grand Stamp Set. These dinstinktive stamps are great fun. They give the illusion of multi-step stamping with just one stamp. I really do like how quickly you can craft with these stamps. No trying to figure out which stamps to use first, or unmounting and remounting stamps to create multi-step projects. You just need one block and one stamp. Truly amazing!
Watch with me this week as I craft and design with the Life is Grand Stamp Set. Just one more example of #SimpleStamping.
Base: Night of Navy, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Layer 1: Balmy Blue, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, 5" x 2 1/2"
CASE-ing - or Copy and Share Everything - is a fun and safe way to try new techniques or layouts. Today's CASE-ing Tuesday card is no exception and in fact, although it looks simple, it's actually a challenge to get the right colors, patterns, and textures with these smaller layers. Let's just put it this way; this is NOT the card I originally had in my head!
This is actually the first time I used the Home to Roost Stamp Set. This is one of the Sale-a-Bration sets which is free with a $50 purchase and it just so happens to be my Product of the Week. I can't wait to show you what else I've made with it!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
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 #CASEingtuesday184.
Do you ever craft in your sleep? Sometimes, an idea come to me while I'm dreaming and I just have to get up and make it. That's what happened to me last night. For some reason, I just kept waking up thinking about these Lasting Lillies. It wasn't a complicated design or one with embellishments. It was just #SimpleStamping in monochrome silhouettes. Simple, yet bold, these lillies will bring comfort to those who need it.
Part of Sale-a-Bration, theLasting Lily Stamp Set is free with a $100 purchase. I can't wait to explore this set more with various colors this week.
Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Basic Black, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 4; Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4" (inside layer)
It's Christmas Eve! What are your family traditions on Christmas Eve? Do you open presents? All of them? Only one? Or do you wait until Christmas morning? And what about the food? Do you have special foods you eat to keep watch until Christmas morning?
My family opens family presents on Christmas Eve and Santa presents Christmas morning. And for as long as I can remember, we have Christmas tacos for Christmas Eve dinner. This year, we're spending the holiday week with my sister. There will be Carne Asada tacos and enchiladas at some point. And...it's also my sister's birthday on Christmas Day, so there will be birthday cake, too!
This week, I'm sharing some of new favorite products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog, and Sale-a-Bration brochure, all of which will be available starting on January 3. Today showcases the Needle and Thread Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, both from the Occasions Catalog, as well as the Butterfly Elements from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Sale-a-bration items are free when you purchase $50 or more.
Simply shop my store and place your order, using Host Code: A47NSBVS. I will refund your shipping via PayPal by 12/31. Don't have PayPal, I'll be happy to issue you a check for the entire shipping amount. (Orders over $150 will qualify for additional Stampin' Rewards. Please do not use a host code to claim your Stampin' Rewards).
Base: Night of Navy, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (2; one for inside)
Layer 2: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Night of Navy, 3 3/4" x 1"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 3/4"
Click photos for more details.
My last Christmas Card Club was Saturday. Over the last five months, over 1000 Christmas cards were by hand, to be sent with love to friends and love ones. I had a blast designing and prepping them for all my Christmas Card Club members. But now, I feel a bit like the parents in the Night Before Christmas. I'm ready for my 'long winter's nap'!
I promised myself that I wouldn't get any of my new 'toys', out to play with until all my Christmas prep was done. and I'm so excited to bring you sneak peaks of the new 2019 Occasions products, which will be available starting on January 3rd. This week, I'll be featuring the new Happiness Blooms Suite Today, I feature the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set and show you how to use one basic design to make 3 different cards.
Do you need a new Occasions Catalog?
The Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs are here! All customers who have ordered from me in the last 6 months will recieve one. If you do not yet have a demonstrator, and have not shopped from me in the last 6 months, I'll be happy to send you one. Simply send me an email with your name and full mailing address.
Today's Measurements will be for the Avid Crafter Stepped Up Card.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2:
Layer 1: Lovely Lipstick, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Blueberry Bushel Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
Just 2 spots remain for this Spring's Stamping in the Mountains 3-day retreat in the beautiful town of Blowing Rock, NC! Price includes lodging, 6 home-cooked meals, and a free card class, goodie bag, prizes...and more! Registration closes January 1. Click on the photo to learn more. Or email me to register
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