PerIt may be October, but the roses in my garden are still in full bloom. Deep reds blossom in the front and back of the house. And just last night, as we ate dinner in hour fleeces on the screened porch, we watched moths flutter around them, drinking the last of summer's nectar.
I've always loved roses for their heady scent and beauty, but on the vine and cut in arrangements. The first rose bush my husband planted for me was in memory of a child, so desired, but lost too soon. We've moved that rosebush with us to this new house. It's a scraggly thing, but thriving in its new environment.
This paper is lovely, and speaks to the color, or language, of roses Here, the corals and lavender mean desire and enchantment, love at first sight. And aren't these cards enchanting? I can almost smell their sweet perfume. Perhaps I'll cut a few roses today, and fill the house with color and scents of summer.
Today's card features the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, which is on sale right now with the Buy 3/Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Stacks sale, good through October 31.
Base: Pool Party, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Calypso Coral, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, Coral Scroll, 1 1/2" x 5"
Layer 3: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, Rosebuds, 2 3/4" 5
Layer 4: Delicate White Doily
Layer 5: Calypso Coral Layering Scallop Circle
Layer 6: Whisper White Stitched Shape Circle
As some of you may know, I've been working towards a very LARGE goal this year -The 2018 Stampin' Up! incentive trip an amazing Alaskan cruise for two. When the trip was announced in the summer of 2016, I thought, "Wow! That would be awesome!" and set that as my goal for the year. It's been an amazing journey, with lots of fun, a bit of self-doubt at times, and plenty of hard work.
Well, that hard work paid off! I'm very happy to announce that yesterday, I achieved my goal!!!
I'm still a bit in awe. This is my very first incentive trip with Stampin' Up! and I can't wait. I couldn't have done it without my very supportive team of Stamping Bees and my friend and mentor, Selene Kempton. Nor could I have done it without all the lovely and amazing ladies who stamp with me throughout the year. We've laughed, cried, and supported each other through our crafting and built some amazing friendships along the way. So, thank you - or rather - thanks a latte! I wouldn't have been able to have earned this trip without each and every one of you!
Base: Early Espresso, 11" x 4 1/4", folded at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Pumpkin Pie, 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Layer 2: Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper,
4 1/2" x 3 1/4
Layer 3: Pumpkin Pie Layering Circle
Layer 4: Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper Layering Circle
Layer 6: Early Espresso coffee cup
Layer 7: Very Vanilla Coffee cup lid
Layer 8: Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper coffee cup wrap
Layer 9: Very Vanilla scrap for oval
Year of Cheer Holiday Stamp Camp - Email me to register no later than 9/30.
Yawn...is it really Monday already? Between 2 card classes, and designing 2 more, I'm pretty sure I missed the weekend somewhere. But wait...that IS my weekend! Isn't it amazing that I get to spend my weekends and evenings doing what I love? I mean, look at these smiles! Who wouldn't want to spend their weekend crafting with friends?
Both classes this weekend featured the Painted Autumn bundle. I've taught 4 classes with this bundle and Painted Harvest Paper this month and I've never, ever had so many people agree on the beauty of the paper and stamp set. There's just something about the combination of the watercolor images and the rich, warm colors of the paper that people just really love.
So, I've decided to extend my Painted Autumn Class To Go for another TWO WEEKS!
All my classes "To Go" include all materials needed to create the 4 cards, including envelopes. Everything will be pre-cut, all bows tied. All you have to do is assemble it. Email me to sign up for your class to go today. (Registration ends 10/8).
Painted Autumn Class To Go Includes:
Recommended supplies for this kit include:
Orders for the bundle will be placed on 10/9. It takes a week for me to receive it and a few days to turn it around to you, and should ship out no later than 10/20 via priority mail. (Locals may pick up their package, and subtract $7.00 from their total).
I received a text from a friend this weekend, with the news of a frightening diagnosis. She has a strong support system in place, a faith as deep as a river, and is doing all the right things to follow up and take care of herself. She's been in the forefront of my mind this week and last night, I just new I had to make her a card to show her I'm thinking of her.
We've all experienced that. A phone call...an email...a text...a conversation with news that rocks our world. Where once, everything was right and in the blink of an eye, there's news so completely unexpected, creating a problem we didn't even know existed. We're left shaken to the core and wonder how we'll ever get out of this wrinkle in time. But through hope and faith, we find our strength to get up and carry on. We do what needs to be done, finding comfort in others who are there with support and love.
With faith, all things are possible.
I couldn't decide between the Oh My Stars and Ruffled embossing folders. Which do you like best?
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock,
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
1. Place Layer 1 partially inside the embossing folder, leaving 1 1/2" inches outside the folder. Run through the Big Shot.
2. Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy in the un-embossed part of Layer 1.
3. Wrap Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham ribbon around the card and tie a knot in the front, right where the embossing begins and ends. Trim ends.
4. Adhere Layer 1 to base with plenty of dimensionals We don't wan't any saggy middles!
Yesterday, I let the ink do the talking with my Burlap and Leaves card (which has had over 700 likes on Facebook, in just 24 hours!), today it's all about the paper. I wanted to showcase the beautiful designs of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper by the Quilt Builder Framelits to outline it.
These framelits are pretty amazing. They create the coolest, most delicate outlines to highlight or build quilts. Let's look at how I used them for this project.
First, I cut the square of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper using the large empty square framelit.
Next, I used the quilt inlay square to cut an outline shape in Garden Green.
Finally, I combined the two small star shapes, setting the more detailed one inside the empty framelit, and cut out the Whisper White center.
On both steps 2 & 3, you'll have some small pieces to punch out of the framelit, but you'll be left with these amazingly delicate oultines, that you can lay right on top of your patterned paper. Or, use them to cut multiple pieces of paper in a variety of patterns and colors, and use the little pieces that you cut out, to fill the quilt back in. The possibilities are just endless!
Speaking of Christmas Quilts...
September 15th is very last day to RSVP to mySeptember Christmas Card Club! It will feature the Quilted Christmas Suite and will include:
Base: Whisper White, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Garden Green, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 4" x 3"
Layer 5: Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, square (Step 1 above)
Layer 6: Garden Green, Quilt Outline, (Step 2 above)
Layer 7: Whisper White star, (Step 3 above)
September 15th is a big day for RSVP's. It's the last day to register for the RSVP to my September Christmas Card Club and Early Bird Registration Ends for the November 4th Holiday Stamp Camp. Email me today to reserve your spot at one -or both!
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