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.
Fun Folds...do you love them or hate them? Some people just can't get enough and some don't want anything to do with them. This is one I did for my August Card Club using the Seaside Notions Stamp Set. I thought I'd share it with you as something special today since I couldn't do my Facebook Live with you this morning.
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you all back over on my Facebook Page for Crafty Saturday next week!
Card Base: Coastal Cabana, 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/4"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 4" x 9", scored at 3" and 6"
Layer 2, 3, 4: Shimmery White, 2 3/4" x 3"
Did you know...when you register for both monthly clubs, you receive a free tutorial for a holiday sampler? Just click on the photos to register!
Last night, when I went to bed, I realized I'd made a terrible mistake. The whole point of Christmas Card Club is to make cards, right? Well, in my excitement of creating the the absolutely stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper last weekend, I completely missed the point. I created a fun project, but I didn't design what I had promised you. So, today, I fixed it. I've designed a BRAND NEW set of cards for September's Christmas Card Club.
You'll make 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) along with 12 coordinating envelopes, featuring the extremely popular Christmas Gleaming Suite of products. Included in your kit will be a full pack of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper plus copper Star Designer Elements.
But, what if you liked the original projects? Well, I'm going to throw in the tutorial + video absolutely free as a special thank you gift for signing up for club this month. And...if you sign up for both September's Card Club and Christmas Card Club, I'll add another free sampler tutorial as well.
Registration is due September 15th. If you're coming to retreat, I'll even bring them with me so you have something to work on while you're there.
I'll be speaking at a Stampin' Up! Leadership event tomorrow so there will be no Crafty Saturday Facebook Live. However, I do have a special video and blog on a fun fold that you're going to love. Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow morning after 7 am!
I was cleaning out my kitchen this past weekend when I came across an unopened and forgotten bag of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolates. Now, I know what you're thinking..."Who has an unopened AND forgotten bag of chocolates hiding in their kitchen?" But do you know what I was thinking? "Wow! I can CRAFT with those!"
And you know what? They're were perfect for this week's 12 Weeks of Halloween video! Enjoy...I'm going to go have a piece of chocolate!
Diaper Fold Treat Holder
Tiny Treat Box
Today is the LAST Day to register for this month's Sweet & Simple Class, featuring the Birds of a Feather Stamp Set. Include the Stamp Set and the class is free! Email me to register today.
The holiday catalog is LIVE! It feels wonderful knowing that you can now order from it! I was up at 6 am this morning placing orders for next weekend's my Stamping Bee Team's 1 day Mini Retreat as well as Holiday Paper Shares, and my special "Memories of Christmas" Mini Album Class for October's Stamping in the Mountains Retreat! There's just so much much going on...I just couldn't wait!
And neither should you! It's time to get your holiday crafting plans made and on the calendar! Speaking of calendar...have you looked at all that's happening here at Making Memories in the next few months? Mark your calendars now for these amazing classes, mini retreats, and more!
Want to get some friends together for a craft day or night? I can help! Pick date that works for you, and I'll bring all the supplies! We can make cards, create a keepsake advent calendar, or get all your gift tags ready for your packages. Not only will we have tons of fun crafting together, you'll also earn free Stampin' Up! products simply by being the hostess with the mostest! As a special thank you, you'll also get to pick 20 free cards from my collection + special thank you gifts.
Most Wonderful Time Product Medley
Today's card features the new, Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley. This special bundle includes is a suite of products that includes:
I've designed an AMAZING medley of projects, including an exclusive sampler. Everyone who purchases the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley from me will receive the PDF Tutorial for all of these projects from me for FREE!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Most Wonderful Time of Year Designer Series Paper, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", punched with Detailed Trio Punch
Layer 3 - 5: Deer and Label Stickers from the Most Wonderful Time of Year Sticker Pack
Registration ends TOMORROW, 9/5, for September's Sweet & Simple Card Class. Class is available in person or *by mail, and is free with a minimum order of $20. Email me to register! (To go class please at $8 priority shipping).
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