Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Quilted Christmas

Hi Stampers!

As many of you know, I love to make quilts.  I just love the soothing sound of the sewing machine and the challenge of cutting fabric up and putting it back together in a unique fashion.  I also love to stamp and make cards, so what better, than a bundle that makes beautiful quilt cards!  This set is going to be a real favorite with me, and I hope you too.  Here is a short video giving you an overview of this versatile and dynamic bundle:

I ordered this in my pre-order, so expect to see this show up in many of my future classes!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Another Holiday Catalog Reveal!

Good Morning Stampers!

Today I'm sharing with you another sneak peek at the Holiday Catalog and one of my personal favorites:  Snowflake Sentiments Bundle:

I love the delicate look of snowflakes!  I can see a lot of options with this stamp set sentiments and the  thinlits.

If you have taken a class from me in the last year, you are entitled to a catalog.  I have them in my possession!  Contact me to get your free 2017 Stampin'Up! Holiday catalog!

Have a Blessed Day!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Fall Promotion!

Hi Stampers!

If you have been wondering about Paper Pumpkin, now is the time to join up!  Stampin'Up is giving, to first time subscribers, 50% off their first Paper Pumpkin!

Here are the details:
  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, you must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • You must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel,  your membership will continue at full price after your first kit. 
You won't want to miss the September Paper Pumpkin at this outstanding introductory rate!  Plus, you won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: supercute and VERY festive!

Here is a brief video created by Stampin'Up to help you decide!

Contact me if you have any questions or need help setting up your subscription!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Early Release - Carols of Christmas

Good Morning Stampers!

Exciting news coming from Stampin'Up!  They have released one month early, a bundle called "Carols of Christmas"  You can check out the details by clicking on the image in the right hand column and can order from me by going to my on-line store.

Today, I thought you would enjoy a brief video made by Stampin'Up highlighting the details of this wonderful stamp set.

Don't forget about my August classes which start this week, Friday, August 11th, Sunday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 15th!  We will be making a card using this stamp set and set of dies:

I cased this card from Tami White.  It's clean, simple and elegant.  Come join us for some stamping fun!  Contact me today if you want to sign up!

Have a blessed day!


Friday, August 4, 2017

Holiday Catalog 2017

Good Morning Stampers!

Well, the excitement is building for the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  As a demonstrator, I am able to see it a month early and also pre-order product.  All I can tell you, is that it is fabulous!  Right now, all I can show you is the cover:

If you have taken classes from me, you will get a free copy.  I also can share with you some of the StampinUp product videos.  As you may, or may not know, I love to quilt.  So Quilted Christmas suite was the first thing I ordered.  I can't wait to show you the beautiful cards that are fast and easy to make!

So this was just a tantalizing preview.  Check in later to see more!



Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 2017 Card Class is now in Session!

Hello Stampers!

Today I'm going to share with you the cards that we will be making in August.  After some creative struggles and just a little swearing, this is what I came up with!

It was hard to decide what to do.  So I went with some of my favorite stamp sets, accessories and techniques.  I love the Coffee Cafe bundle - the stamp set, the framelits and the designer series paper.
Same with the Lemon Zest Bundle.  Love the coordinating punch! Plus I used my favorite Wink of Stella!

I want to point out two other cards.  The Peace on Earth card is an early release from the 2017 Holiday Catalog and is available for you to purchase!  The stamp set is called Carols of Christmas and it comes with a wonderful framelit set!  You can click on the image to get all the details about this in my store.

The other card I wanted to show you and explain is the Maple Leaf card with the marbled front.  Everytime I see this, I want to start singing, "O, Canada".  Looks complicated, but it's amazingly simple.  I used the glossy paper and the marble background.  I'll show you a nifty technique on how to make this amazing background.  Here is a closeup of the card:

The dates and times of my August class is the following:
    Friday, August 11th - 10am-2pm
    Sunday, August 13th - 1:30 - 4:30pm
    Tuesday, August 15th - 10am - 2pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot.  As always, if you would like to have a class in your home with your friends, I will come and do that!  Also, if you can't make the class, I will make you the set of cards.  Class fee is $15 and includes 2 cards of 3 different designs, plus a bonus card.  Classes are a fun and easy way to experiment with Stampin'Up product and to meet new and old friends in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

Until later,
Keep stamping!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 2017 Blog Waddle - Masculine Cards

Hi Stampers!

We are going on another Blog Waddle today - This time we are featuring Masculine Cards!

Here is a photo of my card:

Interesting, isn't it?  The very cool embellishment is a technique called Tarnished Foil.  This is how I got that effect:
1.  Took some gold foil paper and sanded it lightly until some silver showed through
2.  Took Archival Black ink and did direct to paper - just swiped the pad down the card stock, leaving black streaks
3.  I then use the dynamic hexagon folder and ran the foil paper through this.
4.  Using Versamark, I randomly swiped it on the card stock.  I then heat embossed silver on it.
5.  Using Versamark again, I swiped it where there was no silver.  This was then heat embossed using the copper embossing powder.
6.  Last step is to once again swipe the foil, embossed card stock with Black Archival.  The results are stunning!

Here is the recipe for the card:

Stamp Set:  Window Shopping, Dragonfly Dreams, Hardwood

Ink:  Versa Mark, Basic Grey, Basic Black Archival Ink
Card Stock:
Gold Foil Paper
2-1/2 x 4, cut down to 2 x 4 after embossing
3-1/4 x 2-1/4
Basic Black
4-1/4 x 11;
2-1/4 x 4;
2 x 3
Smokey Slate
4 x 5-1/4
Whisper White
4 x 5-1/4

·      Hexagon Dynamic Folder
·      Sand Paper-fine grade
·      Silver embossing powder
·      Copper Embossing Powder
·      Heat Gun     

Hope you enjoyed my masculine card! 

Waddle on over to Sue Boerner to see the next card, or waddle back to Nance Legate.  

Here's a list of all the ducklings participating in the July 2017 Waddle:

Thanks for joining us today!

Happy Stamping!