Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items!!!

Good News!

Stampin'Up has released more Sale-a-Bration items starting March 15th, for the last 15 days of this awesome promotion!

18 days are left to earn free Sale-a- Bration Products
18 days left to join my team and get not only your starter kit, but 2 addtional stamp sets FREE!(plus a sneak peak at the 2018-2019 annual catalog in April).

Contact me today if you wish to join my team - no obligation!
Contact me today if you wish to place an order and earn your free Sale-a-Bration items.

Paper Pumpkin Sale

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription and great for those who are looking for an easy start to creativity , or just getting into making cards.  Everything is supplied and the cards are easy to make and are stunning!  

Fine Details
  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available March 11–May 10, 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
    • How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Does not apply to prepaid codes
Click on this link to sign up today and choose me as your demonstrator.

May you have a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

March Blog Waddle - Easter Blessings!

Time for another Blog Waddle by the irrepressible Stray Ducklings! Quack Quack!

This months theme is Easter/ Spring.  What says both like a little bunny! 

This cute little guy was inspired by Jennifer Cerizo.  Her blog is World of JenCraft.  She made a cute treat bag.  I made it into a card.  If you want to check out her blog and video, click here.  

I used Blushing Bride for the basket weave and soft suede for the card base.  The pretty ribbon around our boys neck is 3/8" stitched satin ribbon.  I used the new Sale-A-Bration level 2 item - Blossoming Basket Bundle and a whole lot of punches and the layering ovals framelits:

  • Oval Framelits:  Blushing Bride: 3/4 x 1 3/4 oval (cut 4 - ears and feet), 1/2″ circle (nose), 1/4″ circle(tongue) 
  • Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ circle (2 for the head and body), 3/4″ circle (2-cheeks),  1 x 2 oval (4-feet and ears)
  • Basic Black CS – 1/2″ circle (2-for the eyes)

I used the basic gray marker to make toes and whiskers and freckles.  I used a white gel pen to make the whites of the eyes.  I also sponges EVERYTHING in blushing bride.  The sentiment is stamped in soft suede.  

Hope you enjoyed todays project!  Your next stop is:  Lori Helvick



Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 2018 Card Class is in Session!

Hi all!

I changed my mind at least 3 times about the theme for this month's class.  Originally, I was going to do a one-sheet wonder with notecards, like I have done the past few years.  But the exciting products in the Occassions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs beckoned me to do more.  So then, it was going to be an All Occassions Stamp a Stack.  Then I realized Easter was April 1st, so I thought I would include a couple of Easter Cards.  Well, I couldn't limit it to a few, so then I decided we would do all Easter Cards. ( I talk to myself alot!)   So here they are:

I love flowers and butterflies and bunnies.  Plus I wanted one religious card.  This is definitely a variety of themes and techniques for Easter.  The punch art bunny will be the bonus card (you will thank me later).  The butterfly card, you will get an opportunity to use the new Stamparatus tool.

We will be making 2 each of the 3 designs - one to keep, one to give a way.  Since some of you may want to make more than 2 cards of a particular design, I will be more than happy to cut more card kits - you just need to let me know how many extra's you will want to make.

March Class

Here are the dates and times of the classes:

Sunday, March 18th - 1:30 - 4:30 pm - my house
Tuesday, March 20th - 10 am - 2 pm
Friday, March 23rd - 10 am - 2 pm

Please let me know if you will be attending by Tuesday, March 13th and if you are planning on making more than the six cards.  Cost of the class is $15 for 7 cards and envelopes.  Additional cards are $2.50 each.

April Class

Dates are the following:
Sunday, April 15th, Tuesday, April 17th and Friday, April 20th.  I think we will be doing the All Occassion stamp-a-stack.  Or we may be doing the notecards.  If we do the notecards, I will be using Petal Palate and the paper will be the coordination Petal Passion DSP.  I'll think on it.

May Class - this one is really up in the air.  You may or may not know this, but I need a total hip replacement.  I've been working hard loosing some weight and exercising so that I can be an eligible candidate for surgery.  The pain is getting worse and I'm really limited to what I can do and where I can go.  Not real crazy about having surgery, but if it will take the pain away, I'm all for it.  Anyway, I'm seeing the surgeon the last part of April.  Depending on what he says, may not have either May or June classes.  If we do have a May class, it will be the notecards.  I'll let you know later about the dates, if any.

Hope you like the cards that I designed for our class.  I probably don't tell you all enough how much I enjoy designing the cards and showing you how to make them.  It is the highlight of my month.

Hope to see all of you at the March class!



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Season for Everything - A Time for Mourning

Good Morning Stampers!

In the aftermath of celebrating a wedding, a dear lady from the church I formerly attended passed away quite unexpectedly.   She was from the Manchester area in England and had the zest for life and fortitude, that I have found in many British people.  Life tried to knock her down several times, but she rebounded with grace.  She was an avid animal lover, wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a delight to know.  Her funeral Mass was last week.    I am friends with her three daughters so I sent each one a personal sympathy card and note.  I am sharing these with you today.

I hope these cards gave her daughters some comfort.

May Kathleen and all the faithful departed, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, rest in peace.  And may light perpetual shine upon her. 



Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Season for Everything - A Time to Rejoice

Hi all!

Last week I was privileged to be invited to a wedding of 2 good friends, Julie and Bob.  The wedding was held at our church and was very traditional.  I wanted to make them a special card, so to Pinterest I went.  I had just recently purchased the bundle, Beautiful Bouquet.  On several blogs, people have just raved about this stamp set and thinlits package, so I thought I would give it a try.   Let me tell you, I LOVED it.  Not only does the stamp set have many sentiments in a really nice looking font, but the thinlits cut like butter and so much fun to put together.  Here is the card;  everything is from the Beautiful Bouquet bundle:

To cut the blosoms out, I used the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper.  I though it gave good color depth and a touch of gold as well.  I also used the Painted Love Gold Vinyl stickers on the inside of the card and also on the envelope.  Quick and easy and a definite wow!  The sentiments both inside and out were stamped with Early Espresso ink.  This card was very quick to put together and a lot of fun!

Hope you enjoyed today's card.  Click on the products listed below if you want to order and recreate this card!

Have a blessed day!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stray Duckling Waddle - Love is in the Air

Hey everyone!

I am now in the season of my life for seconds; grandchildren instead of children, and 2nd marriages!  In the last 3 months, I have been to weddings of the 2nd kind.  My son got married in December, a couple I knew from church tied the knot in January, and I have another wedding coming up in February.  What a blessing to share this life event with people I love.

Today's card is one that I gave to the couple in January.  It's very simple, yet so elegant:

Making this card was easy peasy.

  • I used Thick Whisper White and Pool Party Card Stock.  
  • I cut out the heart and flowers using the Bloomin' Heart thinlits.  You will need to use the Precision Base Plate when cutting out this detailed heart with the Big Shot.   
  • The sentiments are from the 2018 Spring Occasions catalog, Petal Palate and the Bloomin'Love stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  
  • The ink I used was Basic Black archival and Soft Sky.  
  • I finished off the card using Wink of Stella clear on the little flowers and scattering small pearls.  
All the items I used are listed below.  

Sue Boerner    

Have a wonderful day and go make someone's day a bit brighter by making and sending a hand made card!



Friday, February 2, 2018

February 2018 Card Class - My 10 Pound Baby

Hey all!

As I was struggling (and that is an understatement) to design the cards for the February class, all I kept thinking was that it would be easier for me to give birth to a 10 lb. baby then to design these cards!  Yikes, I had problems.  My biggest challenge was using the Brusho Crystal Colour.  This is a fine powder of intense colors - new in the Occasions Catalog.  I had seen some beautiful cards made with this and wanted to introduce this in my class.  Ok.  Rule #1 - I need to be able to use the stuff before I can make a card, let alone show others how to use it.  Many, many failed attempts and I finally, came up with a card.  Some things I learned about Brusho - 1) use SPARINGLY!  just a few powders - just some specs on the paper 2)  don't mess with it too much - 3) - it's a bit messy so steer clear of ink pads, rubber stamps and clothing - 4)  tape the paper down!  5) me and water color paper don't get along.

The results can be spectacular, but they are also very unpredictable.  Something I have had to learn to live with.  I think Brusho and I will have a wonderful relationship in the long run - it's that short term learning curve that got to me.

Anyhow, here is my 10 lb. baby and after 3 days of intense labor I present to you:

February 2018 Card Class! - Theme is Birthdays!

Dates for class are:

Sunday, February 18th, - 1:30 - 4:30 - my home
Tuesday, February 20th - 10am - 2:00pm -
Friday, February 23rd - 10am - 2:00pm

Please let me know by Monday, February 12th if you will be attending.  I got a feeling I've got a lot of paper to cut.

I wanted to show you a close up of the card using Brusho - it actually turned out quite pretty and isn't difficult to make at all - honest!

I used shimmer paper and heat embossed the butterfly on using white embossing powder.  I then sprinkled on some Brusho (sparingly) - the Prussion Blue and the Yellow - then I spritzed it with a water mister.  Then LEAVE IT ALONE TO DRY - as is dries, the colors continue to move and blend.  I love the way the colors explode once you spray on the water. Below are the supplies that I used.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the cards for the February Class - Hope to see you there!