Posted on September 24, 2018

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Mojo Monday/ Projects

Hey Stampers! We had so much rain this weekend and I heard from several customers throughout the country that rain seemed to be coming down everywhere! Gosh, I know we need rain, but let's have a break for awhile!

I have to admit, one good thing about rainy days is extra inside stamping time! My project for you today is an easy peasy way to use up some scraps!

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Isn't this card adorable? AND,  truly it is easy peasy, only 5 steps!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Darling Label Punch Box (146855)
  • PAPER –Whisper White (100731), Brights 6×6 Designer Series Paper (146964)
  • INK –– Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER – Glitter Enamel Dots (146934), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Scraps for punching of Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Printed Papers

Instructions:

  1. Punch printed papers and arrange punches on Whisper White Panel.
  2. Stamp “hello” onto White scrap and punch.
  3. Wrap silver metallic thread around 3 fingers and adhere to back of white punched sentiment with dimensionals. Adhere to white panel as shown.
  4. Embellish with Glitter Enamel dots.
  5. Adhere to Whisper White card.

Now, one of the most important things to tell you about this card is this. You can use ANY scraps you have, ANY punch you have and ANY sentiment you wish. Seriously guys, this is one of the easiest, yet cutest, cards you can make!

 

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Posted on September 20, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! I really can't believe I am saying this but, 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3! You might ask, what is 12 Weeks of Christmas and why should you care it's coming October 3?

12 Weeks of Christmas is something I've done for quite a few years and it is one of my most popular promotions. And, best of all, it won't cost you a penny! This is a free, weekly email with a project tutorial for a card, bag, tag or gift item. This will help you take the frazzle and stress out of getting ready for the holidays! Here's a sample of a project you might expect.

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3!

Isn't this so cute? The best part? Here are the instructions, complete with supply list and measurements!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSigns of Santa (147690); Signs of Santa Bundle (149967)
  • Card Stock – Poppy Parade (119793); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708); Garden Green (147809)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Blends – Dark Poppy Parade (146879); Ivory (144606); Dark Daffodil Delight (144585); Light Smoky Slate (145054); Light Crumb Cake (144582); Cable Knit (143537); Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Big Shot (143263)

Measurements:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 ¼” x 11”; score at 2 ¾” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 4”, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap

Instructions:

  1. With the 11” edge across the top and 2 ¾” score line to the left, fold first section back. Then fold on the 5 ½” score line in the opposite direction creating a “Z” fold card.
  2. Using the 2 ¾” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder, emboss for front panel of card. Adhere.
  3. Stamp both the compass and sign images in Memento Black ink onto the scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Stamp the words “North Pole” onto sign image in Memento Black ink.
  5. Color sign with Stampin’ Blends.
  6. Cut out compass and sign using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits. Adhere both to the front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the Santa image and both sentiments onto the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White card stock as shown in Memento Black ink.
  8. Color Santa image using Stampin’ Blends and adhere panel to the inside of card.

If you currently receive my weekly emails, there's nothing for you to do. Starting on October 3, for 12 weeks, you'll receive the free tutorials as my gift! If you aren't a subscriber, just click HERE. You'll receive a free tutorial just for joining AND we won't spam you, ever! Our goal is always to deliver awesome content like free videos, project tutorials, tips, techniques, and, from time to time, special offers to help you be the most fabulous papercrafter ever! 🙂

 

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Posted on September 14, 2018

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE

Happy Friday Stampers!  I've been busy working on some new classes for the upcoming holiday season. We all want to send out the “perfect” card, right?! Well, if you want to WOW your family and friends with your Christmas card this year, I have the perfect solution for you…ME! My “Twist & Fold” Christmas Card class will teach you, step by step, how to make this card:

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

The inside of this card “moves” and the mechanism is easier than you think! Once you know how to make this, you'll be making this card for all types of occasions. Here's a baby one I did last night:

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

I'll be doing my class tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM CST, LIVE on Facebook. The cool thing is, even if you have other plans for that night, you'll have lifetime access to the video recording and can watch whenever! Once you register, you'll be given access to the secret class group and will have additional file resources available to you. Early Bird pricing of $15  ($10 off regular price) is available until class starts on Wednesday.

I'll have additional samples to show you and lots of tips and techniques to share with you. I hope you'll join me! Click HERE to find out all the info and/or to register.

I'm praying for all my stamping friends in the Carolinas and nearby as you are still drying out from the flooding. One of my best friends just moved to South Carolina a few days before the hurricane hit so she had to go back up to Maryland from where she had just left. Thankfully, her daughter lives there so she had a friendly, comfy place to stay!

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Posted on September 11, 2018

Where Were You?

Projects

September 11, 2001, 8:45 AM. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news about planes hitting the World Trade Center? Like most people I'm sure, I remember exactly where I was as if it was just yesterday.

The day began like any other Tuesday that year. Our daughter and I drove over to her homeschool co-op, where I was the director. We had everything set up for our 500+ students and parents had already begun dropping off their kids. News started coming in and, honestly, we all started to panic a bit. False stories added to that of course but I think every heart in our building skipped a beat and we were all somewhat in shock. What had really happened? Were our students safe or was something going to happen at our location? Were traveling family members safe? Questions were many and emotions ran high.

Everyone pulled together and we made it through that day and the coming days. People talked to each other a little more. People were kinder and helped out each other a little more. I truly hope we never experience anything that horrible again. But, for a time, our differences did not matter and we were all Americans, praying for one another and those who lost loved ones that day.

I wanted to share a card today, in remembrance of all those who lost their lives and whose lives were changed forever because of those they lost.

Where Were You?

One of my sweet customers sent this card to me a week or so ago. Mary found me on Facebook and we struck up a friendship, even though she lives in another state.  We both love stamping and often send each other cards we've made. She was in the military and loves to create using military-themed stamps. She wanted to use this particular stamp, with the towers, to send to me because of September 11 coming up.

When I received her sweet card I knew I would use it in a post today. It's amazing how one little rubber stamp can share friendship and touch lives. I am so thankful for crafty friends like Mary!

 

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Posted on September 4, 2018

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin’ Up!

Announcements/ Product Information

Hello Stampers! I hope you all had a relaxing “Labor Day”; kind of seems like it should be “Un-Labor Day” instead! 🙂 I got to spend most of the weekend stamping and planning projects for my upcoming events. Of course, that meant I was playing with all sorts of new products, like our new Take Your Pick Tool!

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Every so often, Stampin' Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for awhile and now we've got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you're not familiar with that tool, I'll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out. But, back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

You can order this tool starting tomorrow at my online store.

And…here's a quick video about the Stamparatus!

Remember, our Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow and you can see it online at my store. IF you need your own copy so you can look at all the fabulous new products no matter WHERE you are, just email me! Iif you aren't currently working with another awesome demonstrator, of course!)

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