Posted on November 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Videos

Hello Stampers! Today I'm here with a new Picture Perfect Birthday project. Whenever I can, I like the cards I send to reflect the season of the recipient's birthday month. I just love the Designer Series Paper, Country Lane, used on this card.  It fits in perfectly for my fall birthdays! This DSP also has two of my very favorite SU colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron!

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPicture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Crushed Curry 131199)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mint Macaron (147106)
  • Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Country Lane designer series paper (147804), Paper Snips (103579), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Country Lane: 4: x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Crushed Curry:  2 6/8” x 3 6/8”
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Blackberry Bliss card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere Country Lane paper to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere Mint Macron layer to Crushed Curry Layer. Adhere to card front.
  4. Using paper snips, cut banner ends to Blackberry Bliss strip.
  5. Ink phrase using Blackberry Ink and stamp into Whisper White layer. Add Mint Macaron stars above and below Blackberry Bliss phrase.
  6. Adhere Blackberry Bliss banner to Mint Macaron layer. Add phrase layer on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. To complete, add one Artisan Pearl on each side of the Blackberry Bliss banner.

If you need any supplies for this project, just click on any picture below to order.

One more thing I wanted to tell you about today! Coming in December, is a brand new tote for your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool!

Isn't this awesome! I just pre-ordered mine (pre-ordering is only one of the awesome perks Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators!) This bag will be available to customers on December 5. Shoot me an email if you'd like a reminder when it is available for you to order!

If you aren't familiar with the Stamparatus, here's a short video about this must-have tool!. I cannot be without mine; makes repetition stamping so, so easy!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on November 8, 2018

Things Have Been Hectic!

Announcements

Hey Stampers! Things have been hectic in our neck of the woods and here's why:

Things Have Been Hectic!

Meet Landry Olivia, our newest grandchild! Isn't she beautiful? Yes, I do know I am totally biased!

She arrived on November 2nd, the first child of our daughter and husband.  She has consumed us lately and that is perfectly fine!

Moving on to a stamping related topic, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to my weekly newsletter! We are halfway through my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas gift tutorials, but we still have 6 weeks of fun projects left. I'd love for you to receive these.  My hope is these tutorials will help ease the stress of the holidays by giving you some gift, bag and tag projects. It's easy to subscribe; simply add your name and email into the box on the sidebar above. You'll also receive some other welcome goodies, too…enjoy!

 

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Posted on October 30, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas – 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

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Hey Stampers! Just a quick announcement today. You've already missed the first four weeks of my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects, but there's still time for you to get week 5

12 Weeks of Christmas - 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

AND the remaining 7 weeks of projects after that.

This is a free gift I share with my email subscribers to help alleviate some of the stress of holiday cardmaking and gift-giving.

I'd love for you to get my gift. How? It's so easy! Simply put your name and email in the signup box above. Then, on Wednesday at 1:00 PM you'll get the week 5 project delivered right to your inbox. AND, you'll also get some other great free stuff, too! ENJOY!

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Posted on October 29, 2018

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Contests/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! It's such a warm, sunny day here in north Texas and we are LOVING the change! It was cold and rainy last week so having a bright, yellow orb in the sky sure lifts our spirits. Even my first graders at church seemed to be in happier moods!

I have a question for you today…where have you found Where Have YOU Found Glitter??

 

OK, I don't mean in a “normal” place, but in or on what unusual place have you found glitter? I'd love you to leave a comment on the bottom of today's post.

I posed this question to my newsletter subscribers and gave them an opportunity to win a signed copy of Laura Child‘s new scrapbooking mystery, Glitter Bomb. The results were simply hilarious and I wanted to share some of the funnier ones with you today.

  • Inside my pantyhose- around the thigh area ..I was a chaperone at a high school dance.
  • Once found glitter on the bathroom floor of a craft store. (It was hanging out with the Easter grass!)
  • When we were cleaning out my Mom's house, I found all kinds of glitter spread in the drawer of her glitter. When I asked her about it, she indicated that she had spilled a small packet of it years prior and just left it there so when she picked something out of the drawer, she would be reminded of that time.
  • On the dog's nose.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my contact lens case and I was nowhere near glitter. Mystery.
  • My strangest place would have to be on my tongue. Lol And no I don’t eat glitter, haha but probably ate something and not realizing I had glitter on my fingers.
  • My center desk drawer at work!!!!
  • I found glitter once between my baby sons toes.
  • I would say the strangest place I’ve found glitter would be on my cat’s tail!
  • I found glitter in the church pew .
  • Unfortunately on the end of my nose. This was after cashiering all day!
  • The strangest place that I have found glitter was between my toes. I had spilled it on the floor and apparently I did not get it all.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in a book that I’m reading.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my bra.
  • I have found glitter every place in my house, on my husband that will not go in my craft room, and my \ beagle.
  • As a retired kindergarten teacher I would find glitter everywhere and for some time. My custodian was never happy with me.
  • I found glitter on my friend's face. I was working with glitter, she was not!!!
  • In my mashed potatoes!
  • My underwear! I am sure it was on my hands from crafting so long & needing to desperately take a potty break!
  • The strangest place I found glitter was on my cat's paws. She tracked it all over our house. The strange thing was we had no glitter in the house at all. Go figure.
  • The question would be, “Where Have I not found glitter?”

My personal favorite is the last one; so true don't you think?

While we're on the subject of glitter, sometimes a strip and some tiny pieces is just what you need to give a little “wow” to your card!

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Below are the instructions, including cutting measurements, for this project. If you need to purchase some glitter paper or loose glitter to add to your holiday projects, you can find several options HERE.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Making Christmas Bright (148046)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Coastal Cabana (131297); Granny Apple Green (146990); Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051)
  • Misc.– Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (149947); Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements: 

  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Coastal Cabana: 5-1/4 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 1 x 5
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Scraps: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Instructions:

  1. Using Big Shot and embossing folder, emboss Granny Apple Green card mat.
  2. Score and fold thick Whisper White card base. Adhere Coastal Cabana Granny Apple Green, and Glimmer Gold cardstock.
  3. Using bulb punch, punch out 3 bulb toppers out of Gold Glimmer paper.
  4. Punch one bulb out of each of the following: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana scraps.
  5. Adhere bulb topper to bulb using mini glue dots. Adhere completed bulbs to twine using mini dimensionals. Position light strand on card, and adhere with mini dimensionals.
  6. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White, using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a quick comment on the most unusual place you have found glitter! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2018

#nationalpumpkinday

Holidays / Special Days

#nationalpumpkinday

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day? OK, by now most of us have already been in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte” frenzy! If you're like I am, you almost can set your clock by the day Starbuck's starts serving their fall delight! To be totally honest, I didn't even know there WAS a National Pumpkin Day! 🙂

Here are some fun “pumpkin” facts to celebrate the day:

  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.
  • This squash is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.
  • A 2,145-pound pumping from Streator, Illinois holds the current North American record.  Grown by Gene McMullen in 2015, the great pumpkin weighed in a few hundred pounds lighter than the current world record pumpkin from 2014.  At 2,323-pounds, the giant pumpkin from Switzerland retains the world record prize. 
  • Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.
  • Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production.

Now, of course, National Pumpkin Day would not be complete without…you guessed it…a pumpkin project! Enjoy!

#nationalpumpkinday

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

  1. Onto the whisper white sponge smoky slate top portion and pear pizzazz bottom portion.
  2. Stamp the trees using smoky slate.
  3. From the Toil & Trouble designer series paper hand cut 5 pumpkin, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)
  4. Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.
  6. Out of basic black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.
  7. Adhere all layers.

If you need to purchase any products to make this card, you can purchase at my online store today.

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