February 19, 2018

Control Freaks February Blog Hop!




Good evening everyone and welcome to our February Control Freaks Blog Hop. This month we are all celebrating "Birthdays". If you arrived here from Wendy Weixler's blog, didn't her projects just make you want to have a birthday? If you are starting with me first, either way, I will direct you to the next stop at the end of my post.


I have two projects celebrating birthday's today. One is more appropriate for females and the other is for that guy in your life. Let's start  with my female birthday card:



The stamp set I used is the Cake Soiree set and I started out using Real Red Ink and Cardstock combined with Powder Pink and then threw in an offsetting color of Lemon Lime Twist. I love how these three colors look together. Don't you?



I also stamped the flowers from the gift image using VersaMark Ink on Real Red Cardstock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool. See how I used the little heart so that I would end up with flowers over the whole heart?



These are all of the layers I used on my card:
  • Layer #1: Real Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2". 
  • Layer #2: Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". 
  • The rest of the layers are stamped and cut with the dies and stamp set.
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Cake Soiree
  • Inks: VersaMark, Real Red
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Tutti-Fruiti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Tools: Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Card #2 is my Masculine Card:


I used quite a few products from our True Gentlemen Suite of products. Those products include:
  • Truly Tailored stamp set
  • True Gentleman Designer Paper
  • True Gentleman Buttons
  • Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon



What a great way to use these products combined with a layer of Embossing Paste that was colored with our Brusho Crystal Colours...fun, fun!


Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Truly Tailored
  • Inks: Brusho Crystal Colours, Tranquil Tide
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Dapper Denim
  • Accessories: True Gentleman Buttons, Night Of Navy Corduroy Ribbon, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Layering Ovals Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Heat Tool
  • DSP: True Gentleman Designer Paper
  • Misc: Water in a Spritzer

Are you ready to see more great projects? Head over to Cindy Elam's blog and then she'll direct you to the next person. Just click on the arrow below and thanks for stopping by!






Merry Monday Challenge 278!



Yay, it's my turn to host the challenge this week at Merry Monday Challenge. I picked this beautiful inspiration photo that you can study and choose whatever inspires you. I chose many things in the photo such as the staircase, the tree, the puppy and the red bows:



This card has a lot of layers and a lot time went into all the details but it was so much fun seeing it all come together the way it did. Does the puppy look like he is ready for Christmas because that's the name of the stamp set I used, Ready For Christmas!



I added so many tiny red bows and sparkly centers in the center of each ornament:



Thanks so much for stopping by to see my today. Make sure you go take the tour of all the cards from my fabulous teammates at Merry Monday Challenge!




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February 18, 2018

Facebook Live Techniques Classes and the Smooching Technique!

Did you join me on my first Technique Tuesday Live Facebook Class? I had so much fun hosting this class and will continue to do these every 1st Tuesday of each month. Make sure you join me on March 6th. If you are not a follower of my Facebook page, you can click on this link to go to my business page:





Once there, you should:
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  • On the FOLLOW button whcn you click on it, make sure that SEE FIRST is checked and Notifications are set to ON
You'll receive notifications when I post something new!



For my first Techniques Tuesday, I demonstrated how to do the Smooching Technique. Look how beautiful my card is:



Aren't the colors vivid on the background? And this technique only takes minutes to complete. Here's a close-up of the background I created:



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February 17, 2018

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!


We are all celebrating birthdays today! Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. I used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for today's card. The bow image was so perfect to use for my background layer:


And I stamped the sentiment on a vertical oval shape cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I snipped off a portion of the oval on the left and glue it to the edge of my background layer with Stampin' Dimensionals:



To complete my card, I added a few Metallics Enamel Shapes on the background and then wrapped the gold tinsel from the Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack. The gold is so shiny in person and add's the perfect flair for a birthday card. Here are the measurements for the layers I used:
  • Card Base: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Tempting Turquoise 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4".
  • Layer #4: Whisper White Cardstock cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallics Enamel Shapes, Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals.

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by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

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February 16, 2018

Lemon Zest on Brush Crystal Colours!

A quick announcement before I show you today's project. I have been hosting a Facebook Live Workshop on my Debbie's Designs Facebook page for the past 4 days. I'm hosting my last workshop demonstration tonight live at 8 pm eastern time tonight so don't miss it!




You can join me for tonight's episode and you can also view my last three night's of postings. Here's the link to my Facebook page:

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Also, today is the start of our new Sale-A-Bration products. You now have two catalogs to pick FREE Sale-A-Bration products from with your qualifying orders. Here's the new one:



And this brochure was the 1st release which you can still earn from:


Today's project uses Brusho Crystal Colour as a background on my card. I had this extra completed background sitting on my counter after doing a YouTube video so I thought I would use it on my card for today:



I had used three Brusho colors on my background and since some of the orange was screaming fruit to me, I added a few slices from the Lemon Zest stamp set. I stamped and cut two of the fruit by using Tangerine Tango Ink and turned them into orange slices. I cut one slice in half and layered all three together in a cluster. I also added some Vellum and Chocolate Chip Cardstock leaves that I cut out with the Leaf Punch:





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February 15, 2018

3D Thursday and FREE Project Sheet!


Good Morning everyone and welcome to a new 3D Thursday project. This week it is my turn to create for our team and I came up with a Sliding Door Easter Treat Box. At the end of my post, I'll have a FREE Project Sheet you can download!



When my Barn Door stamp set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies arrived, I had it in my head that I wanted to do this exact project. I wasn't sure at the time if it would all work out but it DID! The door slides back-and-forth and on one side you'll find a sentiment and on the other side, a little window where you can see what's inside!



The top is not glued shut because the ribbon is tied at the top and it keeps the top flaps in place. I hope you love my project because here's the FREE Project Sheet you can print so you can make one just like it:




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Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop!


Welcome to our Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop. Our theme this month is " Coloring". If you've arrived here at my blog first, I will send you to the next person in the blog hop at the end of my post. 

For my project today featuring coloring, I used the new Brusho Crystal Colours in two ways. One for the beautiful background and two, as a color palette used to color the flower using an Aqua Painter: 


The background was completed on Watercolor Paper and the flower was completed on Whisper White Cardstock. The Beautiful Day stamp set has a beautiful flower that I stamped three times. I sprinkled two different piles of Brusho on my Silicone Mat using two colors, the Gamboge (orange) and Yellow. I then added a drop of water to each pile and stirred them to create my color palette. I then colored all three flowers with both colors. Once all of my flowers were dry, I hand-cut one full flower and hand-cut the centers of the two others. I then glued all three layers together using Stampin' Dimensionals and glued the flower flat on a Delicate White Doily:


For the background layer I used Watercolor Paper and sprinkled the Gamboge (orange), Moss Green, and Yellow Brusho's dry and then sprinkled with water to achieve the look you see. I will now direct you to the next person in the hop. Reminder that you are visiting Debbie Henderson and you can click on the person below me. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!


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February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day and a New Technique!

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Lent for some of us! I have decided to give up sweets/candy/chocolate for Lent, wish me luck! Dave and I celebrated at a church Valentine's supper on Saturday where they celebrate married couples. We had a rib-eye and lobster tail supper and it was delish!

So today I have a new tutorial for you. I experimented with something I had on my list to try. I've never seen this done so I'm not sure if I'm the first to show you this. Look at my pretty card:



Did you notice the bright, red heart? Notice that it looks like maybe it's watercolored? Can you guess how I added this big, red heart?



I actually used Brusho Crystal Colours, a heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies, my Magnetic Platform, watercolor paper, some water and a paint brush:



My first step was to place the Watercolor Paper on the Magnetic Platform (without a standard cutting pad) and then position the heart die where I wanted it on the Watercolor Paper. The magnetic platform holds the die firmly in place. Sprinkle the red and orange Brusho's inside the heart, being careful not to go outside of the heart die. 


Carefully sprinkle the water onto the Brusho with short, soft strokes of from the spritzer. What is neat is how some of the Brusho gets flicked outside of the heart as you spray the water. I then used the paint brush to even out the color. Allow the wetness to dry and then carefully remove the die and this is what you see for results:




I then cut the Watercolor Paper to the size I needed for my card front. Here are the layers I used:
  • Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Garden Green Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Watercolor Paper 5" x 3-3/4". 

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February 13, 2018

Team and Customer Projects for my January Challenge!

First off, join my tonight at 8 pm eastern time for a Facebook Live Workshop. I will be demonstrating for 4 nights in a row! If you don't follow me on Facebook, here's my page:

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I love to interact with my customers and team. I have some great projects to show you today for a January Challenge that I posted my group Facebook page where we have so much fun. If you are a customer of mine and are on Facebook, please contact me so I can add you to our group. This was the challenge I posted for January:



And these were all of the submitted projects. The winner will be posted at the end of my post. The winner is always chosen by a group vote:


Gloria Folsom
Sale-a-Bration set: Beautiful Peacock


Barb Eickele
Sale-a-Bration set: Party Pandas


Lauren VanScoy
Sale-a-Bration set: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper, Shimmer Ribbon Pack


Deb LaRosa
Sale-a-Bration set: Heartfelt Blooms


Peggy Kahle
Sale-a-Bration set: Party Pandas


Kim Killeen
Sale-a-Bration set: Party Pandas


Peggy Kahle
2nd card, just for fun no SAB item used


Designed by Maggy Everett
Just for fun, no SAB item was used


Samantha Kingston
Sale-a-Bration set: Amazing You


Gloria Powers
Sale-a-Bration set: Heartfelt Blooms


WINNER
Carol DiLoretta
Sale-a-Bration set: Party Panda's
Congrats Carol!

POST EDIT: Here is the pattern that Carol drew out for the box:


Cardstock piece is 8-1/2" x 11"

Sale-a-Bration is ALMOST half-way complete. Have you earned your favorites for FREE yet? And don't forget that we introduce more new Sale-a-Bration products on February 16th!



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