August 19, 2017

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!



Hi Everyone and welcome to our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. We have an interesting theme today. We are all using a Christmas stamp set for a non-Christmas card. For my card I used the Christmas Pines stamp set to create a fall-themed thank you card:


Once all of my cardstock and stamped layers were glued in place, I snuck in a few of the Touches Of Nature Elements. So cute!


Here are the measurements for my layers:

  • Card Base: Crushed Curry Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score at 4-1/4" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Cajun Craze Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". 
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". 
  • Stamp the two pine branch images in Cajun Craze Ink.
  • Add the remaining stamped and cut layers and then glue the Touches Of Nature Elements in place. 
  • The knot is from the Burlap Ribbon which I cut a few strands to achieve.
  • The sentiment is stamped using Sahara Sand Ink.


Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:


https://libbystamps.wordpress.com/
http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/

Card Supplies:
  • Christmas Pines, All Things Thanks
  • Inks: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Touches Of Nature Elements
  • Tools: Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals


August 18, 2017

Smitten with lots of Mittens!

You are going to be smitten with today's post because I am using the Smitten Mittens Bundle. This bundle includes the Smitten Mittens stamp set and the Many Mittens Framelits Dies. Both items will be available for purchase on September 1st in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.



This card is quite simple to make. I cut out two pairs of mittens using Soft Sky Cardstock and Melon Mambo Cardstock...yes you read that correctly! There are two mitten dies so you can cut two at the same time! I arranged and glued all of the mittens on the Whisper White Cardstock and trimmed to fit. Once everything was glued in place, I stamped the images on and sentiment on each mitten using Basic Black Ink:




The best part was completing my card with the cutest little bow from the In Color Bitty Bows. Just peel the backing off and press in place, that simple!



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August 17, 2017

3D Thursday Time!




It's Thursday once again and our 3D Thursday Design Team has a brand new project and FREE Project Sheet for you. This week we have this cute Mini Album created by Twila Davis from Stamp A Little Longer. Here are a few photo's of this outstanding project:






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Stampin' Dreams August Blog Hop!



Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog today! I am participating in an August Blog Hop for Stampin'  Dreams with a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. You are currently visiting Debbie Henderson from the USA. 


For August we are all showing you our favorite In Color. This posed to be a little difficult for me because I just love all five of our newest In Colors. For today I am showing you Lemon Lime Twist with just a hint of Powder Pink:



Today's project uses the Painted Harvest stamp set along with the Leaf Punch. Both products are new and will be available to customers on September 1st. I bet you are all anxious to order from the new Holiday Catalog


I stamped some of my images directly on the Whisper White Cardstock layer and then stamped the other images on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and hand-cut. All of the hand-cut images have been glued in place with Stampin' Dimensionals for height. Isn't the 3-dimensional look of the flower and leaves spectacular?




I will list all of the products I used on today's card but first, here's the list of all of the participants. Make sure you visit each one to see what favorite In Color will be featured. Remember that you are vising Debbie Henderson and if you click on the name below me, you'll be directed to the next person and they will direct you on their blog also. Thanks for visiting me today!


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August 16, 2017

Pressed Leaves Background Technique!

Dave and I live out in the country and we own 2 acres of property. We have lots and lots of trees and evergreens on our property. I've seen a few cards lately, using the Pressed Leaves Background Technique. I marched my butt outdoors and right to our red maple tree with my scissors and snipped me some gorgeous red maple leaves. I wanted to try this technique and I thought the red maple would be perfect. What do you think?



I ended up snipping three leaves off of one of our trees. I placed two of them on on my Whisper White Cardstock layer, more towards the top. Now, it has hardly rained here all summer in Maine. It has been so dry here all summer so I was a little worried that my leaves may not have had enough moisture in them. Once I ran the first two leaves through the Big Shot Machine, I placed the third one at the bottom left and over the images of the other two leaves and again used my Big Shot Machine.  The layering effect of the leaves worked rather well I think. You can see how dark the second pass turned out on the third leaf:



I think with more moisture, I would have had darker impressions. I also dry-embossed the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder on the Flirty Flamingo Cardstock layer. The background looks quite lovely with the leaf theme I have going on. The two die-cut leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies using Lemon Lime Twist and Early Espresso Cardstocks.



And speaking of leaves, fall is on the way and we have a "Fall Into Savings" Paper Pumpkin promotion going on until September 10th. If you sign up as a new subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you'll receive your first kit at 50% off!


Why would you want to subscribe under me as your Paper Pumpkin demonstrator? Because this is what you receive from me each month:


  • ·        My Paper Pumpkin Newsletter that shows you alternative projects that I myself complete with my kit. I will include photo and text instructions for each project so you may copy if you wish. 
  • ·        Links to the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board for myself and Stampin’ Up! 
  • ·        Links to the Paper Pumpkin YouTube video each month by Stampin’ Up! and I also try to create videos each month with some of my projects. 
  • ·        Exclusive Projects from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus Team that I belong to that only our subscribers receive each month, no one else. 
  • ·        A reminder each month when additional kit refills are added for sale. If you fall in love with a kit, refills become available but sell out fast so you need to act quickly!
  •          A free thank you gift from me!



Please remember that although not all kits contain greeting cards each month, and are a surprise to all of us, our Paper Pumpkin Gurus team will show you how to use your 3D projects and turn them into cards or scrapbook pages. Our projects differ each month. Stay tuned for lots & lots of fun! Sign up here:

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Today's card supplies:

Misc: Real Leaves!



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August 15, 2017

Pre-Order Your Holiday Catalog Product Shares Now!

Hi Stampers! Today I start taking names for people interested in the 2017 Holiday Catalog Product Shares. I will be placing the share orders on September 1st. You can pick one or you can pick the "I WANT IT ALL OPTION". This option is usually the most popular and fills faster. Here is what I am offering:



NOTE: Due to the catalog not being live to customers yet, I am not allowed to show you catalog photos








For those of you new to stamping or new to Stampin' Up! a product share is a list of products that I offer you and 3 other people combined. I order all of the products and split them all equally between 4 people. It's a great way to get a sampling of lots of products at a lower price. Email me to reserve your spot and I'll send you a PayPal invoice. 



NOTE: It takes about a week for me to receive the orders and a few days to cut, split and package them all to mail to you!

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