Do you mind if I share ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just got this in the mail today (phone call last week) I continue to be amazed at the recognition  and rewards that Stampin’ Up! pours over their demonstrators. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for the hard work that you do … you do not find that in the work force very often. (You usually get assigned more work!)

However … I could not do this without some amazing people in my life; my sister Eileen and my stampin’ friends (customers)!

Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream! It’s crazy how time flies by. I am forever grateful for my stampin’ friends /customers who continue to trust me with their stampin’ needs.

Just know that “YOU” inspire me and I couldn’t do it without you.

 

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Guest Stamper: Marge G

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a treat for you, a guest stamper who shared one of her card creations with me … Marge G.

Marge used one of my favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog – the Eastern Beauty Bundle. I fell in love with this set when Stampin’ Up! offered this bundle as a “pre-order” for demonstrators and customers!

I’ve actually hosted several classes using this bundle and featured it at my 2017 Spring Stampin’ Retreat … each card was different  and we learned the many uses of the dies … Amazing!!

Thank you for checking out my blog today, I hope your day is good one.

Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Thankful * Grateful * Blessed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an alternative project from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … and it has a totally different vibe than the projects included! That my friends is the amazing part of Paper Pumpkin!!

I began with the “scrap” piece … the left over piece from the leaf I used yesterday, I simply cut around it creating a new leaf!  It was too pretty to throw away! 

Then I took the “note card” and cut it in half turning it into a perfect 3 x 3 square. The note card is also embossed with the same pretty design that is on the pillow box. Then I added a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ white mat and then a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Gold Foil paper.

The greeting comes from the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and was heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. This was mounted on a folded 1/i2 sheet of Soft Suede which coordinated nicely with the embossed piece.

I added a Gold bow and popped up the “top” of the leaf and the square that it is mounted on … this card has a touch of elegance! Who knew you could do this with this kit … a little imagination is all it takes. Sharing ideas is how we all have fun creating cards and projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I will be back again tomorrow with another design from this fabulous kit!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Coffee Breaks and Babies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.

Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …

He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …

Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!

Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!

We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …

Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.

This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~ 

TODAYS STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

Thanks man … You’re the best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And Hello August! Wow.. this summer is going by so fast! Hope you’re out enjoying it. I’m looking forward to a mini get-away with my sister Eileen to Door County to see Tonic Sol-fa

Tonic Sol-fa is an a cappella group from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad.

OK … back to stamping! As promised, I have another alternative to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … a bit more man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I simply used the mountain scene as I did in the original design but did not tuck it behind the circular window but put it boldly in the forefront to create a focal point. 

I cut the notecard in half and stamped the thanks which came from the exclusive stamp set that is included in the kit, as dose the cute little sun and mounted it all on the front. I then mounted that piece onto the white card.

Thanks for stopping back, hope you enjoyed.

Have a happy day ~

 

 

 

 

Daisy Thank You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simply beautiful card to share with you. This is just one of the cards we made in my Delightful Daisy class… Simple yes, but oh so pretty …

The beautiful background was created with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Folder. I love how this folder creates so much texture and depth to your card. It’s best to give it a little spritz of water to soften the fibers in the cardstock … it will give you the deepest impression.

Our daisy was inked, then stamped off with the delicate color; Pool Party. I wanted the softest look of the stamped image … then we gently sponged a little more Pool Party in the center of the daisy.

The nearly white daisy with the touch of Pool Party really makes your flower POP against the Always Artichoke background. We finished off the daisy with one of the new clear Faceted Gems. My class attendees will get the Faceted Gems FREE with their purchase of the class bundle!

Our greeting was simple as well … a Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set (The bundle is currently unavailable to order, but should be back around August 1st).

This was a popular one in class, one comment was “This is so pretty and easy to make … I could make a ton of these!”

So I hope you enjoyed todays card as much as we did, and I THANK YOU for stopping by today!

Enjoy your Saturday ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: (Daisy Bundle will be available after Aug.1st … Sorry for any inconvenience)