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Friday, December 14, 2018

Just a Little Sneak Peak with the Stampers Dozen

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited about the upcoming Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog that will both make their debuts in January. You may be getting one in your mailbox shortly. If you don't, let me know I'll get one out to you.  They are both packed with so many fantastic new stamps, papers, and accessories that you won't want to miss out on.

This month with the Stamper's Dozen we are giving you a little sneak peek at what is coming. I used a little something from both catalogs. The stamp set is from Sale-a-bration. Yep, you can get it FREE in January, February, and/or March with a qualifying order. I love, love, love cupcakes and was instantly drawn to this set. It is actually the first new stamp set that I created with.

The designer series paper is another must have if you ask me. The soft colors in this gingham paper are perfect for so many different occasions and especially great for Spring projects that you will want to create.

This is a rather simple card but it packs a lot of punch and anyone would love receiving this card for their special day. 

Don't forget to keep hopping and check out the other blogs for some more sneak peeks. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, let me know if you don't get your own copy of the 2019 Occasions catalog or the 2019 Sale-a-bration catalog.

Stamper's Dozen December 2018 Blog Hop
  1. Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
  2. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  6. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  11. BJ Peters – Stampin' BJ
  12. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’

Friday, November 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

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Hello Stamping Friends,

Today's post with the Sisters in Stamping  is a quick-and-easy Christmas card. Are you one of those people that haven't started your Christmas cards yet? Do you think you just won't have enough time to get them done? Well, then I have a card for you. This is a great quick-and-easy Christmas card. Seriously, it only takes a few minutes to put it all together.You can pop out a bunch of these cards in no time at all.

Two stamps, one punch, one ribbon, three colors of cardstock, one designer paper, and two ink pads. Not even a ton of materials needed. You could easily cut all of the cardstock and paper and do the punching in one sitting and then the next sitting do the stamping and assembling. And ta-da your cards are done. That is if you are making a lot of cards, if you are only making a few, you can do it all in one sitting.

I love the finished look of this card. It's simple and elegant at the same time. A little bit of country feel to it as well. So, don't think you are too late and can't make great-looking cards in time this year. You can. 

If you want even more quick-and-easy cards to make, head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.

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Sprig Punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Color Challenge Blog Hop

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another blog post with the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. Today we are doing a color challenge. I love these challenges because they make me stretch outside my comfort zone and put colors together that I normally wouldn't.

Today's color challenge is Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Silver Foil. I cheated a bit and used Silver glimmer paper. Afterall, the glimmer is made from foil, right? That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Don't even bother trying to tell me otherwise. 

It really is such a pretty combination for so many occasions. I hardly ever make get well cards so I decided to use the healing hugs set and make a nice get well card. Hope I don't need to send it to anyone. I don't want anyone sick.

This is a super easy card that looks way more impressive than it is in regards to the amount of work it takes to make it. It's all about the layering. The more layers (or look of layers that you get with the Bokeh dots stamp) the better. A lot of times when I don't like the way a card looks, I'll add one layer and boom it comes together perfectly. One layer is sometimes all it needs to look well put together and finished.

This was easy to stamp, just three little stamps were used. The bokeh dot is stamped in petal pink, the flowers and greeting are stamped in Merry Merlot. The lighter flower was just the stamped off version of the darker flower. I stamped first and then stamped again without reinking.

I realized I had a slight problem on my hands when I couldn't use a green color for the leaves. But then suddenly, it came to me. The leaves would look gorgeous in silver and I immediately went for the leaves punch and got busy.

I love how this finished card looks. It's so pretty in real life.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon.

Stamper's Dozen November 2018 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
  2. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  5. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  6. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  7. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  8. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  9. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’
  11. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
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Leaf Punch

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Countdown is On

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I'm so excited for the class I'm holding on Saturday. You need to set some time aside for yourself and come to class to make this adorable little advent calendar. It is a countdown to Christmas that you can use year after year and make your favorite little people so happy each of the 24 days prior to Christmas morning. They are made using a muffin tin so you fill each cup with a little treat or a coupon to do a fun Christmas activity (i.e. drive to look at lights, read a Christmas book, sing Christmas songs or any fun activity you can think of).

These ladies made their calendars a few weeks ago and were thrilled with how they turned out. They even want more to give to some more of their favorite little elves that love Christmas.

The calendar can be made vertical or horizontal depending on your own personal preference. The choice is yours, and, honestly, they look great either way.

Reserve your spot today by emailing me.

Class is at 11:00 AM
Cost: $30  (includes everything except adhesive)
Reserve by Thursday, November 15, 2018

Can't attend in person, let me know that you would like the class to go.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Let's Shake Things Up!

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I know it's been awhile since I posted. Thanks for bearing with me. I've still been creating and holding classes, posting just hasn't been able to happen. I can't wait to share more with you in the upcoming weeks. It will get your creative juices flowing.

Today with the Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you shaker cards. Big person or small person, everyone loves to receive a fun interactive card. This one is sure to please your little friends at Christmas. Imagine their excitement as they take the "boring" card out of the envelope and find that Santa's beard is a snow globe full of sparkly fun.

You may be saying to  yourself, "I don't remember Stampin' Up! having that stamp!"  Well, you're right, it's not a stamp at all and that's what makes this a quick and relatively easy shaker card to make. The supplies are minimal and it comes together rather quickly, so even if you are a slacker and waited until the last minute (like I usually am anymore) you can make a fun card to give. I used one of the Memories and More card packs (found  in the Holiday Catalog) for my focal point.

The card is 4"x6" so I cut it down to 4'x 5 1/4", then I used another card from the pack cut down to the same size for the inside of his beard. In real life it is super sparkly. The snowflakes are all glitter.  I cut a 2 1/2" circle out of his beard, cut a window sheet to fit and then used the dimensional strips to make my shaker area. I then attached the Santa card to the snowflake card also using he dimensional strips so the card doesn't buckle.

For the inside shaker elements, I used a few of the self adhesive snowflakes that come in the card pack. They are sticky on the back so I used the embossing buddy to take the stickiness away. I also used some silver, white and blue chunky glitter.

See, I told you it was pretty easy to make. Now, don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping to see more shaker card ideas.

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