Thursday, July 23, 2015

Remarkable You Thinking of You

I love flowers and butterflies.  Lately, I can't get enough of flowers and butterflies.  There's something so beautiful about both things, isn't there?  I made this card for my chemo angel before I left for the other side of the state.  
When I made the supply list I forgot to put both of the butterfly punches shown below!  Don't forget these great punches!  I used vellum to make it look more soft and clean.  I just love the pretty look of the butterflies and the flower.
I even decorated the inside of the card using the Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set.  Wondering how I colored the flower?  I used my aqua painter and reinkers.  I love the look on the petals.
Don't forget the Fluttering Embossing Folder!  I love the new size of the embossing folder, but be careful when you put it in the Big Shot... it fits just perfectly.  If you shove it, you will smash the embossing folder sides.

Check out the supply list below and I will see you tomorrow!

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Class includes Photopolymer Stamp Set Watercolor Words ($26), Metallic Sequins ($5), all supplies to make cards plus full-color pdf of projects. The only thing you supply is the ink and the adhesive. Cost: $40 (local) or $46 (shipped). RSVP by August 2. Will be shipped on August 11th.  Contact me to order now!  Already own the stamp set?  Order the project pdf for $8.  Contact me to order pdf only!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday with the Cutie Pie Thinlit and Sweet Stack Stamp Set

Good Morning!  We have traveling back to the other side of the state to celebrate the life of Marc's Aunt who recently passed away.  It was a very sudden passing, but with her diagnosis of Liver Cancer, it didn't seem to be a good prognosis.  Auntie Pam was the sweetest lady and her life touched many in her years working in a hospital and a school.  

Luckily for you, I have lots of things to show you and will be posting while I am gone.  This adorable piece of cake was a big hit at my Birthday Bingo last week.  I didn't get a picture of the back but it opens to fill it with candy.  
I used the Thick Whisper White Card Stock to make this project and enjoyed decorating with the pieces that come with the thinlit.  Check out all of the pieces that come in this thinlit set:
Here's what is included: banners, candle, three tags, bow, scallop edge (for frosting), words and a flower.  Don't forget that you also get the cake slice!  It's perfect for a birthday party, wedding treats, even just because (everyone needs cake for a bad day)!
I love the coordinating stamp set to decorate this cake slice and you must get it!  Check out my post from a few days ago using this set here.  It's not only great to go with the Thinlits set, but it's also great on its own.  Want to get it?  Shop in my store anytime - click on the orange "shop now" link on the right. 
I will see you back tomorrow for a special card I made for my chemo angel!  You are going to love it!  Here's a little sneak peek:

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Class includes Photopolymer Stamp Set Watercolor Words ($26), Metallic Sequins ($5), all supplies to make cards plus full-color pdf of projects. The only thing you supply is the ink and the adhesive. Cost: $40 (local) or $46 (shipped). RSVP by August 2. Will be shipped on August 11th.  Contact me to order now!  Already own the stamp set?  Order the project pdf for $8.  Contact me to order pdf only!
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ombre Birthday Card using Age Awareness

Do you love ombre?  I love the colors stacked up together like this, it looks so pretty!  Today's card was another inspiration from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog!  Do you have a copy?  Click here to email me and I will send you one ASAP!  You need one in your hands!
I used the candles and sentiment from the Age Awareness Stamp Set in Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon.  Do you like the "shag" look?  I used our fridge scissors to create this effect.  I used the same colors plus I added in Cucumber Crush.  I also used the Thick Whisper White Card Stock to make this card sturdy.  It's a wonderful base for cards and it's a new item.  You definitely want to add this card stock to your next order!  Links for all supplies are on the bottom of this post.

RSVP NOW for the To-Go Classes:
Class includes Photopolymer Stamp Set Watercolor Words ($26), Metallic Sequins ($5), all supplies to make cards plus full-color pdf of projects. The only thing you supply is the ink and the adhesive. Cost: $40 (local) or $46 (shipped). RSVP by August 2. Will be shipped on August 11th.  Contact me to order now!  Already own the stamp set?  Order the project pdf for $8.  Contact me to order pdf only!

To-go Class Coming Soon: Christmas in July!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Happiest of Birthdays using Sweet Stack Stamp Set

Good Morning!  I only have one month left of summer (boo) and I really should start thinking about school again - but for now, it's a Birthday card.  I made this card using an example in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  Have you looked at some of the examples in the catalog?  They are beautiful and this is one of them! 
I made the banners using the Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies.  There is a banner die (the size of the red sentiment).  In order to cut the smaller size, I trimmed the Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight banners to make them shorter banners.  I added the squiggly lines using one of the stamps in the Sweet Stack stamp set and then added the polka dots using the Uni-ball Gel Pen (have you tried it? It's only $4 and works wonderfully!).  Don't forget the star embossing folder!  This card was time-consuming but when you cut everything out first and then assemble, it goes fast!  Check out the supply list at the bottom of this post.

RSVP NOW for the To-Go Classes:
Class includes Photopolymer Stamp Set Watercolor Words ($26), Metallic Sequins ($5), all supplies to make cards plus full-color pdf of projects. The only thing you supply is the ink and the adhesive. Cost: $40 (local) or $46 (shipped). RSVP by August 2. Will be shipped on August 11th.  Contact me to order now!  Already own the stamp set?  Order the project pdf for $8.  Contact me to order pdf only!

To-go Class Coming Soon: Christmas in July!
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Build a Birthday Stamp Set as Candles

So far it's a beautiful day out today in Lutz, Florida and I am hoping to spend some time at the pool today (let's hope it stays this way).  This entire week has been rainy and dark!  Yesterday was a great birthday!  We enjoyed some Cheesecake Factory - I love the Farfalle Pasta and then I took home a piece of the Reese's Peanut Butter cheesecake.  We played some Sequence and Yahtzee when we got home (the wonderful rainy weather we have).  
I used a card in the catalog as an example for this card.  I love the simplicity of this card but looking at it now, you can most definitely use an embossing folder on the Bermuda Bay or even a background stamp (Dots for Days?) to give it a step up!  My ladies loved how the cake layers (from the Build a Birthday Stamp Set) turn into birthday candles.  The little flags came from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I was proud of my button use as I rarely use buttons on my cards!  Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post!

RSVP NOW for the To-Go Classes:
Class includes Photopolymer Stamp Set Watercolor Words ($26), Metallic Sequins ($5), all supplies to make cards plus full-color pdf of projects. The only thing you supply is the ink and the adhesive. Cost: $40 (local) or $46 (shipped). RSVP by August 2. Will be shipped on August 11th.  Contact me to order now!  Already own the stamp set?  Order the project pdf for $8.  Contact me to order pdf only!

To-go Class Coming Soon: Christmas in July!
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happy Birthday to me with Birthday Blossoms!

Happy Birthday to me!  This is the first year in several years that I have been home for my birthday.  Usually the Stampin' Up! convention happens over my birthday and I am in Salt Lake City.  Last year I decided I wouldn't attend this year because we want to go to our class reunion in Michigan.  Then Stampin' Up! changed the dates to next week (haha but I am still not going).  
To celebrate I wanted to do Birthday Bingo last night with my customers!  Over $200 of prizes were given away and we made 4 different birthday cards!  This is one of the four cards the attendees made.  I'd say it's my favorite but I really loved all 4, so you will see one for each of the next three days.

I made this card on a Crumb Cake base and stamped the small bunch of flowers as a background.  I used Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  It turned out SO pretty!  We didn't do it this way in class do to time constraints but it's so pretty!  I also used the metal trimmed pearls (which are on sale until Monday as a Weekly Special).

This is the actual card we made in class, instead of embossing they using Soft Suede ink to stamp the flowers on the card base.  Wondering how I made the flowers?  I used a sponge after I stamped and punched the flowers using the Pansy Punch.  In my opinion they look so real!  Which card do you like better?  See you tomorow for another Birthday card!
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Garden in Bloom Thank You Card Set

Today I am featuring a set of cards I made for a gift.  I took these pictures after I put the card into a clear cello bag, so sorry for not the best photography!  I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE Garden in Bloom!  It has a watercolor wash look to it (almost like you colored it with crayons or colored pencils).  
 This is a single layer card to make it easy to reproduce (great for making lots of them).  I will have some examples coming as to "how" you can dress up cards like this.  I used the new set called One Big Meaning for the thank you sentiment.  
A simple embossing of the "tag" with the new Fluttering Embossing folder adds so much fun to this package!  I added a bit of ribbon in one of the colors (Melon Mambo).  All of the supplies are listed below!  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have!  
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