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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Year of Cheer - World Card Making Day Project 5

Hello! How's your morning going? I hope FANTASTIC! I'm heading down the mountain for my class in Redding! I ALWAYS look forward to seeing these ladies! They are a FUN group! We'll be making a couple of Christmas cards and a couple of fall cards...I sure hope they like them! I'm a little worried...things came together pretty smoothly and when that happens it usually means I forgot something...OH I HOPE NOT!!

I wanted to remind you of the Designer Paper Sale going on through the end of October! Don't miss it! Click here to see which papers are on sale and to stock up!!

Today's card is the last card from my World Card Making Day event! I hope you will be INSPIRED!!

This BEAUTIFUL card has a card base of Whisper White and the first layer is Silver Foil paper and measures 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  I didn't have enough for the class so we used Smokey Slate cardstock. Next is a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Year of Cheer designer paper. OH HOW I LOVE THIS PAPER!!! Every single piece is beautiful!

I added a Foil Snowflake and a Silver Foil Stitched circle to the designer paper (letting it hang over the right side). Next I used my trimmer to trim it even with the designer paper.  The trees are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder Dies. I added a piece of Silver Metallic Edged ribbon (tying it in a bow). I used the Pretty Pines dies to cut a Dazzling Diamonds bough and a Silver Foil branch. Last I tied some Linen Thread around the bow of the Metallic Edged ribbon and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels! I just LOVE how it turned out!

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I so enjoyed my World Card Making Class and plan on making it an ANNUAL EVENT! I had 25 ladies participate...either by joining me at my workshop or ordering kits! It was a ton of prep work, but I ENJOYED every minute of it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find just a bit of time to create! I can't wait to share what we are making in my class with you today...so be sure to come back tomorrow!

Have a FANTASTIC day!

~Today's Thought~




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Create BEAUTIFUL leaves

Hello Friends! Oh man...it's really smokey here again...the skies are grey! It's hard to know if it's smoke coming from other fires in California or if our fires are acting up again. Fortunately rain is in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday...hopefully it comes and things will settle down again. My son and my son-in-law are both working in the Napa area...both are power linemen...both have been relocated for a while...such devastation in that area. I will be glad when fire season is over this year!!

I've been out in my workshop getting ready for my class tomorrow but I wanted to share a video with you.  Jennifer Sootkoos a member of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Team shared this on Instagram.  Her blog is HERE! I thought it was such a BRILLIANT idea that I had to make a video and share it with you! Hope you like it!



Here are some close up photos of the process...sorry it was kind of hard to see the end results on the video!  



Pretty FUN and COOL idea don't ya think! When I'm finished getting ready for my class...I'm going to have to create something with these leaves!

Hey...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by today!  I'd love it if you liked my video on YouTube and shared it with your crafty friends! Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!

~Today's Thought~



Monday, October 16, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Merry Patterns...It's NOT just for Christmas!!!

Good Morning friends! How was your weekend? Mine was FANTASTIC...my daughter and her husband and one of my sons came to hang out for the weekend! It's always WONDERFUL having them home...I LOVE that they want to come home!! I am blessed!!!

It's "Make-It Monday" time and I have a fun card to share with you! 

"Make-It Monday": Merry Patterns birthday card created with LIMITED RELEASE* Stampin' Up! product
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

 

*Available only through October 31.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Merry Patterns (144973 - exclusive host only set September & October 2017), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662)
  • Card Stock: Thick Very Vanilla (144237), Dapper Denim (141414), Shimmery White (101910), Eastern Palace Specialty Paper (144147)
  • Ink: Basic Black (140931), Dapper Denim (141394), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), So Saffron (126957)
  • Other: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon (144234), Stitched Shape Framelits (145372), Layering Square Framelits (141708), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
        
Measurements

  • Thick Very Vanilla: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 5 1/4”, 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”          
  • Shimmery White: 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”
  • Designer Paper: 3 3/4” x 5”, 3 3/4” x 1 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Attach the Dapper Denim layer and designer paper layers to the Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Using the Big Shot, cut the scalloped square framelit from the square of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  3. Stamp the candles with Basic Black ink onto the square of Shimmery White cardstock and then add the greeting below that image.
  4. Using Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim inks, stamp the candle images as shown.
  5. Add the color to the flame of the candles using So Saffron ink.
  6. Using the Big Shot, cut the stitched square from the Shimmery White square.
  7. Attach this layer to the Dapper Denim scalloped square and then to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and attach it to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Go over the flames with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a glittery finish.

Merry Patterns set is not found in any catalog. See below for full set. When your order reached $300, you add this FREE stamp set in the rewards section of your order. Offer ends October 31.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a GREAT day!  I hope you find time to CREATE....I hope I find time to CREATE!!! 

~Today's Thought~


Friday, October 13, 2017

Bethlehem - World Card Making Day Project 4

Good Morning and Happy Friday!  This has been quite a week...and I'm ready for a relaxing weekend! I'm tired! I've come to realize that worrying is EXHAUSTING....so I'm gonna just stop it!!! I have so much to be thankful for and I'm going to focus on being thankful...even for my trials!!

Today I have Project 4 from my World Card Making Event to share with you! I hope you find it inspiring and are able to do some creating over the next few days!

My card base is Basic Black with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock as my first layer. I used my Bethlehem Edgelits to cut the scene from a Silver Foil Sheet and adhered it to the Whisper White cardstock. To save on paper I only cut the buildings that would fit into the oval that I had already cut out of a piece of Merry Little Christmas designer paper. The star is cut with the same Bethlehem Edgelits and I added some Clear Faceted Gems to give balance to the card. Clean and simple design...and I love it! 

I left the insides of my cards blank so that the gals who attended my World Card Making Class could choose which sentiment they used.  I had a stamping station set up with lots of Christmas sentiments...it was a fun way to do it...I think they liked having options! 

That's it for today! I hope you find time to play...I'm heading out now!! THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by and letting me share my creations with you! Have a FANTASTIC day and WONDERFUL weekend!!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Card Front Builder Christmas Card - World Card Making Day Project 3

Good Morning everyone! Hope your day is off to a good start! It was a crisp 28 degrees here this morning! The kids are at school...and I have the house to myself! I'm not even dressed yet!! I better get busy...I wanted to get out to my workshop before things start happening...like volleyball games, husband home and youth group! I seem to thrive on chaos and busyness, but TODAY...I am enjoying the peaceful quite of an empty house.  

Today's project is another card we made at my World Card Making Day Event last weekend.

I used the Card Front Builder Framelits to cut the trees from a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then embossed it using the Softly Falling embossing folder...leaving room at the bottom for a simple sentiment. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment with the Star of Light stamp set, in Cherry Cobbler ink. The background of the trees is stamped with the Marble background stamp. I stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink onto a 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock that I adhered (where it would show through the cut trees) to a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Real Red cardstock. Next I tied 1/8" Real Red ribbon around the embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock attached it to the Real Red cardstock with dimensionals. I added a solid tree cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, using the same framelits, with mini dimensionals. Some of the gals in the class stamped the Marble background in Garden Green or Old Olive ink and it looked GREAT too...more traditional. I LOVED it, but forgot to take a picture. I chose the Bermuda Bay ink because I think it looks cold...like snow and the swirls in the marble give the feel of wind. I know...it sounds CRAZY, but that is how my mind works since becoming a SU demonstrator. I think differently now!

Well...that's it for today! It's not noon yet so I still have time to get dressed before morning is gone!  Thank you all...SO VERY MUCH for taking the time to check out my blog! I hope you are INSPIRED!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!

~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Peace This Christmas - World Card Making Day Project 2

Hey There everyone! I'm supposed to be headed to Sacramento shortly to catch a plane to a wonderful retreat in the Palomar mountains of San Diego County! I was so excited to go and hang out with friends! Sometimes life happens and plans change in a moment. Instead, today I'll hanging out with my hubby...hoping today will be the day he feels normal again. I am blessed to have a dear friend, who when I called to tell her what was happening, simply said..."you need to stay home with your husband"...no question about it, no making me feel guilty about not being able to go...she even took care of cancelling my flight to save for another trip. I love this gal so much...what a GREAT friend!! 

So here I am...thankfully...sharing a card with you today...feeling peace, joy and love, knowing that I am not alone, having faith that this will pass and knowing that I will be given the strength to handle whatever comes our way!!


Today's card is one of the five cards we made at my World Card Making Day event. 

The cardbase is Whisper White with a  4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece Night of Navy layer on top. I used stitched oval framelits to cut an oval from a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I saved the ovals (100 of them) for future projects! After cutting the oval out I embossed the same piece of cardstock with the Woodland embossing folder. Be sure to do the embossing after cutting the oval or the texture will be flattened...ask me how I know this!!!

I cut a piece of 2 3/4" X 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the sentiment, which is from the Peace This Christmas stamp set, in Night of Navy ink. 

I used the Leaf punch to cut leaves from Old Olive cardstock scraps and I used the Pretty Pines thinlits to cut the holly berries from Red Glimmer paper. I slipped both of these under a piece of Silver 1/8" ribbon that I had tied in a bow around the side of the Woodland textured cardstock.  I mounted this to the Night of Navy cardstock with dimensionals.

Another clean and simple card to send Christmas wishes! I LOVE it!

I'm so happy you stopped by today! You keep me creating!!! Have a wonderful day!!!


~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Rejuvenating your stampin' pads

Good Morning everyone and WELCOME to Tuesday's Tip! Today's tip is a SIMPLE...but VERY NECESSARY tip! I hope you'll take a moment or two to watch it and SHARE it with your crafty friends!  ENJOY!!



I must apologize for not sharing this with you sooner! It's very basic but much needed knowledge and should have been one of my FIRST VIDEOS!!! 



Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I'll be busy packing today for my FIVE DAY RETREAT!! I don't sound excited now do I?  I can't wait to get my retreats going again! Have a FANTASTIC DAY! Join me tomorrow (and the rest of the week) as I share the cards that we made at my World Card Making Day Event!!

~Today's Thought~