Saturday, October 21, 2017

Smitten Mittens Bundle Weekend Video

I will be posting one more stamp camp project on Monday and then will start posting cards for club next week.  Don't forget to check back to see them!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hearts Come Home Stamp Camp Card #3

Here is my third card and it is a simple one just featuring the stamp set.  I didn't want all of the cards to be labor intensive and I definitely wanted one card to feature the matching stamps.  LOL!  I love the Softly Falling embossing folder but would have shifted the folder down a bit so that the snow was not falling so thick at the top of the card.  Next time...

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stamp Camp Card #2 Hearts Come Home

I got up early to create this card before popping off to town for PT.  It is simple but fun.  I hope that it inspires you to create and also attend my stamp camp!  Be sure to check out my Pinterest board and you will see where I found my inspiration for this card.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stamp Camp Project #1

I discovered that it is so much easier to adhere the gold paper to the backs of the windows BEFORE adhering the village to the card front!  LOL!

Stamp camp will be Saturday, November 11 and will cost $55.  Registration is due by October 31 and will include lunch, the Hearts Come Home bundle, instructions, and supplies for four cards.  Love this set!  Click here to see the bundle.

Update:  I plan to redo this card and have longer white pieces below my village scenes.  Overnight the card warped from the drying embossing paste.  I just think that it would look nicer with "deeper" village scenes in white.  I used shimmery white CS but will probably switch to Whisper White.




Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Retro Week Fun Filled Card #2

This card is a super easy layout and has just a bit of bling.  I love the new In Colors with this retired Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I had several card packets from another project and I wanted to use up some of the pre-cut supplies so I challenged myself to use up as many of elements prepped as possible.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Retro Week Fun Filled Stamp set



Hello Ladies!  Once again my friend Margaret loaned a stamp set to me for my retro challenge.  This is an old Sale-a-bration stamp set and I think that I might have a few if anyone falls in love with the set.  LOL!  I also pulled out a retired embossing folder Decorative Dots.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, October 6, 2017

High Tide Club Project #2

This is the second project that we worked on at club (first Tuesday of the month in Ashland, MO) and it was a fun new technique to learn.  I really fell in love with the High Tide stamp set but don't currently have it.  I guess I will end up with it soon!

Here is a tutuorial in the retiform (grid) technique.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

High Tide Card from Club

I share a club with my downline Paula and this was her fantastic club project last night.  I LOVE it!  It was so much fun to sit and stamp without coming up with the projects. 

Happy stamping!
Stef


High Tide Photopolymer Stamp Set
High Tide photopolymer stamp set

Monday, October 2, 2017

October specials

Happy birthday to me!  Today is my birthday and I will be placing an order tonight so let me know if you are local and want to participate (fun perks available upon request).  If you want to order online please use this hostess code:  
TNSG9B3H

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper. 

 
We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we are thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to offer a chance to make cards to send to family and friends.
This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!
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We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now!
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Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set. Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today! 


Sneak Peak and only available for demonstrators so far....

 Happy stamping!!!
Stef

Friday, September 29, 2017

August card remake


I had extra card packets left from club and was tired of making the top card so the bottom card is my "redo".

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Painted Harvest Cutaway Club Card #2


Hello to you all!  This card was a new fold to me and I found my inspiration here.

Happy stamping!
Stef



Painted Harvest Cutaway Card
Stamps:  Painted Harvest and Dragonfly Dreams

Colors:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White

Supplies:  Circle punch (1 ¾” or 2”), Pick a Pattern DSP, ribbon (Emerald or white or Curry), Trimmer, Adhesive, Dimensionals, sponges
·        
            Fold the 4 1/4x11” Sand CS in half with fold on left.  Trim off about 1 ¼” off of the top.
·         Adhere the DSP strip to the 5 ¼ x 3” DSP and then attach the ribbon.  Mount to card front.
·         Use the circle punch to cut out a partial circle on the card front.
·         Use the Curry ink to stamp a flower on the white scrap.
·         Use the Sand ink to stamp the speckles on the top of the inside of the card and also the flower center.
·         Use the Emerald ink to stamp the sentiment first and then the leaves (remember you will have a large flower covering them).
·         Cut out the flower but don’t worry about perfection.  Sponge in Curry over the edges.
·         Sponge the edges of the card in Sand.
·         Adhere the flower with dimensionals.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Painted Harvest Club Card #1


I am still tweaking this card but here is the card for club this month.  Enjoy!  I may come back later and retake the pic because I am not happy with everything,  More layers?
Update:  I did add another layer to the front and then trimmed the sentiment a bit.  Much happier!

Happy stamping!
Stef 


Stamps:  Painted Harvest set

Colors:  Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, and Whisper White

Supplies:  Scor Tool, 3D Leaves embossing folder, Big Shot, Adhesive, Dimesionals
·        
         Score the 4 ¼x11” white CS at 5 ½” and again at 8 ¼” across the narrow ends. Fold and adhere the 4 ¼ x 5 ½” white CS on the smallest end panel of the long CS, matching ends with no overlap.
·         Emboss all Lemon Lime CS with the folder on the Big Shot.
·         Stamp the flowers and the sentiment with Fig ink on the two smallest white CS.
·         Stamp the leaves in Lemon Lime.
·         Stamp the speckles and flower centers in Espresso.
·         Mount the Lemon on top of the card front with snail and then the white CS (stamped with flowers) with dimesionals.
·         Mount the Lemon strip and the white strip both with dimesionals to add support for the easel.




Friday, September 22, 2017

Painted Harvest #3

Here is the last card in my Painted Harvest series...unless I pick it back up again next week.  (I probably will because there is so much inspiration out there on the web.)

Colors:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Painted Harvest Card #2

Enjoy!  Check back on Friday for my third card in the series!

Colors:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

Happy stamping!
Stef

Monday, September 18, 2017

Painted Harvest week card #1


Monday morning found me upstairs in my happy zone...finally stamping!  Hooray!  This week I plan to showcase the Painted Harvest bundle.  It is so fun to use.

Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Soft Suede

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, September 15, 2017

Merry Patterns Host Promotion

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and SU just sweetened the deal with their exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set. Check out the video above and get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today! 


Details
  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order

Friday, September 1, 2017

Retro Week - Exotic Blooms Card Three

This is the last card in my retro week.  I am working on Christmas cards next so check back next week!

I have been trying to get my posts to post automatically and having issues so I apologize that this one did not post yesterday.  Later today I will post my weekend video.  School is still in the transition phase and, at one point yesterday, my daughter had to watch her accredited class videos on my laptop.  I will be so very excited when we get everything ironed out.  Thankfully I don't have to get up early to stamp now.  Hooray!  Stamping at 6 am in the morning was not as fun as it is normally.  LOL!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Retro Week Continues-Exotic Blooms Card Two



This is my wink at the postage stamp method.  I colored the "stamps" with markers and then stamped them.  Check back tomorrow for a card with stamped border!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Retro Week-Exotic Blooms Birthday Card



Good morning!  I am fighting allergies so I was not up to stamping at 6 am Monday and Tuesday.  LOL!  My friend gave me this stamp set to play with as a challenge for my Retro Week.  It was a stretch for me because this set would not typically inspire me and it was old enough that there were not many cards posted online using it.  Tomorrow I plan to post a card using the postage stamp method if I can find all of the goodies I need.

Here is a pic of the stamp set.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thinking of You Embossing Paste Card for Club

Hello all!  This is my demo card for club.  I had so much fun playing with the embossing paste!!!  I set out to use the Lemon Lime Twist but realized that my refill was on the UPS truck somewhere.  LOL!  I opted to go for Pear Pizazz instead and then paired it with the Dapper Denim. 

Check back on Saturday for a Weekend video!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:  Colorful Season
Colors:  Pear Pizazz, Whisper White, Dapper Denim

Supplies:
Palette knives
Embossing Paste
Pattern Party Decorative Masks, brick mask
Ribbon, Dapper Denim
Silicone mat (on which to mix the refill and embossing paste)
Dimensionals
Big Shot
Seasonal Layers framelits

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

You Make Me Smile Card for Club

Good morning!  Once again I am up early to work on my club projects and blog.  My inspiration card is here but I forgot to order the matching DSP so I had to improvise.  Tomorrow I am hoping to bring in the embossing paste so that should be super fun!

Happy Stamping!  Stef



You Make Me Smile Card
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
Colors:  Berry Burst, Chocolate Chip, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, and Whisper White
Supplies:  Big Shot, Seasonal Layers framelits, Pearls, clear block (background), doily, adhesive
Instructions: 
·         Starting with the Powder Pink, ink up a clear block and stamp on white CS.  Clean the block between colors. Re-ink in the Sugarplum ink and stamp.  Clean.  Re-ink in the Berry ink and stamp.  Clean.
·         The framelits have three detailed flowers; use one framelit for each pink and cut out a total of five flowers.
·         Stamp the sentiment and then the branches on the White CS.  Adhere the flowers and then add pearls.
·         Put adhesive on the back of the White CS and mount the doily half on back.  Trim off the excess.
·         Assemble the card.




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Just Breathe Card for Club

Well, this has certainly been an interesting week.  My children are both enrolled in an accredited video system but one of them works in the bonus room...where my stamp supplies are located!  AUGHH!  I didn't think it would be a problem to stamp but now I am getting up at 6 am to work on cards before school starts.  I can't even believe that my creative juices are awake let alone flowing!  LOL!

Here is my inspiration card.



Just Breathe Card
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
Colors:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (retired color)
Supplies:  Big Shot, Seasonal Layers dies (from bundle), Gold Glitter paper (I wish that I had Copper), sponges, Snail, dimensionals, Wink of Stella (clear)
Instructions:
·         Stamp the small leaf in Espresso ink on the Espresso CS.  Stamp the detailed leaf in Vanilla ink.
·         Stamp the sentiment in Espresso ink on the Vanilla strip.  Tear the bottom half away and sponge.  Adhere to the Crumb CS and tear then sponge.
·         Mount the sentiment in Snail.
·         After Vanilla ink is dry use the Wink of Stella to fill in the detailed leaves .
·         Cut out the leaf in Gold paper (wish I had Copper) and mount with a dimensional.

       Happy Stamping!
       Stef