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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sympathy Cards

We sadly said our goodbyes to my grandmother.  She was 95, still living on her own while legally blind.  I am so blessed that returning to Idaho meant 13 years of creating memories and adventures with her.  My kids will always remember their great-grandma and I treasure this gift and legacy that is rare for many children.

My stamping team sent beautiful cards with words of comfort.  I deeply appreciated these sympathy cards and wanted to share them with you.

Marcy Kowallis designed this beautiful card.  The dragonfly comes from the "Awesomely Artistic" stamp set.

Becky Roberts designed this touching, monochromatic card using the "You've Got This" stamp set.

Jen Gaurino designed this sweet card of soothing pastels and geometric shapes.

Susan Loughrey designed this lovely card.  The colors are very peaceful. 

Aren't these lovely?  I am so grateful that they took time to send thoughtful words in a beautiful card.  Thank you for visiting today.   I appreciate your kind words and support.  Please join me for a local class - I really enjoy spending time with my stamping friends.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Affectionately Yours

Affectionately Yours is such a beautiful Designer Series Paper collection.  Anything you make will be gorgeous!

I love the Mint Macaron sheer linen ribbon.  Ribbons, butterflies and flowers: a perfectly sweet combination on this card.

Our new copper embossing powder makes a stunning impact.  Touches of Texture, creates the perfect splatter for this copper background.

Daffodil Delight is the cheeriest yellow - it's a smashing trio with the cucumber crush and tip top taupe.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thank You Card Packets

I used my Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin to make up these adorable mini card kits. I took this project everywhere I went during July, working on assembling cards at places such as waiting at the hospital.  

I made an assortment of cards in tiny sizes and 3x3 envelopes.

Some are packaged with candy.

Here they are lined up and boxed ready for gifting to our teachers and school administrators and support staff.  I enjoyed making them up so I hope that they enjoy these cute packages.

There are always reasons to recognize others and show our gratitude.  Please join me locally for a class to make teacher gifts or my various card classes!


Monday, August 22, 2016

School Candy Treats

I'm getting some projects ready for school.  I know the first few weeks will be busy with figuring out routines and meeting new people.

Aren't these the cutest little treats to hand out to our great teachers and support staff?  This project was CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) from my teammate Jen Guarino.  

The box is all ready to go and counting down the days until school starts!

I would love to help you with treats and gifts for your school - join me for a class or place a custom order!  Leave a note in the comments, I will contact you with the appropriate information.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Final Debut

This cute little card has waited to come back and make it's final debut!

I used DSP from the 2014 Retro collection.  It is perky but not feminine or girly.  It was a very popular design in today's card class.  Using your scissors you cut 1/2 inch up the middle and then cut in from each corner to the center slit.  This creates a perfect banner end.  It did take me a bit of practice but then I realize it really wasn't necessary to expect precision.

I think our friends will enjoy this card and know that they are appreciated.  What are you making this week?


Monday, August 15, 2016

Designer Tin of Cards

The Designer Tin of Cards is the perfect way to sample four of the beautiful product suites featured in the Annual Catalog.  These papers are rich with color and prints.

This kit includes
* 16 card bases and envelopes
* Printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4" x 4" x 5-3/8"
* File tab dividers
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut Designer Series Paper and vellum sheets
* White cardstock tags with gold foil print
* Washi tape
* Baker’s Twine
* Sequins
* Gold paper clips

This video shares about this project: 

Schedule to have your friends join you and I will bring the extra supplies or make it on your own with these additional products: 
* Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set
* Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pads
* Fast Fuse Adhesive
* Mini Glue Dots
* Stampin' Dimensionals

Contact me to schedule a Tin of Cards class or you can order HERE to get it sent to you!

Thank you for visiting today!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Strips of Paper

Guess what this is?   I have cut dozens of these strips of paper for a class. What does a person do with odds and ends of coordinating DSP?  Make this card!

I'm sorry I have been quiet this past week.  My family has gathered to say goodbye to our matriarch, Phyllis.  I'll share more about my grandma soon.  It has been comforting to be with cousins, aunts and uncles from far and near. 

Be sure to come back on Friday to see my finished card. 

What are you doing this week?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Copper Love

Copper is the new, HOTLY, popular metallic at Stampin' Up! Embossing powder is super fun to make any image shiny, lustrous, rich and dramatic.  I had this design idea in my head and had to get it embossed on paper.  This  is still in progress, as I wait for some new supplies to finish it.  But sometimes you have to see the idea for a project on the paper to satisfy the curiosity and inspiration!

The Birthday Blooms stamp set is gorgeous in copper!  Have you worked with the new copper embossing powder?  What is your favorite metallic to use these days?  

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Stamp Space Update

It has been awhile since I shared that I was moving my stamping space.  Well I have been settled in for awhile and spontaneously thought to myself:  "I should make a video and tell them about my space!"  Oh my, this is definitely novice quality but here we go.  

Welcome to my stamping space:

What do you think?  I'm loving having things within reach as I craft.  My only issue is filling up my table as I spread out.  Thanks for visiting!